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David Swanson: Gradual Injustice

How did the U.S. government get from there to a “Homeland Security Department” that trains local police to consider protesters to be terrorists?

Joe Emersberger: Letter to Deborah Orr Regarding Hillary Clinton

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

Juan Cole: Khamenei: US invented nuclear Myth; Iran will Never Invade another Country

No American politician could even run for election on such a platform, of “no conventional military attack on another country”

Steve Early: Vermont Activists Battle Democratic Governor for Single-Payer Health Care

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

Medea Benjamin: Hillary the Hawk

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

Richard Falk: Armenians 1915: The Genocide Controversy

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

Badri Raina: I Give You the Bullet Train

Are you a farmer with noose in hand, About to end your endless pain, Consider a patriotic move—Go under the bullet train

Catarina Príncipe: The Next Hundred Days

What should Syriza’s economic strategy be going forward, given Greece’s position in the eurozone?

John Pilger: The secret country again wages war on its own people

Australia has again declared war on its Indigenous people, reminiscent of the brutality that brought universal condemnation on apartheid South Africa

Ramzy Baroud: Stuck in Area A: How We Were Duped into Disowning the Palestinians

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

Frances Fox Piven: Syriza and Greece’s Prospects for Fighting Austerity

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

Brian Terrell: Making History and Building a Future in the Nevada Desert

Perhaps one day tourists to Nevada will leave the casinos for a time to visit Peace Camp as a place of celebration and hope

Vijay Prashad: Crushing dreams will not stop the rush from Africa

Two sides of Africa plunge migrants into deep despair

Conn Hallinan: Kenya’s Sorrow: The U.S. Connection

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?

Michelle Gunderson: Teachers Compare Notes

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

Dave Zirin: Cornel West Is Not Mike Tyson

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

Yanis Varoufakis: The Medicine of Austerity Is Not Working, We Need a New Treatment

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

Kim Scipes: “There’s somethin’ happenin’ here, What it is ain’t exactly clear”

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)

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Another, Much-Needed, World

The WSF has made it possible for social movements around the world to get better acquainted and to coordinate their struggles

The Con: Alone, With Nowhere To Go

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

Michael K. Smith: Eduardo Galeano, 1940-2015: A Voice, Not An Echo

He always took the side of the doomed, despised, and damned

Ben Dangl: Why We Need to Ditch Austerity Policies and Take on the Global 1%

There are exciting movements fighting against this upside down world and proposing alternatives, from Greece to Vermont

Preeti Kaur: ConDem Cuts to Legal Aid Put Most Vulnerable at Risk

Changes to the provision of Legal Aid instated by the Conservative Liberal Democrat coalition government have challenged fundamental legal protections

Shamus Cooke: A Paper Peace and Proxy War With Iran

Which begs the question: are the nuclear talks with Iran really that meaningful, if war is what’s practiced?

David Korten: A Trade Rule that Makes It Illegal to Favor Local Business? Newest Leak Shows TPP Would Do That And More

Approval of the TPP means sacrificing our democracy and our right to manage our markets and resources for the public good

Marina Sitrin: With and Beyond Left Governments

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?

Nikos Raptis: The Situation in Greece

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?

David Swanson: The Decline and Fall of the United States

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

David Moberg: Fast Food Workers in 236 Cities Pull Off Largest Strikes Yet

“We’re all leaders in this fight”. “We are all committed to change our lives”

Omer Aziz: The Ivy League’s favorite war criminal

Why the atrocities of Henry Kissinger should be mandatory reading

Noam Chomsky: If US wants to study ‘weaponization’ of media, US should study itself

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

David Swanson: And the Slow Parade of Fears

We are held back primarily by our accepting and repeating of the propaganda that we have no power

Vincent Emanuele: Fight for $15: Moving Beyond Self-Interest

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

Laura Gottesdiener: A Foreclosure Conveyor Belt

The Continuing Depopulation of Detroit

Michael Albert: Enough Already

Would the legendary villain Scrooge do these things?

Patrick Bond: Mandela Led Fight Against Apartheid, But Not Against Extreme Inequality

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

Tariq Ali: The New World Disorder

The exposure of the Western world’s surveillance networks has heightened the feeling that democratic institutions aren’t functioning as they should

Alan West-Durán: Eduardo Galeano (1940–2015)

Eduardo Galeano was a man of letters who lived a life of resistance

Noam Chomsky: Yemen is the most extraordinary global terrorism campaign in history

Could US hegemony be coming to an end?

Cora Currier: Secret Details of Drone Strike Revealed As Unprecedented Case Goes to German Court

It is the first time a victim of a U.S. drone strike will air his grievances in court

Paul Street: Boston, Blowback, and Barack Obama

US policymakers undertake provocative and mass-murderous military adventures abroad with full knowledge that their actions are certain to generate “blowback”

Suren Moodliar: On Comparing Slavery & Carbon Dependence, Part One

The great historical struggles from which we draw inspiration have no end dates, instead, they open the door to and inspire new struggles

Sebastian Budgen: The Other Greek Left

On a Greek left dominated by Syriza and the Communist Party, Antarsya is often overlooked

Steve Early: Lessons of The Tenderloin

How One San Francisco Neighborhood Kept The Forces of Gentrification At Bay

Noam Chomsky: ‘Any reader of Orwell would be perfectly familiar’ with US maneuvers

The so-called American Dream and US democracy are in “very serious decline,” as social mobility is among the worst among the richest nations

Richard Falk: Weakening and Discrediting the UN: The Mission of Israeli QGOs

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

Glenn Greenwald: NBC’s Conduct in Engel Kidnapping Story is More Troubling than the Brian Williams Scandal

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

Eric Lerner: Greek Workers’ Only Real Hope is Fearless Action

For Greece to succeed in freeing itself from the troika and the banks, it will need the active support of workers organizations across Europe

Yanis Varoufakis: On the Eurozone Crisis

In conversation with Joseph Stiglitz on the Eurozone Crisis – at the INET – OECD conference, 9 April 2015

Dan Gillmor: Why journalists should (at least sometimes) be activists

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

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