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Pratap Chatterjee: Drone Whistleblowers Step Out of the Shadows

In Washington’s Drone Wars, Collateral Damage Comes Home

Ana Saggioro Garcia: The impeachment crisis shaking Brazil

The carnival of reaction on display by conservative Congressional deputies during the vote only demonstrates the contempt in which Brazil’s elite hold the vast majority of the population

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Kshama Sawant: The (un)Democratic Primary: Why We Need a New Party of the 99%

Despite a decisive victory Tuesday providing further confirmation of her likely nomination, in many respects Hillary Clinton emerges from the New York primary more damaged, her party more divided, than she entered it. What came to be called The Battle of New York has served only to further expose what millions of people in the Read more…

Various Contributors: What is to be Done with the Banks? Radical Proposals for Radical Changes

Immediate measures for moving towards socialisation By John Weeks , Eric Toussaint , Stavros Tombazos , Pritam Singh , Benjamin Selwyn , Alfredo Saad Filho , Patrick Saurin , Sabri Öncü , Susan Pashkoff , Ozlem Onaran , Thomas Marois , Philippe Marlière , Francisco Louça , Stathis Kouvelakis , Andy Kilmister , Michel Husson Read more…

D.D. Guttenplan: Election 2016 Bernie Sanders Is Not Going to Be President of the United States—He Should Keep Running Anyway

In the coming weeks, Sanders and his supporters will need to make clear exactly what he’s fighting for, both inside the Democratic Party and beyond

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Ramzy Baroud: At 80, Failed Abbas is Probed, Derided and Scapegoated

Abbas’ statement on life and death does not, in the least, address the context of oppression, the humiliation of military occupation and the prevailing sense of despair

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Greg Palast: New York voting fiasco just the warm-up for the November game

In Brooklyn alone, over 125,000 names were quietly scrubbed from the voter rolls in the five months leading up to the primary

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Erica Chenoweth: Did the Vatican Just Throw Out Its Just War Doctrine?

Among the arguments Pope Francis used to encourage the conference participants was the dramatic rise in the effectiveness of nonviolent resistance over the past century

Pete Dolack: Military spending is the capitalist world’s fuel

The entire history of capitalism is built on violence, and violence has been used to both impose and maintain the system from its earliest days

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Glenn Greenwald: After Vote to Remove Brazil’s President, Key Opposition Figure Holds Meetings in Washington

BRAZIL’S LOWER HOUSE of Congress on Sunday voted to impeach the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, sending the removal process to the Senate. In an act of unintended though rich symbolism, the House member who pushed impeachment over the 342-vote threshold was Dep. Bruno Araújo, himself implicated by a document indicating he may have received illegal funds from the construction giant at Read more…

Rob Hager: High Corruption: Hillary Clinton in the Hindu Kush

The American voter is beginning a revolt against the corrupt politics of catch-me-if-you-can operators like the Clintons

Robin Lloyd: Women and the War on Drugs

The War on Drugs condones a form of macho violence

Koide Hiroaki: “The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster is a Serious Crime”

Interview with an influential voice and a central figure in the anti-nuclear movement since the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi of March 11, 2011

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Pepe Escobar: Hybrid War Hyenas Tear Brazil Apart

Wall Street, US Big Oil and the proverbial “American interests” win this round at the circus

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Immanuel Wallerstein: The Left Loses the Election in Peru

The story of each country has its particularities. But Peru’s history seems to embody the difficulties for the Latin American left

Michael Roberts: Let Them Eat Profit

Governments have turned a blind eye to tax havens in order to protect corporate profitability

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Greg Grandin: A Voter’s Guide to Hillary Clinton’s Policies in Latin America

There’s no violence caused by over-militarization that more militarization can’t solve. There’s no poverty caused by “free trade” that more “free trade” can’t solve

Denis Godard: France: Reflections on ‘Nuit Debout’

After years of apparent apathy and advance of all the reactionary tendencies in French society, something has changed which renews hope

Eric Draitser: Venezuela’s Opposition: Attacking Its Own People

The corporate media would have you believe that Venezuela is a dictatorship on the verge of political and economic collapse. But that is not the case

Sean O'Kane: Verizon workers take over midtown Manhattan in the second week of their strike

Thousands of Verizon workers are in the middle of a strike across the northeast United States, and today members of two unions — the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) — took to midtown Manhattan to keep the work stoppage going. The striking workers chanted, whistled, and used noisemakers Read more…

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Marjorie Cohn: Sanders and Clinton: Palestinian Defender vs. Israel Apologist

There is a vast difference between Sanders and Clinton on Israel

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Karen J. Greenberg: Still in the Bush Embrace

What Really Stands in the Way of Closing Guantánamo

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Kshama Sawant: Hillary Was Nowhere to Be Seen in the Fight for 15—I Should Know

It was inspiring to see the call for a $15 minimum wage take center stage at last week’s presidential debate in New York. And arguably, to become the most contentious part of it, each candidate jockeying to prove their support for what was once considered a politically impractical dream. Our movement has come a long Read more…

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David McReynolds: Edgeleft: After the Brooklyn Debate

Those of us who watched the Democratic debate last Thursday saw a sharp exchange between Clinton and Sanders. I felt that, on foreign policy, Hillary Clinton put herself well to the “right” of President Obama, and I’ll take that up in a moment. I do want, first, to take up the “gun issue” where I Read more…

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Ray McGovern: Is Hillary Clinton Above the Law?

