New and Noteworthy

Meeting Sundays 3-5 pm at Columbia International Affairs Building, Columbia University
420 W. 118th St.. (SE Corner of Amsterdam Ave. ) Room 411 or, when not available, we post a notice on Room 411 indicating where we are.

Current Topics: posting is not endorsement of posts

  1. Review Of 22 Studies All Agree Medicare For All Less Expensive Than Insurance-System
  2. 14 states sue to block Trump administration’s food stamp cuts
  3. The National Archives Says ‘We Made A Mistake’ After Erasing Criticism Of Trump From Photo

January 12 to 18, 2020

  1. Poverty Is the New Draft: Truthdig or Real News Network
  2. Mothers 4 Housing and the Legacy of Black Anti-Growth Politics
  3. Propaganda Machine: The Military Roots of Cambridge Analytica’s Psychological Manipulation of Voters
  4. Harry & Meghan and Marx
  5. 25 ideas that will shape the 2020s
  6. Financial Times: Forecasting the world in 2020
  7. “The Great Hack”: Big Data Firms Helped Sway the 2016 Election. Could It Happen Again in 2020?
  8. There should be clear warnings’: hair dye cancer risk stokes fear in black women
  9. Rent Control Brings Big Crowd to Massachusetts State House
  10. Report Sees de Blasio’s ‘Mandatory Inclusionary Housing’ Falling Short
  11. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Dow’s record high is meaningless for many Americans
  12. Stiglitz: The Truth About the Trump Economy
  13. Heastie drills down on homelessness, affordable housing
  14. George Zimmerman Says He Lives In Fear Because Of Rappers
  15. Emotional Currency: How money shapes human relationships
  16. Martin Luther King, Jr: Three Evils of Society speech
  17. Not endorsements but giving attention to presidential candidates and media coverage of them
  18. Israeli troops killed British photographer in Gaza (old incident, new story)

January 5 to 11, 2020

  1. NYC Public Advocate Holds Rally To Dispel Myths About New Bail Reform Law
  2. Fresh Calls to #RaiseTheWage After Study Shows $1 Increase Could Prevent Thousands of Suicides
  3. U.S. Anti-War Protesters Demonstrate
  4. U.S. Anti-War movement is fired up
  5. A Report Card On The American Project
  6. Iran:
  7. Trump is a criminal but Dem
  8. World Bank warns of coming global debt crisis (but probably not imminent)
  9. France strikes: nurses, teachers and lawyers join pension protests
  10. How the oil industry has spent billions to control the climate change conversation

Dec. 29 2019 to Jan. 4, 2020

  1. Happy New Year! Hoping it is better than 2019
  2. Smile-to-pay: Chinese shoppers turn to facial payment technology
  3. Starship Technologies Raises $40 Million To Expand Its Food-Delivery Robots On College Campuses
  4. U.S. War on Black and Brown
  5. A New Age of Pogroms’
  6. A national movement for community control of police
  7. New Bail and Discovery Laws in New York
  8. Beyond GDP
  9. “Don’t Shoot the Messengers”: Amazon Accused of Threatening to Fire Climate Activists
  10. ‘Just the Beginning’: Illinois Gov. Pardons Over 11,000 on Eve of Recreational Cannabis Legalization

Dec. 22 to Dec. 28, 2019

  1. “We Can’t Eat Money or Drink Oil” – Youth on the Front Lines Fight for Climate and Environmental Justice
  2. Where is the Outrage Over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Book, ’72 Virgins’?
  3. Here are 5 wild moments from Rudy Giuliani’s new off-the-wall and anti-Semitic interview
  4. Nicaragua Has a Simple Message for Protesters: Don’t
  5. Why Aren’t Brazilians Protesting?
  6. Senate can’t say ‘white nationalist’
  7. Lula To Fight Neoliberalism to Restore Democracy in Brazil
  8. The African women standing up for change in 2019

Dec. 15 to Dec. 21, 2019

  1. Adar Haider Depoliticization
  2. WOW: NYT Publishes Blatant Factual Error About Cenk Uygur, Refuses To Correct & Apologize
  3. AOC Debunks All Anti Public Goods Arguments
  4. Congress can’t say “occupation”
  5. Retail stores closing
  6. Dutch supreme court upholds landmark ruling demanding climate action
  7. Half of US military now disapprove of Trump, poll shows
  8. Trump’s Plan to Criminalize Homelessness Is Taking Shape
  9. Supreme Court lets stand ruling that protects homeless people who sleep on sidewalk
  10. Democrats Invoke Russiagate to Advance Bill Lobbied for by Big Oil
  11. How to Save the World from Financialization
  12. How protests changed Hong Kong
  13. Close to half of U.S. population projected to have obesity by 2030
  14. Chile’s ‘A rapist in your path’ chant hits 200 cities

