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Kathy Kelly: No Warlords Need Apply: A Call for Credible Peacemaking in Afghanistan

The U.S. military doesn’t hesitate to demand sums for continued U.S. military presence in Afghanistan which could instead be dedicated to rebuilding the country

Bruno Jäntti: Finnish Rebuilders in occupied West Bank

Participants of the ICAHD rebuilding camp have traveled to the occupied Palestinian territories to carry out an act of resistance against the Israeli occupation regime

Jérôme Roos: The Eurozone’s Pyrrhic victory over Greece

Last week, the finance ministers and technocrats presiding over the Eurozone dealt a decisive blow against democracy

Marian Wang: Georgia is Segregating Troublesome Kids in Schools Used During Jim Crow

A Department of Justice investigation found that Georgia is giving thousands of kids with behavioral issues a subpar education and putting them in the same run-down buildings that served black children decades ago

Vincent Emanuele: War and Culture: Becoming Politically Conscious

The next time you run into someone who’s the least bit interested in politics, please invite them to your house for a dinner party, not the next local organizing meeting

Amira Hass: Susiya and the ABCs of Israeli Colonization Policies

The Palestinian village is the flagship of a struggle against expulsion, but the global attention it gets may overshadow other threatened communities

Ramzy Baroud: Darker Horizons Ahead: Rethinking the War on ‘IS’

It is the lack of political prospects, and the smothering of any attempt at freedom and fair economic opportunity, that lead to extremist violence in the first place

Yanis Varoufakis: Something is rotten with the eurozone’s hideous restrictions on sovereignty

When sovereignty loss, due to unsustainable official debt, yields suboptimal policies in already stressed nations, one knows that there is something rotten in the euro’s kingdom

Robert Fisk: Turkey-Kurdish Conflict

Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise

Nikos Raptis: Cultural Resistance

Running a classic ZNet article to honor the birthday of Mikis Theodorakis, who is 90 today.

Bernie Sanders: A Serious Challenge?

A wide-ranging interview about policy ideas, political theories, single payer to open borders to Zionism

Badri Raina: Greatness

Is it so impossible to marry great purpose to a lived ordinariness?

Lily Zheng: Trans Liberation Doesn’t Come From a Military Uniform

The mainstream LGBT movement is eyeing transgender military inclusion as the next goal of assimilationist politics. But true liberation looks like something else

Leo Panitch: The Syriza Dilemma

Ginden and Panitch explain the possibilities and realities of the Greek situation.

Leo Panitch: SYRIZA’s Stability Rocked by New Memorandum

Three part interview with Real News elaborating the Panitch/Ginden analysis…

Carl Finamore: San Francisco Too Valuable for Poor People

Landlords behaving badly

David Marty: How Greece could leave the euro

Thanks to a flaw in the design of the Euro, Greece could leave the eurozone without much technical or legal complications

Preeti Kaur: Greek Tragedy: Creditors’ “Rights” Trump Human Rights

States consistently fail to subject themselves to binding mechanisms for the enjoyment of human rights, labor protections, and for the protection of the environment

Peter Van Buren: The Balance of Power in the Middle East Just Changed

U.S.-Iranian Relations Emerge from a 30-Year Cold War

Dawn Paley: Texas Denies US Born Babies Birth Certificates

A lawsuit contends Texas is in violation of the U.S. Constitution in denying birth certificates to babies of undocumented immigrants

Ted Glick: Pope Francis: Climate Game-Changer

Just in time, hopefully, the leader the world needs on the climate crisis has stepped forward: Pope Francis. What other person known worldwide, with an international following and with the power—spiritually and politically—to have an impact is doing what the Pope has done so far, since  he was named Pope in the spring of 2013? Read more…

Evel Economakis: A view from Athens: Greece’s shell-shocked left

There were two strategies Syriza could have followed. One was to try and change Europe from within. The other: save Greece via a well-formulated Plan B, or Grexit. It did neither

Curtis Black: Beyond Legal Protections, Disability Rights Advocates Seek Economic Progress

A community organizing project of Access Living, DAWWN includes people with a variety of disabilities from communities across the city

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: A Problem Called Germany

Europe’s biggest problem is Germany, not Greece. Just over two years ago (May, 2013) I published a piece entitled “The German Diktat”, in which I listed the justifications given by Germany at the beginning of the First World War for its atrocities against Belgium, a small country that had refused to go along with Germany’s Read more…

Juan Cole: Turkey’s new “war on terror” mainly targeting Kurds

What was at first announced as a new Turkish turn toward attacks on Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) on Friday has quickly become largely a campaign against Kurds instead. It is being alleged that the Turkish Air Force launched dozens of strikes against bases of the Kurdistan Workers Party over the border in Iraq on Saturday, and Read more…

