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Links 8/22/17

Our daily links: eclipse! killer robots, Western drought. ECB silence, Trump's base v. his new/old Afghan push,

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Young Food Justice Leaders Speak Out

Young people are increasingly advocating for food-system change, with an eye toward greater equity, access, and social justice.

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Winnemem Wintu, Fishing Groups Sue to Block Ecosystem-Killing Delta Tunnels

On August 17, a California Indian Tribe, two fishing groups, and two environmental organizations joined a growing number of organizations, cities and counties suing the Jerry Brown and Donald Trump…

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Police Have Made No Arrests Over Charlottesville Assault of 20 Year-Old Deandre Harris

On August 12, five white supremacists were photographed and recorded on video beating 20-year old Deandre Harris in the midst of protests and counter protests regarding a statue of Confederate Gene…

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The Streets: the Only Place Where Democracy Lives

Here in Massachusetts we need to pay careful attention to history illustrated in the iconic photo by Stanley Forman “The Soiling of Old Glory” from April 5, 1976, as an angry counter-protester to …

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Pig’s Blood Bullets: Trump’s Big Lie About the Philippines

I don’t know what the people of Barcelona think about Trump’s demented and repulsive tale of bullets and pig’s blood – but I know what Mark Twain would have said. He was the finest American politic…

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The Karma of Terror

We have been here quite often recently. Screaming headlines, non-stop coverage in the mainstream corporate-government media which Paul Craig Roberts so aptly dubbed the “presstitutes”. Hours and ho…

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Racism: North and South

A well-researched article by John Eligan in the Aug. 18 N.Y. Times goes beyond denouncing the symbolic racism of Charlotteville’s Confederate statues to expose the more pernicious structural racis…

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My Antiwar Awakening From a Boozing Baltimore Vet

In the summer of 1975, I took off hitchhiking from the mountains of southwest Virginia to visit a college girlfriend in New England. Less than 300 miles into the trip, my thumb lost whatever magic …

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The U.S. is Fanning the Flames of Violence in Mexico

Over the past several months, drug-related violence in Mexico has been soaring, accelerating an already alarming trend of rising drug-related deaths and contributing to what one former U.S. officia…

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The One Percent Plans to Ride out the End of the World in Style

A decommissioned missile silo in Kansas is now a luxury fallout shelter. Condos are on sale for $3 million. Maybe they’ve been watching too many dystopian movies about the end of civilization as we...

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We Are Under Surplus Trump Stress: What Can We Do to Protect Ourselves?

Maybe we should think about zen and the art of nuclear war. In the contest between crisis and calm, oy has an edge over om. Case in point: Just as I was giving meditation another try to take my min...

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