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Jake Johnson: AOC Warns of ‘Over-Promising and Under-Delivering’

“What really dampens turnout is when Democrats make promises that they don’t keep.”

Peter Maass: “The First Wave” Shows What We Haven’t Seen of Covid-19

If you have survived the pandemic without going inside a Covid ward, you will likely be stunned by the grim intimacy of Matthew Heineman’s new documentary

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Ramzy Baroud: Israel’s Strategy of Silencing Human Rights Defenders

Raids, Arrests and Death Threats

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Badri Raina: The  Food Growers

Remember how once we thumbed their nose, And dubbed them a “sack of potatoes?”

Kenny Stancil: Far-Right Candidate Surges to Win Runoff Spot in Chilean Presidential Election

A new poll shows far-right candidate José Antonio Kast and left-wing reformer Gabriel Boric tied at 39% ahead of next month’s runoff

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Noam Chomsky: Protests Outside of COP26 Offered More Hope Than the Summit

The voice within had some nice words but little substance. In the streets, tens of thousands of protesters, mostly young, were desperately calling for real steps to save the world from looming catastrophe

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Jake Johnson: Alarm Grows as Covid Cases Spike in Europe and US

“Wealthy nations need to understand that unless everyone everywhere is vaccinated, the situation is not going to change.”

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Jeremy Scahill: The War Party

From Bush to Obama, and Trump to Biden, U.S. Militarism Is the Great Unifier

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Lawrence Wittner: Most Americans look favorably on global governance

Worldwide crises have also exposed the limitations of the nation state system, in which nearly 200 nations jealously guard their own “national interest,” and suggest the need for enhanced global governance

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Gideon Levy: A Brief History of Killing Children

Now is the worst phase of all: We’ve started to extol the killers of children. That’s how far we’ve gone

Carole Concha Bell: Apathy or strategy in Chile’s decisive election

The frontrunners in Chile’s upcoming election pit the far-right against the nominally left

Anna Coote: The Time For a Four-Day Work Week Has Arrived

To expand personal freedom, recover from the Covid pandemic and curb the climate crisis—let’s embrace a shorter working week

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “What is so hard about saying that this is wrong?”

Complete remarks by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during U.S. House Debate on Resolution to Censure Rep. Paul Gosar

Stan Cox: To Keep Fossil Carbon Out of the Air, Just Stop Pulling It Out of the Earth

Ending the extraction of fossil fuels from the Earth while achieving material sufficiency, equity, and justice would move us a long way toward the more livable future

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Paul Rogers: COP26 focused on long-term climate goals. But what does this decade hold?

Change must happen before 2030 to avoid disaster. Despite the disappointment around Glasgow, climate science and activism offer hope of progress

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John Feffer: Far Right Institutional Power Isn’t Inevitable. Here’s How Leftists Can Win

There is this great opportunity for the left to assert a bold and visionary policy about not just mitigating the effects of climate change but effectively using climate change as a lever for economic transformation

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George Monbiot: Domino Theory

Our last, best hope of averting systemic environmental collapse is to use the peculiarities of complex systems to trigger cascading political regime shifts

Andrea Mazzarino: The Costs of War (to You)

Where So Much of Our Money Really Went

George Chidi: Kyle Rittenhouse’s Acquittal Sets a Dangerous Precedent

Jurors are asked to uphold the law as it stands. We don’t ask jurors to make the law. That’s on us

Maureen O'Donnell: Jesus ‘Chuy’ Negrete, Chicago folklorist, writer, singer of Chicano movement, dead at 72

‘He told our stories,’ actor Edward James Olmos says of the Chicago writer of corridos some called the ‘Chicano Woody Guthrie.’

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Jake Johnson: Wisconsin GOP Attempts to Seize Control of State’s Elections

“Give Republicans this: they’re not dismantling democracy in secret. They’re doing it right out in the open.”

Abigail Yartey: Remembering Greenham Common

Review of Mothers of the Revolution, a new documentary that tells the story of the women who helped to end the Cold War

Ben Slowey: Milwaukee movement provides clean water for expecting mothers

Milwaukee’s Get the Lead Out Coalition has launched its Clean Water for Pregnant People program. For 12 months they will deliver eight cases of water per month free of charge to pregnant women

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CJ Polychroniou: Activism, Not Global Climate Summits, Is the Answer to the Climate Crisis

In response to COP26, C. J. Polychroniou argues that we cannot rely on summits to solve climate change. Instead, radical and legal activism are the best hopes for our future

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William rivers Pitt: From Glasgow to Gulf of Mexico, Fossil Fuel Industry Shows Us Who’s in Charge

The infrastructure bill contains billions in fossil fuel subsidies, even as it was stripped of all meaningful climate policy

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Brian Terrell: Digging for Peace – Resisting Nuclear Weapons

We greeted old and new friends, sang, prayed, shared food and distributed pink shovels and conspired to dig our way into the base, onto the runway and disrupt the practice

Lonnie Ray Atkinson: Don’t Think Of A Republican: A Proposal for Progressives (particularly those in the DSA)

Throughout the 2022 primary season, I want you to explore with me the absolutely bonkers idea of running a progressive, dare I say radical, Lefty McLefterson candidate in a Republican primary in a GOP stronghold district

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Badri Raina: The Judiciary Remains the Last Resort in a Stifled Democracy

‘Where does one go in a situation in which the Executive continues to be opaque and obdurate but to the Judiciary?

