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Hilary Klein: Lessons to Learn on the 25th Anniversary of the Zapatista Uprising

The Zapatista movement has a deep sense of community, the unquestioned assumption that the collective well being takes priority over the individual

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Martha Rosenberg: How Medical Conflicts of Interest Get Dangerous, Expensive Drugs in Your Medicine Cabinet

How bad is Pharma’s brazen financial infiltration into U.S. medicine?

Nicolas J.S. Davies: The Hidden Structure of U.S. Empire

This self-reinforcing vicious circle endangers us all, not least those of us who live at the heart of this corrupt and ultimately self-destructive empire

Danica Jorden: It Has Begun: One in Five Million Protest in Serbia

A common alienation is uniting the people

Bridget Meehan: Living it Large—Life on Benefits

A society that allows many, many people to live on less than £100 per week while a privileged few get by on over £100,000 is surely a great place to live

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Patrick Bond: South Africa Searches for a 
Financial Parachute

An open, frank public discussion about the IMF’s regrettable history and current agenda is sorely needed

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Jeremy Brecher: Climate Jobs for All

Building Block for the Green New Deal

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Richard Greeman: “We Are Not Tired”

The French popular masses are furious at being taken for fools

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Noam Chomsky: Moral Depravity Defines U.S. Politics

Humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war. These were virtually ignored in the campaign rhetoric and general coverage

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Jack Rasmus: Global Oil Price Deflation 2018 & Beyond

Global oil prices cannot be understood apart from understanding what’s happening with other financial asset markets and prices

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Yves Engler: Destroying Civilization

Is it simply business as usual or a corporate conspiracy to destroy the planet? However one characterizes it, our planet is being cooked so already wealthy people can make even more profit

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Ramzy Baroud: Is There A Plot To Depopulate Palestinian Refugee Camps In Lebanon?

Clearly there are those who are keen to rid Lebanon of its Palestinian population

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Ron Daniels: Gentrification: The New “Negro Removal” Program

Now is the time to act boldly and courageously to defend Black communities from the destructive forces of gentrification

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Kathy Kelly: The horror of the Yemen War is changing minds at last


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Ron Daniels: The Unfulfilled Power of the Black Vote

The forces of reaction realize that if Blacks maximize voter registration and mobilize/organize large voter turn-outs, it is a threat to their retrograde agenda

Danica Jorden: A New Caravan Heads North for the American Dream

They’re gathering in the early morning hours of Friday, October 12, 2018 outside the city. At least 100: nursing mothers and motherless teens, a man on crutches and another pushed by his brother in a wheelchair

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Dr. Hakim: Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air

War is not inevitable. It is an obsolete, repetitive choice. Everywhere, each of us can emulate these new-generation Afghans by ushering in breaths of fresh air

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Ramzy Baroud: That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah

This is not simply bad journalism, but part of a calculated Israeli campaign aimed at preemptively justifying the killing of children such as Nassir and Mohammed, and thousands like them

William Boardman: GOP Governor Defends His Trump-Style Ethics?

Instead of forthrightly addressing the reality he created, the governor chose to go paranoid and conspiratorial

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Marjorie Cohn: Brett Kavanaugh is a Threat to Racial Justice and Voting Rights

In light of the proliferation of laws that pose obstacles to voting, the Supreme Court will have the opportunity to further eviscerate the Voting Rights Act

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Gerry Mohan: BlacKkKlansman a Trump Cop-Out

BlackKklansman is a feel-good film. It’s a great film if we want to keep our feathers unruffled and sleep peacefully at night, embedded in the system, minds comfortably turned off

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Steve Early: Big Money in Politics: Are Leading Democrats Really “On The Wagon” (or still sneaking a drink)?

Under pressure from the left lately and in response to strong public support for “clean elections,” putative foes of corporate influence have been forced to rebrand themselves as “progressives” who are free of “independent expenditure” taint

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Jonathan Cook: Bolsonaro: A Monster 
Engineered By Our Media

The western elites will decry Bolsonaro in the forlorn and cynical hope of shoring up their credentials as guardians of the existing, supposedly moral order. But they engineered him. Bolsonaro is their monster

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Jack Rasmus: Comparing Crises: 1929 with 2008 and the Next

The last decade, 2008-18, is eerily similar to the periods 1921-1929 and 1996-2007

Priscilla Murolo: Working People Will Make A Better World: An Interview With Labor Historian Priscilla Murolo

