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Yanis Varoufakis: Our battle to save Greece

The full transcript of the former Greek Finance Minister’s first interview since resigning

Michael Albert: Why Rush to Judgement on Syriza?

One day, Hail Syriza. Next day, Phooey on Syriza. Perhaps more time is required to judge, not to mention more information

Paul Mason: Greece wins euro debt deal – but democracy is the loser

After an all-night negotiation during which Greek prime minister was subjected, according to one observer, to “mental waterboarding”, there is the basis of a deal to keep Greece in the euro. As I write, the Greek side do not have a document, but we have some details. Greece will have to implement the tough austerity Read more…

Theodoros Karyotis: Syriza surrenders: time for renewed popular resistance

Now that Syriza has caved in to the creditors, the need for grassroots mobilization is more urgent than ever. A new cycle of struggles is ahead of us

Leo Panitch: Treating Syriza Responsibly

As against those on the international left so keen to put the boot in against the Syriza government with the charge that they had abjectly capitulated already with the plan passed in the Greek parliament, it is instructive to read this document from the German finance ministry. Syriza’s unique capacity on the international left to Read more…

Salim Muwakkil: Our Neo-Confederacy

The flag may be wiped from state grounds and license plates, but its ideals live on in the GOP agenda

Lauren McCauley: Pope Calls on World Youth to Rise Up Against Global Capitalism

It is time to “make a mess”

Nicolas Maduro: Maduro Talks to teleSUR: Guyana Border Dispute, Greece, and Economic War

Venezuela’s president calls on Guyana’s president to resume talks over a piece of land west of the Essequibo river, which was looted from Venezuela by the British empire for its rich natural resources

Jamie Smith Hopkins: The campaign to weaken worker protections

Who’s to blame for thousands of work-related deaths and illnesses each year? Business, Congress, the White House and federal agencies

Bob Peterson: Walker’s Budget Undermines Public Education

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is expected to do two things in the next few days: Formally announce his candidacy for President and sign Wisconsin’s biennial budget. The first may receive national attention, but it is the second that will disastrously affect Wisconsin — and that should receive national play. Buried within the budget are 135 Read more…

Lois Weiner: What’s Wrong With the AFT?

The American Federation of Teachers’ top-down endorsement of Hillary Clinton is an affront to democratic unionism

Paul Rosenberg: Massive majorities back Bernie Sanders on the issues — and disdain Donald Trump

Donald Trump is throwing the GOP primary into chaos by channeling the GOP’s id, spinning out wild fantasies of the Mexican government deliberately sending a flood of rapists and murderers across the border. But Bernie Sanders is disrupting Hillary Clinton’s coronation on the Democratic side by channeling the party’s soul, with a specifically issue-based focus. Read more…

keith harmon snow: Symbol of Hate

Why are some people in Massachusetts suddenly flying the Confederate flag?

Yanis Varoufakis: Our battle to save Greece 

As inside look at the negotiations and results….

Jérôme Roos: Greek capitulation reveals deep conflicts within the Eurozone

Rather than resolving the euro crisis, Tsipras’ unexpected U-turn appears to have deepened it, with creditors fighting over how to respond

Chris Hedges: We Are All Greeks Now

We will not return to a rational economy or restore democracy until these global speculators are stripped of power

Pratap Chatterjee: Killing by Committee in the Global Wild West

The Perpetrators Become the Victims of Drone Warfare

Conn Hallinan: Benghazi & Hillary: Missing The Story

While the emails do raise questions about Hilary Clinton’s veracity, the real story is how French intelligence plotted to overthrow the Libyan leader in order to claim a hefty slice of Libya’s oil production

Boris Johnson: Greece must rediscover the spirit of Marathon to burst its euro shackles

German proposals to take over Greek state assets are tantamount to tyranny

Sonali Kolhatkar: Beyond the Flag: Upping the Ante for Black Lives

As politicians congratulate themselves for taking down the Confederate Flag in South Carolina, the real task of dismantling racism falls to activists

Ian Steinman: Rio’s Student Resistance

Resistance at Brazil’s universities has provided a glimmer of hope amid ongoing austerity and repression.

Physicians for Human Rights: U.S. Justice Department Must Investigate American Psychological Association’s Role in U.S. Torture Program

New Report Confirms Health Professionals Violated Core Ethics

Sean McElwee: Democracy is only for rich white guys

A wealth of research data now demonstrates what should be obvious: The law only advances certain people’s interests

Rabbi Arik Ascherman: Greece blinked first, but lenders’ response could plunge Athens into political turmoil

Opposition within Syriza will make it difficult for Tsipras to introduce cuts

Jon Schwarz: Rep. John Sarbanes and a Campaign Finance Reform Plan That Might Actually Work

If we’re forbidden by the Supreme Court from limiting money coming from the 0.01 percent, what about amplifying money from the bottom 99.99 percent?

