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Justin Miller: Faculty Join Fast Food in the Fight for $15

On campuses across the country, adjunct professors are starting to organize against rock-bottom pay and tenuous job security

Noam Chomsky: “US is world’s biggest terrorist”

In the recent hemispheric meetings, the United States has been completely isolated. It’s a radical change from 10 or 20 years ago

Jérôme Roos: The IMF in Argentina: A Bondholder’s Best Friend?

It was actually Argentina’s private and official creditors who made the world’s largest ever national bankruptcy basically inevitable

Shamus Cooke: How a $15 Minimum Helps All Workers

By winning $15 for everyone, unions will be less vulnerable to the rhetoric of the “overpaid” union worker, since lower wage workers will see a boost in their pay due to the work of a union-led campaign

Don Fitz: Resource Extraction in Latin America Poses Serious Environmental, Economic and Health Questions

Policies that expand extractivism in progressive Latin American countries bring up a host of contradictions

Talia Rothstein: Harvard Students Expand Blockade Calling for School to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Students at Harvard University have expanded their blockade of key administration offices while calling on the school to divest from fossil fuels

Michael Lesher: Why was Palestinian suffering forgotten on Holocaust Remembrance Day?

What, exactly, was remembered during Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day?

Matt Taibbi: Hillary Clinton’s Fake Populism Is a Hit

Hillary’s first official week as a presidential candidate went exactly as her handlers must have hoped

Ted Glick: Norman Bay, Tough Guy

Yesterday was the day one of Norman Bay’s tenure as Chair of FERC

Stephen F. Cohen: New York Times “basically rewrites whatever the Kiev authorities say”

On the U.S./Russia/Ukraine history the media won’t tell you

Sonia Singh: Fight for 15 Inspires Bold Demands

From school support staff to UPS part-timers, Fight for 15 is raising the confidence of unions to put bold demands on the bargaining table

Yesenia Barragan: Slave Patrols and the Murder of Walter Scott

What Officer Slager felt threatened by — that act of running away — is the historic consequence of centuries of white supremacy

Jérôme Roos: Neoliberal nihilism and the politics of mass murder-suicide

Against the death drive of neoliberal nihilism we must reaffirm a politics of life

Milan Rai: Collins vs Russell: the scope and limits of mass civil disobedience

A look back at Britain in the early 1960s, when thousands of young people risked arrest in a determined effort to force British nuclear disarmament

Michael T. Klare: The Renewable Revolution

Four Reasons Why the Transition From Fossil Fuels to a Green Energy Era Is Gaining Traction

Joe Emersberger: Imagine Obama Defending US Citizens. Not easy, but try

In 2009, a peer-reviewed Harvard study concluded that deficiencies in the USA’s health care system kill 45,000 US citizens

Peter Marcuse: “Slums:” Nature, Causes, Research, Policy Implications.

The existence of minimal housing, inadequate but minimally livable, i.e. slums, serves the interest of employers

Gary Olson: Will Teach for Food

To succeed, adjuncts need support from regular faculty, the general public and of course, students

Glenn Greenwald: Religious Fanaticism is a Huge Factor in Americans’ Support for Israel

The primary reason evangelical Christians in the U.S. are so devoted to Israel is simple: their radical religious dogma teaches them that God demands this

Medea Benjamin: No Room for Business as Usual at the Summit of the Americas

In Central America, the US administration is trying to win alliances by pledging $1 billion to boost security and economic development

Pavlina R. Tcherneva: When a Rising Tide Sinks Most Boats

The way the US economy grows and recovers overwhelmingly benefits the rich and powerful

Russ Wellen: Will Israel “Bounce the Rubble” in Gaza?

There’s a ghoulish quality to bombing a region that you have already bombed to oblivion

Paul Street: On the Organization of Society

State-socialist Cuba, for all its own flaws and problems (many of which trace to US aggression and embargo), has escaped the savage and extreme disparities that are evident in the US

Chris Spannos: Haitian Fight Song for Danny Schechter, Our Mingus of Media Analysis

Through his work, Danny did stir souls to rise. He certainly stirred mine. I hope that today’s media makers will seek to do the same. You will be missed Danny

Carl Finamore: Getting Better Organized

The Fight for $15 & A Union

Arun Gupta: Low-wage workers struggles are about much more than wages

If history and current events are any guide, the missing ingredient is the organized left

Noam Chomsky: The Crimes of Others

Interview on Russia, the US media, and the stories told to justify American militarism

Preeti Kaur: Latin America: From U.S. Corporate Hegemony to Regional Autonomy

Countries such as Venezuela and Ecuador prove that alternatives to relying on business to address social, economic and climate disasters exist

Richard Falk: The Geopolitical Right of Exception at the United Nations

At present, it seems hopelessly out of touch to expect any moves by the American and other powerful governments to forego the benefits of the geopolitical right of veto

Matt Peterson: ‘We love being Lakota’: native autonomy in Pine Ridge

We Love Being Lakota is the first in a series of videos and texts from the documentary project ‘The Native and the Refugee’

Medea Benjamin: Cuba’s Coming Out Party at the Summit of the Americas

Is the US government really accepting Cuba as a sovereign nation that has chosen a different path? Or is it simply trying to overthrow the Cuban government by different means?

