New and Noteworthy June – Dec. 2018

Meeting Sundays 3-5 pm at Columbia as always
Location: Room 409, Int’l Affairs Bldg. Columbia Univ.
420 W. 118th St.. (SE Corner of Amsterdam Ave. )

For the week of Jan. 20 to Jan. 26, 2019

  1. Martin Luther King, Jr. speech on Three Evils of Society: Racism, Extreme Materialism and Militarism
  2. Bryan Stevenson wants the U.S. to face its history
  3. Capital Gains and Inequality
  4. Do not call lists: Police who prosecuters think are too ‘unreliable’ to testify in court
  5. SPLC sues Trump administration for violating due process rights of immigrant children
  6. Venezuela:
  7. A case for starting process to impeach Trump column or video
  8. Latest Oxfam report shows 26 billionaires have more than 3.8 billion people combined. One of their key recommendations is to tax wealth and capital (see above) at higher, fairer, rates.
  9. After LA’s Teachers Strike, “Nothing Will Be the Same”

For the week of Jan. 13 to Jan. 19, 2019

  1. Banking and Finance
  2. Fascinating, frightening discussion of chaos and deception in decisionmaking to go into Iraq No reason to think things are better today
  3. Trump’s Wall Demands Hurt People Already Hurting the Most
  4. Pentagon Officials Fear Bolton’s Actions Increase Risk of Clash With Iran
  5. Tulsi Gabbard Is a Rising Progressive Star, Despite Her Support for Hindu Nationalists
  6. One day, your voice will control all your gadgets, and they will control you
  7. See you in court, citizens tell governments on climate change
  8. Chicago’s police ‘code of silence’ went on trial — and the code won
  9. Albany passes some voting reform, Cuomo not helpful
  10. Astra Taylor’s What is democracy offers no simple answers

For the week of Jan. 6 to Jan.12, 2019

  1. Banking and Finance
  2. Carbon emissions rise second most in 20-years as majority of America believes in anthropogenic climate change
  3. Raising the Bar on a Green New Deal
  4. Do We Really Need Billionaires?
  5. Frightening prospect of a ‘state of emergency’
  6. Case Closed: The Justice Department Won’t Stand Behind Its Report on Immigrants and Terrorism
  7. Tulsi Gabbard Is a Rising Progressive Star, Despite Her Support for Hindu Nationalists
  8. Bases, Bases, Everywhere…  Except in the Pentagon’s Report 
  9. Human Again’: Florida Felons Emotional as They Begin Registering to Vote

For the weeks of Dec. 23, 2018 to Jan. 5, 2019

  1. Banking and Finance
  2. Yellow Vests Rise Against Neo-Liberal ‘King’ Macron
  3. Winners Take All | Robert Wright & Anand Giridharadas (if you’ve listened to other stuff from Giridharadas, you can skip about 30 minutes to where he talks more about solutions)
  4. Black Agenda Radio: Twilight of US empire; Black Alliance For Peace: Trump Should Withdraw From Syria, and Africa too; Carrie Bramen on the myth of “American Niceness”
    • Listen to whichever segments you like. I recommend the last: myth of American Niceness .
  5. Important Environmental Stories of 2018
  6. “Prison Reform” Is Not Enough. In 2019, Let’s Fight for Decarceration
  7. Romney states the obvious: Trump lacks character
    • Also praises Sessions, Haley, Mattis, Tillerson, judges (Kavanaugh), corporate tax cuts, “deregulation” and Trump policy in general
  8. The Worst Thing We’ve Ever Done

For the week of Dec. 16 to 22, 2018

  1. Banking and Finance
  2. House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves
  3. Headley Case Again Raises Questions About NYPD Accountability Under De Blasio
  4. A black man tried to cash his paycheck. The bank called the cops.
  5. Racism is a national security issue
  6. Another perspective on the First Step reform of criminal justice laws:
  7. Why Deep Blue New York Is ‘Voter Suppression Land’
  8. News the establishment media saw fit not to print
  9. Reactions to Trump’s Syria withdrawal plan say more than the plan itself
  10. Mattis quits, says his views aren’t ‘aligned’ with Trump’s
  11. Andrew Bacevich on Mattis & Why We Need to End Our Self-Destructive, Mindless Wars
  12. UN Security Council Backs Yemen Cease-Fire in Key Port City

