The US - Taliban Deal

Portside Snapshot - March 1, 2020

The US - Taliban Deal

Jon Queally

Common Dreams
The agreement, warned Rep. Barbara Lee, "leaves thousands of troops in Afghanistan and lacks the critical investments in peacebuilding, human-centered development, or governance reform needed to rebuild Afghan society."

The Stain Mardi Gras Covers Up: Worker Vulnerability in New Orleans

Sarah Fouts and Deniz Daser

New Orleans residents and tourists took to the streets to celebrate Mardi Gras and the cultural heritage that ensures a steady stream of tourism dollars. Forgotten were the criminal negligence of the powerful and the sacrifices of low-wage workers.

The Epidemic is Both a Challenge and an Opportunity

Tommaso Di Francesco

Il Manifesto Global
The coronavirus epidemic sends out the message that in the current very serious health crisis, representative government is absolutely necessary. It is necessary as a power of democratic control, for the protection of the common good.

Why I am a Socialist

Rob Delaney

Nobody “earned” a billion dollars. Nobody earned even a million dollars. And nobody deserves to have their life destroyed due to the financial implications of a child’s illness, or any illness.

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