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John Pilger: The Global War on Assange, Journalism & Dissent

Interview about the persecution of the WikiLeaks publisher and the rapid crackdown on investigative journalism

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Vijay Prashad: My friend is in a prison in Ecuador

Two months ago, the police in Ecuador arrested my friend Ola Bini at Quito airport.

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Marjorie Cohn: Supreme Court Ruling on Census Could Deal Grave Blow to Democracy

The Supreme Court is poised to decide two cases that could prove devastating to the right to vote — the very foundation of a democracy. One case will review the Trump administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The other will consider whether partisan gerrymandering is constitutional. They are related because Read more…

Michael Fox: Millions of Brazilians Join General Strike

Millions of Brazilians joined in the general strike, shutting down schools, banks, and public transportation. They are demanding a halt of the pension reform and the release of imprisoned ex-president Lula da Silva

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Jonathan Cook: Trump enjoys bipartisan support for plan to eradicate Palestinian cause

The US seeks to engineer a suitable regional environment before it begins implementing the ‘deal of the century’

Maria Svart: Capitalism Isn’t ‘Broken’. It’s Working All Too Well

Exploitation is a feature of capitalism, not a bug

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Vijay Prashad: U.S. Rushes to Blame Iran

The World Pushes for Diplomacy

Kevin Roose: The Making of a YouTube Radical Kevin Roose

“I fell down the alt-right rabbit hole”

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Steve Ellner: The Republicans Have Always Slammed The Democrats

Hasn’t Nancy Pelosi Heard Of Tit For Tat?

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Chris Brooks: Why the UAW Lost Again in Chattanooga

The UAW’s long-term commitment to “labor-management partnership” is the parent of not only the festering corruption scandal, but also the union’s toothless and ineffective organizing. Both need to be washed away

Matthew M. Heidtmann: The hidden agenda behind corporate-led reforms

Do not fall for the corporate class’s offer to self-regulate. It is only interested in silencing criticism and expanding its own power and influence

Jake Johnson: 1% Gained $21 Trillion in Wealth Since 1989

Bottom Half Lost $900 Billion

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Marjorie Cohn: Sanders Proposes New Economic Bill of Rights

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders delivered a full-throated defense of democratic socialism in his June 12 speech at George Washington University. Sanders quoted FDR’s 1944 State of the Union address: “We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence.” Sanders, like FDR, proposed an Read more…

Zain Mohammed: Two Iraqi Peace Activists Confront a Trumpian World

As the Trump Administration Weighs War, Iraqis Prepare a Carnival for Peace

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Ramzy Baroud: Kushner as a Colonial Administrator

Let’s Talk About the ‘Israeli Model’

Pete Dolack: Look to U.S. executive suites, not Beijing, for why production is moved

Empty public rhetoric aside, Trump administration policy on trade, consistent with its all-out war on working people, is to elevate corporate power

Linda Roman: Report from San Diego Immigrant Shelter

In late April Linda and Phyllis spent 5 days at a shelter in San Diego assisting families just released from border detention. Both are retired and work supporting detainees and asylum seekers. These notes are from that experience

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Bernie Sanders: 21st Century Bill of Rights

At its core is a deep and abiding faith in the American people to peacefully and democratically enact the transformative change that will create shared prosperity, social equality and true freedom for all

Ryan Devereaux: No More Deaths

Mistrial Declared After Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Aiding Migrants

Extinction Rebellion: Radiohead joins the Rebellion

Yes, you read that subject right. Faced with a ransom from hackers, the legendary rock band instead opted for rebellion, releasing 18 hours of unheard material in an album online and donating the proceeds to Extinction Rebellion. (!) Needless to say we’re very grateful. No industry, sphere or genre is exempt from the threat of Read more…

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Gilbert Achcar: The seasons after the Arab Spring

Revolt if not revolution in Sudan and Algeria: is this the next phase of a profound change in the Arab world? The uprisings haven’t repeated the mistakes of 2011

Robert Koehler: The Armed Bureaucracy

A recent study by the Missouri attorney general’s office shows that black drivers are at least twice as likely — in some towns, much more than that — to be stopped by police as white drivers

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Steve Ellner: Explanations for the Current Crisis in Venezuela

Debunking the myth (systematically promoted by Washington) that the Venezuelan “crisis” preceded the implementation of U.S. sanctions and thus the Maduro government alone is to blame for the current catastrophe

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Richard Falk: Are the Democrats in a Race to the Bottom?

