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Alexander C. Kaufman: Elizabeth Warren Seems To Be Staking Out Her Place In A Clinton Presidency

Earlier this summer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) became the spear tip of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, skewering Republican nominee Donald Trump in repeated head-to-head battles on Twitter. Now, the progressive firebrand appears to be staking out her role in a potential Clinton administration as a bulwark against the influence of Wall Street. “We believe Sen. Elizabeth Read more…

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Vincent Emanuele: The Riots Will Continue

The issues of policing, systemic racism, systemic economic inequality and political corruption will only become more prominent as existing institutions become increasingly militarized and violent

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Sarah Lazare: Charlotte Cops Dig In, Won’t Release Video; Opposition to Police Terror Builds

“One of the major problems with reporting on police violence is the degree to which police statements are treated as the gold standard of information instead of being treated with the skepticism they deserve”

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Victor Grossman: An Omen for the 2017 German Federal Elections?

Last Saturday, one day before the Berlin vote, there were demonstrations against CETA and TTIP in seven major cities, supported by many organizations on the left

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Jim Naureckas: Dakota Access Blackout Continues on ABC, NBC News

Rock legend Neil Young released a song called “Indian Givers” in support of the Dakota Access mobilization. The chorus of the song repeats, “I wish somebody would share the news.”

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Dave Zirin: Bigots Beware: White Athletes Are Becoming Sympathetic to Anthem Protests

Do you want to make 1968 Olympic medalist John Carlos angry?  Describe the iconic black-gloved fist that he pumped to the heavens as a “Black Power salute.” As he has explained to me often, “Black Power is a beautiful thing. But in 1968, raising your fist meant ‘power to the people.’ I wanted my fist Read more…

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George Monbiot: Carmageddon Beckons

Car use takes a huge toll on our health and on the planet. We need to kick our addiction to driving

Ed Yong: The Inevitable Evolution of Bad Science

A simulation shows how the incentives of modern academia naturally select for weaker and less reliable results

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Kim Scipes: The American War in Vietnam: Crime or Commemoration

A review of The American War in Vietnam: Crime or Commemoration, by John Marciano

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Michael Ansara: The lousy reason I didn’t vote in 1968 — and why Sanders supporters shouldn’t fall for it

I thought there was no difference between Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey. I was wrong.

Vincent Warren: Protests Erupt over Police Killings of Terence Crutcher & Keith Lamont Scott in Tulsa & Charlotte

Protests escalated in Charlotte, North Carolina, when hundreds took to the streets to express outrage over the police shooting of 43-year-old African American Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday

Noelle Hanrahan: ‘The Bodies of Prisoners Are Commodities’

Every single budget decision in local, state, county, federal–is based almost entirely on what we’re spending for our prisons

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Vijay Prashad: The Perils of Humanitarian Wars

The limits of the ‘responsibility to protect’ doctrine

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John Feffer: Syria as Metaphor

Disharmonious pluralism has become the new global standard. Other countries – Turkey, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the EU, even the United States – gaze upon the Syrian example and tremble

Stan Cox: If There’s a World War II-Style Climate Mobilization, It has to Go All the Way—and Then Some

Our national acclimatization to ecological reality can succeed only with sweeping grassroots support and participation

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Tom Engelhardt: You Must Be Kidding!

Adventures in an American World of Frustration

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Richard Falk: Testing for the Mental Disabilities of U.S. Presidential Candidates

The Trump candidacy is certainly not the first time that a demagogue’s manifest mental disorders are a principal explanation of his passionate populist support, but it could be the last time

Dick Nichols: Catalonia and Spanish state: million-strong rally brings showdown closer

How long can the present rulers of the EU maintain the convenient fiction that the Catalan national question is simply a Spanish domestic issue?

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Patrick Cockburn: Government has no strategy, no plan and only ‘phantom’ allies in Syria, scathing Commons report reveals

As ceasefire sits on the brink of collapse, MPs’ report paints a damning picture of Britain’s bombing campaign

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Michael Albert: Beyond Marxism

Marxologists typically do all their quoting not caring that it makes normal people want to run and hide due to anticipating they will hear regurgitated unexplained old fashioned jargon

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Ramzy Baroud: Honoring Aylan Kurdi by Ending the War in Syria

The best way to honor these children is by understanding that the future of Syria’s children cannot be determined according to the whims of American and Russian politicians

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Jonathan Cook: Palestinians lose in US military aid deal with Israel

Netanyahu has drawn the right lesson from the aid deal – he can act against the Palestinians with continuing US impunity

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Juan Cole: Top Six US Problems worse than Terrorism

Between 2001 and 2013, over 400,000 Americans died of gunshot wounds. In the same period, 3,380 died of terrorism

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Chip Ward: Indians and Cowboys: The 2016 Version of an Old Story on a New Planet

Cowboys and Indians are at it again. Americans who don’t live in the West may think that the historic clash of Native Americans and pioneering settlers is long past because the Indians were, after all, defeated and now drive cars, watch television, and shop at Walmart.  Not so.  That classic American narrative is back big Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: Fifty Million Children Have Been Uprooted Worldwide: What Will the West Do About It?

