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Marjorie Cohn: Mueller Documented Probable Cause That Trump Obstructed Justice

After a nearly two-year investigation, culminating in a 448-page report, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election but found insufficient evidence to prove the Trump campaign conspired with Russia. Mueller did not decide, however, if Trump obstructed justice. The special counsel detailed 10 acts that could constitute obstruction of Read more…

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Medea Benjamin: Activists Protect DC Venezuelan Embassy from US-supported Coup

Calling ourselves the Embassy Protection Collective, we have been working in the embassy during the day, holding educational events every evening, making banners and signs, and sleeping on couches at night

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Jen Marlowe: The Palestine Marathon

A Window Into Occupation and Survival in a Less Than Holy Land

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Patrick Cockburn: What Revolutionaries Have Learned Since the Arab Spring

Two very different political waves are sweeping through the Middle East and north Africa

Alexander Hensby: Our Climate Emergency and ‘Extinction Rebellion’

Disruption and arrests can bring social change

Hamza Hamouchene: Welcome to the new Algerian revolution

While the first wave of the revolutions ended in defeat, it was sure to be back in Sudan and now Algeria with enormous and persistent protest movements

Julia Symborski: New York City nurses threatened to strike—and won

What the Alliance had once sternly denied the nurses had been won

Roy Eidelson: Is the American Psychological Association Addicted to Militarism and War?

When hijacked planes hit their targets on the morning of September 11, 2001, the American Psychological Association (APA) sprang into action. Within hours, through its disaster response network the APA mobilized expert practitioners and worked with the American Red Cross to provide psychological support to families of the victims and to rescue workers. The APA’s Read more…

Sarah Aziza: Trump’s Veto on Yemen War

For his ongoing support, which includes billions in arms sales, Trump has expected cooperation from the Saudis on his own regional agenda, including in his efforts to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict

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Michael Albert: Socialism: Class Rule or Classlessness?

This is the tenth essay in a multipart series addressing the surge in interest in and support for Socialism

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Andy Piascik: Grocery Store Workers Take on Billion Dollar Multinational

Perhaps one big lesson that can reverberate far and wide beyond Stop and Shop is the power of the strike

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Tamara Pearson: AMLO vs Zapata

Mexico’s new left-leaning President sees an opportunity in championing the legacy of the Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata. But does his record so far live up to Zapata’s ideals?

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Nick Turse: AFRICOM Calls for My “Elimination”

(From Their Daily Media Reports)

Various Contributors: International Rebellion Update #6

A New Phase Begins

Alexander C. Kaufman: New York City Passes Historic Climate Legislation

The Climate Mobilization Act lays the groundwork for New York City’s own Green New Deal

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Daniel Ellsberg: From the Pentagon Papers to the Doomsday Machine

Interview on the continuing existential threat posed by the military-industrial complex

Mohamed Nabil Bennaidja: Algerians Adopt Civil Resistance to Push for Political Change

Since late February, Algerians have been protesting every Friday on the streets of the capital Algiers and other major cities to demand the departure of the regime that has ruled the country since independence in 1962

Rachel Kushner: Is Prison Necessary?

Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind

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George Monbiot: Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse

No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response

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George Lakey: The world’s happiest people already have a Green New Deal

Green New Deal advocates in the United States should look to the Nordic countries for inspiration on how to overcome the 1 percent and address climate change

Grace Blakeley: How millennial socialism went global

US-UK activists are forging new ties, by sharing expertise on communications, policy and campaigning

Adem: International Rebellion Update #5

Police turn Pirates: The Pink Boat is Lost

Nusrat Choudhury: Modern-Day COINTELPRO

Interview on FBI targeting of black activists

Camilla Royle: What kind of climate movement do we need?

