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Vincent Emanuele: Earth2Trump

Howard Zinn reminds us about who changes the world — it’s the millions upon millions of unknown activists, organizers and revolutionaries who sacrifice their resources and sometimes their lives in the pursuit of truth and justice

Danica Jorden: Mexican President Says Eat Cake As Protests Sweep Country

Thousands of people from all walks of life are filling Mexico City’s famous Zócalo in daily protests against the gas price hike

Gerald Horne: Democrats Go Soft on Jeff Sessions and Why That Should Concern Us All

Jeff Sessions as Trump’s Attorney General signals a frontal assault against the gains of the Civil Rights Movement

Zarefah Baroud: ‘The Power to Create a New World’: Capital versus Humanity

As temperatures continue to rise, American efforts to combat global warming, sadly seem to decline

Sharon Lerner: Poison Fruit

Dow Chemical Wants Farmers to Keep Using a Pesticide Linked to Autism and ADHD

William Rogers: Universal basic income experiment begins in Finland

Computers, the internet, biomedical technology, and other wealth producing technologies would not have been possible without billions of dollars in investments made by governments

Jeremy Brecher: Social Self-Defense: Protecting People and Planet against Trump and Trumpism

The future of the planet and its people depends on resisting and overcoming Trump’s agenda. The struggle against Trump and Trumpism is nothing less than the defense of society – Social Self-Defense

Ama Biney: What Should Reparations for Slavery Entail?

It is essential for Africans and the world to know that Africans had a rich and complex history prior to the holocaust of the trans-Atlantic slave trade

Sue Sturgis: The Fight for $15 protests Trump’s labor secretary pick

Date on which the Fight for $15 movement held about two-dozen protests nationwide at Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast-food restaurants owned by CKE Restaurants, a privately held company whose CEO is Andrew Puzder, Donald Trump’s pick for labor secretary: 1/12/2017 In the past seven years, percent of all Labor Department investigations of Carl’s Jr. restaurants Read more…

Baher Kamal: When Your Healers Become Your Killers

Working collaboratively across all sectors and aspects of food production, from farm to table, will provide an essential contribution to an integrated one-health approach to combat AMR

Russell Mokhiber: Bank of America The Washington Post and the Wall Between News and Advertising

Since 2010, The Washington Post has sponsored something called Washington Post Live. The Post calls it a “live journalism platform.” About once a month, Post Live holds an event and invites “top level government and business leaders, emerging voices and newsmakers” to discuss “the most pressing national and global issues of the day.” The Post Read more…

Sara Ryan: Where to Find Better Candidates? Oregon Unions Are Growing Their Own

Election night 2016 was bittersweet for me. I spent most of the day with Oregon legislative candidate Teresa Alonso Leon, a Service Employees (SEIU) member. Alonso Leon works for the state as a GED manager, helping students find their paths to careers, college, and job skills training programs. I had helped to recruit and train Read more…

Andrea Germanos: Obamacare Repeal = $7 Million Tax Cut for Nation’s Richest 400 People

New report from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows getting rid of healthcare law would deliver windfall tax cut for top earners

Noam Chomsky: The US Health System Is an “International Scandal” — and ACA Repeal Will Make It Worse

The scandalous nature of the US health care system is bound to become even more scandalous in the Trump era

Stephen Zunes: Once Again, Democrats Are Blowing It on Middle East Peace

In the first major foreign policy vote of the new Congress, most Democrats sided with Donald Trump — and against international law — on Israeli settlements

Erika Spanger-Siegfried: Rex Tillerson and “We’ll Adapt” to Climate Change: Millionaire Oilmen Say the Darndest Things

People tell me that Rex Tillerson stands a good chance of being confirmed as Secretary of State this month. In the spirit of not going quietly, Senators should press him on many fronts, not least his statements about climate change adaptation. When Rex Tillerson says we’ll just have to adapt to climate change—whether it’s hubris, Read more…

Rajan Menon: Will Trump Shred the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Or Is That the Least of Our Problems When It Comes to U.S.-Iranian Relations?

Marc Botenga: “This European Union is a Project by and for Powerful Multinationals”

How on earth should we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty? If you look today at the European Union, or at the eurozone… what precisely is there to celebrate?

Juan Cole: All the President’s Deniers

This week, we’ve seen a parade of Donald J. Trump’s far-right cabinet appointees attempting to tone themselves down

Stephen Kinzer: We’ve been hacking elections for more than a century

Condemning interference in foreign elections is eminently reasonable. The disingenuous howls of anti-Russian rage now echoing through Washington, however, ignore much history

George Monbiot: Grim Reaping

The subsidy system sustains the greatest cause of habitat and wildlife destruction in Britain

Vijay Prashad: After Aleppo: The State of Syria

The Syrian Arab Army now controls Aleppo, which means that the Syrian government once more is in charge of the main population centres in the country. Opposition armed forces are hemmed in around Damascus and in Idlib, while the Islamic State (IS) still holds the northern city of Raqqa. These forces, including IS, are on the Read more…

Bill Fletcher: The Identity Politics Red Herring

It is about civil rights and social justice

Hilary Wainwright: Utopia: Industrial Workers Taking the Wheel

A look at an attempt by British workers to produce a democratically determined alternative plan for their industry – and its lessons for today

Juan Cole: Trump does Poor imitation of Tin-Pot Dictator at “Press Conference”

In his first news conference in months, president-elect Donald J. Trump engaged in a series of petulant tirades. For anyone like myself, who has lived under dictators in the global South, his performance was unpleasantly reminiscent of their authoritarian publicity techniques. Instead of letting a wide range of reporters attend, he limited their spots so Read more…

Dean Baker: Is Globalization to Blame?

