Issues Pages: US Politics

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Bob Moses stands in a school auditorium for an exhibition on Freedom Summer in 2014. Image: Princeton Public Library/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | His passing should be mourned, but should also serve as a call to action, as the voting rights for which he and so many risked their lives, and for which many died, are once again under assault.
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A portrait of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara in Havana's Plaza de la Revolución. Image: Franck Vervial/Flickr
Rick Salutin | "Haiti has become a baseball thrown between foreign diplomats" is a good choice of metaphor. Imperialism is the U.S. national pastime.
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Billionaire Jeff Bezos gestures at a picture of a rocket. Image: NASA Kennedy/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Jeff Bezos' short odyssey cost an estimated $2.5 million per minute. Armando Alejo Hernandez's journey may have cost him much more.
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"Don't mess with Texas" bumper sticker. Image: Thomas Hawk/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The rationale for the "election integrity" bills, say the Republicans, is to combat voter fraud -- which has been repeatedly proven to be almost non-existent.
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Justice for Berta Cáceres. Image: Daniel Cima/CIDH/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Finally, on Monday, the Honduran Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, found Roberto David Castillo guilty of ordering the 2016 murder of Berta Cáceres.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Adoption of the Abolition Amendment is a necessary step if the US is ever to face honestly the enduring legacy of slavery on which it was built.
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Justin Trudeau at the NATO summit in Brussels this month. Image credit: The Office of the Prime Minister
Duncan Cameron | Originally conceived to block Soviet expansionism, the dissolution of the Soviet Union meant the collective security alliance was obsolete. Yet, the U.S. claims international security relies on it.
News
Cuban flag. Image credit: Paul Brennan/Public Domain
Stephen Kimber, John Kirk | The world has condemned the U.S. embargo of Cuba since 1992. When will it finally lift it?
Columnists
Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg in 2020. Image credit: Christopher Michel/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | "Eventually, [whistleblowing] looks more right than going into the office and perpetuating a system of injustice quietly, day after day," said Edward Snowden.
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A woman and her son hold protest signs at the March for Our Lives sister rally in Denton, Texas. Image credit: Heather Mount/Unsplash
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Two necessary steps to stop mass shootings are to deny men who abuse women at home the freedom they currently enjoy to buy and own guns, and to take violence against women seriously.
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Prime Minister Trudeau and U.S. President Biden deliver a joint statement. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Duncan Cameron | Will the U.S. movement to full employment provoke an adoption of full employment by the Canadian government? Past experience suggests it is not that simple.
Blog
Hand holding two Canadian twenty dollar bills. Image credit: Michelle Spollen/Unsplash
Penney Kome | Universal basic income needs safeguards or the result will be more gig work and much less security for workers.