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U.S. soldiers in a firefight with Taliban forces in Kunar province, Afghanistan, March 31, 2011. Image credit: Cameron Boyd/ The U.S. Army/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Ending the war in Afghanistan should be a beginning, accompanied immediately by reparations to the Afghan people.
Vaccine vials. Image credit: torstensimon/Pixabay
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Instead of selling weapons of war, the United States should make global public health the number 1 priority. It is by far the most effective way to enhance the country's national security.
Book Review
Author image: Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society/Wikimedia Commons
Am Johal | "Remake the World" reads like a greatest hits package exposing the baked-in structural injustices that perpetuate political harm and give it its particularly hard-edged American form.
Mural honoring George Floyd in Minneapolis. Image credit: munshots/Unsplash
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Nine minutes and 29 seconds. That's how long Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer now on trial for killing George Floyd, pressed his knee into Floyd's neck last Memorial Day.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. Image credit: Chris Schwarz/Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Maybe it's time to bring back a line from those whispery-voiced Albertans for Change "attack ads" from 2008 that made premier Ed Stelmach so mad? Jason Kenney. No plan. No way!
High school students attend the March For Our Lives in Seattle, March 24, 2018 to protest gun violence following the shooting at following the Stoneman Douglas High School. Image credit: Ryan1783/Wikimedia Commons
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The mass shootings in Boulder, Colorado and in metro Atlanta are just two more instances of senseless gun violence enabled by the NRA, gun manufacturers, and the corrupt politicians they control.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his recent virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
David J. Climenhaga | If we send Meng Wanzhou to the United States to disappear into its penal gulag, Canada will be written off as irrelevant by the leaders of the world's second-largest economy.
East front of U.S. Capitol from the Senate wing. Image credit: Phil Roeder/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | As Republicans nationally ramp up an unprecedented attack on democracy, the need to eliminate the filibuster has never been more urgent.
Prime Minister Trudeau and U.S. President Biden deliver a joint statement. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
David J. Climenhaga | The two Michaels are pawns in a great game played by two haughty imperial powers that care little about Canada or Canadians.
United States Capitol. Image credit: Wally Gobetz/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | As we emerge from the pandemic, the radical approach to fighting childhood poverty embedded in the American Rescue Plan will provide much-needed support to those most in need.
U.S. Senate. Image credit: Sebastian Vital/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Grassroots mobilization won the U.S. Democrats this narrow window in which to pass progressive legislation. Pressure is needed now more than ever, to ensure that minority rule does not stand.
Vaccine vials. Image credit: Daniel Schludi/Unsplash
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | A key impediment to the mass vaccination of the global population is a supply shortage precipitated by greed.