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Gabriel Levy: The spectre of social unrest is haunting Putin’s Russia

The economic strains on the elites of oil-producing countries are very real. In Russia and perhaps elsewhere, these economic conditions will certainly trigger social and labour movements that those elites don’t like and can’t control

Marjorie Cohn: ‘Cuban Five’ at Heart of US-Cuba Deal

The Cuban Five have steadfastly maintained their innocence and there has been a worldwide campaign to free them

Mark Bittman: Is it Bad Enough Yet?

A just and righteous system will have a positive impact on everything we care about, just as an unjust, exploitative system makes everything worse

Nikos Raptis: A Tale of a Failed Massacre

The majority of ordinary people are kind, honest and benevolent, even if many of them are apolitical. The solution: raising their social consciousness

Alpha Winston: What the Sony Hack can Teach us about Capitalism

If there’s something else to be learned from the Sony hack, it’s that we cannot trust for-profit media organizations to report on issues relating to capitalism and profit-seeking

Lawrence Wittner: Exposing the FBI

Review of The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI, by Betty Medsger

Robert Hunziker: Chile’s Plantation Economy

Neoliberalism is an economy theory that works extremely well, if you are already rich

George Monbiot: If you must eat meat, save it for Christmas

From chickens pumped with antibiotics to the environmental devastation caused by production, we need to realise we are not fed with happy farm animals

Vijay Prashad: Shami Witness is a thoroughly online creation

Shami Witness was a product of the internet more than of IS – a consumer of information who sought forms of community online that he did not enjoy in life.

Nicola Nasser: Israeli role in Syrian conflict brought into the open

Israel is a key player in prolonging the depleting war on Syria

William Boardman: Architects of Atrocity Remain at Large, and Unrepentant

Along with everything else we know about these men who still defend their criminality, why isn’t that enough for probable cause and a criminal indictment?

Tom Hayden: Why the US-Cuba Deal is a Victory for the Cuban Revolution

The hostile US policy, euphemistically known as “regime change,” has been thwarted

Travis Gettys: Bernie Sanders: Destroy the big banks before the big banks destroy you

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) plans a legislative push for the breakup of Wall Street’s largest banks and lifting the cap on contributions to Social Security

Glenn Greenwald: U.S. TV Provides Ample Platform for American Torturers, But None to Their Victims

What this glaring omission in coverage does more than anything else is conclusively expose the utter fraud of the U.S. media’s claims to “objectivity” and “neutrality”

Florian Zollmann: Participatory Economics

A chapter co authored by Michael Albert and Florian Zollmann from a book to be published in Germany, Ways from Capitalism..

Dave Zirin: The Importance of the Activist Athlete

Activist athletes have the power to reach people who are completely alienated from politics

Justin Podur: Anti-Authoritarian Current: A Review of Dixon’s Another Politics

Another Politics is an invaluable snapshot of the North American left today

Marjorie Cohn: Torture Report Confirms Team Bush War Crimes

Even after many years of writing books and articles about the Bush torture policy, I was unprepared for the atrocious pattern of crimes our government committed against other human beings

Ashley Smith: The armed occupation inside the empire

The drive of the American empire to dominate the world is intimately connected to why U.S. rulers seek to impose their will at home

Richard Hardigan: An Activist’s Last Day in Hebron

Anti-Arab slogans were not new to me

James Petras: Imperialism and the Politics of Torture

The Senate Report on CIA torture will not result in any resignations, let alone prosecutions or trials

ETAN: ETAN statement on Rule of Law in Timor-Leste

The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network is concerned that recent events in Timor-Leste weaken the country’s hard-won constitutional democracy

Johannes Hautaviita: Israel’s Impunity Enables War Crimes to Continue

The systematic and deliberate nature of Israel’s atrocities against the Palestinians are both carefully documented and, by now, starting to enter the mainstream

Paul Street: Latin America Leads in Opposing US Torture and Surveillance

As the first global region to feel the imperial presence and fury of the United States and to see US power embedded in its own social and political life, Latin America logically leads the world in rejecting US power

Danny Schechter: Voices From The Ghosts of Vietnam Are Being Heard Again: Which Should We Listen To?

