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Henry A. Giroux: Neoliberalism in the Age of Pedagogical Terrorism

Marx was certainly right in arguing that the point is not to understand the world but to change it, but what he underemphasized was that the world cannot be transformed if one does not understand what is to be changed. As Terry Eagleton rightly notes “Nobody can change a world they didn’t understand.”[1] Moreover, the Read more…

Don Fitz: A Debate for Auditor: What the Papers Wouldn’t Say

Why does the Green Party elect so few people in the US while similar parties have elected representatives across the globe?

Vijay Prashad: The growing international alliance of right-wing demagogues

Bolsonaro has been proud to say that he is “Brazil’s Trump.” But this is not a good comparison. It is clearer to say that Bolsonaro is Brazil’s Duterte

Juan Cole: “I am a Nationalist”

Donald Trump apes Mussolini in Drive to destroy America

Gershon Baskin: Encountering Peace: Killing Rabin, killing Oslo

We will either live on this land in one non-nation-state or we will find the way, together, to create two nation-states and live together in peace through cooperation, mutual interests and a lot of good will

Jack Rasmus: Trump as Nationalist or Proto-Fascist?

Trump is not a fascist (yet), but is clearly moving down the road to that

Colette Gaiter: Chicago 1969

When Black Panthers aligned with Confederate-flag-wielding, working-class whites

William J. Astore: Why American Leaders Persist in Waging Losing Wars

Hint: They’re Winning in Other Ways

Dean Baker: The Midterm Elections in the United States

Republicans at both the federal and state level are likely to move more aggressively in implementing obstacles to minority voting

Lucio Garriga: ‘We’re not afraid to confront fascism’

Interview on the rise of the “Bolsonaro phenomenon”

TeleSUR English: AMLO Speaks Up For Rights of Honduran Migrants Caravan

“If there is economic growth in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, in Chiapas, in Tabasco, in Oaxaca, there will be no migration phenomenon”

Badri Raina: Strong Democracy at Work

A strong democratic state Must learn from the sultanate; It better know who does what At any hour of day and night.   So, first, the various agencies Must spy on recalcitrant citizen; Then they must do so to each other,– The IB  on the CBI, and both on other policemen.   And midnight is Read more…

Badri Raina: The #MeToo Movement Is a Step Towards Gender Equality

The movement, much like a genie, is now squarely out of the bottle and slated to drive other progressive movements across the polity, as well as cumulatively oblige the State to yield space to more assertively democratic forms of social life, coterminous with more responsive State initiatives, willy-nilly

Adam Johnson: Blaming Saudis for Corrupting U.S.

Onee of the primary ideological functions of US corporate media is to maintain the mythology that the US is a noble protector of democracy and arbiter of human rights

Paul Dobson: Venezuela’s Maduro Calls for Devolution of State Power

The president asked for forgiveness for his government’s “halfhearted” progress in advancing towards the communal state, pledging to go beyond mere “speeches and applause” to empower the communes

John Feffer: Assassins Without Borders

Saudi Arabia’s apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi might have taken inspiration from Russia and North Korea — or Israel and the United States

Dean Baker: GOP’s Cheap Tricks on Preexisting Health Conditions

The Republicans are doing everything they can to make it so that people with serious health problems pay more for their health insurance

David Macaray: Teamsters, Hells Angels, and Self-Determination

The two-tier is a hideous arrangement invented by management to save money and, in the process, sabotage union integrity

Robert Koehler: Why Do Only Some Lives Matter?

If it weren’t for news that normalizes and softens war, that turns it — here in the 21st century — into a spectator sport, the military industrialists and their political supplicants could not sell it to the public with such ease

Eoghan Gilmartin: The Mayors and the Movements

In 2015, a wave of social movements lifted left-wing mayors to power in Spain. Their experience in office shows the importance of linking institutional power to bottom-up mobilization

Michael Albert: Planting Seeds of the Future in the Present

This talk took place on 10th October 2018 at The Pearce Institute, Govan, Glasgow

Laura Weiss: A Humanitarian Exodus

The 7,000-person strong caravan from Central America has made international headlines and been targeted by the Trump administration. But the roots of the refugee crisis that led to the caravan go much deeper

Tom Gill: A Storm is Brewing in Europe

Italy and Its Public Finances Are at the Center of It

Paul Rosenberg: Saving the Democratic Party from Itself

Seventy percent of all Americans support the creation of a government-sponsored health care system