Peter Bohmer: A Critique of the July 10th, 2015 Austerity Proposal for Greece from Syriza; There is an Alternative

The Greek proposal is similar to what the European Union proposed last week and that Greek voters overwhelmingly voted no to last Sunday

Vincent Emanuele: Reflections on Nationalism: Challenging Ideologies and Institutions

When political projects are imposed from the top-down, undesirable results will always take form

Colleen Bolger: Ruptures in Syriza, Greece and Europe

In the early hours of Friday morning, the prime minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, won the consent of the Hellenic Parliament to pay off the blackmailers. He gave up the pensioners. He gave up the public servants still with jobs. He gave up the people who will not be able to afford food and coffee Read more…

Florian Zollmann: Why We Need an International Movement for a Participatory Society

There is an earth and human emergency, and a global movement is needed to combat it

Mark Weisbrot: US-Venezuela détente still going – for now

Upcoming elections likely to attract renewed skepticism of Washington’s fresh approach to Caracas

David Swanson: Read Mumia

Yes, I also want to say Free Mumia. In fact, I want to say Free all the prisoners

Sarah Jaffe: Activists in Ferguson Broaden Scope, Unveil ‘Power Behind the Police’

The St. Louis-area campaign highlights the networks of powerful individuals who have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo

Stephen Zunes: The Troubling Implications of Hillary’s Anti-BDS Letter

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s position on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank does not bode well for her future foreign policy

Robert Hunziker: Looking Inside Fukushima Prefecture

Why is Japan brazenly restarting nuclear power plants in the face of Fukushima’s continuing calamity, a tragedy that has only just started?

Yanis Varoufakis: Germany won’t spare Greek pain – it has an interest in breaking us

Based on months of negotiation, my conviction is that the German finance minister wants Greece to be pushed out of the single currency to put the fear of God into the French and have them accept his model of a disciplinarian eurozone

Jack Rasmus: China’s Stock Bubble Bursts

The Beginning of a New Global Financial Crisis?

Stathis Kouvelakis: From the Absurd to the Tragic

Those who lead Greece and its Left to surrender should be opposed

Paul Mason: What was the point of Tsipras referendum?

The new Greek government proposals, published late last night are clearly based on those submitted by Jean Claude Juncker last Thursday, before the referendum

The Left Platform: The Alternative to Austerity

There is an alternative to capitulation in Greece. Here is the Left Platform of Syriza’s plan

Johannes Hautaviita: Will the US-led effort to punish and isolate Iran end?

The P5+1 group of nations and Iran have been working on a deal which will restrict Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief

Alain Badiou: Eleven points inspired by the situation in Greece

Transforming the Greek cause into an international cause of very powerful symbolic value is a necessity, and, therefore, a duty

Şervan Dervîş: Syria: Arabs and Kurds fighting to rebuild a democratic and inclusive revolution

The following interview with Burkan al-Firat Command Center spokesperson Şervan Dervîş was conducted by Ersin Çaksu for Özgür Gündem. In the interview Dervîş speaks about the recent victories won against ISIS [also known as Islamic State] in Rojava, the current fighting in Aleppo and the larger trajectory of the Syrian civil war, as well as Read more…

Jelle Bruinsma: Greece, the Troika, and the Mafia Principle

The good thing is that fissures seem to be opening up between Germany’s and Europe’s more realistic rulers, but it is unlikely this will lead to major policy changes

Robert Naiman: Where Does Bernie Sanders Stand on Israeli Settlements in the West Bank?

A recent study found that 45 percent of Democratic “opinion leaders” said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who criticized the Israeli occupation and mistreatment of Palestinians

Nathalie Baptiste: Are Foreign NGOs Rebuilding Haiti Or Just Cashing In?

Haiti plays host to over 10,000 NGOs, whose foreign workers make up an affluent class of their own

Conor Lynch: The radical Bernie Sanders idea that could reclaim America for the 99 percent

Bernie Sanders has brought new attention to the perils of inequality. What if he could do even more?

Sana Sheikh: The War Inside Your Head

Researchers are battling over how to identify and treat mental illness — but the changes may help pharmaceutical companies more than patients

Michael Lesher: Et Tu, Michael Oren?

There’s a certain poetic justice about the indiscriminate treachery of Michael Oren’s new book, ironically titled Ally

Jasmine Heiss: Solitary confinement isn’t punishment. It’s torture

Albert Woodfox sits alone in a cell smaller than the average parking space. Unless it is one of the three days that he gets to stretch his legs in the prison yard, the 68-year-old will likely remain caged in these conditions for 24 hours today. The four walls are solid – save a single small Read more…

William Martin: The “Ferguson Effect”

The Black Lives Matter movement has provoked blowback from conservatives and milquetoast reforms from liberals

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