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This little light of mine, I’m gonna’ let it shine! This past summer, collaborating with Wisconsin activists, we decided to feature this refrain on signs and announcements for a 90-mile walk campaigning to end targeted drone assassinations abroad, and the similarly racist impunity granted to an increasingly militarized police force
we know making money often means subverting the general good as in displacing thousands of poor seniors and moderate-income families from their homes. And that, we must insist, makes it our business.
These nuclear war theme parks are part of a deliberate attempt to trivialize nuclear weapons and to dumb down popular understanding of their environmental and human health legacy
any sensible person should recognize that a U.S. leadership that stands firmly with Saudi Arabia, and had earlier supported Saddam Hussein when he was attacking Iran, couldn’t be expending resources for any democratic objective
What’s behind Obama’s supposed late-presidency epiphany on the evil of racially biased mass imprisonment? What drove the president’s “sudden desire to look like the Great Emancipator” (Margaret Kimberly)—this even while he offers close to nothing in the way of actual liberation
It all began in 1835 when the British Empire sent a German-born naturalist and explorer to conduct geographical research in the South American territory it had colonized and named British Guiana. In the course of his explorations, a map was drawn that well-exceeded the original western boundary first occupied by the Dutch and later passed to British control.
Introducing Big Food: giant corporations that steal land from the world’s poor to profit from current massive corrupt farming subsidies and future global drought
Libya is currently split, politically, between two governments and, geographically, among many armies, militias, tribes and mercenaries. It is a failed state par excellence, although such a designation does not do justice to the complexity of the Libyan case, together with the root causes of that failure.
The presidential campaign season is well underway in the United States, and never in human history will more money be spent to say less. And only 16 more months to go. A perennial favorite of the worst electoral system money can buy is the race among the candidates to be the most in favor of motherhood and apple pie
Weapons of war encourage, initiate, escalate, elongate, and exacerbate wars for profit
2015 Proves to Be Record-Breaking Year for the Military’s Secret Military
Steve Ellner is a well-known analyst of Venezuelan and Latin American politics and is a retired professor at the Universidad de Oriente. He has published scores of journal articles and over a dozen books, his last being the edited Latin America’s Radical Left: Challenges and Complexities of Political Power in the Twenty First Century, published Read more…
Interview on Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Corbyn, and the potential for ordinary people to make radical change
The increasing consciousness of the huge inequality of income and wealth in the US is a legacy of Occupy Wall Street
The fact that plans to conquer even the remaining symbols of Palestinian nationhood and spirituality have finally reached al-Aqsa is particularly alarming
The untold story of the UN weapons inspectors’ crucial ‘work plan’, and how it was undermined and finally buried by Bush and Blair
No other institution does more to destroy the habitability of the planet for future generations.
The exploitative essence of Nike’s feminism hasn’t changed all that much the past twenty years
Robert Fisk has covered the Middle East for close to 40 years, from the Lebanese Civil War to the emergence of ISIL and beyond, and has won more British and international journalism awards than any other foreign correspondent. With British newspaper The Independent since 1988, Fisk is probably the only journalist to have interviewed Osama Read more…
The positioning of Jorge Bergoglio, Pope Francis, as a “liberal” or “progressive” in American politics is incorrect and indeed a little bizarre. The Pope is a conservative. In fact, he has railed against “adolescent progressivism” and against secularism, which he calls “the devil.” Pope Francis opposes contraception, including the homely condom, as well as abortion Read more…
Japanese abnormality remains a most precious reality, a beacon pointing toward the kind of ‘new realism’ that the 21st century urgently requires
The BPC said it hoped the lawsuit will compel Facebook to amend its privacy policies, and overhaul how the firm handles users’ data
A stun grenade flipped into faces of a child and his family. We should never discuss this debate the same way again
Chinese President executives press U.S. tech companies to comply with suppressive Internet policies
If you want to be angry about the drug price, Shkreli isn’t the most sensible target — he’s taking advantage of a system that allows drug makers to name their price
It’s a radical insurgency; it’s not a political party
Charismatic narcissists are much hot air but very little substance. Unfortunately, they can be very dangerous
It’s the Labour Right and their allies that are refusing to accept the decision of the Labour Party voters. Its the media who are backing them
I know we call them ‘the bourgeois media’, but not even the most crass, petty-minded Stalinist apparatchik could have produced a caricature as venomous and despicable as our lot
The U.S. invasion of Iraq created 4 million refugees, about one-sixth of Iraq’s population
I would like to see this network of critical mental health nurses making an important contribution towards the development of more humane ways of promoting mental health
The global economy is slowing – from China to Brazil to South Africa and beyond. Currency wars initiated in 2013 by Japan’s introducing a ‘quantitative easing’ (QE) monetary policy, intensified in 2015 by Europe introducing its own ‘QE’, and exacerbated still further by Saudi Arabia initiating a global oil price war to bankrupt U.S. shale Read more…
A study of police brutality in three major cities—conducted just about half a century ago in 1967—found that all the victims had one thing in common: they were from low-income groups
Syriza won handily in Sunday’s Greek election. What lessons are to be drawn from the results?
Volkswagen is not the only company poisoning the air. Yet still our government blocks effective legislation
How Nuclear Weapons Companies Commandeer Your Tax Dollars
A lifesaving drug’s overnight price hike shows why we must fight for a radically different health care system
Renzi played a central role in helping break Alexis, with his ‘good cop’ tactic, based on the “If you do not yield, they will destroy you
The refugee crisis only has one just solution: open borders
Rather than endlessly recycling Sanders’s real and imagined liabilities, why not work to develop the movement which is temporarily coalescing behind but which has explicitly stated its intention to “push beyond the campaign”
As the Greek elections approach, the Left is determined to keep alive the alternative to austerity
Experiencing a common, though painful, occurrence raises some big questions about the scope of healthcare in the USA.
Sadly almost a decade later, it appears that nothing has changed
In claiming Kim Davis as their Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King Jr., the right is engaging in violent historical revisionism.
Understanding the Greek election and the prospects of the left, part 4 of 4.
The Greek leader won on three promises the troika will make it hard for him to keep
Kissinger considers the United States, despite everything from Hiroshima to drones, as continuing to be the main benevolent force active in history over the course of the last hundred years
Bernie Sanders is wrong — Hugo Chávez was no dictator
Overpriced, overcomplicated and overdue, the Hinkley project needs to be killed off and the money invested into other low-carbon technologies
Yes, it’s official. General Motors engaged in criminal wrongdoing for long knowing about the lethal defect in its ignition switch that took at least 174 lives