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Noam Chomsky: “The Task Ahead Is Enormous, and There Is Not Much Time”

Interview on climate change, US empire, antisemitism, Venezuela, and much more

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Vijay Prashad: Revolutions are the Human Race Grabbing for the Emergency Brake

The powerful not only control social wealth; they also control the public policy discussion — and what counts as intellectually correct

Melissa Mark-Viverito: Nearly 100,000 in Puerto Rico Protest

Demand Gov. Rosselló Resign over Lewd Texts & Corruption

Miguel A. Cruz-Díaz: Ruminations on a Puerto Rican Revolution

This revolt-in-progress is the end product of a simmering anger fed by five centuries of uninterrupted imperialism

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Tom Engelhardt: Planet of the Surreal

Turning 75 in the Age of Trump

Gershon Baskin: Do the preposterous

I know that this is really hard for Israelis to grasp and to agree with the following statement: Palestinian leaders really are interested in the welfare of their people. This statement is true for the PA leadership in the West Bank. This is also true for the Hamas leadership in the Gaza Strip. The gaps Read more…

Bruna Bouhid-Sollod, Jasmine Nazarett, Juliet Barbara: Demand to #CloseTheCamps Escalates With Actions Throughout the Summer

Immigrant justice, faith-based and civil rights organizations are continuing to mobilize #CloseTheCamp actions across the country. Over the next few weeks, organizations such as United We Dream, Dream Action Oklahoma, Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), the Florida Immigrant Coalition, Indigenous Environmental Network, RAICES, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, Workers Defense Project, The Rabbinic Call for Read more…

Arianna Skibell: Ethiopian-Israelis Protest Police Violence in a Divided Israel

The fatal police shooting of an unarmed Ethiopian-Israeli, 18-year-old Solomon Tekah, on June 30th in the northern city of Haifa sparked a wave of demonstrations across Israel

Rachel Hodes: Critics of Campus Activists Don’t Care About Free Speech

They complain when students protest hateful speakers, but not when shadowy conservative groups and politicians write laws to punish our speech

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Noam Chomsky: “Worship of Markets” Is Threatening Human Civilization

The suicidal impulses of the fossil fuel industry have been strongly supported by Republican administrations, by now, under Trump, leaving the U.S. in splendid isolation internationally

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Ramzy Baroud: Who Killed Oscar and Valeria

The Inconvenient History of the Refugee Crisis

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Vijay Prashad: Trump Murdered the Iran Deal

And Europe Isn’t Too Happy About It

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John Feffer: Trump’s Send-Them-Back Doctrine

Trump’s war on immigrants recalls the absurdity of Stalin’s purges — and a few of his supporters, at least, are starting to notice

Rachel M. Cohen: A California Bill Could Transform the Lives of Gig Workers

Silicon Valley Wants Labor’s Help To Stop It

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Medea Benjamin: What’s Really Happening in Iran

This is a crisis manufactured by Donald Trump and his team

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Dean Baker: The Coal Industry Is Not a Major Employer

While it is often traumatic for workers to lose jobs, especially long-held jobs, it is important to realize that relatively few jobs are at stake in the coal mining industry

Angeles Solis: Amazon Workers Demand Fair Pay & Conditions

While online shoppers around the world flocked to Amazon’s mega-sale “Prime Day” this week, the retail giant faced growing outrage from protesters, workers and lawmakers

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Richard Falk: Required Reading: Noura Erakat on Palestine and Law

A review of Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine, by Noura Erakat

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Rebecca Solnit: In Patriarchy No One Can Hear You Scream

In so many cases rapists have help in the moment and forever after, and the help is often so powerful, broad, and deep—well, that’s why we call it rape culture

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David Bacon: H-2A guest workers

Farmworkers recently won bargaining rights in New York. But California—once the epicenter of farmworker rights—is falling behind

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Carl Davidson: A Left Strategy for the 2020 Elections and Beyond

Election campaigns are not a sideshow. We use them to make our local base communities stronger, more connected and more aware

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George Monbiot: Poor tenants pay for landlords to live like kings

It doesn’t have to be this way

Jarod Facundo: A Bus Tour Pushes For Higher Taxes

Tax cuts have funneled wealth upwards to the richest for decades. Activists have convened a nationwide bus tour to prove how unpopular those tax policies have been

Terry Miller: Amazon Warehouse Worker: Why I’m Taking Action

My experience working at the Amazon warehouse called Delivery Station DCH1 has been one of utter disrespect and complete disregard for our health and human dignity

Charles Pierson: Sofi’s Choice

A US Border Patrol agent at a holding facility in El Paso, Texas told the family’s 3-year old daughter that only one of her parents could remain with her and her two siblings in the US. The Border Patrol agent asked the little girl which parent she wanted to remain with her in the US

