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Dilip Hiro: The Great Game in Afghanistan (Twenty-First-Century Update)

And the U.S. Is Losing Ou

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Walden Bello: Washington Frets as Beijing Steps Up Multilateral Initiatives

With the institutions it controls having such dismal records in managing the global economy and promoting development, the US should have expected that at some point, the world would begin looking elsewhere for institutions that could deliver

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Mark Evans: Talking to Dominic (and you) about Class Power

The design of these institutions can either create a class system within the economy or it can create classlessness

Rachael Boothroyd: Democracy Behind Bars in Venezuela? A Reply to the UK Guardian

One wonders how many mistakes, glaring omissions and biased statements can one fit in just two paragraphs of just 88 words. When it comes to Venezuela, the answer is, a lot

Occupy KCL: ‘Free, accessible and compassionate education system’

Occupying King’s College London

Oskar Lafontaine: A Better Europe is Possible

Interview on “anti-systemic” parties and how to forge a democratic Europe

Philip Weiss: The Jewish establishment has banned these four valiant Jews. Why?

Four American Jews on a national campus tour have been banned from speaking at Hillel, the Jewish campus organization, because they have come out in favor of Palestinian human rights

Bruce Schneier: Data and Goliath: Bruce Schneier on the Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

On the Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

zak: Zak-Attack

Why I Care About the Israel-Palestine Conflict

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Marina Sitrin: Pregnancy and Fashion – Don’t “Look Like Me”

Pregnancy has been the one area that remained generally untouched by superficial beauty and fashion judgments

Giles Tremlett: The Podemos Revolution

How a small group of radical academics changed European politics

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Ted Glick: Reasons to Be Hopeful This Spring

Spring brings with it major mobilizations of people into the streets for mass demonstrations around war and peace, justice, climate or other issues

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Michael Albert: Time Is Not On Our Side Yet

Movements could fight for a shorter workday and work week as a valuable aid

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Mark Weisbrot: Destroying the Greek economy in order to save it

European authorities are using dirty tactics to bring Greece to heel

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Patrick Cockburn: Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf’s fire

Foreign states that go to war in Yemen usually come to regret it

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Sonali Kolhatkar: Why Mexico’s Farmworkers Who Harvest Our Food Are on Strike

Poor treatment of the workers who pick our produce is no accident. It is a predictable outcome of a system designed to have a bottleneck controlled by fewer and fewer corporations

Sandy Boyer: A 1,000-foot middle finger to affordable housing

A $1 billion-a-year real estate racket–and asks why Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t trying to end it

Trita Parsi: Iran Nuclear Talks Near Deadline Amid “Air of Inevitability Combined with Tremendous Uncertainty”

Talks over a nuclear deal with Iran are in their final stages

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Justin Podur: York strikers show the way — now let’s build a truly public university

How could we have a totally seamless relationship with the non-university public, in which the university becomes a source of knowledge and not a place where knowledge is locked up to be accessed only by those who pay to be within its walls?

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Richard Falk: The Mistakes of the Global Imperial State and the Mistakes of Others

The United States operates globally in all regions to solidify its status as the only global imperial state, indeed the first such state in the history of the world

Pete Dolack: Providing low-cost banking by saving the post office

Struggles for reform will be fought again and again, becoming more difficult to sustain, as long as economic systems stress private profit rather than public good

Marina Prentoulis: After Syriza: What’s next for Spain?

The significance of Syriza’s electoral victory for anti-austerity parties and politics across Europe is slowly, but steadily sinking in

Lauren McCauley: Students and Parents Rally Against Cuomo’s Billionaire-Backed Education Scheme

Students, parents, and teachers protest New York governor’s plan to tie standardized tests to teacher evaluations

A.M. "Marty" Stroud III: Prosecutor Apologizes for Sending Innocent Man to Death Row

Glenn Ford should be completely compensated to every extent possible because of the flaws of a system that effectively destroyed his life

Freddie Allen: Record Number of Former Workers Without Benefits

With no federal unemployment insurance and rapidly disappearing state coverage, the percentage of people benefiting from unemployment insurance is at its lowest level in more than three decades, according to a report by According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on low- and middle-income families. EPI said the unemployment Read more…

Stephen Greenberg: Grabbing Africa’s seeds

USAID, EU and Gates Foundation back agribusiness seed takeover

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Jack Rasmus: China’s Bank & Waning USA Hegemony

The USA’s dominance of the IMF and World Bank since 1945 has provided Washington with great leverage in influencing both political events and economic directions in emerging market economies

