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Past articles by Margaret:

The US’s Wave of Hospital Closures Left Us Ill-Equipped for COVID-19

Since 1975, as the population grew by 115 million, the number of hospital beds shrank from 1.5 million to 925,000. → Read More

US Is Not Prepared for Coronavirus. We Need a Massive Expansion of Health Care.

Without competent leadership and a universal health care system, it is up to us to take action in our communities. → Read More

What Would a Yellow Vest Movement Look Like in the United States?

The Yellow Vest (Gilets Jaunes) movement in France is already spreading to other nations, but will it come to the United States? → Read More

This Week Could See Even More Palestinian Slaughter and Conflict With Iran

This week will see a dangerous confluence of events surrounding both Palestine and Iran that that threatens to culminate in disaster., Gaza, Iran, Iran deal, Israel, JCPOA, Jerusalem, Palestine, protest, US embassy, → Read More

Karl Marx: The Political Activist We Need More Than Ever

The lessons of Karl Marx show that our tasks are to expose inequality and create new systems to replace capitalism. → Read More

New Proposal Designed to Confuse Public and Prevent Medicare for All

CAP is trying to co-opt the language of Medicare for All. → Read More

As Regime Change Fails, Is A Military Coup or US Invasion of Venezuela Next?

The U.S. and oligarchs continue their efforts to reverse the Bolivarian Revolution. The United States has a long history of regime change around the world and has tried all of its regime change tools in Venezuela. So far they have failed., Bolivarian revolution, coup, Hugo Chavez, Maduro, Marco Rubio, Nicolas Maduro, Operation: America United, US military coup, Venezuela, → Read More

Senator Sanders, We Cannot Begin Medicare for All From a Position of Compromise

The momentum is on the side of the movement for National Improved Medicare for All. → Read More

As US Empire Fails, Trump Enters a Quagmire

A quagmire is defined as a complex or unpleasant position that is difficult to escape. President Trump’s recently announced war plans in Afghanistan maintain that quagmire. They come at a time when US Empire is failing and its leadership in the world is weakening. The US will learn what other empires have learned, “Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires.”, Afghanistan, endless war, opium trade,… → Read More

Voters Are Fired Up for Single Payer, Creating Dilemma for Democrats

When the people lead, the legislators will follow. → Read More

The Student Debt Crisis Is Exploding

Student loan debt has grown to overwhelm all other categories of non-housing consumer debt in this nation. → Read More

Why This Isn't the Time for a Public Option or Medicare for Some

Right now in the United States, almost 30 million people have no health insurance. → Read More

'Democracy Is Coming to the USA'

There is a critical lesson to learn from this election: People will only take so much before they rise up and fight back. This voter revolt has been brewing for a while. If the Democrats had possessed the capacity to … Continue reading → Read More

Contaminated Water Requires a National Public Health Mobilization

Beyond Flint, water supplies across the US have been contaminated by radioactive pollution from abandoned uranium mines. → Read More

Analysis: To Understand The Presidential Primaries, Recognize The Impact Of Movements

Movements on the right and left are changing the political culture. Their impact can be seen in the Democratic and Republican primaries, but the media does not report it. → Read More

Houston We Have A Problem: Oil Workers Strike For Safety & Fair Labor

The United Steelworkers have organized a historic and steadily growing oil workers strike at oil refineries throughout the Gulf Coast region. → Read More

Fracked Earth News: The Keystone XL Veto

The top story this week in Kate Lanier's weekly roundup of energy news is Barack Obama's Keystone XL veto. Also: More oil train ("bomb train") safety woes. → Read More

Chicago's Message In Motion: Reparations For Police Brutality!

Activists took to the Chicago's trains to raise awareness that Mayor Rahm Emanuel blocked a proposed law that would aid the victims of police brutality. → Read More

Obamacare: The Biggest Insurance Scam in History

The development of the Affordable Care Act has followed the six steps of a confidence scam. Health care is a human right, and it is at the center of the conflict of our times, the battle between the people and corporate interests. → Read More

Lifting the Veil of Mirage Democracy in the United States

"We live in a mirage democracy," Zeese and Flowers assert, as they trace the history and describe the institutions of a not-so-robust US democracy. → Read More