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Paul Street: Deleting Crimes at the New York Times

Airbrushing History at the Paper of Record

Michael Albert: Revolution?!

Activists aggressively confront current injustices. Shouldn’t we also advocate revolutionary changes and develop revolutionary vision to inform our acts?

Vijay Prashad: India’s pal act with Israel hurts its real alliances

Delhi’s main allies are united in support of Palestine, and yet India’s right-wing PM is pushing for closer ties with Israel

Maria Sanchez Diez: Activists are repurposing London’s “anti-homeless” spikes into cozy bedrooms

The collective, called Space, Not Spikes, wants to make a point: the hostile metal studs and other devices purposely designed to drive people away are not okay

Jef Rouner: No, It’s Not Your Opinion. You’re Just Wrong

Eventually you are going to venture out into the world and find that what you thought was an informed opinion was actually just a tiny thought based on little data and your feelings

Michael Albert: Beyond the Impasse

Major interview for German periodical Utopie: “There will be no successful movement to escape capitalism until there is widespread agreement that there is superior life beyond capitalism”

Joe Emersberger: Europe’s Massive Democratic Deficit

Thanks to the mass media, European elites badly misinform their own people and get away with a quasi-coup in Greece

Matt Taibbi: Sandra Bland Was Murdered

Suicide or not, police are responsible for Sandra Bland’s death

David Swanson: George Clooney Opposes War Profiteering While African

It turns out Clooney opposes, not war profiteering in general, but war profiteering while African

Sonali Kolhatkar: ‘This is a Movement, Not a Moment’

“Once I picked up a bullhorn, I became a target, and that just showed me how powerful the woman’s, and black woman’s, voice is”

Richard D. Wolff: What do Angela Merkel and Mitt Romney have in common?

Austerity unites right-wing Americans and Eurozone leaders

Vijay Prashad: Turkey’s hand to ISIS

Sending suicide bombers into south-eastern Turkey is a clear warning by the Islamic State to the Kurdish people

Daniel Munevar: Why I’ve Changed My Mind About Grexit

Even if they somehow reach an agreement, there is simply no way it can work. The economics of the program are just insane

Institute of the Black World: Statement of Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement

“We hope to see emerge out of Cleveland a collective vision to build meaningful power and agency in the Black community and to advance a racial justice agenda that shapes our present and charts our future”

Ellie Mae O'Hagan: How TTIP Changes the Rules of the Game

What is TTIP? A secret trade deal cooked up by private companies and politicians that will affect everything from the fruit you buy to the doctor who tends to your sickbed

Erika Eichelberger: How Racist Is Solitary Confinement?

Black and Hispanic inmates are vastly more likely to be punished with solitary confinement than their white counterparts, and less likely to receive diagnoses of mental illness

Carl Finamore: SF Nursing Home Calls Cops on Union

The new owners’ old, outmoded command and control style of management was on vivid display

Henry A. Giroux: America’s New Brutalism: the Death of Sandra Bland

Bland’s death over a routine traffic stop is beyond monstrous. It is indicative of a country in which lawlessness is now integral to the police state

Pepe Escobar: The Eurasian Big Bang

How China and Russia Are Running Rings Around Washington

Yanis Varoufakis: “Why I Voted ‘YES’ Tonight”

My disagreement with the way we handled the negotiations after the referendum is essential. And yet, my main goal is to protect the unity of SYRIZA, to support A.Tsipras, and to stand behind E.Takalotos

Rafael Bernabe: Puerto Rico’s New Party of the Working People Fights Austerity

The Partido del Pueblo Trabajador—the Party of the Working People (PPT)—is a political project of the Puerto Rican left addressed to working people in the context of the island’s deep economic crisis.

Marjorie Cohn: The U.S. Aids and Abets War Crimes in the Philippines

After Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush declared the Philippines a second front in the war on terror

Eva Golinger: Cuba: A Flag of Dignity

While Cuba celebrates the reopening of its Embassy in Washington, the struggle continues to end the US blockade and normalize relations

Timothy Ginty: The PAH: defending the right to housing in Spain

In Spain, where the government bails out banks, the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) bails out families and defends their right to housing.

