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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Moves the World Closer to “Doomsday”

It is incumbent upon all of us to resist the inexorable march toward nuclear winter

Robert Weissman: National Emergency Declaration Paves Way for Sweeping Authoritarianism

The real big issue is going to be whether people turn out in droves to protest this and say, “Not only do we not want a wall, but we don’t want the president declaring emergencies to get around the will of Congress.”

George Monbiot: I salute the children striking back

Across the country, children left their classes to protest against climate change. This is my message to them

Saurav Sarkar: A Green New Deal for American Labor?

It’s not hard to see that a huge gap exists between current labor-environment collaboration and what it will take to win a massive, federally mandated good jobs program to combat climate change

John Feffer: The Psychology of the Wall

Wall are cropping up all over the world. But as with guns, the sense of safety and security that comes from a wall is almost entirely illusory

Natasha Lennard: Amazon Pullout Shows What Anti-Capitalist Organizing and Leftist Politicians Can Do

Checks on corporate hegemony and obscene inequality do not happen without pushing the Democratic Party to the left

Badri Raina: Common Cause

They die for their cause, We die for ours; Our deaths are propitiated Like those of star-crossed lovers.   They kill us, We kill them; They win some, We win some.   Thus we shun the cowardice Of a pusillanimous peace; Heroes do not fold their arms— They die in bloodied grace.   There are Read more…

Jack Rasmus: Trump’s Wall & National Emergency Declaration Coming

The US elite know the next recession, coming soon, will significantly exacerbate the economic problems at home, while intensifying the political instability abroad. And they are preparing–at home and abroad

Vijay Prashad: Why Does U.S. Want to Overthrow Government of Venezuela?

A look at what drives the US to persist in its interventions—diplomatic, economic and military—against the Venezuelan government

Rupert Read: School climate strikes

Why adults no longer have the right to object to their children taking radical action

Adam Johnson: MSNBC’s ‘Resistance’ to Trump’s Venezuela Coup

From Silence to Support

Roberto Lovato: Abrams Bringing Violence of 1980s Latin America Policy to Venezuela

Interview on the violent history of Elliott Abrams and the U.S.-backed opposition in Venezuela

Michael Mochaidean: West Virginia’s Ongoing, Anti-Capitalist Struggle

Should West Virginia strike again, it will be because the working-class educators of this state have developed a burgeoning class-consciousness that was lit last year, and is now carried on in the ranks of its militant citizens

Adolf Alzuphar: Haiti is a battleground against neoliberalism

Haiti is a battleground for the future of the left thanks to infighting and a culture of resistance. It is up to us tp consider it as such

Naomi Klein: The Battle Lines Have Been Drawn on the Green New Deal

The New Deal was adopted by Roosevelt at a time of such progressive and left militancy that its programs — which seem radical by today’s standards — appeared at the time to be the only way to hold back a full-scale revolution

Ramzy Baroud: Let the Venezuelan People Decide

Enough Western Meddling and Interventions

Conn Hallinan: Turkey’s Leader’s Election Woes

Many Turks may be souring on the “destination” that Erdogan has brought them to, and they could well decide to send that message on March 31

Dean Baker: Taxing the rich

‘The Distribution of Income Depends on How We Structure the Economy’

Victor Grossman: Contrary Creatures

A majority of Germans want peaceful relations with Russia (and in general), despite the media, politicians and big biz groups pulling toward catastrophe

Chuck Collins: Wealth Inequality Hits Communities of Color Hardest

The median White family now has 41 times more wealth than the median Black family and 22 times more wealth than the median Latino family

Rebecca Boger: Disaster Capitalism Threatens Cultural Heritage in Barbuda

A year and a half after Hurricane Irma, efforts to exploit Barbuda to benefit the rich and powerful threaten to erode culture, identity, and traditional land relations in the name of “development.”

