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Leid Stories—Disaster in the Caribbean: A Reflection of Colonial Times; Two Protests, One Seeks A Buy-In; the Other Uncovers A Sellout–09.25.17

The response by the United States and Britain, principally, to current or former territories in the Caribbean that have been devastated by the recent spate of hurricanes tells a story that goes far beyond the matter of humanitarian aid. A tale of two protests. Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s one-man protest against white supremacy and injustice got a huge boost this …

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Resistance Radio – Susan Cox – 01.29.17

Susan Cox is a feminist writer, activist, and educator in Philosophy. She is a regular contributor to Feminist Current and a member of the Women’s Liberation Front board of directors. Today we talk about problems in queer theory.

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Kevin Loria – Over and over again, the military has conducted dangerous biowarfare experiments on Americans

On September 20, 1950, a US Navy ship just off the coast of San Francisco used a giant hose to spray a cloud of microbes into the air and into the city’s famous fog. The military was testing how a biological weapon attack would affect the 800,000 residents of the city. The people of San Francisco had no idea. The Navy …

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BENJAMIN E. ZELLER – WHY KAEPERNICK’S REFUSAL TO STAND IS AN ACT OF RELIGIOUS DISSENT

This past Friday night, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made the audacious choice to remain seated during the playing of the national anthem as a form of political protest against police violence and racism in America. The response against him has been swift, angry, and in many cases ugly. A series of commentators—mostly in the athletic and political spheres—lined up to rebuke him. …

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Les Leopold – Hillary’s Economic Agenda Sure Looks Like Payback for Wall St Giving Her Huge Piles of Campaign Cash

Billed as a major populist economic address, Hillary Clinton recently put forth her jobs program in Michigan. Wall Street is smiling. Her program fits perfectly within the neoliberal framework as she focuses on how to use public funds and policies to promote private sector gain. There are tax incentives to urge large and small corporations to create more jobs in …