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David Vine: The Bases of War in the Middle East

From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 years of building bases and sowing disaster

Markos Vogiatzoglou: Riot police attack student protesters in Athens

Schools in Greece have been occupied for a week. After today’s student protest, riot police blocked access to the university and attacked the students

Sarah Lazare: ‘History In The Making’

Workers Hold First Sit-Down Work Action Targeting Walmart

Bob Fitrakis: Democracy on the Skids

How the GOP Bought, Rigged, Stole and Lynched the 2014 Election

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: College Athletes of the World, Unite

A basketball legend on the exploitation of college athletes

Shamus Cooke: A New Push for Peace in Syria?

The world must demand that peace be pursued, lest the Syrian catastrophe continu

Glenn Greenwald: Cynics Step Aside

The joint, allied, synergistic constituencies of plutocracy and endless war have their beloved candidate: Hillary Clinton

Jim Hightower: Why Corporations Are Doing Everything They Can to Destroy Net Neutrality

There’s a reason Internet isn’t provided for free as an investment in the common good

Vijay Prashad: America’s less bad choices in Syria

The worst choice of all is the one that is in play – the destruction of Syrians’ futures

Various Contributors: End the Killing of Students Now

Peace, Justice, and Democracy for Mexico

Various Contributors: Open Letter to German Left Party (Die Linke)

This letter is being sent to you by citizens of the state of Israel who are active in various Left groups and on a variety of topics throughout Israel/Palestine

Michael Albert: Science and the Left: Good Technology

Would a good economy encourage good technological development?

Paul Street: The United States is the Top Terrorist State on Earth

Never forget that the US is home to a giant military- and security-industrial complex that has strong vested interests in endless war

Dick Nichols: Rebellious Catalan vote rocks Spanish establishment

Participation exceeded the most optimistic expectations of the organisers, who had informally set 1.5 million as a respectable target

Danny Schechter: How Will the Republicans Deal With Turmoil Overseas?

The split in the country is not just between the parties, but within the parties and the range of ideologies they represent

Ramzy Baroud: The Age of TV Jokers

Arab Media on the Brink

David Edwards: Russell Brand’s “Revolution” — Part 2: The Backlash

Brand understands that progressive change is stifled by the shiny, silvery lures of corporate consumerism that hook into our desires and egos

Vijay Prashad: Uprisings and downturn

The wave of Tahrir has crashed hard. Libya spins into chaos, Egypt into the vice of military power, while Tunisia voted in the social classes that had been overthrown in 2011

Eric Mann: Veterans: Your Only Real Friend is the Anti-War Movement

We have to cut down U.S. invasions by 100 percent, close down U.S. military bases by 100 percent, and reduce the U.S. military budget for aggressive interventions by 100 percent

Juan Cole: A Day Late & a Dollar Short

Obama & China agree on Languid Climate Goals

Bill McKibben: What You Need to Know About the U.S, China Climate Deal

It isn’t binding in any way

Michael Grunwald: U.S.-China Deal Won’t Get US Out of Stone Age

Governments can do a lot to promote cheaper alternatives to fossil fuels, but the Fossil Fuel Age won’t end until they’re here

Elizabeth Warren: It’s time to work on America’s agenda

This government belongs to the American people, and it’s time to work on America’s agenda

Norman Finkelstein: Method and Madness

Dear Readers, Over the past summer, Gaza has suffered unprecedented devastation. “The wounds of this war,” Harvard political economist Sara Roy laments, “could prove too severe to heal.” In the meantime, Israel continues its illegal and inhuman blockade of Gaza, while it also aggressively pursues illegal settlement construction in occupied East Jerusalem.But the picture is Read more…

Howie Hawkins: It’s time to take a hard left

Fracking bans in oil country and common sense on infrastructure might turn the US a deeper shade of green between now and 2016

George Monbiot: Interstellar: Magnificent Film, Insane Fantasy

Our visions of the future are defined, like the film Interstellar, by technological optimism and political defeatism

Nicola Nasser: The endgame of the US ‘Islamic State’ strategy

The US, Israel and their regional allies have been on the record that the final target of their “regime change” campaign in the Middle East was to dismantle the Syria–Iran alliance

Jordan Flaherty: Fighting Sex Trafficking or Targeting Women?

A New Law Shows That Police and Prisons are not a Solution to Sex Trafficking

Airan Bahmani: On Western Racism, Islamophobia

Since the beginning of the rise of ISIS, the danger of an increase in anti-Muslim racism has become an unfortunate reality in the Western world

Michael Lesher: Al-Aqsa To Religious Jews: Which Side Are You On?

What’s uppermost in our religious consciousness – religious dominance or basic human rights?

Juan Cole: Ferguson & Israel?

Stripping citizenship is forbidden by the International Declaration of Human Rights and other UN instruments and treaties

Ben Norton: Turkey Is Supporting ISIS

Turkey is fanning the flames of a bloody and mushrooming sectarian conflagration

David Swanson: No to Republibama Government

A case can be made that democracy worked in this month’s U.S. midterm elections, while representative democracy failed miserably

Sarah Lazare: Rasmea Odeh Found Guilty in ‘Travesty of Justice’

“Make no mistake. Rasmea came under attack by the U.S. government because she is Palestinian”

Boris Kagarlitsky: Rebel eastern Ukraine republics between war and elections

From the very beginning of the revolt in south-eastern Ukraine the presidential administration in the Kremlin set out to establish its control

Tom Engelhardt: Shrinking the Empire

A Session on the Imperial Couch

David Swanson: War Is Not for Soldiers

It should go without saying that we wish the troops well. That’s one of the main reasons we don’t want them pointlessly killing and dying

Alice Driver: Mexico: A country at breaking point

This is one of a series of documented massacres in which there is evidence that the government and organised crime worked hand in hand to disappear protesters

Joe Emersberger: Book Review: Demands of the Dead

A review of Justin Podur’s novel, “Demands of the Dead”

Vijay Prashad: Making Poverty History

To end global poverty, we have to end global capitalism

Gar Alperovitz: Pessimism about climate change does not justify inaction

Roughly 400,000 people die from climate change every year. Even small acts can shrink that number

Richard Falk: Looking Back on World War I

The current global war on terror is inscribed in public consciousness in accordance with the kind of moralizing self-assurance that guided the peacemakers at Versailles

Eugene Debs: The Exploitation of Veterans Day

How should we observe Veterans Day? By working to eradicate war and the economic system that helps produce it

Ray McGovern: The Mystery of Ray McGovern’s Arrest

Another sign of a growing hostility toward dissent

Alan Singer: Why Many Inner City Schools Function Like Prisons

The ultimate goal of school policy is to sort them out with a few destined for success, some to menial jobs, and others for imprisonment

David Seligman: Corporate America’s Oily Trick

How big business uses “yellow-dog contracts” to crush basic rights

Michael Konczal: Frenzied Financialization

If you want to know what happened to economic equality in this country, one word will explain a lot of it: financialization

Various Contributors: NUMSA’s Expulsion from COSATU

Statement by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa

Patrick Cockburn: Whose side is Turkey on?

Foreign intervention will only increase the level of violence and the Sunni-Shia civil war will gather force, with no end in sight

Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Right?

Four Months into Iraq War 3.0, the Cracks Are Showing — on the Battlefield and at the Pentagon

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