The use of force was so extreme that children from Aida’s two community centers and residents of nearby houses had to be evacuated to another part of the camp
Four years ago, as NATO prepared to bomb Libya, I asked a senior Western diplomat if he thought the experience of Iraq would inform this adventure. After all, regime change in Iraq had resulted in chaos – out of which had emerged, in 2006, the Islamic State of Iraq. Regime change produced chaos, which allowed the Read more…
Signing on for Sanders, if his volunteers are serious, isn’t like signing on for any other candidate. It should mean they’re signing on for rebuilding the long-gone American left
Students are planning to unite with groups that have already organized successful actions, forging strategic partnerships and making a commitment to join future calls for actions announced by those groups
It has been a bloody year for Turkey’s Kurds. Everyone involved claims to hope for peace. In the coming months, the world will see whether all these words translate into action.
Our legal system is stacked against Native Americans, and that system is the culmination of a long history of oppression
Can Europe slow U.S. multinational corporate tax rip-offs?
A look at what can be expected from a Hillary Clinton foreign policy
If you imposed Syria on a US map, you could say that Obama and the Kurds are fighting ISIL in Maine, and Russia is giving air support to the Baath army against al-Qaeda and allied groups in Oregon
[Prefatory Note: This is a modified text of an interview conducted by Semin Gumusel Guner of Al Jazeera Turka, and published online in abbreviated form on October 19, 2015. The situation in Turkey is increasingly precarious and troublesome: extremist violence; intensifying polarization; governmental uncertainty due to absence of electoral majority for governing AKP, and inability Read more…
On October 15, United States President Barack Obama stepped away from his campaign pledge to remove all U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan. He said that the nearly 10,000 troops that were now in the country would remain and that by the end of the year they would be reduced to half that number. During Obama’s Read more…
My goal in travelling to Okinawa is to tell other people in the U.S. about that reality, of bases maintained on forcefully expropriated land
To find a precedent for France’s current diplomatic self-effacement, one would have to go back to the Suez crisis of 1956 or the Algerian war
Not only is the United States not a hegemonic power but it isn’t even the most powerful actor in this fragmented region. Its unwillingness to admit this reality to itself is a danger to the entire world
The state of the Syrian war
Evo Morales’s government has increasingly incorporated conservative elements into the Bolivian state
When is it right, and when is it not so right, to talk to power — in particular, for example, with Hilary Clinton?
In the greatest environmental disaster of the 21st Century (so far), Indonesia has been blotted out by smoke. And the media
As Israel’s actions become more indefensible, its supporters increasingly subvert decent values … What will the rest of us do?
The Demobilization of the American People and the Spectacle of Election 2016
For the last week, I’ve been walking on a peace march organized by the Nipponzan Myohoji order of Buddhist monks
On October 16, 1946, shortly after the conclusion of the Nuremberg Trials, ten prominent members of the political and military leadership of Nazi Germany were marched to the gallows. Some of the former elite Nazis did not die quickly of an intended broken neck but strangled slowly. Since the trapdoor was too small, several of Read more…
Hundreds of community activists marched through the city’s South Side to McCormick Place to call for police accountability and community investment
Now that Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is generating lots of media attention, the word “socialism” is in the news. But few Americans know what it is or what Sanders means when he describes himself as a “democratic socialist.” In the early 1900s, socialists led the movements for women’s suffrage, child labor laws, consumer protection Read more…
From hoax site to Fox News to Donald Trump to NBC‘s mainstream audience
Exxon made a conscious decision to adopt what a company public affairs officer called “the Exxon position”
“If President Obama does not veto this bill, he’ll be showing that his administration never truly cared about the open Internet,” rights group says
Belizeans and other Caribbean nation’s visions for reparations and Belizean hopes to garner government’s support
An amazing thing happened in South Africa this month when the government tried to raise university tuition. Students fought back. And they won.
I believed in trigger warnings when I taught a course on sex and film. Then they drove me out of the academy
Remarks by panelist Carl Finamore at the Oct. 26, 2015 Black Lives Matter Forum sponsored by the San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
La Via Campesina and Attac are two of the networks coming to Paris in November and December to bring awareness of climate change and the UN negotiations to the public
Humanity as a whole did not create global warming
Fueled by years of record-low interest rates, a new housing crisis is rearing its head from London to Los Angeles
The new leadership cannot be imposed from above, or achieved after deliberation with ‘moderate’ Arabs, but selected through an organic, grassroots process
After putting the Benghazi e-mail issue to bed, Senator Bernie Sanders could have seized the opportunity to immediately follow up
The American right is shelling out millions upon millions of dollars to counter the BDS movement
Progressives need to become familiar with the “deep state,” those semi-invisible centers of power that shape the public policy agenda and at the same time work against policies that challenge the fundamental rights of all citizens
Half of all African American workers make less than $15 per hour, and many are in the food service industry, but it’s time to support a significant hike in the minimum wage
Centuries of one-sided extraction of natural resources, control of land and financial plunder have increased global inequality
If Parecon is determined unworthy or un-implementable, okay – it should be dismissed as a vision and used only as a source of possible partial insights. But if it is both worthy and viable, it should be shared widely as a vision, and, in that capacity, help movements to win a better world
Regulating trade and restricting communications
Blair never apologized for breaking international law by launching a war of aggression.
As right-wing leaders whip up the hatred, it is no longer exaggerated to claim that Europe is on the verge of a low-intensity civil war against refugees
What is striking about Tony Blair’s latest comments about his role in the Iraq War is how little he had learnt about the country in the 12 years since the invasion. It could be added, however, that his accusers have not learned much either. He conflates two events that should be looked at separately. He Read more…
What role does climate change play in the displacement of people?
Over the past half century a social justice revolution has unfolded and contributed to the realisation that environmental movements have serious shortcomings, including the role they play in the continued oppression of others
Journalist Antony Loewenstein on how Western capitalism hurts, not helps, disaster-stricken nations
After warnings and much concern leading into the weekend, Patricia appears to have been no more than a blowhard
With the signing of the secret TAFTA agreements, the EU might very well be embarking on a cruise that would seal the fate of Europe as we know it