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Sara Roy: Rebuilding Gaza needs freedom and normality – not just aid

In all Gaza’s long and tormented history, there is no precedent for its extraordinarily dangerous position in 2014

John Feffer: Poland: Land of Junk Contracts

The Poles call them umowa śmieciowa or “junk contracts.” If you’re young and lucky enough to have a job in Poland these days, it’s likely to be short-term and come without benefits. Ten percent of young people (up to the age of 25) are working in the black market, and another 25 percent have part-time or short-term work. Read more…

Bill Blunden: The FBI Can Bypass Encryption

Safeguarding civil liberties on the Internet will take a lot more than just the right app.

Emile Nakhleh: The Islamic State’s Ideology Is Grounded in Saudi Education

The latest educational “guidelines” issued by the Islamic State are a stark example of what’s wrong with our strategic policy planning on the root causes of terrorism

Gideon Levy: Who’s the real chickenshit?

By letting Netanyahu expand the settlements and deliver a death blow to the two-state solution, the U.S. president has shown that he’s the one who lacks guts

Alice Ollstein: 40,000 Voter Registrations Have Vanished

Could determine control of the Senate

Various Contributors: A Swedish recognition of Palestine

The Palestinians have a state that would have been effective, if it were not for Israel’s illegal occupation

Greg Palast: Jim Crow Returns

Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters, are at risk. Already, tens of thousands have been removed in at least one battleground state, and the numbers are expected to climb, according to Read more…

Evan Walker-Wells: Blocking the Youth Vote in the South

These efforts to curb young and minority voters come as youth — and especially minority youth — are becoming increasingly larger parts of the American electorate

Michael Lesher: Freeing Rape Victims From Fundamentalism – In New York?

The media continues to focus on safe targets, like Muslim clerics in Afghanistan

Tamanna Rahman: Nurses Emerge as Front Line ‘Climate Workers’

The climate crisis has changed the world of health care. Nurses have been at the forefront, and their role will only continue to expand

Vijay Prashad: Tears for Bhopal

he Death of a Criminal

Andy Robinson: Will Catalonia Secede From Spain?

Catalonia has decided to recast its planned November 9 referendum on independence as a nonbinding consultation

Susanne Soederberg: New Loan Sharks

The dependence of the poor on payday loans is the result of neoliberal policies

Ann Jones: The Missing Women of Afghanistan

After 13 Years of War, the Rule of Men, Not Law

Justin Podur: The Colombian Peace Negotiations

Prospects and continuing horrors

Karlos Zurutuza: Democracy is “Radical” in Northern Syria

Amuda Syria has become the lab for one the most pioneering political experiments ever conducted in the entire Middle East

Immanuel Wallerstein: Turkey’s Ambivalence Toward Syria

One way or the other, Turkey will have to come to a more coherent policy in the very near future

Badri Raina: As Things Stand

There are important stirrings within the Indian Left

Arun Gupta: How the Democrats Became The Party of Neoliberalism

The Democrats will remain devoted to managing the state for the interests of wealthy and powerful

Walden Bello: Why Japan Can’t Come to Terms with its Past

There are a number of theories why war guilt has not taken hold in Japan

Tom Hayden: How to Shorten the Long War

The next turning point in the new Iraq War will be when President Barack Obama and Congress decide whether to maintain their promise to send no American ground troops

Sarah Varney: Mississippi, Burned

How the poorest, sickest state got left behind by Obamacare

Chris Gilbert: The Light Brigade

Cuban Doctors Fight Ebola

Micah Lee: Ed Snowden Taught Me to Smuggle Secrets

Late on the evening of January 11, 2013, someone sent me an interesting email

Gilbert Mercier: The Illusion of Democracy

All Revolutions Need Revolution

Sean Dinces: Fanfare Without the Fans

Luxury suites in modern stadiums are reminders that capitalist society values elite consumption over public enjoyment

John J. Berger: Pushing for 100% Clean Energy

California energy leaders, environmental scientists, and activists convened for an energy and climate strategy session that could have national and global implications

Ramzy Baroud: Fighting for Survival in the Sinai

Egypt’s convenient war

Vijay Prashad: Jabhat al Nusra Draws Youth

Syrians of various ideological hues are equally determined to keep the Gulf-funded jehadis at bay

Federico Fuentes: What will it take to go beyond extractivism?

Just as no country alone can overcome climate change, no country alone will be able to overcome extractivism

Norman Finkelstein: On Civility and Academia

Academic freedom is not quite so unfettered as it might appear

Patrick Cockburn: Whose side is Turkey on?

Foreign intervention will only increase the level of violence and the Sunni-Shia civil war will gather force, with no end in sight

Alyssa Figueroa: Why College Students Are Carrying Mattresses

Thousands of students are taking part in the National Carry That Weight day of action

Block the Boat: Bay Area Community’s Decisive Victory Over Apartheid Israel

The Block the Boat campaign has declared a major victory against the Israeli shipping company Zim Lines at the Port of Oakland in protest against Israeli apartheid

Sophie Baumert: Persuading U. Glasgow to Divest

A year of student campaigning caused the University of Glasgow to divest from the fossil fuel industry

Alan Nasser: The Case Against Labor-Market Individualism

The Prisoner’s Dilemma And the Indispensability of Organized Labor

John Feffer: NATO: Rebellion in the Ranks?

The region knows a cold war when it sees one, and it certainly doesn’t want to go through all that again

Michael Albert: Science and the Left 3: Good Science

How would science be different under a different economic system?

Conn Hallinan: The Syrian Labyrinth

Review of Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect

Jonathan Cook: How Israel is turning Gaza into a super-max prison

100,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged, leaving 600,000 Palestinians – nearly one in three – homeless or in urgent need of humanitarian help

Ben Norton: Under Israeli Apartheid, Palestinians Cannot Ride Israeli Buses

The new apartheid law dictates that Palestinians cannot take buses that go from central Israel to the West Bank

Radha Surya: Haider and the Conflict in Kashmir

Vishal Bharadwaj has simultaneously shown the way forward and created an enabling environment for filmmakers of conscience

Medea Benjamin: Bold and Loud Moves

Interview on Ferguson, the militarization of police, US education, Obama versus the neo-cons and more

Mark Jaycox: Peekaboo, I See You

The Patriot Act continues to wreak its havoc on civil liberties

Tom Hayden: Cuba Leads while the U.S. Lags on Ebola

The Cubans are playing “the most robust role” of any country in battling the Ebola plague

Gideon Levy: Jerusalem, the Capital of Apartheid, Awaits the Uprising

Mass arrests, violent settlers, expulsion, and dispossession

Paul Krugman: Ideology and Investment

We need public investment; at a time of very low interest rates, we could easily afford it. But build we won’t

Juan Cole: The Tunisian Achievement

Fears that the historic vote on Sunday in Tunisia might be marred by violence committed by the country’s tiny lunatic fringe were not borne out

Jack Rasmus: USA Midterm Elections: Past and Present

Union workers who delivered key Midwest states to Democrats and Obama in 2012, have received virtually nothing from Obama since 2008 in return

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