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Fabiola Cineas: The Insurrection is Happening at State Capitols

Across the country, protesters have rallied outside, as well as inside, state capitol buildings over Trump’s false claims of voter fraud

Gershon Baskin: What’s the difference between modern Zionism and white supremacy?

I no longer call myself a Zionist. I don’t know what it means to be a Zionist anymore. Is building settlements in the West Bank Zionism? Is building more homes in settlements a Zionist response to Palestinian violence?

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Richard Seymour: No future: the English Left in retrospect

What is next for the English Left after Corbyn-led Labour’s crushing electoral defeat in last year’s election?

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Michael Albert: Does Parecon Escape the Logic of Capitalism?

An interview on participatory economics

Paul Wilcox: NYC politician’s ‘Working Group’ backs privatizing Fulton Houses over tenant objections

Tenant activists, have not been conned, but have entered a new stage of the struggle

Peter Mertens: This Pandemic Shows How Elites Have Forgotten Us

Belgium has suffered the world’s worst rate of coronavirus deaths

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Noam Chomsky:  Class Struggle or Get it in the Neck, Part 1

Unless working people, the general population, take part in the class struggle, they’re going to get it in the neck

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Jeremy Brecher: The Biden Climate Plan, Part 1

While the Biden plan is not as comprehensive as that proposed in the Democratic primaries by Jay Inslee or as radical as Bernie Sanders’ plan, it has the potential to make very substantial reductions in GHG emissions while creating substantial numbers of climate jobs

John Scales Avery: Human Society And The Biosphere

According to a recent United Nations report, more than a million species of plants and animals are currently threatened with extinction because of human activities

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Sonali Kolhatkar: Millions of India’s Farmers Are in a Fight for Their Economic Lives

Photo by PradeepGaurs/Shutterstock.com India’s farmers are revolting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in a mass movement that has drawn international attention. The world’s largest democracy is witnessing a collective groundswell of protest as hundreds of thousands of farmers, largely from the states of Punjab and Haryana, have laid siege to the outskirts of the Read more…

Robert Koehler: Embracing Ecological Realism

We must push our politics beyond the cul-de-sac of so-called political realism

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Norman Solomon: Bernie Sanders and Progressives in Our Winter of Discontent

Photo by grandbrothers/Shutterstock.com Bernie Sanders is not in a good political position right now. Yes, he continues to speak vital truths to—and about—power. His ability to reach a national audience with progressive wisdom and specific proposals is unmatched. And, during the last several decades, no one has done more to move the nation’s discourse leftward. Read more…

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Sonali Kolhatkar: How to Cure America’s Vaccine Paranoia

The good news is that new polls show growing support for vaccination amidst an unfathomable rate of COVID-19 infections and deaths

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Nikos Raptis: Nazis, ‘Commies’, etc (Part 1)

So, on the basis of my experience on Nazis and on assorted dictators, my guesstimate as to the number of Nazis and crypto-Nazis in any given population is: around 30 %

Thom Hartmann: Trump’s Racism Kills 1 in 1,000 Americans

More than 12,000 Americans had died from coronavirus by April 7, but once we knew that most of the non-elderly victims were Black, things were suddenly very, very different. Now it was time to quit talking about people dying and start talking about getting people back to work

Kara Voght: Trump Incited Violence. Democrats Want Him Out Of Office. Now.

Members of Congress are calling for the 25th Amendment to be invoked, or for Trump to be impeached again

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Mark Weisbrot: Why Partisanship Will Increase in the Post-Trump Era

Structural reforms will be needed just to make the country into enough of a democracy so that we can actually vote for governments that might treat some of the pathologies that have been cultivated over the past few decades

Jake Johnson: ‘Era of Small Ideas Is Over’

With Democrats Poised to Seize Senate, Progressives Say Party Has Mandate to Go Big

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Hamilton Nolan: Google Workers Say the Endless Wait to Unionize Big Tech Is Over

“You have a union when you say you have a union.”

Rod Driver: Brutal Human Rights Abuses – Torture, Sanctions and Our Failure to Discuss Economic Rights

People in advanced nations assume that their governments do not torture prisoners, but it is practized by the US, and was used by Britain in its colonies and in Northern Ireland

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Patrick Cockburn: The UK is Out of the EU

But the Balance of Power in Europe has Tipped Permanently Against It

Nicholas Stender: Chicago mayor orders teachers back to schools under threat of termination

The situation in Chicago continues to develop. CTU has notified members about the potential for a protest action on Jan. 8

Latosha Brown: “This Is Voter Suppression”

198,000 Georgia Residents Were Illegally Purged from Voter Rolls

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Jeremy Scahill: Trump May Face Prosecution — but Not for His War Crimes

For U.S. presidents, the torture and killing of civilians is forgivable but mafia-style accounting and hush money payments are not

