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Recent ZNet

Noliwe Rooks: Racism, a pool party in Texas and the Supreme Court

A Supreme Court case has the potential to either reaffirm our commitment to, or fully gut, fair housing laws designed to promote racial and economic integration

Van Gosse: A New Internationalism

Internationalism is not a future goal, or utopian dream, it is an active practice. We must begin where we are, and make a new road by walking it

Alfredo Lopez: USA Freedom Act is Anything But

There is nothing — nothing at all — in any recent law or legislative action that will in any way weaken the police state structure our government has put into place

Robert Jensen: American journalism’s ideology: Why the “liberal” media is fundamentalist

Mainstream journalism is failing to engage all relevant views on the state of the ecosphere

Joris Leverink: The HDP’s victory is a barrier against autocracy in Turkey

For the first time, a pro-Kurdish party has entered into the Turkish parliament, throwing a spanner in the works of Erdoğan’s autocratic ambitions

George Monbiot: Aspirational parents condemn their children to a desperate, joyless life

In the cause of self-advancement, we are urged to sacrifice our leisure, our pleasures and our time with partners and children

Laura Gottesdiener: A Magical Mystery Tour of American Austerity Politics

One State’s Attempt to Destroy Democracy and the Environment

Simona Levi: 24M: It was not a victory for Podemos, but for the 15M movement

The victory on 24 May has shown that we are on the right track, and that the last 4 years have only been the first stage in this era that is full of hope

Auset Marian Lewis: Just Who is Insane?

Is treatment of the mentally ill insane? Locking them up in Rikers Island instead of caring for them in hospitals with trained professionals? It sounds pretty crazy to me. I just know we can do better

Preeti Kaur: Solidarity for Venezuela and Struggles at Home

Celebrating solidarity with Venezuela while calling for action to defend gains in the challenging year ahead

Selahattin Demirtaş: Call for ‘new way of life': radical democracy

I did not become a candidate in order to preside over an authoritarian, bureaucratic, anti-democratic, sexist state. The president we hope for is one who will be with the people on the streets

Mazin Qumsiyeh: Status of Palestine in 2015

It has been 67 years since the occupation of 78% of Palestine in 1948

Kathy Kelly: Fear and Learning in Kabul

Our own education, our own victory over fear, and our own arrival as equals in an adult world, can begin or begin again – no

Bill Fletcher: Something Is Missing From Our Discussions About The 2016 Elections

There is great urgency in advancing a large-scale discussion of the fight for democracy and progressive power in the US

Carl Finamore: The New Colonialism

Selling Free Trade

Salim Muwakkil: The Collective That Saved Jazz

The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians brought jazz back from the brink by connecting it to black struggle

Michael Roberts: Ten Minutes Past Midnight

The Greeks have fired a warning shot across the bows of the IMF and the Eurogroup, hinting that they may prefer to default rather than be forced into further concessions

Alexis Tsipras: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ speech addressing Parliament

We will defend, as best we can, the right of all of our people to live with dignity, but above all, to live in conditions that will allow for a future of prosperity, progress, hope and optimism

Pervez Hoodbhoy: Pakistan – The State Bows To The Mullah

The once hapless mullah is no longer interested in playing second fiddle. Instead he is intent on seizing control from his former masters

Jill Lepore: Reproduction, marriage, and the Constitution

Douglas’s arguments about privacy and marriage have been the signal influence on a series of landmark Supreme Court decisions

Christopher Zumski Finke: Why You Need to Know About a Gross Thing Called #GamerGate—And the Women Who Fight It

In the past few months, the hashtag #GamerGate has become a banner flying over America’s current confrontation over feminism, male privilege, and cultural expression

Richard Esguerra: Fighting for Privacy, Two Years After Snowden

Underpinning the fight for freedom from invasive government surveillance is one more very clear objective: fix rampant government overuse of secrecy

Henry A. Giroux: The End of Higher Education as We Know It

Academics need to embrace their rolls as public intellectuals and social activists. It is time for them to wake up and organize for a university that addresses crucial social problems

