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Juan Cole: Arab Youth say Religion too Important in Public Life

A just-released survey of youth (aged 18-24) in 16 Arab countries has found that 66% of them say there is too much religion in public life

John Feffer: A Farewell to Arms Control?

With Trump and Bolton at the helm, the international arms control regime is effectively dead. But could that spark a new movement for disarmament?

Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela

More than 40,000 people have died in Venezuela since 2017 as a result of U.S. sanctions, according to a new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Badri Raina: The King can do no Wrong

The King was a byword For showering benefactions, Until, under the press  of those Who propped his piratical majesty, His rugged beard began To match his cruel eyes into The instagram of an unsmiling hawk.   Before it was many years old, His rule began to fray. He could be seen to rob the wretches, Read more…

Norman Solomon: Why So Many Journalists Are Clueless About the Bernie 2020 Campaign

The elite-oriented atmosphere of media aversion to Sanders is in sync with media disregard for the power of community-based activism that could result in a Sanders presidency

Mathew Lawrence: Rethinking ownership is key to solving the climate crisis

We need to overhaul the private, profit-driven ownership models wrecking the climate and the economy

Ramzy Baroud: France and the EU, Recognizing Yet Supporting Apartheid Reality in Palestine

A recent statement made by the outgoing French Ambassador to the US regarding the nature of Israeli apartheid accentuates a larger ailment that has afflicted the European Union foreign policy

Ricardo Vaz: Venezuelan Military Putsch Defeated

Opposition protesters clashed with security forces while government supporters swiftly mobilized to defend the presidential palace

Justin Parmenter: A Letter to N.C. Students: Here’s Why Your Teachers Are Marching

A teacher sets the record straight for his students

Lucas Koerner: Venezuelans Hold Rival Marches for Workers’ Day

Pompeo Threatens ‘Military Action’

Ilhan Omar: “It Is About Time”

Interview on a variety of topics

Alan MacLeod: It’s Only a Coup if the US Government Says So

Media side with Trump cronies rather than common sense in labeling coup a ‘protest’

Michael Albert: Judging Participatory Socialism

This is the fourteenth (and longest) essay in a multipart series addressing the surge in interest in and support for socialism, what the surge means, what it seeks or will seek, where it might extend, and how it might unfold

Cal Winslow: NUHW Ten Years On – A Tribute

A Union That Strikes, Wins

Matt Stannard: Symbiosis is Different

Why this Revolutionary Network Could Change Anti-Capitalist Politics

Eleanor Bader: Most Restaurant Workers Don’t Earn Enough to Feed Their Own Families

Thirty-six percent of tipped workers employed in eateries, nail salons and car washes rely on food stamps, soup kitchens and Medicaid

Ady Barkan: I’m Dying: No More Half Measures. Only Medicare for All

“Some people argue that although Medicare for All is a great idea, we need to move slowly to get there. But I needed Medicare for All yesterday. Millions of people need it today. The time to pass this law is now.”

Edgardo Ayala: Indigenous Villages Generate Their Own Energy in Guatemala

A community hydroelectric plant runs counter to the system by which the state grants concessions to companies, which become the sole providers of those services.

Chris Brooks: Tennessee Governor Leads Anti-Union Meeting at VW

The governor’s speech opened by marking his 100th day in office and the need for vocational training in the state to foreground his remarks about unionization

George Monbiot: The Problem is Capitalism

It is a weapon pointed at the living world. We urgently need to develop a new system

Lawrence Wittner: Breaking the Grip of Militarism: The Story of Vieques

The successful struggle to liberate the island from the burdens of militarism also provides a source of hope for people around the world

European United Left/ /Nordic Green Left: Climate emergency manifesto

The panic button needs to be hit to declare climate emergency. We need serious action now; there is no more time to waste

Asad Rehman: A Green New Deal must deliver global justice

To tackle climate change, we must target the international inequalities at the root of the crisis

William J. Astore: How the Pentagon Took Ownership of Donald Trump

Six Ways to Curb America’s Military Machine

Jakub Grzegorczyk: Teachers’ Strike Sweeps Poland

On the first day of the strike 14,000 schools and kindergartens out of 20,400 such institutions joined the walkout

Paul Dobson: How Long Does It Take To Write A New Constitution?

A critical look at the performance of the National Constituent Assembly.

