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Karen Dolan: It’s Time to Get Cops Out of Schools

There’s only one way to make sure no more young girls are body-slammed by uniformed officers

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David Swanson: A Pro- and Anti-War Dialogue

When you go back 75 years to find a justification for the institution of war, the biggest public project of the United States for each of the past 75 years, you’re going back to a different world

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Michael Yates: Let’s Get Serious About Inequality and Socialism

The word “socialism” no longer has a deeply negative connotation

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Jack Rasmus: Is the US Economy Heading for Recession?

The United States is experiencing its fifth relapse in five years

Dave Lindorff: Bernie Sanders’ Real ‘Political Revolution’ Could Happen This Fall

If Bernie Sanders is reluctant to make the jump to running as a Green, he needs to be pushed by his supporters

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Serge Halimi: Why firefighters are against free trade

The French demonstrators in the Nuit Debout movement (Up All Night) hope that a convergence of struggles will enable them to extend their appeal beyond the young and university-educated, and become part of an international dynamic. One of their campaign issues — the rejection of free trade treaties (1) — may help those objectives. The intricacies Read more…

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David Swanson: What Is a Global Citizen, and Can it Save Us?

If people would stop speaking in the first person about the crimes of their country’s military, and start identifying with all of humanity, we might achieve peace

Tony Romano: “We all have a right to the city and must fight to win it!”

We must evolve our model to be more flexible to allow people anywhere to organize

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Matt Taibbi: Wall Street and Race

Clinton left a rhetorical door open for Sanders to connect Wall Street and race, but he didn’t do it

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Juan Cole: The End of American Iraq: Poor Shiites invade Parliament over corrupt Spoils System

The Bush administration presided over the installation of an Iraqi spoils system more rowdy and rapacious than anything Andrew Jackson ever imagined

Jim Pope: The Big News in the Union Rift Over the Working Families Party

If anybody can provide the organizational infrastructure and political expertise to reap long-term gain out of the Sanders campaign, it is the WFP

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Jim Hightower: Why Bernie Sanders Will, Should and Must Refuse To Drop Out Against Hillary Clinton

The keepers of the Established Order fear a grassroots uprising by no-name “outsiders”

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Glenn Greenwald: To See the Real Story in Brazil, Look at Who Is Being Installed as President — and Finance Chiefs

This fraud being perpetrated here is as blatant as it is devastating

Cathy Breen: Stories by the Fire


The families behind curtains like these, in camps, or in repurposed or unfinished buildings, have for the time a desperately welcomed measure of security

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James Anderson: The Evolution of Union Co-ops and the Historical Development of Workplace Democracy

The challenges unionized co-ops historically faced, however, continue to affect the evolution of real-life alternatives to traditional capitalist business

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Joao Pedro Stedile: “Dilma’s mistake was to promote class conciliation”

It’s time to put more energy into bringing awareness and organizing people, because in the coming years we’ll see a new rise in mass movements in our continent

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Robert Fisk: Saudi efforts to ‘modernise’ its economy away from oil are just PR tactics

For years, oil analysts have suggested that Saudi reserves are nothing like the kingdom claims them to be

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Charles Glass: Andrew Bacevich and America’s Long Misguided War to Control the Greater Middle East

There is a loyal cadre of intellectuals and pundits favoring war after war, laying the moral ground for invasions and excusing them when they go wrong

Noelle Solange Didierjean: The Race to the Bottom

Bike couriers risk life and limb for unpredictable pay, little job security, and almost no workplace protection

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Dave Zirin: Meet Two Women Tackling Misogyny in Sports Journalism

Women don’t want white knights to ride and and defend us. We just want a voice to defend ourselves

Robert Borosage: Clinton’s Defense of Big Money Won’t Cut It

Hillary Clinton’s heated defense of the money she has raised from Wall Street and other interests won’t cut it. Her protests contradict the basic case that virtually all Democrats and reformers have made for getting big money out of politics. It is vital that voters not be misled by them. Normally, liberal politicians defend setting Read more…

Claire Bernish: Trump and Hillary Refuse to Explain Why They Both Share the Same Address in Delaware

Reportedly dozens of Fortune 500 companies — Coca-Cola, Walmart, American Airlines, and Apple, to name a few — use Delaware’s strict corporate secrecy laws and legal tax loopholes

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Alfredo Lopez: Where the Bern is Fizzling

If you’re flying the flag of “different and progressive politics”, you have to organize a campaign that emanates, not from a candidate winning people over, but from people, communities and movements educating the candidate

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Michael T. Klare: Debacle at Doha

The Collapse of the Old Oil Order

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Ramzy Baroud: Did the Arabs Betray Palestine? – A Schism between the Ruling Classes and the Wider Society

The outcome of the ill-fated ‘Arab Spring’ was a massive letdown, if not betrayal, not just of Palestinians but of most Arabs

Pete Dolack: Verizon sticks it to its workers because $45 billion isn’t enough

Conservative ideology insists the question should be “Why does someone have something you don’t have” (such as a pension), instead of “Why do you not have something that you should be entitled to but don’t have”