Alfred W. McCoy: The Geopolitics of American Global Decline

Washington Versus China in the Twenty-First Century

Erdem Yörük: Kurds, Labor, and the Left in Turkey

Interview on historical developments and assessing the HDP’s chances of making history in this critical election

Sean Buchanan: G7’s Coal Addiction Behind Hunger

As heads of state and government of the G7 states prepare for their Jun. 7-8 summit in Germany, Oxfam has released a new report titled Let Them Eat Coal which they may find hard to digest

Dan La Botz: Left Divided as Violence and Protests Derail Mexican Elections

While the election is in jeopardy in half a dozen states, the government is likely to continue to spearhead voting, despite sporadic cartel violence and social protests

Vijay Prashad: Western callousness in Syria

It is mystifying that a Western-led coalition should now be seen as the fire-fighters of the Syrian conflict, when it has actually kept the fires burning with diplomatic and military assistance

Marco A. Torres: A Mexican Election Like No Other

Violence and vandalism have gripped the country in the runup to the elections

Omer Tekdemir: Turkey’s radical democratic party

New politics of the new Middle East

Dana Frank: US underwrites corruption and violence in Honduras

Washington continues to prop up Hernández’s regime, despite its blatant disregard for human rights

Uri Avnery: The Real Naqba

THREE WEEKS ago was Naqba Day – the day on which Palestinians inside and outside Israel commemorate their “catastrophe” – the exodus of more than half of the Palestinian people from the territories occupied by Israel in the 1948 war

Paul Street: Privilege-Serving Story Placement at the New York Times

One of the many ways in which the capitalist press serves the owning class has to do with story placement – where it places a report

Juan Cole: Green Energy Surging and you’ll never Guess Why

The adoption of wind and solar for electricity generation around the world is happening at a growing pace, and the likelihood is that it will displace hydrocarbons in fifteen to twenty years

Patrick Cockburn: War with Isis

As the militant threat grows, so does the West’s self-deception

Charlie Post: The New Militant Minority

Despite significant changes in the economy, mass worker organizing is still possible

Murtaza Hussain: Israel’s Clandestine Alliance with Gulf Arab States is Going Public

Relations with Israel have long been a third rail for Arab states

Kostis Karpozilos: Syriza and the future of the left

Now the question is whether winning is enough

Joost Jongerden: Kurdish autonomy between dream and reality

Interview on the Rojava revolution, Öcalan’s leadership role, the position of women in the Kurdish struggle and the PKK

Khury Petersen-Smith: Nothing Short of Liberation

To confront structural racism, we need a politics of solidarity

Gareth Porter: Demands in US-Iran nuclear talks as political Kabuki theatre

US-led coalition still wants inspections of Iranian military facilities it deems suspicious and interviews with Iranian nuclear scientists

Amartya Sen: The economic consequences of austerity

A lecture delivered by Amartya Sen at the Charleston Festival in Firle, East Sussex

Seamus Milne: How the US Fuelled the Rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

The US and western habit of playing with jihadi groups, which then come back to bite them, goes back at least to the 1980s war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, which fostered the original al-Qaida under CIA tutelage

Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance

At the turning of the millennium, few imagined that citizens of developed democracies would soon be required to defend the concept of an open society against their own leaders

Sonali Kolhatkar: Say It Plain: Stop Spying on Us

There is overwhelming support among Americans for greater controls over information being collected on them

Michael Schwalbe: Twilight of the Professors

The Neoliberal War on Higher Education

Vijay Prashad: Press freedom at risk in Turkey’s landmark election

President Erdogan’s administration has been cracking down on dissenting journalists ahead of a poll which could see him claim much wider powers

David Swanson: Costa Rica Abolished its Military, Never Regretted it

The forthcoming film, A Bold Peace: Costa Rica’s Path of Demilitarization, should be given every possible means of support and promotion

Immanuel Wallerstein: Protesting Mainstream Political Parties

In the last few years, there have been a relatively large number of elections in which a protest movement has either won the election or at least won enough seats

Ezequiel Adamovsky: Populism is Out of Control

There is no actual “populist menace” haunting democracy

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