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2017

  1. Abbas fears the Prisoners' Hunger Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is due to meet Donald Trump to discuss reviving the long-cold corpse of the peace process. Back home, things are heating up. There is anger in the West Bank, both on the streets and within the ranks of Abbas's Fatah movement. The trigger is a hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners.
  2. The Absurd Consequences of a "Right to Privacy"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    British MP David Davis’s text messages poking fun at the appearance of a female colleague make him the latest whipping boy for those determined to root out sexism and misogyny in public life, the Daily Mail reports. Curiously, they also make him the latest poster boy for exponents of an expansive "right to privacy."
  3. Academe's Poisonous Call-Out Culture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    I cannot help thinking that something has gone seriously wrong when a scholar who is not transphobic or working against the interests of trans people, but, in fact, considering an important question, is labeled as "doing harm."
  4. Academic Bullying the Vacuum of Moral Leadership in the Academy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Workplace bullying is an increasing problem. Books are being written about it, and there is even a Workplace Bullying Institute. The problem isn't restricted to the business world. Books such as Faculty Incivility: The Rise of the Academic Bully Culture and What to Do About It, Bully in the Ivory Tower: How Aggression and Incivility Erode American Higher Education, and Workplace Bullying in Higher Education suggest that bullying is a particular problem among academics.
  5. Actually, I Am Anti-Police
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The I'm not anti-police stance would work if, and only if, police brutality could be separated from the nature of policing. But it can't. That's because the major purpose of policing is to maintain the supremacy of the ruling class.
  6. Adorno's The Authoritarian Personality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Vials reexamines Adorno's Authoritarian Personality, F-scale, and their implications for a Trump America.
  7. African Migrants Bought and Sold Openly in 'Slave Markets' in Libya
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Hundreds of migrants along North African migration routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day 'slave markets' in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports "can be added to a long list of outrages" in the country.
  8. After Middle Eastern Wars End, the Medical Wars Begin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    What are the wars doing to the health care infrastructure?
  9. Against imperialist regime-change intervention in Syria and the Middle East
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    David Bush has published an appeal for reasoned and informed discussion in Canada of the war and humanitarian disaster in Syria. Roger and Courneyeur write this essay as a contribution to the discussion David suggests be opened.
  10. Ahwazi Exiles Hold Four Massive Freedom Rallies in London, The Hague, Canberra, And Berlin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Demonstrators hold flags of the region of Al-Ahwaz as they take part in a rally in support of the Ahwazi people in Iran, in Berlin, Germany, 21 April 2017. Dozens of demonstrators took part in the march striving for the recognition of this population and their human rights.
  11. Al Qaeda Is Attacking Major Syrian Cities with US Weapons -- but You Wouldn't Know That from the Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Norton analyzes media coverages of attacks linked to Al-Qaeda in the West to highlight how this emphasis on Muslim extremism is used to justify Islamophobia.
  12. Aliens, Antisemitism, and Academia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Criticizing Enlightenment thought has become fashionable across the political spectrum. For the past several decades, more and more academics have called reason into question. This is especially true among left-leaning, postmodern, and post-structuralist thinkers. This coincides with one of the Alt-Right’s primary tactics: adopting leftist rhetoric as cover for its racialist, nativist, and often misogynistic agendas.
  13. "All Power to the Soviets!" Biography of a Slogan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of the origins of the slogan "All Power to the Soviets" in its original context of Russia in 1917.
  14. Allegations Against Russia Less Credible Every Day
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Swanson calls into question the US government-driven media accusations that the Russian government had direct involvement in swaying the 2016 US election for Trump, and exames the motivations behind these claims.
  15. American Rape of Vietnamese Women was Considered "Standard Operating Procedure"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Comparing testimony from Vietnamese women and American soldiers, Gina Marie Weaver, in her book Ideologies of Forgetting: Rape in The Vietnam War, finds that rape of Vietnamese women by American troops during the US invasion of Vietnam was a "widespread", "everyday occurrence" that was essentially "condoned", even encouraged, by the military, and had its foundation in military training and US culture.
  16. American/Russian Vladimir Posner on the State of Journalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A Russian journalist's views on the state of journalism.
  17. America's "Open Door Policy" May Have Led Us to the Brink of Nuclear Annihilation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The article takes a critical look at the potential outcome of North Korea's stigmatized relationship with the United States. It considers the role of US-produced propaganda against North Korea in relationship to the disparity between the militaries of the two countries.
  18. Amid the Tumult in Durham
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Peter Gilbert (a rights attorney) and his wife Elena Everett,a non-profit organizer, had their house searched by Sheriff's officers in Durham when nobody was at home. It had to do with a demonstration of some 200 on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.
  19. Analyzing the Failures of Syriza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Examines the failture of Syriza, The Coalition of the Radical Left, since their election in Greece.
  20. Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The U.S. government and the mainstream media have rushed to judgment again, blaming the Syrian government for a new poison-gas attack and ignoring other possibilities, reports Robert Parry.
  21. Another Housing Bubble?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    This is an edited transcript from an interview on The Real News Network. Sharmini Peries interviewed Michael Hundson (author of J is For Junk Economics).
  22. Anthem Protestors Should Stop Mucking Around and Make Their Demands
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The "anthem protests" have gone on for two years now, but so far the players have not presented a specific set of demands.Why? Do the players simply want to use Sunday football as a platform for raising awareness of racial injustice and police brutality or is there something else going on here?
  23. Anti-Racism at the Neighbourhood Level
    Resource Type: Audio
    First Published: 2017
    On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh speaks with Rabea Murtaza, a member of East Enders Against Racism, a neighbourhood-based anti-racism group in Toronto. Podcast and article.
  24. The Anti-Empire Report #150
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Anti-Empire Report by William Blum.
  25. The Anti-Fascist Revolution
    Remembering the Action Party, one of Italy's biggest anti-fascist partisan movements.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Over the last two decades, the Italian Resistance has been a subject of sharp public debate, with both political and historical efforts "radically to repudiate the role and significance" of anti-fascism in Italy's contemporary history. As Pier Giorgio Zunino wrote in 1997, "for the Italian history of the second half of the twentieth century, anti-fascism is the villain."
  26. Anti-Fascist Self-Defense: From Mussolini's Italy to Trump's America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A conversation with Mark Bray, a political activist, historian and a lecturer at Dartmouth College and author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.
  27. Antifa in Theory and in Practice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In recent weeks, a totally disoriented left has been widely exhorted to unify around a masked vanguard calling itself Antifa, for anti-fascist. Hooded and dressed in black, Antifa is essentially a variation of the Black Bloc, familiar for introducing violence into peaceful demonstrations in many countries. Imported from Europe, the label Antifa sounds more political. American Antifa looks very much like a middle class wedding between Identity Politics and gang warfare.
  28. Antifa in Theory and in Practice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A masked vanguard calling itself Antifa, for anti-fascist, is just a variation of the Black Bloc, which is familiar for introducing violence into peaceful demonstrations in many countries. Imported from Europe, the label Antifa serves the purpose of stigmatizing those it attacks as "fascists", yet despite its imported name Antifa in the U.S. is basically just another example of America's steady descent into violence.
  29. Antifa is a 'major gift to the right
    World-renowned academic prompts criticism for his comments about the anti-fascist movement in the wake of Charlottesville

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville and tension between white supremacists and anti-fascists, Noam Chomsky condemns Antifa militant tactics and suggests constructive activism based in education is more effective.
  30. AntiFa's Moral Superiority and the Potential for Left-Wing Unity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On the tragedy at Charlottesville and its aftermath.
  31. Anti-Vax Propaganda Helps Measles -- Once Eradicated -- Spread Across the Twin Cities
    Health officials expect the number of diagnoses to rise.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The anti-vaxxer misinformation campaign has led to yet another outbreak of a preventable disease. Minnesota's Department of Health has announced that 44 people in the state have been diagnosed with measles, a disease once eradicated in the United States. Forty-two of the cases are in children, most of them Somali-Americans who were never vaccinated. According to numerous sources, the outbreak is the result of a sustained anti-vaccination campaign.
  32. Antiwar.com vs. the Decline of American Journalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    What is the "alternative" media? If we look at the phrase itself, it seems to mean the media that presents itself as the alternative to what we call the "corporate media," i.e. the New York Times, the Washington Post, your local rag – in short, the Legacy Media that predominated in those bygone days before the Internet. And yet this whole arrangement seems outdated, to say the least. The Internet has long since been colonized by the corporate giants: BuzzFeed, for example, is regularly fed huge dollops of cash from its corporate owners. And the Legacy Media has adapted to the primacy of online media, however reluctantly and ineptly. So the alternative media isn’t defined by how they deliver the news, but rather by 1) what they judge to be news, and 2) how they report it. And that’s the problem.
  33. The anti-Zionist Bund led the Jewish Resistance in Poland whilst the Zionist Movement abandoned the Jews
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Zionism and Israel's racist rulers have created a series of myths about how the only Jewish Resistance in Nazi-occupied Poland was from the Zionists. The role of the anti-Zionist Bund has been erased. In fact the Zionist movement in Palestine and the West abandoned the resistance including the Zionist component of that resistance.
  34. Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man at Any Time
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Any white cop can kill a black man at any time and the cop will not go to jail, exemplified in the Jason Stockley, Anthony Lamar Smith case.
  35. Arab Spring: Against Shallow Optimism and Pessimism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Gilbert Achcar's Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising, and Joel Beinin's Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.
  36. Archives As Activism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Last week was archives awareness week in Ontario, a week to raise awareness about what archivists do, what archives are, and just generally celebrate all of the good stuff associated with archives. In addition to general archives promotion this week it is also about the connection between archives and activism.
  37. Are Credit Rating Agencies America's Secret Fifth Column?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Rating Agencies and the Banks are part of an organized criminal enterprise that include our Justice Department and our Politicians.
  38. Are They Really Out to Get Trump?
    Sometimes paranoia is justified