For the week of Dec. 9 to 15, 2018

  1. Banking and Finance
  2. 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights Does anyone care? Certainly not the Trump administration
  3. Back to reality: 30 people arrested for nonviolent action in support of migrant caravans
  4. The strange case of the Guardian & Brasil
  5. University of Ghana Pulls Down Mahatma Gandhi’s Statue On Campus
  6. Amazon’s Disturbing Plan to Add Face Surveillance to Your Front Door
  7. What could the President do if he declares a state of emergency?
  8. Yemen / Saudi Arabia
  9. Another child separation crisis:
  10. The humanitarian crisis in plain sight on the streets of L.A.
  11. John Oliver: Authoritarianism
  12. The Criminal Justice Reform Bill You’ve Never Heard Of

For the week of Dec. 2 to 8, 2018

  1. Banking and Finance
  2. How the Black Panthers revolutionized healthcare
  3. What are private security companies doing in Afghanistan?
  4. U.S. wants 35-40k local fighters in Syria – General Dunford
  5. U.S. Sabotages U.N. Attempt at Yemen Ceasefire, as Opposition to War Grows in Congress
  6. Several roads to decarceration: all of which should be taken
  7. French Protests / Yellow Vests
  8. 15 worrying things about CRISPR babies scandal
  9. AMLO inaugurated promises profound and radical transformation

For the week of Nov. 25 to Dec. 1, 2018

  1. Banking and Finance
  2.  U.N. finds the deadliest place for women is their home
  3. Climate change in the U.S. will hurt poor people the most, according to a bombshell federal report
  4. This is what Trump’s caravan ‘invasion’ really looks like
  5. The chaos behind Donald Trump’s policy of family separation at the border
  6. Paris protest: ‘People are in the red. They can’t afford to eat’
  7. The US mortality crisis: CDC reports extraordinary drop in life expectancy
  8. US immigrants go hungry for fear using food stamps will lead to deportation
  9. Senate is moving closer to (calling for) ending U.S. support for the war in Yemen
  10. Bail reform is working

For the week of Nov. 18 to Nov. 24, 2018

  1. Financial topics
  2. Amazon deal
  3. America’s permanent war
  4. Want to see your dystopian future: look at China
  5. Trump backs criminal justice reform

For the week of Nov. 11 to Nov. 17, 2018

  1. Is neo-liberalism destroying the world?
  2. A Global Green New Deal
  3. Alarm over talks to implant employees with microchips
  4. How The Brazilian Dictatorship Made My Father Disappear  
    • Past history, admired by current president
  5. What Is the Point of Equality long podcast: philosophical discussion
  6. Judge rejects deal to overhaul NY public housing
  7. MTA Preparing for another fare hike
  8. Amazon subsidies to gentrify NYC
  9. Code Pink report: War profiteers U.S. war machine and the arming of repressive regimes
  10. Black Alliance for Peace:
    Statement on the 17th Anniversary of the War in Afghanistan
  11. Efforts to block Congressional war powers vote on Yemen 
  12. Corporate Control of Global Food Markets: A Recipe for Disaster
  13. Homes for All: Renter power movement continues to grow
  14. In these times, popular resistance is essential (as is Popular Resistance)
  15. Juliana v United States: US Supreme Court allows kids’ historic climate lawsuit to go forward  Case aims to compel the government to slash greenhouse-gas emissions.

