Jeffrey St. Clair on Afghanistan; Circus at the Caucus: Lucy Schiller reports on the Iowa caucus abroad; The Coming Water Wars: TJ Coles on climate driven conflicts; The Vietnam War Hollywood Missed: Matthew Stevenson on Apocalypse Now! The Final Cut; Trump’s Great Escape: Ron Jacobs on the impeachment trial; The End of the Corbyn Project: Marlon Ettinger on Labour after the British elections; Women Confronting Violence: Laura Carlsen on lessons from the Zapatistas. Plus: Chris Floyd on Distraction Politics, Dan Glazebrook on the Dirty War in Libya; Dani Raventos and Julie Wark on Gypsies and Genocide; Jennifer Matsui on the Language of Power; Pete Dolack on American Decline; and Lee Ballinger on Foster Youths.
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Trump’s claims of progress in fighting addiction ring hollow considering his efforts to strip tens of millions of Americans of their health insurance via the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). That repeal would have rolled back the expansion of Medicaid, which is the largest source of national funding for mental health programs and substance abuse treatment. As the Washington Post reported, the ACA repeal would have meant the loss access to drug treatments for 1.3 million Americans who gained access to this benefit following the law’s expansion of Medicaid. More
It’s an open secret in green circles that Michael Bloomberg is a climate change con man, and organizations like the Sierra Club that take hundreds of millions in donations from the former New York City mayor to fight coal, are complicit in his fraudulent scheme to coopt the climate change movement. More
Michael Bloomberg is, of course, the perfect person to lead a party which has been the driving political force behind the neoliberal policies which helped make him the 9th richest person in America. In fact, he may be its apotheosis. Finally, we’ll have some clarity about what the Democratic Party has really been up to for the last 40 years. More