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Alpha Winston: Guantanamo Bay is the Real Scandal

Let’s cut the bullshit—America’s shame and disgrace has been ongoing for years. It’s really not that hard to understand

Z. C. Dutka: U.S. Congress Passes Venezuela Sanctions, Obama Expected to Sign

Late on Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to introduce sanctions against Venezuela

Friends of the Earth International: It’s Time for the People to Lead the Way

Lima climate talks did nothing to stop climate disaster

Kathy Kelly: Drones and Discrimination: Kick the Habit

Each time I’ve left a U.S. prison, I’ve felt as though I was leaving the scene of a crime

Cory Fischer-hoffman: Venezuelan Foreign Minister Demands Action from Developed Countries at UN Climate Talks

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Rafael Ramírez, and African nations ask the developed countries to take responsibility for their disproportionate levels of greenhouse emissions

Isaiah Poole: The Ominous ‘Cromnibus’

A Budget Bill That Should Have Died

Jo-Marie Burt: Latin America’s Lessons for the United States

The Senate report on torture obligates the United States to prosecute those who sanctioned its use. Latin America’s efforts can help show us how

Michael Albert: Breathe

Rebellion needs to become resistance. Contestation needs to feed construction. Upsurge needs to birth persistence

Paul Street: Promise and Danger in a New Civil Rights Movement

The hopeful and promising aspects of this movement are significant

Alpha Winston: MLK and the Politics of Looting

Lessons from the Berkeley protests

Seamus Milne: Sending troops to protect dictators threatens all of us

CIA torture, crushing democracy and Britain’s new military base in Bahrain all deliver a toxic message

David Swanson: Torture “Architect” Mistaken in Claim Nobody’s Punished for Drone Murders

He’s wrong that no one is punished for drone murders. The protesters are.

George Monbiot: Why whale poo matters

Not only does nutrient-rich whale poo help reverse the effects of climate change – it’s a remarkable example that nothing in the natural world occurs in isolation

Don Fitz: GMO Contamination Denial: Controlling Science

Three well-known GMO studies form a pattern of authors’ being harassed, intimidated and even having their findings “retracted” or withdrawn by a scientific journal after being published

Liam Flenady: Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s ‘The Era of the People’

‘Citizens’ revolution’ and ecosocialist vision

David Swanson: Elizabeth Warren Could Use Some Elizabeth Peacen

When a candidate is never asked about a subject, most people simply imagine the candidate shares their own view. This is why it’s important to ask

Alpha Winston: The Limits of #ICantBreathe

(All images taken by me). There will be no justice for Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice, or anyone else killed at the hands of America’s law enforcement officers. There will be no substantive reform, no systemic change, and nothing to write home about. I know this because I’ve spent several nights at Read more…

Lauren McCauley: ‘The Alarm Bells are Ringing’

From Athletes to Environmentalists, a Universal Call for Racial Justice Emerges

Foula Farmakidis: Nikos Romanos wins victory in hunger strike

After a month on hunger strike and weeks of solidarity protests, the anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos is finally granted his demands by the government

Shahid Buttar: What Ferguson, Eric Garner, and CIA Torture Have in Common

From black sites to #BlackLivesMatter, it’s time to end impunity for criminals with badges

Robert Parry: The New Republic’s Ugly Reality

Though The New Republic still touts its reputation as “liberal,” that label has been essentially a cover for its real agenda: pushing a hawkish foreign policy agenda

Z. C. Dutka: Land Rights Activist Arrested in Venezuela

Protestors Claim Oligarchical Influence in Judicial System

Vincent Emanuele: Earth at Risk: Reflections

The Earth at Risk Conference not only provided a platform for radical views, but also a vital organizing space

Immanuel Wallerstein: Loose Cannon

U.S. standing in the Middle East

Alex Doherty: Israel’s Rational Madness

Israel deliberately attacks civilians and civilian infrastructure

Mark Engler: What Makes Nonviolent Movements Explode?

The strange alchemy of disruption and sacrifice

Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig: The Personal and the Political

Individual narratives have their place in progressive struggles, but Rolling Stone’s controversial article shows why they have to be wedded to a wider analysis

Amira Hass: Palestinian minister dies at West Bank protest

Witnesses say Zaid Abu Ein was hit by Border Police troops; IDF says he died of heart attack, is still investigating the incident

Karima Bennoune: An Open Letter to Malala in Oslo

Forward Together Against Fundamentalism

Ali Abunimah: Effort to block Israel boycott backfires at anthropology association

A resolution against the academic boycott of Israel failed dramatically at the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting

Vijay Prashad: Black Bodies, Broken Worlds

Predicaments of a Post-Tax Society

Jérôme Roos: From New York to Greece, we revolt ‘cus we can’t breathe

We can’t breathe faced with this injustice. We can’t breathe because we are seething with rage. We must revolt — for a breath of freedom and justice

Vijay Prashad: Now, Ferguson

On August 9, between 12:01 p.m. and 12:04 p.m., Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department shot dead an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown (“Police as Occupying Army”, Frontline, September 19). Brown’s body, pierced by six of the 12 bullets that Wilson fired, lay on the ground at Canfield Avenue for four hours. Face down, with Read more…

Russell Brand: ‘Isn’t it obvious that if rape is used a way of getting information that we’re already in hell?’

Supporting localised campaigns is the best way of “confronting mighty institutions”

Carlos Delclos: Podemos: the political upstart taking Spain by force

Just who are Podemos? And could they be a force for change?

Joe Emersberger: Openings in the Liberal Media Will Never Be Enough, So What Do We Do?

The strong political movements required to abolish war, end environmental disasters and eradicate poverty will be ruthlessly attacked by the liberal media

Michael Albert: The Old Folks Home at the College

If a movement isn’t busy being born, it is busy dying

Juan Cole: Why Banning Torture was Foundational to the US Constitution

The Bill of Rights of the US Constitution is full of prohibitions on torture, as part of a general 18th century Enlightenment turn against the practice

Tom Hayden: John Kerry Said What?

Welcome to year ten of the long war

L.A. Kauffman: The Disruption This Time

All signs indicate that this movement is not letting up

Todd Chretien: Hungry for justice at Berkeley

A campus demonstration by the Black Student Union and interviews with some of the students involved

Trevor Timm: Stop believing the lies: America tortured more than ‘some folks’ – and covered it up

Why aren’t the architects of torture in jail?

Glenn Greenwald: The Historic Evil of Guantanamo

They had all been cleared for release years ago by the Pentagon itself, but nonetheless remained in cages until today

Dave Zirin: Athletes Speaking Out

Each of these actions has the effect of amplifying the impact of a new struggle for human dignity in the face of racism

Pablo Iglesias: The Left Can Win

Trying to transform society by mimicking history, mimicking symbols, is ridiculous

Linda Gordon: Race, Class, and Women’s Bodies: Historical Legacies

The human body never stands free of social and historical power relations. Long after many assume that history is past, it lives on, and it leaves its marks on bodies

Vice Greece: Greece Exploded in Riots Again This Weekend

The clashes between police and protesters continued

Adam Hochschild: Why No One Remembers the Peacemakers

Celebrating War Over and Over and Peace Once

Victor Grossman: Red-Red-Green Is Triumphant

Yes, “red-red-green” squeezed through to victory – by one single wavering vote – See more at: http://portside.org/2014-12-08/red-red-green-triumphant#sthash.LHKBYIS2.dpuf

Robert Reich: Wall Street’s Democrats

The reason Democrats have pulled their punches with the financial sector for years is because it’s hard to punch the hand that feeds you

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