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Anita Sinha: Stealing Labor

Why combating wage theft—including non-payment, denial of overtime, requiring off-the-clock work and paying below minimum wage—should be a bigger political priority

Katie Klabusich: Time to End 40 Years of Class Discrimination on Abortion

As the Hyde Amendment turns 40 this month, activists and legislators are seeking to permanently end the prohibition on federal funds from covering abortion care

Patrick Cockburn: Saudi Arabia is the flagging horse of the Gulf – but Britain is still backing it as an answer to Brexit

It is too early to see Saudi Arabia and its Gulf counterparts as on an inevitable road to decline, but their strength is ebbing

Michael Albert: Sellout or Sense?

If you vote Stein in a contested state, and Trump wins that state, and wins the election, do you think the Green Party would even survive that? Would you survive that?

Noam Chomsky: US Elite’s view of European Fascism before WW2

Interview about the time period before World War II and what perceptions the United States maintained during it

Marjorie Cohn: Trump’s Blindness Toward Slavery, Jim Crow

Our society continues to be plagued by the legacy of slavery – the “peculiar institution” – as well as Jim Crow and continuing, pernicious racism. Calls for “law and order” and stop-and-frisk will not heal the wounds

Bill Fletcher: A Ballot “Blank-Out” Is Not a Strategy for Black Power

The Black electorate needs to think far beyond November 8—and to lead the progressive electoral movement

Karen J. Greenberg: Liberty Is Security

The Lesson Not Drawn From Post-9/11 Government Overreach

Adele M. Stan: Meet Gary Johnson’s Money Men, Led by the Despicable Koch Brothers

If Johnson is able to tip a couple of Clinton’s must-win states, he could throw the presidential race into disarray. And chaos, as we’ve seen, tends to favor Donald Trump

Juan Cole: Whose Fault is Trump? Top 7 Culprits

What in the world so degraded our politics such that a candidate as bad as Duke in most respects was not disavowed (as Duke was) by the Republican National Committee?

Richard Tofel: Donald Trump and the Return of Seditious Libel

Anyone paying attention knows there is a great deal at stake in this election. Freedom of the press in this country may be among those stakes

Max Ehrenfreund: A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

48 percent agreed that “basic health insurance is a right for all people.” And 47 percent agreed with the statement that “Basic necessities, such as food and shelter, are a right that the government should provide

Joshua Schneyer: As In Flint: Government Fails to Protect East Chicago Residents

“I just wanted to get out of the public housing because nobody could tell me why my kids were being exposed to lead”

Pete Dolack: Wages are so stagnant even the Federal Reserve has begun to notice

The harder you work, the richer the executives and bankers get. What if, instead, those who did the work reaped the rewards? That, however, will require a different system

Bill McKibben: Recalculating the Climate Math

The numbers on global warming are even scarier than we thought. The future of humanity depends on math. And the numbers in a new study released Thursday are the most ominous yet

David Swanson: Damned Nations, Cursed Arms Trade

Samantha Nutt has spent decades working on humanitarian aid in war zones. Her book, Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid, is rich in wisdom drawn from experience. But more powerful and pointed, and worth beginning and ending with, is her talk titled “The Real Harm of the Global Arms Trade.” Nutt describes child armies Read more…

Jim Hightower: Don’t Let Right-Wing Nut Jobs Take Over State Government

Trump may make better television, but state and local government races will define our country’s future

Art Martin: The Matrix Around the Next Bend: Facebook, Augmented Reality and the Podification of the Populace

This summer, in the radiating heat of a New Orleans July, I had a vision of a possible future, the future continuing down society’s current path of corporate-orchestrated, convenience-addicted consumerism. We can now see the outlines of the path from where we are now, in 2016, to something not too far from the society in Read more…

Chris Brooks: A Union Is Brewing at Virginia Lipton Factory

What pushed tea factory workers to their boiling point? In August the workers who supply Lipton’s entire North American market voted 108-79 to join Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400. They were fed up with an unrelenting schedule that produces constant fatigue, injuries, and broken relationships. Lipton brings tea from around the world through Read more…

Kate Aronoff: The Left Deserves Better Than Jill Stein

As Sanders’ campaign has helped to clarify, the Left is more popular and powerful than it has been in decades

Sophia A. McClennen: Fear is a great motivator

How to reconcile voting for Clinton while still supporting progressive candidates

Arne Hoel: Trump country: why Democratic strongholds are turning red

Donald Trump is finding support in traditional Democratic strongholds in Appalachia. Who are these voters, and what does Trump represent to them?

