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Marjorie Cohn: Want Endless War? Love the U.S. Empire? Well, Clinton’s Your Choice

President Hillary Clinton would continue our “perpetual war.” She would do everything in her power to ensure the robust survival of the American empire

Henry A. Giroux: Exile as a Space of Disruption in the Academy

Mimicking the instrumental logic of a business culture, too many administrators lack the vision, totality of knowledge, or will to address what role the university should play in a democracy

David Bacon: Why The B-52 Failed

Photo of the bombing of Hanoi Station on Christmas Day 1972, from the Hoa Lo Museum in Hanoi. On the plane to Hanoi earlier this month, I opened my copy of the New York Times to find an article by Dave Philipps: “After 60 Years, B-52’s Still Dominate the U.S. Fleet.” The piece stuck with Read more…

Erica Chenoweth: Seeing Flight as a Non-violent Option: One Way to Change the Discourse about the World’s 60 Million Refugees

This is a situation that calls for policies that embody compassion, respect, protection, and welcome—not fear, dehumanization, exclusion, or revulsion

Vijay Prashad: China’s road to the Middle East

China’s quiet days seem over

Adolf Alzuphar: Leftwing Haitian singer Emerantes De Pradines

Understanding De Pradines’s importance begins with Haiti’s social history

Peter Gelderloos: The CUP: up to its neck in politics

In giving up its capacity to act as an independent force, the CUP is repeating a familiar theme of leftist parties getting bogged down in institutional politics

Patrick Cockburn: Syrian civil war: Could Turkey be gambling on an invasion?

Kurdish forces, close to sealing the border, must beware – President Erdogan is unpredictable

Norman Pollack: Infanticide: A Policy Choice

This is the story of Flint, a nightmare of prostituted government (literally) in the service of money via a context of political-structural debasement

Norman Solomon: The Bernie Campaign: The Democratic Party’s Biggest Insurrection in Decades

The Bernie campaign could be a watershed for progressive organizing through the rest of this decade and beyond. That will largely depend on what activists do — in the next weeks, months and years

David Swanson: What Does a Progressive Budget Look Like?

U.S. military spending is extremely high by historical standards

Paul Street: No Surprise, No Disappointment

The sooner the candidate madness fades the better, as there are numerous issues and problems around which to organize serious Left movement action

Preeti Kaur: Child Neglect, Abuse, and Torture in the UK?

Shocking footage at a youth custody center in England highlights the growing decay of detention facilities in the U.K.

Nomi Prins: Democracy of the Billionaires

The Most Expensive Election Ever Is A Billionaire’s Playground (Except for Bernie Sanders)

Yanis Varoufakis: How The Greek People’s Magnificent “No” Against Austerity Became “Yes”

This program that was agreed to in August was designed to fail

Uri Avnery: The Pied Piper of Zion

For outside pressure to be effective, they must be able to connect with the fight inside, publicize it and gain support for it. They can give new hope to those who are despairing. Nothing is more vital

Josh Fattal: The radical left has Bernie Sanders all wrong

Without Sanders’ political revolution, we can rest assured that we’ll have another four years of cycles of repression, resistance and left critiques of politicians who they now say make no difference anyway

Molly Ball: Trump on the Brink

Trumpism is an ideology—not just a catharsis

RT.com: Thousands march to protest state of emergency in France

Thousands of people marched in 70 French cities, including Paris, to demand immediate action to stop France’s ongoing state of emergency and openly voice outrage over government plans to revoke the French citizenship of dual nationals, many of them Muslims, convicted of terrorism. Up to 20,000 protesters – many of them members of human rights Read more…

Jack Rasmus: Attacks on US Public Workers and Unions Intensify

There is a renewed focus on limiting union resources and political action

Justin Podur: War Is Still Not the Answer

Antiwar sentiment may mostly have evaporated, but war is as horrible as ever

Gilbert Achcar: The terrible illusion of the Arab Spring

The revolutionary process is bound to continue for decades to come

Yanis Varoufakis: On Greece, Syriza, Podemos and the Democracy in Europe Movement

Is any European democrat happy with the situation in which all important decisions are taken in complete darkness and secrecy?

