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Steve Ellner: Why The Mainstream Media Suggests Lifting Sanctions Against Iran While Not Saying Anything About Venezuela

No other country in the world is being subjected to the type of regime change strategy that the Trump administration is applying to Venezuela

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Noam Chomsky: Bosses Are Making Coronavirus Worse, for Their Benefit

We should recognize that unless we get to the roots of this pandemic, it’s going to recur, probably in worse form, simply because of the manipulations of the capitalist system which are trying to create circumstances in which it will be worse, for their benefit

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Jeremy Brecher: “Make the Damn Masks!”

There have been at least 45 walkouts for coronavirus protection already and there is growing talk of a nationwide strike to force the government to act

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Rebecca Gordon: The Future May Be Female

Photo by Diegyms/Shutterstock.com   Before I found myself “sheltering in place,” this article was to be about women’s actions around the world to mark March 8th, International Women’s Day. From Pakistan to Chile, women in their millions filled the streets, demanding that we be able to control our bodies and our lives. Women came out Read more…

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Kevin Zeese: The Era Of Mass Strikes Begins On May 1, First Day Of General Strike Campaign

  On Friday, May 1, an ongoing General Strike campaign begins. This campaign could become the most powerful movement in the United States and reset the national agenda. It comes when the failures of the U.S. political system have been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic, which triggered an economic collapse in a presidential election year. Read more…

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Badri Raina: Leadership During Coronavirus Times

The real test of leadership has, however,  always been how they choose to meet national exigencies that tend to be born of divisive  perceptions and prejudices—times when bringing about national unity is of utmost importance and far harder to obtain

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Rivera Sun: 10 Ways to Make the Change You Want

There’s a lot to learn from our fellow human beings’ efforts toward peace and justice. If we pay attention, stay alert, and take notes, we might find our own work for change grows in power, strength, and wisdom

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Virus: All that is Solid Melts into Air

Since the 1980s—as neoliberalism established itself as the leading version of capitalism, which in its turn became increasingly dependent on the logic of the financial sector—the world has been living in a permanent state of crisis

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Vijay Prashad: The Mutilated World Is Moved by the Nurses and Doctors

Even in the most threadbare health systems, cannibalized by austerity, it is the nurses and doctors, the ambulance paramedics and the janitors, who have been heroic in their work

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Jack Rasmus: An Economic Recovery Program—Theirs vs. Mine

While focus has been on addressing the biological devastation wrought by the virus, the economic devastation keeps growing

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Jeremy Brecher: First U.S. Union-Authorized Climate Strike?

If Local 26 is forced to strike again, one thing is clear: It will do so not only as the representative of its own members, but as the champion of everyone who knows they are threatened by climate change

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Badri Raina: Corona in an Up-and-Down Nation

Corona is a sly assassin

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Medea Benjamin: Saudi’s Brave Women Pull Back the Curtain on Crown Prince MBS

The bogus trial against Loujain al-Hathloul should compel governments around the world to put more pressure on the Saudis and demand al-Hathloul’s immediate and unconditional release

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Kathy Kelly: Stop Tightening the Thumb Screws: A Humanitarian Message

One way to help others survive is to insist that the United States lift sanctions against Iran and instead support acts of practical care

Jessica Corbett: Millions of Women in Mexico Join “Day Without Us” Strike to Protest Gender-Based Violence

“In Mexico it’s like we’re in a state of war; we’re in a humanitarian crisis because of the quantity of women that have disappeared or been killed”

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H. Patricia Hynes: Civil Disobedience in the Time of Climate Crisis

What we—citizens, corporations, courts and government—do about the climate crisis will determine life on earth within the next few decades

Jodie Evans: Rising for a global feminist future with the movement to elect Bernie Sanders

All across this country and globe, women and children have been working toward a shift in collective consciousness

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: The “De-Aging” of the World

The underlying idea is that no matter how unbearable the experience of aging, it is always more bearable when it is shared

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Vijay Prashad: Witnessing the Hell That a Migrant Can Face

At Obock, Djibouti, 2,000 migrants gather each day along the waters of the Gulf of Aden; they look for boats to get them to Yemen

Sean Reynolds: A Difficult Peace

The idea that a U.S.-driven regime change, either through sanctions or through war, might somehow democratize Iran is popular in the U.S., but it’s a prospect for which few Iranians would ever want to vote

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David Swanson: Nonviolent Action for Peace

A review of George Lakey’s new book, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning

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Norman Solomon: What the Coronavirus Emergency Has to Do with Biden vs. Sanders

Sanders was correct when he said last week that “poll after poll, including exit polls, show that a strong majority of the American people support our progressive agenda.”

