Category: Commentary

Kathy Kelly: Trident is the Crime

The U.S. nuclear weapon arsenal creates anguish, fear and futility worldwide. Yet “holy ground” exists as activists work toward abolition of nuclear weapons

Danica Jorden: Chileans Revolt After Being Told, “Get Up Earlier”

A few words that captured the arrogance of the ruling class have set in motion a popular movement and widespread unrest that started in Santiago, the capital city of Chile

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Ecuador: From the middle of the world to the end of the world

Demonstration in Quito Ecuador, by Fabiana Lando/ As its very name suggests, Ecuador is geographically located in the middle of the world. And now, from all appearances, neoliberalism has decided to carry out its end-of-the-world maneuvers in this country. That is perhaps the reason it is coming to the realization that the Ecuadorean people are Read more…

Ramzy Baroud: The War on Truth: How Israel’s Social Media Trolls Conquered Facebook

Israel may have found a way to circumvent the influence of Facebook on the discussions pertaining to Palestinian rights and the Israeli occupation

Ted Glick: How We Win

There are an awful lot of reasons for hope these days

Norman Solomon: The Official Secrets Movie vs. Joe Biden’s Lies About the Iraq War

As he pursues the presidency, Joe Biden is persisting with dismal innovations to falsify his record on the Iraq war. In the process, he’s operating completely at odds with what the Official Secrets film and Katharine Gun are all about

Jeff Cohen: What George Carlin Taught Us about Media Propaganda by Omission

Corporate TV news outlets serve up a series of partial scores. Call it “propaganda by omission”

Steve Early: One Member/One Vote: California Health Care Workers Show How To Endorse, Democratically

Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) at the 2019 Leadership conference, where they debated which presidential candidate to endorse, by Simone Hogan/ At the national, state, and even local level, union political endorsements are often made with insufficient membership involvement. Union leaders and legislative/political directors like to get their favorite candidates endorsed, Read more…

Marjorie Cohn: Civil Rights Are on the Chopping Block in New Supreme Court Term

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Marjorie Cohn: Amazon Fires Will Have Global Consequences. The UN Must Act

We must act internationally to save the precious Amazon rainforest

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