Richard Falk: The Complex Problematics of Palestinian Representation

The issue of representation has been rendered acute partly due to Israeli policies of fragmenting the Palestinian people, and then complaining that they have no partner with whom to make peace

Michalis Spourdalakis: Rekindling Hope: SYRIZA’s Challenges and Prospects

The necessity for renewed party building and organizational development is a prerequisite to reconnecting with the strategy that propelled SYRIZA into the government

John Wight: The Demonization of Vladimir Putin

While Vladimir Putin and his government are not beyond criticism, theit misdeeds pale in comparison to the record of Western governments in destroying one country after the other in the Middle East

Ralph Nader: Hillary’s Corporate Democrats Taking Down Bernie Sanders

If and when Bernie Sanders is brought down by the party he is championing, the millions of Bernie supporters will have to consider breaking off into a new political party

Patrick Bond: BRICS Faces External Capitalist Crisis, Growing Internal Strife

Brazil, Russia, India and China quietly step on African heads to get more IMF voting power, as one instance of the anti-Western rhetorical charade

Marina Sitrin: Black Lives Matter Interrupts Business as Usual

It is a movement that interrupts business as usual, and our collective preconceived ideas of what it means to build a movement and be a society in movement

Cassandra Dixon: Nonviolent Resistance in the South Hebron Hills

No child’s walk to school should routinely involve armed soldiers and fear of sometimes being chased and assaulted by angry adults

Meryl Nass: NY Times in-depth article on US heroin epidemic gets the cause and the solution all wrong

There has been profound, systematic inflation of the amount of heroin reaching the US from Mexico and Colombia by the US government

Roberto Savio: The Lesson from Davos: No Connection to Reality

This is a powerful example of the disconnection between the concern of citizens and their elite

Paul Street: Disenfranchised: Night Work, the Not-So Democratic Iowa Caucus, and the Quadrennial Extravaganza

Night Shaft In Iowa, as across the nation, lots of people work during the early to middle evening, after the traditional dinner hour. Tow-truck drivers. Nurses’ aides. Nurses. Resident emergency room doctors. EMTs. Hotel receptionists. Cops. Security guards. Second-shift production workers. Custodians. Retail clerks. Waitresses. Dishwashers. Butchers at the grocery store. Chicken-shacklers at poultry-processing plants. Read more…

Ben Norton: Endless war will destroy us all

The U.S. military is the imperial hammer that sees every problem as a nail

Michael Lesher: Where’s the real Jewish hate site? (Hint: It’s pro-Israel)

In May 2015, Washington Post columnist David Bernstein, after years of snarky comments about Jews who criticize Israel, named the Mondoweiss blog a “hate site.” For those of you unfamiliar with Mondoweiss, the blog is subtitled “the War of Ideas in the Middle East” and includes a wealth of progressive reporting and commentary on Middle Read more…

Tom Hayden: On the Inevitability of Risk

The Sanders campaign will have a deep lasting impact on social movements, younger progressive Democrats, local elections and presidential politics far into the future

Ted Snider: A Brief History of American Betrayal of the Kurds

This aiding the Kurds when we need them to fight for us and then abandoning them when they need us must be sounding very loud alarm bells for the Kurds

Serge Halimi: A time of angry strongmen

with the global economy going off the rails, it’s unsurprising that the values of order and authority, and strong, cynical, brutal men, should dominate the political stage

Les Leopold: After Bernie Wins, Then What?

Our traditional approach to coalition and alliance building is unlikely to succeed unless we place a much higher value on building a new common movement identity

Glenn Greenwald: The Seven Stages of Establishment Backlash: Corbyn/Sanders Edition

The British political and media establishment incrementally lost its collective mind over the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the country’s Labour Party, and its unraveling and implosion show no signs of receding yet. Bernie Sanders is nowhere near as radical as Corbyn; they are not even in the same universe. But, especially on Read more…

Amy Maguire: Israel’s land grab undermines Palestinian statehood – and violates international law

Israel is preparing to make its largest land seizure in the West Bank since August 2014

Gina Doggett: Cabbies block roads as France hit by multiple strikes

The striking unions — which led up to 120 demonstrations across France on a day dubbed “Black Tuesday” — said they were protesting over some 150,000 job losses since 2007

Beverly Bell: The Blood of the Earth: Agriculture, Land Rights, and Haitian History

Peasant groups are fighting to protect their rights, to get land, to undo the public policies being adopted by the government

Dean Baker: Public pressure promotes reform

Sanders is building the sort off public pressure that is needed to allow reform to move forward

Jérôme Roos: Greece’s Refugee Ring-Fence Will Be Europe’s Noose

Far from stemming the flow of refugees, ring-fencing Greece and excluding it from the Schengen area will spell the end of the EU as we know it

Walden Bello: Why Wall Street Won Round One and We Might Win the Next

Dealing with finance capital yesterday and tomorrow

Ann Jones: American Democracy Down for the Count

Or What Is It the Scandinavians Have That We Don’t?

Ted Glick: It’s Time for the Climate Movement to Focus on FERC

There are the beginnings of signs that all of this pressure may be causing small cracks in FERC’s rigid unwillingness to serve the public interest

Christian Parenti: The Next Refugee Crisis

Climate change will displace millions within decades. But where will they go and how will governments receive them?

Joe Emersberger: The Economist’s Latest Whoppers on Venezuela

The magazine shamelessly reports on Venezuela with no fear of embarrassment

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