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Kate Aronoff: A New Global Group of 21 Lawmakers Will Pressure Countries on Climate Change

The Global Alliance for a Green New Deal wants sharper emissions cuts, better climate finance from rich countries, ecological justice, and more

Masada Disenhouse: Change Doesn’t Happen Without Disruption

Everybody needs to realize that they’re an influencer. Whether it’s on social media or talking to people in person, everybody has their own networks

John Scales Avery: Climate: We Are Not Doing Enough

Despite the reduced emissions resulting from the COVID-19 lockdown, the Keeling Curve continues to rise steadily, and the carbon dioxide content of the earth’s atmosphere continues to rise steadily

Sasha Abramsky: Trump Has Convinced His Followers He’s About to Return to Office This Summer

The more we learn about Trump’s last months in office, the clearer it becomes that talk of coups and martial law was far more than just idle chatter

Carole Concha Bell: First Indigenous Woman to Preside Over Chilean Constitutional Assembly Rocks Establishment

Chile’s path to transformation can be directly attributed to grassroots organizing and relentless demands for fundamental change

Ted Glick: Sabotage?

“How to Blow Up a Pipeline” is a book calling for greater seriousness in action by those of us who get it on how urgent the climate emergency is

Thomas Piketty: Reconstructing internationalism

Can we restore positive meaning to the idea of internationalism? Yes, but on condition that we turn our backs on the ideology of unfettered free trade which has till now guided globalization

Camille Gijs: A migrant hunger strike is shaking Belgium’s government

Once a local issue, the residency-seekers are gaining global attention

Chido Nwakanma: The Role of the Writer in Political Reform

Nigerians have experienced negative changes in all three areas. Nigerians now clamour for reform, beginning with the structural foundation of the country

Jeff Cohen: 35 Years Later, Looking Back at the Founding of FAIR

One of FAIR’s main goals was to take what had been a marginalized progressive media critique and push that critique into the faces of mainstream journalists

Maya McCoy: Physicians Have Duty to Confront Exploitative Industry That Employs Them

Ultimately, it is crucial for the care of patients and the movement toward health justice that physicians align as workers and witnesses

Dean Baker: The Drug Companies Are Killing People

It is essential to do everything possible to accelerate the distribution of vaccines. It is long past time that we started taking the pandemic seriously

Thomas Klikauer: Covid-19 Propaganda in Australia

Australia’s very conservative Liberal Party supports the elite and fails the rest

Sharon Zhang: Bernie Sanders Is the Real Force Behind the $3.5T Reconciliation Bill

Over the past months, Sanders has been exercising a much stronger influence over the White House and Washington at large than he previously has

Richard D. Wolff: The United States Underestimates China’s Economic Challenge at Its Own Peril

Ratcheting up demonizations of China seems a poor and likely counterproductive response

Alex Henderson: The GOP now resembles the parties of ‘autocratic regimes’

The “leader principle,” according to Paul Krugman, is very much at work when Republicans go to ridiculous, absurd extremes to show their loyalty to Trump

Mario Murillo: Colombia Erupts in Protest Again

Interview on anti-government protests in several cities on the country’s Independence Day

Elaine Elinson: And yet we signed: Behind the letter to the president of Nicaragua

Hundreds who spent the 1980s doing Sandinista solidarity work are now condemning Daniel Ortega’s new wave of political repression. Here’s why

Alex Woodward: The Human Cost of Doritos

Claims of 84-hour Work Weeks and Stagnant Wages at Frito-Lay Factory Where Workers are on Strike

Pete Dolack: We don’t need to wait for centuries to build a better world

Repressive rule, whether through monarchs, armed force or economics, is not forever. Nothing of human creation is forever

Sharon Zhang: Bezos’s Space Stunt Got Almost as Much TV Time as Climate Crisis

Climate advocates have expressed frustration for years that broadcast news as a whole largely ignores the climate crisis

Juan Cole: Under Pressure from Biden, Japan pledges to double target for Renewables in energy mix by 2030

To the extent that Biden is exerting this pressure on US allies, he is playing a pivotal role in our global turn to renewables

Rodrigo Nunes: Organizing in the midnight hour

Political theorist Rodrigo Nunes provides a new approach to the problems of power and organization to help confront climate catastrophe

