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Various Contributors: An open Letter to Israeli academics

An atmosphere of hysteria is being deliberately provoked in Israel, and whole communities are being subject to collective punishment, a war crime

Amira Hass: Gaza civilians waiting ‘for the slaughterhouse’

T., a Palestinian woman from Gaza, tells her children to stay in one room before the Israeli strikes – that way, if a missile comes, they will all die together, and none will stay alone

David Marty: What Catalonia Independence Means And What We Should Learn From It

Far from being supported by an overwhelming majority of Catalonians (at the same time rejected by the Spanish population), this referendum is dividing Spain in two positions: those who want independence and those who prefer to keep things as they are

Sarah Lazare: ‘Escalating Resistance’ in Detroit

‘The issue of whether water should be a commodity or part of the commons raises the question of what kind of future we want.’

Gideon Levy: Israel’s Real Purpose in Gaza Operation? To Kill Arabs

The goal of Operation Protective Edge is to restore the calm; the means: killing civilians

Neve Gordon: Israel’s Dissenting Voices Get Lost In The War Echo Chamber

Israeli politicians across the political spectrum appear to support the attack on Gaza

Juan Cole: The Map: A Palestinian Nation Thwarted & Speaking Truth to Power

The map just points to a powerful reality; banishing the map does not change that reality

Robert Naiman: Israeli Army: We have been instructed to Hit Hamas Hard

The government of Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a new war on Palestinians in Gaza, a war whose purported justifications make George W. Bush’s excuses for his illegal invasion of Iraq smell nice by comparison

Sheila Cohen: Britain Strikes for a Day

It’s finally happened. The rusty machinery of the British trade union movement has turned

Mohammed Omer: ‘I never like the night’

Palestinian families fear Israel’s night-time air strikes, as the civilian death toll soars in the Gaza Strip

Robert Tait: Israel’s smart bombs kill two “terrorists”: Nidal, aged 4, and Mohammed, aged 2

According to Gaza health ministry figures half of the “terrorists” killed by Israel in the past four days have been women or children

Orouba Othman: Why Don’t The Palestinians Go To Bomb Shelters?

The first Gaza war in 2008 established a rule that “no place is safe in Gaza”

Noam Chomsky: Gaza’s Torment, Israel’s Crimes, Our Responsibilities

It is important to understand what life is like in Gaza when Israel’s behavior is “restrained,” in between the regular manufactured crises like this one

John Pilger: The Return of George Orwell and Big Brother’s War on Palestine, Ukraine and Truth

As advanced societies are de-politicised, the changes are both subtle and spectacular

Bruno Jäntti: The EU, the US and the Plight of the Palestinian People

The Israel-Palestine conflict serves as an illustrative case study on both the international nature of the region’s tragedies, in general, and the reactionary role of Western countries’ Middle East foreign policy, in particular

Rashid Khalidi: Israel’s Assault Obscures Racism, Occupation, Colonization

Nobody pays attention to the settlement project or thuggish incitement when there are air raid sirens in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

Marwan Bishara: The Gaza conundrum: To invade or not to invade

The pretexts for any war or violence can be seen in two ways: explicit short-term justifications, and implicit longer-term explanations

Mariam Elba: Activists oppose Detroit’s water war

Not since Hurricane Katrina has there been such a widespread and clear example of environmental racism and classism as what is happening in Detroit

Mohannad Sabry: Egypt’s Sisi Launches Brutal Austerity Plan

The government’s decisions, all publicly defended by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb, raised the prices of every form of fuel for both ordinary consumers and industrial facilities and the prices of electricity and natural gas supplies for household use

David Swanson: CNN: Palestinians Want to Die

The view that the people you are abusing don’t mind it has a long history of being employed to distract from the evil being done

Girish Mishra: Economic Survey 2013-2014

The economic survey presents a vision of a free market economy where the role of the government is limited only to clearing the path of private entrepreneurs

Michael Albert: IOPS for You?

Why aren’t there 50,000 members and a 100 or so chapters?

