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Michael Albert: Gender and Race

This is chapter nineteen of the book RPS/2044: An Oral History of the next American Revolution. RPS/2044 has its own book page, with front matter, reviews, essays, interviews, testimonials and place for user interaction with the interviewees.   Juliet Berkman, Bill Hampton, Lydia Luxemburg, 
Cynthia Parks, Noam Carmichael, and Peter Cabral discuss 
gender and race. Read more…

Pete Dolack: China can’t save capitalism from environmental destruction

We can have a sustainable future with production geared toward human need, or we can continue to produce for private profit until we find out the hard way that you can’t eat money

Henry A. Giroux: Gun Violence as State Sponsored Domestic Terrorism

The corporate media has become a normalizing force for violence because they lack the courage to challenge the corporations that control them

Marjorie Cohn: Trump Sets Deadly Precedent by Hiding Rationale for Bombing Syria

Pressure is mounting as the Trump administration continues to refuse to reveal its legal justification for bombing Syria in April 2017, despite increased scrutiny from Democratic senators and a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) wrote a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on February 8, 2018, requesting a copy of the State Read more…

Robert Koehler: The Cheapening of Human Life

It’s not simply violence, but wildly profound violation, yet again, yet again, of the deepest of human values

Shaun King: The NCAA Says Student-Athletes Are Unpaid Prison Labor

What the NCAA did in response to the lawsuit is as vile as anything going on in sports right now

Remy Smidt: Headquarters Of The Teens Working To Stop Mass Shootings

Just days after surviving a mass shooting, a team of teens are trying to start a revolution from their parents’ living rooms

Mary Lou McDonald: Mary Lou McDonald Acceptance Speech as Sinn Féin Leader

A chairde, Is onóir é bheith tofa mar Uachtarán Shinn Féin.  Go raibh míle maith agaibh as bhur dtacaíocht.  Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur muinín ionam. I am honoured to be elected as Uachtarán Shinn Féin. Friends thank you for your support, your friendship and your confidence in me.  In truth I couldn’t take Read more…

Robert Fisk: Anti-Muslim ideology hasn’t found a home in Portugal

The Arabs were regarded as exotic and educated peoples whose own culture was never erased from the streets of Portugal’s cities

Marienna Pope-Weidemann: A very modern apartheid

Decades of occupation and oppression have led some people to call Israel an apartheid state

Sam Pizzigati: Big Pharma Family that Brought Us the Opioid Crisis

Who will bring to justice the billionaires who have profited so royally from addiction?

Various Contributors: Immigrant Youth Stand with Survivors of Parkland

Say, “We will take the streets together because we believe in a future where everyone can feel safe in their schools and in their homes.” Washington, DC – On March 24th, immigrant youth will march in solidarity with the courageous survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and students across the Read more…

Ramzy Baroud: More Than a Fight over Couscous

In the Zionist narrative, Palestine does not exist – nor is it allowed to exist – even if merely as a cultural conception

Rebecca Gordon: The 9/11 Hijackers Were Iraqis, Right?

Teaching in a Time of Wars

Women's Strike - UK: On March 8th, women across the world are going on strike

International Women’s Day is set to be marked by strikes from “paid work in offices and factories, or unpaid domestic work in homes, communities and bedrooms”

Juan Cole: Top Ten Signs US the most Corrupt nation in World (2018 Edn.)

Revised Those ratings that castigate Afghanistan and some other poor countries as hopelessly “corrupt” always imply that the United States is not corrupt. This year’s report from Transparency International puts the US on a par with Austria, which is ridiculous. All kinds of people from politicians to businessmen would go to jail in Austria today Read more…

Ted Glick: Does the US Green Party Have a Future?

The US Green Party needs a strategic turn

Leslie Francis: The silencing of difficult women

What happened at Save the Children UK wasn’t a ‘mistake,’ it was a strategic choice

Daniel Finn: No Room for Debate

The situation in Venezuela is complicated. But we should all agree on one thing: the US has no business intervening

Binoy Kampmark: Meddling for Empire: the CIA Comes Clean

“We’ve been doing this kind of thing [electoral meddling] since the CIA was created in 1947.” Loch K. Johnson, New York Times, Feb 17, 2018 Electoral meddling has become the gruel of US politics for months, and more servings are being promised in the wake of the indictments against 16 Russians and Russian entities dished Read more…

Women's Strike - UK: Why We Strike

On 8 March 2018 women across the world are going on strike. This is a call to action for women in the UK to join the strike. We will refuse to work. We will be on the streets. We will shut things down and disrupt business as usual

Ariel Dorfman: A Lesson on Immigration From Pablo Neruda

Where are the presidents who welcome destitute refugees with open arms despite the most virulent slander against them?