Vijay Prashad: A Greece moment

By tax policy and by cuts in social spending, the Garcia Padilla administration in Puerto Rico continues to press the people to make “sacrifices”

Bill Quigley: The Hurricane Katrina Pain Index Ten Years Later

Hundreds of Katrina survivors were not allowed to return to their homes in New Orleans public housing, despite the fact that they were unaffected by flooding. Craig Morse Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 License When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, the nation saw tens of thousands of people left behind in Read more…

Richard Falk: Alliance Blackmail: Israel’s Opposition to the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Left out of consideration altogether was the nuclear weapons arsenal of Israel acquired with Western complicity and by covert means, as well as through operations outside the Nonproliferation Treaty regime

Bernie Sanders: Remarks by Senator Sanders at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Now is the time for millions of working families – black and white, Latino and Native American, gay and straight – to come together, to revitalize American democracy,

Gareth Porter: Obama’s Line on the Iran Nuclear Deal: A Second False Narrative

A big part of the problem is that the Obama administration is not going to do anything to refute the extremist view of Iran as determined to get nuclear weapons

Jack Murtha: Why the Laura Poitras case is bigger than you think

These systemic delays in responding to requests have really hampered the ability of journalists to use FOIA as a tool

Justin Podur: The state murder of an activist

Sandra Bland’s killing exposes the impunity of US police more starkly than ever

Paul Street: Deleting Crimes at the New York Times

Airbrushing History at the Paper of Record

Michael Albert: Revolution?!

Activists aggressively confront current injustices. Shouldn’t we also advocate revolutionary changes and develop revolutionary vision to inform our acts?

Pete Dolack: We may have already committed ourselves to 6-meter sea-level rise

Even if humanity were to stop throwing carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere today, a catastrophic rise in sea levels of six meters may be inevitable. Two previous prehistoric interglacial periods, in which the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere was believed to be about what it is today, resulted in dramatic rising of Read more…

Vijay Prashad: India’s pal act with Israel hurts its real alliances

Delhi’s main allies are united in support of Palestine, and yet India’s right-wing PM is pushing for closer ties with Israel

Maria Sanchez Diez: Activists are repurposing London’s “anti-homeless” spikes into cozy bedrooms

The collective, called Space, Not Spikes, wants to make a point: the hostile metal studs and other devices purposely designed to drive people away are not okay

Jef Rouner: No, It’s Not Your Opinion. You’re Just Wrong

Eventually you are going to venture out into the world and find that what you thought was an informed opinion was actually just a tiny thought based on little data and your feelings

Michael Albert: Beyond the Impasse

Major interview for German periodical Utopie: “There will be no successful movement to escape capitalism until there is widespread agreement that there is superior life beyond capitalism”

Joe Emersberger: Europe’s Massive Democratic Deficit

Thanks to the mass media, European elites badly misinform their own people and get away with a quasi-coup in Greece

Matt Taibbi: Sandra Bland Was Murdered

Suicide or not, police are responsible for Sandra Bland’s death

David Swanson: George Clooney Opposes War Profiteering While African

It turns out Clooney opposes, not war profiteering in general, but war profiteering while African

Sonali Kolhatkar: ‘This is a Movement, Not a Moment’

“Once I picked up a bullhorn, I became a target, and that just showed me how powerful the woman’s, and black woman’s, voice is”

Richard D. Wolff: What do Angela Merkel and Mitt Romney have in common?

Austerity unites right-wing Americans and Eurozone leaders

Vijay Prashad: Turkey’s hand to ISIS

Sending suicide bombers into south-eastern Turkey is a clear warning by the Islamic State to the Kurdish people

Daniel Munevar: Why I’ve Changed My Mind About Grexit

Even if they somehow reach an agreement, there is simply no way it can work. The economics of the program are just insane

Noam Chomsky: ‘What exactly is the threat of Iran?’

Interview on why there was no need for a nuclear deal.

Institute of the Black World: Statement of Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement

“We hope to see emerge out of Cleveland a collective vision to build meaningful power and agency in the Black community and to advance a racial justice agenda that shapes our present and charts our future”

Ellie Mae O'Hagan: How TTIP Changes the Rules of the Game

What is TTIP? A secret trade deal cooked up by private companies and politicians that will affect everything from the fruit you buy to the doctor who tends to your sickbed

Erika Eichelberger: How Racist Is Solitary Confinement?

Black and Hispanic inmates are vastly more likely to be punished with solitary confinement than their white counterparts, and less likely to receive diagnoses of mental illness

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