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017   Published: 2917
    President Donald Trump and the firing of FBI Director Comey
  39. As the World Turned Upside Down
    Left Intellectuals in Yugoslavia, 1988-90

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An account of the author's experiences and reflections meeting left intellectuals, primarily during conferences in Yugoslavia between 1988 and 1990.
  40. The assassination of the Rosselli brothers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A summary of the ideology and actions of Carlo and Nello Rosselli, highlighting what led up to their assassinations and its aftermath.
  41. Assessing Togliatti
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Broder provides a historical perspective of Italian Communism, looking at longtime leader Palmiro Togliatti's concrete actions during his leadership and not just the party's Gramscian-inflected theoretical canon.
  42. Assuming Boycott
    Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    A collection of essays and seminars that looks at the history of boycott and divestment within activism. Examines a variety of cultural and academic boycotts around the world.
  43. The Attack on Al Jazeera
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Since its genesis, Al-Jazeera has served as much more than a mere signpost of speech or thought... popular or otherwise. Its existence, alone, stands as a safety valve against those closed societies that embrace repression as so much a check against the light of day of which they fear. Al-Jazeera's availability throughout the Middle East changed its information landscape ... introducing a level of freedom of speech, on TV, that was previously unheard of in the region.
  44. Attica from 1971 to Today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Interview with Heather Ann Thompson.
  45. Attica: The Revolt and Afterwards
    Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Heather Ann Thompson's Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.
  46. Baby remains found in mass grave at ex-Irish orphanage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Remains of children ranging from new-born to three-years-old discovered in the sewers of a former children's home run by the Roman Catholic Church.
  47. The Bait and Switch of Public-Private Partnerships
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    This being the age of public relations, the genteel term "public-private partnership" is used instead of corporate plunder. A "partnership" such deals may be, but it isn't the public who gets the benefits.
  48. The Balance of Probabilities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Unlike the famous chemical weapons "attack" portrayed by the BBC in Saving Syria's Children, it does appear that in the latest incident at Idlib there was real horror inflicted by chemical attack of some kind. The question is who did it and why?
  49. Banned Love: Trump, Pocahantas and the Lovings
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author looks at the history of interracial relationships, from thier legalization 50 years ago, to their future during the Trump administration.
  50. Barry Commoner: Radical Father of ModernEnvironmentalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Biography of Barry Commoner, a scientist who laid the groundwork for what later become known as the environmental justice movement.
  51. Be the Change: Six Disabled Activists On Why the Resistance Must Be Accessible
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Six activists, leaders, and advocates on how we can all move forward, whether on our feet, on wheels, or online -- plus a resource list.
  52. Beautiful Rising
    Creative Resistance from the Global South

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Follow up to 'Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution', Beautiful Rising showcases some of the most innovative tactics used in struggles against autocracy and austerity across the Global South.
  53. The beginning of the end for identity politics?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While the millennial left’s preoccupation with identity has not disappeared, the moralistic fire has grown dimmer.
  54. Bequests
    Leaving a social justice legacy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Many of us have made working for social justice a lifetime commitment. If you are thinking about leaving a legacy for social justice that will live on, you might want to consider leaving a bequest to Connexions in your will.
  55. Berkeley Republicans Hope More Left-Wing Riots Will Create "Pedestal" For Conservative Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The students hosting conservative pundit Ben Shapiro at University of California, Berkeley this week say their fingers are crossed in the hopes for a left-wing protest that could amplify his message.
  56. A Better World in Birth
    The Socialist Imperative: From Gotha to Now

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Michael A. Lebowitz' The Socialist Imperative: From Gotha to Now.
  57. Beware the Poisoned Chalice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the aftermath of the recent (2017) UK election Jeremy Corbyn may be well poised to form a Labour government. But there would be huge risks in assuming office in a context of economic chaos.
  58. "Beyond Banksters" by Joyce Nelson
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of "Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism" by Joyce Nelson.
  59. Beyond Neoliberal Identity Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Neoliberal identity politics (NIP) is a great weapon on the hands of the privileged capitalist Few and their mass-murderous global empire.
  60. Big city war: NATO seeks concepts for waging urban conflict
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    NATO is asking outside contractors to pitch concepts on military operations in urban areas, admitting that the bloc’s forces are still unprepared for waging wars in big cities, including those lying close to the coast.
  61. Big Data is Accelerating Corporate Control of the Global Food Supply
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A summary of the report "Too Big to Feed: Exploring the Impacts of Mega-Margers, Consolidation and Concentration of Power in the Agri-Food Sector," published by The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems.
  62. Biological Warfare: US & Saudis Use Cholera to Kill Yemenis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The US has supported Saudi Arabia and its allies in their aggression against Yemen, committing daily war crimes involving civilians, who are now suffering a cholera epidemic with more than 400,000 victims.
  63. The Biotech Industry Is Taking Over the Regulation of GMOs from the Inside
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    When a comprehensive evaluation of GMOs and the weaknesses of scientific risk assessment within the biotech industry is urgently needed, the chemical and biotech industries are forcing risk assessment in the opposite direction.
  64. The Birth of a Holiday
    The late Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm recounts the origins of International Workers' Day.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The history of the fight, by the working class, for a holiday for the working class.
  65. Birth of a New Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    I came back from the Women's March in D.C. exhausted but thrilled, convinced that we are seeing the birth of a new women's movement. Hearing about all the other Women's Marches around the world only confirmed that impression.
  66. Birth of the "Open Shop"
    Reform or Repression: Organizing America's Anti-Union Movement

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Chad Pearson's Reform or Repression: Organizing America's Anti-Union Movement.
  67. Birth of the Abolitionist Nation
    The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Manisha Sinha's The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition.
  68. The Black Lives Matter Rresponse to Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Our mandate has not changed: organize and end all state-sanctioned violence until all Black Lives Matter.
  69. A Blaze in a Desert: Selected Poems
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Like Serge's extraordinary novels, A Blaze in a Desert: Selected Poems bears witness to decades of revolutionary upheavals in Europe and the advent of totalitarian rule; many of the poems were written during the "immense shipwreck" of Stalin's ascendancy.
  70. Blueprint for a Progressive US: A Dialogue With Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the Trump era, what would an authentically populist, progressive political agenda look like? What would a progressive US look like with regard to jobs, the environment, finance capital and the standard of living? What would it look like in terms of education and health care, justice and equality? In an exclusive interview with C.J. Polychroniou for Truthout, world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin tackle these issues.
  71. The Bolsheviks and Antisemitism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Antisemitism was found across the political divide in Russia's year of revolution.
  72. Brazil: Amazon's Indians, rainforest under attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Attacks on Amazon Indians and on their land rights threaten vital areas of rainforest. FUNAI, the agency responsible for safeguarding indigenous tribes is being forced to withdraw due to underfunding, while Indians' attempts to assert their rights are met with state violence.
  73. Brazil: Government to abandon tribes to 'genocide' by loggers and ranchers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Brazil's extreme right wing government is preparing to open up the rainforest territories of uncontacted indigenous tribes to 'free for all' development by defunding the protection they currently receive.
  74. Brazil: Increase in land killings as political crisis threatens Amazon
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Cuts to Funai, the agency meant to protect Brazil's indigenous tribes, have encouraged land barons to expand their land holdings into indigenous territories.
  75. The Breaking Of The Corporate Media Monopoly
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Alternative articles are being shared more widely online than the views of mainstream newspaper commentators. Discussed in relation to 2017 UK election.
  76. Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerillas, and Digital Ninjas
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Breaking the Spell offers the first full-length study that charts the historical trajectory of anarchist-inflected video activism from the late 1960s to the present. Video plays an increasingly important role among activists in the growing global resistance against neoliberal capitalism.
  77. A Brief History of Mass Theft 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The process by which communal land and resources are appropriated by private wealth (or capital), and people are robbed of their self-sufficiency and thereby forced into a position where they have to sell their labour in order to survive, is called Primitive Accumulation. Today we might call this Privatisation, or in plain-speaking, Mass-Theft.The entire process of mass-theft took centuries to carry out in Western Europe and is often difficult to grasp in its entirety.
  78. Britain Refuses to Accept How Terrorists Really Work
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Self-interest is motive for the British government's portrayal of terrorism as essentially home-grown cancers within the Muslim community.
  79. Britain's Real Terror Apologists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Despite a smear campaign to denigrate Britain's Labour leader as soft on terror, Jeremy Corbyn pulled of a remarkable achievement in the general election.
  80. The British Camps
    Though it reached its horrific heights at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, the British, not the Nazis, pioneered the concentration camp.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Today, the expression "concentration camp" evokes the horrors of Nazi Germany, conjuring up black-and-white images of Auschwitz and Belsen. But Germans were neither the first nation to make use of concentration camps nor the last.
  81. Bullied BBC? Alternative media returns fire on claims it's waging 'war' on the corporation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Alternative media accused of waging "guerilla warfare" against the BBC by its former political editor Nick Robinson say they are just providing balance to the 'biased' government-funded corporation.
  82. The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America's Soldiers
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of the book, "The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America's Soldiers" by Joseph Hickman.
  83. Call Center Unions Build International Connections
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    One big issue in the three-day strike by 38,000 AT&T workers was the company's offshoring of jobs. To shine a spotlight on the issue and strengthen international solidarity, a group of union members visited the Dominican Republic a couple of weeks before the strike to meet the call center workers on the other end of that offshoring.
  84. Can You Say "Conflict of Interest"? Not at the UN
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Exposing the ways that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) allows oil giants to shape negotiations.
  85. Canada's State of Reconciliation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The brutal suppression of water protectors at Standing Rock, North Dakota and their ongoing resistance has also galvanized Canadian conversations about Indigenous land rights and environmental welfare.
  86. The Canadian Left and Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Accusations of Left anti-Semitism may mask a more significant racism problem on the Left.
  87. Canadian William Grant Stairs: Killing Natives and Seizing their Land for Leopold II in Congo
    A Brutal Part of Canada's Dark History in Africa

