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Norman Solomon: Why the DNC Is Fighting WikiLeaks and Not Wall Street

The DNC’s lawsuit amounts to doubling down on its fixation of blaming Russia for the Democratic Party’s monumental 2016 loss, at a time when it’s essential to remedy the failed approaches

Dean Baker: The Irresponsibility of Fiscal Responsibility

Economic policy will continue to suffer as long as the loudest voices in the debate have no understanding of how the economy works

David Swanson: The Decline and Fall of the State Department

The State Department cables reveal an institution dripping with contempt for humanity, democracy, peace, justice, and the rule of law

Frank Palmeri: The Long and Despicable Roots of Voter Suppression

The Republican Party, with its foundation now in the solid South, has done all it can to drag the country back into the nineteenth century through egregious voter suppression, mass incarceration, and financial and economic deprivation

Simone Chun: Korean Peninsula in Historic Peace Talks

Thanks to Activists, Not Trump

Joe Emersberger: Media on Venezuela Conveys and Conceals So Much

Western media have developed, over years of repetition, distortions and whitewashing gross imperial hypocrisy about Venezuela

Sonali Kolhatkar: Why Are Some on the Left Falling for Fake News on Syria?

Editor’s note: Reports of a chemical attack in Syria have generated controversy and conflicting claims about what happened and who was responsible. The April 7 event is still under investigation. There is a deepening rift within the American left over the war in Syria. It is unfortunate that this rift is eclipsing actual activism to Read more…

Ramzy Baroud: The Ghost of Herut: Einstein on Israel, 70 Years Ago

Albert Einstein, along with other Jewish luminaries, including Hannah Arendt, published a letter in the New York Times on December 4, 1948 denouncing Israel’s newly-founded Herut party and its young leader, Menachem Begin

Kate Aronoff: Controversial Contractor Behind Island-Wide Blackout

The blackout could be a sign of things to come if the forces eager to privatize power in Puerto Rico get their way

Carl Boggs: Russia and the War Party

Trump, it turns out, was guilty of the most grievous sin: he went so far as to mention the possibility of cooperative relations with Russia

Marienna Pope-Weidemann: Five years after Rana Plaza

The Rana Plaza collapse claimed over a thousand lives – and showed management contempt for the safety of workers. A report on the struggle for better conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh

Ali Abunimah: Snipers ordered to shoot children, Israeli general confirms

An Israeli general has confirmed that when snipers stationed along Israel’s boundary with Gaza shoot at children, they are doing so deliberately, under clear and specific orders

Finnian Murtagh: Why we need a fossil free London

Fossil fuels underpin a breadth of injustices in London. They also offer an opportunity to unite our struggles

Katie Fustich: Columbia Grad Workers Set to Strike

Admin Refuses to Bargain

Noam Chomsky: “A Complete Disaster”

Interview on Trump and the Future of US Politics

Negin Owliaei: Teacher Strikes Continue to Spread

A Symptom of Public Education Underfunding

Jill Richardson: The Latest Attack on Food Stamps

Adding a work requirement to food stamps is a mean-spirited and short-sighted move that will harm our economy while exacerbating hunger

Todd Miller: The Border Fetish

The U.S. Frontier as a Zone of Profit and Sacrifice

Hilary Wainwright: Creating an economy that works for all

A Labour government could overhaul a struggling, unjust economic system

Taya Graham: New Student Movement Seeks to Change Hopkins from Within

A student-led group called Youth Against War and Racism is partnering with the community to lead a fight against Hopkins’ connection to government agencies like the CIA and end its role in military research

Ted Rall: Stop Letting Trump Distract You From Your Wants and Needs

It’s time to stop being reactive. This is our country. This is our time

Shera S. Avi-Yonah, Caroline S. Engelmayer, and Molly C. McCafferty: Harvard Teaching and Research Assistants Vote to Unionize

This vote means roughly 5,000 eligible students can now begin to collectively bargain with the University as members of Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers

Kevin Zeese: Earth Day: Conflict Over The Future Of The Planet

In order for people to create transformative changes, we need a well-educated activist community

Talia Buford: Canary in the Coal Pond

New reports provide an unprecedented look at contaminants leaking from coal ash ponds and landfills

Uri Avnery: The Great Day

Recently, the State of Israel celebrated its 70th birthday. For days we heard about nothing else. Innumerable speeches full of platitudes. A huge festival of kitsch. Everyone agreed: It was a historic moment, when David Ben-Gurion got up in a small hall in Tel Aviv and declared the foundation of the state. Everybody still alive Read more…

Laura Flanders: Workers, Wildcats & New Models for Labor Organizing

Interview on worker wins, challenges, and some new models for organizing

Cesar Chelala: Gideon Levy: A Voice of Sanity from Israel

In spite of a systemic policy of demonization against him, Gideon Levy continues denouncing the Israeli government crimes against the Palestinians

Nicolas Lalaguna: When did rape become entertainment?

