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Ann Jones: The Fempire Strikes Back

First, for the record, let me tell you my story about another of those perversely creepy Hollywood predators, a sort of cut-rate Harvey Weinstein: the screenwriter and film director James Toback. As I read now of women he preyed upon year after year, I feel the rage that’s bubbled in the back of my brain Read more…

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Rebecca Solnit: Don’t let the alt-right hijack #MeToo

Feminism is now being weaponized for right-wing agendas. We must not allow that to happen

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Jack Rasmus: The Bitcoin Bubble

Is it the new ‘subprime mortgage’ bomb?

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Robert Fisk: Recognising Jerusalem

Trump has turned away from any notion of fairness in peace negotiations and run with Israel’s ball

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David Swanson: Sun Tzu: The Ass of War

Peace activism requires prolonged struggle and the opposite of looting and pillaging

James J. Zogby: Trump’s Fatal Blow

The unilateral American recognition of Jerusalem not only prejudges one of the conflicts most sensitive issues, it does so in Israel’s favor

Connor Devine: The trouble with being anti-austerity and pro-EU

The European Union, at its heart and above all else, is a fundamentally pro-austerity institution

Suyapa Portillo: Honduras Holds Democracy Hostage

The real fraud is the fiction that the Honduran elites, propped up by U.S. money and interests, ever intended to submit to the will of the people

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John Pilger: Why the documentary must not be allowed to die

I first understood the power of the documentary during the editing of my first film, The Quiet Mutiny. In the commentary, I make reference to a chicken, which my crew and I encountered while on patrol with American soldiers in Vietnam. “It must be a Vietcong chicken – a communist chicken,” said the sergeant. He Read more…

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Justin Podur: Saudis Escalated Yemen Struggle Beyond Control

The Yemen Civil War could have been a local power struggle, if not for the Saudis’ heavy hand

James Vincent: Social media is ripping apart society

Former Facebook executive says: ‘No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.’

Sarah van Gelder: Northwest Communities Stopping Big Oil Projects

Communities throughout the Northwest, often led by Native American tribes, have been stopping one project after another.

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Jonathan Cook: US Jerusalem move & Israel’s far right

Trump’s recognition this week of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, overturning seven decades of US policy in the region and effectively ending hopes of a two-state solution, has provoked dire warnings. But the focus by commentators on Palestinian reactions, rather than the effect on the Israeli public and leadership, might have underestimated the longer-term fallout from Read more…

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Paul Buchheit: America Has Taken Nearly 70% of World’s Wealth

The super-rich are pillaging the world and making everyone less safe in the process

Dana Frank: “The Election Is Being Stolen”

In the face of state repression and blatant fraud, Hondurans are demanding their right to a democratic election

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Juan Cole: Exodus of Climate Scientists to France

This is only the beginning if GOP guts grad education

Mike Ludwig: ”Cheated and Lied to”

How Insurers and Manufacturers Mask the Truth About High Drug Prices

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Paul Street: The Burning Earth Bears Witness

There’s no bigger story than the environmental crisis that lay behind this year’s California fires and the extremity of this year’s hurricane season – and so much else almost too terrible to mention

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Michael Albert: Initial Commitments

This is chapter seven of the new boom RPS/2044

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Henry A. Giroux: A Language of Liberation

Confronted with the rise of an authoritarian society affecting all institutions and individuals, there is a need for resistance based on radical transformation, says Henry A. Giroux in this interview about The Public in Peril. This resistance is embodied in mass action and a vision to achieve the hope of a life beyond capitalism. Mark Karlin: What Read more…

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Ramzy Baroud: The ‘Last Martyr’: Who Killed Kamal Al-Assar?

Kamal was revitalized by the Intifada. When the uprising broke out, he emerged from his own solitude. Life made sense once again

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Norman Solomon: Battle for Democratic Party

After the Unity Reform Commission

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Andrew J. Bacevich: Still Waiting

A Harvey Weinstein Moment for America’s Wars?

