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Paul Street: Name That System and/or Work to Overthrow It

Movement-building would seem the major order of the day

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Arun Gupta: Why Promoting Healthy Food like Junk Food Won’t Work

What does threaten junk food are stringent federal nutrition standards, soda taxes, limits on advertising to children, banning toy giveaways with fast-food meals, healthier school lunches, subsidizing the purchase of fresh foods by food-stamp recipients

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Vijay Prashad: Party of paranoia

The nuclear deal, built on compromise, is an essential first step towards a bargain for the region. It is precisely what the party of paranoia opposes

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Pepe Escobar: Howling in Donetsk

I saw whole families holed up in fully decorated Soviet-era bomb shelters too afraid to go out even by daylight, traumatized by the bombings orchestrated by Kiev’s “anti-terrorist operations”

Robert H Wade: The Ukraine crisis is not what it seems

The tortured history of the present conflict began before the overthrow of President Yanukovich

FREBIN: Letter from Bolivarian Researchers

For the victory of 99%, let’s fight together! as we already did in Pensacola, Ocumare and Amelia Island. Let America be Our America

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George Monbiot: ‘Wealth creators’ are robbing our most productive people

There is an inverse relationship between utility and reward. The most lucrative, prestigious jobs tend to cause the greatest harm. The most useful workers tend to be paid least and treated worst

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Medea Benjamin: Menendez Downfall Could Be Diplomacy’s Windfall

Menendez not only plays loose with favors for Dr. Melgen; he plays loose with issues of war and peace. The people of New Jersey, and the rest of the country, deserve better

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Henry A. Giroux: Terrorism, Violence, and the Culture of Madness

The war on terrorism has morphed into a new form of authoritarianism and its real enemy is no longer limited to potential terrorists, but includes democracy itself

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Dilip Hiro: The Great Game in Afghanistan (Twenty-First-Century Update)

And the U.S. Is Losing Ou

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Mark Evans: Talking to Dominic (and you) about Class Power

The design of these institutions can either create a class system within the economy or it can create classlessness

Rachael Boothroyd: Democracy Behind Bars in Venezuela? A Reply to the UK Guardian

One wonders how many mistakes, glaring omissions and biased statements can one fit in just two paragraphs of just 88 words. When it comes to Venezuela, the answer is, a lot

Occupy KCL: ‘Free, accessible and compassionate education system’

Occupying King’s College London

Oskar Lafontaine: A Better Europe is Possible

Interview on “anti-systemic” parties and how to forge a democratic Europe

Philip Weiss: The Jewish establishment has banned these four valiant Jews. Why?

Four American Jews on a national campus tour have been banned from speaking at Hillel, the Jewish campus organization, because they have come out in favor of Palestinian human rights

zak: Zak-Attack

Why I Care About the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Giles Tremlett: The Podemos Revolution

How a small group of radical academics changed European politics

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Ted Glick: Reasons to Be Hopeful This Spring

Spring brings with it major mobilizations of people into the streets for mass demonstrations around war and peace, justice, climate or other issues

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Michael Albert: Time Is Not On Our Side Yet

Movements could fight for a shorter workday and work week as a valuable aid

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Mark Weisbrot: Destroying the Greek economy in order to save it

European authorities are using dirty tactics to bring Greece to heel

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Patrick Cockburn: Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf’s fire

Foreign states that go to war in Yemen usually come to regret it

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Sonali Kolhatkar: Why Mexico’s Farmworkers Who Harvest Our Food Are on Strike

Poor treatment of the workers who pick our produce is no accident. It is a predictable outcome of a system designed to have a bottleneck controlled by fewer and fewer corporations

Sandy Boyer: A 1,000-foot middle finger to affordable housing

A $1 billion-a-year real estate racket–and asks why Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t trying to end it

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Justin Podur: York strikers show the way — now let’s build a truly public university

How could we have a totally seamless relationship with the non-university public, in which the university becomes a source of knowledge and not a place where knowledge is locked up to be accessed only by those who pay to be within its walls?

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Richard Falk: The Mistakes of the Global Imperial State and the Mistakes of Others

The United States operates globally in all regions to solidify its status as the only global imperial state, indeed the first such state in the history of the world

Marina Prentoulis: After Syriza: What’s next for Spain?

