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Noam Chomsky: Trump, Sanders, the KKK, Rebellious Hearts & More

On Monday, over 2,000 people packed into Riverside Church in Manhattan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Democracy Now! It was an historic occasion in part because it marked the first time Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte appeared on stage together in conversation. The two have been longtime champions of social justice. Chomsky is a Read more…

Alex Emmons: After 8 Years of Expanding Presidential War Powers, Obama Insists They Are Limited

The new report is the latest in a series of public steps Obama has recently taken to give the appearance of reining his war powers

Vandana Shiva: People’s Economies vs Corporate Control

Ever since the Corporate Form was “invented” – in its earliest avatar as the collective East India Companies – those who have ruled via corporation have found innovative “means” new to extract wealth from the earth and people, leaving both poorer in a zero-sum “game”. During The Raj – Company Raj – extraction was carried Read more…

Juan Cole: How We Can fight back against Trump’s Anti-EPA

With regard to fighting global warming, the American public is at best now on its own

Sonia Singh: A Home Base for Temp Worker Organizing

Warehouses and factories dot Chicago and its suburbs, concentrating hundreds of thousands of workers in a major hub for transporting goods. If these workers were united enough to strike, they would have huge leverage. But can they overcome a slew of obstacles to organize? The jobs are low-wage and largely temporary. An estimated 63 percent Read more…

Deirdre Fulton: Trump’s Fast-Food CEO Labor Pick: ‘Anti-Family, Anti-Worker, Anti-Jobs’

Fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder has been described as ‘a minor league version of Trump’

Kathy Kelly: See How We Live

An impossible gap exists between our demands for infinite security and the nightmare precarity suffered in those countries from which our wars rip that security away

Danica Jorden: A Letter from Lucía’s Brother

Let her close her eyes and rest in peace. Two men brought the limp body of a 16 year old girl to the doors of an addiction clinic in Mar del Plata, Argentina. They said she had overdosed on drugs. But doctors found that she had been sexually tortured, with the final act of impaling Read more…

Nomi Prins: Trump’s Bait and Switch

How to Swamp Washington and Double-cross Your Supporters Big Time

Patrick Bond: South Africa’s junk credit rating was avoided, but at the cost of junk analysis

The only reasonable solution is progressive delinking from the circuits of world finance through which these agencies accumulate their unjustified power

Hector Mondragon: The plan to Gaza-ify the Colombian Peace Process

Without understanding the problem of the concentration of land ownership, it is impossible to understand anything that has happened in the country in the past eighty years

Ramzy Baroud: Fatah, Hold Your Applause: Palestinian Body Politic Rotten to the Core

The movement is now more keenly interested in consolidating the power of Abbas’ allies than fighting Israel

ATTAC -France: COP22 Marked By Indecision and Uncertainty, Alarm that Nations May Disengage Because of Trump

The election of Donald Trump, who is not just a troublemaker, sends a political message: that the United States rejects any limits on extraction and fossil fuel combustion

SWTR Editorial: Home truths about the climate emergency

COP22 again highlighted the mismatch between illusive policymaking and the stark reality of global warming

Black Lives Matter: 13 Ways to Act in Solidarity for Justice for Walter Scott

A call for solidarity for justice for Walter Scott from Black Lives Matter-Charleston, South Carolina in response to the trial of former South Carolina police officer, Michael Slager, who shot and killed Scott ended in a mistrial

Ted Glick: First-ever National People’s Hearing on FERC Held in DC

On December 2nd in Washington, DC 65 people from 15 states and the District of Columbia, from as far away as Arizona, Mississippi and Florida, testified to a packed room at the National Press Club about their uniformly bad personal and organizational experiences with FERC. For years a movement has been building to take on Read more…

Ethan Young: The Left’s Secret Identity

After the wave of new protests in the late Obama era, the Sanders campaign, and the post-primary mess that resulted in the election of Trump, there are signs of a new direction

Bill McKibben: The victory at Standing Rock could mark a turning point

The defeat of an energy company by indigenous activists shows what nonviolent unity can accomplish. There are lessons here as we enter a challenging new age

Tim Scott: The Dakota Access Pipeline and the Doctrine of Native Genocide

Only through continued resistance have Native people survived the ongoing genocidal project of the Doctrine of Discovery and US settler colonialism

Sarah Aziza: Standing Rock celebrates victory while pondering the struggle ahead

Most organizers are already looking ahead to the next steps in the struggle to preserve both indigenous rights and environmental resources

Riccardo Mastini: A perfect institutional storm is brewing in Italy

Changes to the constitution and the new electoral law in Italy are likely to play into the hands of the government and gag parliamentary opposition

Youngsu Won: South Korea’s civic revolution: Another mega-protest puts impeachment process back on track

December 3 saw another mega-protest hit President Park Geun-hye’s regime, with more than 2.32 million angry South Koreans participating in the 6th national candlelight protest

