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Alexandra Jacobo: Bernie Sanders Responds to Nevada Convention Debacle

Bernie Sanders released a lengthy statement on the recent Nevada convention disaster

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Patrick Cockburn: Sir Richard Dearlove is right, visa waivers for Turks are dangerous

There is something bizarre about EU policy when it comes to migration from this part of the world

Roger Lancaster: Imagining the Socialist Bathroom

Instead of epitomizing an oppressive gender system, public bathrooms should be open to all and enjoyable to use

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Jeremy Brecher: This Is What Insurgency Looks Like

The action denied the right of the existing powers and principalities – be they corporate or governmental – to use the authority of law to justify their destruction of the earth’s climate

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Peter Bohmer: A Year Later: The Struggle for Justice Continues

A year ago, two young black men, Andre Thompson and Bryon Chaplin were shot by white police officer, Ryan Donald

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Richard Falk: On (Not) Loving Henry Kissinger

It is indeed strange that the only point of public convergence between free-swinging Trump and war-mongering Clinton should be these ritual shows of deference to the most scandalous foreign policy figure of the past century

Alex Gourevitch: Chronicle of a Strike

Verizon strikers are fighting against the oppression and indignity of the American workplace

Lisa Sullivan: Venezuela’s Crisis From Up Close

The solution to this problem needs to be determined by the Venezuelan people with support from other Latin American people

Steven Rosenfeld: A New National Progressive Movement Is Emerging in the Shadows of the Sanders Campaign

As Sanders fights for a California primary season finale, activists look ahead

RT.com: Snowden laughs off CIA’s ‘mistaken’ destruction of secret torture report

“When the CIA destroys something, it’s never a mistake”

Rupen Savoulian: Sadiq Khan becomes mayor of London, but Britain faces deep-seated problems

Khan has to make a serious choice – to govern for the ultra-wealthy one percent, or for the rest of us

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Noam Chomsky: Almost a death knell for the human species

Interview on why Brexit is unimportant, why Trump’s climate change denial is catastrophic – and why revolution is easier than you think

Dilma Rousseff: First Interview With Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff Since the Senate’s Impeachment Vote

Interview on the current situation in Brazil and whether it is now justified for Brazilians to use civil disobedience against the government she describes as “illegitimate”

Luiz ignacio lula Da silva: Lula: Media, US-Friendly Elites Responsible for Brazil’s Coup

Lula told teleSUR that new Senate-imposed interim President Michel Temer is making decisions that do not correspond to an interim, democratic government. Former Brazilian President and political leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spoke with teleSUR Thursday night in an exclusive interview about the current situation in his country, following the suspension of President Dilma Read more…

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Jonathan Tasini: Sanders and Class Struggle in the Democratic Party

Discussing the fight in Nevada and the significance of the battle between Sanders and Wasserman Schultz

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Immanuel Wallerstein: The Politics Behind Brazil’s Crisis

The struggle is worldwide and the Brazilian left can either play a major role in it or slip into global irrelevance and national misery

Jeff Cohen: Should Progressives Unify with the Democratic Party Establishment? Hell No!

Millions of young people have had a crash course in recent months in Democratic Party corruption, as well as corporate media bias – not to mention their own power to shake up the system

Salar Mohandesi: The Afterbern: what’s next for the American left?

Only an autonomous, radical organization can make sure that the encounter of struggles in the Sanders campaign develops in a revolutionary direction

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Robert W. Mcchesney: Mainstream Corporate Media Covering 2016 Election Through Eyes of Clinton Campaign

A look at how the media is covering the race for the White House and a private monopoly that has too much political influence and political power

Adrienne LaFrance: When Will the Internet Be Safe for Women?

The fight to make law enforcement take online threats seriously

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Vijay Prashad: Do You Think Palestine Has the Right to Exist?

The settlers are not pioneers, but residents of agricultural conglomerates backed by the full might of the Israeli army and funded with donations from around the world

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Medea Benjamin: Israel and Saudi Arabia: Strange Bedfellows in the New Middle East

Some say it’s good for Israel and Saudi Arabia to bury the hatchet and find common ground. But peace in the Middle East won’t be furthered by the causes they’re collaborating on

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Paul Street: Hillary Clinton’s Neocon Resumé

Liberal Democratic Hillary Clinton supporters get defensive when they hear that Mrs. Clinton is favored over Donald Trump by right-wing billionaires like Charles Koch and (with much more enthusiasm) by leading arch-imperial foreign policy Neoconservatives like Robert Kagan, Max Boot, and Eliot Cohen. But an honest look at Hillary’s record should make the support she Read more…

Matthew Harwood: Power Loves the Dark

Police Nationwide Are Secretly Exploiting Intrusive Technologies With the Feds’ Complicity

Jorge Martín: Venezuela – a last warning

There are only two ways out: either to go back to “normal” capitalism (that is, to make the workers pay the price for the crisis), or to go forward to socialism (that is to make the capitalists pay)

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Juan Cole: Netanyahu replies to Officers’ charges of Fascism, makes far Right Lieberman their boss

