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Pierre Rimbert: No such thing as free data

How do the world’s suppliers of online data — anybody using a smartphone — get to share in the wealth they generate?

Juan Cole: Clinton: No US ground troops in Iraq, Syria; Trump: Steal Iraqi Oil

The NBC Candidates Forum continued the shameful corporate coverage of the Great American Meltdown that is our election season. That season has given us a Faux Cable News that runs clips of only one side and pays out hush money to cover up how its blonde anchors were not so much hired as trafficked; a Read more…

Michael McCown: How Community-College Faculty Organized a Strike and Scored a Contract

For the first time in its 40-year history, the union of full- and part-time faculty at City College of San Francisco recently went on strike—and it worked. Teachers (AFT) Local 2121 pulled off a one-day strike April 27, despite the administration’s claim that the strike was illegal. By July, to head off another strike, the Read more…

TeleSUR English: Brazil’s Largest Social Movement Occupies Govt for Land Rights

The MST is spearheading a national mobilization demanding rights for landless people and resisting the neoliberal rollback under the Temer government.

Álvaro García linera: The ebbing Latin American tide

Extracts of Vice President Garcia Linera’s address at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires

Nick Tabor: Gary Johnson’s Hard-Right Record

Gary Johnson spent his time as New Mexico’s governor championing private prisons and austerity. He’s not worth a protest vote

Kathy Kelly: A Good Beginning

I hope that policy makers will let themselves be guided by sanity and the courage to clarify the U.S.’ vast potential to make a positive difference in our world

Jill Stein: Interview with Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for U.S. President

This is an absolutely transformative moment for the progressive movement, where the social movements are coming together and recognizing they can’t make it without each other

Tom Engelhardt: Bombs Away!

Their Precision Weaponry and Ours

Sam Gindin: Bargaining Over Corporate Investment: Innovation or Trap?

It’s the radical that is now the only thing truly practical. If we don’t raise our expectations, they will be lowered for us

Ramzy Baroud: Is Israel Pushing for a Palestinian Civil War?

A quick look back at history tells us that Lieberman’s tactics will fail; the question is, however, at what cost?

Serge Halimi: Divided and conquered

For a New York billionaire whose fiscal programme is even more regressive than Ronald Reagan’s to become the voice of working-class resentment would have been harder if trade unionism had not been weakened

Manuel Perez-Rocha: Obama’s TPP Would Widen the Divide

What gives me hope is that citizens around the world know very well how damaging the free trade agenda is for people and the planet and that we are as ready as ever to take action.

Sean Purdy: Fora Temer

Despite police violence, millions are resisting the parliamentary coup in Brazil and trying to build a political alternative

Regina Willis: How inmates are organizing a nationwide strike from behind bars

September 9 is simply the next date on the calendar that we are going to continue to push our movement forward,” he said, because ultimately “we’re trying to dismantle the system”

George Monbiot: The transatlantic trade deal TTIP may be dead, but something even worse is coming

Corporate lobbyists and their captive governments try to wear down our resistance with one fake trade treaty after another

Michael Albert: A Tale of Two Groups

To sign the petition is, in the eyes of those doing so, a small act seeking desirable change. No one claims it is more that that

Michael T. Klare: Sleepwalking into a big war

The major powers are planning for war and claim that’s the best way to defend against war. Will this mutual hawkishness lead to armed conflict?

Immanuel Wallerstein: Trump vs. Clinton: Predictions Have Consequences

The world media, and especially U.S. media, are following with intense interest and concern the November presidential elections in the United States

Yanis Varoufakis: Europe’s Left After Brexit

Former Greek finance minster Yanis Varoufakis responds to his critics and lays out DiEM25’s plan for resisting within the European Union

Victor Grossman: Northern Nastiness

Every time the LINKE joined up in a state coalition it lost many voters and ended up far weaker than before. Will it make this same mistake after the Berlin election?

Maurice Weeks: Why Labor and the Movement for Racial Justice Should Work Together

Widening the scope of bargaining in Los Angeles led to real wins for the city’s black and Latino communities

Joshua Frank: Frack, Rattle and Roll: Drilling into Oklahoma’s Earthquake Epidemic

The fight to end fracking, or at least relocate these earthquake-inducing disposal wells away from fault zones, is going to be an uphill battle.

Marjorie Cohn: Iraqi Woman Uses Chilcot Report in War Crimes Lawsuit Against George W. Bush

Sundus Saleh, an Iraqi woman, first filed her lawsuit against George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice and Paul Wolfowitz in September 2013

Taryn Fivek: The Toxic Legacy of Racism and Nuclear Waste Is Very Much Still With Us in Los Alamos

The lasting effects Los Alamos has had on the planet will be felt for millennia to come, if humanity outlasts the product of its labor for at least 24,100 years—the half-life of plutonium-239

Nick Turse: Mission Impossible

Keeping Track of U.S. Special Ops in Africa

Joao Pedro Stedile: Out With Temer — Better Late Than Never

The program that is being taken up by the government, which is attacking the people’s rights, was not chosen by the polls. That’s why OUT WITH TEMER is essential to recompose Brazil’s democratic process

Lesley Gill: What’s Class Got to Do With It?

