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Rick Shenkman: Ted Cruz’s Stone-Age Brain and Yours

Why “Collateral Damage” Elicits So Little Empathy Among Americans

Ercan Ayboga: In Turkey, the state doesn’t talk—it only shoots

An eyewitness account from Diyarbakir, in southeastern Turkey, where the state continues its onslaught on the Kurdish civilian population

Renaud Lambert: Making money, not things

Why is South America’s left in retreat?

Robert Fisk: ‘Regrettable’ is as far as our criticism of Saudi Arabia is allowed to go

“Regrettable” means it causes us sadness. It disappoints us. The implication is that the good old Saudis have let us down, fallen from their previously high moral principles

Sarah Lazare: Under-the-Radar Supreme Court Case Poses Profound Threat to Unions Nationwide

Whatever happens with the the case, rights campaigners urge that now is the time to be vigilant

Ashoka Jegroo: ICE-Free NYC protests raids on immigrant families and communities

“We’re going to continue to take action, and we’re not going to stop until every immigrant family in this country is safe”

Doug Henwood: On My Turn

Doug Henwood responds to a critical review of his new book on Hillary Clinton

Nora Barrows-friedman: New York bill would create official blacklist of Israel boycott supporters

Legal experts and activists say the measure is reminiscent of the McCarthy era and could have drastic consequences

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: The Left of the future: a sociology of emergences

The future of the left is no more difficult to predict than any other social fact. The best way to address it is by way of what I term the sociology of emergences, which consists in paying special attention to signs from the present that can be read as trends or the harbinger of whatever Read more…

William Blum: Donald Trump can still see how awful the American mainstream media is

Just as in the first Cold War, one of the basic problems is that Exceptional Americans have great difficulty in believing that Russians mean well

Mphatheleini Makaulele: African Women Organize To Reclaim Agriculture Against Corporate Takeover

Seed is not just about the crops. Seed is about the soil, about the water, and about the forest

Dean Baker: Less Work, More Leisure

Shortening work time is not just good, family-friendly policy—it might be the quickest path to full employment

Pete Dolack: The many hypocrisies of the Oregon standoff

By refusing to enforce the law against people like Bundy, these militias with their demented phantasmagorical delusions have only been encouraged

Sonia Singh: How to Beat Retaliation, Even without a Union

Somos un Pueblo Unido, a New Mexico worker center, is honing a process to help even tiny groups of workers win changes through small collective actions

Jeffrey St. Clair: Rancher Rebels: the Rise of the Wise-Use Movement

The federal lands are at the center of a growing political struggle over the concept of property rights

Vincent Emanuele: Why Do the Left and Right Love Putin?

Leftists should be demanding radically different political-economic arrangements – in Russia and around the world

John Feffer: The Geopolitics of Cheap Oil

Economists said the market would save the planet. It didn’t

Immanuel Wallerstein: The BRICS: A Fable for Our Time

The economic strength of the BRICS took a turn for the worse in the 2010s

George Lakey: Do ‘safe spaces’ and ‘trigger warnings’ weaken us?

I expect movements that make many demands to have a vision of what it is they seek

Julia Nakad: Care for Where There Is No Justice: The modern history of street medics and how they support social movements

Street medic groups have been on the front line of many groundbreaking movements

Rebecca Gordon: America Revisits the Dark Side

Candidates Compete to Promise the Most Torture and Slaughter

Vijay Prashad: Turkey’s War Against the Kurds

Turkey is in danger of a civil war

Paul Street: Regime Change Madness: Hillary, Obama and Murderous Mayhem in the Muslim World

Obama and Clinton have pursued aggressive policies of regime change

George Monbiot: Trickle-Down Theory

How the government learnt absolutely nothing from the recent floods.

Joe Emersberger: The Worst South America Coverage of 2015

Five articles that should make any decent journalist cringe

John L. Esposito: Why have we normalized Islamophobia?

The horrific attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have captured headlines and triggered responses from journalists, politicians, and religious leaders. Some Western heads of government have once again threatened a global war against terrorism, while some political commentators have even invoked World War III. In the United States, Republican presidential candidates and some thirty governors Read more…

Michael Albert: What’s Next?

