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Steve Ellner: The Economic War Against Venezuela

Following the Chavista electoral victory on October 15, Chavista leaders have begun to talk of a reactivation and renovation of the Chavista movement

Nato Green: Time for disaster socialism

We need a People’s Fire Recovery Plan, a “disaster socialism” to answer disaster capitalism

Jim Naureckas: Active Participatant

To acknowledge that the US has looked upon mass murder as a positive project worth supporting is risky when the Times itself saw that same mass murder as worthy of support

Ken Loach: “Don’t be distracted, just tell the truth”

It seems now that anyone who stands up for the Palestinians will get abused

Christopher Glazek: Who Profits from Opioid Crisis?

Meet the Secretive Sackler Family Making Billions from OxyContin

Jack Mirkinson: The Way We Talk About Puerto Rico

We have allowed our country to maintain its position as a colonial overseer well into the 21st century

George Monbiot: The Ground Beneath Our Feet

Some radical ideas for reshaping the economy.

Robert Koehler: A country, and a future, worth serving

Can you imagine? A wide-open, ongoing, definitive national conversation about the wars we’re waging

Thomas Gunderson: Punishing Students

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his allies are pushing a policy that would suspend or expel students for protesting in ways the university deems infringe on the free speech of another

Eleanor Penny: #MeToo is necessary

I’m sick of having to prove my humanity

Marjorie Cohn: Trump and Netanyahu Walk in Lockstep on Iran

During his presidential campaign and throughout his nine-month presidency, Donald Trump has been fixated on ending the Iran nuclear deal, which he called “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.” Under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran agreed to curtail its nuclear program and in return, Read more…

Rosa Clemente: Desperate for drinking water

In Puerto Rico, residents desperate for drinking water have begun pumping water from the Dorado Groundwater Contamination Site—a hazardous waste Superfund site. The EPA warns the water contains chemicals that cause liver damage and an increased risk of cancer. We speak with Rosa Clemente, just back from Puerto Rico, where she joined other independent journalists Read more…

Robert Lipsyte: Trump’s Game Plan

Racism and Violence as Decoys

John Feffer: Trump’s Enablers

The evidence is in: The “adults in the room” at the White House have enabled Trump’s worst impulses, not checked them

Amira Hass: West Bank and Gaza Closed for 26 Years

When Israel announces a lockdown of the occupied territories, it creates a false impression that the Palestinians normally have freedom of movement – that hasn’t existed since January 1991

Lionel Bopage: Understanding the Rohingya crisis

Lasting generational poverty and underdevelopment of all communities needs to be addressed through fair and equitable development schemes

Kali Holloway: The truth of how people vote

The Unhealthiest County in America Voted Overwhelmingly for Trump, Who Will Only Make Things Worse

Shamus Cooke: Police Unions vs. Black Lives

Long Term “abolition” of the police will depend on a deep revolutionary movement, which can be triggered, in part, by mobilizing the broader community to fight for populist reforms against police power

Patrick Cockburn: Iraq seizes Kirkuk from Kurds

Century-old movement for Kurdish independence suffers a calamitous defeat as military reaction to referendum leads to fall of city

Sonja Wolf: Distorting the MS-13 Threat

The Trump administration’s depiction of Central American gang members conveniently overlooks the United States’ role in perpetuating gang violence at home and abroad.

Badri Raina: Happy Diwali

Pyare Ram Ji, as you return to the Saryu, You might consider the following few Facts: not far from where you are, A little girl of five died silently of hunger Because she only had a Ration Card, But no Aadhar. Just so that you know Why she could not say happy Diwali to you. Read more…

Noam Chomsky: Blueprint for a Progressive US

In the Trump era, what would an authentically populist, progressive political agenda look like?

Phyllis Bennis: ‘De-certifying’ the Iran Deal

Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. Trump, on the other hand, is risking a war — and torching U.S. credibility

Mike Davis: El Diablo in Wine Country

Land use patterns in California have long been insane but, with negligible opposition, they reproduce themselves like a flesh-eating virus

Richard Falk: American Republicanism

Trump and Trumpism tell us more vividly than we could possibly have imagined about the collapse of 18th century republicanism

Jesselyn Radack: A Chilling Combination for Whistleblowers

Insider Threat Program Training and Trump’s War on Leaks

Patrick Cockburn: The Iraqi Invasion​ of Kirkuk

The Iraqi military quickly conquered the oil-rich area of Kirkuk in an effort to block Kurdish statehood. But why didn’t Kurdish forces put up more of a fight?

