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Liberation Staff: Abortion rights mobilizations continue over the weekend

“I’m astonished that in 2022 we’re still fighting over the right to abortion as healthcare and that it’s been turned into such a taboo.”

Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt: It’s Time to Challenge the Corporate University

Please Help Znet           Source: Truthout We are living through a moment of great decline in the United States. The U.S.’s turn toward authoritarianism is evidenced by actions of the Trump administration and the GOP; the January 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol fomented by the big lie that former president Read more…

Frederick Bell Jr.: No Half Measures, We Need Biden to Cancel All Student Loan Debt

The Debt Collective has successfully pushed Biden to extend the pause on student loan payments. Now we’re organizing to make the White House cancel all student debt

Eamonn McCann: Is Irish Reunification on the Horizon?

Sinn Féin Wins Historic Victory in Northern Ireland Election

Jake Johnson: Lula Launches Campaign To Unseat Bolsonaro

“Brazil will have the opportunity to decide which country it will be for the next few years, and for generations to come”

Jeff Abbott: Central America Commemorates International Workers Day Amid Attacks

Despite attacks and threats against unions, labor activists are demanding better wages and working conditions

Amandla Collective: Take back the unions for their members

Please Help ZNet             Source: Amandla! What we are witnessing in the labour movement today is quite simply a tragedy. At a time when the working class is suffering as never before, leaders of Saftu are tearing the young federation to pieces. The working class needs this federation to strengthen Read more…

Henry Snow: To Save American Universities, We Need to Go On Strike

Transforming the university will require academics to do something we’re notoriously bad at: stop working

Lorah Steichen: Beyond the Enforcement Paradigm: A Vision for a Transformative Budget for U.S. Immigration

Please Help ZNet           Source: National Priorities Project Year after year, Congress approves massive funding increases to agencies that profile, jail, and deport immigrants. In the last two decades, spending on ICE and CBP more than doubled from $12 billion in FY 2002 to more than $25 billion in FY 2021. Read more…

Robin D. G. Kelley: White Indifference Is Normalizing Spectacular Acts of Violence

Spectacular and mundane acts of everyday racism are normalized or simply not seen.

Jessica Corbett: Landmark Inquiry in Philippines Backs Accountability for ‘Climate-Polluting’ Corporations

“The findings of the Commission on Human Rights are a vindication for the millions of people whose fundamental rights are being impacted by the corporations behind the climate crisis.”

Arnau Quinquillà: Dare to Win: Lessons from the Indian Farmers Movement

Please Help ZNet           Source: TNI Photo by PradeepGaurs/Shutterstock   The Farmers Movement in India has inspired millions around the world who are fighting for justice, democracy and solidarity. The farmers held their ground in the face of threats, intimidation and relentless propoganda, and forced the Modi government to repeal the Read more…

Tian Johnson: Biden Promised to Support Generic Vaccines for the World

That’s Amounted to Nothing

Eve Ottenberg: Tired of Being Worked to Death, Labor Strikes Back

It’s been a good year for labor organizing at Starbucks

Lonnie Ray Atkinson: If A Tree Falls In The Woods

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

Hannah Levintova: Real Estate Predators Tried to Cash In on the Pandemic. Then Tenants Fought Back

“I feel sometimes that we’re up against this faceless money monster.”

David Sirota: Starbucks Workers Have the Company on Its Back Foot

Unionization threatens its low-wage model, but union busting hurts its public image as a supposedly progressive company

Eoghan Gilmartin: Spain’s Democracy is Being Undermined by Deep State Actors

‘Catalangate’ has rocked Spanish politics

Joyce Chediac: Activists defy bans on abortion pills

This right was not handed to women and other pregnant people. It was won through mass demonstrations, teach-ins, takeovers and sit-ins

Abraar Karan: Premature “Normalcy” Could Backfire as U.S. COVID Death Toll Passes 1 Million

Until we get better ventilation in shared indoor spaces, global vaccine equity, better rollout of Paxlovid, better rollout of boosting, newer vaccines, we are going to be in trouble

Bill Mosley: Rat vs Mouse: The Scrambled Politics of the Florida-Disney Feud

The Left and its allies must defeat the rats in the battle to preserve democracy and human rights

Enriko Peçuli: Against Price Increases and Oligarchs – A New Protest Movement in Albania

Please Help ZNet           Source: The Conversation The recent price increases hit large parts of the people in Albania hard – especially because the living conditions of most people have already been difficult. On the other side, few rich people in the country have accumulated enormous wealth. In the last month, Read more…

Jack Marley: Phasing out oil can offer a better life for many

Please Help ZNet             Source: The Conversation The EU could ban crude oil imports from Russia within six months if a new round of sanctions is approved. Excluding a handful of countries, refined Russian oil products like petrol and diesel could cease to flow into the EU by the end Read more…

Jake Johnson: ‘No Corporation That Breaks the Law Should Get a Federal Contract’

“No government,” said Bernie Sanders, “should be handing out corporate welfare to union busters.”

