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Marjorie Cohn: Amazon Fires Will Have Global Consequences. The UN Must Act

We must act internationally to save the precious Amazon rainforest

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Ramzy Baroud: Who Killed Oscar and Valeria: The Inconvenient History of the Refugee Crisis

The haunting image of the bodies of Salvadoran father, Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, and his daughter, Valeria, who were washed ashore at a riverbank on the Mexico-U.S. border cannot be understood separately from El Salvador’s painful past

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Norman Solomon: The Primary Contradiction: Corporate Power vs. Progressive Populism

For plutocrats, this summer has gotten a bit scary. Two feared candidates are rising. Trusted candidates are underperforming

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Seeing Horizons in the Clotheslines

We are at this juncture where the small, detailed horizon of hanging our clothes to dry needs to be articulated with the broader horizon of the social, economic, political, and cultural meteorology of our time

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Lawrence Wittner: Trump has Blocked Wage Gains for American Workers

Although the pundits say the U.S. economy is booming―and it certainly is for the country’s billionaires―it’s not doing much for the incomes of American workers

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Kevin Zeese: A Winning Strategy For Workers

The people are on the path to build a powerful political movement against both corporate-controlled parties to fight for a government that represents the interests of workers and puts people and planet before profits

Robert J. Burrowes: Our Vanishing World: Rainforests

In essence, you have a choice: understand and act on the crucial importance of rainforests before we destroy their integrity and lose them completely. Or help to accelerate the human rush to extinction as a consequence of failing to do so

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Patrick Bond: Fighting Fossil Fuels in South Africa

South Africa is one of the most difficult places to combat fossil fuels

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Noam Chomsky: To Make the U.S. a Democracy, the Constitution Itself Must Change

Throughout its history the U.S. has been an unusually fundamentalist society, with regular Great Awakenings and beliefs that are far off the spectrum of developed societies

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Steve Early: A GI Rebellion: When Soldiers Said No to War

In an era of “forever wars,” it may be hard to imagine such impactful organizing among active duty military personnel or newly-minted veterans

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Jack Rasmus: Labor Day 2019

A deeper look at the official wage and job numbers shows wages rising nowhere near the official 3.1 percent. In fact, most of the wage gains are highly skewed to the very top

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Jack Rasmus: U.S. vs. China: From Tariff War to Economic War

Nextgen technology development is at the core of that restructuring and restoration of U.S. hegemony. Trump is just the appearance, the historic vehicle, behind the deeper global capitalist transformation in progress

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Ted Glick: Climate Tipping Points and the Poor People’s Campaign

How are we going to address poverty? One major way, the most critical way, is via the Green New Deal route and the conscious creation of millions of decent-paying jobs as we rapidly get off fossil fuels and create a truly green economy

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Steve Early: Fearless Cities: A Guide to The Global Municipalist Movement

Anyone involved in municipal politics and related community organizing will find Fearless Cities to be a very useful guide to winning office, holding onto it, and making change in the process                              

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Kathy Kelly: An Honorable Course in Iran: End Sanctions, Resume Dialogue

Rather than planning cyberattacks and new means of aggression, the United States should heed calls for dialogue and negotiation

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Ramzy Baroud: Kushner as a Colonial Administrator: Let’s Talk About the “Israeli Model”

The fact that Palestinian intellectuals, poets and activists have been imprisoned for Facebook and other social media posts should tell us volumes about the limits of Israel’s freedom of press and expression

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Mark Harris: Liberate Medicine from the Profiteers

The widespread popular support for Medicare for All represents a potentially unstoppable popular movement

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Sean Keller: Connecting the Dots: Insane Trade and Climate Chaos

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Ted Glick: People in Cages on the Border on July 4th

We need to do whatever we can, for as long as necessary,  until these vile camps are shut down

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Noam Chomsky: Economic Boom” a Sham

The deaths of despair are estimated at 150,000 a year, contributing to the decline in life expectancy in the U.S. for the past two years, the first time since World War I and the 1918 flu pandemic—a phenomenon unprecedented in developed societies

Isabel Marlens: The Farms of the Future

The farms of the future should be regenerative, diverse, accessible, community-oriented, places of celebration

Kathleen Foster: Caravan: Workers Who Want to Work

In the tradition of the Underground Railroad, anti-racist solidarity is propelling many to take action to free the refugees

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Norman Solomon: Corporate Team of Rivals

No matter how distasteful or repugnant, the electoral process is an opening for progressive forces to be influential and potentially decisive

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Jonathan Cook: Three Lessons for the Left from the Mueller Inquiry

In the combined success-failure of the Mueller inquiry, the left has an opportunity to understand in a much more sophisticated way how real power works and in whose favor it is exercised

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Kathy Kelly: “Every War Is a War Against Children”

Atrocities of war accumulate, horrifically. We in the United States have yet to realize both the futility and immense consequences of war

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Federico Fuentes: Who are Venezuela’s Colectivos?