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    William Grant Stairs of Halifax played an important role in two expeditions that expanded Leopold II's profitable Congolese venture, one that included forced labour and ultimately resulted in millions of deaths.
  88. The Cancer in Blue: Cop Documentaries
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    John Ridely's film "Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992" is a 144-minute kaleidoscope of interviews and television news footage that climaxes in the riots that followed the acquittal of four cops who were captured on home video by a man named George Holliday as they were beating Rodney King with steel batons.
  89. Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital by Jason Moore. The author examines how capitalism is innately destructive of its environment, but the solution is revolutionary socialist organisation says Graham-Leigh.
  90. The Case for Haitian Reparations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A history of France's exploitation of colonial Haiti, the aftermath of Haiti's independence, and the lasting social and environmental impacts, arguing for Haiti's recent demands of reparations from the French government.
  91. A Case Study in the Creation of False News
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Paul Craig Roberts discusses a classic case in the creation of false news.
  92. Catalonia: The Revolt of the Rich?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Catalonian rebellion, similar to Scottish separatism, is an uprising of the rich against the poor, the protests of a liberal society against the remnants of a redistributive social state.
  93. CBC Radio badly off track with too much personal storytelling
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    CBC Radio's wandering off into a journalistic sub-culture must be curtailed. At most, radio's schedule should include a couple of the storytelling programs.
  94. The Censorious Vortex of the "Flash News" Barons
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    For decades, the factors that decided what noteworthy stories would not find their way into print or on the air came down to the media's ignorance, laziness or from advertising restraints. For too long, the explosive material for good journalism in these and other areas had remained hidden in plain sight.
  95. A Century Later, Namibia Demands Justice From Germany for Its First Holocaust
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Between 1904 and 1908, German colonialists committed a holocaust against the Herero and the Nama, exterminating as many as 65,000 Herero and 10,000 Nama. Now Namibia is demanding reparations.
  96. The Challenge of Defining Fossil Fuel Subsidies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of the ways fossil fuel subsidies are measured and why semantic arguments over definitions may be missing the point.
  97. Challenging Racism isn't Anti-Semetic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Engler criticizes Canadians' willingness to defend the Jewish Defense League, even with their growing connection to white supremist groups.
  98. Chicago Teachers Settle Contract
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While an almost 3-1 vote in favor is decisive, the vote against is significant in showing both dissatisfaction and anger among teachers. Who voted against the contract?
  99. China Widens its Silk Road to the World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    China's new 'Silk Road' initiative is a large-scale, multilateral development Asian project which has the potential to change the shape of the world economy.

  100. China's Ancient Labor Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Mozi was an outstanding thinker and what is more a militant, grounded on a well-defined program, who fought on behalf of the toilers in ancient China.
  101. Chinese neocolonialism in Africa
    The Dragon eating the African Lion and Cheetah? (Part I)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    China has literally invaded Africa with its investors, traders, lenders, builders, developers, labourers and who knows what else. The fancy phrase for that is win-win cooperation. The "cooperation" has opened up Africa as a source of raw materials for China and a dumping ground for cheap Chinese manufactured goods. It is Chinese neocolonialism.
  102. Choices Facing African Americans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    For African Americans, this campaign against Russia (and North Korea, Iran) is a diversion from more central issues including the right to vote.
  103. The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Author of three books on CIA operations, Valentine’s research into CIA activities began when CIA Director William Colby gave him free access to interview CIA officials who had been involved in various aspects of the Phoenix program in South Vietnam.
  104. CIA Chief Declares War on Truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Mike Pompeo made it clear that he has little regard for truth, for personal decency, or for the Constitutional protections for free speech or for the free exercise of religion. It was an altogether chilling debut for a spy agency head in a country that still imagines itself enjoying some basic freedoms.
  105. The CIA in Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Edited excerpt from "The CIA as Organized Crime", by Douglas Valentine, detailing the CIA's activities in Ukraine and influence on political movements there.
  106. The CIA Reads French Theory
    On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A recently unclassifed CIA documents reveals that in the 1980s, the agency had its analysts devote substantial time and resources to studying trends in French theory, and specifically, the work that writers like Michel Foucault, Jacques, and Roland Barthes were doing in undermining the Marxist left. The CIA saw this trend as beneficial to the maintenance of American power, and capitalism generally, because it undermind the idea that there could or should be fundamental revolutionary change.
  107. CIA sneak undetectable 'malicious' implants onto Windows OS - WikiLeaks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Windows machines are targeted by the CIA under 'Angelfire,' according to the latest release from WikiLeaks' 'Vault7' series. The documents detail an implant that can allow Windows machines to create undetectable libraries.
  108. The CIA's 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In this week's episode of "Scheer Intelligence," Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews Joel Whitney, author and co-founder of Guernica magazine.Whitney's new book, "Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World's Best Writers," explores how the CIA influenced acclaimed writers and publications during the Cold War to produce subtly anti-communist material. During the interview, Scheer and Whitney discuss these manipulations and how the CIA controlled major news agencies and respected literary publications.
  109. Civil Rights Movement Is a Reminder That Free Speech Is There to Protect the Weak
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The importance of First Amendment rights is examined, and even while those rights do protect actions of the powerful, the author argues that it is ultimately the poor and powerless who beneffit from it's protection.
  110. Class and class struggle in China today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of the transformed economy in China and the consequent changes in class relations, and how the Communist Party has managed to maintain its rule.
  111. Class, Party and the Challenge of State Transformation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An essay examining the challenges of changing the state and status quo following major crises of capitalism, and how the current neoliberal status quo has persisted through the various crises it has presented.
  112. Cleaning Toilets for Jesus
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of the job-readiness program called Jobs for Life. Founded in 1996 in North Carolina, JFL is a global nonprofit organization premised on the belief that the local church is the ideal solution to unemployment and poverty.
  113. Climate Change As Genocide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Is this what a world battered by climate change will be like—one in which tens of millions, even hundreds of millions of people perish from disease, starvation, and heat prostration while the rest of us, living in less exposed areas, essentially do nothing to prevent their annihilation?
  114. Climate Struggles and Ecosocialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The hard right U.S. administration of Donald Trump has widened the terrain of struggle over climate change and, indeed, the entire array of environmental issues facing the ecology of North America and the working class movement.
  115. Clinton, Assange and the War on Truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An overview of an interview with Hilary Clinton by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to promote her score-settling book about why she was not elected President of the United States.
  116. Clinton lost because PA, WI, and MI have high casualty rates and saw her as pro-war, study says
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A new study appears to show that Hilary Clinton lost the battleground states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan in the 2016 presidential election because they had some of the highest casualty rates during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and voters there saw Clinton as the pro-war candidate.
  117. C. L. R. James and His Times
    Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact and the Works of C.L.R. James

