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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…

Richard Falk: Trumped Up Diplomacy in the Middle East

In his first overseas trip since moving into the White House, Donald Trump is leaving behind the frustrations, allegations, rumors, and an increasing sense of implosion that seems to be dooming his presidency during its second hundred days. At the same time, a mixture of curiosity and apprehension awaits this new leader wherever he goes Read more…

Joao Pedro Stedile: ‘We need an emergency plan for the people’

We need to work in the upcoming days on the possibility of a general strike

Kate Aronoff: Seizing Means of Production

Two bills would direct more than $45 million in funding to state-level employee ownership centers, aimed at providing training and technical assistance to current and prospective worker-owners

Sharon Lerner: A Problem with Science – and Voters

For most of his four years as chair of the Science Committee, Republican Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas has served up more spectacle than policy. As arguably the showiest climate denier and opponent of environmental regulations in Congress, Smith has orchestrated climate change hearings that are the scientific equivalent of pro-wrestling matches. Stacked with skeptics Read more…

WhoWhatWhy Staff: The Chelsea Manning Saga

The Manning leak has had a profound effect on people’s perspective of the Iraq and Afghan wars

Robert Fisk: Good news for Iran, bad news for Trump

The Saudis will be appalled that a (comparatively) reasonable Iranian has won a (comparatively) free election that almost none of the 50 dictators gathering to meet Trump in Riyadh would ever dare to hold

Sonali Kolhatkar: Impeachment & Opposition to Trumpism and the GOP

We need to ideologically “impeach” not just Trump, but Trumpism, and the general cruelty of conservatism

Richard Fidler: Major Decisions Face Québec Solidaire

Quebec’s broad party of the left, Québec solidaire (QS), will open a four-day congress on May 19 in Montréal – the 12th congress in its 11-year history. The delegates face a challenging agenda. It includes the final stage of adoption of the party’s detailed program, a process begun eight years ago; discussion of possible alliances Read more…

Michelle Alexander: Repair the Damage from the Drug War

We are joined by two leading voices in the fight against mass incarceration: Michelle Alexander, author of the best-selling book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” and Susan Burton, founder and executive director of A New Way of Life, a nonprofit that provides housing and other support to formerly incarcerated Read more…

Jefferson Morley: Class War to the Classroom

Under Trump proposal, student loan forgiveness and Special Olympics would get axed to fund private schools

Will Bunch: This was a revolution

Larry Krasner’s victory for Philadelphia District Attorney is a huge victory for the movements against police brutality and mass incarceration – for progressive and racial justice movements nationwide

Alexandra Bradbury: Using Grievances to Build the Union

When the boss tries to make an example of someone who stood up for themselves or others, it’s crucial to defend that person

Mehdi Hasan: Trump, 9/11, and Saudi Arabia

Does Donald Trump have even an ounce of shame?

Justin Podur: The Afghans Are Coming

“Afghan Shia Militias” have become to Syria what “African Mercenaries” were to Libya

Peter Van Buren: Whistleblowers, Moral Injury, and Endless War

Was Chelsea Manning Motivated By Moral Injury?

Michelle Alexander: Learning From Susan Burton

 Reading her life story will change the way you view the world

Michael Zweig: The Future of Progressive Politics

Using income or education instead of power to establish the working class obscures the most important element class shares with race and gender: all are manifestations of power relations

Alexandra Bradbury: Getting People in Motion

The key is collective action

Earl Bousquet: Hoping for the Best, Fearing the Worst

Caribbean journalists visiting Venezuela today are able to see and hear much that isn’t being told by CNN, BBC and the traditional mainstream media

Morning Star: Jeremy Corbyn’s Church House Speech

We will build a new economy, worthy of the 21st century and we will build a country for the many not the few

Glenn Greenwald: Only New Elections Can Save Brazil’s Democracy

When Michel Temer was permanently installed as president less than one year ago after the impeachment of elected President Dilma Rousseff, the primary justification offered by Brazilian media figures was that he would bring stability and unity to a country beset by political and economic crisis. From the start, the opposite has been true: Temer Read more…

Amrit Cheng: Six Things About Kris Kobach

Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state and vice-chair of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Election Integrity is a known voter suppressor

Peter Dreier: The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller

When the blind-deaf visionary learned that poor people were more likely to be blind than others, she set off down a pacifist, socialist path that broke the boundaries of her time—and continues to challenge ours today

Josh Jones: Helen Keller’s Letter to Nazi Students

Helen Keller Writes a Letter to Nazi Students Before They Burn Her Book: “History Has Taught You Nothing If You Think You Can Kill Ideas”

Vijay Prashad: Jawaharlal Nehru

May 15th is Nakba Day, the Day of Catastrophe for the Palestinians. In 1948, that was the date when the Israeli State began to emerge and three quarters of a million Palestinians were ejected from their land. The term Nakba was coined by the Syrian historian Constantine Zurayk, who was the Acting President of the Read more…

Robert Pollin: Illusions and Dangers in “America First” Policy

We should be able to envision an alternative framework in which the US and other countries are open to trade and immigration within a context of a commitment to full employment and a strong social welfare state

Joe Emersberger: Comparing Venezuela’s Media with Our Own

The international media’s coverage of Venezuela comes down to caricatures that have been spread by Venezuela’s opposition

Alexandra Bradbury: Conversations Are the Building Blocks

It’s so important to help people see how powerful they are, to pull that veil back: ‘You can do all of this and more

Glenn Greenwald: Chelsea Manning Is a Free Woman

It is rare, especially lately, to find inspiration in any political stories. But the last decade of Chelsea Manning’s life, and the potential it now holds for the future, is one of those cases

Ali Abunimah: Gaza on brink of “systemic collapse”

The total absence of accountability for Israel’s violations, humanitarian aid has repeatedly been used to keep Gaza at the edge of subsistence and out of the headlines

Jesse Jackson: Lie about voter fraud is the real fraud

When politicians can pick their voters — by voter suppression laws, by gerrymandering, by big money campaigns — rather than voters picking their leaders, democracy is mocked

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