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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.

How The Treaty On The Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons Impacts The United States

By Alicia Sanders-Zakre and Seth Shelden, Journal of International Affairs. -

On January 20, Joseph Biden will become the next U.S. President. Two days later, on January 22, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will become binding international law. The Biden administration should seize the opportunity [...]

Homeless Encampment Evictions Highlight The Cruelty Of Capitalism

By Azeezah Kanji, Truthout. -

In Canada’s homeless encampments, two faces of state brutality are on display. One is the “organized abandonment” that has relegated hundreds of thousands across Canada to homelessness (at twice the rate as in the United States). The other is [...]

Enabling A Fascist Putsch And Empowering A Big Lie

By Werner Lange, Hampton Think. -

January 6, like December 7 eighty years earlier, will forever live in history as a day of infamy. Yet unlike the foreign military attack on the US base in Pearl Harbor in 1941, the domestic terrorist attack upon the US Capitol in 2021 enjoyed [...]

Decoding The Hype Behind The Natural Gas Industry’s Hydrogen Push

By Justin Mikulka, Nation of Change. -

It seems like nearly every day another hopeful article touts the potential of using hydrogen as a fuel to tackle climate change. What’s known as “green hydrogen” — which relies on renewable power for production — is getting the bulk of [...]

Arrest Warrant Issued For Ex-Florida Data Analyst Rebekah Jones

By Josh Fiallo, TampaBay.com. -

The state has issued an arrest warrant for ex-Florida data scientist Rebekah Jones. Jones announced Saturday on Twitter that she learned of the warrant and plans to turn herself in on Sunday. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement [...]

Many Overheated Forests May Soon Release More Carbon Than They Absorb

By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News. -

The last decades have been filled with dire warning signs from forests. Global warming has contributed to thinning canopies in European forests and to sudden die-offs of aspen trees in Colorado, as well as insect outbreaks that are killing trees [...]

Mariame Kaba Talks Abolition, Mutual Aid And Campus Police

By Binah Schatsky, Daily Northwestern. -

Activist and prison-industrial complex abolitionist Mariame Kaba celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by praising NU Community Not Cops and speaking to the importance of mutual aid and political organizing in Wednesday’s MLK Dream [...]

Martin Luther King’s Revolutionary Dream Deferred

By Danny Sjursen, Truthdig archives. -

We kill the most beautiful among us—anyone, it seems, who reveals the nastier, brutish elements of American society and has the audacity to imagine, demand even, a better path: peace, unity and tolerance. Abraham Lincoln, Bobby Kennedy, Martin [...]

Disenfranchisement: An American Tradition

By Julilly Kohler-Hausmann, Dissent Magazine. -

During the 2020 election, liberal pundits and politicians repeatedly warned that democracy was “on the line,” “at stake,” “in peril,” and facing “an existential threat.” There was occasion for the hyperbolic language: Donald Trump and his [...]

The FCC And States Must Ban Digital Redlining

By Ernesto Falcon, EFF. -

The rollout of fiber broadband will never make it to many communities in the US. That’s because large, national ISPs are currently laying fiber primarily focused on high-income users to the detriment of the rest of their users. The absence of [...]

The Jewish Supremacist State

By Norman G. Finkelstein, Mondoweiss. -

The respected Israeli human rights organization, B’Tselem, has now officially reached this conclusion:  “[T]he entire area between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River is organized under a single principle: advancing and cementing the [...]

New York Bans Glyphosate Use On Public Property

By Sustainable Pulse. -

The move is an important recognition by the nation’s fourth most populous state that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not adequately protecting people and the environment from hazardous pesticides (pesticide is an umbrella term that [...]

The Obama-fication of ‘The Squad’ Strengthens The Right At The Expense Of The Left

By Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report. -

Black Agenda Report has long understood the Democratic Party to be a graveyard for social movements in the United States. An online push led by Jimmy Dore and the Movement for a People’s Party to #Forcethevote only further confirmed the true [...]

Ecuador’s Election Promises Advance For Socialism In Latin America

By Steve Lalla, Orinoco Tribune. -

Four years after turncoat Lenin Moreno claimed the presidency and turned the country inside out, Ecuador will elect a new president on February 7, 2021. Moreno betrayed the citizen’s revolution he had promised to continue, and with his approval [...]

Will The US Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Nuland?

By Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies and Marcy Winograd, Popular Resistance. -

Who is Victoria Nuland? Most Americans have never heard of her because the U.S. corporate media’s foreign policy coverage is a wasteland. Most Americans have no idea that President-elect Biden’s pick for Deputy Secretary of State for Political [...]