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Sara Nelson: “Solidarity Is a Force Stronger Than Gravity”

A speech on the labor movement’s power to defeat bigotry, the proud legacy of democratic socialists, and why solidarity is the “greatest force for good in human history

Steve Early: A GI Rebellion: When Soldiers Said No to War

While student demonstrators and draft resisters drew more mass media attention at the time, many military draftees, reservists and recently returned veterans also protested the Vietnam war—with equal fervor and often greater impact

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Portugal as a strategic target of the far right

The main goal is to destroy the European Union and send Europe back to being a continent of rival states, where nationalisms will be free to flourish and social and racial exclusion will lend themselves more easily to political manipulation

Vann R. Newkirk II: The Great Land Robbery

How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres

Tom Engelhardt: 2084

Orwell Revisited in the Age of Trump

Manuel Oliver: Meet the Parkland father keeping his son’s message alive through art

Since the murder of his son Joaquin in the Parkland shooting, Manuel Oliver has been tackling the gun violence epidemic through “nonviolent creative confrontation.”

Richard Falk: Banning U.S. Congresspersons from Israel

I believe that by singling these two members of Congress, who happen to be the first two Muslim women ever elected to the House of Representatives, in the manner of Trump’s tweet is a clear instance of racism and hate speec

Roy L. Austin Jr: Attorney General Barr’s license to kill

Barr’s call for absolute compliance with unjust police commands can basically be read as a license to kill

Gerardo Rojas: Rebuilding the Hegemony of Chavismo

An intellectual committed to the communal project talks about the contradictions that the popular movement is facing in Venezuela today

Juan Cole: America as a Company Town

Royal Dutch Shell Workers in Pennsylvania Coerced to Show up for Trump

Marjorie Cohn: Candidates Must Commit to Immediate US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Of the Democratic presidential candidates, only Tulsi Gabbard and Pete Buttigieg have committed to withdrawing all U.S. troops from Afghanistan during their first year in office

Laura E. Alexander: ‘Christian left’ is reviving in America, appalled by treatment of migrants

The high profile, religiously based moral outrage at Trump’s immigration policies does seem to be spurring some long-overdue rethinking of what it means to be Christian in America

Brian Mier: Media Blackout on Brazil’s Anti-Bolsonaro Protests

Why are New York Times and Guardian downplaying resistance to Brazil’s far-right president?

Paul Street: Uncle Sam was Born Lethal

Fascism won’t come to America. It will emerge out of American history

Steven Rosenfeld: 20 Ways Trump Is Copying Hitler’s Early Rhetoric and Policies

Burt Neuborne, one of America’s top civil liberties lawyers, questions whether federal government can contain Trump and GOP power grabs

Juan Cole: Offshore Wind a “New Industrial Revolution”

The costs of wind, both onshore and offshore, are falling rapidly

Arun Gupta: Riotlandia

Why Portland Has Become the Epicenter of Far-Right Violence

Ty Moore: Seattle and the Socialist Surge in the U.S.

A victory in Seattle, re-electing Sawant, will be a victory for workers and socialists everywhere

Joseph Essertier: Japanese and Koreans Stand Up

Japanese and Koreans Stand Up for Freedom of Expression, Peace, Memorialization of the ‘Comfort Woman’ Atrocity, and Women’s Rights in Nagoya, Japan

Eric Draitser: “Bernie is Trump” (and other Corporate Media Bullsh*t)

A dead-end street with a lemonade stand Where is the sky in upside down land? That question is hard if you can’t see the stars I’m really not sure, ask me tomorrow — Yasiin Bey, “Education” (featured on the album “Bandana” by Freddie Gibbs) Welcome to Bizarro World where up is down, black is white, Read more…

Robert Mackey: Appeasing Trump

Netanyahu Blocks Tlaib and Omar Visit to Israeli-Occupied Palestine

Kevin Young: Washington Intensifies Its Collective Punishment of Venezuelans

Despite previous sanctions leading to over 40,000 deaths in Venezuela over two years, the U.S. is escalating its economic offensive

Badri Raina: Tenderness

Are you a tender human being? Do you resonate To other souls in jeopardy From ignorance and hate?   Do you in pity smile askance At the brainless brute Whose gumption drives him heartlessly To trample and to loot?   Do you remain gently confident That brutishness is brittle, And most degrades the brute himself Read more…

Carla Santos Skandier: Time has come to nationalize the US fossil fuel industry

As we gear up for a war-type of mobilization to mitigate the climate crisis, a federal takeover of the oil, gas and coal industry should be on the table

Ramzy Baroud: Manifestos of Hate

What White Terrorists Have in Common

Rebecca Gordon: What Happens in El Norte

Doesn’t Stay in El Norte

William Minter: The Green New Deal Must Be Global

For a planet-wide climate crisis, solutions must also span the planet

Middle East Monitor: Criticising Israel government is not anti-Semitic

Speaking at a town hall meeting, Bernie Sanders told the crowd that “as somebody who is proudly Jewish”, to be critical of a right-wing government led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is not to be anti-Semitic”.

