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Noam Chomsky: ‘What exactly is the threat of Iran?’

Interview on why there was no need for a nuclear deal.

Institute of the Black World: Statement of Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement

“We hope to see emerge out of Cleveland a collective vision to build meaningful power and agency in the Black community and to advance a racial justice agenda that shapes our present and charts our future”

Ellie Mae O'Hagan: How TTIP Changes the Rules of the Game

What is TTIP? A secret trade deal cooked up by private companies and politicians that will affect everything from the fruit you buy to the doctor who tends to your sickbed

Erika Eichelberger: How Racist Is Solitary Confinement?

Black and Hispanic inmates are vastly more likely to be punished with solitary confinement than their white counterparts, and less likely to receive diagnoses of mental illness

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Carl Finamore: SF Nursing Home Calls Cops on Union

The new owners’ old, outmoded command and control style of management was on vivid display

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Henry A. Giroux: America’s New Brutalism: the Death of Sandra Bland

Bland’s death over a routine traffic stop is beyond monstrous. It is indicative of a country in which lawlessness is now integral to the police state

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Pepe Escobar: The Eurasian Big Bang

How China and Russia Are Running Rings Around Washington

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Yanis Varoufakis: “Why I Voted ‘YES’ Tonight”

My disagreement with the way we handled the negotiations after the referendum is essential. And yet, my main goal is to protect the unity of SYRIZA, to support A.Tsipras, and to stand behind E.Takalotos

Rafael Bernabe: Puerto Rico’s New Party of the Working People Fights Austerity

The Partido del Pueblo Trabajador—the Party of the Working People (PPT)—is a political project of the Puerto Rican left addressed to working people in the context of the island’s deep economic crisis.

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Marjorie Cohn: The U.S. Aids and Abets War Crimes in the Philippines

After Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush declared the Philippines a second front in the war on terror

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Eva Golinger: Cuba: A Flag of Dignity

While Cuba celebrates the reopening of its Embassy in Washington, the struggle continues to end the US blockade and normalize relations

Timothy Ginty: The PAH: defending the right to housing in Spain

In Spain, where the government bails out banks, the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) bails out families and defends their right to housing.

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Federico Fuentes: Why the media distorts Bolivia’s environmental record

When Bolivian President Evo Morales announced in May that his government was allowing oil and gas drilling in national parks, mainstream and progressive media outlets alike were quick to condemn his supposed hypocrisy on environmental issues. Writing for the Associated Press, Frank Bajak argued that although known internationally for his outspoken campaigning on climate change, Read more…

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Perry Anderson: The Greek Debacle

On the crisis in Greece and Syriza’s failure to resist the eurozone

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Tim DeChristopher: The Value of Protest

Protests are always criticized as being at the wrong time because those who need to protest are never the people writing the agenda. That’s the value of protest

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David Swanson: Panem et Presidential Elections

As president I will reward whistleblowers, end unconstitutional mass surveillance, forbid the transfer of war weaponry to local police departments, and appoint a Secretary of Peace

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Harsha Walia: US Presidential Candidate Bobby Jindal and Model Minorities

Phrases like “white-washed” do not help us understand racial power

John Milios: Ending the Humanitarian Crisis

Syriza central committee member John Milios on how to end austerity in Greece.

Chris Nineham: ​If You Want Muslims to Identify With Britain, Don’t Demonize and Bomb Them

Cameron’s argument that ‘non-violent extremism’ can lead to ‘violent extremism’ opens the door to Orwellian levels of surveillance

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Nikos Raptis: Greece: The Beginning

This could be the beginning of Resistance of ordinary Greeks

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Naomi Klein: A Radical Vatican?

By asserting that nature has a value in and of itself, Francis is overturning centuries of theological interpretation that regarded the natural world with outright hostility

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Jonathan Cook: Israel’s endless misery for Gaza is no policy at all

As ever, Israel is keen to sow divisions where possible

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Tom Engelhardt: Requiem for the Home Front

In these decades, we’ve gone from an American version of people’s war and national mobilization to people-less wars and a demobilized populace

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Walden Bello: Far-Right Set to Gain from Finance Capital’s War on Greece?

