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David Swanson: Psst. Slip This Onto Obama’s Teleprompter in Hiroshima

I am going to keep pushing the U.S. war machine forward in every possible way, and the consequences be damned

Zoe Williams: Do We Want Our Children Taught by Humans or Algorithms?

In the long term, the mutation of schools into joyless exam factories won’t be halted by resistance alone, we also need to make a proper account of what education is for

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Patrick Cockburn: Iraq protests

Baghdad unrest signals disintegration of a political system established in wake of US invasion

Mairead Maguire: From Violence To Nonviolence – From War To Peace

It was a joy for me to join eighty people from around the World meeting in Rome ll/12th April, 2016

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Stathis Kouvelakis: Europe’s Border Guards

Syriza’s capitulation to the troika has made the plight of refugees even worse

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Norman Finkelstein: On Sanders, the first intifada, BDS, and ten years of unemployment

Bernie’s campaign took the Occupy movement, which was localized, and he elevated it to the national level. I don’t know what will come next. I doubt anyone knows. But it’s exhilarating to be part of it.

Rosa Luxemburg: What Are the Origins of May Day?

Rosa Luxemburg on the roots of May Day

Karen Dolan: It’s Time to Get Cops Out of Schools

There’s only one way to make sure no more young girls are body-slammed by uniformed officers

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David Swanson: A Pro- and Anti-War Dialogue

When you go back 75 years to find a justification for the institution of war, the biggest public project of the United States for each of the past 75 years, you’re going back to a different world

Rev. John Dear: The Life and Death of Daniel Berrigan

Thank you, Dan. May we all take heart from your astonishing peacemaking life, and carry on the work to abolish war, poverty and nuclear weapons.

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Ralph Nader: The Long-Distance Rebound of Bernie Sanders

Before the spotlight moves on, he needs to use the enthusiastic political capital he and his colleagues have amassed to lay the foundation for fundamental progressive change rooted within the local communities of America

Peter Linebaugh: The incomplete, true, and wonderful history of May Day

The real meaning of May Day has been obscured by the designing propaganda of the American and Soviet governments. The truth is totally different

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Michael Yates: Let’s Get Serious About Inequality and Socialism

The word “socialism” no longer has a deeply negative connotation

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Juan Cole: Al-Qaeda Everywhere: US support for Oppressive Gov’t’s made Bin Laden’s Killing Moot

Washington shouldn’t fool itself that “taking X out” is an equally good option, or that targeted assassinations will do more than call forth more resistance to an unbearable and unjust status quo

Tamara Kneese: Portland Fast Food Workers Don’t Just Want a Raise—They Want a Union Too

Employees at Burgerville offer an alternative model for organizing low-wage workers

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Jack Rasmus: Is the US Economy Heading for Recession?

The United States is experiencing its fifth relapse in five years

Dave Lindorff: Bernie Sanders’ Real ‘Political Revolution’ Could Happen This Fall

If Bernie Sanders is reluctant to make the jump to running as a Green, he needs to be pushed by his supporters

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Serge Halimi: Why firefighters are against free trade

The French demonstrators in the Nuit Debout movement (Up All Night) hope that a convergence of struggles will enable them to extend their appeal beyond the young and university-educated, and become part of an international dynamic. One of their campaign issues — the rejection of free trade treaties (1) — may help those objectives. The intricacies Read more…

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David Swanson: What Is a Global Citizen, and Can it Save Us?

If people would stop speaking in the first person about the crimes of their country’s military, and start identifying with all of humanity, we might achieve peace

Tony Romano: “We all have a right to the city and must fight to win it!”

We must evolve our model to be more flexible to allow people anywhere to organize

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Matt Taibbi: Wall Street and Race

Clinton left a rhetorical door open for Sanders to connect Wall Street and race, but he didn’t do it

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Juan Cole: The End of American Iraq: Poor Shiites invade Parliament over corrupt Spoils System

The Bush administration presided over the installation of an Iraqi spoils system more rowdy and rapacious than anything Andrew Jackson ever imagined

Jim Pope: The Big News in the Union Rift Over the Working Families Party

If anybody can provide the organizational infrastructure and political expertise to reap long-term gain out of the Sanders campaign, it is the WFP

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Jim Hightower: Why Bernie Sanders Will, Should and Must Refuse To Drop Out Against Hillary Clinton

The keepers of the Established Order fear a grassroots uprising by no-name “outsiders”

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Glenn Greenwald: To See the Real Story in Brazil, Look at Who Is Being Installed as President — and Finance Chiefs

This fraud being perpetrated here is as blatant as it is devastating

Cathy Breen: Stories by the Fire


The families behind curtains like these, in camps, or in repurposed or unfinished buildings, have for the time a desperately welcomed measure of security

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James Anderson: The Evolution of Union Co-ops and the Historical Development of Workplace Democracy