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Jérôme Roos: Monster bubbles: the delayed crisis of casino capitalism resurfaces

While the rest of us linger in “secular stagnation,” the speculators at Wall Street are having a field day

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Dick Meister: Let’s Honor A True American Hero

Cesar Chavez Day should remind us of the continuing need to take forceful legal steps and other action in behalf of farm workers

Roger Annis: Quebec students launch anti-austerity, pro-environment ‘social strike’ and movement

Post-secondary students across Quebec have launched a “social strike” and protest movement opposing hikes in tuition fees and other austerity measures of the Quebec provincial government

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Paul Street: Bernie Dreaming and the Hillary Money Machine

For a People’s Caucus Beyond the Quadrennial Extravaganza

Bécquer Seguín: Podemos’s Latin American Roots

Podemos has gained traction by drawing on lessons from the Latin American left

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Samir Amin: The World Social Forum, Globalization & the Barbarism of Capitalism

Tens of thousands gather for the World Social Forum in Tunis, Tunisia

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Paul Street: Beyond Manufacturing Consent

US movies (like US television sit-coms and dramas and video games) are loaded with richly “Orwellian” political and ideological content

Geoff Gilbert: Building for long-term progressive revival in Ohio

The OOC seeks to create an environment where people working on different progressive causes can relate to each other on transformational rather than transactional terms

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Vijay Prashad: A Conversation with “Letters to Palestine” Editor Vijay Prashad

There are so many amazing Arab writers and poets in America and I wanted to draw attention to that

Donya Alinejad: Dear Maagdenhuis, can we please get our shit together?

If the movement for a New University is to win, it must not only formulate its own answers — it must also struggle for the power to implement them

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Milan Rai: Humpty Dumpty, Vietnam and the Propaganda Model

Mainstream debate turns on whether it was wise for the US to attempt to defend South Vietnam. The notion that the United States did not defend the people of South Vietnam, but rather attacked them, does not figure even as a theoretical possibility

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Richard Falk: Change Versus Continuity In The Philippines

There is little doubt that the people power movement of the mid-1980s remains a source of national pride for many Filipinos

Ana-Maria Dima: On the Use and Abuse of Volunteerism

Walk around London and you will notice the many posters endorsed by the Mayor of London encouraging people to volunteer to increase their career chances. Volunteering at football clubs helps doctors become better at their jobs while volunteering at a zoo will help aspiring zookeepers find employment. Whatever you may want to do professionally in Read more…

Guardian staff: Tens of thousands march through Dublin

Irish government’s austerity measure has sparked widespread public anger, with Saturday’s street protest the fourth since October

Allison Deger: Meet the Knesset members from the Joint List

Something has changed inside Israel for its Palestinian citizens

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Z Staff: Subscription Rates and General Information

Z MAGAZINE is an independent magazine of critical thinking on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the U.S.

Joel Chaffee: Free Listings

Upcoming events for activists

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Edward S. Herman: Trans-Pacific Partnership versus Equality and Democracy

The TPP would encourage further out-sourcing and job and tax revenue loss, a further weakening of labor’s bargaining power, windfalls for the wealthy from enhanced copyright and patent protection, along with reduced government revenue for social spending

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Staughton Lynd: Review of “American Reckoning”

This book, with this central theme, could not have appeared at a more appropriate moment. The United States government has initiated a program, planned to extend over several years, to celebrate the Vietnam War

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Kathy Kelly: The Front Page Rule

When Clarke invokes the “front page rule,” it seems to be his acknowledgement that peace protesters like members of Code Pink play a valuable role informing public opinion. Believing that the means you use determines the end you get, they hold out for alternatives to war and killing

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Jack Rasmus: The Greek Debt Interim Agreement

Greece and Syriza have not sold out. To declare such is premature at best and counterproductive politically at worst. Yes, Greece blinked at the February 28 deadline. If it hadn’t what would have been the consequences?

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Paul Street: Beyond False Dichotomies

The reality in most cases is that there are many in-between or other alternative options, not just two mutually exclusive ones…. There are two ways in which one can commit a false dilemma. First, one can assume that there are only two (or three, though that case is strictly speaking be a ‘false trilemma’) options when there really are many more

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Lawrence Wittner: Review of Upton Sinclair: California Socialist

Can a dedicated socialist have a significant impact on American life? Lauren Coodley’s biography of prominent socialist novelist and agitator Upton Sinclair shows that, with a lot of talent and fortitude, that kind of influence is possible

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