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Alex Main: Dirty Elections in Honduras, with Washington’s Blessing

U.S. support for a corrupt election continues the country’s history of obstructing Honduran democracy

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David Swanson: Bury the Monroe Doctrine

Remarks at No Foreign Bases Conference, Baltimore, MD, January 13, 2018

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Patrick Cockburn: Siding with Iran over Trump

This week it looked much more as if Iran and the powerful European states, aside from Russia, which is already in the Iranian corner, were presenting a common front against the US in defence of the nuclear deal

Richard Power Sayeed: Corbyn transforming the Labour party – again

If the Labour leader gets his way, when you think of Labour, you won’t imagine rows of MPs on green leather benches. Instead, you’ll think of activists reinvigorating their estate’s tenants association

Francis Moore Lappe: Farming for a Small Planet

There is ample evidence that an alternative approach—organic agriculture, or more broadly “agroecology”—is the only way to ensure that all people have access to sufficient, healthful food

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Ted Glick: Review of Iron Jawed Angels

If you want to change the world, see it

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Kathy Kelly: 41 Hearts Beating in Guantanamo


Witness Against Torture demonstrators marching to the White House — photo by Justin Norman January 11, 2018 marked the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention. About thirty people gathered in Washington D.C., convened by Witness Against Torture, (WAT), for a weeklong fast intended Read more…

Adam Johnson: White Nationalists on ‘Both Sides’ on Immigration

President Trump’s far-right immigration policies have US corporate media reaching to the white nationalist fringes of the faux-think tank world to provide “both sides” coverage on the topic

Wayne Cliett: Why Auto Workers Union Drives Fail

A Rank-and-File View

Roberto J. González: Is Facebook Hooking Children on Social Media?

If these legends have taken drastic measures to protect their sons and daughters from the dark side of the virtual life, perhaps more of us should follow their lead

Philip Oltermann: German workers strike for 28-hour work week

More than 15,000 workers down tools at 80 companies as part of metalwork union’s campaign to improve work-life balance

Andrea Germanos: ‘Tide Is Turning’

“We are taking the largest action by any city to confront the growing climate crisis and demonstrate the leadership necessary to win this fight against fossil fuels and the damages they’ve caused.”

Shahram Akbarzadeh: How Iran’s Bread Riots turned anti-Systemic

Throughout 2017, Iran witnessed a string of protests focusing on economic grievances: unemployment, lack of opportunities, nepotism and corruption

Jon Schwarz: America Owes Everything to Haitians

Without the bravery of Haitians, Thomas Jefferson would never have been able to complete the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and the United States as we know it today would not exist

Josh Hoxie: I Live in a ‘Shithole Country.’ It’s Called the U.S.

Gandhi taught us that a country’s greatness is measured not by its richest, but by how it treats its most vulnerable members. By this measure, the U.S. is a certified shithole

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Michael Albert: Courageous Courtrooms

Chapter Thirteen of the Oral History RPS/2044

Rev. John Dear: The Year of “Nonviolence or Non-Existence”

Fifty years after the watershed year of 1968, we are at another watershed, and Dr. King has put the fundamental choice before us. This is the Year of “Nonviolence or Nonexistence.”

Jennifer Zelmer: Abort the System

Access to a safe, legal abortion remains one of the most consequential barriers women face in Latin America and the Caribbean today

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George Monbiot: A Grand Plan to Do Nothing

The government’s 25 Year Environment Plan is a work of cowardice

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Rebekah Barber: Florida inmates strike

Amount of money the prison industry makes annually off the labor of the 900,000 prisoners who work for little to nothing: $2 billion

Kara Moses: Civil disobedience & climate change

Across the world, thousands of protesters are taking on the planet’s biggest fossil fuel companies. We should support them – and if we can, we should join them

Ali Abunimah: Trump punishing Palestinians as example for world

There could be no clearer – or more cruel – example of the strong taking out their anger and vengeance against some of the most vulnerable people in the world

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Subhankar Banerjee: Trump Expands Offshore Drilling

“Assault” on Biodiversity and Coastal & Indigenous Communities

Jessica Corbett: Child Mortality Rate 70% Higher

“The U.S. is the most dangerous of wealthy, democratic countries in the world for children.”

Alex S. Vitale: The Transformation of Policing Is Needed

Incremental Reforms Won’t Work

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David Swanson: Billboards, Bases, and Baltimore

3% of U.S. military spending could end starvation on earth

Chris Brooks: Trump’s Labor Board

A small victory at Volkswagen is likely to be stripped from the union by the D.C. Circuit Court and Trump-stacked National Labor Relations Board.

