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Dave Lindorff: Takin’ it to the Street

Bringing Sanders’ ‘political revolution’ to the streets of Philly

Simon Jones: RISE: New Politics for a Tired Scotland

RISE has substance. Whether it can work with the communities which need it remains to be seen

Adam Szetela: Beyoncé’s “Formation” and the Boutique Activism of the Left

“Formation” does, in the end, embody the meaningful intervention that identity politics can stage. It is, for many black Americans, empowering

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Richard Falk: Dreaming of the Next UN Secretary General

“I solemnly swear to exercise in all loyalty, discretion and conscience the functions entrusted to me as Secretary-General of the United Nations, to discharge these functions and regulate my conduct with the interests of the United Nations only in view, and not to seek or accept instructions in regard to the performance of my duties Read more…

Robert M. Schwartz: FMLA Doctor’s Notes: What Unions Need to Know

A look at the Family and Medical Leave Act

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Michael Albert: What’s Next?

Should Sanders bow out or carry on? If Clinton gains the nomination, should Sanders actively support her, hold his nose and urge voting against Trump, run as an independent, or run as a Green – and should this happen in all states or only in selected safe states? For that matter, should there be a Read more…

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Stathis Kouvelakis: Overturning a World

France’s Nuit Debout movement has the potential to not just defeat a single law, but to move beyond defensive struggles.

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Nomi Prins: Gimme Shelter (From the Tax Man)

Disappearing Money and Opportunistic Candidates

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Ben Dangl: Defying the Spies: Free Thought as Resistance in the Age of Surveillance

Dreaming, speaking, acting, creating freely and autonomously outside of this influence is a kind of resistance

Dick Nichols: Greece: vulture creditors jostling for their next feed

It has taken only nine months for relations between the near-bankrupt Greek state and its creditors — the “Quartet” of the European Commission, European Central Bank (ECB), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Stability Mechanism (ESM) — to lurch to the brink of crisis. These relations are covered by the third bailout memorandum between Greece Read more…

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Robert l. Borosage: Bernie Sanders Wins Indiana – And The Political Debate

Sanders may not be winning his struggle against the delegate math, as the mainstream media keeps reminding us, but he is winning the political debate

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Robert Fisk: Hillary Clinton has openly courted the US Jewish vote – but the consequences could be severe

While Clinton has been decidedly pro-Israeli and anti-boycott throughout her campaign, Sanders has paid a price for saying that US policy in the Middle East should be even-handed

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Glenn Greenwald: New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship

There is a reason governments, corporations, and multiple other entities of authority crave surveillance

Bill Blum: Keeping Wall Street Speeches Secret Speaks Volumes About Hillary Clinton

Political corruption extends beyond the crass exchange of money for votes and favors

Pete Dolack: Another goodbye to democracy if Transatlantic Partnership is passed

Working people on both sides of the Atlantic will be the losers if the TTIP passes, and that is underscored by the secrecy surrounding it

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Paolo Gerbaudo: Nuit Debout: building an open movement in France’s squares

Interview on the driving force behind the social mobilization and the inclusiveness of the movement

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Bernie Sanders: Interview With Bernie Sanders

We have millions of people who are dying at ages much, much younger than they should

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Ramzy Baroud: The Spirit of Nelson Mandela in Palestine: Is His Real Legacy Being Upheld?

I dreaded that rich, corrupt Palestinians in Ramallah are utilizing the image of Mandela to acquire badly-needed political capital

Bruce Dixon: Building the Greens Into a Mass Party

If the Green Party in Georgia is able to get one percent of the presidential vote this year and field 16 electors, then we will have a spot on the ballot for 2018

Chelsea Manning: Solitary confinement is ‘no touch’ torture, and it must be abolished

I spent about nine months in an isolated cell behind a one-way mirror. It was cruel, degrading and inhumane

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Conn Hallinan: Baiting The Bear: NATO and Russia

From Moscow’s point of view, the U.S. is continuing to spread its network of anti-missile systems in Europe and Asia, which the Russians see as a threat

Eric Draitser: Hillary Clinton and Wall Street’s Neoliberal War on Latin America

With Hillary Clinton and Wall Street working hand in hand with their right wing proxies in Latin America, Washington looks to reassert its control

Ron Forthofer: Just Say No to Corporate Rule

In May 2014, Senator Elizabeth Warren talked about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)  agreement. From what I hear, Wall Street, pharmaceuticals, telecom, big polluters and outsourcers are all salivating at the chance to rig the deal in the upcoming trade talks. So the question is: Why are the trade talks secret? You’ll love this answer. Boy, Read more…

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Jeremy Brecher: Using the “Public Trust” to frame “Break Free From Fossil Fuels” Actions

What if we defined ourselves – to the movement, the public, and the courts – not as criminals but as law-enforcers trying to halt governments and corporations from committing the greatest crime in human history?