Destroying gender inequality once and for all, is an essential precondition for both race and class equality to be achieved

Jonathan Watts: Goldman prize awarded to South African women

Winners of the world’s leading environmental award faced down Vladimir Putin and the country’s recently deposed leader, Jacob Zuma, to overturn a multibillion-dollar nuclear deal

Patrick Cockburn: We should be skeptical

None of the arguments currently being used in Britain and the US to smear those skeptical of the governmental and media consensus are new

Simon Davis-Cohen: Police Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States

And that may be the tip of the iceberg

Glenn Greenwald: Silencing Julian Assange

Many of the recent media claims about Assange — which have centered on the alleged role of Russia in the internal Spanish conflict over Catalan independence — range from highly dubious to demonstrably false

Jonathan Cook: Palestinians mark 70 years of Israeli injustice

‘A place I do not recognise’

David Swanson: Dear World, The U.S. Is Just Not That Into You

From outside the United States, the U.S. government looks like an endless war machine

Hannibal Rhoades: Building alternatives to mining in Colombia

Interview with local activists and businesspeople determined to kick the mining industry out of their town

Nora Barrows-friedman: Barnard students vote for divestment

In a major victory for the Palestinian rights movement on US college campuses, students at Barnard College in New York City voted nearly two-thirds in favor of a referendum supporting divestment from companies profiting from Israel’s human rights violations. Barnard, a partner of Columbia University, is a prestigious women’s college with a large Jewish student Read more…

David Dayen: Trump Moves to Gut the Post Office

His war on Amazon expands to include the right-wing’s campaign to abolish America’s oldest—and still successful—public service

Hannah Finnie: Why Young People Are Joining Unions Again

Young people have redirected their activism toward different kinds of outlets, where their efforts may actually bring about tangible results. Outlets like unions

Jerry White: Arizona teachers vote to strike

Arizona teachers must learn the lessons of the Oklahoma and West Virginia strikes—which were betrayed by the unions—and elect rank-and-file committees to take the conduct of the struggle out of the hands of the AEA

Marjorie Cohn: Will Congress Write the President a Blank Check for War?

This coming Monday, April 23, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to review a bill that would virtually give President Donald J. Trump a blank check to wage war anywhere in the world any time he pleases. The Constitution places the power to declare war exclusively in the hands of the Congress. However, for Read more…

Jenny Gellatly: Fearless Cities

Municipalism is concerned as much with how outcomes are achieved as with the outcomes themselves

Laia G. Facet: A feminist outpouring shakes the Spanish state

Interview on the background to the uprising and what it means for future organizing

Jeff Bryant: Why Teacher Uprisings May Hit Blue States Too

The Colorado teachers’ plans to walk out of school is a strong sign they’ve had it with state government inaction on funding. There’s also a sign many Colorado Democrats feel that way too

Jessica Dos Santos: The ‘Brain Drain’ and Beyond

A look at increasing youth emigration in Venezuela

Badri Raina: Imperially Supreme

Of all the dreams I never thought I would dream this dream– Men in shining coats I saw, Imperially supreme.   Graying temples, fraying tempers, One read from a parchment: “Thou shalt not any questions ask, However merited thine intent.   Know that the times have undergone A Titanic make-over; Hellenic habits must now submit Read more…

Nicholas Cunningham: Fueling Elections in Mexico and Brazil

What could the results of Mexico and Brazil’s upcoming elections have in store for energy policies and the oil industry?

Dean Baker: The Cost of Patent and Copyright Monopolies

If the Debt Mongers Were Serious

Kevin Zeese: Protest & Political Activity Increases

The long term impact of this new activism is hard to predict

Richard Falk: Attacking Syria

[Prefatory Note: This post is an assessment of the recent Syrian missile attack by the armed forces of the U.S., UK, and France from a variety of perspectives. It is a modified and expanded version of a text earlier published in The Wire  (Delhi) and Il Manifesto(Rome). I intend to write two further posts suggested Read more…

Vijay Prashad: A crisis that’s been long in the making

The curious saga of Lula da Silva that has undermined democracy in Brazil

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