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Juan Cole: Your Health, Social Security, and Safety Depend on Voting Democratic Today

Today’s midterm elections are among the more fateful in recent American history

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Jonathan Cook: With Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Israel finds another natural partner on the far-right

Bolsonaro has told Israel that it can count on Brazil’s vote at the United Nations, and has threatened to close the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia

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Badri Raina: Now we know why Kashmir is in turmoil

More things are wrought by prayer than by politics, especially of the pernicious democratic variety

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Federico Fuentes: Brazil: left ‘more united than ever’

Interview on the victory of fascist candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential elections, and what it means for the coming period

NAACP: Equal Access to the Polls

NAACP Wants Panama City Florida Polling Sites Accessible to Hurricane Victims

Robert Scott Kellner: This Is Where Antisemitism Leads

“This imbecile has us especially close to his heart. He makes no secret of his hateful feelings. He does not greet my wife at all and ignores me unless it’s for official business,” wrote Friedrich Kellner, courthouse administrator in the small German town of Laubach, on January 23, 1943. The “imbecile” was Heinrich Scherdt, the Read more…

Elise Thomas: Yemen, Khashoggi, and the deadly Saudi trade

Whatever happened to Jamal Khashoggi was unquestionably a crime and a tragedy. It is, however, a painful reminder of the selective nature of international outrage

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Noam Chomsky: Struggle and Achievement

The great linguist and political critic remains hopeful that we can overcome global warming and other threats

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David Bacon: The Cross-Border Farmworker Rebellion

Workers in the berry fields of the United States and Mexico have the same transnational employers. Now, farmworker unions in those two nations have begun to work together

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Jack Rasmus: True Dimensions of Trump’s $4T Tax Cuts

The true dimensions of Trump’s 2018 tax cuts for multinational corporations, businesses, investors, and the wealthiest 1% households requires detailed understanding.

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Rebecca Solnit: The American civil war didn’t end. And Trump is a Confederate president

His supporters hark back to an 1860s fantasy of white male dominance. But the Confederacy won’t win in the long run

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Chris Hedges: The Cult of Trump

We give people an alternative to a Democratic Party that refuses to confront the corporate forces of oppression and cannot be rehabilitated. We make possible the restoration of an open society

Daniel Aldana Cohen: Apocalyptic Climate Reporting Completely Misses the Point

Climate change is the story of people fighting over how to live.

Vernon Loeb: The President’s Lies

Donald Trump is spreading misinformation at a dizzying clip—even for him

Kenn Orphan: The Power That Must be Resisted

Resistance must be radical and it must be global because, given the circumstances and our collective predicament, only a radical paradigm shift offers a chance of creating a different world than the dystopic one we are seeing unfold before us

Robert Hunziker: Rebellious Scientists Issue Urgent Appeal

On October 31st a select group of UK scientists launched a Declaration of Rebellion against the UK government at the Houses of Parliament: “For criminal inaction in the face of climate change catastrophe and ecological collapse.” According to the scientists, now is the time to act as a planetary emergency is already upon us. Nearly Read more…

Khury Petersen-Smith: How To Welcome Migrants and Refugees With Open Arms

In 2015, ordinary Europeans welcomed refugees with open arms. Will we do the same with the caravan from Central America?

Damian Carrington: Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970

The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilisation, say the world’s leading scientists

Michael Fox: “We Will Fight”

Brazilians Pledge to Resist Fascist President-Elect Bolsonaro

Todd Miller: Climate Change and Its Staggering Refugee Crisis

Research confirms that massive migration, into the millions, will be an inevitable consequence of global warming

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Noam Chomsky: Caravan Fleeing from Misery & Horrors Created by the U.S.

Interview about the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh and other recent white supremacist and right-wing attacks

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Vijay Prashad: Another World with Samir Amin

You have hope, the people and Samir Amin. That is a start. Nothing here is original. Everything has been tried before. Everything must be tried again

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Joao Pedro Stedile: Grassroots struggle is the only way

Interview on the election results in Brazil and the way forward

Lacy M. Johnson: Moving the Conversation Toward Justice

Interview on activism, the failure to reckon, and extracting power from pain

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Juan Cole: Trump Paradox

He promotes CO2 even as Climate Emergency impels Emigration from Guatemala

Ryan Grim: What the Progressive Surge in Rural America Means

Before deciding to run for Congress, Leslie Cockburn grabbed her notebook and her pen and spent three months touring Virginia’s 5th District, which stretches from the North Carolina border all the way to the outer suburbs of Washington, D.C. The reporting trip came naturally to Cockburn, who’d spent the last three decades as an acclaimed investigative Read more…

Alexia Fernández Campbell: Undocumented immigrants pay billions in taxes each year

Despite all the political rhetoric, undocumented immigrants are not a drain or burden on the government.

