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Christy Thornton: Students at the Barricades

Last December, NYU graduate student employees won recognition for our union, GSOC-UAW, from the university administration

Rebecca Solnit: Men Explain Things to Me

Facts Didn’t Get in Their Way

Justin Podur: Aristide Summoned

The courts in Haiti’s new dictatorship

Steve Early: Open Shop Trend Makes Organizing the “Organized” Top Union Priority

For many years, American unions have been trying to “organize of the unorganized” to offset, and, where possible, reverse their steady loss of dues-paying members

Michael Albert: Ferguson – State or People’s Power

Perhaps the ongoing struggle in Ferguson will augment street demonstrations with a kind of grassroots gathering, assessment, and then policy advocacy

Bruno Jäntti: Black Flag Rises in the Middle East

When drastic developments and changes take place in the Middle East, the mainstream media renders itself even more useless as a source for analysis

telesur Context: Daily Life in Gaza Under the Israeli Blockade

A basic itemization of how the blockade affects Gazans

Sikivu Hutchinson: Burying Our Babies

Letter from L.A. to Ferguson

Z. C. Dutka: Venezuelan Voices, Part I: An Economic Spiral

The Bolivarian government still stands as a pillar for international solidarity and popular self-determination

Constanza Vieira: Breakthroughs and Hurdles in Colombia’s Peace Talks

Three major advances were made over the last week in the peace talks that have been moving forward in Cuba for nearly two years

Danny Schechter: Just What We Need: Another War

And so it goes, as once again, around and around, we become more and more like the enemy we warn against

Juan Cole: Open-Ended Ceasefire reached in Israel/ Gaza: But how Long will it Last?

Mass celebrations broke out among war-weary Palestinians in the Gaza Strip

Frederick Mills: Chavistas Debate Economic and Institutional Reform

Maduro Combats Smuggling And Currency Fraud

Dan Rath: Why Rob Ford will win again in Toronto

Four factors point toward re-election of Mayor Rob Ford in Toronto’s municipal election

Peter Moskowitz: Environmentalists split over green group’s fracking industry ties

As fracking has expanded to dozens of states across the country, environmentalists have essentially been split into two camps: those who believe the process must be stopped at all costs, and those who believe drilling is inevitable

David Swanson: What to Do About ISIS

Start by recognizing where ISIS came from

Luke Baker: What’s in the Gaza Peace Deal?

Following are the broad parameters of the agreement, which Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have been working on through indirect talks in Cairo over recent weeks

Deon Haywood: “Nine years after Katrina, it’s all about the takeover”

An Interview assessing the nine years of post Katrina changes in New Orleans.

Christopher Gaffney: The Traumas and Dramas of Post-Cup, Pre-Olympic Brazil

Where is the benefit for the ordinary Brazilian that stays behind after the parade has moved on?

Ramzy Baroud: Fearing Political Islam: Why Was Gaza Betrayed?

Israel’s most recent war on Gaza, starting on July 7, came at a time that political Islam was being routed out in Egypt and criminalized in other Arab countries

Ryan Gallagher: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google

The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records

Marta Harnecker: New paths require a new culture on the left

Speech given by Marta Harnecker on August 15, 2014, accepting the 2013 Liberator’s Prize for Critical Thought

Joe H.: Mob rule vs. Democracy

It helps to know that joining together and taking action can result in real change

Peter Dreier: “I Question America”

Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer’s Famous Speech 50 Years Ago

Shamus Cooke: Obama’s No-Win War on ISIS

Obama is again considering a bombing campaign in Syria after infamously not bombing the country last year

Amir Hetsroni: Israeli universities’ response to Gaza war may justify an academic boycott

Attempts by Israeli universities to punish students and faculty who protested against the Gaza war were a profound challenge to those, like me, who had opposed the boycott of Israeli academia

Paul Street: Reflections on a Bernie Sanders Presidential Run

Why work to help the United States’ frankly oligarchic elections and candidate-as-“savior” arrangement seem like anything different than what it really is – a coldly cynical plutocratic caricature of democracy?

