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Deb Haaland for Secretary of the Interior

Jonathan Nez Indian Country Today
We need a person like Congresswoman Haaland to build a stronger relationship between the federal government and tribal nations. The Secretary of the Interior oversees the management and conservation of federal lands.

The Pandemic and Oil

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
With oil prices down and wealthy countries bungling COVID-19, the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses that wealth papers over. The relationship between wealth and favorable outcomes only works when that wealth is invested in the many, not the few.

The US Left Needs Humility to Understand the Politics of México

Bill Gallegos México Solidarity Project/Liberation Road
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's (AMLO) recent visit to the US stirred a great deal of media reaction in the US and México. To appreciate what AMLO and Morena are attempting to do, here are factors the Left, needs to consider.

Will Big Oil Pay a Price for its Lies?

Tina Gerhardt The Progressive
A new D.C. lawsuit targets the world’s four largest oil companies (BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Shell) for misleading consumers about climate change.

Social and Economic Woes Weigh Heavily on Algeria’s Future

Khelaf Benhadda Equal Times
“Algerians cannot and will not put up with being humiliated any longer. They want to live in a democratic Algeria with social justice. The national wealth must be fairly distributed. Clientelism and corruption must be forever banished,”
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