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Noam Chomsky: Plenty of Possibilities

We can be very optimistic. Things like this have happened before and they’ve been overcome

Roberto Savio: Brexit and EUexit

All the xenophobic right wing parties have expressed their enthusiasm for the Brexit, which is going to give them more push

Peter Dreier: Three Strategies to Beat the NRA

Gun safety advocates who until now have relied largely on traditional lobbying need to broaden their strategy to include partnerships with gun owners and civil disobedience

Sergi Cutillas: What’s at Stake in Spain

A guide to Spain’s election

Akiba Solomon: I Assumed It Was Racism—It Was Patriarchy

Why are some women more invisible than others? To grow new anti-patriarchal movements like Black Lives Matter, we need to start opening our eyes

Robert Fisk: What does the Middle East think of Brexit? A lot more than you’d assume

Gulf governments to whom Britain and especially David Cameron have traditionally grovelled took a predictably rosy view of Britain’s potential catastrophe.

John Pilger: Why the British said no to Europe

The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy

Daniel Denvir: Enough with the spectacle: How about we just ban all assault weapons instead?

The Dems’ campaign should inspire nothing but cynicism — our gun problem has nothing to do with terror watch lists

Kshama Sawant: Beyond Bernie: Still Not With Her

Since the June 7 California primary, the historic upheaval that coalesced around Bernie Sanders’ campaign has continued to defy the demands of the political establishment, but has also increasingly turned into a search for the way forward. After a powerful, year-long mass campaign over the hostile terrain of a rigged primary, our political revolution is at Read more…

Richard Eskow: Brexit and the New Global Rebellion

A major crack has appeared in the edifice of globalization, and the neoliberal order that has dominated the world’s economy since the end of World War II is now in danger

Bernie Sanders: Bernie Sanders Is Not Dropping Out Tonight

Sanders tells Stephen he is still very much a candidate for the nomination, and will take his 1900 delegates to the convention to push for change

Pepe Escobar: Why the UK Said Bye Bye to the EU

So what started as a gamble by David Cameron on an outlet for domestic British discontent, to be used as a lever to bargain with Brussels for a few more favors, has metastasized into an astonishing political earthquake

Conn Hallinan: The Brexit: A Very British Affair

The Brexit vote was a British affair (and promises to be a messy one). The Spanish election is a continental affair that will have reverberations worldwide.

Henry A. Giroux: The Violence of Forgetting

What I have called the violence of organized forgetting signals how contemporary politics are those in which emotion triumphs over reason, and spectacle over truth, thereby erasing history

Sarah Lazare: Refugees and Migrants Wake Up to Brexit and Brace for What Comes Next

Some are left asking, “What has happened to my home?”

Lamont Lilly: Movement for Black Lives Yields New Targets of the State

Those on the front line must be defended, by us, the people, the community

Loren Balhorn: Die Linke: Ten Years On

A decade after its formation, can Germany’s Die Linke manage its contradictions and live up to its promise?

Vanessa Baird: Brexit to hell

Farewell cosmopolitan Britain – hail mean, delusional (and rather elderly) little England

Kathy Kelly: What’s at Stake

The continuously assertive military posturing of NATO undermines and conflicts with the mission and development of instruments for international negotiation and constructive cooperation

Alfredo Lopez: An Emancipation Proclamation for the Digital Age

The problematic relationship of Black people and the Internet persists

Vandana Shiva: The great seed piracy

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the new World Bank when it comes to using finances to influence policies in agriculture

Paul Street: Miranda, Obama, and Hamilton: an Orwellian Ménage à Trois for the Neoliberal Age

Miranda’s Hamilton is in this sense a perfect cultural wrap up to the ugly neoliberal Obama years. It is a brilliant ahistorical monument to Orwellian, fake-progressive bourgeois identity politics

Robert Fisk: The relationship between Israel and Lebanon is deteriorating again – and it’s civilians who will suffer

The Lebanese-Israeli border has endured its quietest, most peaceful history over the past decade – in gentle contrast to the constant cross-frontier wars over the border of the previous quarter century

Bernie Sanders: Here’s what we want

“What does Bernie want?” Wrong question. The right question is what the 12 million Americans who voted for a political revolution want

David Bacon: Why are Mexican Teachers Being Jailed and Killed for Protesting Education Reform?

