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Auset Marian Lewis: Palestinians: Right to Exist

I’m sure that at the end of this article I will be labeled an anti-Semite. It’s okay because as an African American I know about racism. But as I morally objected to apartheid in South Africa, oppression in the “land of the free”, and the genocide of America’s indigenous population, I must speak out against Read more…

Joris Leverink: Important Kurdish victory in Syria forces Turkey to take a stance

Turkey fears that an empowered Kurdish population across the border in Syria might make it harder for the state to continue to subdue the Kurds at home

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Glenn Greenwald: Refusal to Call Charleston Shootings “Terrorism” Again Shows It’s a Meaningless Propaganda Term

What is most amazing about all of this is that “terrorism” has now become central to our political culture and legal framework, a staple of how we are taught to think about the world

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Harsha Walia: The Making of the Migration Crisis

The unprecedented scale of global migration and migrant deaths are deliberate, not coincidental

Pope Francis: Encyclical Letter Of The Holy Father On Care For Our Common Home

The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development

Janet Redman: 5 Key Things Pope Francis Says about Climate Change

Pope Francis boldly challenges us all to take an honest look inside our hearts and question the foundations of a society that has created wealth for some at the expense of others and “our common home” – the planet earth

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Naomi Klein: Pope Francis: “Bold Cultural Revolution” Needed to Save Planet from Climate Change & Consumerism

A major theme of the encyclical is the disparity between rich and poor

Daniel José Older: Why U.S. Latinos Need To Get Loud About The Dominican Republic

Antiblackness runs deep in the Latino community. We can’t afford to let it go unnoticed

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Hester Eisenstein: The Sweatshop Feminists

Global elites have appropriated feminist language to justify brutal exploitation and neoliberal development

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Bill Fletcher: We must respond to the Right-wing attempt to reframe the Charleston massacre

As far as the white supremacists are concerned, those murdered in Charleston are not worshiping the same Creator of All Things as are the white supremacists

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Yanis Varoufakis: Greece’s Proposals to End the Crisis

After so much disinformation on my presentation at the Eurogroup of the Greek government’s position, the only response is to post the precise words uttered within. Read them and judge for yourselves

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Paul Street: Idiots of Empire: From the “Freedom Budget” to Bernie Sanders

If you can’t make a viable run for the U.S. presidency while opposing the Pentagon system, then why should a serious “democratic socialist” make a serious bid for the U.S. presidency at all?

Scott Mclarty: After Bernie

Will Bernie Sanders and his supporters remain part of the revolution, or will they succumb to progressive OCD and jump on the Clinton bandwagon in 2016?

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Take Down the Confederate Flag—Now

The flag that Dylann Roof embraced, which many South Carolinians embrace, endorses the violence he committed.

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Paul Mason: Greek crisis: crunch time

We’re at a critical point in the Greek crisis, which is really the 2010-11 Euro crisis being unfrozen after five years of make believe solutions

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Greg Grandin: The Charleston Massacre and the Cunning of White Supremacy

Denmark Vesey is one of the most prominent names in America’s long history of racial terror

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Andrew J. Bacevich: Washington in Wonderland

Down the Iraqi Rabbit Hole (Again)

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Neve Gordon: Time to Erase Israel’s Green Line

Human rights organizations and their donors should focus on creating alliances rather than reinforcing colonial distinctions

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John Pilger: After Three Years, the Injustice Handed out to Assange Must End

The Assange case amplifies many truths, and one is the growing, global totalitarianism of Washington, regardless of who is elected president

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Rob Prince: Pope Francis: Moving the Mountain or Taking Baby Steps?

Do the statements of Pope Francis represent institutional shifts or are they just window dressing?

Cenk Uygur: Right-wing Terrorists Kill More Americans Than Islamic Extremists

When we have certain kinds of attacks in this country, there is terrorism world-wide, it’s a global conspiracy and they are coming to get us. But when we have other kinds of terrorism in this country . . . don’t talk about it.

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Patrick Bond: Avaaz’s Climate Vanity

Upward gazing can be politically blinding

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Michael Albert: The Dolezal Controversy: Passing – or Choosing?

Maybe we can agree that a cultural community ought to allow exit and entry as a quite minimal condition of having healthy cultural and community relations

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Steve Early: What’s the Matter With Indiana?

