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Juan Cole: GOP Squirms at Release of CIA Torture Report

The Senate report is due out this week and is already the object of a Karl Rove style disinformation campaign

Andrea Germanos: ‘Just Keep Fighting for What’s Right’

Nationwide Protests Continue

Diane Krauthamer: Hands Up, Fast Food!

“We are standing up for our wages because we deserve better”

Eduardo Galeano: I Read and I Share

In the same way, the manifesto of the representatives of Mexican culture was pronounced, and it warned: “The rulers have lost control of fear; the rage they have unleashed is turning back against them”

Randall Amster: People Rise Up

The Streets Are Alive with the Sound of Movement

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: The Podemos Wave

Podemos is the end result of a learning process originated in the South and which eventually made it possible to creatively channel the outrage that ran through the streets of Spain

Pete Dolack: Shopping ’til We All Drop At Walmart

The cost will become higher until we become willing to stop believing that begging for crumbs is the only way the world can be organized

Noam Chomsky: “Can We Save Our Democracy and History?”

On the occasion of Brooklyn for Peace’s 30th Anniversary Gala honoring Noam Chomsky, recipient of the Pathmakers to Peace Award. Interview by Dr. Partha Banerjee, labor educator and human rights activist

Bernie Sanders: An Economic Agenda for America: 12 Steps Forward

Speech on the Senate floor about a 12-step plan to combat the 40-year decline of the middle class and rampant inequality

Tom Hayden: Ferguson Feels Like Forever

What possible logic of persuasion could ever counter this deep pathology?

Robert Borosage: Low Wage Workers: “We Can’t Breathe”

The question soon will be who stands with those in motion and who stands with a status quo that clearly cannot hold

Sonali Kolhatkar: Seeing Ferguson Clearly

Double Standards That Expose White Supremacy

Ali Abunimah: US, Israel are the only countries to oppose UN ban on weapons in outer space

These are sadly the usual suspects who lecture the rest of the world about “peace”

John Pilger: War by media and the triumph of propaganda

Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practice?

Jérôme Roos: Could Greece be on the verge of another social explosion?

For the moment, all we know is that the month of December has long brought out the best in the Greek resistance; and the worst in the state’s reaction

Jack Rasmus: The Economic Consequences of Global Oil Deflation

Since June 2014, the price of high grade crude oil has fallen more than 40 percent

Arun Gupta: Spaces of Hope

Radical Movements Need Radical Spaces

Paul Street: No True Justice in St. Louis County

Such prosecutorial misconduct – remarkably rife in the U.S. – makes a travesty out of “the rule of law”

Leandros Fischer: The German Left’s Palestine Problem

Die Linke’s position on Palestine has isolated it from the global solidarity movement and strengthened the party’s worst elements

Stan Hoben: British MPs call for concrete action to sanction Israel

The general tone of the debate was one that urged concrete unilateral action

Helen Lewis: The limits of hacker activism

Activism is utterly impossible if you have no way of keeping track of your fellow activists and of forming even weak ties with them

Iskender Doğu: Latest ISIS attack on Kobanê implicates Turkey once more

While Turkish complicity in the attack is hard to prove, the events raises some important questions

Carl Finamore: SFPD Blue Code of Silence

Why Did Police Kill Our Son?

Patrick Bond: Is the Climate Justice Movement Ready to Scale-Jump Our Politics?

Climate change movements, organizations and communities are not yet strong enough to shape climate negotiations

Steve Early: Do Richmond’s Police Reforms Show a Way Forward?

It took supportive city leadership and nearly a decade of institutional change to get this far

Vincent Emanuele: Black Friday is Cultural Madness

We need more people to stand up and ask each other: Why should we continue to consume? Why should we continue to be slaves to objects? Is there not more to life than shopping, buying and having?

Tom Engelhardt: The War Party Ascendant

There may be 17 major interlocked intelligence outfits in town, but rest assured, there’s no intelligence in sight. So party on!

Bill Fletcher: Reflecting on the Burkina Faso Uprising

Movements and uprisings, such as that in Burkina Faso, do not appear out of thin air.

