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Samantha Winslow: Winning Equal Pay for Immigrant Nurses

This grievance fight gave union activists a way to get recent hires involved and show them what the union is about

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Sue Sturgis: Deciding Justice

The ex-cop and Tea Party politician deciding justice for Alton Sterling’s killers

Juan Manuel Prado: Dear Gustavo

Response to a statement released by internationally renowned Venezuelan orchestra conductor, Gustavo Dudamel, on May 4th, “raising his voice” against the alleged repression in Venezuela

Ni Una Menos Collective: Femicide Is A Collective Pact Among Sexist Men

We must denounce a judicial system that rushes to criminalize us for abortion, for protesting and defending ourselves, and is disinterested in enacting strategies to safeguard and protect us

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Immanuel Wallerstein: France: Anyone but LePen?

In France, as in the United States and many other countries, real change may be coming, but it will require some more years of struggle for that

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Rebekah Barber: Resisting mass incarceration

This Mother’s Day, activists are resisting mass incarceration by bailing out of jail as many Black women as they can

Avi Asher-Schapiro: Uber & Sexual Harassment

In 2012, shortly after Uber started operating in Los Angeles, Rachel Galindo bought a new car and signed up as a driver. She had worked as a journeyman carpenter, but contractors who used to hire her stopped calling after she transitioned her gender. Driving for Uber, Galindo hoped to avoid transphobia — after all, the Read more…

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Lawrence Wittner: Alliance of Parties on the Far Right

Led by Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump

Steve Phillips: Jobs and industry in the Hunter Valley

Context for a conversation about a Just Transition away from coal

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John Feffer: Trump and Trade

Trump wants to “renegotiate” trade deals like NAFTA. But there’s no evidence he wants to fix their corrosive impact on labor protections or environmental standards

Amanda Marcotte: Alt-right street-fighting goon squad?

Is it more than macho posturing?

Lynn Stuart Parramore: “Threatened” masculinity

Men who earn less than their wives may be affecting voting patterns.

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Kathy Kelly: In Yemen, Shocked to His Bones

Time is on no-one’s side as regards the crisis in Yemen

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Marjorie Cohn: Gorsuch Already Channeling Scalia

Just days after stealing Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court seat, Neil Gorsuch is channeling Antonin Scalia. On April 20, the newly minted associate justice cast his first ballot. Gorsuch provided the fifth vote that allowed Arkansas to execute a likely innocent man. Casting the Deciding Vote for Death For 24 years, Ledell Lee maintained his innocence, Read more…

John W. Dower: Memory Loss in the Garden of Violence

How Americans Remember (and Forget) Their Wars

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Victor Grossman: Curiouser and Curiouser

The months ahead – in France, Britain, Germany and the USA – could be crucial ones, for the European Union

Wael Elasady: Portland’s May Day “riot”

The lessons to draw after a protest in which police used the actions of Black Bloc activists as an excuse to go on the attack

Chauncey DeVega: The party of death

New data and the health care debate reveal how Republicans feel about poor people who get sick: They think they deserve it

Maik Fielitz: A Dozen Shades of Far Right

The growing threat of authoritarianism demands mass movements and broad-based anti-fascist action on the basis of internationalism and genuine solidarity

Bruce Lesnick: Counter Mobilization

An Effective Response to Right Wing Speech

Lauren McCauley: Hey, hey, say Goodbye (in Next Election)

The condemnations poured in, with vows that voters will seek retribution come 2018, when many of them will be up for re-election

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Jim Naureckas: Bret Stephens Should Not Be a NYT Columnist

The Real Reason He Is One

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Norman Solomon: Killer Drones in the Empire State

At dusk I stood on a residential street with trim lawns and watched planes approach a runaway along the other side of a chain-link fence. Just a few dozen yards away, a JetBlue airliner landed. Then a United plane followed. But the next aircraft looked different. It was a bit smaller and had no markings Read more…

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Bill Fletcher: 70 Million Africans In Danger of Famine

We tend to believe that famine is primarily the result of natural disaster, but the African countries affected by famine are all ones that have all been severely affected by political instability and war

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Paul Mason: One of the greatest political memoirs ever?

