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Puerto Rico: The Battle for Paradise

Naomi Klein The Intercept
Puerto Ricans and ultra rich “Puertopians” are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island. 'Shock Doctrine,' is playing out in the most naked form seen since New Orleans’s public school system and much of its low-income housing were dismantled in the immediate aftermath of Katrina.

Tidbits - March 22, 2018 - Reader Comments: Iraq War - 15 Years Later; Industrial Policy or Tariffs, Teachers; Prisons; Iran War?; Readers Debate Churchill, Stalin; Puerto Rico; Social Movements; Remembering Sharpeville; and more....

Reader Comments: Iraq War - 15 Years Later; Labor, Industrial Policy, Tariffs, Teachers(West Virginia, Florida, Arizona); Prisons; Iran War?; Readers Debate Churchill, Stalin; Capitalism and Racism; Puerto Rico; Resource-Social Movements; Announcements; Remembering Sharpeville; and more....

Let’s Get Real About Russiagate

Katha Pollitt The Nation
Some on the left are still waving away the inconvenient facts that don’t fit with their politics.

The Fascist Threat and How to Combat It

Mark Solomon Portside
Proto-Fascism - seeding of the political ground for full-born fascism, tends to move from threat to reality when principal segments of finance capital no longer consider parliamentary democracy, their preferred form of rule, to be a guarantor of their hegemony. That tendency is increasingly global.

Tidbits - March 15, 2018 - Reader Comments: Slavery and Modern Capitalism; Stopping Gun Violence and the NRA; Puerto Rico; Viola Desmond; Venezuela; Soviet Union and Stalin; My Lai Massacre; Global Call for Peace; and more...

Reader Comments: Slavery and Modern Capitalism; Stopping Gun Violence, Stopping the NRA; PA18; West Virginia Teachers; Puerto Rico - Crisis Deepens; Viola Desmond; Venezuela; Soviet Union, Fight Against Hitler...and Stalin; My Lai: Never Again; Global Call for Peace; and more...

Here’s What Kim Really Wants Out of His Meeting With Trump

Christine Ahn Fortune Magazine
To the U.S., steps toward denuclearization have been the starting and ending point for negotiations with North Korea. But for the North Koreans, it has always been about trying to secure a guarantee to merely exist.

America’s Indefensible Alliance With The Philippines

Rhonda Ramiro and Azadeh Shahshahani The Huffington Post
Trump and Duterte The burgeoning alliance between President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appears destined to become the 21st century version of the Ronald Reagan-Ferdinand Marcos alliance.

The Unmet Promise of Equality

Fred Harris and Alan Curtis New York Times
“Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white – separate and unequal.” Fifty years ago, on March 1, 1968, these were the grim words of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, called the Kerner Commission after its chairman, Gov. Otto Kerner of Illinois. Today the situation is worse.
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