December 8 to 14, 2019

  1. Belatedly posting: The Invention of Thanksgiving
  2. Poverty in America a Literal ‘Death Sentence,’ Says Sanders, Following Devastating GAO Report
  3. Transcending Neoliberalism: How the Free-Market Myth Has Prevented Climate Action
  4. Paul Volcker, former Fed chair, dies at 92
  5. Nativity scene depicts Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees separated in cages
  6. Measuring What Counts The Global Movement for Well-Being
  7. Transcending Neoliberalism: How the Free-Market Myth Has Prevented Climate Action
  8. ‘But how is Labour going to pay for that?’ To Answer Effectively We Must Talk Politics, Not Economics
  9. NYCHA Playgrounds Languish in Disrepair While Funds Go Unspent
  10. Six ‘Worst Banks of 2019’ get awards in shaming ceremony at City Hall
  11. Banks getting away with same crimes that crashed the economy in 2008
  12. East Siberian Sea Is Boiling With Methane
  13. Manhattan hotel workers ‘traumatized’ after new boss fires them for union push
  14. Impeachment, NAFTA, FBI Report
  15. Who Keeps Europe’s Farm Billions Flowing? Often, Those Who Benefit
  16. How the international capitalist class overthrows socialist states
  17. Prosecutor, advocates seek freedom for innocent man. Court & AG object
  18. Boris Johnson wins majority in UK election after collapse of Labour vote
  19. Revelations About the Forever War in Afghanistan
  20. We tortured some folks

December 8 to December 14, 2019

  1. Repeating from last week because we picked this as a discussion topic:
  2. Unsettling Sovereignty
  3. Puerto Rican Politics Will Never Be the Same
  4. Hong Kong’s Fight for Life
  5. This is not Restoration: The British Colonial Past Is No Model for a Democratic Future
  6. NYPD Flies Another ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag, As Mayor Dodges Questions On Controversial Symbol
  7. U.S. life expectancy declines again, a dismal trend not seen since World War I
  8. ABC News Has Covered Sanders for Only Seven Minutes in 2019
  9. Race and presidential campaign
  10. Nikki Haley Seemingly Defends Confederate Flag, Says It Showed ‘Service, And Sacrifice, And Heritage’
  11. George Zimmerman SUES Trayvon Martin’s family and Florida prosecutors for $100MILLION claiming they engineered false evidence in his homicide trial from shooting black teen
  12. Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced’ after world leaders appear to joke about US President
  13. Macron sets scene for vigorous debate on future of NATO but, as often happens, Trump hijacks news and the debate never occurs
  14. Examined Life: Philosophical film
  15. Massive union strike shuts down transportation across France amid growing anger over Macron’s pension reform
  16. A look at France’s heated debate over pensions
  17. Do Rezonings Always Have To Lead To Gentrification?
  18. Trump Declared War on the Poor–And the Poor Are Fighting Back (Real News Network)
  19. The Far Right Doesn’t Want to Beat The Left; It Wants To EXTERMINATE IT
  20. Against the Dead Consensus

November 24 to 30

  1. Pete Buttigieg faked black endorsements
  2. Brazil In Black And White
  3. ‘We’re Self-Interested’: The Growing Identity Debate in Black America
  4. Commission’s Public Financing Program Is a Historic Missed Opportunity 
  5. New York State of Crime – Pay to Play
  6. Internet freedom is declining around the world—and social media is to blame
  7. ICE creates fake university, scams and deports 250 students
  8. One year after the Google walkout, key organizers reflect on the risk to their careers
  9. Another bleak UN report on climate change; points to US and other developed countries to act
  10. Federal prosecutors launch criminal probe of opioid makers, distributors
  11. The Role of Luck in Life Success Is Far Greater Than Lucky Are Willing to Acknowledge
  12. New York Subway Police Make Us Less Safe
  13. ‘An Unjust Society Is Far Costlier’: AOC Says Beware the Deficit Scolds Who Only Complain About Paying for Stuff When It Benefits People
  14. Six ‘Worst Banks of 2019’ get awards in shaming ceremony at City Hall

