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Vincent Emanuele: Consumer Activism

Corporate and state power seek to extinguish not only our impulse for collectivity, but also the very essence of individual freedom and liberty

Eleanor Finley: The New Municipal Movements

Much more than simply a strategy for local governance, radical municipalism is emerging as a path to social freedom and democracy beyond the state

Sarah Boseley: A global death warrant for women

With one devastating flourish of the presidential pen, worldwide progress on family planning, population growth and reproductive rights was swept away. Now some of the world’s poorest women must count the cost

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Alfred W. McCoy: Trump and the Fall of Empire

Interview on Trump and Russia, the history of CIA interference in elections around the world, the Iran-Contra scandal, the CIA and the crack-cocaine epidemic, U.S. proxy wars, narcotrafficking in Afghanistan, and much more

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Ryan Mallett-Outtrim: People’s Summit Backs Venezuela

Social movements from across South America condemned Thursday Merocsur’s suspension of Venezuela, amid speculation the regional bloc could take further action against Caracas

Various Contributors: Q & A: The National Constituent Assembly

Elections for a National Constituent Assembly are being held in Venezuela on July 30th. Here are some common questions – with the answers – that are being asked about the Assembly. (21/07/17)   What is a National Constituent Assembly (ANC), under Venezuelan law? A National Constituent Assembly is essentially a constitutional convention, a gathering for Read more…

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George Monbiot: Missing Link

How a secretive network built around a Nobel prizewinner set out to curtail our freedoms

Various Contributors: Open Letter for Academic Freedom

Open Letter of California Scholar for Academic Freedom (Israel/Palestine)

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Badri Raina: When Hearts Leap

So poisoned is the throb of times That not a heart may keep a pure flow For more than a fleeting  illusion, Of a duping high amid a perpetual low.   With every announcement of pride Of accomplishment beyond compare The honest heart skips a beat To swallow that it may not dare.   Those Read more…

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Kevin Zeese: Green Party Growing Pains

The Green Party needs to put systems in place that will ensure black people, youths, women and other groups are represented throughout the party and play key leadership roles

Bruce Dixon: There are no shortcuts

White Liberal Guilt, Black Opportunism and the Green Party

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Patrick Cockburn: The world’s lack of outrage

Civillians in the city faced a Catch-22: told by US-led Coalition forces to get away from Isis positions before they were shelled; yet threatened with execution by Isis if they tried to escape

Various Contributors: The Combahee River Collective statement

A 1977 statement by a black feminist group which is widely considered a foundational text of the ‘intersectional’ approach to identity politics, which emphasises multiple, simultaneous forms of oppression

Alice Brooke Wilson: Mexico’s Autodefensa Movement

“Cartel Land” Documentary Completely Misunderstands Mexico’s Autodefensa Movement

Jennifer C. Berkshire: Destroying Public Education

Teachers, parents and business leaders are rising up to resist DeVos and ALEC’s extreme agenda

Jack Heyman: Dockworkers abandoned by politicians

The labor movement should launch a new campaign for a shorter workweek at no loss in pay as part of a struggle for full employment to benefit all, not President Trump and his Wall Street cronies

Dennis Albers: Creative Actions

In a county in northeast Michigan, Service Employees (SEIU) members at a state agency were coming up on contract time. The unit was composed of 33 clerical workers, only a few of whom had contact with clients. The rest worked in the back office and had enjoyed a very relaxed dress policy for decades. Recently Read more…

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Paul Street: “Inclusive Capitalism” & Nancy Pelosi

A recent Washington Post and ABC poll finds that just 37 percent of Americans think that the Democratic Party “stands for something.”  Fifty two percent say it’s about nothing more than opposing Trump. The 37 percent is right. The Democratic Party stands for something, alright.  It stands for the socio-pathological system of class rule and Read more…

Various Contributors: Dismantling the US

Trump has been paralyzed on healthcare and tax reform, but his administration has been active in eroding safeguards and protections elsewhere

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John Feffer: Who’s a ‘Bad Jew’?

Progressive Jewish groups are rising to criticize the Israeli occupation and fight fundamentalism in both Israel and the West

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Anthony Dimaggio: Higher Education Fallacies

What’s Behind Rising Conservative Distrust of Learning?