France’s Le Pen is exploiting the anti-EU, anti-German and anti-capitalist feelings coursing through the continent

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Justin Podur: #HackedTeam and Colombia

How surveillance helps a violent state

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Fatal Tests

No country can leave the euro in an orderly way, but should a country show disobedience, it will be expelled and chaos will relentlessly come crashing down on it

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Bob Wing: The Battlelines are Drawn: Rightwing Neo-Secession or a Third Reconstruction

The emergence of a renewed mass African American led grassroots motion would be a major step for the progressive movement as a whole as we take on the task of fighting to defeat neo-secession

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Ramzy Baroud: A Chance for Arab-Iranian Reconciliation: An Opportunity in the Iran Nuclear Deal

US regional policies have not changed in the least, and it is up to the region itself to confront the US militaristic and conflict-driven policies

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Medea Benjamin: Assata, Guantánamo and Trade as Cuban Flag Rises in Washington

The last time the United States and Cuba had diplomatic ties, President Dwight Eisenhower was in office

Júlio do Carmo Gomes: Participatory Economics

The participatory theory sketches out a vision of what ought to come next – a social life free from mercantilism and authoritarian institutions

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Vincent Emanuele: Reflections on Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders

How can we get people who are already thinking critically about race to engage in the process of deconstructing racist institutions?

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Yanis Varoufakis: Why I voted NO

When the harsh reality of the results of this newly found austerity dawns upon society, who in the political scene is going to represent them then?

Harold Meyerson: How the American South Drives the Low-Wage Economy

Just as in the 1850s (with the Dred Scott decision and the Fugitive Slave Act), the Southern labor system (with low pay and no unions) is wending its way north

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Stephanie Luce: Time Is Political

The fight to control the working day remains one of our most important labor struggles

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David Swanson: War Acceptance 101

If you are going to support some wars, how do you pick which wars not to support?

Emily Schwartz Greco: Lighting a Legal Fuse

People from Seattle to Fiji are filing lawsuits over global warming

Ajamu Dillahunt: Interview: Ajamu Dillahunt, Long-Time Civil Rights Organizer

I don’t know if there are any other points in history where we’ve seen these kinds of mobilizations

Bob Jessop: UK Politics and Global Capitalism

The best way to take on global capitalism

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Vincent Emanuele: Liberal to Radical: My Personal Journey

In the end, there are thousands of people who will be radicalized through the process of the 2016 US Presidential election

Shepherd Bliss: California’s North Coast Wine Industry: How “Sustainable” Is It?

Wine industry lobbyists and PR people present the industry as mainly small mom and pop operations is a lie

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Julian Assange: ‘We Are Drowning in Material’

Interview on the comeback of the WikiLeaks whistleblowing platform and his desire to provide assistance to a German parliamentary committee that is investigating mass NSA spying

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Michael Albert: Anarchism?!

Anarchism has a whole lot going for it and could well become the main 21st century source of movement inspiration and wisdom in the effort to make our world a much better place

Eric Toussaint: Greece: Alternatives and Exiting the Eurozone

On 5 July 2015, by a referendum initiated by the government of Alexis Tsipras and the Hellenic Parliament, the Greek people overwhelmingly rejected the austerity measures imposed by the institutions that were known as the Troika. It was a splendid victory for democracy. However the agreement reached on Monday, 13 July will lead to fresh Read more…

Omar Barghouti: The BDS Movement at 10

Mondoweiss co-editors Adam Horowitz and Philip Weiss talk with Palestinian human rights activist and co-founder of the BDS movement Omar Barghouti on the tenth anniversary of the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions again Israel. The BDS Call was issued by representatives of Palestinian civil society on July 9, 2005 with a goal of achieving Read more…

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Robert Fisk: What a choice for Egypt – a megalomaniac president or the madness of Isis

Egypt is following the path of so many other countries that are being torn apart. If you torture your people enough, Isis will germinate in their wounds

Carmelo Ruiz: The Case of Ecuador: Where Sovereignty is Serious Business

Here in the South, our sovereignty is under constant threat and protecting it requires our never ending vigilance

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Michael Albert: Greece and the Masters of Europe

The masters of Europe are defending their agenda of redistributing wealth and power upward

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Glenn Greenwald: The Chattanooga Shootings: Can Attacking Military Sites of a Nation at War be “Terrorism”?

The U.S. Government, its allies and their apologists constantly propagate standards that have no purpose other than to legitimize all of their violence

Glen Ford: When Does a Surge Become a Movement?

The most important constituency in this struggle – the “street” – has caused the rulers to fear an actual insurgency in Black America

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David Swanson: Yall Are Talking About War Wrong

You cannot participate in mass murder and be a hero

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