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Baher Kamal: 20 Million Could ‘Starve to Death’ Within Six Months

Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in North Eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

Antony Loewenstein: More Powerful Than the State

Interview on the intersection between politics, money and conflict

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Jeremy Brecher: Building a Trump-free, fossil-free future

Three strategic elements that may be crucial in the aftermath of the march

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Bill McKibben: “Weekends Are for Fighting Tyranny”

Interview on People’s Climate March

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Glenn Greenwald: Brazil Paralyzed by Nationwide Strike

A Familiar Global Dynamic of Elite Corruption and Impunity

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Juan Cole: The advance of Solar globally

The US public may have to march today for our government to recognize the dangers of climate change. But in the rest of the world many governments are placing a large wager on clean solar energy. The largest concentrated solar plant in the world is not in the United States, which once upon a time Read more…

Eliza Barclay: Signs from the People’s Climate March

Marchers were explicitly anti-Trump and brought social justice and environmental messages to Washington

Dan DiMaggio: Toilets Go Mobile at AT&T Mobility

Ever wanted to graffiti your boss a message in the toilet stall? AT&T Mobility workers put their own twist on that idea. They’re bringing the bathroom to the boss—carrying toilet seats to retail stores and call centers to demand that the company stop flushing their sales commissions and incentive pay down the toilet. The 21,000 Read more…

Linda Hodges: The Upriver Causes of our Immigration and Refugee Crisis

For decades now, congress has failed to find a way forward on immigration reform. All sides seem to agree that we have a problem, but to date no headway has been made. Why? While our leaders continue to posture and bicker, millions of families have been torn apart by our government’s detention prison and deportation Read more…

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Bill McKibben: A people’s awakening

Interview on what people power can do for our planet in the Trump era

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Juan Cole: Climate March

How many more atomic bombs is Trump setting off in our Atmosphere?

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Richard Falk: Trump versus International Liberalism: Should We Care?

What is required to address the challenges of the biopolitical moment are globally constituted problem-solving mechanisms

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Jonathan Cook: US shipment of fighter jets to Israel

Israel is the first country outside the US to get access to the F-35 war plane, the most expensive ever developed

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Patrick Cockburn: Fearing Trump more than ever

America’s political, economic and ideological power is declining, so it’s turning to military power to keep its world status

Ashoka Jegroo: Families rally to end police raids

Various activist groups were joined by the relatives of young people arrested during recent so-called “gang” raids in New York City’s public housing developments on Thursday, as they rallied and marched from City Hall to the Manhattan Correctional Center to demand an end to the raids, as well as freedom for those who have already Read more…

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Paul Street: Slandering Populism

A chilling media habit

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Medea Benjamin: Women Beware

Saudi Arabia Charged with Shaping Global Standards for Women’s Equality

Rahila Gupta: Rojava-inspired women’s councils in Europe

Could this little-known system provide a way forward for real democracy – from the bottom up – in our failing neoliberal political systems?

Ilana Novick: April 29th Climate March

The People’s Climate March is part of more than a week of intersectional direct action, beginning with the March for Science and ending with May Day

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Gar Alperovitz: The Policy Weapon Climate Activists Need

Government can save the climate from burning the same way it saved the economy from depression: Buy out the companies behind the crisis

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Conn Hallinan: Nuclear Breakthrough Endangers the World

“…exactly what one would expect to see, if a nuclear-armed state were planning to have the capacity to fight and win a nuclear war by disarming enemies with a surprise first strike”

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Doug Henwood: Historically Low Employment Rate

A look at how employment relative to total population reveals a better image of employment than the unemployment rate. Using this measure, employment is nowhere near where it was before the Great Recession

Various Contributors: In defense of Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution

We, the undersigned organizations, express our support and solidarity for the people of Venezuela and Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, against the ongoing threats of counterrevolution

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Nick Turse: America’s War-Fighting Footprint in Africa

Secret U.S. Military Documents Reveal a Constellation of American Military Bases Across That Continent

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Vijay Prashad: Historic Hunger Strike

The Western media should pay more attention to the Palestinian prisoner strike

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Juan Cole: Is anything Trump does Constitutional?

