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Arundhati Roy: Fascism, Rising Hindu Nationalism in India & Abuses in Kashmir

We spend the rest of the hour with the legendary, award-winning author Arundhati Roy. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel “The God of Small Things.” In 2017, 20 years after the publication of her first novel, she published another work of fiction, just out in paperback, titled “The Ministry of Utmost Read more…

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Laura Flanders: The US Health Care Crisis

Corporate Masters Cannot Solve Public Problems

Danny Sjursen: War and the Imperial Presidency

Congress Offers a Bipartisan Blank Check to Donald Trump

Nick Licata: Democracy in Chains

The Link Between Libertarianism and Oligarchy

Jessica Corbett: Police Unleash ‘Brutal Attacks’ on Austerity Protesters

While “inhumane and strikingly antidemocratic” budget cuts are imposed on the U.S. territory, outrage after law enforcement used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up May Day demonstrations

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Nicolas Maduro: Our Democracy Is About Protecting Our People

The elections, the economy, and the direction of the Bolivarian process

Toshio Meronek: Queer anti-war activists challenge military inclusion

This summer, trans anti-war activists across the country will coordinate protests and info-booths at Gay Pride events to “offer people real information about military service and what the U.S. military is doing all over the planet.”

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Jack Rasmus: Trump’s Phony Trade War

What’s going on with Trump’s trade offensive? There’s a dual track policy underway: One a phony trade war with US allies; the other a potential (but not yet) trade war with China, that may also in the end prove less than a bonafide ‘trade war’ as well.”

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Dahr Jamail: Billions of People Displaced by Sea Level Rise

Antarctic glaciers are melting at dramatic rates

Chris Slee: The Kurdish movement for radical change

The female fighters of the YPJ (Women’s Protection Units) are part of a movement aimed at radical change in Syria and the broader Middle East

Robert Hunziker: Nature’s Breaking Point

Ever wonder how the classical philosophers/economists like Adam Smith and David Ricardo would view today’s credo of infinite economic growth, forever more, above and beyond yesteryear. Well, in a word, they would be horrified. Ricardo, similar to the father of capitalism Adam Smith, believed in the concept of a “stationary state” when the land gets Read more…

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Ali Abunimah: Israeli police teach schoolchildren how to shoot Palestinians

Israeli police planned to teach children how to shoot at Palestinians as part of a training exercise in a school. The incident in the Menashe Regional Council, near Haifa in northern present-day Israel, was brought to light in recent days when Palestinian citizens of Israel took photos of what was happening. Jamal Zahalka, a member Read more…

Noah Karvelis: Teachers’ Strike Reaches Day Five

Schools are closed for a fifth day in Arizona, as thousands of teachers continue to strike demanding better funding for education

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John Feffer: Two-Faced Trump

Trump believes he can simultaneously capture a Nobel Peace Prize for North Korea while leaping toward war with Iran

Joshua Frank: Why I’m on McStrike

It’s my friends at work, the support of my union, the wave of support we’ve had from the public that gives me hope

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Badri Raina: Tulips

Have you the tulips seen this Spring?– They are red beyond compare; “There was more blood in the earth this year,” The Foothills women sing.   Have you the tulips seen this year?— They are out in greater numbers Than any old crone remembers, As if to mock the murderous air.   Will the tulips Read more…

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Hilary Wainwright: Beneath the Pavements, the Beach?

Exploring the turbulent history of 1968 social movements – and what they can teach us about building counter-power today

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Ramzy Baroud: Gazan Gandhis

Gaza Bleeds Alone as ‘Liberals’ and ‘Progressives’ Go Mute

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: A time of chaos

The war in Syria is part of a much broader geopolitical game, whose future looks very uncertain

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Norman Solomon: The Ghosts of ‘New Democrats’ Are Haunting Us

For those determined to retain their positions in the upper reaches of the Democratic Party hierarchy, democracy within the party sounds truly scary

Sarah Giddings: Educators Rise Up

Making People’s History in Arizona

John Jordan: The Revenge against the Commons

The Revenge against the Commons of the zad or Why France’s biggest police operation since May 68 is prepared to kill for Macron’s Neoliberal Nightmare

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Chris Wright: Privatization is Killing Us

Dispatches from the Capitalist War on Society

Armen Grigoryan: A Real Revolution?