Chung-Wha Hong: Resisting the Wall Industry, From Mexico to Palestine

The institutions responsible for harming people operate across borders far more than most people realize, yet many groups are joining forces to gain strength

New Politics Editors: In Defense of Socialist Internationalism

Answering the Propaganda of the Authoritarian “Left”

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Dean Baker: Trump’s Fixation on Intellectual Property Rights Serves the Rich

If we had some mechanism for sharing research costs across countries, then new drugs could sell for a few dollars per prescription, instead of a few thousand

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William D. Hartung: Merger Mania

The Military-Industrial Complex on Steroids

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Jonathan Cook: How Goliath of Jerusalem settler movement persuaded the world it’s David

Israeli police forced out the Siyam family from their home in the heart of occupied East Jerusalem last week, the final chapter in their 25-year legal battle against a powerful settler organization

Thomas L. Knapp: Free Speech Just isn’t That Complicated

We don’t have to like the manner in which others express their opinions. We don’t even have to listen to other people when they express their opinions. But we don’t get to stop them from expressing their opinions

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Badri Raina: India Needs More Like Adi Godrej to Rise Above Capitalist Self-Interest

Godrej’s admirable intervention reminds us of the progressive role that has in history been played by the bourgeois class

Khury Petersen-Smith: Iran’s Not the Aggressor. The U.S. Is.

If a war breaks out, it won’t be because the Trump administration “bumbled” into one

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David Swanson: Earth Over the Brink

This apocalyptic hell is real and now; the soothing tranquility on the TV news is imaginary

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Rebecca Gordon: The Personal Is Still Political

And It’s Planetary, Too

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Lawrence Wittner: Billionaires and American politics

By 2014 the share of political donations by the wealthiest 0.01 percent of Americans had increased to 29 percent (from 21 percent four years before), while the top 100 individual donors accounted for 39 percent of the nation’s super PAC contributions

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Steve Early: How a Telephone Workers’ Strike 30 Years Ago Aided Fight for Single Payer

30 years ago, a struggle against NYNEX, a telecom giant, became one of labor’s few big strike victories, during a decade that began with the disastrous defeat of PATCO, the national air traffic controllers union

Debbie Nathan: Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Policy

Exposing Migrants to Rape, Kidnapping, and Murder in Dangerous Border Cities

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Robert Fisk: Trump’s fit will blow a chill wind across Middle East

The betrayal of our man in Washington sends a message to every British diplomat: don’t criticise the dictators or their cops or their torturers. Stick to the cocktail circuit. And whatever you do, don’t tell the truth

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Juan Cole: Trump Breached Iran Deal to Spite Obama

Former British ambassador to the US Kim Darroch alleged in a diplomatic cable that Trump’s motivation in breaching the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was motivated by nothing more than spite

Roger Harris: Justifying Regime Change in Venezuela

UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s report on Venezuela echoes the US government’s talking points, which are designed to terminate the two-decade-old Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela

John Horgan: Is Medicine Overrated?

Given medicine’s poor record, physicians should prescribe and patients consume far fewer medications, a new book argues

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Gives Up Citizenship Question But Doubles Down on Terrorizing Immigrants

On July 11, President Trump gave up his fight to ask people about their citizenship on the 2020 census. The question, which the administration has been trying to add to the census since 2017, would have resulted in a significant undercount by dissuading people in households with undocumented residents from responding to the census. An estimated 6.5 Read more…

Kathleen Wallace: Too Horrible to Understand, Too Horrible to Ignore

The Lolita Express……“I’m not for impeachment. The green dream or whatever.”…… “maybe toilet water is a step up…..” As if it wasn’t obvious before, surely now the commingling interests of the wealthy should be evident to anyone with even rudimentary brain stem function. Like our worsening climate situation, the fact that the wealthy are simply Read more…

Steven Rosenfeld: Shaping the Electorate to Retain Political Power

One thing about the Republicans is, they have no hesitation to play dirty, and fight as hard as they possibly can to stay in power

Walter Baier: The reactionary rebellion

Neo-fascism is on the rise across Europe. It may have taken on a different form but its essence is the same

Adelina Nicholls: Know Your Rights

How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Looming ICE Deportation Raids

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Badri Raina: Yes, We Must

Yes we must converse When conversation has few takers Should the noise of resolute unconcern Deter, speak with the flower pot Or the wall; they respond with Steady listening and never fail To send back vibes for a soulful tale.   Yes we must smile when there is Little to smile about. An inward smile Read more…

Chuck Collins: Taxing the (Very) Rich

An Idea Whose Time Has Come Here’s

Mallika Khanna: Climate Change Is a Poor People’s Issue

Poor and working communities stand to gain the most from protections against corporations that expose them to pollution

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