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Bob Lord: Feast Your Eyes on the Trillion-Dollar SUV

The concentration of America’s wealth has hit still another terrifying new milestone

Ann Morrison: “Why Should We Vote for a Party that Holds Us in Contempt?”

Ann Morrison, who lives in rural Wisconsin, talks about why her neighbors vote for Republicans and Trump and against the Democratic Party

Stuart Appelbaum: Amazon “Broke the Law”

Union Seeks New Election After Alabama Warehouse Organizing Drive Fails

Yun Hyeong-jung: South Korea’s Rural Basic Income Experiment Scheduled for Second Half of 2021

The basic income system brings with it major changes that extend throughout the redistribution system, including taxation and social services

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Leslie D. Gregory: One small statement from CDC, one giant hope for our humanity

Key right now is to help CDC meet its mission by letting them and our federal elected representatives know that we expect solid steps taken to meet this challenge, to mitigate racism in any way possible

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Badri Raina: Changing Faith: Why Are Political Conversions Legal But Religious Ones Suspect?

Those who make objections to such private choices should come clean and acknowledge that their pleas are political rather than religious, or that religion is suffused with politics – however we deny that premise

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Patrick Cockburn: The Return of Northern Ireland as the Most Dangerous Open Wound in British Political Life

Demanding rigorous implementation of the law against opponents while ignoring it oneself is part of the rich political tradition of Northern Ireland

Rob Urie: China Isn’t the Problem, Neoliberalism Is

Beginning in the 1970s, the American political class made decisions at the behest of business interests and oligarchs to restructure the U.S. economy in ways intended to shift the balance of political and economic power towards capital

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Jonathan Cook: The news media offers wall-to-wall propaganda every day. We only notice when a royal dies

To refuse to submit to compulsory grieving, to state that Philip’s death from old age is less important than the deaths of tens of thousands of people in the UK who lost their lives early from the pandemic, is not rudeness, or heartlessness, or a lack of patriotism

Colin Jerolmack: Ending Fracking by 2035

The planet-destroying reactionaries steered the conversation onto their turf and away from the brutal reality that if we want to survive as a species, one small thing we must do is stop fracking

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Richard Falk: How Significant is the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between China and Iran

The agreement configured to be worth at least $400 billion, promises significant mutual benefit to both countries

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Nancy Fraser: American Interregnum

Please Help ZNet         Source: New Left Review Questions by Alessandra Spano. What trends do you see emerging from the social, health and economic crises produced by Covid-19? What do the post-pandemic reconstructions tell us about the ‘crisis of care’? Both the pandemic and the response to it represent the irrationality and Read more…

Tyler Walicek: Grassroots Organizers Mobilize to Defend Kshama Sawant Against Recall Effort

It’s evident that the establishment’s loathing of Sawant has its direct roots in the gains she has won for the working people of Seattle

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Juan Cole: Is Israel’s Netanyahu trying to derail Biden talks and Escape Jail?

The BBC reports that a power outage and consequent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment site in Iran on Sunday is being blamed by Iranian officials on sabotage

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Hamilton Nolan: Politics Are Momentarily Weird Enough to Take On Global Capitalism

A global minimum corporate tax could have some crossover appeal

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Alice Speri: A Billionaire-Funded Website Is Trying to “Cancel” University Professors

Campus Reform and its publisher, the Leadership Institute, are siccing armies of trolls on professors across the country

Tyler Cullis: For true JCPOA re-entry, Biden must tear down this sanctions wall

Trump’s sanctions will have to go if the Biden administration intends to have any policy success with respect to Iran

Manlio Dinucci: Why NATO Destroyed Libya Ten Years Ago

It’s no coincidence that the NATO war to destroy the Libyan state was initiated barely two months after the rise of the African Union

Madeleine Freeman: Striking Alabama Miners Push Back on Contract Settlement

The contract offers certain concessions, but does not address the central demands workers say they require before they come off the picket lines

Lindsay Koshgarian: Pouring Money into the Pentagon Can’t Prevent Another Pandemic

Our most urgent crises — including the pandemic, climate change, and racism — do not have military solutions

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Arundhati Roy: “Capitalism has Become a Weapon of Mass Destruction”

Interview on India, nationalism, literature and politics

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Juan Cole: Greening Earth and creating Jobs

Biden to slash Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Extend Wind, Solar Credits

Oscar Perry Abello: LA Mall Purchase Would Be the Biggest Victory Yet for Community-Driven Development

Until now there was never a project of this scale for community ownership of community spaces for the benefit of community rather than the purpose of making a lot of money

