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Noam Chomsky: Discussing America’s role in the Syrian civil war:

Please Help ZNet           This interview with world-renowned scholar and leading dissident Noam Chomsky has two goals. The primary goal is to understand America’s role in one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 21st century, the Syrian civil war. While there has been a lot of commentary on the Syrian civil Read more…

Patrick Cockburn: Will the Ukraine War End Without Destroying All Life on the Planet?

Interview on a descent into nuclear war hell

Don Fitz: Decriminalized Marijuana Reinvents Racism and Poisoning

The racism that permeated the age of criminalization now lurks throughout the phase of decriminalization

Hamilton Nolan: The Rip-Off Economy Will Save Itself. It Won’t Save You.

Squandering our national moment of opportunity at capitalism’s casino

Arthur MacEwan: Power, Wages, and Inequality

The American labor market is characterized by high levels of employer power

James Stone: Populism, Freedom, and the Current Threats to Democracy

Progressive Populists need to understand the current struggle as a long-term battle over whose interests the Democratic party and the broader U.S. political system serve

Tom H. Hastings: Calling in virtue

Please Help ZNet           I am an academic, with publications in peer-reviewed journals and a terminal degree. And today I want to make what many certified smart people would regard as an anti-intellectual argument in one specific area. I abhor the emotional and social corrosive effects of many aspects of “wokeness” Read more…

Nolan Higdon: Teaching Media Literacy Is the Only Real Answer to Fake News

Censorship is an ineffective solution that only complicates the threats posed by fake news

Stephen Maher: The State Organizes the Capitalist Class

The Working Class Will Have to Organize Itself

Jeremy Corbyn: The Athens Declaration

Members of the PI Council gather in Greece to call for “support for victims of war and a new Non-Aligned Movement.”

Henry A. Giroux: The War on Youth in the Age of Fascist Politics

Youth, especially youth of color, are not only viewed as a liability, much of their behavior is also being increasingly criminalized

Thom Hartmann: Why is the Supreme Court using religious belief to alter secular law?

Alito’s draft opinion is full of specious legal and historical language — but it’s just religious doctrine in drag

Kenny Stancil: Coastal Fire Shows Even the Rich ‘Are Not Safe From Earth Breakdown’

“The only way out,” said one climate scientist, is to “fight side by side and to strip power away from the rich corporatists who are leading us deeper into catastrophe, even as their own homes burn.”

Nick Buxton: The climate security agenda is more about strengthening military power than tackling climate instability

In the last seven years, the trends we identified in the book of promoting military and security solutions to the climate crisis have sadly become more entrenched

Jessica Corbett: After Biden Cancels Lease Sales, Groups Call for End to All Offshore Drilling

“It is time for the U.S. to commit to no new offshore oil and gas leasing and to invest in the clean energy future that we—and our planet—need.”

Jonathan Cook: Shireen Abu Akleh was executed to send a message to Palestinians

During 20 years of reporting on the conflict, I learned first-hand that Israel’s version of events around the deaths of Palestinians or foreigners can never be trusted

Nina Burleigh: America Unmasked

Did the Long Pandemic Spawn a New Kind of Repression?

Kevin Martin: To end the horror in Ukraine, go big, and go broad

The tragic, illegal war of aggression by Russia against Ukraine should end now, with a ceasefire and then a comprehensive peace agreement

John Quigley: I led talks on Donbas and Crimea in the 90s. Here’s how the war should end

After the USSR’s breakup, the OSCE knew that the large number of Russian speakers in Ukraine would become an issue

Katie Miernicki: Formula shortage crisis: U.S. capitalism fails even to feed babies

The out-of-stock rate began to rise in July, eventually reaching 31 percent

Rashid Khalidi: Israel Systematically Targets Palestinian Journalists to Hide Reality of Occupation

“It’s really important to Israel that nobody see what’s going on in the Occupied Territories.”

Extinction Rebellion: New York, Paris, London

Please Help ZNet           Source: Extinction Rebellion Introduction Dear rebels, Winter has retreated from the Northern hemisphere, and seeds of rebellion have been sprouting in some of its largest and most iconic cities. Last month saw three sustained campaigns of direct action launch across London, New York, and Paris in quick Read more…

Red Goat Collective: 21 Fallacies Feeding ‘Cancel Culture’

And holding back the contemporary U.S. Left

Lillian Cicerchia: We Failed to Protect Abortion Rights. We Need a Labor-Based Strategy

We should honestly assess our failures — and then build a movement that ties together labor, feminists, and health care organizing

Sheelah Kolhatkar: The Devastating Economic Impacts of an Abortion Ban

The legalization of abortion, had dramatic effects on the ages at which and the circumstances under which women became mothers