Adults in the Room by Yanis Varoufakis review

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Steve Early: The Promises and Limitations of Radical Local Politics

Richmond progressives have succeeded because, with patience and persistence, they built a political organization which functions year round, not just at election time

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Yves Engler: Influencing the news

We need media that sets out to challenge, rather than reinforce, the power imbalances in our world

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Ryan Mallett-Outtrim: Venezuelan Opposition’s Baffling OAS Hypocrisy

This is just one more act of hypocrisy to throw on the opposition’s faux moral outrage bonfire

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Robert Fisk: Egyptian President employing militia in the Sinai

A sign of how desperate his war against Isis has become

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Carl Boggs: Imperialism and the Logic Of Mass Destruction

From the standpoint of Washington, “rational” pursuits are also imperial pursuits and imperial pursuits generally lead to military pursuits, as history demonstrates

Lucas Iberico Lozada: Brazil on Strike

The strike, organized by Brazil’s biggest unions, had perhaps the greatest impact in industrial capital São Paulo

Gabriel Hetland: Why is Venezuela Spiraling Out of Control?

Opposition violence and the government’s increasing authoritarianism are both to blame

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Patrick Bond: World Economic Forum-Africa hosts a turf battle

Jacob Zuma and ‘white monopoly capital’

Steve Fraser: Which Way to the Barricades?

What was the mass strike and what would a successful one look like today?

Christine Ahn: The Costs of Warmongering

Today, the White House is convening a rare briefing for 100 senators on North Korea with Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is planning to chair a special meeting at the UN Security Council on Read more…

Clive Thompson: Luddites were right

The crushed rebellion cleared the way for horrific working conditions of the Industrial Revolution yet to come

Rachael Boothroyd-Rojas: Maduro Calls for National Constituent Assembly

Venezuelan President Maduro officially is trying to bring an end to the political crisis between the national government and the opposition-held parliament

Brigitte Gynther: Trump & Obama in Central America

Trump’s policies against immigrants are an intensification of the Obama administration’s targeting of Central American refugees through raids

Mehdi Hasan: Why Do North Koreans Hate Us? — The Korean War

U.S. planes dropped on the Korean peninsula more bombs — 635,000 tons — and napalm — 32,557 tons — than during the entire Pacific campaign against the Japanese during World War II

John Cavanagh: Resistance to Trump in first 100 Days

John Cavanagh, Director of the Institute for Policy Studies. The Republican Party has for the second time in a few months failed in its attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, killing Donald Trump’s last chance to have a legislative victory during his first 100 days as president. Trump had released an ambitious Read more…

David M. Faris: The Truth About Campus Speech

The Coulter imbroglio, like those surrounding Milo Yiannapoulos, David Horowitz and countless other right-wing fraudsters, obscures the truth about who can say what on college campuses today

Katrina vanden Heuvel: Learning from Our ‘Radical’ Past

What the clashes of the past teach us is that we must stay committed to a cause bigger than any one person and be willing to fight for years to come

Gilbert Mercier: Two Faces of the Same Con

The French presidential election is getting worldwide attention like no other French election ever before

Timothy Snyder: Inevitable Trump will stage a coup

Yale historian and author of the new book “On Tyranny” says we may have one year left to save American democracy VIDEO

Manipadma Jena: Trolling of Women Journalists Threatens Free Press

Female journalists, bloggers and other media actors are disproportionally experi­encing gender related threats, harassment and intimidation on the Internet

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Ramzy Baroud: The Prisoners’ Revolt

The Real Reasons behind the Palestinian Hunger Strike

Gloribell Mota: Striking for Sanctuary and Protection

We can no longer settle for more detainees and deportations in this manner at all, and we want permanent protections for all

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Nomi Prins: The Empire Expands

Not the American One, But Trump’s

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Yanis Varoufakis: Why Universal Basic Income is a Necessity

Arguments include a macro socio-economic, psychological, philosophical and moral perspective

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Juan Cole: “Good” and “Bad” Dictators

Is it as simple as American billionaires feeling threatened by some dictators but not by others, and instructing the US government accordingly?

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