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The Perils of P3s

Gabrielle Gurley
The American Prospect
Public-private partnerships may indeed provide the dollars that fearful politicians are unable to pry from the pockets of their tax-averse constituents. But P3s, as they are known in the infrastructure sector, are more complex than they appear. The idea that P3s allow infrastructure to be built for free is economic snake oil, P3s do not end up saving taxpayers money, especially when policymakers obscure the true costs and the risks.

Radicals for our Time: The DSA Vision

Jared Abbott
Democratic Socialists of America
Our radical democratic socialist perspective is critical because it helps us connect the dots between what might seem to be separate issues in the organizing we do. For example, how does anti–charter-school activism relate to the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15?

Lessons from the Nuclear Freeze

Andrew Lanham
Boston Review
Much as Reagan’s militarism became a rallying point for the opposition in the 1980s, Trump’s belligerent foreign policy and his hyperbolic threats to use military force, both domestically and abroad, may be one of the most efficacious targets for resisting his agenda.

Women, The New Social Problem

Meghan Falvey
n+1, Issue 5: Decivilizing Process
The review slams four female writers for misdiagnosing the alienation attendant to contemporary women's roles by urging changes in behavior without analyzing the work/household dynamic and persistent gender inequality, preferring either a retreat into so-called womanly roles or encouraging masculine-style individualism. They ignore redefining attitudes toward care and care workers, and securing for them social recognition and material support.

Top Israelis Have Warned of Apartheid So Why the Outrage at a UN Report

Mehdi Hasan
The Intercept
For 50 years leading Israelis have warned the continued occupation would lead to an apartheid state. But last week, when a United Nations Commission confirmed, “Israel has established an apartheid regime that dominates the Palestinian people,” all hell broke loose. Under pressure from the Trump Administration, the U.N. secretary-general removed the report from its website and demanded the Commission chair Rima Khalef withdraw the report. She resigned in protest.

Friday Nite Videos | March 24, 2017

Portside
Bernie Sanders: We Beat Right-Wing Extremists Today. Inverted Beethoven. This Is Your Brain on Terrorism. Downbound Train | Chuck Berry. Grassroots Protest Set the Stage for ACHA's Defeat.

Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil

Michael Winship
BillMoyers.com
A political party cannot investigate itself. And clearly, Chairman Nunes no longer has the credibility to run the House investigation.

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