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Trita Parsi: Trump’s Reckless Decision

Trump has taken a functioning arms control deal that prevented an Iranian nuclear bomb and turned it into a crisis that can lead to war

Ben Freeman: Arms and Influence

How the Saudis Took Donald Trump for a Ride

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Jack Rasmus: Is the US-China Trade War for Real?

The US trade offensive targeting China was set in motion at least a year ago, in spring 2017. It surfaced last August 2017

Mary Annette Pember: ‘I Would Want My Story to Have Meaning’

Mapping Out Missing and Murdered Native Women

Skanda Kadirgamar: New York taxi drivers launch campaign

Over the past four months, four New York City taxi drivers have been pushed to suicide in an industry that is becoming increasingly dangerous

Jelke Boesten: Ni Una Menos Stares Down Conservative Reaction

As an unprecedented wave of feminist campaigns gains ground across Latin America, a dangerous backlash is afoot on various fronts

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Tom Engelhardt: The Caliphate of Trump

And a Planet in Ruins

John McNamara: A Labor Movement for the New Guilded Age

A number of community organizers have created worker centers to press the rights of workers. These centers are “community-based and community led”

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Juan Cole: Trump Warmonger Moves on Iran are from Iraq Playbook

The charge against social media today that it reinforces extremism by its algorithms could be equally well laid against elements of the US press throughout history

Edgardo Ayala: Central Americans Demand to be Consulted

The lack of prior consultations with the communities where such projects are installed is a recurrent problem in the countries of Central America

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Arundhati Roy: Impunity for Rape in India

How Violence Is Used as a Tool of the State

Lance Warren: What happens when we forget?

America’s tradition of racial violence is not a footnote in U.S. history, but an unbroken theme — a defining characteristic of the nation’s past and present

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Ted Glick: Wind and Solar 94, Gas 2

In the first quarter of 2018, according to FERC, approximately 2% of the new electrical generation capacity (power plants) came from natural gas, while 94% of it came from wind and solar

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Richard Falk: The End of Democracy?

Global democracy has become, is becoming, a matter of ultimate concern

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Columbia 1968: Some Personal Memories

One outstanding lesson of Columbia is how spontaneous the uprising was

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Dean Baker: The Stock Market, Arithmetic and CEO Pay

If CEOs were again paid 20 to 30 times the wages of ordinary workers, instead of the current 200 to 300 times, it would have an impact on pay structures throughout the economy

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Robert Reich: The Monopolization of America

The Biggest Economic Problem You’re Hearing Almost Nothing About

Various Contributors: Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls

Native Leaders Bring Attention to Impact of Fossil Fuel Industry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

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Steve Ellner: Support for Governments Under Imperialist Siege

Syria, Venezuela, Nicaragua, etc.: Just how far do we go?

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Andy Piascik: Teachers’ Strikes Past and Present

People’s class allegiances emerge as struggle intensifies, and the fact that some of the striking teachers voted for Trump is almost irrelevant as they engage in actions like the recent walk-outs

Jaron Lanier: Something That’s Gone Very Wrong

Interview on Silicon Valley’s politics and what went wrong with the internet

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Nomi Prins: Rigging the Cost of Money

How Central Banks Contributed to Inequality

David Spencer: The need to work less is a matter of life and death

If we want a better future, we need to continue the collective struggle for less work. Our lives may depend on it

Molly Odintz: Radical Noir: 26 Activist Crime Novels

Revolutionaries, Agitators, and Organizers in Crime Fiction

Michael Arria: Prisoners Organizing a Nationwide Strike

Prisoners across the country say they are gearing up for an end-of-summer nationwide strike against inhumane living conditions and unpaid labor—or, in their words, “modern-day slavery”

Courtney Parker: ‘Paper Genocide’

Trump’s Political Maneuvers Could Rob Native America of Tribal Sovereignty, Culture, Health Care

Ally Russell: 53,000 UC employees to strike May 7-9

After a year of negotiations, AFSCME members voted to authorize a strike with 97 percent support

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Mark Weisbrot: US Interventions in Latin America Continue and Intensify

