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Ellen Bravo: Paid Family Leave and Paid Sick Leave

Today we bring you a conversation with Ellen Bravo, co-director of Family Values @ Work, a network of coalitions in 24 states fighting for paid sick days and paid family medical leave insurance. Sarah Jaffe: Donald Trump’s budget, if we can call it a budget, has some provisions that they are saying look like paid Read more…

Steven W Thrasher: The terror of lynching haunts black Americans again

A Mississippi legislator called for lynchings on the same day that a black student was stabbed on campus. We are facing a crisis of racism

Juan Cole: Terror and Geopolitics

Manchester 2017 and 1996

Adri Nieuwhof: Israel treats prisoners worse than apartheid

The situation of the Palestinian prisoners reminds the older generation in South Africa of their past

H. Patricia Hynes: How the Light Gets In

In the northern Great Plains, likely the richest wind regime in the world, the potential of tribal wind power exceeds 300 gigawatts across six states

Tariq Ali: A Vicious Cycle

Manchester bombing is likely blowback from ongoing war on terror

Richard Falk: Alternate Worldviews

[Prefatory Note: This post is a much modified version of a shorter opinion piece published by the global-e online publication on May 18, 2017. It is a response to and commentary upon an essay of Ahmet Davutoğlu, former foreign minister and prime minister of Turkey, published under the title ‘Response to Ahmet Davutoğlu’s “The Future Read more…

Binta Baxter: Blueprint for a Banana Republic-Style Dictatorship

A combination of spending cuts that will escalate domestic poverty while simultaneously increasing investments in militarism

Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez: Toxic Masculinity

Negative remarks about the male romper trend can harm black male identity development

Various Contributors: Advocate for a Military Embargo of Israel

The Palestinian BDS National Committee calls on supporters to take urgent action on Day 40 of the Dignity Strike (Friday, May 26) to advocate towards a comprehensive military embargo on Israel

Alex Emmons: Senators Blast Trump Praise for Duterte

Donald Trump’s praise for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous anti-drug campaign drew condemnation from leading foreign policy voices in both parties

Mousab Azzawi: Questions about Manchester Massacre and Jeremy Corbyn

Glenn Greenwald said in a recent interview with Amy Goodman that “one of the Guardian newspaper big flaws as an institution is they develop personal feuds with people they cover. And when that happens, they dispense with all journalistic standards. So, one of the people who they have particular hatred for is Jeremy Corbyn.” Then Read more…

Dave Zirin:  Lynching on U-Maryland Campus

Richard Collins III was killed Saturday night because of the color of his skin

Juan Cole: The Other Terrorism

Toxic CO2 Gas Promoted by Trump Budget, Shell

Ramzy Baroud: Fear as an Obstacle to Peace

Why Are Israelis Afraid?

Patrick Cockburn: End the wars which allow extremism to grow

The only feasible way to eliminate organisations capable of carrying out these attacks is to end the seven wars – Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and north east Nigeria – that cross-infect each other

John Feffer: Trump’s Apology Tour

Trump’s version of making up with Muslims apparently involves selling $110 billion worth of arms to the most reactionary Muslim country on the planet

Rebecca Gordon: Down the Memory Hole

Living in Trump’s United States of Amnesia

Medea Benjamin: Congress Should Halt Trump’s $110B Arms Deal

AMY GOODMAN: In his first foreign trip abroad as president, Donald Trump traveled to Saudi Arabia this weekend, where he signed an arms deals totaling $110 billion. This comes in addition to more than $115 billion offered in arms deals to Saudi Arabia by President Obama during his time in office. Speaking in Riyadh on Read more…

David Cole: More Dangerous Than Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has quietly continued the radical remaking of the Justice Department he began when he took the job

Sue Sturgis: Racial and partisan gerrymandering

  Date on which the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a lower court ruling that the congressional districts drawn by North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature in 2011 involved unconstitutional racial gerrymanders meant to dilute the power of black voters: 5/22/2017 Of the stricken map’s 13 congressional districts, number that were controlled by Republicans: 10 According to elections Read more…

Samantha Winslow: A Bottom-Up Campaign

Philly activists hope to set an example by proving that involving members and taking action gets results

James Gray Pope: The Right to Strike

According to an International Monetary Fund study of twenty advanced economies, union decline accounted for about half of the increase in net income inequality from 1980 to 2012

Ben Dangl: Expanding Global War on Backs of the American Poor

Let us begin by rejecting Trump’s budget and saying no more war on the backs of the poor

CJ Polychroniou: The Effects of Greece’s Loss of Sovereignty

For the last several months, Greece’s international creditors — the European Union and the International Monetary Fund — had been at a standoff over debt relief

Steve Early: Can “Corporate Free” Candidates Win?

