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Don Fitz: Nuclear Disaster at Chernobyl: Reality and Unreality

With the escalating doom of climate change hovering over us, it is tempting to push nuclear horror to the back of our minds

William Barber: “It’s Time for Moral Confrontation”

New Poor People’s Campaign Stages Nationwide Civil Disobedience

Andrew Smith: Profiting from war

BAE Systerms weapons have been involved in countless atrocities – and we saw board members doing backflips to avoid accountability

Various Contributors: Google worker rebellion against military project grows

An internal petition calling for Google to stay out of “the business of war” was gaining support Tuesday, with some workers reportedly quitting to protest a collaboration with the US military

Jonathan Cook: Israel repurposes Nakba myths to justify today’s massacre in Gaza

Western leaders and the public betrayed the Palestinians in 1948. There is no sign, 70 years on, that the West is about to change its ways

Conn Hallinan: Turkey’s President: Short Term Victory, Long Term Trouble

The moves the President is making to insure a victory next month may come back to haunt him in the long run

Juan Cole: Can Palestinians be Killed? Can Israelis Kill them? Or do they only “Die”?

Why is it so hard to admit that the Israeli army, and Israeli squatter settlers, routinely kill Palestinians?

Tom Engelhardt: An Empire of Nothing at All?

The U.S. Military Takes Us Through the Gates of Hell

Dean Baker: Workfare for the Private Equity Crew?

The state of Colorado paid over $1 billion to investment managers over an eight-year period to lose the state money

Yanis Varoufakis: Lost U.S. Credibility in Middle East

From the Iran Deal to the Israel Embassy Move

Asad Rehman: Israel and US celebrate illegally moving embassy to Jerusalem

The move is a stamp of approval for Israel’s brutal occupation

Tamara Nassar: Palestinians protest opening of US embassy in Jerusalem

Palestinians tried to protest the demarcation last week and were met with aggression from Israeli occupation forces

Robert Fisk: Staring at each other with increasing concern

In the West, it’s easy to concentrate on each daily drama about the Middle East and forget the world in which the real people of the region live

Jeremy Brecher: The new Poor People’s Campaign: Seeds of a Non-Party Opposition?

A “non-party opposition” is a convergence of social movements that performs some of the classical functions of an opposition party without the goal of taking state power

Kim Scipes: Taking Power at the Municipal Level

How do progressives build power to counter attacks from the top of society while building the kind of society we’d each like to live in?

Michael T. Klare: Gearing Up for the Third Gulf War

Will Washington, Tel Aviv, Riyadh, and Tehran Face Off in a Future Cataclysm?

Elizabeth Benjamin: Emmanuel Macron and echoes of May 1968

The French collective voice will clearly not be silenced, and Macron would do well to provide an ear to its message. Revolutionary ideals die hard, especially in France

Billy Corriher: Trump hastening resegregation of Southern schools

America’s schools are more racially segregated than they’ve been in decades

Robert Reich: Trump’s Drug Pricing Scam

Trump doesn’t want to take on Big Pharma. As has been typical for him, rather than confronting the moneyed interests in America he chooses mainly to blame foreigners

Juan Cole: Kelly’s “Family Separation”

John Kelly, White House chief of staff, is an immigrant-hating bigot, as demonstrated by a long series of Draconian statements and measures

Mark Harris: No One is Coming to Save Us—Except Ourselves

There are many indications of a growing ferment for political and social change that goes deeper, beyond the familiar limits of traditional two-party politics, to the roots of society’s ills

Patrick Cockburn: US and Iran battle for influence in Iraq election

Any Iraqi leader will seek to maintain good relations with both Washington and Tehran

Gregory Shupak: Media Debate Best Way to Dominate Iran

Rarely allowed into the debate is the notion that Iranians have the right to chart their own course free of US interference

Tamara Draut: Today’s working class

No longer shuttered away in a factory, today’s working class is interwoven into nearly every aspect of American society. But we don’t really hear much about it

