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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
Where will India’s poor go?
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
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
An Untold Story of Race and Retribution
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
Is Syriza about to be butchered to serve as a vaccine against what might occur in Spain, Ireland, Portugal and even Italy?
An interview on how education should really work
“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”
So much for President Obama’s commitment to a nuclear-weapons-free world
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.
Latin American Movements and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn are the subjects of books being reviewed in this issue.
Seldom has such a clear case of criminal war, of naked aggression, drawn such yawns from the world at large
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
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.
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
This is the story of two women named Ida—Ida Tarbell (1857-1944) and Ida B. Wells (1862- 1931).
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
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
Indiscriminate fire is a recognized war crime, and it seems to characterize the U.S. drone program
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
“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”
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.
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
cartoon editorials on the elections
Z Magazine’s political mission
Free listings of Items of interest to progressives
Out of this tragedy, there is an opportunity to have serious conversations about racism, about Black lives matter and to build mass movements
“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”
Extreme Climatic Events are not the End of the World but a New Opportunity to Change It
Why Labor Should Give Sanders Strong Primary Election Support
Did Market Leninism Win the Cold War?
The hideous slave labor camps of the new “empire of liberty” were a primary source for the wealth and privilege of American society
Hillary Clinton isn’t the candidate of people’s hope and dreams, she is the one shooting those dreams out of the sky
A response to Justice for Janitors: A Misunderstood Success
Since the 15M movement, Spain has seen the rise of a democratic revolution from the bottom up
Interview on the devaluation of the local currency and falling oil prices that have marked the Venezuelan economy in recent years
This is the fifth in a series of interviews concentrating mostly on questions gathered from young folks
Elected in the brand name of peace, Barack Obama has joked to his White House staff that he is “good at killing people”
“Your plan is to compete with Meet the Depressed and such shows by imitating them?”
Sanders proposes a financial transactions tax
Taking Responsibility for Drone Killings
Prosecutors who target Venezuelan officials are giving their bosses ammunition they can use to try to discredit and isolate the Venezuelan government
The recent report, Breaking the Silence, received extensive coverage but Palestinian sources rarely attract media attention
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
Analyzing Hamas rocket attacks and Israel’s claims of self defense
Our creditors’ demand for more austerity has nothing to do with concerns about genuine reform or moving Greece onto a sustainable fiscal path
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.
If U.S. military spending was merely returned to 2001 levels, it would free up $213 billion per year for social spending
We are in a new Cold War with Russia today, specifically over the Ukrainian confrontation, largely because Washington nullified the parity principle