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Taylan Tosun: Kobane, Turkey, Peace, Justice?

In the last two days, hundreds of Kurds took the street mainly in Kurdish cities and towns of Turkey to protest Turkish state’s support to IS

Vandana Shiva: Of Food, Farmers and WTO’s Doublespeak

Seed sovereignty is the foundation of food sovereignty

David Lindorff: Accusing Hong Kong Activists of Being Tools of US Policy is Both Ignorant and Dangerous

What we on the left who oppose US empire should be doing is not undermining the indigenous activists in Hong Kong

David Graeber: Why is the world ignoring the revolutionary Kurds in Syria?

Amid the Syrian warzone a democratic experiment is being stamped into the ground by Isis. That the wider world is unaware is a scandal

Mark Engler: How did Gandhi win?

Gandhi accepted a settlement that had limited instrumental value but that allowed the movement to claim a symbolic win

Mumia Abu Jamal: Goddard Commencement Speech

Help be the change you’re seeking to make

Ben Dangl: Why Evo Morales Will Likely Win Upcoming Elections in Bolivia

Overall, it is the success of Morales’ party in bringing about positive change that will lead to electoral victory

Jeremy Brecher: Climate Destruction in the Court of Public Opinion

The tribunal presented a panorama of oppression, but also a panorama of resistance

Carla Murphy: Here’s More On That St. Louis Symphony Flash Mob

What’s next for the upcoming Weekend of Resistance?

Jack Rasmus: Latin America’s “Made in the USA”

Jack Rasmus explains how the emerging recessions in Latin American economies are the direct consequence of recent shifting of US economic policies over the past year

David Swanson: Operation Odysseus’ Butcher Shop

War propaganda maintains that the other side only speaks the language of violence

Ben Debney: Crises Worthy and Otherwise – Climate Change vs Terror Scare

What we have then is not only a climate crisis, but also a crisis of freedom

Glenn Greenwald: Key Democrats Leave No Doubt Endless War is Official U.S. Doctrine

The last thing the Washington political class and the economic elites who control it want is for this war to end

Richard Byrne Reilly: The Cookie is Dead

Here’s how Facebook, Google, and Apple are tracking you now

George Monbiot: Our bullying corporations are the new enemy within

The demands of business dominate our politicians and embed inequality. It’s a full-blown assault on democracy

Victor Grossman: Humpty-Dumpty and the Fall of Berlin’s Wall

Why did the GDR go under?

Kathy Kelly: Challenging Drone Warfare in a U.S. Court

“I feel we’re compelled by our conscience“

Francine Mestrum: Separating Rights?

Economic rights cannot be separated from social rights

Rob Urie: Capitalist Denial and Climate Chaos

A New Political Economy is Needed

Metin Turcan: Kurdish Activist Violence Brings Kobani Conflict to Turkish Streets

Violent Kurdish protests spread to many cities in Turkey, including Ankara and Istanbul

Patrick Cockburn: Isis on the verge of victory in Kobani

US strategy lies in ruins

John Pilger: From Pol pot to ISIS: “Anything that flies on everything that moves”.

In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, “Anything that flies on everything that moves”.  As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the orchestrated hysteria and lies make one almost nostalgic for Kissinger’s murderous Read more…

Jérôme Roos: Kurds rise up across Europe to demand action against ISIS

Turkish-Kurdish peace process appears to be on verge of collapse

Bill Fletcher: Terror…and Racial Terror

It is difficult for most white people to appreciate the racial terror with which people of color live

Pervez Hoodbhoy: Siege of Islamabad: What Next?

Thousands of fanatical followers, led by the cleric-cricketer combination of Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan, hold Islamabad hostage

David Swanson: Thoughts of a Beheaded Head

Why when we’re alive do we act as if the whole thing isn’t insane?

