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Glenn Greenwald: Brazil’s Disastrous 2018 Presidential Race

By removing Dilma, they knowingly empowered actual criminals and gangsters, people whose thieving and mobster behavior make Dilma’s budgetary tricks look like jaywalking

Gillian Russom: Los Angeles educators get ready to go all in

Report on a union conference organized to get ready for a battle next fall

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Peter Dreier: The Right-Wing Firestorm That Rages On

A new documentary reveals how the right-wing attack on the national, grassroots anti-poverty group ACORN was a dress rehearsal for our current toxic political culture

David Schultz: Race, the Constitution, and Police Use of Force

Another day, another person of color killed by police officers, and another day and another prosecutor does not indict. Is this merely a problem of blatant racism or is something else going on?

Nir Eisikovits: Walking Off Over AI

Employees at Google, Amazon and Microsoft Have Threatened to Walk Off the Job Over the Use of AI

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Henry A. Giroux: Neoliberal Fascism and the Echoes of History

One step toward fighting and overcoming the criminogenic machinery of terminal exclusion and social death endemic to neoliberal fascism is to make education central to a politics that changes the way people think, desire, hope and act

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Naomi Klein: Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not “Human Nature”

These candidates, whether or not they identify as democratic socialist, are rejecting the neoliberal centrism of the establishment Democratic Party, with its tepid “market-based solutions” to the ecological crisis, as well as Donald Trump’s all-out war on nature

Maya Evans: Marching for Peace: From Helmand to Hiroshima

There is a generation who are saying “no more war, we want our lives back”

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David Swanson: Swamp Infrastructure Construction Kinetics

Clearly the idea is that all war must be glorious regardless of what idiots started it for what nonsensical, sadistic, narcissistic, greedy, cowardly, dishonest reasons

Emilio Gutiérrez Soto: Freed from Detention

What the immigration authorities seek is to finish you off psychologically

Rachel Johnson: Stemming Mass Incarceration With a Uniquely Feminist Provision

Cynthia Nixon’s has a plank to help survivors of domestic violence who are incarcerated for defending themselves

Jonah Furman: Vermont’s Striking Nurses Want A Raise for Nonunion Workers Too

The rallies, marches, and open bargaining were crucial as “unifying events,” she said, that worked to “get people excited and show the hospital that we’re not messing around.”

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Sue Sturgis: Big money reshaping the South’s supreme courts

Number of U.S. states that elect their supreme courts: 38 Number of states holding supreme court elections this year: 33 Number of this year’s state supreme court elections that will take place in the South: 10* Of the Southern supreme court elections being held this year, number that are partisan contests: 4** Year in which Read more…

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Badri Raina: World-Historical Leaders

There is one thing common to Donald Trump, Narendra Modi, and Imran Khan: they see themselves as world-historical leaders, above and beyond decrepit old systems and habits of thought and governance

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Kim Scipes: I Read the News Today, Oh Boy

Observations from a Week in the Philippines, July 21-27, 2018, and Possible Ramifications

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Paul Dobson: Venezuela’s Marching Campesinos

After 20 days walking 435 kilometres, the marchers held a fiery televised meeting with the president, finally being able to present their proposals to the nation

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Julio Escalona: The Rumble of the Campesinos

National Constituent Assembly member Julio Escalona suggests that the Admirable Campesino March should inspire Venezuelans from all walks of life to exercise popular power and rescue the revolution

Brenda Ekwurzel: Wildfires Are Faster, Stronger, Deadlier

Interview on climate change

The Sanders Institute: How We Talk About Climate Change

How we talk about climate change has the power to shape the discussion and overall perception of this important issue

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Robert Fisk: The ‘deal of the century’ in action

Their hearts may thus be empty but their stomachs shall be filled. Their hopes may be dead but their bank accounts will be in the black

Tim Adams: Spike Lee: ‘This Guy Has Given the Green Light for the Klan’

The director’s award-winning new film is the story of a black detective who went undercover with the KKK. He talks ‘wokeness’, vindication and Trump’s America

Mathew Lawrence: A giant planetary Ponzi scheme

Our economies are borrowing far more from the Earth’s ecosystems than they can sustain

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Glenn Greenwald: Photo of Kissing Gay Couple Sparks Controversy in Brazil

In this climate, Lotti’s bold choice to prominently display a photograph of two men kissing, at a mainstream tourist attraction frequented by millions of families and children, is no small gesture

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John Feffer: The War Before the Iran War

Division in the ranks of the conservative movement is a critical sign that a war with Iran isn’t inevitable

