Category: Commentary

Mike Hembury: It Starts With Hope

In these dark times, in the vindictive death throes of fossil fuel ascendency, I would like to think that a future chronicler of global anti-oil resistance will look back and mark Standing Rock as the beginning of the end.

Pete Dolack: Inequality is Getting Worse

A newly released report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) finds that median wages in the OECD’s 35 member countries are still below where they were in 2007

Pamela Sexton: Reflections 41 Years After Invasion Day, December 7, 1975

This December 7, I bent down in Timor-Leste to apologize for the crimes of my government against the East Timorese people. On that day in 1975, U.S.-armed and -trained Indonesian troops launched their illegal invasion

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Zoltan Grossman: Fusing Identity and Class Politics in “Trumpland”

We should begin to ask ourselves: if we lived in Europe during the rise of fascism in the 1920s or early 1930s, what would we actually do to stop it?

Kate Shea Baird: America Needs A Network of Rebel Cities

The urgent questions that progressive activists in the U.S. are now asking themselves are, not just how to fight back against Trump, but also how to harness the momentum of Bernie Sanders’ primary run to fight for the change

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Ramzy Baroud: Palestine 2017: Bid Farewell to Washington and Embrace the Globe

Israel can be blamed for much, but Palestinians deserve much of the blame, too, for their own disunity, infighting and corruption.

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Immanuel Wallerstein: China Is Confident: How Realistic?

If we look at the geopolitical arena, China has counted on being able to insist that other states recognize and implement its “one China” policy. Considering what the global situation was 50 years ago, China has done exceptionally well in this regard.

Mel Gurtov: Food Politics: The GMO Conspiracy

One of the longest-standing tricks of the corporate trade is to produce an item that is dangerous, breakable, or soon to be obsolete and then produce another item that will supposedly remedy the defect. That is what is happening with basic GMO-laden crops

Laura Finley: Copping Out

I wasn’t trying to offend anyone.” This seriously has to be among the most ludicrous cop-outs of all time

Adam Beitman: Top Five Things You Didn’t know about “Polluting” Scott Pruit

Pruitt is a tool of big oil who blatantly copied an industry letter and sent it to the White House and EPA.Pruitt made national headlines in 2014 when the New York Times reported on the secret alliance he formed with major oil and gas companies to attack environmental protections

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