For the week of Nov. 4 to Nov. 10, 2018

Other news

From the week of Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2018

  1. Banking and Financial Posts
    1. After the Fall John Lanchester looks on 2007-09 financial crisis and aftermath
    2. The Big, Dangerous Bubble in Corporate Debt
    3. Bloomberg, Inc. Considers Income Inequality
      1. “Getting to Fair”
        1. Cathy O’Neil and Noah Smith debate: Capitalism’s impact on inequality
        2. A libertarian weighs in: Do the rich capture all the gains from economic growth?
    4. Exposing China’s Overseas Lending
    5. The Makings of a 2020 financial crisis, worse thean the previous one
  2. Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil’s swing to the right brings fear and celebration
  3. Trump plans executive order to end birthright citizenship
  4. Is Trump inciting far-right terror in the U.S.
  5. Jeff Sessions interrupted by religious leaders during speech, tell him to ‘repent’ and ‘care for those in need’
  6. This is what genuine ‘fake news” looks like Trump claims he can overrule the Constitution with little-known “no one will stop me” loophole He did say he would be a Jacksonian president
  7. Supreme Court stomps on voting rights of North Dakota native Americans
  8. U.S. says the time to end the Saudi-backed war in Yemen is now
  9. Bombing and Starvation: Saudi war on Yemen
  10. Merck pulls out of agreement to supply life-saving vaccine to millions of kids in West Africa
  11. Lessons from Bolsonero’s Victory — Glenn Greenwald
  12. Noam Chomsky: Members of Migrant Caravan Are Fleeing from Misery & Horrors Created by the U.S.

From the week of Oct. 21 to Oct. 27, 2018

  1. Women, Rage, and Power with Rebecca Traister
  2. The Rule of the Uber-Rich Means Tyranny or Revolution
  3. Why and how conservative nonsense dominates American politics
  4. This is what happens when you take Ayn Rand seriously
  5. The institutions crypto was meant to disrupt are all in- what will this mean?
  6. Donald Trump: U.S. will build up nuclear arsenal to pull out of treaty Reagan signed, accelerates arms race
  7. The Fascist Threat Our Political Establishment Won’t Acknowledge
  8. Thom Hartmann: American Democracy I5s on the Brink
  9. Chicago Public Schools: Military Academies
    • Apparently there are 4 military academies in Chicago that are part of the public school system — the first started in 2004 — with little controversy.
  10. How High Schools Shaped American Cities
  11. Jair Bolsonaro Wants Brazilian Cops to Kill More. So, Why Are Victims of Police Violence Voting for Him?
  12. Why Does the Far Right Hold a Near-Monopoly on Political Violence?
  13. The Economic Cost of Violence 
    • $14.2 Trillion: 5.6 Trillion Military, 4.9 Trillion Internal Security, $2.3 Trillion Losses from Crime, $1.0 Trillion Losses from War
  14. Great Barrier Reef forecast warns entire system at risk of bleaching and coral death this summer
  15. Ruling against Monsanto Round-up upheld

From the week of Oct. 14 to Oct. 20, 2018

  1. Hedge Funds to Profit From Puerto Rico Debt Restructuring
  2. When Women are the Enemy: The Intersection of Misogyny and White Supremacy
  3. Record Homelessness in NYC: 114,659 public school students
  4. Ethiopia appoints women to 50% of cabinet posts
  5. Top CFPB Regrets Racist Comments he regrets expressing the views but doesn’t disavow them
  6. Saudi Arabia and Yemen
  7. David Cay Johnston: Trump is a criminal tax cheat
  8. America’s Moral Failure on Climate  Not too late. Action is needed.
  9. Americans don’t just disagree on the issues. They disagree on what the issues are
  10. Is Mind Control Tech’s ‘Greatest’ Invention?
  11. Facebook is not your friend
  12. Lawsuit against Trump for 1st Amendment violation
  13. Hard to make this stuff up
  14. Vets for Peace comment on Park Service proposal to restrict protests
  15. Occupy the SEC comments on proposal to weaken Volcker Rule
  16. The U.S. Mail is not for sale: Postal Workers Speak Out