Justin Podur: The Filimbi Affair and #Telema

In January of this year, protests erupted in Kinshasa, the capital of the DR Congo, against President Joseph Kabila

Juan Cole: US history of coup-making Overshadows Obama’s outreach

It is often forgotten that these actions were taken not because Cuba committed an act of war against the USA but because Washington disliked the system of government that Havana adopted

Ramzy Baroud: Do Something, Anything: Naming and Shaming in Yarmouk

The Syrian conflict has introduced great polarization within a community that once seemed united for Palestinian rights

Muhiyidin d’Baha: Black Lives Matter Activists in South Carolina Demand Reform

Cries of “Black Lives Matter” continue to ring out across the country after new police killings of unarmed African Americans

Laurie Penny: The internet won’t forget Cameron’s lies, and neither will the British people

No. The Conservatives do not get to send ten years of lies down the memory hole

Lucas Koerner: Regional Leaders Back Venezuela at Panama Summit

Despite repeated calls throughout the summit for President Obama to repeal his Executive Order targeting Venezuela, the US administration has dug in its heels

Andrea Germanos: Communities Are Taking Back Control of Their Water

In communities across the world, people are taking back their water. Cases of remunicipalization—getting what were privatized water and sanitation services back under public control—is the focus of a new book by the Netherlands-based Transnational Institute (TNI), and offers welcome respite from tales of the ever-encroaching reach of corporate power. The trend of remunicipalization is Read more…

RT.com: Americans don’t want Congress to sabotage Iran deal – new poll

Although some lawmakers, including Democrats, believe Congress should have a say in any potential removal of Iranian sanctions, most Americans say Congress should not keep a possible a nuclear deal from being implemented. Roughly 61 percent of Americans support the framework agreement struck between Iran and the P5+1 (the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Read more…

Ben Dangl: Eduardo Galeano’s Words Walk the Streets of a Continent

Galeano gives us a language of hope, a way feel to feel rage toward the world while also loving it, a way to understand the past while carving out a better possible future

Kathy Kelly: The Storm Is Over

I’m hard-pressed to see how this can possibly benefit an area’s economy, that is if its “economy” is understood to include all the area’s people, and not just the wealthiest who can influence prison placement

Vincent Emanuele: The Windy City Election Blues: Liberals, Leftists and Electoral Limitations

How much energy should we spend on elections? How can we actually build power at the local level?

Pagina12: Chronicler of His Time Eduardo Galeano Has Died

The Uruguayan writer and journalist, author of emblematic books such as “Open Veins of Latin America,” “Memory of Fire,” and “The Book of Embraces,” died at 74 in Montevideo

Nick Turse: 2044 or Bust

Military Missions Reach Record Levels After U.S. Inks Deal to Remain in Africa for Decades

David Swanson: Drone Victims Take Germany to Court for Abetting U.S. Murders

The suit argues that it is illegal under German law for the German government to allow the U.S. air base at Ramstein to be used for drone murders abroad

David Bacon: Growers Move to Gut California’s Farm Labor Law

What began as a local struggle by one grower family to avoid a union contract is getting bigger, and the stakes are getting much higher

Marcelo Vieta: The Fifth International Gathering: “The Workers’ Economy”

The ”Fifth International Gathering on the Workers’ Economy” (Encuentro Internacional de “La Economía de los Trabajadores-Trabajadoras”) will take place July 22-26, 2015 in Punta Cardón, State of Falcón, Península de Paraguaná, Venezuela.

Tom Vouloumanos: Syriza Against the Machine

A clash between the Greek government and the European establishment is drawing nearer. Syriza’s battle against neo-liberal hegemony deserves our support and solidarity

Raul Castro Ruz: Speech at Summit of the Americas

Key Remarks By Army General Raul Castro Ruz, President Of The State Council And The Council Of Ministers Of The Republic Of Cuba, At The 7Th Summit Of The Americas, Panama City, Panama, April 10-11, 2015

Peter Van Buren: The Iranian Ascendancy

Twelve Years Later, We Know the Winner in Iraq: Iran

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