Noam Chomsky: A Conversation with Noam Chomsky

Inteview on a variety of topics

Rebecca Gordon: The 25th Hour

Still living with Jack Bauer in a terrified New American World

Airin Bahmani: Eu Flouts The 1951 Refugee Convention

Sometimes the deaths of migrants trying to make their way to Europe make headlines, sometimes they don’t

Danny Schechter: The World Cup Spilleth Over

As the Soccer Games End, Political Ones Begin

David Bacon: Debunking 8 Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating

‘Lax enforcement’ is not the culprit—U.S. trade and immigration policies are

Volodymyr Ishchenko: Ukraine’s Fractures: Interview with Volodymyr Ishchenko

Kiev-based sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko discusses the unfolding of the Ukrainian crisis and its outcomes to date, against the backdrop of the political and economic order that emerged after 1991

David Kotz: Mississippi Freedom Summer – A Personal Account

We still need to work to build a different world of racial equality, economic justice, and peace. To do so, we must relearn the lesson that ordinary people have the ability to change the world when they stand up together

Joe Atkins: Hundreds rally for a union election

The June 27 pro-union rally by an estimated 400 students, activists, ministers and workers in front of the mile-long Nissan plant here was the perfect culmination of the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference

Julia Chaitin: Nothing new under the Gaza-Sderot Sun

The temperatures keep rising in the hot Gaza-Sderot region; after all it’s July. But it’s not the heat that is making our lives unbearable; it’s the renewed terrifying and senseless violence

Mark Engler: When the Pillars Fall

How social movements can win more victories like same-sex marriage

Shamus Cooke: The Union vs. Corporate Showdown Has Officially Begun

The attack on the U.S. labor movement just sharpened with the Harris vs. Quinn Supreme Court decision, aimed at the heart of concentrated union power — public sector unions

Tom Hayden: Environmentalists, Capitalists Should Broker Green New Deal

Most environmentalists see themselves on the left of the political spectrum, so what’s the Left to do when leaders of finance capital take leading roles in confronting climate change?

Paul Street: Seven Things

The joblessness and under-employment that capital imposes masses of people is a giant, fundamentally public issue with gigantic implications for the common good

Justin Podur: The Reordering of Iraq and Syria

How far back do we look to understand the breakup of Iraq and the declaration by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in June 29, 2014 of a caliphate?

Don Fitz: How Green is the ‘Green New Deal’?

Digging beneath the surface appearance of the GND requires exploring its family tree: the “Green Revolution”, green capitalism and the “Green Economy”

Ramzy Baroud: Obama’s Failure and Richard Perle’s Whitewashing of the Iraq War

Richard Perle’s statements in an interview were yet another testament to the intellectual degeneration of a group that had once promised a ‘new Middle East’, only to destabilize the region with violent consequences that continue to reverberate until this day

Patrick Cockburn: Battle for Baghdad

Iraq now has a political crisis and a military crisis, neither of which is likely to be resolved soon

Gideon Levy: Our Wretched Jewish State

Now we know: In the Jewish state, there is pity and humane feelings only for Jews, rights only for the Chosen People. The Jewish state is only for Jews

Robert Scheer: Hillary Clinton Flaunts Her Surveillance State Baggage

Clinton has gone all out in attacking Snowden as a means of burnishing her hawkish credentials

Haaretz Editorial: Israel must undergo cultural revolution

Without a revolution based on humanist values, the Jewish tribe will not be worthy of its own state

Julian Assange: Fair U.S. Trial for Snowden “Not Possible”

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Responds to Hillary Clinton

Richard Falk: A Tale of Two Cities: Istanbul and Rome

It is no wonder that Istanbul and Rome are rated the first and second favorite cities in the world

Glenn Greenwald: Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, academics, and lawyers

Ben Ptashnik: A National Call to Link Arms for Detroit

On July 18 thousands of activists and dozens of organizations will converge on downtown Detroit to protest the privatization of the city’s assets and the disconnection of water to tens of thousands of low-income residents

Noam Chomsky: America Is the World Leader at Committing ‘Supreme International Crimes’

The U.S.’s sledgehammer worldview is destroying countless lives and future generations

Stephen Zunes: US Culpability in the Failure of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

The Obama administration deserves much of the blame for the failure of the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Joe Emersberger: Why Hasn’t Land Reform in Venezuela Done Much More to Boost Production?

The government should vigorously defend land reform in the wake of the ruling, and address problems that have held back production on redistributed land

Michael T. Klare: Twenty-First-Century Energy Wars

Global conflicts are increasingly fueled by the desire for oil and natural gas — and the funds they generate

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