David Smith: Hidden faultline: how Trump v Clinton is laying bare America’s class divide

With the Republican candidate’s professed love for the ‘poorly educated’ reciprocated in the polls, socioeconomic class could swing the presidency in 2016

Peter Bohmer: History of Student Movements and Activism at The Evergreen State College

Students and student movements have played a major role in struggles for reform and revolution in the United States and around the world

Kamala Emanuel: Making rape unthinkable – a discussion starter

“‘It’s only a penis’ rape, feminism and difference”[1] is a fascinating piece of anthropology and provides with a useful starting point for a much needed discussion. In it, Christine Helliwell provides an account and discussion of an incident that vividly illustrates what it is to live in a society where rape is unthinkable. The incident, Read more…

Tamara Pearson: Resist to Exist: Mexico Still Protesting Two Years after Disappearance of 43 Students

A key achievement of the Ayotzinapa movement after two years has been the deepened awareness by the Mexican population of the government’s corruption and ineptness

Jamala Rogers: Nothing Concedes Power Without Organization

Power concedes nothing without a demand. And a demand is lifeless without an organizing strategy to bring it alive

Ted Glick: Strategic Third Party Presidential Voting

The top priority for the Left in the November elections is to make sure that Trump is defeated and the dangerous movement which he has advanced is set back

Ellie Mae O'Hagan: The great Spanish hope: reflections on the 2016 Podemos party conference in Madrid

They understand politics, they lack ego, they’re interested in strategy, and they work hard

Sarah Aziza: Saudi women push for full rights, demand end to guardianship system

In Saudi Arabia, a country many view as synonymous with gender discrimination, women are seeing signs of change

Noam Chomsky: After the Electoral Extravaganza

This talk was the second presentation in Massachusetts Peace Action’s Distinguished Peacebuilders Series

Nick Turse: U.S. Military Is Building a $100 Million Drone Base in Africa

From high above, Agadez almost blends into the cocoa-colored wasteland that surrounds it. Only when you descend farther can you make out a city that curves around an airfield before fading into the desert. Once a nexus for camel caravans hauling tea and salt across the Sahara, Agadez is now a West African paradise for Read more…

Janet Allon: Serena Williams Writes Impassioned Post About the Dangers of Driving While Black

The tennis star fears for her nephew at the wheel when the police show up

Jeremy Brecher: Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor

As United States Energy Transfers Partners began building the Dakota Access Pipeline through territory sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the tribe began an escalating campaign against the pipeline. By this summer nearly 200 tribes around the country had passed resolutions opposing the pipeline and many hundreds of their members joined nonviolent direct action Read more…

Marjorie Cohn: President Obama: ‘Patron’ of the Israeli Occupation

Obama has chosen to serve as “patron of the occupation”

Richard Falk: The Enigma that was Shimon Peres

Peres never even wanted to reach a sustainable peace agreement with the Palestinians, but he fooled many people, including the committee in Oslo that selects the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Henry A. Giroux: Thinking Dangerously in the Age of Normalized Ignorance

As we learned in the recent debate between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton (a billionaire and millionaire), ignorance is the DNA of authoritarianism, serving to subvert the truth and obscure the workings of power

Emily Williams: Making Violence Visible: From #BlackLivesMatter to #StoptheBleeding Africa

We must confront the legacy of centuries of systemic injustice and end society’s denial that this past still shapes the present

Dean Baker: Post-Debate, NYT Scores Points on Trade–Not So Much on Accuracy

When the issue is trade deals, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Times throws out its usual journalistic standards to push its pro–trade deal agenda

Kali Holloway: The One Psychological Characteristic That Online Trolls Tend to Share

Science points to a certain vile tendency

Vijay Prashad: In a Hall of Mirrors

The haste to drop ballots into the boxes on election day should not be mistaken for enthusiasm; it is a sign of frustration

Rebecca McCray: Prison Guards in Alabama Join Inmates on Strike

While prisoners refuse to perform their jobs, some guards are not showing up to work

Noam Chomsky: On Power and Ideology

Noam Chomsky Chicago’s at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, hosted by Haymarket Books and the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory

James Rose: Politics in the Echo Chamber: How Trump Becomes President

The truth is that Trump has gamed and framed the media and the lesson for all of us is to understand how that has been done and what does that mean

Vijay Prashad: A 50-Year Civil War That Killed Over 250,000 and Devastated Colombia Has Finally Reached a Peace Agreement

The question is, will the peace agreement last past the upcoming election

Robert J. Burrowes: Gandhi: ‘My life is my message’

Each of us has a choice. We can stand aside in the great fight for survival in which humanity is now engaged. Or we can be involved. What is your choice?

Nomi Prins: Madoff in the White House?

How Trump’s Conflicts of Interest Could Become Ours

Lee Sustar: Ready to strike for Chicago’s schools

A report on the looming showdown pitting the Chicago Teachers Union against City Hall–and how the teachers’ fight is tied to a wider struggle for justice

Robert Fisk: Shimon Peres was no peacemaker. I’ll never forget the sight of pouring blood and burning bodies at Qana

Peres said the massacre came as a ‘bitter surprise’. It was a lie: the UN had repeatedly told Israel the camp was packed with refugees

Bill Meyer: I Am Not Your Negro

“I hope this film will help rephrase what is called the race conversation, which deep down is a class conversation”

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