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Patrick Bond: State of the BRICS Class Struggle, Part 2

‘Social Dialogue’ Reform Frustrations

Rebecca Gordon: Middle East Alliances, Old and New

Confronting “That Part of the World”

John Feffer: What’s Behind Trump’s Assault on Europe

Trump is attacking Europe and siding with Russia for political — and not just personal — reasons

Valerie Carmel: 11 Years of Blockade

How Despair Has Made Gaza Unlivable

Brooke Anderson: Defending Undocumented Nannies, House Cleaners and Caregivers

For local immigrant families targeted by Trump, the trauma is real and long-lasting, as is the critical importance of building broad, intersectional movements that include employers of immigrant workers

Antonis Davanellos: A necktie for Tsipras and a noose for workers

The “sacrifices” required will be increasingly barbaric, and the results will be even more uncertain than compared to the first Memorandum — which promised an end to the crisis in…2012

Nusrat Choudhury: Stop-and-Frisk Settlement in Milwaukee

In a banner day for police reform, the city of Milwaukee has entered into a settlement agreement to end practices amounting to a decade-long stop-and-frisk program that resulted in hundreds of thousands of baseless stops

Sheehan Moore: Indigenous and environmental water protectors

The people and water along the line’s route are the key concern for pipeline opponents, who worry about ETP’s higher-than-average record of spills

Michael Albert: Replying to Scipes

First, I thank Kim Scipes for his review of a recent book of mine- Practical Utopia – and for the many kind things he had to say about it. While I might enjoy rehashing our agreements on strategy, underlying ideas, vision, and the motives and methods of writing, I will only comment on his disagreements. Read more…

David Swanson: The Intelligence Community Is Neither

The fate of the earth may just depend on somebody creating a television network in the United States not dedicated to hating Russia on the one hand or basic human decency on the other

Bruce Levine: Politics and Psychiatry

The Cost of the Trauma Cover-Up

Richard Falk: A Reflection on the June 24th Turkish Elections (modified and corrected)

If the new system moves quickly and effectively to restore international and national confidence in the Turkish economy, prospects are good for political stability and a more robust democratic atmosphere in the country

Ramzy Baroud: The Massacre of Inn Din

How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible

Boots Riley: Dystopian Satire “Sorry to Bother You”

An Anti-Capitalist Rallying Cry for Workers

Katrina Kozarek: Getting by in Venezuela

Chronicles of Survival and Hope

Sonja Swanson: People’s Kitchen Collective

The Oakland-based grassroots organizing group has been hosting community dinners, feeding activists, and launching cultural projects for the last 10 years

Badri Raina: Kashmir: Compounding the perfidy

It should be clear by now that in 2014, the Bhartiya Janata Party signed the Agenda of Alliance with the Peoples’ Democratic Party as a mere ruse to find a foothold in the governmental structure in Jammu and Kashmir

Various Contributors: Opposing attempts to equate antisemitism with criticism of Israel

Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) has joined 35 Jewish organizations worldwide in a statement condemning global attempts to stifle criticism of Israel

Patrick Bond: State of the BRICS class struggle

Repression, Austerity and Worker Militancy

Dean Baker: Corporations, Media Trumpet “Horrors” of Higher Wages

It’s clear that many in the media are terrified by the prospect that as the labor market gets tighter, workers might get a larger share of the pie

Stan Karp: The 2018 Wave of Teacher Strikes

A Turning Point for Our Schools?

Gavin Lewis: Hijacking Victimhood and Demonizing Dissent

The Post 2014 Gaza Bombing Anti-Semitism Moral Panic – a Short History

George Monbiot: A Revolution Has Begun

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in a New York primary hints at a coming transformation in US politics

Seth Ackerman: Ocasio-Cortez’s Blueprint for a New Politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez prioritizes accountability to movements over loyalty to the Democratic Party. It’s the embryo of a new way of approaching left-wing politics

Karen Nussbaum: Rebuilding the Working Class

Since the 2016 election, we’ve talked with 300,000 voters to understand their attitudes, concerns, sources of information, and what approaches and arguments they find persuasive. Here’s what we found

Heidi Hautala: Mass Protests Meet Trump-Putin Summit

We organized the event in order to say that now is time to defend democracy and human rights

