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David Meek: Zapatistas and the Struggle to Decolonize Science

The Zapatistas want science to be reimagined by both scientists and the grassroots together as a technique of resistance

Geoffrey Alan Boyce: A Case for Dismantling the U.S. Border Patrol

The U.S. Border Patrol’s violent, racist, and ineffectual policies have come to a head under Trump. What can be done?

Chris Hedges: Guns and Liberty

The Second Amendment was never about protecting individual freedom. It was about codifying white vigilante violence into law

Sarah Freeman-Woolpert: ‘Recovery activists’ shape a powerful grassroots movement

The recovery activist movement gives voice to those who feel powerless or unheard

Patrick Cockburn: Trapped in eastern Ghouta

How both sides are preventing civilians escaping the horror in Syria siege

Lee Fang: Koch Brothers’ “Laundry List” of Victories

The Koch brothers recently boasted they’ve won a “laundry list” of victories from the Trump administration

Andrea Germanos: West Virginia Teacher Walkouts Continue

Thousands of teachers and other school personnel rallied outside in the West Virginia Capitol on Monday, where union officials announced that the first-ever statewide walkout underway would continue for a fourth day. “Our teachers and our public employees are getting less in pay per year every year, and people are fed up and fired up Read more…

David Swanson: Can You Give Two Days to Stop the Slaughter?

Can a large group of thoughtful, committed citizens change the world? Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has

Kevin Zeese: Next Stage Of Net Neutrality Conflict Begins

We need to continue to build power to ensure Internet access is seen as a human right and a tool of free speech with equal access for all

Juan Cole: Europe’s big Plans for Iran Trade

This concerted European economic surge toward Iran has outraged and angered National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster as well as the Israeli, Saudi and UAE governments

Lane Windham: Labor and the Long Seventies

In the tumultuous 1970s, women and people of color streamed into unions, strikes swept the country — and employers launched a fierce counter-attack

Rajan Menon: Dr. Strangelove in the Pentagon

Lowering the Nuclear Threshold and Other Follies of the New Nuclear Posture Review

Sarah van Gelder: I Was Wrong About the Rural–Urban Divide

Wisconsin dairy farmers reminded me not to allow Fox News and the NRA to define groups of people

Leslie Lee: The Disturbing Messages in Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’?

Black America deserves a more radical superhero to call its own

Robert Fisk: The bombardment of Ghouta

Ghouta will fall. That is the message. And when it falls, Idlib must surely be next. And then the Syrians must decide how to break the US-Kurdish hold on Raqqa

Camille Colatosti: Stopping Sexual Harassment

It’s hard enough to confront workplace sexual harassment when it’s coming from management. But what about harassment between co-workers?

Peter Bohmer: Trump’s Tax Scam

What can we expect from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and how can we resist it?

Yves Engler: NGO Imperialism

The Oxfam “sex scandal” should shine a light on the immense, largely unaccountable, power NGOs continue to wield over Haitian affairs

Vijay Prashad: Riots Rage in Sudan Against Cruel IMF Austerity Policies

Will the president be forced out just as he surrenders to the West?

Billy Corriher: Voting rights lawsuits aim to foster judicial diversity

A pending lawsuit alleges that Alabama’s system of electing judges — at-large elections for statewide seats — discriminates against black voters and violates the Voting Rights Act

Winslow Myers: Duck and Cover

The argument that the more we are armed to the teeth the safer we will be simply does not hold up under statistical examination

Paul Krugman: Nasty, Brutish and Trump

Anyone who imagines that amateurs packing heat can be counted on to save everyone from a crazed killer with a semiautomatic weapon has seen too many bad action movies

Alex Jensen: Globalization’s Deadly Footprint

To reduce global pollution deaths, we not only need robust pollution control regulations, we must reduce corporate power, globalization, and the scale of the economy as well

Tim Adams: On the other hand…

It’s never been easy for people to change their mind. But in a world of social media and polarised opinion, the stakes are now even higher. Time for a listening revolution

Joyce Nelson: Why Mueller’s Indictments Are Hugely Important

Mueller’s indictments have helped set the stage for further smearing of leftist candidates for office, equating dissent with foreign subversion, and justifying the first-use of nuclear weapons

Mark Allen: Paint Companies Want Californians to Pay for their Crimes

The giant paint companies are going to purchase an election

Justin Podur: Ed Herman’s media criticism

As vital as ever

Kathy Kelly: Time is Not on Yemen’s Side

Kathy Kelly, on Feb 15 2018, addresses NY’s “Stony Point Center” outlining the history of peaceful resistance and U.S.-engineered catastrophe in Yemen

Vijay Prashad: In Turkey, ruling by decree

The Erdoğan regime’s onslaught against dissenters continues unabated

Conn Hallinan: Italian Elections and Immigration

The right is resurgent, the left embattled, and the issue drawing the greatest fire and fury has little to do with the economic malaise that has gripped the country since the great economic crash of 2008

Jonah Furman: West Virginia Teachers Launch Statewide Strike

Teachers and school service employees in West Virginia have launched a two-day statewide strike, riding a wave of indignation that has washed over the state

William Eichler: As Afrin burns, where is the left?

