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Greg Lukianoff: The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health

Heriberto Martínez-Otero: The Origins of the Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

More neoliberal policy won’t help Puerto Rico solve its debt crisis

Jennifer Ritter: Bruce Rauner is Using a Manufactured Crisis to Bust Unions, Privatize Services and Destroy Pensions

The right-wing Illinois governor is slashing programs for the state and threatening bankruptcy for Chicago Public Schools instead of offering any revenue raising solutions

RT.com: 150 people arrested over 2 days in Ferguson, state of emergency still in effect

Despite largely peaceful protests to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the police shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, police cracked down on activists and arrested 150 people in multiple demonstrations across St. Louis, Missouri. Police were bracing for more protests in Ferguson on Tuesday, but by late afternoon there had been no major Read more…

BGST Publishing House: Turkey’s New War On Terror In Ten Questions

1) After what critical steps did Turkey disrupt the “peace process”? On 28th of February 2015, the governmental committee involving the deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan and the committee of the People’s Democracy Party (HDP) involving MP Sırrı Süreyya Önder, after a meeting in Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul, together publicly declared a statement named “Dolmabahçe Read more…

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Paul Street: Beyond Anti-Capitalism

Where would the de facto class dictatorship called capitalism be without the remarkable power of nationalism, racism, militarism, sexism, ethno-centrism, and imperialism to divide the workers of the world both within and across national boundaries?

Pramila Jayapal: Why Saturday’s Bernie Sanders Rally Left Me Feeling Heartbroken

It’s not the problem, it’s a symptom of the disease of unacknowledged and un-acted upon racism

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John Feffer: Poland and Solidarity: the Disappointment of a Dream Fulfilled

It was one thing to dream about taking back Poland, another to repair an economy ruined during the Communists’ reign

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

Shepherd Bliss: “Grapes Versus Eggs”—Sonoma County’s Goliath vs. David Story

We need diverse, resilient agriculture and economies, not a vulnerable mono-crop

Tom Crean: Kshama Gets 49.9% In Primary Vote

Tremendous Base for General Election UPDATE: Kshama’s lead has increased and her vote total is now 51.88%. A fired-up crowd of over 200 supporters of Socialist Alternative Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant gathered in the Melrose Market Studios in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood tonight to hear the result of the non-partisan primary for the Seattle City Read more…

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Bill Fletcher: The Philippines: Invisible Neo-Colony

The ongoing repression and wars in the Philippines would be unsustainable were it not for the direct involvement of the United States

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Jeremy Brecher: The EPA’s Clean Power Plan: How Unions and Allies Can Protect Affected Workers

Unions can pursue CPPs that reflect jobs, just transition, environmental justice, and climate protection objectives by building alliances among environmentalists, labor, and environmental justice advocates

Derrick Jensen: Liberals and the New McCarthyism

A new McCarthyism—complete with blacklisting—has overtaken universities, and discourse in general, and liberal academics are its most active and ardent perpetrators, demanding a hegemony of thought and discourse that rivals the original

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Federico Fuentes: How Rejecting Neoliberalism Rescued Bolivia’s Economy

The majority agree with their government’s strategy because Morales has remained true to his word of “governing by obeying” the people

Joris Leverink: Murray Bookchin and the Kurdish resistance

Bookchin’s municipalist ideas, once rejected by communists and anarchists alike, have now come to inspire the Kurdish quest for democratic autonomy

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Phyllis Bennis: Don’t Sit Tight: Congress Can Still Tank the Iran Deal

Supporters of diplomacy over war must make our voices heard over the din of nay-saying interest groups with deep pockets

Jason Hickel: The Problem with Saving the World

The UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals aim to save the world without transforming it

James P. Steyer: Tech leaders want privacy — but only for themselves

An increasing number of tech companies are moving to track us wherever we go

Editors of SinEmbargo: Mexico: “We Are the Problem Because We Disturb Both the Government and the Narcos”

Here we are all the problem, disturbing both the Government and the narcos; we’re faced with repression on two fronts, the legal and the illegal

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Badri Raina: Welcome To Our Own Tea Party

No politics is of any substance that does not teach us to live till we die

Ben Norton: University of Illinois Chancellor steps down as judge upholds Salaita lawsuit against school on 1st amendment grounds

Palestinian-American professor Steven Salaita was effectively fired from a tenured position in American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2014 for tweets critical of Israel

Glen David Kuecker: Obama’s Clean Power Plan: A Fool’s Errand

The conflict between the ecosystem and capitalist economy has only three outcomes: the death of the ecosystem, the death of capitalism, or both

Rev. John Dear: Bob Dylan and America’s 70-Year Nuclear Nightmare

If we speak out for the abolition of nuclear weapons and organize a new global grassroots movement of nonviolence, perhaps we can create a new climate for disarmament and justice

Vincent Intondi: W. E. B. Du Bois to Malcolm X: The Untold History of the Movement to Ban the Bomb

These days, some textbooks acknowledge Dr. King’s critique of the Vietnam War. However, King’s actions against nuclear weapons began a full decade earlier in the late 1950s

Shlomi Eldar: Why are Israelis turning a blind eye to settler violence?

