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Recent ZNet

Marina Sitrin: Revolutionary May Day in Berlin: It Began with a Riot

The participation in Revolutionary May Day in Berlin has consistently increased in number

Sandy Tolan: The Flute at the Checkpoint

The Everyday Politics of Confinement in Palestine

Shepherd Bliss: Big Wine Fails to Dry Farm During California’s Relentless Drought

It is unfair to mandate people and other businesses to conserve water and allow Big Ag and Big Wine to consume as much as they want, for free.

Dick Meister: The Real May Day

Winning the eight-hour workday took years of hard struggle, beginning in the mid-1800s

Rasmea Odeh: Hopes, Dreams and Freedom in Palestine and the U.S.

In the early morning on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Rasmea Yousef Odeh, Associate Director of the Arab American Action Network in Chicago, was arrested at her home by agents from the Department of Homeland Security

MintPress News Desk: Baltimore Shutting Off Water To Thousands

Baltimore is the latest city to crack down on unpaid residential water bills, despite concerns that the practice violates basic human rights. Meanwhile, the city’s corporate debtors continue to run their taps unaffected.

Vincent Emanuele: Learning to Love

People aren’t inherently victims. People can fight back. People can learn. And they do.

Bruce A. Dixon: Demonizing Teachers, Privatizing Schools

The Big Lies and Big Plans Behind the Atlanta School Cheating Scandal

George Monbiot: A Hole in the System

Fire and forget: that’s the psychopathic business model we confront, and the forgetting is assisted by the press and political leaders

Ramzy Baroud: No Arab Bolivars: As Region Implodes, Arab Socialism Fizzles Out

Wishful thinking alone will hardly revive the socialist tide in the Arab world

Justin Podur: Profiting from Dictatorship

Egypt’s increasingly totalitarian dictatorship is not described that way by the countries that do business with it, even if countries have citizens who have suffered at its hands

Robert Fisk: The acceptable face of the Emirates

This is egregious affluence on an unprecedented scale

Walden Bello: Time for Democracy? Brave New Isle after Lee Kuan Yew

Will the current generation of PAP leaders have the courage to bring about what many of them already realize as the key to the renewal of Singapore: the genuine democratization of politics?

John Hanrahan: Whistleblowers vs. “Fear-Mongering”

Seven prominent national security whistleblowers called for a number of wide-ranging reforms

Trish Kahle: Challenging the Industrial Narrative

Railroad workers are increasingly rejecting the old “jobs versus environment” story

Dave Zirin: Apartheid Games

Baltimore, Urban America, and Camden Yards

Russ Bellant: U.S. Training Nazis in Ukraine Government Merger

The US-funded Ukrainian government in Kiev has merged the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and other battalions (there are several dozen of them) into the Ministry of Defense

Bill Quigley: Ten Shocking Facts About Baltimore

92 percent of marijuana possession arrests in Baltimore were of African Americans, one of the highest racial disparities in the USA

Jack Rasmus: Greek Debt Crisis: Is Default or Exit Inevitable?

The troika will continue to withhold funds, pressure Greek banks and leak details of ‘Plan B’. Greece should plan to raise the stakes as well

Steve Early: Whatever Happened to Employee Free Choice?

AFL-CIO Delays CA. Hospital Vote

Marjorie Cohn: Challenging American Exceptionalism

Obama, like Bush before him, opportunistically defines the whole world as a battlefield

Tom Hayden: The Forgotten Power of the Vietnam Protest, 1965-1975

The era of protest against Vietnam – 1965-75 – was unique as the emergence of a nationwide peace movement on a scale not seen before in American history

Taylan Tosun: Turkish Military Returning to the Stage… Just Before the Elections

Recent history has made it clear that every time the Turkish military increased its sphere of influence, any attempt to a lasting peaceful solution to the Kurdish had been doomed to fail

Shawn Gude: Why Baltimore Rebelled

Police immunity and dehumanizing poverty can only coexist for so long

Rev. jesse Jackson: National Guard Deployed as Baltimore Erupts After Years of Police Violence, Economic Neglect

The violence “diverts attention away from the real issue” that West Baltimore is an “oasis of poverty and pain” where residents have long suffered from police abuse and economic neglect

Costas Douzinas: A very European coup

There is no single blueprint or precedent for the democratic socialism of the twenty first century. The Left will have to improvise and adjust, to become brutally pragmatic and uncompromisingly principled

