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Oct 16, 2017
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Continuing the fight for the Dreamers

rabble radio
A conversation with Christopher Torres, former National Organizer for United We Dream, the campaign that pushed Barack Obama to introduce the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
News
Oct 6, 2017
In 2012, hundreds of demonstrators marched from an Ottawa science conference to Parliament Hill under the banner the ‘Death of Evidence’. Photo: Richard Webster/deathofevidence.ca

The corporate assault on science

Murray Dobbin
Scientists have fought back against irrationalism. They also need to fight against corruption in their own ranks
Blog
Sep 19, 2017
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The auto debt bubble threatens stock market again

Penney Kome
Business magazines warn of mini-market meltdown when loans default. If auto debt drives down the market, even people who never owned cars in their lives will be affected.
News
Sep 14, 2017
Medicare for All Rally in Los Angeles - Feb 2017. Photo: Molly Adams/flickr

Talking to Americans: The health-care debacle

Karl Nerenberg
Many Democrats are showing a renewed interest in a robust public sector solution to the U.S. health insurance system. And their solution would go a lot further than Obamacare.
News
Sep 13, 2017
Morning mist Heart Lake, High Peaks region. Photo by Karl Nerenberg

Talking to Americans: Democracy in the Trump era

Karl Nerenberg
An Ohio father and son share a contemptuous skepticism about the current occupant of the White House. And yet, they still have faith in the fundamental fairness of U.S. democracy.
Blog
Sep 12, 2017

What's 'natural' about a natural disaster? Not much

Caroline Grego
Catastrophic storms and other disasters are not anomalies but signs that systems of environmental exploitation, corporate greed, and laissez-faire government are working exactly as they should be.

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