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Immanuel Wallerstein: France: Anyone but LePen?

In France, as in the United States and many other countries, real change may be coming, but it will require some more years of struggle for that

Rebekah Barber: Resisting mass incarceration

This Mother’s Day, activists are resisting mass incarceration by bailing out of jail as many Black women as they can

Avi Asher-Schapiro: Uber & Sexual Harassment

In 2012, shortly after Uber started operating in Los Angeles, Rachel Galindo bought a new car and signed up as a driver. She had worked as a journeyman carpenter, but contractors who used to hire her stopped calling after she transitioned her gender. Driving for Uber, Galindo hoped to avoid transphobia — after all, the Read more…

Lawrence Wittner: Alliance of Parties on the Far Right

Led by Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump

Steve Phillips: Jobs and industry in the Hunter Valley

Context for a conversation about a Just Transition away from coal

John Feffer: Trump and Trade

Trump wants to “renegotiate” trade deals like NAFTA. But there’s no evidence he wants to fix their corrosive impact on labor protections or environmental standards

Amanda Marcotte: Alt-right street-fighting goon squad?

Is it more than macho posturing?

Lynn Stuart Parramore: “Threatened” masculinity

Men who earn less than their wives may be affecting voting patterns.

Marjorie Cohn: Gorsuch Already Channeling Scalia

Just days after stealing Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court seat, Neil Gorsuch is channeling Antonin Scalia. On April 20, the newly minted associate justice cast his first ballot. Gorsuch provided the fifth vote that allowed Arkansas to execute a likely innocent man. Casting the Deciding Vote for Death For 24 years, Ledell Lee maintained his innocence, Read more…

John W. Dower: Memory Loss in the Garden of Violence

How Americans Remember (and Forget) Their Wars

Victor Grossman: Curiouser and Curiouser

The months ahead – in France, Britain, Germany and the USA – could be crucial ones, for the European Union

Wael Elasady: Portland’s May Day “riot”

The lessons to draw after a protest in which police used the actions of Black Bloc activists as an excuse to go on the attack

Chauncey DeVega: The party of death

New data and the health care debate reveal how Republicans feel about poor people who get sick: They think they deserve it

Maik Fielitz: A Dozen Shades of Far Right

The growing threat of authoritarianism demands mass movements and broad-based anti-fascist action on the basis of internationalism and genuine solidarity

Bruce Lesnick: Counter Mobilization

An Effective Response to Right Wing Speech

Lauren McCauley: Hey, hey, say Goodbye (in Next Election)

The condemnations poured in, with vows that voters will seek retribution come 2018, when many of them will be up for re-election

Jim Naureckas: Bret Stephens Should Not Be a NYT Columnist

The Real Reason He Is One

Bill Fletcher: 70 Million Africans In Danger of Famine

We tend to believe that famine is primarily the result of natural disaster, but the African countries affected by famine are all ones that have all been severely affected by political instability and war

Paul Mason: One of the greatest political memoirs ever?

Adults in the Room by Yanis Varoufakis review

Steve Early: The Promises and Limitations of Radical Local Politics

Richmond progressives have succeeded because, with patience and persistence, they built a political organization which functions year round, not just at election time

Yves Engler: Influencing the news

We need media that sets out to challenge, rather than reinforce, the power imbalances in our world

Ryan Mallett-Outtrim: Venezuelan Opposition’s Baffling OAS Hypocrisy

This is just one more act of hypocrisy to throw on the opposition’s faux moral outrage bonfire

Robert Fisk: Egyptian President employing militia in the Sinai

A sign of how desperate his war against Isis has become

Carl Boggs: Imperialism and the Logic Of Mass Destruction

From the standpoint of Washington, “rational” pursuits are also imperial pursuits and imperial pursuits generally lead to military pursuits, as history demonstrates

Lucas Iberico Lozada: Brazil on Strike

The strike, organized by Brazil’s biggest unions, had perhaps the greatest impact in industrial capital São Paulo

Gabriel Hetland: Why is Venezuela Spiraling Out of Control?