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Review of the Worldwrite documentary film Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact and the Works of C.L.R. James.
  118. CNN: "Russia is an Adversary, Ukraine is Not."
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Monday morning. David Chalian, CNN Political Director, on CNN's "New Day" program. News ticker: "How do Trump-Russia and DNC-Ukraine compare?" New Day co-anchor Alysin Camerota (former Fox anchor) puts the question to her Political Director. Chalian's mechanical reply: "Russia is an adversary, Ukraine is not."
  119. Coal Miners' Futures in Renewable Energy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    If President Trump wants to earn a rare legislative victory and take political credit for reviving hard-hit regions of rural America, he should take a close look at how one Kentucky coal company is creating jobs.
  120. A Coalition of Scientists Keeps Watch on the U.S. Government's Climate Data
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Via memos leaked to the press, rogue tweets, and unnamed agency sources, the public learned of growing pressure on federal employees to avoid sharing their scientific work. Meanwhile, small but significant changes to federal web pages hinted at the demise of former president Barack Obama’s efforts to manage climate change.
  121. Colin Kaepernick: Patriotism and the Owning Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    National Football League player Colin Kaepernick takes a stand for human rights by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem prior to football games.
  122. Collateral Damage: U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Russia Strike Western European Allies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Sanctions by the U.S. Congress which aims to distance relations with Russia may also have a crippling effect on European banks, particularly those in Germany and France.
  123. Colonialism Never Gives Anything Away for Nothing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Decolonization is a violent phenomenon exemplified in Zohra Drif’s memoir, "Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter."
  124. Comey's Lies of Omission
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of testimony by FBI Director James Comey, which pitted President Donald Trump against the powerful US foreign policy establishment that aims to punish the President for not being 'sufficienty hostile' to the Kremlin.
  125. A common treasury for all: Gerrard Winstanley's vision of utopia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Gerrard Winstanley was the ideological force behind the Diggers, a left-wing movement during the English Revolution. The Digger movement of 1648-1650 arose out of the juncture of three processes, notably the transition from feudalism to capitalism.
  126. Community Organizing in Philly and New York
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look back at the NY and Philadelphia community activist groups White Lighting, O4O, Standing Up Angry, Young Patriots, and what can be learned towards building compelling and viable alternatives to the Right.
  127. Comply or Die: the Police State's Answer to Free Speech Is Brute Force
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Forget everything you’ve ever been taught about free speech in America. It's all a lie.There can be no free speech for the citizenry when the government speaks in a language of force.
  128. Concrete, or beaches? World's sand running out as global construction booms
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A crucial component of concrete, sand is vital to the global construction industry. China alone is importing a billion tonnes of sand a year, and its increasing scarcity is leading to large scale illegal mining and deadly conflicts. With ever more sand fetched from riverbeds, shorelines and sandbanks, roads and bridges are being undermined and beaches eroded. And the world's sand wars are only set to worsen.
  129. Condemnation Grows for Bipartisan Attack on Free Speech Rights of BDS Supporters
    Lawmakers urged to reject bill that would punish Americans for supporting boycotts of Israel

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A pair of bipartisan bills targeting boycotts of Israel and Israeli settlements appear to have widespread support in Congress, to the dismay of civil rights advocates who say the proposals are an attack on free speech.
  130. Confederate Monuments Down
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    For the rewriters, the Civil War became a "misunderstanding" (as Donald Trump echoes today) and Confederate generals and politicians were transformed into great Southern heroes and cultural icons. African-Americans were routinely humiliated, brutalized, and mutilated.
  131. Confessions of a (verified) Russia-linked Twitter Bot
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Twitter's defines any user who has "ever logged in, at any time, from Russia" as being "Russia-linked." This is taking the new McCarthyism to ridiculous levels.
  132. Connexions welcomes your support
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Your contribution to Connexions will help us preserve the memories, experiences, strategies, success, failures and visions of those who have worked for social justice over the years so that future generations can learn and be inspired by them.
  133. Consigned to the Memory Hole: The content of the DNC Leaks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Examining the content of the DNC data leaks during the 2016 US elections, and the efforts by the Democratic party to distract from their content.
  134. The conspiracy to censor the Internet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The political representatives of the American ruling class are engaged in a conspiracy to suppress free speech. Under the guise of combating "trolls" and "fake news" supposedly controlled by Russia, the most basic constitutional rights enumerated in the First Amendment are under direct attack.
  135. A conversation with Joy Kogawa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Ulli Diemer spoke with Joy Kogawa in Toronto on March 14, 2017.
  136. Coopting the language of the left at the pro-life march on Washington
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Examining the use of left wing rhetoric by a participant of the pro-life match on Washington to justify right wing ideologies and policies, and the broader impliciations of such tactics.
  137. Could Punching Nazis Have Prevented Hitler From Taking Power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There have been repeated references to how Nazism could have been stopped by street-fighting, with almost no attention paid to the concrete socio-political conditions of Germany between 1920 and 1933. For many of those who think that physical force was the key to stopping Nazism, the viral video of Richard Spencer getting punched in the face was far more important as a guide to action than understanding the tragic history of the German left.
  138. Counter Mobilization: an Effective Response to Right Wing Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As the effects of the Great Recession linger, the ruling rich are making every effort to ensure that the working class bears the brunt of the economic crunch. In this atmosphere, elements of the extreme right feel emboldened to promote their reactionary wares. From the increasing visibility of right wing websites like breitbart.com, to well-publicized speaking tours by conservative ideologues like Milo Yiannopoulos and others, to former Breitbart editor Steve Bannon attaining the status of presidential advisor – the message from the top is clear: racism, sexism and xenophobia will all be used to divide and oppress the 99%. Meanwhile, these same poisonous sentiments are used to divert attention from those actually responsible for and benefiting from the current crisis.
  139. Cowardly New World: Alternative Media Under Attack by Algorithms
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An insidious assault is underway against alternative media on the internet. Leftist and progressive websites have been suffering significant declines in traffic. Some have had online income sources cut. Many others have been publicly defamed.
  140. CRAC-PC: take the arms and the destiny of our lives in Guerrero, Mexico
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    A documentary on the CRAC-PC (Regional Coordinator of Communitary Authorities - Communitarian Police), a police force of community volunteers elected by regional assemblies, operating in the Guerrero state in Mexico.
  141. Creating a Socialism that Meets Needs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is widespread and growing understanding that the current social order cannot continue without catastrophe occurring - yet we lack a vision of what might replace it.
  142. The Crimes of Seal Team 6
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Officially known as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, SEAL Team 6 is today the most celebrated of the U.S. military's special mission units. But hidden behind the heroic narratives is a darker, more troubling story of "revenge ops," unjustified killings, mutilations, and other atrocities -- a pattern of criminal violence that emerged soon after the Afghan war began and was tolerated and covered up by the command's leadership.
  143. Cultural Appropriation and Secular Blasphemy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On the controversies over 'cultural appropriation'.
  144. Cultural Imperialism and the Seeds of Catastrophe: Ripping Up The Social Fabric of India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Foreign capital is dictating the prevailing development agenda in India. The aim is to replace current structures with a system of industrial agriculture suited to the needs of Western agribusiness, food processing and retail concerns.The plan is for a fraction of the population left in farming working on contracts for large suppliers and large chain supermarkets offering a diet of highly processed, denutrified, genetically altered food based on crops soaked with chemicals and grown in increasingly degraded soils according to an unsustainable model of agriculture that is less climate/drought resistant, less diverse and unable to achieve food security.
  145. Dakota Access-Style Policing Moves to Pennsylvania's Mariner East 2 Pipeline
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Examination of the troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  146. The danger of the white American liberal
    What a team of 10-year-olds building a robot can teach us about sexism and racism in the US.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Liberal white American reaction to the sexism and racism exeplified in the Google manifesto and the killing of nine innocent people at Emanuel AME church in Charleston shows how remarkably how easy it is to condemn the evil other when we can use that to avoid facing our responsibility for the society we ourselves have created and work to maintain.
  147. The Dangerous Academic is an Extinct Species
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Nair analyzes current academia and the structures in place that prevent academics and students from putting forth ideas that challenge the status quo.
  148. The Dangers of Salting Under Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Johnson analyzes the legal rights that a labour union 'salt' has -- or doesn't have -- in the wake of the anti-union of the U.S. government.
  149. Davis Day: Coal Miners & Community Connection
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An historical look at tragic events in the Cape Breton coal mining community, highlighting mining companyies' greed that led to unrest and disaster.
  150. Dawn of "Total War" and the Surveillance State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In its efforts to mobilize society for "total war," a still nascent corporate liberal state expanded its scope and authority and in doing so laid foundations and set precedents for the expansion of executive power and the rise of the national surveillance state.
  151. A Day in the Life of a Day Laborer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at day labourers in Chicago, many who work precariously, under dangerous conditions and sometimes without getting paid.
  152. DEA Lied to Congress About Deadly Raid That Killed Four Hondurans, Government Report Says
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Drug Enforcement Administration repeatedly lied to Congress about fatal shooting incidents in Honduras, including the killing of four civilians during a DEA-led operation, according to a devastating 424-page report released today by the inspectors general for the State and Justice departments.
  153. The Dead Don't Rest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Rodgers reviews two novels by Han Kang, "The Vegetarian" and "Human Acts", and analyzes their shared themes dealing with humanity's struggle against its own most destructive qualities.
  154. Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Martin Empson reviews an important book (DEAD ZONE: Where the Wild Things Were
    by Philip Lymber,Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017) for activists, a frightening examination of the impact of industrial agriculture on the environment, and particularly biodiversity.
  155. Death of an Activist in Venezuela: In Memory of Orlando Figueroa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Highlighting the death of a political activist in Venezuala by the utra-right, which uses brutality, murder and ecological destruction to pursue their goal of recuperating control over the oil producing nation.
  156. The Death of Liam Tumilson, an Irish Anti-Fascist in Spain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Murphy commemorates the life of Liam Tumilson, who fought against facism in the Spanish Civil War.
  157. Debating the world revolution
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of "To the Masses: Proceedings of the Third Congress of the Communist International", edited and translated by John Riddell.
  158. Debunking the 2 claims: anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism, and BDS unfairly singles out Israel 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author points out the falsehoods surrounding the two most common claims by those who oppose actions in support of Palestinian rights.
  159. The Decertification of Iran Speech: Refuting Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Despite the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) declaring each time it has reported - most recently in August 2017 - that Iran is in total compliance with its agreements in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Donald Trump has now carried through on his threat to decertify Iran.
  160. The Deep State Goes to War With President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is a real danger here that this maneuver could harshly backfire, to the great benefit of Trump and to the great detriment of those who want to oppose him. If any of the significant claims in this “dossier” turn out to be provably false -- such as Cohen’s trip to Prague -- many people will conclude, with Trump’s encouragement, that large media outlets (CNN and BuzzFeed) and anti-Trump factions inside the government (CIA) are deploying "Fake News" to destroy him. In the eyes of many people, that will forever discredit -- render impotent -- future journalistic exposés that are based on actual, corroborated wrongdoing.
  161. The Deep State is the State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Like all elements of the state, the so-called deep state exists to enforce the economic supremacy of US capitalism.
  162. Demythifying Native Americans
    "All the Real Indians Died Off" And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's and Dina Gilio-Whitaker's "All the Real Indians Died Off" And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans.
  163. Deranged and Deluded: The Media's Complicity In The Climate Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In an important recent book, the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh refers to the present era of corporate-driven climate crisis as 'The Great Derangement'. For almost 12,000 years, since the last Ice Age, humanity has lived through a period of relative climate stability known as the Holocene. When Homo sapiens shifted, for the most part, from a nomadic hunter-gatherer existence to an agriculture-based life, towns and cities grew, humans went into space and the global population shot up to over seven billion people.
  164. Despair is Not a Strategy: 15 Principles of Hope
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Brockman lists various methods to prevent feelings of cynicism, frustration, and grief for social activists and to inspire renewed hope in their efforts.
  165. The Destruction of Inlet Beach
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As Inlet Beach undergoes development to turn the site into a tourist vacation spot and with no support from the county government or develepment laws, the local community is slowly driven away.
  166. The Destructive Power Trips of Amazon's Boss
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Pointed criticism of online retailer Amazon and its Boss Jeff Bezos, whose practices include avoiding state taxes, erosion of traditional retail and small business, and undermining the tax base in communities.
  167. Detroit Radicals' Odessey
    In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James & Grace Lee Boggs