Secretary of State Clinton was harsh on subordinates who were careless with classified information, but those rules apparently weren’t for her, a troubling double standard

Sean Purdy: Hypocrisy Wins the Day

The vote to impeach Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff wasn’t about corruption — it was about the Right’s bid for power

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Patrick Cockburn: The First Draft of History: Dispatches From the Frontline of War

Eyewitness accounts of the battles for Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and beyond with an explanation of what these conflicts have in common – and how they were reported or misreported at the tim

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Juan Cole: Top 7 Reasons Israel must give back the Occupied Golan to Syria

The far right wing regime of Binyamin Netanyahu pulled the stunt of holding its first cabinet meeting in the Occupied Golan Heights

Various Contributors: #NuitDebout calls for global action on May 15

On the day of May 15 we will rise up together for a global day of action

Sujata Aurora: Biting lions: remembering the Grunwick strike 40 years on

The legacy and lessons for today

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Spike Lee: “Wake Up”

Remarkable Spike Lee campaign video for Sanders

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Staughton Lynd: The Wobblies in their Heyday

Staughton Lynd reviews IWW in its Heyday and its author, Eric Chester, replies

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Tom Engelhardt: This Article Is Not About Donald Trump

(And If You Believe That, You’ll Believe Anything)

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Ray McGovern: Hillary Clinton’s Gender Argument

Only the blindest supporters of Secretary Clinton could fail to acknowledge that there is little or no daylight between her and the neocons

Police Accountability Task Force: Chicago Police Corrupt, “Beset by Racism”

CPD’s own data gives validity to the widely held belief the police have no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color

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Juan Cole: Thousands protest Gov’t in Egypt over Saudi Hegemony

Thousands of Egyptians came into the streets Friday in the first major demonstrations in 2 and a half years, to protest the bestowal of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir on Saudi Arabia

Andrew McGill: Bernie Sanders, Union-Buster

More than a dozen local labor organizations have endorsed the Vermont senator, even though their national leaders have picked Hillary Clinton

Peter Olney: Bernie and Beyond 2016

The Sanders’ campaign has been a roaring success in igniting the passion of the American people for a progressive, anti-corporate agenda. It has resonated deeply with the working class because Bernie “walks the talk” that union members hear between elections. While many primaries still remain and the July Democratic convention looms, it is not too Read more…

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Joao Pedro Stedile: “Michel Temer is our Mauricio Macri”

A government of Michel Temer and his party, the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, represents the agenda of the elites

La Via Campesina: In defense of democracy and social, civil and political rights in Brazil

We reject the coup attempt and we defend the continuity of the mandate of President Dilma Rousseff, which was democratically earned in the polls

Camila Moreno: The Approaching Coup

Brazil’s congress votes today on whether to impeach Dilma Rousseff

Mark Brenner: With Second Strike Looming, Twin Cities Janitors Clean Up

Twin Cities janitors were headed for a second strike in as many months when they reached an agreement March 7. A thousand janitors who clean Minneapolis office buildings walked off the job for a day February 17 and filled downtown. It was the city’s first janitors strike in decades, although security officers, also represented by Read more…

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Marina Sitrin: From Paris with Love and Lessons

Paris is alive with democracy

Gilbert Mercier: Nuit Debout: Dawn of a Revolution?

Nuit Debout envisions an era of social justice and ecological responsibility

J.W. Mason: Beltway Bullshit

Liberal wonks aren’t afraid of Bernie’s “inexperience.” They’re afraid of an economy where working people have power

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Roberto Savio: Wake Up! We Need Statesman and Values but We Get Selfish Politicians and Cynicism

A total indifference has accompanied the number of refugees injured by Macedonian police in Idomeni

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Ted Glick: Long Live the Bernie Movement

The Sanders movement has shown that there is a massive constituency for unapologetic, strongly progressive politics

Chris Lamb: How politics played a major role in the signing of Jackie Robinson

The desegregation of baseball came after a decade-long campaign by black and left wing journalists and activists

Geoff Gilbert: How Sanders Could Lay the Foundation for a Third US Political Party

The Sanders campaign seems to have reached a point, consciously or not, where it now no longer needs the Democratic Party in order to continue to have an impact

Nika Knight: As Dems Debate Fossil Fuels, New Report Shows Fracking Worse Than Thought

New data shows fracking’s effects on public health, wildlife, economies, and communities, adding context as Dems debate fracking on national stage

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