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Branko Marcetic: The Democrats Have Been Embarrassingly Useless on Abortion

For months, the Democratic Party leadership knew the Supreme Court was preparing to gut Roe v. Wade. When it happened, they sprang into action and immediately did nothing

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Tom Engelhardt: Extreme Life

Or World War III (IV and V), Climate-Style

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Brett Wilkins: Top US Nurses Union Urges Senators to Suspend Filibuster to Protect Abortion Rights

“Reproductive health services,” says National Nurses United, are “fundamental to ensuring economic justice for women across the country.”

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Mike Hembury: Summer of ‘22: Strike!

Enough of poverty, enough of ecocide, enough of patriarchy. Get angry, get organised, strike

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Vijay Prashad: How Cuba Is Eradicating Child Mortality and Banishing the Diseases of the Poor

To move from 59 infant deaths out of every 1,000 live births to no infant deaths in the matter of a few decades is an extraordinary feat

Sharon Zhang: Workers at Over 300 Starbucks Locations Have Filed to Unionize

“We hope that Starbucks will choose to reverse their anti-union campaign and instead choose to work with their partners.”

Molly Hagan: New York prisons ban care packages containing food

Families say the new policy is “retaliation” and a way to squeeze more profits from incarcerated people and their loved ones

Nina Turner: “Nation Under Siege”

Highland Park Shooting & Stopping U.S. Gun Violence

F. Douglas Stephenson: Medicare still Superior at Age 57

A majority of Americans support Medicare and want expansion of this program to provide health insurance for all

Melvin A. Goodman: Moscow’s War In Ukraine vs. Washington’s “Special Military Operation”

The United States has taken a series of military steps that will be difficult to reverse and that will become obstacles to future Russian-American relations

Alejandra Tapia: 18 days of resistance in Ecuador

Women leaders of the National Strike explain its context

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Rebecca Solnit: Feminism Hasn’t Failed. Here’s the Evidence.

You can take away a right through legal means, but it is harder to take away the belief in that right. The uproar over the court’s hideous abortion decision is a reminder of how unpopular it is

Derrick z. Jackson: Children Will Suffer the Consequences of Recent Supreme Court Rulings

It appears to be of no concern to the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ultraconservative majority how children are collateral damage in its monumental rulings to close the 2021-22 term

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David Swanson: If Democrats Didn’t Suck

Make clear that you’ve decided to copy from Republicans their willingness to act rather than their funders and policies

Patrick Mazza: Ditch the Constitution and start over

The right “to institute new government”

Dave Lindorff: What would a real Opposition Party of the People Do?

I encourage readers to send in other good proposals for a real People’s Democratic Party wish list

Ethan J. Kytle: When the Fourth of July Was a Black Holiday

After the Civil War, African Americans in the South transformed Independence Day into a celebration of their newly won freedom

Annie Levin: Bringing Left Politics to American Christianity

The Institute for Christian Socialism is trying to build left-wing solidarity within religious communities

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Jake Johnson: ‘Tipping Point of No Return’ Feared as Amazon Rainforest Fires Surge

“Up to now, the Biden administration has only legitimized the Brazilian government’s anti-Indigenous and anti-environmental agenda”

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Patrick Cockburn: The mass ethnic cleansing of Syrian Kurds is collateral damage from the war in Ukraine

A Kurdish family share their story as they seek to escape the impending Turkish advance for the third time in five years

Steve Downs: Two Contrasting Visions of the Labor Movement Were on Display in June

The leaders of the AFL-CIO showed they do not have a viable way forward to offer. The Labor Notes conference showed what a revitalizing labor movement looks like

Winslow Myers: The lost conversation

Please Help ZNet           Eight days of rafting down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon with my daughter promised to be an exceptional experience. Introducing myself to a fellow voyager, a Texan, I joked that surely Texas wasn’t really planning to secede, because it would be a pain to have Read more…

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Juan Cole: How the Trump Supreme Court became King George III

Depriving us of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

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Jake Johnson: ‘Payoff for 40 Years of Dark Money’

Supreme Court Delivers for Corporate America

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Norman Solomon: Nuclear War Could Mean Annihilation, But Biden and Congress Are Messing Around

Even before the Russian invasion of Ukraine four months ago, the risks of global nuclear annihilation were at a peak

Stephen F. Eisenman: “A Fancy Piece of Homicide” at the U.S. Supreme Court

Please Help ZNet           Source: Counterpunch In Double Indemnity, insurance claims manager Barton Keyes (played by Edward G. Robinson), tell his ace salesman, Walter Neff (played by Fred MacMurray) that he’s figured out that the man they insured didn’t die from an accident after all: “It’s murder, and murders don’t come Read more…