Jessica Corbett: Historic Floods in BC, Washington Follow Scientists’ Warnings

“It definitely matches what the climate models show for the future around here—hotter, dryer summers and wetter winters… Our infrastructure isn’t designed for that.”

Robert Koehler: National defense and dead children

War dehumanizes everyone it touches

Andrea Germanos: Redistricting Apocalypse

“Ohio leaders have disrespected voters, trampled the Ohio Constitution, and rigged the Congressional map to serve partisan, political operatives rather than fairly represent Ohioans.”

Jane McAlevey: Get Organized to Win

Jane McAlevey has trained thousands of activists in building more militant unions and winning electoral organizing; she sees the fight for effective unions as critical to winning transformative climate policy

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James K. Galbraith: The Choking of the Global Minotaur

The supply disruptions plaguing the US economy are the result of a logistics ecosystem that was developed to feed the beast of American consumption was not designed for a pandemic

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Brett Wilkins: ‘Saddening, Infuriating, and Utterly Unsurprising’: Rittenhouse Acquitted

The verdict, said the Huber family, sends the “unacceptable message” that armed vigilantes can “use the danger they have created to justify shooting people in the street.”

Cas Mudde: Kyle Rittenhouse has walked free. Now it’s open season on protesters

Demonstrators in the US must fear not only police brutality but also rightwing vigilantes

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Marjorie Cohn: Arbery’s Killers Are Using the Logic of Slave Patrols to Defend Themselves

Beginning in 1704, slave patrols empowered every white person to control the movements and activities of every Black person

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Ariel Dorfman: Will Voters Choose to Make Chile Terrible Again?

Confronted by a stark choice between the dreadful past and a still-to-be-charted future — and grappling with the discontents and challenges facing so many countries, including the United States — what will Chile decide?

Jean Wyllys: Brazil, Amazon, World: West Papua’s Green State Vision, an Appeal to Lula

This is a big, very bold question because it would, in fact, challenge the Eurocentric, imperially-based Westphalian system and embrace the broader idea of Indigenous systems that recognise “interdependencies between political actors and relations to the land”

Kenn Orphan: Critical Race Theory Playing Out in Real Time

Only the ignorant or deliberately obtuse would not see how the system is set up to discriminate along racial boundaries, as well as class

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Richard Seymour: Should the left abandon the Green New Deal?

There are serious questions to ask, but Aditya Chakrabortty’s critique fails to convince

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Jake Johnson: ‘Sacrifice and Solidarity’ Pay Off

Striking John Deere Workers Win Bigger Wage Hike

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Vijay Prashad: Why Our Climate Isn’t Jumping for Joy After COP26

“It is immoral for the rich to talk about the future of their children and grandchildren when the children of the Global South are dying now.”

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Thomas Klikauer: Who Resists Corona Vaccination in Germany?

There are two views of the world opposing one another, and the anti-vaxxers belong to a shrinking minority

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Brett Wilkins: 200 Activists Arrested While Demanding Biden, Congress Defend Voting Rights

“We are here today to send a message that President Biden must take action now to ensure the promise of our democracy and protect our freedom to vote.”

Michael Sainato: U.S. School Bus Drivers in Nationwide Strikes over Poor Pay and Covid Risk

U.S. school bus drivers in nationwide strikes over poor pay and Covid risk Drivers are left ‘begging for better pay’ even as the school bus driver shortage is worsening in the new school year

Jessica Corbett: Dem Lawmakers, Climate Groups Urge Biden Administration to Support Kids Climate Case

“It’s time our federal government finally aligns its actions on climate change with its rhetoric, and takes the bold action necessary to avert climate catastrophe.”

Jan Egeland: “Hell on Earth”: Millions of Afghans Face Starvation

The country has fallen into an economic crisis after the U.S. and other Western countries cut off direct financial assistance to the government following the Taliban takeover in August

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Ryan Devereaux: U.S. Military Training in Mexico Increased as Human Rights Waned

In the years after the U.S. pledged to invest in human rights and rule of law, the Pentagon spent millions training elite Mexican units how to fight

Greta Thunberg: We need to talk about Honesty

Interview on why there is hope in being brutally honest about the climate crisis

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John Feffer: If You Think Vaccine Mandate Pushback Is Bad…

At some point, governments will start using more sticks than carrots to break our deadly dependence on fossil fuels. How will humanity respond?

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