Tag Archive for The Nation

Pat Buchanan’s Speech Sounded Better in the Original German – Molly Ivins on the 1992 G.O.P. Convention

Still regularly seeking refuge from the present in the past, I found myself thinking about the roots of today’s GOP again, and a time when it seemed that Republicans were already beginning to get a little wacky and out of touch with the American people, the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston, Texas. Who better…

Beware the Crazies: Lies, Elliott Abrams, and the ‘Fabulous Achievement’ of More Violence in Latin America

Having brought chaos to all of the Middle East, a bipartisan effort to topple the Venezuelan government adds a war criminal and ex-con with a fondness for violence to the team The U.S. empire can’t persist indefinitely without the guidance, supervision, and intervention of dedicated true believers in the enterprise, so perhaps I should not…

Democratic Party on Life Support – Progressives Push for Reform Now

Is there hope for the Democratic Party? I believe so. I certainly hope so, as the alternatives appear terribly insignificant at the moment. Given the prospects, it’s probably smart to prepare alternative courses of action, in the event the Democrats are beyond resuscitation. Though I left the party after Bill Clinton steered it toward the…

Bernie Sanders Gives the Military Industrial Complex a Heads-Up: The Time for Change Has Arrived

Bernie Sanders Explains What a Progressive Foreign Policy & National Security Strategy Looks Like. The Annual Westminster College Green Foundation Lecture has been the site of many a well-known foreign policy presentation, including Winston Churchill’s 1946 “Iron Curtain” speech and Mikhail Gorbachev’s 1992 lecture on the end of the Cold War. Continue below the transcript…

No U.S. Warplanes over Syria – It’s Illegal, Immoral, Unwinnable & Risks War with Russia

On August 8, 2017 a coalition of six organizations held a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to call on the U.S. to remove all military aircraft from Syrian airspace. This presentation is not to be missed for those interested in preventing a wider war in the Middle East and a…

What Does Climate Change Have to Do With Hunger in America?

via The Nation magazine – Published on Dec 14, 2015

On October 27, 2015, the Sacramento Public Library hosted a discussion in honor of The Nation’s 150th anniversary. In this recording, you’ll see Nation contributor Sasha Abramsky expose just how many Americans go hungry every day in a country that produces more food than any other. Nation environment correspondent Mark Hertsgaard unravels the myth of food scarcity in the face of climate change. Amber Stott, director of Sacramento’s Food Literacy Center reveals how malnutrition in our own backyards are making children susceptible to previously adult diseases. Chanowk Yisrael, founder of Yisrael Family Urban Farm, outlines his transition from the tech industry to urban agriculture, and the impact of gentrification on food deserts. Lesley McClurg, food and sustainability reporter for Capital Public Radio, moderates the conversation.

Silicon Valley’s Working Class Organizes For its Survival

Silicon Valley’s Wealth Gap, by Michelle Chen in The Nation. The tech hub is becoming completely unaffordable for the service employees who work there.   On Wednesday, scores of cafeteria workers marched outside Intel headquarters and disrupted Silicon Valley with a proletarian manifesto, calling for a union and “a Tech Economy that Works for Everyone.”…

Postal Banking Worked – Let’s Bring it Back – Mehrsa Baradaran in The Nation Magazine

For more background on postal banking from Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and the American Postal Workers Union, click here. Postal Banking Worked – Let’s Bring it Back by Mehrsa Baradaran, Jan. 7, 2016 at The Nation magazine online. When I moved to Georgia a few years ago, I went to the town water office to get…

The Climate Deal in Paris Is Nowhere Near Enough – Naomi Klein, The Nation

Published on Dec 12, 2015

The climate deal that has been negotiated at COP21 crossed multiple red lines: Scientific red lines, equity red lines, legal red lines, and more. The emissions targets outlined in the deal still amount to increases of 3 to 4 degrees Centigrade—an increase incompatible with organized civil society. So today, protesters came together in the center of Paris to say that the deal cannot be the end of our climate justice struggle. In this video dispatch, Naomi Klein outlines what has to come next.