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Kevin Zeese: War Preparations Against Venezuela As Election Nears

Since we published “Regime Change Fails: Is a Military Coup or Invasion Next,” we received more information showing steps toward preparing for a potential military attack on Venezuela. Stopping this war needs to become a top priority for the peace movement. Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) published a newsletter that reported “troubling news of an Read more…

Lawrence Wittner: The Trump Administration’s War on Workers

His appointments to federal positions created to defend workers’ rights provide an indication of his priorities

Sarah L. Blum: Women in the US Military Say #MeToo

Demand an End to Impunity of Sexual Assault

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca: Disguising Imperialism

How Textbooks Get the Cold War Wrong and Dupe Students

Juan Cole: Semi-Automatic Weapons in Common

Trump keeps droning on about gang violence, but most of their killings are also carried out with semi-automatic rifles

April M. Short: Students Who Survived Demanding Gun Control

Five teenagers who survived the school shooting invite you to “March for Our Lives,” on March 24

Mike Elk: Justice in the factory

How Black Lives Matter breathed new life into unions

Danny Sjursen: Roots in Religious Zealotry

The exceptionalism and chauvinistic Protestantism of the Massachusetts Puritans long influenced the American experiment

Various Contributors: Massive Cuts for Nearly Everything But the Military

Today President Trump released his second presidential budget request, and it looks much like the first. His priorities are clear: ever-increasing funds for the Pentagon, nuclear weapons and Homeland Security, and massive cuts to almost everything else. The budget deal Congress passed last week puts 54 percent of the discretionary budget into the Pentagon and Read more…

Elliott Gabriel: Washington’s New Colonial War

Critics contend that Operation Pacific Eagle Philippines is aimed at strengthening Washington’s grip on the long-subjugated people of the Philippines, defeating a half-century leftist insurgency

Marjorie Cohn: Trump Creates, Then Exacerbates, Crisis for Palestinian Refugees

One of the most consequential actions Donald Trump took during the first year of his presidency was to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December 2017. When the Palestinians predictably responded by pulling out of the US-led “peace process,” Trump retaliated by cutting US financial support to the United Nations Relief and Works Read more…

Andrea Germanos: Because ‘Nothing Has Changed Since Columbine’

Students, Teachers Call for Nationwide School Walkouts

Martha Rosenberg: Big Pharma Still Tries to Push Dangerous Drug Class

Blaming hip fractures on not enough people taking bisphosphonates is not a new tactic for Pharma

Immanuel Wallerstein: Fluidity Everywhere

A look around the globe will readily confirm the inability of the United States to get its way

Badri Raina: Nothing Succeeds like Failure

The Fidayeen attack on the Brigade Headquarters in Jammu City is barely over when news of another daring attack comes, this time from the heart of Srinagar City in the thick of the Karan Nagar colony, a walking distance from the S.M.H.S Hospital from where an LeT terrorist escaped from police custody a week ago. Read more…

Steven Rosenfeld: GOP Takes Another Step to Control Federal Courts

The Republicans are engaged in a massive right-wing court-packing scheme that will last for decades — long after the Senate’s current Republican majority is gone

Shane Burley: Anti-fascist organizing explodes on US college campuses

On December 13, six members of the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents shared a statement titled “United Against Hate,” showing their opposition to the current negotiations happening between the university and white nationalist Richard Spencer. After a disastrous appearance at the University of Florida at Gainesville, which saw mass actions by the No Nazis Read more…

Patrick Cockburn: People care more about Oxfam scandal than cholera epidemic

Compare the lack of interest shown by the international media, politicians and assorted celebrities to the cholera epidemic, leading to the death of thousands of Haitians, with the hysterical outrage expressed about Oxfam officials consorting with prostitutes

Justin Anderson: New ‘Reform’ Group Against Guaranteed Healthcare

The warm reception USoC has gotten so far from corporate media suggests that popular support for universal healthcare programs like Medicare for All will be met with undue skepticism and hostility from political and media establishment alike

Ziva Branstetter: Extorting people over court debts

A newly expanded federal lawsuit seeks class-action status for thousands of Oklahoma residents it says are being extorted by a collections company working for most of the state’s sheriffs and courts

Michael Albert: Defining Ourselves

Various interviewees discuss 
RPS’s second convention and shadow government.