Most US citizens don’t realize it, but the US government has continued and even intensified its regime change agenda in Latin America and successfully helped reverse the so-called “pink tide”

Rachel M. Cohen: A Major Step Toward Organizing Charter Schools

The fight over charter schools is often just as much a battle over unions

Jamelle Bouie: The Pain We Still Need to Feel

The new lynching memorial confronts the racial terrorism that corrupted America—and still does

Ryan Cooper: It’s Time To Build New, Mixed-Income Public Housing

Social housing presents a kind of alternative, a way we can configure our shelter provision that can create healthier, more permanent types of communities

Richard Eskow: The Democratic Establishment’s War on Progressives

By supporting corporate-friendly candidates and policies, Congressional Democratic leaders are moving closer and closer toward open warfare with their party’s base

Mariame Kaba: A Jailbreak of the Imagination

Seeing Prisons for What They Are and Demanding Transformation

Nicole Ramos: Trump Admin Attacks Legal Asylum Process

A standoff continues on the U.S.-Mexico border, where scores of asylum seekers are attempting to cross into the United States after taking part in a month-long caravan

Stephanie Land: The House Farm Bill Doubles Down on TANF’s Mistakes

Cash assistance is broken in America. If the House Farm Bill passes, the same thing could happen to food assistance

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Vandana Shiva: A victory for ‘seed freedom’

Seeds are the repository of centuries of biological and cultural evolution

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Disregards Caravan Migrants’ Legal Right to Apply for Asylum

The 300 asylum seekers who arrived at the US border on April 29 after a month-long, 2,000-mile journey have another grueling struggle ahead of them, according to the immigration attorneys who are donating their time to represent them. More than three-quarters of asylum claims from Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans between 2012 and 2017 were denied, according Read more…

Salim Lamrani: Five Questions Concerning the Presidential Elections in Cuba

  Who is the new Cuban President and how was he elected? The new Cuban President is 58 year-old Miguel Díaz-Canel. He was born on April 20th, 1960, one year after the advent of the Cuban Revolution. After graduating as an engineer in 1985, he began teaching at the Central University of Las Villas. In Read more…

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Dean Baker: Income Inequality Worse than Reported

Clearly, policy must focus more heavily on incomes before taxes and transfers if the majority is to share equitably in economic growth

The Editors of Rethinking Schools: Defending Immigrant Students

In the Streets and in Our Classrooms

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Patrick Cockburn: Falling Into War

It’s not clear if Trump and Netanyahu want a war with Iran – but they may fall into one all the same

Arjun Jayadev: Patents Without Examination

A Bad Solution For The 21st Century

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TeleSUR English: Anti-Elitist Student Protest Shuts Top French University

The Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris is the latest of numerous universities across France to face sit-ins against President Emmanuel Macron’s reform of the education system

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Arundhati Roy: Fascism, Rising Hindu Nationalism in India & Abuses in Kashmir

We spend the rest of the hour with the legendary, award-winning author Arundhati Roy. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel “The God of Small Things.” In 2017, 20 years after the publication of her first novel, she published another work of fiction, just out in paperback, titled “The Ministry of Utmost Read more…

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Laura Flanders: The US Health Care Crisis

Corporate Masters Cannot Solve Public Problems

Danny Sjursen: War and the Imperial Presidency

Congress Offers a Bipartisan Blank Check to Donald Trump

Nick Licata: Democracy in Chains

The Link Between Libertarianism and Oligarchy

Jessica Corbett: Police Unleash ‘Brutal Attacks’ on Austerity Protesters

While “inhumane and strikingly antidemocratic” budget cuts are imposed on the U.S. territory, outrage after law enforcement used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up May Day demonstrations

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Nicolas Maduro: Our Democracy Is About Protecting Our People

The elections, the economy, and the direction of the Bolivarian process

Toshio Meronek: Queer anti-war activists challenge military inclusion

This summer, trans anti-war activists across the country will coordinate protests and info-booths at Gay Pride events to “offer people real information about military service and what the U.S. military is doing all over the planet.”

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