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Vijay Prashad: Bolivia Does Not Exist

Such events as a coup are merely events of a longer-term structure, a long struggle between the forces of imperialism and of decolonisation

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Patrick Bond: What lessons from the Workers Party for fighting global neoliberalism?

Lula’s release leaves capitalists annoyed and nervous

Danica Jorden: Will Supreme Court Overturn DACA?

Dreamers Say, This Is My Home

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Marjorie Cohn: DACA Arguments in Supreme Court Leave Outcome in Doubt

After the arguments before the Supreme Court in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case, it is difficult to predict the outcome

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Steve Ellner: Talking About Fake News Mr. Trump And The New York Times

It’s incredible how one-sided, misleading and cherry picking the mainstream media has been on recent events in Bolivia

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Ramzy Baroud: A Lesson for the Palestinian Leadership

Real Reasons behind Israel’s Arrest and Release of Labadi, Mi’ri

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Joe Emersberger: Oppose the Military Coup in Bolivia. Spare Us Your “Critiques”

The coup against Morales should be an incredibly easy one for any “progressive” to unreservedly oppose – and by oppose I mean demand Morales finish off his term. People eager to highlight their “critiques” of Morales are part of the problem

Alice Miranda Ollstein and Holly Otterbein: Bernie Sanders Wins Endorsement of Nurses’ Union

Bernie Sanders is, and has been, leading on Medicare for All through his advocacy and Senate legislation”

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Kshama Sawant: “Seattle Is Not For Sale”

Voters Rebuke Amazon, Re-electing Socialist Kshama Sawant

Ike Nahem: The 2019 UN Vote Against the US Blockade of Cuba

“The United States government does not have the least moral authority to criticize Cuba or anyone else in the area of ​​human rights. We reject the repeated manipulation of this issue for political purposes”

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Patrick Cockburn: How Tehran-backed forces are taking over in Iraq

Protests represent the biggest threat to the Iraqi political establishment since Isis was advancing on Baghdad

Ali Karamustafa: Humanitarian first and pro-worker second

How the left lost the moral and economic high ground on immigration

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Vijay Prashad: After Evo, the Lithium Question Looms Large in Bolivia

Bolivia was unable to make deals with Western transnational firms; it decided to partner with Chinese firms. This made the Morales government vulnerable

Peoples Dispatch: Day 2 of the civic-military coup in Bolivia

Evo Morales was forced to resign amid escalating violence and on Monday night he left the country for Mexico where he was given political asylum

Francisco Dominguez: The Bolivian Coup: What the Mainstream Media Don’t Tell You

Bolivia’s oligarchy launched an orgy of racist and fascist violence to oust president Morales

Dominique Ferré: Bolivia Coup “Made in USA”

Workers and youth the world over, and their organizations, have a duty to stand side by side with the workers and people of Bolivia against this new crime of U.S. imperialism in Latin America

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Ryan Devereaux: Why Exxon Mobil Is Being Taken to Court Over Climate Change

“We’re at the very beginning of what will be a long, official reckoning for one of the really astonishing crimes of our time.”

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Victor Grossman: The Wall and General Pyrrhus

Media jubilation reaches a climax on November 9th, thirty years after the bumbling, perhaps even misunderstood decision to open the gate for all East Germans to stream through, hasten to the nearest West Berlin bank for their “welcome present“ of 100 prized West German marks, and taste the joys of the western free market system. Read more…

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Ramzy Baroud: Ready for Execution

The Former Israeli General and his Quest for a New Gaza War

Jeff Mackler: Chicago teachers divided over strike settlement

Breaking with the twin parties of capitalism in combination with the class struggle strategies brought to the fore during the red state strikes is the only road to transforming today’s moribund labor movement into a fighting force capable of winning decisive future victories

Elizabeth Warren: Environmental Justice, Pipelines, Capitalism & Billionaires

Highlights of Warren speaking about the climate crisis, public health, shutting down pipelines, capitalism, the order of primary states and more.

