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Ewa Jasiewicz: The far right in Poland

Last month’s mass far right demonstration can be linked to a toxic mix of government tolerance of fascism and neoliberalism on steroids

Suzanne Gordon: Making Veterans Pay

A merger would siphon off funds from VHA hospitals and clinics and eventually shift costs directly to veterans, through co-pay and other possible fee increases

Emily Peck: Making It Harder To Report Sexual Harassment

The White House has been trying to shut women up this whole time

Kevin Zeese: Free Yourself From An Exploitative Culture

It is up to us to end the culture of exploitation

Necîbe Qeredaxî: Jineology: women’s struggles to social liberation

As a liberatory framework emerging from the Kurdish movement, jineology places women at the center of the struggle against patriarchy, capitalism and the state

Benjamin H. Bradlow: Somerville’s turn to ‘sewer socialism’

City election dominated by a left-leaning wave

Ilan Pappe: The biggest prison on earth

A history of the Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and what military formulas are being used to control Palestinian lives

Dave Lindorff: Short Cuts

Healthcare systems don’t work like a free market; the profit motive sucks out money that should be spent on healing people

Juan Cole: Stabbing Syrian Kurds and Turkey in Back

If the US wants to stay embedded with the Kurds, why is it stabbing them in the back to please Erdogan?

Bryan Menegus: Amazon’s Last Mile

Who delivers Amazon orders? Increasingly, it’s plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars, competing for shifts on the company’s own Uber-like platform

Massimo Franchi: Amazon workers strike on Black Friday

Work at Amazon’s distribution warehouses in Italy is backbreaking, and thousands of employees are part time and permanently on call. “It is a grim form of exploitation”

Patrick Cockburn: Brexit could push war in Ireland

Having lived in Belfast at the height of the Troubles, I see how Brexit could push us toward war in Ireland again

Peter Bohmer: The Human Right to Not Be Poor

A Proposal for a Radical, Not a Neoliberal Universal Basic Income

George Monbiot: Everything Must Go

Growth must go on – it’s the political imperative everywhere, and it’s destroying the Earth. But there’s no way of greening it, so we need a new system

LeRoy Carhart: The Heartbreaking Rise of Abortion Clinic Closures

Anti-abortion politicians are more brazen than ever under Trump

David Companyon: A Question of True Democracy

Freedoms and rights are at the centre of the debate for all democrats, and especially those of us who defend a nation’s right to decide

Pepe Escobar: Playing the New Silk Roads

A pacified Syria is key to the economic integration of Eurasia through energy and transportation connections

Robert Fisk: Egypt’s President facing serious questions

Civilians and police and security forces have repeatedly been targeted in recent years

Badri Raina: Democracy

Democracy has rarely been The rule of the majority; Rather, rule by a cohering few Over the many who disagree.   Thus a thirty one may bloat its chest, And strut like a Bolshevik, And a sixty nine disintegrate Into a floundering Menshevik.   Imagine were the thirty one To become a thirty five— How Read more…

Julia Conley: #TrumpTaxScam Sit-Ins and Rallies Planned

As of Friday, at least 50 events were planned

Andrea Capocci: Silicon Valley wants your brain

Soon, speaking and typing may be old-fashioned forms of communication. The new wave of Silicon Valley products will use your brain as the interface. Will bioethicists be able to control the new technology?

Jonathan Cook: From open internet to the dark ages

The vast majority of people will use the services they are provided with, and be oblivious to what is no longer available

Richard Rothstein: The History of How Government Segregated U.S.

Federal, state, and local governments deliberately segregated residential areas of every metropolitan area of the nation, designed to ensure that African Americans and whites would have to live separately

Remi Joseph-Salisbury: Strength in Unity

Recognising the interconnectedness of struggles will enable us to build much stronger movements, that recognise and learn from the past

Joe Dinkin: Bridging Gap Between Movements and Elections

We have always wanted to have a healthy tension between the weight and muscle of institutions and the energy and idealism and drive of individual activists

Thomas Walker: Workers Foil Governor’s Outsourcing Scheme

Even with few legal rights, and no union recognition, we beat back one of the most powerful and wealthiest politicians in the country, protecting thousands of jobs and public services