Vann R. Newkirk II: Big Pharma Gets a Big Win From Trump

The president campaigned on stinging criticisms of the pharmaceutical industry and promises to use Medicare to lower drug prices. But none of that materialized in his drug-pricing speech this week

Arto Vaun: Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution’: A masterclass in socialism

Armenians took a collective stand for basic socioeconomic rights – and they won

Joseph Massad: The future of the Nakba

If the Great March of Return of the last several weeks is any indication, the will of the Palestinian people remains steadfast and unwavering

Miles Kampf-Lassin: Sanders’ Plan to Expand Union Rights and Workplace Democracy

As workers are proving across the country, winning a better standard of living is possible, but it can only come about through demanding—and practicing—democracy on the job

Conor Lynch: Angry young white men and the “incel rebellion”

White supremacists, online misogynists and the rise of the far right: How to fight a rising tide of resentment

Noam Chomsky: The germs of a very different society

Occupy is a tactic, not a movement. It succeeded in placing crucial issues on the agenda, radical inequality for one

Kim Scipes: Our Education is More Important than a Dump

Students tell the Indiana Department of Environmental Management: Gary is not a dump

Brian Terrell: Two Interrogations, Gina Haspel and Adolf Eichmann

“the evasions and obfuscations of these two willing technicians of state terror are chillingly similar”

Vijay Prashad: Opening the Door to War Against Iran

The U.S. and its allies may find themselves in yet another unnecessary military conflict

Barbara Koeppel: Sex Crimes and Criminal Justice

Formerly incarcerated sex offenders say civil commitment programs deny proper rehabilitation

Ilhem Rachidi: Morocco’s Movements Take to the Streets

Fighting for Water, Labor Reforms, and Human Rights

Tina Vasquez: The New ICE Age

An Agency Unleashed

Ellen Holmes: Why this N.C. teacher is taking to the streets

We need to treat the whole student

Kate Hudson: Gambling with the future of the planet

Jettisoning the Iran deal risks nuclear escalation at a delicate time in Middle East relations

Katherine Krueger: WaPo Positions Support for Torturer as Vote for Feminism

The brutality inherent in the business of building and maintaining the US empire isn’t one we should be praising women, nor anyone else, for their role in

Patrick Cockburn: Europe must resist US on Iran nuclear deal

Trump seems to have enjoyed the procession of European leaders from Emmanuel Macron to Boris Johnson asking for compromise, only to go away empty-handed

Pete Dolack: If you incentivize pollution, you incentive death

Once again, it is impossible to have infinite growth on a finite planet

Camila Arze Torres Goitia: What Students Are Capable Of

Sexual Harassment and the Collateral Beauty of Resistance

Marjorie Cohn: Will Congress Authorize Indefinite Detention of Americans?

Under the guise of exercising supervisory power over the president’s ability to use military force, Congress is considering writing Donald Trump a blank check to indefinitely detain US citizens with no criminal charges. Alarmingly, this legislation could permit the president to lock up Americans who dissent against US military policy. The bill that risks conveying Read more…

Steve Early: Flush With Cash

Will Buffy The Bernie Slayer Win in Pro-Sanders District?

William D. Hartung: Trump Trashes Diplomacy, Opens Path to War with Iran

The administration should be made to pay a high political price for this deeply counterproductive decision

David Swanson: Exploiting ‘American Exceptionalism’ to Justify War

Interview on how American nationalism and the myth of US superiority is used to justify hyper-militarism and capitalist oppression

Sarah Macaraeg: ‘We live as second-class citizens’

What it’s like to face border agents every day

Ryan Mallett-Outtrim: Nicaragua’s protests transcend old political divides

Even politically, to the casual observer, Nicaragua appeared to be moving past the scars of the 20th century. However, as the old saying goes, looks can be deceiving

Patrick Cockburn: Stumbling Into War

Israel has no real desire for armed conflict with Iran, but Trump might stumble into war against Tehran

Laura Gabby: Subway Woes? Don’t Blame Workers

“Dirty, delayed, and dangerous.” That’s the slogan of a new ad campaign that blames New York City’s subway woes on construction unions

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