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Marina Sitrin: Horizontal Paradigms – Cuba Style

There are many spaces that do not want capitalism and are looking instead to one another and horizontal forms of relating and power construction

Irvin Jim: South Africa: ‘We will continue to mobilise the working class for socialism’

Below are the speaking notes Jim’s presentation to the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) Central Executive Committee meeting to discuss the union’s expulsion from the federation, on November 7, 2014. After meeting through the night, delegates voted 33-24 in favour of expelling NUMSA, South Africa’s biggest trade union, the largest union in the federation and Read more…

Kafui Attoh: Dead Labor on a Dead Planet

The Inconvenient Truth of Workers’ Bladders

Peter Dreier: The Progressive Victories You Didn’t Hear About

Across the nation, voters passed measures against fracking and abortion restrictions, and for the minimum wage, paid sick leave, public safety and gun reform

Russell Brand: 90-year-old Arrested For Feeding Homeless

Reaction to news that 90-year-old Arnold Abbott was arrested by police in Florida for handing out meals to homeless people in a park

Florian Wilde: The Kurdish Question, the PKK and the tasks of the radical Left

Current developments in Kurdistan and gives a brief overview of the history of the Kurdish liberation movement and the PKK’s illegal status in Germany

Armando Carmona: A Silence that Speaks

Ayotzinapa and the politics of listening

Andrew Levine: Are Capitalists Nicer These Days?

The problem is the capitalist system, not the capitalists

Sam Badger: The U.S. Just Lost a Client State in West Africa

The State Department’s support for “free and fair presidential elections” in the country might yet be tested

Zephyr Teachout: Whatever happened to ‘of the people, by the people, for the people’?

We can keep protesting our own democracy, despite the facts, or we can actually deal with the root cause

Glenn Greenwald: How Many Muslim Countries Has The U.S. Bombed Or Occupied Since 1980?

The sheer casualness with which Obama called for a new AUMF is reflective of how central, how commonplace, violence and militarism are in the U.S.’s imperial management of the world

Michael Albert: Science and the Left 4: Bad Technology

The critical change will be in how we determine what technologies are worth pursuing and implementing

Immanuel Wallerstein: The Global Consequences of the Left Victory in Brazil

Brazil’s politics are in many ways closer to those of western Europe and North America than almost any other country in the global South

Maggie Blanca: Ayotzinapa protests awaken Mexico from a nightmare

The disappearance of 43 students whirls Mexico into a political crisis, but the social movement that has risen up in response could change it forever

Theodore Baird: Technologies on the Move: EUROSUR and Nomadic Surveillance

Once composed of stationary technologies, surveillance is now on the move

Mark Engler: From the Berlin Wall to Today

Lessons for harnessing the moment of the whirlwind

Paul Street: The Frontline of Imperial Evasion at “P”BS

US culpability and its consequences are unmentionable in the dominant communications institutions

Julian Coppens: Podemos on road to sweeping away two-party system

The economic and political crisis in Spain has produced a new way to fight back

Adil E. Shamoo: Netanyahu Is a National Security Risk

And Washington Knows It

Ewan Robertson: Advances and Challenges for Education in Venezuela

Pre-school enrollment has gone from 43.4 to 70.7%, primary attendance from 85 to 92.2%, and secondary from 47.7 to 75.1%.

Paul Buchheit: How America Is Rigged

Massive Wealth Transfer to the Rich

Vladimir Putin: Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club

The meeting’s theme was The World Order: New Rules or a Game without Rules

Paul Street: Six Barriers in Three Minutes

Some Post-Election Reflections

Hina Shamsi: Uncle Sam’s Databases of Suspicion

A Shadow Form of National ID

Various Contributors: Unionizing Solidarity with Palestine

Alborz Gandanhari, David McCleary, Kumars Salehi and Tory Webster on a sea change in US labor’s willingness to be complicit in apartheid and ethnic cleansing

Liliana Segura: No, We Don’t Need a Law Against Catcalling

It would be hard to imagine a more sweeping way to invite and reinforce racist notions of criminality than by telling people that every unwanted intrusion in public is a potential crime

Henry A. Giroux: Beyond Mid-Election Babble

Capitalism Is a Tumor on the Body Politic: What’s the Alternative?