Nov. 10 to Nov. 16, 2019

  1. 114,000 Students in N.Y.C. Are Homeless.
  2. Satire with at least a grain of truth: Buttigieg Campaign Appeals To Moderate Republicans By Touting Low Approval Among Black Voters
  3. Wall Street Dems Show Their True Colors
  4. EPA’s Anti-Science ‘Transparency’ Rule Has a Long History
  5. Black Cop Who Shot a White Woman Sentenced to 12 1/2 Years in Prison
  6. Defenseless: Missouri justice system violates the Constitution every day
  7. ‘Assassination attempt’: Bolivia’s Morales is certain helicopter malfunction was bid to kill him
  8. Chile’s Wealth Gap Has Thousands Living in Shanty Towns
  9. Unprecedented ‘Architecture of Surveillance’ Created by Facebook and Google Poses Grave Human Rights Threat: Report
  10. The case for subsidized jobs
  11. Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Criminalizing Pipeline Protesters
  12. Studio exec wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman: screenwriter
  13. ARMY USES STUDENT DEBT CRISIS, NOT ONGOING WARS, TO MEET RECRUITING GOALS IN 2019
  14. Palestinian woman shot dead by Israeli soldiers at checkpoint

Add titleNew and Noteworthy 2019

Meeting Sundays 3-5 pm at Columbia International Affairs Building, Columbia University
420 W. 118th St.. (SE Corner of Amsterdam Ave. ) Room 411 or, when not available, we post a notice on Room 411 indicating where we are.

Current Topics: posting is not endorsement of posts

  1. NYPD Flies Another ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag, As Mayor Dodges Questions On Controversial Symbol
  2. ABC News Has Covered Sanders for Only Seven Minutes in 2019
  3. “Mike” Bloomberg has a Buttigieg episode
  4. They Loan You Money. Then They Get A Warrant For Your Arrest.

Nov. 24 to 30, 2019

  1. Pete Buttigieg faked black endorsements
  2. Brazil In Black And White
  3. ‘We’re Self-Interested’: The Growing Identity Debate in Black America
  4. Commission’s Public Financing Program Is a Historic Missed Opportunity 
  5. New York State of Crime – Pay to Play
  6. Internet freedom is declining around the world—and social media is to blame
  7. ICE creates fake university, scams and deports 250 students
  8. One year after the Google walkout, key organizers reflect on the risk to their careers
  9. Another bleak UN report on climate change; points to US and other developed countries to act
  10. Federal prosecutors launch criminal probe of opioid makers, distributors
  11. The Role of Luck in Life Success Is Far Greater Than Lucky Are Willing to Acknowledge
  12. New York Subway Police Make Us Less Safe
  13. ‘An Unjust Society Is Far Costlier’: AOC Says Beware the Deficit Scolds Who Only Complain About Paying for Stuff When It Benefits People

Nov. 17 to Nov. 23, 2019

  1. 114,000 Students in N.Y.C. Are Homeless.
  2. Satire with at least a grain of truth: Buttigieg Campaign Appeals To Moderate Republicans By Touting Low Approval Among Black Voters
  3. Wall Street Dems Show Their True Colors
  4. EPA’s Anti-Science ‘Transparency’ Rule Has a Long History
  5. Black Cop Who Shot a White Woman Sentenced to 12 1/2 Years in Prison
  6. Defenseless: Missouri justice system violates the Constitution every day
  7. ‘Assassination attempt’: Bolivia’s Morales is certain helicopter malfunction was bid to kill him
  8. Chile’s Wealth Gap Has Thousands Living in Shanty Towns
  9. Unprecedented ‘Architecture of Surveillance’ Created by Facebook and Google Poses Grave Human Rights Threat: Report
  10. The case for subsidized jobs
  11. Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Criminalizing Pipeline Protesters
  12. Studio exec wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman: screenwriter
  13. ARMY USES STUDENT DEBT CRISIS, NOT ONGOING WARS, TO MEET RECRUITING GOALS IN 2019
  14. Palestinian woman shot dead by Israeli soldiers at checkpoint

