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Marjorie Cohn: On Impeachment

Trump Could Also Have Been Impeached for War Crimes, Assassinations & Corruption

Vijay Prashad: What the Right Wing in Latin America Means by Democracy Is Violence

This extreme violence undermines the possibility of democracy and allows the oligarchy to be re-elected in polling booths where the Left not dare enter

Alex Bradbury: XR: the case for deliberative democracy

Climate Assembly UK begins this weekend. It’s a good start, but does not meet XR’s third demand for a Government-commissioned Citizens’ Assembly

Teresa Paoluzzi: Stop celebrating neoliberal academia: boycott your graduation

Graduation ceremonies at UK universities are a clear representation of their financialized mentality, valuing profit over quality education

Robert Koehler: FBI, King and the tremors of history

That the FBI — the agency that saw King and the civil rights movement as a communist plot, subjected him to merciless surveillance and may have tried to get him to commit suicide — should, 50-plus years after his murder, purport to honor him was simply too much

Gershon Baskin: Prejudices and ignorance among Israeli settlers in the West Bank

The main, by far, obstacle to Palestinian economic development is the Israeli occupation and its strangling impact on the Palestinians

Aída Chávez: California’s New Gig Economy Law

Strengthening a Stripper-Led Labor Movement

Richard Moser: Ten Best Messages for Waging Peace

We need stories that help reveal to millions of people the true nature of empire. We need stories that can help us organize actual constraints on the war machine. We need stories that help us to find the beginnings of freedom in the end of empire

Z: An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy

An open letter about election 2020 from Noam Chomsky, Bill Fletcher, Barbara Ehrenreich, Kathy Kelly, Ron Daniels, Leslie Cagan, Norman Solomon, Cynthia Peters, and Michael Albert

Robert Hunziker: A Climate Time Bomb With Trump’s Name Inscribed

Thwaites, in West Antarctica, is the world’s most dangerous glacier. As of January 15th, scientists have labeled it: “A Climate Time Bomb.”

Marjorie Cohn: First the Trial, Then the Evidence? Impeachment in Wonderland.

In a scene straight out of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the GOP-controlled Senate has refused to allow timely testimony from witnesses who had front row seats to Donald Trump’s abuse of power

Vijay Prashad: When Will The Winter Come to An End?

Source: Tricontinental On 17 January, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, led the Friday prayers for the first time in eight years. He mocked the ‘American clowns’ who threatened Iran and said that Iran’s response to the US assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani was a ‘slap in the face’ of US power. Tensions between Read more…

Negin Owliaei: Americans Need to Hear More from Iranians. Here’s Where to Start

Here are a few illuminating and emotionally resonant pieces by real Iranians on life under sanctions, the brutality of war, and the recent crisis

Sam Pizzigati: The Evolution of ‘Davos Man’ into . . . Trump Fan!

With everything from tax cuts to deregulation, the president has made himself indispensable to the world’s mega rich

Danny Sjursen: The American Chaos Machine

U.S. Foreign Policy Goes Off the Rails

Juan Cole: Back to 1924

Trump mulls adding Pure anti-African Racism to Visa ban, in Addition to anti-Muslim Hate

Ryan Grim: Sanders & Warren

The Sanders Campaign Researched Whether Warren Could Be Both Vice President and Treasury Secretary at Once

Naomi Klein: How the Transformative Power of Solidarity Will Beat Trump

The campaign’s animating mission — whether in the field or on digital platforms — is to convince millions of Americans that, contrary to what they have been told, their pain is not the result of a failure of character or insufficient hard work

Matthew Hoffmann: Why action on climate change gets stuck and what to do about it

Why Incremental Change won’t solve the Climate Crisis

Macarena Gómez-Barris: They cannot steal our joy

Authoritarianism and collective effervescence in Chile

Ted Glick: Bernie’s the One

The progressive political revolution is very alive and very well, and that is huge

John Feffer: Putin Proposes, Trump Disposes

Since the Cold War, the U.S. and Russia have experienced unexpected reversals in fortune. Are we next in line for post-imperial decline?

Teen Vogue Staff: Introducing the Teen Vogue 2020 Youth Voter Committee

As part of Vogue’s #TeenVote2020 project, 12 young people will be its sounding board for all things related to the presidential campaign

Andrew Fishman: Criminalizing Reporting

Glenn Greenwald Faces Cybercrime Complaint After Exposing Scandal in Brazil

Nora Barrows-friedman: How can colleges fight Israel lobby’s threats?

