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John Feffer: The Coming Drone Blowback

The U.S. conducts drone strikes worldwide with relative impunity. But when the first strike hits the United States, the real blowback will begin

Ramzy Baroud: Roots of the Conflict: Palestine’s Nakba in the Larger Arab ‘Catastrophe’

The ‘Nakba’ is not merely a Palestinian experience; it is also an Arab wound that never ceases from bleeding

Vijay Prashad: The right to intervene

Humanitarian intervention has often been used as a pretext for regime change. A short history of the global community’s struggle to agree on the ground rules

Stuart Hodkinson: The resistible rise of urban dispossession in Europe

The effects of the housing crisis across Europe in light of a new report, ‘Resisting Evictions Across Europe’

Kathy Kelly: Building Trust in Afghanistan

U.S. people should earnestly ask how the U.S. could help build trust here in Afghanistan

Andrew J. Bacevich: Milestones (Or What Passes for Them in Washington)

A Multi-Trillion-Dollar Bridge to Nowhere in the Greater Middle East

Sue Branford: Brazil: Recolonising a continent

Examining the past failures and future prospects of the left in Brazil in the face of a concerted US-backed right-wing offensive

Martha Rosenberg: What Big Pharma Does Not Want You to Know About the Opioid Epidemic

The Pharma-driven opioid epidemic may be as big a con as the mortgage housing bubble collapse

Juan Cole: Dear Mr. Holder: Why Ed Snowden can’t get a Fair Trial in your National Security State

Former US Attorney General Eric Holder said in an interview that what NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden did was illegal but added “”We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden did what he did, but I think that he actually performed a public service by raising the debate we engaged in and by Read more…

Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson Surya Mattu and Lauren Kirchner: Machine Bias

There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks

Rory Fanning: When Soldiers Resist

This Memorial Day, let’s remember the courageous war resisters who said no to the slaughter in Vietnam

Various Contributors: Big Gains for Striking Verizon Workers in New Agreement

Company agrees to add 1,300 new call center jobs on the East Coast, 10.9% raise over four years, first contract for wireless retail workers

Vandana Shiva: Women Around the World Are Leading the Fight Against Corporate Agriculture

Agro-biodiversity bolsters food security at many levels

John Feffer: The Music of Hopelessness

From the comfortable alt-rock of PJ Harvey to the hypnotic antagonism of Anohni, new protest music offers a relief from the official rhythms of war and peace

Nick Turse: Two Men, Two Legs, and Too Much Suffering

America’s Forgotten Vietnamese Victims

Pervez Hoodbhoy: A Balance Sheet for May 28

The way forward lies in building a sustainable and active democracy, an economy for peace rather than war

Robert Fisk: President Erdogan knows that visa-free travel for Turkey could solve his ‘Kurdish problem’

Europe’s growing Kurdish diaspora would be vastly increased if the crushed and war-suffering masses of Diyarbakir could find their way to Germany, Denmark and Sweden

Uri Avnery: The Center Doesn’t Hold

“The best lack all convictions, while the worst / Are full of passionate intensity!” Is there a better description of what is happening in Israel now? Yet these words were written, almost a hundred years ago, by the Irish poet W. B. Yeats. Yeats was writing shortly after the terrible slaughter and destruction of World War Read more…

Badri Raina: Prepare, the Muslims are Coming

While Donald Trump forges ahead to be the world’s most powerful CEO and then to keep the world’s Muslims from entering America, India’s own Sangh Parivar “trains” its young  saffron shirts to do one better—namely to prepare, rifle and lathi in hand, against our own Muslim Indians. Last week saw a clutch of Bajrang Dal fasios in fierce drill to ward off Read more…

Naomi Klein: Let Them Drown

We need integrated solutions, solutions that radically bring down emissions, while creating huge numbers of good, unionised jobs and delivering meaningful justice

José Antonio Gutiérrez D.: Insurgency, conflict and communalism in Colombia

For decades, the FARC has led the revolutionary struggle in Colombia, but now farmers are taking over control by means of communal assemblies.