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Marjorie Cohn: Assange Extradition Denial Indicts US Prison System But Imperils Journalism

In a stunning decision, British judge Vanessa Baraitser denied Donald Trump’s request for extradition of Assange to the United States, ruling that he was at high risk of suicide if he were extradited because the U.S. prison system could not protect him

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Juan Cole: Raphael Warnock ran for the Senate from Ebenezer Baptist Church

What that means to American History

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Noam Chomsky: Three Major Threats to Life on Earth That We Must Address in 2021

Global problems of this scale require global cooperation

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Hector Rios-Jara: Lessons from a decade of student activism in the UK

The pandemic has exposed the disgraceful failures of market reforms in the British higher education sector. But the resistance of students continues

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Badri Raina: The Onus Is Now on the SC to Protect Constitutional Rights to Privacy and Free Choice

While the apex court on January 6 will take up pleas for anti-conversion laws, two views of citizen’s rights will be in direct contention – one propagated by the right-wing and the other enshrined in the constitution

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Sam Pizzigati: In 2021, Let’s Ring a Global Alarm — on Inequality — that Everyone Can Hear

Our task ahead: preventing a deeply unequal world from recreating pre-pandemic business as usual

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Chris Hedges: The Empire is Not Done with Julian Assange

As is clear from the memoir of one of his attorneys, Michael Ratner, the ends have always justified the means for those demanding his global persecution

Saskia Hostetler Lippy: Security Culture and a New Day in Portland

For there to be true peace we need an end to secrecy, to toxic security culture, to violence.  Come out of the shadows and let’s speak face to face, as humans do

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Ariel Dorfman: What Trump has made blindingly clear to America

Let us hope it does not take 30 years, and immense additional suffering, for the sovereign American people to recognize that it is time to achieve a higher form of democracy that will finally fulfill the promise of a more perfect union

Nick Corbishley: Wall Street Mega-Landlord Blackstone Prepares to Reap the Spoils of Another Crisis

Blackstone was a big winner of the last crisis. Now, it hopes to repeat the feat, albeit using a somewhat different playbook

Anjuman Rahman: ‘I Refused to Join the Israeli Army, It Justifies Violence and Inequality’

Hallel Rabin, who was jailed for a total of 56 days for refusing to serve in the Israeli military service, faced severe backlash, including accusations of “treason” and death threats on social media

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Jonathan Cook: Assange wins

The cost: The crushing of press freedom, and the labelling of dissent as mental illness

Gabriel Schivone: Rebel Cops

A look at the conscientious objectors of law enforcement

Eve Ottenberg: People in Debt Have Formed a Union to Fight Back

The Debt Collective operates as a debtors’ union that provides useful tools for debtors to dispute any debt in collections, errors in a credit report, wages or a tax return being taken, and tools to defend against repayment for federal student loans

Rod Driver: The Irrelevance of Human Rights in US and British Foreign Policy

Historical human rights abuses are not explained well in most school textbooks or by the mainstream media

Ben Burgis: Abolish Inherited Wealth

Allowing wealth to accumulate from one generation to another is a recipe for unacceptable inequalities. We should abolish inherited wealth

Jennifer Robinson: “Victory for Julian”

U.K. Blocks WikiLeaks Founder Assange Extradition to U.S. on Espionage Charges

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Tom Engelhardt: Saying Goodbye to the Con-Man-in-Chief

Demining America After The Donald

Michael J. Moore: What an Ex-Cop Learned in Prison About Police Culture

“If your anger is getting out of control, your work life is perfect, but marriage is a mess, or you think of harming yourself, deal with it now, so you don’t end up as the next cop making headlines.”

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Nicolas Maduro: “I intend to reconcile the Venezuelans”

Interview on domestic policy, economics, and international policy

Kenny Stancil: Experts Warn a Desperate Trump May Attack Iran

“It may be the case that his most erratic, most reckless lashing out is yet to come.”

Jake Johnson: Members of Congress Demand Prosecution of Trump for Election Tampering

“We must hold him fully accountable, even after he leaves office. There must be justice.”

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Norman Solomon: In 2021, the Best Way to Fight Neofascist Republicans Is to Fight Neoliberal Democrats

What’s imperative for progressives is not to “speak truth to power” but to speak truth about power — and to drastically change an economic system that provides humongous wealth to a very few and worsening misery to the countless many

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Jack Rasmus: What Happens January 6th, 20th & After?

America’s Continuing Crisis of Democracy

David Rovics: An Open Letter to Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys (CC: ANTIFA)

What the elite from both ruling parties want is division

Varshini Prakash: Biden Should Establish an Office of Climate Mobilization

He needs to act with the same urgency that inspired FDR to create the Office of War Mobilization during World War II

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