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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

David Swanson: Free College or Another New War

What does the United States spend its money on that these other countries do not?

Alexander Beunder: Bolivian authoritarianism: not just a right-wing charge

Some see a renewed mobilization of the masses as the only way to return to the original goals of the process of change

Rania Khalek: Drone-Strike Feminism

The latest US bombing campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, aka ISIL) as a feminist rescue mission may be the worst of Obama’s justifications

Maia Williams: The Other Side of Ebola: Ooga Booga Journalism

In the social imagination of white supremacist cultures, such as in the U.S. and Europe, Blackness stands as a visual marker of difference, of other, of threat

David Swanson: Which Is Worse, a Libertarian or a Humanitarian-Warrior?

Can dismantling the military without investing in diplomacy and aid and cooperative conflict resolution actually avoid wars?

Roberto Savio: Understanding the Irresistible Attraction of Radical Islam

There are four historical reasons to understand how the anger and frustration now all over the Muslim world leads to attraction to the Islamic State (IS) in poor sectors

Brendan Fischer: Billionaire Pours $9.5 Million into Election

“…you will be amazed at how much influence you can have”

George Monbiot: A Gunpowder Plot Against Democracy

This bill of corporate rights threatens to blow the sovereignty of parliament unless it can be stopped

Noam Chomsky: The Leading Terrorist State

To this we may add the world’s greatest terrorist campaign: Obama’s global project of assassination of “terrorists”

Diane Stokes & Fran Tobin: Caseworkers Ally with Clients to Restore Human Services

The unity means we can have a broader impact and can strategize about longer-range battles

Jared Bernstein: Full employment: The recovery’s missing ingredient

Unemployment is down and gross domestic product is up, yet there isn’t much progress in real wages and incomes of most working families

J.J. Goldberg: 106 IDF Ex-Generals, Spy Chiefs Urge New Peace Bid

“We’re on a steep slope toward an increasingly polarized society and moral decline”

Tom Hayden: Citizenfour and Kill the Messenger

These are outstanding films for anyone engaged in confronting the global surveillance state

Jack Rasmus: Predicting the Midterm Elections

Analysis of the likely outcome of next week’s US midterm elections, providing reasons why the Democrats will lose the Senate

Robin Hahnel: ‘Told You So’ Is Bitter Sweet

‘After I wrote the first edition of The ABCs of Political Economy in 2002 came the “rush” of vindication: I warned about the dangerous downside potentials of liberalising the financial system. But did anyone listen? No. And sure enough the world suffered the worst financial crisis in five generations five years later. I explained why insisting on Read more…

Madeleine Thomas: Climate depression is for real

Just ask a scientist

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