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Stephen M. Ward's In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James & Grace Lee Boggs.
  168. Detroit's Rebellion and Rise of the Neoliberal State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In 1967 hundreds of uprisings circulated across U.S. cities with unprecedented power and intensity. Almost always the provocation was racist police violence - ranging from arrests to beatings to shootings.
  169. Detroit's Rebellion at Fifty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    From the days of the Marcus Garvey nationalist movement in the early decades of the century, to Malcolm X, revolutionary autoworkers and the Black Power movement in the 1960s, Detroit was front and center in debates on strategy and tactics to win Black freedom.
  170. Detroit's Underground Economy: Where Capitalism Fails, Alternatives Take Root
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Detroit's economic comeback is greatly overstated, while many residents survive through informal business arrangements and bartering.
  171. Did Scandal Tip the Balance?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In 2014 a rumor circulated in UAW plants even beyond the Detroit area that UAW Vice President General Holiefield had been "on the take." He suddenly resigned, his administrative assistant was let go and within months Holiefield died from cancer. Then silence.
  172. The Dirty Secret of the Korean War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is a much darker denial at work in forgetting the specifics of history, and this unwillingness to honestly examine the Korean War is at the root of our ongoing conflict with North Korea.
  173. Disappeared on the Border: "Chase and Scatter" -- to Death
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The inhuman tactics used by US Border Patrol Agents against people corssing the border are causing untold numbers of migrants to die in the desert.
  174. Disaster at Arm's Length
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Grenfell Tower disaster in London exposes the class violence embedded in London's gentrifying neighbourhoods.
  175. Discovery of mass graves highlights bloody scramble for Congo’s resources
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Last week, a team with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights together with personnel from the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) discovered scores of mass graves in Kasai Province, a south central region of the Congo currently wracked by bloody conflict between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and Kamuina Nsapu, a local tribal militia.
  176. Disobeying Spain: the Catalan Referendum for Independence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On October 1, 2017, all across Catalunya ballot boxes were ripped from people's hands by masked police and a dangerous violence was unleashed, at random, upon some of the 2,262,424 people who stood in long lines to cast their vote. The repression dealt by the Spanish State to prohibit the Catalan Referendum, in every bloodied baton and ever rubber bullet, transformed the day from a question of independence to a question of democracy.
  177. Divine ecstasy of Nature: Selected Writings by John Muir
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A new collection of John Muir's (1838-1914) writings promises to inspire another generation to fall in love with wild nature, to care for it, to know that wilderness is not optional but central to our survival in the centuries to come. His words survive him. "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike."
  178. Do you know a community that might like a new newspaper?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    At least 171 media organizations in 138 communities closed between 2008 and this January [2017]. However, Canadian communities still should be able to have reliable newspapers. They need to explore creating community-controlled not-for-profit papers.
  179. Do You Socialists Have Any Plans?
    Why we need socialist architects

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Bruce Lerro claims that the only way 21st century socialism is going to get any traction or respect from the working class is if socialists collectively develop blueprints for socialism: five years, ten years, fifty years down the road.
  180. Document Trove Details Bradley Foundation's Efforts to Build Right-Wing "Infrastructure" Nationwide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Documents examined by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) expose a national effort funded by the Milwaukee-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation to assess and expand right-wing "infrastructure" to influence policies and politicians in statehouses nationwide.
  181. Don Draper Rules: Russian Ads and American Madness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    So we've finally seen some of the social media ads which we are told skewed the entire election in 2016 and constituted a key part of the internet assault on America launched by Vladimir Putin's "troll army." Scary stuff blazoned across front pages and screen scrolls everywhere. But before going on, perhaps we should find out what makes a social media account part of Putin's invasion force?
    Well, according to Twitter, it is ANY account created in Russia.
  182. Donald Trump and the death of the two-state solution
    The demise of the two-state has been evident for some time.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    At his meeting with the US President Donald Trump at the White House on February 15, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scored what in his eyes must be a spectacular diplomatic success: he got the new president to reverse the US' long-standing support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to give him a free hand to do more or less whatever he likes with the West Bank.
  183. Donald Trump Has Been a Racist All His Life -- And He Isn't Going to Change After Charlottesville
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Consider the first time the president's name appeared on the front page of the New York Times was an article which pointed out that the Department of Justice had sued the Trump family's real estate company in federal court over alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act because of anti-black bias. Over the next four decades, Trump burnished his reputation as a bigot.
  184. Don't Call the Cops If You're Autistic, Deaf, Mentally Ill, Disabled or Old
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    When people entering the police service are trained to be military warriors instead of peace officers, tense situations involving some of our society's more vulnerable people will more likely end violently.
  185. Don't tell me that working-class people can’t be articulate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    When writing dialogue, the idea that a drug dealer must be portrayed as verbally hesitant is daft -- language is not a tool issued by the nobility.
  186. Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Little attention is paid to reporters from the Global South who are killed, abused, or left stranded by foreign media.
  187. Down on the Seed: The World Bank Enables Corporate Takeover of Seeds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Exposing how the World Bank's policies ignores and undermines farmer-managed seed systems and enables profiteering by agrochemical companies.
  188. Driverless Cars: Hype, Hubris and Distractions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The driverless personal car is quickly emerging without a legal, ethical and priorities framework, when priorities should be placed on safer, more efficient and less polluting means of transport.
  189. Drowning in the waste of Israeli settlers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Several decades ago, the al-Matwa spring in Salfit city would often be crowded with Palestinians hiking in the valley and families picnicking alongside the clear, flowing stream. Now, however, the sewage flowing through the spring, the rancid smell that engulfs the valley, and the mosquitoes swarming the area have left the valley largely deserted.
  190. Dump the Guardian!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Guardian has spent the last two years relentlessly attacking Jeremy Corbyn. Only recently has it changed its tune, perhaps worried that it has alienated too many readers. Corbyn's success has been despite the Guardian and the rest of the corporate media. The Guardian will now want readers to forget its propaganda war on Corbyn. We've compiled this list so they don't. Dump the Guardian!
  191. The Dying Days of Liberalism
    How Orthodoxy, Professionalism, and Unresponsive Politics Finally Doomed a 19th-century Project