This is the moment of truth. This is the moment where not only the law enforcement agencies in the territories — the Israel Defense Forces, Israeli police and Shin Bet — need to take firm action against the outlaws

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Paul Street: The Real Cost of Being Poor: Reflections from the Heartland

Serious debates over what the minimum wage should be in various U.S. locales and jurisdictions should start with serious information on what it actually costs to live in the different places where Americans live

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Florian Zollmann: Tormenting Libya

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s sentence marks the latest episode of the secret war that Western powers have waged against Libya for more than three decades

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Richard Falk: Wartime Journalism: Mohammed Omer on Gaza

A look at Mohammed Omer’s extraordinary Shell-Shocked: On the Ground under Israel’s Gaza Assault

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David Swanson: Which U.S. Senators Want War on Iran

Don’t just urge the right vote while pushing the propaganda. Oppose the propaganda as well

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Norman Solomon: Bernie Sanders should stop ducking foreign policy

Sanders should make clear how he currently differs — or agrees — with Clinton on key aspects of war policies, foreign affairs and the military-industrial complex

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Lucas Koerner: Hundreds Attend Caracas Forum on Kurdish Revolution in Rojava

The Kurdish experience has deeply influenced libertarian militants in Latin America

Jonathan Michael Feldman: The Charleston Shootings and Mainstream Society’s Complicity in Murder

The under-regulation of guns is a conscious political project of the NRA

Various Contributors: Cyber Attack on Women’s Health

Women’s health/pro-choice sites have been under ruthless, relentless attack for decades and the cyber front of those attacks has now expanded significantly

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Vincent Emanuele: Reflections on the State: Wild Fires, Climate Change and Institutional Capacity

Can we slowly chip away at the militarized state while reallocating its funds, materials and personnel to more worthwhile projects, like preparing for and enduring climate change?

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David Swanson: Hiroshima-Nagasaki: 70-Year Nuclear Explosions Not Done Yet

This August 6th and 9th millions of people will mark the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in those cities and at events around the world. Some will celebrate the recent deal in which Iran committed not to pursue nuclear weapons, and to comply with the non-proliferation treaty (NPT) and with Read more…

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Gar Alperovitz: The War Was Won Before Hiroshima—And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It

The top American military leaders who fought World War II, much to the surprise of many who are not aware of the record, were quite clear that the atomic bomb was unnecessary, that Japan was on the verge of surrender

Ryan Lugalia-Hollon: Urban Planning in the Era of New Jim Crow

In 1996, the year the War on Poverty was to be won, nearly one of every three young black men in America was under correctional supervision, whether in prison, on probation or on parole

Taisuke Komatsu: Japan: controversial US army base sparks outrage among local population

It is time activists across the globe extended solidarity to those protesting to prevent the construction of a new military base in Okinawa, who are haunted by their memories

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Gareth Porter: Obama’s Promoting Iran Agreement with One Hand Tied Behind Back

Supporters of the Iran agreement are hurting their own efforts to uphold it and to avoid war by promoting the lie that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons

Luke Niebler: Why My Fellow Adjuncts and I Decided To Form a Union at Our Community College

Hopefully, we’ll be able to help push the movement forward as other groups of adjuncts across the country seize power in their workplaces and make their voices heard

Michael Calderbank: It’s Corbynmania Thousands rally for Jeremy Corbyn

Thousands rally for Jeremy Corbyn

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Stephen R. Shalom: What’s the Big Deal?

The Iran Nuclear Deal in Perspective

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Paul Street: Trumped: On the Political and Ideological Functions of The Donald

Trump’s ugly and vicious madness, buffoonery, narcissism, and revanchism help make the “mainstream” Big Money candidates Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton look reasonable, responsible, respectable, mature, and trustworthy by comparison

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Nikos Raptis: Greece: Reaction of a ‘Conservative’

Here is the reaction of a lady to my article “Misanthropy, Conservatism, and the Referendum in Greece” of July 7, 2015: Vicki  July 7, 2015 7:21 pm So you are calling me an asshole and expect me to participate with you? I don’t vote for liars and lazy politicians s – so stay all warm Read more…

Pete Dolack: High-tech Exploitation Is Still Exploitation

Billionaire Silicon Valley libertarians are attempting to become wealthier at the expense of working people. That’s not disruption, that’s capitalism as usual

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Arun Gupta: Crash and #Bern

How presidential elections are detrimental to movement building

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Katha Pollitt: How to Really Defend Planned Parenthood

Why does the pro-choice movement so often find itself in a defensive crouch?

Susan Southard: Entering the Nuclear Age, Body by Body

The Nagasaki Experience

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