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Michael Albert: Battle Strategically Everywhere: Response to Hawkins reply to Open Letter

[ZNet note: Howie Hawkins sent ZNet his on-topic and very welcome reply to the Open Letter to the Green Party, and of course we published it immediately. There have been other reactions to the Open Letter as well, some of which, hopefully written in haste, have mis-read or perhaps not even read the letter at Read more…

Frida Berrigan: Sometimes We Can Make Our Own Hope

Running for Office in the Age of Donald Trump and Climate Change

Extinction Rebellion: ‘Erasing our voices won’t change anything’

This week’s issue is particularly rife with reports of the media and its tendency towards misrepresentation

Kevin Zeese: The World Demands US Out Of The Middle East

Will The US Listen?

Jeff Schuhrke: Hundreds of Canadian Workers Are Blockading an Oil Refinery Right Now

The Canadian union Unifor is currently blockading an oil refinery in Regina, Saskatchewan. It’s an important example of what democratic, militant, and solidarity-based unionism can look like

Richard Falk: The Decline of International Law

Reflections of a True Believer

Eliza Gikyson: Sooner or Later

From the upcoming album, “2020”. Available on Red House Records

Eoin Higgins: Sunrise Movement to Host Nationwide House Parties

Youth led climate advocacy group the Sunrise Movement is asking supporters to host launch parties on Wednesday for the 2020 effort to pass the Green New Deal and back the presidential candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders

Howie Hawkins: Every State Is a Battleground

A Response to “An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy”

Sam Pizzigati: Carcinogens in Our Neighborhoods

In Trump America, science is no match for ‘free market’ fundamentalists and CEOs chasing windfalls

Richard Falk: On the Eve of the Release of Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century

The peace plan is substantially an imposed Israeli victory, not in any reasonable way the basis for reaching a political compromise

Ryan Grim: Sanders Campaign Tells Volunteers to Back Off Phone Calls

It is far more effective, campaign leaders have argued, to have friends and relatives urge those close to them to come out to caucus than to carpet bomb phone lines

Juan Cole: Price of Trolling Impeachment

End of Oslo Peace Process and Trump-Netanyahu Apartheid “Steal of the Century”

Michael Kwet: The Rise of Smart Camera Networks

Why We Should Ban Them

Ariel Dorfman: The Challenge for Chile and the World

If the mainly peaceful Chilean people do manage such a seemingly intractable task — bridging the abyss between recalcitrant protesters and a fearful elite clinging to power — this deepening of democracy might show other nations a way to deal with similar divisions

Max Elbaum: Beating Trump: Absolutely Essential, Also Not Enough

The top strategists of Trumpism see an authoritarian state whose mass support is built on a promise to preserve “white Christian America” as necessary to implement their full program of fossil fuel-driven, no-limits capitalism and a militarized ‘America First’ global hegemony

Tom Engelhardt: The Fate of the Earth

In some fashion, as a climate-change disaster, Australia seems to have broken through

Norman Solomon: Young People Are Set to Make History with Bernie Sanders

And New Hampshire’s Youth Movement Is Showing How

Dean Baker: Can Manufacturing Workers Take Many More of Trump’s Trade “Victories”?

The real weekly wage for manufacturing workers had fallen by roughly 1.0 percent over the last year

Lawrence Wittner: Could the climate crisis be “The Good News of Damnation”?

The climate crisis, like the prospect of nuclear annihilation, really is “the good news of damnation.”  And we can only overcome it by working together

Victor Grossman: The UK and the U.S.: Some Nasty Parallels?

I predict that they will attack Bernie just as maliciously and falsely as Jeremy, using his support for Palestinian rights to label him by that weird epithet , “self-hating Jew”

Leah Penniman: Black Farmers Are Embracing Climate-Resilient Farming

Communities of color are on the frontlines of climate change

Badri Raina: Republic Day, 2020

As the tanks roll down Rajpath, The women at Shaheen Bagh Shore up the republic From the day’s commanders. There is the usual pageantry, But for once the ritual pales before The reality.   Imagine guardians of the realm so weak That they would have the guns, Not “we the people” speak.   Against the Read more…

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Toward A New Universal Declaration of Human Rights I

The supposed historic triumph of human rights is leading to an unprecedented degradation of the expectations of a decent life for the majority of the world’s population

Cristian Opaso: How new creative actions are fueling Chile’s uprising

In response to repression by Chilean police, decentralized performances — sparked by small artist collectives — are replacing traditional barricades

