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Vandana Shiva: Ending a Century of Ecocide and Genocide, Seeding Earth Democracy

For more than a century, a poison cartel has experimented with and developed chemicals to kill people, first in Hitler’s concentration camps and the war, later by selling these chemicals as inputs for industrial agriculture. In a little over half a century, small farmers have been uprooted everywhere, by design, further expanding the toxic fields Read more…

Gary Younge: An All-American Slaughter

The Youthful Carnage of America’s Gun Culture

Norman Finkelstein: Prospects, Hope and Strategies for the Future in Palestine

Interview on a range of issues around Israel’s occupation of Palestine

Sue Sturgis: Hurricane Matthew’s unfolding environmental disaster

Tons of exposed coal ash at the Lee plant: more than 1 million

Patrick Cockburn: Compare the coverage of Mosul and East Aleppo and it tells you a lot about the propaganda we consume

The extreme bias shown in foreign media coverage of similar events in Iraq and Syria will be a rewarding subject for PhD students

Eugene Nulman: The Authentic Asshole

Populism is on the rise from both the political left and right partially because people are hearing some form of authenticity

Patricia Aldana: The Other (Invisible) Refugees

The situation that has driven Central American children to become refugees is not the product of unseen forces in faraway countries. It is the direct result of the past seventy years of U.S. foreign policy

Dan DiMaggio: All Tricks, No Treat in Peeps Candy Strike

After three weeks on strike, the 400 workers who make Mike and Ikes, Hot Tamales, and that Easter basket staple, marshmallow Peeps, were driven back to work September 28—still without a contract

Marjorie Cohn: The Threat of a Right-Wing Supreme Court: Analyzing Trump’s Prospective Justices

The new president will change the Court’s ideological makeup for the next four decades

Noam Chomsky: The Perils of Market-Driven Education

What is the actual role of education and its link to democracy, to decent human relations and to a decent society?

Jeremy Gilbert: How the left can win

No single party can defeat neoliberalism. A broader social movement is needed

Jack Rasmus: Behind The 3rd US Presidential Debate—What’s Coming in 2017

What the 3rd—and indeed all three debates—reveal beneath the surface is a growing loss of legitimacy by the US political elite and their parties in broad segments of the US

Patrick Cockburn: Mosul braces itself for next bloody chapter having been ravaged by 13 years of war

Mosul has been a dangerous place since the US-led invasion of 2003. It is the greatest Sunni Arab city of Iraq during an era in which the Sunni had lost their old predominance and have struggled against Shia-dominated governments in Baghdad and Kurdish rulers next door in Iraqi Kurdistan. It is a battle that is Read more…

Ted Glick: Organizing Among Trump’s White Supporters, Part 1

Two and a half weeks before the big election, it’s looking good, though not a lock, for Clinton to defeat Trump, which is a positive thing. But he and the ultra-right-wing movement aren’t going away no matter who wins, and it seems likely that a losing Trump will try to stay in the news by Read more…

Graciela Chichilnisky: Climate Change and its Effects on Global Industrial Civilization: What’s Next?

For the first time in human history, we are systematically anticipating the next 50-200 years and trying to modify our practices and institutions accordingly

Jeremy Brecher: Climate Emergency: Global Insurgency

There is no choice but to escalate today’s campaigns against global fossil fuel infrastructure

Bernie Sanders: Why Vote for Hillary?

Why Bernie Sanders supporters should vote for Hillary Clinton

Immanuel Wallerstein: Colombia: A Bright Light is Extinguished

The stalemate and the ensuing battle fatigue led each side to reconsider its all-or-nothing position and to enter into political negotiations. How did this happen?

Elena Sharoykina: Europe – “Green” Alliance with Russia or experimental field for genetic Monsters?

In September 2016 it was announced that German chemical & pharmaceutical giant Bayer agreed to buy US seeds and pesticides corporation Monsanto in a $66 billion takeover deal. If the sides finalize the agreement (which is to be signed by the end of 2017) and regulatory authorities in USA and EU approve it, it will Read more…

Francine Prose: When Librarians Are Silenced

Whatever the outcome, the case adds to a growing history of attacks on libraries—simply for upholding the bedrock values that have historically made them so important

Neve Gordon: Israel’s boycott hypocrisy

How Israel criminalizes BDS while boycotting Palestinian Knesset members

Peter Bohmer: There is a Way Out of Here: Trump, Clinton, Stein and Beyond

Trump’s significant support by whites, and especially by white workers, and his easily winning the Republican nomination for President needs to be understood

Janet Biehl: The revolution in Rojava: an eyewitness account

An interview with the three authors of a new book — “Revolution in Rojava” — about their experiences and observations witnessing the birth of a new society

Alicia Garza: Issues Ignored at the Debates

NERMEEN SHAIKH: Let’s go back to last night’s showdown in Las Vegas. This is debate moderator Chris Wallace. CHRIS WALLACE: What I’m asking you, sir, is: Do you want to see the court overturned? You’ve just said you want to see the court protect the Second Amendment. Do you want to see the court overturn Read more…

Cathy Breen: “Today Is One of the Heaviest Days of My Life”

Finland is granting residency to only 10% of asylum seekers

Steve Early: In Bay Area Refinery Town: Berniecrats & Clintonites Clash Over Rent Control

