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Jonathan Cook: From open internet to the dark ages

The vast majority of people will use the services they are provided with, and be oblivious to what is no longer available

Richard Rothstein: The History of How Government Segregated U.S.

Federal, state, and local governments deliberately segregated residential areas of every metropolitan area of the nation, designed to ensure that African Americans and whites would have to live separately

Remi Joseph-Salisbury: Strength in Unity

Recognising the interconnectedness of struggles will enable us to build much stronger movements, that recognise and learn from the past

Joe Dinkin: Bridging Gap Between Movements and Elections

We have always wanted to have a healthy tension between the weight and muscle of institutions and the energy and idealism and drive of individual activists

Thomas Walker: Workers Foil Governor’s Outsourcing Scheme

Even with few legal rights, and no union recognition, we beat back one of the most powerful and wealthiest politicians in the country, protecting thousands of jobs and public services

Yael Grauer: Trackers Found In Popular Android Apps

Data is the oil in the machinery here, and I think they’re just trying to find different ways to extract it

Max Zahn: Labor fights back

In the latest surge of labor opposition to the Trump administration’s immigration agenda, union leaders and rank-and-file members rallied on short notice Tuesday, vowing to fight the TPS decision

Harry Targ: Steinbeck and Farm-Worker Organizing

Steinbeck was influenced by and synthesized his own politics and personal experience with the political culture and movements of the 1930s

Paul Blest: Fighting for basic labor rights — and winning

Date on which the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), the ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center, and N.C. Justice Center filed a federal lawsuit against North Carolina over the Farm Act of 2017, which bars farmworker unions from entering agreements with employers to have union dues transferred from paychecks: 11/15/2017 Prior to the law’s passage, percent Read more…

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Rebecca Solnit: Let These Women’s Stories Never Cease

On Fighting Foundational Misogyny One Story at a Time

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas: 700,000 Women Farmworkers Stand Against Sexual Assault

In these moments of despair, and as you cope with scrutiny and criticism because you have bravely chosen to speak out against the harrowing acts that were committed against you, please know that you’re not alone

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Michael Albert: Overcoming Cynicism 

Juliet Berkman, Senator Malcolm King, and Andrej Goldman discuss overcoming cynicism and early momentum.

Gilbert Mercier: Thanksgiving: Celebrating the Genocide of Native Americans

The sad reality about the United States of America is that in a matter of a few hundreds years it managed to rewrite its own history into a mythological fantasy

Jason Hickel: Averting the Apocalypse

Lessons from Costa Rica

Molly Redden: ‘You’ll never work again’

Women tell how sexual harassment broke their careers

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Vijay Prashad: Ruined infrastructure and a refugee crisis

Two months after two hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, the island nation continues to be plagued by collapsed infrastructure, widespread power failure and fears of a health crisis, even as residents leave

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Mark Weisbrot: End US support for Saudi war in Yemen

If Congress turns against this war and blocks U.S. involvement, the Saudis will have to negotiate an end to the conflict

Robert Hunziker: Fukushima Darkness

The radiation effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant triple meltdowns are felt worldwide

Aidan Harper: A four day working week

We work ourselves into the ground for little economic benefit. It’s high time to for a change

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Chris Spannos: We still need human intelligence

A new post-capitalist economy based on calculations, and on artificial intelligence too, is possible. But making that a reality would require our collective human intelligence

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Zoltan Grossman: Olympia Train Blockade Hits Again

Even if the Olympia train blockaders are again removed by police in coming hours or days, they are part of a larger regional movement taking responsibility to act in the face of the climate crisis

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Kathy Kelly: The Quality of Mercy

The comfortable nations often authorize the worst atrocities overseas through fear for their own safety, imagining themselves the victims to be protected from crime at all costs. Such attitudes entitle people in Iraq

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Rebecca Gordon: On the Rehabilitation of George W. Bush

Say It Again: The Enemy of Our Enemy Is Still a War Criminal

Michael Sainato: Young Voters Turn to Socialism

Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant discusses the surge of Democratic Socialists of America, reforming the Democratic Party, opposing Trump, and fighting corporate power at the local level

