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Mark Weisbrot: “This Is a Military Coup”

Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns After Army Calls for His Ouster

Brian Terrell: A Doubtful Proposition

A reflection on the trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

Codepink: No Coup in Bolivia

Protesting outside OAS

Jonathan Cook: Israel is silencing the last voices trying to stop abuses against Palestinians

It has been a week of appalling abuses committed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank – little different from the other 2,670 weeks endured by Palestinians since the occupation began in 1967

Yves Engler: Canada backs coup against Bolivia’s president

Once again our government has prioritized the interests of Canadian corporations over the interest of indigenous people. Shame on Trudeau for supporting the ouster of Evo Morales

Ana Paula Vargas: Lula is Free

Can Socialism Be Restored?

David Barber: The Failure of Higher Education: A Tale of Two Diplomas

For the majority of students in the United States, black students in particular, education has never meant anything more than a training to stay in one’s place

Juan Cole: “Catastrophic” Wildfires Threaten Sydney, Australia

While Australia’s population of about 25 million is small and therefore its proportional contribution to global heating is also small, the country is especially vulnerable to the effects of burning fossil fuels

Cerveaux Non Disponsibles: For the Gilets Jaunes, there won’t be an “after”

The Gilets Jaunes are not just another strike or protest movement. They are in perpetual movement. There isn’t an “after.” Because there isn’t an end.

Li Zhou: New York City Adopts Ranked-Choice Voting

The biggest city in the US is joining a voting reform movement

Rob Urie: Political Possibilities

Given the nature of neoliberal recessions, the U.S. is but one recession away from wholesale economic and political rebellion. And that recession is on the way. The value of left analysis is that it opens the range of political possibilities

Danica Jorden: Evo Steps Down, New Government Orders Arrest, Mexico Offers Asylum

As a result of widespread rioting and international accusations of election fraud, Bolivian President Evo Morales has stepped down from assuming a fourth term at the head of his country “to keep the peace”

Naomi Oreskes: The Greatest Scam in History

How the Energy Companies Took Us All

Gilbert Achcar: More than just a “Spring”

The Arab region’s long-term revolution

Michael Albert: RevolutionZ / Next American Revolution Update

The following is a transcription of a very recent session of the Podcast called RevolutionZ. It is a brief update on the experience so far and also that of the screenplay for Next American Revolution – including reporting on the first and so far only serious reaction to the latter from Hollywood. As of this Read more…

Norman Solomon: Biden and Bloomberg Want Uncle Sam to Defer to Uncle Scrooge

The grassroots strengths of the Warren and Sanders campaigns have jolted some key oligarchs into overt action

Mark Weisbrot: The Trump Administration Is Undercutting Democracy in Bolivia

Will the US and the Organization of American States once again be able to overturn election results?

Wim Laven: Serve with honor, honor those who serve; or support Trump?

Veterans have not fought to remove dictators in other countries to see a President ignoring checks and balances while insisting that he is above the law in their home country

Alec Karakatsanis: Criminal Justice System Is Doing What It Was Designed to Do.

Alec Karakatsanis’s “Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System” clearly lays out a case for why our criminal legal system is not broken, but doing exactly what it was designed to do

Dom Phillips: Lula Walks Free from Prison

Workers’ party leader had been held for 580 days for corruption. Court rules incarceration unlawful until appeals exhausted

Evaggelos Vallianatos: Growing Ecological Civilization in China

I urged China to take the initiative in sponsoring a World Environment Organization for collective international activities for the transition of the world economy away from fossil fuels

Badri Raina: Resolution

The victory has been won. The job has been done. The Deity has come home Where stood the dome.   Judgments are not always About justice purely. Wise men take in the pulse Of the times in their decree.   The road to truth Is never smooth. The lady with the blindfold Has even scales, Read more…

Naomi Klein: Forged in Fire

California’s Lessons for a Green New Deal

Bill Fletcher: Labor Needs To Embrace Social Justice Unionism

A successful rank-and-file strategy must look beyond the workplace

Dave Holmes: ‘The most progressive and democratic system in the history of the Middle East’

The Rojava Revolution represents the high-point of the Syrian Revolution and points the way forward for a new Syria — grassroots democracy, decentralisation and federalism; feminism; and ethnic and religious pluralism

Marjorie Cohn: Trump’s Order to Defy Subpoenas Is Itself Grounds for Impeachment

We’re headed for a separation of powers showdown between Congress and the president that will ultimately end up in the Supreme Court.