Shea Leibow: Taking on the Masters of War

Defense contractors like General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin hide behind a veneer of serving the U.S. government, but ultimately only care about selling weapons and making profits

Sara Sirota: U.S. Demands Russian War Crime Prosecution While Neglecting Its Own Accountability

The Defense Department promised a memo on mitigating U.S.-inflicted civilian harm in April. With the deadline passed, Congress members call for an ICC investigation — of Russia

Kenny Stancil: Librarians, Teachers Form Coalition to Fight GOP’s Book-Banning Frenzy

“Book bans are about limiting kids’ freedom to read and teachers’ freedom to teach”

Lonnie Ray Atkinson: People Hate Politicians

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

Bernie Sanders: It’s time for Medicare for All

Now is the time to improve and extend Medicare to everyone

Noam Chomsky: To Tackle Climate, Our Morality Must Catch Up With Our Intelligence

It is within our power to bring about the answer that we all hope for, but there is no time to waste

Nina Lakhani: US Fracking Boom Could Tip World to Edge of Climate Disaster

140 billion metric tons of planet-heating gases could be unleashed if fossil fuel extraction plans get green light, analysis shows

Jessica Corbett: Extinction Rebellion Vows to Fill the Streets in Response to UK’s New Protest Limits

“It is foolish to think that announcing new curbs in the Queen’s Speech will stop people taking to the streets to demand their government act to ensure a safe future.”

Bill Fletcher: When Should We Stop Excusing the Russian Invasion?

Ukraine, Self-determination, and the National Question

Basav Sen: India and Pakistan Are Baking, and Every Powerful Institution Is to Blame

Indians know they can’t rely on elites to save them from catastrophe. That’s exactly what could make a climate movement there so powerful

Nadja Sieniawski: Colombia’s Left-Wing Presidential Candidate Is Facing Vicious Right-Wing Opposition

Former guerrilla fighter Gustavo Petro may soon be Colombia’s first left-wing president. His candidacy has been met not only with smears, but credible threats of assassination from the Right

Shane Murphy Goldsmith: Criminal Justice Reform Isn’t Failing, It’s Just Unfinished

We need to talk about the positive actions that complement criminal justice reform. And we need to speak loudly and proudly the vision we have and the solutions we know work.

Thomas Klikauer: Adam & Eve’s Academentia

Please Help ZNet           Perhaps the writer of these lines is not too far off from having a first-hand experience of the idea of Academentia that has entered the public domain in recent times. Academentia combines two things: a) academia, i.e. those working in post-secondary education, e.g. universities; and b) dementia: Read more…

Jake Johnson: GOP Ended Filibuster to Pack Supreme Court: Dems Must End It to Save Abortion Rights

“If Republicans can end the filibuster to install right-wing justices nominated by presidents who lost the popular vote in order to overturn Roe v. Wade, Democrats can and must end the filibuster to make abortion legal and safe.”

Jesse Jackson: Right-Wing Court’s Attack on Abortion Rights Is Call for Mass Revolt

The justices making up the majority are clearly partisans representing a zealous minority. The people must respond with mass action, litigation, legislation, and voter registration

Karen J. Greenberg: The Empire’s New Clothes

The Veneer of Accountability Is Wearing Thin in Twenty-First-Century America

William rivers Pitt: 100 Million New COVID Infections Could Be Just Months Away

The virus is changing every day, yet we continue to react to it with half-measures and foggy assumptions that “the worst is behind us.”

Katie Barrows: The New Labor Movement Is Young, Worker-Led and Winning

From Starbucks and Amazon to political campaigns and digital media, workers in historically unorganized occupations are forming unions—and breathing new life into the U.S. labor movement

Jacqui Germain: Economic Disobedience

From student debt strikes to withholding rent.

Aric Sleeper: How Collectives Are Empowering People to Understand Financial Side of Life

Demystifying the world of budgets, expenditures and surpluses for all cooperative worker-owners and justice-oriented organizations

Nick Dearden: Big Pharma Is Still Making Absurd Profits Off of the Pandemic

Pfizer is projected to rake in more than $50 billion from its COVID medicines this year. It’s a symbol of the drastic inequality created by a for-profit approach to global health

George Monbiot: Social Vivisection

Across 12 years, the Conservatives have ruined countless lives and destroyed our social fabric. Why would anyone vote for them?

Taras Bilous: Self-Determination and the War in Ukraine

We cannot know how Ukraine will develop after the war. But we know there will be horrible consequences if Russia wins

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Inconvenient complexity

Information warfare on European soil

Jakub Crcha: Ukrainian Refugees, Anti-immigration Politics, and the Limits of Solidarity in Slovakia

In a long-term view of the eastern EU border, it is heightened militarization and exclusion that is the norm

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