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    It's not a small thing that has fallen here, not merely the defeat of Hillary Clinton and Americans rejecting Obama’s "legacy". We are dealing with a series of institutions, an expert class, and a network of political and corporate alliances, that is being shaken beyond repair. We are in the earliest days of a historical transition, so it's not clear what is coming next, and the labels that have been proliferating demonstrate confusion and uncertainty -- populism, nativism, nationalism, etc.
  192. Dylan and Woody: Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Daniel Wolff's 'Grown Up Anger: The Connected Mysteries of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and the Calumet Massacre of 1913.'
  193. Ear Hustle: Prison podcast tells of life in San Quentin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Recorded in the historic San Quentin State Prison, the new Ear Hustle podcast paints a human image of life in lockup.
  194. East York Workers' Association
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The East York Workers' Association (EYWA) was an unemployment movement that developed during the Great Depression in the township of East York, Ontario.
  195. Ecologist Special Report: From fish to forests and conflicts to coffee ... how humans are affected by climate-driven species shifts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Climate change has species on the move, with major consequences for biodiversity and human communities. Building resilience has never been more important and Indigenous Peoples are showing the way.
  196. Ecologist Special Report: Why mining and violence are inextricably linked
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The South African government is currently embarking on streamlining decision-making processes in mining. To many this sounds like more top-down decision-making at the expense of those communities that will have to host mines and paves the way for more violent conflict, warns Jasper Finkeldey.
  197. Ecology and value theory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of Jason W Moore, Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital.
  198. The Economy of an Ecological Society Will Be at the Service of Humanity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    What would a truly just, equal and ecologically sustainable future look like? Why would it require a change in our economic system, namely the end of capitalism? Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams answer these questions in Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation.
  199. The Ecosocialism of Joel Kovel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Joel Kovel has been a prestigious and best-selling writer on psychotherapy, a militant left activist from the middle 1960s onward, an eco-theorist and an explorer of the world just beyond our sense perceptions.
  200. Edward Snowden Has Some Advice for Donald Trump About Surveillance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Emmons interviews NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about Trump's skewed priorities.
  201. Election Con 2016: New Evidence Demolishes the Myth of Trump's "Blue-Collar" Populism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Evidence indicates that Donald Trump's popularity among working class voters had less to do with economic insecurity and more to do with embracing support for elitist, pro-corporate, and reactionary social agendas.
  202. Election Interference Hypocrisy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While Canadian and Western media pursue Russian election meddling they ignore clear-cut Canadian meddling elsewhere, and the Unites States' long history of interference in elections around the world, including in Canada.
  203. Empire Abroad, Empire At Home
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The institutions and ideas U.S. elites used to project "full spectrum dominance" onto the global stage have eventually become part of the political order in the U.S. It is empire -- most of all -- that dooms democracy. As corporations have an insatiable drive for profit, empires have an insatiable drive for power.
  204. Empire of Destruction 
    Precision Warfare? Don't Make Me Laugh

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A single word to summarize American war-making in this last decade and a half: rubble. It's been a painfully apt term since September 11, 2001. In addition, to catch the essence of such war in this century, two new words might be useful: rubblize and rubblization.
  205. Endarkenment: Postmodernism, Identity Politics, and the Attack on Free Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Many today find the idea of free speech appalling—an awful fact to those who believe in freedom, quaint as it sounds. Left-liberals agitate to prevent disagreeable expression. Their masked street allies physically attack those who engage in it.
  206. Endless Atrocities: The US Role In Creating The North Korean Fortress-State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An overview of the history that informs North Korea's relations with the United States and "drives its determination never to submit to any American diktat".
  207. Enemies of the People
    How hatred of the masses bridges our partisan divide

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As we veer into a brave new age of right-wing populism, a restive mood of contempt for the masses has seized the opposition. Demoralized liberals, still reeling from the debacle of the 2016 presidential ballot, are salving their wounds with reveries of metaphysical superiority.
  208. Engels, Neanderthals and the origins of the family
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Based on concrete evidence from genetics and archaeology, Friedrich Engel's theories well over a hundred years ago are still relevant to current disputes about the origins of the human family.
  209. E. P. Thompson's Socialist Humanism
    E. P. Thompson and the Making of the New Left: Essays and Polemics

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Cal Winslow's E. P. Thompson and the Making of the New Left: Essays and Polemics.
  210. The erasure of Syrian voices in Western media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Trapped between a police state and Al Qaeda, average Syrians explain why they fear regime change.
  211. Essential Debates at the Intersections of Science and Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the introduction to his new book "A Redder Shade of Green", Ian Angus says ecosocialism must be based on a careful synthesis of Marxist social science and Earth System science -- a twenty-first century rebirth of scientific socialism.
  212. Europe: Reactionary Working Class? "Could it be that the Left have failed their constituencies"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is no lack of condemnation and moralizing to those who go to the far right. An increasing number of commentators, however, are now beginning to suspect that the march of large groups of workers toward the far right can be an expression of protest against the prevailing social development. Not all have received the benefits from the globalization success story.
  213. Evictions, trials as Russian Church claims property
    With the resurgence of a Kremlin-endorsed monastery, islanders on Valaam have endured trials, evictions and arson.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    With the resurgence of a Kremlin-endorsed monastery, islanders on Valaam have endured trials, evictions and arson.
  214. Expansion of Renewable Energies in Mexico Has Victims, Too
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An account of the impact of wind and solar projects in the Yucatan state of Mexico on the nearby communities, in particular farmers, and the failures of the government to consult or inform the community on the environmental impacts and contract terms.
  215. Expert panel identifies unacceptable toll of food and farming systems on human health
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The UN Committee on World Food Security in Rome has today launched a new report examining the impact of chemical intensive, industrial food system on human health.
  216. The Extraordinary Lynne Stewart
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Remembering Lynne Stewart, who died on March 12, 2017.
  217. Eyewitness at Standing Rock
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Interview with Rebecca Kemble.
  218. The Facts Proving Corbyn's Election Triumph
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Corbyn has proved himself the most popular Labour leader with the electorate in more than 40 years, apart from Blair’s landslide victory in 1997.
  219. Fake news about the Rojava revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Sharply different opinions have developed among the radical left in recent years towards the Syrian radical democratic movement led by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) -- an initially Kurdish-based force which through a series of political and military struggles and alliances has recently formed the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, as a model for a multi-ethnic, non-sectarian, federal and socially just alternative for the nation and the region.
  220. Fake News about Venezuela: A Simple Recipe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    "Journalists" who want to write fake news about Venezuela, or about any other country or group that dares to stand up to US imperialism, only need to follow this simple recipe:
    - Choose one or more countries/groups opposed to US imperialism
    - If available, have a former official, now being paid by the US government, make the accusations
    - Season well with doses of "war on terror" and/or "war on drugs"
    - Sprinkle with opinions of "experts" who work in DC think tanks or US-funded NGOs
  221. Fake news, echo chambers and filter bubbles: Underresearched and overhyped
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the early years of the internet, it was revolutionary to have a world of information just a click away from anyone, anywhere, anytime. Many hoped this inherently democratic technology could lead to better-informed citizens more easily participating in debate, elections and public discourse.
  222. Fake News Inquiry: Old Wine in New Bottles
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A criticism of a recent investigation by the UK's Culture, Media and Sports committee into 'fake news' and public persuasion by false propaganda, describing the challenges of identifying or preventing the dissemination of fake news.
  223. Fake News on Russia in the New York Times, 1917-2017
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Fake news on Russia is a Times tradition that can be traced back at least as far as the 1917 revolution.
  224. Fake News: the Unravelling of US Empire From Within
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A war of opposing certitudes and denunciations is waged day to day between the long-ruling US corporate media and the White House. Both continuously proclaim ringing recriminations of the other's 'fake news'. Over months they both portray each other as malevolent liars.
  225. FAO: Plantations are not forests!
    Since 1948 the UN's Food and Agriculture has been clinging to an outmoded definition of 'forests' that includes industrial wood plantations

