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Brian Terrell: Life Goes On Under the Helicopters and the Terrible Cost of Avoiding the Dangers of Kabul

The reasons that any of these young people might leave are many

Michael Lesher: With friends like Israel, who needs enemies?

Just when you thought Israeli propaganda could sink no lower, along comes a top American official and actually manages to dig a deeper hole for it

Mark Oppenheimer: Person Up, Yale Students

The problem with the protests isn’t that they’re radical, but that they’re not radical enough

Sikivu Hutchinson: Black Girls and the Police State Menace

Black children have never been children in the eyes of the police state and its proxy, American public education

Arthur Chu: Go ahead and hate on “coddled” college kids — just admit that anti-p.c. backlash is fueled by outrage, too

Outrage over “outrage culture” is still outrage—the fight is really over whose boundaries deserve respect

Dave Jamieson: Fast Food Strikes Hit Cities Throughout The Country

The campaign says workers earning less than $15 per hour are “a voting bloc that can no longer be ignored”

Bill Fletcher: My Growing Unease with the Candidacy of Dr. Ben Carson

What does it mean when candidates simply make things up? How should Black America view Carson’s candidacy?

Doug Noble: Reaper Madness: Counterproductive Drone Wars

The Drone Papers reveals that the Obama administration, the US military, and the CIA have been lying all along about the drone assassination program

Noam Chomsky: The Empire of Chaos

US foreign policy in the 21st century has little to offer other than massive military power. Indeed, gone are the days when military might was used in order to “recreate the world in America’s image.” In the post-Cold War era, US military interventions take place in the absence of an overall strategic vision and with Read more…

Various Contributors: Support VIOME

We are reaching out to you, to ask for help and mobilisation to put pressure on the government to satisfy the long-standing demands of the VIOME workers for legalisation of their activity

Skye Bougsty-Marshall: COP 21: movements rally to Paris for climate justice

The COP 21 summit in Paris is approaching, but while the situation is grim the planned social movement mobilizations offer hope and opportunities

Immanuel Wallerstein: The Global Importance of the Canadian Election Results

By voting Harper out of office, Canada was rejecting the entire conservative movement in the United States

Richard Falk: Edward Said’s Humanism versus the U.S. State Department’s Anti-Semitism

The Israeli tactics have retaliated with an all out effort to demonize as anti-Semitism these new forms of non-violent resistance

A. W. Gaffney: How Class Kills

A recent study showing rising mortality rates among middle-aged whites drives home the lethality of class inequality

Robert Reich: What I Learned On My Red State Book Tour

They don’t oppose government per se. Rather, they see government as the vehicle for big corporations and Wall Street to exert their power in ways that hurt the little guy

Doug Noble: Reaper Madness: Obama’s Whack-a-Mole Killing Machine

“Our entire Middle East policy seems to be based on firing drones,” Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told The Intercept. “They’re enamored by the ability of special operations and the CIA to find a guy in the middle of the desert in some shitty little village and drop a Read more…

Vincent Emanuele: Advice and Lessons from an Afghan Peace Activist

The war in Afghanistan was a taboo topic even for the antiwar movement (2002-2007)

Norman Solomon: The Digital Dog Ate Our Civil-Liberties Homework: “It’s Just the Way It Is”

The surveillance state is not the default setting of digital technology. The surveillance state is a failure and suppressor of democracy

David Swanson: The TPP: You, Me, Everyone Else, Against the Media

The role of communicating what’s wrong with the TPP cannot be left to the major corporate media

Arthur MacEwan: Puerto Rico’s Colonial Economy

The current colonial status, in addition to its negative economic impact, involves a fundamental violation of human rights and democracy

Juan Cole: In ‘Spectre,’ James Bond becomes Edward Snowden

The latest entry in the Daniel Craig reboot of the James Bond film franchise, Spectre , turns Bond into more muscular version of Edward Snowden, as he takes down a vast 9-nation attempt at electronic surveillance and information-sharing that would also benefit a criminal cartel. Tooling around the reviews, it strikes me as remarkable that Read more…

Greg Grandin: Kissinger, the Bombardier

How Diplomacy by Air Power Became an All-American Tradition

Michael Winship: When the Rich Took Over Our Neighborhood

Inequality in housing has reached Dickensian dimensions

James B. Lieber: Killer Care: How Medical Error Became America’s Third Largest Cause of Death, And What Can Be Done About It

A new book lays out the very real dangers each of us faces whenever we enter a hospital

Linda Gordon: The New Sanctuary Movement’s Accompaniment Program

Accompaniment is a simple gesture, one human being offering a bit of support to another

Arundhati Roy: Things That Can And Cannot Be Said (Contd)

Interview on a variety of topics.

