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Brendan Fischer: Tens of Thousands of WI Students Face New Voting Hurdles

The last-minute reinstatement of Wisconsin’s voter ID restrictions could create voting problems for over 32,000 students attending state universities

Luke Savage: Scotland’s Democratic Horizons

Scottish independence achieved mass support because it gave ordinary people the sense that they can control their own destiny

Pam Bailey: Gaza: Inspiring new forms of resistance?

Gaza’s ‘war artists’ adapt to occupation by using technology to create and share

Paul Street: “Heart of Darkness”: Obama’s Orwellian Chutzpah at the United Nations

U.S. claims to advance democracy, freedom, and humanitarian development have always been and remain little more than deceptive cover

Nick Turse: Pirates of the Gulf of Guinea

In the Face of Rising Maritime Insecurity, AFRICOM Claims Success and Obama Embraces a Strongman

Joris Leverink: Kobanê Under Siege

Kurds Resist Fierce IS Attack

Shamus Cooke: The Unspoken Consequences of Bombing Syria

Obama’s “coalition of the willing” is largely a mirage

Atilio Boron: Vulture(fund)s Reloaded

Madeleine Albright Comes on the Scene

Ian Sinclair: ‘It Never Happened’ – US Intervention in Syria

Why are all of these professional journalists – supposedly a profession made up of stroppy, questioning cynics – incapable of stating the most basic of facts about the US role in Syria?

Harry Targ: Moral Mondays Comes To Indiana

People left the rally with a renewed passion to move above the snake line to a higher ground. They vowed to build a powerful new political voice in the state: Indiana Moral Mondays

Meredith Tax: Ten Points Towards a Two-State Solution

The parameters of a two-state solution have been clear for many years

Patrick Bond: Climate Justice Resurfaces Amidst New York’s Corporate Sharks

The world’s largest-ever march against climate change on Sunday brought 400,000 people to the streets of New York

Phyllis Bennis: The Speech We Didn’t Hear

Obama at the United Nations

Vandana Shiva: A Global, Grassroots Response to U.N. Climate Summit

Vandana Shiva, Winona LaDuke & Desmond D’Sa on A Global, Grassroots Response to U.N. Climate Summit

Charles E. Cobb Jr.: Guns and the Southern Freedom Struggle: What’s Missing When We Teach About Nonviolence

Pieces of history that could help us think more clearly about today’s movements for social change are often ignored or distorted in popular media or commercial textbooks

Walden Bello: Will Europe Enlist in Washington’s War Again?

It is helpful to review the record of Europe’s response to Washington’s imperial overtures

Shane Danaher: Patients Last

Prime Healthcare Services — like the rest of the for-profit health industry — shows capitalism at its worst

Z. C. Dutka: Venezuela’s Maduro Responds to Scathing US Editorials and Blames Capitalism for ‘Environment Collapse’

. Over the weekend, the Washington Post ridiculed president Nicolas Maduro and warned readers that, if elected to council, Venezuela would only “advocate for allies such as Syria, Iran and Cuba”

Apostolis Kasimeriss: “This Destruction of Workers’ Lives Serves the Bankers”

“We must all keep going…we have no other way to survive than to fight back”

Noam Sheizaf: How to talk occupation at a Rosh Hashanah dinner and make it out alive

The Rosh Hashanah holiday dinner is a dangerous event for Israeli leftists — especially after this past summer

Veterans For Peace: Veterans For Peace Statement Opposing U.S. Bombing of Iraq and Syria

Veterans know from first hand experience that you cannot bomb your way to peace

Binoy Kampmark: The Kurdish-Islamic State Problem

The Turkish authorities are finding it problematic – Kurdish refugees are fleeing in their tens of thousands in the wake of an Islamic State offensive against Kobani

Seth Sandronsky: A Review of Mercedes K. Schneider’s A Chronicle of Echoes

In all, Schneider hits her target of expanding a national discussion on public school reformers. Hers is a fact-based counter-narrative for Americans upset over the corporatist assault on public education.

Ramzy Baroud: Recruiting to Kill: It Is Not Just An Israeli War on Gaza

The U.S. is very much involved in fighting this dirty war on Gaza that has killed over 1,050, injured thousands more, and destroyed much of an already poor, dilapidated space that was barely inhabitable to begin with.

Frank Breslin: Standardized Testing and the Third Reich

Teachers are morally conflicted by the utter mindlessness and the coarsening effect of what they are forced to put children through. They cannot even imagine the kind of mentality of an Education Secretary of a modern civilized nation who could inflict such untold damage on a generation of children

Greg Palast: Crime Scene New Orleans

Katrina killed no one in this town. But it was a homicide, with nearly 2,000 dead victims. If not Katrina, who done it? It wasn’t an Act of God. It was an Act of Chevron. An Act of Exxon. An Act of Big Oil.

