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Norman Solomon: Spin Shift on Bernie: The Escalating Media Assault

Elite media often blur distinctions between right-wing populism and progressive populism

Yanis Varoufakis: We need a new movement for democracy in Europe

Interview on why he is launching a pan-European movement for democracy, to save Europe before it’s too late

Richard Falk: Climate Change: Post-Paris Challenges and Concerns

What has become crystal clear is that our human future will depend more than ever on the transnational mobilization of civil society in support of both sufficient emission reductions and climate justice

Robert Reich: The Volcanic Core Fueling the 2016 Election

Bernie Sanders is the most qualified candidate to create the political system we should have, because he’s leading a political movement for change.

Andrew Stewart: Why the Oscars Don’t Deserve People of Color

When one understands that the Oscars were founded as pro-capitalist, then a certain disparity becomes obvious

Carlos Aznárez: What is happening in Haiti is a genuine anti-imperialist popular rebellion

Port au Prince and other Haitian cities are today the scene of the biggest popular uprising in decades of the suffered Haitian nation. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets to show their revulsion against the present government headed by Michel Martelly, who decided, against the thinking of the vast majority, to Read more…

Matt Karp: Bernie in the Age of Clinton

Tidbits from Bernie Sanders’s memoir, Outsider in the White House

Gregory Button: The Flint Water Disaster: a Perfect Storm of Downplaying, Denial and Deceit

Tragically, the situation could have been avoided if the state had followed the EPA mandate to install corrosive preventative measures when lead levels in drinking water exceed recommended levels

Paul Street: Hillary Goes Hopey-Changey in Iowa

Obama has always sold his authoritarian and regressive state-capitalist and imperialist agenda as the “pragmatic” policy platform of “a progressive who knows how to get things done.”

Jeremy Brecher: “Making the Promises Real”: Labor and the Paris Climate Agreement

A labor climate program can draw together workers, unions, and allies around protecting jobs by protecting the climate

Noam Chomsky: Is European Integration Unraveling?

Interview on Europe’s migration and refugee crisis and other current European developments, including the ongoing financial crisis in Greece

Ryan Mallett-Outtrim: How Bad is Venezuela’s Economic Situation?

Venezuela’s central bank just did something totally unexpected: it released updated economic figures showing the country has sunk into its worst economic crisis in decade

Hilary Wainwright: Democracy is dead, long live democracies!

Building a real democracy in the face of corporate and financial power will require a rethinking of power and agency

Robert Fisk: Is Algeria’s military making its move on ageing President Bouteflika?

Crashing oil prices – and 60 per cent of Algeria’s budget is dependent on oil and gas – is not going to endear the “coffin president” to his people

Andrew J. Bacevich: Out of Bounds, Off-Limits, or Just Plain Ignored

Six National Security Questions Hillary, Donald, Ted, Marco, et al., Don’t Want to Answer and Won’t Even Be Asked

Steve Early: Browsing Bernie’s Bookshelf

One by-product of the Sanders-Clinton contest is a bulging “Bernie bookshelf.”

Jannis Milios: Austerity Unbroken

Syriza was elected a year ago today, only to retreat in the face of European pressure. Is there a way forward for the Greek left?

Richard Braude: A Barricade in Limbo: The Occupiers of La Locanda

The angry and defiant voices of the occupiers of La Locanda, may be the only hope for the ending such a system

Belen Fernandez: Happy Birthday, Guantánamo

Gitmo is an offshore penal colony that’s close enough to administer with ease, but far enough away to exist on the margins of legality

Amy Roat: Philly Teachers Go For It

We’re laying the groundwork not just to win the election, but also to transform the PFT into a member-driven union that can finally organize to combat the powerful forces working against us

Radha Surya: Death by Saffron: Campus Politics in the Time of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Some images never become stale, never lose their power to re-awaken emotion and rekindle anguish. India has been bequeathed an image of this nature by the heart-rending death by suicide of Rohith Vemula on January 17, 2016 on the campus of Hyderabad Central University (HCU).  Rohith Vemula, vibrant activist and promising research scholar, was a Read more…

Joris Leverink: Turkish PM Tries to Frame Syrian Kurds for Istanbul Bombing

Unanswered questions and irregularities about the Istanbul bombing leave room for interpretation – used by Turkish government to set the agenda

Tom Engelhardt: Failed States and States of Failure

“We Destroyed the Cities to Save Them” and Other Future Headlines

Shobhan Saxen: The Two Trials of Adlène Hicheur, Scientist, Muslim, Forever Suspect

A scientist from CERN, accused of association with a terrorist group in 2009 and jailed in France before being freed, tells his story

Michael Donnelly: The Cowliphate and Poisoned Kids: Twin Assaults on The Commons

How did a city of 100,000 come to have its water supply poisoned?