Every day for more than 400 years, working people have been devising new ways to defend themselves against indignity, deprivation and injustice

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David Bacon: Immigration Is A Form Of Fighting Back

Looking at the Root Causes of Migration

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Marjorie Cohn: Threatening Iran

While Iran does not have nuclear weapons, North Korea does. That is North Korea’s insurance policy against U.S. military aggression

Pete Dolack: Flat Wages

As long we continue to fail to question the world economic system, our conditions will only worsen

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Lawrence Wittner: Getting the Story Wrong: The Distortion of American Politics by the Press

Ever since the foundation of the American Republic, there has been both praise for and suspicion of the press

William Boardman: Is The U.S. Voting System Secure?

The degradation of American society since 1980 has been deliberate and ruthless…

Peter Cole: A Tribute to Ron Dellums, Radical

Ron Dellums appreciated the struggle against racism is permanently joined with those against sexism, militarism, and capitalism

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Jack Rasmus: Trade War for Real? Parts 2, 3

How China will respond to more U.S. tariffs and technology transfer is the crux of any U.S.-China trade agreement—or trade war

Claire Provost: Trump Administration’s Warped View of Religious Freedom Abroad

Religious freedom arguments are increasingly being used to challenge anti-discrimination policies and access to services

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Noam Chomsky: Political Authoritarianism

Halt the spread of political authoritarianism takes honest, dedicated, courageous and persistent engagement, ranging from education and organization to direct activism, carefully honed for effectiveness under prevailing circumstances

Maya Evans: Marching for Peace

As the “war on terror” generation comes of age, their status quo is perpetual war, a complete brainwashing that war is inevitable

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Don Fitz: Nuclear Power & Climate

The great environmental challenge of our time is to understand that the many sources of biodestruction are interconnected and must be confronted simultaneously, rather than disparaging one danger to focus on another

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Noam Chomsky: “A Complete Disaster”

Interview on Trump and the future of U.S. politics

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Jack Rasmus: Trump’s Phony Trade War

Is the Trump phony trade war really about reducing the U.S. $375 billion annual trade deficit with China? Or about U.S. bankers wanting more access and ownership of operations in China?

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Bill Fletcher: Zohra Drif’s Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter 


In her actions as a militant, Drif casts aside the romanticization of revolution

Todd Miller: The Border Fetish, The U.S. Frontier
 as a Zone of Profit and Sacrifice

Borders have become another way of making sure that nothing gets in the way of the sanctity of business as usual in a world that desperately needs something new

Joel Chaffee: Events

A list of events, activities, books, music and more for activists

Pete Dolack: Trump Administration Takes Aim At The World

Trump trade policy is set by economic nationalists determined to deepen the dominance of U.S. corporate power at the expense of working people everywhere, U.S. working people not excepted. It is the height of naïveté to expect anything else

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Jeremy Kuzmarov: Secret Teams in Another Deadly Imperial War?

Since the end of the Cold War, this undercover infrastructure has only expanded as the brutal destabilizing operations continue. Yemen is but the latest playground, with severe consequences yet again.

Tarek R. Dika: Syria and the Politics of International Law

Moral posturing by the United States and its allies fall on deaf ears in the Middle East

Sharon Kelly: Fifteen Years of Pipeline Spills

5,475 days, 527 pipeline spills: that’s the math presented in a new report from environmental groups Greenpeace USA and the Waterkeeper Alliance examining pipelines

William Boardman: The President’s Blatant Bigotry May Save DREAMERS in Federal Court

There is a hint of light at the end of the tunnel for DACA, but there may only be the Supreme Court at the end of the tunnel, a court where many parties have pleaded positions that are heartless and the court has affirmed their heartlessness

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Francis Boyle: The Unlimited Imperialists

The factual circumstances surrounding the outbreaks of both the First World War and the Second World War currently hover like twin Swords of Damocles over the heads of all humanity

C.: On The Crest Of 
A Strike Wave

To build on West Virginia’s success, we must be reminded that no victory is assured, and that we are fighting enemies of extraordinary power

Chuck Idelson: Daniel Ellsberg’s New Nuclear Wakeup Call

Can we step back from the danger of extinction of all life on earth? Without complete dismantling of everyone’s nuclear arsenal?

John Malkin: Rock ‘n Roll Resistance at Big Mountain, Arizona

I recently spoke with Clayson and Jeneda Benally about their bands Blackfire and Sihasin, their indigenous roots and the power of punk rock to change the world.

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