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Temir Porras: “Escalation Could Lead to a Catastrophic Outcome”

For Venezuela, the worst-case scenario of a US military intervention remains a potent threat. A long-time advisor to Hugo Chavez offers his thoughts on the country’s crisis

Paige Corich-Kleim: Arizona Activists Face Jail Time for Providing Life-Saving

An interview on how the Trump administration is criminalizing humanitarian aid at the border

Christian Davies: Hatred is Becoming More Visible’

Shocked Gdańsk Mourns for Slain Mayor

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Rachel M. Cohen: LA Teachers Are Mad About Charter School Growth

Why Won’t Democrats Acknowledge That?

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Ramzy Baroud: The Moral Travesty of Israel Seeking Arab, Iranian Money for its Alleged Nakba

For Israel to be seeking compensation from Arab countries and Iran is a moral travesty, especially as Palestinians refugees continue to languish in refugee camps across Palestine and the Middle East

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Jonathan Cook: Israeli politics is being dragged into the grubby realm of reality TV

As Benjamin Netanyahu demands a televised showdown with his corruption accusers and Roseanne Barr prepares to address the Knesset, the poverty of public discourse has never been more apparent

Eric Blanc: Billionaires vs. LA Schools

The Los Angeles teachers’ strike isn’t all about wages. At its core, the strike is a fight against a hostile takeover of public schools by the superrich

Kate Paarlberg-Kvam: For Women, A Contradictory Peace in Colombia

So long as Colombia’s peace accords fail to contend with the liberal economic order or challenge extractivism and militarism in the country, they will fall short of achieving true gender justice

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Dean Baker: The Next Recession: What It Could Look Like

If we rule out the collapsing bubble as the story for the next recession, we are left with the standard story that explains every recession since the end of World War II and before 2001

Cecily Myart Cruz: “Public Education Is Not Your Plaything”

L.A. Teachers Strike Against Privatization & Underfunding

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Dahr Jamail: A Planet in Crisis

The Heat’s On Us

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Patrick Bond: Jim Yong Kim’s mixed messages to the World Bank, and the world

Johannesburg – World Bank president Jim Kim is an ex-leftist who claims that in the mid-1990s he wanted to shut down the Bank. At the time, it was an entirely valid, realistic goal of the 50 Years is Enough! Campaign and especially the World Bank Bonds Boycott. Kim’s co-edited Dying for Growth (2000) book-length analysis Read more…

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Juan Cole: GOP must reject Trump’s Wall to really Repudiate Rep. Steve King’s Racism

The only way Republicans can avoid being taken over by the Neo-Nazis the way they were previously taken over by the Evangelicals is to make a clean break with Trumpism and Breitbartism and Mercerism

David Dayen: Shuttered IRS Is Sending Automated Warnings of Asset Seizures

With Nobody to Call to Stop Them

Glenn Sacks: LA Teachers Go On Strike for First Time in 30 Years

On Monday, the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers strike for the first time in 30 years. United Teachers of Los Angeles is demanding significantly lower class sizes and proper staffing of schools. LAUSD claims it agrees with most of our demands, but simply can’t afford them. The “we have no money” mantra is so powerful, it’s practically LAUSD’s Read more…

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Patrick Cockburn: Refugees are in the Channel thanks to the Actions of the West

Though the US and its allies are unlikely to win victories against Iran or Bashar al-Assad, by keeping a permanent crisis simmering they ensure many civilians risk everything to flee to Europe

Paul Kiel: As Shutdown Drags On, IRS Aids the Rich While Targeting the Poor

tAn appeal from the mortgage industry has resulted in hundreds of IRS staffers returning to the agency to carry out income verifications for lenders

Dilar Dirik: Kurdish MP on hunger strike prepared to “protest to the death”

Imprisoned HDP MP Leyla Güven is in critical condition after 68 days of hunger strike to demand an end to the isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan

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Dan La Botz: DSA Two Years Later

Where Are We At? Where Are We Headed?