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The FAO definition considers forests to be basically just 'a bunch of trees', while ignoring other fundamental aspects of forests, including their many other life-forms such as other types of plants, as well as animals, and forest-dependent human communities. Equally, it ignores the vital contribution of forests to natural processes that provide soil, water and oxygen.
  226. Fascism and anti-fascism in 1930s Manchester
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An account of the growth of fascism in Manchester in the early 1930s, and working class resistance to it.
  227. Fast food rights: organising the unorganised
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The experience from the examples of organising the unorganised both in the US and UK demonstrate that it is possible to develop union organisation; significant examples are discussed in this article, particularly in a British context.
  228. Fast and Furious: Now They're Really Gunning for Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Allegations about President Donald Trump revealing highly classified intelligence are intended to bring him down.
  229. The FBI: Silent Terror of the Fourth Reich
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Lately, there's been a lot of rhetoric comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. The concern is that a Nazi-type regime may be rising in America. That process, however, began a long time ago.
  230. The FBI's Forgotten Criminal History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The FBI has a long record of both deceit and incompetence. Five years ago, Americans learned that the FBI was teaching its agents that "the FBI has the ability to bend or suspend the law to impinge on the freedom of others." This has practically been the Bureau's motif since its creation in 1908.
  231. Fear and Trembling in the Workplace
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Organized labour is desperately in need of a major facelift. The AFL-CIO needs to hire the best public relations firm in the land, pay them what they ask, do exactly as they say, and get busy educating the American public.
  232. A Few Things About Nonviolence: A Response to Yoav Litvin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The goal of a true movement opposing American fascism should not be adrenaline-boosting brawls, it can only be the long and dedicated work of dismantling various engines of white supremacy within our socio-political landscape.
  233. Fighting Back for Survival
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The editors reflect on the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
  234. Fighting Fascism: the Irish at the Battle of Cordoba
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A history of the role played by Irish citizens who enlisted to fight against General Franco's fascist forces in Spain in 1936.
  235. Fighting for climate justice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Climate change is a key factor in oppression of the poor worldwide.
  236. Fighting Franco: the First Irish Casualties of the Spanish Civil War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A brief biography of Tommy Patten and Jack Barry focusing on their involvement in the Spanish Civil War.
  237. Fighting the Wrong Enemy: Why Americans Hate Muslims
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Certainly, anti-Arab and Muslim sentiments in the US have been around for generations, but it has risen sharply in the last two decades. Arabs and Muslims have become an easy scapegoat for all of America's failed wars and counter-violence.
  238. Finance as Warfare: the IMF Lent to Greece Knowing It Could Never Pay Back Debt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An interview with economist Michael Hudson, who argues that the International Monetary Fund provided loans to Greece with the deliberate intention that the country be forced to go into default and be forced to sell public assets and land.
  239. First of Its Kind Study Shows 55,400 People Hospitalized or Killed by US Cops in a Single Year
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The authors of a study which examined police interactions with the public conclude that alarmingly high numbers reflect an "excess exposure" of people to police violence.
  240. The Flint Militants
    Eighty years ago, the Flint Sit-Down Strike showed the power of a determined rank and file and a class-conscious leadership

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In 1937 hundreds of autoworkers seized two General Motors (GM) plants in Flint, Michigan, paralyzing the massive corporation's production line. The workers' new tactic - the sit-down strike - threatened to fundamentally change the balance of power between workers and management.
  241. Florynce Kennedy & Black Feminism
    Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Sherie M. Randolph's Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical.
  242. Forest Service's 'Independent' Report on Atlantic Coast Pipeline Written by Pipeline Company Contractor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The U.S. Forest Service recently published an assessment of the proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline, calling the report "independent." In reality the assessment was performed and written by none other than a contractor working for the pipeline company.
  243. The Fort Hood 43
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A history of the 43 infantrymen who refused to be deployed against protestors at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
  244. Fracking kills newborn babies - polluted water likely cause
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A new study in Pennsylvania, USA shows that fracking is strongly related to increased mortality in young babies. The effect is most pronounced in counties with many drinking water wells indicating that contamination by 'produced water' from fracking is a likely cause. Radioactive pollution with uranium, thorium and radium is a 'plausible explanation' for the excess deaths.
  245. Frantz Fanon: Decolonisation through revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of Peter Hudis, Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades (Pluto Press, 2015); Lewis R Gordon, What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought (Fordham University Press, 2015); and Leo Zeilig, Frantz Fanon: The Militant Philosopher of Third World Revolution (I B Taurus, 2016). The three books illustrate a renewed interest among activists and within academia in the life and work of Frantz Fanon. The three highlighted works demonstrate that Fanon has many lessons for current movements against racism, imperialism and capitalism.
  246. Franz Kafka: In His Times and Ours
    Franz Kafka: Subversive Dreamer