Since 2004, members of the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA) have won ten out of the sixteen city council and mayoral races they have contested in their majority minority city of 110,000

Medea Benjamin: More U.S. Weapons for Yemen War

Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia deepens a “toxic” tie between Washington and the House of Saud

Mattea Kramer: Boycott Trump

Can a Movement to Hurt the President Financially Change the Political Landscape?

Atilio Boron: Venezuela: speaking up to say the truth

In various recent works, different analysts and observers of Latin American political life have reproached intellectuals and militants on the left for their silence on what is happening in Venezuela. That silence, they say, only reinforces the worst features of the government of Nicolas Maduro. This strategy was used a few weeks ago by a Read more…

Lucas Koerner: Authoritarianism in Venezuela?

A Reply to Gabriel Hetland

Jeremy Scahill: “You Are Doing an Amazing Job”

Trump Called Rodrigo Duterte to Congratulate Him on His Murderous Drug War

Robert Fisk: Trump about to mess up in Middle East?

There he was talking of the ‘ultimate deal’ between Israel and the Palestinians – as if peace was just a commodity to be bought or sold

Elijah Armstrong: Taking on the Education-Industrial Complex

It is a growing movement of folks claiming and demanding the type of schools that we want and not allowing them to privatize them and destroy public education

Medea Benjamin: Why Were Saudi Streets So Quiet?

Trump’s Saudi trip wasn’t protest-free because people love him, but because protest is punishable by death

Juan Cole: Trump on Islam

Neo-Orientalism and anti-Shi’ism

Norman Solomon: Warfare State at War with Trump

Interview on the Trump/Russia affair and plans to isolate and perhaps attack Iran

José E. López: Oscar López Rivera returns to a Movement

Interview with José E. López, who is the executive director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago, about his brother’s role in the independence movement

Patrick Cockburn: Trump puts US on Sunni Muslim side of war

US President’s speech gives a green-light to authoritarian regimes in the Middle East to carry on torturing and oppressing minorities

Robert Harvey: Stay the Course With Rouhani

The world cannot afford the breakdown of the Iran nuclear deal

Sue Sturgis: ‘Election integrity’ appointee unleashing chaos

Kobach’has a record of making unsubstantiated claims about the extent of voter fraud and using them to promote strict voter ID laws and other policies that make it harder to vote

Steven Starr: The consequences of nuclear war

The preamble of the treaty to ban nuclear weapons now under consideration at the UN will be greatly strengthened if it includes a summary of the long-term environmental consequences of nuclear war

Theo Anderson: Yale hunger strike continues

Twenty-three Yale graduate students were arrested in a civil disobedience aimed at pressuring the university to recognize its recently certified union of graduate student teachers

Robert Fisk: Hypocritical and condescending

So after inventing “fake news”, America’s crazed President on Sunday gave the world’s Muslims a fake speech

Juan Cole: Trump in Monarchy during Iran’s Election

Trump just sold the deputy crown prince another $110 bn worth of high-tech, state of the art weapons. Yemen is having a cholera outbreak and is on the verge of mass starvation.

Ben Eltham: Facebook & Google Taxed for Journalism?

The market dominance of the two US tech giants Google and Facebook is such that they constitute an effective duopoly on online Australian media

Jim Hightower: Billionaires Lay Siege to State Governments

While we’re mesmerized by Trump, shady groups are pushing corporate-friendly legislation in statehouses all over the country

Gerald Epstein: Resistance in the Age of Trumpism

It is imperative that we understand the dynamics in US society that brought Trump to power

Sophia A. McClennen: Booing Betsy DeVos isn’t enough

For those of us who care about education in our country there was something immensely gratifying about reports that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was booed when she attempted to deliver a commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University. The fact that many students turned their backs to protest her appearance at the historically black school was additional just deserts. Read more…

Jeff Schuhrke: “More Sweatshops than Starbucks”

“The culture of fear is on purpose”

John Pilger: Getting Assange: the untold story

Julian Assange has been vindicated because the Swedish case against him was corrupt. The prosecutor, Marianne Ny, obstructed justice and should be prosecuted. Her obsession with Assange not only embarrassed her colleagues and the judiciary but exposed the Swedish state’s collusion with the United States in its crimes of war and “rendition”.     Had Read more…

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