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Nina Khrushcheva: Talks to End War in Ukraine Are Collapsing

U.S. Seeks Regime Change in Moscow

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Mark Engler: Movements are vying for political power — is ‘co-governance’ the answer?

As the left increasingly focuses on electoral politics, a new framework is emerging for how candidates who win should partner with social movements

David Sirota: The Democratic Party’s Leadership Is Trying to Destroy Progressives

Democratic leadership and their corporate donors are now doing everything they can to destroy those progressives

Dave DeCamp: The Leaders of France, Germany, and Italy Favor Negotiations to End Ukraine War

The US, Britain, and other NATO countries don’t hold the same view

Ben Burgis: Nationalize Baby Formula Production

Across the country, millions of parents are desperately searching for baby formula. Why are we letting the private sector alone handle such a vital good?

Jason Kerzinski: ‘That’s why I’m sticking with Starbucks—to make it better’

Six workers at the Maple Street Starbucks in New Orleans why they’re fighting to unionize

Emi Lockwood: McDonald’s workers in LA walk out against abuse

“Today it was me, tomorrow who follows?”

Max Elbaum: Democracy, Strategy, Modes of Struggle: The High-Stakes Strife in DSA

Core questions of political strategy animate the debate roiling DSA. The whole Left has a stake in the outcome

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Alicia Garza: “The Shooter Wrote a Manifesto, and My Name Was Included In It”

White nationalist violence is escalating — and the leadership of this country refuses to do anything significant about it

Billy Nessen: Battle of Donbas

Dramatic Interview from Ukrainian-Held Severodonetsk as Missiles Rain Down

Katrina vanden Heuvel: Endless War in Ukraine Hurts National and Global Security

What are the United States’ goals in the Ukraine war?

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Walden Bello: Deconstructing a dismaying outcome

The Marcos-Duterte camp is currently gloating behind the façade of calls for “burying the hatchet”

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Ryan Grim: Democratic Voters Deliver Stinging Rebuke to Party’s Manchin-Sinema Wing

Voters shrugged off an obscene amount of spending from super PACs to send a message to Democrats: Do something

David Sirota: Democratic Voters Rejected the Status Quo Last Night

Pennsylvania and Oregon election results from last night offer cause for hope for progressives: voters rejected the demands of oligarchs and Democratic elites

Michael Sainato: Virginia Target Workers Seek To Unionize Amid Surge in Labor Organizing Efforts

The company has already reportedly pushed back by trying to use union dues as a tactic to deter workers from supporting the union

José Luis Granados Ceja: US Plotted ‘Terrifying’ Venezuela Invasion with Opposition’s Blessing

“Esper’s revelations merely confirm that we’re dealing with a government—regardless of who is in office—that will go to extreme lengths to achieve its policy priorities”

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Badri Raina: Pick a Wave

Please Help ZNet               O citizen, un-besotted by zeal, Un-fathered by the state, Between the heat wave And the hate wave Take your pick; Torched by the two now Smoulders the captive republic.   Neither the all-out sun nor the bellowing Saint knows the pinch Of price rise. Once Read more…

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Luis Feliz León: Amazon Lashes Back in Staten Island Warehouses

Please Help ZNet         Source: Labor Notes The company has billed itself as the everything store. Now Amazon is the throw-everything-at-them union-buster—trying every trick in the playbook to throttle worker organizing at its Staten Island warehouses in New York City. The union vote at a second warehouse, a neighboring sorting center known Read more…

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Patrick Bond: Who dropped the Rain Bomb on Durban last month? And will they pay climate reparations?

Africa is responsible for less than four percent of historic global emissions – we are not the ones who caused this crisis. We want climate justice

India Walton: Now Is the Time for Reparations

Please Help ZNet           Source: Democracy Now! In one of this year’s deadliest mass shootings, a white supremacist opened fire Saturday on a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 and wounding three others. Eleven of the victims are Black. The 18-year-old suspect posted racist ideology Read more…

Liberation Staff: Thousands in the streets for ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ rallies in hundreds of cities

In cities large and small, people came out into the the streets

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Nan Levinson: Ukraine

An Antiwar Dilemma

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Julia Conley: Sentenced for Coal Blockade, Climate Activists Vow to ‘Continue to Do What Must Be Done’

“The judge seemed more concerned that these non-violent activists disrupted profits than the fact that the continued use of coal is causing irreparable harm to the planet”

Roxane Assaf-Lynn: Israel’s Killing Of Reporter Shireen Abu Akleh Reminds Me Of Mazen

It’s personal. And the U.S. is not better

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Medea Benjamin: For Biden’s Summit of the Americas, Obama’s Handshake With Raúl Castro Shows the Way

Please Help ZNet           On May 16, the Biden administration announced new measures to “increase support for the Cuban people.” They included easing travel restrictions and helping Cuban-Americans support and connect with their families. They mark a step forward but a baby step, given that most U.S. sanctions on Cuba remain Read more…

Jonathan Smucker: Left-Wing Populism Can Win in Trump-Voting Areas, Too

With working-class candidates, populist messaging, and effective organization, we can make major inroads in “Trump country”