The significance of Syriza’s electoral victory for anti-austerity parties and politics across Europe is slowly, but steadily sinking in

Lauren McCauley: Students and Parents Rally Against Cuomo’s Billionaire-Backed Education Scheme

Students, parents, and teachers protest New York governor’s plan to tie standardized tests to teacher evaluations

A.M. "Marty" Stroud III: Prosecutor Apologizes for Sending Innocent Man to Death Row

Glenn Ford should be completely compensated to every extent possible because of the flaws of a system that effectively destroyed his life

Freddie Allen: Record Number of Former Workers Without Benefits

With no federal unemployment insurance and rapidly disappearing state coverage, the percentage of people benefiting from unemployment insurance is at its lowest level in more than three decades, according to a report by According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on low- and middle-income families. EPI said the unemployment Read more…

Stephen Greenberg: Grabbing Africa’s seeds

USAID, EU and Gates Foundation back agribusiness seed takeover

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Jérôme Roos: Monster bubbles: the delayed crisis of casino capitalism resurfaces

While the rest of us linger in “secular stagnation,” the speculators at Wall Street are having a field day

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Dick Meister: Let’s Honor A True American Hero

Cesar Chavez Day should remind us of the continuing need to take forceful legal steps and other action in behalf of farm workers

Roger Annis: Quebec students launch anti-austerity, pro-environment ‘social strike’ and movement

Post-secondary students across Quebec have launched a “social strike” and protest movement opposing hikes in tuition fees and other austerity measures of the Quebec provincial government

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Paul Street: Bernie Dreaming and the Hillary Money Machine

For a People’s Caucus Beyond the Quadrennial Extravaganza

Bécquer Seguín: Podemos’s Latin American Roots

Podemos has gained traction by drawing on lessons from the Latin American left

Geoff Gilbert: Building for long-term progressive revival in Ohio

The OOC seeks to create an environment where people working on different progressive causes can relate to each other on transformational rather than transactional terms

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Vijay Prashad: A Conversation with “Letters to Palestine” Editor Vijay Prashad

There are so many amazing Arab writers and poets in America and I wanted to draw attention to that

Donya Alinejad: Dear Maagdenhuis, can we please get our shit together?

If the movement for a New University is to win, it must not only formulate its own answers — it must also struggle for the power to implement them

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Milan Rai: Humpty Dumpty, Vietnam and the Propaganda Model

Mainstream debate turns on whether it was wise for the US to attempt to defend South Vietnam. The notion that the United States did not defend the people of South Vietnam, but rather attacked them, does not figure even as a theoretical possibility

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Richard Falk: Change Versus Continuity In The Philippines

There is little doubt that the people power movement of the mid-1980s remains a source of national pride for many Filipinos

Ana-Maria Dima: On the Use and Abuse of Volunteerism

Walk around London and you will notice the many posters endorsed by the Mayor of London encouraging people to volunteer to increase their career chances. Volunteering at football clubs helps doctors become better at their jobs while volunteering at a zoo will help aspiring zookeepers find employment. Whatever you may want to do professionally in Read more…

Guardian staff: Tens of thousands march through Dublin

Irish government’s austerity measure has sparked widespread public anger, with Saturday’s street protest the fourth since October

Allison Deger: Meet the Knesset members from the Joint List

Something has changed inside Israel for its Palestinian citizens

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Patrick Bond: Will a “climate movement across the movements” produce Seattle-style shutdowns or a Paris cul de sac?

“…we need to give people hope that there is a purpose to the mobilisation”

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William D. Hartung: Military Strategy? Who Needs It?

The Madness of Funding the Pentagon to “Cover the Globe”

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Bruno Jäntti: Netanyahu’s anti-Semitic rhetoric

To counter anti-Semitism, all of us need to make it absolutely clear that Israeli war criminals like Netanyahu do not, by any stretch of the imagination, represent the world Jewry

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Immanuel Wallerstein: A Possible Agreement Between Turkey and the Kurds

If the deal goes through, the Kurds will have achieved linguistic and cultural rights. It remains to be seen how much the economic situation of the ordinary Kurds will improve.

Seymour Hersh: The Scene of the Crime

A reporter’s journey to My Lai and the secrets of the past

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Vijay Prashad: Gaza: no justice until US drops Israel at UN

International criticism of Israel’s summer offensive will come to nothing if the US continues to protect its ally with its UN veto

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Glenn Greenwald: Netanyahu’s Spying Denials Contradicted by Secret NSA Documents

Israel targets the U.S. government for invasive electronic surveillance, and does so more aggressively and threateningly than almost any other country in the world

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