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Roberto Savio: Europe is disintegrating while its citizens watch indifferent

Will the European Union survive? Probably, but it will be more a kind of common market for finance and business rather than a citizen’s project

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Immanuel Wallerstein: A Left Electoral Strategy? France and the United States

The parallel with Sanders is that the French group may be tapping into the same popular discontent that Sanders has used to make his bid

Anne Schuchat: Zika Virus: Are Climate & Ecological Factors Driving Spread of Viral Diseases in the Americas?

Interview on the spread of the Zika virus, which scientists have linked to rising temperatures from global warming because of the increased incidence of mosquito-borne infections

James North: Jewish West Bank settlers are as smug as white South Africans in 1980

The settlers are absolutely certain the Israeli government will never uproot them, and behind that is the unspoken conviction that the United States will never put significant pressure on Israel

Elizabeth Mpofu: La Via Campesina: Building an International Movement for Food and Seed Sovereignty

We are organized and we know what we want

Garry Leech: Terrifying Ted and His Ultra-Conservative Vision for America

A Cruz victory in November would result in a serious shift to the right for the United States with regard to both domestic and foreign policies

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Michael Albert: Thinking about Sanders

On what logic should we base our attitude to the Sanders campaign? And once our attitude is clear, what should we do about it?

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William Blum: Is Bernie Sanders a Socialist?

Why does a person raised in a capitalist society become a socialist?

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John Pilger: Freeing Julian Assange: The Last Chapter

The Assange case is rooted across the Atlantic in Pentagon-dominated Washington, obsessed with pursuing and prosecuting whistleblowers,

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Bridget Anderson: The fear of ‘not enough to go round’

Global inequality lies at the root of our anxiety over migrants

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Alfredo Lopez: The ‘Bern’ and the Internet

There are three major Internet issues that every candidate must take up: net neutrality, universal access and privacy

Giuliana Sgrena: The second Tunisian revolution

Five years after the Arab Spring that shook the Middle East and North Africa, Tunisia is bursting up in flames again. The images that arrived from the city of Sfax, where a young merchant set himself on fire Wednesday after his goods were confiscated by the authorities, is reminiscent of the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, Read more…

Henriette Johansen: Europe’s colonial amnesia and its repercussions for the migrant and refugee crisis

The daily updates I receive from volunteers working in Calais and on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Chios are heart-breaking. As I sat to write this, a volunteer nurse from Denmark described her night shift to me, driving up and down the coast of Chios, turning off all lights with the other volunteers in Read more…

Lori Wallach: Signing of TPP Marks Only Beginning of the Fight

The Trans-Pacific Partnership encompasses 12 Pacific Rim nations, including the United States, and 40 percent of the world’s economy

William Barber: The Strange Career of James Crow, Esquire

After the Supreme Court razed the Voting Rights Act in 2013, Jim Crow came skulking back to the South

Shawn Gude: Social Democracy in Middle America

The Iowa Caucus shows promise for radical politics in the United States

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Vincent Emanuele: A Letter to the Left Concerning Bernie Sanders and Organizing

There are future radicals in the midst. Who’s going to organize them? Who will be their mentors?

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Aviva Chomsky: All the News That’s Fit to Print

How the Media Hide Undocumented Workers

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Ramzy Baroud: The Logic of Hunger Striking Palestinians: When Starvation Is a Weapon

What all of these former hunger strikers seem to have in common is their concern with the freedom of an entire group of desperate, oppressed and outraged people

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Paul Street: Signs of a Gathering Storm: Iowa Caucus Report

Something left and radically democratic is up with young folks and others and it’s not going to disappear with the eventual fading of Bernie

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Paul Mason: Europe’s refugee story has hardly begun

With a million new refugees expected in Europe this year, Greece faces a diplomatic onslaught and an existential crisis

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Jack Rasmus: The $10 Trillion US Tax Giveaway – $10 Trillion More Proposed

How U.S. Congress and Presidential Candidates keep the cash flowing to corporations and investors

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George Monbiot: Rigging the Market

Oil, the industry that threatens us with destruction, is being bailed out with public money

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Russell Mokhiber: Heather White and the Human Costs of Electronics

Heather White is a graduate of Harvard and MIT. Who Pays the Price? The Human Cost of Electronics (Indiegogo 3min trailer) from Whopaysfilm on Vimeo. She speaks fluent Chinese. She knows first hand the supplier networks in China — the factories that supply your iPhone and iPad and other cell phones and digital devices. And Read more…

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Juan Cole: Obama Condems hatred of Muslim-Americans, Affirms their Importance to Nation

President Obama spoke Wednesday at a Baltimore mosque in an explicit pushback against the hatred for Muslims being promoted by billionaire real estate developer Donald J. Trump and others among the Republican presidential candidates. Trump has scapegoated all Muslim-Americans for the violence committed by a tiny fringe. He has called for Muslims to be excluded Read more…

