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Ted Glick: Does the US Green Party Have a Future?

The US Green Party needs a strategic turn

Leslie Francis: The silencing of difficult women

What happened at Save the Children UK wasn’t a ‘mistake,’ it was a strategic choice

Daniel Finn: No Room for Debate

The situation in Venezuela is complicated. But we should all agree on one thing: the US has no business intervening

Binoy Kampmark: Meddling for Empire: the CIA Comes Clean

“We’ve been doing this kind of thing [electoral meddling] since the CIA was created in 1947.” Loch K. Johnson, New York Times, Feb 17, 2018 Electoral meddling has become the gruel of US politics for months, and more servings are being promised in the wake of the indictments against 16 Russians and Russian entities dished Read more…

Women's Strike - UK: Why We Strike

On 8 March 2018 women across the world are going on strike. This is a call to action for women in the UK to join the strike. We will refuse to work. We will be on the streets. We will shut things down and disrupt business as usual

Ariel Dorfman: A Lesson on Immigration From Pablo Neruda

Where are the presidents who welcome destitute refugees with open arms despite the most virulent slander against them?

Jim Naureckas: Next on NPR: Putting Out Fire With Gasoline

If a measles epidemic were sweeping the nation, with a mounting death toll of children, it’s unlikely that NPR News would respond by bringing on Jenny McCarthy to explain why vaccination wouldn’t save lives. And if they did feature her or other anti-vaccination voices, you can be fairly sure that NPR would follow up with Read more…

Edwidge Danticat: Oxfam Scandal a #MeToo Moment for Aid Organizations?

I think that’s what happens when you have an extremely vulnerable population, where these large NGOs consider themselves, in some ways, a state on their own

Labor Fightback Network: The Spring Antiwar Actions of April 14 and 15

A Step Forward Toward the Mass Action That Is Needed

Sandy Carter: Guns, Boys, And School Shootings

Yes we need gun control. But we need it mostly to protect us from the weaponized  aggression of boys and men

Laura Finley: After the Parkland Shooting….Teach Youth About Dating Violence

Writing and speaking about the connections between domestic and dating violence and mass shootings has become an absurd and sickeningly frequent part of my life

Peter Dreier: Who Was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?

The namesake of the high school where 17 people were killed was a remarkable progressive activist—much like the students now demanding real gun control

David Swanson: Yes, the United States Used Biowarfare on North Korea

That the United States protected and built on the work of Japanese war criminals is unwelcome information in the United States

Steve Early: Blue-Green Alliance Frays Near LA

A Report From Torrance

Glenn Greenwald: RussiaMania — Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen

Podcast debate

Ted Glick: Helping in Puerto Rico

Extreme weather events hurts low-income people the most

Jonathan Cook: Netanyahu’s ruthless instinct for political survival

The recommendation by police to charge Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu with two counts of bribery – there are more cases looming – marks a dangerous moment for Israel and the region. For the past three decades, corruption scandals have swirled around a succession of Israeli leaders. Ehud Olmert, Mr Netanyahu’s predecessor, was forced to Read more…

Patrick Cockburn: This could be the last siege of the Syrian war

Eastern Ghouta has held out longest because it was large, strongly held and could grow part of its own food. But last year the government tightened the siege

Laurie Laybourn-Langton: Lies, damn lies, and GDP

Measuring the economy is political – and economic measurement dominates politics.

Jake Johnson: ‘Protect Kids, Not Guns’

“We call on President Trump and leaders from both parties to finally act in the interest of America’s youth and end these tragic mass shootings.”

Juan Cole: The Age of Total War in Syria

One of the most distressing take-aways of the Syria War since 2011 is that the United Nations does not work and all the hopes of the framers of its charter in 1945 have been dashed

David Swanson: The Question of Sanctions: South Africa and Palestine

Sanctions against apartheid South Africa are, in the opinion of the writer, the only instance when sanctions have achieved their objective. They were also driven by civil society rather than by governments. By contrast, US sanctions since the 1950s against Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, North Korea and numerous other countries have proved dismal failures. Read more…

Danny Sjursen: Trump’s National Defense Strategy

Something for Everyone (in the Military-Industrial Complex)

Joe Emersberger: WSJ’s Epic Distortion

Challenging the mainstream media’s perception of Venezuelan immigration into Colombia

John Feffer: Do Russiagate Skeptics Go Too Far?

Interview on Feffer’s article arguing that some progressive critics are going too far in dismissing the Russiagate narrative

Dean Baker: Don’t Tell Us Republicans Care About Deficits

It would be good if the corporate media would drop silly moralizing about lower deficits somehow being good. Part of that change would be to stop making up stories about Republicans’ commitments to balanced budgets

Rivera Sun: Blockade the Gangplanks of the Titanic!

