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How did the U.S. government get from there to a “Homeland Security Department” that trains local police to consider protesters to be terrorists?
It’s chilling to think how many “symbolically powerful” presidential “appointments” could be made to distract from wretched nature of the elite-backed candidates in the USA
No American politician could even run for election on such a platform, of “no conventional military attack on another country”
While continuing to assist private and public sector workers involved in strikes and contract fights, the Vermont Workers Center plans to do more grassroots organizing around the shortcomings of Vermont Health Connect coverage
We should never lose hope that we can bring about positive change, but actually changing the world for the better requires being aware that whoever sits in the White House come January 2017 is not going to be our friend
Of the many current concerns associated with historic wrongs, none is more salient these days than the long simmering tensions between modern Turkey and the Armenian diaspora
Are you a farmer with noose in hand, About to end your endless pain, Consider a patriotic move—Go under the bullet train
What should Syriza’s economic strategy be going forward, given Greece’s position in the eurozone?
Australia has again declared war on its Indigenous people, reminiscent of the brutality that brought universal condemnation on apartheid South Africa
Did we lie? Were we lied to? It is more like we were duped into pseudo-reality crafted so proficiently by Israel, and we are finding it extremely difficult to break away from its confines
Once Syriza is an established party with a firm majority, it will tend to turn away from the movements. That isn’t a criticism of Syriza, it’s an examination of the political dynamics over time
Perhaps one day tourists to Nevada will leave the casinos for a time to visit Peace Camp as a place of celebration and hope
Two sides of Africa plunge migrants into deep despair
Were the killers forged by an ill-advised American supported Ethiopian invasion that transformed the radical Islamic organization from a marginal player into a major force?
Locals and caucuses in the network consider themselves social justice unionists, balancing bread-and-butter issues with working to create equity and keep public schools in the hands of communities rather than private enterprises
The tragedy is that there are so many others who should be higher on everyone’s list of those who need to be prodded, need to be provoked… and need to be knocked the hell out
The creditors are reportedly pressuring the country to restructure its labor market and curtail its pension system; Syriza has instead done the opposite by increasing pension payments to lower-wage workers
A Review of Latin America’s Radical Left: Challenges and Complexities of Political Power in the Twenty-first Century, edited by Steve Ellner (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014), and We Created Chavez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution by George Ciccariello-Maher (Duke University Press, 2013)
The WSF has made it possible for social movements around the world to get better acquainted and to coordinate their struggles
The attacks, which moved like a wave over the Durban settlements of Isipingo, Umlazi, Chatsworth and others, left thousands of foreign nationals displaced, fearing for their lives
He always took the side of the doomed, despised, and damned
There are exciting movements fighting against this upside down world and proposing alternatives, from Greece to Vermont
Changes to the provision of Legal Aid instated by the Conservative Liberal Democrat coalition government have challenged fundamental legal protections
Which begs the question: are the nuclear talks with Iran really that meaningful, if war is what’s practiced?
Approval of the TPP means sacrificing our democracy and our right to manage our markets and resources for the public good
Is there a way to think about left governments, autonomy, self organization, power from below, confederation and the forces of the State all together – in the same conversation?
So, can these hundreds of thousands of people of Greek origin, especially those in Russia who have Russian as their native language, play some important role in the relationship between Greece and Russia?
The United States bombs nations in the name of democracy, yet has one of the least democratic and least functioning of the states calling themselves democracies
“We’re all leaders in this fight”. “We are all committed to change our lives”
Why the atrocities of Henry Kissinger should be mandatory reading
America’s media machine has been spreading its own form of propaganda throughout the world, while at the same time refusing to acknowledge its own culpability in international conflicts
We are held back primarily by our accepting and repeating of the propaganda that we have no power
We must continue to support our brothers and sisters as they fight for $15, but we should also remain critical when discussing how these campaigns fit into a broader vision for the future
The Continuing Depopulation of Detroit
Would the legendary villain Scrooge do these things?
Our wealth redistribution was the second worst of major countries after Brazil, and now is much, much, much worse, is the worst major country in the world
The exposure of the Western world’s surveillance networks has heightened the feeling that democratic institutions aren’t functioning as they should
Eduardo Galeano was a man of letters who lived a life of resistance
Could US hegemony be coming to an end?
It is the first time a victim of a U.S. drone strike will air his grievances in court
US policymakers undertake provocative and mass-murderous military adventures abroad with full knowledge that their actions are certain to generate “blowback”
The great historical struggles from which we draw inspiration have no end dates, instead, they open the door to and inspire new struggles
On a Greek left dominated by Syriza and the Communist Party, Antarsya is often overlooked
How One San Francisco Neighborhood Kept The Forces of Gentrification At Bay
The so-called American Dream and US democracy are in “very serious decline,” as social mobility is among the worst among the richest nations
The UN has increasingly allowed itself to be used by geopolitical actors to shield Israel from criticism and to deflect such stronger initiatives as sanctions designed to produce a just and sustainable peace for the two peoples
It is the type of systematic journalistic deceit and propaganda that we have seen over and over, almost always on the side and in service of the U.S. government’s agenda of endless war
For Greece to succeed in freeing itself from the troika and the banks, it will need the active support of workers organizations across Europe
In conversation with Joseph Stiglitz on the Eurozone Crisis – at the INET – OECD conference, 9 April 2015
So I ask this of my journalism friends: Take stands, loudly and proudly. Be activists. Unless you prefer a world of choke points and control by others, this is part of your job