Aurathais Marin: Venezuela Teachers’ Strike

‘Those of Us Who Continue to Teach Do So Out of Love’

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Josue De Luna Navarro: Undocumented Immigrant Enforcement Policies Drive Public Mental Health Crisis

Imagine running away from a lion all your life — that’s how 11 million undocumented immigrants feel today, and it takes a toll on their mental health

Akio Tanaka: Response to Pete Dolack Articles on WBAI and Pacifica

The real danger to Pacifica is not a ‘corporate coup’. The real danger is a financial failure which is what the current governance structure has brought about

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Mark Weisbrot: “This Is a Military Coup”

Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns After Army Calls for His Ouster

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Brian Terrell: A Doubtful Proposition

A reflection on the trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

Codepink: No Coup in Bolivia

Protesting outside OAS

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Jonathan Cook: Israel is silencing the last voices trying to stop abuses against Palestinians

It has been a week of appalling abuses committed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank – little different from the other 2,670 weeks endured by Palestinians since the occupation began in 1967

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Yves Engler: Canada backs coup against Bolivia’s president

Once again our government has prioritized the interests of Canadian corporations over the interest of indigenous people. Shame on Trudeau for supporting the ouster of Evo Morales

Ana Paula Vargas: Lula is Free

Can Socialism Be Restored?

David Barber: The Failure of Higher Education: A Tale of Two Diplomas

For the majority of students in the United States, black students in particular, education has never meant anything more than a training to stay in one’s place

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Juan Cole: “Catastrophic” Wildfires Threaten Sydney, Australia

While Australia’s population of about 25 million is small and therefore its proportional contribution to global heating is also small, the country is especially vulnerable to the effects of burning fossil fuels

Cerveaux Non Disponsibles: For the Gilets Jaunes, there won’t be an “after”

The Gilets Jaunes are not just another strike or protest movement. They are in perpetual movement. There isn’t an “after.” Because there isn’t an end.

Li Zhou: New York City Adopts Ranked-Choice Voting

The biggest city in the US is joining a voting reform movement

Rob Urie: Political Possibilities

Given the nature of neoliberal recessions, the U.S. is but one recession away from wholesale economic and political rebellion. And that recession is on the way. The value of left analysis is that it opens the range of political possibilities

Danica Jorden: Evo Steps Down, New Government Orders Arrest, Mexico Offers Asylum

As a result of widespread rioting and international accusations of election fraud, Bolivian President Evo Morales has stepped down from assuming a fourth term at the head of his country “to keep the peace”

Naomi Oreskes: The Greatest Scam in History

How the Energy Companies Took Us All

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Gilbert Achcar: More than just a “Spring”

The Arab region’s long-term revolution

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Michael Albert: RevolutionZ / Next American Revolution Update

The following is a transcription of a very recent session of the Podcast called RevolutionZ. It is a brief update on the experience so far and also that of the screenplay for Next American Revolution – including reporting on the first and so far only serious reaction to the latter from Hollywood. As of this Read more…

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Norman Solomon: Biden and Bloomberg Want Uncle Sam to Defer to Uncle Scrooge

The grassroots strengths of the Warren and Sanders campaigns have jolted some key oligarchs into overt action

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Mark Weisbrot: The Trump Administration Is Undercutting Democracy in Bolivia

Will the US and the Organization of American States once again be able to overturn election results?

Wim Laven: Serve with honor, honor those who serve; or support Trump?

Veterans have not fought to remove dictators in other countries to see a President ignoring checks and balances while insisting that he is above the law in their home country

Alec Karakatsanis: Criminal Justice System Is Doing What It Was Designed to Do.

Alec Karakatsanis’s “Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System” clearly lays out a case for why our criminal legal system is not broken, but doing exactly what it was designed to do

Dom Phillips: Lula Walks Free from Prison

Workers’ party leader had been held for 580 days for corruption. Court rules incarceration unlawful until appeals exhausted

Evaggelos Vallianatos: Growing Ecological Civilization in China

I urged China to take the initiative in sponsoring a World Environment Organization for collective international activities for the transition of the world economy away from fossil fuels

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Badri Raina: Resolution

The victory has been won. The job has been done. The Deity has come home Where stood the dome.   Judgments are not always About justice purely. Wise men take in the pulse Of the times in their decree.   The road to truth Is never smooth. The lady with the blindfold Has even scales, Read more…

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Naomi Klein: Forged in Fire

California’s Lessons for a Green New Deal

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Bill Fletcher: Labor Needs To Embrace Social Justice Unionism

A successful rank-and-file strategy must look beyond the workplace

Dave Holmes: ‘The most progressive and democratic system in the history of the Middle East’

The Rojava Revolution represents the high-point of the Syrian Revolution and points the way forward for a new Syria — grassroots democracy, decentralisation and federalism; feminism; and ethnic and religious pluralism

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump’s Order to Defy Subpoenas Is Itself Grounds for Impeachment

We’re headed for a separation of powers showdown between Congress and the president that will ultimately end up in the Supreme Court.

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