Joe Emersberger: Economics: A Dismal Profession, Not Dismal “Science”

Unfortunately, even if the economics profession were greatly reformed, we could not rely on corporate journalists to report the consensus among economists accurately

Norman Finkelstein: Is Boycotting Israel the Right Way to Fight for Palestinian Rights

Two prominent professors and authors, Ilan Pappé and Norman Finkelstein, go head to head.

– See more at: http://newint.org/argument/2014/10/01/argument-israel-boycott-rights/#sthash.a2q7QhBq.dpuf

Tyrell Haberkorn: Martial Law and the Criminalization of Thought in Thailand

Neither coups nor dictatorships are unusual in Thailand

Various Contributors: Kurds: Statement by People’s Democratic Party (Turkey) on developments in Rojava

The people of the Middle East face the threat of a large-scale massacre.

Greg Gandin: Why Brazil’s Elections Matter

Wall Street woke up feeling a little sad this morning, for its favorite candidate in Brazil’s presidential election, Marina Silva, placed third

Jonathan Spyer: Western fear of angering Turkey leaves besieged Kurdish town at mercy of Islamic State

The fate of the Kurdish enclave in Kobani appears to be sealed

Jeremy Scahill: We Created the Very Threat We Claim to be Fighting

Interview on how the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 that helped create the threat now posed by the Islamic State

Michael Goldstein: The Climate March: Beyond Asking Those Beholden to the Wrong People to Do the Right Thing

We are dealing with a systemic problem, one that displays historical continuity and is but one manifestation of a government bought and paid for with corporate money

Richard Falk: Is Israel Guilty of Genocide in Its Assault on Gaza?

Many will react to this assessment of Protective Edge as without legal authority and dismiss it as merely recording the predictable views of a “kangaroo court”

Charles Glass: Without peace in Syria, the beheadings will not stop

For Syrians and Iraqis, the fate of western hostages is a minor issue when so many of them have been murdered, raped and enslaved by Isil

Juan Cole: The Last Days of Kobani Loom

ISIL Closes in on Syrian Kurds

Jamilah King: Flash Mob Demands Justice for Mike Brown During St. Louis Symphony

Acts of civil disobedience have continued in the St. Louis area, with local and national organizers planning several weeks of resistance through a project called Ferguson October.

James Bovard: The Civil War and 150 Years of Forgotten US Military Atrocities

Sheridan’s Scorched Earth Campaign

Richard Fidler: How Bolivia is leading the global fight against climate disaster

We are “ecosocialists” because the climate crisis now bearing down on us is the major issue facing the world’s peoples

Peter Certo: Here’s Everything Wrong with the White House’s War on the Islamic State

War planners are predicting that the latest conflict could rage for three years or longer

Jack Rasmus: Latin America’s ‘Made in USA’ 2014 Recession

The USA is taking advantage of the emerging recessions in Latin America

Jonathan Cook: George Monbiot, the Left’s McCarthy

Questioning someone’s integrity is not something I do lightly, especially when I share much ideological common ground with them

Paul Street: Age of Liberty, Age of Slavery

Black resistance and British policy left the colonists no choice but to secede from the British Empire if they wanted to preserve and expand their profitable slave system

Steve Early: What North American Unions Can Learn From Labor Organizers Abroad

Workers can think and act like trade unionists even if they don’t have a union contract

Tom Engelhardt: ISIS in Washington

America’s Soundtrack of Hysteria

Cornel West: Obama No Martin Luther King Or Malcolm X

In part two of our interview, Dr. Cornel West compares the legacy of President Obama to another Nobel Prize winner, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Barack Obama commits war crimes — Somalia, Yemen. He commits war crimes in Pakistan, Afghanistan,” West said. “Martin Luther King Jr. tried to keep a spotlight on war Read more…

Jeff Cohen: The Resurrection of Reporter Gary Webb

Will Hollywood Give Him Last Word Against the CIA’s Media Apologists?

John Feffer: The Strange Non-Death of Polish Neo-Liberalism

Neo-liberalism seems to have nine lives in Poland

Dean Baker: California pension fund gives the boot to hedge funds

Investment of public money needs transparency and accountability

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