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Amy Goodman: Youth Climate Activists Rally in Glasgow to Demand World Leaders Act Now

“Behind every murder that happens in the Amazon, every killing that happens to a land defender, there is a company behind that, there is a government behind that, there is a name behind that.”

Jake Johnson: Global Alliance Launches With the Goal of Bringing About the ‘End of Oil and Gas’

“Costa Rica and Denmark and those that have joined them in the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance are changing the game.”

Luke Pretz: Kansas City Tenants Union: Organizing at the Speed of Trust

We organize to ensure that everyone in Kansas City has a safe, accessible, and truly affordable home

Dounard Bondo: Liberian health workers organize amidst the pandemic

Liberia’s health workers are waging a dual struggle: battling the COVID-19 pandemic on the one hand, while fighting for their rights and salaries on the other

Brett Wilkins: Pfizer Misleading World With False Claims of Equitable Vaccine Distribution

“As much as these companies might want to massage the facts, the numbers are crystal clear—they are still supplying the majority of their doses to richer parts of the world.”

David Leonhardt: New Poll Tries to Understand Blue-Collar Swing Voters

In the current polarized political atmosphere, many college graduates follow politics obsessively and identify with one of the two parties. Many working-class voters, on the other hand, vote for both parties and sit out some elections

Li Zhou: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is Both Historic and Not Nearly Enough

The $550 billion legislation includes some massive investments — while failing to fully address the country’s needs

Linda So: Reuters Unmasks Trump Supporters Who Terrified U.S. Election Officials

Law enforcement has taken little action as backers of Donald Trump aim stark threats at election officials. Reuters tracked down nine of the harassers. Most were unrepentant

Barbara Madeloni: Teachers Strike against a ‘Heartless’ School Board in Biden’s Hometown

It was a long time coming, but when 400 members of the Scranton Federation of Teachers marched out of the school board meeting singing “Solidarity Forever,” they were strike-ready

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Aaron Rodgers Didn’t Just Lie

His lies, his illogical defense, and his hubris damage all professional athletes

Jake Johnson: Petition From 14 Youth Leaders Says UN Must ‘Declare a Systemwide Climate Emergency’

“The climate emergency—which threatens every person on the planet into the foreseeable future—is at least as serious a threat as a global pandemic and similarly requires urgent international action.”

Rachel Collett: Sheila Rowbotham’s Dream Deferred

In her new memoir, Sheila Rowbotham writes about the radical aspirations of feminism and socialism in the 1970s – and how many of the decade’s struggles remain to be won today

Mark Weisbrot: Setting the Record Straight About What Biden’s Proposed Social Programs Would Do

What’s being proposed here is what most countries with national income comparable to the U.S. already have. Are Americans so different from everyone else?

George Monbiot: How Wealth Inequality Fuels the Climate Emergency

“Everything we’ve been hearing here and at the previous 25 summits is basically distraction,” says Monbiot, adding that global leaders could “fix” the worst impacts of the climate crisis “in no time at all if they wanted to.”

Nick Chavez: The Present and Future of Engineers

The separation of expertise from practice is only “rational” by the logic of capital

Paul Buhle: The Forty Years War: Tariq Ali and Afghanistan

Tariq Ali’s book, The Forty Years War, is an event, within the larger event of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan

Peder Schaefer: Institutionalizing the Political Theory Project

How an ideological Trojan horse might breach Brown

Nnimmo Bassey: This Will Set Africa on Fire

Nnimmo Bassey of Nigeria Blasts Progress of Talks at U.N. Climate Summit

John Feffer: Climate of Delusion

We all think that climate change is somebody else’s problem. We have to be persuaded otherwise

Jake Johnson: Campaigners Rip New COP26 Draft as a ‘Polite Request’ for Climate Action

“This draft deal is not a plan to solve the climate crisis, it’s an agreement that we’ll all cross our fingers and hope for the best.”

Brett Wilkins: Climate Coalition Demands Biden Halt ‘Outrageous’ Offshore Drilling Auction

The proposed lease sale, said over 250 groups in a joint letter, “shockingly offers more area than the Trump administration initially proposed.”

Matt McGrath: COP26: Fossil Fuel Industry Has Largest Delegation at Climate Summit

“Their influence is one of the biggest reasons why 25 years of UN climate talks have not led to real cuts in global emissions.”

Sameena Rahman: Tens of thousands of CA healthcare workers ready strike vs. Kaiser greed

As workers’ struggle spreads across the country, solidarity and unity with these workers can help defeat the corporate bosses who continue to place profits over the same people they called heroes at the onset of the pandemic

Prabir Purkayastha: Meta Isn’t Just About Rebranding Facebook—Could It Bring a Dystopian Future?

