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Medea Benjamin: Iran Sanctions

When the Trump administration unilaterally pulled out of the Iran nuclear agreement in May 2018 and announced it would reimpose sanctions against Iran, the European Union (EU) declared its commitment to preserving the agreement and finding ways for its companies to circumvent U.S. sanctions. Now, eight months later, the Europeans finally announced the creation of Read more…

Danica Jorden: ICE Announces “New Normal”

ICE agents may also make “collateral arrests,” detaining anyone in the area who is not capable of providing official documentation to prove their citizenship or legal status at their discretion

Gerald Coles: Education, Jobs and Capitalism

American capitalism has a hate-love relationship with the nation’s schools

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Moves the World Closer to “Doomsday”

It is incumbent upon all of us to resist the inexorable march toward nuclear winter

Alex Jensen: Tosepan: Resistance and Renewal in Mexico


Since the mid-1980s, Mexico has been a poster child for globalization. Through free trade treaties and structural adjustment policies imposed by international financial institutions, the country has been “liberalized”—opened up to unfettered corporate investment and imports—to an extent matched by few other countries. Though the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is the most well-known Read more…

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Kathy Kelly: Securing Peace

I admire the APV blend of idealism and practicality, doing “the things that make for peace,” even as they face daily anxieties in the chaos and upheaval that mark life in a war zone

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Norman Solomon: Media Trashing

Some people are attached to the idea that the Democratic National Committee will “rig” the presidential nomination against Bernie Sanders. The meme encourages the belief that the Bernie 2020 campaign is futile because of powerful corporate Democrats. But such fatalism should be discarded. As Frederick Douglass said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never Read more…

Hilary Klein: Lessons to Learn on the 25th Anniversary of the Zapatista Uprising

The Zapatista movement has a deep sense of community, the unquestioned assumption that the collective well being takes priority over the individual

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Martha Rosenberg: How Medical Conflicts of Interest Get Dangerous, Expensive Drugs in Your Medicine Cabinet

How bad is Pharma’s brazen financial infiltration into U.S. medicine?

Nicolas J.S. Davies: The Hidden Structure of U.S. Empire

This self-reinforcing vicious circle endangers us all, not least those of us who live at the heart of this corrupt and ultimately self-destructive empire

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