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Marjorie Cohn: Veterans For Peace Urges US to Rejoin Iran Deal and Negotiate With North Korea

January 22 marked one year since the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which the U.S. has refused to sign, became a binding treaty

Sam Pizzigati: Two Sides, Same Coin: Suppressing Votes, Cutting Rich People’s Taxes

State lawmakers are moving hard and fast to keep their wealthy backers wealthy

Andrew Moss: Unions Must Help Salvage Democracy

With midterm elections coming up, voting rights groups and other organizations must significantly scale up voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts. And unions must play a central role in this mobilization

Andrea Mazzarino: The Pentagon We Don’t Think About

A New Perspective on the Department of Homeland Security

Jake Johnson: Biden Considering Deploying Thousands of Troops to Eastern Europe

Anti-war commentators warned of an “exceedingly dangerous quagmire” in Ukraine if the U.S. ramps up its military presence in the region.

Thomas Klikauer: The Five (Rosa) Luxemburgs

In January 2022, the East-Germany city of Leipzig started to host an exhibition about the siblings of one of Germany’s greatest anti-war activists, working class speaker, theoretician of mass strike, and a struggling working class: Rosa Luxemburg

Ranen Miao: Why Student Body Leaders are Calling on Biden to Cancel Student Debt

By canceling student loan debt, Biden can bring us closer to a nation where everyone can obtain an education regardless of geography, race, or class

Sarah Hughes: Striking Massachusetts Nurses Outwait Corporate Giant Tenet

St. Vincent nurses stood out for their willingness to strike indefinitely and for the discipline the strikers showed

Mike Hembury: US fascism – the view from Europe

We have to take our visions of how we want the world to be and fight just that much harder to achieve it in our own lives, wherever we are

Anita Varma: What Solidarity Journalism Reveals to Us

Solidarity reporting calls on journalists to push beyond reporting the easy soundbite from an official press release in order to do the work of representing people experiencing injustice

Susan Clark: Deliberative Democracy — Power

Power, inclusion, and deliberation work together—slowly but surely—to yield stronger, more resilient communities

Badri Raina: Abide With Me

Abide with me, Bapu, For when hate is ascendant, I need you

CJ Polychroniou: Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

The decarbonization ideals underlying the Green New Deal provide the only realistic way to halt global warming and build a sustainable, resilient, and equitable future

Carter Sherman: I Was in an Underground Abortion Network Before Roe v. Wade

In the 1960s and ’70s, a Chicago group known as “Jane” helped tens of thousands of women get abortions

Yanis Varoufakis: Five conditions for a democratic workplace

An ongoing debate on postcapitalism

Olivia Alperstein: My Disabled Life Is Worthy

The loss of disabled and chronically ill lives due to COVID-19 is no less tragic or preventable

Amandeep Sandhu: How India’s Farmers Launched a Movement Against Modi’s Farm Bills—and Won

Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers spent a year relentlessly protesting the Modi government’s push to corporatize Indian agriculture. Their fight offers a model for social movements worldwide

Rebekah Entralgo: Care Workers Are Not Giving up on Build Back Better

Over 35,000 people joined a recent telephone town hall to kick off a six-week campaign to protect investments in the care economy

Stella Moris: Julian Assange Wins Right to Appeal Extradition

Interview on a politically motivated prosecution

Greg Yudin: Why is Putin’s Russia threatening Ukraine?

Putin’s threats are a desperate defense of Russia’s status quo

Nora Barrows-friedman: UK Israel lobby takes aim at Palestinian university lecturer

A British university has suspended a Palestinian graduate student from teaching amid a smear campaign by supporters of Israel

Arundhati Roy: A Fascist World is Breathing

Two years on, what’s changed and what hasn’t in the US, India, and globally in a world that often seems to be teetering on the brink

Robert Hunziker: Dangerous Heat Across the Globe

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration July 2021 was the hottest month in recorded history for the world

Maureen Ferran: CORBEVAX, a new patent-free COVID-19 vaccine, could be pandemic game changer

It is unlikely that boosters will end this pandemic. Rather, developing globally accessible vaccines like CORBEVAX represent an important first step in vaccinating the world and ending this pandemic

Aviva Levine: Chicago activists denounce crisis pregnancy centers, demand abortion rights

Please Help ZNet           Source: Liberation Photo by Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock   In commemoration of the 49th anniversary of the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, activists and community members came out into the streets of Chicago to protest crisis pregnancy centers and demand the federal legalization of abortion. Organized by the Read more…

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: UN, Europe and the war in the Ukraine