Nov. 10 to 16

  1. Counterspin: Netfa Freeman on Police Militarization this topic starts 11:10 into episode. Earlier stuff on ranked choice voting also interesting
  2. Lula is Freed in Brazil In Victory for Movement to Resist Bolsonaro
  3. Paul Jay and Sharmini Peries Disappear from The Real News Network
  4. WSJ: Google collecting medical data on millions without informing patients or doctors
  5. Las Vegas City Council criminalizes being homeless
  6. Facebook not even bothering to explain suspensions anymore
  7. Kamala Harris updates:
    CORRECTION: Kamala Locked Up More People for Weed Than We Thought
    California Removes Arrest Reports From Kamala Years
  8. Gentrification and Climate Change: How high ground in Miami is being taken from Little Haiti and Overtown: There Goes the Neighborhood: Part 1 of 3
  9. Amazon spent $1.5 million on Seattle City Council races. The socialist it opposed has won.
  10. Bolivia:
  11. In concession to protestors, Chilean lawmakers agree to referendum to replace Pinochet constitution
  12. Capitol Police Attempted To Arrest Code Pink Activist Medea Benjamin For Allegedly ‘Assaulting’ Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  13. Rodney Reed Lawyers relieved and thankful after stay of execution
  14. Grand American Tradition of Immunizing Its War Criminals’ Continues as Trump Pardons US Soldiers

November 3 to 9, 2019

  1. America Will Keep Losing Its Middle Class as Long as “The Free Market” Dominates the Economic Debate
  2. California Becomes Second State to Allow Public Banks
  3. Housing Advocates Plan Another Aggressive Push in Albany
  4. U.S. withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement
  5. Nigeria oil spills ‘spark environmental genocide’
  6. The Case for Economic Disobedience
  7. Freedom Rider: America Needs Protest
  8. By trying to silence Sanders, America’s corporate media de-legitimizes themselves
  9. No Friend But The Mountains U.S.’s history of repeated betrayals of the Kurds
  10. Haitian Opposition Calls For More Protests Against President

November 3 to November 9, 2019

  1. Economics and Finance:
  2. Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri Resigns After Weeks Of Protests
  3. Iraq’s Prime Minister Agrees to Resign Amidst Largest Protests Since 2003
  4. How Much Money Has Your Doctor Received From Drug Companies?
  5. Opinion: The $15 minimum wage was supposed to hurt New York City restaurants — but both revenue and employment are up
  6. Is Obama right about ‘woke’ signaling and toxic ‘cancel’ culture, are there maybe other things to call out?
  7. Brazil leader Bolsonaro lashes out at media over report alleging ties to left-wing activist’s killing
  8. Chile: 1 Million Protest Extreme Inequality in Latin America’s Richest Country: Neoliberalism was born in Chile, Neoliberalism will die in Chile (we hope)
  9. Twitter banning political ads: Is this the right thing to do?
  10. Snowden Spoke About His Book, Barack Obama, the Russians, the Media & Bernie Sanders in the Podcast
  11. California Feudalism
  12. ACLU sues to reveal the FBI’s uses of facial recognition
  13. Bringing Pennsylvania’s Young People Safely Home from Juvenile Justice Placements
  14. DeVos uses disappointing national test scores to criticize federal involvement in education, push ‘education freedom’
  15. Meet America’s newest military giant: Amazon
  16. Jarhead author: Drones and robots won’t make war easier—they’ll make it worse
  17. ‘Until Freedom’ Protesters Hold Day of Rage Against Racist Policing
  18. India strips Kashmir of special status and divides it in two

October 20 to October 26, 2019

  1. America is running away’: Irate Kurds pelt withdrawing US forces with vegetables (VIDEO)
  2. The U.S. Has Been Silencing Black Girls’ Voices for Decades
  3. Bernie Sanders Pledges to End Practice of Prosecuting Whistleblowers Under the Espionage Act
  4. Protests in Haiti: An Overlooked Crisis the World Should Not Ignore
  5. Police officer kills woman inside her Texas home
  6. Uber lays off another 350 people
  7. Rape, medical experiments, and forced abortions: One woman describes horrors of Xinjiang concentration camps
  8. Homeless advocates demand more affordable housing in NYC
  9. Brazilians come together to clean beaches after massive oil spill decimates coast
  10. How ‘Proactive Policing’ Might Damage Health
  11. Ending Endless War: Andrew Bacevich on How Reckless Use of U.S. Military Power Caused Today’s Crisis
  12. Incredibly scuzzy behavior at Cuomo’s behest … where no one is paying attention
  13. Nobody gets liberated until the plutocrats are defeated
  14. Chile in Flames: The Neoliberal Model in Crisis Throughout the Region
  15. How Europe’s Greedy Lending to Africa Is Driving the Migration Wave That Fuels the EU’s Xenophobic Politics
  16. Students sue DeVos for illegally propping up failing for-profit colleges
  17. Is your Congressperson a sponsor of No Shame at School Act?
    • If not, you might ask them why not

