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Heather Gautney: Mike Bloomberg’s Education ‘Reforms’ Would be a Disaster for Public Schools

Like Trump, Bloomberg is a fervent backer of privatizing and dismantling public schools across the country

Laurie Penny: Is Patriarchy Too Big to Fail?

Is Patriarchy Too Big to Fail?

Nick Martin: The Wet’suwet’en Take Another Anti-Pipeline Struggle Mainstream

Protests have brought rail travel in Canada to a standstill and introduced the fight against Coastal GasLink to the broader public

Juan Cole: Methane Emissions Crisis and Rapid Global Heating

It is all Fossil Fuel Drilling and Fracking

Tomasz Konicz: Bernie Sanders in Las Vegas

This fear of the election victory of the left-wing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, which many prominent politicians and media representatives in the United States have long since openly articulated, is now taking on strange characteristics

Chris Floyd: Which Side Are You On?

I think of them, and I think of my friend — a parole-violating drug-addicted repeat-offending criminal of no use to the society he lived in — and I know — by God, I know! — which side I’m on.

Extinction Rebellion: More courage. More collaboration. More love.

Rebels are taking to the streets with ever more innovative and theatrical actions

Nozomi Hayase: Assange’s Extradition Case: Critical Moment for the Anti-War Movement

The US government’s extradition and prosecution of Julian Assange is a critical moment for press freedom, but also for the anti-war movement

John Feffer: Cleaning Up Trump’s Global Mess

Democratic candidates offer a wide range of foreign policy views. These won’t decide the election, but they could have a huge post-Trump impact

Sasha Abramsky: Trump Is Unleashing Militarized Goon Squads Against Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities

By the time you read this column, elite US Border Patrol Tactical (BORTAC) units might be battering down the doors of immigrant families in sanctuary cities in California, New York, Illinois, and elsewhere around the country

Marjorie Cohn: Extradition of Assange Would Set a Dangerous Precedent

The Trump administration singled out Assange to send a clear message to journalists that they publish material critical of U.S. policy at their peril

Sam Pizzigati: A Silicon Valley Life Lesson

A new civic group report is calling living conditions ‘harsh’ in California’s high-tech hotspot

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

New Thinking on the Crisis of Labor

Mark Dudzic: Take My Benefits—Please

Employment-based Health Care Has Become an Anchor Around the Neck of the U.S. Working Class

Kevin Zeese: Mistrial Is Another Blow To US Coup In Venezuela

Last week, we along with Adrienne Pine and David Paul were unsuccessfully prosecuted by the Trump administration for our protection of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC from April 10 to May 16, 2019

Jeff Bryant: How Corporations Are Forcing Their Way Into America’s Public Schools

In the expanding effort to privatize the nation’s public education system, an ominous, less-understood strain of the movement is the corporate influence in Career and Technical Education (CTE) that is shaping the K-12 curriculum in local communities

Max Elbaum: Trump Unbound, Bernie Surges, Hard Road Ahead

Donald Trump’s post-acquittal, gangster-style revenge campaign underscores the dangers from a President who can act with impunity and the high stakes in next November’s balloting

Cornel West: Elites Underestimate the Power of the People

Interview on Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg

Robert McChesney: If Bloomberg Wants to Buy an Election, He Should Run as a Republican

The mega-billionaire should be running against Trump in the Republican primaries, not as a Democrat. If he actually cared about this country more than stroking his massive ego that is exactly what he would be doing

Mike Ludwig: Sanders and AOC’s Fracking Ban Angers Centrists and Their Fossil Fuel Backers

Source: Truthout Photo by J. Bicking/Shutterstock.com House Democrats have finally unveiled a flurry of climate bills aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but activists say only one proposal represents the “gold standard” for tackling the climate crisis: Legislation introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that would ban fracking nationwide. While none of Read more…

John Pilger: Julian Assange Must Be Freed, Not Betrayed

When we speak about dictatorships, we call this brainwashing: the conquest of minds. It is a truth we rarely apply to our own societies, regardless of the trail of blood that leads back to us and which never dries

Rebecca Gordon: “The Right to Do Whatever I Want as President”

Impunity Guaranteed for Torturers (and Presidents)

Laura Flanders: Democracy vs. Dictatorship: Don’t Let Bloomberg Muddy That Choice

If there is one way for the Democrats to bungle this battle for democracy, Bloomberg is it

Jordan Smith: Supreme Court Could Gut Reproductive Rights Without A Ruling

the latest salvo in the ongoing effort of anti-abortion lawmakers to erode reproductive rights

Diem25: Police violence on the rise in France

In Paris, armoured vehicles are being deployed, whilst hundreds of police motorcyclists, each with a driver and a passenger carrying a bat, are utilised to “accompany” demonstrators every week; where in fact the purpose is to assault people

Jack Heyman: The Survival of the ILWU at Stake

A recent federal court decision in Portland, Oregon poses an immediate existential threat to the strongest union in the U.S.