Todd Miller: The Border-Industrial Complex in the Biden Era

Robotic Dogs and Autonomous Surveillance Towers Are the New Wall

Manon Aubry: In France, a Left-Wing Bloc Is Uniting to Stop Macron

France’s Greens, Socialists, and Communists have joined a coalition supporting Jean-Luc Mélenchon for prime minister

Juan Cole: US Double Standard

Russia Sanctioned for Ukraine Occupation, but 4,000 new Israeli invaders of Palestinian West Bank merely “Opposed”

Paul M. Sutter: Risk Aversion Is Ruining Science

To nurture scientific discovery, universities and grant institutions must do a better job of rewarding failure

Melissa Gira Grant: The Growing Criminalization of Pregnancy

The end of Roe v. Wade will accelerate an existing effort to criminally punish people for their abortions, stillbirths, and miscarriages

John Feffer: What Remains of the U.S. Green New Deal?

Build Back Better is on the ropes. But other parts of a just transition are moving forward

Sonali Kolhatkar: Why Canceling Student Debt Is a Matter of Racial Justice

Student debt disproportionately impacts Black and Brown Americans. It’s time to end this collective financial burden, and the president can do so with the stroke of a pen

Eve Ottenberg: Tired of Being Worked to Death, Labor Strikes Back

It’s been a good year for labor organizing at Starbucks

Tyler Walicek: Antiwar Groups Protest Defense Industry Profiteering in Ukraine

Please Help ZNet           Source: Truthout The war of aggression that Russia has perpetrated in Ukraine has rightly generated widespread condemnation, both among Russia’s Western critics and the world at large. On the war’s obvious heinousness, almost all of the U.S. political spectrum is in agreement. However, opinions as to the Read more…

Wolfgang Streeck: Return of the King

If there ever was a question of who is boss in Europe, NATO or the European Union, the war in Ukraine has settled it

Kenny Stancil: Once ‘Unthinkable,’ French Left Forms Coalition to Challenge Macron in Parliament

“We want to elect MPs in a majority of constituencies to stop Emmanuel Macron from pursuing his unjust and brutal policies and beat the far-right.”

Abahlali baseMjondolo: Nokuthula Mabaso was assassinated in eKhenana

The struggle for dignity, for land and autonomy, continues to mean death. Our hearts are broken

Ramzy Baroud: By redefining UNRWA, Washington destroys foundation for a Just peace in Palestine

If Palestinian refugees are removed from the list of political priorities concerning the future of a just peace in Palestine, neither justice nor peace can possibly be attained

Michael Welton: Taking Aim at Putin: Stephen Cohen Contests the Myths

It is important, at this ultrahazardous moment in global history and looming threat of catastrophic nuclear war, to understand a “few historical truths.”

Hannah Appel: Workers and Debtors of the World, Unite!

Under finance capitalism, we can exert power by collectively leveraging not just our labor but also our debts

Marjorie Cohn: Will Demise of “Roe” Be a Death Knell for Contraception, Marriage Rights?

As the United States moves, terrifyingly, toward a Christian theocracy that has methodically and finally seized control of the Supreme Court, we must remain vigilant and take action

Brett Wilkins: With Roe on the Ropes, Students Stage Nationwide Walkouts

“People might look at us like we’re young, but I genuinely feel like we can make the most change,” said one Maine high school student. “Most of us are voting next year or this year.”

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Why Won’t Europe Call for an End to This War?

Please Help ZNet           Source: Globetrotter The North Atlantic media is entangled in an unprecedented information war. It is characterized by a relentless erosion of the distinction between facts and the manipulation of emotions and perceptions, between conjectures and unassailable truths. I saw this kind of information war in the United Read more…

Alice Speri: The Left in Europe Confronts NATO’s Resurgence After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Russia’s brutal invasion complicates the left’s decadeslong effort to untangle Europe from the U.S.-led military alliance

Kate Hudson: Ukraine, NATO and The Nuclear Threat

The war in Ukraine has altered the political balance in Europe and it is accelerating its militarization

Richard Falk: Toward a Peoples Ukraine Wars Tribunal

Please Help ZNet           Source: Counterpunch The deepening current Ukraine Crisis is properly linked to the Russian aggression that commenced with a massive military attack against Ukraine on February 24, 2022, and has continue to ravage the country since, including inducing a refugee flow numbering several million. There is a broad Read more…

Kshama Sawant: The Strike Is Workers’ Sharpest Tool

A Resurgent Labor Movement Must Be Willing to Use It

Max b. Sawicky: Most Price Increases from Inflation Have Gone to Corporate Profits

The inflation panic is causing some Democrats to pivot from social spending to deficit reduction. That’s exactly the wrong approach

Lonnie Ray Atkinson: On The Debacle We Loosely Call Healthcare

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

Katrina vanden Heuvel: We cannot rely on billionaires to create necessary guardrails on social media

Elon Musk’s Twitter deal shows the risks of a digital town square in private hands

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