People now fighting economic injustice have no right to decide how future people should live

Florian Zollmann: The New Right in Germany

Attacks on refugee centers are the symptom of a deeper societal problem

Serge Halimi: France’s FN election success

No other political force displays as much momentum and cohesion as the far right

Tamara Pearson: Struggle Ahead for Venezuela Grassroots as Right-Wing Sworn In

How will grassroots organizations within the Venezuelan revolution react to the new situation?

Richard Falk: Wibisono’s Resignation as UN Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine

“Unfortunately, my efforts to help improve the lives of Palestinian victims of violations under the Israeli occupation have been frustrated every step of the way”

Shamus Cooke: Does Bernie Sanders’ Imperialism Matter?

It’s obligatory for the left to challenge imperialism by any means necessary, waging campaigns and raising demands to stop foreign aggression

Stephen Kinzer: The United States Shouldn’t Choose Saudi Arabia Over Iran

Saudi Arabia’s decision to provoke this crisis was aimed at least in part at forcing the United States to take sides

Lauren McCauley: Greece’s Varoufakis to Launch Pan-European Progressive Movement

Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, or DiEM 25, is billed as an alternative to prevailing authoritarianism and austerity

Cam Fenton: The climate movement is stuck in ‘Groundhog Day,’ here’s how it can break free

The needs to shift from organizing to the table to organizing the table to the people, where we can balance the scales of fossil fuel interests with genuine, mass people power

Mark Evans: Introducing A New UK Based Pressure Group

2016 will see the start of a promotion / recruitment drive for a new UK based pressure group named, What About Classism?

Bill Fletcher: The Silence of Ageism in the Progressive Movements

Age discrimination is certainly nothing that social justice activists had to worry about in liberal and progressive sectors, right?

Ramzy Baroud: Palestine after Abbas: The Future of a People at Stake

A starting point would be a unified leadership in the Occupied Territories that manages the Intifada outside the confines of factions

Claudio Katz: A New Political Situation in Latin America: What Lies Ahead?

‘Venezuela defines the future of the progressive cycle’ An interview with Claudio Katz Introduction Two recent events — the second-round victory on November 22 of right-wing candidate Mauricio Macri in Argentina’s presidential election, and the December 6 victory of the right-wing Democratic Unity Roundtable,[1] winning two thirds of the seats in Venezuela’s National Assembly elections Read more…

Margaret Corvid: Injustice for All?

We can hate the Oregon gunmen’s worldview without wishing state violence on them.

Lori Berenson: “My Objectives Were to Achieve a More Just Society”

The once-imprisoned U.S. activist Lori Berenson has returned home after nearly two decade

Fabiana Frayssinet: Floods Pose Challenge for South American Integration

The flooding that has affected four South American countries has underscored the need for an integrated approach to addressing the causes and effects of climate change

Russell Mokhiber: Who’s Being Fined? Not Corporate Criminals

One way to check on government action against corporate crime is to type into Google News the word “fined.” Who is getting fined for wrongdoing? Five years or so ago, if you did this, you would get a smattering of corporate criminals on the first page. But let’s look and see what we get today. Read more…

Jack Rasmus: Neoliberalism Raises Its Ugly Head in South America

As Washington Targets Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina

Tom Engelhardt: Why the Islamic State Is the Minor Leagues of Terror

Putting Threats into Perspective for 2016

Danica Jorden: White House Protest Against Enhanced Deportations of Central Americans

Central America has been experiencing extreme levels of violence, with young people being targeted by gangs

Vijay Prashad: Palestine’s lost present: A journey in the Jordan Valley

On that land, there are now close to 40 Israeli settlements, deemed illegal under international law, which use twice the amount of arable land available to the Palestinians

Juan Cole: Iraqi Shiites up in Arms, claim Saudi “Spying on behalf of ISIL/Daesh”

The Saudi establishment was furious over the Bush administration’s installation of a Shiite-dominated government in Iraq in 2005

Ezequiel Adamovsky: Mauricio Macri: A Rather Authoritarian Beginning

Argentina’s new president decided to bypass the Congress and rule by decree – even if it takes making illegal decisions

Gary Olson: Partnering With Saudi Arabia: A Modest Proposal to Franchise ​Beheadings

“Given U.S. droning of civilians abroad, secret C.I.A. torture centers and support for brutal dictatorships, we’re confident Washington will adopt a ‘Who Are We to Judge’ posture”

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