Patrick Cockburn: Sinn Fein’s election victory is Ireland’s ‘Brexit moment’

“People wanted to kick the government and Sinn Fein provided the shoe to do the kicking”

Rashida Tlaib: Detroit Overtaxed Residents Are Fighting Back

In Detroit, a showdown between progressive lawmakers and the city is taking on racist housing policies that robbed African Americans in Detroit of their homes and widened the racial wealth gap

Mark Dudzic: Employment-Based Health Care an Anchor for U.S. Working Class

It’s mind-boggling to see national labor leaders defend a system that’s the biggest cause of strikes, lockouts, and concession bargaining

Alex Emmons: Mike Bloomberg: “We Should Hope” the NSA Is “Reading Every Email”

Source: The Intercept In October 2014, on a stage in San Francisco in front of a live audience, Katie Couric asked Mike Bloomberg whether he had ever “sexted on Snapchat.” The former New York City mayor, speaking alongside Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, joked that he “couldn’t answer the Read more…

Norman Solomon: The Escalating Class War Against Bernie Sanders

With very few exceptions, the loudest voices to be heard from mass media are coming from individuals with wealth far above the financial vicinity of average Americans

Ralph Nader: Bloomberg’s Plot to Stop Bernie

A look at the rot within the DNC

Iokiñe Rodríguez and Mirna Inturias: Contribution of indigenous people to fighting climate change is hanging by a thread

The recent history of Bolivia shows the danger of allowing the fight for indigenous rights and climate action to be co-opted

Nina Martin: New U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Fails to Capture Many Deaths

Since 2007, the government had held off on releasing an official estimate of expectant and new mothers who died from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. It waited for the data to get better. But the new, long-anticipated number falls short

Juan Cole: Israel’s Netanyahu boasts of having Destroyed US 1st Amendment and Free Speech

etanyahu just boasted that his ministry of strategic affairs has managed to undermine first amendment protections for free speech in the United States by lobbying state legislatures to pass laws forbidding the boycott of Israel

Luke Elliott-Negri: Why Is Nevada’s Most Powerful Union Turning on Bernie Sanders?

Top leaders in Unite Here Local 226 in Las Vegas have been circulating attacks on Bernie Sanders and his Medicare for All proposal. They should listen to their membership and stop slandering the most pro-worker candidate in the race

James Risen: Senate Acquittal Gave Trump a Blank Check

With Roger Stone’s Sentencing, the President’s Crime Syndicate Is Cashing In

Sarah Lazare: War Is an Enormous Threat to the Climate Movement

U.S. wars have historically been used to beat back and repress exactly the kind of left movements that we need to tackle the climate crisis

Eve Ensler & Taína Asili: One Billion Rising: V-Day and Campaign to End Sexual Violence

This Valentine’s Day, people around the world took to the streets to protest violence against women and girls

Conn Hallinan: Irish Elections & Unification

Prospects for unification will have less to do with ancient hatreds than with health care, schools, housing, and jobs.

Carol Linnitt: Links between ‘man camps,’ violence against Indigenous women

A formal request for judicial review submitted with the B.C. Supreme Court argues B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office extended permit for Coastal GasLink pipeline without considering the findings of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Badri Raina: AAP Has Successfully Forged a Model for Regional Forces to Emulate

The phenomenal ingenuity of AAP has firmly put in place politics of honest hard work on behalf of the citizenry without turning away from bold social welfare measures

Justin Podur: Blockades expand

After the RCMP raided and dismantled the Wet’suwet’en roadblocks, rail, port and transportation blockades have spread across Canada in solidarity

Richard Falk: Meeting Grand Ayatollah 41 Years Ago

In February 1979 I had a meeting with Ayatollah Khomeini

Daniel Finn: Ireland’s Left Turn

Last Saturday, Ireland bucked the European trend as its voters turned sharply left. Sinn Féin was the main beneficiary, but the party has some big choices to make in the months ahead if it’s going to capitalize on this breakthrough

Jim Hightower: The Irony of The Centrist-Progressive Debate

Moderates consistently warn that progressive ideas can’t win “the middle.” But just look at the polls

Juan Cole: Rockets slam into US Embassy Compound in Iraq, as Base with US Troops also Comes under Fire

Trump has threatened to destroy the Iraqi economy with severe sanctions if the Iraqi executive follows through on parliament’s decree that US troops must leave

Walden Bello: China’s Economy Is Powerful, But Deeply Vulnerable

China’s rapid growth has reduced poverty and produced prosperity — as well as skyrocketing inequality, ecological catastrophe, and dangerous financial bubbles

Will Parrish: Paid by the Pipeline

A Canadian Energy Company Bought an Oregon Sheriff’s Unit

Gerardo Rojas: 2020’s Tasks for Chavistas Looking to Build a Popular Movement

An outline of some of grassroots Chavismo’s demands and challenges for 2020

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