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The palace coup, Mugabe’s demise and ‘nightmare’ versus ‘national unity’ scenarios
We have opportunities every day to build economies that lift each other up and spread joy
Making Nuclear Weapons Usable Again
The State Department announced a tightening of the US economic embargo against Cuba, which hurts average Cubans and reverts to failed Cold War policies
Most of the people joining armed groups across the Middle East and Africa are only fighting at all because U.S. and allied forces are “fighting them there,” in their countries, cities, villages and homes
If everyone showed enough grasp of reality to turn the day after Thanksgiving into a day of mass nonviolent action for survival, rather than a day of extreme materialism, I’d have no objection to Thanksgiving
The Israeli government, which adopted a very aggressive counterstrategy, “likes to believe it is somehow winning the fight against BDS,” but that view is “quite delusional”
The rise of neoliberalism in the United States has led to the continued deregulation of the food industry and allowed cozy relationships between policymakers and Big Ag and Big Food lobbyists to flourish
In Sri Lanka and Myanmar, the notion that a non-Buddhist minority is the vanguard of an imminent invasion is very strong indeed
Every attack must be turned into an opportunity for us to build the strength of people power
The self-described anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-fascist group was founded in the summer of 2016 to challenge working-class White people to stand against White supremacy
Cambridge University threatened to shut down an event about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, citing concerns about the Palestinian moderator’s neutrality
Abdullah Ocalan has been held in a Turkish prison on Imrali Island since 1998
It isn’t yet possible to know definitely whether the Trump administration intends to strike first against North Korea
At what point do we accept that if we take such pride in “Our Democracy”, we are personally responsible for its actions up to and including genocide?
Percent of the population within a mile of the ACP’s route through North Carolina that’s Native American: 13.2
Killing 130 Children a Day & Other Bleak Statistics
The sort of Neo-con and right-wing think tankers, who in 2003 were saying that a war with Iraq would be a doddle, are back in business in Washington, pushing for war with Iran – and are stronger than ever
Events ECONOMICS – The Union For Radical Political Economics at the Eastern Economic Association will hold its annual conference January 5-7 in Philadelphia, PA. Contact: email@example.com; http://urpe.org. TORTURE/GUANTANAMO – Witness Against Torture will return to Washington, DC, January 7–14 for the 2018 Fast for Justice, to offer public witness to close Guantanamo, end indefinite detention, Read more…
Until Trump moved into the White House, however, senior military officers in the Pentagon were speaking openly of the threats posed to American security by climate change and how that phenomenon might alter the very nature of their work.
There is enormous public support for drug pricing reform, with national polls showing that 77 percent of Americans consider drug prices to be unreasonable.
Take the very nature of corporations. They’re based on what’s called “limit liability,” meaning if you’re a partner in a corporation and the corporation carries out mass murder, the participants aren’t guilty of it. So corporate mass slaughter is a huge phenomenon
More than four decades past the end of that imperialist adventure, having a serious discussion about it remains taboo.
The facts of the case portray a misogynist environment at West Point, a Hudson Valley institution that trains future military officers
Trump has introduced his long-awaited tax cut, estimated between $2.0 to $2.4 trillion. Like so many other distortions of the truth, Trump claimed his plan would benefit the middle class, not the rich—the latest in a long litany of lies by this president. Contradicting Trump, the independent Tax Policy Center has estimated that in just Read more…
Mindless obedience has long been a goal of self-appointed patriots, wrapping themselves in the flag to defend indefensible domestic injustice or criminal wars (both of which we have more than our share these days). There is no meaning in the demand to “respect” any abstract symbol, much less one as drenched in horrifying contradiction as the American flag
In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, as in the wake of all the high-profile mass shootings that preceded it, the big question looms: Why?
The “dreamers,” young recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, more than anyone are the true children of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) —they have paid the price for the agreement. Yet they are the ones punished by the administration of President Trump
Since last November many of us in many places in the U.S. have heightened dreams of secession, of new nation-states, new sovereignty.
Beneath highly visible mobilizations, grassroots and municipal forms of opposition to Trump are also taking shape. Under the banner of “sanctuary cities,” community-based organizations, faith groups, legal advocates, workers’ centers and engaged citizens have been setting up crisis networks to support immigrant families
Hundreds of residents gathered in front of the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul for a rally to “Hold the Line” against a pipeline project called Line 3.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Tripura embarked on a unique path to peace, one that was not dependent solely on security measures but involved investment in human development
Chavista Candidates Challenge PSUV to Democratize Revolution
Brexit and Catalonia are the most glaring recent examples of the irrepressibly dynamic forces of nationalism that continue to exert powerful influence
This Caribbean country is not in debt, it is a creditor. It is France which owes it money
There’s a lot of foundation building that can and should be done, is being done in local races around the country
Defendants are facing over 60 years in prison
Racist policies rely on economic arguments to justify decisions, pretending that they aren’t ideological, but simply economic common sense
The real human costs of climate change for the global south
Iowa’s Republican legislative majorities assumed that an aggressive anti-union law would persuade public employees to abandon their unions. Instead they created a backlash
It’s worth remembering how much Saad Hariri liked – and quite probably still does like – Saudi Arabia
Front Matter of the book RPS/2044
The American Petroleum Institute has crafted a letter, signed by 84 members of Congress, suggesting that anti-pipeline activists should be charged with domestic terrorism
Feeding the fire of resistance in northern Italy
In what Amnesty International’s Solomon Sacco called a “seminal moment for the ICC,” Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asked the court for authorization to commence an investigation that would focus on US military and CIA leaders
It is remarkable how a nation of 33 million has so easily been taken hostage by the whims of its Crown Prince
The U.S. Elections 2017
The End of the Rule of Law in the United States
Explaining the challenges our economy will face in the coming decade
Christianity has died in the hands of Evangelicals. Evangelicalism ceased being a religious faith tradition following Jesus’ teachings concerning justice for the betterment of humanity when it made a Faustian bargain for the sake of political influence. The beauty of the gospel message — of love, of peace and of fraternity — has been murdered Read more…