From the week of Oct. 7 to Oct. 13, 2018

  1. Climate Change
  2. The white southerners who changed their views on racism
  3. The Color of Economic Anxiety
  4. Chicago police violence
  5. Digital monitoring of the poor  Author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor.
  6. Brazil Election: Jair Bolsonaro Heads to Runoff After Missing Outright Win
  7. Don’t Call Nikki Haley a Moderate. She’s an Extremist on Israel, Iran, and Human Rights
  8. Interconnected anti-immigrant organizations have long hidden behind neutral names while pushing nativist policies.anti-immigration-policies
  9. Trump Faces Probe into Tax Fraud After NYT Exposes How He Helped Parents Scam Millions from Gov’t
  10. Swiss bank UBS goes on trial in France over tax-dodging scheme
  11. Autocrats love Artificial Intelligence
  12. Brian Kemp’s Long History of Making Black Votes Disappear Stacey Abrams opponent gets to run election. How is this legal? Did he attend the Richard J. Daley School of Government?
  13. Bosses Rule Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk about It)
  14. David Graeber: BS Jobs: How Meaningless Work Wears Us Down
  15. The Suffocation of Democracy
  16. Merchants of Death: How the Military-Industrial Complex Profits from Endless War
  17. As Demands for US Probe Into Alleged Murder of Khashoggi Grow, Saudi Arabia Is Taunting Trump
  18. Trade and Unions: Why Economic Nationalism is the Dead End for the Labor Movement
  19. Pan-Africanism Conference Charts Course Towards a Socialist Continent
  20. Wall Street is Spending Big to Protect its Ability to Jack Up Rents
  21. Seed, Pesticide and Banking Monopolies — Not Immigrants — Are Destroying Farm Country
  22. Working People Will Make a Better World

From the week of Sep. 30 to Oct. 6, 2018

  1. They Don’t Want to Know: Rebecca Solnit on Brett Kavanaugh and
    the Denial of Old White Men
  2. A Soldier’s Tale of Bravery and Morality Spenser Rapone interviewed by Chris Hedges
  3. Brazil’s Moment of Truth
  4. Beware thought leaders and the wealthy purveying answers to our social ills
  5. The Opportunity Atlas:  Mapping the Childhood Roots of Social Mobility
  6. Podcast: Mistakes Were Made
  7. Amazon Concedes $15 Floor Wage, Bernie Sanders Plays Minor Role in Significant Victory
  8. Judge blocks Trump’s efforts to end Temporary Protected Status for 300,000 immigrants
  9. International court of justice orders US to lift new Iran sanctions
  10. Disaster Profiteers vs. the People of Puerto Rico
  11. NAFTA 2.0 Enshrines Deregulation for all of North America
  12. China: Families of up to one million detained in mass “re-education” drive demand answers
  13. Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Yazidi activist, Congolese surgeon for fighting to end sexual violence

From the week of Sep. 23 to Sep. 29, 2018

  1. Chris Hedges: America the Farewell Tour
  2. A Conversation About American Racism with Ibram X. Kendi
    • A Brief History of Racism Ibram X. Kendi on the history of racist thought and how racist policies are the cradle of racist ideas.
  3. Ted Cruz And Wife Chased Out Of DC Restaurant By Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters
  4. Pompeo Lied to Congress About Yemen to Protect Arms Sales
  5. The 63 most outrageous lines from Donald Trump’s New York press conference
  6. Bolton: International Criminal Court Will Face Repercussions If Americans Prosecuted
  7. It’s Trump vs. Everyone Else on Iran at the UN

From the week of Sep. 23 to Sep. 29, 2018

  1. Chris Hedges: America the Farewell Tour
  2. A Conversation About American Racism with Ibram X. Kendi
    • A Brief History of Racism Ibram X. Kendi on the history of racist thought and how racist policies are the cradle of racist ideas.
  3. Ted Cruz And Wife Chased Out Of DC Restaurant By Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters
  4. Pompeo Lied to Congress About Yemen to Protect Arms Sales
  5. The 63 most outrageous lines from Donald Trump’s New York press conference
  6. Bolton: International Criminal Court Will Face Repercussions If Americans Prosecuted
  7. It’s Trump vs. Everyone Else on Iran at the UN

