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Patrick Cockburn: The Absurdity of US Policy in Syria

US policy has an Alice in Wonderland absurdity about it, everything being the opposite of what it appears to be

Glenn Greenwald: Bombing Syria

The U.S. today began bombing targets inside Syria, in concert with its lovely and inspiring group of five allied regimes: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Jordan. That means that Syria becomes the 7th predominantly Muslim country bombed by the 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate – after Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Iraq. Read more…

Jack Rasmus: The Global Jobs Crisis, Inequality, & the ‘Ghost’ of Keynes

Three global capitalist research institutes recently released reports documenting a growing ‘global jobs crisis’

Ben Dangl: Uruguay’s Legalization of Marijuana Makes Sense in a Senseless Drug War

Conflicts over turf, profit and power in Latin America’s drug war have claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people

Suren Moodliar: The Professor & the President: Who’s the Bully?

Rather than suggesting any debate over academic freedom and the rights of Professor Hausmann, the media would be best advised to look at his intervention

Chris Hedges: The Coming Climate Revolt

The corporate elites, blinded by their lust for profit and foolish enough to believe they can protect themselves from climate change, will not veer from our path towards ecocide unless they are forced from power

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed: Ferguson ‘taste of things to come’

The Ferguson crisis has sparked a national debate on the culture of policing in the US toward black communities

Various Contributors: Climate Change Marches

More than 300,000 marchers flooded the streets of New York on Sunday in the largest climate change march in history, vaulting the environmental threat to the top of the global agenda

Bill McKibben: “This is History”

People’s Climate March Organizer Bill McKibben on 400,000-Strong Turnout

David Swanson: ISIS: Bush Was Right

Finally, somebody commenting on the state of Iraq thinks George W. Bush got something right

Juan Cole: The Arab Political Crisis

It isn’t a Matter of Civilization and it isn’t Unique

Barbara Garson: Fifty Years Later Who Really Won the Battle of Berkeley?

Free Speech Movement Reunion

Belen Fernandez: Neoliberal Rape in Spain

In Spain, a new set of guidelines to help women avoid rape is just one among many policies assaulting citizens’ dignity

Richard Falk: After ‘Protective Edge’: What Future for Palestine and Israel

The flow of history since the end of World War II suggests a hopeful future for the Palestinians

Kshama Sawant: Hedges, Klein, McKibben, Sanders and Sawant Call for Urgent Action

On the eve of three historic People’s Climate March, authors Chris Hedges and Naomi Klein, 350.org founder Bill McKibben and Seattle Council person Kshama Sawant discuss the urgency of radical action on climate change

Richard D. Wolff: Sweden Said Good Riddance to Austerity – When Will America?

The country’s voters chose a group of left-wing and center-left parties -led by the Social Democrat party – to head a new government

Astra Taylor: Education With a Debt Sentence

For-Profit Colleges as American Dream Crushers and Factories of Debt

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: We fought apartheid. Now climate change is our global enemy

On the eve of the UN Climate Summit, Desmond Tutu argues that tactics used against firms who did business with South Africa must now be applied to fossil fuels to prevent human suffering

Margaret Kimberley: Theodore Roosevelt and American Racism

“Roosevelt made clear that he lusted for death on a mass scale.”

Timothy McGrath: The US is now involved in 134 wars or none

The White House spent much of last week trying to figure out if the word “war” was the right one to describe its military actions against the Islamic State

Lynne Peeples: Hidden Source Of Industry Influence Threatens Toxic Chemical Regulations

Institutions often encourage industry collaborations, as cuts to public funding of scientific research have left coffers dry

Louis Proyect: How Stieg Larsson Exposed the Swedish Far Right

Stieg Larsson aimed his words like a Molotov cocktail at the forces of capitalist reaction

David Swanson: Turn Left for Earth

Turning left in order to go where needed makes a nice metaphor for what our whole culture must do if it is to cease destroying the earth’s climate