Journalists who vilify the white working class inadvertently strengthen Trump’s hand by reinforcing hatred of media elites and confirming his claim to be on the side of the common person

Alain Savard: Keeping the Student Strike Alive

Quebec’s massive student strikes emerged from an organizing model that constantly trains new generations of activists

Jean Wyllys: Brazil, Pandora’s Box is about to open

The upcoming local elections in Brazil are an opportunity to restore democracy and overcome the political crisis

Troy LaRaviere: Dear Mayor Emanuel: I Resign My Position as Principal of the #1 Rated Neighborhood School in Chicago

Should you ever decide to prioritize student learning over the profits of your campaign donors, feel free to reach out to me and the principals I was elected to represent

Peter Dreier: This Labor Day, Remember That Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign Was for Workers’ Rights

Let’s remember that King was committed to building bridges between the civil rights and labor movements

Tim Goulet: Today Belongs to Workers

Labor Day was born from the most radical struggles of the nineteenth century. Celebrate it.

Juan Cole: Top 5 Ways Green Energy is already Helping American Workers

As we celebrate American workers (I prefer to honor workers today rather than the abstract “labor”), let’s remember where their future lies. And that is, in part, in the renewable energy sector. “Solar Energy in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth” The rapid growth of wind, solar and other renewables in the United Read more…

Steve Ellner: The International Media and the Opposition’s Protest March in Caracas

The foreign media reporting on the September 1 events has (true to form) conjured up the image of government repression and restriction on freedom of expression

Sue Sturgis: How labor unions curb racial inequality

Decade in which the income gap began to widen dramatically in the U.S., a period that also saw the beginning of a sharp decline in unionization rates: 1970s

Richard Falk: Clinton versus Trump: How It Might Matter for the Middle East

[Prefatory Note: An earlier version was published on September 1, 2016 in Middle East Eye. This version is modified, and its title slightly changed.] When it comes to foreign policy, it seems at first glance to be a no brainer. Hilary Clinton is experienced, knowledgeable, intelligent, an internationalist, known and respected around the world. In Read more…

Michael Safi: Tens of millions of Indian workers strike in fight for higher wages

State banks and power stations shut and public transport halted in some states as public sector workers take industrial action

Rejane Carolina Hoeveler: Don’t Feed the Snakes

The history of the Brazilian Workers’ Party is a cautionary tale for left parties everywhere

Zaid Jilani: Maine’s “Instant Runoff” Proposal Could Banish Its Governor From State Politics

One of the main attractions of ranked choice voting is that it allows candidates from third parties to run in elections without acting as spoilers for a voters’ second choice candidate

Valeria Pelet: Puerto Rico’s Invisible Health Crisis

The island of Vieques has some of the highest sickness rates in the Caribbean. Is the U.S. Navy responsible?

Various Contributors: The Importance of the September 2nd General Strike

What every working Indian needs to know about the all-India trade union strike – and why it matters

Alex Ding: August Was a Huge Month for Berniecrats

Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid is over—but as his campaign army deploys down-ballot, more and more progressive challengers are claiming victory

Juan Cole: The Plague of Karimov’s Rule in Uzbekistan

The death of Islam Karimov, the president for life of Uzbekistan who came to power in 1990 after the 1989 collapse of the Soviet Union, has been confirmed. His stroke six days ago was a badly kept secret. I saw a headline from CNN that America’s partner in counter-terrorism was gone and threw up a Read more…

Victoria Law: As Obama’s Presidency Enters Final Months, Thousands Behind Bars Hope for Clemency

Obama could issue mass commutations that retroactively adjust the sentences of those convicted under old (and now outdated) drug laws

Patrick Cockburn: Syrian Kurds vow to fight to the death to stop Turkey ‘invading’ their territory

Officials fear growing co-operation between the Syrian and Turkish governments in opposition to Kurdish separatism

Paul Street: Among the Pipeline Fighters in Central Iowa

Direct citizen action in defiance of corporate-rigged law and “regulation” is required to save our water, land, and livable ecology

Jon Schwarz: Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery

Almost no one seems to be aware that even if the U.S. were a perfect country today, it would be bizarre to expect African-American players to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Eric Dirnbach: Can the ‘new economy’ and labor movements come together again?

More common projects between the new economy and labor movements may lead to a revival within mainstream labor of the old cooperative commonwealth concept

Adam Gaffney: Socialize the EpiPen

The EpiPen mess shows that we need drugs that function as real social goods, not rent-producing commodities

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