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Fossil Fuel Industry Blackmails Governments

EU dropped climate policies after BP threat of oil industry 'exodus' BP plays secret hardball on the world stage. They threatened total wit…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

8 Apr 23
Reply by Stephen

Manipulating Democracy

Money can buy a lot. This is a long read but relevant because it is probably happening in the U.S. election process and has had great succe…

Started by Russell Pangborn

3 Apr 22
Reply by tom sarbeck

More than 2X the people Killed by USA by Police in March 2016 than in 20th Century in UK.

Of course, we are a bigger, more diverse country.  And there are all sorts of gun arguments to be made.  But, it's a sobering thought.   It…

Started by Daniel W

5 Apr 19
Reply by Donald L. Engel

a great 2011 article by Frank Schaeffer on religion and the 1%

it is also fairly short http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/4041:how-christian-fundamentalism-helped-empower-the-top-1-percent-to-exploit

Started by eric stone

8 Apr 12
Reply by Loren Miller

Let's start a third political party openly sponsored by Atheists

Trump has shown that you don't have to spend a dime to get all the advertising you need to run for president.  I'm sure us Atheists would b…

Started by Donald L. Engel

9 Apr 11
Reply by Bertold Brautigan

Clinton worldview fail

Naomi Klein's cogent article "We’re out of time on climate change. And Hillary Clinton helped get us here" makes the Democratic primary cho…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

7 Apr 10
Reply by Freethinker31

Congress quietly excused corporations of $78bn in taxes

Do income taxes grate on your nerves every April? Yet with all you pay, US infrastructure is crumbling,  schools are needy, and local gover…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Apr 10
Reply by Joan Denoo

Not-So-Democracy

US politics is going down the toilet. Could the founding fathers even imagine that political parties would rip enfranchisement from the han…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Apr 10
Reply by Michael Penn

Tactical Nukes in Field Commander hands

The difference between a strategic and a tactical nuclear weapon is suddenly important. Apparently India is poised for automatic swift mili…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Apr 8

Last Night's Republican Debate.

Trump to Bush: Your brother was stupid. And a liar! Bush to Trump: You're mean to my family! Stop it! Trump to Cruz: You're a liar! Cruz…

Started by Daniel W

23 Apr 6
Reply by Grinning Cat

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