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The Time Tom Petty Renounced the Confederate Flag

Kali Holloway
As a country, we should be more concerned with why the police are getting away with targeting black men and killing them for no reason. That's a bigger issue than the flag. Years from now, people will look back on today and say, 'You mean we privatized the prisons so there's no profit unless the prison is full?' You'd think someone in kindergarten could figure out how stupid that is. We're creating so many of our own problems.”

Puerto Rico and US Virgin Island Religious Leaders Issue Debt and Aid Statement As President Trump Visits Islands

Abby Wilhelm, Communications Director Jubilee USA Network
Common Dreams
"Our islands can not pay debt until we've rebuilt and we see positive economic recovery. We need a debt payment moratorium, debts must be cancelled and reduced to sustainable payable levels," wrote González, Bevard, and Martínez in their statement. "When economies are already dealing with austerity policies and financial crisis, they are ill prepared to deal with natural disasters like Hurricanes Irma and Maria."

Viet Nam! - More on the Burns and Novick Film

Ted Glick
Future Hope
To keep changing our country in the right direction we should learn the right lessons from that terrible war. Unfortunately, Burns and Novick have thrown up roadblocks to that happening which we will have to overcome.

Info-Tech Is Not the New Utopia

Howard Brick
New Labor Forum
A number of authors are writing about the coming end of capitalism. But how will the end come about, and what will post-capitalism look like? Paul Mason's optimistic view of the liberatory potential of info-tech may be misguided.

The Russians Are Coming, Again

Jeremy Kuzmarov and John Marciano
Monthly Review
Americans are again being warned daily of the Russian menace, with persistent accusations of Russian aggression, lies, violations of international law, and cyberattacks on U.S. elections, as reported in leading liberal outlets like the New York Times and the Washington Post.