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Patrick L. Smith: New York Times propagandists exposed

Well, well, well. Gloating is unseemly, especially in public, but give me this one, will you? It has been a long and lonely winter defending the true version of events in Ukraine, but here comes the sun. We now have open acknowledgment in high places that Washington is indeed responsible for this mess, the prime mover, Read more…

David Swanson: Israel’s Secret

On the Side of the Road tells the story of the founding of Israel in 1948 through the memories of those who killed and expelled the people of Palestine

Ramzy Baroud: The Mockingjay of Palestine

“If we burn, you burn with us”

Parthena Xanthopoulou-Dimitriadou: Anarchist prisoner’s hunger strike sparks riots in Athens

Clashes broke out in Exarchia last night after a solidarity march for the anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos, who has been on hunger strike for 24 days.

Mike Marqusee: From the archives: Muhammad Ali and the war against terrorism

It’s important to remember that, until the mid-1970s, Muhammad Ali was more reviled than admired in his native land, and enjoyed far more respect abroad

Jessica Johnson: 5 Reasons Feminists Should Join the Fight for Justice in Ferguson

Ferguson is about all of us, and Ferguson is about more than one incident

Kate Shea Baird: ‘Let’s win back Barcelona’: the rise of Guanyem

On a wave of political struggles, a new municipal platform — Guanyem Barcelona — was launched this year with a “democratic rebellion” as its goal

Fania Davis: This Country Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans—Right Now

What response can disrupt patterns set by centuries of racism?

Nick Chiles: Another Shocker: No Indictment of NYPD Officer

Like a devastating one-two punch, a grand jury in Staten Island has decided not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner

George Monbiot: Breaking the Silence

No wonder landowners are scared

Vijay Prashad: India and the Islamic State group

In late November, Areeb Majeed returned to his home in western India after a brief sojourn among the legions of the Islamic State group. Majeed, 22, had gone to Iraq on pilgrimage with three friends in late May after apparently making contact with the Islamic State group (IS, formerly known as ISIS) online. From Baghdad, the Read more…

Z. C. Dutka: Pemon Indigenous Occupy Airport in Venezuela

“We Have Had Enough of Broken Promises”

Chuck Idelson: As Latest UN Climate Change Meet Begins, Naomi Klein’s Book is Worth Another Look

With so much at much at stake, why have world leaders done so little to embrace comprehensive, mandatory solutions?

Dan La Botz: The Mexican Crisis Deepens

Tens of thousands are in motion throughout Mexico, demanding justice from the government, and many around the world support them

Rebecca Solnit: Anywhere But Here

The following Rebecca Solnit piece is slightly adapted from photographer Michael Light’s new book, Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain

Guy Rundle: The Meaning of Black Friday

When Black Friday devours Thanksgiving, capitalism consumes one of its sustaining myths

Juan Thompson: Why the Ferguson Riots Were Justified

No justice. No respect.

Preeti Kaur: India: Sterilization, Development, Population Control and Discrimination

Tragic deaths of 15 sterilized women in India reveal pervasive discrimination and inhumane family planning policies

Florian Zollmann: Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre

As journalist Nermeen Al-Mufti observed in 2004, “Fallujah was once called the city of minarets. It once echoed the Euphrates in its beauty and calm. It had plentiful water and lush greenery. It was a summer resort for Iraqis. People went there for leisure, for a swim at the nearby Habbaniya lake, for a kebab Read more…

Charles Davis: Amazon’s Frightening CIA Partnership

Capitalism, corporations and our massive new surveillance state

Sebastian Rosemont: Chilean Activists Change the Rules of the Game

Although many of the protests of 2011 — the year of Occupy Wall Street — have faded, Chilean students and workers managed to win many of their demands

Danai Limneou: Hunger strike in Greece: for a breath of freedom

Twenty days ago anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos went on hunger strike to demand his educational furlough

Juan Cole: Putin, Blocked by Europe, turns to Turkey for Gas Pipeline

The Russian annexation of Crimea and heavy interference in the Ukraine has had a significant consequence for its hydrocarbon industry

Bel Trew: The Crooks Return to Cairo

Egypt’s government is happily letting exiled billionaires and convicted Mubarak cronies buy their way back home