Danica Jorden: It Has Begun: One in Five Million Protest in Serbia

Tens of thousands of protestors are packing the icy January streets of Belgrade, Kragujevac, Niš and other Serbian cities in demonstrations that began in early December demanding an end to what to they call a dictatorship

Alexandra Natapoff: How Misdemeanors Turn Innocent People Into Criminals

I think that we should imagine and understand that the people in the misdemeanor system are not a “they”; they are an “us.” And that insight, to me, is the heart of the most important kind of criminal justice reform

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Richard Falk: Toward Geopolitical Disengagement: Uncertain yet Desirable

For the first time in the 21stCentury it is possible to envision positive developments in the region as reducing the level of violence and turbulence

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Greg Grandin: How Not to Build a “Great, Great Wall”

A Timeline of Border Fortification

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Vijay Prashad: 5.5 Million Women Build Their Wall

On Jan. 1, 5.5 million women in the Indian state of Kerala (population 35 million) built a 386-mile wall with their bodies

Ted Rall: Here is the Progressive Agenda

Progressives: you are no longer the ugly stepdaughter of the Democratic Party. You own the joint.
Now’s the time to demand what’s yours, what you want and what’s right

Elizabeth Oglesby: A Coup in Guatemala is the Real Emergency

U.S. policy must support those in Guatemala who are struggling to maintain the rule of law, and Congress must demand that Guatemala’s anti-impunity commission be allowed to continue its work

Olivia Alperstein: The EPA Rule Change That Could Kill Thousands

Younger generations deserve to grow up protected from these harmful and deadly substances. The EPA wants to make mercury and air toxics deadlier again. We can’t let that happen

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Badri Raina: Hurry Up please, No Time

Remember the days, not too far back, Although eons in consequence, When there were coffee houses in town, And we dawdled for interminable hours, Over interminable cups, without A bouncer’s hint that we must leave. In the coldest chill and penury, The warmth of our converse made Everything rich. And, gadgetless, We pined to see Read more…

Sam Pizzigati: U.S. Tax Policy Can Turn on a Dime

Has Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Turned It?

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George Monbiot: Don’t Breathe

Pollution is now the biggest threat to children’s health. So why is it so neglected?

Raphael Mimoun: How the yellow vests are reinventing French politics

While mainstream French and international media have largely characterized the yellow vests as violent troublemakers, many people throughout France see the movement as a long-needed popular uprising against a deeply unjust political and economic system

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Marjorie Cohn: If Trump Declares a National Emergency, He’ll Be Breaking the Law

Congress refuses to enact legislation containing the nearly $6 billion that Donald Trump is demanding for an unnecessary wall on the southern US border. In response, Trump is considering whether to declare a national emergency, take money Congress has appropriated for other purposes, and divert it to build his wall. But under US law, the Read more…

Olivia Heffernan: Are we prepared to pay the price for farmworker justice?

“We need an awakening of consciousness for everyone to understand how important we are as workers of the land.”

Danny Feingold: Battle Lines in U.S. Public Education War

Superintendent Austin Beutner and his allies have made it clear they do not believe that the LA Unified School District in its current incarnation is worth investing in—or even preserving

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Badri Raina: Where Fearless Minds Suffer

Shah Faesal’s Move Reflects a Diminishing of the Republic

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Greg Grandin: Washington Trained Guatemala’s Mass Murderers

And the Border Patrol Played a Role

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Tamara Pearson: Distorted Western Media Coverage of Poor Countries

The coverage ends up distorting how we understand global forces, culture, and history

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Glenn Greenwald: Democratic Elites Reunite With Neocons

The Party’s Voters Are Becoming Far More Militaristic and Pro-War Than Republicans

Matt Myers: The rise of the student worker

The student population today is unrecognisable from that of a generation or more ago. And it is central to any socialist project for the future

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Paul Street: Bordering on Fascism

Scholars Reflect on Dangerous Times

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Jack Rasmus: Trump’s Deja Vu China Trade War (Part I)

Trade policy under Trump in 2018 is compared with similar US trade offensives under Nixon in the 1970s, targeting Europe, and Reagan in the 1980s targeting Japan

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Joao Pedro Stedile: “Activists shall not fear, we are fighting for justice”

MST will not back off from social struggle

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Gary Olson: On the Infantile Politics of Compulsive Trump Bashing

Trump bashing, as smugly gratifying as it might be, only obscures this basic truth and handicaps our thinking about the best way to unite in struggle against a common class enemy

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Vijay Prashad: 150 Million Say No to Despotism in India

If a new trade union law goes into effect, India will essentially abandon any commitment to workplace democracy

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Medea Benjamin: The new Congress needs to create a green planet at peace

The time has come for a New Peace Deal that repudiates endless war and the threat of nuclear war

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Rebecca Gordon: A Twenty-First-Century Incredibility Chasm

Life in the United States of Trump

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Joseph Stiglitz: From Yellow Vests to the Green New Deal

The grassroots movement behind the Green New Deal offers a ray of hope

Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin: Cuba: Trump Turns the Vise

The difficulties for the Cuban people are increased by the ongoing United States-led embargo against Cuba

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