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How Privilege and Capital Warped a Movement

Talmon Joseph Smith The New York Times
"Capitalism is dependent on inequality, on an underclass. If the model is profit over everything else, you’re not going to look at your policies to see what is most racially equitable.”

A Washington Echo Chamber for a New Cold War

Cassandra Stimpson and Holly Zhang TomDispatch
demonstrator with protest sign A Rising China Lifts All Boats (Submarines, Aircraft Carriers, and Surface Ships), Not to Speak of Fighter Planes, in the Military-Industrial Complex.

Privatizing the Apocalypse: How Nuclear Weapons Companies Commandeer Your Tax Dollars

Richard Krushnic and Jonathan Alan King Tom Dispatch
Imagine for a moment a genuine absurdity: somewhere in the United States, the highly profitable operations of a set of corporations were based on the possibility that sooner or later your neighborhood would be destroyed and you and all your neighbors annihilated. And not just you and your neighbors, but others and their neighbors across the planet. What would we think of such companies, of such a project, of the mega-profits made off it?

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ALEC at 40: Turning Back the Clock on Prosperity and Progress

PRW Staff Center for Medai and Democracy
Today, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) released a new report: "ALEC at 40: Turning Back the Clock on Prosperity and Progress." The report identifies and analyzes 466 American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) bills introduced in 2013.
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