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Mel Packer: Coal Miners Are Mad…and Scared

And they have a right to be

Jeremy Scahill: Barack Obama’s Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, by the Numbers

The Obama Administration has presided over an unprecedented expansion of the terrorist screening system

Marwan Bishara: On Deception and War

How good or how bad are Israel’s spokesmen?

Meredith Tax: Gaza: The Jewish Right and the Muslim Right

The Israel-Palestine conflict is the gift that keeps on giving for both the Muslim and Jewish Right; each can use it to justify their militarism and their hatred of the other. I have written here before about the transnational Muslim Right.  Hamas is part of it, an offshoot of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and its rule in Read more…

H. Patricia Hynes: August 6 and 9: Launch of the Nuclear Age

Combined, these countries have 16,300 nuclear warheads

Stephen R. Shalom: Michael Walzer’s Defense of Israel’s Crimes

A war that could be avoided by ending an illegal occupation and an illegal blockade cannot be a just war

Paul Street: “Mainstream” News as Mobster Dinnertime

Things are different beyond the US media bubble

Jack Rasmus: American Unions at Strategic Impasse: Part 2: Three Contemporary Examples

Aauto, aircraft manufacturing, and railroads are examined as examples of continuing failure of Union organizing, bargaining, and political strategy

Walden Bello: Military “Suspends” Class Conflict in Thailand

The Thai military marked its second month in power by unilaterally imposing the power to issue decrees to “preserve public peace and order”

Danny Schechter: Israel Gives Jews A Bad Name

So whatever Israel is “winning,” the Jewish People are losing. The key lesson of the holocaust was human rights of all peoples need protection

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: South Sudan’s dream of peace is still within reach

Both sides of the conflict have to put aside their differences and approach peace talks with honesty and earnestness

Juan Cole: Climate Change, Dirty Natural Gas, and the Gaza War

Israeli officials have in the past admitted that they won’t let Gaza’s offshore gas be developed because some of the revenue would go to Hamas

Michael Leonardi: Don’t Drink the Water!

The aquapocalypse in Toledo, Ohio is now entering its third day

Ali Abunimah: “Concentrate” and “Exterminate”

Israel parliament deputy speaker’s Gaza genocide plan

Bashir Abu-Manneh: Stopping Israel

Israel has unleashed another round of destruction on the Gaza Strip, even more ferocious than its 2008-9 invasion

Various Contributors: UN on Gaza

Health System Collapse, 25% Displaced, 5% w/ Clean Water, Epidemic Threat

Marina Sitrin: Not in Our Name – Taking Back Judaism from Israel

This public identification as Jewish, in such massive numbers in political action against the Israeli occupation of Palestine is new

Michael Brull: Gaza on the Brink of Extinction

An Open Letter to Malcolm Turnbull

Ezequiel Adamovsky: Argentina’s Debt Case: the International Dimension

Much of the support for Argentina, as we have seen, springs from a wider concern about the stability and predictability of the global financial system

Tamara van der Putten: Manolada Workers: ‘No Greek Would Want This Job Anyway’

As a Greek court frees the shooters and employer of 35 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers, the plight of Greece’s migrant workers is brought back into focus

Tom Engelhardt: The Fourth Branch

The Rise to Power of the National Security State

Jonathan Cook: Eyeless in Gaza

Israeli deceptions revealed in story of ‘kidnapped’ soldier

Glenn Greenwald: Cash, Weapons and Surveillance

The U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack

Gideon Levy: ‘Israel has stolen Gaza’s future, and its hope’

Two Norwegian doctors who have been working at Shifa Hospital in Gaza offer harrowing eyewitness accounts of events there

David Swanson: Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming!

