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Dan Clawson: No More Backroom Deals

A draconian proposal threatened Massachusetts teachers. Here’s how they defeated it

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Ben Dangl: Who Rules the World?

With a $4 billion price tag, the recent US midterm election was the most expensive in the country’s history

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George Monbiot: Growth: the destructive god

Why are we wrecking the natural world and public services to generate growth, when that growth is not delivering contentment, security or even, for most of us, greater prosperity?

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Greg Grandin: This Mass Grave Isn’t the Mass Grave You Have Been Looking For

During just the six year term of Mexico’s last president, Felipe Calderón (2006–12), who declared a war on the cartels, there were at least 26,000 disappearances and 83,000 homicides.

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Glenn Greenwald: Congress Irrelevant on Mass Surveillance

Here’s what matters instead

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Staughton Lynd: The Wobblies in their Heyday

Review of The Wobblies in their Heyday:  The Rise and Destruction of the Industrial Workers of the World during the World War I Era, by Eric Chester

Ben Norton: Chances Are the FBI Has Files on Your Favorite Human Rights Activist

Anti-War” and “Civil Rights” activists have been blessed with their own special categories in this vault of FBI “criminal” records

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Michael T. Klare: Fossil-Fueled Republicanism

The Grand Oil Party Takes Washington by Storm

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Chris Spannos: Bread, Education, Freedom: 41 Years After the Greek Junta

Tens of thousands of Greeks annually protest the U.S.-backed “Regime of the Colonels” of the ‘60s and ‘70s

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Greg Palast: The Secret Lists that Swiped the Senate

The purge proved decisive in North Carolina, Colorado, Kansas and elsewhere

Various Contributors: Why We Mobilize

“We will converge, many thousands strong, at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia in November because justice will not be delivered unto us. We will come to demand it.”

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Ted Glick: An Open Letter to Naomi Klein

A best-case scenario would be that a popular mass movement arose worldwide which not just forced an end to the fossil fuel era but went on to transform human society

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Justin Podur: Colombia: The Early Signs of a Violent Peace

The peace talks need to be accompanied by peaceful behavior

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Marina Sitrin: The Commons and Defending the Public

Can one move from public to commons by going through the state?

Randall Kennedy: Black America’s Promised Land

Not so long ago, black Americans were giddy witnesses to what many regarded as a miracle. Election night, November 4, 2008, seemed to be a millennial turning point as a majority of Americans entrusted an African American with the nation’s highest office and greatest powers. “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that Read more…

Phil Mattera: Bankers Gone Wild (Again)

Before long we will read of a settlement, and the banks will move on to a new way of cheating their customers

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Badri Raina: Letter to Nehru, Fifty Years After

They have never forgiven you for making that other prophetic annunciation either: that the danger to India is not from communism but from communalism

Jon Queally: Study: More Homeless Children Now Than Any Point in US History

A new report on child homelessness in America finds that 2.5 million children experience homelessness annually

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Laura Gottesdiener: Two Detroits, Separate and Unequal

A Journey Across a City Divided

Ari Paul: Serve the People

Homelessness isn’t an accident. It’s the result of a brutal economic system and conscious state policy

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Vijay Prashad: Continent of the Islamic State

The tectonic shifts that continue to create the Islamic State are to be found in the harsh repression of ordinary grievances, whether against corruption or for better wages

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Gareth Porter: US Sanctions Relief Fails, Threatening the Nuclear Talks

The PMD issue thus appears to be another justification for the United States to avoid dismantling the sanctions regime

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John Pilger: The Siege of Julian Assange is a Farce

For two years, an exaggerated, costly police presence around the Ecuadorean embassy in London has served no purpose other than to flaunt the power of the state

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Joe Emersberger: Assessing Russell Brand’s Revolution

Brand has been taken to task for not voting, but he advocates giving citizens many more opportunities to vote directly on issues

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Richard Falk: In Dubious Battle: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Both sides are moving in unilateral and contradictory directions

Bill Blunden: Et Tu, Poitras?

Do Google and Apple really give one iota about protecting civil liberties?

Maya Schenwar: Why prisons don’t work and how we can do better

A conversation with Maya Schenwar

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Badri Raina: The Broom and the Scalpel: India’s Cleanliness Campaign

An ancient Indian saying has it “where women are respected, there the gods have their abode.” Well, that place surely is not India

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Paul Street: Business Rule as Usual

The US Midterm Elections

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Greg Palast: Voter purges alter US political map

Interstate Crosscheck is a computer system designed to capture the names of voters who have Illegally voted twice in the same election in two different states

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Naomi Klein: Thoughts on the U.S-China Climate Deal

The fact that both governments felt the need to make this pledge speaks to the growing power of social movements

Maxime Combes: IS the US-China announcement historic ? Not really

The US and China represent almost half of global emissions, around 45%

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Richard Falk: “Blood on American Hands”

Israel always claims that its attacks against Palestinians are provoked by the Palestinians themselves

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David Swanson: How Is a Prison Like a War?

The similarities between mass incarceration and mass murder have been haunting me for a while

Tony Messenger: On edge about the Ferguson grand jury decision

What does justice look like?

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Louis Proyect: Goodbye Leninism

Leninism is a particular organizational method used to apply Marxist thought in the class struggle.

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David Swanson: The World Gets the Wars Americans Deserve

Nobody with the easy ability to do something about it cares. The people under the bombs care

Ayşan Sönmez: Kobanê and the breakdown of humanitarianism in Turkey

The Syrian refugees from Kobanê living in camps in southern Turkey are faced with numerous hardships on a daily basis

Diane Krauthamer: Walmart Workers Ramp Up Protests for Black Friday

Walmart retail workers in Southern California held the first sit-down strike in the company’s history

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Medea Benjamin: RE/MAX Cashes in on Israel’s Illegal Settlements

RE/MAX Israel sells properties that are not only in Israel proper, but are also in occupied Palestinian lands of the West Bank

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Preeti Kaur: Migrant Workers Carry Countries to Millennium Development Goals

People and sustainable development above capital and profit

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Conn Hallinan: Tensions in the Arctic

As the climate warms and the ice melts, the Arctic could become the next great theater of global cooperation—or a battlefield

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Dave Zirin: How Sports Disseminates the Burdens of Racism

The crimes of white athletes are seen as the moral failings of an individual, while the crimes of black athletes are processed by the media as a collective commentary on everyone who both happens to play sports and have black skin

Ben Norton: Israel Bans Mads Gilbert from Gaza for Life

Israel has banned Norwegian doctor and human rights activist Mads Gilbert from entering Gaza for life

Saleh Muslim: A Revolution of Life

interview about the fight of Rojava against the Islamic State (ISIS) and the development of democratic autonomy during the Rojava revolution

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Staughton Lynd: Howard Zinn

It would be comical for me to pretend to what is generally understood as “objectivity” in discussing the work of Howard Zinn

David Vine: The Bases of War in the Middle East

From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 years of building bases and sowing disaster

Markos Vogiatzoglou: Riot police attack student protesters in Athens

Schools in Greece have been occupied for a week. After today’s student protest, riot police blocked access to the university and attacked the students

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Sarah Lazare: ‘History In The Making’

Workers Hold First Sit-Down Work Action Targeting Walmart

Bob Fitrakis: Democracy on the Skids

How the GOP Bought, Rigged, Stole and Lynched the 2014 Election

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