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BBC News: Richest 1% will have more Wealth than rest of Humankind by 2016

The “explosion in inequality” is holding back the fight against global poverty

Jamala Rogers: Selma Is Now

It was important for the black female director to shine a light on the contributions of women “who are too often marginalized”

Jonathan Rosenblum: ‘Solidarity Forever’ Written 100 Years Ago, Today

On a windblown, gray Chicago day 100 years ago, January 17, 1915, Ralph Chaplin left his home on the South Side for a raucous, poor person’s rally at the city’s famous women’s center, Hull House

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Raul Zibechi: The “Citizen’s Revolution” vs Social Movements

The intent of Rafael Correa’s government to evict the principal indigenous organization from its building shows the contradictions of the “citizen’s revolution”

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Alexis Tsipras: A Historic Opportunity

With victory in sight, Alexis Tsipras discusses Europe’s political landscape and the formation of a left government in Greece

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Norman Finkelstein: Norman Finkelstein: Charlie Hebdo is sadism, not satire

“But when somebody is down and out, desperate, destitute, when you mock them, when you mock a homeless person, that is not satire”

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Noam Chomsky: Paris attacks show hypocrisy of West’s outrage

Contrary to the eloquent pronouncements, it is not the case that “Terrorism is terrorism. There’s no two ways about it.” There definitely are two ways about it: theirs versus ours

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Kathy Kelly: Inside the Uniform, Under the Hood, Longing for Change

“A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war, ‘This way of settling differences is not just’”

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Eric Mann: Martin Luther King and the Black Revolutionary Tradition

As we celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. the system, “the white power structure” as we used and still should call it, continues its character and political assassination of his work

Bécquer Seguín: Can Podemos Win in Spain?

Just a year after its founding, it’s the country’s leading party

Lee Sustar: The Evolution of Dr. King

By the end of his life, Martin Luther King Jr was an avowed socialist

Tithi Bhattacharya: Rewinding the Battle of Algiers in the Shadow of the Attack on Charlie Hebdo

The only way forward is to fight against the realities of Islamophobia by fighting for the realization of a new Arab Spring

John Timmer: Climate denial is everywhere

The recent elections returned Republicans to control of the Senate, which means all the committees within the chamber will see their leadership change

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Angela Davis: ‘There is an unbroken line of police violence in the US that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery’

The “prison industrial complex” is a tawdry if tacit alliance between capitalism and a structurally racist state

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Yesenia Barragan: Cultural Production in the Age of Austerity

The physical geography of austerity

Maya Schenwar: Your Home Is Your Prison

How to Lock Down Your Neighborhood, Your Country, and You

Özgür Amed: Unfolding Revolution in Rojava

The differences that this system presents is more clearly understood when one understands the reasons behind the revolution’s emergence and why it was necessary

Tom Athanasiou: Climate Crossroads

Toward a Just Deal in Paris

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Beverly Bell: Five Years after the Earthquake in Haiti

Some things never change. In Haiti, no matter the century or decade in question, one can be certain that: the state and elite are trouncing the rights and needs of the majority, the population is protesting to demand land and justice, and the international community is taking the wrong side. Five years after the earthquake Read more…

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David Swanson: Nuclear Madness and Resistance

The Jeffrey Sterling trial is a bit disheartening for anyone who’d rather humanity paid a bit of attention to avoiding nuclear apocalypse

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Ray McGovern: Crime and CIA Embarrassments

A cruelly different standard applies to Jeffrey Sterling, who is alleged to have let the American people in on the secret of a reckless covert action

Flint Taylor: The Racist History of Modern Police Unions

In truth, police unions further the-all-too-accurate conception that the police are an occupying force in poor communities of color

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Mark Evans: Outlawing Institutionalised Classism

What follows is a first sketch of a campaign proposal that is designed to bring to an end a form of discrimination referred to here as institutionalised classism

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Ben Dangl: Why the US is the Biggest Threat to World Peace

Washington’s torture, war crimes and military industrial complex are consistently propped up by the concept of U.S. exceptionalism

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Medea Benjamin: ‘Flogging for Blogging’ Official Saudi Policy

Raif Badawi was sentenced by a Saudi court to 1,000 floggings, as well as ten years in prison and a fine of $266,000. Badawi’s crime? Blogging.

