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Naomi Klein: Elon Musk Will Not Lead Climate Leap

Los Angeles activists are fighting for climate justice, but at nearby Tesla—green jobs aren’t good jobs

Roberto Rodriguez: Police Violence Persists

Though Most Media Have Stopped Paying Attention

Diana Johnstone: Thank You, Ed Herman

Ed Herman personified human qualities that currently appear to have gone out of style. Prominent among these qualities was modesty

John Feffer: Trump’s New Blame Game

Fresh off an Asia trip where he showed surprising deference to dictators, Trump looks ready to start a renewed assault on critics at home

Kevin Anderson: Scientists Issue Dire Warning

A group of 15,000 scientists have come together to issue a dire “second notice” to humanity, 25 years after a group of scientists issued the “first notice” warning the world about climate change

Chris Lehmann: Poison Ivies

The prestige education so long peddled as the bedrock guarantor of the American success creed has shriveled up into an unrelieved, relentlessly cronyist study in fee-gouging and rent-seeking

Medea Benjamin: Trump Cracks Down on Cuba

“Our failed embargo against Cuba has been repeatedly and publicly condemned by the international community as ineffective and harmful to the people of Cuba.”

Mark Weisbrot: Doubling Down on Sanctions for Venezuela

This is not “democracy promotion,” it is regime change, by any means necessary

Stan Van Gundy: Athletes Who Protest Are Patriots

They are working to make America live up to its stated ideals. We should all join them in ensuring their collective voice is heard

Patience Nitumwesiga: Uganda rises up

Unprecedented opposition to 31-year dictator

Barbara Ehrenreich: Sexual Harassment Is Just the Start

Barbara Ehrenreich has written extensively about the impossibility of getting by with low-wage work in the U.S. and the everyday indignities workers in the U.S. face on the job. In her best-selling book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, Ehrenreich wrote about her yearlong experience of going undercover as a low-wage worker. Read more…

Jeff Cohen: Edward S. Herman: Master of Dissent

One of the greatest and sweetest media critics ever, Edward S. Herman, has passed away

Matt Taibbi: RIP Edward Herman

Herman and Chomsky’s work was a great gift to a generation of thinkers trying to make sense of how power in the West sold itself to populations

William D. Hartung: Massive Overkill

Brought to You By the Nuclear-Industrial Complex

Richard Falk: Failing the people of Syria

Seven Years of Devastation and Dispossession

Ramzy Baroud: Corruption in Israel is Not Just an Israeli Issue

While Israelis might have ‘gotten used’ to their own corruption, Palestinians have not, because the price of Israel’s moral corruption is too high for them to bear

Bill Raden: The Right’s War on Workers

A Supreme Court case that could topple the power of California’s unions has been a perfect storm gathering for 40 years

Kate Manne: Why Women Voted for Trump

What motivated women to vote for a misogynist candidate?

Jeff Berg: The Logic of Drug Legalization

The Drug Lords of today exist because of the extraordinary profits resulting from criminalization

Keith A. Spencer: Twitter is not that important

Call it Twitter Supremacy: the idea that one’s Twitter following, habits and adroitness at manipulating public opinion via the microblogging site are the sole indicators of success

Diane Lederman: Facing deportation

Adapting to life in Amherst church sanctuary

Nicolas Lalaguna: A Guide for Revolutionary Change

Review of RPS/2044: An Oral History of the Next American Revolution

Jonathan Cook: Israel lobby dragged into the light

What is special about the Israel lobby in the US – an amalgam of hawkish Jewish leadership organisations and messianic Christian evangelicals – is the fear it exploits to silence critics

Mark Weisbrot: US Sanctions on Venezuela

Venezuela’s recession is making it difficult for the country to meet its debt payments, but US sanctions are making a difficult task almost impossible

Simon Davis-Cohen: Destroying Democracy

The legal theories that have been applied to Puerto Rico also undergird the “emergency management” of cities like Detroit, Flint, and Atlantic City

