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Victor Grossman: Losing Heads and Sending Arms

This week the Bundestag debated military aid to Iraq, although its vote is an impotent one; in such matters a secret Cabinet group makes the relevant decisions

Robert Parry: Who’s Telling the ‘Big Lie’ on Ukraine?

For the past eight months, we have seen arguably the most one-sided coverage of a major international crisis in memory

Jessica Valenti: Beyond ‘No Means No’

The Future Of Campus Rape Prevention Is ‘Yes Means Yes’

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Who ignores the real crimes?

African Americans have a rich history of directing their collective anger at inequality and injustice toward institutions that maintain the status quo

Reinaldo Iturriza: The Vitality of the Revolution

The communal councils are spaces of common political construction

Amy Goodman: Get Ready for the ‘Internet Slowdown’

Next Wednesday, Sept. 10, if your favorite website seems to load slowly, take a closer look: You might be experiencing the Battle for the Net’s “Internet Slowdown,” a global day of grass-roots action

Roqayah Chamseddine: The Unpublicized Impact Of A Successful BDS Action

There is no question as to how immensely successful the Block the Boat protest at the Port of Oakland, led by Arab Resource and Organizing Center

Jack Rasmus: The Limits of Russian Sanctions & Inevitable Ukraine Settlement

Interview on why EU-USA sanctions on Russia have not had, nor will have, that great a negative impact on Russia’s economy and restated why a negotiated settlement on Ukraine would happen by winter

Ted Snider: Silent Coups, Silent Takeovers & Historical Amnesia

America is now moving in Ukraine onto the silent takeover: no noisy invasion necessary

Ramzy Baroud: Winners and Losers in Gaza

On Victory and False Victory

Danny Schechter: Bring Back Adolf: Needed, A New Furor About the Führer

When you don’t understand the culture of countries you invade, it’s easy to demonize

Michael T. Klare: Oil Is Back!

A Global Warming President Presides Over a Drill-Baby-Drill America

E. Tammy Kim: Fast-food strikers vow civil disobedience, highlight home care labor

In largest planned protests to date, fast-food workers to escalate tactics and embrace beleaguered home care workers

Shamus Cooke: Obama’s Paralyzed Presidency and the Push for War

The U.S. super rich are outraged by Obama’s hesitancy to wage war overseas. Republicans and Democrats alike are pouncing on Obama to “act boldly”

Antony Lerman: British Zionism, Jews And Gaza

The reaction of British Jews to the offensive in Gaza confirms that Zionism no longer serves as a glue holding most of community together

Robert Reich: Back to College, the Only Gateway to the Middle Class

Too often in modern America, we equate “equal opportunity” with an opportunity to get a four-year liberal arts degree. It should mean an opportunity to learn what’s necessary to get a good job

Nikos Raptis: Rethinking the Justice System?

A participatory society begins with the neighborhood, the workplace and moves to higher numbers of participants

Vijay Prashad: Police as Occupying Army

It is impossible to know how many people such as Michael Brown and Kajieme Powell the police kill each year

Immanuel Wallerstein: Merkel and Putin: Ukrainian Diplomacy

There is an immense amount of diplomacy going on these days concerning the quasi-civil war in Ukraine. But the only actors who really matter are Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin

Seumas Milne: Ukraine Crisis Was Sparked By Nato And Far From Keeping The Peace, It’s A Threat To It

Nato is an interventionist and expansionist military club used to enforce western strategic and economic interests

Steve Early: Lone Socialist Senator in the U.S. Ponders A 2016 Presidential Run

Sanders is reaching out to local, state, and national affiliates of the AFL-CIO with an appeal for a labor-backed “political revolution that will get millions of people involved in the political process”

John Feffer: The Plague

The twin plagues of ISIS and Ebola thrive on the breakdown of the existing order

George Monbiot: Scots voting no to independence would be an astonishing act of self-harm

England is dysfunctional, corrupt and vastly unequal. Who on earth would want to be tied to such a country?

