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Education is the foundation of political change. In this section we provide news and analyses of current events that you won’t likely read or hear in the corporate media. Our sources are from organizations and independent media outlets free of corporate and government propaganda. We strongly encourage you to share these articles by email and social media so that together we create an echo chamber that overcomes the influence of the oligarchy. You will find large social media sharing buttons on the left side of each article when you open the article to read.

The Housing Crisis Is Intentional And Black Communities Are Fighting Back

By Maximillian Matthews, Blackyouthproject.com -

Horrified and traumatized, Black residents of Durham, NC surveyed the remains of their neighborhoods and businesses following the urban renewal of the late 1960s-early 1970s. The majority of Durham’s Black residents supported urban renewal, [...]

New San Francisco D.A. Inherits Chance To Hold Police Accountable In Shooting Of Man With Mental Illness

By Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, Theappeal.org -

On Jan. 6, 2017, at about 4:15 a.m., San Francisco Police Department officers Colin Patino and Kenneth Cha arrived at Sean Moore’s home. Moore’s neighbor, who had a temporary restraining order against him, had called police when he heard a knock [...]

The Corporate Debt Bubble Is A Train Wreck In Slow Motion

By Brandon Smith, Alt-market.com -

There are two subjects that the mainstream media seems specifically determined to avoid discussing these days when it comes to the economy - the first is the problem of falling global demand for goods and services; they absolutely refuse to [...]

Missouri Unions Add 47,000 Members, Putting Total At A 15-Year High

By David Nicklaus, Stltoday.com -

The defeat of a right-to-work law in 2018 seems to have given Missouri's unions a boost. Their membership grew by 46,000 last year, bucking a downward national trend. The increase boosted the state's union membership to 297,000 people, the [...]

‘We Are Living By The Sword’: The Regrets Of An Israel Founder’s Son

By Sarah Helm, Middleeasteye.net -

In a wide-ranging interview, Yaakov Sharett, the son of one of Israel's founding fathers, says he regrets settling the Negev in the 1940s - and the entire Zionist project. “My name is Yaakov Sharett. I am 92 years old. I happen to be my father’s [...]

It Is Now 100 Seconds To Midnight

By Gayle Spinazze, Thebulletin.org -

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 23, 2020 – The iconic Doomsday Clock symbolizing the gravest perils facing humankind is now closer to midnight than at any point since its creation in 1947. To underscore the need for action, the time on the Doomsday [...]

Global Banks, Led By JPMorgan Chase, Invested $1.9 Trillion In Fossil Fuels Since Paris Climate Pact

By Sharon Kelly, Desmogblog.com -

A report published today names the banks that have played the biggest recent role in funding fossil fuel projects, finding that since 2016, immediately following the Paris Agreement's adoption, 33 global banks have poured $1.9 trillion into [...]

OPCW Investigator Testifies At UN That No Chemical Attack Took Place In Douma, Syria

By Ben Norton, Thegrayzone.com -

A former lead investigator from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has spoken out at the United Nations, stating in no uncertain terms that the scientific evidence suggests there was no gas attack in Douma, Syria in [...]

Freedom Rider: The Internet Does Washington’s Dirty Work

By Margaret Kimberley, Blackagendareport.com -

In its early days the internet seemed to be an undisputed good, a means of communication open to all. It was hoped that these new platforms would level the playing field and give smaller outlets like Black Agenda Report access to a worldwide [...]

Manhattan: A City Of Empty Luxury Condos And Overflowing Homeless Shelters

By Staff, Boingboing.net -

New York's luxury real-estate market has been in freefall for years, and now the city's super-luxe buildings are sitting empty -- even as property prices in the city remain stubbornly high, prompting 300 New Yorkers to move out of the city every [...]

U.S. Drinking Water Widely Contaminated With ‘Forever Chemicals’: Environment Watchdog

By Staff, Reuters.com -

WASHINGTON - The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an [...]

Low-Wage Work Is More Pervasive Than You Think, And There Aren’t Enough “Good Jobs” To Go Around

By Martha Ross and Nicole Bateman, Brookings.edu -

Even as the U.S. economy hums along at a favorable pace, there is a vast segment of workers today earning wages low enough to leave their livelihood and families extremely vulnerable. That’s one of the main takeaways from our new analysis, in [...]

The Empire’s War On Oppositional Journalism Continues To Escalate

By Staff, Caitlinjohnstone.com -

It is not surprising that Brazil is advancing the same war on journalism we’ve been seeing in the US, UK, Australia and France. With the election of the overtly fascist Jair Bolsonaro in October 2018 (an election whose corrupt [...]

IMF Warning: Another Potential “Great Depression”

By Mac Slavo, Shtfplan.com -

The International Monetary Fund has issued a warning that’s largely been brushed aside by mainstream media. Kristalina Georgieva, the head of the IMF, is warning that the global economy risks another “Great Depression.” What makes things worse, [...]

What Are We Doing To Ourselves? 84,000 Chemicals, And Only 1% Have Been Tested

By Reynard Loki, Alternet.org -

There are around 84,000 chemicals on the market, and we come into contact with many of them every single day. And if that isn't enough to cause concern, the shocking fact is that only about 1 percent of them have been studied for safety. In [...]