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Sharon Kelly: 5,475 days, 527 pipeline spills

Those leaks released 3.6 million gallons of hazardous liquids, including 2.8 million gallons of crude oil

Mike Merryman-Lotze: Why Are Palestinians Protesting in Gaza?

As Americans, we bear direct responsibility for the horrific reality in Gaza

Paul Street: The Double Russia Conspiracy Trap

The RussiaGate conspiracy drama is a double-edged damned-if-you-do/damned-if-you-don’t trap for people on the portside. The perils of signing on to the storyline are clear as day to any self-respecting Leftist. Five come to mind off the top of my head: 1. Neo-McCarthyite distraction from numerous terrible things that the racist, nativist, sexist, white-nationalist, and eco-cidal, planet-cooking Read more…

Jonah Furman: Massive Crowds Flood Capital in Arizona

On April 26, 75,000 teachers and supporters—all wearing red—marched through Phoenix on Day One of the walkout

Patrick Cockburn: The Iran crisis

The US will reimpose sanctions, and Iran will inevitably resume all or part of the nuclear program halted by the 2015 agreement since it will no longer receive any benefit from it

Henry A. Giroux: Unfashionable Fascism

Mainstream Politicians Switching Sides Under Trump’s Regime of Barbarism

Harry Blain: America’s Hypocrisy on Free Trade Is Dangerous

If we look honestly at our own history, we can begin to understand China’s current and future goals. If we don’t, we could be headed toward conflict

Sue Sturgis: Challenging forced labor in immigrant detention centers

Daily wage some of the undocumented immigrants held at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia, earn for cooking, cleaning and maintaining the facility: $1

Óscar Blanco: Blockade or Return to Normality?

With spring, the thaw has arrived. The street is heating up again in response to repression

Candice Bernd: Arizona Educators Stage First Statewide Walkout

Unlike West Virginia and Oklahoma, today’s teacher walkout in Arizona is the first statewide strike ever held by educators in the Grand Canyon State. But the state still resembles others revolting this spring because educators there also lack collective bargaining rights under so-called “right-to-work” provisions, and their decision walk out over decades of low pay Read more…

Dario Azzellini: Communes and Workers’ Control in Venezuela

Interview on Venezuelan communes and the new forms of participation, as well as its successes, difficulties and contradictions

Saurav Sarkar: Bring Back May Day

Politicians have made a mess of things for American workers, but a new Poor People’s Campaign is rising to set things right

Simone Chun: Korean Peninsula in Historic Peace Talks

Thanks to Activists, Not Trump

Jill Stein: Stein breaks silence, completing handover of documents

We are endangered by interference in our elections, interference in our civil liberties, by unbridled militarism and needless warmongering

Ted Glick: Singing for Our Future in Cuomo’s Space

Let’s grow our movement’s positive energy and numbers by becoming known, more and more, as we build our power, as a people’s movement that loves to sing

Norman Solomon: Why the DNC Is Fighting WikiLeaks and Not Wall Street

The DNC’s lawsuit amounts to doubling down on its fixation of blaming Russia for the Democratic Party’s monumental 2016 loss, at a time when it’s essential to remedy the failed approaches

Dean Baker: The Irresponsibility of Fiscal Responsibility

Economic policy will continue to suffer as long as the loudest voices in the debate have no understanding of how the economy works

John Feffer: Korea and the Geopolitics of the Impossible

Careful Korean diplomacy, coupled Trump’s desire to do what Obama couldn’t, could mean a rapprochement on the Korean peninsula no one thought possible

Nomi Prins: Donald Trump and the Next Crash

Making the Fed an Instrument for Disaster

Michael Lesher: This Is Not About Natalie Portman

Does anyone actually believe that Natalie Portman is worth more news coverage and punditry than all those killed in Gaza over the last three weeks put together?

David Swanson: The Decline and Fall of the State Department

The State Department cables reveal an institution dripping with contempt for humanity, democracy, peace, justice, and the rule of law

Evelyn M. Simien: Lynching memorial will show that women were victims, too

The monument sheds light in an unprecedented and innovative way on the reasons and circumstances surrounding the death and torture of countless victims, including women and children

Frank Palmeri: The Long and Despicable Roots of Voter Suppression

The Republican Party, with its foundation now in the solid South, has done all it can to drag the country back into the nineteenth century through egregious voter suppression, mass incarceration, and financial and economic deprivation

Juan Cole: Russia and China slam Trump-Macron

The pushback comes as the US continues to violate the spirit of the agreement by retaining severe sanctions on Iran

Joe Emersberger: Media on Venezuela Conveys and Conceals So Much

Western media have developed, over years of repetition, distortions and whitewashing gross imperial hypocrisy about Venezuela

Sonali Kolhatkar: Why Are Some on the Left Falling for Fake News on Syria?

