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Metin Turcan: Kurdish Activist Violence Brings Kobani Conflict to Turkish Streets

Violent Kurdish protests spread to many cities in Turkey, including Ankara and Istanbul

Patrick Cockburn: Isis on the verge of victory in Kobani

US strategy lies in ruins

John Pilger: From Pol pot to ISIS: “Anything that flies on everything that moves”.

In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, “Anything that flies on everything that moves”.  As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the orchestrated hysteria and lies make one almost nostalgic for Kissinger’s murderous Read more…

Jérôme Roos: Kurds rise up across Europe to demand action against ISIS

Turkish-Kurdish peace process appears to be on verge of collapse

Pervez Hoodbhoy: Siege of Islamabad: What Next?

Thousands of fanatical followers, led by the cleric-cricketer combination of Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan, hold Islamabad hostage

David Swanson: Thoughts of a Beheaded Head

Why when we’re alive do we act as if the whole thing isn’t insane?

Joe Emersberger: Economics: A Dismal Profession, Not Dismal “Science”

Unfortunately, even if the economics profession were greatly reformed, we could not rely on corporate journalists to report the consensus among economists accurately

Norman Finkelstein: Is Boycotting Israel the Right Way to Fight for Palestinian Rights

Two prominent professors and authors, Ilan Pappé and Norman Finkelstein, go head to head.

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Tyrell Haberkorn: Martial Law and the Criminalization of Thought in Thailand

Neither coups nor dictatorships are unusual in Thailand

Various Contributors: Kurds: Statement by People’s Democratic Party (Turkey) on developments in Rojava

The people of the Middle East face the threat of a large-scale massacre.

Greg Gandin: Why Brazil’s Elections Matter

Wall Street woke up feeling a little sad this morning, for its favorite candidate in Brazil’s presidential election, Marina Silva, placed third

Jonathan Spyer: Western fear of angering Turkey leaves besieged Kurdish town at mercy of Islamic State

The fate of the Kurdish enclave in Kobani appears to be sealed

Michael Goldstein: The Climate March: Beyond Asking Those Beholden to the Wrong People to Do the Right Thing

We are dealing with a systemic problem, one that displays historical continuity and is but one manifestation of a government bought and paid for with corporate money

Jeremy Scahill: We Created the Very Threat We Claim to be Fighting

Interview on how the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 that helped create the threat now posed by the Islamic State

Richard Falk: Is Israel Guilty of Genocide in Its Assault on Gaza?

Many will react to this assessment of Protective Edge as without legal authority and dismiss it as merely recording the predictable views of a “kangaroo court”

Charles Glass: Without peace in Syria, the beheadings will not stop

For Syrians and Iraqis, the fate of western hostages is a minor issue when so many of them have been murdered, raped and enslaved by Isil

Juan Cole: The Last Days of Kobani Loom

ISIL Closes in on Syrian Kurds

James Bovard: The Civil War and 150 Years of Forgotten US Military Atrocities

Sheridan’s Scorched Earth Campaign

Richard Fidler: How Bolivia is leading the global fight against climate disaster

We are “ecosocialists” because the climate crisis now bearing down on us is the major issue facing the world’s peoples

Peter Certo: Here’s Everything Wrong with the White House’s War on the Islamic State

War planners are predicting that the latest conflict could rage for three years or longer

Jack Rasmus: Latin America’s ‘Made in USA’ 2014 Recession

The USA is taking advantage of the emerging recessions in Latin America

Jonathan Cook: George Monbiot, the Left’s McCarthy

Questioning someone’s integrity is not something I do lightly, especially when I share much ideological common ground with them

Steve Early: What North American Unions Can Learn From Labor Organizers Abroad

Workers can think and act like trade unionists even if they don’t have a union contract

Tom Engelhardt: ISIS in Washington

America’s Soundtrack of Hysteria

Cornel West: Obama No Martin Luther King Or Malcolm X

In part two of our interview, Dr. Cornel West compares the legacy of President Obama to another Nobel Prize winner, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Barack Obama commits war crimes — Somalia, Yemen. He commits war crimes in Pakistan, Afghanistan,” West said. “Martin Luther King Jr. tried to keep a spotlight on war Read more…

Jeff Cohen: The Resurrection of Reporter Gary Webb

Will Hollywood Give Him Last Word Against the CIA’s Media Apologists?

