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Rebecca Gordon: How to Make Yourself an Exception to the Rule of Law

John Bolton and Mike Pompeo Defy the International Criminal Court

Juan Cole: World’s Production of CO2 Spiked again in 2018

We were told that capitalism is efficient and agile. But new wind and solar are now cheaper even than coal, and yet the US political elite is trying to keep coal going and is invested in natural gas big time

Jonathan Cook: Three lessons for the left from the Mueller inquiry

Russiagate was never about substance, it was about who gets to image-manage the decline of a turbo-charged, self-harming neoliberal capitalism

Dean Baker: The Importance of Kicking Up

The rich wrote the rules in ways that ensure that they get a disproportionate share of income. We have to attack these rules

Tom Gallagher: The Primary Route – Pathway for Democratic Socialists

Would active participation in the presidential primary race advance the development of a serious American electoral left?

Thomas L. Knapp: Suppressing Discussion Doesn’t Solve the Problem. It is the Problem

The only appropriate response to “bad” speech — that is, speech one disagrees with — is “better” speech.

Karla Molinar-Arvizo: Worse Than the Wall

The agencies that separate families, abuse children, and deport innocent people should be just as toxic as Trump’s wall

Trevor Aaronson: Terrorism’s Double Standard

Violent Far-Right Extremists Are Rarely Prosecuted as Terrorists

Norman Solomon: Bernie Is Not a Wind Sock

The Sanders campaign is a nationwide struggle for the kind of power that Dr. King extolled as “love implementing the demands of justice.” In his words, “Power properly understood is nothing but the ability to achieve purpose.”

William deBuys: How to Make a Difficult Situation Awful

Or Why Donald Trump’s Great Wall Is Viagra for Him, But a Border Disaster

Federico Fuentes: Venezuela: Despite the crisis, Chavez’s legacy endures

The refusal of Maduro’s opponents to acknowledge Chavismo’s existence goes a long way to explaining why, despite Venezuela’s profound crisis, Maduro remains in the presidential palace

Nathan Robinson: The Obama Boys

Movements need to be about the people, not a person

Hannah Steinkopf-Frank: “We Demand Food for Thought”

UIC Grad Workers On Strike for Living Wages and Respect

Robert Fisk: Don’t believe the hype, Isis has not yet been defeated

The Syrian war is not yet over – although that’s what the world (including, it seems, the Syrian government) believes

Joe DeManuelle-Hall: Minnesota Amazon Workers Walk Off the Job over Speed-Up

After yet another speed-up in a workplace notorious for its lightning pace of work, workers at a Minnesota Amazon warehouse walked off the night shift for three hours. The March 7 walkout at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota, was these workers’ second job action in three months. The strikers work in the stow department, Read more…

David Rosen: Trafficking or Commercial Sex? What Recent Exposés Reveal

It’s time to distinguish the two forms of commercial sex and decriminalize sex work

James Risen: The Mueller Report

While Trump predictably declared himself exonerated, the most important fact was that Mueller was able to complete his investigation

Danny Sjursen: America Is Exceptional—in All the Wrong Ways

Only a country that truly, deeply believes in its own special mission could repeat the hideous policies of the 1980s and hardly notice

E. Ahmet Tonak: The Turkish economy: worse than a recession

Turkey’s economy is back in the news, and not in a good way

Ryan Grim: Means TV, A Post-Capitalist Streaming Service

Launched Thursday morning, Means TV plans to bring a leftist lens to news and entertainment in the burgeoning subscription video-on-demand industry

Chris Brooks: ‘It’s Different Here’ Is No Excuse

Organizing is the antidote to futility. It’s how we come to understand our power

Toby Helm: One Million Join March Against Brexit

Organisers hail UK’s ‘biggest-ever demo’

Gabriel Rockhill: Spectacular Violence as a Weapon of War Against the Yellow Vests

Violence is a spectacular weapon deployed by the ruling class to discredit movements from below and justify their repression. It is spectacular in the sense of being a great and powerful political tool for governing the masses, and keeping them in their place. In order to do this, however, the weapon of violence is spectacular in Read more…

Patrick Galey: Oil Giants Spent $1 bn on Greenwashing PR

As planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions hit their highest levels in human history in 2018, the five companies wracked up total profits of $55 billion

Emma Whitford: Inside DSA’s Decision To Endorse Bernie Sanders

10,000 members voted “yes” in an endorsement poll, outnumbering “nos” 3 to 1, but the debate continues

Jack Rasmus: The Capitulation of Jerome Powell & the Fed

As both monetary and fiscal policy become increasingly ineffective in the 21st century as means to address recessions and/or restore economic growth, they are simultaneously being transformed instead into tools for subsidizing capital incomes

Nick Estes: Midwestern Floods Threaten Indigenous Communities

Interview on how two centuries of indigenous resistance created the movement proclaiming “Water is life.”