Bill Berkowitz: Bamboozling the Public in the Name of the Troops

One of the group’s earliest activities had little to do with supporting the troops. Move America Forward tried to prevent theater owners from showing Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11.

Edward S. Herman: Krugman, Putin, and the NYT

The first and possibly most shocking fallacy in Krugman’s argument is its failure to distinguish between the interests of the elite, on the one hand, and ordinary citizens and society as a whole, on the other

Kevin Zeese: Ferguson Exposes the Reality of Militarized, Racist Policing

The killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer and the aftermath in which nonviolent protesters and reporters were met with a violent and militarized police force, have exposed something that has been building for years. Many have written about the militarization of the police and the disproportionate impact they have on people Read more…

Jack Rasmus: Corporate Anti-Union Strategy in America

Corporate strategies aimed at undermining union membership ranks have succeeded in not only wiping out more than 5 million actual union members since 1980, but have prevented the unionization of another potential 15 million.

Compiled by Joel Chaffee: Free Listings

News of events and new progressive publications

Stephen May: Lest We Forget

One of the great American self-trained painters of the 20th century. Ralph Fasanella was a consummate New Yorker and self-taught artist who represented the very best of American ideals

Jonathan Cook: Israeli Refuseniks

Occupation’s dark underbelly exposed

Peter Van Buren: Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition

Fighting in Iraq Until Hell Freezes Over

Angela Davis: Black Feminism

Interview on black feminism, the importance of the collective, Palestine, the prison-industrial complex, and much more

Naomi Klein: ‘We Need Hope and Fear in Equal Measure’

Author of ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate’ on the epic battle for the planet’s future

Danny Schechter: The Quick Slide From Hope to Despair As War Returns–If It Ever Went Away

They may be talking climate change at the UN, but the media world is showing pictures of bombs bursting in air

Uri Avnery: Scotland on the Euphrates

The Approaching Demise of the Nation State

Tom Engelhardt: Back to the Future in Iraq

Perhaps it might be easiest if everyone — Congress, the White House, the Pentagon, and Washington’s pundits — simply agreed that the United States is at “war-ish” in Iraq

Ollantay Itzamná: Venezuela, Country of Overwhelming Riches and Intense Contrast

In Bolivarian Venezuela there is no destitution, although material and moral poverty do exist

Jean-Pierre Filiu: Gaza: A History

Daniel Whittal spoke with former diplomat and historian Jean-Pierre Filiu about his new book on Gaza, and the history and future of the region

Norman Solomon: Comments on the U.S. and ISIS

Judging from the New York Times editorial that appeared hours after Obama’s pivotal speech, the newspaper’s editorial board has ditched the concept that the state of perpetual war is unsustainable for democracy

Al Gedicks: A Review of Stuart Kirsch’s Mining Capitalism

Kirsch is uniquely qualified to examine the relationship between mining corporations and their critics—he spent two decades as an anthropologist doing ethnographic research and participating in an indigenous political movement opposed to the Ok Tedi copper and gold mine in Papua New Guinea.

Matt Ford: Torture Relations

By the mid-1970s a reign of terror was sweeping through Uruguay. Parliament was closed and the country was being ruled by a brutal military dictatorship that held the most political prisoners per capita in the world

Stephen Bergstein: Religious Right Prevails At The Supreme Court

The culture wars returned to the Supreme Court in May-June 2014, as the Justices closed out their term with rulings that upheld the rights of religious conservatives to further impose their values on everyone else.

Colin Jenkins: Undercover in White America: Black Rage is Long Overdue

The rage of the citizens in Ferguson, Missouri is the product of a life full of experiences that have tried to beat them down; that have attempted to “keep them in their place. Like most Black Americans, their collective rage is conscious, justified, and long overdue.

Paul Street: Oligarchy

The partisan polarization narrative is fundamentally incorrect and deceptive in three basic ways. The first problem is that U.S. citizens are nowhere nearly as divided along “Red” and “Blue” lines as media and political elites tell us.

Harvey Wasserman: How to Win the Climate Fight

With our lives and planet on the line, our species has responded

Tareq Ramadan: The Syrian Maelstrom

How Repression, Drought & Climate Change Drove the Civil War

Patrick Cockburn: The Absurdity of US Policy in Syria

US policy has an Alice in Wonderland absurdity about it, everything being the opposite of what it appears to be

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