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Paul Street: The NRA’s Latest Terrorist Attack

It’s long past time to start understanding the giant mass shootings that have become part of the new-normal fabric of life in the United States as terrorist attacks on the U.S. populace conducted by the nation’s plutocracy through one of its key and rightward campaign funding, lobbying, and policy organizations – the National Rifle Association Read more…

Rebecca Solnit: A Rape a Minute, 1,000 Corpses a Year

Violence against women is rampant, systemic, and all about control

Nick Turse: The Journalist and the Fixer

Who Makes the Story Possible?

Moira Birss: Criminalizing Environmental Activism

As threats to the environment increase across Latin America, new laws and police practices take aim against the front line activists defending their land and resources

Henry A. Giroux: Trump’s passion for cruelty

The American public needs a new understanding of how civic institutions collapse under the force of state violence

Rachel M. Cohen: Upending the Democratic Establishment

Voters in Columbus will choose between a group of Democratic Party-endorsed incumbents for city council and the school board and a slate of progressive challengers backed by the Working Families Party

Cari S. Babitzke: Compromise on gun control is futile

Gun ownership is part of a powerful American identity that leaves little room for compromise

Basav Sen: Brutal Racial Politics of Climate Change

Trump administration policies are systematically making natural disasters more harmful for the poor and people of color

David Macaray: In Search of the First Amendment

Over the years we’ve all heard every manner of reference to the Bill of Rights, notably the First (the right to free speech) and Second (the right to bear arms) Amendments. Indeed, I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard people—professionals and amateurs—remind us that we can’t shout “Fire!” in crowded theater. Not that Read more…

Ben Norton: ‘We need to kill Arabs’

In a new Empire Files documentary, Israelis call for ending the conflict by carpet bombing, ethnic cleansing, mass extermination

Jack Rasmus: Tax Cut for the Rich

Nothing will change so long as the Corporate Party of America is allowed to continue its neoliberal tax giveaways

Robert Koehler: The violence comes home again

The country funds — and benefits from — endless war and violence of all sorts. Occasionally the violence comes back to haunt us

Ignasi Bernat: ‘This building will be a library!’

From referendum to general strike in Catalonia

John Feffer: On the Verge of Unraveling

From Catalonia to Kurdistan, long simmering regions are clamoring for their own states. But what good is being a state anymore?

Kate Aronoff: Historic Debt Forgiveness

Unless Wall Street Gets Its Way

Vijay Prashad: After the Death of Jalal Talabani

His death may open the door to succession and stability

Mark Weisbrot: Cancel Its Debt

Once the island has recovered from the hurricane, it needs to wipe away its debt and end its broken political status within the US.

Brandon Jordan: Hold the Line

Minnesotans rally against Enbridge pipeline project

Baher Kamal: Running Out of Antibiotics

The world is running out of new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a new specialised report warns ahead of this year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week, adding that most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. The latest World Health Read more…

Dario Farcy: Where is Santiago Maldonado?

Disappearance of Argentine Activist Sparks Movement for Political Justice

Stanley Greenberg: How Clinton Lost

Malpractice cost Clinton the election, but her ambivalence on big issues was produced by big structural factors that affect all Democrats

Patrick Bond: Corporate-state degeneracy

In South Africa’s fight between hostile brothers – the “Zuptas” and “White Monopoly Capital” – a new consensus appears

Pepe Escobar: Future of EU at stake in Catalonia

All across the EU, the centralized Eurocrat dream is splintering. It’s Catalonia that may be pointing toward a not so brave, but more realistic, new world

Ramzy Baroud: The Fight Ahead

13 Questions about the Origins, Objectives and War on BDS

Jonathan Cook: Kurdish independence underpins Israel’s plan

Oded Yinon proposed the implosion of the Middle East, breaking apart the region’s key states – and Israel’s main opponents – by fuelling sectarian and ethnic discord

Alex Nunns: The Unreported Labour Conference

Many important things happened on conference floor, but you wouldn’t know it from reading the newspapers

Hakim Young: Damn, I don’t want Rahman killed

Sultan, Ali’s brother, was killed in August 2016. Hussein, Bismillah’s uncle, was killed in April 2017. I don’t want Rahman, Inaam’s brother, to end up being killed. Rahman is now training to be a soldier. Both Sultan and Hussein were Afghan soldiers in their twenties. They joined the army because there were no other viable Read more…

Dave Zirin: National Support for Protesting Players

Most Americans say the protests by NFL players during the National Anthem are appropriate and that President Trump’s heated criticism of them are not

Sharon Lerner: Trump’s Pick for EPA Safety Chief

Dourson will be in a position to set safety levels for many of the same chemicals his company was paid to defend

George Monbiot: Common Wealth

It’s time for communities to seize back control of resources upon which their prosperity depends

Victor Lasa: Catalonia and Conservative Spain

Far from closure, the events of October 1 will cause more consternation in Catalonia than ever before

Jim Naureckas: WaPo Defends Boss

It almost sounds like the newspaper owned by the second-wealthiest person in the world doesn’t want people talking about how much the extremely rich own compared to the rest of us

Noam Chomsky: The Trump Presidency

Or How to Further Enrich “The Masters of the Universe”

Hilary Wainwright: A movement preparing for power

The pundits still don’t understand that Labour’s new energy is about ‘we’ not ‘me’

Vijay Prashad: Going after the Dreamers

As protests against the decision to deport people who came to the U.S. as children without documentation grow, the Democrats seem to have cut a deal with the President

Carlos Rosa: Carlos Rosa’s Political Capital

Interview on why he refuses to “throw a movement under the bus”

Richard Falk: The Ambiguous Legacies of Nuremberg

We all should know that the loophole of victors’ justice has not been closed

Alexander J.S. Colvin: The growing use of mandatory arbitration

Access to the courts is now barred for more than 60 million American workers

Emmanuel Felton: Abandoning Brown v. Board of Education

It’s illegal to run schools designed to keep out black students, but the Department of Justice is letting districts get away with it

John Wight: Democracy Dies in Madrid

The ugly scenes being played out in Barcelona in our today are but a chilling reminder that yesterday can, unless we are vigilant, also be our tomorrow

Juan Cole: 26 vs. 11,004

26 Gun murders (equiv. 130) in England vs. *11,004* in US Annually

Mohammed Nuruzzaman: Rohingya Genocide

Why isn’t the World Community Doing Something?

Thom Hartmann: What the 2nd Amendment Is Really About

The Constitution has been hijacked by the NRA. The only solution is full repeal

Kathy Kelly: Great Hunger

Violence spreads the famine, and the famine will spread violence.

Marjorie Cohn: Trump Threatens Genocide

Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” in his address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 19. That threat violates the UN Charter, and indicates an intent to commit genocide, crimes against humanity, the war crime of collective punishment and international humanitarian law. Moreover, a first-strike use of nuclear weapons would violate Read more…

Mattea Kramer: Women and The Donald in Everyday Life

Trump Is in Your Head

Nafees Hamid: Spain Misunderstood Independence Movement

Rather than resisting the vote, it could have supported it and demonstrated its faith in democracy

Justin Gest: A sense of empathy

Many white working-class people associate the past with industrialization, stable manufacturing work and a sense of community — and without knowing it, there is clearly that sense of a clear social hierarchy too

Ted Glick: Vietnam

The 10-part series ended up being an exercise in obfuscation and denial

Sebastiaan Faber: Spanish Police Injure 800

Crackdown on Catalonia Independence Referendum as Crisis Escalates

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