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Frank Fried Family: Frank Fried, 1927-­2015, Presente!

Franklin Fried devoted more than 70 years to supporting and fighting for freedom, justice, equality, and liberation for working and oppressed people in the U.S. and around the world

Auset Marian Lewis: Je Suis Hungry

What are you going to do?

Peter Van Buren: America Is Open for Business in Iraq

Even as the Obama administration stumbles and bumbles along in search of a magical political strategy in Iraq that would make sense of everything, American weapons-makers can expect a bountiful future

Norman Solomon: Race, Leaks and Prosecution at the CIA

Condoleezza Rice made headlines when she testified Thursday at the leak trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling

David Swanson: CIA on Trial in Virginia for Planting Nuke Evidence in Iran

Why give Iran flawed plans for a key part of a nuclear weapon? You can tell the truth about Iran having what you so desperately want Iran to appear to have

Badri Raina: Chronicles of Truth

Thus is history unmade and made, And goodsense brought to the knees

Norman Solomon: The Revenge of the CIA

Scapegoating Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

Vijay Prashad: Policy shaped by power in world burdened by grief

The French Assembly decided to use the attack on Charlie Hebdo to expand its military operations against “jihadism and radical Islamism”

Dave Zirin: The irreplaceable Mike Marqusee

Rest in Power, Mike. You have earned the rest, but we will need your power to move forward in your absence

Nicmer Evans: Economic Solutions: Two Perspectives from the Bolivarian Left

Recent shortages have highlighted Venezuela’s weakness as an oil exporting country that relies heavily on imports

John Feffer: Europe’s Coming Battle

The real battle is over the soul of Europe. And the far right is rallying like it’s 1099

Marina Sitrin: Threads of the New World: Spain’s Mortgage Victims Plataforma

Through direct democracy, direct action and mutual aid, PAH has been changing people’s lives from very concrete ways

Norman Solomon: Sterling Trial Opens in Security-State Matrix

In an area where vast partnerships between intelligence agencies and private contractors saturate everyday life, the jury pool was bound to please the prosecution

Alpha Winston: Charlie Hebdo & The Politics of Self-Deception

Terrorists do not do what they do because they hate freedom—they do what they do because they are incredibly angry at Western violence

Iara Lee: Sundarbans Oil Spill

An Urgent Wake Up Call for the Bangladeshi Government

George Monbiot: Trade Secrets

This is a reckless, unjustified destruction of our rights. We can defeat it

Ali Abunimah: France cracks down on free speech in order to defend it

In grim and supreme irony, French police have fanned out to suppress free speech in order to defend it. “France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism, announcing Wednesday that 54 people had been arrested for those offenses” since last week, the Associated Press reports. The news Read more…

Antonis Davanellos: We ask for solidarity

Interview with Antonis Davanellos, a member of the Greek socialist organization International Workers Left (DEA), a prominent group among the SYRIZA left

Cory Fischer-hoffman: Venezuelan Officials Seize Warehouse with Enormous Cache of Hoarded Items as Opposition Calls for Strike

Following increased buying during the holiday season, Venezuela is facing shortages in food, basic goods, such as diapers and laundry detergent, medicine, and automotive items

Paul Street: Charlie I am Not

This massive Western moral indifference regarding the deaths of others is no small part of why terrible events like the Charlie Hebdo killings come to seem inevitable

Rory Fanning: Letter to a Young Army Ranger (From an Old One)

Why the War on Terror Shouldn’t Be Your Battle

Jack Rasmus: China Chases Its Shadow (Banks)

Shadow banks have been estimated to have investable assets (i.e. relatively short term and liquid) of about $75 trillion globally as of year end 2014

Preeti Kaur: Freedom to Consume and Collective Liberation

The belief that the satisfaction of individual feelings and desires is our highest priority has come to dominate our society

Danny Schechter: Wall Street Reform Aims To Bring Back The “Wild Old Days”

You win the modern financial-regulation game by filing the most motions, attending the most hearings, giving the most money to the most politicians and, above all, by keeping at it, day after day, year after fiscal year, until stealing is legal again

Ramzy Baroud: War Begets War: It’s Not about Islam; It Never Was

It is still not about Islam, even if the media and militants attacking western targets say so

John Feffer: Charlie Hebdo: Middle East Blowback?

