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Vijay Prashad: Is India bending towards Israel?

By abstaining from a crucial vote that would have allowed the ICC to investigate Israeli war crimes, India sends signals of a disturbingly different stance towards Palestine

Walden Bello: The Dark Side of Asia’s ‘Tiger Economies’

From declining worker protections to violent labor trafficking and ethnic cleansing

Victoria Law: Women’s Prisons as Sites of Resistance

People inside prisons can be punished for simple, humane acts like hugging or sharing

Michael Yates: The Faith of Geraldine

Living was difficult where Geraldine was born, and no bed or roses in the factory town where she spent her adult life

Miranda Campbell: Culture Isn’t Free

Expecting artists to work for free hands the reins of cultural production to ruling elites

Michael Albert: Fear Failed

Fear trumps hope. But not this time

Ezequiel Adamovsky: “Ni una menos”: Feminism and Politics in Argentina

A historical national-wide demonstration in Argentina marks a turning point in the development of a feminist movement and is likely to affect local politics

Nikos Raptis: Misanthropy, Conservatism, and the Referendum in Greece

The percentage of assholes in Greece remains constant; close to 33 percent

Medea Benjamin: US Lobby Groups Try to Squash Iran Deal Despite Public Support

Multimillion-dollar ad campaigns aim to influence Congressional votes

Laura Carlsen: Expect the Barometer to Rise in Mexico

Over 90 percent of Mexicans have lost faith in their political parties. What comes next?

Greg Grandin: The Confederate Flag at War

The Department of Defense says it isn’t even “reviewing” the possibility of a ban on the flag

Jonathan Cook: Israel’s army of spin-doctors is doomed to defeat

Netanyahu may hope to repackage Israel, but his product – ongoing oppression of Palestinians – is one few can be persuaded to buy

Yanis Varoufakis: Angela Merkel has a red and a yellow button. One ends the crisis. Which does she push?

The Global Minotaur of neoliberal capitalism centred on Wall Street held the world to ransom from 1971 to 2008. Now Europe’s surplus countries are trying to prop up its corpse

Alex Andreou: After Greece’s No Vote, Will Europe Listen to Its People?

The Greek referendum result poses the basic question: will Europe be based on listening to the people or the markets?

Brett S. Morris: Laos After the Bombs

From 1964 to 1973, the US dropped two million tons of bombs on Laos. The horrendous effects are still being felt

Fintan O'Toole: EU has taken decisive turn from democracy

The Greek government and now the Greek people are trying to take the EU back. Anyone who wants the EU to survive should stand with them.

Dean Baker: The Federal Reserve Board, Jobs and the Rewriting of Economic History

There is no reason to think that economists’ understanding of the economy is any better today than it was two decades ago, and people should know this

John Alter: An Open Call to Struggle Against an Obscene Transformation

The struggle to save Worker Education continues

Stewart Lee: It’s too late to save our world, so enjoy the spectacle of doom

The business world is right – let’s just get on with the third Heathrow runway, and the extinction of all life on Earth while we’re at it – why delay the inevitable?

Juan Cole: Is Greece’s “No” on Debt Referendum another Youth Revolution?

What the Millennials want has begun to matter

Yanis Varoufakis: Our NO is a majestic, big YES to a democratic, rational Europe

Today’s referendum delivered a resounding call for a mutually beneficial agreement between Greece and our European partners

Dave Sewell: Eyewitness in Athens: ‘People have said no to austerity – and it’s only the start’

Celebrations are breaking out all over Greece tonight, Sunday, as the results of today’s referendum come in – with a resounding No to the EU and IMF’s proposed austerity package

Chris Kromm: After anti-Confederate flurry, lasting change for Old South symbols?

The South’s flags and symbols are powerful in shaping the ideas of Southerners and transmitting views of racism and inequality from generation to generation

Ann Robertson: Organized Labor: To Be or Not to Be?