Cathy Breen: Arriving in Erbil and Wondering: What Lies Ahead

Wherever I look, tall, unfinished concrete buildings, accompanied by construction cranes, loom over the city. It is somewhat eerie because I see no movement inside or around any of the buildings, none whatsoever

Jonah Birch: A French Spring

Popular protests have erupted against efforts to dismantle France’s labor code

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Eva Golinger: My Country, My Love: a Conversation with Gerardo and Adriana of the Cuban Five

It was nearly nine o’clock that Wednesday December 17, 2014 when I saw a tweet by Rene Gonzalez, one of the five Cuban spies who had been imprisoned in the United States for over a decade. THEY RETURNED! I had to look twice. Could it be true? I quickly started searching in newspapers and digital Read more…

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Badri Raina: The Trumpet Snarls

An unlovely trumpet sounds The knell of decency Across the chosen land

Derek Royden: “Yes We Can!” From Spain to Britain to America, a Revitalized Left Is Emerging

In Europe and North America alike, movements battling neo-liberalism and authoritarian xenophobia will need to become more than the sum of their leaders

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Ben Dangl: How Bernie Sanders and Occupy Wall Street Cracked Open America’s Political Imagination

Thanks to Sanders’ efforts, terms like socialism, capitalism, the 1%, and oligarchy have been further popularized and widely understood

Abby Cuniff: How New England students are taking fossil fuel divestment a step further

We cannot remain silent, on or off campus. Complicity allows for climate destruction and upholds the legacy of colonial violence in the Northeast and abroad

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Tom Engelhardt: The Real Meaning of Donald Trump

He’s a Sign of American Decline (Just Not in the Way You Think)

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John Feffer: The Pentagon’s Twisted Potlatch

The bloated military budgets no longer bear much relationship to actual defense, at least not for the big spenders

David Downs: The Science behind the DEA’s Long War on Marijuana

Experts say listing cannabis among the world’s deadliest drugs ignores decades of scientific and medical data. But attempts to delist it have met with decades of bureaucratic inertia and political distortion

Malik Jalal: This Is What It Feels Like to Be Hunted by Drones

Singling out people to assassinate, and killing nine of our innocent children for each person they target, is a crime of unspeakable proportions

Shane Burley: Inside the growing tenant movement fighting to end mass displacement

The goals of collective action and solidarity have been key

Thom Mitchell: Sketching The Fight: Bill McKibben On How To Save The Planet

“We’d won the argument in 1990. The science was crystal clear on what was going on. We were not in an argument, we were in a fight, and the fight – as fights always are – was about money and power”

Dan Kovalik: The Rise and Fall of Liberation Theology in Latin America

The retreat of Liberation Theology due to American policies and the Vatican has been a great loss to the world. I do hope that this spirit and vision will be reclaimed

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Rebecca Gordon: The Al-Qaeda Leader Who Wasn’t

The Shameful Ordeal of Abu Zubaydah

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Mark Weisbrot: Washington’s Dog-Whistle Diplomacy Supports Attempted Coup in Brazil

The day after the impeachment vote in the lower house of Brazil’s congress, one of the leaders of the effort, Senator Aloysio Nunes, traveled to Washington, D.C. He had scheduled meetings with a number of U.S. officials, including Thomas Shannon at the State Department. Shannon has a relatively low profile in the media, but he Read more…

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Robert Fisk: When we mourn the passing of Prince but not 500 migrants, we have to ask: have we lost all sense of perspective?

Has something gone adrift within the moral compass of our ‘news’ reporting?  In the past week, 64 Afghans have been killed in the largest bomb to have exploded in Kabul in 15 years.  At least 340 were wounded.  The Taliban set off their explosives at the very wall of the ‘elite’ security force – watch Read more…

Ken Butigan: Historic Vatican conference calls for nonviolence and ‘just peace’

The “Nonviolence and Just Peace Conference” was an astonishing experience, and we hope that it will bear great fruit in the Catholic Church and the larger world

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Fidel Castro: The Cuban people will overcome

Remarks by Fidel Castro Ruz during the closing of the 7th Party Congress

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Richard Falk: If Obama Visits Hiroshima

There are mounting hopes that Barack Obama will use the occasion of the Group of 7 meeting in Japan next month to visit Hiroshima, and become the first American president to do so. It is remarkable that it required a wait of over 60 years until John Kerry became the first high American official to Read more…

Sam Pizzigati: The Death Gap

The richest Americans now live 10-15 years longer than the poorest

Mohammad Badrul Ahsan: Panorama of Perfidy in the Panama Papers

Capitalism and hypocrisy are intimately built on each other. That relationship persists because we’re hopelessly reluctant to tell the face from the façade

David Miranda: Brazil’s Elite and the Drive to Impeach President Dilma Rousseff

Ultimately, Brazil’s elite political and media classes are toying with the mechanics of democracy

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Sue Sturgis: Democracy Movement Making Gains

More than 1,400 people were arrested during protests in Washington, D.C., over the past week as part of Democracy Awakening and Democracy Spring, a grassroots movement calling for an end to money’s chokehold on U.S. politics and for restoration of voting rights. The protests represented one of the biggest acts of civil disobedience in recent U.S. history. Read more…

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