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Medea Benjamin: Ten Reasons to Oppose the Saudi Monarchy

It has been strange to hear US politicians fiercely condemn Iranian human rights abuses while remaining silent about worse abuses by US ally Saudi Arabia

Joris Leverink: Turkey’s Radicalizing Youth Dominates Escalating Conflict

Politicized youth organizations on both ends of the political spectrum in Turkey are becoming more vocal, violent and popular

Lisa De Bode: Burden of Mass Incarceration Falls Heavily on Families

The average family of an inmate incurs $13,607 in court-related debt, one-third of the families go into debt to pay for phone calls and visits, and 83 percent of the family members responsible for these costs are women

David Moberg: OUR Walmart Relaunches Its Campaign To Beat the World Retail Giant

“As you build organizations and workers learn the importance of organization and how to fight, they’ll never give that up”

Tariq Ali: “A Political Insurrection in Britain”

Tariq Ali, who has known Corbyn for 40 years, calls Corbyn the most left-wing leader in the history of the British Labour Party

Michael Spourdalakis: To Fight Another Day

A Syriza founding member on what it would take for that party to recover.

Syriza Youth Central Committee: Why We Broke With Syriza

Outgoing members of Syriza Youth explain why they won’t be supporting their parent party in tomorrow’s election.

Various Contributors: Why Do We Lose, 2

Bill Fletcher, Mark Evans, Kathy Kelly, Vincent Emanuele, Joe Emersberger, Milan Rai, Eugene Nulman, Patrick Bond, and Justin Podur respond to Michael Albert’s Why Do We Lose?

Ted Glick: September 25th at FERC

It’s the morning of the twelfth day that I haven’t been eating. The only things I’ve been putting into my body are lots of water, salt, potassium and a multi-vitamin. How do I feel? Weak, very weak, as do most of the others—about 15 as I write—who are also fasting and intend to do so Read more…

Tom Vouloumanos: Criticisms and Counter-Criticisms from Within Syriza

Understanding the Greek election and the prospects of the Left – Part 2 of 4

David Marty: U.S. Involvement in the European Union

The U.S. and its spying agencies conducted a massive campaign with the goal of creating a single European market

Victor Grossman: Behind the German Chancellor’s Quick Reversal on Refugees

German Chancellor Merkel has performed an about-face, re-imposing border controls and further exacerbating the refugee crisis

Sonia Mitralias: GREECE: Sexist rampage against resistance to memoranda

n the paroxysmal crisis that Greece is going through, we are witnessing an unleashing of an extremely violent sexist campaign against women. What is more, this is happening on the main political scene in full public view. We believe that this extreme and violent sexism, that is taking epidemic dimensions, differs significantly from the common Read more…

Michael Calderbank: After Corbyn’s victory: time for a new kind of politics

eremy Corbyn and his supporters now face the huge task of opening up the Labour Party and putting members genuinely in control. How can they do it?

Adam Ramsay: Why Corbyn won Labour and how he can change Britain

The radical left has grown from a few tiny bubbles into a network capable of winning the Labour leadership. To win the country, it must keep expanding

Tom Vouloumanos: Syriza and Popular Unity, Part I

Understanding the Greek elections and the prospects of the left

Nikos Raptis: The Case of Greece

More than seventy years ago the US elites, as leaders of the West, decided that there should never be a leftist government in any European country

Johannes Hautaviita: Is Europe Complicit in the Plundering of Western Sahara?

It seems that the EU continues to prioritize its economic and strategic interests over international law in its bilateral relations with Morocco

John Feffer: Resisting the Lure of Intervention

The Search for Terrestrial Intelligence

Ramzy Baroud: How Yarmouk Came About: Israel’s Unabashed Role in the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Israel, whose economy is the strongest in the region, has been the most tight-fisted in terms of offering shelter to Syrian refugees

Ben Norton: A guide to the worst refugee crisis since WWII

Today there are close to 60 million war refugees

Sonali Kolhatkar: California Prisoners Struck a Blow Against Solitary Confinement

After 2 years of hunger strikes and a drawn-out court case, a settlement was reached ending indefinite prisoner isolation in California

Tariq Ali: “A Political Insurrection in Britain”

Interview on Election of Jeremy Corbyn as New Labour Leader

Samantha Winslow: Seattle Teachers Reach Settlement after Five-Day Strike

After a five-day strike, Seattle teachers returned to work today as they reviewed their tentative agreement. While some members were disappointed that wage increases were not higher, they won on other important issues, including evaluations. When the agreement was reached yesterday morning, said bargaining team member Andy Russell, chanting from supporters outside the building gave Read more…

Stuart Schaar: A Guru for Our Time: Eqbal Ahmad and the life of Dissent from Empire

My aim was to show why, sixteen years after his death, his writing is still relevant and should be studied and discussed widely

S. Jonathan Wiesen: Nuremberg’s Echoes

It’s been 80 years since the Nuremberg Laws were passed. What are the lessons for antifascists today?

