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Richard Falk: Remembering Fouad Ajami

Reflecting now, I wonder if I can and should separate in my mind the man from his reactionary views and career choices

Nadia Prupis: UK Moves to Legalize Mass Surveillance

New bill would reinstate controversial law struck down for invading privacy of citizens

Tom Hayden: Kilcullen’s New Urban Counterinsurgency Plan

Kilcullen’s recent writings leave Iraq and Afghanistan behind to concentrate on the greatest current threat he sees: how to keep malignant, violent, and irrational masses of desperate people at bay in a coming urban apocalypse

Noam Chomsky: Iraq

Albert interviews Chomsky: Virtually without exception, the US sledgehammer has severely harmed Iraqi society, going back 50 years to when direct US intervention began with support for a military coup

Dean Baker: GDP and the Public Sector

The reality is that the government and the economy are so thoroughly integrated it is impossible to separate the two. This is the fundamental misunderstanding, not our measure of GDP

Dave Zirin: ‘Exporting Gaza’

The arming of Brazil’s World Cup security

Anne Manne: The Age of Entitlement

As people get richer, they are more likely to feel entitled, to exploit others, and to cheat. That extends to politics too

Jeremy Brecher: Unions backing historical Peoples Climate March

Delegates to Connecticut State Council of Machinists (CSCM) conference at the end of June voted unanimously to endorse and participate in the historic People’s Climate March set for Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Manhattan

Patrick Cockburn: The Fiercest Of Wars Lies Ahead

American and British policy in Iraq and Syria for the past three years has been get rid of Bashar al-Assad as ruler of Syria and stabilise Iraq under the leadership of Nouri al-Maliki

Julian Assange: About WikiLeaks & Snowden

Assange discusses his new legal bid in Sweden, the ongoing grand jury probe in the United States, and WikiLeaks’ efforts to assist National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden

Joe Burns: For Inspiration, Look to the History Of Public Worker Strikes

Politicians want to turn the clock back 50 years by restricting the bargaining rights of millions of public workers. Unions would do well to look back, too, to the great public employee strike upsurge of the 1960s

Elizabeth Schulte: A tale of two paychecks

Their checks had the same company name at the top, but that’s about the only thing that Pam Davis and Rob Walton ever had in common

Jack Rasmus: Is the Center of the Global Economic Crisis Shifting to Emerging Markets?

A look at how the advanced economies of the USA and Europe are in the process since 2013 of ‘exporting’ their failed economic recoveries to emerging market economies

Michael Albert: Thoughts and Deeds 3: Participatory Economics

This is part three of a five part interview. It deals mainly with participatory economics, what it is, and its merits or debits

Victor Grossman: Political Parties, Left, Right and Purely Satirical

For several months there have been big “Monday peace demonstrations” in over forty German cities, reflecting popular rejection of any German military action

Steve Early: Richmond’s Ecuador Connection

The California City With A “Sister Country” And Its Own Lawsuit against Chevron

Ewan Robertson: Venezuela Promises Reform amid Debate over Economic Direction

The Venezuelan government has confirmed that it is planning a series of macroeconomic reforms to confront ongoing problems

Amr Kotb: Me, my mom, and President Sisi

This time I was not backing down; I had to get to the bottom of why – after all of this- she still supported Egypt’s former army chief

Venezuela Solidarity Campaign: Unite, Britain’s largest union, Supports Maduro & Venezuela

Unite the Union, the largest union in Britain and Europe, this week unanimously passed a motion to support the government of President Nicolas Maduro and re-affirming their support for the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

Jessica Davies: Women Lead Struggles to Transform the World

The women of El Barrio and the Zapatista women of La Realidad are two examples of how women in struggle all over the world are coming together to inspire and learn from each other

Jeffrey St. Clair: Field Notes From a Mirage

The dream is coming to an end. A reckoning is fast approaching. The water is running out

Marina Sitrin: Today’s ‘Righteous’ Defenders of Refugees in Germany

What prompted me to write this however, was not the fear and anger I have been feeling, but the bravery shown in the face of such fear

Maryn McKenna: Coalition Asks for Global Action on Antibiotics

“Individual Actions Are Doomed to Failure”

Barry Yeoman: Moral Monday Movement Launches a New Freedom Summer

Fifty years after the murders of Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman, North Carolina activists move from civil disobedience to big voter mobilization push

Daniel Hind: Life after Facebook

What would an alternative to Facebook look like? Where would it come from?

