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Stephen R. Shalom: The greater evil: A response to Charlie Post and Ashley Smith

Stephen R. Shalom criticizes the arguments against lesser-evil voting and makes the case for the Left both to support Biden and build the social movements

Bernie Sanders: Trump versus democracy

The American people, no matter what their political persuasion, must make it clear that American democracy will not be destroyed

Leanna First-Arai: Trump Is Losing Farmer Support in Climate Crisis. Will They Swing the Election?

In a push to capture the rural vote, 62 percent of which went to Trump in 2016, both the Trump and Biden campaigns are ramping up efforts to appeal to farmers and ranchers.

Jeff Cohen: Earth to Presidential Debate Moderators: “I’m Burning Up”

With the horrific fires on the West Coast and hurricanes and storms pounding the Caribbean and Gulf Coast, in a healthy democracy, one would expect presidential candidates to be pressed hard about climate chaos. I’m not holding my breath.  

Manuel Garcia, Jr: Global Warming Burps, Bubbles, Simmers and Sours On

There are no actual physical barriers to the human and societal behaviors necessary to make this happen

Sadiqa Reynolds: Protests Erupt as Cops Cleared for Killing Breonna Taylor in Her Home

“The lack of indictments in the grand jury process is an indictment on the system itself”

Ramzy Baroud: Palestinians Are Not Numbers: On the Future of the Palestinian Discourse

A single chart, or a thousand, can never truly describe the actual terror felt by a million children who feared for their lives during those horrific days

Aída Chávez: How QAnon Conspiracy Theories Spread in My Colorado Hometown

During the pandemic, some of the people I grew up with got sucked into QAnon and the Q-adjacent “Save the Children” movement

Lyn Caballero: Am I a modern slave?

Lyn Caballero describes her experiences as a migrant domestic worker and explains why domestic workers are campaigning for immigration policy change

MacKenzie Mays: California Schools Launch Anti-Racism Plan, Flouting Trump’s Threats

The California Department of Education is developing the nation’s first statewide ethnic studies curriculum model

Brett Wilkins: ‘Sledgehammer to Permanently Silence Opposing Voices’

Outrage Over Florida Gov. DeSantis’ Proposed Anti-Protest Bill

Andrew Lee: U.S. Expands Military Bases in the Eastern Mediterranean

Lures Debt-Weary Greece into Provocative Military Partnership for Geopolitical Control of Region

David Orentlicher: Unlike US, Europe Picks Top Judges with Bipartisan Approval

By choice and by law, high court justices in those places work together to render consensus-based decisions

Nora Barrows-friedman: YouTube, Zoom and Facebook censor Leila Khaled for Israel

“They are bothered by the ways in which we are focusing on questions of Black liberation, Palestinian liberation and prison abolition, and the connections between these movements”

David Vine: The U.S. ‘War on Terror’ Has Displaced 37 Million People

Here’s why we used the numbers we did — and what they can and can’t tell us

Norman Solomon: We’ve Got Our Own Reasons to Elect Biden — and He Isn’t One of Them

“We can lend a hand to people’s organizations that are not just working to defeat Trump, but also working to upend an unacceptable status quo, defeat an out-of-touch political establishment, take on the powerful forces arrayed against us, and win the future for the many, not the few.”

Chris Walker: Breonna Taylor Killing: Only One Police Officer Facing Criminal Charges

A grand jury has determined that criminal proceedings can move forward against one of the three white police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor

Nick Turse: This Vanishing Moment and Our Vanishing Future

John Hersey, Hiroshima, and the End of World

Florina Rodov: Online Charter Schools Are Not a Solution to Education in a Pandemic

Coronavirus and racism combined with online charters would create a plague of injustice that will never be wiped out

Shamus Cooke: The Politics of Portland’s Protests

The quietly coordinated move allowed Oregon State Troopers to be federally deputized, essentially making them Trump’s Troopers. Such a bold move by Oregon’s liberal executives—in arguably one of the bluest states in the country—is comparable to treason

Natasha Lennard: Welcome to the “Anarchist Jurisdiction” of New York — Where Cops Crush Every Tiny Protest

Bill Barr’s designation of Seattle, Portland, and New York is a cynical Trump reelection ploy — with potentially dangerous consequences

Juan Cole: Every Day is Memorial Day

The Trump Virus has killed as Many Americans as Died in Combat in the 4 Years of the Civil War

Morgan Marietta: 3 ways a 6-3 Supreme Court would be different

Perhaps the most important ramification of a 6-3 conservative court is that it will return many policies to local control.

Thom Hartmann: GOP Reshaped U.S. to Hold Onto Power—Can Dems Do the Same Thing to Save It?

