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Member Blogs

  • Portside - Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
    On Tuesday Madrid’s newly elected mayor, Manuela Carmena, overturned the eviction orders for 70 families living in social housing and safeguarded more than 2,000 similar rental contracts. The move is the latest by the administration of Manuela Carmena, a former Communist, to protect housing in a country where tens of thousands of families have lost their homes. Over 50,000 mortgage holders were evicted in 2013 and 2014 in Spain.

    (City and regional governments sold thousands of rent-controlled flats - subsidized to make them affordable to lower- income...

  • Portside - Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Last Tuesday marked the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the U.S. occupation of Haiti. On July 28, 1915, U.S. Marines landed on the shores of Haiti and occupied the country for 19 years. A century later, the United Nations' "stabilization mission" in Haiti continues to compromise the nation's political and economic sovereignty.

    This Tuesday marks the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the U.S. Occupation of Haiti. On July 28, 1915, U.S. Marines landed on the shores of Haiti, occupying the country for 19 years. College...

  • Portside - Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
    California cities are being victimized by the latest iteration of Wall Street predation—the purchase in bulk of distressed single-family mortgages and foreclosed homes, so-called Real Estate Owned (REOs) properties—with the intent to rent them. Through this REO to Rental process, investors are muscling out first time homebuyers, displacing tenants, outbidding nonprofit affordable housing developers, and changing the demographics of whole communities.

    Over the last few years, communities have witnessed the latest iteration of Wall Street predation—the...

  • Portside - Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Billionaire “vulture funds” managers have called on Puerto Rico to increase taxes, sell $4 billion worth of public buildings and drastically cut public spending, particularly on education, in order to pay the debt they have purchased. These “distressed debt” specialists hired former International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists to produce a “typically IMF recipe for radical austerity”, rejecting any attempts to restructure the poor island nation’s $72 billion debt.

    Billionaire hedge fund managers have called on...

  • Portside - Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Responding to the July 20 bombing in Suruç, Turkey ended its standoff with the Islamic State (Isis), and attacked Isis positions in Syria. Then, apparently with U.S. acquiescence, Turkey launched air strikes against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) bases in Iraq and Syria, ending a two-year ceasefire. Many believe Turkey’s targeting of Isis is only a pretext for its efforts to suppress the PKK, and the Kurdish national movements in Turkey, Iraq, and Syria.

    Turkey’s president, Recep Tayip Erdogan, is playing a...

  • Portside - Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 1:50am
    Jack Black and Morgan Freeman Explain the Iran Nuclear Deal. A Brief History of Everything. Street Art for Hope and Peace. Key & Peele - Pro Teaching. Scalia's Poetry Slam. Jack Black and Morgan Freeman Explain the Iran Nuclear Deal   Global Zero wants you to know just how much is at stake in the Iran nuclear deal, and in this video some well known and well spoken people put it so simply that even members of Congress should be able to...
  • Portside - Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 1:34am
    For those familiar with the senator’s long political career, expressing solidarity with suffering Greeks while teaching a little history is pure Bernie. Political reporters are typically confused by his socialist identity and either joke about this weird, rumpled lefty running for president or try to expose alleged contradictions. But as he often does, Sanders has taken the subject to a higher plane, explaining its significance beyond Greece and beyond Europe.

    It’s not that Senator Bernie Sanders doesn’t already have a full plate of campaign appearances. He...

  • Portside - Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 1:20am
    Iran's foreign minister has put forward three proposals: negotiations on a nuclear weapons elimination treaty; taking nuclear arsenals off high alert (for example, by removing warheads from missiles); and the creation of a zone in the Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction. This proposal represents a challenge to the members of the UN Security Council (all nuclear powers) as well as Israel, Pakistan and North Korea.

    Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has called on Israel and the world’s eight other states with nuclear weapons to...

  • Portside - Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 1:01am
    A woman’s decision to donate her aborted fetus to medical research—and Planned Parenthood’s willingness to transfer the fetal material—is deeply commendable. No woman is eager to have an unwanted pregnancy, but if she decides to terminate it, Planned Parenthood can help turn her misfortune into a mitzvah. That is not an act of killing. It is an act of altruism. For five years, I watched my best friend die of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a terrible disease that causes one’s muscles to waste away. First he struggled to walk, then to speak, then to breathe. One...
  • Portside - Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 12:52am
    The College Board has revised its guidelines for teaching Advanced Placement History, which has broad influence in high school history courses, to accommodate right-wing pressures. Among the changes: Manifest Destiny is given a more benign treatment and violence against Native Americans is downplayed. After backlash from conservatives that AP guidelines released last year by the College Board were unpatriotic, the new AP standards, which are effective immediately, will use the phrase “American exceptionalism,” and includes the founding fathers, according to...