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Brian Terrell: My Visit to a Las Vegas Jail

“The degree of civilization in a society,” wrote the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, “can be judged by entering its prisons.” As a frequent visitor to Nevada in recent years, I have often been surprised by the cultural diversity and spiritual richness that can be found in Las Vegas. Still, I think that Dostoyevsky was right. Read more…

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Marsha Coleman-Adebayo: The Flint Chess Game: The Politics of the Battlefield

Thousands of Flint citizens were poisoned with hundreds of children facing a life-time of medical and intellectual challenges

Denis Godard: Up All Night

France’s Nuit Debout movement is mobilizing anger at austerity outside of traditional channels

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Pepe Escobar: The Calm Before the Coming Global Storm

Washington has absolutely nothing to offer to nations across Asia, Africa and Latin America – to the whole Global South for that matter

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Gideon Levy: Boycott Is the Only Way to Stop the Israeli Occupation

Aluf Benn’s proposal for Israel’s left to establish a base of domestic support for its positions is hopeless considering the brainwashing and increasing extremism of our society

David L. Wilson: Are Sanders and Fair Trade a Threat to the Global Poor?

The reality is that under present conditions low-wage production for export is simply not an effective way for most countries to develop their economies.

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Kshama Sawant: It’s Not About Bernie: Why We Can’t Let Our Revolution Die in Philadelphia

Why Demands to Endorse Hillary Must Be Rejected A growing chorus of voices is declaring the Democratic Primary over, and calling on Sandernistas to dutifully line up behind Hillary. Unfortunately, the pundits are right about the mathematics. Sanders would need more than 64% of remaining delegates to take the lead. It would require a political Read more…

Dinyar Godrej: Technology as if people mattered

If you thought technology was politically neutral, think again

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Glenn Greenwald: “The Assassination Complex”

During one five-month period, nearly 90 percent of the people killed in airstrikes were not the intended targets

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Patrick Cockburn: Saudi Arabia is about to attempt its own version of Mao’s Great Leap Forward

Prince Mohammed bin Salman is naively opting for the sort of radical economic reform that will be impossible to implement and will de-stabilise his country

Farooq Tariq: Letter from Pakistan: Demanding Land Rights Is Not Terrorism

A massive repression of the most militant but peaceful peasant movement–the Anjman Mozareen Punjab (AMP)–is underway

Bolivarian Circle of New York “Alberto Lovera”: Statement on the Neoliberal Offensive Against the Bolivarian Revolution

Statement on the Neoliberal Offensive Against the Bolivarian Revolutionzco

Michèle Brand: What is the “Nuit Debout”?

Like the Occupy Wall Street encampments, Nuit Debout’s central gathering point acts as an incubator for protests

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Walden Bello: Biggest threat to democracy is using fear of a Duterte win to justify stealing elections

We must reject the suggestion that subversion of the democratic process might be needed to save democracy

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Edward Snowden: Inside the Assassination Complex

Whistleblowing Is Not Just Leaking — It’s an Act of Political Resistance

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Chris Hedges: The Socialist Alternative

The disintegration of the ruling political parties, along with the discrediting of the established political and economic elites, presage radical change

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Nick Turse: Donald Trump in South Sudan

What Trumps the Horrors of a Hellscape? The Donald!

Jon Mitchell: Contamination at Largest US Air Force Base in Asia: Kadena, Okinawa

Documents reveal how years of accidents and neglect have polluted local land and water with hazardous chemicals including arsenic, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos and dioxin

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Ray McGovern: Hillary Clinton’s Damning Emails

Before the Democrats lock in their choice for President, they might want to know if Hillary Clinton broke the law with her unsecure emails and may be indicted

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David Swanson: Psst. Slip This Onto Obama’s Teleprompter in Hiroshima

I am going to keep pushing the U.S. war machine forward in every possible way, and the consequences be damned

Zoe Williams: Do We Want Our Children Taught by Humans or Algorithms?

In the long term, the mutation of schools into joyless exam factories won’t be halted by resistance alone, we also need to make a proper account of what education is for

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Patrick Cockburn: Iraq protests

Baghdad unrest signals disintegration of a political system established in wake of US invasion

Mairead Maguire: From Violence To Nonviolence – From War To Peace

It was a joy for me to join eighty people from around the World meeting in Rome ll/12th April, 2016

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Stathis Kouvelakis: Europe’s Border Guards

Syriza’s capitulation to the troika has made the plight of refugees even worse

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Norman Finkelstein: On Sanders, the first intifada, BDS, and ten years of unemployment

Bernie’s campaign took the Occupy movement, which was localized, and he elevated it to the national level. I don’t know what will come next. I doubt anyone knows. But it’s exhilarating to be part of it.

Rosa Luxemburg: What Are the Origins of May Day?

Rosa Luxemburg on the roots of May Day

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