After the Paris massacre, European governments should resist narratives of civilizational conflict and push for a ceasefire in the Syrian war

Johannes Hautaviita: International Law or Diktat of the Powerful? The Case of Iran

A comprehensive proposal to reduce the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East has been on the table for 40 years, but the U.S. and Israel have sabotaged this effort

Shamus Cooke: The Spectacular Media Failure on Charlie Hebdo

The only way to combat political scapegoating is to focus on the social forces responsible for the economic crisis and have them pay for the solutions that they are demanding the working class pay

Roberto Savio: The Paris Killings – A Fatal Trap for Europe

It is sad to see how a continent that was one cradle of civilisation is running blindly into a trap, the trap of a holy war with Islam – and that six Muslim terrorists were sufficient to bring that about

Clement Papazian: Why 2,600 Kaiser Mental Health Workers Are On Strike

Kaiser workers have already held several short strikes over unsafe staffing, most recently this April 23, 2014, one-day strike by mental health clinicians. But since then the problems have only gotten worse

Lauren McCauley: Hundreds of Stanford Professors Call For Full Fossil Fuel Divestment

‘The urgency and magnitude of climate change call not for partial solutions,’ argue more than 300 faculty members in open letter to university president and board

Jade Lindgaard: Charlie Hebdo and France’s Response

Interview about Charlie Hebdo since 1968, Islamophobia and the French response

Jérôme Roos: The Great Greek-German Game of Chicken Has Begun

The showdown over Greece’s unbearable debt load is finally underway.

Justin Podur: #IStandWithPanzi

The hospital, which serves an area of 400,000 people, is in danger of closing, and cannot pay its 500 employees

Joe Emersberger: Murdoch Press Redundant as Liberals Attack Wikileaks and Others

Surviving or “punching above our weight” isn’t good enough. We need weigh

Steven Chovanec: Terrorism is a Result of US Policy

The official narrative has been produced, ready for mass consumption

Ted Glick: A Turning Point on Climate?

2015 might be a turning point year, but it definitely won’t be if we don’t rise to the occasion

Dean Baker: Don’t believe what you hear about the US economy

The latest numbers, when put in context, hardly impress

Kevin Ovenden: The Greek Right

With New Democracy just behind Syriza in the polls and an array of even more radical groups mobilized, the Greek right cannot be ignored

Ross Caputi: American Sniper?

At the end of the day, it’s the Chris Kyles who we embrace as heroes, not the Chelsea Mannings. And we will surely suffer for this as a society, but probably not before we make other societies suffer first

Ann Jones: Is This Country Crazy?

Inquiring Minds Elsewhere Want to Know

Marjorie Cohn: The Impact of Drones

I think there is a real danger of law enforcement using drones for mass surveillance and racial profiling

Paul Mason: Alexis Tsipras: We Want Debt Relief and Elgin Marbles

In the financial markets there is a growing acknowledgement that Syriza stands a chance of winning

Robert Fisk: When will Palestinians learn?

Turning to international law isn’t the answer — just ask America and Israel

Pamela Yates: Remembering Guatemala’s First Genocide Conviction

The reverberations from the Ríos Montt trial continue to threaten the powerful and to empower the dispossessed

Samantha Winslow: Virtual Teaching, Real Organizing

Turning the usual rivalries upside down, “virtual teachers” in an online charter school system in California are pushing to unionize

Glenn Greenwald: In Solidarity With a Free Press: Some More Blasphemous Cartoons

Central to free speech activism has always been the distinction between defending the right to disseminate Idea X and agreeing with Idea X: one defends the right to express repellent ideas while being able to condemn the idea itself

Noam Chomsky: We Are All – Fill in the Blank

Revulsion is justified, as is the search for deeper roots, as long as we keep some principles firmly in mind.

Vincent Emanuele: Understanding Blowback, Violence and Uprisings

If you can’t understand why some communities are lashing out, I suggest spending more time in cities and suburbs such as Detroit, La Chêne Pointu, Cleveland, Bondy, Stockton, or Corbeil-Essonnes

Richard Falk: Pope Francis and Religious Cosmopolitanism

Perhaps the most hopeful recent development in human affairs is the emergence of Pope Francis as the voice of global conscience

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