Francisco Dominguez: Right Wing Majority in Venezuela’s National Assembly: The Constitutional and Political Stakes

A powerful coalition of domestic forces in cahoots with Washington has unleashed an economic war against Venezuela’s progressive government since 2012

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Ira Chernus: America’s New Vietnam in the Middle East

A Civil War Story About the Islamic State Might Spark a Peace Movement

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Conn Hallinan: Hillary and the Urn of Ashes

They sent forth men to battle.                            But no such men return;                            And home, to claim their                                    welcome. Comes ashes in an urn.” –Ode from “Agamemnon” in the Greek tragedy the Oresteia by Aeschylus   Aeschylus—who had actually fought at Marathon in 490 BC, the battle Read more…

Pete Dolack: Let Them Eat iPhones

Competitive pressure accounts for some corporate mergers — the capitalist imperative to grow or die does not abate even for the biggest corporations

Ruth Needleman: Canoas: A Government of, for and by the People

Oakland, New York, Minneapolis, among others, are exploring the possibility of “participatory budgeting,” an initiative to shift decision-making on development projects from the government to the community

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Russell Mokhiber: Clarence Ditlow Wants VW, Takata and GM Execs Jailed for Corporate Crime

The Center for Auto Safety’s Clarence Ditlow wants executives at VW, Takata and General Motors jailed for corporate crime.

Alon Ben-Meir: The Dire Consequences Of Revenge And Retribution

What is unfathomable is how revenge and retribution could presumably reduce the vicious cycle of violence

Gregory Button: The Flint Water Crisis is Not Without Parallel in Michigan History

Much of the uncertainty and harm of the present day disaster in Flint could have been averted if officials were aware of the pitfalls of their predecessors

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Dave Zirin: Brazil in Peril: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Zika Virus

The legacy of the 2016 Brazil Olympics could be the spreading of the Zika virus across the hemisphere’s most vulnerable populations

Amanda Girard: Black Lives Shattered: How the Clintons Built Their Legacy on White Supremacy

Even over 200 years later, Hillary Clinton seems to have had the same colonialist attitude toward Haiti as her predecessors

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Edward S. Herman: Western Aggression: The Highest Form of Terrorism

The propaganda system is in fact a constituent of the permanent war system, hence a reliable supporter of wholesale terrorism

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Marjorie Cohn: Want Endless War? Love the U.S. Empire? Well, Clinton’s Your Choice

President Hillary Clinton would continue our “perpetual war.” She would do everything in her power to ensure the robust survival of the American empire

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Henry A. Giroux: Exile as a Space of Disruption in the Academy

Mimicking the instrumental logic of a business culture, too many administrators lack the vision, totality of knowledge, or will to address what role the university should play in a democracy

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David Bacon: Why The B-52 Failed

Photo of the bombing of Hanoi Station on Christmas Day 1972, from the Hoa Lo Museum in Hanoi. On the plane to Hanoi earlier this month, I opened my copy of the New York Times to find an article by Dave Philipps: “After 60 Years, B-52’s Still Dominate the U.S. Fleet.” The piece stuck with Read more…

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Erica Chenoweth: Seeing Flight as a Non-violent Option: One Way to Change the Discourse about the World’s 60 Million Refugees

This is a situation that calls for policies that embody compassion, respect, protection, and welcome—not fear, dehumanization, exclusion, or revulsion

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Vijay Prashad: China’s road to the Middle East

China’s quiet days seem over

Adolf Alzuphar: Leftwing Haitian singer Emerantes De Pradines

Understanding De Pradines’s importance begins with Haiti’s social history

Peter Gelderloos: The CUP: up to its neck in politics

In giving up its capacity to act as an independent force, the CUP is repeating a familiar theme of leftist parties getting bogged down in institutional politics

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Patrick Cockburn: Syrian civil war: Could Turkey be gambling on an invasion?

Kurdish forces, close to sealing the border, must beware – President Erdogan is unpredictable

Norman Pollack: Infanticide: A Policy Choice

This is the story of Flint, a nightmare of prostituted government (literally) in the service of money via a context of political-structural debasement

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Norman Solomon: The Bernie Campaign: The Democratic Party’s Biggest Insurrection in Decades

The Bernie campaign could be a watershed for progressive organizing through the rest of this decade and beyond. That will largely depend on what activists do — in the next weeks, months and years

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David Swanson: What Does a Progressive Budget Look Like?

U.S. military spending is extremely high by historical standards

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Paul Street: No Surprise, No Disappointment

The sooner the candidate madness fades the better, as there are numerous issues and problems around which to organize serious Left movement action

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Preeti Kaur: Child Neglect, Abuse, and Torture in the UK?

Shocking footage at a youth custody center in England highlights the growing decay of detention facilities in the U.K.

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Nomi Prins: Democracy of the Billionaires

The Most Expensive Election Ever Is A Billionaire’s Playground (Except for Bernie Sanders)

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