Editor’s note: Reports of a chemical attack in Syria have generated controversy and conflicting claims about what happened and who was responsible. The April 7 event is still under investigation. There is a deepening rift within the American left over the war in Syria. It is unfortunate that this rift is eclipsing actual activism to Read more…

Ramzy Baroud: The Ghost of Herut: Einstein on Israel, 70 Years Ago

Albert Einstein, along with other Jewish luminaries, including Hannah Arendt, published a letter in the New York Times on December 4, 1948 denouncing Israel’s newly-founded Herut party and its young leader, Menachem Begin

Kate Aronoff: Controversial Contractor Behind Island-Wide Blackout

The blackout could be a sign of things to come if the forces eager to privatize power in Puerto Rico get their way

Carl Boggs: Russia and the War Party

Trump, it turns out, was guilty of the most grievous sin: he went so far as to mention the possibility of cooperative relations with Russia

Marienna Pope-Weidemann: Five years after Rana Plaza

The Rana Plaza collapse claimed over a thousand lives – and showed management contempt for the safety of workers. A report on the struggle for better conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh

Ali Abunimah: Snipers ordered to shoot children, Israeli general confirms

An Israeli general has confirmed that when snipers stationed along Israel’s boundary with Gaza shoot at children, they are doing so deliberately, under clear and specific orders

Finnian Murtagh: Why we need a fossil free London

Fossil fuels underpin a breadth of injustices in London. They also offer an opportunity to unite our struggles

Katie Fustich: Columbia Grad Workers Set to Strike

Admin Refuses to Bargain

Noam Chomsky: “A Complete Disaster”

Interview on Trump and the Future of US Politics

Negin Owliaei: Teacher Strikes Continue to Spread

A Symptom of Public Education Underfunding

Jill Richardson: The Latest Attack on Food Stamps

Adding a work requirement to food stamps is a mean-spirited and short-sighted move that will harm our economy while exacerbating hunger

Todd Miller: The Border Fetish

The U.S. Frontier as a Zone of Profit and Sacrifice

Hilary Wainwright: Creating an economy that works for all

A Labour government could overhaul a struggling, unjust economic system

Taya Graham: New Student Movement Seeks to Change Hopkins from Within

A student-led group called Youth Against War and Racism is partnering with the community to lead a fight against Hopkins’ connection to government agencies like the CIA and end its role in military research

Ted Rall: Stop Letting Trump Distract You From Your Wants and Needs

It’s time to stop being reactive. This is our country. This is our time

Shera S. Avi-Yonah, Caroline S. Engelmayer, and Molly C. McCafferty: Harvard Teaching and Research Assistants Vote to Unionize

This vote means roughly 5,000 eligible students can now begin to collectively bargain with the University as members of Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers

Kevin Zeese: Earth Day: Conflict Over The Future Of The Planet

In order for people to create transformative changes, we need a well-educated activist community

Talia Buford: Canary in the Coal Pond

New reports provide an unprecedented look at contaminants leaking from coal ash ponds and landfills

Uri Avnery: The Great Day

Recently, the State of Israel celebrated its 70th birthday. For days we heard about nothing else. Innumerable speeches full of platitudes. A huge festival of kitsch. Everyone agreed: It was a historic moment, when David Ben-Gurion got up in a small hall in Tel Aviv and declared the foundation of the state. Everybody still alive Read more…

Laura Flanders: Workers, Wildcats & New Models for Labor Organizing

Interview on worker wins, challenges, and some new models for organizing

Cesar Chelala: Gideon Levy: A Voice of Sanity from Israel

In spite of a systemic policy of demonization against him, Gideon Levy continues denouncing the Israeli government crimes against the Palestinians

Nicolas Lalaguna: When did rape become entertainment?

Destroying gender inequality once and for all, is an essential precondition for both race and class equality to be achieved

Jonathan Watts: Goldman prize awarded to South African women

Winners of the world’s leading environmental award faced down Vladimir Putin and the country’s recently deposed leader, Jacob Zuma, to overturn a multibillion-dollar nuclear deal

Patrick Cockburn: We should be skeptical

None of the arguments currently being used in Britain and the US to smear those skeptical of the governmental and media consensus are new

Simon Davis-Cohen: Police Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States

And that may be the tip of the iceberg

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