Many rich and elite Democrats reject candidates who are strident in their attacks on Wall Street, inequality, free trade, and militarism, and seek the bromide of a Biden type candidate

Aída Chávez: Sanders Calls for Release Lula’s Release in Wake of Corruption Exposure

Lula’s imprisonment forced him out of the 2018 presidential race, which he was widely expected to win; this paved the way for Bolsonaro

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Glenn Greenwald: How Brazil’s Elites Jailed Former President Lula

A political crisis is growing in Brazil after The Intercept revealed that the judge who helped jail former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case in an attempt to prevent Lula’s Workers’ Party from winning the presidency

Bayron Rodríguez Pineda: The Roots of the National Strike in Honduras

As Honduran teachers and doctors resist the neoliberal restructuring of health and education services, educator and organizer Bayron Rodríguez Pineda explains the roots of the mobilizations and the growing people power in the streets

Annina Claesson: Japan’s protestors puncture the Western myth of political consensus

Activism is alive and well in Japan, despite a media narrative of a depoliticised society

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Dean Baker: Trump’s Capricious Tariffs Open the Door to Corruption

There is little reason to doubt that Trump will use tariffs and their application as a tool to reward friends and punish his political enemies. After all, vengefulness is the one principle that Trump has adhered to consistently

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George Monbiot: Want to tackle inequality? Then first change our land ownership laws

From housing costs to wildlife collapse, we pay the price while the rich boost their profits. But from today we can fight back

Kim Kelly: How LGBTQ Union Activists Transformed the Labor Movement

In 28 U.S. states, queer and trans workers can still be fired due to their sexual orientation and gender identity, and a strong union contract is often the only legally binding workplace protection available to LGBTQIA workers to fight discrimination

Joshua Cho: According to NYT, ‘Relentless Flooding’ in Midwest Just Happens

Asking whether the climate crisis caused the flooding is a failure to understand the conceptual distinction between weather phenomena like droughts, floods and unremarkable days, and the climate

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Chris Brooks: Rampant Workplace Injuries

“I shouldn’t have to give Volkswagen my body in exchange for the house that I live in and the lifestyle I try to provide for my family.”

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Robert Fisk: While the World Watches Trump

The real stories are getting pushed down the page – or “to the back of the book”

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Ryan Grim: Medicare for All

Ways and Means Committee Chair Doesn’t Want Medicare-for-All Hearing to Mention “Medicare for All”

Katherine Trebeck: Building a wellbeing economy

Meeting the challenges of the 21st century means ending the pursuit of perpetual growth, and building an economy that is regenerative, collaborative and purposeful

Bue Rübner Hansen: “Batshit jobs”

An in-depth look at workers’ participation in the climate and ecological breakdown, and how this might be transformed into ecological care, and leveraged for change

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Lawrence Wittner: Whatever Happened to an Affordable College Education?

By the 2017-2018 school year, the average annual cost at public colleges stood at $25,290 for in-state students and $40,940 for out-of-state students, while the average annual cost for students at private colleges reached $50,900

Rachel Waldholz: Europe faces climate policy polarisation

‘Green wave’ vs right-wing populism

Liza Featherstone: How We Won a $15 Minimum Wage and More

It’s been five years since Seattle’s landmark $15 minimum wage law. It not only helped workers — it raised their expectations about what’s possible and what they deserve

Mary Annette Pember: #MeToo in Indian Country

Sexual harassment in Indian Country is an inconvenient and deeply uncomfortable truth

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Patrick Cockburn: Is Donald Trump a fascist?

Well, he’s not Mussolini or Hitler just yet – but he’s not far off

Lori Wallach: Tariff Temper Tantrum

Trump “Created a Fake Crisis & Has Announced a Fake Solution” with Mexico

Rafi Ellenson: Anti-occupation coalition grows stronger in the face of Israeli military violence

I know the sting of xenophobia, anti-Semitism and otherness, so I must work to ensure that no one else ever feels it

Justin Anderson: YouTube Continues to Selectively Enforce Its Terms of Service

As long as YouTube continues to adhere to an advertising-based business model that rewards harassment and hate in its recommendation algorithms, high earning bullies like Crowder shouldn’t have much to fear

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Vijay Prashad: To Be Effective, Socialism Must Adapt to 21st Century Needs

What exactly is socialism, why did it lose steam toward the latter part of the 20th century, and how do we distinguish democratic socialism, currently in an upward trend in the U.S., from social democracy, which has all but collapsed?

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Norman Solomon: Why an “Apology Tour” Is Needed

An Open Letter to Joe Biden

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David Swanson: Anyone who’d rather not be shot should read this book

A look at The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment

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Kevin Zeese: Uniting To Protect Venezuela And Stop The US War Machine

The attack on the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC was part of a coordinated strategy of attacking Venezuelan embassies in other countries including Chile and Argentina

Connie Hassett-Walker: The racist roots of American policing

From slave patrols to traffic stops

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