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Kathy Kelly: Hungering for Nuclear Disarmament

In the state of Georgia’s Glynn County Detention Center, four activists await trial stemming from their nonviolent action, on April 4, 2018, at the Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay

Marjorie Cohn: North Korea Agreed to Denuclearize, but When Will the US?

A powerful economic incentive continues to drive the nuclear arms race. After the Singapore Summit, the stock values of all major defense contractors — including Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and General Dynamics — declined. Given his allegiance to boosting corporate profits, it’s no surprise that Donald Trump is counterbalancing the effects of the Read more…

Ramzy Baroud: End the Wars to Halt the Refugee Crisis

Europe is facing the most significant refugee crisis since World War II. All attempts at resolving the issue have failed, mostly because they have ignored the root causes of the problem

Juan Cole: Climate Terror Stalks us, and We Yawn– 3 Decades Later

The American (and world) public was informed about the dangers of global heating 30 years ago this week, on June 23, 1988, by climate scientist James Hansen. It turns out that Big Oil and other hydrocarbon industries were convinced of the dangers privately even before that, but hid their scientists’ findings from the public, causing Read more…

Michael T. Klare: Girding for Confrontation

The Pentagon’s Provocative Encirclement of China

Arun Gupta: Protesters blockade prison in Portland

Dozens of protesters under the banner of #OccupyICEPDX have been maintaining a round-the-clock vigil outside the prison. They are demanding an abolition of ICE

Ryan Devereaux: U.S. Has Taken More Than 3,700 Children From Their Parents

And Has No Plan for Returning Them

Chris Brooks: Solidarity Fund

How West Virginia Activists Organized a Solidarity Fund for the Uprising

Kalena Thomhave: West Virginia Teachers Rebuilding the Local Economy

How the American Federation of Teachers has taken the lead in reinvigorating the poorest county in the state

Juan Cole: It’s all about the Midterms

Trump took those Children Hostage to Stoke his Base

Robert Fisk: Determined to Return

Speaking with Palestinians who still hold the keys to homes they fled decades ago

Thomas Knapp: Child Abductions

A Conversation It’s Hard to Believe We’re Even Having

Robbie Warin: Tyranny of the Mechanical Turk

The rise and rise of digital platform work

Robert Mackey: Trump Lies About Germany, Again

Casting Immigrants as an Existential Threat

Victoria McKenzie: Death and Displacement: A USAID Export

USAID has funded the Cerrejón Foundation, the charitable arm of the Cerrejón mine in Caribbean Colombia, to the tune of millions. A months-long investigation reveals its community development projects are a front tied to a long history of displacement, violence, and death

Badri Raina: Pranab Da Makes a Visit but why Now?

In current parlance, here is my “takeaway” on Pranab Mukerjee’s so tantalizing visit to the RSS Headquarters in Nagpur: First, why was he invited? However Mohan ji Bhagwat may have underplayed the occurrence as a rather routine and innocent one, the invite was clearly loaded with political purpose. That India is now run by an Read more…

Paul Street: Denuclearize the United States? An Unthinkable Thought

Material and physical death for the species is not far behind on the current U.S.-led eco- and nuclear-exterminist path

Beto O’Rourke: Tornillo

There’s no more important time to be alive than this one. To be an American, to be on the U.S.-Mexico border, to have the opportunity to define who we are as a country

Beverly Gologorsky: Missing in Action: The Poor in America

Here’s a question that’s never asked: What does poverty actually feel like, especially to a child?

Mark Weisbrot: Embarrassing Defeat for US

At the OAS, 19 member states voted in favor, 4 against, and 11 abstained when the U.S. tried to have Venezuela sanctioned

Laura Flanders: We Should Be Excited About the Bottom-Up Wins in Virginia’s Primaries

Ignored for too long, these progressive rural innovators deserve national representation

Katherine O’Donnell: From Barricades to Courtrooms

The Fight Against a Fracked Gas Future in New York State

Dean Baker: Bringing CEO pay back down to earth

The key to lowering CEO pay is to change the incentives for directors

Briahna Joy Gray: Two Very Different Democrats

Joe Crowley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Squared Off in Debate Friday Night

Branko Marcetic: Biggest Corporations Stealing From Their Own Workers

An eye-opening new report has documented billions of dollars of corporate theft from workers. The government is turning a blind eye

Billy Corriher: The racist origins of voting bans for ‘returning citizens

North Carolina’s law continues to disenfranchise black citizens at a higher rate than whites

