DC Tenants Union draws attention to affordability crisis

TENAC organizes, April 5, 2019

The DC Tenants Union met on July 20, 2019 at the All Souls Church on 16th Street in Washington, D.C. Visitors and union members exchanged stories about how increasing rent prices have affected them and what they are trying to do about it. DC Tenants Union is one of a handful of organizations representing tenant organizing and advocacy by tenants […]

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Amazon more threat than China to US

Amazon fulfillment center in Spain

For most consumers, especially those enrolled with Amazon Prime, Amazon.com represents unimaginable convenience. Books, drugs, clothing, electronics, and now even grocery are delivered within one-day with the click of a button. What can be wrong with that? Many things if we are to believe independent analysts and think-tanks. Here is how the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) describes the phenomenon […]

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USA: Naked aggression and new global wars

White House (North side)

(Washington, DC) — Under President Trump, a lot of the talk about diplomacy is taking place by informal methods. Business—the bloody business of war—is still profitable if the terms can be privately negotiated favorably for the big transnational corporations (TNCs). As usual most Americans are oblivious about the new buildups taking place in Iran, Venezuela, and China. Social conformity demands […]

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Code Pink defends standoff at the Venezuelan embassy

Peace activists and coup supporters in standoff

(Washington, DC) — At a time when Washington D.C.’s embassies are celebrating spring with Open House in May as part of culture tours, there is one exception. The Venezuelan attaches and embassies in the U.S. have been in turmoil ever since President Nicolas Maduro was re-elected last year. Relations are strained due to a disagreement on who should be Venezuelan […]

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D.C. Circulator #FairShot: Zero-emissions and no-cost rides

What gives?

(Washington, DC) – Since February the D.C. Circulator has been free for all riders. Partially as a response to the government shutdown, the Mayor extended the free ridership throughout the month of March. The Circulator began as a private-public bus system to fill the gap in buses traveling to popular destinations. Over the years, the shuttle bus evolved into a […]

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Female thought leaders and martyrs defend the Earth

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Globally women have made strides over the past century. More women are now leaders around the world than ever before, and yet often women are still marginalized. For instance, in grassroots organizations and alternative news media, women still do the brunt of the work often with significantly less recognition and reward. In the United States, a record 128 women are […]

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Central American caravans linked to capitalism failing the poor

Campaign to help deportees

According to the Center for Migration Studies (CMS), violence and organized crime from the Northern Triangle of Central America is creating a crisis at the border.  The countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, known as the Northern Triangle, or the Isthmus due to common cultural ties, are responsible for the largest flows in refugees. To solve the immigration problem, […]

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Shutdown part of growing assault on government solvency by conservatives

Safety compromised when DOT stays home

The 116th Congress convened in January 3, 2019, but so far there is little indication that the government shutdown is over. If anything, spending bills are continuing to be approved piecemeal. With funding for a few months at a time, negotiations are critical. On December 22, 2018, the U.S. government shutdown officially began due to failure in passage of a […]

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Editorial: Bush is a living legacy

US News President George Herbert Walker Bush, R.I.P.

The late-President George H.W. Bush is a living legacy. He may have passed away, but thanks to corporate personhood, he is likely to live on forever in the likeness of his heirs, and their vast holdings and connections around the globe. In fact, one mandatory school child exercise up to adulthood ought to be the many ways in which the […]

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Your Homeless: Do Poor People entrap themselves?

Shero Shields symbol of hope

There is a wild debate raging on whether or not the urban homeless are really worth supporting, they are such an eyesore, plus they harass people sometimes. Here is commentary from Your Homeless Blogger Why homeless people become entrapped in the stereotype Why poor people entrap themselves into a losing stereotype? First, we want to thank community shelter programs such […]

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Imani Temple’s flip into fancy condos developers fairy-tale

609-611 Maryland Ave NE

On mornings when it is still dark outside, the lights are on inside a humble brick building that might be mistaken for an old brewery. However the light is on in the front office. Along the side of the building are red railings for forming standing lines outside. This is So Others Might Eat, Washington’s oldest interfaith organization that has […]

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A Better World: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Community Gardens Cuba

What if the world oil supply were suddenly drastically reduced? What if due to unforseen circumstances such as foreign attack, Arab oil fields such as Ghawar Field were shut down? For Cuba, this was the impact when they were cut off from oil shipments in the 1990s. In the Soviet Union, due to Perestroika, former state companies became worthless and […]

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