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Sandy Tolan: Blown Chances in Gaza

Israel and the U.S. Miss Many Chances to Avoid War

Juan Cole: The Long Knives Come out in Baghdad

al-Maliki is refusing to go quietly, and troops loyal to him are still mobilized around key points in Baghdad, the capital

Dave Holmes: Kurds mobilise to fight ‘Islamic State’ over vast front

Across a vast swathe of northern Syria and Iraq, the region’s Kurds are locked in a desperate and heroic struggle with the genocidal forces of the so-called Islamic State

Gar Alperovitz: America Has a Scary Sewage Problem

Let’s Clean It Up and Jumpstart the Economy While We’re At It

David Bacon: Living on the Streets of Oakland

Every night people are sleeping on benches or in makeshift shelters. Here are a few of their stories

Ted Glick: The FERC 25

The FERC 25 were willing to risk arrest to try to draw attention to this urgent situation we are in

Potent Whisper: Potent Whisper Ft. Floetic Lara – Just Wondering

Official video for Potent Whisper Ft. Floetic Lara – Just Wondering

Steven Rosenfeld: Discriminatory Jim Crow Voting Laws Abound

The worst states are all in the Old South

Dahr Jamail: Open Source Farming

A cutting-edge farming technique that dramatically increases produce yields from a design engineer in Port Townsend, Washington, may well already be filling a critical void

Robert Fisk: If Obama can Win Nobel Peace Prize, Why Not IDF?

One of Netanyahu’s most trusted advisers thinks Israel should be awarded for its ‘unimaginable restraint’

Khaled Abou El Fadl: The Tragedy of Great Power

After the military coup in Egypt, I braced for the slaughter in Palestine. Sadly, one’s worst possible fears materialized with nightmarish predictability

Leon Rosselson: A Song for Gaza: The Ballad of Rivka and Mohammed

The song was written in July/August 2014 as Israel’s bombardment of Gaza slaughtered 2000 civilians, among them hundreds of children

Juan Cole: The Cruel Jest of American “Humanitarian Aid” to Iraq

The United States of America has no claim on the language of “humanitarian aid” to Iraq after what it did to that country

Ra’eesa Pather: Cape Town comes out in numbers for Gaza

Estimates put the crowd between 150,000 and 200,000 people

Federico Fuentes: Bolivia: Beyond (neo)extractivism?

A central challenge facing progressive governments and social movements in South America today is breaking the region’s dependency on raw material exports

Bruno Jäntti: Collaborating with Israel

Israel has destroyed the Gaza Strip once more

Danny Schechter: Michael Albert On Participatory Media

A former member of Students for a Democratic Society, Michael would go on to develop, along with Robin Hahnel, an alternative to market capitalism called participatory economics.

Airin Bahmani: The Greatest Threat to World Peace?

A quarter of the world’s population sees the United States as the greatest threat to world peace

Phyllis Bennis: As U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq Begin, Will Military Intervention Escalate Growing Crisis?

The Pentagon has announced U.S. military aircraft carried out airstrikes in northern Iraq

Noam Chomsky: The Nightmare in Gaza

For Gaza, the norm is a miserable existence under a cruel and destructive siege that Israel administers to permit bare survival but nothing more

Maurice Lemoine: Latin American Coups Upgraded

People mostly remember the attempted coup of April 2002, but the struggle in Venezuela has been continuous

Richard Seymour: The Anti-Zionism of Fools

However distorted and exaggerated, antisemitism is a real current in France that needs to be confronted

Shamus Cooke: How ISIS Finally Became Obama’s Enemy

Suddenly the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has become a threat worthy of American missiles

Dean Baker: How the incipient inflation freak-out could wreck the recovery

As predictable as August vacations, numerous economists and Federal Reserve watchers are arguing that the nation’s central bank must raise interest rates

Gideon Levy: Go to Gaza, see for yourself

From the perspective of the dialogue of hate, Gaza and Hamas, Palestinians and Arabs, are all the same

