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David Swanson: Can Corporatized Universities Allow Criticism of Israel?

The University of California is seeking to ban criticism of Israel. This is a widespread phenomenon in the United States

Juan Cole: Syria: Is there a Russian-Iranian Dispute over Fate of al-Assad?

Russia and Iran don’t see eye to eye about the future of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad after their military intervention in the civil war, according to correspondent Basil Muhammad of the Kuwaiti dailiy al-Siyasah (“Politics”). Mr. Muhammad says he interviewed a member of the Iraqi parliament who declined to speak on the record. This individual Read more…

Robert Scheer: Amid the Crowing of the GOP and Clinton, Sanders Is on the Rise

What makes Sanders appear less formidable to the party bosses is that although he is now matching Hillary Clinton in the all-important fundraising category, he has received mainly small contributions

Marwan Jabbar: The Young Iraqis Promoting Darwinism and Rationalism To Save Iraq

One of the more unusual, grass roots groups in Iraq today is Real Sciences. They are young Iraqis who translate scientific articles into Arabic, believing that a little more of this could combat violence. In the midst of the conflicts that Baghdad in particular, and the rest of Iraq in general, has suffered through over Read more…

Ronan Burtenshaw: Europe’s Left Needs a New Horizon

There is an urgent need for Europe’s Left to construct a new horizon that seeks to transcend the limitations of the European Union and the nation state

Marcus Harrison Green: Anti-Racist Organizers Win as Seattle Council Votes to End Youth Incarceration

The resolution, which passed unanimously, endorses the goal of having no kids in detention in Seattle. It’s a move that chips away at the school-to-prison pipeline

Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything: Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis Film Re-imagines Vast Challenge of Climate Change

Interview with the duo behind the new film, “This Changes Everything,” which re-imagines the vast challenge of climate change

Patrick Bond: Can World’s Worst Case of Inequality be Fixed by Pikettian Posturing?

Entering South Africa this week, stage left, is the celebrated economist Thomas Piketty, whose ideas are already much used and abused

Paul Street: Wellhead and Tailpipe

Reflections on Eco-Orwellianism

Henry A. Giroux: Murder, USA: Why Politicians Have Blood on Their Hands

Ten people were killed and seven wounded recently in a mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon. Such shootings are more than another tragic expression of unchecked violence in the United States, they are symptomatic of a society engulfed in fear, militarism, a survival-of-the-fittest ethos, and a growing disdain for human life. Sadly, Read more…

Nomi Prins: Trumpocrisy

The Donald’s Finances and the Art of Ignoring Conflicts and Contradictions

Richard Falk: Nonagon of Toxic Conflict: Notes on the Turkish Quagmire

The Middle East has become a puzzle so daunting that only fools are clear about what should be done

Glen David Kuecker: UN Sustainable Development Goals: The Matrix Reloaded

The SDGs offer profit for the corporations and for-profit consultancies that live off the lard of development capitalism

Kathleen Turner: The Real Target of the Planned Parenthood Attacks

The leading GOP candidates have aligned themselves with a platform based on endangering women’s health care access

Juan Cole: Deal with Saudis? Why does the US care if Russia bombs al-Qaeda and its Allies in Syria?

The fact is that the United States has bombed the Support Front/ al-Qaeda on several occasions, itself, so it is odd to criticize Russia for that

Justin Miller: If Small Donors Were Amplified, Bernie Would Be the Frontrunner

Under public-financing plans proposed by candidates like Clinton, Bernie’s grassroots fundraising would put him over the top

Charlie Post: The Specter of Trump

Donald Trump speaks to an aggrieved and radicalized middle class with seemingly nowhere else to turn

Mark Bergfeld: Continuity over Change: Portugal Ahead of the Elections

Portugal’s economy is on the road to recovery but the human cost has been high: Poverty, wage cuts and emigration plague the country

Vanessa Vargas Rojas: Revisiting a Dark Episode in the Life of Pablo Neruda

Forty-two years since the death of Pablo Neruda, revisiting the interpretation of an obscure episode the poet described in his book of memoirs, “I Confess That I Have Lived,” in which he himself is the author of a rape. The figure of the poet Pablo Neruda has never been free from controversy. Nobel prizewinner for Read more…

John Pilger: The Revolutionary Act of Telling the Truth

Wondrous technology has become both our friend and our enemy

David Swanson: Hillary Offers Syria a Libyan-Iraqi-Style Paradise

The United States still dreams of overthrowing Assad on the cheap without a massive U.S. occupation, and without bombing quite the whole country

Mark Solomon: Syriza and its “Left” Critics

The original vision of Syriza not only did not die, but the struggle for a just, democratic society goes on under the party’s banner

Alex Nunns: The unspun Jeremy Corbyn

Hours after being announced as the new leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn was addressing tens of thousands of demonstrators at a rally in support of refugees in London’s Parliament Square. Behind the stage, as his speech drew to a close, a phalanx of young volunteers in bright red “TEAM CORBYN” T-shirts arranged Read more…

Jack Rasmus: Killing US for Profit: Big ‘Pharma’ Out of Control

A good part of the problem has become the growing ‘financialization’ of the health industry by Wall St. and global finance capital in recent decades

Alex Doherty: The Meaning of Corbynism

The rise of Jeremy Corbyn and other left politicians in the global north is symptomatic of the breakdown of the neoliberal project

