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Jack Rasmus: The Organizational Question in US Progressive Politics

The first step toward forming unified movement is for grassroots movements to realize they can’t succeed long term pursuing single issues on their own

Arundhati Roy: ‘Now, we have a democratically elected totalitarian government’

Where will India’s poor go?

Ramzy Baroud: Beyond the Middle East: The Rohingya Genocide

While tens of thousands of Rohingya are being ethnically cleansed, having their villages torched, forced into concentration camps and some into slavery, Burma is being celebrated by various western and Asian powers as a success story of a military junta-turned democracy

Vincent Emanuele: Violence and Oppression

On the one hand, oppressors use violence because it intimidates people, keeps them subservient. On the other hand, those resisting oppression often use violence as a means of self defense

Norman Solomon: Jeffrey Sterling vs. the CIA

An Untold Story of Race and Retribution

Vijay Prashad: Overcoming a resilient Islamic State

The long-term antidote to the Islamic State is not Arab jails and American jets, but the creation of an honest and wide-ranging political dialogue in the region, one which includes Saudi Arabia and Iran

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: In Solidarity with Greece

Is Syriza about to be butchered to serve as a vaccine against what might occur in Spain, Ireland, Portugal and even Italy?

Noam Chomsky: On Being Truly Educated

An interview on how education should really work

Todd Cherkis: Spotlight on Baltimore

“What is needed is for all of us to take a step towards each other, and come to terms with the crisis of inequality that has brought our city to this moment”

Joseph Gerson: Obama Administration Sabotages Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference

So much for President Obama’s commitment to a nuclear-weapons-free world

Edward S. Herman: Golden Silences in the Propaganda System

Propaganda shapes the flow of information in many different ways, including, obviously, the choice of the news fit to print, its placement, and the selection of authorities to make those facts credible. But equally important… is omitting facts and ignoring sources that call the chosen (often official) perspective into question.

Staughton Lynd: Books on Activism

Latin American Movements and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn are the subjects of books being reviewed in this issue.

William Boardman: Saudis Try Yemen Peace Initiative

Seldom has such a clear case of criminal war, of naked aggression, drawn such yawns from the world at large

Seth Sandronsky: Van Jones’s Blind Spot

The American government’s (federal, state and local) race to incarcerate black and Latino communities exists within the struggle between capital and labor. The former has triumphed over the latter in the past 40 years through deindustrialization, deregulation and privatization

Adam Hudson: U.S. Wages “War on Terror” in the Philippines

After the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Philippines joined the U.S. in the global War on Terror. The effort became a subterfuge for the Philippine government to wage its own Argentina-style dirty war against political opponents.

Al Gedicks: Defeating the Iron Mines in Wisconsin

Two years after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a controversial Iron Mining Law designed to speed up permitting for a giant open pit iron mine in the Penokee Hills above Lake Superior, Gogebic Taconite (GTac), president Bill Williams pulled the plug on the mine because the project was not feasible

Jane LaTour: The Two Troublemaking Idas

This is the story of two women named Ida—Ida Tarbell (1857-1944) and Ida B. Wells (1862- 1931).

Andy Piascik: Long Distant Running, An Interview With Peace Activist Doug Allen

Over those 41 years, Allen, Professor of Philosophy, has been the one MPAC constant. His work illustrates how someone can devote their life-long distance running—to building a better world. He’s also a long-distance runner

Arun Gupta: The 2016 Election

If you’re progressive or on the left, here’s your cheat sheet on how to participate in the 2016 presidential election, which is just 18 months away

Juan Cole: U.S. Has No Idea Who It Is Assassinating

Indiscriminate fire is a recognized war crime, and it seems to characterize the U.S. drone program

Richard Rothstein: From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation

In 1925, 18 Baltimore neighborhood associations came together to form the “Allied Civic and Protective Association” for the purpose of urging both new and existing property owners to sign restrictive covenants, which committed owners never to sell to an African American

John Raymond: Indigenous Blood At Indian Point

“There are more than 10,000 abandoned uranium mines in Western states and many are in or near indigenous communities suffering from high cancer rates, kidney failure, and birth defects caused by exposure to these toxic sites”

Alex Kotch: Expanding School Vouchers in North Carolina

In a few months, North Carolina’s $10 million private school voucher program could quadruple in size, according to Wake County GOP Representative Paul Stam, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Republican-led state House.

