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Michael Albert: Anarchism?!

Anarchism has a whole lot going for it and could well become the main 21st century source of movement inspiration and wisdom in the effort to make our world a much better place

Eric Toussaint: Greece: Alternatives and Exiting the Eurozone

On 5 July 2015, by a referendum initiated by the government of Alexis Tsipras and the Hellenic Parliament, the Greek people overwhelmingly rejected the austerity measures imposed by the institutions that were known as the Troika. It was a splendid victory for democracy. However the agreement reached on Monday, 13 July will lead to fresh Read more…

Omar Barghouti: The BDS Movement at 10

Mondoweiss co-editors Adam Horowitz and Philip Weiss talk with Palestinian human rights activist and co-founder of the BDS movement Omar Barghouti on the tenth anniversary of the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions again Israel. The BDS Call was issued by representatives of Palestinian civil society on July 9, 2005 with a goal of achieving Read more…

Robert Fisk: What a choice for Egypt – a megalomaniac president or the madness of Isis

Egypt is following the path of so many other countries that are being torn apart. If you torture your people enough, Isis will germinate in their wounds

Carmelo Ruiz: The Case of Ecuador: Where Sovereignty is Serious Business

Here in the South, our sovereignty is under constant threat and protecting it requires our never ending vigilance

Michael Albert: Greece and the Masters of Europe

The masters of Europe are defending their agenda of redistributing wealth and power upward

Glenn Greenwald: The Chattanooga Shootings: Can Attacking Military Sites of a Nation at War be “Terrorism”?

The U.S. Government, its allies and their apologists constantly propagate standards that have no purpose other than to legitimize all of their violence

Glen Ford: When Does a Surge Become a Movement?

The most important constituency in this struggle – the “street” – has caused the rulers to fear an actual insurgency in Black America

David Swanson: Yall Are Talking About War Wrong

You cannot participate in mass murder and be a hero

Kathy Kelly: Pushing for the Dismantling of Anti-Climate, Pro-War Economies

Corruption of the global environment and compulsively frantic destruction of irreplaceable resources is an equally sure, if more delayed, manner of imposing chaos and death on a mass scale

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo: Holder’s Legacy: Corporate Criminals Too Big to Jail But Mass Incarceration, Gentrification and Protection of Killer Cops for Black Folks – Part II

Eric Holder will ride off into the sunset of mediocrity where untold wealth via obscene honoraria, book deals and other million dollar opportunities await

Hilary Wainwright: Its about much more than ‘reclaiming Labour’

Hilary Wainwright says she is backing Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader as part of a transition to organisation beyond parliamentary politics

Amanda Marcotte: 3 Absurd Conservative Reactions to the Planned Parenthood ‘Sting’

A deceptively edited video of a Planned Parenthood rep discussing the donation of fetal remains has the right in a tizzy

Tariq Ali: Diary

In the early hours of 16 July, the Greek parliament voted overwhelmingly to give up its sovereignty and become a semi-colonial appendage of the EU. A majority of the Syriza Central Committee had already come out against the capitulation. There had been a partial general strike. Tsipras had threatened to resign if fifty of his Read more…

Victor Grossman: Greece and a German Ahab

A defeat of Syriza and the hopes it raised could well open the door to a strengthened Golden Dawn movement

Barry Finger: What Next in the Greek Crisis?

This is not the time for left critics of Syriza abroad to pass judgment, to issue edicts from on high, or to grandstand with revolutionary rhetoric devoid of concrete substance

Paul Mason: The end of capitalism has begun

The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian

William o. Beeman: Iran Won the Vienna Accords By Agreeing to Stop What It Never Was Doing

The Bush-era sanctions against Iran created a false crisis and an utterly unnecessary sanctions regime

Eleni Eleftherios: Life Under Austerity

A Greek fast-food worker on living under austerity, the difficulties of worker organizing, and the meaning of Oxi

Vijay Prashad: Iran gets a deal, Israel remains nuclear

While the Iran deal should be celebrated, a totally nuclear-free Middle East must be the goal for lovers of peace and democracy

Dave Zirin: Serena Williams Is Today’s Muhammad Ali

After her Wimbledon victory, Serena Williams was asked which athlete she admired the most. She said that it was Muhammad Ali. Not for his boxing but for “what he stood for” outside the ring

Sam Gindin: The Real Plan B: The New Greek Marathon

In the face of these divisions and frustrations, what if anything might be done to revive and continue Syriza’s struggle against neoliberalism?