In June, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders wound up his presidential primary campaign by urging his supporters to run for office themselves. About 20,000 volunteered to do so–in this election cycle or future ones. And, since then, the Sanders-inspired organization known as Our Revolution (OR) has endorsed about 100 like-minded candidates across the country. They include Read more…

George Monbiot: Climate change means no airport expansion – at Heathrow or anywhere

Sorry, but you cannot build new runways and prevent climate breakdown

Gilbert Achcar: Standing Against Barbarism

Both the Syrian regime and the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen aim to bury the aspirations of the Arab Spring

Minkah Makalani: The Many Costs of Campus Carry

We chose our profession believing that, while we might encounter resistance to new ideas, we could safely push our students to think more deeply about their inherited beliefs and assumptions

Nick Turse: The Worst Place on Earth

Death and Life in the Lost Town of Leer

David Swanson: Rigged

The 2016 Republican presidential primary was rigged. It wasn’t rigged by the Republicans, the Democrats, Russians, space aliens, or voters. It was rigged by the owners of television networks who believed that giving one candidate far more coverage than others was good for their ratings. The CEO of CBS Leslie Moonves said of this decision: Read more…

Glenn Greenwald: Is Disclosure of Podesta’s Emails a Step Too Far? A Conversation With Naomi Klein

This sort of indiscriminate dump is precisely what Snowden was trying to protect us from

Ramzy Baroud: The many ‘truths’ on Syria: How our rivalry has destroyed a country

Regardless of how the war ends, Syria has been destroyed and its future is bloody and bleak

Richard Falk: Richard Falk: ‘History is on the side of the Palestinians’

“Apartheid, annexation, mass displacement and collective punishment have become core policies of the state of Israel.” Such a clear and uncompromising statement may be unusual for a high-flying academic and former top UN official, but it is typical of Richard Falk. With his tall, spare frame, neatly trimmed white beard and quiet, scholarly demeanour, Falk Read more…

Steve Payne: How Brazilian Bank Workers Learn to Dream Bigger

The bank workers union has developed a weekend training on how members’ workplace fights connect to a bigger picture

Phil Wilmot: Danes revive heroic WWII-era practice of smuggling refugees to safety

“We all have a right to security and a safe place for us and our children. We can’t just close up our borders and live comfortable lives”

Badri Raina: Fatal Choice

Are you a gentle rationalist? I am a GR too; Then there is two of us, don’t tell, They would kill us, you know. Being a rationalist or nationalist Involves a fatal choice Between the perils of a reasoned life And the supremacy of noise. Soon there will be policy To incarcerate the birds For Read more…

Kevin Young: When You Say “Lesser Evil,” Do You Mean It?

How we talk about electoral politics does matter

Steve Ellner: Steve Ellner Part II: Is the Bolivarian Revolution a Populist Failure?

Venezuela is a pioneer in attempting to construct socialism by democratic means in the context of sharp polarization and sharp conflict over such an extended period of time

Leonidas Oikonomakis: Zapatistas propose indigenous woman for Mexican presidency

“May the earth shake at its core…” was the title of the announcement. And, indeed, the news came like an earthquake — and not only for Mexican politics

Zoltan Grossman: Stop the Next President From Waging the Next War

Ten facts and observations if you’re tempted to buy in to a “no-fly zone” or “humanitarian intervention” against Syrian, Russian, and Iranian forces

Jonathan Cook: Israel’s bogus history lesson

Faced with Israel’s zero-sum policies and diplomacy, Palestinians have grown increasingly anxious about the future

Sandy Tolan: Throwing in the Towel

What the Bankruptcy of White House Policy Means for the Israelis and Palestinians

Robert Fisk: When Mosul falls, Isis will flee to the safety of Syria. But what then?

The real purpose behind the much-trumpeted US-planned “liberation” of the Iraqi city, the Syrian military suspect, is to swamp Syria with the hordes of Isis fighters

Jason Wilson: Extremist Militias Recruiting in Fear of Clinton Winning Election, Activists Say

Extremist surge got national attention during the Oregon militia standoff and has continued to rise with Trump, with his legitimization of white nationalist politics

R. Burke: Book Review: People Get Ready

In their new book People Get Ready; the Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy, Robert McChesney and John Nichols contemplate a coming scenario which had been foreseen by Karl Marx in the Grundrisse, his posthumously published outline for Capital: “but to the degree that large industry develops, the creation of real wealth Read more…

Arun Gupta: The Left Isolates Itself by Disregarding the Grave Dangers of Trump and Trumpism

The world is still suffering the effects of Reagan and Bush, and if Trump were elected, the Tea Party’s granny-starving, cop-loving, global-fracking, immigrant-criminalizing agenda would sail through Congress

David Swanson: Will the Gulf of Tonkin Fit into the Red Sea?

Just a geography question. Or maybe it’s a different sort of question. Do a web search for “USS Mason” and you will find countless “news” reports about how this poor innocent U.S. ship has been fired upon, and fired upon again, and how it has fired back “countermeasures” in self-defense. But you might stumble onto Read more…

Carlos Aznárez: Women Launch a National Strike Against the Criminous Patriarchy

If we don’t act, if we don’t listen to this red alert that the women of our society and of all of Latin America are giving, we will become, by omission, accomplice to every attack they suffer

Solly Granatstein: Divided But Fighting Back: An Interview With Inequality Documentary Filmmakers

Class and race collide across this country, sparking a raging conflagration of disparity that burns largely unchecked

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