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Ramzy Baroud: No ‘Crisis in Islam’: Just Apathy of So-called ‘Historians’

This is far from being a ‘crisis in Islam’, but a political struggle that will, ultimately, define the future of the region for many generations to come

Shamus Cooke: Unions Must Act Now to Survive Supreme Court Deathblow

Unions have a decision to make: organize or die. It’s that simple. These are the only two options now that the Supreme Court announced it would hear the case “Friedrichs v. California Teacher Association.” The court intends to take aim at the head of organized labor by ruling against the California Teachers Association, and in Read more…

Vijay Prashad: Palestine ‘shocked’ at Indian abstention

Palestinian Ambassador Adnan Abu Alhaija says India’s decision has been “affected” by its “burgeoning military relationship with Israel”

George Monbiot: Disinventing Democracy

The assault on Greece is just the latest episode in a long history of shutting down choice on behalf of the financial elite

Richard Falk: UN Gaza Report Part II: Israel’s Counterinsuurgency Apologist: Colonel Richard Kemp

Retired British colonel, Richard Kemp, has been an ardent supporter of Israel’s three major military operations in Gaza conducted over the last six years

Glenn Greenwald: Today’s Civilian Victims in Yemen Will be Ignored Because U.S. and its Allies Are Responsible

From this latest Yemen bombing and so many like it, the resulting differences in worldviews and perspectives isn’t be because “they” are propagandized, but because “we” are

Deirdre Fulton: Dominoes of Democracy?

Europe’s Left Finds Hope in Anti-Austerity Vote

Alexis Tsipras: Alexis Tsipras’ speech to the European Parliament

Today, we come with a strong mandate from the Greek people

Netfa Freeman: Has U.S. Policy Toward Cuba Really Changed?

Despite its improving relations with Havana, Washington’s ultimate goal for the island remains regime change

Joseph M. Schwartz: The Sanders Campaign and the Revival of Socialism in the US

Sanders is campaigning on behalf of the 99 percent against the 1 percent

Vincent Emanuele: Not Preaching to the Choir: Speaking to Friends about Politics

Activists often find themselves in circles of like-minded people. But how do we motivate people who aren’t involved?

Jérôme Roos: Greece’s resounding OXI shakes Europe to the core

The outcome of Sunday’s historic referendum marks a historic victory for people power — but with euro exit looming, Greece’s future remains wide open

Jérôme Roos: Greece should reject the Eurozone’s latest ultimatum

Just two days after Greek voters rejected their creditors’ ultimatum, Tsipras is given another one. It’s time to follow the people’s lead and say NO

Paul Street: Obama’s Good Republican Week

The Signature Accomplishments of a Neoliberal President

David Swanson: Killing Crabs and Arabs

There has to be a last time we tolerate war

Richard Falk: UN Report on War Crimes during Israel’s 51 Day Assault on Gaza

The magnitude of the Palestinian losses suggests that the essential character of this Israeli undertaking is best understood as ‘state terror’

Dilar Dirik: Kurdish Women’s Radical Self-Defense: Armed and Political

The Kurdish women’s resistance operates without hierarchy and domination and is part of larger, societal transformation and liberation

David McReynolds: Why Bernie?

In this imperfect world I happily support the man who is not perfect on every issue, but very good on some key ones – and that is Bernie Sanders

Vijay Prashad: Is India bending towards Israel?

By abstaining from a crucial vote that would have allowed the ICC to investigate Israeli war crimes, India sends signals of a disturbingly different stance towards Palestine

Walden Bello: The Dark Side of Asia’s ‘Tiger Economies’

From declining worker protections to violent labor trafficking and ethnic cleansing

Victoria Law: Women’s Prisons as Sites of Resistance

People inside prisons can be punished for simple, humane acts like hugging or sharing

Michael Yates: The Faith of Geraldine

Living was difficult where Geraldine was born, and no bed or roses in the factory town where she spent her adult life

Miranda Campbell: Culture Isn’t Free

Expecting artists to work for free hands the reins of cultural production to ruling elites

Michael Albert: Fear Failed

Fear trumps hope. But not this time

Ezequiel Adamovsky: “Ni una menos”: Feminism and Politics in Argentina

A historical national-wide demonstration in Argentina marks a turning point in the development of a feminist movement and is likely to affect local politics

Nikos Raptis: Misanthropy, Conservatism, and the Referendum in Greece

The percentage of assholes in Greece remains constant; close to 33 percent

Medea Benjamin: US Lobby Groups Try to Squash Iran Deal Despite Public Support

Multimillion-dollar ad campaigns aim to influence Congressional votes

Laura Carlsen: Expect the Barometer to Rise in Mexico

Over 90 percent of Mexicans have lost faith in their political parties. What comes next?