Greg Palast: End PG&E’s Reign of Error With a Hostile Takeover

Electricity socialism is not so radical: There are 900 power co-ops in the U.S. serving 47 million Americans

Richard Falk: Did the West Win the Cold War?

The United States could have taken advantage of this global setting to champion a post-Cold War global reform movement in ways that would in all likelihood have been benevolent, but it chose not to do so

Danica Jorden: Lula Declares, I’m Back!

On Friday, November 8, 2019, former President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva walked out of a prison in Curitiba and was greeted by throngs of supporters

Theo Wuest: If Money Is Tight, Climate Change Is Your Issue

40 percent of Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency — and more emergencies are coming

Barbara Madeloni: Fight for Racial Justice Fuels Little Rock Educator Strike Preparations

The site of struggle to defend unions and public education has moved quickly from Chicago to Little Rock

Sarah Shenker: My Friend Was Murdered for Trying to Save the Amazon

I was on an operation with the Guardians of the Amazon, indigenous people from the Guajajara tribe with one clear objective: to protect their land

Ari Paul: Can Deadspin Live Again as a Worker-Owned Website?

The question about the former Deadspin workers isn’t just what’s next for them; it’s also about what’s next for us, the media consumers who need their voices so badly

Robert Koehler: A tight grip on our nuclear toys

So what we have right now is a world in which the public’s natural desire for peace is diverted to the status of impossible

Jon Burgwald: ‘Climate Plan 2030’

Red-Green Alliance leads Denmark’s climate crisis response

Michael Mann: US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement Will Cause ‘Real Harm’

Interview on how the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement will have an enormous impact on climate change, even though the agreement was quite bad to begin with

Jason Koslowski: Power to disrupt: limits and possibilities of campus sit-ins

What role can sit-ins play in building radical, bottom-up class power on college campuses in the US? Four recent examples to draw lessons for revolutionary campus struggle

Jon Queally: Embracing the Green New Deal

When 92% of Democrats and 67% of Swing Voters in Key Battleground States Support Green New Deal, Pelosi’s Opposition Called ‘Out of Touch’

John Feffer: Examining Trump World’s Fantastic Claims About Ukraine

When it comes to Ukraine, Trump has been manipulated as deftly as a mindless marionette. It’s going to cost him

Zuleima Vergel: Democratize the Land, Empower the People

A campesino organization calls for a new way of doing politics, inspired by Chavez

Lucas Koerner: Media Conceal Chile’s State Criminality, Delegitimize Bolivian Democracy

The coverage of Chile’s uprising proves once again that criminality on the part of Western states and their clients is perfectly palatable to corporate journalists whose atrocity, Michael Parenti observes, is always “against the truth.”

Chris Brooks: All General Motors Needs to Close an Auto Plant Is a Thesaurus

Today the United Auto Workers announced that it has dropped its legal effort to save three General Motors plants from closure. It’s sad evidence that even a union contract doesn’t guarantee job security for auto workers.

Pete Dolack: Pacifica’s WBAI Back on the Air

But Fight for Non-Corporate Radio Continues

George Monbiot: Boarding schools warp our political class

Like Boris Johnson, I was sent away. These are institutions of fear, cruelty and trauma, and they create terrified bullies

Badri Raina: My Elysium

My Elysium will ever be Beyond the purple hills Where the Hangul roams the cedar woods, And the Trout swims the rills.   Where the air is fresh as infant breath, And the sun a wizened sage, The moon a ball of golden fleece, And the mountains firm in age.   Where the harshest word Read more…

Danica Jorden: Brazilian Senator Calls for Return to Dictatorship

The utterance of AI-5 should bring a chill to any Brazilian who was of age in the 1960’s, any student of history, or anyone with a conscience

Julia Conley: ‘Dystopian’

Reproductive Rights Advocates Decry California Woman’s Murder Charge Over Her Stillborn Baby

Johanna Bozuwa: An Energy System Rooted in Climate Justice

We have the ability to design into that institution things like decentralization, things like equity, things like a democratized system, and build upon what we’ve seen work in the past, and also where we’ve seen public utilities historically fail

William rivers Pitt: Donald Trump Lost Tuesday’s Elections

Republican efforts to batten down the hatches have begun to reek of desperation

David Swanson: Another Armistice Day With No Trump Weapons Parade

Trump has inherited and continued and escalated numerous wars, while the corporate media writes about his “opposition” to those very wars on a regular basis

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