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The last-minute reinstatement of Wisconsin’s voter ID restrictions could create voting problems for over 32,000 students attending state universities
Scottish independence achieved mass support because it gave ordinary people the sense that they can control their own destiny
Gaza’s ‘war artists’ adapt to occupation by using technology to create and share
U.S. claims to advance democracy, freedom, and humanitarian development have always been and remain little more than deceptive cover
In the Face of Rising Maritime Insecurity, AFRICOM Claims Success and Obama Embraces a Strongman
Kurds Resist Fierce IS Attack
Obama’s “coalition of the willing” is largely a mirage
Madeleine Albright Comes on the Scene
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?
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
The parameters of a two-state solution have been clear for many years
The world’s largest-ever march against climate change on Sunday brought 400,000 people to the streets of New York
Obama at the United Nations
Vandana Shiva, Winona LaDuke & Desmond D’Sa on A Global, Grassroots Response to U.N. Climate Summit
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
It is helpful to review the record of Europe’s response to Washington’s imperial overtures
Prime Healthcare Services — like the rest of the for-profit health industry — shows capitalism at its worst
. 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”
“We must all keep going…we have no other way to survive than to fight back”
The Rosh Hashanah holiday dinner is a dangerous event for Israeli leftists — especially after this past summer
Veterans know from first hand experience that you cannot bomb your way to peace
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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…
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.
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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
Occupation’s dark underbelly exposed
Fighting in Iraq Until Hell Freezes Over
Interview on black feminism, the importance of the collective, Palestine, the prison-industrial complex, and much more
Author of ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate’ on the epic battle for the planet’s future
They may be talking climate change at the UN, but the media world is showing pictures of bombs bursting in air
The Approaching Demise of the Nation State
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
In Bolivarian Venezuela there is no destitution, although material and moral poverty do exist
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
With our lives and planet on the line, our species has responded
How Repression, Drought & Climate Change Drove the Civil War
US policy has an Alice in Wonderland absurdity about it, everything being the opposite of what it appears to be