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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

Opal Tometi: Building a Transnational Movement for Black Lives

What might a global Black Lives Matter movement look like?

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Conn Hallinan: Behind Washington’s ‘Crackpot’ Deal with Turkey to Fight ISIS

Under the guise of fighting ISIS, Turkey’s president is re-igniting a bloody war with the Kurds for his own political purposes

David Golumbia: The Amazonization of Everything

Amazon’s success lies in worker exploitation and intrusions into consumers’ private lives

Kate Bradley: Scrapping grants will inspire another wave of student protests – how can they win?

Student funding changes will hit the poor hardest and transfer wealth upwards

Barry Sheppard: Screwed by vulture funds, Puerto Rico is Washington’s ‘Greece’

We have reached the point where Puerto Rico simply has no more money to pay the loan sharks

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Medea Benjamin: 10 Steps to Wean US Foreign Policy Off Militarism

US progressives should clearly define what a progressive foreign policy looks like

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Joe Emersberger: The Unmaking of Leopoldo Lopez

A Foreign Policy article by Roberto Lovato represents a crack in a huge propaganda edifice

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Z. C. Dutka: How Deep Does the Crisis Cut?

There is little doubt that a coordinated effort to destabilize the country’s economy exists

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Juan Cole: Major Indirect Benefits of Obama’s Climate Plan that could save the World

Government steps that encourage business and consumers to take millions of consequential decisions are essential

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Walden Bello: Europe’s Big Banks Are Fueling the Continent’s Far-Right Fascists

Greece’s left-wing government stood up to their creditors, only to be politically executed. Is the far right set to pick up the mantle?

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Naomi Klein: Obama Is Beginning to Sound Like a Climate Leader, When Will He Act Like One?

As scientists warn 2015 is on pace to become the Earth’s hottest year on record, President Obama has unveiled his long-awaited plan to slash carbon emissions from U.S. power plants

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Paul Street: Bernie Sanders, Dr. King, and the Triple Evils

Something Missing at the SCLC

Oren Ziv: Photo Essay: Palestinian Baby Burnt Alive by Israeli Terrorists

The arson attack by two Israeli settlers that killed a toddler has been called terrorism and sparked outrage by both Palestinians and Israelis.

Siân Berry: Greening the City

Democratizing the Green Party’s London mayoral campaign and the future of the Greens

Elizabeth Warren: I stand with Planned Parenthood

Senator Elizabeth Warren delivers a speech about the Republican vote to defund Planned Parenthood on the Senate floor on August 3, 2015.

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Michael Albert: Greece Writ Large and Deep

What lessons does the Greek cul-de-sac hold for left strategy more broadly speaking?

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Federico Fuentes: Chavez is gone, but Chavismo is here to stay

This political force is rooted in Venezuela’s poor majority, mobilized within the state and on the street to defend the Bolivarian revolution and advance its revolutionary aims

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Yanis Varoufakis: Greek Tragedy

On Greece’s economic crisis

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Alexis Tsipras: “Austerity is a Dead End”

I think that what our European partners and creditors wrested is a Pyrrhic victory, but that at the same time it represents a great moral victory for Greece and its left government.

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Vincent Emanuele: Donald Trump, Working Class Whites and the Left

If the Left hopes to win, we’re going to need to organize white working class communities, some of whom will transition from reactionaries to left-wing radicals

Christian Appy: Our “Merciful” Ending to the “Good War”

Or How Patriotism Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry

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Ramzy Baroud: The Palestinian Bubble and the Burning of Toddler, Ali Dawabsha

Little Ali is no different from the 490 Palestinians killed in Israel’s last summer war on Gaza, which killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians, mostly civilians

Luke Elliott-Negri: Seven Lessons From the Sawant Campaign

Kshama Sawant has shown how electoral and movement politics can grow together

Leigh Phillips: A club of ghouls: the need for rupture with the EU

After Greece, the road to a democratic, social United States of Europe passes through ‘Brexit’ and a toppling of the post-democratic tyranny that is the European Union

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Z. C. Dutka: Riot in San Felix Highlights Economic War

On Friday morning, residents of San Felix, a city in Venezuela’s southeastern state of Bolivar, overturned a bus and looted various markets, in a mass reaction to rising prices.

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Susan George: Power at Stake

Susan George looks back at her four decades of scholarship to explain what led her to write her different books, how it formed her vision of power and the best ways to challenge the Davos class in order to deliver a more just world

Sarah Mirk: Five Facts to Know on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

The prevalence and persistence of the wage gap makes it clear that this is not an isolated, individual phenomena but an inequality that’s reinforced by our national economic and cultural systems

Joris Leverink: Water: source of life and conflict in the Land of Rivers

Oil is often seen as the root cause of conflict in the Middle East, but in the coming years water might come to overtake it as a key source of dispute

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Karen J. Greenberg: Dealing With Mass Killings in America

Funding Our Children, Not Our Wars

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Victor Grossman: German Know-Nothings Today

The forces misusing the problems of properly treating such increasingly desperate “undesirables” represent a growing threat, far more dangerous than the old Know-Nothings . . . and eager to seize their chances

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Sarah Lazare: Obama Touts ‘Historic’ Climate Plan, But Will It Go Far Enough?

The president’s Clean Power Plan includes deeper emissions cuts but also numerous concessions to the industry

Lee Fang: Institute of Peace’s Hawkish Chairman Wants Ukraine to Send Russians Back in Body Bags

The United States Institute of Peace chairperson, Stephen Hadley, is a relentless hawk whose advocacy for greater military intervention often dovetails closely with the interests of Raytheon

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Mark Weisbrot: Despite Pressure from Washington, Greek Bailout Increases Grexit Odds

It is now clear that the European authorities do not intend to let the Greek economy recover any time in the foreseeable future

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Ezequiel Adamovsky: Sovereign Debt Restructuring Processes as a Geopolitical Dispute

The UN is moving forward in a regulation of debt restructuring processes that threatens to affect the power of the US and its allies

Mark Schuller: Humanitarian Occupation in Haiti

A century after the U.S. military invasion of Haiti in 1915, a U.N. “stabilization mission” continues to compromise the nation’s political and economic sovereignty

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Rania Khalek: Israeli leaders lit the match that burned baby Ali Dawabsha

It is difficult to find a single Israeli cabinet minister who has not encouraged or perpetrated racist violence against Palestinians, largely because this kind of incitement – and worse – gets them elected

Rupert Neate: Hedge funds tell Puerto Rico: lay off teachers and close schools to pay us back

Report commissioned by 34 hedge funds says government had been ‘massively overspending on education’ despite spending only 79% of US average per pupil

Eric Draitser: Puerto Rico: Troubled Commonwealth or Debt Colony?

Puerto Rico’s true status: dependent US commonwealth or neocolonial possession?

Paul Tyson: In favour of Varoufakis’ Plan B

Plan B was looking at how to set up a parallel currency mechanism that could be immediately implemented on Grexit so as to save ordinary Greek citizens from having no currency, no money, and no viable banking system

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