Preeti Kaur: Celebration and Struggle: Talha Ahsan

While we take a moment to celebrate Talha Ahsan’s impending return to his home in London, the struggle for justice continues

David Swanson: War in the Hundred Acre Woods

In the 1920s and 1930s, anybody who was anybody tried to figure out how to rid the world of war. Collectively, I’d say they got three-quarters of the way to an answer

Glenn Greenwald: The Fun of Empire

Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria

Gar Alperovitz: Envisioning Where We Want to Go

An Interview With Evolutionary Reconstructionist Gar Alperovitz

Richard Falk: Israel as An Outlaw State and U.S. Complicity

The Middle East and North Africa have been unstable for decades, and the consequences of the intensifying instability are spreading to other regions

Tom Hayden: Peace Movement A Minority Again

Suddenly the American peace movement is back to the status of a prophetic minority

Debbie Elliott: Freedom Strategy Put To The Test At Democratic National Convention

The party may have left the convention without votes, but it changed the way politics was waged for generations to come

Julia Kann: McDonald’s Can’t Hide Behind Franchise System

McDonald’s workers demanding “$15 and a union” have reason to cheer

Rania Khalek: Israel’s extermination of whole families in Gaza reflects genocidal impulse

Eighty-nine families that existed seven weeks ago in Gaza have been exterminated by Israel

Simon Balto: Ferguson, Missouri: This Is Who We Are

When we look at what’s happening in Ferguson, we need to understand that this isn’t something new. It isn’t even something recent. It is in our nation’s fabric and in its bones

Ali Abunimah: Israel lost the war in Gaza but the struggle for justice goes on

With reports that Israel has agreed to reopen Gaza’s borders, Hamas announced victory and Palestinians, especially in Gaza, are celebrating

Kathy Kelly: A Teacher in Kabul

Zekerullah yearns for knowledge as well as justice, and he’s willing to sacrifice for both. I want to learn from him.

Miriam Zoila Pérez: Black Feminists Respond to Ferguson

Here is a sampling of voices, including queer, trans and gender non-conforming feminist perspectives

Eva Golinger: A Defiant Ecuador Seeks Solutions in Assange Case

Both Julian Assange and Ecuador have taken on the most powerful world interests, despite the dangers, threats and consequences of their actions

Juan Cole: Iraq: Bombs & Bullets vs. Political Process

This violence was strategic, not random

Roger Waters: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters: Why moral perversity of U.S. position in Gaza is stunning

I think it’s safe to say that if U.S. neighborhoods were living under siege, folks like Rand Paul wouldn’t take it

Joe Emersberger: About Some of the Left Critiques Of Rafael Correa

While there is no universal agreement about every item on the menu, the following are the key neoliberal policies that plagued Ecuador

RT.com: Rubble Bucket Challenge

A Palestinian journalist has started a new internet trend in Gaza, “the Rubble Bucket challenge,” playing on the popularity of the “Ice Bucket challenge,” which has conjured up a social media storm. While water is scarce in Gaza, rubble certainly isn’t. After being bombarded by Israeli missiles for the last seven weeks, it can be Read more…

Conn Hallinan: Sanctions & the Dollar: A Fall From Grace?

The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow over the crisis in the Ukraine could backfire on Washington by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency

Amira Hass: As war rages in Gaza, West Bank routine of violence and arrests unabated

Arrests, expulsions, home demolitions, land seizure and settlers harassing Palestinians continues

Don Fitz: National March on Ferguson, August 30, 2014

You are invited to join us at the National March on Ferguson, on Saturday, August 30, 2014

Patrick Cockburn: West poised to join forces with President Assad in face of Islamic State

Islamist forces are fighting their way into western Syria from bases further east, bringing forward the prospect of US military intervention to stop their advance

Ami Kaufman: Israelis on Facebook wish death for Holocaust survivors against ‘Protective Edge’

“Holocaust survivors who think like this are invited to go die in the gas chambers”

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