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Andrew Pulrang: ‘Disability Issues Tend to Be Put on a Back Burner’

Interview on disability and the election

Charlotte Mitchell: 2017 was deadliest year for environmental activism

At least 207 activists were killed, with Brazil, the Philippines and Colombia named as the most dangerous countries

Miranda Cady Hallett: Compounding the Crisis

Understanding legal violence against Central American families

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John Feffer: Trump’s Dirty Money

Russian money saved Trump when his projects were on the verge of collapse. Will it now be the cause of his political demise?

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Michael T. Klare: Entering a 1984 World, Trump-Style

Or Implementing the Sino-Russian Blueprint for a Tripolar World Order

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Ramzy Baroud: Jewish Nation-state Law: Why Israel Was Never a Democracy

There is no escaping the moral imperative now. Those who insist on supporting Israel must know that they are supporting an unabashed Apartheid regime

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CJ Polychroniou: Towards a Progressive Political Economy

After 45 years of ‘neoliberal destruction’, the time is ripe for moving forward with the adoption of a new set of progressive economic policies

Shea Howell: A Country Not Yet Born: Remembering Vincent

Vincent always asked the hard questions, always reminded us that we had much to learn from the struggles of those who had gone before us, those ordinary people called to do extraordinary things

Ryan Devereaux: ICE Has Conducted Hundreds of Raids in New York

Here’s What Those Operations Look Like

Saqib Bhatti: The Corporations Behind Trump’s Muslim Ban

We need to take on these corporations directly and make them pay a price for enabling, supporting and profiting from anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant policies

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Badri Raina: Good Samaritans

They made sure the cows were home While his lungs spouted blood; They made sure their tea was warm, While he waited to be dead.   They were the good Samaritans Serving a primal rage; Their task is to help usher in A pure spiritual age.   The weak with diverse groan despoil The glory Read more…

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Kathy Kelly: God Only Knows

One testimonial after another echoes the sentiments of a woman whose husband has been held incommunicado for more than two years. “Shouldn’t they be given a trial?”

Nick Licata: What The Eyes Don’t See

Mona Hanna-Attisha’s account of the disaster reads both as a detective story and as an exposé of government corruption in her book “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance and Hope in an American City.”

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Kevin Zeese: Violent Coup Fails in Nicaragua

The coup exposed the alliances who are working with the United States to put in place a neoliberal government that is controlled by the United States and serves the interests of the wealthy

Graham MacPhee: The Transatlantic Trump Effect

If Trump’s aggressive style and populist impulses have encouraged his political soulmates abroad, they’ve also provoked a backlash in defense of democratic norms

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Chris Hedges: The War on Assange Is a War on Press Freedom

The extradition of the publisher—the maniacal goal of the U.S. government—would set a legal precedent that would criminalize any journalistic oversight or investigation of the corporate state

Jon Schwarz: Colin Kaepernick Is Right

The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery

Jorge Martín: Venezuela on the verge of a social explosion?

Only the Venezuelan working people can offer a way forward from the current crisis

Billy Corriher: The last stand for democracy in the South

Trump’s nominee will likely face questions at his confirmation hearing about his 2012 decision to overturn the U.S. Department of Justice’s determination that a South Carolina voter ID law discriminated against voters of color

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Vijay Prashad: America’s Reporter: the Hersh Method

How did Hersh get the stories that other reporters seemed to miss?

Arthur MacEwan: Why Is the Fed Raising Interest Rates?

Dear Dr. Dollar: Why is the Federal Reserve raising interest rates? What’s the impact?                 —Anonymous, via email The simple answer: The Fed is raising interest rates to slow the growth of the economy—at least slow relative to what the growth rate would otherwise be. This will likely restrain growth of employment and maintain the lack Read more…

Diane Ravitch: Bill Gates’s Disastrous Teacher Evaluation Project

The cost was astronomical. Across the seven sites over half a billion dollars were spent

Briahna Joy Gray: Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Fighting Partisanship in Kansas

Bernie Sanders — the most popular senator in America — and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — the 28-year-old from the Bronx who made headlines by stunning longtime incumbent Rep. Joe Cowley in a New York congressional primary last month — traveled to the breadbasket on Friday in support of two congressional candidates running under the progressive banner. Though the first of two rallies held Friday was Read more…

Hunter: The Propaganda Is Working

Trump voters call MS-13 a ‘serious’ threat to U.S., but it ain’t so

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John Feffer: The Flight 93 Doctrine

