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What’s on school menus this fall? Trade mitigation

Candice Choi AP News
Students at Maison Crossing Elementary School in Canton, Miss.
The Department of Agriculture is giving away the $1.2 billion in foods it’s buying to help farmers hurt by trade negotiations. Some U.S. school cafeterias expect free food shipments, one little known consequence of President Trump’s trade disputes.

Political Upheaval Over Tlaib and Omar Shows the Power of BDS

Philip Weiss Mondoweiss
children holding BDS posters
This is a high watermark of opposition to Israel inside U.S. politics in more than 50 years, and it was brought off by two midwestern women of color: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar trying to visit the occupation even as they support BDS.

Fighting Trump/Building Socialism

Luke Elliott-Negri The Stansbury Forum
Bernie speaking at rally
Crushing fascists – especially those in one of the most powerful executive positions in the whole of human history – is an essential part of building democratic socialism.

Countering Christian Zionism in the Age of Trump

Mimi Kirk Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)
adult and child walking on a dirt path
“Christian Zionism is an extremist ideology, but it’s also incredibly broadly held and is part of a larger Christian package of belief. Most people who hold it don’t realize they’re holding really hateful beliefs..."

Neoliberalism Has Met Its Match in China

Ellen Brown Truthdig
They should let a lot of their companies go bankrupt so that Americans can buy them. They should have the same kind of free market that has wrecked the US economy.

Stop Blaming Mental Illness

Alan I. Leshner Science Magazine
We should apply science to the problem of mass shootings. The Senate should pass the House bill funding research on gun violence, and the country should stop scapegoating people who suffer from mental illness.