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Kris Hermes: Battling Convention

Inside the police’s playbook for repressing protests at national conventions

Robin Scher: Research Suggests the U.S. Discards Half of Its Fresh Produce

Around $160 billion of perfectly edible produce is discarded because it’s less than perfect

Samuel Malik: Nigerian officials grow rich on the hunger of the poor

Endemic corruption in Nigeria’s camps for the internally displaced

Jack Rasmus: Looting Greece

Did you think the debt crisis in Greece was over because it’s not in the news anymore? It’s still going on because there’s more to be looted from that country

Rebecca Gordon: The Trojan Drone

An Illegal Military Strategy Disguised as Technological Advance

Juan Cole: Newt Should Check out Mike Pence’s Christian Sharia

Muslim Americans are a tiny group and are in no position to impose anything on anyone. But Pence represents a quarter of Americans and nearly half of Republicans

Christina M. Schiavoni: Hunger in Venezuela? A Look Beyond the Spin

You may have seen the headlines about Venezuela – headlines that allude to food scarcity, rioting, people eating stray animals to survive, and a country on the brink of starvation. These stories are not only alarming, but perplexing, too. Is this the same country that was recognized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Read more…

Patrick Cockburn: Erdogan is using this failed coup to get rid of the last vestiges of secular Turkey

The attempted coup is serving as an excuse for a massive round-up of members of the judiciary and army officers, far greater than anything seen in Turkey for years

Matt Taibbi: In Police Violence Cases, Time Works Against Justice

While the nation is gripped by new police killings, hope quietly fades in the Eric Garner case

Immanuel Wallerstein: France’s Ultra-Confused Present

The multiple uncertainties within the parties in France make the recent back-stabbing within the British Conservative Party pale by comparison

Pepe Escobar: Hell Hath No Fury Like a Teflon Sultan

God apparently uses Face Time. It was via that iconic iPhone footage from an undisclosed location shown live on CNN Turk by a bewildered female anchor that Erdogan managed to call his legion of followers to hit the streets, unleash People Power and defeat the military faction that had taken over state TV and proclaimed to be in charge. So God does work in mysterious mobile Read more…

Noam Chomsky: Anarchism, Communism and Revolutions

Revisiting some of the great radical traditions of the 19th and 20th centuries — namely, anarchism and communism

Sarah Freeman-Woolpert: Repression backfires in Serbia, fueling anti-corruption movement

The protests in Belgrade have swelled in the wake of these violent and illegal actions, and the movement now symbolizes a larger struggle against corruption and state-sanctioned crime

Bill Fletcher: Changing the Paradigm: Women, National Liberation & Revolution in the 21st Century

A review of A Road Unforeseen: Women Fight the Islamic State, by Meredith Tax

Samir Amin: National sovereignty: for what purpose?

Neoliberal globalisation continues a massive attack against peasant agriculture in Asia, Africa and Latin America

Juan Cole: Nice, France, Attack: A Gandhian Response to Serial Killers

You want to reply effectively to Nice? Reject fear and reject hate

Douglas Gillison: The Network

Leaked Data Reveals How the U.S. Trains Vast Numbers of Foreign Soldiers and Police With Little Oversight

Jules Boykoff: Let the Games Begin

The Rio Olympics are taking to the extreme the overblown promises and neoliberal development now typical of the games

Abdullah Al-Arian: Three years after the coup, lessons still unlearned from Egypt’s tragedy

The calamity of Egypt continues to unfold daily

Robert Fisk: Turkey’s coup may have failed – but history shows that it won’t be long before another one succeeds

Too late did Erdogan realise the cost of the role he had chosen for his country – when you can no longer trust your army, there are serious issues that need to be addressed

Pete Dolack: They throw us out of our homes but we get ice cream

This global phenomenon derives from a top-down global system, capitalism, under which housing is a commodity for private profit instead of a basic human right

Michael T. Klare: Hooked!

The Unyielding Grip of Fossil Fuels on Global Life

Murtaza Hussain: After Nice, Don’t Give ISIS What It’s Asking For

Not much is yet known about Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the 31-year-old man French police say is responsible for a horrific act of mass murder last night in the southern city of Nice. In the wake of the killings, French President Francois Hollande has denounced the attack as “Islamist terrorism” linked to the militant group the Islamic State. Supporters of ISIS online Read more…

David Swanson: U.S. Drone Program Proves Counterproductive on Own Terms

Al-muslimi said that when his neighbors think of America, they think of “the terror they feel from the drones that hover over their heads ready to fire missiles at any time

Lindsey Bever: ‘You took away my worth’: A sexual assault victim’s powerful message to her Stanford attacker