Margaret Cerullo: Heroes of Their Own Story

Notes on the Mexican Election

Justin Anderson: Medicare for All Makes Media Forget How Math Works

The fact that a single study by a think tank with an anti-tax agenda can so easily frame news coverage on healthcare shows just how powerful the myth of fiscal responsibility can be

Gabriela Garton: A Battlefield for Gender Equality

Argentina’s women’s soccer team is tired of being sidelined and mistreated. Now they are fighting back, and the Argentine Football Association is taking note

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Nomi Prins: The Entropy Wars

Five Financial Uncertainties of 2018 (So Far)

Anne Jackson: T-Shirt Ban Energizes Michigan Nurses

Management banning shirts and walking away from the table helped explode our social media. We started building support for the informational picket demanding that safe staffing be written into our contract and refusing to take cuts

Lisa Fuller: How women reclaimed their island from the Sri Lankan Navy

To effectively prevent violence, we must also tell the stories in which violence ultimately didn’t happen — for it is these stories that give us the guidance to make “never again” a reality

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Michael Albert: Second reply to Richard Burke

Michael Albert responds to R. Burke again

R. Burke: Response to Albert

This is how it stands in my view: participatory economics, or parecon, is a fascinating, tantalizing thought experiment, but I can’t say with any confidence that it is something that can function in actual world

Mathieu Desan: A Time to Be Bold

Socialism is having a moment in the sun. It’s a chance to push a bold, transformative vision of what a society for the many rather than the few can look like

Pete Dolack: If the economy is so good, why are wages flat?

GDP pays no attention to inequality. If there is more wealth, but all that wealth is concentrated in a small number of hands while all others suffer declining living standards, then GDP will rise even though working people are worse off

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Threatens Iran to Distract From Russia Criticism and Appease Israel

Donald Trump’s all-caps tweet threatening Iran with “CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE” sounds much like his warning last fall that North Korea would be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Will Trump deliver on his threats against Iran, but not against North Korea? Read more…

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Ramzy Baroud: Common Enemy: Why Israel is Embracing Fascism in Europe

Israeli leaders feel that Europe’s move to the far-right is irrevocable and are keen to benefit from the anti-Muslim sentiment that accompanies this shift as much as possible

Robert Koehler: Border Security: Wall Vs. Principles

Something far larger is at work here – a sense not merely of responsibility but of connectedness that transcends the concept of national borders. Because of it, an inhumane policy has been interrupted

Critical Resistance: Celebrate Black August: The Power of Prisoner-Led Organizing

The month of August bursts at the seams with histories of Black resistance–from the Haitian Revolution to the Nat Turner Rebellion, the Fugitive Slave Law Convention and the founding of the Underground Railroad…

Rachel Swan: Ron Dellums dies at age 82

“Ron Dellums governed from a place of morality and compassion, and his political activism shed light on injustices within our country and all over the world”

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Jack Rasmus: Will Trump’s Trade War Precipitate a Currency War?

Trump is betting his intimidation approach can produce quick results before his tariff war precipitates a currency war and a severe global economic contraction

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: An open letter to the NFL’s owners

To deny professional athletes the right to express dissent in a peaceful manner is a disgrace to the Constitution, the opposite of patriotism and shameful moral weakness

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David Bacon: Iraq’s Oil Union Defends Protesters

Iraq’s trade unions, especially the oil workers, have played a central role in organizing the demonstrations

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Richard Falk: The Arab International Forum for Justice for Palestine

The time is ripe for civil society to represent the Palestinian people in their struggle against the Israeli apartheid regime

Jane LaTour: Lillian Hellman’s Days to Come

Hellman understood that social institutions like churches and schools were all part of a mosaic that, together, could create prosperity

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Joao Pedro Stedile: ‘We Defend the Constituent Assembly’

iI Lula’s candidacy is prevented, a political crisis will become even more acute

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Alexandra Bradbury: UPS Teamsters Take On Two-Tier

The members calling for a no vote say that it falls short in just about every area it covers (or fails to cover)

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Noam Chomsky: Survival of Organized Human Life at Risk

Humans beings, right now, this generation, for the first time in history, have to ask, “Will human life survive?”

Sarah Jaffe: Graduate Student Workers Organize Against Sexual Harassment

The struggle against sexual harassment belongs in the union because it is part of the broader fight against the increased neoliberalization of academia

Arnold R. Isaacs: American Islamophobia’s Fake Facts

Their “Proof” Is Not What They Say

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Juan Cole: Top 5 Things Ahed Tamimi Learned in Colonial Israeli Prison

Amazingly, Tamimi used the experience of being jailed, as many colonial subjects in imperial detention cells have–including Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi–to her advantage

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