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Belen Fernandez: Honduras and Israel: A New Special Relationship

Just as it serviced murderous regimes in Central America in the 1980s, Israel will now be exporting forms of repression to Honduras’ abusive government

Palestinian BDS National Committee: Dozens of Spanish cities declaring themselves ‘Free of Israeli Apartheid’

Cadiz, provincial capital in the autonomous community of Andalusia in the Spanish state, has become the latest municipality to pass a motion supporting the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights and declaring itself an Israeli “Apartheid Free Zone”. With a population of 120,000, Cadiz joins more than 50 cities and towns Read more…

Serge Halimi: Rebirth of the Real Left: is Third-Way Politics Finally Dead?

The persistent unpopularity of France’s socialist leaders is not a national exception attributable to poor employment figures or the renunciation of the left’s main ideas. The US and most other European countries have also witnessed the end of the ideological cycle of the “third way”, personified 20 years ago by Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Felipe González, Dominique Read more…

Andrew O'Hehir: Trump’s no Einstein: But his ignorant, illiterate answers to the campaign science quiz reflect a non-stupid strategy

Trump says there’s no climate change, and no money to fix it — but his non-answers aren’t as dumb as they seem

Michael Albert: Vote Stein!?

To proclaim “I am right,” no matter which side of this dispute one is on, while ignoring the substance that is at stake and while hurling non sequitur attacks at those you disagree with, will achieve nothing positive

Juan Cole: What did we buy with the $5 Trillion that the Iraq & Afghanistan Wars have cost us?

The Iraq War was a government-led Ponzi scheme and as usual the little people are the ones who took a bath

Jeremy Corbyn: My plan for Britain’s green industrial revolution

We will restore business confidence through coherent, consistent policy that champions the innovators and puts Britain, our cities, our devolved governments and communities at the forefront of this new industrial revolution

Winona La Duke: It’s Time to Move On from Fossil Fuels

While Democracy Now! was covering the Standing Rock standoff earlier this month, we spoke to Winona LaDuke, longtime Native American activist and executive director of the group Honor the Earth. She lives and works on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota. She spent years successfully fighting the Sandpiper pipeline, a pipeline similar to Dakota Read more…

Kevin Zeese: 76% Want Four-Person Debates, Why Are Establishment Elites Preventing It: A Call for People to Occupy the Debates

It is time for all of us to unite and demand inclusive debate as a step toward creating a real democracy and ending the manipulation of the elites

Shaun King: Why I’ll never stand again for ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

Like Kaepernick, I’ve had enough of injustice in America and I’ve had enough of anthems written by bigots

Edward Snowden: Why Barack Obama should grant me a pardon

“I think when people look at the calculations of benefit, it is clear that in the wake of 2013 the laws of our nation changed”

Harold Meyerson: A Shifting Electoral Map Gives Democrats the Advantage

A new 50-state poll shows third-party candidates appear to be helping Donald Trump more than Hillary Clinton, but long-term demographic trends clearly favor progressives

Corey Robin: Yale’s Bad History

What happens when a history professor at Yale opposes a grad union but doesn’t know her history?

Jeff Kunzler: Greed and Delusion: How My Silicon Valley Start-Up Tried to Exploit a Developing World Country

Many Westerners are under the Silicon Valley delusion: we want to believe the world’s problems can simply be solved through the application of tech

Patrick Cockburn: Isis fighter reveals group’s plan to spread even after defeat in Iraq and Syria

The world powers underestimate its resilience because they do not understand the attractiveness of Isis and its ideology to those who find the status quo unacceptable

Various Contributors: Why We Must Go to the Pentagon on September 26, 2016

A call to action from the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance

Michelle Goldberg: This Professor Was Fired for Saying ‘Fuck No’ in Class

The misuse of sexual-harassment policies by pusillanimous college administrators is creating a campus panic

Hugo Chavez: Chávez on self-management: the policy he did not have the time to apply

Introduction On October 7th, 2012, after hearing of his victory as the nation‘s candidate with 56 percent of the vote, President Hugo Chávez Frias announced from a balcony in his hometown that a new cycle was beginning the very next day, October 8th. Only a few days later, on October 20th, he headed the first Read more…

Marjorie Cohn: Fifteen Years After 9/11, Perpetual “War on Terror” Continues Unabated

There is little doubt that the permanent war on terror will continue in a Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump administration

Bill Moyers: We, the Plutocrats vs. We, the People

Saving the Soul of Democracy

Jim Hightower: Dear Media Elites, Here’s How You Have Trump Completely Wrong

The incitement of anti-immigrant prejudice for political gain is shameful, but it’s not new in our country

Nicola Perugini: Human rights of the settler

State-sanctioned ethnic cleansing and ongoing human rights violations is what enabled the Jewish settlers to occupy the lands on which they live in the first place

Robert Fisk: Saudi Arabia cannot pay its workers or bills – yet continues to fund a war in Yemen

The kingdom’s cash is not flowing so smoothly for the tens of thousands of sub-continental expatriates sweating away on his great building sites

Juan Cole: Iran and Hizbullah Welcome Kerry-Lavrov Syria Ceasefire

Hizbullah, the national guard for South Lebanon, announced Saturday that it supports the agreement on a truce in Syria