Robert H. Frank: Why have weddings and houses gotten so ridiculously expensive? Blame inequality

The encouraging news is that the profoundly wasteful spending patterns caused by rising income inequality could easily be changed. But that’s unlikely to happen until our political conversation begins to focus on inequality’s practical consequences

Jeffrey Mittman: Why is a Ferguson grand juror being silenced?

Interview with the executive director of the Missouri ACLU

Tomasz Konicz: The Origin of the Pegida Movement

Pegida started around 13 Weeks ago with marches of several thousand people, but these marches grew very quickly

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Uri Avnery: Reflections on the recent Paris Massacre and Zionism

After a crime, the first question is “cui bono”, who benefits?

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Paul Street: The Chicago Blackhawks and the American Empire

The legacy of past US ethnic cleansing and asymmetric conquest is evident in deep poverty and despair that is shamefully mocked by the “proud” Indian names and logos deployed by US sports teams and the military at home and abroad

Ken Jones: White Silence = State Violence

The parallels between the African American prisoners caught in the U.S. injustice system and the Muslim prisoners in Guantánamo (all of them are and always have been Muslim) are clear: racism & Islamophobia

Various Contributors: Joint statement of the academic delegation to Rojava

Last December, an international delegation of scholars visited Rojava to learn about the revolution, gender liberation and democratic self-government

Seth Ackerman: Community Standards

The Right is trying to essentialize Muslims. The Left should not fall into the same trap

Lauren McCauley: France Arrests 54 People for Offensive Speech

Observers warn that government reaction in wake of Charlie Hebdo killings reminiscent of post-9/11 fear campaign

Frank Fried Family: Frank Fried, 1927-­2015, Presente!

Franklin Fried devoted more than 70 years to supporting and fighting for freedom, justice, equality, and liberation for working and oppressed people in the U.S. and around the world

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Peter Van Buren: America Is Open for Business in Iraq

Even as the Obama administration stumbles and bumbles along in search of a magical political strategy in Iraq that would make sense of everything, American weapons-makers can expect a bountiful future

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Norman Solomon: Race, Leaks and Prosecution at the CIA

Condoleezza Rice made headlines when she testified Thursday at the leak trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling

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David Swanson: CIA on Trial in Virginia for Planting Nuke Evidence in Iran

Why give Iran flawed plans for a key part of a nuclear weapon? You can tell the truth about Iran having what you so desperately want Iran to appear to have

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Badri Raina: Chronicles of Truth

Thus is history unmade and made, And goodsense brought to the knees

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Norman Solomon: The Revenge of the CIA

Scapegoating Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

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Vijay Prashad: Policy shaped by power in world burdened by grief

The French Assembly decided to use the attack on Charlie Hebdo to expand its military operations against “jihadism and radical Islamism”

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Dave Zirin: The irreplaceable Mike Marqusee

Rest in Power, Mike. You have earned the rest, but we will need your power to move forward in your absence

Nicmer Evans: Economic Solutions: Two Perspectives from the Bolivarian Left

Recent shortages have highlighted Venezuela’s weakness as an oil exporting country that relies heavily on imports

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John Feffer: Europe’s Coming Battle

The real battle is over the soul of Europe. And the far right is rallying like it’s 1099

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Marina Sitrin: Threads of the New World: Spain’s Mortgage Victims Plataforma

Through direct democracy, direct action and mutual aid, PAH has been changing people’s lives from very concrete ways

Alpha Winston: Charlie Hebdo & The Politics of Self-Deception

Terrorists do not do what they do because they hate freedom—they do what they do because they are incredibly angry at Western violence

Iara Lee: Sundarbans Oil Spill

An Urgent Wake Up Call for the Bangladeshi Government

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George Monbiot: Trade Secrets

This is a reckless, unjustified destruction of our rights. We can defeat it

Ali Abunimah: France cracks down on free speech in order to defend it

In grim and supreme irony, French police have fanned out to suppress free speech in order to defend it. “France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism, announcing Wednesday that 54 people had been arrested for those offenses” since last week, the Associated Press reports. The news Read more…

Antonis Davanellos: We ask for solidarity

Interview with Antonis Davanellos, a member of the Greek socialist organization International Workers Left (DEA), a prominent group among the SYRIZA left

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