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Jonathan Cook: Israel: DNA tests may provide answers on missing babies

Nazareth, Israel – Thousands of Israeli families who have been searching in vain for answers since their babies mysteriously disappeared in the early 1950s – shortly after Israel’s creation – have been thrown a lifeline. The mystery of the missing children has plagued Israel for decades, with evidence mounting that at least some of the babies Read more…

Badri Raina: Safest Citizen in India of Today

Name the safest citizen In the India of today— Is it cop or minister, Judge or celebrity?   What a dated query you propose— It is none of the above; It is nothing that walks on two legs, It is the holy cow.   No cop, minister, or judge, No celebrity of any grade, Dare Read more…

Phil Wilmot: Organizing for a DRC without Kabila

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to 80 million people. Its land is so vast that a peat bog the size of England was discovered just four years ago. Yet, despite geographic distance, road inaccessibility, language diversity and internet blackouts, Congolese activists across the country — with the help of Catholic lay leaders Read more…

Rachel West: Free School Lunches Boost Earnings

The program’s benefits were seven times larger than the cost of the meals

Michael Albert: Values

Chapter 17 of RPS/2044

Andrea J. Ritchie: Police Violence Against Women of Color

Interview on how women of color and gender non-conforming people are the most vulnerable to police violence, yet their plight remains unaddressed by both media and legislators

Victoria Law: Efforts to Decrease Prison Populations Leaving Women Behind

Women have become the fastest-growing segment of the incarcerated population

Ramzy Baroud: Greece’s Dangerous Alliance with Israel

Foreign Policy for Sale

Nick Turse: Drug Wars, Missing Money, and a Phantom $500 Million

Pentagon Watchdog Calls Out Two Commands for Financial Malfeasance

Sherrilyn Ifill: “They were Both Cops & Robbers”

Baltimore Police Scandal Exposes Theft, Cover-Ups & Drug Peddling

Patrick Cockburn: Turkey recruiting ex-Isis fighters in Syria?

Former Isis fighters say that Turkey is using the name of the now defunct, Western-backed Free Syrian Army to conceal its use of jihadi mercenaries

Jamie Kalven: The First Amendment Transcends the Law

It Gives Us Strength in Dark Times

Sharmini Peries: The Rise and Fall of the Stock Market

After such a sharp run-up in stock prices, “it really shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that you’re going to see some downturn in the market”

Secky Fascione: Going on Offense During Challenging Times

Bargaining for the Common Good (BCG) campaigns are expanding and spreading across the country. These campaigns offer important lessons on how unions, racial justice organizations, and other community groups can go on offense and win in these challenging times. The upcoming Janus decision at the Supreme Court, which threatens the membership and financial base of Read more…

Elizabeth Stanfield: Workers’ unlikely victory in Tennessee

The uniqueness of UCW — a union made up of higher education staff, faculty, and graduate students from 18 campuses across the state — helps explain this victory

Kirsten Weld: DACA: The Agony of an Uncertain Path Forward

With DACA’s expiration date slated for March 5, Republicans are betting that Democrats will prioritize mid-term elections over the fight to protect 800,000 young immigrants

Glenn Greenwald: Concerns for Due Process and Civil Liberties Are Highly Selective

A look at the Nunes Memo and Katie Roiphe article

Marjorie Cohn: Pentagon to Allow Nuclear Responses to Non-Nuclear Attacks

Amid the media frenzy surrounding the Nunes-Trump memo, the Pentagon officially released its 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) last week. The NPR calls for the development of leaner, meaner nuclear weapons and lowers the threshold for the use of nukes. Donald Trump must be thrilled. During the presidential campaign, he questioned a senior foreign policy adviser about Read more…

Sarah Aziza: Worker cooperatives offer real alternatives

Announcing his presidency in 2016, Donald Trump promised the nation that he’d become “the greatest job president God ever created.” His plan to accomplish this rested on a retrograde economic vision that would “make America great again,” by restoring waning coal and manufacturing jobs, as well as putting an end to the alleged assault on Read more…

Kevin Zeese: Our New National Defense Strategy

Great Power Conflict and Arms Race

Leonard Peltier: Still Struggling For Freedom After 43 Years

I need your help. I need your help today! A day in prison for me is a lifetime for those outside because I am isolated from the world

John Atcheson: Taxation by Another Name

Trump’s infrastructure plan is another in the long line of policies designed to benefit the private sector, and keep the public sector small and ineffective

Roy Bourgeois: There Will Be Forced Migration

We often debate the pros and cons of welcoming immigrants here. We seldom consider the U.S. impact on the countries they leave

Steve Leigh: Seattle school bus drivers take on a bully

A report on a Teamsters strike against a wealthy multinational corporation that’s refusing to provide health care or pensions to its workers