From the week of Sep. 16 to Sep. 22, 2018

  1. On the Media: Doomed to Repeat  What, if anything, did we learn from Hurricane Maria and Financial Crisis
  2. On the Media: Face the Racist Nation
  3. Chris Hedges: America: The Farewell Tour
  4. U.N.: Reports Say China Imprisons Uyghurs
  5. It’s Time for a Public Option in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  6. Looking back at the financial crisis of 2007-2009
  7. McDonald’s workers strike over ‘rampant’ sexual harassment
  8. Proposed film to watch: The Devil We Know
  9. Now it s great time to commit white collar crime
  10. Best government money can buy
  11. The Chinese government is rounding up Muslims and throwing them in camps
  12. Black Agenda Report Book Forum: Martha Escobar’s Captivity Beyond Prisons
  13. Hurricane Florence: Pig Waste Lagoons Overflow
  14. How Grassroots Activists Made Peace with North Korea Possible

From the week of Sep. 9 to Sep. 15, 2018

Sunday, Sept. 16 we screened Prison in 12 Landscapes

  1. Ear Hustle brings you the stories of life inside prison,
    shared and produced by those living it. 
  2. Cong. Barbara Lee’s Speech after 9/11
  3. How the Republican Party Uses Donald Trump
  4. Serena Williams Is Calling Out Sexism in Tennis
  5. How the Republican Party Uses Donald Trump
  6. Serena Williams Is Calling Out Sexism in Tennis
  7. Trump Presidency Is the Biggest Legacy of the Financial Crisis
  8. Right Wing Has No Principle Besides Winning
  9. American Airlines Flight Attendants Up In Arms Over ‘Inhumane’ New Policy
  10. Maybe This Financial System Can’t Be Fixed
  11. Barack Obama’s return just reminds us how he fueled the distrust that led to Donald Trump
  12. Trump Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers

From the week of Sep. 2 to Sep. 8, 2018

  1. David Graeber: BS Jobs: How Meaningless Work Wears Us Down
  2. Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers
  3. I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration
  4. Trump cancels pay raises for almost 2 million federal workers using his own budget deficit as an excuse
  5. Major prison strike spreads across US and Canada as inmates refuse food
  6. Shortchanged Racial Disparities in New York’s Economic Development Programs under Cuomo Predominantly White Communities Received 23 Times More Funding that Communities of Color
  7. Gov. Cuomo’s Free College Hustle
  8. The Revenge of Joe the Plumber The post-crisis class interests of small business sit comfortably next to the xenophobia of the alt-right
  9. Judge Kavanaugh, and 5 conservatives on Roberts Court, advance right-wing and corporate interests more than 90 percent of the time
  10. Public Bank NYC: Banking on Justice
  11. What You Need to Know About Yemen
  12. Prisoners in multiple states carry out a prison strike

From the week of Aug. 26 to Sep. 1, 2018

  1. Corruption: We’ve agreed to make this a topic on Sunday
  2. Beware Rich People Who Say They Want to Change the World
  3. Remembering John McCain
  4. Media Continues Writing Premature Obituaries for the Democratic Left
  5. I killed Bob Marley, ex-CIA agent confesses
  6. Democrats Just Confirmed Lots Of Trump’s Judges So They Could Skip Town
  7. California Becomes First (or Second) State To End Cash Bail After 40-Year Fight
    1. New Jersey Bails Out
  8. Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico raises official death toll from 64 to 2,975
  9.  Hurricane Harvey survey: 30 percent say lives are still upended a year after storm hit Texas 
  10. It’s surprisingly easy to get away with murder in America
  11. The Preferential Tax Treatment of Capital Gains Income Should Be Curbed, Not Substantially Expanded
  12. Trump cancels pay raises for almost 2 million federal workers using his own budget deficit as an excuse
  13. Brutal conditions in US prisons drive inmates to strike

