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Tom H. Hastings: Cruzing for Love

How is it that we can listen to bombastic threats to commit crimes against humanity and our system doesn’t even blink?

Patrick Cockburn: Syria crisis: Peace talks loom, but the warmongers won’t be at the table

The armed opposition groups which are doing most of the shooting will not be present at the Vienna negotiations

Various Contributors: Plan B for Europe

Appeal to build a European area of work in order to end austerity and build a true democracy

Allie Yee: Immigrant Advocates Take Action

“They have legal rights in this country and, by ICE now violating those rights, they have even more legal options available to them”

Dave Lindorff: Rethinking Bernie Sanders

A Sanders victory in November would not be just another depressing case of chosing “the lesser of two evils.” Warts and all, it would still represent a real people’s victory

Dick Nichols: Catalonia: Premier falls on sword to allow pro-independence government to form

On January 9, the front-page headline of La Vanguardia, Catalonia’s establishment daily read: “Together For Yes and the CUP exhaust options for agreement — failure of negotiations opens the way for elections on March 6.” Talks within the pro-independence majority in the Catalan parliament — composed of the mainstream Together For Yes coalition and the Read more…

Chris Spannos: Facebook and India: Introducing a digital caste system

The social media behemoth is seeking a massive digital ‘land grab’ to enclose the future of the country’s internet

Bill McKibben: Night of the Living Dead, Climate Change-Style

How to Stop the Fossil Fuel Industry From Wrecking Our World

Doug Henwood: The Real Hillary Clinton

Hillary’s material actions have often been decidedly less woman-friendly

Ralph Nader: Big Crony CEO Pay Grab–Effects Beyond Greed!

As the New Year gets underway, the highest-paid CEOs of many large corporations have already paid themselves more than the average worker will earn in the entire year

Robert Fisk: Restoring Beirut’s Pink House is a cheering idea amid destruction

Just when you thought the heritage of the Middle East was being destroyed, here’s a tale to prove the opposite. Maybe. In Syria, our world’s history is being blasted apart. This is no “light at the end of the tunnel” story, maybe just the spark of a match on a blackened wall at night – Read more…

Lee Sustar: The Evolution of Dr. King

By the end of his life, Martin Luther King Jr was an avowed socialist

Damon F. Lynch: Evangelical Militarism & Islamophobia? Does the Wheaton College Hawkins case signal a Problem?

Evangelical university Wheaton College has generated global attention by suspending and initiating the firing of Professor Larycia Hawkins for asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same God

Paul Street: The Doctrinally Deleted Dr. King

“The black revolution is much more than a struggle for the rights of Negroes. It is forcing America to face all its interrelated flaws – racism, poverty, militarism, and materialism”

Jack Rasmus: China—Canary in the Global Economy Coalmine?

Events in China – the meaning and prospects

Paul Rubin: Whither Unions? – Organizing Lessons from a Right-To-Work State

One union local in historically conservative Arizona has continued to grow not just in size but, more importantly, in influence. I believe there are lessons here for labor activists across the nation

Francis O'Connor: Academics for Peace: “enemies of the state” in Turkey

About 1,100 Kurdish and Turkish academics signed a letter condemning the ongoing atrocities by the Turkish army. In response, Erdoğan accused them of treason

Rajesh Makwana: A New Era of Global Protest Begins

In line with the steady rise in social unrest over the past decade, it’s likely that we will witness an unprecedented escalation in large-scale citizen protests across the globe in 2016 and beyond.

Peter Van Buren: You Won’t Like It, But Here’s the Answer to ISIS

Giving Advice to a Presidential Candidate Who Wants to “Do Something”

Bernie Sanders: Medicare for All: Leaving No One Behind

We must build upon the success of the ACA to achieve the goal of universal health care

Gianni Riotta: I Know Fascists; Donald Trump Is No Fascist

As Western democracies continue to face the crises of wars and terrorism abroad, and growing inequality and cultural and political unrest at home, it would be a tragedy to go through them so bitterly divided

Richard Falk: ‘Voluntary’ International Law and the Paris Agreement

A responsible and equitable response to climate change after Paris depends on militant civil society activism that builds a transnational movement

Pete Dolack: A Global Working Class in Formation

With the rise of a working class rooted in the global South comes worker militancy in the same geographies. This is militancy that has yet to attract much notice in the advanced capitalist countries of the North. One reason lies in the withering of labor movements across the North, and a belief in some circles, Read more…

George Lakey: What happens to the Bernie Sanders movement if he loses?

When the electoral arena reveals itself to be an instrument of the 1 percent, where will the Sanders movement go?