Youngsu Won: Contextualizing South Korea’s Winter Olympics

This winter has been extremely cold in South Korea, with temperatures regularly reaching well below -10oC – perhaps another sign of climate change. One of the coldest places has been Pyeongchang, a small town in Gangwon Province, which is just below the demilitarized zone (DMZ) and is set to host the Winter Olympics between February Read more…

Lawrence Wilkerson: On Iran, Trump Following Iraq War Playbook

Trump is following a similar path on Iran — with the main difference being that the outcome now could “be significantly worse”

Dilip Hiro: Donald Trump Offers a Helping Hand to China and Russia

Giving American Isolationism New Meaning in the Twenty-First Century

Jack Rasmus: Stock Markets Implode Worldwide—What’s Next?

The professionals are taking their money and running, leaving the ‘herd’ of small investors holding the empty bag

Vandana Shiva: Seed Freedom and the Future of Farming

In an era of climate change, rejuvenating and regenerating the soil through ecological processes has become a survival imperative for the human species

Steve Ellner: Tillerson’s Latin American Tour

U.S. Secretary 0f State Rex Tillerson’s Latin American tour may be without precedent in U.S. diplomatic history: but it is perfectly compatible with Washington’s world-wide strategy

Bill Fletcher: Will we ever have as much money as the Koch brothers?

We are, or should be, maximizing our own advantages in order to overcome our weaknesses and, as a result, checkmate the other side

Medea Benjamin: Divesting from the Merchants of Death

A new coalition of about 70 groups across the country has formed to launch a Divest From the War Machine campaign

Lydia McMullen-Laird: Life After Deportation

Their father was returned to Haiti. Now what?

Richard D. Wolff: Ryan Touts a Secretary’s $1.50 Weekly Pay Hike

Koch Bros. Reap $1.4B from GOP Tax Plan

Michael Arria: Killing More Miners

Trump might not be able to save coal, but he can roll back the industry regulations that existed under Obama, and that’s what his administration has been doing since taking office

Juan Cole: Top 5 Economic Disappointments of the Trump Regime

Since Trump has decided that declining to clap for him is a form of treason, and only dictators in banana republics use that sort of diction, perhaps it is time to start speaking of the Trump regime rather than administration. And that regime rode to power (to the extent that it had a legitimate electoral Read more…

Fight For $15: Thousands of workers to fight for higher pay, union rights

Thousands of fast-food cooks and cashiers announced Thursday they will walk off their jobs and protest nationwide Feb. 12 – the 50th anniversary of the historic Memphis sanitation strike

Julia Conley: Humane Technology

Countering the “attention economy” they helped to create, former Facebook and Google employees form coalition to promote models for healthier products

Brandon Jordan: Canadian Activists Organize to Stop Pipeline

Residents blocked the road to stop construction of a terminal for a project that they view as a danger to their communities and the environment

Michael Albert: Concepts

Chapter 17 of RPS/2044

Bill Fletcher: Reflections on Zohra Drif’s Memoir of the Algerian Revolution

Is the civilian population of a colonial-settler regime ever a legitimate military target?

Jonathan Cook: Another routine mishap for Israel’s occupation

How did a 14-year-old Palestinian girl who has never set foot in the open-air prison of Gaza find herself being dumped there by Israeli officials – alone, at night and without her parents being informed?

Anthony Dimaggio: The Limits of #MeToo

Sectionalism, Economism, and “Identity Politics” on the Left

Patrick Bond: New evidence of Africa’s systematic looting

A brand new World Bank report, The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018, offers evidence of how much poorer Africa is becoming thanks to rampant minerals, oil and gas extraction

Garrett Epps: The ‘Slave Power’ Behind Florida’s Felon Disenfranchisement

Laws barring the formerly incarcerated from voting have no business marring politics in a 21st century democracy

William Astore: Our Enemy, Ourselves

Ten Commonsense Suggestions for Making Peace, Not War

Paul Dobson: Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Approves Workers’ Councils Law

The Constitutional Law of Productive Councils of Workers gives legal status to bodies which already exist in many workplaces and is aimed at giving workers greater protagonism in the productive process.

Joe Emersberger: US Policy a Big Factor in Venezuela’s Depression

A look at the link between the exchange rate reform and violent attacks against the Venezuelan government

Jordan Smith: Why a Convicted Killer Is Running for Office in Texas

On a cold day in January, Lewis Conway Jr. walked around the apartment complex in Austin, Texas, where he stabbed a man nearly 27 years ago. He spent two decades under the supervision of the state’s correctional system as punishment. He doesn’t shy away from talking about any of it. “It was transformational,” he says. Read more…

Jessica Corbett: Trump Plan Would Cost Workers Billions

So Labor Dept Buried Study

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