Julie Hollar: Here’s the Evidence of WaPo Bias Against Sanders

Those inclined to pursue those establishment-friendly stories rise up in the ranks, while most of those with more critical perspectives eventually move on. So, no, they don’t need Bezos to tell them what to do—their worldview is neatly aligned with his already

Kenneth Surin: The Continuing Hong Kong Impasse

Beijing wants clearly to avoid a military occupation of Hong Kong while making no concessions to the protesters

Mehdi Hasan: Five Lies About Iran

Last month, the Trump White House put out a typically Orwellian statement, chock-filled with lies, distortions, and half-truths about Iran and the 2015 nuclear deal

Michael Albert: The Twenty Percent Problem

Interview on movements, and the problem of the smarmy professional class

Vijay Prashad: Why Kashmir Is Suddenly a Potential Global Point of Conflict

The Kashmir region is divided between India and Pakistan. On both sides of the border, the Kashmiri people face undemocratic treatment

Juan Cole: Conspiracy Theories Hiding Real Plot: Corporations against Health

The sleight of hand here is to make us forget that Trump’s “Environmental Protection” Agency refused to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to brain damage in babies

John Feffer: Is the Slowing Global Economy a Boon or Bane?

Some economists worry the world has passed “peak globalization.” But that could be good for the planet

Gershon Baskin: Israel’s Most Crucial Elections

The results of the upcoming Israeli elections will determine whether or not it will be possible to continue to keep the two-state solution a viable option for the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Negin Owliaei: How States Can Better Care for Direct Care Workers

A new report offers recommendations for state policymakers looking to strengthen the backbone of the care economy — the direct care workers themselves

Kevin Young: Washington Intensifies Its Collective Punishment of Venezuelans

Despite previous sanctions leading to over 40,000 deaths in Venezuela over two years, the U.S. is escalating its economic offensive

Nina Khrushcheva: Why Moscow Protests Have Putin’s Government Worried

Up to 60,000 protesters gathered Saturday in Moscow in the largest demonstration Russia has witnessed in years

Badri Raina: Cardinal Principles of Democracy

Since governments must be For the people, Leaders, once they have been elected By them, must ensure That people are first protected From their own opinions. Remember that every one of two Who vote for us is likely to be An emotive dunce.   Thus, disregarding informed inputs From the Fourth Estate, And sundry busybody Read more…

Jack Rasmus: Argentina & the Next Global Financial Crisis

Argentina today is therefore likely a harbinger of things to come, i.e. the canary in the global economy coal mine, and the victim of a ‘made in the USA’ global slowdown driven by Trump trade and US monetary policies

Norman Solomon: Why Bernie Sanders Is Correct About the Washington Post

And Corporate Media Overall

David Clennon: I Said No to Netflix Audition Because I Support Palestinian Rights

I decided on a small act of resistance. I take some comfort in knowing that I’m not alone. And I’m optimistic that others in our industry will seriously consider withholding their talent

Victor Grossman: Warnings Ancient And Modern

The beautiful but disturbed city of Dresden, Saxony’s capital, has become the center of a rightward turn

Badri Raina: Article 35A Is Dead: Long Live Article 35A

After the BJP ensured the article’s demise in parliament, the party’s J&K unit now demands “domicile certificates” – precisely the safeguard 35A offered

Dean Baker: In a Tight Labor Market, the Profit Share of Income Is Falling

It is plausible to view much of the profits booked in the financial industry in the years from 2003 to 2007 as fake profits, as they were closer to a story of mass counterfeiting than a story of a shift from wages to profits

John Feffer: Is America Crazy?

Mass shootings, economic inequality, a racist president: have we grown dangerously accustomed to a country gone mad?

Jeremy Kuzmarov: Russian Blast Points to Danger of New Nuclear Arms Race

A new mobilization is now urgently needed in favor of arms control which can be modeled on the nuclear freeze movement of the 1980s

Birds & Bees: Taking flight for all living things

The Birds and The Bees PSA was created by concerned citizens as an act of free speech

Patrick Cockburn: Boris Johnson Recklessly Picks at the Scabs of Ireland’s Violent Past

Ireland does not relish a confrontation with the UK, but it has little choice but to demand that the EU stick to its commitments

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