Ed Yong: The Pandemic Is Not Over

Interview on Delta’s Devastation in Low-Vaccination States

John Stoehr: How the pandemic put final nail in coffin of the right-wing idea of liberty

The tide is shifting away from the idea that we should be nicer to people in order to get them to do the right thing. No, they should do the right thing for its own sake

Josh Mound: The US Tax Code Should Not Allow Billionaires to Exist

We need to attack the wealth and power of the rich — and that means massively increasing taxes on them

Jennifer Mercieca: We are all propagandists now

The public sphere, where Americans discuss public issues, is broken. There’s little discussion – and lots of fighting

Nan McCurdy: Evo Morales Denounces New U.S.-Led Operation Condor

Bolivian President Morales has suggested that the 2019 coup directed against him is part of a new U.S. Plan Condor—whose aim is to rollback the renewed left-wing ascendancy in South America

Badri Raina: The Winged Horse

Think what in our fallen times Has become of Pegasus; Turned into a poisoned beep, He is made to spy on us

Yves Engler: Time to Ban Automobile Advertising

Decades ago when it became clear humanity was hurtling towards a climate crisis, car ads should have been banned

Rod Driver: Enforcing US Exploitation: The IMF and the World Bank

Rich countries, particularly the US, dominate the IMF and World Bank, and use them to manipulate developing countries so that their corporations can dominate trade

Marjorie Cohn: If Biden Wants to “Stand With the Cuban People,” He Can Ease the Cruel Blockade

It is time to end the U.S.’s economic war on Cuba

Dan Freeman-Maloy: Israel’s Antisemitism Ruse

When Racists Claim Victimhood

Juan Cole: “No ice cream for you”

Ben & Jerry’s ceases distribution to Israeli Squatter-Settlements in Palestinian West Bank

Norman Solomon: Who’s Afraid of Nina Turner?

Nina Turner is very scary — to power brokers who’ve been spending big money and political capital to keep her out of Congress

Manolo De Los Santos: If You Grew Up With the U.S. Blockade as a Cuban, You Might Understand Recent Protests Differently

While the economic stranglehold has been severe, the information war against Cuba has been equally vicious

Ramzy Baroud: Islamophobia and Europe’s demographic shifts

It is time for European countries to understand that their demographics are fundamentally changing and that such changes can, in fact, be beneficial to their national health

Greg Palast: US Cannibals in Haiti

… and other tales of Voodoo Economics in the Triste Tropiques

Jacob Morrison: Striking Alabama Miners Are Done Playing Nice

Hundreds of UMWA miners remain on the picket line at the Warrior Met Coal mine

Ted Rall: The Taliban’s Dramatic Military Victory

Not only did the Taliban win a protracted war against the world’s biggest superpower, that superpower is leaving them a brand-new nation built from the ground up

Sharon Zhang: Jamaal Bowman Unveils $1.4 Trillion Green New Deal for Public Schools

Progressives in the House are aiming to get Bowman’s bill incorporated into Senate Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill,

William rivers Pitt: The Delta Variant Is Feasting on the Unvaxxed — and It’s Getting Worse

It appears grimly clear that too many of us simply won’t work to fix these things because they won’t because they won’t, so there

Ralph Nader: The Power Structure for Deadly Lag and the Prophetic Work of Unsung Heroes

All those who told us so are largely forgotten, uncelebrated and, if they are still active, hardly getting their calls returned. Is there a more abject sign of a decaying democracy?

Thomas Klikauer: Corporate Capitalism Works … For Some

To win against the Covid-19 virus, the world needs a well-functioning public health system

Steve Early: Power Despite Precarity

How Contingent Faculty Organizing Can Succeed in Higher Education

Juan Cole: South Africa ‘Ungovernable’ after a former President was Jailed

Do Trump and Trumpism pose a similar danger to U.S.?

Alex Gibney: “Crime of the Century”

How Big Pharma Fueled the Opioid Crisis That Killed 500,000 and Counting

Steven Keehner: Shoplifting Is Big News; Stealing Millions From Workers Is Not

While basic arithmetic would indicate that $4.5 million is greater than $950, media have demonstrated that the question isn’t how much is being stolen, but who it is being stolen from

Paul Cochrane: Nothing is Happening in South Africa (Just Devastation)

Huge swathes of South Africa are smouldering from days of rioting and looting

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