The most powerful (and richest) countries are the least likely to accept refugees

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Bernie Sanders: Still campaigning for the political revolution

Interview on Our Revolution, Donald Trump, and what he really thinks about Hillary Clinton

Jennifer Goett: Nicaragua’s Authoritarian Turn is Not a Product of Leftist Politics

Political repression in the country has its roots in U.S. intervention

Roslyn Fuller: Heart-Breaking Stories from Academia

America Treats Most Faculty Like Peons, and the Results Are Not Pretty

Alice Speri: The Largest Prison Strike in U.S. History Enters Its Second Week

“When you have people who are inside, locked up, who have overcome all these obstacles and barriers and have organized in 24 states, 40 to 50 prisons that means all of us out here need to start stepping up”

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Noam Chomsky: Global Warming and the Future of Humanity

The world needs to adopt alternative energy systems as quickly as possible. And finally, it is crucial to explore technologies to assist us in reversing climate change — as time is running out

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Federico Fuentes: Latin America’s left is in retreat, but it’s not finished yet

The left needs to develop serious and concrete alternatives to capitalism, both in terms of economic strategies and the kind of participatory democracy we want to see

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Gideon Levy: With New Israel Aid Deal, Obama Is Patron of the Occupation

U.S. generosity, which costs American taxpayers $300 a year, is detrimental to Israel will only help Israel make more war

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Richard Falk: A Warming of US/Turkish Relations?

What Erdoğan and Obama achieved was mainly in the realm of intangible signs of mutual appreciation and understanding

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Pepe Escobar: Playing Algorithm’n Blues

In the end, it’s the Goddess of the Market that rules it all – prizing efficiency, growth and endless cash flow

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Jonathan Cook: US aid deal gives green light to Israel’s erasure of Palestine

If Obama really wanted to pressure Netanyahu, he would have used the aid agreement as leverage. Now Netanyahu need not fear US financial retaliation

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Patrick Cockburn: The US and Russia have less influence in Syria than they think

Despite 10 months of negotiations between the US and Russia, the two biggest players in the Syrian conflict, the ceasefire is close to unravelling

Jeffrey Sterling: I Was a CIA Whistleblower. Now I’m a Black Inmate. Here’s How I See American Racism.

I do not like prison. No one should. It is a strenuous, unceasing effort to cope with the ordeal of being incarcerated at a federal prison. I find myself identifying with the title character from Shakespeare’s “Richard II” when he laments his own effort to adjust to confinement by wondering, “I have been studying how Read more…

David Garczynski: Hacker house blues: My life with 12 programmers, 2 rooms and one 21st-century dream

I came to San Francisco to change my life. I found a tribe of depressed workaholics living on top of one another

Steven Rosenfeld: Election 2016 A Trump Presidency Would Likley Be Even Worse Than You Think: 11 Ways He Would Destroy the America We Know

As Trump rises in swing state polls, one wonders: What are voters thinking?

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Norman Solomon: AFL-CIO to Planet Earth: Drop Dead

In sharp contrast to the AFL-CIO’s top echelon, some unions really want to restrain climate change and are now vocally opposing the Dakota pipeline

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Zoltan Grossman: Where are the Cowboys in the Standing Rock Standoff?

In the movements that I have experienced and studied, the stronger that Indigenous nations assert their cultural and political distinctiveness, the stronger is the bridge and alliance they ultimately build with their rural white neighbors

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Leonard Peltier: On Solidarity with Standing Rock, Executive Clemency and the International Indigenous Struggle

Greeting Sisters and Brothers: I have been asked to write a SOLIDARITY statement to everyone about the Camp of the Sacred Stones on Standing Rock. Thank you for this great honor. I must admit it is very difficult for me to even begin this statement as my eyes get so blurred from tears and my heart swells with Read more…

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Atilio Boron: Similarities Between the 1973 Coup in Chile and the Current Situation in Brazil

After 43 years after the coup d’etát in Chile, which overthrew Salvador Allende’s government, thinker Atilio Borón spoke with Brasil de Fato to analyse the connections between that moment in recent history and the current events that violate the democratic order in Latin America. According to the Argentine sociologist, the constitutional changes made by the Read more…

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Peter Van Buren: It’s Personal: Apologizing to My Daughter for the Last 15 Years of War

I know I’m not the first parent to grow reflective watching his last child walk out the door, but I have a sense of what’s ahead of her: an American world filled with misplaced fears

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Glenn Greenwald: WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source (After Accepting Pulitzer)

The Post editorial page not only argued in opposition to a pardon, but explicitly demanded that Snowden — the paper’s own source — stand trial on espionage charges

Erica Etelson: How to Flip a Trump Voter Without Pushing Too Hard

By keeping the tenor of the communication respectful, rather than sinking to the new low set by Trump, you’re implicitly recognizing the other person’s humanity

James Kilgore: “We’re Freedom Fighters”: The Story of the Nationwide Prison Labor Strike

A flame of resistance inside prisons and in communities across the country is definitely burning

Ashoka Jegroo: Protesters crash NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton’s farewell ceremony

Activists and the relatives of police brutality victims held a community speak out on Commissioner Bill Bratton’s legacy shortly before booing him during his farewell ceremony

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Tamara Pearson: Celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day Under the Shadow of a Giant Wall

Without NAFTA, Mexico could have had “European living standards today”

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