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Why Venezuela Is the Vietnam of Our Time

Why Venezuela Is the Vietnam of Our Time

On April 30, 1975, the United States learned an important lesson. The capture of Saigon by the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) would mark the defeat of the world’s most powerful military force by an army of guerrilla fighters. No matter the scale of its military, or the weight of the iron fist it used to maintain its power, brute force would not always be enough to win wars. The guerrillas possessed a key weapon that the U.S. did not: the support of the people. The U.S. defeat in Vietnam caused a cataclysmic shift in its strategy of warfare, which today has morphed into hybrid warfare. To...

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'Outrageous!': Despite $21 Billion Giveaway From GOP Tax Scam, Big Banks Cut Jobs and Slashed Lending

'Outrageous!': Despite $21 Billion Giveaway From GOP Tax Scam, Big Banks Cut Jobs and Slashed Lending

Published on by"This is the GOP tax cut in action: screwing over working families and handing out tax breaks to large banks and corporations."Big banks saved billions from the GOP tax cuts enacted in late 2017—but the windfall primarily benefited shareholders rather than employees and customers. (Photo: /Flickr/cc)Although big banks in the United States paid $21 billion less in taxes last year thanks to the Republican Party's in late 2017 to lower rates for corporations and wealthy Americans, the nation's top financial institutions used those savings to benefit shareholders rather than...

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'People Shouldn't Be Going Bankrupt and Dying': Nationwide Week of Action Aims to Build Mass Movement Behind Medicare for All

'People Shouldn't Be Going Bankrupt and Dying': Nationwide Week of Action Aims to Build Mass Movement Behind Medicare for All

Published on by"As nurses, we understand the need for guaranteed healthcare for everyone. That's why we are fighting to win Medicare for All and joining thousands at barnstorms across the country."With Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) expected to introduce the in the coming days, nurses, progressive activists, and ordinary people who have felt firsthand the crushing weight of America's for-profit healthcare system took part in nationwide "barnstorms" this weekend to build grassroots support for transformative change.From Texas to Kansas to California—around 150 total locations across the...

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Despite Promises of ACA, Study Shows Two-Thirds of Personal Bankruptcies Still Caused by Illness and Medical Bills

Despite Promises of ACA, Study Shows Two-Thirds of Personal Bankruptcies Still Caused by Illness and Medical Bills

Published on by"We need to move ahead from the ACA to a single-payer, Medicare for All system that assures first-dollar coverage for everyone." A majority of personal bankruptcy cases examined in a new study were brought about by high medical bills—just as most bankruptcy cases were before the passage of the Affordable Care Act. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)A new study shows how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has failed to solve one of the major crises in the American for-profit health insurance system that it was supposed to help eradicate: bankruptcies related to high medical bills and...

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Study Shows Richest 0.00025% Owns More Wealth Than Bottom 150 Million Americans

Study Shows Richest 0.00025% Owns More Wealth Than Bottom 150 Million Americans

Published on by"U.S. wealth concentration seems to have returned to levels last seen during the Roaring Twenties."Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife, Louise Linton, hold up a sheet of new $1 bills, the first currency notes bearing his and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza's signatures on Nov. 15 at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)As survey data continues to show that raising taxes on the wealthy is among the U.S. public, new research by inequality expert and University of California, Berkeley economist Gabriel Zucman found that the...

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Trump Can’t Escape Having Called Nazis “Very Fine People” by SOTU Spectacle

Trump Can’t Escape Having Called Nazis “Very Fine People” by SOTU Spectacle

Published on byTrump’s assiduous attempts to get the Nazi vote by making endless racist slurs did not pass unnoticed among the various American minorities, including JewsOne of the targets of the Neonazis was the synagogue in Charlottesville. They chanted “Jews will not replace us.” (Photo: Informed Comment)So this is the story of how Donald Trump tried to use misdirection at his State of the Union address to take the spotlight off his Neonazi tendencies, which underlie his hatred of African-Americans (against whom he was found to discriminate as a landlord), of Mexicans, of Muslims, and...

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Bought and Paid For: We Are Well and Truly Done With Susan Collins

Bought and Paid For: We Are Well and Truly Done With Susan Collins

Betrayed in D.C., in Maine and around the country. AP PhotoWell lookee here. Turns out Susan Collins' betrayal of women and decency - aka her vote for drunken liar,  frat boy and sexual assaulter Brett Kavanaugh after ignoring of heartfelt pleas, calls, protests, e-mails and sit-ins by us, her alleged constituents - her a cool $1.8 million for the last quarter of the year, or the blood-money she's ever raised in her endless, ignoble career. To put her new riches in  perspective, Oddly, according to analysis from American Bridge 21st Century, just $19,000 of that $1.8 million in...

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'He's Making Fun of Genocide': Trump Appears to Joke About Trail of Tears in Tweet Mocking Elizabeth Warren

'He's Making Fun of Genocide': Trump Appears to Joke About Trail of Tears in Tweet Mocking Elizabeth Warren

Published on by"Putting particular emphasis on the word 'TRAIL' when mocking Natives is a sure nod to the Trail of Tears where thousands of Native people died."President Donald Trump, beneath a portrait of populist President Andrew Jackson, speaks in the Oval Office of the White House on February 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)In a tweet on Saturday mocking Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) with the racist nickname "Pocahontas," President Donald Trump appeared to make a joke about the Trail of Tears, the forced relocation of Native Americans in the...

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#DefundHate: Progressives Tell Democrats Trump's Anti-Immigration Agenda 'Does Not Deserve a Dime' More

#DefundHate: Progressives Tell Democrats Trump's Anti-Immigration Agenda 'Does Not Deserve a Dime' More

Published on by"We're here to say that an agency like ICE, which repeatedly and systematically violates human rights, does not deserve a dime."Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) gave an emotional speech at a rally supporting the #DefundHate campaign, calling for an end to funding the Trump administration's aggressive anti-immigration agenda. (Photo: @skenigsberg/Twitter)At a rally on Capitol Hill Thursday, two progressive freshman lawmakers with personal experiences having immigrated to the U.S. were among those demanding that Congress defund the agencies tasked with violating immigrants' and...

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Whatever You Paid to Watch Netflix Last Month Was More Than It Paid in Income Taxes All Last Year: $0

Whatever You Paid to Watch Netflix Last Month Was More Than It Paid in Income Taxes All Last Year: $0

Published on by"Netflix posted its largest-ever U.S. profit in 2018­­—$845 million—on which it didn't pay a dime in federal or state income taxes," writes ITEP senior fellow Matthew Gardner. In fact, the streaming giant received a $22 million return.Whether you paid $8.99 for basic, $12.99 for standard, or splurged for the $15.99 premium package so you would have the privilege of watching endless streaming shows and movies on Netflix last month, a new analysis shows you still paid much, much more than the company paid in federal and local income taxes for the entire year.to Matthew Gardner,...

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