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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

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?

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

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

Allie Busching: A Call for Equitable Development

In Baltimore, activists are urging city officials to move beyond ‘tax increment financing’ that privileges billionaires at public expense

John Atcheson: Making ‘Our Revolution’ Ours

The key is to have specific criteria and to allow the people who contribute to OR to select which elements are required

Sonia Singh: Organizing Gets Fashionable: Zara Workers Beat the Odds

For a thousand Zara workers, a union is finally real. The next step is to begin negotiating their first contract

Rory Fanning: Veterans for Kaepernick

Former Army Ranger Rory Fanning on why he and so many other veterans stand with Colin Kaepernick and against police murder

Walden Bello: Revisiting the lessons of the Battle of Seattle and its aftermath

Some reflections on the meaning of Seattle for change in knowledge systems, a discussion of how despite the deep crisis of neoliberalism, finance capital has managed to retain tremendous power and an appeal for a new comprehensive vision of the desirable society

Conn Hallinan: Turkey’s Coup: Winners & Losers

The obvious winner is Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogen and his campaign to transform Turkey from a parliamentary democracy to a powerful, centralized executive with himself in charge

Steven Rosenfeld: Trump’s Mass Deportation Machine Would Create An American Police State Equal To Nazi Germany

The closest historic parallel to round up and deport multi-millions.

Mark Weisbrot: Brazil’s political and economic crisis threatens its democracy

Rousseff would probably never have been vulnerable to this attack if not for the economy being immersed in its worst recession in more than 25 years

Paul Street: Bob Kerrey, Fulbright University, and the Neoliberal Erasure of History

The crimes of the American Empire continue to be committed beneath the airbrushing cover of the reigning Western media and intellectual culture

Amy Goodman: Protests Erupt in San Juan

Obama Forms Unelected Control Board to Run Puerto Rico

Robert Fisk: Alan Kurdi symbolised an army of dead children. We ignore them at our peril

One year on, has the world learned the lesson of the three-year-old boy washed up on a Turkish beach?

Abayarde Rojo: The Significance of the Protest Encampment in Puerto Rico

The collective of the protest encampment has taken an important first step in the process of self-organization outside of the traditional political institutions to resist these measures

Noam Chomsky: Burkini Bans, New Atheism and State Worship

Interview on religion and its link to politics, with particular reference to American society and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict

Danica Jorden: Released Teen Vows to Keep Fighting to Free Friends Inside U.S. Immigration Detention Camp

At first, he didn’t notice the two casually-dressed men who appeared at his sides as he placed his backpack into the family car early that cold morning in January. “What’s your name?” one demanded. “David,” he replied, with the accent on the A, as he was used to hearing his friends and teachers call him Read more…

Ramzy Baroud: ‘Activism’ and Its Consequences: Syrian Refugees Are Not Subjects for a Social Media Gallery

A true humanitarian activist is one who is able to make a tangible difference in the lives of others

Vijay Prashad: A powder keg

Riots in Milwaukee and other places indicate the rage that festers in the heart of urban poverty in America

David Swanson: Protests of National Anthem Restore My Faith in Humanity

The primary reason that it is useful to break down required patriotism rituals is their intimate connection to militarism

Stansfield Smith: Behind the Bolivia Miner Cooperatives Protests and the killing of the Bolivian Vice-Minister

Venezuelan President Maduro has pointed out that the Dilma coup, the killing of the Bolivian minister, are part of an imperialist attack on the progressive governments of Latin America

David Swanson: Can We Really Blame Sociopaths?

Well-designed governments encourage good behavior and bar against the potential for evil

Neve Gordon: Using human shields as a pretext to kill civilians

By claiming that the other side is using human shields, the attacker provides itself with a pre-emptive legal defence

Bill McKibben: After 525 years, it’s time to actually listen to Native Americans

The center of the fight for our planet’s future shifts. But this week it’s on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation straddling the border between North Dakota and South Dakota. There, tribal members have been, well, standing like a rock in the way of the planned Dakota Access Pipeline, a huge hose for collecting oil out Read more…

Charmaine Lang: Milwaukee Officials: Black Youth, Single Mothers Are Not Responsible for Systemic Failings—You Are

Our leaders shouldn’t be content with Milwaukee’s status quo. And asking the citizens you serve to be quiet in the ghetto is an insidious expectation

Medea Benjamin: Hillary Clinton, the Podesta Group and the Saudi Regime: A Fatal Menage a Trois

If Hillary Clinton wants to be a meaningful symbol for human rights and women’s empowerment, her campaign must live up to the values she claims to represent

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