It’s been nearly 40 years since what the American media called “The Fall of Saigon” and the Vietnamese referred to as the Liberation. I saw it then as the Fall of Washington

Pepe Escobar: Go West, Young Han

As Washington “Pivots” to Asia, China Does the Eurasian Pirouette

Preeti Kaur: Accountability and Fair Trials: CIA Torture

The worst details of the CIA’s torture program still have not seen the light of day

Alpha Winston: Front & Center at the Oakland Protests

The Politics of a Police State

Bruno Jäntti: The Peace Process Industry

Rejecting International Law and Palestinian Rights

Joe Emersberger: Capitalism Must Die Or We Will

Cuba’s CO2 emissions are about half the global level on a per capita basis

Danny Katch: A new movement demands to be heard

Report from New York on the December 13 day of protests against police violence, along with accounts of demonstrations in cities across the U.S.

Gustavo Duch: Ebola: The route begins in our cars

Changes in the ecosystem of the area, comprised of a mosaic of small family farms and great biodiversity, the creation of uniform monocultures and impoverished people are the factors that favored the spread of the virus

Julianne Hing: In L.A., Civilians Will Have Power Over Sheriff’s Department

The scandal-plagued Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department will soon have a separate board to police it after the county Board of Supervisors approved a civilian oversight board

David Rosen: The Latest Get-Rich Scheme

An increasing number of people are realizing that the entrepreneurial hucksters promoting “sharing” are abusing the deeper meaning of “trust”

Various Contributors: Thousands march to protest against police brutality in major US cities

Thousands of Americans took to the streets

Atilio Boron: Empire and Legitimation of Torture

The report emphasizes the ineffectiveness of torture while circumventing the ethical or political considerations of the issue

Various Contributors: Political crisis and new elections

The new ‘Red-Green’ minority government in Sweden lasted only two months

Vandana Shiva: Seeds of Truth: Vandana Shiva and the New Yorker

A response to the article ‘Seeds of Doubt’ by Michael Specter in The New Yorker

Hannah Fair: Kayaks versus coal ships

Climate Warriors are taking direct action against the fossil fuels industry

Ted Glick: Disruption and Sacrifice

Yes, we can make a new world if we’re willing to undertake the kinds of action called for, actions that become a major component of the new normal of social justice and climate activism in this decisive teens decade

Seth Sandronsky: An Interview with Dawn Paley, Author of Drug War Capitalism

  Dawn Paley is a Canadian author.  Drug War Capitalism (AK Press, November 2014) is her first book.  We conducted an e-interview as protests grew against police and military policies in Mexico and the U.S.  The drug war on both sides of the border has played no small role in generating such dissent. Seth Sandronsky: Can you Read more…

Danica Jorden: Dilma Cries Upon Receipt of Truth Commission Report

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was overcome during her speech on Wednesday at the ceremony to honour the completion and reception of the National Truth Commission’s report

Rebecca Gordon: American Torture — Past, Present, and… Future?

Beyond the Senate Torture Report

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: No More Eric Garners

To end police violence, we must end policing as we know it.   Coming within days of each other, the grand jury decisions not to indict the police officers responsible for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have produced a genuine crisis in American policing. Its defenders are scrambling to hold onto whatever fraying threads Read more…

Jason Berry: How Far Can A Pope Go?

Does a reform-driven pope have the power to change doctrine?

Various Contributors: Lima Agreement Fails Humanity and the Earth

The result of the Lima conference was yet another decision that weakens international climate rules, fails the planet, and threatens humanity’s future

Patrick Bond: Ricardo Hausmann’s Tall Tales about South Africa

Misunderstanding Foreign Economic Relations and Worker Productivity

Milan Rai: Building Powerful Organizations

It’s not just a matter of scale, it’s also about rootedness

Tariq Ali: We Can’t Breathe

The response of tens of thousands of young US citizens to the recent outrages in Ferguson, Cleveland and New York is much more important and interesting than the vapours being emitted in DC

Victoria Collier: Convicted With No Evidence by an All-White Jury

Black Community Leader Faces Life in Prison

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