Rafi Schwartz: Quinceañera Protest of Anti-Immigrant Law

SB4 isn’t just about politics: it will sow fear and distrust into our communities and break apart our families

Jorge Martín: A Chavista show of strength

Venezuela’s reactionary opposition had put all their weight behind a “consultation” which was supposed to show that an overwhelming majority of Venezuelans not only reject Maduro’s proposed Constituent Assembly, but also want the Army to intervene and the formation of a “national unity government”. Their mobilisation on the day was sizeable, but fell far short Read more…

Kerry Taylor: Renewing ties to Highlander Center

Organizers are planning a series of protests spotlighting poverty and economic disparities coinciding with the 50-year anniversary of the campaign spearheaded by Martin Luther King Jr.

Raji Sourani: Gaza on Verge of Collapse

Israel Sends 2.2M People “Back to Middle Ages” in Electricity Crisis

Jim McAsey: Employees Stop State Shutdown

The 35,000 members of CWA NJ played a fierce role in battling to reopen the state

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Ryan Mallett-Outtrim: Venezuela Divided

Both sides of Venezuela’s political divide claimed victory Thursday, after an opposition strike threatened to paralyze the country

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Tom Engelhardt: Empire of Destruction

Precision Warfare? Don’t Make Me Laugh

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Noam Chomsky: Planting the seeds of the future

Preface by Noam Chomsky for Practical Utopia: Strategies for a Desirable Society

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Walden Bello: An Alternative to Globalization

A progressive future is not guaranteed. We must work to bring it about, and we will

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Vijay Prashad: The post-IS proxy war

The defeat of the Islamic State is inevitable. But the next conflict has already begun, with Iran in the gunsights of U.S.

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard: Curtailing 1st Amendment Rights

Interview about the right to protest

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Glenn Greenwald: Criminally Outlawing Support for Boycott

The criminalization of political speech and activism against Israel has become one of the gravest threats to free speech in the West. In France, activists have been arrested and prosecuted for wearing T-shirts advocating a boycott of Israel. The U.K. has enacted a series of measures designed to outlaw such activism. In the U.S., governors compete with Read more…

Steven Rosenfeld: Who’s Who of Vote Suppressors

Working to Keep the GOP in Majority in 2018

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Paul Street: The Abandonment

Reflections on James Foreman’s “Locking Up Our Own”

Adam Ziemkowski: How Seattle Voted to Tax the Rich

We are channeling the energy that won a tax on the rich into a bold campaign for affordable housing and rent control, and knocking on thousands of doors in neighborhoods around the city

Pam Vogel: Transformative Media Coup

The Smiths don’t have the name recognition of a Rupert Murdoch, but they’re no less dangerous

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Ralph Nader: Detecting What Unravels Our Society

Democracy and its blessings work, but only if we don’t drop out and recommit ourselves to securing these blessings for our posterity

Erica Smiley: Confronting white supremacy to build shared bargaining power

The operators of global capital use a system of white supremacy and structural racism to keep working people disorganized and isolated from each other so that they do not collectively

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Vijay Prashad: Times Beats War Drums

Discussing the New York Times article, ‘Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. ‘Handed the Country Over”

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John Feffer: A Fairy Tale from 2050

Donald Trump and the Triumph of Anti-Politics

Thom Hartmann: Indentured Servitude in American Heartland

Corporations want to make sure that laborers never again have the power to tell big business how to treat them

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Badri Raina: The NDA’s Presidential Choice

Ram Nath Kovind’s Nomination Serves Multiple Sangh Objectives

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Patrick Cockburn: More than just revenge

Why Isis fighters are being thrown off buildings in Mosul

Nancy MacLean: Radical Right’s Stealth Plan

A Q&A about the elusive James McGill Buchanan.

Marshall Allen: Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

Hospitals and pharmacies are required to toss expired drugs, no matter how expensive or vital. Meanwhile the FDA has long known that many remain safe and potent for years longer

Michael Arria: Union Busters

As media focuses on Russia collusion, Trump Is quietly stacking the Labor Board with union busters

Jessica Glenza: A Deadly Business

Big tobacco still sees big profits in America’s poor

Binoy Kampmark: Militarising Civilian Life

Australia, policing and terrorism

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Kim Scipes: The Epic Failure of Labor Leadership

in 2016, union membership was only 6.4 percent of workers in the private sector, and 34.4 percent of the public sector, giving an overall percentage of 10.7 percent

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