John Malamatinas: Welcome to the movement

An open letter to Yanis Varoufakis

John M. Laforge: The US Tiger and the North Korean Mouse

What the Soviets would have gained by attacking, and what North Korea could achieve with aggression, is obvious: Absolutely nothing — beyond self-destruction

Victor Tan chen: All Hollowed Out

The lonely poverty of America’s white working class

Solidarity With Chinese Workers' Struggle: Workers in a Workers’ State

The Chinese state has dramatically escalated repression against workers organizations

Jérôme Roos: Is China’s Stock Market Turmoil a Sign of What’s to Come?

The first weeks of 2016 may well be remembered as the beginning of a dramatic third phase in the global financial crisis

Victor Grossman: Icy Times and Rays of Hope

2016 began here with an icy chill, not only with the weather but far worse, with human relations.  It also offered some, like myself, at least a few warm rays of hope. First the larger scene.  The huge influx of immigrants and asylum seekers, over a million in 2015, saw Germany effectively split in two Read more…

Juan Cole: Noam Chomsky slams Turkish Pres. Erdogan for Arresting Academics, supporting Extremism

Matthew Weaver of the Guardian reports retired MIT linguist Noam Chomsky’s reply to a personal attack by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan criticized Chomsky and other international scholars who signed a petition against the Turkish government’s current vendetta against Kurdish-Turkish citizens in the country’s southeast. Erdogan demanded that Chomsky come to southeast Turkey to see Read more…

Mark Weisbrot: Democratic presidential primary gets real

Sanders’ candidacy is catching on, just as Obama’s did in 2008

Vijay Prashad: From Roboski to Sultanahmet: Turkey as dry as tinder

The explosion tore through Sultanahmet, a popular tourist area in the heart of Istanbul

Molly Ball: The Pugnacious, Relentless Progressive Party That Wants to Remake America

The Working Families Party has pushed the political debate to the left in the states where it’s already active. Now-in the era of Occupy and Bernie Sanders-it’s ready to take that fight nationwide

Hazel Healy: Humanity adrift

Finding tragedy, hope, and answers on the frontlines of Europe’s refugee crisis in Lesvos

Marjorie Cohn: Revoke ExxonMobil’s Corporate Charter for Climate Destruction and Cover-Up

More than 50,000 people from around the world came together in Paris in December 2015 to address the single biggest threat to the survival of the natural world — the climate crisis. There is virtual unanimity among scientists that the burning of fossil fuels is causing the warming of the planet, and if critical steps Read more…

Richard Fidler: Can People’s Power save the Bolivarian Revolution?

Rightists’ election victory poses major threat to Venezuela’s advances

Eugene Nulman: 3 Reasons Podemos Hasn’t Ended Spain’s Two-Party System, Yet

The future of Podemos in Spain

Paul Street: Hate of the Union: the TPP is an Offense to the People

When Feelings Reflect Reality Introduced in George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty Four, the word “doublethink” refers to the ability to hold two contradictory ideas in your mind at the same time and to believe both of them. I don’t know about the belief part (see note 2, below), but Barack Obama’s seventh and thankfully Read more…

Joris Leverink: Renewed protest against fare hikes kick off in Brazil

Brazilians have taken to the streets in Sao Paolo to protest against bus fare hikes, almost two and a half years after similar protests first kicked off

Kshama Sawant: #SocialistResponse to the State of the Union with Kshama Sawant 2016

Sisters and Brothers, Obama’s final State of the Union was filled with optimism for the future of the United States. I share this confidence, but for very different reasons. My confidence is based NOT on big corporations or the prosperity of Wall Street and its billionaires. It is based instead on the immense potential power Read more…

Linda Martín Alcoff: How to Make Sense of Anti-Latino Racism

Attitudes toward Latinos in the United States are getting worse rather than better

James Jordan: Nothing to do, nowhere to go, nothing to say: How the broad climate movement has failed us

We must take to the streets again and again with demands that get to the heart of the problem

Justin Podur: Vaccinations and the War on Science

Donald Trump’s championing of the “anti-vaxer” cause takes advantage of scientific illiteracy

Janet Biehl: Thoughts on Rojava

Full of admiration, but not without critique: Janet Biehl shares some of her ideas on the Rojava revolution after her recent visits to the region

George Monbiot: Who’s driving high abortion rates? It’s the religious right

Who is most responsible for high abortion rates? The religious right.

David Vine: Doubling Down on a Failed Strategy

The Pentagon’s Dangerous “New” Base Plan

Chris Kromm: Nikki Haley’s troubled economic record in South Carolina

Republicans are putting Haley forward as a new, fresh face for the GOP of the future. But in the South, the core of her economic vision is eerily familiar: a low-road approach

Jonathan Rosenblum: Socialist Win in Seattle: Anomaly or Harbinger?

A socialist win in Seattle demonstrates that ordinary people are receptive to unapologetic left politics

Nick Dearden: Venezuela’s food revolution

Ultimately Venezuela realized, the only way to make the vision of food sovereignty a reality, is economic democracy

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