Samantha Winslow: They Don’t Need a Majority To Get Things Done

Workers at the North Carolina Cummins diesel engine plant won wage increases this summer—even without having a recognized union or majority union support inside their shop

Gideon Levy: It’s Time For A Diagnosis: Israel’s Settlement Disease Is Terminal

Now it’s official: the settlements are a punishment. A collective one, of the sort considered a war crime under international law

Jeffrey Nall: 100 Ways to Change the Subject

Plutocratic Fallacies in the Service of Fast-Food Exploitation

Tom Engelhardt: How America Made ISIS

Their Videos and Ours, Their “Caliphate” and Ours

Linda Gordon: Innocent Womenandchildren

“Collateral Damage” in the Israeli War on Gaza

Ezequiel Adamovsky: Argentina since the 2001 Crisis

This is an excerpt from the Afterword Ezequiel Adamovsky wrote for the book Argentina Since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future

Karl Grossman: Nuclear Faultlines

It’s apparent to any visitor to the stretch of California where the two Diablo Canyon plants are sited that it is geologically hot

Peter Marcuse: Really Explaining Inequality

The point is that what is missing in his discussion is any confrontation with the simple fact that the wealth and income of the 1% are related to the lack of wealth and incomes of so many of the 99%

David Alexandre: Myth and reality of the South African Experience

Though Nelson Mandela only passed away on December 5, 2013, that is less than a year ago, the propaganda machine has already been working on the Nelson Mandela/Morgan Freeman merger long before his death

Graham Turner: Limits to Growth was right

Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon

Fidel Castro: Just ideas – or disaster – will triumph

Cynicism is something which has become symbolic of imperial policy

Bill Fletcher: President Obama and the Midterm Elections

He should probably just stay out of the way

Arundhati Roy: Arundhati Roy: How Corporate Power Converted Wealth Into Philanthropy for Social Control

The following is an excerpt from Arundhati Roy’s new book, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, (Haymarket Books, 2014).

Richard Falk: Two Types of Anti-Semitism

This use of anti-Semitism as an ideological weapon, what is being called here Type II anti-Semitism, is having paradoxical effects, including contributing to new outbreaks of Type I anit-Semitism, the real thing

Paul Mason: Something incredible is happening in Scotland

If the result is a yes vote, the shock to the UK will be extreme

Milan Rai: Making the Community of the Future

I’m convinced that creating a classless society in the future means creating classless organisations today

Chris Hedges: The Last Gasp of Climate Change Liberals

This resistance will be effective only when we refuse to do what we are told, when we turn from a liberal agenda of reform to embrace a radical agenda of revolt

Robert Reich: Back to School, and to Widening Inequality

American kids are getting ready to head back to school. But the schools they’re heading back to differ dramatically by family income

Ted Glick: The People’s Climate March

September 21st must energize those sectors of the climate and progressive movement which understand that stronger action is needed

Farooq Tariq: Pakistan: A ‘soft’ military coup?

Late-night August 30 meetings by Khan and Tahir Qadri with the army chief General Raheel Sharif have been severely criticised by members of parliament as showing the weakness of the PMLN government

Samir Amin: The Return of Fascism in Contemporary Capitalism

It is not by chance that the very title of this contribution links the return of fascism on the political scene with the crisis of contemporary capitalism. Fascism is not synonymous with an authoritarian police regime that rejects the uncertainties of parliamentary electoral democracy. Fascism is a particular political response to the challenges with which Read more…

Juan Cole: Top 5 Reasons “Labor Day” isn’t for Laborers Anymore

So as we burn dead meat and play frisbee in a warming climate, we could stop to consider the lives of the laborers we are theoretically honoring

Marina Sitrin: The United States is not a Democracy: From Wall Street to Detroit and Ferguson

There is not one form of perfect democracy, but there are for sure many forms that are much more participatory and liberating than the one we have now

Joe Emersberger: The USA’s Haitian Puppet Targets Jean Bertrand Aristide yet again

Former Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide is once again being hounded with bogus corruption allegations by the government of Michel Martelly

Serge Halimi: Back to the Cold War

Moscow will not allow Ukraine to become a rear base for its enemies

David "Goldy" Goldstein: $15 and Change: How Seattle Led the Country’s Wage Revolution

Seattle’s path to a $15 minimum wage is a winding tale of effective organizing, smart messaging, and blind dumb luck. It is also a roadmap for bypassing partisan gridlock—one city at a time

Franco Vielma: Venezuela: Maduro in Chávez’s Shoes

A politically refined reading on the presidency of Nicolás Maduro starting with a recognition of the morass of circumstances he has had to face as the country’s leader

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