October 13 to 19, 2019

  1. Economics after neo-liberalism
  2. Finance before neo-liberalism: The Stock Market Crash of 1929
  3. Ecuador repeals law ending fuel subsidies in deal to stop protests
  4. Black Agenda Report: Josh Myers Critique of NY Times 1619 Project
  5. Juveniles Found Innocent But Still Convicted
  6. Everybody betraying everybody is Syria
  7. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo on Being a Christian Leader
  8. Wasteland of Corruption
  9. The Alcatraz Occupation: A Powerful Symbol of Indigenous Resistance and Leadership
  10. Intuit is evil; Congress is complicit
  11. Death, Misery and Bloodshed in Yemen
  12. Chicago teachers strike stops classes for 361,000 students
  13. UAW leaders send deal with GM to workers for ratification vote; strike continues
  14. What, if any, restrictions should there be on free speech? and by whom?
  15. Trump administration rule could end free school lunches for about 500,000 children (or more)

October 6 to October 12

  1. GE’s Latest Casualty? Pension Promises
  2. GM Workers Strike Against Low Wages and Two-Tier Contract
  3. Belabored Podcast: GM Strike, Prospect of combined strike by Chicago teachers, service and park workers, organizing in the gig economy
  4. Trump’s first cabinet meeting: Most of these sycophants have been replaced by even worse.
  5. Judge LAUGHS At Trump
  6. CONFIRMED: Trump Breaks ANOTHER Law
  7. The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You
  8. The Economist asks: Why is there still poverty in America? “The choice is a political one”
  9. The Constitution Won’t Save American Democracy either activists will, or it won’t be saved
  10. A New York Times Op Ed Says Free Speech Is Killing Us
  11. Ecuador:
  12. Angry Queens Residents Shout Down Plans For Homeless Shelter: ‘I Hope Someone Burns It Down!’
  13. Wolff on the U.S. Housing Market
  14. Cop Acquitted for Rape, Despite 5 Videos Showing Him Having Sex With a Child
  15. Cop Thinks He’s Getting An Award, He Gets A Reality Check Instead
  16. Dallas Police Arrest Suspect In Joshua Brown Capital Murder Case, Seek 2 Others
  17. Adom Getachew on Anti-colonial Worldmaking
  18. The Trump Administration Wants Restaurant Servers To Do More Work For Less Pay
  19. Betsy DeVos Facing Jail Time
  20. INCREDIBLE Bernie Sanders Video Exposes LIES by Mainstream Media
  21. Pathetic: CNN Caught Doctoring Photos & Video Of Bernie Sanders
  22. Fox News Fool Wants Trump To Be King
  23. Krystal Ball: The stories the media doesn’t want you to know about
  24. Trump Accused By 43 More Women!
  25. Trump’s Border Fantasy Includes Stabbing and Shooting Migrants, Feeding Them to Reptiles
  26. GOP official indicted for human smuggling and sale of children in bizarre international fraud scheme
  27. After Nearly 60 Years On Air, WBAI 99.5 Shuts Down

Sept. 29 to Oct. 5, 2019

  1. Hundreds of cops are in extremist Facebook groups. Why haven’t their departments done anything about it?
  2. Wall Street Still Too Big (Complex and Interconnected) to Fail
  3. The Police Can’t Solve the Problem. They Are the Problem.
  4. The Red Summer of 1919 in U.S. Cities : Massacres of Blacks
  5. Ibram X. Kendi on How to be an Antiracist (moderately long speech followed by long discussion)
  6. Save the Children..from maturity
  7. Revealed: how US senators invest in firms they are supposed to regulate
  8. France set to roll out nationwide facial recognition ID program
  9. U.S. Government Plans to Collect DNA From Detained Immigrants
  10. Not taking positions on candidates but sometimes giving them attention:
  11. Botham Jean’s brother on hug with Amber Guyger after murder sentence: ‘She still deserves love’
  12. The Chinese Revolution at Seventy
  13. Larouchepac sends mentally ill woman after AOC
  14. Is Democratic impeachment strategy already a failure?
  15. At least 30 pine nut farmers killed by U.S. drone strike.
  16. Chilling PSA Highlights School Shooting Realities
  17. Why Wall Street Loves Strongmen: Why should we be surprised it is amoral?

