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Noam Chomsky: We Must Not Let Masters of Capital Define the Post-COVID World

Those who have primary responsibility for the multiple crises that imperil us today are hard at work, relentlessly, to ensure that the system they created, and from which they have greatly benefited, will endure

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Medea Benjamin: Lost Wars, New Conflicts and Broken Promises

Trump’s Record on Foreign Policy

Jamaal Bowman: Mobilizing people who are “disenfranchised and ignored”

Interview with Jamaal Bowman on NY Primary Upset, Rent Strikes, Police Brutality & Opposing West Bank Annexation

Uma Nagarajan-Swenson: Get Cops Out of Schools: A Factsheet

Educators are waking up to the grave emotional and developmental harm school resource officers cause. School districts must reallocate their resources

Khury Petersen-Smith: The United States owes Black America reparations

Following centuries of exploitation, theft and discrimination, here is what a reparative economic agenda should entail

Jake Johnson: 60+ Groups Demand Senate Pass Sanders Amendment to Slash Pentagon Budget

“The current moment should force us to confront the reality that, for too long, we have invested in the wrong priorities, the wrong tools, and the wrong solutions.”

Christina Jewett: Health Workers Filed Over 4,000 Complaints With OSHA, Some Still Died

Federal officials rapidly closed many complaints without issuing citations, raising new questions over government inaction

Thom Hartmann: COVID Masks: The Latest Faux Conservative Outrage

They don’t care about you; they just want the economy opened back up to make money

Gershon Baskin: Oslo is dead

For Israelis, the Palestinian issue of peace has been off the agenda for many years. For Palestinians, the issue of peace has never seemed further away from their daily reality

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Ryan Grim: J Street Facing New Pressure to Back Conditioning Aid to Israel

More than 1,000 former and current members of J Street U are calling on the group’s leadership to get behind a legislative effort to condition funding of the state of Israel if it goes forward with illegally annexing Palestinian territory

Kenneth Surin: UK’s Labour Leader Sacks Most Left-Wing Member of His Shadow Cabinet

At these conferences Minnesota police were instructed in the brutal techniques used by Israeli forces as they coerce and terrorize Palestinians living in the occupied territories under the pretense of security operations

Frederico Fuentes: 5G, Bill Gates’ vaccine and a Wuhan lab

Understanding the conspiracy theory pandemic

Kali Akuno: The Floyd rebellion: pathway to a revolution?

The Floyd rebellion, if followed by a general strike and People’s Assemblies, can blossom into an instrument of dual power that could radically transform society

Bianca Cunningham: #OccupyCityHall

Mayor’s “Tone Deaf” Pledge to Move $1B from NYPD Budget Fails to Satisfy Protesters

Robert P. Alvarez: Land of the Unfree

This July 4, let’s lay claim to the freedom and equality we’ve celebrated for centuries, but seldom practiced

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William rivers Pitt: New COVID Infections Surge as Trump Fixates on His Election

It is abundantly clear that, for this president, the health and survival of the people also come a distant second to his electioneering

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Marjorie Cohn: The Fine Line Between the Criminals and the Cops

A Review of Mike Avery’s “The Cooperating Witness”

Bianca Sierra Wolff: ICE is Leaving Immigrants to Die in Detention

And Retaliating When They Speak Out

Salena Fay Tramel: Palestinian farmers fight against annexation and pandemic

The violent Israeli encroachment and annexation of Palestinian land is putting the future of the West Bank and its residents in an extremely vulnerable position

Frank Hammer: Working Class Solidarity is Growing

Marches in Michigan’s mostly white suburbs and small towns in support of the protests against police brutality could have a large impact on the struggle of autoworkers

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Juan Cole: Sanders, AOC, Tlaib Threaten to Cut Israeli Funding

The letter is a turning point in US-Israeli relations since 1967, during which the American public and political elite has been happy to support Israeli colonization of the Palestinians

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Richard Seymour: The nationalist unconscious

To fully grasp the rise of the new authoritarians, we must engage with psychoanalysis as well as economics

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Ali Abunimah: Pro-Israel racist group ADL moves to co-opt Black Lives Matter

Supporting Israel and Zionism is totally incompatible with any quest for justice. All the slick spin and PR campaigns cannot hide this simple truth: You can’t be an anti-racist racist.

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Glenn Greenwald: Should the Populist Left Work With the Populist Right?

This debate has been lurking for years as anti-establishment fervor and political realignment emerge — not just in the U.S. but across the democratic world

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Badri Raina: Fig Leaves

Poor fig is just a lowly fruit, But fig leaves earn reward; They hid our shame in Paradise, And now they hide our fraud.   Fig leaves from colonial laws Help put away Civil society terrorists Intent to have their say.   Fig leaves from man-made homilies Keep women-folk in trim; Thus, order is sustained Read more…

Joyce Dalsheim: Police states, pandemic, and the end of the university

“One of my roles is to be in the classroom with my students come September, because coming together to think in real time and real space is fundamental to any other cause we care about.”

