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Trump University fraud allegations raise questions over his suitability as US president PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Monday, 09 May 2016 10:23




It was billed as the chance to become the new Donald Trump, the opportunity to follow in the mogul’s footsteps and make a fortune in property.

According to one estimate, 7,000 students thought this was a good idea and signed up for a course at “Trump University” where, they hoped to learn the investment secrets of “the most celebrated entrepreneur on earth”.

American Power Under Challenge Masters of Mankind (Part 1)and 2) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Monday, 09 May 2016 07:06

American Power Under Challenge Masters of Mankind (Part 1)
By Noam Chomsky

This piece, the first of two parts, is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World?politan Books.  Part 2 will be posted on Tuesday morning.

When we ask “Who rules the world?” we commonly adopt the standard convention that the actors in world affairs are states, primarily the great powers, and we consider their decisions and the relations among them. That is not wrong. But we would do well to keep in mind that this level of abstraction can also be highly misleading.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 17:27
Bernie Heads to the Vatican PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 09 April 2016 16:32


> The senator from Vermont will speak about creating a “moral economy.”

Brian Frank / Reuters


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Updated April 8, 4:30 p.m. EST

A socialist, Jewish, “not particularly religious” senator from Vermont will soon make his debut at the Vatican. On Friday, Bernie Sanders announced that in a week or so, he will be speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, a scholarly body that’s part of Catholic Church in Rome.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 April 2016 16:31
Portland, Ore. to Sue Monsanto for 'Favoring Profits Over Ecological and Human Health' PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Friday, 18 March 2016 07:36

City council passed resolution allowing city attorney to take legal action


Walkers and bikers next to the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon.  (Photo: Ian Sane/flickr/cc)

Portland, Oregon's city council on Wednesay voted unanimously to authorize City Attorney Tracy Reeve to sue Monsanto for contaminating water bodies within the city with PCBs.

"Portland's elected officials are committed to holding Monsanto accountable for its apparent decision to favor profits over ecological and human health," Reeve said in a statement.  "Monsanto profited from selling PCBs for decades and needs to take responsibility for cleaning up after the mess it created," she said.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 March 2016 07:39
America the Possible: A Manifesto, Part 1 &2 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 27 February 2016 15:44

America the Possible: A Manifesto, Part 1 &2




Illustration: Gary Waters
Illustration: Gary Waters

Part one of two. Part two was published in the May/June 2012 issue.

like you and OTHER AMERICANS, I love my country, its wonderful people, its boundless energy, its creativity in so many fields, its natural beauty, its many gifts to the world, and the freedom it has given us to express ourselves. So we should all be angry, profoundly angry, when we consider what has happened to our country and what that neglect could mean for our children and grandchildren.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 February 2016 15:51
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