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In Defense of Bernie Sanders

In August this author questioned Bernie’s motives, now he’s urging us to vote for the Vermont Senator in the primaries.

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Paris in the Days After

The people of Paris did not die at the hands of the Islamic State so we could surrender our ideals to fanatics.

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Opinion: Bernie Sanders, the Sheepdog Socialist

Will Sanders’s campaign usher in change for the Democratic Party, or will it serve to Shepard young liberals into Hilary’s camp? One socialist weighs in on Bernie’s legitimacy as a candidate and as a progressive.

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Activist Watch List: Noam Chomsky and the Manufacturing of Consent

AWL is a series in which we take a look at documentaries or otherwise important video content that illuminates the issues and conflicts at the heart of the activist community. This episode features “Manufacturing Consent” which highlights Chomsky’s probing analysis of mass media and his critique of the forces at work behind the daily news.

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Spring 2015 Activist Spotlight: Asher Platts

Every quarter, Positive Activism seeks to discover a new activist and find out what what really makes them tick! This spotlight piece features Asher Platts. Here Asher shares his story of how he came to be so involved with the Greens and offers inspiration to those considering becoming involved with the political system.

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You Need to Donate to the International Rescue Committee. Here’s Why.

Around the world there are people who are suffering and struggling to live conflict free lives: in the Congo, in South Sudan, in Laos, in Syria, and several other places. These persons often flee their homes, becoming categorized in one of three ways based on United Nations definitions. It is our duty to help them.

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The Marijuana War Part II

James Bittner discusses the philosophical arguments buried beneath the surface of drug use and regulation in Part II of his series.

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Governor Walker Needs to Reconsider His New Drug Testing Policy

In Wisconsin, whatever Governor Walker’s intentions may be with his drug testing policy, the evidence shows that to implement such a policy would condemn WI taxpayers to frivolous spending in order to catch insignificant amounts of users. Additionally, it is morally wrong to use taxpayer funds in order to violate the constitutional rights of the poor.

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4/16 Activist Update: Two Boko Haram Attacks, Torture in Syria, and Sudanese refugees flee to Ethiopia

Get the latest activist news through Positive Activism. This week we feature articles from Nigeria, Syria, Sudan, and Ethiopia.

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Friend of PA, Harvey J Kaye appears on Bill Moyers

This week, Bill speaks with historian Harvey J. Kaye, author of the new book, The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, about how FDR’s speech was a rallying cry to build the kind of progressive society that Roosevelt hoped for but did not live to see at war’s end.

Kaye says the president was able to mobilize Americans who created “the strongest and most prosperous country in human history.” How did they do it? By working toward the Four Freedoms and making America “freer, more equal and more democratic.”

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