Edward Snowden: Call for Global Privacy Treaty

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, Brazilian privacy activist David Miranda and others have launched a new campaign to establish global privacy standards. The proposed International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers would require states to ban mass data collection and implement public oversight Read more…

Sarah Lazare: How US Colleges Have Become Ground Zero for Suppression of Palestine Solidarity

Two new reports highlight the systematic intimidation, harassment, and censorship that is silencing free speech critical of Israel

Alexandra Bradbury: Chrysler Workers Vote 2 to 1 to Reject Two-Tier Pact

In local after local, auto workers voted down their union’s national deal with Chrysler, aiming to force their bargainers back to the table to do better. Some call the two-tiered contract a “bridge to nowhere.” Photo: Alex Smith. This story has been updated from the original version published September 28. Auto workers have overwhelmingly voted Read more…

Harsha Walia: Why the UN Meeting Is No Friend to Refugees

Resolving the refugee crisis requires understanding displacement and migration as central to anti-capitalist, anti-racist and anti-colonial struggles

Robert Fisk: Syria’s civil war and the refugee crisis

The award-winning journalist Robert Fisk is a rare breed. A lover of the English language, his reporting and analysis of the world’s hotspots cannot resist going after the Orwellian phrases and talking points that are the stock-and-trade of the world’s most awful politicians and tyrants. And, readers can take great delight in his savaging of Read more…

Roberto Savio: The Sad Decline Of Democracy

There are historical precedents to tell us that Society in crisis slips easily into populist and authoritarian regimes, especially if the rich elites support that road

Dean Baker: Washington Post Won’t Let Journalistic Integrity Stand in the Way of Scaring You Away From Sanders

The Washington Post‘s difficulties in separating its news and opinion pages showed up again in a piece by David Fahrenthold that warned the public against Sen. Bernie Sanders’ agenda in his presidential campaign. The piece is headlined “How Bernie Sanders Would Transform the Nation.” Fahrenthold is quite direct about his opinion of Sanders. He begins Read more…

Robert Hunziker: Fukushima: the World’s Never Seen Anything Like This

Nobody knows whether Fukushima morphs full meltdown into Earth, although the signposts are not good, and not only that but nobody knows what to do about it

Guillaume Long: In Defense of Rafael Correa

Ecuador’s minister of culture defends the social and political record of the Correa government

Walden Bello: China’s Stock Market Crash: Symptom of a Bigger Crisis

The spectacular cratering of the Shanghai stock market, which lost nearly 40 per cent of its value in just 10 weeks, is a sign of a much bigger problem: the crisis of the country’s 30-year-old export oriented rapid growth economy

Vijay Prashad: The Syrian dilemma

The failure of U.S. strategy is clear from CIA estimates that the I.S. has three times the number of fighters it had last year

Pepe Escobar: Obama, Putin: Checkmate

What’s certain – for the overwhelming majority of the Global South – is that the Empire of Chaos made a mess everywhere

Carl Finamore: Coming to San Francisco? Cra$h at My Pad

Housing activists have grown tired of the city’s failure to enforce existing laws while Airbnb’s impact has worsened the city’s housing crisis

Alfredo Lopez: EU Court Advocate General Deals Severe Blow to NSA Surveillance

It’s the most comprehensive spy program in U.S. history and much of its activity involves servers in other countries because that’s where much of the data the NSA wants is stored

Ramzy Baroud: Seven Points Not on the Arab Media Agenda – What Is There to Celebrate?

Until journalists and media professionals, through collective effort and after many uphill battles, redeem some respect for their tightly controlled medium, there is no reason whatsoever to celebrate

Gareth Porter: Rouhani’s dual messages and Iran’s security strategy

Rouhani’s UN message has opened the door on engagement with the US but insists that cooperation on resisting IS is the priority in Syria

Russell Mokhiber: Single-Payer Health Care and the Case Against Clicktivism

Obamacare, with its promise of healthcare reform, took the wind out of the sails of the single payer movement. In the House of Representatives, the number of co-sponsors of the single payer bill, HR 676, today is at 53 — down from a high of about 100. Under Obamacare, 30 million Americans are still uninsured Read more…

Josep Maria Antentas: Looking for Lost Momentum

With its poll numbers slipping, Podemos is searching for ways to recapture this spring’s energy

Euskadi Ta Askatasuna: Euskadi Ta Askatasuna’s statement to the Basque People

ETA, the Basque socialist revolutionary organisation for national liberation, wants to transmit the following analysis to the Basque people

Elizabeth Warren: Getting to the Point with Senator Elizabeth Warren

Half a century after the debate over the Civil Rights Act, our country has made real progress – but we have not made enough progress

Paul Street: The Nature and Mission of U.S. Corporate Mass Media

The United States corporate and commercial mass media is a bastion of power-serving propaganda and deadening twaddle

Arun Gupta: The Refugee Crisis in the Americas

U.S. led drug war, free trade, and militarism continue to destabilize Southern neighbors, ensuring continual flow of refugees

Alexander Main: The Latin America WikiLeaks Files

US diplomatic cables reveal a coordinated assault against Latin America’s left-wing governments

Ezequiel Adamovsky: The Pope as World Leader

Despite his reputation of unorthodox reformer, most of Francis’ stances are in tune with Catholic traditions. Yet, his views on the environment are truly remarkable

George Monbiot: Inhospitable Planet

In the past four decades, the world has lost 50% of its vertebrate wildlife

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