Category: Commentary

John Scales Avery: Human Society And The Biosphere

According to a recent United Nations report, more than a million species of plants and animals are currently threatened with extinction because of human activities

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Sonali Kolhatkar: Millions of India’s Farmers Are in a Fight for Their Economic Lives

Photo by PradeepGaurs/Shutterstock.com India’s farmers are revolting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in a mass movement that has drawn international attention. The world’s largest democracy is witnessing a collective groundswell of protest as hundreds of thousands of farmers, largely from the states of Punjab and Haryana, have laid siege to the outskirts of the Read more…

Robert Koehler: Embracing Ecological Realism

We must push our politics beyond the cul-de-sac of so-called political realism

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Norman Solomon: Bernie Sanders and Progressives in Our Winter of Discontent

Photo by grandbrothers/Shutterstock.com Bernie Sanders is not in a good political position right now. Yes, he continues to speak vital truths to—and about—power. His ability to reach a national audience with progressive wisdom and specific proposals is unmatched. And, during the last several decades, no one has done more to move the nation’s discourse leftward. Read more…

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Sonali Kolhatkar: How to Cure America’s Vaccine Paranoia

The good news is that new polls show growing support for vaccination amidst an unfathomable rate of COVID-19 infections and deaths

Margaret Flowers: The Imperative To Achieve National Improved Medicare For All

This time around, the “Yes we can” slogan so common under Obama must mean that, yes, the people can overcome the plutocrats and put people over profits

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Sonali Kolhatkar: America—and the Democrats—Won’t Have a Future If Joe Biden Adopts a Centrist Agenda

Biden needs to reshape himself into a left-wing populist, and he can do so without explicitly labeling himself as such. The future of the nation and planet depend on it

Yifat Susskind: A Feminist Blueprint for Saving Democracy in the U.S.—and Beyond

Feminists know that building transnational solidarity is often crucial when trying to counter domestic oppression

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Marjorie Cohn: Biden’s Victory Does Not Guarantee a Progressive Agenda. We Must Fight for It

Progressives must hold Biden’s feet to the fire and demand that he govern for the 99 percent and not the 1 percent

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Lydia Sargent: There’s No Such Thing As Legitimate Rape, Because There’s No Such Thing As Rape

For weeks on end, we heard about no pregnancy rape, bad weather rape, no rape in marriage, forced rape, gray rape—sex that falls between consent and denial—and date rape.

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