Chris Hedges: The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History

The release Thursday of the 5,544-page text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership confirms what even its most apocalyptic critics feared

Atilio Boron: Argentina: A Crucial Ballot for Latin America

If Macri defeats Scioli in the runoff it will be the first defeat for Latin America’s Left since Chavez came to power in 1998

Sonali Kolhatkar: US Government Asks Native Hawaiians to Legitimize Occupation with Vote

Native Hawaiians are the last Indigenous population in the U.S. without their own government. But what they want is independence, not legal recognition

Conn Hallinan: Portugal’s Democracy Crisis

A likely vote of no confidence in Portugal’s hard-right government will signify whether voters in the EU can still choose their own government

Irhash Ahmady: Setting a country alight: Indonesia’s devastating forest fires are manmade

Thousands of the fires raging through the forests of Indonesia were deliberately started to clear land for industrial use. The results have been deadly

Alex Lenferna: Bill Gates gives Exxon cover: The Gates Foundation is deadly wrong on climate change, fossil fuels

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s wealthiest charitable foundation, has been under an unprecedented amount of scrutiny regarding their investments in the fossil fuel industry lately

Arundhati Roy: Politics by Other Means

Arundhati Roy on why she is returning her National Award to India’s top literary institution

Ezequiel Adamovsky: The Anti-Capitalist Left in Argentina’s Elections

The radical Left is showing it can be electorally competitive. Future growth depends on reaching wider audiences

Pervez Hoodbhoy: The State of Liberalism in Pakistan

Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy is a prominent Pakistani nuclear physicist, essayist and defense analyst. In 2011, he was included on the list of 100 most influential global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, for his “bold secular defiance.” His articles and commentaries about Islam, education, and secularism have had a lasting impact on debates in Pakistan. He Read more…

George Lakey: Activists Need to Realize that Most Americans Actually Agree With Them

I admit to following the shenanigans of mainstream politicians, so much so that I sometimes slip into their assumptions even though I know I shouldn’t. One of their more seductive assumptions is that U.S. public attitudes over the years have moved to the right, an assumption I often hear echoed even among concerned people on Read more…

Katha Pollitt: Feminism Needs More Thinkers Who Aren’t Right 100 Percent of the Time

 Feminists like Germaine Greer should be valued for what they get right, rather than banned for what they get wrong

Yvo Fitzherbert: Turkey elections: AKP wins big, HDP here to stay

Erdogan’s AKP booked an unexpected victory in Turkey’s elections this Sunday, now it’s up to the leftist HDP to provide a real democratic counterbalance

Alessandra Bajec: Low Turnout, Irregularities Mar Egypt’s Elections

The first round of parliamentary elections was marked by unprecedented public apathy, and a resounding ‘No’ to the wider political class

Joris Leverink: Kurds Still Defiant After Turkey elections

After the AKP’s unexpected victory, Turkey’s Kurdish population looks ahead, determined to continue their struggle

Bill Fletcher: The Disasters Facing the Saharawi refugees

​That the Saharawi refugees have been in camps for 40 years is not a natural occurrence

Norman Finkelstein: The Right to Torture a People

It’s a conflict that could be solved tomorrow, or this very minute, if only the powerful and the accountable had the willingness to implement the lawful rights of all those embroiled within its toxic hold

David Edwards: ‘Let’s Bring In Our Pentagon Spokesman’ – Bombing Syria

Pro-Western, warmongering bias is often as naked as it is lethal to human life, and yet our political and media system is so structurally corrupt that it passes without ‘mainstream’ comment

Marjorie Cohn: ‘Drone Papers’ Revelations Are a Cry for Ending the Slaughter

A new whistleblower has joined the ranks of Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou and other courageous individuals. The unnamed person, who chose to remain anonymous because of the Obama administration’s vigorous prosecution of whistleblowers, is a member of the intelligence community. In the belief that the American public has the right to know about Read more…

Ramzy Baroud: Co-existence with Apartheid? J K Rowling Owes Palestinians an Apology, Not an Explanation

There is a possibility that you have heard of the famed British author, J K Rowling, writer of the popular fantasy series ‘Harry Potter’. While I knew of her books –through my teenage kids – I knew little about the author herself, until recently.   Under an oblique title, “Israel needs cultural bridges, not boycotts”, Read more…

David Swanson: Why do War Veterans Commit Suicide or Murder?

Remarkably, the subject of war, their role in war, their thoughts about the supposed justifications (or lack thereof) of a war, never come up

Arun Gupta: What Became of Occupy Wall Street?

Far from fizzling, the movement has a contested legacy that continues to shape the political landscape

Carlos Delclos: Barcelona en Comú joins Podemos in Spanish elections

Barcelona en Comú declared it will stand with Podemos, breathing new life into the ailing party. But, will it be enough to enforce constitutional change?

John Feffer: The Schrodinger Solution for Syria

The only sensible solution to the Syrian crisis is a quantum one in which Bashar al-Assad is simultaneously there and not there

Neve Gordon: The undercurrents of violence in Israel and Palestine

A new film reveals how the tensions between Israelis and Palestinians are played out on a daily basis.

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