From the week of Aug. 19 to Aug. 25, 2018

  1. The Fight for Universal Rent Control in New York State
  2. Creating a Public Bank in the Financial Capital of the World
  3. Sen. Warren introduces Accountable Capitalism Act
  4. Elizabeth Warren takes on corruption
  5. US President Wakes Up, Orders Nation’s Top Law Enforcement Officer to Target His Political Enemies
  6. Ahead of DNC Vote, Progressives Unite to Demand Party End Supremacy of Superdelegates
  7. That Facebook Will Turn To Censoring The Left Isn’t A Worry—It’s A Reality
  8. Kofi Annan: Former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  9. Banks Are Becoming Obsolete in China—Could the U.S. Be Next?
  10. More Than 500 Children Still Separated From Their Families
  11. Change the World, Not Yourself, or How Arendt Called Out Thoreau
  12. Protests ask senators to oppose Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

From the week of Aug. 12 to Aug. 18, 2018

  1. Meet Gustavo Petro, Colombian Former Guerilla & Leftist Who Mounted Historic Campaign for Presidency
  2. An examination of the 2016 electorate, based on validated voters   people of color made up nearly 50% of non-voters, only 25% of voters.
  3.  Abolish ICE! End IDC abuse once and for all
  4. Why It’s Time to End Felony Disenfranchisement
  5. Google Tracking User Data Even When ‘Location History’ Is Off: AP
  6. Our Opponents’ Actions Show We Are Winning
  7. Black Lives Matter in our Schools: Developing an Anti-Racist Pedagogy
  8. An Electoral Vision for Black Lives
  9. Landmark Verdict Against Monsanto May Not Have Been Possible Without Activism
  10. Poll Shows Democratic Voters Like Socialism More Than Capitalism
  11. Polluted lives: The cost of South Africa’s gold rush
  12. Breakfast With a Dose of Roundup? Weed Killer in $289 Million Cancer Verdict Found in Oat Cereal and Granola Bars
  13. Kroger rolls out driverless cars for grocery deliveries
  14. Kris Kobach, Ally of Trump, Foe of Voting Rights, Wins Primary For Kansas Governor Over GOP Incumbent Concedes
  15. Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world
  16. Podcast: What Would U.S. Policy in Syria Be If We Cared About the Syrian People
  17. Officials worry Trump may back Erik Prince plan to privatize war in Afghanistan
  18. Surprise: CEO compensation surged in 2017
  19. One news story, two spins:
  20. As Corporate Media Has ‘Moved On,’ Just a Reminder That 565 Children Are Still Separated From Families Due to Trump’s Monstrous Policies
  21. Federal judge blocks Trump administration’s attempt to rescind Obama-era clean water protections
  22. Trump Can’t Delay Protections From Chemical Plant Hazards, Judge Rules

From the week of Aug. 5 to Aug. 11, 2018

  1. We’ve also agreed to discussThe People’s Budget as proposed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, what we like, what we don’t and what’s missing?
  2. Homelessness is a housing problem
  3. The Ku Klux Klan in Connecticut
  4. Excess Management Is Costing the U.S. $3 Trillion Per Year
  5. Inspectors reported contamination in water tanks. NYCHA had it erased.
  6. Prosecutors: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  7. Mass Incarceration and the Challenge of Reentry
  8. How Can America Reduce Mass Incarceration
  9. Obama and Democrats Share the Blame For Trump’s Supreme Court
  10. Missouri Voters Overwhelmingly Reject ‘Right To Work’ Law
  11. Mike Pence launches plans for Space Force as new military service
  12. ‘We Just Bombed a SCHOOL BUS’: Outrage After US-Backed Saudi Coalition Slaughters Children in Yemen
  13. Barney Frank on His Regrets From the Great Recession
  14. Maryland elections company bought by Russian oligarch close to Putin
  15. Inwood Residents Unhappy About Rezoning
  16. Puerto Rican Government Acknowledges Hurricane Death Toll of 1,427
  17. 9 months after Hurricane Maria, thousands of Puerto Ricans still don’t have power
  18. Video: “bait truck” filled with Nikes in black Chicago neighborhood was part of railroad sting

