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Robert Fisk: Egyptian President employing militia in the Sinai

A sign of how desperate his war against Isis has become

Carl Boggs: Imperialism and the Logic Of Mass Destruction

From the standpoint of Washington, “rational” pursuits are also imperial pursuits and imperial pursuits generally lead to military pursuits, as history demonstrates

Lucas Iberico Lozada: Brazil on Strike

The strike, organized by Brazil’s biggest unions, had perhaps the greatest impact in industrial capital São Paulo

Gabriel Hetland: Why is Venezuela Spiraling Out of Control?

Opposition violence and the government’s increasing authoritarianism are both to blame

Patrick Bond: World Economic Forum-Africa hosts a turf battle

Jacob Zuma and ‘white monopoly capital’

Steve Fraser: Which Way to the Barricades?

What was the mass strike and what would a successful one look like today?

Christine Ahn: The Costs of Warmongering

Today, the White House is convening a rare briefing for 100 senators on North Korea with Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is planning to chair a special meeting at the UN Security Council on Read more…

Clive Thompson: Luddites were right

The crushed rebellion cleared the way for horrific working conditions of the Industrial Revolution yet to come

Rachael Boothroyd-Rojas: Maduro Calls for National Constituent Assembly

Venezuelan President Maduro officially is trying to bring an end to the political crisis between the national government and the opposition-held parliament

Brigitte Gynther: Trump & Obama in Central America

Trump’s policies against immigrants are an intensification of the Obama administration’s targeting of Central American refugees through raids

Mehdi Hasan: Why Do North Koreans Hate Us? — The Korean War

U.S. planes dropped on the Korean peninsula more bombs — 635,000 tons — and napalm — 32,557 tons — than during the entire Pacific campaign against the Japanese during World War II

John Cavanagh: Resistance to Trump in first 100 Days

John Cavanagh, Director of the Institute for Policy Studies. The Republican Party has for the second time in a few months failed in its attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, killing Donald Trump’s last chance to have a legislative victory during his first 100 days as president. Trump had released an ambitious Read more…

David M. Faris: The Truth About Campus Speech

The Coulter imbroglio, like those surrounding Milo Yiannapoulos, David Horowitz and countless other right-wing fraudsters, obscures the truth about who can say what on college campuses today

Katrina vanden Heuvel: Learning from Our ‘Radical’ Past

What the clashes of the past teach us is that we must stay committed to a cause bigger than any one person and be willing to fight for years to come

Gilbert Mercier: Two Faces of the Same Con

The French presidential election is getting worldwide attention like no other French election ever before

Timothy Snyder: Inevitable Trump will stage a coup

Yale historian and author of the new book “On Tyranny” says we may have one year left to save American democracy VIDEO

Manipadma Jena: Trolling of Women Journalists Threatens Free Press

Female journalists, bloggers and other media actors are disproportionally experi­encing gender related threats, harassment and intimidation on the Internet

Ramzy Baroud: The Prisoners’ Revolt

The Real Reasons behind the Palestinian Hunger Strike

Gloribell Mota: Striking for Sanctuary and Protection

We can no longer settle for more detainees and deportations in this manner at all, and we want permanent protections for all

Nomi Prins: The Empire Expands

Not the American One, But Trump’s

Yanis Varoufakis: Why Universal Basic Income is a Necessity

Arguments include a macro socio-economic, psychological, philosophical and moral perspective

Juan Cole: “Good” and “Bad” Dictators

Is it as simple as American billionaires feeling threatened by some dictators but not by others, and instructing the US government accordingly?

Jack Rasmus: Is Trump Really President?

Is Trump being allowed to ‘play at President’ for public consumption, while the generals, spooks, and Goldman Sachs financial pirates run the show?

Al Hart: Reclaiming May Day

Beginning in 2006, with mass marches and work stoppages by immigrant workers, working people in this country have begun to reclaim their day

David Smith: Run against Trump?

Elizabeth Warren will certainly stand and fight

Norman Solomon: How the Russia Spin Got So Much Torque

The inability of top Clinton operatives to identify with the non-wealthy is so tenacious that they still want to assume “the public will be with us” the more they talk about Russia

Naomi Klein: “Fear City”

How Donald Trump Exploited the New York Debt Crisis to Boost His Own Fortune

Don Hazen: Biggest May Day Ever in U.S.?

