Tag: Norway

How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’ | Common Dreams Views

Sweden and Norway, for example, both experienced a major power shift in the 1930s after prolonged nonviolent struggle. They “fired” the top 1 percent of people who set the direction for society and created the basis for something different.

via How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’ | Common Dreams Views

Valhalla Awaits! After White Terrorism at Oslo Mosque, what if Trump spoke about Supremacists the Way he does Islam?

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It appears that the white nationalist shooter may have killed a female relative at home before heading to the mosque. Such nice people.

The massacre by a white nationalist terrorist of mostly Mexican-Americans at El Paso was also accompanied by an online rant citing the New Zealand monster.

Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric and tweets are part of this stochastic white terrorism phenomenon.

All terrorist acts in the United States in 2018 were carried out by white nationalists. All.

So what would happen if we took Trump’s bigoted and unfair statements on Muslims and just plugged in white nationalist instead? Those of us who are privileged in various ways might get a sense of how invidious and discriminatory Trump really has been.

What would happen if we ask why so few of the 53 GOP senators have come out to denounce white nationalism? What about prominent white nationalist media figures? Did Tucker Carlson denounce the El Paso massacre? Why is he denying that white nationalism even exists? Why don’t we hear from the white leaders when a white nationalist stages an attack such as Oslo?

 

via Valhalla Awaits! After White Terrorism at Oslo Mosque, what if Trump spoke about Supremacists the Way he does Islam?

Women graduates will hurt the most

Make no mistake, the government’s proposed lowering of the university debt repayment threshold to $45,000 will hurt female graduates the most. And the impact will be most felt by women in some of the most essential, yet underpaid professions in the country.

Women graduates will hurt the most

By Sharing Prosperity Most Evenly, Norway Wins Again

For the 12th year in a row, Norway has earned the honor of being listed as the best country in the world to live. The ranking appears in the United Nations Development Programme’s 2015 Human Development Report. The agency uses the Human Development Index (HDI) to score nearly 200 countries on factors including life expectancy at birth, average years of schooling, and gross national income per capita.

Source: By Sharing Prosperity Most Evenly, Norway Wins Again | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community