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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

Milan Rai: Western Nuclear Terrorism

The use of nuclear coercion by the US and its allies has long roots

Ted Glick: Victory for Beyond Extreme Energy at FERC

We know what time it is—there is little time left—and we are the leaders we have been waiting for

Angela Davis: Free Rasmea Odeh, political prisoner

Rasmea Odeh is fighting for her citizenship and for her freedom

Tristan McConnell: The revolution in Burkina Faso is a huge deal

Here’s what you need to know about it

Alyssa Figueroa: How San Francisco Won the Strongest Minimum Wage in the Country

The union is still working on raising the minimum wage in other areas of the state

Carole Cadwalladr: Berlin’s Digital Exiles

Where tech activists go to escape the NSA

Victor Grossman: Democracy, Hypocrisy, and President Gauck

The Left won this unprecedented opportunity by coming in a close second to the Christian Democrats

Brian Jones: Building Outside the Democratic Party

The Green Party campaign against Andrew Cuomo must become the launching pad for an independent political movement

Alan Minsky: This Democratic Party Is Going Nowhere.

Can Progressives Take it Over and Change the World?

Marina Sitrin: Horizontal Paradigms – Cuba Style

There are many spaces that do not want capitalism and are looking instead to one another and horizontal forms of relating and power construction

Irvin Jim: South Africa: ‘We will continue to mobilise the working class for socialism’

Below are the speaking notes Jim’s presentation to the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) Central Executive Committee meeting to discuss the union’s expulsion from the federation, on November 7, 2014. After meeting through the night, delegates voted 33-24 in favour of expelling NUMSA, South Africa’s biggest trade union, the largest union in the federation and Read more…

Kafui Attoh: Dead Labor on a Dead Planet

The Inconvenient Truth of Workers’ Bladders

Peter Dreier: The Progressive Victories You Didn’t Hear About

Across the nation, voters passed measures against fracking and abortion restrictions, and for the minimum wage, paid sick leave, public safety and gun reform

Florian Wilde: The Kurdish Question, the PKK and the tasks of the radical Left

Current developments in Kurdistan and gives a brief overview of the history of the Kurdish liberation movement and the PKK’s illegal status in Germany

Andrew Levine: Are Capitalists Nicer These Days?

The problem is the capitalist system, not the capitalists

Sam Badger: The U.S. Just Lost a Client State in West Africa

The State Department’s support for “free and fair presidential elections” in the country might yet be tested

Zephyr Teachout: Whatever happened to ‘of the people, by the people, for the people’?

We can keep protesting our own democracy, despite the facts, or we can actually deal with the root cause

Glenn Greenwald: How Many Muslim Countries Has The U.S. Bombed Or Occupied Since 1980?

The sheer casualness with which Obama called for a new AUMF is reflective of how central, how commonplace, violence and militarism are in the U.S.’s imperial management of the world

Michael Albert: Science and the Left 4: Bad Technology

The critical change will be in how we determine what technologies are worth pursuing and implementing

Immanuel Wallerstein: The Global Consequences of the Left Victory in Brazil

Brazil’s politics are in many ways closer to those of western Europe and North America than almost any other country in the global South

Maggie Blanca: Ayotzinapa protests awaken Mexico from a nightmare

The disappearance of 43 students whirls Mexico into a political crisis, but the social movement that has risen up in response could change it forever

Theodore Baird: Technologies on the Move: EUROSUR and Nomadic Surveillance

Once composed of stationary technologies, surveillance is now on the move

Mark Engler: From the Berlin Wall to Today

Lessons for harnessing the moment of the whirlwind

Paul Street: The Frontline of Imperial Evasion at “P”BS

US culpability and its consequences are unmentionable in the dominant communications institutions

Julian Coppens: Podemos on road to sweeping away two-party system

The economic and political crisis in Spain has produced a new way to fight back

Adil E. Shamoo: Netanyahu Is a National Security Risk

And Washington Knows It

Ewan Robertson: Advances and Challenges for Education in Venezuela

Pre-school enrollment has gone from 43.4 to 70.7%, primary attendance from 85 to 92.2%, and secondary from 47.7 to 75.1%.

Paul Buchheit: How America Is Rigged

Massive Wealth Transfer to the Rich

Vladimir Putin: Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club

The meeting’s theme was The World Order: New Rules or a Game without Rules

Paul Street: Six Barriers in Three Minutes

Some Post-Election Reflections

Hina Shamsi: Uncle Sam’s Databases of Suspicion

A Shadow Form of National ID

Various Contributors: Unionizing Solidarity with Palestine

Alborz Gandanhari, David McCleary, Kumars Salehi and Tory Webster on a sea change in US labor’s willingness to be complicit in apartheid and ethnic cleansing

Liliana Segura: No, We Don’t Need a Law Against Catcalling

It would be hard to imagine a more sweeping way to invite and reinforce racist notions of criminality than by telling people that every unwanted intrusion in public is a potential crime

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