This is no ordinary cabinet reshuffle. It is another step taken by the Israeli leadership into the dark side

Keith A. Spencer: Against the Crowdfunding Economy

Crowdfunding websites marketize goodwill

Mariam Elba: Meet the new face of Israel’s growing military refuser movement

Conscientious objectors from the Israeli military, or “refusers,” are a small but growing group within an increasingly right-wing and militarized society

Toby Hill: Rural Paraguayans Fight for Land Amid Corruption, Poverty and Violence

For 14 years, Juan Aveiro broadcast Radio Mandu’arã to a cluster of communities in a remote corner of eastern Paraguay. He and his team of volunteer journalists worked from a makeshift studio painted pink. On one wall, a mural depicts Paraguayan peasant farmers or campesinos with their fists in the air, behind a banner proclaiming Read more…

D.J. Buschini: In Exit Poll Dispute, It’s WH Deputy Tech Chief v. the Commercial Press

The day after the 2000 presidential election, the Washington Post ran “Networks Try to Explain Blown Call” — a probe into why, not if, network statisticians somehow botched the exit polls they conducted before projecting U.S. presidential candidate Al Gore the winner of Florida at 7:50 p.m. on Election Night.  Discrepancies between exit polls and Read more…

Casey Quinlan: University of Chicago Students Protest The ‘Corporatization’ Of Their School

University of Chicago students staged a sit-in to demand several actions from the administration, including putting an end to racist policing practices and paying university workers $15 an hour

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Atilio Boron: Taking power by storm in Brazil

The PT’s tendency to slow down the mobilizations and de-organize the popular movement that had begun in the first stage of Lula’s administration, would leave Dilma unprotected against the attacks of the right

Vladimir Safatle: We Accuse

Brazil’s new government is the product of a parliamentary coup and a bankrupt political class

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Belen Fernandez: Israel: 68 Years Old and as Backward as It Gets

Israeli independence was made possible via the destruction of more than 500 Palestinian villages and the expulsion of approximately 750,000 people

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Stephen Zunes: Turkey’s Creeping Authoritarianism: Is the Resistance Enough?

The forces of reaction are gaining strength in Turkey, but so is the democratic resistance

Kinetic Justice: We Are Engaged in a Struggle for Our Lives

Alabama prison strike organizer speaks from behind bars

Steven Hill: The Sharing Economy Will Screw Us All—and It’s Retirement We Have to Be Really Worried About

As more of us fight for scraps, Social Security is more important than ever

Doug Johnson Hatlem: Clinton Does Best Where Voting Machines Flunk Hacking Tests

Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders election fraud allegations

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Michael Albert: Failing Ourselves?

Fearing the successes of the Sanders campaign will dissipate has highlighted our need for developing shared program able to sustain lasting organization. But the daily pressures of trying to survive and organize with few resources, poor health care, no daycare, and great debt already consume most activists’ every available minute. So how can we also Read more…

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William deBuys: Privatizing America’s Public Land

How the Raid on Malheur Screened a Future Raid on Real Estate

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Noam Chomsky: Interview on the Middle East, Obama, and Michael Ratner

“If you look over the past, say, the roughly 75 years of my, more or less, consciousness, it’s—in general, I think the arc of history has been bending towards justice”

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Ramzy Baroud: Roots of the Conflict: Palestine’s Nakba in the Larger Arab ‘Catastrophe’

Despite all attempts at separating the current conflict in Palestine from its larger Arab environs, the two realities can never be delinked since they both go back to the same historical roots

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Stathis Kouvelakis: What’s Next for Nuit Debout?

Following the footsteps of similar movements elsewhere, Nuit Debout is the most important challenge to French elites in years

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Walden Bello: People Are Likening the Next Philippine President to Donald Trump. Here’s Why

A hapless elite, an angry electorate, and a brash front-runner with little regard for democratic norms: The latest Philippine election sounds a lot like America’s

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Steve Early: Left Cover for Hoffa? The Rise and Fall of a Model Teamsters Local

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Patrick Cockburn: Corrupt elites will fight hard to stop the dismantling of the looting machines

Can corruption be controlled by reform or is it so much the essential fuel sustaining political elites that it will only be ended – if it ends at all – by revolutionary change?

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Roberto Savio: Fear Is not a Good Counsellor

The main support base for Donald Trump comes from people that feel that they have been left behind by the system and have fears for the future

John R. Hibbing: A surprising number of Americans dislike how messy democracy is. They like Trump

Trump also gets support from the quarter of the American electorate who believe that governing is so easy that it shouldn’t be bogged down by discussion, compromise and understanding various points of view

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George Monbiot: How Did We Get Into This Mess?

The following is an excerpt from the new book How Did We Get Into This Mess? by George Monbiot (Verso Books, 2016): The question has changed a little since Rousseau’s day, but the mystery remains. Why, when most of us enjoy greater freedom than any preceding generations except the previous two or three—freedom from tyranny, Read more…

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Joao Pedro Stedile: “Now it’s time for permanent mobilization”

We have to gather all the energy we can because a period of struggle and political, social and environmental crisis is coming

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