Angel Prado: The New Society Will Emerge in the Commune

A grassroots leader talks about the commune as a means to transform the society and the economy from the ground up

Tiffany Muller: We Need Candidates Who Will Fight to Get Money Out of Politics

In the decade since this disastrous Supreme Court ruling, just 11 wealthy people have made 20 percent of super PAC donations

Barbara Madeloni: Paraeducators Join the National Uprising of School Employees

Recently paraeducators, a vital—and criminally underpaid—part of the public school workforce, are starting to rise up too

George Monbiot: If defending life on Earth is extremist, we must own that label

Anyone seeking to defend life on Earth is now labelled an extremist. Yet the real extremists are those in power

Julie Hollar: Corporate Media Equate Sanders to Trump

Because for Them, Sanders Is the Bigger Threat

Marjorie Cohn: On Impeachment

Trump Could Also Have Been Impeached for War Crimes, Assassinations & Corruption

Vijay Prashad: What the Right Wing in Latin America Means by Democracy Is Violence

This extreme violence undermines the possibility of democracy and allows the oligarchy to be re-elected in polling booths where the Left not dare enter

Alex Bradbury: XR: the case for deliberative democracy

Climate Assembly UK begins this weekend. It’s a good start, but does not meet XR’s third demand for a Government-commissioned Citizens’ Assembly

Teresa Paoluzzi: Stop celebrating neoliberal academia: boycott your graduation

Graduation ceremonies at UK universities are a clear representation of their financialized mentality, valuing profit over quality education

Robert Koehler: FBI, King and the tremors of history

That the FBI — the agency that saw King and the civil rights movement as a communist plot, subjected him to merciless surveillance and may have tried to get him to commit suicide — should, 50-plus years after his murder, purport to honor him was simply too much

Gershon Baskin: Prejudices and ignorance among Israeli settlers in the West Bank

The main, by far, obstacle to Palestinian economic development is the Israeli occupation and its strangling impact on the Palestinians

Aída Chávez: California’s New Gig Economy Law

Strengthening a Stripper-Led Labor Movement

Richard Moser: Ten Best Messages for Waging Peace

We need stories that help reveal to millions of people the true nature of empire. We need stories that can help us organize actual constraints on the war machine. We need stories that help us to find the beginnings of freedom in the end of empire

Z: An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy

An open letter about election 2020 from Noam Chomsky, Bill Fletcher, Barbara Ehrenreich, Kathy Kelly, Ron Daniels, Leslie Cagan, Norman Solomon, Cynthia Peters, and Michael Albert

Robert Hunziker: A Climate Time Bomb With Trump’s Name Inscribed

Thwaites, in West Antarctica, is the world’s most dangerous glacier. As of January 15th, scientists have labeled it: “A Climate Time Bomb.”

Marjorie Cohn: First the Trial, Then the Evidence? Impeachment in Wonderland.

In a scene straight out of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the GOP-controlled Senate has refused to allow timely testimony from witnesses who had front row seats to Donald Trump’s abuse of power

Vijay Prashad: When Will The Winter Come to An End?

Source: Tricontinental On 17 January, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, led the Friday prayers for the first time in eight years. He mocked the ‘American clowns’ who threatened Iran and said that Iran’s response to the US assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani was a ‘slap in the face’ of US power. Tensions between Read more…

Negin Owliaei: Americans Need to Hear More from Iranians. Here’s Where to Start

Here are a few illuminating and emotionally resonant pieces by real Iranians on life under sanctions, the brutality of war, and the recent crisis

Sam Pizzigati: The Evolution of ‘Davos Man’ into . . . Trump Fan!

With everything from tax cuts to deregulation, the president has made himself indispensable to the world’s mega rich

Danny Sjursen: The American Chaos Machine

U.S. Foreign Policy Goes Off the Rails

Juan Cole: Back to 1924

Trump mulls adding Pure anti-African Racism to Visa ban, in Addition to anti-Muslim Hate

Ryan Grim: Sanders & Warren

The Sanders Campaign Researched Whether Warren Could Be Both Vice President and Treasury Secretary at Once

Naomi Klein: How the Transformative Power of Solidarity Will Beat Trump

The campaign’s animating mission — whether in the field or on digital platforms — is to convince millions of Americans that, contrary to what they have been told, their pain is not the result of a failure of character or insufficient hard work

Matthew Hoffmann: Why action on climate change gets stuck and what to do about it

Why Incremental Change won’t solve the Climate Crisis

Macarena Gómez-Barris: They cannot steal our joy

Authoritarianism and collective effervescence in Chile

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