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"Corporate Free" Richmond Candidates Moving Up

Steve Early
Beyond Chron
Two Progressive Alliance leaders–city councilors Jovanka Beckles and Gayle McLaughlin–are preparing to run as “corporate free” candidates for higher office.

Basic Income Works

Paul Niehaus, Michael Faye
Boston Review
Recipients of basic income continue to work, spend less on vice, and are able to invest in long-term plans.

Amidst Brazil's Political Crisis, an Opportunity for the Left

Alfredo Saad-Filho
openDemocracy
Brazilian President Michel Temer is struggling to retain power after the release of a recording that captures him approving hush money for convicted former legislator Eduardo Cunha, his chief co-conspirator in the impeachment of former President Dilma Rousseff. Even before the scandal, Temer’s popularity was very low, due to massive opposition to his neoliberal economic reforms. Amidst the chaos, Brazil’s Left has a chance to topple the conspiracy of the elite.

Friday Nite Videos | May 26, 2017

Portside
Stephen Has an Unpopular Opinion on Trump's Budget. Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards Jam. To Donald Trump, from Vicente Fox. Movie: The Zookeeper's Wife. Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Address on Removal of Four Confederate Statues.

Jared Kushner's Secret Channel to Moscow

Rory Carroll
The Guardian
Russia’s ambassador told his superiors that he and Kushner discussed ways to shield White House transition team discussions from monitoring, sources said

Mulvaney Corrects Jesus

Sam Pizzigati
Campaign for America's Future
Compassion, says Trump's budget chief, explaining Trump's new budget, is measured in how many people you kick off social programs for poor and working people.

Suffer the Children, Forbid Them Not

J. David Cummings
portside
"a mirror/ if our eyes are strong enough," so the poet J. David Cummings evokes the death of children: at Hiroshima, on the Mediterranean today.

A 21st Century New Deal for Jobs - Congressional Progressive Caucus and Allies Unveil Principles for Infrastructure and Bold Proposal to Create Millions of Jobs

Congressional Progressive Caucus
Congressional Progressive Caucus
A new infrastructure proposal, a 21st Century New Deal For Jobs, boldly invest $2 trillion to fix our nation's crumbling infrastructure, create millions of jobs, reduce inequality, and clean up our environment, was introduced in Congress today by the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). The CPC is the largest caucus within the House Democratic Caucus, with over 70 members standing up for progressive ideals in Washington and throughout the country.

Urgent Call: On Day 40 of Mass Palestinian Hunger Strike, Advocate for a Military Embargo of Israel

Mahmoud Nawajaa
Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)
Hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners are now approaching their critical sixth week on hunger strike, and they have made an urgent appeal for international solidarity. The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) calls for immediate international action towards implementing a comprehensive military embargo on Israel, similar to that imposed against apartheid South Africa in the past.

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