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Greta Thunberg: Our House Is Still on Fire

“We don’t need a ‘low-carbon economy.’ We don’t need to ‘lower emissions.’ Our emissions have to stop”

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Ramzy Baroud: In the Name of “Israel’s Security”

Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Funding

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Dean Baker: Trump Wants to Funnel More Income Upward

Human progress is not the goal of the Trump administration. Rather, it is payoffs for his wealthy friends. And that is what this new China trade deal is about

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Richard Falk: Contesting Nuclearism

The goal of nuclear disarmament will never be reached so long as arms control and nonproliferation of nuclear weaponry are seen as the pillars of global stability in the nuclear age

Lauren Manning: Personal reflections from a woman in the extremist underground

Within the radical right, men have always out-numbered women; I was one of those women for five years of my life

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Robert Fisk: Iran has been changed forever by admitting its great mistake

Now let’s remember that we in the West have grown so used to our own dishonesty – and being caught out – that we scarcely flinch at the word “lie”

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Badri Raina: Indian Spring

An Indian Spring is underway— Will it lead to a flowering That leaves behind a winter long, Or will it be another Arab Spring?   Is the ground now sentient enough To withstand the marauding boot? Or, will resplendent Amazon heft Keep safe the harvest from the bandicoot?   Time is now on a razor’s Read more…

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Alleen Brown: Facebook Warrant Targets Student Journalists in Puerto Rico

As seven University of Puerto Rico students prepare to face trial in February for participating in a nonviolent protest more than two years ago, documents released to their defense attorneys reveal that Facebook granted the island’s Justice Department access to a trove of private information from student news publications

Jeff Cohen: Seven Pointed Questions for Corporate Media About Their Biases

Bias is stark when journalists obsess on the estimated cost of reform while ignoring the estimated cost of the status quo

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Norman Solomon: The Energizer Bernie and the Power Behind Him

By remaining part of social movements, Bernie has made himself especially antithetical to the elite sensibilities of corporate media. Elites rarely appreciate any movement that is challenging their unjust power.

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Laura Flanders: Iowa is not the Twitterverse

Given a choice between covering tit-for-tat tweets and reporting on voting rights or publicly-owned generic drugs, the brought-to-you-by-Big-Pharma news networks will always go where it’s easiest

Isabella Garcia: Invest in Communities, Not Cops

Reclaim the Block, a coalition of local organizations, looks to a future where Minneapolis divests from the police department and invests in community-based solutions and safety

Mandy Smithberger: Never the Pentagon

How The Military-Industrial Complex Gets Away With Murder in Contract After Contract

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Russell Mokhiber: PBS Public Editor and the Disease of Contempt

For too long, PBS has been afflicted by a disease of contempt for its viewers. Corporate sponsors come first. Corporate critics have been systematically filtered out of PBS news programs.

The Poor People's Campaign: The PPC Demands National Debate on Poverty

When 250,000 people die every year from poverty, it is time for the presidential candidates to make good on the promises they made during the Poor People’s Campaign Moral Action Congress in June 2019 to push for a debate on poverty

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Patrick Cockburn: The US and Iran’s Perpetual Almost-War is Unsustainable

The US maximalist demands on Iran’s nuclear facilities, ballistic missiles and regional influence effectively mean that it wants regime change or capitulation

Rebecca Burns: Oakland’s Moms 4 Housing Evicted by Giant Corporation

The California company that evicted a group of homeless mothers from a West Oakland, California, home this week is the force behind a sprawling national home-flipping operation

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Martin Luther King Jr.: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words

While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People’s Campaign to address issues of economic justice

Jessicah Pierre: Learning from King’s Last Campaign

Before he died, Martin Luther King, Jr. joined a campaign to unify working people of all races. Today, nothing could be more powerful

Ipek S. Burnett: MLK and the Ghost of an Untrue Dream

King’s dream of economic justice and equality required America’s power structures to change

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Glenn Greenwald: Bolsonaro Under Fire

Dismisses His Culture Minister For Giving a Nazi Speech, But It Is Still Representative of Brazil’s Governing Ethos

Anna North: The Drive to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment, Explained

The resurgence of interest stems from a combination of factors like the Women’s March, the Me Too movement, and the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court even after he was publicly accused of sexual assault

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Karen J. Greenberg: Guantánamo’s Indelible Legacy

Or How This Became a Gitmo World

David Levin: The Teamster Revolt Against the Hoffa Era

Rank-and-file activists are mobilizing against contract concessions, taking over local unions, and building a coalition to transform the union

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George Monbiot: Those Who Trespass Against Us

A proposed new law would make us strangers in our own nation, by criminalising trespass

Sam Cooke: A Change Is Gonna Come

Song first released on Sam Cooke’s 1964 album Ain’t That Good News, inspired by Cooke and his entourage being turned away from a whites-only motel in Louisiana

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Bernie Sanders: Sanders Wants to Change Your Mind

Interview on how he plans to carry out his ambitious policy ideas if faced with the Republican and Mitch McConnell-led Senate that stymied so many of President Barack Obama’s proposals

Julia Conley: Too Many Americans Feel Establishment Has ‘Failed Them’

“Bernie Sanders teaches Demagoguery and Fascism 101 to a very skeptical New York Times editorial board.”

Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson: Our Last Decade to Get Climate Right

In the climate talks to come, we need more youth, indigenous, and civil society groups — and fewer oil companies

Misty Cross: Militarized Eviction

We look at the fight for affordable housing in the Bay Area with Moms 4 Housing, the unhoused and insecurely housed mothers who were evicted Tuesday by a militarized police force from a vacant home they had been occupying in Oakland, California

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Badri Raina: Modi-Shah Duo Bring About a Fine Unintended Consequence

The prime minister and home minister have spectacularly succeeded in cementing the Indian polity across denominations behind the founding secular principles of the constitution

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Lee Fang: The Pesticide Industry’s Playbook for Poisoning the Earth

The pesticide companies have used a variety of strategies to shift the public discourse

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Juan Cole: Wind Power Surging Globally and In U.S.

Trump is one of a handful of significant trans-generational genocidal maniacs whose policies will kill millions in the future

Barbara Madeloni: Strikes Are Hard Work

A national strike will involve a protracted struggle. It will take serious preparation. It will take serious power. It’s something to build towards—one step at a time

Jane Coaston: Virginia Gun Rights Rally Raising Fears of Violence

Why an annual Lobby Day has resulted in a state of emergency and online calls for a civil war

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Chris Hedges: The Miracle of Kindness

Take a brief journey through the eyes of American, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges to Jerusalem, Gaza, and Iraq, and discover the sacred bonds that make us human

Lindsay Koshgarian: Yes, We Can Cut the Pentagon to Pay for Medicare for All

The truth is that the reality of Medicare for All could actually save money compared to the current system, if deeper cost savings could be achieved

Sarah Anderson: California Debate Over CEO Pay Tax Foreshadows Federal Fight

Abigail Disney testified in support of a California state senate bill to tax large CEO-worker pay gaps before the committee voted to advance the proposal

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Justin Podur: Cracking Up the Walls of War and Authoritarianism

The sustained protests in Colombia are part of a larger trend against austerity and endless war

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Is the Third President to Lie About Afghan War Success

The Bush, Obama and Trump administrations all routinely lied to the American people about the success of the 18-year war in Afghanistan

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Joseph Stiglitz: The Truth About the Trump Economy

It is becoming conventional wisdom that US President Donald Trump will be tough to beat in November because he has been good for the American economy. Nothing could be further from the truth

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Phyllis Bennis: Support for Combat Troop Withdrawal Is Not Enough

I thought that was an important advance, that there’s a recognition of where the entire base of half this country is, which is strongly against wars

Sid Shniad: Canada must not suppress free speech on Israel

We are opposed to all forms of racism. We advocate for justice and peace for both Israelis and Palestinians

Chuck Collins: People Want a Wealth Tax

Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are practically the only major politicians supporting a wealth tax to reduce inequality and fund government programs, even though polling shows nearly two-thirds of Americans support it

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Wim Laven: Message to Trump supporters: I am sorry

Great things can happen when we are united, right now 80 million Iranian citizens and all Americans need us to be united in calling off the dogs of war

Lawrence Davidson: Death by Illogic, Lies and Stupidity

There is an old adage: when a leader is in trouble domestically, the thing to do is start a crisis in the field of foreign policy, and this is what Trump proceeded to do

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Jack Rasmus: Trump’s Feeble Phase 1 China-US Trade Deal

While Trump himself will make further threats and claims, likely aimed at the Europeans, no country will agree to any changes this year when the possibility exists of Trump leaving the presidency next November 2020

Gabriel Rockhill: France’s Strike

Another Symptom of Neoliberalism’s Legitimation Crisis

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Marco Rosaire Rossi: Chicago’s little-known experiment in radical democracy

In the 1970s, Chicago’s 44th Ward was placed under direct democratic control of its residents, challenging the corrupt mayor’s near-total control over the city

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William deBuys: Making America Great Again in a New Wild West

The Humanitarian and Environmental Disaster of Trump’s Border Wall

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