Sept. 15 to Sept. 28, 2019

  1. Economics and Finance:
  2. Japan defense minister: Not aware of any Iran involvement in Saudi attacks
  3. Trump pushing for major crackdown on homeless camps in California, with aides discussing moving residents to government-backed facilities
  4. The New American Homeless
  5. Affordable Housing: Who Can Really Afford This?
  6. Regulating the Poor: The Potential Consequences of the Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule
  7. Warming Oceans Are Rising at Alarming Rate, Says New UN Report
  8. Report: Can’t Pay, Can’t Vote: A National Survey on the Modern Poll Tax
  9. Nearly 50,000 UAW workers go on strike against GM
  10. Despite Kashmir, Bill Gates to honor Modi
  11. Bill Shaw: Millennials Have It Bad and Are Coming For Us. Here’s Our Escape Clause (intentionally oblivious right-winger)
  12. Not taking positions on candidates but sometimes giving them attention:
  13. Palestinian flags and “Free Palestine” chants flood Labour conference
  14. Roger Waters: Militarism is Exacerbating the Climate Crisis
  15. Is Canada’s Government a Partner in America’s Crimes?
  16. Fed Up With De Blasio, Homeless Advocates Revive Sleep-Out Protest At City Hall Park

Sept. 8 to Sept. 14, 2019

  1. How to be an anti-racist: Author Ibram X. Kendi interviewed
  2. California just dropped a bomb on the gig economy — what’s next?
  3. Is Neo-liberalism losing it’s influence? (Reposted from last week as we are likely to discuss this Sunday)
  4. How the War on Terror Corrupted America
  5. I Love Amazon: Let’s Break it Up
  6. Counterspin: Afghanistan’s Unending War, Deregulation & Corporate America
  7. “We Are Striking to Disrupt the System”: An Hour with 16-Year-Old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
  8. The Catastrophic Tenure of John Bolton
  9. Homelessness in the U.S.
  10. NY Cop abuses teen biker
  11. Appeals Judge Slams The Brakes On 14th Street Busway
  12. Trump Administration Rolls Back Clean Water Protections
  13. Trump Regulators Granted 85% of Industry Wishes
  14. The Super-Rich People Backing the Trump Agenda
  15. Trump immigration plans: Supreme Court allows asylum curbs

September 1 to 7, 2019

  1. Couple Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide Said They Couldn’t Pay Medical Bills
  2. Chinese official says Trump’s fentanyl tweets are ‘not true at all’
  3. Uber launch first airport ride-booking kiosk
  4. Report Accuses Trump Allies of Conspiring to Profit Off Saudi Nuclear Deal
  5. Why withdrawal of Hong Kong extradition bill won’t quell protests
  6. Dior Thought Sauvage Ad With Native Americans was a good idea. Not everyone did.
  7. Leading Israeli Journalists Launch Racist Rants about Palestinians
  8. How Elites Crush Black Dissent
  9. Racial Inequality Is Rooted in Denial of Home and Land Ownership
  10. The thousands of U.S. locales where lead poisoning is worse than in Flint
  11. A New HUD Rule Would Effectively Encourage Discrimination by Algorithm
  12. Pakistan Army Accuses India of ‘State Terrorism’ in Kashmir