Sanctuary Threat Quashed by Court

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Noam Chomsky: The ‘Most Dangerous Organization in World History’

The Republican Party is dedicated to racing as rapidly as possible to destruction of organized human life. There is no historical precedent for such a stand

Jessica Northey: Colonial history in the French elections

Algeria, Le Pen, and fascism at the heart of Europe

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George Monbiot: The Case Against Competence

Labour’s ten pledges could, if they form the core of its manifesto, appeal to almost everyone

Phillip Smith: Drug Reform Conference Envisions Alliance

Conference finds the roots of the problems in capitalism and deep-seated racism

Budour Youssef Hassan: Mass hunger strike

If there is one cause that has managed to bring Palestinians together in recent years, it has proven to be the prisoners’ struggle

Asad Haider: Identity Politics?

Interview on an ideology fracturing the left

Nina Sparling: Will Boycotts Change Anything?

As the political landscape veers to the right and traditional avenues for change disintegrate, boycotts as a key tactic in a market-driven strategy might prove not just useful, but essential

Linda Hodges: The Immigration and Refugee Human Revenue Stream

If you want to understand any problem in America, you need to focus on who profits from the problem…” Dr. Amos Wilson Long before Donald Trump’s 2015 presidential announcement speech, in which he castigated and disparaged Mexican and Middle Eastern immigrants, the United States already had the disgraceful distinction of maintaining the largest immigration detention Read more…

Jaisal Noor: Empowering Local Chapters

Sanders’ Our Revolution will support progressives, including those outside the Democratic Party

Steven Rosenfeld: Paranoid Apocalyptic Police State

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly tells critics to change the law or “shut up”

Phoebe Braithwaite: What is Facebook doing to our mental health?

Lazy and unconcerned, or buckling under the strains of late capitalism? A manifesto for the selfie generation asks whether we can break our addiction to social media

Yves Smith: Hypocritical Media Attacks on Sanders

On every conceivable front, the Democrats double downing down on the strategy that led them to hemorrhage losses in representation, meaning power, at every level of government

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Dahr Jamail: Great Barrier Reef Reaches “Terminal Stage”

CO2 Levels Rise at Record Rate

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Robert Fisk: Will Trump call Armenian genocide what it was?

There were thousands of eyewitness testimonies to these atrocities, including the burning of babies by Turkish gendarmes. And Trump, as we all know, cares very much about ‘beautiful babies’

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Harvey Wasserman: Le Pen a Fascist—Not a ‘Right-Wing Populist’

There is nothing “populist” about these thugs and thieves except the media’s use of the term to describe them

Douglas McRae: Weathering the Storm

This winter’s El Niño Costero has ravaged both Peru and Ecuador. Why have the impacts in Peru been so much more destructive?

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Aviva Chomsky: Making Sense of the Deportation Debate

How Bill Clinton and Barack Obama Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Immigration Policies

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Jim Hightower: People Are Fighting Back From Coast to Coast

A feisty, creative civic spirit is igniting activists in nearly every zip code

Ashish Premkumar: Police Violence and Reproductive Health

If one lives in a community that is frequently policed, the accumulative effects of these interactions can have health consequences more insidious than those caused by actual physical violence

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Dan La Botz: Tens of Thousands March for Science

There were some 400 marches in the US

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Dean Baker: Why Count on Uber to Fund Key Research?

Is Uber a joke? Okay, Uber is definitely not a joke in the sense that it is a large company that has rattled the taxi industry in the United States and around the world. It has also raised many important regulatory issues, as it has sought to evade longstanding regulation of the taxi industry. Many Read more…

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Russell Mokhiber: Single-Payer and Obama-care

It’s impossible to promote single payer and defend Obamacare at the same time

Andrea Germanos: American Dream in Freefall

Whither the American Dream? It may not be totally dead, but a new study suggests that it is certainly on life support. Published in the American Association for the Advancement of Science journal Science, the team of researchers led by Raj Chetty and David Grusky of Stanford University used data from federal income tax returns Read more…

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Juan Cole: 4.5 million years ago

The Last time there was this much CO2 in the air, Florida was under Water

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