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Jeremy Brecher: The Biden Climate Plan: Part 1: What It Proposes

While the Biden plan is not as comprehensive as that proposed in the Democratic primaries by Jay Inslee or as radical as Bernie Sanders’, it has the potential to make very substantial reductions in GHG emissions while creating substantial numbers of climate jobs and a more equal society

Robert Freeman: The Economy Isn’t Working. That’s Exactly the Plan

Forty years ago, around 1980, the uber-wealthy decided they wanted to get their money out of the economy. So, they engineered a controlled demolition of the U.S. economy

Damian Carrington: World Is ‘Doubling Down’ on Fossil Fuels Despite Climate Crisis – UN Report

Production must fall by 6% a year to avoid ‘severe climate disruption’ but Covid-19 funding is supporting increases

Nicolas J.S. Davies: Eisenhower’s Ghost Haunts Biden’s Foreign Policy Team

Are Joe Biden, Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan the kind of leaders to just say “No” to the Military-Industrial Complex and consign this cross of iron to the junkyard of history, where it belongs? We will find out very soon.

Eleanor Bader: Right-Wing Orgs Are Enlisting Students in Their War Against Campus Progressives

Groups like Campus Reform work hard to create the illusion that conservatives are a beleaguered minority on campuses

Vijay Prashad: We Are Grass. We Grow on Everything

Around 250 million people across India joined the general strike on 26 November, making it the largest strike in world history

Marcus Gilroy-Ware: The marketization of truth

As Trump continues to contest the validity of the US election, it’s time we look deeper at the causes of our post-truth malaise

Marjorie Cohn: Trump’s Support for Israel’s Killing of Iranian Scientist Could Lead to War

In the weeks remaining before Joe Biden’s inauguration, Donald Trump is taking actions — including aiding and abetting murder — to prevent his successor from pursuing diplomacy with Iran.

George Monbiot: Caught in the Crossfire

Brexit isn’t about Europe, and isn’t about the UK. It’s the outcome of a civil war within capitalism

The Wire Staff: Labour Unions’ Nationwide Strike: Near Total Shutdown in Bengal, Kerala

The strike, on the same day as farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest marches across north India, is also in solidarity with the farmers’ cause

Thomas Crowley: “This Is a Revolution, Sir”

Workers in India last week launched a general strike that brought out an estimated 250 million people, arguably the largest in human history. Now, they’re joining hands with farmers to protest Narendra Modi’s pro-corporate, far-right agenda

Francesca Mari: What’s Between 30 Million Americans and an Eviction Tsunami?

Only government intervention can keep millions of Americans housed

John Nichols: Trump’s Trying to Take the Internet Down With Him

A sore-loser president is promoting a last-minute assault on the underpinnings of discourse on the web

William rivers Pitt: As COVID Spikes, It’s Normal to Feel Helpless. Let’s Turn Fear to Activism

I feel utterly helpless before this bilge tide of astonishing official malfeasance and self-destructive ground-level stubbornness, and this sense of helplessness is the fuel that feeds my fear.

H. Patricia Hynes: Book Review of The Inner Level

As this book both documents and generously discusses, rising income inequality leads to a plague of ills: higher rates of people in prison, higher teenage birth rates, higher rates of mental illness, more child neglect and bullying

Paul Buchheit: Inequality Gone Viral: The Obscene Numbers

Something has to be done to heal the rupture in the sickened body of our nation

Francisco Perez: Solidarity Beyond the Crisis: How to Truly Build Back Better

Joe Biden must be bold if he wants to truly build back, let alone build back better. The authors spoke to leading movement organizers and thinkers across the United States and asked: What does it truly mean to build back better?

Tom Engelhardt: The History of the Decline and Fall of the American Empire

Or What It Means to Fall on a Failing Planet

Sam Pizzigati: The Rich Cheer Wall Street’s Records While Americans Drain 401(k)s

The nation’s woefully inadequate response to the pandemic is jeopardizing millions of retirement futures

Colin Todhunter: Land Dispossession and Imperialism Repackaged as ‘Feeding the World’

Those farmers who survive the profiteering strategies of dispossession and imperialism are to become incorporated into a system of contract farming dictated by global agri-food giants

David Armstrong: Spreading the Virus

“In some ways, the whole country is essentially living with the strategy of the least effective states because states interconnect and one state not doing a good job will continue to spread the virus to other states”

Walker Bragman: Joe Biden’s Neera Tanden Pick Is Even Worse Than You Thought

Joe Biden’s likely nominee to head the powerful Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, called for cuts to Social Security, saying, “we need to put both entitlements on the table as well as taxes”

Aaron Calvin: Health Officials Face Death Threats From Coronavirus Deniers

As people across the country refuse mask mandates, public health officials are fighting an uphill battle with little government support

Katherine Khashimova Long: Protesters decry Amazon warehouse conditions as they gear up for holiday shopping

“We’re going to march and rally and tell these people who are making six figures what they need to hear: We’re essential workers. And we still exist”

Michael Albert: Looking Inward: Can We Win? Or Will We Defeat Ourselves?

We who would improve ourselves, our relatives, our friends, our neighbors, or especially the world, need to learn how to deal with our tendencies to delusion, not only in its most obvious political forms like sectarianism, but also in its more personal dimensions that are cumulatively no less deadly to our political and social openness to critical change.