Mitch McConnell understands holding minority power requires ruthless brutality

CJ Polychroniou: Why Trump’s Racist And Neo-Fascist Campaign Resonates In 21st Century US

The major task for progressives is to search for creative ways that will alter public consciousness in the United States about the devastating effects of a political culture engulfed in the flames of racial strife, violence, militarism, and climate change denialism

Mark Weisbrot: What the OAS Did to Bolivia

Bolivia has descended into a nightmare of political repression and racist state violence since the democratically elected government of Evo Morales was overthrown by the military on November 10

Andrea Prasow: U.S. War Crimes in Yemen: Stop Looking the Other Way

The State Department warned for years that the U.S. was complicit in war crimes in Yemen. No one put a stop to it.

55 Progressive Activists and Writers: Open Letter: Dump Trump, Then Battle Biden

Protestations that Biden is beholden to elites are true but beside the point. The lesser evil is evil, but in this case, the greater evil is simply off the charts

Vandana Shiva: Bill Gates’ Global Agenda and How We Can Resist His War on Life

When we wage war on the biodiversity of our forests, our farms, and in our guts, we wage war on ourselves

Noam Chomsky: Internationalism or Extinction

PI Council Member Noam Chomsky’s keynote speech at the Progressive International’s inaugural summit.

Jack Rasmus: A Most Dire Warning

Failure of the Democrats to have stopped Trump the past four years will likely usher in a basic political party re-alignment in the US as a form of authoritarian government takes hold under Trump

Marjorie Cohn: Ginsburg’s Legacy Is Vast, But a Trump Appointee Could Overturn Her Best Rulings

A Trump appointment would substitute a right-wing justice for Ginsburg, making a 6-3 conservative majority. There would be solid votes to overrule Roe v. Wade and strike down the Affordable Care Act.

Sonali Kolhatkar: Dems Mock GOP for Denying Climate Science, But Are Still Addicted to Fossil Fuel Funders

The liberal party offers strong rhetoric on climate change but in practice promotes continued fossil fuel production. In the face of our unfolding climate catastrophe, this needs to end now

Andrea Mazzarino: War Zone America?

Perspectives on a Riven Nation from a Worried Military Spouse

Thomas Klikauer: Manufacturing Consent @ 30

Just a tick over thirty years ago in 1988, Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky published what became one of the most important books ever published on the media

Rachel Zhang: Youth Must Focus This Election on Climate Change — and Push Dems to Confront It

Together, we can transform a burnt, drained, and inequitable world into a green, replenished, and just one for generations to come

Jonathan Cook: The US is using the Guardian to justify jailing Assange for life. Why is the paper so silent?

There are conomic forces that need a media elite, just as they do a political elite, to shore up an ideological worldview that keeps those elites in power. Assange threatened to bring that whole edifice crashing down

The Poor People's Campaign: McConnell must pass fair COVID-19 relief, end hypocrisy about RBG vacancy

“This is about what kind of world we want to live in, and he does not represent it”

Glenn Greenwald: As Joe Rogan’s Platform Grows, So Does the Media and Liberal Backlash. Why?

The popular podcast host is a political liberal by all metrics. So what explains the contempt he provokes in liberal circles?

Dahlia Lithwick: Remembering RBG

Legal Giant’s Death Sparks Furious Fight in D.C. over Vacant Supreme Court Seat

Greenpeace: Facebook Suspends Accounts Associated with Event Targeting Coastal GasLink Pipeline

Hundreds of individual accounts linked to Indigenous, environmental, and social justice organizations were suspended from Facebook because they were co-hosts of an online Facebook event targeting the Coastal GasLink pipeline majority funder.

Noam Chomsky: The train wreck of the 2020 US election

Interview on the 2020 US election, the state of humanity, the breakdown of democracy, the rise of conspiracy theories, the prosecution of Julian Assange, the role of satire – and what helps to keep him going amidst all this

Arwa Mahdawi: Trump’s 1776 commission is proof America is spiraling toward fascism

Trump is setting up the commission to teach students ‘the miracle of American history’ – which sounds like a core part of the fascist process of taking power

Badri Raina: Some Cacti Are Blooming in the Dreary Desert Sands of Indian Unreason

I trust the soul of the nation to find tongue again, and, in simple but decisive syllables, say no to hate and bigotry, and yes to love and camaraderie

Judha Su and Benjamin Tausig: The Thailand Uprising: “For the Rightful Owners of the Land”

For the past months, a broad political movement, primarily led by Thai youth, has advanced a series of increasingly provocative protests against the military government

Juan Cole: If McConnell Packs the Court on behalf of Minority Rule, Dems must Expand and Reform it

If the Democrats win both the presidency and the senate, they must do something about the dictatorship of the minority on the court

Nakiya Wakes: What the Flint Water Crisis Meant for My Family

Take it from me: You don’t want to go through what we did. Every community deserves water, life, and dignity.

Alexandra Bradbury: School and Campus Workers Say: Not Until It’s Safe

For those who have defeated unsafe reopenings, the next battle may be against mass layoffs, as in Rochester, New York, and at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Wafa Aludaini: We Are the Children of Gaza: The Poet, the Fashionista and the Footballer

The inevitable has finally happened, and the coronavirus pandemic is now ravaging the besieged Gaza Strip

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