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Jonathan Cook: Corbyn’s Labour party is being made to fail – by design

The media’s ever-more outlandish slurs against Corbyn and the Labour party’s imminent capitulation on the IHRA’s full definition of anti-semitism are not unrelated events. The former was designed to bring about the latter

Tom Engelhardt: The War Piece to End All War Pieces

Or How to Fight a War of Ultimate Repetitiousness

Rob Arthur: 130 Chicago Officers Account for 29 Percent of Police Shootings

While more than 95 percent of all Chicago police officers never fired their gun from 2004 to 2016, 130 officers have done it more than once

George Monbiot: We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen?

The opportunities to load our food with sugar have boomed

Dan DiMaggio: Building a Rapid-Response Network to Defend Immigrant Workers

As the Trump administration cracks down on undocumented immigrants, it’s urgent for worker centers and unions to organize to defend immigrant members. In Western Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley Workers Center has created a rapid-response network it calls “Sanctuary in the Streets” (SiS). The worker center, founded in 2014, organizes restaurant workers and farmworkers in the Read more…

Jeff Cohen: Elite Party or Party of the People?

Democrats Gather in Chicago

Alleen Brown: A New Film Examines Sexual Violence and the Bakken Oil Boom

In the mid-2000s, the area surrounding the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota began to undergo a massive transformation after corporations figured out they could access vast wells of oil from the Bakken shale formation using fracking technology. Politicians celebrated as high-paying jobs flooded the area, but women in the community saw a darker side Read more…

Jonah Raskin: “Fuck Wine Grapes, Fuck Wines”

The Coming Napafication of the World

Negin Owliaei: Lancaster Shows How to Say No to Geo Group

A Pennsylvania county goes up against a giant of the private prison industry, and comes out victorious

Juan Cole: Attack on Free Press Turns Liberty to Tyranny

Ben Franklin made sure that “political libel,” which is really political free speech for the most part, was never criminalized in the United States

John Feffer: The Best of All Possible Worlds?

The powerlessness of positive thinking in the age of Trump.

Gershon Baskin: All of his achievements

Netanyahu has succeeded to be in office for nine years without presenting a single Israeli peace initiative

Frederik Blauwhof: Germany: Resisting the nazis on the shop floor

A look at the rise of the far right in Germany and the trade union movement’s response

Pepe Escobar: Economic war on Iran is war on Eurasia integration

The Trump administration’s maneuvers are a testament to how China’s New Silk Road, or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), threaten the US establishment.

Evan Malmgren: DSA-Backed Candidate Julia Salazar Challenging Silicon Valley

This state Senate candidate articulates an agenda that could help us catch up with technological changes in society

Gary Olson: Are We Governed by Secondary Psychopaths

Political struggles against empathy-numbing neoliberal ideology and the economic system it serves can create conditions that enhance the flourishing of empathy and love, the foundation for our better selves

Marjorie Cohn: Will Trump Be Charged With Conspiracy?

In addition to the case for Donald Trump’s obstruction of justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey, evidence is mounting that the president participated in a conspiracy to violate the federal election law. Mueller could either ask a grand jury to indict Trump as a co-conspirator or to name the president as an unindicted co-conspirator. Federal Read more…

Shireen Al-Adeimi: Outrage Mounts Over U.S. Role in Airstrike on School Bus

The massacre of school boys between the ages of 6 and 11 was one of the worst attacks on children in the history of Yemen’s brutal war

Shane Burley: As the far-right descends, police target counter-protesters

As anger around the continuing far-right street action and police overreach grows, it is likely that this groundswell in Portland — and across the country, in what has been given the hashtag #AllOutAugust — will only escalate

Badri Raina: Presto

Such was the oratory of the day That as the syllables smashed A thud was heard in the market-place— The price of onions crashed.   So fierce were the masticated words, And so vigorously deployed, That idle millions glued to them Felt they were all employed.   So threatening was the demeanour, So  puissant the Read more…

Noam Chomsky: Taking on the Mobilized Capitalist Class in Elections

Interview on the continued aftershocks of the Sanders campaign as well as the problematic issue of BDS and how progressives and third parties can reorganize and repurpose forward thinking stances to refocus on future elections

Ramzy Baroud: Why Solidarity Boats to Gaza Succeed

The power and effectiveness of this kind of solidarity goes even beyond Gaza and Palestine