Stephen Zunes: The Death of One of Washington’s Favorite Tyrants

It has been extremely rare for the United States to suspend its support for autocracies like Uzbekistan unless there is pressure from the American public to do so

Major Singh: 180 million Workers Strike Back in India

On Friday the 2nd of September 2016 the biggest single strike action in world history took place in India. As many as between 150 and 180 million workers took part in the All India Strike around a 12 point charter of demands put forward by the Central Trade Unions. These included a raise to the Read more…

Marce Cameron: Struggle over the Cuban press intensifies

The crisis of the press in Cuba is bound up with the crisis of the prevailing Cuban socialist model

Various Contributors: Catalans believe their problem is Spain

Up to 800,000 of people in five towns have gathered to call for speedup of separation of Catalonia from Spain, taking the movement to a new level

Richard D. Wolff: Rosa Remix: 100 years of capitalism’s global relocation

“Rosa Remix” is a collection of essays that examine Rosa Luxemburg and the relevance of her life and work to contemporary political struggles

David Swanson: Snowden: Best Film of the Year

These whistleblowers — and Snowden is no exception — are not passive or submissive early in their careers. They’re enthusiastic true believers

John Feffer: NATO’s Expiration Date

Problems with Turkey, Eastern Europe, and Donald Trump could tear the rickety alliance apart at the seams

Vijay Prashad: The Arab Spring Gave Us a Tantalizing Glimpse of Political Revolution – When Will Our Dreams Come True?

An excerpt from Vijay Prashad’s new book, The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution

Theo Anderson: Why the White Working Class Votes Conservative

Facts are often impotent, pitched against the deep stories, commitments and (un)truths that people actually live by

Nick Engelfried: How #NoDAPL united a movement for indigenous rights

In the wake of Keystone XL’s rejection last November, Dakota Access has replaced Keystone XL as perhaps the most high-profile pipeline fight in the United States

Jim Gray: Standing Rock: The Biggest Story That No One’s Covering

These activists in North Dakota are speaking in a language that is larger than the Indian community itself

Ron Daniels: In Defense of Colin Kaepernick’s “Stand”

When the War of 1812 was fought some 3.5 million Africans were still enslaved and the 500,000 or so “free” Blacks could not vote and were subject to racial discrimination and violence

Shane Burley: Prison strike against forced labor kicks off in the US

Forty-five years after the Attica Prison uprising, inmates across the US are organizing what could become the largest prison strike in American history

Justin Podur: Free Homa Hoodfar

Anybody who is talking to the Iranian government about anything should impress upon them the need to immediately free Homa Hoodfar

Richard Falk: The Uses and Abuses of Uncertainty: The Case of Turkey

This unfolding future should gradually tell us which mix of certainties and uncertainties will govern the Turkish internal and international future

Henry A. Giroux: The New, Old Authoritarianism of Donald Trump

Rather than view Trump as an eccentric clown, perhaps it is time to portray him in a historical context connected with the West’s totalitarian past, a story that needs to be publicly retold and remembered

Jack Heyman: It’s High Time for Mass Mobilization to Free Mumia!

International attention and protest are key to the effort to free Mumia

David Swanson: The Trumpillary War Machine Is Bad News

I’m glad I watched Snowden because it gave me an extra several hours of living on earth without having yet seen the NBC special on the Trumpillary war machine

Robinson Meyer: The Obama Administration Temporarily Blocks the Dakota Access Pipeline

The surprise move came after a federal judge declined to stop the 1,100-mile fossil fuel project’s construction

Liam Barrington-Bush: Welcome to “the Jungle”: seeing beyond the chaos in Calais

Practices of mutual aid and collective solidarity have been at the heart of the Calais migrant camp, which is now threatened with destruction by the French state

Nathan Robinson: What Noam Chomsky Thinks Of “Intellectuals”

Chomsky’s entire political philosophy is dedicated to a rejection of the idea that correct politics requires specialized expertise

Pierre Rimbert: No such thing as free data

How do the world’s suppliers of online data — anybody using a smartphone — get to share in the wealth they generate?

Juan Cole: Clinton: No US ground troops in Iraq, Syria; Trump: Steal Iraqi Oil

The NBC Candidates Forum continued the shameful corporate coverage of the Great American Meltdown that is our election season. That season has given us a Faux Cable News that runs clips of only one side and pays out hush money to cover up how its blonde anchors were not so much hired as trafficked; a Read more…

Michael McCown: How Community-College Faculty Organized a Strike and Scored a Contract

For the first time in its 40-year history, the union of full- and part-time faculty at City College of San Francisco recently went on strike—and it worked. Teachers (AFT) Local 2121 pulled off a one-day strike April 27, despite the administration’s claim that the strike was illegal. By July, to head off another strike, the Read more…

TeleSUR English: Brazil’s Largest Social Movement Occupies Govt for Land Rights

The MST is spearheading a national mobilization demanding rights for landless people and resisting the neoliberal rollback under the Temer government.

Álvaro García linera: The ebbing Latin American tide

Extracts of Vice President Garcia Linera’s address at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires

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