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William D. Hartung: War Pay

Another Good Year for Weapons Makers Is Guaranteed

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Norman Finkelstein: The Many Lies Perpetuated About Gaza

Israel faces a possible International Criminal Court war crimes probe over its 2014 assault on Gaza, which killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, including over 500 children. For more, we speak with Norman Finkelstein, author of the new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom.” He is the author of many other books, including “The Holocaust Read more…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Paying the tab for America’s college athletes

College sport is a billion-dollar enterprise built off athletes who receive no compensation. Whatever the solution is, the status quo must change

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Glenn Greenwald: Empowering Government to Censor

In the Name of Stopping “Fake News”

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John Feffer: North Korea Walking Back War — Pundits Disappointed

Pundits seem more concerned about the North driving a “wedge” between the U.S. and the South than about preventing nuclear war

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H. Patricia Hynes: The Polluter Is Not Paying

Wars may end, bases may close, but our toxic military footprint remains as a poisonous legacy for future generations

Brandon Jordan: Washington activists launch ‘Climate Countdown’

Climate Countdown activists rallied outside the Washington state capitol building in Olympia on Monday. (Twitter / 350 Seattle / Alexandra Blakely) As Washington state senators prepared for the first legislative session of 2018 at the capitol building in Olympia yesterday, their traditional welcome ceremony was disrupted by at least a hundred activists from across the Read more…

Jaime Contreras: The Labor Movement Is Fighting Back

Interview on how the Trump administration’s latest attack on El Salvadoran immigrants with temporary protected status in the US and how the SEIU will fight back

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Charles Glass: Pakistan: Treating Terrorism Like Any Other Crime

Salahuddin Khan Mehsud is one tough cop. He has to be, working in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, a tribal region that the U.S. government calls a lawless hotbed of jihadist terrorism. Yet he assured me when we met recently in the town of Kohat that the province had “not had one major incident of terrorism” this Read more…

Mike Stone: Pentagon, Diplomats to Play Bigger Arms Sales Role

We want to see those guys, the commercial and military attaches, unfettered to be salesmen for this stuff, to be promoters”

Elizabeth Schulte: What we learned when women said #MeToo

Discussing the roots of the #MeToo moment and where it could lead

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Nick Turse: Special Ops at War

From Afghanistan to Somalia, Special Ops Achieves Less with More

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Ramzy Baroud: Shadow Armies

The Unseen, But Real US War in Africa

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Dean Baker: Fighting Back Against the Republican Tax Scam

The Republican Congress gave themselves and their contributors a huge Christmas present with the tax cut bill they pushed through at the end of last year. They decided to cover the costs in part by whacking Democratic states like California and New York, which have relatively high state and local taxes. The big hit was Read more…

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Serge Halimi: Fabricating a War on Iran

Secretary of State Colin Powell brandished a vial he claimed contained anthrax at the UN Security Council on 5 February 2003, and showed satellite photos of secret sites where chemical weapons were supposed to be manufactured. He later admitted the story was fabricated, but not before it had served as a PR launch pad for Read more…

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Juan Cole: Iran’s Khamenei: Trump Unbalanced

Over twenty Iranian protesters were killed in the past few weeks and hundreds or perhaps thousands were arrested

Reed Richardson: Trump Book Highlights Press Corps’ Access Trap

White House correspondents too often remain so invested in their access that their accurate reporting doesn’t ever rise to the level of a worthwhile story that challenges the narrative of the powerful

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Alleen Brown: Five Spills, Six Months in Operation

Dakota Access Track Record Highlights Unavoidable Reality — Pipelines Leak

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Patrick Cockburn: Israeli air strikes in Syria

Israel is flexing its muscles as the expected end of the Syrian conflict changes the political and military balance of power in the region

William Barber: New Poor People’s Campaign

If we get fixated on a person, rather than do what Dr. King said, examine the societal moral crisis that creates characters like a Trump, all right, that empowers them, then we’re really in trouble

Dina Sayedahmed: Banning of Pro-Palestine Club

A court convened Wednesday afternoon to hear the case of students at Fordham University who are suing the school, which had denied them the ability to form an official student club in December 2016. The petitioning students, Ahmad Awad, Sofia Dadap, Sapphira Lurie, and Julie Norris, who are represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights and Read more…

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Louis Proyect: Iran’s water crisis & the recent protests

Iran has long-standing revolutionary traditions that will acquit the country well as the state lurches unsteadily into an approaching storm that will pose very sharp class contradictions

Rachel Boothroyd: Chavistas Begin Nation-Wide Debate

The plan will define President Nicolas Maduro’s program for government in the event that he wins reelection later this year

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