Federico Fuentes: Why the media distorts Bolivia’s environmental record

When Bolivian President Evo Morales announced in May that his government was allowing oil and gas drilling in national parks, mainstream and progressive media outlets alike were quick to condemn his supposed hypocrisy on environmental issues. Writing for the Associated Press, Frank Bajak argued that although known internationally for his outspoken campaigning on climate change, Read more…

Perry Anderson: The Greek Debacle

On the crisis in Greece and Syriza’s failure to resist the eurozone

Tim DeChristopher: The Value of Protest

Protests are always criticized as being at the wrong time because those who need to protest are never the people writing the agenda. That’s the value of protest

David Swanson: Panem et Presidential Elections

As president I will reward whistleblowers, end unconstitutional mass surveillance, forbid the transfer of war weaponry to local police departments, and appoint a Secretary of Peace

Harsha Walia: US Presidential Candidate Bobby Jindal and Model Minorities

Phrases like “white-washed” do not help us understand racial power

John Milios: Ending the Humanitarian Crisis

Syriza central committee member John Milios on how to end austerity in Greece.

Chris Nineham: ​If You Want Muslims to Identify With Britain, Don’t Demonize and Bomb Them

Cameron’s argument that ‘non-violent extremism’ can lead to ‘violent extremism’ opens the door to Orwellian levels of surveillance

Naomi Klein: A Radical Vatican?

By asserting that nature has a value in and of itself, Francis is overturning centuries of theological interpretation that regarded the natural world with outright hostility

Jonathan Cook: Israel’s endless misery for Gaza is no policy at all

As ever, Israel is keen to sow divisions where possible

Tom Engelhardt: Requiem for the Home Front

In these decades, we’ve gone from an American version of people’s war and national mobilization to people-less wars and a demobilized populace

Walden Bello: Far-Right Set to Gain from Finance Capital’s War on Greece?

France’s Le Pen is exploiting the anti-EU, anti-German and anti-capitalist feelings coursing through the continent

Justin Podur: #HackedTeam and Colombia

How surveillance helps a violent state

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Fatal Tests

No country can leave the euro in an orderly way, but should a country show disobedience, it will be expelled and chaos will relentlessly come crashing down on it

Bob Wing: The Battlelines are Drawn: Rightwing Neo-Secession or a Third Reconstruction

The emergence of a renewed mass African American led grassroots motion would be a major step for the progressive movement as a whole as we take on the task of fighting to defeat neo-secession

Ramzy Baroud: A Chance for Arab-Iranian Reconciliation: An Opportunity in the Iran Nuclear Deal

US regional policies have not changed in the least, and it is up to the region itself to confront the US militaristic and conflict-driven policies

Júlio do Carmo Gomes: Participatory Economics

The participatory theory sketches out a vision of what ought to come next – a social life free from mercantilism and authoritarian institutions

Vincent Emanuele: Reflections on Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders

How can we get people who are already thinking critically about race to engage in the process of deconstructing racist institutions?

Yanis Varoufakis: Why I voted NO

When the harsh reality of the results of this newly found austerity dawns upon society, who in the political scene is going to represent them then?

Harold Meyerson: How the American South Drives the Low-Wage Economy

Just as in the 1850s (with the Dred Scott decision and the Fugitive Slave Act), the Southern labor system (with low pay and no unions) is wending its way north

Stephanie Luce: Time Is Political

The fight to control the working day remains one of our most important labor struggles

Emily Schwartz Greco: Lighting a Legal Fuse

People from Seattle to Fiji are filing lawsuits over global warming

Ajamu Dillahunt: Interview: Ajamu Dillahunt, Long-Time Civil Rights Organizer

I don’t know if there are any other points in history where we’ve seen these kinds of mobilizations

Bob Jessop: UK Politics and Global Capitalism

The best way to take on global capitalism

Vincent Emanuele: Liberal to Radical: My Personal Journey

In the end, there are thousands of people who will be radicalized through the process of the 2016 US Presidential election

Shepherd Bliss: California’s North Coast Wine Industry: How “Sustainable” Is It?

Wine industry lobbyists and PR people present the industry as mainly small mom and pop operations is a lie

Julian Assange: ‘We Are Drowning in Material’

Interview on the comeback of the WikiLeaks whistleblowing platform and his desire to provide assistance to a German parliamentary committee that is investigating mass NSA spying

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