Jim Naureckas: Next on NPR: Putting Out Fire With Gasoline

If a measles epidemic were sweeping the nation, with a mounting death toll of children, it’s unlikely that NPR News would respond by bringing on Jenny McCarthy to explain why vaccination wouldn’t save lives. And if they did feature her or other anti-vaccination voices, you can be fairly sure that NPR would follow up with Read more…

Edwidge Danticat: Oxfam Scandal a #MeToo Moment for Aid Organizations?

I think that’s what happens when you have an extremely vulnerable population, where these large NGOs consider themselves, in some ways, a state on their own

Labor Fightback Network: The Spring Antiwar Actions of April 14 and 15

A Step Forward Toward the Mass Action That Is Needed

Sandy Carter: Guns, Boys, And School Shootings

Yes we need gun control. But we need it mostly to protect us from the weaponized  aggression of boys and men

Laura Finley: After the Parkland Shooting….Teach Youth About Dating Violence

Writing and speaking about the connections between domestic and dating violence and mass shootings has become an absurd and sickeningly frequent part of my life

Peter Dreier: Who Was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?

The namesake of the high school where 17 people were killed was a remarkable progressive activist—much like the students now demanding real gun control

David Swanson: Yes, the United States Used Biowarfare on North Korea

That the United States protected and built on the work of Japanese war criminals is unwelcome information in the United States

Steve Early: Blue-Green Alliance Frays Near LA

A Report From Torrance

Glenn Greenwald: RussiaMania — Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen

Podcast debate

Ted Glick: Helping in Puerto Rico

Extreme weather events hurts low-income people the most

Jonathan Cook: Netanyahu’s ruthless instinct for political survival

The recommendation by police to charge Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu with two counts of bribery – there are more cases looming – marks a dangerous moment for Israel and the region. For the past three decades, corruption scandals have swirled around a succession of Israeli leaders. Ehud Olmert, Mr Netanyahu’s predecessor, was forced to Read more…

Patrick Cockburn: This could be the last siege of the Syrian war

Eastern Ghouta has held out longest because it was large, strongly held and could grow part of its own food. But last year the government tightened the siege

Laurie Laybourn-Langton: Lies, damn lies, and GDP

Measuring the economy is political – and economic measurement dominates politics.

Juan Cole: The Age of Total War in Syria

One of the most distressing take-aways of the Syria War since 2011 is that the United Nations does not work and all the hopes of the framers of its charter in 1945 have been dashed

Jake Johnson: ‘Protect Kids, Not Guns’

“We call on President Trump and leaders from both parties to finally act in the interest of America’s youth and end these tragic mass shootings.”

David Swanson: The Question of Sanctions: South Africa and Palestine

Sanctions against apartheid South Africa are, in the opinion of the writer, the only instance when sanctions have achieved their objective. They were also driven by civil society rather than by governments. By contrast, US sanctions since the 1950s against Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, North Korea and numerous other countries have proved dismal failures. Read more…

Danny Sjursen: Trump’s National Defense Strategy

Something for Everyone (in the Military-Industrial Complex)

Joe Emersberger: WSJ’s Epic Distortion

Challenging the mainstream media’s perception of Venezuelan immigration into Colombia

John Feffer: Do Russiagate Skeptics Go Too Far?

Interview on Feffer’s article arguing that some progressive critics are going too far in dismissing the Russiagate narrative

Dean Baker: Don’t Tell Us Republicans Care About Deficits

It would be good if the corporate media would drop silly moralizing about lower deficits somehow being good. Part of that change would be to stop making up stories about Republicans’ commitments to balanced budgets

Rivera Sun: Blockade the Gangplanks of the Titanic!

An Essay of the Man From the North

Glenn Greenwald: A Consensus Emerges

Russia Committed an “Act of War” on Par With Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Should the U.S. Response be Similar?

Kevin Zeese: War Preparations Against Venezuela As Election Nears

Since we published “Regime Change Fails: Is a Military Coup or Invasion Next,” we received more information showing steps toward preparing for a potential military attack on Venezuela. Stopping this war needs to become a top priority for the peace movement. Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) published a newsletter that reported “troubling news of an Read more…

Lawrence Wittner: The Trump Administration’s War on Workers

His appointments to federal positions created to defend workers’ rights provide an indication of his priorities

Sarah L. Blum: Women in the US Military Say #MeToo

Demand an End to Impunity of Sexual Assault

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca: Disguising Imperialism

How Textbooks Get the Cold War Wrong and Dupe Students

Juan Cole: Semi-Automatic Weapons in Common

Trump keeps droning on about gang violence, but most of their killings are also carried out with semi-automatic rifles

April M. Short: Students Who Survived Demanding Gun Control

Five teenagers who survived the school shooting invite you to “March for Our Lives,” on March 24

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