Donald Trump’s Kamikaze Attack on Globalism

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Juan Cole: Threatening the Mother of all Wars

Trump has succeeded in his goal of ratcheting up tensions with Iran and putting the two countries on a war footing

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Ted Glick: Right Before Our Eyes, A Strategy for Power Unfolds

For 43 years, since 1975, I’ve been a member, often a leader, of national and local groups working to build a mass-based, progressive political party. During all that time I’ve advocated for and acted upon an approach which appreciates that there is little to no chance of achieving such a thing—an organization actually capable of Read more…

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David Bacon: Counties Cancel ICE Detention Contracts

But advocates want detainees freed, not sent to for-profit jails

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George Lakey: Navigating the white water of these turbulent times

Alternative visions help to create platforms for uniting a movement of movements, an essential if we want a living revolution

Janine Jackson: Locked Up for Committing Journalism

Confusion about whether it still counts as journalism when it’s challenging to power is as distressing an assessment of today’s elite media as you need

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Juan Cole: Israel’s Nationality Law

Israel openly Declares Apartheid and Racial Supremacy

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George Monbiot: Invisible Hands

Dark money is undermining our democracies, and it’s never darker than when channelled through lobby groups masquerading as think tanks

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Bernie Sanders: Labor’s Future and Why Democratic Socialists Keep Winning

Interview on how labor can respond to Janus, the fight to move the Democratic Party left, the growing popularity of democratic socialism and more

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Marjorie Cohn: Kavanaugh Scorns International Law, Loves Executive Power

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has nothing but contempt for international law. But he has shown uncritical deference to executive power, particularly in the so-called war on terror cases. The two primary sources of international law are treaties and what’s known as “customary international law.” Ratified treaties are part of domestic US law under the Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: The narrative is still Lula

As the elections in Brazil draw closer, conflict is likely

Valerie Tarico: Abortion: There Is No Ethical Dilemma

At no stage does life magically appear in a zygote, a blastocyst, an embryo, or a foetus

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David Swanson: Worldwide Hurricane

We have to collectively and selflessly work together cooperatively, without any let-up or discouragement, until we free, not one wronged person, but a whole wronged species

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Sue Sturgis: Virginia anti-corruption movement

Facing down corporate backlash

Miriam Pensack: Remembering Haitian Internment in Trump’s America

The Trump administration’s ongoing detention and deportation of asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border has echoes of the U.S. internment of over 40,000 Haitians fleeing violence in their homeland in the early 1990s

Palestinian BDS National Committee: Israel declares itself apartheid state

If ever there was a time for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel’s system of oppression, it is now

Debbie Nathan: Immigrant Mothers Are Staging Hunger Strikes

As the July 26 deadline approaches for the government to reunite some 3,000 immigrant parents and children separated under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” program, one immigrant detention center in South Texas has been releasing a few people weekly, after they pass their “credible fear” interviews, in which they describe why they are afraid to Read more…

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Paul Street: No Liberal Rallies Yet for the Children of Yemen

We have yet to learn of any large and widespread U.S. demonstrations on behalf of the children and families of Yemen, where the U.S. is deeply complicit in the creation of a situation that “looks” “like the Apocalypse”

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Patrick Bond: State of the BRICS Class Struggle, Part 2

‘Social Dialogue’ Reform Frustrations

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Rebecca Gordon: Middle East Alliances, Old and New

Confronting “That Part of the World”

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John Feffer: What’s Behind Trump’s Assault on Europe

Trump is attacking Europe and siding with Russia for political — and not just personal — reasons

Valerie Carmel: 11 Years of Blockade

How Despair Has Made Gaza Unlivable

Brooke Anderson: Defending Undocumented Nannies, House Cleaners and Caregivers

For local immigrant families targeted by Trump, the trauma is real and long-lasting, as is the critical importance of building broad, intersectional movements that include employers of immigrant workers

Antonis Davanellos: A necktie for Tsipras and a noose for workers

The “sacrifices” required will be increasingly barbaric, and the results will be even more uncertain than compared to the first Memorandum — which promised an end to the crisis in…2012

Nusrat Choudhury: Stop-and-Frisk Settlement in Milwaukee

In a banner day for police reform, the city of Milwaukee has entered into a settlement agreement to end practices amounting to a decade-long stop-and-frisk program that resulted in hundreds of thousands of baseless stops

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