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Recent ZNet

Vijay Prashad: The Nuclear Club: India welcomed, Iran shunned

The parallel between the treatment of India and Iran demonstrates that the entire “Iran nuclear crisis” is a geo-political game

Graham Readfearn: Doubt over climate science is a product with an industry behind it

What’s clear – and has been clear for well over a decade – is that the climate science denial industry is largely an extension of a program developed in the 1960s by big tobacco

Chris Hedges: Tariq Ali: The Time Is Right for a Palace Revolution

“If nothing happens in the United States, if nothing new is created to challenge systemic excesses and empire, it will be a bad situation for all of us,” he said. “One is doomed if nothing happens in the U.S.”

Manuela Zechner: Barcelona en Comú: the city as horizon for radical democracy

Barcelona en Comú, the municipal movement formerly known as Guanyem, has opened up a new set of intertwining horizons for radical democracy in the city

Richard Gott: Hugo Chavez and Leftist Soldiers in 20th Century Latin America

In Latin America, governments following an alternative strategy have been re-elected time and time again, suggesting that it is both effective and popular

Alfredo Lopez: Venezuela’s Continuous Coup

The evidence is overwhelming that the rich and powerful of Venezuela have followed a continuous, constantly morphing plan to de-stabilize the country and take over the government by any means necessary and that the United States government knows about that plan, supports it and, as much as it can, is assisting in it

Irene Gendzier: Plain Talk on The Visit

The March visit of the Israeli PM to Washington has aroused opposition among Israel’s supporters in Congress as well as Democratic Party activists

Vijay Prashad: Fuelled by chaos

THE United States government no longer has an embassy in Damascus (Syria), Tripoli (Libya) or Sana’a (Yemen). These three countries are in the front line of what the U.S. government sees as its War on Terror

Medea Benjamin: Americans Can Go to Cuba — Just Not for Tourism

Cubans and Americans alike are delighted with the opening

Thalif Deen: Syrian Conflict Has Underlying Links to Climate Change, Says Study

Described as the worst ever recorded in the region, the drought is said to have destroyed agriculture in the breadbasket region of northern Syria

Jeff Miley: Can the Revolution in Kurdish Syria succeed?

An overview of the political and social ideologies underpinning the Kurdish revolution

Atilio Boron: Annotations on the Thwarted Coup in Venezuela

Having refused to recognise the verdict of the ballot boxes, Washington not only transgresses international law, but it also becomes a promotor and accomplice to the insurrectionists

Nikos Raptis: The Greeks Meet the WASPs

Any generalizations to the tune that “war is cruel, barbaric, etc. what should one expect?” are not only dishonest but a tacit acceptance of that cruelty and barbarism. I feel that we should be wary of the persons that react this way

Tom Hayden: The Crazy “Rationality” of Chris Kyle’s Murder

Our soldiers are killing themselves or each other

Ted Glick: The Keystone Pipeline of Natural Gas?

The issue of FERC is more than an issue for communities impacted by their decisions. It is a basic social justice issue, an issue of corruption of democracy

Chris Gunness: Gaza in Ruins After Receiving Only 5% of Pledged Reconstruction Funds

Interview on the causes and consequences of the fact that only about 5% of pledged donations have reached Gaza

Lucas Koerner: Venezuela Continues to be Chavista, According to New Poll

This figure means that even in the midst of acute economic difficulties, the PSUV retains a strong lead over the opposition

Costas Lapavitsas: Greece must break free from the euro

We are deluded to think we can achieve real change within the common currency. Syriza should be radical

Ruth Wilson Gilmore: The Worrying State of the Anti-Prison Movement

Four areas of particular concern about the state of the anti-prison movement

Robert C.: Electoral Action Conference on Building Alternatives to the Two-Party System

The conference will build issue-based coordination among disparate movements, candidates, and left/progressive parties…

Justin Podur: Online Privacy Is Worth The Extra Work

If people assume they have the right to privacy and join the free software movement, it is better for everyone

Amira Hass: ‘Escalation’ is when Palestinians lose self-restraint

The IDF sees itself as only reactive: not responsible for escalation and certainly doesn’t initiate it

Eva Golinger: US Aggression Against Venezuela: Fact, Not Fiction

The U.S. has a substantial history of aggression toward Venezuela

Medea Benjamin: Dividing the Pie: Cuba’s Ration System after 50 years

Raul Castro is trying to find a middle way, stimulating the economy while preserving revolutionary gains like free healthcare and education