Sharon Zhang: Trader Joe’s Workers Announce New Union Effort in Letter to CEO

Trader Joe’s workers in Massachusetts are forming their own union in order to combat what they describe as a toxic work culture cultivated by the supposedly progressive company

Jan Oberg: Ukraine: Foolish for Finland & Sweden to Join NATO

This is not the time to make decisions in a moment of historical hysteria and panic

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: American Racism and the Buffalo Shooting

The gunman seems motivated by a vision of history, pushed by the right, in which American racism never existed and Black people are undeserving takers

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Matthew Cunningham-Cook: We Can’t Talk About the Racist Massacre in Buffalo Without Talking About Capitalism

We are not being honest about the horrific racist violence that took place in Buffalo this weekend and the racial inequality throughout the U.S. if we ignore how capitalism brought us here

Rogelio Mayta: Why ‘Bolivia is the Center of the World’ for People’s Movements

In Bolivia, since the beginning of this century, we have battled some of the most important and decisive questions for the future of the human race

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Marjorie Cohn: Journalists Accused Israel of Targeting Them 2 Weeks Before Killing of Abu Akleh

Please Help ZNet         Source: Truthout Just two weeks before Israeli forces assassinated beloved Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, the International Federation of Journalists, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate and the International Centre of Justice for Palestinians had submitted a formal complaint to the International Criminal Court accusing Israel of systematically targeting Palestinian journalists. “The targeting of Read more…

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Ilan Pappe: Germany’s Position on Palestine: Twice on the Wrong Side of History?

Israel’s policy towards the Palestinians is racist to its very core, and one cannot create hierarchies of racism or a club of “accepted” racism, or a legitimate one

Giuliano Battiston: Afghanistan Is Starving, but the Taliban Can Only Govern Women’s Clothing

There is an unprecedented economic and humanitarian crisis as the Taliban, divided and without a strategy, rely on edicts against women and repression

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Mike Pappas: Resident Physicians Are Unionizing

They Must Challenge For-Profit Health Care

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Jessica Corbett: Gov. Abbott’s Solution to Formula Shortage? Let Migrant Babies Starve

One ACLU attorney declared that every child, “regardless of whether Gov. Abbott and Border Patrol agents consider them ‘our child’ or not, deserves food and love.”

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Eric Dirnbach: Book Review: ‘On the Line,’ By Daisy Pitkin

This new memoir by a union organizer recounts dramatic organizing campaigns with laundry workers and offers thoughts on building worker solidarity and power

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David Rosen: The Buffalo Shooting and the Great Replacement

 While they will likely be defeated in their efforts to make the U.S. a “white-only” country, the rest of us will pay a heavy price

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Jon Queally: ‘It’s a Fight They’ll Get’: Defenders of Abortion Rights March Nationwide

One speaker at the Ban Off Our Bodies rally in the nation’s capital said that Saturday was just “day one of a ‘Summer of Rage’ where we will be ungovernable. Ungovernable!”

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Sonali Kolhatkar: As the Planet Warms, Let’s Be Clear: We Are Sacrificing Lives for Profits

As the climate changes, we begin to see where the bodies are buried—literally

Jeremy Corbyn: It’s Not Enough to Resist, We Have to Build, Too

The billionaires and corporations claim to hate government action. In reality, they love it. The only thing they hate is governments acting in your interests

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Jake Johnson: ‘We Must Find an Agreement’: Zelenskyy Calls for Direct Talks With Putin

“I am ready to speak with Putin, but only with him, without his intermediaries and on the terms of dialogue, and not ultimatums,” said the Ukrainian president

Sharon Zhang: Activists Have Gathered Enough Signatures to Put $18 Wage on California Ballot

Please Help ZNet           Source: Truthout Photo by John Gomez/Shutterstock   California voters will likely soon get a chance to vote on raising the state’s minimum wage to $18 an hour, as proponents of the proposal have gathered enough signatures for the measure to appear on the ballot this November. On Read more…

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Cecilia Capanna: Chile today: a laboratory to revive democracy

Interview with Giorgio Boccardo, Undersecretary of Labor

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Sarah Lazare: Biden’s Silence on an Intellectual Property Waiver Speaks Volumes

The White House appears to have no plans to break Big Pharma’s stranglehold on global Covid-19 vaccines

Lonnie Ray Atkinson: An Alert And Knowledgeable Citizenry

The following is excerpted from a new book Don’t Think Of A Republican – How I Won A Republican Primary As A Lefty Progressive And You Can Too

Gabriela Silva: Farmworkers fight billionaires of Wendy’s, demand fair wages, working conditions

On May 12, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers held a rally and street performance outside the office of Wendy’s board members

Liam Meisner: In Today’s Election, Lebanon’s Left Has a Chance to Challenge the Establishment

The progressive opposition movement, Citizens in a State, is seeking to rebuild the country through a radical redistributive agenda

William I Robinson: Mass Protest Is Rising — Can It Confront Global Capitalism?

To effectively fight back, disjointed movements must find ways to come together into a larger emancipatory project, and develop creative strategies to push such a project forward

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