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Does Anyone 'Deserve' to Be a Billionaire?

Sam Pizzigati Inequality.org
Most of the candidates for the Democratic Presidential nomination seem to have no problem with the presence of grand private fortunes

Here’s How the 2020 Candidates Stack Up on War and Peace

Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute
What hope is there that one of the Democrats seeking the presidency in 2020 could be a real peace candidate? Could one of them bring an end to these wars and prevent new ones? Walk back the brewing Cold War and arms race with Russia and China?

Tidbits - August 3, 2017 - Reader Comments: Memories of the Southern Freedom Movement; Right to Water; Keeping Public Services Public; Fight for Health Care Access Continues; Sen. Gillibrand Takes Name Off Anti-Boycott Bill; Crisis in Venezuela; CEO Pay;

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Reader Comments: Memories of the Southern Freedom Movement - Mary Hamilton; The Right to Water - Trump Action Endangers Millions; Keeping Public Services Public; Fight for Health Care Access Continues; Sen. Gillibrand Takes Name Off Anti-Boycott Bill; The Crisis in Venezuela - U.S. Involvement, and The Left; Hate Speech; Questions about Israel and the U.S.; CEO Pay; Palestinian Rights curriculum; An American in China; Dissident Arts Festival; Next Up for Single Payer

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Can the U.S. Ever Fix Its Messed-Up Maternity Leave System?

Claire Suddath BloomberBusinessWeek
According to the United Nations’ International Labour Organization, there are only two countries in the world that don’t have some form of legally protected, partially paid time off for working women who’ve just had a baby: Papua New Guinea and the U.S. The U.S. is also way behind the 78 countries that also offer leave to fathers.
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