Yanis Varoufakis: The Double Purpose of Τhese Elections

There are two reasons why the government decided to go to elections

Michael Busch: El Salvador’s War on Terror

El Salvador risks sacrificing civil liberties and human rights in its war on terror against gangs

Caoimhe Butterly: Refugees refuse to be broken

‘We have been treated like animals’

David Crouch: Sweden experiments with six-hour working day

A trial of shorter days for nurses at a Gothenburg care home is inspiring others across Scandinavia to cut back

Gary Younge: Corbyn victory energises the alienated and alienates the establishment

The Labour party has spoken, the rebels are now the leaders and the old guard would do well to listen – they won’t win it back with snark and petulance

Noam Chomsky: Rogue states and diplomacy

Interview on the nuclear deal with Iran

Paul Street: ISIS is US: The Empire and the Evil Genie It Released

Destabilization is Washington’s tool and game in a time when America’s long-lost economic-capitalist hegemony is fading at an ever accelerating pace

Joris Leverink: Cizre cries for help: “Turkey’s Kobane” under siege

As the conflict in Turkey spirals out of control, dozens of people have reportedly been killed in Cizre and the army shows no signs of lifting the siege

Henry A. Giroux: Donald Trump and the Ghosts of Totalitarianism

The concepts that now guide our understanding of American society are dominated by a corporate induced linguistic and authoritarian model that brings ruin to language, politics and democracy itself

Sam Gindin: Less Work, More Power

The struggle against overwork can unite workers and help rebuild the labor movement

Cynthia Peters: Misogyny and Hypocrisy Masked as Forgiveness

The Pope’s decision to allow priests to forgive women for having abortions reveals just how targeted women’s bodies are and, given the crimes being committed on the planet right now, how hypocritical the church is in whom it condemns

Rachael Boothroyd: Venezuelan Officials Arrested as Government Intensifies Anti-Smuggling Efforts

Venezuelan authorities have intercepted three state oil company (PDVSA) chartered tankers loaded with illegal cargos of fuel and allegedly en route to the Caribbean

Nick Turse: Problem Partners, Ugly Outcomes

U.S. Special Ops Missions in Africa Fail to Stem Rising Tide of Terror Groups, Coups, and Human Rights Abuses

Marina Sitrin: Growing the New in the Cracks of the Old in Detroit

People who work in gardens eat 2.5 more servings of fruits or vegetables than those who do not

Bruno Jäntti: Negative Freedom, US Liberals and Saudi Arabia

There is alarmingly little organizing that aims at changing the abysmal character of U.S. foreign policy

Michael Albert: Why Write, Why Read?

If you are intent on contributing to social change won’t you address issues that need voice because they aren’t visible, not issues everyone has already written to death?

Auset Marian Lewis: Prison Reform: Big Business as Usual?

Politicians toy with the notion of prison reform. Until we take the profit out of prison, there can be no real solutions

Federico Fuentes: Is Vice President Garcia Cracking Down on Dissent in Bolivia?

Recent statements by Bolivia’s Vice President Alvaro Garcia regarding nongovernmental organisations in Bolivia have triggered off a heated debate on the left

Eugene Nulman: Curbing Climate Change Requires Addressing National Politics

While activists are gearing up to demonstrate at the international negotiations on climate change in Paris this December, the real decisions are being made at the national level. And that’s where the pressure needs to be

Kathy Kelly: Which Side Are We On?

Anyone called upon to support wars or warlords should learn the priorities embraced at the Borderfree Center – and switch sides

Marjorie Cohn: Prisoners’ Struggle Ends Indefinite Solitary Confinement

Prolonged solitary confinement, like other forms of torture, destroys a person’s dignity

Ezequiel Adamovsky: The Covering Up of the AMIA Bombing: An Opportunity for Truth?

A new trial for the cover-up of the 1994 attack on Argentina’s Jewish community center offers opportunities for justice, but also for more impunity

Vincent Emanuele: The War Against Women: College Campuses and American Culture

For decades, women around the world have resisted patriarchy and the culture and institutions that produce it. But where are their allies?

Ted Snider: The Venezuela-Guyana Conflict: Historical Irony & Historical Precedent

The idea of cutting off territory from a nationalistic government who has the crazy idea of using its own resources for its own people, as the American oil giant ExxonMobil is now doing in the disputed territory between Venezuela and Guyana, is as old as American expansionism

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