Winning Hearts And Minds For Labor in Hoosier-Land

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Yesenia Barragan: #McKinney and the Politics of Time in Black Lives Matter

Yes, no one is dead in McKinney. But the timeline, the monster-like “list,” insists that someone else’s name will be etched soon

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Ramzy Baroud: Just Politics: Iran, Like the Rest, Is Not Blameless

While Iran is sustaining several fronts in its current role in the Middle East great game, it hopes to translate its palpable regional ascendency into political capital

Natalia Fajardo: Cycles of Oppression, Cycles of Liberation

The Nasa People of Colombia Are Dispossessed Once Again

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Let Rachel Dolezal Be as Black as She Wants to Be

Despite all this, you can’t deny that Dolezal has proven herself a fierce and unrelenting champion for African-Americans politically and culturally

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Vijay Prashad: How to hold Israel to account? Boycott

A combination of the intractable dreams and struggles of the Palestinians and the boycott movement strive to revive the idea of peace

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David Swanson: Ukraine and the Apocalyptic Risk of Propagandized Ignorance

I’m not sure if there’s been a better written book published yet this year than Ukraine: Zbig’s Grand Chessboard and How the West Was Checkmated, but I’m confident there’s not been a more important one. With some 17,000 nuclear bombs in the world, the United States and Russia have about 16,000 of them. The United Read more…

Mark Bergfeld: The Upsurge in Germany

Germany’s economic model hasn’t delivered on its promises of social justice. Does the recent strike wave pose a threat to “social partnership”?

Marianela Jarroud: Inequality Blocks Further Reduction in Child Mortality in Latin America

National averages, which in some cases are good, hide enormous inequalities in what continues to be the world’s most unequal region

Steffen Böhm: Pope’s climate letter is a radical attack on the logic of the market

The Pope openly and unashamedly goes against the grain of dominant social, economic and environment policies

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James K. Galbraith: What is Reform? The Strange Case of Greece and Europe

Why creditors’ demands would only prolong Greece’s crisis

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Auset Marian Lewis: White Privilege and Rachel Dolezal: You Can’t Make this Stuff Up

The median income of black households is less than 60% of white ones. Blacks are twice as jobless as whites

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Tim Wise: Mimicry Is Not Solidarity

Allyship involves working with people of color, not speaking for them

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Milan Rai: Exploding Blairite Myths

England and Wales may yet show that left-wing parties can gain power in the rest of the UK, not just in Scotland

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Ted Glick: Climate Activism, Anti-system Activism and the Bernie Sanders Campaign

It’s a good time to be alive and active; the movements are rising

Naomi Oreskes: The Hoax of Climate Denial

Why “Politically Motivated” Science Is Good Science

Danica Jorden: Le Tour de France Alternatiba

Creating Awareness of Climate Change One Bicycle at a Time

Tamara Keith: Bernie Sanders ‘Stunned’ By Large Crowds Showing Up For Him

When Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders took the stage at Drake University in Des Moines Friday night, he got a standing ovation

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Michael Albert: World Institute for Social Change Consciousness Raising

A new project called World Institute for Social Change, or WISC, an online school

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David Swanson: Human Experimentation: a CIA Habit

Thus far, the United States has never really accepted the Nuremberg Code

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Jonathan Cook: Israel’s race to economic (and moral) bankruptcy

Israel’s excellence in weaponry, surveillance systems, containment strategies, biometric data collection, crowd control, and psychological warfare are all marketable

David Vine: The Truth About Diego Garcia

And 50 Years of Fiction About an American Military Base

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Robert Fisk: America siding with ‘terrorists’ like al-Nusra?

It’s not a conspiracy theory

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Glenn Greenwald: The Sunday Times’ Snowden Story is Journalism at its Worst — and Filled with Falsehoods

The Sunday Times today merely recycled the same evidence-free smears that have been used by government officials for years – not only against Snowden, but all whistleblowers

Barbara Ransby: Ella Taught Me: Shattering the Myth of the Leaderless Movement

Movement-building is forged in struggle, through people building relationships within organizations and collectives. Social media is only one part of a much larger effort

David J. Krajicek: Mass Incarceration: The Most Important Political Issue of 2016 No One Wants to Talk About

Ignore it all they want, the mushrooming prison population is a political ticking timebomb

Ed Morales: Puerto Rico’s Dance With Debt

Puerto Rico is mired in debt and facing default. And US colonialism is one of the main culprits

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