By Ned Resnikoff, MSNBC
It’s a far cry from a revolution, but socialists had a surprisingly strong showing in two city council races on Election Day, November 5. In Seattle, Kshama Sawant picked up 46% of the vote while challenging 15-year Democratic incumbent Richard Conlin. And in Minneapolis, Ty Moore is only 131 votes behind Democratic candidate Alondra Cano.
By Robin Wilkey
Portland, Maine, voters on Tuesday approved legalizing recreational marijuana for residents 21 and older. The measure, Question 1, passed with about 70 percent of the vote, making Portland the first East Coast city to legalize recreational pot.
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso have delivered a devastating critique on the failed war on drugs and are calling on governments to adopt more humane and effective ways of controlling and regulating drugs.
Washington isn’t exactly known for its bipartisan spirit these days, but on Wednesday, Reps. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) became the latest pair of politicians to reach across the party divide in an effort to scale back the country’s punitive drug policies.
By Julia Ryan
Students in Massachusetts are doing great compared to their international peers, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Students in Alabama, Mississippi, and D.C., however, are languishing.
Sir Ronald Sanders BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday October 10, 2013 – For years nationals of the 15 nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have complained of the discrimination they’ve experienced at the border controls of each other’s countries. This discrimination has ranged in many cases from extensive questioning before being allowed entry for a limited period, to arbitrary refusal of entry and immediate expulsion.
By Thom Hartmann
America is falling apart – and this nation’s super-rich are to blame.
There was once a time in America when the super-rich needed you, and me, and working-class Americans to be successful.