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Laura Finley: VAWA and the NRA

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Norman Solomon: The Toxic Lure of “Guns and Butter”

The current political brawl over next year’s budget is highly significant

Stephen Bergstein: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life

A review of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump’s “Troika of Tyranny” Meddles in Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua

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John Pilger: Chelsea Manning Locked Down Again

Why aren’t they massing in support of Chelsea Manning? This is the most significant act of principle, an inspiration to all decent people. People should be in the streets

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: The Age of Pardon or the Age of Aggression?

The anti-colonial struggles waged in Latin America (19th century) and then Africa and Asia (20th century) aimed to ensure historical justice, restore territories to their inhabitants and allow people to be the builders of their own future

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Jack Rasmus: Trump Whacks the Middle Class & US GDP 1st Qtr 2019 Analysis

It’s clear Trump’s 2018 tax cut is making the middle class pay for corporations, businesses, investors and the wealthiest 1% households historic tax cuts totaling no less than $4.5 trillion over the next decade

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John Pilger: The Assange Arrest is a Warning from History

The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage

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Richard Greeman: Yellow Vests Struggle To Reinvent Democracy  

Hundreds of autonomous Yellow Vest activist groups from all over France each chose two delegates (one woman, one man) to gather in the port city of St. Nazaire for a weekend of deliberation

Al Gedicks: Brazilian Tailings Dam Disaster: Is Wisconsin Next?

On January 25, 2019, a 28-story high tailings dam in Brumadinho, in southeastern Brazil failed, releasing almost 3 billion gallons of sludgy mine waste

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Noam Chomsky: Rousing the Multitudes

Fear that the “rascal multitude” will threaten the property of the self-designated “men of best quality” traces back to the first modern democratic revolution in 17th century England

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John Pilger: The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies

A war has been declared on Venezuela, of which the truth is “too difficult” to report

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Martha Rosenberg: Drug Company Executives Defend Their Prices on the Hill

Pharma has two lobbyists for every member of Congress. It spends more on lobbying than tobacco, oil and defense contractors combined

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Cal Winslow: Labor’s Spectacular Revolt

On February 6, 1919, Seattle’s workers struck—all of them. In doing so they took control of the city

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Jack Rasmus: Financial Imperialism

U.S. neocons are once again back in charge of U.S. foreign policy, driving the U.S. toward yet another war and attempt at regime change of a foreign government

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Ron Daniels: African Diaspora Rising


The Year of the Door of Return to Africa

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Medea Benjamin: Iran Sanctions

When the Trump administration unilaterally pulled out of the Iran nuclear agreement in May 2018 and announced it would reimpose sanctions against Iran, the European Union (EU) declared its commitment to preserving the agreement and finding ways for its companies to circumvent U.S. sanctions. Now, eight months later, the Europeans finally announced the creation of Read more…

Danica Jorden: ICE Announces “New Normal”

ICE agents may also make “collateral arrests,” detaining anyone in the area who is not capable of providing official documentation to prove their citizenship or legal status at their discretion

Gerald Coles: Education, Jobs and Capitalism

American capitalism has a hate-love relationship with the nation’s schools

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Moves the World Closer to “Doomsday”

It is incumbent upon all of us to resist the inexorable march toward nuclear winter

Alex Jensen: Tosepan: Resistance and Renewal in Mexico


Since the mid-1980s, Mexico has been a poster child for globalization. Through free trade treaties and structural adjustment policies imposed by international financial institutions, the country has been “liberalized”—opened up to unfettered corporate investment and imports—to an extent matched by few other countries. Though the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is the most well-known Read more…

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Kathy Kelly: Securing Peace

I admire the APV blend of idealism and practicality, doing “the things that make for peace,” even as they face daily anxieties in the chaos and upheaval that mark life in a war zone

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Norman Solomon: Media Trashing

Some people are attached to the idea that the Democratic National Committee will “rig” the presidential nomination against Bernie Sanders. The meme encourages the belief that the Bernie 2020 campaign is futile because of powerful corporate Democrats. But such fatalism should be discarded. As Frederick Douglass said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never Read more…

Hilary Klein: Lessons to Learn on the 25th Anniversary of the Zapatista Uprising

The Zapatista movement has a deep sense of community, the unquestioned assumption that the collective well being takes priority over the individual

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