Jedediah Purdy: Sanders and the Theory of Change: Radical Politics for Grown-Ups

The movement that the campaign helps to create can develop and give voice to a program that the same people will keep working for, in and out of election cycles

Milan Rai: Homegrown Terrorism: How Not to Stop It

The men who have carried out al-Qaeda-style attacks in Europe all grew up irreligious. It’s not about Islam as a religion, but as a community.

Pete Dolack: Inequality and the World Economic Forum

“Let no billionaire be unheard” would seem to be a far more accurate slogan for the World Economic Forum to adopt

Immanuel Wallerstein: Saudi-Iranian Collaboration: A Forgotten Story

On January 2, 2016, the Sunni government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) executed the leading imam of the Shia community in KSA. The Shiite government of Iran denounced this execution, as did governments throughout the world, and avowed there would be consequences. Since that time, the rhetoric has continued to escalate, and the Read more…

Brian Martin: Why understanding gut reactions is key to building powerful movements

People’s intuitive feelings about right and wrong are powerful influences that affect recruitment into social movements

Robert D. Bullard: Flint’s water crisis is a blatant example of environmental injustice

How race and class have shaped the ongoing public health disaster in Flint

Anna Plowman: Bangladesh’s Disaster Capitalism

The fight for climate justice is inseparable from the fight against capitalism

Larry Elliot: Richest 62 people as wealthy as half of world’s population, says Oxfam

Oxfam said a three-pronged approach was needed: a crackdown on tax dodging; higher investment in public services; and higher wages for the low paid

John Pilger: Australia’s Day for Secrets, Flags and Cowards

Last week it was announced that Immigration officials had spent $400,000 on medals which they will award their heroic selves

Bruno Jäntti: Enlightened states defeating the wicked non-state foe

Every Middle Eastern state has structural problems. These countries and their allies want the world to only talk about the Islamic State

Sue Sturgis: NC town called ‘ground zero’ in offshore drilling fight shows political cost of backing Big Oil over local jobs

Will the people prevail over the politically powerful industry?

Leigh Phillips: Electionless inter-governmentalism über alles

We are experiencing the construction of an architecture of global governance in the absence of, or even with antipathy towards, global democracy.

Vijay Prashad: Descent into Chaos

Militias have had a free run of the country and the entry of the I.S. has only led to a worsening of the violence, arson and mayhem that have been the order of the day

Ethan Earle: Bernie Sanders’ Socialist America

Bernie’s message of political revolution will have been passed down to a new generation of young people, a plot of ground for us to build on as we strive for a better future

Robert Fisk: Pakistan university assault

A warning for Turkey as Islamists turn on their old allies in Peshawar

Jon Queally: Sanders Takes Solid Iowa Lead

With nations first caucus less than two weeks away, poll shows Sanders making gains for strong proposals like Medicare for All and holding Wall Street accountable

Kevin Blowe: The rise of militarised policing

The Network for Police Monitoring says the police are acting more like an army of occupation

Bill Fletcher: Obama, Morocco and Saharawi Self-Determination

In his last year in office, Obama should push Morocco to respect Saharawi self-determination

Bruno Jäntti: On Racism, Patriarchy and Corruption in Iraqi Kurdistan

When working in Iraqi Kurdistan, I was struck by the prevalence of regressive attitudes, including racism and sexism

Jeff Sparrow: By every meaningful measure, today’s elites are gods. This should make us angry

It’s easy for progressives to be cynical in the face of global inequality. But cynicism won’t protect the poor in the coming slump

Lilia Fernández: Beyond Open Borders

The history of Puerto Rican migration to the U.S. shows why the fight for migrant rights must also be a struggle for racial justice

Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin: Stormy Times: Climate Change as Predicted

If major steps are not taken soon to solve these potential disasters then we will discover that our ‘sandbagging’ will eventually become an expression of regret

L.A. Kauffman: Rage Against the Narrative: “I don’t do diversity, I do triage”

The recent eruption of student protests make clear that institutional racism is alive and well on college campuses

Noam Chomsky: “Enormous Sense of Hopelessness and Anger”

People are very atomized and isolated. There’s very little in the way of any kind of organization

Vincent Emanuele: Why Are White People So Angry?

Explaining the rise of Donald Trump requires examining White America

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