Lee Fang: Hillary Clinton’s Energy Initiative Pressed Countries to Embrace Fracking, New Emails Reveal

The emails show an aggressive effort to engage private energy companies and use Poland as part of a larger campaign to sell fracking throughout the region

Juan Cole: Obama in Hiroshima, Memorial Day and the Iran Deal

The MIC is so powerful that sooner or later they will get a candidate into the White House and turn some ramshackle third world piggy bank upside down and shake out its billions into their accounts

Gar Alperovitz: Unjust Cause

Interview on the decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Chris Brooks: Long-Term Organizing Bears Fruit for Grocery Local

“We do everything in our power to show the employer that we aren’t going to rest and they won’t catch us off guard”

Pete Dolack: Millions for the boss, cuts for you

The relentless competition endemic to capitalism mandates that corporations engage in an endless race to the bottom

Conn Hallinan: As Brexit Approaches, Europe’s Left Is Divided — and for Good Reason

Can the EU still unite a continent shattered by world wars, or is it little more than a vehicle for austerity capitalism?

John Pilger: Silencing America as it prepares for war

Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I was with Robert Kennedy when he was shot and I saw his assassin, preparing to kill him. It was a baptism in the American way, along with the salivating violence Read more…

Glenn Greenwald: New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is It Now Time for Media Outlets to Call This a “Coup”?

The conversations include discussions of the important role played in Dilma’s removal by the most powerful national institutions, including — most importantly — Brazil’s military leaders

Steve Breyman: A Brief and Cheery History of an American Future

An exercise in utopian imagination

Robert Fisk: The US is dropping calls for Assad to go because the Syrian regime is a better bet than Isis

The Americans seem to have left the air bombing to the Russians (after complaining about it) and Putin is not afraid to say the obvious: that the government in Damascus is a better bet than Isis

Daniel Raventos: Basic Income Gathers Steam Across Europe

In the last few months basic income—an unconditional cash payment to every member of the population—has been getting more and more attention in the media and social networks

Andrea Germanos: Protests Intensify, Spread Across France as Workers Refuse Submission

‘What we want today is for this movement to spread,’ says unionist.

Peter Dreier: A Five-Point Plan for Sanders Going Forward

The best thing Bernie supporters can do is to help him build a progressive legacy

Mark Evans: What About Classism?

Classism is a form of social discrimination that has its roots in rigged economics

Michael T. Klare: The Desperate Plight of Petro-States

With a Busted Business Model, Oil Economies Head for the Unknown

Vijay Prashad: ‘Free Market’ Authoritarian Leaders Across the Planet Are Stifling Dissent and Enriching the Elites

All politicians say that job creation is a better solution to poverty than welfare spending. But these are empty words. Jobs are simply not being created

David Swanson: “Looking Forward” Comes to Hiroshima

Never mind an apology, Obama should admit the truth

Richard Falk: Assessing Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s Departure from Government

These issues of leadership and constitutional structure, although serious, are clearly secondary to the great challenges facing the Turkish nation

Olivia Rose Walton: From Immunity to Impunity

Erdoğan’s government is laying the legal groundwork to arrest Kurds and other dissidents in parliament

Bill McKibben: Keep Oil in the Soil

Bill McKibben on Being Named by Sanders to DNC Platform Committee on Being Named by Sanders to DNC Platform Committee

Sabrina Fernandes: The Right Marches on Brazil

Brazil’s interim government is orchestrating a stunning transfer of power to the country’s elites

Michael Albert: The Bernie Question – We Should Innovate not Debate

Let’s avoid sterile debate and splintering. Let’s innovate and seek real change.

Patrick Bond: Imperialism’s Junior Partners

The response to the Brazilian coup shows that the BRICS powers are not a real alternative to US imperialism

Jack Rasmus: Greek Debt Negotiations: Will the IMF Exit the Troika?

Expect an intensification of austerity for Greece between now and 2018

Ramzy Baroud: Time to End the ‘Hasbara’: Palestinian Media and the Search for a Common Story

Not only are Palestinians expected to demolish many years of Israeli disinformation but also to construct their own narrative that is free from the whims of factions and personal gains.

Vandana Shiva: Seeds of suicide

A common question is: Why do farmers adopt Bt cotton which harms them? But farmers do not choose Bt cotton. They have to buy Bt cotton as all other choices are destroyed

Badri Raina: Heat, Hate, Humbug

The just croak in crevices, the rogues stride above

Robert Parry: NFL’s War Against Science and Reason

Perhaps it’s because I just watched the movie, “Concussion,” which tells the story of the National Football League’s haughty denial of the science proving football-related brain damage – and the NFL’s abuse of the truth-tellers – but I still can’t understand why so many people side with Commissioner Roger Goodell in the absurd “Deflategate” case Read more…

Vincent Emanuele: Activism and vision: an interview with Michael Albert

Interview on vision and strategy on how to move forward on the left

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