Jack Rasmus: Immigrant Children Abuse—the Latest U.S. Border ‘Crisis’

Jack Rasmus welcomes long time immigrant justice journalists, David Bacon and Alexandra Early, to discuss the latest issue in immigrant rights: the surge of 50,000 plus children across the US southern border

Milan Rai: Christian Terrorism?

Double standards and faith-based violence

Gabi Zimmer: Interview with Gabi Zimmer

Recently re-elected at the head of the GUE/NGL parliamentary group, Gabi Zimmer (Die LINKE) delivers insights on the new GUE/NGL’s composition

Dennis Kucinich: On Iraq & Learning from Sweden’s Political Diversity

In Sweden to observe the political festival Almedalen Week, which brings together people from all points on the political spectrum. Kucinich says the United States needs a similarly inclusive political process

Pepe Escobar: Arab Spring, Jihad Summer

Now there’s IS. And we start all over again, not in the Hindu Kush, but in the Levant. With a new Osama

Cherise Charleswell: America’s Campus Rape Policy

Before one even begins to discuss the root causes of rape– the personal motivations, the sociocultural beliefs and practices that may attribute to the act; one has to realize and acknowledge that rape is a brutal act of violence

Ewan Robertson: OAS, Venezuela Declare Solidarity with Argentina in U.S. Hedge Fund Dispute

The Organization of American States (OAS) has declared its solidarity with Argentina in its debt repayment dispute with a U.S.-based hedge fund

Stephen F. Cohen: The Silence of American Hawks About Kiev’s Atrocities

The regime has repeatedly carried out artillery and air attacks on city centers, creating a humanitarian catastrophe—which is all but ignored by the US political-media establishment

Paul Rogers: A World War in Iraq?

Iran, Russia, Syria, US Scramble against ‘Islamic State’

Sonali Kolhatkar: Orwell’s Dystopian Future Is Almost Here

Interviewing Greenwald. In Orwell’s world, “nobody actually knew whether they were being watched at all times. In fact they didn’t know if they were ever being watched”

Ted Glick: July 4th and Its Contradictions

I always have contradictory feelings about July 4th

John Feffer: East Germany’s Stasi a Quarter Century After It Was Dissolved

Reporter David Crawford exposed the Stasi’s real estate assets, pensions, and the names of its agents working undercover

Justin Wedes: We Must Support Detroit’s Fight For The Right To Water

The bailout isn’t coming from above, people. Let’s do this ourselves

Nikos Raptis: The Crooked Straight …

However, there is a factor of paramount importance in the problem of criminality in a society and in the process of meting out punishment. This factor is prevention

Chris Floyd: New SCOTUS Ruling Fuels Sectarian Rise

What we see in the Wheaton College ruling is a Court-blessed manifestation of a hatred that goes beyond misogyny

Michael Albert: What Is Revolution?

I mean by the word revolution, instead, a change in defining institutions in either of four key spheres of social life: economy, polity, culture, or gender/kinship.

Ralph Nader: Two November Chances for Progressives

There are few electoral challengers or pressures directly pushing progressive redirections for our declining political economy, beset with rising poverty and plutocracy

Juan Cole: Can Tony Blair Mess up Egypt even Worse?

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to advise the government of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Gareth Porter: U.S. Demand for Deep Centrifuge Cut Is a Diplomatic Ploy

With only a few weeks remaining before the Jul. 20 deadline, the Barack Obama administration issued a warning to Iran that it must accept deep cuts in the number of its centrifuges

Robert Reich: Freedom, Power and the Conservative Mind

Conservatives who claim to be on the side of freedom while ignoring the growing imbalance of economic and political power in America are not in fact on the side of freedom

Z. C. Dutka: Venezuelan Farmers on Disputed Land Say They Have No Intention of Vacating

The peasants, or campesinos, claim that Peña Aly acquired the 3,600 hectares through corruption and intimidation

Louis Proyect: Sectarian Delusions on the American Left

Another International Socialist Organization Internal Bulletin has been leaked to the public over on the External Bulletin website

Sheldon Richman: Smedley Butler and the Racket That Is War

From 1898 to 1931, Smedley Darlington Butler was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. By the time he retired he had achieved what was then the corps’s highest rank, major general, and by the time he died in 1940, at 58, he had more decorations, including two medals of honor, than any other Marine. Read more…

Charity R. Carney: The Troubling World of Corporate Christianity

Can Americans tell the difference between religion and consumption?

Jon Queally: ‘Collect It All’

NSA Targets Those Seeking Web Privacy

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