Facebook’s announcement has implications about digital life and work—provided it can attract younger users and gamer skeptics and overcome the hate speech and disinformation problems that could still plague Zuckerberg’s vision

Branko Marcetic: Last Week’s Elections Actually Gave Leftists Plenty to Cheer

For many on the Left, last week’s elections came like a gut punch. But zoom out beyond the high-profile races cable news pundits fixated on, and Tuesday saw many significant victories for left-wing candidates and policies

William I Robinson: Nicaragua: Chronicle of an Election Foretold

After silencing the opposition, Daniel Ortega claims victory for a fourth consecutive term

The Juice Media: NET F***ED BY 2050

Juice Media takes COP 26 and the Net Zero scam apart in another biting satire

Greta Thunberg: “COP26 Is a Failure”

“This is not a conference. This is now a Global North greenwash festival.”

Noam Chomsky: The Future of the World

Interview on climate change and the young activists working hard to fight it

Julian Brave NoiseCat: How Climate Activists Pushed the “Left Edge of the Possible”

The strongest climate provisions may have failed, but the past 10 years have proved that organizing can work

Norman Solomon: Found in Translation: New York Times Says Democrats Shouldn’t Challenge Oligarchy

The editorial certainly reflected “longstanding values” — since the Times has recycled them for decades in its relentless attacks on the progressive wing of the Democratic Party

Jonathan Cook: Elites buy us off with trivial protections – while they raid the common wealth

A wealth elite engineers our environment to perpetuate itself and sustain the power structures on which it depends

Badri Raina: Why Do the ‘Nationalist’ Poor Speak in Defence of Price Rise?

The supporters of the price rise (read Hindutva brigade) argue that increased revenues that come from the indigent pocket are necessary for a benign state and the government to finance ‘so many’ welfare schemes

Marjorie Cohn: Absent Any Proof, Israel Designates Palestinian Rights Groups “Terrorist”

In an effort to cut off the financial lifelines of six of the most prominent Palestinian human rights groups, the state of Israel has baselessly designated them as “terrorist” organizations

Rebecca Solnit: The Politics of Pleasure

The role of art and beauty as forms of resistance

Mandy Smithberger: Reining in the Pentagon

Can It Possibly Happen?

Steve Early: Danny Glover: Still Marching to a Different Drummer On Veterans Day

The quieter focus of the film The Drummer is the lasting physical and psychological impact of military service, under post 9/11 conditions

CJ Polychroniou: Urgently Needed: A Global Green New Deal From Below

Restructuring the international economic order to avert cataclysmic climate change demands bottom-up participation

Greenpeace International: Glasgow first draft text: “exceptionally weak” with no mention of fossil fuel phaseout

“What the hell have they been doing? We are out of time. Glasgow must mean a total and immediate fossil fuel phaseout. That’s it.”

Jonathan Cook: COP26: Military pollution is the skeleton in the West’s climate closet

Leaders at the COP26 summit have no intention of tackling the growing environmental impacts caused by their ‘defence’ spending

Niall Christie: Indigenous activists lead tens of thousands in mass climate demonstration

Please Help ZNet           Source: Morning Star Photo by Toby Parkes/Shutterstock   INDIGENOUS activists led tens of thousands of protesters through the streets of Glasgow on Saturday, alongside millions across the world to demand real action to tackle the climate crisis. The Cop26 Coalition said that the rally was aimed at Read more…

Thomas Klikauer: Angela Merkel is Hitler’s Daughter – German Conspiracy Theories

At least since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, conspiracy theories have become an ever increasing problem

Michelle S. Phelps: Why Voters Rejected Plans to Replace the Minneapolis Police Department

What’s Next for Policing Reform

Brett Wilkins: Progressives Warn of GOP Attack on 2022 Elections

‘Our Democracy Faces an Existential Threat’

Sharon Zhang: Ocasio-Cortez Slams Right-Wing Democrats for Watering Down Build Back Better Act

“If BBB [is] gutted/dies, we may have just locked in US emissions and thrown away our biggest chance to combat climate change”

Oscar Fregozo: As Strike Looms, UC Lecturers Raise the Stakes

With negotiations entering their final stages, the pressure is on UC to produce an agreement that meets lecturers’ concerns or face a strike that could halt the education of tens of thousands of students across California

Noam Chomsky: Fight the Class Struggle or Get it in the Neck

If you want a choice not to wear a mask, that’s okay, stay home, don’t endanger others

Greta Thunberg: COP26 is a ‘two-week-long celebration of business as usual

“Our leaders are not leading, this is what leadership looks like” referring to the gathering and protests

Michael Albert: Self Review of No Bosses

I wrote No Bosses because I believe we need shared vision to sustain hope, orient strategy, and escalate commitment. I recently wondered, what if I were invited to review No Bosses? What would I say?

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis: A Project for Survival in These United States

Lifting from the Bottom So Everyone Can Rise

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