Michael Albert: Hypocrisy, Pathology, and Prospects in Inspiring Action

We need more effort going to motivating belief in the efficacy of overcoming our problems with positive gains

Justin Podur: The Power of Crazy Ideas

A review of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, by Naomi Klein

Tom Hayden: The CIA’s Student-Activism Phase

In the 1960s, the agency sought to fight Communism through the students’ rights movement. There’s little reason to think its tactics have changed

Nikos Raptis: Education: The Perennial Problem

What is important is that the students start from scratch by themselves. They “invent the wheel” themselves

Robert Reich: Patrolling the Boundaries Inside America

The boundary separating white Anglo upscale school districts from the burgeoning non-white and non-Anglo populations in downscale communities is fast becoming a flashpoint inside America

Steve Bogira: Can Chuy beat Rahm in the race for mayor?

“Chuy” Garcia is a formidable candidate

Murtaza Hussain: Wall St. is Taking Over Pension Plans

“There is a massive transfer of power and wealth happening from the public to Wall Street, through pensions”

Noam Chomsky: US control is diminishing, but it still thinks it owns the world

This piece is adapted from Uprisings, a chapter in Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to US Empire

Bruno Jäntti: Witnessing a Home Demolition Operation in East Jerusalem

It was late July, 2008. As ICAHD rebuilding camp participants were just about to go to bed, a word came through on a house demolition operation that would most likely take place at 4 a.m. the following morning. We were offered a chance to take part in an act of nonviolent resistance against the home Read more…

Walden Bello: Inequality and Liberal Democracy: A Disturbing Association

Neoliberal policies that have reigned since the 1980s

Brendan Fischer: ALECLays Blueprint for 2015

The midterm elections may have given the embattled American Legislative Exchange Council a new lease on life

Dahlia Lithwick: The University of Virginia Finally Confronts Its Rape Problem

The confidential sexual assault investigation system has failed

Jonathan Cook: Israel’s Jewish state bill: assessing the wider impact

In explaining the need for the bill, Netanyahu told his ministers it was important that “there are national rights only for the Jewish people”

Marjorie Cohn: Prosecutor Manipulates Grand Jury Process to Shield Officer

You know the fix is in when a suspect who shot an unarmed man voluntarily provides four hours of un-cross examined testimony to a grand jury without taking the Fifth

Shamus Cooke: The Fight for $15 Shakes Awake the U.S. Labor Movement

Fighting for and winning $15 strengthens the status of unions in the community and consequently helps shield against anti-union attacks

Vijay Prashad: A new dawn for cooperation?

Davutoglu’s visit was not merely about trade. It was also about the mayhem that besets the region

George Monbiot: A Vision for Nature

As governments tear down the rules that defend our wildlife from extinction, here’s a positive attempt to stop the wreckage

Vijay Prashad: Rise of the jehadis

Patrick Cockburn, in his new book The Jihadis Return, traces the origins of the Islamic State to the U.S.-engineered collapse of the Iraqi state and society in the 1990s and the 2000s

Julian Hipkins III: Teaching About Ferguson

A collection of teaching ideas and resources

Dominique Vidal: Buying back ‘il manifesto’

The paper that came out of the Italian Communist Party of the 1960s has struggled on into a changed political and media world

Mark Weisbrot: Fixing the Exchange Rate System in Venezuela

Inflation, shortages, and the economic slowdown all stem from the shortage of dollars

Juan Cole: Race inequality between US Whites and African-Americans by the Numbers (Again)

This vast difference between Euro-American and African-American rates of employment holds true regardless of educational level

Joe Emersberger: Save the Children from Tony Blair and Others Like Him

Save the Children gave Tony Blair, a man who contributed massively to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis during the decade he was the UK Prime Minister, a “global legacy award.” How can this charity get away with doing something so monstrous? The reason is simple. The vast majority of the UK public Read more…

Rafael Barajas: Mexico, a Criminal Country

Without drug money, the Mexican economy would collapse

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: When racism wears a badge

It’s clear that nothing other than a mass movement can stop the senseless murder of young African Americans at the hands of American police

David Swanson: There Goes Virginia’s Climate

“Here’s a plastic toy. Glad I’m not you!”

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