These accusations are part of an expanding attack on students and faculty at US universities by Israel lobby groups trying to criminalize Palestine solidarity organizing by conflating criticism of Israel with anti-Jewish bigotry

Greta Thunberg: Our House Is Still on Fire

“We don’t need a ‘low-carbon economy.’ We don’t need to ‘lower emissions.’ Our emissions have to stop”

Ramzy Baroud: In the Name of “Israel’s Security”

Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Funding

Dean Baker: Trump Wants to Funnel More Income Upward

Human progress is not the goal of the Trump administration. Rather, it is payoffs for his wealthy friends. And that is what this new China trade deal is about

Richard Falk: Contesting Nuclearism

The goal of nuclear disarmament will never be reached so long as arms control and nonproliferation of nuclear weaponry are seen as the pillars of global stability in the nuclear age

Lauren Manning: Personal reflections from a woman in the extremist underground

Within the radical right, men have always out-numbered women; I was one of those women for five years of my life

Robert Fisk: Iran has been changed forever by admitting its great mistake

Now let’s remember that we in the West have grown so used to our own dishonesty – and being caught out – that we scarcely flinch at the word “lie”

Badri Raina: Indian Spring

An Indian Spring is underway— Will it lead to a flowering That leaves behind a winter long, Or will it be another Arab Spring?   Is the ground now sentient enough To withstand the marauding boot? Or, will resplendent Amazon heft Keep safe the harvest from the bandicoot?   Time is now on a razor’s Read more…

Alleen Brown: Facebook Warrant Targets Student Journalists in Puerto Rico

As seven University of Puerto Rico students prepare to face trial in February for participating in a nonviolent protest more than two years ago, documents released to their defense attorneys reveal that Facebook granted the island’s Justice Department access to a trove of private information from student news publications

Jeff Cohen: Seven Pointed Questions for Corporate Media About Their Biases

Bias is stark when journalists obsess on the estimated cost of reform while ignoring the estimated cost of the status quo

Norman Solomon: The Energizer Bernie and the Power Behind Him

By remaining part of social movements, Bernie has made himself especially antithetical to the elite sensibilities of corporate media. Elites rarely appreciate any movement that is challenging their unjust power.

Laura Flanders: Iowa is not the Twitterverse

Given a choice between covering tit-for-tat tweets and reporting on voting rights or publicly-owned generic drugs, the brought-to-you-by-Big-Pharma news networks will always go where it’s easiest

Isabella Garcia: Invest in Communities, Not Cops

Reclaim the Block, a coalition of local organizations, looks to a future where Minneapolis divests from the police department and invests in community-based solutions and safety

Mandy Smithberger: Never the Pentagon

How The Military-Industrial Complex Gets Away With Murder in Contract After Contract

Russell Mokhiber: PBS Public Editor and the Disease of Contempt

For too long, PBS has been afflicted by a disease of contempt for its viewers. Corporate sponsors come first. Corporate critics have been systematically filtered out of PBS news programs.

The Poor People's Campaign: The PPC Demands National Debate on Poverty

When 250,000 people die every year from poverty, it is time for the presidential candidates to make good on the promises they made during the Poor People’s Campaign Moral Action Congress in June 2019 to push for a debate on poverty

Patrick Cockburn: The US and Iran’s Perpetual Almost-War is Unsustainable

The US maximalist demands on Iran’s nuclear facilities, ballistic missiles and regional influence effectively mean that it wants regime change or capitulation

Rebecca Burns: Oakland’s Moms 4 Housing Evicted by Giant Corporation

The California company that evicted a group of homeless mothers from a West Oakland, California, home this week is the force behind a sprawling national home-flipping operation

Martin Luther King Jr.: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words

While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People’s Campaign to address issues of economic justice

Jessicah Pierre: Learning from King’s Last Campaign

Before he died, Martin Luther King, Jr. joined a campaign to unify working people of all races. Today, nothing could be more powerful

Ipek S. Burnett: MLK and the Ghost of an Untrue Dream

King’s dream of economic justice and equality required America’s power structures to change

Glenn Greenwald: Bolsonaro Under Fire

Dismisses His Culture Minister For Giving a Nazi Speech, But It Is Still Representative of Brazil’s Governing Ethos

Anna North: The Drive to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment, Explained

The resurgence of interest stems from a combination of factors like the Women’s March, the Me Too movement, and the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court even after he was publicly accused of sexual assault

Karen J. Greenberg: Guantánamo’s Indelible Legacy

Or How This Became a Gitmo World

George Monbiot: Those Who Trespass Against Us

A proposed new law would make us strangers in our own nation, by criminalising trespass

David Levin: The Teamster Revolt Against the Hoffa Era

Rank-and-file activists are mobilizing against contract concessions, taking over local unions, and building a coalition to transform the union

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