Sue Sturgis: Duke Energy donates to block ‘blue wave’ and climate action

Total amount the electric utility industry as a whole has contributed to individual candidates at the state and federal levels so far this election cycle: almost $26 million

Norman Solomon: On the Democratic Party

Interview on the sequel to a report on how the Democratic party can revitalize and compete in 2018 and beyond

Jonathan Kissam: Union Co-op Initiative

CUCI believes that bringing together unionization and cooperative ownership creates a powerful tool to generate family-sustaining jobs that can be the foundation of an economy that works for everyone

Michelle Renee Matisons: Hurricane Further Immiserates Florida Panhandle, Panama City

Residents will remain vocal on their shared future, and they won’t be afraid to use the words “climate change” either

Alice Slater: Time Out for Nukes

This is the time for Russia and China to step forward, with whichever other nuclear weapons states would be willing to join them and call for a time out on any further nuclear weapons development

Marjorie Cohn: Khashoggi’s Murder and Saudi War Crimes in Yemen Were Facilitated by US

The alleged torture, dismemberment and killing of Saudi citizen and US permanent resident Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul has triggered justifiable outrage throughout the United States and around the world. But amid the outcry over Khashoggi’s death, many media and public figures still fail to acknowledge the war crimes Saudi Arabia is committing in Read more…

L.A. Kauffman: How the Women’s March gave us our best grounds for hope

All of these women and girls were finding their voice by making signs and coming together to literally enact community in the streets

Juan Cole: Socialism is Healthy

US Barracuda Capitalism is Literally Killing us

Natasha Lennard: The Despicable Campaign to Roll Back Transgender Protection

Yhanks to the concerted efforts of anti-transgender opponents using transphobic misinformation and scaremongering, Massachusetts will become the first state to question whether to uphold or repeal hard-won protections

Tom Engelhardt: (Un)Happy Anniversary!

17 Years of War (and More to Come)

Heather Gies: Unions Can Protect Workers From Deportation

Unions are taking a stand to protect TPS holders with the message that immigrant rights are worker rights

John Harris: The rise of the robot farmer

Tiny automated machines could soon take care of the entire growing process. Fewer chemicals, more efficient – where’s the downside?

Silvia Federici: In the Kitchens of the Metropolis

Excerpt from the new book Feminisms in Motion: Voices for Justice, Liberation, and Transformation, edited by Jessica Hoffmann and Daria Yudacufski

George Monbiot: Rebelling Against Extinction

When governments abandon us, we must step up

Glen Ford: Facebook is Not Your Friend

“Facebook is indispensable to maintaining the global corporate monopoly on truth — as is Google.”

Glenn Greenwald: Bolsonaro’s New Brazil Investigatng Journalists

It’s one thing for Macedo to use his massive wealth and media empire to elect a fascist. It’s another entirely for him to exploit and abuse those media outlets to intimidate, investigate, and threaten journalists

Pete Dolack: Why do Yemen’s dead not merit the attention of Jamal Khashoggi?

Why are millions of lives almost an afterthought while one privileged life merits such intense attention?

José Alejandro García: Caravan of 3,000 Central American Migrants Crosses Into Mexico

Thousands of Central American migrants have defied Donald Trump and streamed over the international bridge from Guatemala into Mexico, where some clashed with riot police in an attempt to continue their journey north

Celina della Croce: South Africa’s Shack Dwellers’ Movement Is Fighting Back

Movement leader S’bu Zikode says that after years of broken promises, shack dwellers are left with no choice but to fight for dignity and land

Samantha Winslow: Marriott Workers Strike

Seven thousand hotel workers across the U.S. are on strike against Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain. A strike that started with seven hotels in Boston quickly spread to San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, Detroit, and Hawaii

David Bacon: “Migration Is a Form of Fighting Back”

Looking at the Root Causes of Migration

Vijay Prashad: Advantage Bolsonaro

As the final round of a polarised election nears, Brazil’s future tilts towards the far-right

Tamara Pearson: “We Feel Abandoned and Disposable”

How Thousands of Mexico’s Seniors are Exploited in Unpaid Jobs

Marlowe Hood: CO2 emissions to rise again in 2018

“Climate change is a near-term problem. When you look at the tragic consequences, it is today, not in 50 years.”

Peter Dreier: The #MeToo Movement’s Roots in Women Workers’ Rights

An unsung shero of the early 20th century, Rose Schneiderman organized women to fight for laws to protect them from sexual harassment and assault in the workplace

Billy Corriher: State supreme courts thwart GOP plans

“We need independent courts to have an effective system of checks and balances”

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