Patrick Williams: From muggers to gangs: It’s the same (police) story

Blaming ‘gangs’ for social problems further divides communities and fails to tackle the root causes of violence

David Swanson: Recognizing mass murder

As with a racist police murder, what is rare here is not the crime but the video. This bus was bombed by the U.S.-Saudi alliance. The weapons used by Saudi Arabia are U.S. weapons

Vijay Prashad: Death of a Marxist

Egyptian economist Samir Amin observed the dangers of our world but also its possibilities

Saru Jayaraman: Three Times the Poverty Rate

Tipped workers are the second-largest and fastest-growing sector of our economy, but pays the absolute lowest wages in the country

William D. Hartung: Donald Trump, Gunrunner for Hire

The NRA and the Gun Industry in the Global Stratosphere

RT.com: Yemeni children protest Saudi-led aggression

After more than three years of the Saudi-led intervention, Yemen is facing a massive humanitarian crisis

Ted Glick: A Week to Remember in the Climate Fight

A FERC which is no longer a rubber-stamp for the gas industry would be huge

Kevin Zeese: Our Opponents’ Actions Show We’re Winning

Transformation is on the horizon if we remain clear in our vision for economic, racial and environmental justice, pull people to the movement from the power structure and undermine the tactics of those trying to co-opt, mislead and divide

Richard Falk: The Future of NATO

Interview on the future of NATO that considers Trump’s brazen challenges and the tepid responses of European political leaders, and what this interplay signifies for the future of world order

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett: How inequality erodes our mental health

Inequality creates the social and political divisions that isolate us from each other

Emy Onuora: Tackling racism, on and off the pitch

Interview about racism in football, right-wing ‘fan’ groups, and the legacies of Russia 2018

National Women's Law Center: Treat Pregnant Workers Fairly

Women in low-wage jobs are particularly likely to seek and be denied pregnancy accommodations, given the physically demanding nature of many low-wage jobs and a culture of inflexibility in many low-wage workplaces

Michael Albert: Socialism?!

Why don’t we all aid the aims of every valid priority, not just with lip service, but with strategic care and sustained commitment?

Phyllis Bennis: A Bold Foreign Policy Platform

Socialists and other progressives are running for office on strong domestic programs. Here’s how their foreign policy platform can be just as strong.

Kate Aronoff: The inside story of DSA’s dramatic ascent

Why the Democratic Socialists of America Won’t Stop Growing

Bill Berkowitz: Sanctifying Discrimination

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “Religious Liberty Task Force”

Vijay Prashad: Reinstating Sanctions on Iran

China, Russia and Turkey have already indicated that they will not buckle to U.S. pressure

Martin Hart-Landsberg: US militarism marches on

Results like this show just how important it is for us to work to create space for community conversations that are informed by accurate information on the extent and aims of US militarism and its enormous political, social, economic and ecological costs for the great majority of working people

John Miller: Pay No Attention to the Inequality Behind the Curtain

Corporate critics cry foul when SEC releases CEO pay data

Jessicah Pierre: You’ve Heard of the Gender Pay Gap, But There’s More

It takes the typical black woman 20 months to earn what a white male worker earns in a single year

Vijay Prashad: Confrontation in Dhaka

The Bangladesh government clamps down on dissent and democratic challenges

Dean Baker: Last Quarter’s GDP Growth Was Not “Amazing”

We are seeing no serious evidence of the sort of investment boom promised by the proponents of the Trump tax cut

Sam Levin: Berkeley police publish activists’ names and photos

Unusual release of arrested demonstrators’ identities could fuel harassment and abuse

Olivia Schwob: Haul Together

With companies fighting reorganization, it’ll take a united front to get the private waste industry to clean up its act

Courage to Resist: US Military Ordered to Host Massive Immigrant Concentration Camps

Courage to Resist believes that all military personnel have a moral and legal obligation to refuse to comply with any order that involves collaboration with these immigrant concentration camps

Dave Jamieson: Missouri Voters Overturn Right-To-Work

Organized labor hopes the win will help stop the spread of the anti-union laws

Michael Wilson Becerril: How Gold Mining Companies Stifle Opposition in Peru

Multinational mining corporations in northern Peru have devised a number of strategies for suppressing environmental activism and protest, from strategic investment to media relations to outright intimidation and repression

Henry Cervantes: International travel & changing the narrative on violence

With nonviolence, one must recognize that the ultimate resource is within oneself and others

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