Noam Chomsky: World ominously close to nuclear war

The world has never been closer to a nuclear war that could wipe out all of its initiators

Bill Fletcher: Lack of Clear Progressive Direction

Here are a few quick thoughts on the November 4th election. (1) There is almost always a low turnout during a midterm election and the party which controls the White House tends to lose.  This is definitely true but should not let us off the hook. (2) The Democratic base largely stayed home except in certain Read more…

Pervez Hoodbhoy: Why does Malala Yusufzai’s Nobel Bother so Many on the Left?

It is surely time for one-track leftists to learn that we live in a multiple-tracked world

Lance Selfa: Looking past the myths about Election 2014

A look at the factors that went into this drubbing for the Democrats and how they will affect U.S. politics

Jérôme Roos: The Winds Over The Mediterranean Are Blowing Left

The meteoric rise of Spain’s new leftist force, Podemos, may yet spell the end of the two-party regime the country inherited from Franco’s dictatorship

Ramzy Baroud: Political Prophecies: Sealing the Fate of al-Aqsa

Israel’s decision to shut down al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday, 30 October, is a gross violation of the religious rights of Palestinian Muslims

Robert Borosage: Debacle: Get Ready for the Real Fight

Debacle. Bloodbath. Call it what you will. Democrats, as expected, fared poorly in red states in an off-year election. Worse, unpopular Republican governors survived. This was ugly. Yes, the electorate was as skewed as was the map. Many Republicans won office with the support of less than 20 percent of the eligible voters. Voters over Read more…

Pete Dolack: New Development Banks Unlikely to Threaten World Bank

A change in the global hegemon from the U.S. to another country or bloc, leaving the capitalist system intact, provides no salvation

Leigh Phillips: The Solution is Democracy

Democracy isn’t a barrier to solving global issues like climate change. It’s humanity’s best hope

Linda Gordon: Abortion as a Moral Choice

We shouldn’t need these pro-child arguments to justify abortion, because choice in reproduction should be a woman’s right

Danny Schechter: The Day After

Say Good Bye To What Was Posing as American Democracy

Vincent Emanuele: All of My Friends are Dying

Meanwhile, my friends continue to die—my Iraqi friends, my Afghan friends, my Syrian friends, my Libyan friends, my Pakistani friends, my Palestinian friends, my Somalian friends, my veteran friends…

Steve Early: Crude But Not Effective

Big Oil’s “Air War” Fails To Sink Richmond Progressives

Juan Cole: How a Republican Congress could Entangle the US further in the Middle East

How could the change affect foreign policy?

Ayşan Sönmez: The War in the Middle East and the Breakdown of Humanitarianism in Turkey: Impressions of Suruç

It is unclear when the war in the Middle East will end and how much longer this outflow of refugees will continue

Bill Fletcher: Remembering Hope and Tragedy in the Caribbean

The destabilization efforts were noteworthy for the manner in which the mainstream, elite media was used to paint a picture

Bernie Sanders: The United States is on the Verge of Becoming an Oligarchy

Reaction to the Republicans’ big midterm victory

Shamus Cooke: The U.S. Elections: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Third parties don’t spring out of the air. They are built by organizations with pre-existing resources and large memberships

Rebecca Burns: They’re Still Redlining

Wall Street has developed new forms of housing discrimination to profit off communities of color

Stephen Leahy: Dirty Energy, Dirty Tactics

It’s a dirty war against environmental organisations and their supporters

Z. C. Dutka: The Difference Between Repression and Revolution

By purging security forces of corrupt officials, the government is pledging to dismantle some of the most powerful mafias in the Caribbean region

Alena Samuels: The Little Union That Could

National Nurses United are gaining strength as other organizations around the country lose clout

Wendy R. Weiser: Did New Voting Restrictions Make a Difference?

A quick look at the numbers shows that in several key races, the margin of victory came very close to the likely margin of disenfranchisement

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