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Recent ZNet

Leonidas Oikonomakis: No more ‘Yes to all’: time for a proud and dignified ‘NO!’

Finally, the Greek people will be able to say a dignified ‘NO!’ to austerity. We owe it to those who suffered, those who migrated — and those who died

Chris Kromm: Charleston massacre draws attention to white supremacist backing of politicians

The leader of a right-wing group which apparently influenced Dylann Roof’s extremist views on race before the Charleston church shootings had donated tens of thousands of dollars to leading Republicans

Barbara J. Fields: How Race Is Conjured

The fiction of race hides the real source of racism and inequity in America today

David Bacon: California Court Ruling Could Make It Nearly Impossible for Farmworkers To Win Union Contracts

On May 18 in Fresno, California, the state’s Court of Appeals for the 5th District ruled that a key provision of the state’s unique labor law for field workers is unconstitutional. Should it be upheld by the state’s supreme court, this decision will profoundly affect the ability of California farm workers to gain union contracts. Read more…

Paul Krugman: Greece Over the Brink

This isn’t about analysis, it’s about power — the power of the creditors to pull the plug on the Greek economy, which persists as long as euro exit is considered unthinkable

Paul Mason: Will Syriza’s last desperate gamble pay off?

The banks are closed, the bailout referendum is looming – and Europe’s only far-left government is struggling to hold on to its mass support. In less than a week, it will either be triumphant or finished

Joseph Stiglitz: How I would vote in the Greek referendum

Neither alternative – approval or rejection of the troika’s terms – will be easy, and both carry huge risks

Hordur Torfason: Iceland’s unfinished revolution?

Interview with the award-winning human rights activist credited with starting Iceland’s ‘pots and pans revolution’,

Atilio Boron: Obama, When It Comes to Cuba, Yes You Can!

Six months after last Dec. 17’s announcement, Obama could have done more. Even if only to stick to his word

Lucas Koerner: PSUV Parliamentary Primary Sees Historic Grassroots Turnout

In a reportedly historic turnout, 3,162,400 Venezuelans voted in the internal parliamentary primaries of the governing Unified Socialist Party of Venezuela

Jill Stein: “An Age of the Statistically Unlikely”

Interview on a “Green New Deal,” ending mass incarceration and police brutality, a $15 per hour federal minimum wage, and many other topics

Juan Cole: The Great Wall of Turkey? Ankara imagines DMZ w/ Kurds, ISIL

Turkey has so far escaped most of the severe disruptions of the Syrian war, even though it has a long border with that country

Tom Vouloumanos: Syriza, The EU Institutions & Struggle For Democracy

A Greek victory, however minor, against EU imposed austerity will shake a European establishment to its core

Stephen R. Shalom: Assessing the Sanders Campaign

Sanders has been able to deliver an alternative message to more people than has been the case in many years.

Kathy Kelly: Before the Dawn

For now, it remains a blessing to work alongside people awake together, even in darkness, working to face burdens with kindness, ready to join with kindred spirits near and far, faces aglow with precious glimmers of a coming day

Alex Doherty: From Liberal Hawks to Neocons – The Henry Jackson Society

Although the Cold War may have ended some twenty-five years ago, it continues to influence contemporary politics in unexpected ways

Michael T. Klare: Russia vs. China

The Conflict in Washington Over Who Should Lead America’s Enemies List

Juan Cole: Tehran Press on Talks

From “Iran will be US Strategic Ally” to “US Sanctions here to stay”

Robert Hunziker: Is Fukushima Getting Worse?

The Fukushima multiple nuclear disasters continue spewing out hot stuff like there’s no tomorrow. By all appearances, it is getting worse, out-of-control nuclear meltdowns

Mads Gilbert: Working under siege in Gaza’s Shifa hospital

The veteran medic’s book, Night in Gaza, contains photographs that document the horror of last summer’s war.

Haaretz Editorial: The most racist Knesset in Israel’s history

Lawmakers seem to compete against each other to the racist nadir

Caitlin Dickerson: Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race

“They said we were being tested to see what effect these gases would have on black skins”

Nina Burleigh: Are We on the Verge of a Nuclear Breakdown?

