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Robert Schwartz: Permanent Replacements? Not So Fast, Labor Board Says

A game-changing interpretation from the Obama-appointed National Labor Relations Board

Alice Speri: A Year After Cops Fired 44 Rounds at Keith Davis, His Case Still Raises Questions About Justice in Baltimore

Prosecutors chasing convictions at all costs, often with weak cases, have only contributed to the animosity against the city’s justice apparatus

Noam Chomsky: The Doomsday Clock

Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, and the Prospects for Survival

Steve Early: Advice From Seattle: On Citizen Activism After The Sanders Campaign

Municipal government changes for the better only when progressives have “an outside and inside game…people on the inside and people protesting on the outside to provide insiders with backbone”

Bill Fletcher: What Activists Committed to the Long-Haul Fight Can Learn from the Life of Organizer Fred Ross

Gabriel Thompson has produced one of the most thought-provoking books on organizing and affecting social change that I have read in some time

Richard Falk: A Weak UN Ensures a Weak Secretary General

As an organization of states, the UN fails to address the agendas of the peoples of the world

Lyndal Rowlands: Antibiotic Resistance Requires Global Response Similar to AIDS, Climate Change

Any potential global regulations should be able to draw on positive examples from countries which have successfully regulated the use of antibiotics in farming

Kate Brauman: We’re (not) running out of water – a better way to measure water scarcity

Managing water to meet current and future demand is critical

Glenn Greenwald: Perfect End to Democratic Primary: Anonymous Superdelegates Declare Winner Through Media

Last night, the Associated Press — on a day when nobody voted — surprised everyone by abruptly declaring the Democratic Party primary over and Hillary Clinton the victor. The decree, issued the night before the California primary in which polls show Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a very close race, was based on the media Read more…

Will Evans: Growing temp industry shuts out black workers, exploits Latinos

It’s a dynamic playing out in cities across the country, as some employers choose Latinos for jobs black workers once often had

Various Contributors: A Leap Toward Radical Politics?

The Leap Manifesto is, in a way, Canada’s version of the burst of Left and socialist energies that have come with the Bernie Sanders campaign in the Democratic Party in the U.S. and the Jeremy Corbyn leadership win in the Labour Party in Britain. As with these, the explosion of popular interest reflects general disquiet Read more…

Steve Ellner: Beyond the Boliburguesía Thesis

Why critics of Chavismo are wrong to suggest that socialism is to blame for corruption in Venezuela

David Swanson: “Modern Warfare Destroys Your Brain” in More Ways Than One

The most likely way to die in a U.S. war, by far, is to live in the country that the United States is attacking. But the most likely way in which a U.S. participant in a war will die is by suicide

Nick Turse: New Nation, Long War

Hillary Clinton’s State Department Gave South Sudan’s Military a Pass for Its Child Soldiers

Bernie Sanders: Rally in Washington, DC

Bernie Sanders Live from Washington DC – A Future to Believe in Rally Live Event

Michael Schwalbe: Things My Students Don’t Know

One of the discussion exercises I use in my course on corporate power begins with the bare text of the First Amendment projected on screen at the front of the room. I tell students that this is a recently proposed piece of federal legislation and invite their comments. I also say that if anyone has Read more…

Badri Raina: A Triumph Only On Television

Sifting truth from hype is now a patriotic task. Look how the BJP’s Assam win was pitched as an India-shaking success

Phyllis Bennis: Muhammad Ali Understood the Racist Roots of War and Militarism

And he called them out fearlessly

Juan Cole: Is Tel Aviv Mayor Right that Israel is unique in Occupation & denying Civil Rights?

Ron Huldai, the mayor of Tel Aviv, reacted with enormous sadness to Thursday’s terrorist attack on the Sarona Market restaurant district in Tel Aviv, which left 4 dead, committed by a teenagers from the Occupied Palestinian West Bank. But he then went on to put the attack in context. This kind of violence, he said, Read more…

Sam Husseini: Sanders Shouldn’t be in Vermont, He Should be in Brazil

The power of the establishment rests in large part because of its global connections. But progressive forces have been reluctant to wield such power

Elizabeth Warren: Trump and Republicans’ Attempt to Bludgeon the Judiciary Into Submission

Elizabeth Warren escalated her attacks on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump

Michael Albert: Hello – Are We Serious?

It is time to develop and support shared left program,

Richard Greeman: The French Stand Up

« We’ve had enough » is the phrase on everyone’s lips as – against all expectations –the wave of strikes, blockades, disruptions and mass demonstrations begun eleven days ago continues to develop throughout France. Indeed, in the past couple of days, two new strategic groups of workers have joined the protest.Technicians at France’s nuclear power plants are Read more…

Jeremy Brecher: Union Members Don’t Oppose Environmental Protections. They’re Actually More Likely To Support Them.