From the week of July 29 to Aug. 4, 2018

  1. Zimbabwe election: Zanu-PF has most seats, incomplete results show
  2. 23andMe, GlaxoSmithKline Will Use Your DNA to Develop New Drugs
    • Everyone will have “agreed” to give 23andMe the right to do that, but we don’t always think through all the implications
  3. Twitter posting on US border crossing harassment
  4. Bizarre Right-Wing Trump Portrait Gets Mercilessly Mocked On Twitter
  5. A New Wave Of Hardline Anti-BDS Tactics Are Targeting Students, And No One Knows Who’s Behind It
  6. Florida: Amendment 4 restores the eligibility to vote to people with prior felony convictions who fully complete their sentences — earning back the eligibility to vote.
  7. How Single Payer Would Look in New York State
  8. Should prisons be in business with one of the most dangerous industries in America?
  9. Robert Mueller Is Going After Shady Democrats Now, Too
  10. Despite Ban, New York City Still Putting Youth in Solitary Confinement
  11. A Surveillance State Unlike Any the World Has Ever Seen
  12. Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China
  13. Facebook deletes accounts over signs of Russian meddling in US midterms
  14. Google and Facebook are strangling the free press to death. Democracy is the loser
  15. Apple’s $1 Trillion Milestone Reflects Rise of Powerful Megacompanies
  16. Trump Fuel Efficiency Rollback Is an Attack on Science and the Public Interest
  17. Opioid defendants step up giving as a costly reckoning looms
  18. Marcos Xiorro: planned a 1821 slave revolt against plantation owners and Spanish Colonial government in Puerto Rico

From the week of July 22 to July 28, 2018

  1. Geithner’s Grift, Paydays and Democratic Drift
  2. Democratic Party Politics 101 with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Corporate Media
  3. Purges: A Growing Threat to the Right to Vote
  4. NewYork-Presbyterian ignores critics in plan to close behavioral health unit
  5. Vulture Equity Circles East Harlem
  6. Swedish deportation halted by woman on jet
  7. They don’t own homes. They don’t have kids. Why millennials are plant addicts
  8. The Ugly Destination of Trump’s Iran Policy
  9. Climate change study ties warming temperatures to rising suicide risk
  10. ‘Unprecedented’ Heat Wave Fueling Arctic Fires Made More Than Twice as Likely by Climate Change: Analysis
  11. Behind Greece’s Deadly Fires
  12. First Nations take on Canadian government to stop Trans Mountain pipeline
  13. The Crisis Next Time: Planning for Public Ownership as an Alternative to Corporate Bank Bailouts
  14. Cuomo Campaign Bolstered by Puerto Rico Bondholders Causing Austerity in the Territory
  15. Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2018
  16. Confirmation hearings: Kathleen Kraninger Director-Designate Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
  17. Children separated from their parents during the Holocaust recall lasting trauma they experienced from forced separation.
  18. MTA announces next rounds of toll and fare increases for 2019 and 2021
  19. Military
  20. The Disturbing Evolution Of ‘Lock Her Up’
  21. Pakistan election 2018: Imran Khan claims victory
  22. New E.P.A. Chief Closes Dirty-Truck Loophole Left by Scott Pruitt
  23. Socialism is having a moment in the sunlight

From the week of July 15 to July 21, 2018

  1. Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States
  2. Kavanaugh nominated to the Supreme Court
  3. Experts say U.S. among 10 most dangerous nations for women
  4. Russiagate is a Ruling Class Diversion “It was not Trump’s flaming racism that made him a traitor to his class and to the empire.”
  5. Infamous contractor wants to privatize the Afghanistan war (again)
  6. Simmering Rebellion in South Carolina Prisons
  7. Global temperatures reach extreme highs, breaking records
  8. Amazon, Stop Powering Government Surveillance
  9. Broad Coalition Hosts 175+ #ConfrontCorruption Vigils Nationwide
  10. The FBI vs. Occupy: Secret Docs Reveal “Counterterrorism” Monitoring of OWS from Its Earliest Days