Omar Robert Hamilton: Cycles Of Rhetoric & Violence

What has become remarkably clear during this latest assault on Gaza is that cycles of violence are perpetuated and reinforced by cycles of rhetoric

Alejandro Camargo: The Crisis of Small-Scale Fishing in Latin America

The conflict between artisanal fishers and large-scale fishing companies has provoked multiple protests

Palestine Solidary Campaign: 150,000 march in biggest London rally yet for Gaza

More than 150,000 people marched from the BBC studios in Portland Place, past the US embassy in Grosvenor Square to Hyde Park

Claudia Roth Pierpont: A Raised Voice

How Nina Simone turned the movement into music

Amos Harel: Hamas: Heavy on the fire, light on the cease

Hamas says it will not back down from its core demands

Paul Street: Beyond Piketty and Capitalism

his savage inequality comes courtesy of the class-based socioeconomic regime called capitalism

Mads Gilbert: Solidarity with Gaza

“The heart of the Earth beats in Gaza now. It bleeds, but it beats”

Frederick Reese: In Greece Privatization Schemes, Who Benefits?

As with East Germany following unification, privatization in Greece is creating wide-ranging side effects — most of which are being ignored

Marjorie Cohn: US Leaders Aid and Abet Israeli War Crimes

Genocide and crimes against humanity

Michael Albert: Stop The Killing Train

The power plant of the death, destruction, and generalized deprivation is our basic institutions. The institutions must become our target

Justin Podur: Dan Freeman-Maloy on the Gaza Ceasefire

Interview on the long history of Israel’s decades-long, disciplined destruction of Gaza and of Palestinian society

Phyllis Bennis: President Obama Re-Launches His Own Dumb War

As President Obama himself said, there is no US military solution in Iraq. So why is he authorizing US military action?

Pepe Escobar: Desperate for War

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is desperate; it is itching for a war in battlefield Ukraine at any cost

Sue Sturgis: Debunking the Wild Claims Used to Justify Voter ID Laws

Number of states that have passed laws requiring voters to show some form of identification at the polls: 34

Peter Stäuber: Talha Ahsan, Jihad and the War On Terror – A New Chapter?

Talha Ahsan’s own Kafkaesque experience of the UK and US justice system, which largely consisted of waiting for his trial to actually happen, is finally at an end

Jonathan S. Landay: CIA Admits to Spying on Senate but No Prosecutions to Follow

Interview on the criminality of the CIA’s actions and the growing trend of government surveillance on public employees

Uri Avnery: Uri Avnery on Gaza Crisis, His Time in a Zionist “Terrorist” Group & Becoming a Peace Activist

Fighting in Gaza has resumed after the expiration of a 72-hour truce expired

Juan Cole: Why is Obama bombing Iraq, Really?

The US is intervening for political as well as military reasons

Sami Ramadani: US Intervention Is Not Humanitarian and Will Not Protect the People of Iraq

Here we go again, the US is using a humanitarian catastrophe to implement imperialist objectives and pour petrol on fire

Michael H. Fox: Failure to Protect

Criminalizing Mothers for Male Child Abuse

Paul Street: Israel, Gaza, and False Face Obama

If there’s one thing I’ve learned following the political career of Obama it is to never underestimate his false-faced cynicism

Joe Emersberger: Israel’s Barbarism Aimed at Consolidating its Theft and Ethnic Cleansing

US public opinion, is not remotely as lopsided in favor of Israel as the 100-0 Senate vote

Nick Turse: As a Man-Made Famine Looms, Christmas Comes Early to South Sudan

The Limits of America’s African Experiment in Nation Building

Peter de Jong: Sowing the Seeds of a New Economy

Practical alternative economic models are rapidly taking shape in practice in Catalonia. Are the indignados finally harvesting?

Steve Early: Looking for a Knockout in November? Chevron Goes Another Round with Richmond

People and some politicians of Richmond, in California, U.S, have made life hard for Chevron

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