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Lawrence Wittner: Trump’s Budget Proposal Reveals His Values

As the coronavirus pandemic indicates, a government’s priorities and values can be matters of life and death

Kevin Martin: Social distancing? Peace and social justice demand more coming together, not more distancing

Let’s get all U.S. troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, make peace with Iran, and address the real threats to human security like pandemics and the climate crisis

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Z Staff: Please Donate to Z Magazine

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H. Patricia Hynes: The Richest and the Rest of Us

Nearly 25 percent of homeless people are working

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Marjorie Cohn: Extradition of Assange Would Set a Dangerous Precedent

The Trump administration is seeking extradition of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, to the United States for trial on charges carrying 175 years in prison

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Ramzy Baroud: Pipeline or a Pipedream

Israel, Turkey Hydrocarbon Conflict is Brewing in the Mediterranean

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Ted Glick: Dealing with Government Repression

To the extent to which we can creatively, intelligently and fearlessly expose the truth of what we are about as we respond to what they are doing to us, to that extent will we strengthen and build our movement

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Norman Solomon: The Escalating Class War Against Bernie Sanders

“If there is going to be class warfare in this country,” Bernie Sanders told the Iowa AFL-CIO convention last summer, “it’s time that the working class of this country won that war and not just the corporate elite.”

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Kim Scipes: Is it Time for a New Labor Center in the United States?

New Thinking on the Crisis of Labor

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Lawrence Wittner: Could the climate crisis be “The Good News of Damnation”?

There really is no other solution to the onrushing climate catastrophe than for people and nations to forget their tribal animosities and start behaving as part of a world society

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Noam Chomsky: Sanders Threatens the Establishment by Inspiring Popular Movements

Inspiring a popular movement that violates these norms is a serious attack on democracy, so conceived, an intolerable assault against good order

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Medea Benjamin: Can the World’s Second Superpower Rise From the Ashes of Twenty Years of War?

If there is a lesson for peace-loving Americans in the Obama and Trump presidencies, it is that we cannot just walk out of the voting booth and leave it to a champion in the White House to end our wars and bring us peace. In the final analysis, it really is up to us

Andrea Mazzarino: Women and Trauma in the Trump/Putin Era

Photo by Ms Jane Campbell/Shutterstock.com   Last month, as hundreds of thousands of people showed up for the Women’s March in Washington, DC, a few miles from my home, I was at a karate dojo testing for my first belt. My fellow practitioners, ranging in age from five into their seventies, looked on as I Read more…

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Toward A New Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, I

By 1000 Words/Shutterstock.com   Baruch de Spinoza, the great 17th century philosopher, wrote that the two basic human emotions (or “affections,” as he called them) are fear and hope, and he suggested that a balance needs to be struck between the two, because fear unmingled with hope leads to despair and hope unmingled with fear Read more…

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Lawrence Wittner: Trump Betrays His Promise to Protect and Fight for American Workers

Photo by a katz/Shutterstock.com   Campaigning for the presidency in 2016, Donald Trump promised that, if he was elected, “American worker[s] will finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them.” Has he kept this promise? When it comes to protecting workers’ health and safety, his administration has been a disaster. Once Read more…

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Z Staff: Donate Today

By Aquir/Shutterstock.com   Z Magazine needs your help. This will be the last print issue unless we can raise enouth funds to continue to ship the print magazine. Please give what you can. If we can raise enough funds, we will continue to print every other month, with a new online monthly version as well. Read more…

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Medea Benjamin: Why aren’t Americans rising up like the people of Chile and Lebanon?

The tinder for a revolutionary movement is everywhere

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Martha Rosenberg: Why is Animal Research So Seldom in the News?

The animal-research industry is a vast, macabre enterprise richly supporting medical centers and individual researchers with almost no transparency or accountability

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Marjorie Cohn: War Crimes Against Iran

Trump has already committed the crime of aggression against Iran

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Ramzy Baroud: On the Road to Gaza: The Freedom Flotilla Will Sail Again 

True solidarity should aim at forcing Israel to end the protracted occupation and siege on the Palestinian people

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Norman Solomon: War with Iran Is at Stake—and Democrats’ High Jumps Over Low Standards Aren’t Helping

The huge crisis with Iran is more dangerous because so many Democrats have been talking out of both sides of their mouths

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Ted Glick: A Winning Strategy for Power, Already Underway

How can we truly turn things around, bring about revolutionary change in our badly wounded, struggling world?

David Baker: Review of The Scourge of Neoliberalism: U.S. Economic Policy From Reagan to Trump

The Scourge is a powerful, important book. We ignore it at our peril

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Noam Chomsky: The U.S. is a Rogue State and Suleimani’s Assassination Confirms It

Act of war? Perhaps we can settle on reckless international terrorism

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Brian Tokar: What Will it Take to Prevent Climate Collapse?

Perhaps we can even begin to realize the dream of a liberated and truly interdependent global community of communities. The future of life on earth may depend on our ability to do just that

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Badri Raina: Poems

Mumbai / India 19 December 2019 Indian muslim girl hold poster protests against anti muslim controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill ( CAB CAA ) at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai Maharashtra India By Arun Sambhu Mishra/Shutterstock.com     When the Heart is Desecrate When the heart is desecrate, Fervour reigns supreme. No prayerful heart ever requires Read more…

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Jack Rasmus: The Scourge of Neoliberalism, Part 2: Trump’s Failing Neoliberal 2.0 Restoration

The new policy mix of the 2020s will be even more aggressive and violent in its implementation and effect than has Trump’s 2.0 failed restoration thus far

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Kathy Kelly: Trident is the Crime

The U.S. nuclear weapon arsenal creates anguish, fear and futility worldwide. Yet “holy ground” exists as activists work toward abolition of nuclear weapons

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