A study shows that the remarkable tendency of unions to support environmental policies and even to take the lead in environmental efforts is not an aberration

Ramzy Baroud: The Paris Peace Gambit: Everyone Gains except the Palestinians

There is nothing to celebrate about this

Joshua Hans Virasami: Brexit referendum: in-out, in-out, shake it all about

The EU vote offers a mirror to the British left. The right-wing “remain” and “leave” coalitions are both monstrosities. It is up to us to liberate ourselves

Dawn Tefft: Strikes Sweep France, Opposing Labor Law Rollbacks

Just as the tourist season is starting in France, strikes are preventing half the trains from running. Fuel is in short supply, as workers blockade oil refineries. The news is full of riots, burning tires, and police attacking protesters. Strikes across multiple industries are shutting down transportation across France, as workers protest a labor reform Read more…

Mary Anne Trasciatti: The Fighting Tradition

The Verizon strike recaptured some of the uncompromising militancy of the early American labor movement

Mark Wilkerson: One Man’s War

Bringing Iraq to America

Robert Fisk: Palestinian killers wanted to provoke Israel’s new Defence Minister into fulfilling his bloodthirsty threats

The more ferocious Israel’s threats, the more publicity their cause receives – and the more frightened the world becomes

Mark Harris: Beyond Bernie, Beyond Capitalism

It seems to be a law of modern politics that the health of a democracy stands in inverse proportion to the length of its presidential campaign season

Joanne Landy: The Foreign Policies of Sanders, Trump, and Clinton: America and the World in 2016 and Beyond

The world today is faced with crises on virtually every front, and any assessment of the foreign policy positions of the two major parties’ 2016 presidential candidates must be measured against how well they respond to these crises. BERNIE SANDERS The Sanders campaign has been a breath of fresh air on the American political scene. Read more…

Lisa Sullivan: Calling ALL Venezuelans to the Table

The solidarity and natural bartering system that has unfolded in our Venezuela-in-crisis is beautiful, and it is what has allowed us to survive until now

Mari Jo Buhle: This Feminist is #Still Sanders

A single woman in higher office pales before the vision of a social democracy that brings a higher standard of life to so many

Nick Ford: Authoritarianism Means Never Having to Apologize over Spilled Milk

If we want to build a world where administrators can’t treat students as if they’re their property over a carton of free milk, then we should consider alternatives such as democratic schooling

Robert Fisk: How do we separate the truth from the lies when reporting war crimes?

Each false atrocity bleeds into the body of evidence of other, real crimes, contaminating the truth for decades to come

Rev. William E. Alberts: The Art of the Patriotic Con

The immorality of America’s entrenched patriotism is revealed by Donald Trump even urging the committing of war crimes

Ari Paul: Cuomo’s Battle Lines

New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s war against BDS is an effort to isolate and suppress the Democratic Party’s left-wing critics

Anis Shivani: This is our neoliberal nightmare: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and why the market and the wealthy win every time

The rage driving our politics stems from cruelty of capitalism. So why do we vote for those who worship the market?

Norman Solomon: Trump, Sanders’ Next Steps & Media Coverage of the 2016 Race

The debate continues on racist remarks, Clinton’s plan to reach out to Sanders supporters, and the decision by the Associated Press and NBC to call the race for Clinton on the eve of the California primary

Vijay Prashad: Europe Is Slamming Its Doors Shut to a Growing and Historic Humanitarian Crisis

There is no real refugee crisis. There is, however, a crisis of humanism in Europe and North America

Pete Dolack: Regulation of financial industry is history if Trade In Services Agreement passes

The most secret of the international “free trade” agreements being negotiated around the world is the Trade In Services Agreement, which also might be the most draconian yet. If TISA were to go into effect, regulation of the financial industry would be effectively prohibited, privatizations would be accelerated and social security systems would potentially be Read more…

Sonia Singh: B&H Workers Train to Win

Union elections are often close—but not at a pair of Brooklyn camera warehouses last fall. Three hundred workers at B&H, a popular video and photography equipment company, won their union election with an overwhelming majority. How did B&H workers hold so strong even when their boss threatened mass firings? Behind the scenes, they got the Read more…

Rick Sterling: Where are the Missing California Primary Votes?

It does not seem credible that there are 30% fewer votes, over 1.5 million, this year compared with 8 years ago

Norman Solomon: A Debate on Best Path Forward for Democratic Party

Where does the race go from here?

Phyllis Bennis: Hillary Clinton’s ‘Major Foreign Policy Address’ Was Anything But

Clinton presidency portends a disciplined, ready-on-day-one foreign policy — but one that also happens to be war-based and accountable to longstanding corporate and military powers in the United States

Dimitris Christopoulos: Europe’s solidarity crisis: a perspective from Greece

Refugees are not a cause but a symptom of a broader European political crisis

Robert Fisk: If a US court acknowledges the Armenian genocide, the Government must follow suit

Incirlik is America’s forward air base in Turkey, take-off point for the US air battle against Isis. But in less than two months, a group of Armenians, all descendants of the 1915 genocide of one-and-a-half-million Christians massacred by Ottoman Turkey, will claim in a US court that the land on which America’s jets take off Read more…

Juan Cole: Welcome to the Party, America! 11 Muslim women who have been PM or President

Hillary Clinton gave a victory speech Tuesday night positioning herself as the logical conclusion of first women’s rights meeting at Seneca Falls in 1848. Along the way, other milestones have included women gaining the right to vote, in 1919 and the first woman elected to the Senate, in 1932. But the US was late. Australia, Read more…

Gregory Wilpert: Country profile: Ecuador

In the days following the catastrophic earthquake that struck Ecuador on 16 April, checkout lines at the supermarkets were exceptionally long. Ordinary Ecuadorians from all walks of life came together to buy food, drinking water and other essential supplies for the victims. It was the country’s worst natural disaster in 70 years, which left as Read more…

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