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Zane McNeill: A Baltimore Neighborhood Responds to Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Crimes with Community Defense and Mutual Aid

Following the burning of two Pride flags, residents of the Abell neighborhood have come together to raise funds, rebuild, and establish a police-free safety plan

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Sam Pizzigati: Tax the Rich, House the Homeless

In L.A., 1 percenters currently pay less than a 1 percent city tax on the mansions they make millions selling

Rapid Transition Alliance: Keeping cool without costing the earth

The understanding that climate change is as much of a health issue as an environmental one is becoming widely accepted

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Vijay Prashad: The U.S. Extends Its Military Reach Into Zambia

The U.S. military has 29 known military bases in 15 of the African countries

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Anatol Lieven: NATO Expansion & What a Ukraine Peace Settlement Could Look Like

We look at the impact of prolonged U.S. military presence in Europe and the overemphasis on Russia or China as enemies to the West

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Badri Raina: The Curious Case of Riyaz Attari: Was He a Double Agent?

Several questions around Riyaz Attari’s association with the BJP remain unanswered

Gerard Di Trolio: Canadian Workers Are in Revolt

Now Is the Time for Unions to Punch the Gas

Nick Vachon: Progressive Candidates Rack Up Some Big Wins

In Tuesday’s Democratic primaries, left-wing challengers in Illinois made history, while in New York, progressive incumbents held onto their seats

Kris Hamel: Detroit rally supports coffee workers on strike

The main message was solidarity and unity in the face of the judges, politicians and bosses with all of their cutbacks and misery, and that workers can win if we unite and fight

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Bill McKibben: Be the Backlash

The Supreme Court’s decisions are insanely unpopular; we have to make that matter

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Thomas Klikauer: How PR is Preventing Awareness of Global Warming

Anti-environmental PR and propaganda can be expected to continue to play a vital role in the debate on global warming

Diana Moreno: Don’t Mourn—Organize for Reproductive Justice

Socialist feminists don’t want “choice”—we demand full abortion rights for all, without exception

Loretta J. Ross: We Need Racial Solidarity to Restore Abortion Rights

Fascism is definitely in our future unless we work together in these tumultuous times

Nick Engelfried: Climate Activists Across the Global South and North Unite To Stop the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline

As a movement born in Uganda and Tanzania arrives in the United States, activists are drawing strength from lessons of earlier pipeline battles

Mustafa Ali: Supreme Court Limits EPA’s Power to Cut Carbon Emissions & Combat Climate Crisis

“They’ve put people’s lives in danger, and they have also put in place steps that will accelerate the climate crisis”

Dan DiMaggio: A New Sense of Possibility

Starbucks and Amazon Wins Inspire Organizing at Trader Joe’s, REI, Target, and Apple

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Sonali Kolhatkar: Colombia: After Decades of Reaction, A Turn Left

Please Help ZNet             For the first time ever, Colombia has chosen new leadership that is not conservative. Voters in the third-most populous nation in Latin America narrowly elected the former mayor of Bogotá, Gustavo Petro, in a runoff election against his conservative opponent Rodolfo Hernández, with 50.47 percent of Read more…

Oren Schweitzer: Chileans Revolted Against Their Constitution. Americans Should Too

In recent years, Chileans have struggled to overturn their undemocratic political system and write a new constitution. Americans should take Chile’s lead and fight for a new constitution too

Cira Pascual Marquina: Workers Take Control in the Face of Shutdowns

The struggle to gain democratic control and keep two factories running in Venezuela’s Guayana region

The Wire Staff: Noam Chomsky, Rajmohan Gandhi, 4 International Bodies Call for Umar Khalid’s Release

‘The only credible evidence that has been presented is that he was exercising his constitutional right to speak and to protest, a fundamental prerogative of citizenship in a free society.’

Sharon Zhang: “We Are Witnessing a Judicial Coup in Process”

The Supreme Court’s next session starting in October is shaping up to be equally severe

The Poor People's Campaign: 7 Steps Before the Midterms

We call on all poor and low-wealth people to march in mass assembly from here to the polls this November and to use your vote to make your voices heard

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Marjorie Cohn: SCOTUS EPA Ruling Signals Court Will Strike Down Rules Limiting Corporate Profit

This frightening decision could preempt new regulations the Biden administration’s EPA is developing to fight climate change

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