Bill Fletcher: Fighting Back Against the White Revolt of 2016

Trump’s real triumph was his ability to shift Republican politics to straight racism, misogyny and xenophobia with a potent authoritarian tone

John Feffer: Pulling the Lever for Doomsday

Or How Donald Trump Changed Everything (2016-2020)

Josh Bivens: Financing Recovery and Fairness By Going Where the Money Is

Progressive revenue increases are key to meeting nation’s fiscal challenges

Naomi Klein: The Lesson from Standing Rock: Organizing and Resistance Can Win

Indigenous water protectors are showing us how to fight back—and how to live again

Bill McKibben: Indigenous Activists at Standing Rock Told a Deep, True Story

And that’s why they won at least a temporary victory

Andrew Cockburn: The New Red Scare

Reviving the art of threat inflation

Badri Raina: Do we need a parliament?

PM Modi’s style of engagement undermines the relevance of legislative oversight.

Patrick Weisansal: Buffalo Hospital Workers Get Their Money and Staffing Back

After giving something up in a previous contract, is it possible to win it back? It took a massive effort, but hospital workers in Buffalo proved it can be done. Catholic Health is one of the two local hospital chains that dominate western New York. Communications Workers (CWA) Locals 1133 and 1168 represent 6,900 of Read more…

Norman Solomon: Media Complicity Is Key to Blacklisting Websites

In media and government, the journalists and officials who enable blacklisting are cravenly siding with conformity instead of democracy

Pratap Chatterjee: Publish, Punish, and Pardon

Nine Things Obama Could Do Before Leaving Office to Reveal the Nature of the National Security State

Marjorie Cohn: The Remarkable Legacy of Fidel Castro

History has absolved, and promises to continue to absolve, “El Comandante” Fidel Castro

John Feffer: Trump the Predictable

Without exception, Trump’s foreign policy picks are members of the far right: aggressive, Islamophobic, and contemptuous of diplomacy

Les Leopold: Will Trump’s PR Triumph At Carrier Mean The Democratic Party’s Demise?

No matter what our priority issue, we will need to devote time and resources to fight for universal programs that lift us all up

Kenneth Surin: Life and Politics in Appalachia

A lot of underprivileged people believed the conman—and so, at least for now, he is their man

Dave Archambault II: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Statement on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Decision to Not Grant Easement

The department of the Army will not approve an easement that will allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe. The following statement was released by Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II

Marjorie Cohn: Trump’s Secretary of Defense Presided Over Slaughter of Civilians in Fallujah

Mattis’ enthusiasm for battle may lead us into a war with Iran

Noam Chomsky: EU may fall apart due to failed neo-liberal policies

The surge in right-wing and anti-establishment sentiments as a result of failed neo-liberal policies in Europe is likely to lead to collapse of the EU

Nika Knight: Veterans Arrive at Standing Rock to Act as ‘Human Shields’ for Water Protectors

The “Veterans Stand for Standing Rock” action has garnered widespread support, with the National Nurses United (NNU) union sending $50,000 to fund their expenses

Richard Falk: Turkish Realignment: Prospects amid Uncertainty

How this pragmatic repositioning of Turkey in relation to East and West, North and South, will finally crystallize remains highly uncertain

Eric Dirnbach: Real Power? Real Money?

A reflection on Participatory Budgeting in New York

David Rosen: The Return of HUAC?

Recently, right-wing radio host Michael Savage called for Trump to restore HUAC or a similar committee to focus on “hunting down subversives”

Lena Jackson: Being Undocumented in College Is Already Hard, and About to Get Harder

At age 13, Marco traveled with his grandmother, sister and uncle to Miami. Fleeing persecution in Guatemala, he traveled via Mexico to the US for a better life. Even without legal status, he prefers living here. Marco is now one of thousands of undocumented students attending college in the United States. Born in Mixco, a Read more…

Various Contributors: Nurses Donate $50,000 to Aid Veterans Stand with Standing Rock

As Third Delegation of RN Volunteers Heads to North Dakota RNs Call to President Obama, Attorney Gen Lynch to Intervene National Nurses United today announced that it is donating $50,000 to support U.S. service veterans who are assembling this weekend as peaceful, unarmed defenders for the water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Read more…

Jack Rasmus: Taming Trump: From Faux Left to Faux Right Populism

Like the Obama regime, the Trump regime will retreat to a neoliberal US elite regime. It will be a ‘Neoliberalism 2.0’

Janet Redman: Trump’s Energy Policy: More Shale Gas and a Return to Coal

We’ve seen the message from mayors from 30 different rural and urban cities, big and small cities, saying, “Trump, we need to work on climate”

Alex Jensen: The Great Deceleration

The food sovereignty movement turns on its head 500 years of colonialist food policy

Kali Holloway: Bernie Sanders Rips Trump for Smoke-and-Mirrors Carrier Deal: ‘Workers Should Be Very Nervous’

Saving just half the jobs while giving a huge corporate tax break is not going to help American workers

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