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Ramzy Baroud: 70 Years of Broken Promises

The Untold Story of the Partition Plan

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George Monbiot: Rogue State

How the guardians of nationhood conspire in its destruction

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Jonathan Cook: Trump’s ‘ultimate deal’

The long wait appears to be coming to an end on Donald Trump’s “ultimate deal”, one supposedly capable of unlocking the impasse between Israel and the Palestinians

Chuck Collins: Inequality Reaching Staggering New Levels

Jeff Bezos recently became the richest person on earth. Bezos, head of the online retail behemoth Amazon, saw his wealth jump by $10 billion in just the past month to now more than $90 billion. That’s a stunning leap. But what’s truly stunning is that Bezos and the next two wealthiest Americans, Bill Gates and Read more…

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Jonathan Cook: Syria, ‘experts’ and George Monbiot

Avoiding being railroaded…

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George Monbiot: Toxic Atmosphere

How a chemical weapons attack in Syria spawned a shameful series of conspiracy theories

Pete Dolack: More talking

Climate summit’s solution to global warming

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Richard Falk: Taking Stock: One Year After Trump

At issue is more than Trump. I want to live and die in a world of inclusive political communities

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Dean Baker: #RichPeopleNeedTaxCuts

The Republican Tax Plan

Stephen Janis: Police Brutality Against Women

Women’s experiences with police violence are often absent from the discussion about police brutality

Tom H. Hastings: Reckless

The courts have disallowed the necessity defense, that is, effectively eliminating the chance for the jury to hear why these resisters did their actions

Harry Blain: U.S. Is Stockpiling Nuclear Arms

The U.S. is spending $1.2 trillion on weapons that invariably make the world a more dangerous place

Corynne McSherry: R.I.P. The Internet, 1983-2017

The end of online liberty

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Badri Raina: No More a Sack of Potatoes

A conspiracy seems afoot To prove Moody’s wrong; Why else would a million farmers’ Capital streets throng?   They no longer seem fragmented, Gullible, superstitious, But bunched up as a nasty class, Armed with awareness.   They think, having cast a vote, They have a right to know Why their oppression increases The more food Read more…

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Michael Albert: 
First Steps

Chapter One of RPS / 2044, a look at some very early events and their meaning.

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Patrick Bond: Economic meltdown looms in Zimbabwe

The palace coup, Mugabe’s demise and ‘nightmare’ versus ‘national unity’ scenarios

Penn Loh: Capitalism Is Not the Only Choice

We have opportunities every day to build economies that lift each other up and spread joy

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Michael T. Klare: The Trump Doctrine

Making Nuclear Weapons Usable Again

Sujatha Fernandes: Trump’s Cold War Towards Cuba

The State Department announced a tightening of the US economic embargo against Cuba, which hurts average Cubans and reverts to failed Cold War policies

Nicolas J.S. Davies: Civilians Combatants In Wars Against America

Most of the people joining armed groups across the Middle East and Africa are only fighting at all because U.S. and allied forces are “fighting them there,” in their countries, cities, villages and homes

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David Swanson: Against Thanksgiving

If everyone showed enough grasp of reality to turn the day after Thanksgiving into a day of mass nonviolent action for survival, rather than a day of extreme materialism, I’d have no objection to Thanksgiving

Omar Barghouti: BDS Against Israel: How Effective Is It?

The Israeli government, which adopted a very aggressive counterstrategy, “likes to believe it is somehow winning the fight against BDS,” but that view is “quite delusional”

Alana Toulin: Food Industry Where Trump Wants It

The rise of neoliberalism in the United States has led to the continued deregulation of the food industry and allowed cozy relationships between policymakers and Big Ag and Big Food lobbyists to flourish

Peter Lehr: Militant Buddhism is on the march

In Sri Lanka and Myanmar, the notion that a non-Buddhist minority is the vanguard of an imminent invasion is very strong indeed

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Kevin Zeese: Dissent Under Attack

Every attack must be turned into an opportunity for us to build the strength of people power

Zenobia Jeffries: The “Redneck Revolt”

The self-described anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-fascist group was founded in the summer of 2016 to challenge working-class White people to stand against White supremacy

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