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Don’t Ask How to Feed the 9 Billion

November 12, 2014
New York Times
The solution to malnourishment isn’t to produce more food. The solution is to eliminate poverty.

A White Manifesto

November 12, 2014
Moore County NAACP
The left always talks a good game of workers unite black and white but the last thing most liberals do is actually talk to overtly racist white folks. Shirking this movement duty leaves our nation vulnerable to a neo-fascist future paid for by the Koch Brothers and their clone, Art Pope of North Carolina.

What Democrats Can Learn From Republicans

November 12, 2014
Democrats still understand themselves as the majority party despite controlling nothing but the presidency. They have captured the high ground of American politics, but lost the crucial farmland.

VW to Allow Labor Groups to Represent Workers At Chattanooga Plant

November 12, 2014
The New York Times
New Volkswagen policy likely to allow labor groups, including the United Automobile Workers, to represent workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The New York Times Doesn’t Want You to Understand This Vladimir Putin Speech

November 11, 2014
Putin has just delivered a speech every American deserves to hear and consider. Few will have done so for the simple reason that our media declined to tell you about the Russian leader’s presentation to an annual gathering of leaders and thinkers called the Valdai International Discussion Club, a Davos variant. Readers can now decide: What they think of the speech and what they think of the American media for not reporting it.

Schools, Parents Sue Pennsylvania Over 'Educational Caste System'

November 11, 2014
Common Dreams
"The disparity in education resources has created an educational caste system that the Commonwealth must eliminate." —Wade Henderson, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Big Oil’s “Air War” Fails to Sink Richmond Progressives

November 11, 2014
A Richmond Rattlesnake The scale of Chevron’s own spending–to defeat low-budget municipal candidates–was so jaw-dropping that it drew national media attention. From Bay Area newspapers and The L.A. Times to Bill Moyers and Rachel Maddow and a visiting U.S. Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, everyone agreed that Richmond was ground zero for corporate-funded negative campaigning in the post-Citizens United era.

Telling Their Own Stories Illuminates Life Under Israeli Occupation

November 11, 2014
Malek and Hoke spent four years, 2010 to the summer of 2014, conducting more than 250 hours of interviews in the West Bank and Gaza and ultimately culled the material into 16 chapters. The range is broad and includes a Jewish Israeli who moved to the West Bank in solidarity with her Palestinian friends and a middle-aged Palestinian professor who helped found the International Solidarity Movement.

South Africa: NUMSA's Expulsion from COSATU is 'an Attack on the Poor and an Attack on Workers'

November 11, 2014
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
On Friday, November 7, COSATU (the Congress of South African Trade Unions), the country’s main federation of trade unions and organisations of the working class, has expelled one of its founders, the militantly socialist National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA). This has major implications for political movements in South Africa.

Net Neutrality: President Obama's Plan for a Free and Open Internet

November 10, 2014
White House
"President Obama released a statement today unreservedly calling on the Federal Communications Commission to protect net neutrality by reclassifying broadband providers as common carriers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. His statement comes on the heels of an unprecedented public outcry in favor of real net neutrality, including a record-breaking four million comments on the issue to the FCC." ACLU Statement

Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Found Guilty in 'Travesty of Justice'

November 10, 2014
Common Dreams
"Rasmea came under attack by the U.S. government because she is Palestinian and because for decades she has organized for Palestinian liberation and self-determination, the Right of Return, and an end to U.S. funding of Israeli occupation,"

The Global Economic Divide

November 10, 2014
The New Crossroads
The economic divide in the world is astounding: The top 1 percent control 48.2 percent of global assets.

Work Slowdown at Busiest U.S. Port Prompts Plea to Obama

November 10, 2014
West Coast Longshore workers have been without a union contract since July. Now management is complaining that the workers are slowing down on the job.

Building Outside the Democratic Party

November 10, 2014
Jacobin Magazine
The Green Party campaign against Andrew Cuomo must become the launching pad for an independent political movement.