The world needs authoritative voices that refuse to stick to the script imposed by whatever rival parties happen to be at loggerheads. The most authoritative voice of all is the UN’s

Colleen Wessel-McCoy: Continuing King’s ‘Revolution of Values’

King spent his last birthday organizing poor people of all races against immoral spending priorities. We need that revolution today

Rozanna Travis: Proudly ‘Made in Prison’

talian co-ops hire inmates to make food and fashion

Victor Max Smith: Samba-fusion: marching to our own drums

Exploring the history of samba-fusion and its role in protest movements over two decades

Alex N. Press: Alabama Amazon Workers Are About to Rerun Their Union Election

A year ago, all eyes were on the unionization election at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, where illegal union suppression tactics by Amazon helped sink the drive. Thanks to a court order, that vote is about to be rerun

Ralph Nader: Lost Opportunities in Joe Biden News Conference

Calling himself a “union guy” for decades, Biden inexplicably did not give a shout-out for a higher federal minimum wage, now frozen at $7.25 an hour

Norman Rogers: Unions Have the Potential and the Responsibility to Advance a “Just Transition”

The costs of achieving a green economy should not be borne by those who have suffered and been excluded by the injustices associated with industrialization

David Schwartzman: A Critique of Degrowth

A Global Green New Deal will entail sustainable economic growth, the creation of a wind/solar energy infrastructure replacing fossil fuels, restoration of natural ecosystems, agro-ecologies, green infrastructure

Laura Roth: A feminist municipalist manifesto

Building such projects in towns and cities is easier than trying to tackle the monster of pre-existing state institutions (parties, parliaments, bureaucracies) or believing that those institutions will magically embrace feminist purposes

Max Elbaum: ‘The Blood-Dimmed Tide Is Loosed’

The first step toward defeating the MAGA bloc in 2022 and 2024 is setting our sights on it. And then keeping our eyes on the prize until it is done

Redacción Barcelona: Political decisions must include women’s voices to be sustainable

The situation now facing women human rights defenders is far worse, as are the prospects for women’s full, not token, participation in shaping and building peace

Brett Wilkins: Tributes Pour in for Civil Rights Activist Bob Moses, Dead at 86

“May his light continue to guide us as we face another wave of Jim Crow laws.”

Ray McGovern: Godot Likely To Arrive Before Russia Invades Ukraine

Russia’s continued troop reinforcements near Ukraine do not mean, ipso facto, that Russia intends to attack and/or invade and/or occupy Ukraine. They have been there; and NOT done that

The Bullet: Left Municipal Election Platform Launched in Vancouver

As rents continue to spiral out of control amidst multiple intersecting societal crises, is Vancouver ready for a political revolution?

Peter Bolton: The BBC finally admits that Jeremy Corbyn is not an antisemite

The purpose of the campaign was straightforward – they sought to derail his chances of becoming prime minister and distract attention from his (widely popular) policy proposals

Noam Chomsky: COP26 Pledges Will Fail Unless Pushed by Mass Organizing

Crucially, there is widespread understanding of the measures that can be take, quite realistically, to avert impending disaster and move on to a much better world

Peter Goodman: “Davos Man”

How Billionaires Devour the World & Fuel Global Inequality, Prolonging the Pandemic

Extinction Rebellion: Brazil Is On Fire

Healing the lungs of our home

Hamilton Nolan: Disturbing New Report Shows Dire Conditions For Grocery Workers

A huge new survey of Kroger employees finds homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity are widespread

Kenn Orphan: How a Battle in Nova Scotia Echoes the Global War for Our Biosphere

These battles can be won, but we must unite to fight them, and we must do it now before the madness of ecocide ends with the finality of extinction

Bernie Sanders: Bernie Sanders: The Time for Senate Talk Is Over. We Need to Vote.

If we cannot pass a comprehensive piece of legislation, we should divide it up into separate bills and members of the Senate should have to vote on the very popular agenda we are fighting for. That’s how you win elections

Jake Johnson: Fetterman Calls Fall of Union Membership ‘A National Disgrace’

New government statistics show union membership declined by 241,000 workers last year

Ted Glick: Basics of Grassroots Organization

People working together can stop bad things and make good things happen. That’s a lesson of history

Elana Kessler: Bay Area Transit Workers Organize

The rank-and-file organizers and newly engaged members are now looking ahead to flexing their muscle in Covid safety fights and contract campaigns in 2022

K.J. Noh: The U.S. Makes a Mockery of Treaties and International Law

The United States claims it is operating under a “rules-based order”—but the term is not the same international law recognized by the rest of the world. Rather, it is camouflage behind which American exceptionalism flourishes

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