COLUMN: Occupy BGH

Any reference to an “occupy” movement brings images of large and loud crowds, anger and angst, and tents and tension from the average citizen. There is an occupy movement groundswell here in our own Brant Community...

Hong Kong Police Officers Sentenced to Jail for Beating Umbrella Movement Protester

After two years, seven Hong Kong Police officers at the center of a police brutality case have been convicted for the beating of a hogtied protester in the darkness of night during the 2014 Umbrella Movement. The Umbella (or Occupy) Movement was a grassroots protest led by students that lasted 79 days,...

So You Wanna Be a Socialist? In Seattle, You’ve Got Options

A few weeks ago, tenants’ rights activist Jon Grant announced that he’s running for City Council this fall as a Democratic Socialist. Although he is not, technically speaking, a member of any political party — the affiliation is more a kind of “shorthand to describe my values to voters,” he says...

What does “freedom” actually mean? Self-indulgent Libertarian hypocrisy knows no bounds

I once had a conversation with a Libertarian friend who insisted that freedom was the answer to everything — ironic since he was getting married the following week. “Freedom to have sex with others while married?” I asked. “Of course not,” he said. “Freedom for your children to do whatever they...

Carrie Lam’s election manifesto focuses on economy, government reforms

Hong Kong chief executive hopeful Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has vowed to reform government structure and boost the economy if she is elected, but has not made promises relating to universal suffrage or national security. Her policy pledges came just 48 hours before nominations for candidates were due to...

Trump making good on promises to coal miners – Record Searchlight

Editorial(Photo: Record Searchlight) Reducing harmful regulations and bringing back blue-collar jobs were major themes of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Now he is following through on those pledges. President Trump signed legislation repealing an Interior Department rule finalized in the...

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