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Susan Faludi: Patriarchs Are Falling, Patriarchs Stronger Than Ever

If we get rid of a handful of Harveys while losing essential rights and protections for millions of women, are we really winning this thing?

Kevin Zeese: Ensuring Justice In The Era Of Transformation

We live in a difficult time, but it is also a time of opportunities to correct our mistakes and build something better. We must all decide in 2018 how we will answer it

Michael Hudson: Corporate Mergers Deepening Inequality

Michael Hudson is a Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is the author of many books, including The Bubble and Beyond, and Finance Capitalism and its Discontents, Killing the Host- How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy the Global Economy, and most recently J is for Junk Economics: A Read more…

Trita Parsi: Sabotaging Iran Protests

Can Iranian protesters achieve their demands while President Trump capitalizes on them to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal and push regime change?

James Risen: The Biggest Secret

My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror

Brigid Flaherty, Juan Miranda and Kischa Peña: “Working People Are the Real Experts on Their Lives”

How a Grassroots Group in North Carolina Is Fighting Trump’s Betrayal

Mehdi Kia: Iran protests: is this time different?

The current uprising is a culmination of accumulating feelings of frustration by the poorest and most deprived sections of society

Anton Jäger: The Myth of “Populism”

It’s the transatlantic commentariat’s favorite political put-down. It’s also historically illiterate

Harry Blain: A Banner Year for the Arms Industry

Half of Pentagon spending goes to contractors, the military budget is set to skyrocket, and the Trump administration is peddling arms all over the world

Ellen David Friedman: Jump-Starting a Weak Union

Stay steady, be patient, keep going in the direction of bottom-up, direct action unionism

Glenn Greenwald: Iran Protests

Trump Tweets “Time for Change” While Backing Dictators Worldwide

Patrick Cockburn: Corruption and inequality fuelling protests in Iran

Bloody suppression of demonstrators could turn other countries against Iran and fatally undermine the nuclear deal

Thomas Frank: The Power of the ‘Creative Class’

in the world of the wealthy, liberalism is something you do to offset your rapacious behavior in other spheres

Pat Elder: Military’s goal is school ownership

Communities push back

Conn Hallinan: 2017 Dispatches “Are You Serious” Awards

Each year Dispatches From the Edge gives awards to individuals, companies and governments that make reading the news a daily adventure. Here are the awards for 2017

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: “How We Get Free”

Lessons of Radical Black Feminism in the Age of Trump

Norman Solomon: Social Media Madness: The Russia Canard

For several months we’ve been hearing a crescendo of outcries that Russia used social media to sway the 2016 presidential election. The claim has now been debunked by an unlikely source — one of the most Russiagate-frenzied big media outlets in the United States, the Washington Post. Far away from the media echo chamber, the Post news story Read more…

Juan Cole: U.S. Mideast Foreign Policy Challenges in 2018

Among the biggest challenges in the region is the continued lack of Foreign Direct Investment and consequent high unemployment among members of the youth

Bunny Mcdiarmid: Tomorrow We Rise

What do you do when you’re confronted with the darkness of powerful, but single-minded and ignorant institutions which continue to destroy our planet with impunity? You shine a light so strong it cuts through the grey clamour of that greedy power and reveals a single word: . We’ve all been reading the headlines. The onslaught Read more…

Richard Falk: Endings and Beginnings

A Commentary on 2017 to 2018

Dawson Barrett: Ten High School Protests That Defied Trump Agenda

The fight for the future is on — and the youth are going to need a lot more help

Roberto Savio: Billionaires and Victims

Forbes states that there are over 2.000 billionaires in the world, and that this number is going to increase and increase fast

Joel Whitney: CIA’s 60-Year History of Fake News

How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers

Christian Picciolini: How to Stop Hate Groups from Spreading

Interview on a new book, “White American Youth: My Descent into America’s Most Violent Hate Movement—and How I Got Out”

Juan Cole: 5 Signs Trump doesn’t Care about Protesters

If Trump cared about Iranian dissidents, he would welcome those who want to flee to the United States

Charles Derber: Universalizing Resistance

Progressive movements must work together to confront interconnected hierarchies of power, because smaller issues are intertwined with a larger system

G. William Domhoff: Can Corporate Power Be Controlled?

Steps Toward a Constructive Liberal-Left Alliance

Amanda Marcotte: Florida restoring voting rights to 1.7 million?