Jeff Cohen: Let’s Not Restore or Mythologize Obama

To break this hopeless cycle, what’s needed is the election of a progressive president who will fight to radically shift power and wealth away from the corporate 1 percent toward a multi-racial coalition of the 99 percent and toward environmental sanity

Bruce Levine: Right-Wing Psychiatry, Love-Me Liberals and the Anti-Authoritarian Left

Establishment psychiatry has historically been supported by the ruling elite in return for meeting the elite’s needs to maintain the societal hierarchy and political status quo

Laurie Laybourn-Langton: A fundamental shift away from neoliberalism?

A Green New Deal could be an overall shift in the political and economic ideas that dominate society

Lissy Romanow: Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats changing what is winnable

To win a Green New Deal and realign the Democratic Party, Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats are embracing disruption, conflict and polarization

Richard Falk: Challenging Pitzer/Haifa Study Abroad Program

Can Civil Society Act?

Robert Mackey: Trump Gives Netanyahu Part of Syria

With a tweet posted on Thursday, Trump dismissed five decades of international consensus on the status of the Golan Heights, declaring that the United States would recognize Israel’s annexation of the region

Marjorie Cohn: Daniel Ellsberg Calls Chelsea Manning “an American Hero”

Two years after being released from prison where she had served seven years for exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, Chelsea Manning was jailed once again for refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. “I will not comply with this, or any other grand jury,” Read more…

Vijay Prashad: Venezuela’s future depends on China, Russia

If China and Russia are able to withstand the US pressure – and build alternative financial mechanisms – then a multipolar order can come into being. If they fail, then the world will remain under unipolar dominance

Henry A. Giroux: The Ghost of Fascism in the Post-Truth Era

Language is emptied of substantive meaning, actions are removed from any notion of social responsibility, and truth is detached from the search for justice

Federico Fuentes: Venezuelans: ‘We want to resolve our problems by ourselves’

Why are governments of countries like Australia and the media refusing to speak to people living in Venezuela to find out what is really going on?

Bob Lord: America’s Concentrated Wealth: Have We Finally Reached a Tipping Point?

The scary arithmetic of grand fortune is shrinking our household nest-eggs

Jessicah Pierre: The Real College Admissions Scandal

Wealthy families have rigged college admissions for generations, but they want you to blame affirmative action

Kim Ives: Anti-Government Protests Continue in Haiti

New Details Emerge About Role of U.S. Mercenaries

Julia Conley: ‘A Poll Tax By Any Other Name’

Florida GOP Undermines Newly-Restored Voting Rights For 1.4 Million People

Victor Grossman: Women Marchers and Absentees

How good it was to see so many young people on the move, with an amazing variety of placards, signs, flags and posters, mostly hand-made, with countless clever slogans, aggressive against patriarchy

Norman Solomon: Reinventing Beto

How a GOP Accessory Became a Top Democratic Contender for President

Gershon Baskin: Israel 2019 and the absence of peace

Developing cooperation, working together, confronting extremists from within – taking controversial positions – these are all elements that have to be met with directly by responsible governments and statesmen and women

Flint Taylor: The Torture Machine

Interview on Chicago Police Brutality from Fred Hampton to Today

Michael Corcoran: WaPo’s ‘Hard-Line’ Stance Against Medicare for All

What the Post describes as “hard-line” and “far left” is actually a very popular position

Rowaida Abdelaziz, Akbar Shahid Ahmed , and Nick Robins-Early: Islamophobia is a Global Crisis

The attack in New Zealand shows the problem is only getting worse, as anti-Muslim rhetoric has emboldened extremists across the globe.

John Feffer: After Trump

Centrist liberalism is dead, and Trump is a disaster. But progressives can use what he’s done to remake America and its place in the world

Bob Lord: There’s Plenty of Wealth to Go Around — It Just Doesn’t

We’ve “grown the pie” massively since the 1980s, but it hasn’t resulted in ordinary Americans getting a bigger slice.

Rebecca Solnit: Why climate action is the antithesis of white supremacy

Behind the urgency of climate action is the understanding that everything is connected; behind white supremacy is an ideology of separation

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