An Essay of the Man From the North

Glenn Greenwald: A Consensus Emerges

Russia Committed an “Act of War” on Par With Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Should the U.S. Response be Similar?

Kevin Zeese: War Preparations Against Venezuela As Election Nears

Since we published “Regime Change Fails: Is a Military Coup or Invasion Next,” we received more information showing steps toward preparing for a potential military attack on Venezuela. Stopping this war needs to become a top priority for the peace movement. Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) published a newsletter that reported “troubling news of an Read more…

Lawrence Wittner: The Trump Administration’s War on Workers

His appointments to federal positions created to defend workers’ rights provide an indication of his priorities

Sarah L. Blum: Women in the US Military Say #MeToo

Demand an End to Impunity of Sexual Assault

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca: Disguising Imperialism

How Textbooks Get the Cold War Wrong and Dupe Students

Juan Cole: Semi-Automatic Weapons in Common

Trump keeps droning on about gang violence, but most of their killings are also carried out with semi-automatic rifles

April M. Short: Students Who Survived Demanding Gun Control

Five teenagers who survived the school shooting invite you to “March for Our Lives,” on March 24

Mike Elk: Justice in the factory

How Black Lives Matter breathed new life into unions

Danny Sjursen: Roots in Religious Zealotry

The exceptionalism and chauvinistic Protestantism of the Massachusetts Puritans long influenced the American experiment

Various Contributors: Massive Cuts for Nearly Everything But the Military

Today President Trump released his second presidential budget request, and it looks much like the first. His priorities are clear: ever-increasing funds for the Pentagon, nuclear weapons and Homeland Security, and massive cuts to almost everything else. The budget deal Congress passed last week puts 54 percent of the discretionary budget into the Pentagon and Read more…

Elliott Gabriel: Washington’s New Colonial War

Critics contend that Operation Pacific Eagle Philippines is aimed at strengthening Washington’s grip on the long-subjugated people of the Philippines, defeating a half-century leftist insurgency

Marjorie Cohn: Trump Creates, Then Exacerbates, Crisis for Palestinian Refugees

One of the most consequential actions Donald Trump took during the first year of his presidency was to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December 2017. When the Palestinians predictably responded by pulling out of the US-led “peace process,” Trump retaliated by cutting US financial support to the United Nations Relief and Works Read more…

Andrea Germanos: Because ‘Nothing Has Changed Since Columbine’

Students, Teachers Call for Nationwide School Walkouts

Martha Rosenberg: Big Pharma Still Tries to Push Dangerous Drug Class

Blaming hip fractures on not enough people taking bisphosphonates is not a new tactic for Pharma

Immanuel Wallerstein: Fluidity Everywhere

A look around the globe will readily confirm the inability of the United States to get its way

Badri Raina: Nothing Succeeds like Failure

The Fidayeen attack on the Brigade Headquarters in Jammu City is barely over when news of another daring attack comes, this time from the heart of Srinagar City in the thick of the Karan Nagar colony, a walking distance from the S.M.H.S Hospital from where an LeT terrorist escaped from police custody a week ago. Read more…

Steven Rosenfeld: GOP Takes Another Step to Control Federal Courts

The Republicans are engaged in a massive right-wing court-packing scheme that will last for decades — long after the Senate’s current Republican majority is gone

Shane Burley: Anti-fascist organizing explodes on US college campuses

On December 13, six members of the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents shared a statement titled “United Against Hate,” showing their opposition to the current negotiations happening between the university and white nationalist Richard Spencer. After a disastrous appearance at the University of Florida at Gainesville, which saw mass actions by the No Nazis Read more…

Patrick Cockburn: People care more about Oxfam scandal than cholera epidemic

Compare the lack of interest shown by the international media, politicians and assorted celebrities to the cholera epidemic, leading to the death of thousands of Haitians, with the hysterical outrage expressed about Oxfam officials consorting with prostitutes

Justin Anderson: New ‘Reform’ Group Against Guaranteed Healthcare

The warm reception USoC has gotten so far from corporate media suggests that popular support for universal healthcare programs like Medicare for All will be met with undue skepticism and hostility from political and media establishment alike

Ziva Branstetter: Extorting people over court debts

A newly expanded federal lawsuit seeks class-action status for thousands of Oklahoma residents it says are being extorted by a collections company working for most of the state’s sheriffs and courts

Michael Albert: Defining Ourselves

Various interviewees discuss 
RPS’s second convention and shadow government.

Anders Sandstrom: Ways Forward for the Left

The Left has lost much of its influence since the 1980s. Neoliberalism has taken over both theory and practice, and achieved many of its goals. Services that were previously public, such as health care, education and social services, have been privatized or market exposed, finance and labour markets have been deregulated, taxes have been cut, Read more…

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