As Sanders’ campaign has helped to clarify, the Left is more popular and powerful than it has been in decades
How to reconcile voting for Clinton while still supporting progressive candidates
Donald Trump is finding support in traditional Democratic strongholds in Appalachia. Who are these voters, and what does Trump represent to them?
With the Republican candidate’s professed love for the ‘poorly educated’ reciprocated in the polls, socioeconomic class could swing the presidency in 2016
Students and student movements have played a major role in struggles for reform and revolution in the United States and around the world
“‘It’s only a penis’ rape, feminism and difference” is a fascinating piece of anthropology and provides with a useful starting point for a much needed discussion. In it, Christine Helliwell provides an account and discussion of an incident that vividly illustrates what it is to live in a society where rape is unthinkable. The incident, Read more…
A key achievement of the Ayotzinapa movement after two years has been the deepened awareness by the Mexican population of the government’s corruption and ineptness
Power concedes nothing without a demand. And a demand is lifeless without an organizing strategy to bring it alive
The top priority for the Left in the November elections is to make sure that Trump is defeated and the dangerous movement which he has advanced is set back
They understand politics, they lack ego, they’re interested in strategy, and they work hard
In Saudi Arabia, a country many view as synonymous with gender discrimination, women are seeing signs of change
From high above, Agadez almost blends into the cocoa-colored wasteland that surrounds it. Only when you descend farther can you make out a city that curves around an airfield before fading into the desert. Once a nexus for camel caravans hauling tea and salt across the Sahara, Agadez is now a West African paradise for Read more…
The tennis star fears for her nephew at the wheel when the police show up
As United States Energy Transfers Partners began building the Dakota Access Pipeline through territory sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the tribe began an escalating campaign against the pipeline. By this summer nearly 200 tribes around the country had passed resolutions opposing the pipeline and many hundreds of their members joined nonviolent direct action Read more…
Obama has chosen to serve as “patron of the occupation”
Peres never even wanted to reach a sustainable peace agreement with the Palestinians, but he fooled many people, including the committee in Oslo that selects the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
As we learned in the recent debate between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton (a billionaire and millionaire), ignorance is the DNA of authoritarianism, serving to subvert the truth and obscure the workings of power
We must confront the legacy of centuries of systemic injustice and end society’s denial that this past still shapes the present
When the issue is trade deals, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Times throws out its usual journalistic standards to push its pro–trade deal agenda
Science points to a certain vile tendency
The haste to drop ballots into the boxes on election day should not be mistaken for enthusiasm; it is a sign of frustration
While prisoners refuse to perform their jobs, some guards are not showing up to work
The truth is that Trump has gamed and framed the media and the lesson for all of us is to understand how that has been done and what does that mean
The question is, will the peace agreement last past the upcoming election
Each of us has a choice. We can stand aside in the great fight for survival in which humanity is now engaged. Or we can be involved. What is your choice?
How Trump’s Conflicts of Interest Could Become Ours
A report on the looming showdown pitting the Chicago Teachers Union against City Hall–and how the teachers’ fight is tied to a wider struggle for justice
Peres said the massacre came as a ‘bitter surprise’. It was a lie: the UN had repeatedly told Israel the camp was packed with refugees
“I hope this film will help rephrase what is called the race conversation, which deep down is a class conversation”
A grave threat to America’s security is the deep-seated anger of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. His road rage personality erupted at a Florida campaign stop, where, in “an off-script aside,” he was quoted: “‘With Iran, when they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats, and they make gestures at our people that they Read more…
Tennessee’s infamous anti-union union is fading away for lack of members. Will Volkswagen’s rationale for keeping out a real union crumble with it?
The US benefits from having the world’s reserve currency, but those at risk of being sued may well not only take their money out of the US but denominate it in Euros or Renminbi.
A vote by the members of Britain’s Labour Party, due to end later this week, will decide if left-winger Jeremy Corbyn remains leader of the party. Corbyn, a veteran of many union and social struggles and a member of parliament (MP) for more than three decades, stunned the whole British political establishment when he ran Read more…
It’s a simple choice: stop all fossil fuel prospecting, or break the Paris agreement on climate change
The end of the war is an absolute humanitarian and political necessity
Nicknamed the “Big Four” Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young (EY), KPMG and Price Water House Coopers (PwC) are the big four audit firms that operate in concert as an inescapable cartel in the world of multinationals and global finance. At first they were the “Big 8”, all dominated by the United States, which became Read more…
Like many people of this town and across Colombia who have suffered the war, it is hard for Segura to believe peace is possible. But he’s willing to try
This is about creating lasting solutions that both prefigure and prepare for an end to austerity politics,
I think it is terribly important to have the endpoint of a national campaign spelled out clearly and in enough detail to give it credibility
The true burden of responsibility lies ever more heavily on the shoulders of ordinary people of goodwill
British Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn continues to survive the meteorites, and more nuanced weapons, directed at him
Workers in the Saudi desert are not only no longer receiving wages, supplies of food and electricity have also been cut
Clinton’s announcement to expand the federal estate tax on the wealthy is a bold step towards addressing today’s skyrocketing inequality.
On Tuesday, September 20, mass student protests erupted across the country after Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande announced that universities can raise tuition fees by up to 8% next year
By closing your eyes to the loss of a million little acts of mercy, are you not taking a morally dubious means to an even more politically dubious end?
There was no debate as the word is usually understood, where the two take turns setting out policy positions.
Winning: it’s written into the DNA of the U.S.A. After all, what’s more American than football legend Vince Lombardi’s famous (if purloined) maxim: “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing”?
Several left arguments on the U.S. election frankly leave me baffled.
If current tendencies persist, the outcome will be disastrous before too long. Large parts of the world will become barely habitable affecting hundreds of millions of people, along with other disasters that we can barely contemplate.
The reality of life in post-Soviet Eastern Europe is not at all what was promised.