Paul Street: The U.S., Iran, and the Saudi Bombing of Yemen

The absurdities of Washington’s Yemen policy are striking

Bill Shortell: Free The Atlanta Teachers

High stakes testing is as a weapon of Corporate Education Reform to tear up community schools and make room for private enterprise

Jesse Franzblau: “U.S. Ties with Mexico’s Military Have Never Been Closer”

The kidnapping and disappearance of 43 students from a teacher-training college in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero has sparked renewed attention to the devastating effects of the U.S.-backed drug war in Mexico. More than six months have passed since the students’ disappearance, and while dozens of police officials and local drug gang members have been arrested, the investigations Read more…

Marcos Burbery: ‘By Blood’ Tackles the Untold Legacy of Slave-Owning Cherokees

It’s an obscure part of antebellum history, but members of no fewer than five Native American tribes participated in chattel slavery

Auset Marian Lewis: The Enemy

When blacks are portrayed as a criminal race, it’s easy for those walking unmolested to the store with their white privilege to maintain that’s the way it should be

Mandisi Majavu: The Human Cost of Xenophobia

The human cost of intolerance towards African immigrants and refugees is too high

Bruno Jäntti: Countering Israel’s apartheid regime: ICAHD rebuilding camp

ICAHD Rebuilding Camp brings together Palestinians, internationals and Israelis to rebuild a home of a Palestinian family, deepen the campers’ understanding of the Israel-Palestine conflict and to train political activists for long-term political action

Patrick Bond: South African xenophobia requires root-cause critique and strategic resistance

Political symbols in South Africa are here today, gone tomorrow, but oppressive political economy endures

Andrew Cockburn: The Kingpin Strategy

Assassination as Policy in Washington and How It Failed, 1990-2015

Gareth Porter: Houthi arms bonanza came from Saleh, not Iran

The slack-jawed media approach to the story has produced the usual fog of misinformation and confusion

J.J. Goldberg: In Stealth Move, Congress Backs Israeli Right’s War on Settlement Boycotts

Among other things, the Roskam bill would require the president to report to Congress on foreign efforts to boycott Israel or “territories under the control of Israel”

Michael Gould-Wartofsky: When Rioting is Rational

“Riots” aren’t random occurrences. They’re a reaction to structural oppression

Christian Appy: How to Turn a Nightmare into a Fairy Tale

40 Years Later, Will the End Games in Iraq and Afghanistan Follow the Vietnam Playbook?

Joris Leverink: Turkey’s century-old denial still going strong. But for how long?

The Turkish government says it will not accept that genocide took place one hundred years ago, despite that 1.5 million of a total 2 million were killed during the fall of the Ottoman Empire one hundred years ago

Juan Cole: Anger Translation

The major problem the world faces in avoiding climate disruption is not economic or technological. It is plain old-fashioned greed

Henry A. Giroux: The Perils of Being a Public Intellectual

Rethinking Michael Eric Dyson’s Attack on Cornel West

Dario Azzellini: Contemporary Crisis and Workers Control

This chapter was taken from “An Alternative Labour History”, edited by Dario Azzellini and published by Zed Books

Stathis Kouvelakis: Greece: The Noose Tightens

There are only three options remaining for the Syriza government

Nils Muižnieks: Crisis in the Mediterranean: Europe must change course

Tougher border controls only increase migrants’ vulnerability—and make smugglers richer.

Jack Rasmus: USA: How the Rich Get Richer

The old industrial capital business model represented by GE is under significant pressure

Mark Evans: Why “Utopian Socialism” Can Be More Scientific Than “Scientific Socialism” … Or, Why Engels Was Wrong!

“Utopian socialism” can be more scientific than so called “scientific socialism” and that the utopian socialist methodology should be used to inform revolutionary thinking and action in the 21st Century

David Swanson: Understanding the Suffering War Brings

Most people in the United States have no idea of the suffering that war brings

Badri Raina: Jammu And Kashmir: Return Of The Natives

What needs to be understood is that rehabilitating the Pandits among the Muslims will simultaneously also affect the rehabilitation of the Kashmiri Muslims

Glen Ford: Why They Hate Cornel West

As the clock unwinds on the nation’s first black presidency, much of the black political class is scrambling to rewrite the history of their own behavior over the past six or seven years

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