Bill Berkowitz: Ripping Off Prisoners and Their Families One Minute at a Time

One of the few bright spots for many prisoners has been the face-to-face family visit. Now, along comes something called video visitation, the latest profit-making venture trying to suck money out of the pockets of prisoners and their families

Various Contributors: Election Cartoon Commentary

cartoon editorials on the elections

Z Staff: Subscription Details and General Information

Z Magazine’s political mission

Joel Chaffee: Free Listings of Events

Free listings of Items of interest to progressives

Peter Bohmer: Another Police Shooting of African-Americans: This Time in Olympia, WA

Out of this tragedy, there is an opportunity to have serious conversations about racism, about Black lives matter and to build mass movements

Jérôme Roos: Barcelona en Comú’s victory puts movements in control of the city

“Barcelona has decided that for the next four years it will be governed not by a party, but by the legitimacy we built as a radical democratic movement”

Arun Gupta: California Über Alles

Extreme Climatic Events are not the End of the World but a New Opportunity to Change It

Steve Early: Campaigning With Bernie, Then and Now

Why Labor Should Give Sanders Strong Primary Election Support

John Feffer: The Worst of All Possible Worlds

Did Market Leninism Win the Cold War?

Noam Chomsky: The Roots of American Racism

The hideous slave labor camps of the new “empire of liberty” were a primary source for the wealth and privilege of American society

Elizabeth Schulte: Hillary Clinton: Capital’s Plan A

Hillary Clinton isn’t the candidate of people’s hope and dreams, she is the one shooting those dreams out of the sky

David Bacon: 3 thoughts on “Justice for Janitors: A Misunderstood Success”

A response to Justice for Janitors: A Misunderstood Success

Guerrilla Translation: Municipal Recipes

Since the 15M movement, Spain has seen the rise of a democratic revolution from the bottom up

Alfredo Serrano Mancilla: Venezuela: The Economic Battle

Interview on the devaluation of the local currency and falling oil prices that have marked the Venezuelan economy in recent years

Noam Chomsky: U.S. Power and the Godfather Principle

This is the fifth in a series of interviews concentrating mostly on questions gathered from young folks

Paul Street: Theater of the Absurd

Elected in the brand name of peace, Barack Obama has joked to his White House staff that he is “good at killing people”

David Swanson: Is Al Jazeera Trying to Be CNN or Fox?

“Your plan is to compete with Meet the Depressed and such shows by imitating them?”

Dean Baker: Bernie Sanders Takes It to Wall Street

Sanders proposes a financial transactions tax

Brian Terrell: President Obama and the Fog of War

Taking Responsibility for Drone Killings

Joe Emersberger: US Prosecutors are Good Imperial Soldiers

Prosecutors who target Venezuelan officials are giving their bosses ammunition they can use to try to discredit and isolate the Venezuelan government

Bruno Jäntti: Is Breaking the Silence Superior to Palestinian Human Rights Organizations?

The recent report, Breaking the Silence, received extensive coverage but Palestinian sources rarely attract media attention

Paul Mason: Shudders in Europe’s Political Foundations

In Spain, the radical left, campaigning under various regional brand-names linked to the new Podemos party, caused a political shock, winning the city of Barcelona

Norman Finkelstein: Israel’s Iron Dome and Palestinian Armed Resistance

Analyzing Hamas rocket attacks and Israel’s claims of self defense

Yanis Varoufakis: Austerity Is the Only Deal-Breaker

Our creditors’ demand for more austerity has nothing to do with concerns about genuine reform or moving Greece onto a sustainable fiscal path

Marina Sitrin: Do we know our power in the US?

In reflecting on the question of collective power in the United States I have begun to think that power is not so much in the knowing but in the doing.

Michael Albert: Why Militarism?

If U.S. military spending was merely returned to 2001 levels, it would free up $213 billion per year for social spending

Stephen F. Cohen: Why We Must Return to the US-Russian Parity Principle

We are in a new Cold War with Russia today, specifically over the Ukrainian confrontation, largely because Washington nullified the parity principle

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