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Kevin Lin: In China, Walmart Retail Workers Walk Out over Unfair Scheduling

This struggle offers a chance to build international solidarity. Walmart has been mistreating its employees in China and in the United States—often in very similar ways.

Janette Sadik-Khan: ‘Streetfight’: The Battle for Bike Lanes, Open Space, and Quality Urban Life

Excerpt from a new book about what it takes to transform urban policies for a sustainable future

Dick Nichols: Spanish general election: snapshot of a big disappointment

The key question about the result of the June 26 Spanish general election is also the most difficult to answer: why did 1.09 million people, who in the December 20 elections voted for Podemos, the United Left (IU) and the three broader progressive convergences Together We Can (Catalonia), Podemos-Commitment (Valencian Country) and In Tide (Galicia), Read more…

Michael Albert: Why Are We Sliding Toward Hell…?

Most working people have never encountered a capitalist. Not once. But, they routinely encounter doctors, lawyers, accountants, engineers, and others who have highly empowering jobs

Paul Street: Homo Sapiens in the Exterminist Age of Capital

The project of building a united, militant, revolutionary, organized, durable, environmentalist, powerful, antimilitarist, and global Left is now an urgent life or death matter for many of us and for future generations

Pete Dolack: Brexit will only count if everybody leaves the EU

The EU is a bonanza for multi-national corporations and an autocratic disaster for working people across Europe

Thomas Frank: The Life of the Parties

The Influence of Influence in Washington

Dan Read: Brexit’s Aftermath: Xenophobia and the Rising Right

A renewed impetus to combat the myriad and far-reaching problems now brought to light under Brexit may be in the cards

Kali Holloway: Cheap Meals From Big Pharma Can Make Doctors Prescribe Expensive Drugs

A new study suggests pharma can spend a little and get a lot in return

Colby Hopkins: Activists occupy major park in Budapest to stop unwanted development

To correct the power imbalance, Ligetvédők activists are demanding the public be involved in the plans to renew the park

Manuel E. Yepe: The Southern Giant Will Have to Fight

The first three governments of the Brazilian Workers Party (PT) –two with Lula and one with Dilma Rousseff– represent the best in the republican history of the South American giant

Ramzy Baroud: Palestine’s ‘Prayer for Rain’: How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War

Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has been taking place for weeks, since Israel’s national water company, “Mekorot”, decided to cut off – or significantly reduce – its water supply to Jenin, Salfit and many villages Read more…

Bernie Sanders: Democrats Need to Wake Up

We must create national and global economies that work for all, not just a handful of billionaires

Gareth Porter: Why the Sanders “Revolution” Must Take on the Permanent War State

The People’s Summit in Chicago June 17-19 dramatically displayed both the strengths and the vulnerabilities of what has emerged in 2016 as one of the most potentially powerful movements for fundamental change in the United States in many decades. The event, which brought together 3,000 committed movement activists to rally in support of the “political Read more…

Phyllis Bennis: From Paris to Istanbul, More ‘War on Terror’ Means More Terrorist Attacks

U.S.-led military campaigns “against terror” continue to set the stage for more terror attacks, and to create more terrorists, as anger turns to rage

Vijay Prashad: We Owe It to the Victims of the Latest Bombing Tragedy in Turkey to Ask Why These Attacks Happened

Terror acts like these can produce a dangerous kind of nationalism

Mike King: The “Free State of Jones” in Trump’s America: Freedom Beyond White Imagination

“[H]istory is literally present in all that we do. It could scarcely be otherwise, since it is to history that we owe our frames of reference, our identities, and our aspirations. And it is with great pain and terror that… one begins to assess the history which has placed one where one is, and formed Read more…

Badri Raina: Brexit Alas

You did not heed my counsel sane, And are now at sixes and sevens; In the larger brotherhood of man, There are no parochial heavens. Proverbial cat in the adage you, That covets the other’s fish, But keeping your English feet above The wet and watery dish. No common market now for you, If you Read more…

Ebony Slaughter-Johnson: Mamie Till and Tarsha Jackson: ‘Mothers at the Gate’

Jackson is one of a growing number of family members nationwide, mostly mothers, who have taken up the mantle to advocate for juvenile justice reform

Mohammed Mesbahi: The intersection of politics and spirituality in addressing the climate crisis

The following interview with STWR’s founder, Mohammed Mesbahi, examines both the contemporary political and profounder spiritual implications of sharing the world’s resources in relation to the escalating climate emergency. Beginning with a policy-related discussion of the relevance of the principle of sharing to the Paris Agreement and UN climate change negotiations, he goes on to Read more…

Mark Evans: Occupy +

Resurrecting Occupy and Breathing Life into Shared Program by Taking it to the Streets

Paul Street: Understanding and Defeating Working Class Nativism

If you don’t believe immigration is used by employers to depress living and working standards in the U.S., then take a job in any U.S. factory that has a significant number of unpleasant low-skill tasks

Richard Falk: Are We Heading Toward Global Autocracy, Ecological Collapse, Political Malaise?