From the week of July 8 to July 14, 2018

  1. Ethiopia and Eritrea declare war ‘has come to an end’
  2. The story of American poverty, as told by one Alabama county
  3. With a Large Mandate, Lopez Obrador Takes Decisive Steps for Mexico’s Presidency
  4. Two new studies point to how police killings and violence harm the mental health of African Americans and students—even those who have not been exposed to the incidents.
  5. Mapping Police Violence project
  6. Harvest of Empire: Movie (trailer) Perspective on immigration crisis
  7. It’s Time to Stop Calling it ‘The Great Migration’
  8. Shelter design can help people recover from homelessness
  9. Brett Kavanaugh and the new judicial activism  From the CFPB to the EPA to the ACA to net neutrality, a consistent thumb on the scales for capital.
  10. Yemen’s spiraling hunger crisis is a man-made disaster
  11. Federal judge dismisses Detroit schools literacy lawsuit
  12. Frederick Douglass turns 200
  13. 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment That Declared Blacks U.S. Citizens
  14. Science for the People
  15. U.S. Army Is Discharging Immigrant Recruits Who Were Promised Citizenship
  16. Officer resigns after not helping woman harassed for wearing a Puerto Rico flag shirt
  17. After Guilty Verdicts in Upstate Bid Rigging Trial, Watchdogs Warn of Continuing Risk of Abuse of State Economic Development Programs
  18. Protests Disrupt Real Estate Conference over Private Prison Companies’ Attendance
  19. Public Banking Will Be on the Ballot in L.A. this Fall

From the week of July 1 to July 7, 2018

  1. On Being, Podcast: Getting Proximate to Pain, and Holding to the Power of Love
  2. Amazon blasted for offering merchandise promoting white supremacy
  3. A Year Later, the Fascists of Charlottesville Are Back for More — This Time Outside the White House
  4. Democracy Dies in the Blinding Light of Day
  5. Chicago’s 1995 Heat Wave
  6. How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port
  7. How US-China rivalry over technology is a front for a geopolitical quest for supremacy
  8. China, Marxism & the Future of America
  9. How Dangerous is New EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler? Very. Here’s Why.
  10. How America’s Wars Fund Inequality at Home
  11. Pentagon Questioned Over Blackout On War Zone Troop Numbers
  12. The Janus decision is a significant setback for democracy. What should public-sector workers do now?
  13. Meet Flippy, Your Burger-Flipping Robot
  14. Why Walmart Is Testing Robots In Stores—and Here’s What It Learned
  15. Mar-A-Lago Seeks Permit To Hire More Foreign Workers

From the week of June 24 to June 30, 2018

  1. Washington’s Narrow Definition of Human Rights
  2. “What to the Slave is 4th of July?”
  3. A Portrait of New York City 2018 — Measure of America
  4. Almost 600 arrested at Washington protest over Trump immigration policy
  5. Budget cuts threaten to end food stamps program in Louisiana
  6. Went Down to the Rich (White) Man’s House: Poor and Unhoused People March on Washington DC for their lives and self-determination
  7. Big Banks Are Once Again Taking Risks With Complex Financial Trades, Report Says
    • When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn
      • Never, as long as they keep getting bailed out — why should they?
  8. Recent Supreme Court decisions
  9. Is Supreme Court a political body?
    • This may seem obvious to you but apparently the justices don’t see it
  10. Anthony Kennedy and the Privatization of Meaning
  11. Trump’s hidden back channel to Justice Kennedy: Their kids
  12. America Is Guilty of Neglecting Kids: Our Own
  13. As Interest in Democratic Socialism Surges, Ocasio-Cortez Explains to Colbert What a ‘Moral’ Economy Would Look Like
  14. After Joe Crowley Defeat, Anti-War Progressive Barbara Lee Considers Bid for House Democratic Chair

Earlier items
Jan. – June 2018
July – Dec. 2017
Jan. – June 2017