The movement over climate change needs to be driven from below. It needs to threaten governments with revolution if they don’t give us reforms

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Juan Cole: Trump & Libya’s Hiftar

It transpires again that the US has two foreign policies, that of Trump, which favors brutal dictatorships unreservedly, and that of his cabinet officials, which favors brutal dictatorships with more nuance and caution

James Risen: William Barr Misled Everyone About the Mueller Report

Now Democrats Are Calling for His Resignation

Sarah Sklaw: The Youth Leading Nicaragua’s Uprising, One Year Later

A year after Nicaragua’s massive uprising broke out, youth activists recognize that beyond ousting President Daniel Ortega, their generation must find a new way of doing politics in the country

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John M. Laforge: Chernobyl’s Deadly Effects Estimates Vary

April 26 marks the 33rd anniversary of the 1986 radiation disaster at Chernobyl reactor Number 4 in Ukraine, just north of Kiev the capital. It is still nearly impossible to get scientific consensus on the vast extent of the impacts. The explosions and two-week long fire at Chernobyl spewed around the world something between one billion Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: This is the Hour of Madness

You came to us centuries ago as traders. Our rulers welcomed you. They traded with you in good faith. But that was not enough for you. You wanted to dominate our lands, to make our people work for you

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Richard Falk: On Taking Controversial Public Positions: A Reflection

I have chosen activism to the end

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Ted Glick: Mueller Time and Equating Trumpublicans and Democrats

The vast majority of us want the release of that report with all of its damning information in it about Trump to be used by the Democrats in the House to get at the truth about what has been going on since 2015

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Glenn Greenwald: Trump-Russia Ties, Obstruction & More

The Justice Department has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia and President Trump’s attempts to impede the special counsel’s investigation. The report states the campaign “expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian Read more…

William rivers Pitt: No More Excuses. Donald Trump Must Be Impeached

That is what the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives must do now, regardless of the Republican status of the Senate. Begin the process, call the hearings, and let the chips fall where they may

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Arash Kolahi: Principles vs. Strategies

Discussing, debating or even disagreeing about strategy is healthy. But doing so respectfully, separate from personal attacks on others’ principles or intentions will help the long-term sustainability of winning meaningful change

James Risen: Annotating Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Redacted Report

A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s “Report on the Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 Election,” was released to Congress and the public by Attorney General William Barr on Thursday. The text of the report appears below, with redactions Barr said were made mainly “to prevent harm to ongoing matters and to Read more…

T.J. Coles: The Battle for Latin America

How the U.S. Helped Destroy the “Pink Tide”

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Glenn Greenwald: Mueller Obliterated Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theories

The two-pronged conspiracy theory that has dominated U.S. political discourse for almost three years – that (1) Trump, his family and his campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election, and (2) Trump is beholden to Russian President Vladimir Putin — was not merely rejected today by the final report of Special Read more…

Alan MacLeod: Media Cheer Assange’s Arrest

Whatever your view of Assange might be, it seems clear he shares virtually nothing in common with those in positions of influence in big media outlets, who have been only too happy to watch his demise

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Noam Chomsky: The Green New Deal Is Exactly the Right Idea

Interview on the Green New Deal and the lessons of the old New Deal

Belle Chesler: Making American Schools Less Great Again

Teachers like me will be stepping out of our classrooms not because we don’t want to teach, but because we do

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Michael Albert: Socialism: Disputing Balanced Jobs

This is the ninth essay in a multipart series addressing the surge in interest in and support for Socialism

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Dean Baker: Fun Fictions in Economics

There is an awful lot of nonsense that passes as serious analysis within economics. For cheap fun, I thought I would use a nice spring afternoon to highlight some of my favorites

Sam Pizzigati: How Progressives Can Fix the Progressive Income Tax

Taxes on the wealthy should be linked not just to the top of the income ladder, but also to the bottom

Adem: International Rebellion Update #4

Business As Usual?

Chris Gilbert: Defending Venezuela: Two Approaches

Internationalism can take the right-wing path of empty or formal defense, in which the content of the Bolivarian process is ignored, or it can take the left-wing path, in which sovereignty is defended along with the social project

Jan Oberg: The Iran Floods and US Sanctions

10 Million at Risk, But Who Cares?

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Paul Street: Stephen Moore Gets Something Right: It’s Capitalism vs. Democracy

Moore’s mission on the Fed board – the reason that Trump has nominated him – would be to advance Trump’s political re-election agenda by pushing the president’s absurd claim that the Fed is pursuing a “tight money” (high interest rate) policy

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Vijay Prashad: To Ola Bini

A Political Prisoner Caught Up in the Assange Debacle

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Naomi Klein: AOC’s Message From the Future

What if we decided not to drive off the climate cliff? What if we chose to radically change course and save both our habitat and ourselves?

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Ramzy Baroud: War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We

Israelis are divided on some issues that are particular to their social and economic makeup. But they are also resolutely unified around the issue that should concern us most: the continued subjugation of the Palestinian people

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