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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

Kim Katrin Milan: Serena & Venus: Creating Mirrors

Serena and Venus reflect back entirely new possibilities for the future of sports and of black girls

Sue Sturgis: What Tennessee paid to lure lawbreaking Volkswagen to Chattanooga

The scandal over Volkwagen’s illegal scheme to sell diesel vehicles equipped with software designed to cheat U.S. air pollution limits is widening

Juan Cole: The Final Collapse of Bush’s Nation-Building: Kunduz falls to Taliban

On Monday, the Taliban swept into the provincial capital of Kunduz, taking it in half a day from a large and well-equipped Afghan National Army force. Tuesday’s riposte had only mixed success, with the ANA saying it had taken back the (no-empty) prison. An attempt to take back the airport failed, and when the Taliban Read more…

Michael Billeaux: Resisting the Corporate University

Few forces are better positioned to fight the corporate university than graduate student workers

Robert Jensen: Can Bernie Sanders be labeled?

Whatever the fate of Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid, his current popularity provides an opportunity to clarify the various political labels attached to him

Tom Engelhardt: Three Exceptional Facts About America

It’s Safe to Be Paranoid in the U.S.

Noam Chomsky: Media, NATO, ISIS, Free Trade Agreements & Humanity

Interview on the significance and role of whistleblowers, the alternative media, activism and a host of other related issues

Rafael Bernabe: Puerto Rico’s New Party of the Working People Fights Austerity

The struggles for radical reversal of the dominant economic and social policies and structures in Puerto Rico and in the United States must advance together

Henry A. Giroux: The Curse of Totalitarianism and the Challenge of an Insurrectional Pedagogy

The time has come to develop a pedagogical language in which civic values, social responsibility, and the institutions that support them become central to invigorating and fortifying a new era

Juan Cole: Why Obama and Putin are Both Wrong on Syria

If Putin ties himself too closely to the sinking ship of Bashar, he will go down with it

Bill Fletcher: The Growing Pains of Black Lives Matter

Movement activists discuss strategy and tactics in #BlackLivesMatter

Seumas Milne: It’s the British establishment that has a problem with democracy

The elite has little time for elections that deliver the wrong results. And Jeremy Corbyn’s was one of them

Celia Mather: The global trade union movement: Stepping up to the plate?

An International Summer School brought union activists and leaders together to discuss the big questions facing the trade union movement

Whitney Benns: American Slavery, Reinvented

The Thirteenth Amendment forbade slavery and involuntary servitude, “except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted”

John Gibler: ‘It Was the State’: Unmasking the Official Ayotzinapa Narrative

A year has passed and we still do not know the fate of the 43 rural college students from Ayotzinapa forcibly disappeared on Sept. 26, 2014 in Iguala, Mexico

Nicola Nasser: Time for UN to shift mission in Yemen

Peace in Yemen will continue to be elusive unless the United Nations shifts its mission from sponsoring an inter-Yemeni dialogue to mediating ceasefire negotiations between the actual warring parties, namely Saudi Arabia & allies and the de facto representatives of Yemenis who are fighting to defend their country’s territorial integrity and independent free will, i.e. Read more…

Greg Grandin: Debacle, Inc.

How Henry Kissinger Helped Create Our “Proliferated” World

Juan Cole: Syria: Is Bashar al-Assad winning the Diplomatic War? Rebels Fret

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, widely regarded as a war criminal with tens of thousands of deaths on his hands, is nevertheless on a roll

Tim MacGabhann: Mexico’s Plan Merida on Trial

Plan Merida has been blamed for worsening the country’s security situation and allowing atrocities like the Ayotzinapa disappearances to flourish

Andalusia Knoll: Ayotzinapa: Necropolitics and the Media as Judge and Jury

Necropolitics: where the state has the “power and the capacity to dictate who may live and who must die”

Deirdre Fulton: Confidential Charter School Memo Blasted as ‘Outline for a Hostile Takeover’

Critic says billionaire’s plan to “charterize” Los Angeles public schools is “a ham-handed effort to circumvent democracy in a major American city”

Medea Benjamin: Is the Pope a Man of the Left?

Interview on how the Pope is a powerful voice of the South

Kevin Roose: The Volkswagen ‘Dieselgate’ Scandal

A new low in corporate malfeasance

Peter Bohmer: Connecting $15 an Hour Movement to other Social Movements

Connecting issues and social movements and organizations to each other has the potential to build a powerful movement of movements that is stronger than any of its individual parts

Patrick Bond: UN Millennium Development Goals replaced by new ‘distraction gimmicks’

The annual UN heads-of-state summits reconfirms inappropriate targets, processes and evaluation systems

Justin Podur: The Uses of ISIS

Who is really fighting ISIS?

Florian Zollmann: Refugees and the Crime Against Peace

“All time-high” refugee crisis has been fuelled by Western wars of aggression

Staughton Lynd: The Alinksy Method: a Critique

It was an evening late in August 1968. I was in the bathtub. Believing that the critical issue at the national Democratic Party convention would be whether First Amendment activity could be carried on outside the building where the delegates were meeting, I had organized a march from the lakefront to the convention site in Read more…

Elizabeth Schulte: About That “Crime Wave”

The media hysteria about a supposed crime wave serves to undermine movements against police violence

David Swanson: Bernie Sanders Gets a Foreign Policy

After 25,000 people asked, Senator Bernie Sanders added a few words to his presidential campaign website about the 96% of humanity he’d been ignoring.

Nima Shirazi: PolitiFact Is Right That Ted Cruz Is Wrong, But Still Botches Iran Deal Facts

Iran can’t “cease” doing something it’s not–and never has been–doing

Julian Brave NoiseCat: Indigenous Leaders Want Pope Francis To Rescind Bull Justifying Imperialism

The Doctrine of Discovery, which allowed taking indigenous land 500 years ago, still underpins Indian law in the U.S.

WISC Faculty: Imagine A Great Project

The World Institute for Social Change is a school that aims to raise consciousness across the whole universe of people concerned with creating a better world

Phyllis Bennis: Standing Before Congress, Pope Francis Calls Out the ‘Industry of Death’

“To imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place”

Francis Moore Lappe: “Occupy” Spanish-Style… Big Lessons For Us?

Instead of fading from sight, by early 2014 the Indignados had set the stage for the birth of a new political party: Podemos, “We Can”

Richard Falk: Yemen pays price for Saudis’ sectarian paranoia

The Shia-Sunni divide or the Riyadh-Tehran rivalry as an explanation of Yemen’s strife-ridden country is a cruel and futile fantasy

Glenn Greenwald: The Greatest Threat to Campus Free Speech is Coming From Dianne Feinstein and her Military-Contractor Husband

The most potent such campaigns are often devoted to outlawing or otherwise punishing criticisms of Israel

Dan La Botz: The Agony of Mexican Labor Today

For the last year and a half, tens of thousands of Mexican teachers have been involved in demonstrations, weeks-long strikes, seizure of highway toll booths and government buildings, and violent confrontations with the police and the army. These teachers, in the southern and western states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Michoacán, oppose the education reform Read more…

Vincent Emanuele: High Tech Fantasies: Elon Musk, Nuking Mars and the Colonization of Space

The militarization of space is only the tip of the iceberg for the solar system’s collective future

Taylan Tosun: The Building Up of Fascism in Turkey

When a society is sharply divided vertically and various segments struggle against an oligarchic power we’re facing a fascist regime

David Swanson: War Is a Force That Gives Us Idiocy

A war is not an ennobling adventure. Watching lies about it on television is not the same as “living” it would be

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