Air Force officers at America’s nuke sites work 24-hour-shifts in antique underground capsules launching fake attacks straight out of ‘Strangelove’ — and they’re ready to blow

Alexis Tsipras: Tsipras slams EU’s ‘blackmail’ and its attempt to ‘hinder democratic processes’

The dignity of the Greek people in the face of blackmail and injustice will send a message of hope and pride to all of Europe

Joao Pedro Stedile: Pope Francis and popular movements

Pope Francis, from the outset of his Pontificate, has pleasantly surprised militants of people’s movements around the world, in contrast with his two predecessors

Victor Grossman: Changing Captains on the Left

Wealthy, powerful heads of state and other bosses high up in the Bavarian Alps, and the vigorous protests from opposing crowds kept out of earshot downhill, largely stole media thunder

Daniel Hellinger: Review: Steve Ellner’s Latin America’s Radical Left

These collected essays successfully contextualize the issues confronting the movements, parties, and governments of Latin America’s radical left

Neve Gordon: The human rights crisis is about domination, not perception

The main crisis of human rights is not about perceptions, but about its complicity with domination

William Astore: America’s Got War

Poverty, Drugs, Afghanistan, Iraq, Terror, or How to Make War on Everything

Bryan Stevenson: On Charleston and Our Real Problem with Race

This country never committed itself to a conversation about the legacy of slavery

Adam Hilton: Bernie and the Search for New Politics

Bernie Sanders has called for a “political revolution.” But the New Politics movement shows the challenges of accomplishing that within the Democratic Party

George Joseph: The New Divestment Movement

After nearly two years of student organizing, Columbia University divested from the private prison industry this week

Peter Wise: Why the left is losing the austerity argument

Unlike voters in Greece, Spain or Ireland, the Portuguese are not turning to left-wing parties – even the moderate mainstream left is failing to turn Portugal’s hardships to its advantage

Yanis Varoufakis: As it happened – Yanis Varoufakis’ intervention during the 27th June 2015 Eurogroup Meeting

We rejected the institutions’ 25th June proposals because of a variety of powerful reasons

Paul Mason: Did the euro just die at 4pm?

Greece referendum

Jack Rasmus: ‘Greek Debt Negotiations at 11th Hour’: The Troika’s ‘Carrot and Stick’

What Syriza represents is an attempt to return to a Social Democracy of a previous day and age. And that’s just not acceptable in the new, global neoliberal world system

Peter Gelderloos: Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model

Fusing gentrification, technology, tourism and anti-terrorism, the Barcelona model of urban redevelopment has sparked an upsurge of popular resistance

Adrienne Pine: Disaster Capitalism and Outrage in Post-Coup Honduras

Washington continues to interfere in the internal politics of Honduras six years after the coup

Rory Carroll: San Francisco takes pride in same-sex ruling but caution underlies celebration

Euphoria over same-sex marriage legalisation was tinged by memories of past injustice and warnings of future political battles

Ali Abunimah: Foreign investment in Israel plummets by half since Gaza massacre

The economic damage Israel is doing to itself by continuing its regime of occupation, apartheid, siege and massacres of Palestinians may be mounting faster than previously thought

Alice Lynd: Moral Injury And Conscientious Objection: Saying No To Military Service

There appears to be a link between suicide and guilt for having killed, or failing to prevent death or injury

Vijay Prashad: White rage

The institutional policies based on stereotypes that assume black criminality are not rooted in older forms of discrimination but can be traced to the 1990s

Brian Jones: The Social Construction of Race

Race is a social fiction imposed by the powerful on those they wish to control

Gideon Levy: Another futile report on Israel’s wild adventure in Gaza

If in the wake of the latest UN commission, the international community does not take practical steps against war criminals, then there is no further reason for commissions

Alexander C. Kaufman: Health Care Stocks Soar After Obamacare Victory In Supreme Court

The 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell upheld a key part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, which offered tax subsidies to states to establish their own health care exchanges

Alexis Tsipras: An End to the Blackmail

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announces that a referendum will be held on the Troika bailout deal

Cal Winslow: Pawns in their game

California’s healthcare unions are being reorganized. Again

Jérôme Roos: What Greece Needs Is a Plan C

Only an intensification of the struggle from below and the reinvigoration of a project of the commons can save Greece — and turn it, once again, into a beacon of democracy

Patrick Cockburn: Why join Islamic State?

On 16 June, Kurdish militiamen, with the support of US airstrikes, captured the town of Tal Abyad in northern Syria, a major crossing point on the Syrian-Turkish border

Justin Podur: The Beginning of the End for Kagame?

If Kagame can’t shake off the stench of crimes against humanity, he may find himself becoming another one of the West’s dispensable dictators

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