Robert Hunziker: Arctic Heat Overwhelms Green Infighting Issues

Because of fabricated/artificial life styles, as just described, humans are the last living organisms to see and feel, and indeed, truly comprehend the impact of climate change

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Ryan Devereaux: How the NYPD Weaponized a Curfew Against Protesters and Residents

“I can’t forget his look. His eyes. The way he was looking at everybody, like he was disgusted and hated everybody.” It seemed that no matter what you do, Blue said, “they’re going to treat you like an enemy.”

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Norman Solomon: Defying “the Madness of Militarism”

Co-chairs of California’s huge delegation, Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee, have an opportunity to directly challenge the Democratic Party’s default embrace of what Martin Luther King Jr. called “the madness of militarism”

Mandy Smithberger: Covid-19 Means Good Times for the Pentagon

Or How to Vaccinate the Military-Industrial Complex

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Chris Hedges: My Student Comes Home

In 1990, Lawrence Bell was 14, orphaned and living in an abandoned house when three Camden cops pressured him to sign a confession of murder. Sunday, thanks to the dogged work of his laywer, he was freed.

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John Feffer: Why Bolton Matters

You don’t need to lionize Bolton, a far-right hawk, to understand what makes his observations about Trump valuable

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Robert Pollin: Full Employment Will Overcome Neoliberalism & the COVID-19 Jobs Crisis

The world needs a New Deal to counter levels of unemployment and inequality last seen in the Great Depression

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David Swanson: Hey Congress, Move the Money

Moving money from militarism to other investments can be economically beneficial, and certainly all necessary steps to assist people in the transition would cost a small fraction of the money involved.

Mindy Isser: How an Old-School Union Got Behind Socialist Running on GND

Toward the end of his campaign, Nikal Saval was endorsed by Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, a powerful union—and machine institution—in Philadelphia politics

Honaida Ghanim: ‘Annexation has made the Palestinian struggle anti-colonial once again’

While it will be hard to stop annexation, this moment presents an opportunity to bring the struggle back to basics

Cecily Myart Cruz: “The Union Has to Be About Social Justice”

Interview on why it’s important to get police out of schools and what the labor movement can do about it

John Wildermuth: Gavin Newsom left out as California Democrats pick convention delegation leaders

Rep. Ro Khanna of Fremont and Rep. Barbara Lee of Oakland will join Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis as the co-chairs of the 495-member state delegation rather than Newsom

Collective 20: Tomorrow’s World, Today

COVID-19, and before Covid everything else, has raised a question that is now percolating, and even reverberating. And then came a white knee crushing a Black neck. A dream so long deferred suddenly exploded in city after city. What’s next? From the social distancing, what? From the fumes and flames, what? From the bodies in Read more…

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Michael Albert: Crime and Justice

The best prospect for today is that we move from outrage at police violence and racist and social deprivation to positive demands for changes that improve the lot of the suffering but that also pave the way for still greater changes

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Noam Chomsky: “Trump Is the Worst Criminal in History, Undeniably”

Interview on the “absolutely unprecedented scope and scale” of the protests against the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and why Trump’s refusal to act to stop the impending catastrophe of climate change makes him “the worst criminal in human history.”

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Keisha N. Blain: “Silence is not an option”: Black women make history

Inerview on the vital role of Black women leaders in the success of Black political movements in modern US history

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Sam Pizzigati: Still More Reason to Defund Our CEOs

Their relentless rush to hit the pay jackpot is fueling the calamities that confront us

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Don Fitz: Should NYC’s Wall Street Be Renamed “Eric Garner St.?”

Of all the streets that could be renamed, one stands out as a reminder that the consolidation of finance capital is built upon America’s ethnic cleansing

Nilufar Ahmed: Trapped: why George Floyd’s death resonates so deeply

Shared archetypes can be immensely powerful in the struggle to uproot racism

Mark Serreze: 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern

What is happening in the Arctic is very real and should serve as a warning to everyone who cares about the future of the planet as we know it.

Bree Newsome Bass: She’s Still Organizing

Five years ago, 30-year-old activist Bree Newsome Bass shocked the world by climbing a 30-foot flag pole and taking down the Confederate battle flag at the South Carolina State Capitol Building

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Dean Baker: More Thoughts on the Recession, Stimulus, and Recovery

If the private sector is not spending enough to fully employ the workforce, then the public sector has to fill the gap. In this case, we don’t need to have make-work jobs, we have enormous unmet needs

Gisela Brito: Chilean society is pushing for change

The Covid-19 pandemic has only aggravated inequality and highlighted the need for progressive alternatives

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Jon Schwarz: Remembering How Dark Teddy Roosevelt Was

It is no exaggeration to call Teddy Roosevelt’s racial views Hitlerian. And while it’s extremely unpopular to say so, Nazism was not just rhetorically similar to European colonialism, it was an outgrowth and logical culmination of it

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