For many on the left, it is not “western” enough to care about and therefore its victims are invisible.

Roberto Savio: Robots, Unemployment … and Immigrants

Amazon has recently introduced Amazon Go, a shop where the customer enters, chooses a product from the shelves, charges the price on a magnetic card and swipes it on the way out, transferring the charge to the customer’s bank account . No queues, no cashiers, fast and easy, and the first shop in Seattle has Read more…

Costas Lapavitsas: Is Greece on the Road to Recovery?

Interview on how it is ludicrous on the part of a former left party to speak of a neoliberal success story for a country mired in poverty and debt

Thor Benson: Controlling Workers Is More Dystopian Than You Think

If we don’t want to live and work under the constant supervision of a far-away boss, now is the time to speak up and push back

Various Contributors: Sign the Pledge To Fight for America’s Future

Resistance Is Not Enough. We Pledge to Fight for Good Jobs, Sustainable Prosperity, and Economic Justice. We, the undersigned, are proud to be part of the vibrant resistance to the attacks by President Trump and Republicans on immigrants, people of color, women, Muslims, the LGBTQ community, and workers and their unions. We are working to Read more…

Howard Lisnoff: Minister of War

To read the Reverend Billy Graham’s obituary in the Guardian (“Billy Graham obituary,” February 21, 2018) one might think that he was a fairly well-balanced religious leader. But to those of us who grew up during the Vietnam era and dealt with that war in any number of ways, he was a much different person. In a Read more…

Michael Albert: Gender and Race

This is chapter nineteen of the book RPS/2044: An Oral History of the next American Revolution. RPS/2044 has its own book page, with front matter, reviews, essays, interviews, testimonials and place for user interaction with the interviewees.   Juliet Berkman, Bill Hampton, Lydia Luxemburg, 
Cynthia Parks, Noam Carmichael, and Peter Cabral discuss 
gender and race. Read more…

Pete Dolack: China can’t save capitalism from environmental destruction

We can have a sustainable future with production geared toward human need, or we can continue to produce for private profit until we find out the hard way that you can’t eat money

Henry A. Giroux: Gun Violence as State Sponsored Domestic Terrorism

The corporate media has become a normalizing force for violence because they lack the courage to challenge the corporations that control them

Marjorie Cohn: Trump Sets Deadly Precedent by Hiding Rationale for Bombing Syria

Pressure is mounting as the Trump administration continues to refuse to reveal its legal justification for bombing Syria in April 2017, despite increased scrutiny from Democratic senators and a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) wrote a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on February 8, 2018, requesting a copy of the State Read more…

Robert Koehler: The Cheapening of Human Life

It’s not simply violence, but wildly profound violation, yet again, yet again, of the deepest of human values

Shaun King: The NCAA Says Student-Athletes Are Unpaid Prison Labor

What the NCAA did in response to the lawsuit is as vile as anything going on in sports right now

Remy Smidt: Headquarters Of The Teens Working To Stop Mass Shootings

Just days after surviving a mass shooting, a team of teens are trying to start a revolution from their parents’ living rooms

Mary Lou McDonald: Mary Lou McDonald Acceptance Speech as Sinn Féin Leader

A chairde, Is onóir é bheith tofa mar Uachtarán Shinn Féin.  Go raibh míle maith agaibh as bhur dtacaíocht.  Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur muinín ionam. I am honoured to be elected as Uachtarán Shinn Féin. Friends thank you for your support, your friendship and your confidence in me.  In truth I couldn’t take Read more…

Robert Fisk: Anti-Muslim ideology hasn’t found a home in Portugal

The Arabs were regarded as exotic and educated peoples whose own culture was never erased from the streets of Portugal’s cities

Marienna Pope-Weidemann: A very modern apartheid

Decades of occupation and oppression have led some people to call Israel an apartheid state

Various Contributors: Immigrant Youth Stand with Survivors of Parkland

Say, “We will take the streets together because we believe in a future where everyone can feel safe in their schools and in their homes.” Washington, DC – On March 24th, immigrant youth will march in solidarity with the courageous survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and students across the Read more…

Sam Pizzigati: Big Pharma Family that Brought Us the Opioid Crisis

Who will bring to justice the billionaires who have profited so royally from addiction?

Ramzy Baroud: More Than a Fight over Couscous

In the Zionist narrative, Palestine does not exist – nor is it allowed to exist – even if merely as a cultural conception

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