We are at a crossroads, faced with a climate crisis that threatens to end our world as we know it

Richard Falk: Gaza: Neighbourly Crimes of Complicity

Why Arab regimes have abandoned the Palestinians in Gaza

Mickey Z: Stories Of Extermination

We could just as easily ask ourselves why we all remain so silent about so many forms of global war zones

Juan Cole: Top 5 Ways the US is Israel’s Accomplice in War Crimes in Gaza

The US is a full ally of the Likud government in its war on Gaza

Michelle Bamberger: Fracking’s Untold Health Threat

How toxic contamination is destroying lives

Mark Weisbrot: How to fix Venezuela’s troubled exchange rate

The government will need to bring inflation down in order to maintain a stable exchange rate

Jeffrey St. Clair: Down and Out With Hillary Clinton

Pity Hillary. Evicted from her home, jobless, and, as she evocatively put it to Diane Sawyer, “dead broke”

Yoan Karell Acosta González: Can Cuba and The United States Have Normal Relations?

Over half a century, Cuba and the United States have not had diplomatic relations

David Nott: ‘It’s like the Apocalypse’ says British doctor in Gaza

In a harrowing dispatch, heroic NHS surgeon describes horror of treating child bomb victims… during a ceasefire

Amira Hass: In Rafah, hospital morgues cannot hold all the bodies

In the 24 hours after the collapse of the cease-fire, 123 civilians were killed in Rafah alone, including 30 children and 14 women, Palestinians say

Badri Raina: ICHR — Programme of Action

Know that henceforth ICHR shall be known as Indian Council of Historical Reconstruction (not Research)

Nikos Raptis: The Furious Nations

In general, it is accepted that to define what the word “nation” means is a very difficult problem in science, due to the lack of criteria that can be acceptable universally

Florian Zollmann: State-Ending: a Brief History of the Destruction of Iraq

The major goal of US and UK policy in Iraq has been to prevent the rise of “Arab nationalism”

Franklin Lamb: A Nail in Zionism’s Coffin?

The Zionist regime can stop the slaughter in Gaza and withdraw from Palestinian lands through agreement with international norms and UN Resolutions, or, sooner or later it will very likely cease to exist

David Swanson: Guess Who Cheers When Cease-Fires Collapse

Among those who cheer when a cease-fire ends and killing resumes are those who want more Palestinians slaughtered as a form of mass punishment for fictional offenses

Judith Cavanagh: Who Aids Whom?

Real progress on global poverty requires that politicians stop hiding behind this aid propaganda and instead take concrete action to tackle the real causes of poverty

Juan Cole: A Final Solution?

Are Israelis and Zionists really talking about a Final Solution of the Palestinian Problem?

Milan Rai: Training and Transformation

These were 30 of the most experienced activist trainers in Britain coming to participate in a training of trainers given by probably the most experienced activist trainer in the world

Bruce A. Dixon: Why Our Black Political Class is Paralyzed and Silent on Gaza

The silence of our numerous and powerful US black political class, not just on the current massacres of civilians in Gaza but on the incontrovertible fact that Israel has become a full fledged racist ethnocracy is deafening

Uri Avnery: Meeting in a Tunnel

Will serious peace negotiations become possible? Will Abbas join as the representative of all Palestinians, including Hamas? Will this war be the last one, or remain just another episode in an endless chain of wars?

Joe H.: Opposition to NATO: “ludicrous posturing” or good sense?

Grasping the facts about NATO is only the first step – real change comes when action is taken

Noam Chomsky: Outrage

Almost every day brings news of awful crimes, but some are so heinous, so horrendous and malicious, that they dwarf all else. One of those rare events took place on July 17, when Malaysian Airlines MH17 was shot down in Eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people. The Guardian of Virtue in the White House denounced it Read more…

Alain Gresh: Gaza: Palestine first and last

Gaza, the birthplace of Palestinian nationalism, has a long history of resistance

Michael Albert: Killling “Snakes” and Selves

Even as I cry for Palestine’s pain and hope they prevail, part of me also wonders, when the dust clears, what the hell are the Israelis who are urging incinerating Palestine and Palestinians going to tell themselves so they can live with themselves?

Philip Kleinfeld: Racists Are Rampaging Through Israel

In Israel, racism and extremism are exploding

Juan Cole: Gaza and Soweto

This is the reason that those who think restoration of the status quo ante is sufficient to end the fighting are fooling themselves. There is only one thing that could bring lasting peace — an end to Apartheid

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