Charles Cobb: We’ve forgotten the lessons of the Civil Rights movement

Many images that came out of Ferguson, Mo., looked like scenes from Birmingham, Ala., in the 1960s

Jack Rasmus: Environmental Activists Discuss Sunday, Sept. 21 Demonstration & What Next

Jack Rasmus welcomes environmental activists, Michael Rubin and Glenn Turner, to discuss tomorrow’s major environment movement event

Paul Street: “We Own the World”

“What we say goes” is a lethal fantasy, full of hazard for (United States-of-) Americans themselves

Robert Fisk: Assad’s Letter to the US

How Syria is Luring President Obama into its Web

Arun Gupta: How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign

It’s not about what happens on Sunday. It’s what happens after that

Ralph Nader: Damaging Our Country from Wars of Choice

The drums of war are beating once again with the vanguard of U.S. bombers already over Iraq

Danny Postel: The War on ISIS

Views From Syrian Activists and Intellectuals

Noam Chomsky: On Scottish Independence

Scottish Independence: Statehood and Power

Tariq Ali: Why the Fight for Independence Isn’t Over

Unionists of every stripe from the Orange Lodges to Tories and Labourist allsorts will be delighted with Scottish results

Norman Finkelstein: Gaza after Operation Protective Edge

“International law is crazy”

Paul Street: Against Escalation: Seven Reflections

The intimately interrelated problems of domestic corporate and financial plutocracy, inequality, mass poverty, and ecocide are only and always deepened by war and militarism

Jenny Brown: Overwhelming Union Win for American Airlines Agents

After many close votes against unionization, American Airlines passenger service agents scored an overwhelming victory September 16, voting 86 percent to unionize

Seumas Milne: Another Western War Won’t End Terror In Iraq Or Syria. It Will Only Spread It

Bombing and more intervention can’t destroy Isis. The US is at the heart of the crisis in the Middle East

Nicola Nasser: Donors Will Fail Gaza Again

On 12 October, Cairo is due to host a conference, sponsored and chaired by Egypt and Norway, of international and Arab donors for the reconstruction of Gaza

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Decision Time in Brazil

Brazilians are now facing choices whose repercussions will be felt for decades

Alister Black: Scotland: Despite fear campaign 45% vote for independence

This is a great achievement and an even better achievement has been the building of a mass social movement

Daniel Ellsberg: ‘We’re on edge of large war in MidEast’

With Washington wading into another war in the Middle East, one iconic US whistleblower says Americans are being kept in the dark about the risks of the latest intervention

Michael Albert: The Scottish Issue

45% evidenced substantial opposition not just to UK rule, but to austerity and top down rule period

John Pilger: War, Circus and Injustice Down Under

During all the years I have been reporting and filming Indigenous Australia, one “need” has struck me as paramount. A treaty

Juan Cole: Top 5 Reasons 45% of Scots Wanted to Leave the Right Wing UK

Education, Health, and Global Warming

Rebecca Solnit: The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises

To make personal changes is to do too little. Only great movements, only collective action can save us now

Justin Podur: The Electoral System’s Victims

Modi came to power by gaming an electoral system, not through democracy

Alex Doherty: Dangerously Incoherent – The Doctrine of R2P

If R2P advocates are serious about their desire to see a serious reduction in human suffering in Iraq and elsewhere they might do better to put themselves at the service of popular movements seeking to restrain the violence

Ramzy Baroud: Convenient Genocide

Another Failed War to Re-Arrange the Middle East

Richard Falk: ISIS, Militarism, and the Violent Imagination

Militarist geopolitics seems destined to lead to yet another Western catastrophe in the tormented Middle East

Meizhu Lui: Reparations: What’s the Idea of an African-American Nation Got to Do with It?

“Racial repair” can happen when African Americans have the freedom and the means, as did whites, to build their own house

Danny Schechter: Body Counts Rise As Chaos Deepens: Is There A Way Out?

It’s almost as if the US strategists have beheaded themselves when it comes to fashioning a sensible strategy that could work instead of the current one that is guaranteed not to

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