Negin Owliaei: D.C. Labor Battle Turns Into a Civil Rights Fight

As city council attempts to overturn a minimum wage initiative, district residents demand elected officials respect their vote

Vandana Shiva: FSSAI’s labelling rules promote unhealthy food

FSSAI equates bad fats which are unfit for eating with good fats necessary for health

Nick Turse: Commandos Sans Frontières

The Global Growth of U.S. Special Operations Forces

Robert Hunziker: Trump Kills Science – Nature Strikes Back

Federal agency scientists have been personally attacked and censored and reassigned to meaningless tasks not affiliated with their expertise and prevented from attending crucial conferences. Funding for science has been slashed

Immanuel Wallerstein: Two Cheers for Mexico’s AMLO

AMLO put forth a truly left program

Dean Baker: Can Truth Survive?

Can Truth Survive Trump? Washington Post Fails to Ask How Well Truth Was Doing to Begin With

Savannah Crabtree: Anti-abortion ‘gag rule’ proposal

The domestic gag rule proposal is just the latest move by the Trump administration to undermine women’s health care

Glenn Greenwald: Is Trump-Putin Summit a “Danger to America”?

Or Crucial Diplomacy Between Nuclear Powers?

Lornet Turnbull: Caravan of Grandmothers Heads to Mexico Border

The group leaving from New York will onboard other “grannies” and allies along the way to support migrating families

Norman Solomon: Climb Down From the Summit of Hostile Propaganda

Throughout the day before the summit in Helsinki, the lead story on the New York Times home page stayed the same: “Just by Meeting With Trump, Putin Comes Out Ahead.” The Sunday headline was in harmony with the tone of U.S. news coverage overall. As for media commentary, the Washington Post was in the dominant Read more…

Rajan Menon: National (In)Security

In the United States of Inequality

Mike Elk: ‘We’re militant again’

Thousands of teachers gathered in Pittsburgh to discuss plan of action for new school year after strikes over pay and conditions

Julianne Hing: What Does It Mean to Abolish ICE?

Activists and politicians want a total overhaul of immigration enforcement—but do we have a real plan?

Edward M Murphy: The real driver of health care spending

An inefficiency gap is boosting costs — and profits

Don Fitz: Other Revolving Doors

It’s more than doors between government and the businesses that they supposedly regulate that go round and round. One of the other swinging doors is between the Democratic and Republican Parties

Kevin Zeese: Where Power Holders Get Power And How Movements Take It Away

Power holders do not operate in a vacuum, they rely on various factors and pillars to maintain their power. Each of these factors are opportunities for resistance

Glenn Greenwald: How Twitter Degrades Discourse and Encourages Distortions

The most the discourse-degrading feature of Twitter is how it makes deliberate distortions uniquely easy and effective

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard: ‘It Is Crucial That People Stand Up for What They Believe In’

It’s clear that there is an effort around the country to try, through legal means—although we would consider illegal means—to curtail people’s fundamental First Amendment rights to gather together in the streets, to be able to speak out in unified action

Adam Hudson: Black Americans’ Median Wealth Could Disappear

Today’s rising housing prices exacerbate the racial wealth gap in the US by making it more difficult for Black people to accumulate wealth since the 2008 recession, thus further decimating Black wealth

Mark Sumner: Trump Isn’t Bothering to Disguise His Racism

The most frightening thing about all of this is that not only is Donald Trump making statements using basic, essential, no-holds-barred, undeniable Nazi rhetoric … the press barely seems to notice

James Risen: Quelling Harebrained Conspiracy Theories on DNC Hack

With his latest indictments on Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller drove a particularly sharp nail into the coffin of the conspiracy theories surrounding the cyber-attack on the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign during the 2016 election. Spoiler alert: The Russians really did do it. It wasn’t Seth Rich, the murdered young Democratic staffer Read more…

Howard Bryant: On the Revolt of the Black Athlete

From Ali to LeBron James

Jon Letman: Military’s Live-Fire Training Ignites Resistance

Pohakuloa Training Area, an Army-controlled site the size of Guam, is the largest U.S. military training ground in the Pacific

Robert Fisk: Tales of past wars – and ones to come

‘This is going to end up with us all fighting each other, Muslims versus Muslims, Croats against Croats, Serbs against Serbs’

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