Norman Finkelstein: Amnesty’s Gaza Reports Are ‘Just Israeli Propaganda’

Israel destroyed or made uninhabitable 18,000 homes. Amnesty suggests that in each and every case, Israel was actually targeting militants but used “disproportionate force.” That is the perfect alibi for Israel

Orestes Kolokouris: Urban gardening in Greece – A new form of protest

Guerrilla gardening and local consumer-producer networks are redefining life in today’s Greek cities

Joe Emersberger: Ecuador’s Inevitable Right Wing Protests

Strong economic indicators, and Rafael Correa’s landslide re-election in 2013, has not deterred Ecuador’s elite from aping the tactics the Venezuelan right

Diana Johnstone: Greece Surrendered: But to Whom Exactly?

The Greek drama is the opening act of a long and confused European conflict

Preeti Kaur: Banks Savaging British Local Services for Global Profits

Anti-debt group expose a British debt crisis burying Local Authorities and call for grassroots financial audits for transparency and public participation in local spending and planning

John Halle: Syriza’s Two Mistakes and Two Lessons

Despite Syriza’s self-definition as “the party of the radical left”, much of its leadership and many of its advisers would reject the designation, more accurately being categorized within our political lexicon as liberals

Jennifer Pan: Beyond the Model Minority Myth

Asian Americans’ long history of challenging stereotypes has often overlooked the ways in which capitalism forges racial identity

Cédric Durand: The End of Europe

The crisis in Greece is part of a larger disintegration of the European project

Robert Reich: Hillary Clinton’s Glass-Steagall

For more than six decades after 1933, Glass-Steagall worked exactly as it was intended to. During that long interval few banks failed and no financial panic endangered the banking system

John Feffer: Iran Deal: Is Obama Channeling Nixon?

With the Iran deal, we have stepped away from the precipice of war. But it’s only a few steps

Stephen Humphreys: Climate change poses an existential threat to human rights

In order to keep 80% or more of this oil in the ground, as we must, concrete drastic action is needed

David Olusoga: The history of British slave ownership has been buried

A new BBC documentary tells how a trove of documents lays bare the names of Britain’s 46,000 slave owners, including relatives of Gladstone and Orwell

Steven Chovanec: Why We Must Not Arm Even 1 More Syrian Rebel

The fact that the US can find only 60 Syrian rebels to train is quite telling

Andrew Gavin Marshall: Blaming the Victim: Greece is a Nation Under Occupation

Syriza could become a party of liberation, of a proud, sovereign and democratic nation. But this is only possible if Greece abandons the euro

Leo Panitch: The Denouement

It would be better if would-be revolutionaries calling for a break with capitalism at the weakest link would show some capacity to at least shift the balance of forces where they live

Alex Gourevitch: Why Torture a Victim Whose Will Is Already Broken?

The horrendous proposed agreement between Greece and its creditors lays bare the euro’s anti-democratic core.

Max Blumenthal: The Fire Next Time

Before Homes Are Even Rebuilt in the Ruins of the Gaza Strip, Another War Looms

Marina Sitrin: Barter Networks – Lessons from Argentina for Greece

Millions of people in Argentina survived by exchanging what they already had, could do or could make

Richard Falk: Clinton, Sanders and Us

If the Democratic Party faithful goes ahead and chooses Clinton over Sanders it should expect the defection of all those of us who insist upon a precautionary approach to climate change and a repudiation of neoliberal capitalism

Paul Street: Beneath the Billionaire Class

The 1% Does Not Rule Alone

Juan Cole: No, Mr. Netanyahu, Iran isn’t trying to Take over the world & it isn’t ISIL

Netanyahu’s country illegally occupies Gaza and the West Bank, refused to sign the Nouclear non-Proliferation treaty, has several hundred nuclear warheads, and launched wars in 1956, 1967, 1982, 2009 and 2014

Rachelle Marshall: Why Exactly Is the U.S. at War in Yemen?

Supporting Saudi attacks on Yemen is a way for the U.S. to show the Saudis that Iran is still a mutual adversary

Kara Moses: The Aviation Fight is Back On

A look at direct action against airport expansion at Heathrow airport

Sebastian Budgen: Greece: The Struggle Continues

An account of what has transpired over the last few weeks in Greece, and what’s next for Syriza and the European left

Owen Jones: The left must put Britain’s EU withdrawal on the agenda

Progressives should be appalled by European Union’s ruination of Greece. It’s time to reclaim the Eurosceptic cause

Mike-Frank Epitropoulos: This Is What Disaster Capitalism Looks Like

Syriza has exposed and opened further cracks in the undemocratic foundations of the European project

Paul Mason: Decoding the IMF: Greek deal doomed, exit likely

What kind of party does Syriza now become?

Yesenia Barragan: Donald Trump’s Racist Remarks Hide a Racist Immigration System

Channeling all of our outrage at Trump’s rhetorical racism overlooks the truly racist violence being unleashed on the undocumented every day

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