Glenn Greenwald: Four Viral Claims That Are False

Facebook and Twitter are used by American journalists to endorse factually false claims that quickly spread and become viral, entrenched into narratives, and thus, can never be adequately corrected

Shaun Richman: Immigrants Turned Wobblies into a Global Force

Wobblies of the World is a valuable contribution to this niche field of labor studies

Rachel Leah: Most women in jail are sexual-violence survivors

According to a recent study, 86 percent of women who have spent time in jail report that they had been sexually assaulted at some point in their lives

Miya Tokumitsu: The Fight for Free Time

The demand for fewer working hours is about liberation — both individual and collective

William rivers Pitt: US, Africa and a New Century of War

For a military industrial complex always greedy for more “markets” to exploit, Africa represents a whole new frontier of possibilities

Michael Albert: 20 Draft Theses on Liberation

The theses offered seek seek discussion and refinement to advance five overarching values: Self managed decision making; Equitably distributed benefits and circumstances; Mutual aid and empathy; Sustainable ecological; and social diversity

Mark Evans: Classism Questions

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted – via the What About Classism? website – by a group of students from the University of South Alabama, in the United States. They told me that they are taking a module titled Power, Privilege and Oppression and said that they would like to ask me some Read more…

Alfred W. McCoy: Into the Afghan Abyss (Again)

How a Failed Drug War Will Defeat Trump’s Afghan Adventure

Margaret Flowers: People Act Where US Fails On Climate

Every crisis offers an opportunity for radical positive transformation

Ted Glick: The Beginning of Trump’s End?

History is calling upon us to step it up, given the practical victories we can win over the coming year

Stephen Curry: The Noise

One thing that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, especially today on Veterans Day, is what it means to have a platform

Paddy O'Halloran: The University and Debt

Thinking About Neocolonialism in the United States

Robert Fisk: Lebanese nation has woken up

To have Saudi officials now trying to dictate the make-up of another Lebanese government suggests that they want to take on the role played out for decades by pre-civil war Syria

Common Dreams Staff: ‘Freedom for the Political Prisoners’

Hundreds of Thousands March in Barcelona

Gregory Lovett: Burn Pits and Betrayal

How the U.S. Poisoned its Veterans

David Swanson: War Stories

Stories to encourage questioning war-thinking

Jane Slaughter: Relieving Racial Resentment in Unions

What can unions do to create the understanding that leads to unity?

Rebekah Barber: The South’s history-making winners

A wave of wins for progressives in state and local races across the nation that also brought historic victories for people of color and LGBT candidates across the South

Lee Carter: Long-term impact

An interview with the democratic socialist who just knocked off one of the Virginia GOP’s legislative leaders

Patrick Cockburn: The anti-corruption drive in Saudi Arabia

The problem in resource-rich states is that corruption is not marginal to political power, but central to acquiring it and keeping it

Juan Cole: Renewable Success Stories

The average Swede emits over 4 tons of carbon dioxide a year. That is better than Europe’s average 6 tons and ‘way better than the US average of 16 tons per year per person

Andre Damon: US brands RT a “foreign agent”

A chilling move against free speech

Paolo Lubrano: Women and Girls Hardest Hit Refugees

Of the nearly half a million Rohingya refugees who’ve fled across the border and have sought refuge in Bangladesh, women and girls are the most at risk, sleeping under open skies, roadsides, and forest areas with little or no protection

Badri Raina: Nature’s Conspiracy

Charged with Yogic energy, They set out with buckets in hand To paint secular city and town In spiritual saffron brand.   Every shop-front, every sign, Every billboard, every bus Was retrieved from secular infamy With a shining coat of saffron dress.   Then they came to a part of town Where there was only Read more…

Dick Nichols: Europe’s critical battle for democracy

Any socialist, any progressive, any democrat will be doing what they can to help tip the balance in favour of what would be an enormous victory over Europe’s forces of darkness

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