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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

Ramzy Baroud: Huffington Post Arabic and the Absurdity of ‘Liberal’ Expectations

What one should expect from ‘Huffington Post Arabi’ is to challenge the media polarization and operate outside the destructive framework of the media war underway in the Middle East

Paul Street: Bernie and the Donald

Sideshows before the main event

Bill Fletcher: The counter-attack that Planned Parenthood needs to launch

The existence of Planned Parenthood has been a victory for women. We do not simply need to defend it. We need to expand its work in service of women’s health from one end of this country to the other

Patrick Bond: South Africa’s Deal with the Devil, Revisited

New controversy emerges over Mandela’s ‘Faustian Pact’ with world capital

Linda Gordon: Social Movements And Electoral Politics

To keep democratic politicians in office, social movements must counteract pressure from big money

Belen Fernandez: Humans of the White House?

Obama’s empathetic Facebook comment about a father and son in Iran was lauded in the press. But would he have done the same for U.S. drone victims?

Eugene Nulman: Left-wing Corbyn Is Electable in UK, but Wouldn’t Be In US

In the UK, one candidate for leader of the center-left Labour Party – a position that usually competes for Prime Minister in general elections – is actually on the left

Marjorie Cohn: One Day Soon, That Drone Overhead May Be Pointing a Taser at You

North Dakota has just become the first state to legalize police use of drones equipped with “less than lethal” weapons

Arun Gupta: Field Notes to Life During the Apocalypse

Humanity, after taking over the driver’s seat of evolution, has crashed it into the brick wall of industrial civilization

Joe Emersberger: Media Rubbish about Venezuelans Who Have Left to Live Abroad

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 145,000 Venezuelans immigrated to the U.S. from 1990 to 2011

Juan Cole: Top 10 signs of Extreme Climate Change in Alaska and why it Should Scare Us

The Portage Glacier is only one of many natural features now changing in Alaska

Jeffrey R. Webber: Ecuador’s Impasse

Left and indigenous forces in Ecuador are attempting to create an alternative to both Rafael Correa and the Right

Leehi Yona: Strong Words, But Little Action at Arctic Summit

After a one-day summit in the U.S. Arctic’s biggest city, leaders from the world’s northern countries acknowledged that climate change is seriously disrupting the Arctic ecosystem, yet left without committing themselves

Z. C. Dutka: Venezuela Responds to International Criticism Regarding Border Closure

Venezuela accused the United States and the European Union of hypocrisy after both bodies criticized the South American nation for deporting over 1000 undocumented Colombians

Paul Street: Strange Words From St. Bernard and the Sandernistas

If you listen closely to candidate Sanders, you can hear some odd and disturbing things

Glen Ford: #BlackLivesMatter Hurts Democrats’ Feelings

As with popular upheavals in previous eras, the movement will earn its name, and will be rooted in the streets, not the suites – and certainly not in the Democratic Party, which is where movements go to die

Toure: I Asked a Black Cop What He Thinks About America’s Policing Problem

I think the police’s job is always to de-escalate the situation

Louis Proyect: Jacobin and “The War on Syria”

Higgins presents an addled history of the war in Syria that is meant to demonize the FSA

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