Yael Grauer: Trackers Found In Popular Android Apps

Data is the oil in the machinery here, and I think they’re just trying to find different ways to extract it

Max Zahn: Labor fights back

In the latest surge of labor opposition to the Trump administration’s immigration agenda, union leaders and rank-and-file members rallied on short notice Tuesday, vowing to fight the TPS decision

Harry Targ: Steinbeck and Farm-Worker Organizing

Steinbeck was influenced by and synthesized his own politics and personal experience with the political culture and movements of the 1930s

Paul Blest: Fighting for basic labor rights — and winning

Date on which the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), the ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center, and N.C. Justice Center filed a federal lawsuit against North Carolina over the Farm Act of 2017, which bars farmworker unions from entering agreements with employers to have union dues transferred from paychecks: 11/15/2017 Prior to the law’s passage, percent Read more…

Rebecca Solnit: Let These Women’s Stories Never Cease

On Fighting Foundational Misogyny One Story at a Time

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas: 700,000 Women Farmworkers Stand Against Sexual Assault

In these moments of despair, and as you cope with scrutiny and criticism because you have bravely chosen to speak out against the harrowing acts that were committed against you, please know that you’re not alone

Michael Albert: Overcoming Cynicism 

Juliet Berkman, Senator Malcolm King, and Andrej Goldman discuss overcoming cynicism and early momentum.

Gilbert Mercier: Thanksgiving: Celebrating the Genocide of Native Americans

The sad reality about the United States of America is that in a matter of a few hundreds years it managed to rewrite its own history into a mythological fantasy

Jason Hickel: Averting the Apocalypse

Lessons from Costa Rica

Molly Redden: ‘You’ll never work again’

Women tell how sexual harassment broke their careers

Vijay Prashad: Ruined infrastructure and a refugee crisis

Two months after two hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, the island nation continues to be plagued by collapsed infrastructure, widespread power failure and fears of a health crisis, even as residents leave

Mark Weisbrot: End US support for Saudi war in Yemen

If Congress turns against this war and blocks U.S. involvement, the Saudis will have to negotiate an end to the conflict

Robert Hunziker: Fukushima Darkness

The radiation effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant triple meltdowns are felt worldwide

Aidan Harper: A four day working week

We work ourselves into the ground for little economic benefit. It’s high time to for a change

Chris Spannos: We still need human intelligence

A new post-capitalist economy based on calculations, and on artificial intelligence too, is possible. But making that a reality would require our collective human intelligence

Zoltan Grossman: Olympia Train Blockade Hits Again

Even if the Olympia train blockaders are again removed by police in coming hours or days, they are part of a larger regional movement taking responsibility to act in the face of the climate crisis

Kathy Kelly: The Quality of Mercy

The comfortable nations often authorize the worst atrocities overseas through fear for their own safety, imagining themselves the victims to be protected from crime at all costs. Such attitudes entitle people in Iraq

Rebecca Gordon: On the Rehabilitation of George W. Bush

Say It Again: The Enemy of Our Enemy Is Still a War Criminal

Michael Sainato: Young Voters Turn to Socialism

Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant discusses the surge of Democratic Socialists of America, reforming the Democratic Party, opposing Trump, and fighting corporate power at the local level

Ramzy Baroud: 70 Years of Broken Promises

The Untold Story of the Partition Plan

George Monbiot: Rogue State

How the guardians of nationhood conspire in its destruction

Jonathan Cook: Trump’s ‘ultimate deal’

The long wait appears to be coming to an end on Donald Trump’s “ultimate deal”, one supposedly capable of unlocking the impasse between Israel and the Palestinians

Chuck Collins: Inequality Reaching Staggering New Levels

Jeff Bezos recently became the richest person on earth. Bezos, head of the online retail behemoth Amazon, saw his wealth jump by $10 billion in just the past month to now more than $90 billion. That’s a stunning leap. But what’s truly stunning is that Bezos and the next two wealthiest Americans, Bill Gates and Read more…

Jonathan Cook: Syria, ‘experts’ and George Monbiot

Avoiding being railroaded…

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