Los Angeles and New York lead the way as diverse communities of workers and immigrants fight for their rights against the Trump administration

Juan Cole: Stab in Back by EPA & NYT

An estimated 200,000 climate protesters rallied in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, braving record temperatures in the 90s, well above the average temperature for April 29 in the national capital. They were allowed to surround the White House from a distance. The protesters were pushing back against the pro-Warming policies of President Donald J. Trump, which Read more…

Jonathan Cook: Abbas fears the prisoners’ hunger strike

Abbas fears the influence of Barghouti, a man often described as the Palestinian Nelson Mandela and seen as Abbas’s likely successor

Dimitri Lascaris: People’s Climate March

Discussion on the Leap Manifesto’s demand for a just transition to a green economy and the movement in Canada, the US and beyond

Deirdre Fulton: ‘Quiet No More’

Hundreds of Thousands Ready to Strike on May Day

Baher Kamal: 20 Million Could ‘Starve to Death’ Within Six Months

Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in North Eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

Antony Loewenstein: More Powerful Than the State

Interview on the intersection between politics, money and conflict

Jeremy Brecher: Building a Trump-free, fossil-free future

Three strategic elements that may be crucial in the aftermath of the march

Bill McKibben: “Weekends Are for Fighting Tyranny”

Interview on People’s Climate March

Glenn Greenwald: Brazil Paralyzed by Nationwide Strike

A Familiar Global Dynamic of Elite Corruption and Impunity

Juan Cole: The advance of Solar globally

The US public may have to march today for our government to recognize the dangers of climate change. But in the rest of the world many governments are placing a large wager on clean solar energy. The largest concentrated solar plant in the world is not in the United States, which once upon a time Read more…

Eliza Barclay: Signs from the People’s Climate March

Marchers were explicitly anti-Trump and brought social justice and environmental messages to Washington

Pete Dolack: Tribunal finds Monsanto an abuser

The corporation most determined to acquire control of the world’s food supply, a behemoth determined to bend the world’s farmers to its will, douse the world with pesticides and place genetically modified organisms on everyone’s dinner plate, Monsanto Company has long operated beyond effective control. Although in no position to alter that status by itself, Read more…

Dan DiMaggio: Toilets Go Mobile at AT&T Mobility

Ever wanted to graffiti your boss a message in the toilet stall? AT&T Mobility workers put their own twist on that idea. They’re bringing the bathroom to the boss—carrying toilet seats to retail stores and call centers to demand that the company stop flushing their sales commissions and incentive pay down the toilet. The 21,000 Read more…

Patrick Bond: South Africa: Mass protests

On South Africa’s political left, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party dominated recent news by leading a mass march on President Jacob Zuma’s office in Pretoria

Linda Hodges: The Upriver Causes of our Immigration and Refugee Crisis

For decades now, congress has failed to find a way forward on immigration reform. All sides seem to agree that we have a problem, but to date no headway has been made. Why? While our leaders continue to posture and bicker, millions of families have been torn apart by our government’s detention prison and deportation Read more…

Bill McKibben: A people’s awakening

Interview on what people power can do for our planet in the Trump era

Richard Falk: Trump versus International Liberalism: Should We Care?

What is required to address the challenges of the biopolitical moment are globally constituted problem-solving mechanisms

Juan Cole: Climate March

How many more atomic bombs is Trump setting off in our Atmosphere?

Jonathan Cook: US shipment of fighter jets to Israel

Israel is the first country outside the US to get access to the F-35 war plane, the most expensive ever developed

Patrick Cockburn: Fearing Trump more than ever

America’s political, economic and ideological power is declining, so it’s turning to military power to keep its world status

Ashoka Jegroo: Families rally to end police raids

Various activist groups were joined by the relatives of young people arrested during recent so-called “gang” raids in New York City’s public housing developments on Thursday, as they rallied and marched from City Hall to the Manhattan Correctional Center to demand an end to the raids, as well as freedom for those who have already Read more…

Paul Street: Slandering Populism

A chilling media habit

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