An initiative to restore voting rights to ex-felons may be on Florida’s ballot. Will Gov. Rick Scott stop it?

Lawrence Davidson: Seven Forbidden Words

On the Uses of Censorship

Michael Albert: Health and Class

Chapter eleven of RPS/2044 – on class, nurses, doctors, and health.

Sarah van Gelder: When We Gather, We Get Energized

Removing debris after a hurricane or giving blood after a shooting empowers us

Phyllis Bennis: Remembering Marc Raskin (1934-2017)

A Progressive Leader Whose Legacy Outlives His Death

Juan Cole: Are Iran’s protests Economic or Political?

Some voices in some of the protests have begun speaking of overthrowing the government, and the question for many protesters no longer seems to be high priced food but rather the clerical regime itself

Lawrence Wittner: “Merchants of Death” Survive and Prosper

During the mid-1930s, a best-selling exposé of the international arms trade, combined with a U.S. Congressional investigation of munitions-makers led by Senator Gerald Nye, had a major impact on American public opinion. Convinced that military contractors were stirring up weapons sales and war for their own profit, many people grew critical of these “merchants of Read more…

Carla Santos Skandier: When Companies Deny Climate Science

General Electric doubled down on coal. Now, 12,000 workers are paying the price

Dean Baker: Trump on Amazon and the Postal Service

The loss claimed by the Citigroup study is clearly wrong and Donald Trump is wrong to be using it

Kathy Kelly: Remaining Peaceful Was Their Choice

Despite their misery, they steadfastly opted for unarmed, nonviolent struggle.

Johnny Williams: The Right is Waging War on Academic Freedom

The resignation of Drexel University Professor Ciccariello-Maher following right-wing threats and harassment is the result of a broader, ongoing right-wing campaign to intimidate progressive professors throughout the U.S., and it’s having a chilling effect on academic freedom

Juan Cole: Did US cause Iran’s Economic Protests?

Will Trump Take Advantage?

Brian Tokar: Social Ecology

The theory and praxis of social ecology remains our best hope to fend off a dystopian future and meaningfully reshape the fate of humanity on this planet

Glenn Greenwald: Facebook Deleting Accounts

Facebook has been on a censorship rampage against Palestinian activists who protest the decades-long, illegal Israeli occupation, all directed and determined by Israeli officials

Heather Vogell: Arkansas Spurns Warehousing of Floundering Students

In much of the country, alternative schools are neglected, underfunded and stigmatized. But one of the poorest states is spending big on them

Camille Baker: P is For Privatization

How teachers & parents prevented school closings in the wake of Hurricane Maria

Ariel Gold: Why Is Israel Afraid of a 16-Year-Old?

Support for Ahed is a condemnation of the state of Israel

Paul Street: Against Identitarian and Generational Divide and Rule

The Occupy Wall Street movement that spread across the country six-plus years ago lacked proper organization and strategy, but it deserves credit for having the right enemy – the corporate and financial ruling class.  The same can be said to no small degree about the sadly Democratic Party-captive Bernie Sanders campaign, which targeted “the billionaire Read more…

Jonathan Michael Feldman: Seymour Melman and the New American Revolution

A Reconstructionist Alternative to a Society Spiraling into the Abyss

Nick Buxton: Shaping the Climate Future We Want

We must reclaim our agency over the future, knowing that the climate crisis has exposed more starkly than ever before the larger crisis of capitalism and imperial power

Vijay Prashad: For Children, 2017 Was Defined by War

Generations cannot imagine life without violence

Norman Solomon: This Is What Pseudo-Democracy Looks Like

The oligarchy has the power that comes with vast quantities of money. We have the capacity to organize and mobilize people. Democracy is at stake

Marjorie Cohn: Trump’s “America First” Security Strategy Imperils U.S.

Last week, with great fanfare, Donald Trump rolled out his new National Security Strategy (NSS). Its guiding theme is “America First.” An analysis of the 55-page document, however, reveals a program that renders the United States more unpopular and vulnerable to external threats. Trump’s plan takes Barack Obama’s policy of “American exceptionalism” to a new Read more…

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