Among the many myths about globalization, the worst is that the loss of large numbers of manufacturing jobs in the United States (and Europe) was inevitable

Michael Lesher: Crime and punishment: Fadi Qunbar, Elor Azaria and Israel’s occupation

That’s why those of us who make use in our writing of such selective memory, such willed ignorance of Palestinian suffering, are accomplices in the crimes of occupation

Ramzy Baroud: Enough Fearmongering: Only One Democratic State is Possible in Palestine and Israel

In the time between that recommendation eighty years ago, and Kerry’s warning that the two-state solution is “in serious jeopardy,” little has been done in terms of practical steps to establish a Palestinian state

Jonathan Cook: Fury at Azaria verdict is Israel’s Trump moment

The settlers have taken over the army, both demographically and ideologically. They now dominate its officer corps and they direct policy on the ground.

John Feffer: The Russian Honeypot

The real threat is that Donald Trump will help Putin create a noxious alliance that gives an international platform for all the most deplorable actors, from white supremacists to crusading Islamophobes

Kenrya Rankin: Workers Nationwide to Protest Trump’s Labor Secretary Pick

One of Andrew Puzder’s employees: “If Puzder is confirmed as labor secretary, it will mean the Trump years will be about low pay, wage theft, sexual harassment and racial discrimination instead of making lives better for working Americans like me.”

Russell Mokhiber: Obama Obamacare and Single Payer

The single payer Medicare for All bill has been languishing in Congress for decades – it’s called HR 676

Jack Rasmus: Obama’s Farewell Address

And now America changes one real estate wheeler-dealer for another, this time one who takes the direct reins of government. And he’s Obama’s legacy as well….

Marjorie Cohn: Obama Belatedly Says No to Israel

Resolution 2334 has propelled the illegality of Israel’s settlements into the public discourse

Leo Panitch: “What does it mean to smash the state? This is our great challenge.”

Ultimately, in order to actually get out of capitalism, alternate modes of production and consumption have to be created. Which in the ecological crisis that we are living in is all the more necessary

Juan Cole: Welcome to Psychopathocracy

The only thing you can do is recognize their damaged character and try to protect yourself and others from it

A.C. Thompson: ‘We Need to Give Voice to the People Who Feel Terrified’

Interview on hate crimes and Donald Trump

William J. Barber II: 8 Reasons The Senate Must Reject Jeff Sessions

The positions and policies he has supported do not uplift America’s shared values of love, justice and mercy

Matthew Cole: The Crimes of SEAL Team 6

Hidden behind the heroic narratives is a darker, more troubling story of “revenge ops,” unjustified killings, mutilations, and other atrocities

Karl Grossman: The End of Indian Point and the Myths of Nuclear Power in America

Nuclear power overall remains, as the experienced engineer from the nuclear industry said, a “ticking time bomb”

Mark Weisbrot: Intel agencies ask Americans to ‘trust, don’t verify’ in new Cold War

Here is another deep irony: The media that swung the election for Trump was not Russian but American, despite the fact that most of these journalists and editors found the candidate repellent

Don Hazen: Can the Democrats Get Tough and Save Us From Trump’s Supreme Court Nominees?

The only appointments Senate Democrats can now block

Rebecca Gordon: What Is a Country For?

Fighting for the Good Life in Trumplandia

Stephen R. Shalom: Russia and the Left

The question is, why do many leftists today close their eyes to Russian crimes given that each one of these lame but understandable reasons for Soviet apologetics no longer applies?

Victor Grossman: The Yanks are Coming! The Yanks are Coming!!

2017 had hardly begun in Germany’s port of Bremerhaven when 4000 lads and lasses in Yankee uniform disembarked and unloaded

Jordan Flaherty: How Savior Mentality Stands in the Way of Solidarity Organizing

Interview on the numerous ways in which people with the best of intentions confuse charity with solidarity

David Swanson: Allegations Against Russia Less Credible Every Day

Supposedly the evidence has been made public and is overwhelming, but try to find it and you’ll come up dry

Ellen Schrecker:  A Lesson on How to Survive Trumpism—From the McCarthy Era

Trump’s regime will not resurrect full-blown McCarthyism, but it may take lessons in political repression from it

Robert Fisk: A meeting in Berlin with a fellow journalist and old friend from Iraq

Change the words, delete the names, and history slips out of sight. Truth turned into lies. I guess that’s where journalism comes in

Salim Muwakkil: “Identity Politics” Takes a Hit

Racial justice movements have energized the liberation struggles of other groups oppressed by white supremacist capitalism—including white workers

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