August 18 to August 31, 2019

  1. Empire State of Mind
  2. 1619 Project: African slaves were brought to North American in 1619. Will the U.S. finally grapple with the legacy?
  3. Ibrim X. Kendi: Acknowledging Racism Is A Good Start. But It’s Only The First Step.
  4. Trump is ‘joking’ about pardons? How is this a defense?
  5. Johnson’s move to suspend parliament has the hallmarks of a “tin-pot dictator”
  6. Trump Proposes Eliminating Methane Emissions Regulations for the Oil and Gas Industry
  7. Mexico border wall: Trump orders aides to seize private land and disregard environmental rules
  8. A Top Financier of Trump and McConnell Is a Driving Force Behind Amazon Deforestation
  9. ‘Stain on Public Service’: Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Fellow Democrat Barbara Boxer for Helping Lyft Fight Against California Labor Bill
  10. Trump administration policy alters automatic citizenship for some children of US military, government workers
  11. Trump Keeps Lying to Farmers…and They’re Finally Furious!
  12. Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill says homelessness charities ‘enable’ people to live in parks by providing food
  13. Trump adds $4.1 trillion to national debt. Here’s where the money went
  14. Trump: California ‘a disgrace to our country
  15. Gay Couples Discriminated Against by Kim Davis To Be Paid $225,000
  16. Pence tells Netanyahu US backs Israel’s right to defend itself
  17. Right-wing Israeli activists block new school for Bedouin village
  18. Israel reduces fuel shipments to sole Gaza power plant
  19. Mitch McConnell Received Donations from Voting Machine Lobbyists Before Blocking Election Security Bill
  20. Susan Collins ‘Sad’ That Support For Brett Kavanaugh Has Cost Her Votes
  21. Trump administration leaves menstruating migrant girls ‘bleeding through’ underwear at detention centres, lawsuit claims
  22. The Protest Dispersed. Then an Israeli Sniper Shot a 9-year-old Palestinian Boy in the Head
  23. ‘I Beat That N***r Like He Owed Me Money’: New Jersey Cop Faces Up to 40 Years for Federal Charges Including Using Excessive Force
  24. Incoming Harvard Freshman Deported After Visa Revoked
  25. Black TV Anchor Compared To Gorilla On Live TV By White Co-Host
  26. Sunrise Movement Needs To Demand More in the Green New Deal
  27. Murdered spies, poisoned Brits and tens of thousands dead – 20 years of Vladimir Putin
  28. HORROR: Trump Suggests NUKING Hurricanes to Stop Them
  29. Bolsonaro: I’ll save Amazon rainforest by giving it to corporations
  30. Conservative Propagandist Totally Shut Down On Palestinian Rights
  31. Kamala Volunteers Childishly Storm Out Of Bernie’s DNC Speech
  32. NYT: Pro-Trump operatives compiling “fireable” dirt on hundreds of journalists
  33. Oil Companies Persuade States to Make Pipeline Protests a Felony
  34. PA slams U.S. for removing Palestinians from list of countries
  35. Palestinian child killed in Israeli settler hit-and-run attack
  36. Trump Claims to Be ‘Environmentalist’ After Skipping G7 Climate Meeting
  37. Christian ‘historian’ insists religious people have extra rights under the Constitution
  38. Dem. Pres. Candidate Williamson Says ‘Absolutely’ a Capitalist
  39. Israel Launches Unprovoked Attacks: Uses Its Firepower, Far And Wide
  40. Richard Wolff responds to Jordan B. Peterson on Marxism
  41. Wolff on Meritocracy
  42. Yemen: 6 children die every hour from starvation
  43. Nearly every single person arrested for weed in NYC this year was black or Latinx
  44. Chris Hayes examines the ubiquity of anti-semitism in America
  45. Chris Hayes On The Inception Of White Terrorism In America
  46. Drugmakers’ liability for opioid crisis could reach $150 billion
  47. David Koch’s Monstrous Legacy
  48. SEIU has an ambitious new plan for workers’ rights. Democratic candidates should take notice.
  49. Stripping Uncle Sam of His Protective Lies and Taboos
  50. Trump Tweets About Disloyal Jews, Then Tweets He’s “King of Israel”
  51. The Democracy We Think We Live In
  52. The Amazon is burning

August 4 to August 17, 2019

  1. Yes, America Is Rigged Against Workers
  2. Everyone knows Trump is a racist. So why can’t the media say it?
  3. MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace is stunned as an ex-Republican goes scorched-earth on the GOP
  4. Hotel Owners Seeking City Hall Approval Threw De Blasio a $90K Fundraiser
  5. India Moves to Annex Kashmir, Heightening Tensions with Nuclear Rival Pakistan
  6. On the Media: Sons of the Soil India rewriting history of Kashmir
  7. Nuclear Weapons: Dangerous, Expensive and Immoral
  8. Mattis Joins Board of Contractor Profiting from Zero Tolerance Policy
  9. Netanyahu Banned Omar And Tlaib Because The Occupation Must Be Hidden To Survive
  10. Epstein’s Death Highlights A Staffing Crisis in Federal Prisons
  11. Why are we all paying a tax to credit card companies?
  12. Stop Trump’s Attack on Immigrant Families: ‘Public Charge’ Rule Revision
  13. Rikers: New York City is considering closing its infamous jail Will its culture of violence die with it?
    • Or will it cancel the plan? Public Comment Needed Now.
    • Here’s How: At Public Comment link:
      • Under “Borough” select “CW” (City-wide)
      • Under “Project” select “C 190333 PSY Borough Based Jail System”
      • Under “My Comments” select “In favor.” Testimony in your own words would be most powerful.
  14. Trump Endangers the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act

