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Biden has announced plans to pull the remaining troops out of Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, saying that “it’s time to end the forever war.” Biden is the fourth US president to oversee this two-decade war, and is not the first to voice plans of pulling out. There is also…

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Last time, in “Capitalism Just Doesn’t Work,” we went over some of the misrepresentations used by author Ra Gulamhusein to make a case for capitalism. This time, we’ll be looking at similar misrepresentations of socialism in his article “An Overview of Democratic Socialism.” As with last time, I want to…

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On Monday, March 15, the Union Of Musicians And Allied Workers held demonstrations at Spotify offices in more than 30 cities around the world, including nearly a dozen US locations. A press release from UMAW details their grievances and demands:

“The action is an escalation of UMAW’s Justice at Spotify…

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According to the summary on Congress.gov, “This bill addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government.” As with the recent pandemic relief bill, there are indeed some good things in H.R. 1, including provisions for automatic voter registration, protections for early…

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Nearly two years after being expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and his subsequent arrest, Julian Assange continues to await his uncertain fate in Belmarsh prison in the UK. A judge there recently blocked his extradition to the US, citing the conditions he would be likely to face and…

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Content Warning: This article contains discussion of sensitive topics including suicide and may be disturbing to some readers.

With reports coming out of Representatives Pramila Jayapal and Debbie Dingell planning to introduce a Medicare for All bill in the House, as well as news on some details of Biden’s plans…

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