John Feffer: The Strange Non-Death of Polish Neo-Liberalism

Neo-liberalism seems to have nine lives in Poland

Dean Baker: California pension fund gives the boot to hedge funds

Investment of public money needs transparency and accountability

Shamus Cooke: Can Hong Kong Trigger a Chinese Revolution?

A historic showdown is shaking Hong Kong’s core

Richard Falk: Israel-Palestine conflict: A turn in western thinking?

UN speeches avoided mentioning the most dramatic development: A new phase of the conflict

Steve Breyman: Why Obama Must Bomb ISIS

US policy has become little more than a New Enemy Creation Process

Jeb Lund: The war on high-school history classes is a whole new level of dumb

History as text is easy; you can just rewrite it to fit any screwheaded agenda

Louis Proyect: The Speech Bernie Sanders Should Give But Won’t

Reviving the Progressive Party

Peter Frase: In Defense of Gamers

There was a time when I might have called myself a “gamer.” That is, I’m someone who plays and thinks about video games, and views them as a rich cultural form full of potential, both as art and as sport. Now, however, even people who usually ignore games have been introduced to the figure of Read more…

Pervez Hoodbhoy: Manufacturing Consent – Pakistani Style

Ratings-hungry TV channels eventually brought catastrophe to Pakistan

Michael Albert: Marx This, Marx That, So What?

Let the “dead generations” rest in peace. Awake from “nightmarish” mimicry

Chris Hedges: The Ordeal of Stanley L. Cohen: Justice as Farce

The corruption of the law to advance the interests of a corporate elite requires harsher and harsher measures to check a restive population

April M. Short: A Poetic Warning About Police Brutality in Ferguson and Elsewhere—From a Black Father to His Son

“I can’t go to sleep without thinking about is my son navigating this world and how to make it a little bit safer for him”

Pepe Escobar: Can China and Russia Squeeze Washington Out of Eurasia?

The Future of a Beijing-Moscow-Berlin Alliance

John Feffer: Meet the Polish Activists on the Cutting Edge of a Possible Left Resurgence in Eastern Europe

Its corner location was unbeatable. But Brave New World cafe faced steep competition on Warsaw’s most fashionable thoroughfare: a pricey French bakery, a trendy sushi restaurant and the famous Café Blickle, which began serving coffee and pastries long before World War I. Moreover, as even its passionate defenders would admit, the food at Brave New Read more…

Jonathan Cook: Why is the truth about Rwanda so elusive?

Corbin has now fronted a truly disturbing revisionist documentary on Rwanda, called Rwanda’s Untold Story

David Alexandre: Where to Stand on Catalonia

Catalonia’s independence is one that typically confuses many observers on the left, in and out of Spain

Nikos Raptis: Bulletin from Athens

Greece, Nazi Germany, Obama, and Empire

Cory Fischer-hoffman: Venezuela’s “Political Prisoner” Allegory

It is necessary to make some distinctions between the political prisoners of the past and those who claim to be such in the present day.

Richard Falk: Changing the Political Climate: A Transitional Imperative

After the final no there comes a yes And on that yes the future of the world depends.   Wallace Stevens, “The Well Dressed Man with a Beard,” Selected Poems (New York: Vintage, ed. H. Stevens, 1972)190   Points of Departure The most daunting challenging of adapting to the realities of the anthropocene era is Read more…

Alan Weider: COINTELPRO on Steroids

While personally I can chuckle, the attacks of the United States government on personal liberty, both at home and abroad, are surely no laughing matter

David Mizner: A War for Power

The American “war on terror” has been terrific for jihadist groups

Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Back to Openly Supporting Democracy

It is, of course, very difficult to choose the single most extreme episode of misleading American media propaganda

Robert Reich: Why the Economy is Still Failing Most Americans

Conservatives believe the economy functions better if the rich have more money and everyone else has less. But they’re wrong. It’s just the opposite

Jérôme Roos: If Kobane Falls…

The U.S.-led air strikes against ISIS has already caused thousands of civilian deaths and hundreds of thousands to flee their homes, their country.

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