Armenia’s protest movement is going from strength to strength

Jayati Ghosh: May Day 2018

A Rising Tide of Worker Militancy and Creative Uses of Marx

Kali Akuno: Jackson Rising

In June 2017, the young black attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba was elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, with 93 percent of the vote. A look at the grassroots mobilisation that launched him to office

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Jonathan Cook: The real war for Syria is taking place in its skies

Iran’s aim is to recreate a balance of terror between the two sides and free itself from diplomatic isolation; Israel’s is to maintain its military pre-eminence and dominance of the Middle East’s skies

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David Swanson: How Suzy Hansen Lost Her U.S. Exceptionalism

Suzy Hansen’s book Notes on a Foreign Country is the diary of someone going through the process of gaining the world by losing their religion, the religion of U.S. Exceptionalism. She begins as an ordinary U.S. resident, not believing anything that you would find unusual, but assuming all the certifiably insane things you assume are Read more…

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Juan Cole: Don’t look where we’re shooting children, look at Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is attempting to bamboozle the clueless Trump into getting on a war footing with Iran

Arwa Mahdawi: Michelle Wolf has nothing to apologise for

Her critics do, though

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Dean Baker: Making Finance Pay

It would be ideal if we could count on government agencies to regulate industry rather than be ripped-off by it

Gregory Shupak: As Israel Kills Dozens, Palestinian ‘Violence’ Under Microscope

The way that the media frame debates about Palestine/Israel undermines the likelihood of successful movements for peace and justice in the region

Jack Heyman: Organizing Workers Strikes Against War and Repression

Lessons of the 2008 Longshore Strike Against U.S. Imperialist War

Ryan Devereaux: “We’re Gonna Take Everyone”

Border Patrol Targets Prominent Humanitarian Group as Criminal Organization

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Badri Raina: Happy Birthday, Karl

Achilles of the Intellect, however The money-lenders may pretend, Every word you wrote still remains wise To their perfidious argument.   Your fierce laser showed us Who produces wealth, And why those that produce Remain in poor health.   You armed the least with knowledge Of transactions near and far In which we are first Read more…

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Kevin Zeese: May Day Militancy

The escalation of militancy should not demand the solutions of the past but demand the new economy of the future

Gerald Horne: Freedom and Liberty Only for Whites in Settler Colonialism

Interview on the historical foundations of our contemporary racist politics

Robert Ramin Raymond: Capitalism Got You Down? Try a Worker Cooperative

How the cooperative work structure is making a comeback to democratize labor

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Medea Benjamin: Will the Iran nuclear deal survive Trump’s wrecking crew?

If the US pulls out, we could be heading down the path of another senseless war. That’s why the forces of the UN, Congress and the American public are so pivotal

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Rebecca Gordon: Want to Bring Down Donald Trump?

Follow the People Who Follow the Money

Marty Hart-Landsberg: What’s Driving Trade Tensions?

U.S. tariff threats are, in reality, a bargaining chip to get the Chinese government to accept stronger protections for the intellectual property rights and technology of leading U.S. firms

Shaun Richman: This job is killing me: Not a metaphor

On average, thirteen workers die on the job every day. Most of these deaths are completely preventable

Alfredo Saad Filho: The future of democracy in Brazil is at stake

A look at what Lula da Silva’s prosecution means for the future of democracy

Casey Williams: Georgia school bus drivers join labor revolt

Fired school bus driver Melanie Douglas spoke at a demonstration Thursday (Credit: Anna Simonton/Scalawag) Robbie Brown loved her students. For 18 years, she drove them in her yellow bus to and from schools in DeKalb County, Georgia. And then, last Friday, two police officers showed up at Brown’s house with a letter. She’d been fired. Read more…

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Marjorie Cohn: Protests Force Starbucks to Ditch ADL From Leading Anti-Racism Training

After a video of the arrest of two African-American men sitting in Starbucks without buying anything went viral, Starbucks scheduled anti-racism training. But their inclusion of the Anti-Defamation League in the training provoked another outcry and Starbucks capitulated. On April 12, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were arrested for trespassing at a Philadelphia Starbucks. A Read more…

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Sonali Kolhatkar: American Society Devalues Black Lives

From Starbucks to Waffle House

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Juan Cole: Pompeo Talks tough against Russia, Iran

As proof that the Iran deal is Pompeo’s primary target and first priority, his itinerary now takes him to Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia

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Badri Raina: The Controversy

The honourable Chairman of the Rajya Sabha has ab initio rejected the motion for removal of the Chief Justice of India, signed by sixtyfour Members of Parliament. One Member, namely, the reputed Senior Advocate, Kapil Sibal, has contended that in acting as a quasi-judicial persona, the honou-rable Chairman has engaged in an “illegal” determination on the petition. Mr Sibal’s Read more…

Billy Corriher: Restoring voting rights to former felons

A federal appeals court this week ruled that Florida does not have to fix its process for restoring voting rights to people convicted of felonies

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Richard Falk: Indonesian Impressions

This was my third visit to Indonesia. The first visit was very brief. It consisted of two stops on a Princeton allumni cruise to South Asia in 1992.  I was invited to go along as ‘ a guest.’ In exchange, I was expected to give a few lectures on the political dimensions of our trip, Read more…

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