Kevin A. Young: Georgia’s Voter Suppression Is Sparking Boycotts

History Shows They Can Work

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Ryan Grim: Republicans Are Poised to Gerrymander Their Way Back to the Majority

But only if Democrats stand aside and let them

Inge Fryklund: The U.S. War on Drugs is Driving the Displacement Crisis

Why are desperate refugees turning up on the U.S. border? Because we have offloaded the costs of the drug war on Latin America

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George Monbiot: Sea Change

At last people are waking up to the fishing industry’s devastating impacts

Jeff Schuhrke: The Movement to End At-Will Employment Is Getting Serious

Unlike much of the world, the U.S. doesn’t ensure “just cause” employment. This coalition in Illinois hopes to change that

Nicholas Freudenberg: Corporate Versus Public Control of Science And Technology

Are the public health crises of the last decade harbingers of a world doomed to declining human and planetary health or a wakeup call to act now to create a better future?

Bruce Hartford: Jim Crow Voting Laws — Then and Now

Though the old and new methods and details are different, the political goal remains the same — maintenance of white-supremacy

Ana Soley: Colectivo Coffee workers fight for a union

Workers came together using email blasts, petitions, social media campaigns and direct action in the workplace in order to win these concessions

Julia Wright: The Significance of the NUMSA Appeal to the World for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Trade unions such as NUMSA are important to offset the post-independence corporate neo-colonialist paradigm

Kenny Stancil: Biden Creates Commission to Study Supreme Court Reform

“To restore our democracy, we must expand the Supreme Court,” says Rep. Mondaire Jones

Ron Jacobs: Biden, Blinken and DOD

Although the Blinken-Biden foreign policy approach may be more palatable to European governments and much of the US population, that doesn’t mean it’s that different from what preceded it.

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Noam Chomsky: Without Regrets

In a wide-ranging talk, the 92-year-old rebel with many causes discusses the role of activists, intellectuals and Joe Biden in America

Chris Graham: Defending The Indefensible

There’s No Case For Keeping A Justice System That Fails Half The Population

Jane McAlevey: Blowout in Bessemer

A Postmortem on the Amazon Campaign

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Kathy Kelly: Hunting in Yemen

“It’s not normal for people to live like this,” says Iman Saleh, now on her twelfth day of a hunger strike demanding an end to war in Yemen.

Frank Emspak: Bessemer – A Big Step Forward

There is every reason to believe that the workers in our new industries will react the same way workers in the past responded to defeats – they continued to organize because, in reality there is no substitution for a union in the workplace

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Sonali Kolhatkar: Why Republicans Are Betting the Farm on Attacking Transgender People

Transgender people, like immigrants, voters of color, and those seeking abortions, are the latest scapegoats that the GOP is counting on to fuel bigotry among its base

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Nikos Raptis: Turks and Greeks: the Human Case (Part 1 of 2)

This extremely potent instrument of Religion is used by the Trumps of the world for their personal benefit

Harleen Kaur Bal: What Should We Learn from India’s Farmers’ Protests?

From this example, the global community must learn how to face growing ethnic nationalism and political divide with unified inclusivity on common ground, rather than contempt for the other

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Vijay Prashad: Why Ukraine’s borders are back at the center of geopolitics

Firing across the Ukraine-Russia border has stepped up, egged on by Biden’s full-throated support of Zelensky’s newly found anti-Russian ambitions

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Victoria Law: To End Mass Incarceration, We Need to Bust the Myths That Prop It Up

If prisons kept us safe, then the U.S. should be the safest nation in the world

John Scales Avery: Ecology And Economics

Humanity has reached a critical decade

Jody Williams: Biden Admin Slammed for Claiming Landmines Are a “Vital Tool”

The Biden administration is facing criticism from human rights groups after it announced it will leave in place a Trump-era policy to allow military commanders to use landmines across the globe

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Dave Zirin: Baseball Says No to Jim Crow 2.0

Major League Baseball is a conservative institution. It speaks volumes that it moved the All-Star Game from Brian Kemp’s Georgia

Christine O’Connell: “This Agreement Protects Jobs”

Four Unions at Rutgers University Reach Historic Deal to End Layoffs

Rob Urie: Capitalism Versus Economic Democracy, Minimum Wage Edition

Raising the minimum wage is critical because it would raise the living standards of the working poor. But it should be a starting move toward economic democracy, not the end of it

Rosemary Bechler: What is misogyny? An update

‘What is really remarkable about this horrible death is the outpouring of sympathetic grief across the nation in response.’

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