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Kathy Kelly: Scourging Yemen

As Yemeni civilians’ lives become increasingly desperate, they become increasingly isolated, their suffering made invisible by a near-total lack of Western media interest or attention

CJ Polychroniou: ‘Be realistic, demand the impossible!’

How the events of 1968 transformed French society

Dean Baker: Donald Trump’s Big Pharma First Agenda

The pharmaceutical industry will fight like crazy to block any efforts to modernize the system of financing drug research

Antonio Roman-Alcalá: Agroecology is Advancing Around the Globe

With its strong focus on social change for small farmers, agroecology is going mainstream worldwide, but the American food movement has yet to catch up

Adam Johnson: Facebook’s Plan to Fight Government Influence

When a venture that’s supposedly meant to curb “foreign influence” is bankrolled by a number of foreign countries, one would think that would be worth noting

Kali Holloway: Prudish, Delusional, Selfish Religious Nuts

In America, say all the hateful stuff you want and invoke the First Amendment while you’re at it. If you can’t be legally implicated for inciting violence, you’re in the clear

Badri Raina: Begging

Begging, your honour, is a crime; It embarrasses the nation, Which, as everybody knows, is Full of hype and elation.   In fact, hunger by itself Is a most heinous crime; Images of hungry millions Shame those who eat all the time.   After all, between the image and The reality, the former matters most; Read more…

Ali Abunimah: Why did Facebook ban ad for “Killing Gaza”?

The ban lasted for almost three days before the ad was restored without explanation

Norman Finkelstein: “The World’s Largest Concentration Camp”

Israel has once again conducted a premeditated, full-scale massacre in broad daylight, in front of the cameras of the world. Once again, it took place in Gaza

Amitai Ben-Abba: Israel’s New Ideology of Genocide

If the world will fail to act effectively in support of the Palestinians, this will be the crest of the Nakba, the Catastrophe, the process of Palestinian disenfranchisement that has begun 140 years ago

John Feffer: Playing Trump for Peace

How the Korean Peninsula Could Become a Bright Spot in a World Gone Mad

Uri Avnery: The Day of Shame

On Bloody Monday, when the number of Palestinian killed and wounded was rising by the hour, I asked myself: what would I have done if I had been a youngster of 15 in the Gaza Strip?

Ali Abunimah: Lieberman escalates incitement against Palestinian lawmakers

Israel’s defense minister is escalating his incitement against Palestinian citizens of Israel, following a police attack on a peaceful protest in the northern city of Haifa

Valerie Burris: Battling the Indignities of Detroit’s Water Shut-Offs

Shut-offs don’t get people to pay their bills. They just create a devastating cycle, one that’s been going on for 10 years too long already

Reese Erlich: Will Iran withdraw from the Non-Proliferation Treaty?

President Donald Trump announced that the US is pulling out of the Iran nuclear accord–and Iranians are really pissed

Sonali Kolhatkar: Trump’s Cruel Plan to Rip Kids Away From Parents

Trump needs Americans to believe there is an imminent threat to our collective safety and security in order to whip up his base and retain support

Ellen David Friedman: What’s Behind the Teachers’ Strikes

When there is no effective access to meaningful channels for change, workers resort naturally to the only power no one can steal from them—the power to withhold their labor

Negin Owliaei: Building a United Working Class in North Carolina

Down Home North Carolina is organizing a multiracial movement to restore power to the state’s working people

Robert Fisk: How long will we pretend that the Palestinians are non-people?

If we can now accept a massacre on this scale, how far can our immune system go in the days and weeks and months to come?

Julia Conley: Keeping Women From Obtaining Abortion Care and Counseling

The Trump administration is expected to announce a new policy that would cut funding for health clinics that provide abortions

Alexander Main: The U.S. Hand in Undermining Democracy in Venezuela

Trump’s policy towards Venezuela has become increasingly aggressive in the run-up to elections

Daniel Ellsberg: Civil Disobedience Against War Led Me to Leak Pentagon Papers

Interview about the recent 50th anniversary of one of the most famous acts of civil disobedience in the United States

Courtney Desiree Morris: Unexpected Uprising

How did recent protests over social security cuts in Nicaragua turn into a nationwide grassroots mobilization?