It is time that people were afforded the opportunity to determine their own economic destiny and embrace a different culture

John Feffer: The Islamic State and the Terrible Twos

By all means, the international community should try to contain ISIS. But it’s the idea of the Islamic State that needs countering

Marc Herman: Under Spain’s gag law, covering the news could cost you

The so-called Citizen Security Law makes it illegal to disseminate pictures, video and other content deemed “damaging” to Spain’s police and security forces

Andre Vltchek: Ecuador Fights for Survival – Against its Elites

Lately, in Ecuador, right-wing ‘elites’ are continuously protesting against the administration, accusing it of corruption and other ills

Badri Raina: Athens Again, 2015

For now, Athens, know that you have struck a historic blow for life-infusing resistance

Sam Friedman: What Happened in Ukraine?

A Look at what happened in Ukraine, focusing primarily on events in the Kyiv Maidan movement but also addressing what has happened since

Jérôme Roos: On eve of referendum, Greeks refuse to give in to fear

As Greece prepares to celebrate democracy in the very place where it was born, there are strong signs that the fear is already changing sides

Joe Emersberger: The Savage Injustice of the Europeans

Syriza is not the only target. The Troika wants the Greek people overthrown

Linda Gordon: The Charleston Killer: Was He Crazy Or Was He Racist?

Don’t be taken in by a false choice; he was both

Medea Benjamin: “While the Flotilla Didn’t Make it Here, Israel Didn’t Win”

It is when ordinary people, leading ordinary lives, join together to make a statement that change happens

Marjorie Cohn: Next Steps in the Normalization of US-Cuban Relations: Thoughts From the Cuban Five

Now that United States and Cuba are preparing to open embassies in each other’s countries, what else needs to happen to support the process of détente between the two countries?

Vijay Prashad: Letters to Palestine

Daniel Whittall speaks to Vijay Prashad about the book he has recently edited, Letters to Palestine, and the wider dynamics of the Palestinian struggle

Kavaljit Singh: The Never Ending Saga of Greece’s Debt Crisis

The referendum will be keenly watched by the world

Alexis Tsipras: Greece: Vote #OXI — Alexis Tsipras’ speech at the final rally before ‘Greferendum’

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressed tens of thousands of people in the final rally to call for a #OXI (No) vote in the July 5 referendum against the European Union’s blackmail and austerity

Mike-Frank Epitropoulos: On the Front Lines of Class Warfare

This is ultimately not a Greek crisis, but a global capitalist crisis

Gilbert Achcar: Banners of protest

Christian liberation theology and Islamic fundamentalism both protest and contest social and political conditions in their host societies. But they don’t want the same changes

Paul Mason: Greece’s mass psychology of revolt will survive the financial carpet-bombing

Sunday’s referendum is taking place against the background of a kind of financial warfare. If the idea is to terrorise the population, it has only half worked

Richard D. Wolff: Greece Needs Our Solidarity in Its Struggle Against Austerity

Real solidarity will help to mobilize the forces everywhere that are coming to realize the deepening costs and injustices of accepting capitalism’s continuation

Vijay Prashad: The Global War on Terror

Fourteen years ago, the United States and its allies began a major operation against al-Qaeda called the “Global War on Terror”

Belen Fernandez: Executing Justice: WikiLeaks Unmasks Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s status as an oil-fueled U.S. ally is a major reason why the dire human rights situation in the country is of little concern to Washington

Boris Kagarlitsky: Tsipras and the Vampires

The actions of the Troika seem far less absurd if we reflect that the billions of euros intended to “save Greece” never reached that ill-fated country but were deposited immediately in German and French banks

Tom Engelhardt: The Superpower Conundrum

The Rise and Fall of Just About Everything

Theodoros Karyotis: Our responsibility to vote ‘NO’ in the Greek referendum

A yes vote would entail a major setback for popular struggles; a NO vote, by contrast, would open up radical new horizons for the grassroots movement

George Monbiot: Scotland’s land reform is too timid

Why not raise the level of ambition with new national parks, protected for their habitats, which could generate new jobs built on wildlife and tourism?

Juan Cole: Bernie Sanders’ 10,000-person crowd in Madison biggest of any Candidate so Far

The Democratic Party’s left wing is fed up and isn’t going to take it any more

Richard Falk: Turkey’s Electoral Maelstrom

Despite dominating the election and winning 256 seats, the AKP still fell short of the majority of representatives

Mark Weisbrot: Are European authorities trying to force regime change in Greece?

The European authorities are offering no future to Greece – no light at the end of the tunnel, especially for the 60 percent of young people who are already unemployed

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