Anthony Flaccavento: Understanding and Overcoming the Urban-Rural Divide

My part of the world is full of people who, according to most of my liberal friends, “vote against their own interests”.

Margaret Flowers: To Solve the COVID Crisis, We Must Push Biden to Put People Over Profits

Instead of a punitive approach, we need an empowering approach that gives people what they need to protect themselves

Brett Wilkins: Martyred Missionaries: The Lives and Legacies of Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, Ita Ford, and Dorothy Kazel

In their lives, work, and tragic, untimely deaths, the women inspired people in El Salvador who, deeply moved by their ultimate sacrifice, would at long last prevail in their freedom struggle.

Badri Raina: The Siege of Indraprastha: The Food Providers of the Republic Come Calling

Up against a regime that seeks votes but disregards the voter, farmers have come prepared for the long haul to protect their interests.

Jonathan Cook: Establishment journalists are piling on to smear Robert Fisk now he cannot answer back

Fisk was the constant reminder of just how much they had sold out. His very existence shamed them for what they were too cowardly to do themselves. And now in death, when he cannot answer back, they are feasting on his corpse like the vultures that they are

Keroles Riad: Scientists: How to fight back against anti-maskers, climate deniers and anti-vaxxers

Universities and scientists must recognize the necessity of equipping the next generation with science journalism skills, and adapt their training and professional development accordingly

Isaac Arnsdorf: Trump Races to Weaken Environmental and Worker Protections

The Trump administration is rushing to approve dozens of eleventh-hour policy changes. Among them: The Justice Department is fast-tracking a rule that could reintroduce firing squads and electrocutions to federal executions

Tyler Walicek: Biden Has New Progressive Education Rhetoric — But Policy Will Be the Test

When capital demands austerity cuts and corporate bailouts, Biden’s record indicates that he’s likely to oblige

Jack Rasmus: A New Technology That Will Exponentially Expand Government Spying on Citizens

Your smartphone in effect becomes a government listening device that detects and accesses all nearby wireless or bluetooth devices, or anything that has a MAC address for that matter

Norman Solomon: Some Liberals and Arms-Control Experts Are Cheering for War Profiteers to Be in Biden’s Cabinet

Progressives should emphatically challenge every odious aspect of the Biden administration, every step of the way

Pope Francis: A Crisis Reveals What Is in Our Hearts

Solidarity is more than acts of generosity, important as they are; it is the call to embrace the reality that we are bound by bonds of reciprocity. On this solid foundation we can build a better, different, human future

William D. Hartung: Shrinking the Pentagon

Will the Biden Administration Dare Cut Military Spending?

Nigel Duara: As pandemic aid ends, California families face brutal new year

An estimated 750,000 Californians are set to lose federal unemployment benefits the day after Christmas, and 2.1 million could lose their homes weeks later when a statewide eviction moratorium lifts

John Miller: The Actual Effects of Enhanced Unemployment Benefits

Overwhelming evidence supports quite a different bedtime story—one that calls for far more humane unemployment policies

Zoë Beery: The Rich Kids Who Want to Tear Down Capitalism

Socialist-minded millennial heirs are trying to live their values by getting rid of their money

Jonathan Cook: The planet cannot begin to heal until we rip the mask off the West’s war machine

The role of the imperial project is to use violence as a tool to capture and funnel ever greater wealth – whether it be resources seized in foreign lands or the communal wealth of domestic western populations – into the pockets of the power establishment

Ted Glick: FERC Into FREC

We need a new FREC with a clear, Congressionally mandated mission to give leadership in the urgent, fossil-fuels-to-renewables transition and a FREC leadership that is actually committed to doing that

William I Robinson: The Global Police State

A critical look at the terrifying rise in the control of ‘surplus’ populations

Bernie Sanders: Biden’s first 100 days

Proposals that should be addressed within the first 100 days of the Biden administration which would not only go a long way to improving life for working families, but would begin to restore the belief that government can represent their needs

Medea Benjamin: Will the World Community Condemn the Murder of Iran’s Nuclear Scientist?

The assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, likely by Israel with the go-ahead from the US administration, is a desperate attempt to use Trump’s last days in office to sabotage Biden’s chances of successful diplomacy with Iran

Ralph Nader: Biden Needs To Report Trump’s Wreckage in Executive Branch as Markers

They must not let the Trumpster outlaws escape and become immune fugitives from justice. If Trump’s wrecking crew escapes the arm of the law, for sure they and their base will return with a vengeance in two and four years

John Feffer: Who Needs Zombies When We Have Republicans?

How else would you describe Americans who deny a pandemic that’s killed 250,000 people and the election that repudiated Trump?

Lawrence Wittner: Is the Nationalist Tide Receding?

A Pew Research Center poll of 14,276 people across 14 nations during the summer of 2020 found that 81 percent believed that “countries around the world should act as part of a global community that works together to solve problems”

Brett Wilkins: 1 in 6 Families With Children Don’t Have Enough to Eat

“We’re now seeing families who had an emergency fund but it’s gone and they’re at the end of their rope,” said one Texas food bank director.

Rod Driver: The War Crimes of Obama, Cameron and Hillary Clinton

Libya, Syria and Yemen

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