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Peter Olney: Justice for Janitors: A Misunderstood Success

Part two of a series looking back on the 20th anniversary the AFL-CIO’s New Voice movement John Sweeney, his officers, and their staff team came into office with high expectations and great optimism. A good part of their inspiration was drawn from SEIU’s Justice for Janitors campaign that many had directly participated in or saw Read more…

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Paul Street: No Wise Men Here: Gabriel Kolko and Washington’s Continuing Murderous Middle East Myopia

Kolko’s post-WWII U.S. imperial establishment was a clumsy, violence-addicted menace to global peace, justice, and security – including the security of the U.S. people

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Ramzy Baroud: Nakba and the question of ‘Palestinian strategy’

Palestinians in exile subsist in a nomadic political landscape, as they only belong to a place that has been stolen at gunpoint, yet are forced to exist in places that they cannot see as home for a whole set of reasons

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Steve Ellner: Populism And Pragmatism In Venezuela

Chavismo On The Horns Of A Dilemma

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Juan Cole: Who does Jerusalem belong To?

In 1967 the Israeli army took East Jerusalem, and ever since has squeezed the Palestinian population, driven them into poverty, usurped their property, and surrounded them by squatter settlements

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Michael Schwartz: A Winning Strategy for the Left

Social movements should focus on targeting corporations and oppressive institutions rather than politicians

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Ted Glick: FERC Showing Cracks, It’s Time to Act

FERC has more to do with fracking than any other federal agency, and much more than any one state

John Kiriakou: There’s Still Time to Prosecute the Torturers

The question isn’t whether torture works. Torture is immoral

Mike Treen: How Unite Took On The Fast Food Companies Over Zero Hour Contracts And Won

Workers also needed solidarity outside their stores to encourage and embolden them to take action wherever possible

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Tom Hayden: Stalling on Solar Rooftops

The DWP acts like a rogue agency, and is far behind many investor-owned utilities in implementing the million-solar rooftops program

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Robert Fisk: Canada’s plan to make boycotting Israel a ‘hate crime’ is stupid and counterproductive

Those who believe in non-violence have always espoused boycott movements on the grounds that economic pressure rather than bombs is a moral way of putting pressure on a country that violates international law

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Shamus Cooke: Behind the Media’s Assault on Seymour Hersh

The media’s collective silence over Hersh’s Syria articles has now turned into a coordinated attack, in response to Hersh’s revelations about Obama’s lie-ridden narrative of the death of Bin-Laden

Chiara Milan: For Bosnia’s workers, the struggle is far from over

A year after a popular uprising took Bosnia and Herzegovina by force, the remaining workers of the DITA factory are still struggling to avoid bankruptcy

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Michael Albert: Garbage Rises

Our jail is the social institutions around us

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John Feffer: The Madness of THAAD

The US push for missile defense in Asia will only lead to more missiles and less defense

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Mark Harris: White Racism Matters

As the Black community has thrown off “the customary conditions” of their lives to express renewed opposition to discrimination, social neglect, and police violence, racist attitudes among sectors of the white public have been etched in even sharper relief

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Tom Engelhardt: Writing History Before It Happens

Nine Surefire Future Headlines From a Bizarro American World

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Joe Emersberger: Will BDS organizers be prosecuted in Canada?

The Harper government is considering the use of hate crime laws to outlaw the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement against the Israeli government

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Mark Evans: A Lazy Way of Explaining History?

A Reply to Ian Birchall (and his Trotskyist Comrades)

Rene Guerra: Salvadorans Warn Canadians about World Bank’s Kangaroo Court

“Salvadorans, Canadians, and many others elsewhere face a common threat. Let’s continue to call on our governments to withdraw from these treaties and provisions that leave us all so vulnerable”

Reed Jordan: Income and race concentration in public schools

In 2013, for the first time, over half of public school students were low-income—and this poverty growth spurt shows little sign of abating

Antonis Davanellos: The moment of truth for SYRIZA

SYRIZA–from its central committee to its local branches–must be asked to decide. The party must stand against the headwinds that become increasingly menacing

Amanda Holpuch: Walmart sourcing bottled water from drought-stricken California

Residents who have faced increased water use limits amid fourth year of drought push for greater regulation of water-bottling industry

Roger Waters: “You are showing yourself to be profoundly ignorant of what has happened in Palestine since 1947″