Tatiana Garavito: Frontline activists facing down global mining

Activists are defending land, life and water from the global mining industry

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Sue Sturgis: Pushing to save Dreamers

A Dec. 6 candlelight vigil in Raleigh, North Carolina, was part of this week’s national effort to demand a legislative solution to the looming threat of deportation of young people brought to the this country as children. (Photo by Rebekah Barber/Facing South.) Number of people who rallied this week in Washington and cities nationwide to Read more…

Matthew Cole: Trump Plans for Private Spies

The Trump administration is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, Read more…

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Richard Falk: Jerusalem Is (Is Not) the Capital of Israel

[Prefatory Note: This post is a slightly modified version of an article published in the global edition of the Italian newspaper, Il Manifesto, on December 8, 2017.] Those who speak on behalf of Israel like to defend Donald Trump’s provocative decision of December 6th to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel with this contention: Read more…

John Whitehead: John Lennon’s Most Radical Message

Yes, America, it is possible to use occupations and civil disobedience to oppose government policies, counter injustice and bring about change outside the confines of the ballot box

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Ryan Mallett-Outtrim: Venezuela’s Crypto-Currency A Waste of Time

Venezuela’s new “Petro” cryptocurrency will either never get off the ground, or slowly fade into obscurity

Julian Vigo: Opioid and Heroin Addiction in the US

The Perfect Storm of Greed and Medical Malpractice

Eduardo Saman: The Revolution Within the Revolution

We want to move towards an endogenous socialist model of development that reduces exploitation, that eliminates exploitation among human beings

Debbie Weingarten: US farmers killing themselves in record numbers

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans

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Ramzy Baroud: What Trump Has Done

The Entire US-Middle East Political Framework Just Collapsed

Miles Rapoport: Prospects Brightening for Redistricting Reform

Republicans’ hold on Congress and statehouses could be more vulnerable than once thought

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Ted Glick: On January 20th, Let’s Demand Trump’s Impeachment

On the first anniversary of Trump’s inauguration, let’s rise up again to show ourselves, the country and the world that there ain’t no power like the power of the people

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Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Media Debacle

Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time

Baher Kamal: More than a ‘Kiss of Death’

US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital does not represent only a ‘kiss of death’ to the two-State solution, but also a strong blow in the face of 57 Muslim countries

Steven Rosenfeld: Trump Led American Politics

Trump will soon tell his 2,000th lie as president. Seventy-one percent of Alabama Republicans believe Roy Moore

Nicola Bertoldi: The Left is dead, carpe DiEM!

In the aftermath of another round of elections across Europe, we are left to wonder whether reports of the death of the Left might have been not at all exaggerated. As professor Sheri Berman observes in an op-ed contribution for The New York Times, the historic defeat of the German Social-democratic Party (SPD) in the Read more…

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Badri Raina: All Spun From a Human Yarn

God is an idea abstracted from The best of human qualities; And the Market likewise exemplifies The worst of our propensities. Between the two is Religion Which brokers our best and worst By keeping both in good humour From baptism to the hearse. War is the enterprise That proves our loyalty To Nation, Market, Religion— Read more…

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David Swanson: 76 Years of Pearl Harbor Lies

Donald Trump is tweeting about a particular spot in Hawaii. He visited it recently on his way to threaten war in Asia. It’s a big feature this week in lots of U.S. magazines and newspapers. It has a lovely name that sounds like murder and blood because Japanese airplanes engaged in large-scale murder there in Read more…

Samantha Schuyler: Shutting Down Richard Spencer

A wildly successful protest took months of planning by a handful of students with no help from their university

Alice Speri: Ripping Families Apart

New DHS Numbers Show Trump is Deporting Longtime U.S. Residents

Farai Maguwu: Zimbabwe’s future looks uncertain

The fall of Mugabe doesn’t necessarily spell freedom for the people of Zimbabwe

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Patrick Cockburn: Trump uniting Arab world against US

The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will make it easier for Tehran to call for all Muslims, Shia and Sunni, to stand together in defence of the Palestinians and the holy sites

Jonathan Rosenblum: Biggest $15 Win Yet

Mainstream politicians often claim that we have to elect progressives to office first, before workers can win big legislation. Ontario workers and students just proved otherwise

Ben Norton: Media Downplay Class Warfare

The fallacy of “neutral,” “both sides” journalism rings loud and clear in corporate media reporting on the Republican Party’s tax plan. The GOP bill, passed by the Senate in the early hours of December 2 and described by major media outlets as a “tax cut,” is in reality an explicit handout to large companies and Read more…

Charles R. Larson: The Decline of Reading for Pleasure

The vast majority of Americans who read nothing are trapped in the same dark room

John Zangas: What Resistance Looks Like

A free exhibit called “Protest Matters” was organized by a local anthropologist to showcase items used at protests and how they promote change for public benefit

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Phyllis Bennis: Why Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Is Dangerous

Trump’s decision is deliberately provocative, reckless and a danger to our national security.

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