Rachael Boothroyd: “US Human Rights Abusers Not Welcome in Venezuela”

Prior to the discovery of the coup, the US embassy was reported to have attempted to bribe senior military and government officials to partake in insurrectionist actions against the government

Conn Hallinan: Turning the European Debt Myth Upside-Down

Over the past few weeks, demonstrators in Greece, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Great Britain, Belgium, and Austria have poured into the streets to support Syriza’s stand against the Troika

Guy Standing: Taskers: The Precariat in the On-Demand Economy

On-demand taskers must be available at most times of day and night or risk losing income or future opportunities

Patrick Cockburn: Looming battle for Mosul will unleash ‘a million refugees’

The savagery of the sectarian and ethnic conflict in Iraq is now such that no community feels safe under the rule of another, preferring to take to the roads in a bid to survive

Joseph Todd: The Poor Fetish

Commodifying working class culture

Richard Falk: Netanyahu’s Visit to the United States

The Netanyahu visit has encouraged various forms of wishful thinking

William Greider: Wrong-Way Obama?

The misdirection of government power suggests that many leaders don’t believe things were changed that much by the 2008 breakdown. They’re complacently doing the same stuff that failed more than eighty years ago

Lynn Stuart Parramore: Americans Turning Away From Organized Religion in Record Numbers

What’s the future of religious institutions in the U.S.? Answer: None

Walden Bello: Bloody US-Directed Raid Destabilizes Philippine Politics

A raid to “neutralize” an international terrorist that went awry has severely discredited the administration of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III

Milan Rai: Converging on Conversion

It is crucially important that we develop, demand and organise programs that can bridge the gap between the grim realities we confront today, and a decent society with a real chance of survival

Debbie Bookchin: Bookchin: Living legacy of an American revolutionary

Interview with Debbie Bookchin, who provides valuable insights into her father’s political legacy

Shamus Cooke: Who’s Scarier: Scott Walker or ‘Jihadi John’?

The 1% despises unions much more than they hate ISIS

Tom Engelhardt: My War on Terror

Letter to an Unknown American Patriot

Fred Magdoff: A Rational Agriculture Is Incompatible with Capitalism

The first decision to concentrate on one or two crops automatically means that a more ecologically sound and complex rotation of crops is not possible

Carl Finamore: Five Years In – How’s the Affordable Care Act Doing?

The daunting economic and political power of insurance companies means we have a lot of grassroots organizing to do

Gideon Levy: Netanyahu’s electoral defeat won’t redeem Israel

Netanyahu isn’t the only problem, not even the main one, and his removal will definitely not achieve any resolution

Jason Hickel: The death of international development

Instead of placing our hope in development technocrats, we should take a cue from the new social movements – Occupy, the Indignados, the Arab Spring, the Chilean Winter, Idle No More – that are actively confronting power and imagining the new world to come

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: Humiliated Greece eyes Byzantine pivot as crisis deepens

Both sides can reasonably calculate that the other will blink first at each deadline to come. One of them is wrong

Badri Raina: Mother Teresa

Do I, O soul of souls, see you weep
A tear of pity from above?

Petter Nilsson: Beyond the Swedish Model

Interview with Petter Nilsson of Sweden’s Left Party about social democracy in his country and its broader meaning

Arun Gupta: How ISIS Became the Face of Evil

It’s far simpler to convince Americans that going to war time and again is necessary because of ISIS rather than confronting the nuanced history and social conditions in each country

Serge Halimi: The democratic right to cry ‘enough’

This confrontation has been about more than just the fate of Greece: the future of European democracy is at stake

Immanuel Wallerstein: Multiculturalism and Its Dilemmas

Can we in effect support the inevitable and desirable form of multiculturalism that is the basis of a fruitful peaceful interchange of cultural values? Or will we succumb to xenophobic ethnic cleansings across the world?

Lucas Koerner: New Evidence Links Ledezma, COPEI to Thwarted Coup

National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello released new evidence on Wednesday regarding the thwarted “Blue Coup” attempt

Fania Davis: Truth and reconciliation is coming to America from the grassroots

There is a rising chorus of voices that is helping us to collectively face an epidemic of racial violence, expose its deep historical roots, and stop it

Vasiliki Siouti: Syriza MPs revolt against the agreement

The SYRIZA Parliamentary Group has expressed serious reservations about the Eurogroup deal signed by finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, and called for an immediate realisation of pre-election commitments

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