Dionne Warwick called me out by name in asserting she’d play Tel Aviv. Here’s what she misunderstands

John Brown: New Israeli Administrator for the Occupied Territories Says Palestinians Are Sub-Human

Try being a Palestinian in the West Bank, where the man in charge of administering your day-to-day life doesn’t even see you as a human being

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Nick Turse: The Kids Aren’t All Right

Presidential Waivers, Child Soldiers, and an American-Made Army in Africa

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Christian Parenti: The State, Humanity as Part of Nature and the Malleability of Capitalism

Interview on the state, nature, climate change, Marxism, capitalism, regulation, activism and the future

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Badri Raina: The Indian National Congress is Back

Ironically, the policies it has pursued in the main since 1990 have bred its own destroyers, and India’s right wing today penetrates far and wide among the classes

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Chris Hedges: “Why should we be impoverished so that the profits of big banks, corporations, and hedge funds can swell?”

It is a frightening fact that intelligence agencies now work on behalf of corporations as well as the state

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Juan Cole: Death Sentence for Morsi

Egypt under the jackboot of the brigadiers is fast becoming an international pariah

Shepherd Bliss: Wine Maker Paul Hobbs Herbicide Spraying Upsets Parents and Neighbors at Apple Blossom School Meeting

Hidden beneath the attractive, compelling school names is the ugly reality of their being sprayed by herbicides proven to cause cancer

Vincent Navarro: How Should Economics be Taught?

Podemos and the Economic Future of Spain

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Belen Fernandez: The New York Times Goes to War, Again

Israeli state propaganda has found a home in the paper of record

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Murtaza Hussain: New Film, Among the Believers, Looks Inside Pakistan’s Madrassas

Talha’s story is symptomatic of a broader phenomenon in Pakistan: a central government without the means or motivation to provide infrastructure and economic opportunity for the great mass of its poor citizenry

Maya Schenwar: Too Many People in Jail? Abolish Bail

We are incarcerating people for being poor, at great cost to actual human lives

Luke Cooper: After the election: picking up the pieces

We need to construct an alternative story of anticapitalist radicalism that is populist enough to bring together a working class that is more socially and culturally diverse than ever

Various Contributors: Build an Active, Democratic, Principled Left

The anti-water charges movement, which has seen hundreds of thousands mobilise and become active in campaigning, has transformed politics in this country

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John Pilger: Celebrating real heroes like the one we’ve just lost

If you want to meet the best Australians, meet Indigenous men and women who understand this extraordinary country and have fought for the rights of the world’s oldest culture

Kevin Gosztola: Amidst Media Backlash, Key Part of Hersh’s Report on Bin Laden Killing Corroborated

Columns solely focused on Hersh should be regarded as attacks on an investigative journalist, who has dared to poke holes in myths surrounding the assassination operation that killed bin Laden

Deborah James: ‘Expose U.S. hypocrisy in WTO talks’

Interview on the ongoing fight in the WTO around the question of food security

Isidro López: The Future of Podemos

Podemos can still change Spain for the better. But it won’t do so by chasing the political center

Joey Mogul: Reparations: A Blueprint to address systemic police violence

The City of Chicago made history May 6 when it passed legislation providing reparations to survivors of racially motivated police torture committed between 1972 and 1991

David Roberts: The awful truth about climate change no one wants to admit

We are facing a situation in which limiting temperature even to 3°C requires heroic policy and technology changes

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Jeremy Brecher: How Climate Protection Has Become Today’s Labor Solidarity

Union action on climate change has proliferated across the country

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Steve Ellner: Maduro and the market: Can Chavistas keep the revolution on track?

It’s a point of honour for Venezuela’s government that despite the sharp plunge in oil prices and acute shortages of goods, President Nicolás Maduro has ruled out austerity measures

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Dan La Botz: Left, Independent Political Action Conference: Unprecedented Cooperation

The Future of the Left/Independent Politics Conference represented an important step forward not only for independent politics but also for cooperation on the left

Ethan Young: Three Conferences and a Postscript

The announced result of the conference is a network of activists with plans to keep in touch and organize another conference

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David Swanson: Top 10 Activist Errors

The number one error, engaged in by the majority of people, is failing to be an activist

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Paul Farmer: The Caregivers’ Disease

If we are to honour the memories of those who died from this caregivers’ disease, we would do well to muster the resources and resolve to build strong healthcare systems in those parts of the world that have never known them

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