Opposition violence and the government’s increasing authoritarianism are both to blame

Steve Fraser: Which Way to the Barricades?

What was the mass strike and what would a successful one look like today?

Christine Ahn: The Costs of Warmongering

Today, the White House is convening a rare briefing for 100 senators on North Korea with Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is planning to chair a special meeting at the UN Security Council on Read more…

Clive Thompson: Luddites were right

The crushed rebellion cleared the way for horrific working conditions of the Industrial Revolution yet to come

Rachael Boothroyd-Rojas: Maduro Calls for National Constituent Assembly

Venezuelan President Maduro officially is trying to bring an end to the political crisis between the national government and the opposition-held parliament

Brigitte Gynther: Trump & Obama in Central America

Trump’s policies against immigrants are an intensification of the Obama administration’s targeting of Central American refugees through raids

Mehdi Hasan: Why Do North Koreans Hate Us? — The Korean War

U.S. planes dropped on the Korean peninsula more bombs — 635,000 tons — and napalm — 32,557 tons — than during the entire Pacific campaign against the Japanese during World War II

David M. Faris: The Truth About Campus Speech

The Coulter imbroglio, like those surrounding Milo Yiannapoulos, David Horowitz and countless other right-wing fraudsters, obscures the truth about who can say what on college campuses today

Katrina vanden Heuvel: Learning from Our ‘Radical’ Past

What the clashes of the past teach us is that we must stay committed to a cause bigger than any one person and be willing to fight for years to come

Gilbert Mercier: Two Faces of the Same Con

The French presidential election is getting worldwide attention like no other French election ever before

Timothy Snyder: Inevitable Trump will stage a coup

Yale historian and author of the new book “On Tyranny” says we may have one year left to save American democracy VIDEO

Manipadma Jena: Trolling of Women Journalists Threatens Free Press

Female journalists, bloggers and other media actors are disproportionally experi­encing gender related threats, harassment and intimidation on the Internet

Ramzy Baroud: The Prisoners’ Revolt

The Real Reasons behind the Palestinian Hunger Strike

Gloribell Mota: Striking for Sanctuary and Protection

We can no longer settle for more detainees and deportations in this manner at all, and we want permanent protections for all

Nomi Prins: The Empire Expands

Not the American One, But Trump’s

Juan Cole: “Good” and “Bad” Dictators

Is it as simple as American billionaires feeling threatened by some dictators but not by others, and instructing the US government accordingly?

Jack Rasmus: Is Trump Really President?

Is Trump being allowed to ‘play at President’ for public consumption, while the generals, spooks, and Goldman Sachs financial pirates run the show?

Al Hart: Reclaiming May Day

Beginning in 2006, with mass marches and work stoppages by immigrant workers, working people in this country have begun to reclaim their day

David Smith: Run against Trump?

Elizabeth Warren will certainly stand and fight

Norman Solomon: How the Russia Spin Got So Much Torque

The inability of top Clinton operatives to identify with the non-wealthy is so tenacious that they still want to assume “the public will be with us” the more they talk about Russia

Naomi Klein: “Fear City”

How Donald Trump Exploited the New York Debt Crisis to Boost His Own Fortune

Don Hazen: Biggest May Day Ever in U.S.?

Los Angeles and New York lead the way as diverse communities of workers and immigrants fight for their rights against the Trump administration

Juan Cole: Stab in Back by EPA & NYT

An estimated 200,000 climate protesters rallied in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, braving record temperatures in the 90s, well above the average temperature for April 29 in the national capital. They were allowed to surround the White House from a distance. The protesters were pushing back against the pro-Warming policies of President Donald J. Trump, which Read more…

Jonathan Cook: Abbas fears the prisoners’ hunger strike

Abbas fears the influence of Barghouti, a man often described as the Palestinian Nelson Mandela and seen as Abbas’s likely successor

Deirdre Fulton: ‘Quiet No More’

Hundreds of Thousands Ready to Strike on May Day

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