How do the world’s suppliers of online data — anybody using a smartphone — get to share in the wealth they generate?
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…
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…
The MST is spearheading a national mobilization demanding rights for landless people and resisting the neoliberal rollback under the Temer government.
Extracts of Vice President Garcia Linera’s address at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires
Gary Johnson spent his time as New Mexico’s governor championing private prisons and austerity. He’s not worth a protest vote
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
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
Their Precision Weaponry and Ours
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
A quick look back at history tells us that Lieberman’s tactics will fail; the question is, however, at what cost?
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
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.
Despite police violence, millions are resisting the parliamentary coup in Brazil and trying to build a political alternative
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”
Corporate lobbyists and their captive governments try to wear down our resistance with one fake trade treaty after another
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
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?
The world media, and especially U.S. media, are following with intense interest and concern the November presidential elections in the United States
Former Greek finance minster Yanis Varoufakis responds to his critics and lays out DiEM25’s plan for resisting within the European Union
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?
Widening the scope of bargaining in Los Angeles led to real wins for the city’s black and Latino communities
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.
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
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
Keeping Track of U.S. Special Ops in Africa
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
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
Quebec’s massive student strikes emerged from an organizing model that constantly trains new generations of activists
The upcoming local elections in Brazil are an opportunity to restore democracy and overcome the political crisis
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
Let’s remember that King was committed to building bridges between the civil rights and labor movements
Labor Day was born from the most radical struggles of the nineteenth century. Celebrate it.
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…
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
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
[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…
State banks and power stations shut and public transport halted in some states as public sector workers take industrial action
The history of the Brazilian Workers’ Party is a cautionary tale for left parties everywhere
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
The island of Vieques has some of the highest sickness rates in the Caribbean. Is the U.S. Navy responsible?
What every working Indian needs to know about the all-India trade union strike – and why it matters
Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid is over—but as his campaign army deploys down-ballot, more and more progressive challengers are claiming victory
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…
Obama could issue mass commutations that retroactively adjust the sentences of those convicted under old (and now outdated) drug laws
Officials fear growing co-operation between the Syrian and Turkish governments in opposition to Kurdish separatism
Direct citizen action in defiance of corporate-rigged law and “regulation” is required to save our water, land, and livable ecology
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”
More common projects between the new economy and labor movements may lead to a revival within mainstream labor of the old cooperative commonwealth concept
The EpiPen mess shows that we need drugs that function as real social goods, not rent-producing commodities