Kathy Kelly: What it Really Takes to Secure Peace in Afghanistan

Constant military surveillance of Afghans yields almost no real intelligence about the problems they face each day. An unusual group of volunteers uses a far different approach

Juan Cole: The Age of Environmental Breakdown

We need the Green New Deal Now

Rachel M. Cohen: Unions See an Opening

Labor leaders said the losses from Janus were not as severe as they had feared, citing their proactive organizing efforts as primary reasons

Stephen Zunes: Reflections on BDS

The ability to successfully utilize BDS as a tactic in support for peace and justice will therefore be greatly enhanced if put as one component of a multifaceted campaign for peace, security, and equality for Palestinians and Israelis

James Carroll: Doomsday Redux

The Most Dangerous Weapon Ever Rolls Off the Nuclear Assembly Line

Joe Emersberger: Propaganda Blitz Against Venezuela’s Elected President

Media doesn’t let facts get in the way

Jonathan Cook: In Hebron, Israel removes the last restraint on its settlers’ reign of terror

You might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting a 20-year reign of terror by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers against Palestinians would provoke condemnation from European and US politicians

Calvin Cheung-Miaw: Trumpism’s Global Strategy

It twists, it turns, it bounces in unexpected directions. How do we make sense of Trump’s foreign policy? Is there a logic behind it or just a series of improvised presidential whims? In the past two years, we’ve seen a confusing mix of policy initiatives: threats of nuclear genocide against North Korea followed by a Read more…

Henry Román: Denver Teachers Strike

The Denver teachers walked out Monday following 15 months of negotiations over a controversial bonus-based pay system that educators say leaves them unable to predict their salaries and guarantee financial security

Norman Solomon: Bernie 2020 Campaign Has Corporate Democrats Running Scared

With a launch of the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign on the near horizon, efforts to block his trajectory to the Democratic presidential nomination are intensifying

Margaret Flowers: A Positive Vision For What The Green New Deal Could Be

The Green New Deal as a concept has arrived. Where it goes from here is up to us

Anny Martinez: Youth Movements Changing Tactics in the Face of Climate Crisis

From occupying House offices to suing the federal government, young people are exploring creative strategies to spur action on climate change

Glenn Greenwald: Amazon Builds Global Surveillance State

Interview on a variety of topics

George Monbiot: Why disaster capitalists are praying for a no-deal Brexit

They want to tear up our green regulations so they can plunder and pollute the environment for profit

Paul Dobson: Venezuela: A Diplomatic Coup?

Why Guaido’s attempted coup has had next to no impact within Venezuela

Badri Raina: The Indian conundrum of insufficient faith

Often those who pontificate most vigorously about the desirability of selfless action without thought to the fruits of action seem most contentiously, indeed often violently, to be after the fruit rather than the selflessness

Ignasi Bernat: Criminalising political opposition in Catalonia

It is nothing short of remarkable that the justice system in a modern European state can proceed in this way, with lists of political opponents who are lined up for arrest and immediate imprisonment

Robert Mackey: Democrats Echo Israel’s Far-Right

While right-wing Israelis prefer to say that the land where they rule a Palestinian population that is denied basic civil rights is contested, the occupation is a fact under international law

Vijay Prashad: Pox Americana

Interview on Venezuela, India, Mexico, Congo, and U.S. Hegemony

Rebecca Gordon: The Uses of a Well-Regulated Militia by an Unregulated President

Where Will the National Guard Be Sent in 2019?

Simona Levi: Battling bankers

Three inspiring activists — from Spain, UK and Kenya — share their experiences of taking on bankers and the lessons and insights from their ongoing struggles

George Lakey: How can allies protect communities threatened with violence?

A favorite tactic of the extremist right is to attack oppressed communities in order to discourage them from standing up for themselves. Milo Yiannopolous and Ann Coulter stand out as two celebrities who have done this verbally, while new groups like the Proud Boys and old groups like the Ku Klux Klan do it physically. Read more…

Tony Wood: The Battle for Venezuela

In Latin America alone, the long and disastrous record of US-led interventions is enough to cause alarm about the possible outcomes of this crisis

Sarita Gupta: Let’s Make February 16 National Stayaway Day

If the shutdown resumes, we urge federal workers to stay away from work and their allies to occupy airports on 2/16

Lawrence Wu: How The CIA Overthrew Iran’s Democracy In 4 Days

Over the course of four days in August 1953, Roosevelt would orchestrate not one, but two attempts to destabilize the government of Iran

Richard Greeman: Yellow Vests and Red Unions Strike Together

Macron Prepares New Repressive Measures

Bill Fletcher: The Northam controversy

At what point do we say that someone who has done or said something objectionable, something that is not criminal by nature, has changed?

Chris Brooks: Nurses Prepare Strike over Patient Ratios

Four hundred nurses attended the bargaining session where safe staffing ratios were discussed, and members had an opportunity to speak

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