A striking teacher from Michoacán demonstrates in Mexico City in front of a line of police. Canadian and US teachers have organized the TriNational Coalition to Defend Public Education to support Mexican teachers’ efforts to defeat proposals to introduce standardized testing and remove job protections, which have come from USAID and private foundations promoting corporate Read more…

Shane Burley: Historic Justice for Janitors campaign inspires a new generation of janitorial organizing

With SEIU’s Raise America campaign, which looks to raise the standards for union janitors across the country, the Justice for Janitors legacy holds critical lessons for how public campaigns win concessions

Murtaza Hussain: Students in California Might Face Criminal Investigation for Protesting Film on Israeli Army

The incident is only the latest in which officials at UC Irvine and other major universities around the country have taken harsh measures against pro-Palestinian activists

Patrick Bond: Flight of corporate profits poses biggest threat to South Africa’s economy

The only short-term solution is a radical tightening of exchange controls against corporations and wealthy individuals

Nick Turse: The Numbers Racket

AFRICOM Clams Up After Commander Peddles Contradictory Statements to Congress

Pete Dolack: Killing ourselves with technology

What do we do when technology spirals out of our control? Or, to put it more bluntly, when does humanity’s ability to build ever more dangerous weapons become a self-fulfilling prophesy? Albert Einstein is said to have remarked that he didn’t know what weapons the third world war would be fought with, but the fourth Read more…

Vijay Prashad: Hillary’s third way

It says a great deal about American society that Hillary Rodham carries the last name Clinton. When she married Bill Clinton in 1975, Hillary Rodham kept her own last name. Born in Chicago and educated at Wellesley College, she was influenced by the second-wave feminist movement. A student of political science at the celebrated all-women’s Read more…

Alexandra Bradbury: Allina Nurses Go All In

Sometimes solidarity comes shaped like a popsicle. That’s what one nursing assistant, on her way in for the evening shift at United Hospital in St. Paul, delivered to nurses picketing in blazing 95-degree heat. Five thousand members of the Minnesota Nurses (MNA) walked out June 19, kicking off a weeklong strike at five Allina hospitals Read more…

RoseAnn DeMoro: Sanders Campaign a Historic Source of Political Education

Many U.S. voters feel “tremendous amount of resentment” against the DNC, Clintons, and the press for their actions during the 2016 campaign, and have come to believe that the Democratic party cannot be reformed, said RoseAnne DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United. “I keep hearing it in different quarters and I keep hearing it Read more…

Richard Seymour: Brexit and the Left

The European Union is brutal and undemocratic — ignoring that just gives the Right more power

Adam Sanchez: What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement After 1965? Don’t Ask Your Textbook

In classrooms across the country, guided by the official textbooks and curricula, students learn a version of the Civil Rights Movement that leaves its lessons in the past

Jack Rasmus: Brexit—Cameron’s Faustian Bargain

The Brexit vote will prove merely a tactic for UK elites to try to extract concessions from their EU capitalist competition

Jeremy Corbyn: Why I Am Voting for Britain to “Remain” in European Union in Historic Brexit Vote

There is a wonderful rebirth of radical politics on both sides of the Atlantic. It’s our demands, our pressure, our activity which will change things

Jonathan Cook: Israel’s fear of the ‘desert’ Jews in its midst

With the Arab Jews on the Palestinians’ side, the conflict with Israel might be ended at the ballot box

Mark Weisbrot: ‘Brexit’ might be the wake-up call Europe needs

European authorities are likely to continue hacking away at Europe’s social and economic achievements, and to try to make mass unemployment the new normal

Rania Khalek: Democratic clash over Palestine signals changing party

Allies of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred at the Democratic platform drafting committee’s first round of hearings on 9 June over the issue of Palestinian freedom and Israel. The clashes point to deeper struggles over Israel taking place within the party. Sanders’ backers called for elevating Palestinian rights and acknowledging Israel’s military Read more…

Scott Campbell: Mexican police brutally attack Oaxaca’s striking teachers

Ten years after the Oaxaca Commune of 2006, teachers in the Mexican state are back on the barricades — and once again the state responds with brute force

George Monbiot:

They denounce the transfer of public money from the rich to the poor. They are intensely relaxed about the transfer of public money from the poor to the rich

Ed Rooksby: There Is No Left Exit

We shouldn’t have illusions about transforming the EU from below. But a Leave vote would only strengthen the Right

David Renton: The Socialist Case for Remain

It’s not clear that a Leave vote would make our our tasks on the Left any easier

Timothy Braatz: Put Restorative Justice on the Democratic Platform

Destroy your enemy. In a stressed out, heavily armed, profoundly unequal and racist society, this is a dangerous message

Naomi Klein: There Would Be No Bernie Movement Without #FightFor15, Keystone XL & #BlackLivesMatter

Interview on the link between the Sanders campaign and the growth of other people-powered movements in recent years, from #BlackLivesMatter to the immigrant rights movemen

William J. Astore: Dominating the Skies — and Losing the Wars

Air Supremacy Isn’t What It Used to Be

Dick Nichols: Spanish general election: United We Can knocking at the door

In this war of old corruption and privilege against hope for change, the powers-that-be and their media are pulling out every last stop to block United We Can’s advance

Badri Raina: International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day Is the time when you had Better take your rebellious Mind away from the price Of tomatoes and sundry other Woes that afflict the Preponderant millions. Where policy fails it is Yoga That will blaze the trails To conquest of hunger and Destitution, bringing world Leaders to accord accolades. In profusion. When Read more…

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