Various Contributors: MST Letter to the Brazilian People

Brazil is experiencing a deep economic, political, social and environmental crisis as a result of the international crisis of capitalism and the inability of this system to solve the contradictions it generates. In this context, authoritarian solutions, such as coup d’états and attacks on democracy, have been the formula adopted to guarantee the implementation of Read more…

Marjorie Cohn: Senate Confirms Gina Haspel, Despite Her Facilitation of Torture

The Senate voted 55-45 to confirm Gina Haspel as CIA director on May 17, despite the fact that her facilitation of torture should disqualify her from assuming the role. In her testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on May 9, Haspel insisted that the CIA’s interrogation program during the Bush administration was legal. Haspel, a 33-year Read more…

Phyllis Bennis: Palestinians Are Forcing the World to See Their Humanity

The Gaza massacre is a war crime. And the United States is complicit alongside Israel

Vijay Prashad: America Recedes from Dominance in Afghanistan and Iraq

A women’s rights advocate and the journalist who threw his shoe at George W. Bush are among the leaders defining Iraq’s political future

Yves Engler: France’s Role in Africa

To build a movement for justice and equality for everyone on this planet, we must start by questioning everything governments, corporations and other powerful institutions tell us

Ally Boguhn: Trump’s ‘Gag Rule’ Will Target Planned Parenthood

Title X provides family planning services to nearly 4 million patients with low incomes in the United States, many of whom are people of color who face systemic barriers to health-care access

Patrick Cockburn: Uncritical Support

Lack of any US restraint is attractive to Israel’s right-wing government, but it will not necessarily do Israelis a lot of good

Immanuel Wallerstein: Trumpism: The Art of the Insult

Insults seem to be a tool defining Trumpism, one that he uses constantly and with relish. There are two questions for the analyst of Trumpism. Why does he do it? And do they work?

Gregory Shupak: Blaming the Victims of Israel’s Gaza Massacre

Israel massacred 60 Palestinians on Monday, including seven children, bringing to 101 the total number of Palestinians Israel has killed since Palestinians began the Great March on March 30. In that period, Israel has killed 11 Palestinian children, two journalists, one person on crutches and three persons with disabilities. Monday’s casualties included 1,861 wounded, bringing Read more…

Azadeh Shahshahani: US prisons & forced labor

Private prisons have for years enriched themselves by exploiting detained immigrant labor. They must be held accountable

Gregory Wilpert: Venezuela’s highly unusual presidential election

This is the best opportunity since 1998 that the opposition has to defeat the Bolivarian Revolution. So why are they boycotting the election?

Vijay Prashad: We Build Your Homes, But Have No Homes Ourselves

Diary of a South African Land Occupation

Yves Engler: Cars for Housing

Who could possibly be against doing something that would be both good for the environment and improve housing affordability in our biggest cities?

Karen J. Greenberg: Down the Memory Hole

Trump’s Strategic Assault on Democracy, Word by Word

Michael Kinnucan: Working Families Party at a Crossroads

New York’s sort-of-third party has won some big victories in the past two decades but its future is uncertain after defying Andrew Cuomo and his labor allies to endorse Cynthia Nixon

John Jordan: The revenge against the commons of the ZAD

Why French police, in its biggest operation since May 68, is prepared to kill for Macron’s neoliberal nightmare — and how the ZAD fought back

Jeff Abbott: Centuries of Resistance

The Mapuche Indigenous Struggle in Chile Continues

David Swanson: War Is Love

On Monday I was arrested along with many other people in the street in front of the U.S. Capitol, participating in the new Poor People’s Campaign, the first multi-issue coalition we’ve seen in years that properly takes on militarism rather than indulging the fantasy of a $1 trillion a year military coexisting with decent humanitarian Read more…

Sarah Jaffe: Laid-Off Workers Demand Severance Pay From Equity Firms

Interview on how leveraged buyout of Toys “R” Us hurt tens of thousands of retail workers and how a new campaign is fighting back to demand justice for these employees

Sue Sturgis: The teacher uprising comes to North Carolina

Rank of the May 16 teacher march in Raleigh, North Carolina, among the capital city’s largest marches ever, part of a recent wave of teacher uprisings that have won policy changes in states including Kentucky and West Virginia: 1

Norah Vawter: Pipeline Outrage Is a Human Issue, Not a Political Issue

The fight against pipelines can unite progressives and libertarians, city folk and country folk

Richard Falk: Gaza: Grief, Horror, Outrage, Remembering

After 70 years of Israeli statehood, this violent confirmation of our worst fears and perceptions, seals a negative destiny for Israel as far as the moral eye can see

Ramzy Baroud: My Home is Beit Daras: our Lingering Nakba

When Google Earth was launched in 2001, I rushed immediately to locate a village that no longer exists on a map, which now delineates a whole different reality. Although I was born and raised in a Gaza refugee camp, and then moved to and lived in the United States, finding a village that was erased Read more…

Norman Finkelstein: The Power of Nonviolent Palestinian Resistance

This spring’s mass nonviolent protests in Gaza come as the human rights conditions in the “open-air prison” have even further deteriorated

Kim Scipes: No Shortcuts

A review of No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age, by Jane F. McAlevey

David Bacon: How Filipino Migrants Gave the Grape Strike Its Radical Politics

Honoring Larry Itliong and a generation of radicals whose political ideas are as relevant to workers now as they were in 1965

John Feffer: The Bolton Administration Has Already Begun

The hard-right national security adviser successfully tanked the Iran deal. His next target? The North Korea talks

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