July 28 to August 3

  1. Koch, Bradley Money Fuels Trump’s Right-Wing Echo Chamber
  2. Trump Isn’t Inciting Violence by Mistake, But on Purpose. He Just Told Us.
  3. Long history of denying racism
  4. More on busing:
  5. Chicago Race Riots 1919
  6. My Frantic Life as a Cab-Dodging, Tip-Chasing Food App Deliveryman
  7. Parents Are Giving Up Custody of Their Kids to Get Need-Based College Financial Aid
  8. Brazilians Fight Far-Right Campaign to Silence Greenwald & Intercept Leaks
  9. Report Accuses Trump Allies of Conspiring to Profit Off Saudi Nuclear Deal
  10. UN Report on Child Casualties Blacklists only Muslim Perpetrators
  11. James Baldwin

July 21 to July 27, 2019

  1. Picture The Homeless Launches Fund To Stay Afloat
  2. Defense spending is America’s cancerous bipartisan consensus
  3. The myth that busing failed
  4. How Much Is a View Worth in Manhattan? Try $11 Million
  5. Melinda Katz claims victory in Queens DA race after recount — Tiffany Cabán vows court fight
  6. Health Care:
  7. What economists have gotten wrong for decades
  8. Treasure Island: Leak Reveals How Mauritius Siphons Tax From Poor Nations to Benefit Elites
  9. The case for a universal basic income, open borders, and a 15-hour workweek
  10. There Are Too Few Companies and Their Profits Are Too High
  11. Puerto Rico: Governor’s resignation sparks power struggle
  12. Why Half a Million Puerto Ricans Are Protesting in the Streets
  13. What kind of Prime Minister will Boris Johnson make?

From July 7 to July 20

  1. Ibram X. Kendi Am I an American?
  2. Best of the Left: How to Build a War from Scratch (Iran)
  3. Iran says its seizure of British ship a ‘reciprocal’ move
  4. 50 Years Ago: Apollo Astronauts Land, Take First Steps on Moon
  5. Happy Bastille Day: Bastille Day inspired centuries of civil disobedience in France. Here’s why
  6. California Feudalism: full report
  7. More on Modern Monetary Theory
  8. Honduras Now Ruled By A “Criminal Gang” – With Western Government Support
  9. Libra: Our corporate overlords’ new currency.
  10. Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin On What’s Really Happening in Iran
  11. The Troubling Elimination of Puerto Rican Public Schools
  12. NYC’s Latest Luxury Scheme Could Leave Gowanus Residents in a Foul Place
  13. What, to the undocumented immigrant, is the 4th of July?
  14. A Real Deal: How New Yorkers Banded Together and Cracked the Landlord Lobby
  15. Background on Libya: General who likely bombed migrant camp has worked for CIA
  16. Venezuela
  17. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Bachelet appalled by conditions of migrants and refugees in detention in the U.S.
  18. Trump Seeking to Effectively Outsource Asylum Seekers to Guatemala
  19. Honduras Now Ruled By A “Criminal Gang” – With Western Government Support
  20. Private Equity’s Latest Scheme: Closing Urban Hospitals and Selling Off the Real Estate
  21. House Votes to Stop Trump From Launching Unauthorized Attack on Iran

From June 23 to July 6, 2019

  1. Independence Day Perspectives
  2. Leftists fight each other more than capitalists
  3. Too Many Companies Drain Value From the Economy
  4. This is what “Draining the swamp” looks like?
  5. Libra: Our corporate overlords’ new currency, as seen by Bill Black
  6. U.N. reports human rights violations in Venezuela
  7. Citing $69 Trillion Price Tag by 2100, Moody’s Warns Central Banks of Far-Reaching Economic Damage of Climate Crisis
    • And people claim the Green New Deal is too expensive.
  8. Sudan’s civilian opposition and military have reached a power-sharing deal
  9. Mueller Report Gets the Trump Tower Meeting Wrong; Promotes Browder Hoax

July – Dec. 2018
Jan. – June 2018
July – Dec. 2017
Jan. – June 2017
July – Dec. 2016
Jan. – June 2016