Ali Abunimah: World chefs urge withdrawal from Tel Aviv

Prominent chefs from 10 countries are urging their colleagues to withdraw from an Israeli-government sponsored propaganda initiative that uses international cuisine to whitewash Israel’s image

Juan Cole: Why Baghdad took Kirkuk

The Iraqi Army and its Shiite militia adjuncts have taken Kirkuk city and raised the Iraqi flag over the state house, taking down the Kurdistan flag

David Dayen: Google So Big, It’s Shaping Opioid Policy

And It’s Screwing It Up

Cassandra Welchlin: Bending the arc of justice

You can’t do work in the South without having a race analysis — you just can’t

Lawrence Wilkerson: Trump Following Neocons

In sabotaging the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump is listening to — and following the playbook of — the neocons behind the Iraq war

Rafael Pepper-Clarke: The Little Giants

October 27, 2017, will be the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the resistance to the blacklist, the day people refused to snitch out their friends at the HUAC hearings

Mark Evans: The Classist Dynamic of Democratic Centralism

My Contribution to the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Dick Nichols: ‘Surrender or we’ll take you over’

he combination of the organised movement that won on October 1 and 3 and solidarity within and beyond the borders of the Spanish state will be essential to prevent the Spanish establishment’s planned crushing of Catalonia’s national rights

Lynn Stuart Parramore: Big Pharma Fueling the Opioid Epidemic

“Worse Than Big Tobacco”

Ramzy Baroud: Trump’s Angry Diplomacy

The angry diplomacy of President Donald Trump is Washington’s way to scare off North Korea’s traditional ally, China, and disrupt Chinese economic, political and military ascendency in Asia

Tom Engelhardt: “Tell Me How This Ends?”

David Petraeus Finally Answers His Own Question

Various Contributors: Demanding Better Wages

The ‘National Workers Conference to Organize the Fightback’ met in Chicago Oct. 6-8, to share experiences and to launch a new solidarity network

Various Contributors: #RenterWeekOfAction

As renters from small rural towns to large urban centers continue to be squeezed by rising rents and low wages as resurgent renter-led movement is uniting around a city and state strategy to build power from below

Steven Feldstein: US airstrikes are killing more civilians

The specter of massive civilian casualties will remain a rallying point for new terrorist organizations long after anti-IS operations conclude

Lee Fang: Lobbying Against Gender Pay Gap

Lobbyists representing leading companies in the Silicon Valley and Hollywood have placed tremendous pressure to defeat legislation designed to shine a spotlight onto wage disparities by gender at California companies

Suzanne Gordon: Fight for Veterans’ Health Care

VHA union members and their allies have launched a multi-front campaign

Julianne Tveten: “Fake News” Scare Marginalizing the Left

In characterizing the ads as menacing mirrors of right and left ideologies, mainstream media’s message remains clear: Only the corporate-sponsored center can be trusted

Jake Johnson: Nurses, Labor Unions Join Puerto Rico Relief

“I put out the call for help, and who listened? The unions,” said Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan. (Photo: AFL-CIO/Twitter) As President Donald Trump continues to come under fire for failing to deliver sufficient help to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria—which killed dozens and left millions without power and Read more…

Patrick Cockburn: Isis facing near total defeat

But it has been beaten and come back before

Meredith Tax: The Women’s Movement, the Left, and United Fronts

Clearly what we need now is a very big and powerful women’s movement, a united front of women, with room for different interests and organizations and politics

Michael Albert: Escalating Kaepernick’s Protest to Victory

How can protestors beat Trump, owners, and racist policing?

Nikolaos Karagiannis: Hurricanes & Dismantling Colonial Economics

Although local actions against climate change are difficult to achieve, it is possible to focus on small-scale immediate actions

Karen J. Greenberg: “Enemy Combatants” Again?

Will Washington Never Learn?

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