Robert Caro: Writing About Political Power & Its Impact on the Powerless

Robert Caro is always working. The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner published his first book, “The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York,” 45 years ago and has spent the decades since meticulously chronicling the life and times of Lyndon B. Johnson. The result is four sweeping volumes that total more than 3,000 Read more…

Aída Chávez: New Bernie Sanders App Democratizes Organizing

The Bernie Sanders campaign kicked off its massive volunteer program this weekend by holding nearly 5,000 house parties across the country and unveiling a new organizing app that gives campaign supporters a way to share political information

Michael Albert: Socialism: Disputing Participatory Planning

This is the Thirteenth essay in a multipart series addressing the surge in interest in and support for Socialism, what the surge means, what it seeks or will seek, where it might extend, and how it might unfold

Jordan Smith: Lies, Damn Lies, and Abortion

In a race to see who can be first to directly challenge abortion rights before the high court, their proxies in state houses across the country gleefully file legislation that can only be described as draconian

Luka Mesec: Building the Slovenian Left

Successes and challenges in Eastern Europe’s most promising New Left project

Sasha Abramsky: Trump’s Attacks on Census Go Well Beyond Citizenship Question

The citizenship question is only one of several ways in which the Trump team has deliberately sought to undermine the functioning of the Census

Jessica Dos Santos: “So Much Work and Nothing to Show for It”

Reflections on the upcoming Workers’ Day and the struggles of the working class in the current crisis

Richard Falk: Does the Overthrow of el-Bashir in Sudan Signal a Second Arab Spring?

[Prefatory Note: What follows is an interview on recent developments in Sudan with M.J. Hassani of the Tasmin News Agency in Tehran. The questions focus on the implications of the overthrow of President Omar el-Bashir who had been the harsh autocratic ruler of Sudan for almost 30 years. Of particular interest is whether the mass Read more…

Steve Early: Moulton for President

Has This “Service Candidate” Served Other Veterans Well?

Badri Raina: Varanasi: From Spiritual Hinduism to Corporate Hindutva

Meanwhile the Ganga remains polluted as ever, if not more

Jack Rasmus: US GDP 1st Qtr 2019 Analysis–The Facts Behind the Hype

Bottom line, however, the 3.2% GDP is no harbinger of a growing economy. Quite the contrary. It is artificial and due to temporary forces that are likely about to change

Barbara Ehrenreich: Ehrenreich Interviews Albert on Parecon

Fifteen years ago Barbara Ehrenreich interviewed Michael Albert about participatory economics. The exchange largely addressed matters of allocation, participatory planning versus markets, so we rerun it to accompany the series of essays on socialism now appearing on ZNet

Martha Burk: The Most Dangerous Time for Women’s Rights in Decades

Since President Trump succeeded in elevating Brett Kavanaugh — an abortion foe, alleged sexual assailant, and mean drunk to boot — to the Supreme Court, his right-wing lynch mob has launched a laser-focused attack on reproductive freedom

Kate Aronoff: Spanish Socialists Running for Re-election on a “Green New Deal de España”

According to a recent survey from the European Investment Bank, 87 percent of Spaniards are worried about climate change, and 70 percent believe that it represents a threat to humanity

Michael Albert: Querying Young Chomsky

Eight years ago Michael Albert wrote an essay addressing the anarchist views of Noam Chomsky

Douglas: Update #7 – To Parliament, and Beyond

t’s clear that we’ve entered a new level of membership and support, both in the UK and abroad

Damian Carrington: Greta Thunberg condemns UK’s climate stance in speech to MPs

Teenager who sparked global youth movement hits out at airport expansion and support for fossil fuels

Jesse Smith: Organizers reach thousands at Game Developers Conference

The organization of game workers will allow them to begin resisting the absurd level of exploitation they have been put through, along with the attacks from fascists and white supremacists that have, until now, pushed out the most marginalized among them

Amy Julia Harris: They worked in torrid heat for Exxon, Shell and Walmart for free

A nationally renowned drug rehab program in Texas and Louisiana has sent patients struggling with addiction to work for free for some of the biggest companies in the United States, likely in violation of federal labor law.

Chris Brooks: Volkswagen Jump-Starts Anti-Union Campaign

Volkswagen has a merit-based bonus system that relies on a complicated set of individual and plant-wide factors to determine each employee’s individual bonus. These factors include attendance, productivity, quality, and safety

David Bacon: Organizing Washington’s Migrant Farmworkers

This co-op uses the tradition of mutual help that is part of the indigenous culture of the workers themselves

Steve Ellner: Venezuela and the setbacks of the Latin American Left

What does it all mean?

Sue Sturgis: The Texas fracking tycoon funding anti-abortion extremism

Number of abortion-restricting bills that have been introduced in state legislatures this year, with the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive rights research group, calling their extreme nature “unprecedented” and part of a strategy to get an abortion case before the conservative-dominated U.S. Supreme Court: 370 Date on which a Texas legislative committee held a hearing on Read more…

Conn Hallinan: Turkey: Revenge of the Kurds

After 18 years of unchallenged power and success, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suddenly finds himself in the middle of several domestic and foreign crises with no obvious way out

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