She’s known in local newspapers as 23-year-old “Emily Doe” — a pseudonym to protect her privacy amid an emotional court battle in which former Stanford University varsity swimmer Brock Allen Turner was found guilty for her sexual assault. Prosecutors said that in January 2015, witnesses saw Turner sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster Read more…

Juan Cole: Turkish People Power foils attempted Coup

The Turkish people rejected a military take-over, across the board

Robert Fisk: Hollande’s promise to respond militarily to the Nice attack just continues the West’s vicious circle of terror and war

There is, in fact, a whole vocabulary of abuse for anyone who says that there are reasons for these acts of mass murder

Dave Zirin: WNBA Teams Show What Black Lives Matter Solidarity Looks Like

The white men in sports could learn something from these women

Nika Knight: ‘Combustible’ GOP Convention: Riot Police Swarm Cleveland as FBI Tells Protesters Not to Show

Cleveland opens up extra space in jails, courts, and shuts down local university to house thousands of riot police and military weaponry as FBI and Homeland Security warn of “radical activists”

Bruce Schneier: I spy with my little algorithm

Surveillance has become the business model of the internet

Sam Kriss: Resist Pokémon Go

If Pokémon Go could resemble the best of childhood, it might have some value. What it actually does is very different

Patrick Bond: Bill Gates’ silver-bullet misfiring at the Mandela Memorial Lecture

Gates specialises in top-down technicist quick-fixes – ‘silver bullets’ – which often backfire on the economic shooting range of extreme corporate influence and neoliberal policies

Norman Solomon: The Most Important US Air Force Base You’ve Never Heard Of

Ramstein, Germany, is the hub for America’s global drone war, from North Africa to South Asia

Melissa Harris-Perry: My Revolutionary Suicide Note

This piece was originally performed on July 6, 2016 at Sidewalk Cafe in New York City as part of a show by Jamie Kilstein & The Agenda. This is the suicide note. I have been writing it a long time. In the quiet place. The lower left side of my brain. This place is my Read more…

Vincent Emanuele: Killer Cops, Deranged Veterans and Pokémon Go: Welcome to America!

For the first time in history, large segments of White Americans are seeing what Black Americans have been experiencing for centuries

Kim Scipes: For Those Who Know Little or Nothing about Labor: Building Global Labor Solidarity Today

Earlier this year, a collection of papers was published under the title of Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization (Scipes, ed., 2016).  It was a strong effort by seven labor activists and scholars from different parts of the world to think out how workers today can support each other globally; initially Read more…

Margaret Kimberley: Why We Need Black Anger

The system is designed to potentially treat every black person the way it treated Sterling and Castille

Norm Stamper: Black Ohio Cop to Prejudiced White Officers: Take the Uniform Off and Put on KKK Hoodie

A Facebook Live video has gone viral of a black female police officer speaking out against police violence

George Monbiot: Soul Traders

If we saw it anywhere else, we would recognise our political funding system as utterly corrupt

Paul Street: Dirty Obama Secrets: From Warsaw to Dallas and Baton Rouge

A dirty little secret about candidate Obama was that he was a stealth agent of anti-Black U.S. societal racism. He brilliantly absolved the nation of its racist sins, past and present

Sara Goldrick-Rab: To cut costs, college students are buying less food and even going hungry

Universities and colleges must do more to identify and deal with the problem of on-campus food insecurity

Ingar Solty: After “Brexit”: A Social-Democratic Re-Founding of Europe?

Critical remarks on the new post-“Brexit” strategy paper by Sigmar Gabriel and Martin Schulz

Julia Buxton: Venezuela After Chávez

The Bolivarian Revolution in particular has transformed social relations in Venezuela and had a huge impact on the continent as a whole. But the tragedy is that it was never properly institutionalized and thus proved to be unsustainable

Jack Rasmus: Brexit

What are the forces behind “Brexit” and what’s coming next … for Britain and the rest of the world?

Vijay Prashad: Deadly Violence Erupts in One of the World’s Most Dangerous Hotspots

The conflict in Kashmir goes back to 1948

Ron Daniels: This Generation’s Black Power Conference

State of the Black World Conference IV (SOBWC IV), November 16-20 in Newark, New Jersey

Lucas Koerner: Venezuela Backs Worker Takeover of Kimberley Clark as Citibank Moves to Close BCV Account

Venezuela’s Labor Ministry approved Monday a workers’ request to occupy a plant owned by the US consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark

Kshama Sawant: Bernie Sanders Abandons the Revolution

It’s time to build our own party and a real revolution – one powerful enough to challenge corporate domination, institutional racism, poverty, and economic inequality

Paul Mason: Corbyn Lives to Fight Another Day

Interview on on why they want to beat Corbyn — and how he can win

Peter Knowlton: How to Take the Initiative in Health Care Bargaining

A system where you make workers pay more and more of their incomes for insurance every year isn’t sustainable

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