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Badri Raina: Rafale Four

Now we are to tell this Court How the deal was made, How the price was computed, How Anil Ji made the grade.   If the Court will thus enquire Into Executive considerations, How may this Bharat outsmart Wily enemy nations?   Once for all we must decide If Courts and the Constitution Will this Read more…

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William D. Hartung: Pentagon Socialism

Militarizing the Economy in the Name of Defense

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Conn Hallinan: Is Peace at Hand in Afghanistan?

Despite the bloody headlines, a slow-motion alignment of interests could mean peace in Afghanistan — if the Trump administration cooperates

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Ron Daniels: “Trumpism:” The Hate that Produces Hate

Trump has deliberately stoked the flames of fear, intolerance, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism and neo-fascism

Alan MacLeod: Financial Press Cheers Election of Fascist in Brazil

The financial press once again made its decision clear, proving that democracy and the health of the stock market often do not mix

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Juan Cole: Trump Admin. Gives Saudis 30 Days to Start Yemen Talks

Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have abruptly called for an end to the Saudi-backed quagmire in Yemen, after years of backing the war over alleged Iranian involvement

Beth Geglia: Life Laid Bare in Honduras

How the Migrant Caravan Makes Neoliberal Dictatorship Visible

Allan Nairn: Rightist Revolution Can Be Stopped

A longtime critic of the Democratic Party and its support for war and neoliberal policies, calling for the public to mobilize to elect Democrats in the midterm elections

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Rory Fanning: Veterans Issue Open Letter to Active Duty US Soldiers

By every moral or ethical standard it is your duty to refuse orders to “defend” the U.S. from these migrants

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Paul Street: What Debate? Some Strategic Electoral Considerations

Is there a “debate” over the advisability of walking barefoot on rusty nails?

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Jonathan Cook: Bolsonaro: a monster engineered by our media

Bolsonaro, like Trump, is not a disruption of the current neoliberal order; he is an intensification or escalation of its worst impulses. He is its logical conclusion

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Dean Baker: Diverting Class War Into Generational War, Again

Anyone who talks about the burden of government and taxes and doesn’t mention the cost of patent and copyright monopolies is either a liar or does not have any idea what they are talking about

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Richard Falk: Transcending World Order Regressions?

Humanity is now facing challenges that need restorative responses within decades if tragedy is to be avoided

Teresa Ghilarducci: The GOP Tax Cuts Are Already Hurting Social Security

The GOP has been intent on destroying Social Security since 1934 when its creation was first proposed by the Roosevelt administration. This, however, remained always a rather remote possibility … until now. With Trump and Congress transferring even more wealth to the rich and large corporations in the form of tax cuts that will land Read more…

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Belen Fernandez: The inconvenient truth about the migrant caravan

The migrant caravan Trump is so obsessed about is a direct result of US foreign policy

David Dayen: Progressive Groups Make Last-Minute Push for Eastman

Corporate Democrats Prep Victory Lap

Bruno Torturra: A New Resistance Movement Is Emerging in Brazil

Interview on how the election will affect social movements, the environment and democracy across Latin America

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Mark Weisbrot: Stop supplying bombing of Yemen

Congress can stop these horrific crimes, because the Saudi and UAE bombers are dependent on mid-air refueling from U.S. planes. The U.S. also provides assistance with targeting and intelligence and logistics.

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Administration Ramps Up Threats Against Iran

The alleged torture, murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, widely believed to have been carried out on orders of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, may put a crimp in Donald Trump’s plans to escalate his aggression against Iran. Saudi Arabia, the United States and Israel are unified in their hatred of Iran, albeit with Read more…

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Richard Falk: World Order in the Age of Trump and Trumpism

Trump seems ready to keep changing his story, retract compromises, defame the opposition, inflame his base by uttering deliberate exaggerations, and steer the ship of state with wild abandon without the steadying presence of a rudder

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Michael T. Klare: The New Global Tinderbox

When it comes to relations between Donald Trump’s America, Vladimir Putin’s Russia, and Xi Jinping’s China, observers everywhere are starting to talk about a return to an all-too-familiar past

Robert Mackey: Unlocking Brexit Talks

Britain Must Atone for a Sin of Empire: the Partition of Ireland

John Naughton: Mark Zuckerberg’s dilemma

What to do with monster he has created?

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