The challenges unionized co-ops historically faced, however, continue to affect the evolution of real-life alternatives to traditional capitalist business

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Joao Pedro Stedile: “Dilma’s mistake was to promote class conciliation”

It’s time to put more energy into bringing awareness and organizing people, because in the coming years we’ll see a new rise in mass movements in our continent

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Robert Fisk: Saudi efforts to ‘modernise’ its economy away from oil are just PR tactics

For years, oil analysts have suggested that Saudi reserves are nothing like the kingdom claims them to be

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Charles Glass: Andrew Bacevich and America’s Long Misguided War to Control the Greater Middle East

There is a loyal cadre of intellectuals and pundits favoring war after war, laying the moral ground for invasions and excusing them when they go wrong

Noelle Solange Didierjean: The Race to the Bottom

Bike couriers risk life and limb for unpredictable pay, little job security, and almost no workplace protection

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Dave Zirin: Meet Two Women Tackling Misogyny in Sports Journalism

Women don’t want white knights to ride and and defend us. We just want a voice to defend ourselves

Robert Borosage: Clinton’s Defense of Big Money Won’t Cut It

Hillary Clinton’s heated defense of the money she has raised from Wall Street and other interests won’t cut it. Her protests contradict the basic case that virtually all Democrats and reformers have made for getting big money out of politics. It is vital that voters not be misled by them. Normally, liberal politicians defend setting Read more…

Claire Bernish: Trump and Hillary Refuse to Explain Why They Both Share the Same Address in Delaware

Reportedly dozens of Fortune 500 companies — Coca-Cola, Walmart, American Airlines, and Apple, to name a few — use Delaware’s strict corporate secrecy laws and legal tax loopholes

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Alfredo Lopez: Where the Bern is Fizzling

If you’re flying the flag of “different and progressive politics”, you have to organize a campaign that emanates, not from a candidate winning people over, but from people, communities and movements educating the candidate

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Michael T. Klare: Debacle at Doha

The Collapse of the Old Oil Order

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Ramzy Baroud: Did the Arabs Betray Palestine? – A Schism between the Ruling Classes and the Wider Society

The outcome of the ill-fated ‘Arab Spring’ was a massive letdown, if not betrayal, not just of Palestinians but of most Arabs

Pete Dolack: Verizon sticks it to its workers because $45 billion isn’t enough

Conservative ideology insists the question should be “Why does someone have something you don’t have” (such as a pension), instead of “Why do you not have something that you should be entitled to but don’t have”

Cathy Breen: Arriving in Erbil and Wondering: What Lies Ahead

Wherever I look, tall, unfinished concrete buildings, accompanied by construction cranes, loom over the city. It is somewhat eerie because I see no movement inside or around any of the buildings, none whatsoever

Jonah Birch: A French Spring

Popular protests have erupted against efforts to dismantle France’s labor code

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Eva Golinger: My Country, My Love: a Conversation with Gerardo and Adriana of the Cuban Five

It was nearly nine o’clock that Wednesday December 17, 2014 when I saw a tweet by Rene Gonzalez, one of the five Cuban spies who had been imprisoned in the United States for over a decade. THEY RETURNED! I had to look twice. Could it be true? I quickly started searching in newspapers and digital Read more…

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Badri Raina: The Trumpet Snarls

An unlovely trumpet sounds The knell of decency Across the chosen land

Derek Royden: “Yes We Can!” From Spain to Britain to America, a Revitalized Left Is Emerging

In Europe and North America alike, movements battling neo-liberalism and authoritarian xenophobia will need to become more than the sum of their leaders

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Ben Dangl: How Bernie Sanders and Occupy Wall Street Cracked Open America’s Political Imagination

Thanks to Sanders’ efforts, terms like socialism, capitalism, the 1%, and oligarchy have been further popularized and widely understood

Abby Cuniff: How New England students are taking fossil fuel divestment a step further

We cannot remain silent, on or off campus. Complicity allows for climate destruction and upholds the legacy of colonial violence in the Northeast and abroad

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Tom Engelhardt: The Real Meaning of Donald Trump

He’s a Sign of American Decline (Just Not in the Way You Think)

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John Feffer: The Pentagon’s Twisted Potlatch

The bloated military budgets no longer bear much relationship to actual defense, at least not for the big spenders

David Downs: The Science behind the DEA’s Long War on Marijuana

Experts say listing cannabis among the world’s deadliest drugs ignores decades of scientific and medical data. But attempts to delist it have met with decades of bureaucratic inertia and political distortion

Malik Jalal: This Is What It Feels Like to Be Hunted by Drones

Singling out people to assassinate, and killing nine of our innocent children for each person they target, is a crime of unspeakable proportions

Shane Burley: Inside the growing tenant movement fighting to end mass displacement

The goals of collective action and solidarity have been key

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