Rick Howlett: Remembering the Wades, the Bradens and the Struggle for Racial Integration in Louisville

This year, many in Louisville have been marking the anniversary of a touchstone event of the Civil Rights era

Vernellia Randall: Grand Jury Could Indict Ham Sandwich, Wilson Walks

An interview with author and professor Vernellia Randall about the Ferguson Grand Jury verdict, justice for Black America, and a look at the victims of Colombia’s civil war

Karima Bennoune: “Truth needs witnesses”: the murder of Saïd Mekbel

The column Saïd Mekbel published the day before he was assassinated in 1994 remains sadly topical today

Jim Naureckas: An ‘Entertaining’ Lesson on How Cops Can ‘Win the Media’ After They Kill

That does sound like fun–learning how to best manipulate the media after your colleagues have killed a human being

Daniel patrick Welch: Whitey to Whitey: Yes it’s us: y’all need to change, and that Right Soon

White Americans have essentially never internalized the Kerner Report. Assembled by Lyndon Johnson to address what was laughably referred to as the Negro Problem, the panel very quickly saw that this was a joke. There is no Negro Problem in the US, but rather a white people problem. FIFTY years ago (let that sink in), Read more…

Patrick L. Smith: New York Times propagandists exposed

Well, well, well. Gloating is unseemly, especially in public, but give me this one, will you? It has been a long and lonely winter defending the true version of events in Ukraine, but here comes the sun. We now have open acknowledgment in high places that Washington is indeed responsible for this mess, the prime mover, Read more…

David Swanson: Israel’s Secret

On the Side of the Road tells the story of the founding of Israel in 1948 through the memories of those who killed and expelled the people of Palestine

Paul Street: Campus Town Amnesia

John Deng Down the Memory Hole

Ramzy Baroud: The Mockingjay of Palestine

“If we burn, you burn with us”

Parthena Xanthopoulou-Dimitriadou: Anarchist prisoner’s hunger strike sparks riots in Athens

Clashes broke out in Exarchia last night after a solidarity march for the anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos, who has been on hunger strike for 24 days.

Mike Marqusee: From the archives: Muhammad Ali and the war against terrorism

It’s important to remember that, until the mid-1970s, Muhammad Ali was more reviled than admired in his native land, and enjoyed far more respect abroad

Jessica Johnson: 5 Reasons Feminists Should Join the Fight for Justice in Ferguson

Ferguson is about all of us, and Ferguson is about more than one incident

Kate Shea Baird: ‘Let’s win back Barcelona’: the rise of Guanyem

On a wave of political struggles, a new municipal platform — Guanyem Barcelona — was launched this year with a “democratic rebellion” as its goal

Fania Davis: This Country Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans—Right Now

What response can disrupt patterns set by centuries of racism?

Nick Chiles: Another Shocker: No Indictment of NYPD Officer

Like a devastating one-two punch, a grand jury in Staten Island has decided not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner

George Monbiot: Breaking the Silence

No wonder landowners are scared

Vijay Prashad: India and the Islamic State group

In late November, Areeb Majeed returned to his home in western India after a brief sojourn among the legions of the Islamic State group. Majeed, 22, had gone to Iraq on pilgrimage with three friends in late May after apparently making contact with the Islamic State group (IS, formerly known as ISIS) online. From Baghdad, the Read more…

Z. C. Dutka: Pemon Indigenous Occupy Airport in Venezuela

“We Have Had Enough of Broken Promises”

Chuck Idelson: As Latest UN Climate Change Meet Begins, Naomi Klein’s Book is Worth Another Look

With so much at much at stake, why have world leaders done so little to embrace comprehensive, mandatory solutions?

Dan La Botz: The Mexican Crisis Deepens

Tens of thousands are in motion throughout Mexico, demanding justice from the government, and many around the world support them

Rebecca Solnit: Anywhere But Here

The following Rebecca Solnit piece is slightly adapted from photographer Michael Light’s new book, Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain

Guy Rundle: The Meaning of Black Friday

When Black Friday devours Thanksgiving, capitalism consumes one of its sustaining myths

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