What follows are preliminary reactions to both the BREXIT vote and the world according to Trump, but also a commentary on the related alienation of large segments of the public that are being badly served by both the established elites and their demagogic adversaries. The failures of neoliberalism, the successes of digitization, the scourge of Read more…

Jérôme Roos: Brexit Confirms: The Center Cannot Hold

Brexit has less to do with Britain’s relationship to Europe than it has with neoliberal elites losing control over the monsters they have created

Bill McKibben: The Clinton Campaign Is Obstructing Change to the Democratic Platform

The Democratic platform process is finally underway, and the main issue is this: Did the campaign of Bernie Sanders really alter the Democratic Party?

Joseph Todd: Building a progressive majority: Left strategy after the Brexit vote

After the EU referendum we are seeing both horror at anti-migrant sentiment and pandering to it

James Bradley: Omar’s Motive

The idea that loving each other more will solve this problem shows that most of us are unaware of the regular U.S. drone killings of Muslims beyond our borders. Perhaps we need to love more peoples than just ourselves

Ronan Burtenshaw: Stand With Jeremy Corbyn

The embattled Labour Party leader is hated by his opponents for all the right reasons

George Monbiot: Roots in the Rubble

The decision to leave the EU is a disaster, but also a great opportunity for renewal

Les Leopold: Bernie’s Next Big Task: Build a Large-Scale, National Progressive Movement

Sanders should concentrate on launching a new movement organization right now — one that would mobilize for his democratic socialist agenda

Jane Slaughter: In Push for Education Reforms, Mexican Government Kills Teachers in the Street

Teachers said they would hold “demonstrations, protests, blockages, marches, and rallies, till we have something definite from the government”

Thomas Ferguson: Defying the Investors

Alienation from corporate candidates produced this year’s dizzying election results

Patrick Cockburn: The Age of Disintegration

Neoliberalism, Interventionism, the Resource Curse, and a Fragmenting World

Paul Mason: Making Sense of Brexit

Interview on Britain’s growing economic and political crisis

Leonard Peltier: 41 Years Since Jumping Bull, 500 Years of Trauma

As the First Peoples of Turtle Island, we live with daily reminders of the centuries of efforts to terminate our nations, eliminate our cultures, and destroy our relatives and families

Barry Finger: Brexit: A Victory for the Populist Right

The left needs to make the case that it has an alternative, a credible alternative; and that this alternative is implementable on the path to social transformation

Sima Kadmon: 7 reasons why Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership is a success story

The facts about Corbyn’s victories so far that you won’t read in the rest of the press

Neil Faulkner: Brexit and the Crisis on the British Left

The Brexit vote represents a right-wing tidal wave – a triumph of Trumpism

Sarah Lazare: Following Brexit Vote, Hate Attacks Sweep the U.K.

A mosque, a Polish center and refugees have reportedly been targeted

David Swanson: Have a Chilcot Fourth of July

There was no need for yet another investigation. The crime has been out in the open from the start

Robert Fisk: My father fought in WW1, and my mother learned Esperanto – this is what they would have thought of Brexit

My father would have said “Britain, right or wrong”; but Bill, who was also an accountant, knew what “wrong” was, and he and Peggy would have voted Remain

Various Contributors: Brexit vote is a disaster, but the struggle goes on

Socialist Resistance statement on the result of the EU referendum

Harvey Wasserman: Diablo Shutdown Marks End of Atomic Era

Globally, this landmark treaty embodies a nuclear utility’s admission that renewables can replace nukes

Michael Albert: We Need A United Left

It is possible, desirable, and even essential for progressives as a whole group to simultaneously work to ensure that Trump loses and the left grows

John Feffer: The Most Important Election of Your Life: (Is Not This Year)

If and when that new, neo-fascist party fields its charismatic presidential candidate, that will be the most important election of our lives

Boris Kagarlitsky: Great Day in European History

The hard line policies agreed upon by the bureaucratic and financial elites in spite of the people ultimately undermined the stability of the system

Roberto Savio: Brexit: Voting With Your Guts?

In the wake of Brexit, what will Merkel now do?

Marjorie Cohn: US Bombing Syrian Troops Would Be Illegal

In an internal “dissent channel cable,” 51 State Department officers called for “targeted military strikes” against the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, a proposal that President Barack Obama has thus far resisted. However, were he to accept the cable’s advice, he would risk a dangerous – possibly catastrophic – confrontation with Russia. And, such a use of military Read more…

Sergi Cutillas: What’s at Stake in Spain

A guide to Spain’s election

Oscar Reyes: Five keys to understanding the Spanish election

The insurgent left has also shown that it is here to stay

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