Greg Grandin: The Confederate Flag at War

The Department of Defense says it isn’t even “reviewing” the possibility of a ban on the flag

Jonathan Cook: Israel’s army of spin-doctors is doomed to defeat

Netanyahu may hope to repackage Israel, but his product – ongoing oppression of Palestinians – is one few can be persuaded to buy

Yanis Varoufakis: Angela Merkel has a red and a yellow button. One ends the crisis. Which does she push?

The Global Minotaur of neoliberal capitalism centred on Wall Street held the world to ransom from 1971 to 2008. Now Europe’s surplus countries are trying to prop up its corpse

Alex Andreou: After Greece’s No Vote, Will Europe Listen to Its People?

The Greek referendum result poses the basic question: will Europe be based on listening to the people or the markets?

Brett S. Morris: Laos After the Bombs

From 1964 to 1973, the US dropped two million tons of bombs on Laos. The horrendous effects are still being felt

Fintan O'Toole: EU has taken decisive turn from democracy

The Greek government and now the Greek people are trying to take the EU back. Anyone who wants the EU to survive should stand with them.

Dean Baker: The Federal Reserve Board, Jobs and the Rewriting of Economic History

There is no reason to think that economists’ understanding of the economy is any better today than it was two decades ago, and people should know this

John Alter: An Open Call to Struggle Against an Obscene Transformation

The struggle to save Worker Education continues

Stewart Lee: It’s too late to save our world, so enjoy the spectacle of doom

The business world is right – let’s just get on with the third Heathrow runway, and the extinction of all life on Earth while we’re at it – why delay the inevitable?

Juan Cole: Is Greece’s “No” on Debt Referendum another Youth Revolution?

What the Millennials want has begun to matter

Yanis Varoufakis: Our NO is a majestic, big YES to a democratic, rational Europe

Today’s referendum delivered a resounding call for a mutually beneficial agreement between Greece and our European partners

Dave Sewell: Eyewitness in Athens: ‘People have said no to austerity – and it’s only the start’

Celebrations are breaking out all over Greece tonight, Sunday, as the results of today’s referendum come in – with a resounding No to the EU and IMF’s proposed austerity package

Chris Kromm: After anti-Confederate flurry, lasting change for Old South symbols?

The South’s flags and symbols are powerful in shaping the ideas of Southerners and transmitting views of racism and inequality from generation to generation

Ann Robertson: Organized Labor: To Be or Not to Be?

It is time that people were afforded the opportunity to determine their own economic destiny and embrace a different culture

John Feffer: The Islamic State and the Terrible Twos

By all means, the international community should try to contain ISIS. But it’s the idea of the Islamic State that needs countering

Marc Herman: Under Spain’s gag law, covering the news could cost you

The so-called Citizen Security Law makes it illegal to disseminate pictures, video and other content deemed “damaging” to Spain’s police and security forces

Andre Vltchek: Ecuador Fights for Survival – Against its Elites

Lately, in Ecuador, right-wing ‘elites’ are continuously protesting against the administration, accusing it of corruption and other ills

Badri Raina: Athens Again, 2015

For now, Athens, know that you have struck a historic blow for life-infusing resistance

Sam Friedman: What Happened in Ukraine?

A Look at what happened in Ukraine, focusing primarily on events in the Kyiv Maidan movement but also addressing what has happened since

Jérôme Roos: On eve of referendum, Greeks refuse to give in to fear

As Greece prepares to celebrate democracy in the very place where it was born, there are strong signs that the fear is already changing sides

Joe Emersberger: The Savage Injustice of the Europeans

Syriza is not the only target. The Troika wants the Greek people overthrown

Linda Gordon: The Charleston Killer: Was He Crazy Or Was He Racist?

Don’t be taken in by a false choice; he was both

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