Kshama Sawant: Seattle Buckles Under Corporate Pressure

Repeals ‘Amazon Tax’ to Fight Homelessness

Kevin Zeese: Protect Immigrants’ Rights

End The Crises That Drive Migration

John Pilger: Bringing Julian Assange home

The persecution of Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy. The Australian government and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull have an historic opportunity to decide which it will be. They can remain silent, for which history will be unforgiving. Or they can act in the interests of justice and humanity and bring this Read more…

Steve Early: Mon Valley memories of Oil Can Eddie

Whether it was steel workers, hospital workers, under-paid educators, or other public employees fighting back, you could count on Brother Sadlowski being there, in person or in spirit

Richard Falk: Affirming the Normative Imagination (up to a point)

While struggling with the challenges posed by writing a memoir during the endgame of life, conceptual cleansing seemed essential if I was ever to convey my identity with even a slight feeling of authenticity. The mystery at the core of my personal and public existence is how I came to trust my sense of moral purpose Read more…

Jonathan Cook: What’s in Trump’s ‘deal of the century’?

The White House’s peace plan is said to be days away. Meanwhile, Israel is getting a US nod as it carries on seizing Palestinian land

Patrick Cockburn: Attacking Hodeidah is Trump’s deliberate act of cruelty

Pretensions of humanitarian concern from Yemen by the US, Britain and France reek of hypocrisy, shedding copious tears for the victims of war while supplying the arms and advisers with which that war is being waged

François Vergès: About a small Mauritian island

Why is India abandoning its commitment to secure the Indian Ocean as a zone of peace?

Dean Baker: Trump’s Trade Wars

An Opportunity to Refashion the Intellectual Property Regime?

Conn Hallinan: Can Spain’s Socialists Avoid Their Past Pitfalls?

The new Spanish government has a mixed record on both austerity and regional democracy. To stay in power, it’ll have to do better on both

Immanuel Wallerstein: The G-7: A Demise to Celebrate

The struggle for power between the United States and the others was basically a struggle for primacy in oppressing the rest of the world’s nations

Brian Sonenstein: Breaking Up Families For Years

By 2013, undocumented activists had been organizing and sounding alarm over the separation of families from deportation and detention for years

Katelyn Burns: All-Out Assault on Reproductive Rights

One bill includes provisions that would cut all Title X family planning and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program funding from the 2019 budget.

Amanda Terkel: Donald Trump Really Wishes He Were A Dictator

Trump can’t stop gushing over the obsequious treatment North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gets in his country

Tim Arango: Marches Across the U.S. Protest Separation of Migrant Families

Demonstrators in Los Angeles were joined by activists in dozens of other cities across the country on Thursday evening to protest the separation of migrant families under President Trump’s zero-tolerance crackdown on illegal immigration

Juan Cole: Sessions Echoes Israeli Practices

In justifying the new and callous policy, which resembles slavery-era practices of selling children of slaves down the river, Sessions quoted the letter of the apostle Paul to the Romans on obeying the law

Jonathan Cook: The corporate media’s world of illusions

We have to begin rebuilding our societies on the basis that we share a common humanity. That other humans are not our enemies, only those who wish to enslave us to their power

Natasha Lennard: The Misogynistic Logic of Asylum Policy

This decision could invalidate tens of thousands of pending asylum claims from women fleeing domestic and gang violence, which often intersect, in Central America and Mexico

Asad Rehman: A world for the many, not the few

For too long, politicians and, to their shame, many in the development sector have ignored the key driver of global poverty: neoliberal capitalism

Dan DiMaggio: Nashville Painters Building Immigrant Base

How can building trades unions organize workers in an area where they don’t have much of a foothold? You’ve got to become a fixture in the community, and be in it for the long haul.

Patrick Cockburn: Kurdish women protest after being told to wear the hijab

Campaign trying ‘to force women to stay in their homes and not to take part in public life as Kurdish women have traditionally been able to do’

Renée Feltz: Trauma at the Texas-Mexico Border

Families Separated, Children Detained & Residents Fighting Back

Josh Hoxie: Just How Rich Are the Ultra Rich?

There’s no law of nature saying the gap between the rich and poor must continually expand. The first step towards changing it is to understand it

Dan Kovalik: The US & Nicaragua: Historical Amnesia & Blindness

If Ortega is forced out of office by this violence, the result will not be, as some on the ostensible left would have us believe, a deepening of democracy and socialism. Rather, it will result in a return of the right-wing to power

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