Anders Sandstrom: Ways Forward for the Left

The Left has lost much of its influence since the 1980s. Neoliberalism has taken over both theory and practice, and achieved many of its goals. Services that were previously public, such as health care, education and social services, have been privatized or market exposed, finance and labour markets have been deregulated, taxes have been cut, Read more…

Ramzy Baroud: The Boomerang Effect

How Netanyahu Made Israel an American Issue, and Lost

George Lakey: How Maine climate activists found their power potential

Moving past one-off protests

George Monbiot: Resisting Resistance

A US-UK trade deal threatens to export the horrors of US corporate livestock production

Rebekah Barber: Taking on the cash bail system

“Money shouldn’t determine anyone’s freedom”

Baher Kamal: The Polar Vultures

Corporations flock to melting Arctic for oil and trade routes

Michele Prospero: There’s no ‘red scare’

So what is right-wing violence about?

James Risen: Is Donald Trump a Traitor?

Americans must live with the uncertainty of not knowing whether Trump has the best interests of the United States or those of Russia at heart.

Ana Campoy: New York Teamsters Declares Itself a Sanctuary Union

In addition to refusing to cooperate with federal authorities, the Teamsters are also offering workshops about immigrants’ legal rights, and advice from immigration lawyers

Stephanie Savell: The Wars No One Notices

Talking to a Demobilized Country

Susan Roberts: Are Modern Cities Sustainable?

Simply maintaining the material infrastructure of an urban development, i.e., keeping the buildings up and running, is hugely expensive in ecological terms, let alone bringing in food and water for the inhabitants

John Ackerman: Leftist Hopeful’s Lead Signals Upheaval for Mexico

Leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador enjoys a double-digit lead in Mexico’s presidential race. A tactical alliance between divided leftist groups might still be possible

John Feffer: Russiagate or Deep State?

The bizarre denialism of some on the left and right about Russiagate doesn’t bode well for the future of American politics

Aaron Glantz: Kept Out

Banks Across U.S. Caught Systematically Rejecting People of Color for Home Loans

David Swanson: Witness Out of Palestine

This book documents the normalization of a long-term gradual genocide, one that in its duration serves as a marketing device for generations of new military weaponry

Danica Jorden: Quebec’s Legacy of Racism Continues

A look at the medical airlift policy for Indigenous children in the far north

Nicola Chávez Courtright: Green for Blue in the Mexican Security State

Mexico’s recently approved Internal Security Law grants its military unprecedented policing abilities—with broad-reaching implications for security policy across the region.

Robert Koehler: War and poverty: a compromise with hell

In America, the horrors of poverty go on and on. The solution for some — especially those in positions of power — is simply to close their eyes to it

Billy Corriher: States can — and should — rein in unlimited money in politics

Cracking down on unlimited political contributions would help ensure that elected state officials are responsive to their voters — not just donors with deep pockets

David Bacon: How Unions Help Immigrants Resist Deportations

In California, labor has long protected its immigrant members—and now, it’s defending non-members as well

Hamza Hamouchene: Tunisia: protesting austerity, demanding sovereignty

The recent protests show that Tunisia is still a cauldron of popular resistance against neoliberal and neo-colonial attacks on the country’s sovereignty

Yves Engler: NDP seeks to topple Venezuela’s government

Has it become NDP policy to support US-backed coups in Latin America?

Juan Cole: 11,004 Gun Murders in US vs. 26 (equiv. 130) in England Annually

Revised A lot of smoke is being generated to cover up the fact that the horrific Florida school shooting that has left at least 17 dead results from a virtual absence of meaningful gun controls in the US, such that a few gun manufacturers are allowed to make powerful military-style weapons available to the homocidally Read more…

Kevin Zeese: Is A Military Coup Or Invasion Of Venezuela Next?

The United States is targeting Venezuela because the Bolivarian Revolution provides an example against US imperialism

Jim Hightower: The South Is Rising Again

From Alabama to Mississippi, young progressives are turning the tide

Gareth Porter: Can South Korea’s Leader End Trump’s North Korea Crisis?

The United States’ South Korean ally regards beginning negotiations with North Korea as a high priority—higher than resuming the military exercises that have riled North Korea for decades

Robert Fisk: Acknowledging the facts of history

While Poland has decided to outlaw any claims that their countrymen participated in the extermination of the Jews, Israel continues to ignore the Armenian genocide

Hunter Blair: We Need Broad-Based Public Investment

Interview on Trump’s newly released infrastructure plan and why unloading the burden of majority of funding to states and localities is the wrong approach

Ruth Tanner: The aid industry is long overdue its #MeToo moment

Revelations about Oxfam’s behaviour in Haiti are shocking, but not surprising

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