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Michael Lowy's Franz Kafka: Subversive Dreamer.
  247. Free Speech for the Right? A Primer on Key Legal Questions and Principles
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The rise in national attention to the "alt-right" and fascist-white supremacist protesters has raised questions about the parameters of free speech in America. When can free speech be limited, if ever? What are the implications of attempting to limit controversial speech? And what precedents has the Supreme Court set regarding free speech?
  248. Free Speech and Unsafe Spaces 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Malik criticizes "the blinkered, self-centred, indeed narcissistic, attitudes that shape much contemporary discussion on speech and its limits. Free speech, from this perspective, requires not a robust exchange of ideas but the validation of my views. I should have the right to denounce anyone I wish, but criticism of my views is a denial of my free speech. Vigorously defending oneself against criticism is to deny safe space for one's critics."
  249. Freedom for the Speech We Hate: a Legal Guide to Your Protest Rights
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A list of Constitutional questions and answers, including laws and guidelines for peaceful protesting, aimed at promoting the effectiveness of the First Amendment.
  250. The Freeland-Chomiak Connection: "It takes a village to raise a Nazi"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Sanders uncovers Chrystia Freeland's, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, own personal and professional connection with fascist groups and publications.
  251. From Left Radicalism to Radical Islamism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The current preoccupations of Islamic youth in Britian are much different from the anti-racist activism and political radicalism of the author's generation.
  252. Fury at Azaria Verdict is Israel's Trump Moment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Examining the popular reaction to the conviction in military court of Elor Azaria for manslaughter as demonstrating a deep social divide in the vein of Trump's election in the US and the Brexit vote in the UK.
  253. Gaza's women of steel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Gadzo interviews three different women in Gaza who have taken on difficult, yet culturally progressive, employment in the wake of the region's economic devastation.
  254. Gene Drives: A Scientific Case for a Complete and Perpetual Ban
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    One of the central issues of our day is how to safely manage the outputs of industrial innovation. Novel products incorporating nanotechnology, biotechnology, rare metals, microwaves, novel chemicals, and more, enter the market on a daily basis. The majority of products receive no regulatory supervision at all.
  255. The Genocide of the Rohingya: Big Oil, Failed Democracy and False Prophets
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    To a certain extent, Aung San Suu Kyi is a false prophet. Glorified by the west for many years, she was made a 'democracy icon' because she opposed the same forces in her country, Burma, at the time that the US-led western coalition isolated Rangoon for its alliance with China.
  256. Gentrification Represents a Geography of Inequality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    What does gentrification mean for the future of American cities? It means more than the arrival of trendy shops and expensive coffee. Peter Moskowitz intertwines human narratives with incisive analysis of the systemic forces contributing to America's crises of race and inequality, in How to Kill a City. Click here now to order this book with a donation to Truthout!The following is a Truthout interview with Peter Moskowitz, author of How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood.
  257. Germany's Network Enforcement Act: Legal framework for censorship of the Internet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On October 1, 2017, the Network Enforcement Act took effect in Germany. Under the cover of a fight against "fake news" and "hate speech," it creates a legal framework for censorship of the Internet.
  258. Getting Assange: the Untold Story
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The witchhunt against Wikileaks founder Jullian Assange.
  259. Gig Economy or Odd Jobs: What May Seem Trendy to Privileged City Dwellers and Suburbanites is as Old as Poverty
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2017
    The rise of precarious employment is not a stimulus to "creativity" but a long-established way of explloiting the poor.
  260. Gilroy and Reed on Race, Class & Culture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The common theme has been the way that those who call themselves 'progressive' or 'anti-racist' often draw upon ideas that are deeply regressive and rooted in racial ways of thinking; and that the consequences of identity politics and of concepts such as cultural appropriation is to bring about not social justice but the empowerment of those who would act as gatekeeprs to particular communities. The articles have inevitably drawn much hostility, especially from would-be gatekeepers, who insist that to challenge such ideas is to challenge antiracism, even to 'defend white supremacy'.
  261. Giving a Voice to Local NGOs in a Flawed Global Aid Environment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Driven by wealthy donor countries, the global aid environment is flawed and unbalanced, and evidence suggests it is taking advantage of the regions they are supposed to be helping.
  262. A Global Matrix of Control
    War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Jeff Halper's War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification.
  263. Globalization vs. Empire: Can Trump Contain the Growing Split?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A brief history of US policy supporting globalization and the growing divide it has created between US hegemony and global capitalism, and criticism of the Trump administrations capability to deal with the impacts of this divide.
  264. Globe and Mail promotes Controversial Mining Magnate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    How close is too close when it comes to media outlets working with institutions set up by wealthy individuals to influence the news? The question becomes important to ask when Canada's "national newspaper" promotes a worldview paid for by one of the planet's most controversial mining magnates. The Globe and Mail's close ties to the Munk Debates and University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs should worry journalists and everyone who cares about foreign policy discussion in this country.
  265. Good To Know You! - John Berger's ways of seeing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A tribute to the life and work of John Berger, author of the influential 'Ways of Seeing'.
  266. Goodbye to Golden Rice? GM Trait Leads to Drastic Yield Loss and "Metabolic Meltdown"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While proponents of Golden rice have blamed its failure to reach the market on "over-regulation" of GMOs and on "anti-GMO" opposition, the latest research suggests that problems intrinsic to GMO breeding are what have prevented researchers from developing Golden Rice suitable for commercialization.
  267. Google Is So Big, It Is Now Shaping Policy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic. And It's Screwing It Up.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A snap decision by Google has begun to reshape the drug treatment industry, tilting the playing field toward large conglomerates-- the precise opposite outcome Google had hoped to achieve.
  268. Google's new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    New data suggests that the implementation of changes in Google's search evaluation protocols resulted in a massive loss of readership of socialist, anti-war and progressive web sites.
  269. Grasping Diversity, Embracing Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Can Diversity Embrace Democracy? Can Democracy Acknowledge Diversity?
  270. The Great Power Shift: a Russia-China Alliance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A significant powershift in the triangular relaionship between the US, Russia and China is occuring as Sino-Russian relations are improving.
  271. Greece mourns slain anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A self-professed Golden Dawn member stabbed leftist rapper Killah P to death in Piraeus on September 18, 2013.
  272. Green nationalism? How the far right could learn to love the environment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Myths of a pagan past in harmony with nature have been a feature of green nationalism, from its beginnings through to the Anastasia ecovillages in contemporary Russia where - unlike their equivalent hippy communes found in the West - sustainable living is combined with a 'reactionary eco-nationalism'. Could it happen here too?
  273. The Green Party After the Election
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Until the Green Party has built a real power base of well-organized, dues-paying members and elected Green caucuses in city councils, state legislatures and the U.S. House, it will not be taken seriously in a presidential run by most media and most voters
  274. Grenfell Tower: A Disaster Waiting to Happen
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Grenfell tower disaster is a consequence of social housing policies dating back to the 1980's.
  275. Grenfell Tower fire: anger rising
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Four days after the raging inferno that criminally took the innocent lives of so many, survivors and friends and families of the missing are still not only without the support from the authorities that they need, but are suffering an unacceptable lack of information and coordination. It is fair to say, that despite the Tory insistence that all is hand and all that can be done is being done, in reality, all that is being done, is being done by community brothers and sisters and a wider volunteer force. Lacking a central command, people are being fed, clothed and comforted from within the community, organised by those of the community. And while the community has so far largely remained peaceful, united by loss and grief, anger is bubbling.
  276. Grenfell Tower Fire: Corporate Manslaughter in London
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A massive fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in the early hours of June 14th. Grenfell Tower is a 24-storey building of public housing flats in the North Kensington area of London. Over 600 people were believed to be inside the building and there are fears that the death toll, currently at 58, will rise to over a 100. This incident generated a wave of public anger over ignored safety warnings, an inadequate response from authorities, and most of all about the (housing) policies that safeguard corporate greed over the rights of the poor and working class, in this case their very lives. This was no accident – it was corporate manslaughter.
  277. The Grenfell Tower fire could have been avoided: this government must be held responsible
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  278. Grenfell Tower: the Tragic Price of the Rolled-Back State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The British state used to be better organised and effective, but self-interested denigration of the state over the past 30 years has helped erode these strengths, leaving authorities less equiped to handle emergencies such as Grenfell tower disaster.
  279. Guardian Sells False Image of an Open Jerusalem
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A Guardian essay on a new Israeli open-rooftops project in Jerusalem, part of a Season of Culture, sadly falls into a standard trap for feelgood articles of this kind. It fails to provide the main context for Jerusalem: that the native Palestinians live under a belligerent Israeli occupation that is ultimately trying to evict them from the city.
  280. The guardians of the Andean potato
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    More than 2,800 types of potatoes are known to have originated in Peru. The existence of these varieties can be attributed to the high value the Quechua people place on their cultural traditions and biological diversity.
  281. Guardian's day of shame, and the dark depths of liberal McCarthyism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The liberal 'resistance' to Donald Trump has revealed a service media now plumbing its own dark, reactionary depths. A Guardian editorial has welcomed back to public prominence none other than George W Bush. Even for the Blair-protecting, war-apologising Guardian, it's a landmark day of shame.
  282. Hannah Arendt Explains How Propaganda Uses Lies to Erode All Truth and Morality
    Insights from The Origins of Totalitarianism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Observations on Hannah Arendt's 1951 book "Origins of Totalitarianism" on the nature of Totalitarianism and the role of propaganda in its rise and support within societies.
  283. The Harmful Effects of Antifa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An historic opportunity is being missed. The disastrous 2016 presidential election could and should have been a wakeup call. A corrupt political system that gave voters a choice between two terrible candidates is not democracy.
  284. Has the meaning of "organizing" been forgotten?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Rising inequality, US anti-union laws crushing organized labour south of the boarder, and the slow unrelenting decline of union density here in Canada has renewed the focus on labour union organizing. The response from the leadership of the movement has been focused -- rightly -- on changes to law regulating labour unions that make it harder to organize. However, changing labour laws will not undo the slow decline in union density alone. Unions will also have to actually go out and talk to workers, sign them up, establish a local, bargain a first agreement, and enforce those terms.
  285. Heatwave frequency rises twice as fast in the poorest countries
    New research proves that the countries least responsible for global warming, those least able to adapt, have already been hit much harder by

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A feature of most statements about climate change is the use of the future tense: the poorest countries will be worse-hit than the rich ones. But new research shows that the predicted unequal climate future has actually been with us for decades. The poorest countries have already experienced twice as great an increase in extreme temperatures as the rich ones, and the gap has been widening for more than thirty years.
  286. Hegemony How-To
    A Roadmap for Radicals

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Hegemony How-To is a practical guide to political struggle for a generation that is deeply ambivalent about questions of power, leadership, and strategy.
  287. "Hegemony How-To": Rethinking Activism and Embracing Power
    A review of Hegemony How-To: a Roadmap for Radicals, by Jonathan Smucker

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    "How many times, I wondered, had I favored a particular action or tactic because I really thought it was likely to change a decision-maker’s position or win over key allies, as opposed to gravitating toward an action because it expressed my activist identity and self-conception? How concerned were we really, in our practice, with political outcomes?"
  288. Here's the PR Firm Behind ‘Your Energy America’ Front Group Pushing Atlantic Coast Pipeline
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A newly formed front group called "Your Energy America" is pushing Dominion Energy's Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline; evidence points to DDC Advocacy as the PR firm behind the group, which has known ties to the Republican Party.
  289. Here's why papers don't deserve support; money should go to committed Internet sites
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Governement funding should not go toward propping up mainstream print media, but rather towards access to information in communities where it is currently lacking.
  290. Hersh's New Syria Revelations Buried From View
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at veteran journalist Seymour Herst's latest investigation, which questions whether Syrian President Assad was responsible for another alleged gas attack at Khan Sheikhoun.
  291. The Hidden History of the SNCC Research Department
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    SNCC may have been the most important organization of the postwar civil rights movement. It grew out of the wave of sit-ins in 1960 and was guided initially by Ella Baker, the foundational organizer whose emphasis on bottom-up organizing and democracy deeply shaped SNCC’s vision and methods.
  292. Hillary Clinton Just Told Five Blatant Lies About WikiLeaks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    During an interview with ABC's Sarah Ferguson, while promoting her new book about her loss in the 2017 presidential election, Hillary Clinton told five lies about the WikiLeaks.
  293. Hippies, Yippies, Radicals and Pranksters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Review of the book entitled "Did iT! From Yippie to Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, an American Revolutionary," by Pat Thomas.
  294. Historic Settlement Reached on Behalf of CIA Torture Victims
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Details on the legal settlement between the U.S government and the victims of a CIA torture program in 2002.
  295. Historic Speaker's Corner Becomes Site of Anti-feminist Silencing and Volence
    Efforts to silence feminist speech have taken a violent turn

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The "What is gender" debate at the historic Speaker's Corner in London turned vitriolic and violent when opposing organizations accused the discussion of potentially inciting "transmisogyny."
  296. The History Channel Is Finally Telling the Stunning Secret Story of the War on Drugs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The US government's involvement with the drug cartels is examined in a new documentary on The History Channel.
  297. History and Hypocrisy: Why the Korean War Matters in the Age of Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The DPRK's recent missile test is a "provocation" according to US state sources. A provocation indeed. Firing things into the air that go bang is clearly not a nice thing to do. People really should ease up on things that explode. I mean somebody could get hurt.
  298. A history of American anti-immigrant bias, starting with Benjamin Franklin’s hatred of the Germans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the 1750s, the United States of America was not yet a country, but its trouble with immigrants already had begun. People of non-WASP (white Anglo-Saxon Protestant) descent were crossing the ocean to start new lives in the new world, and earlier Colonial settlers were none too happy about it.
  299. A history of American lynchings
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A soil collection project is commemorating the forgotten victims of lynching and helping to tell their stories.
  300. A History of Women's Rights in Toronto
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Whether they were marching in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington or commemorating International Women's Day, women in Toronto have a longstanding tradition of advocating for gender equality across Canada.
  301. Hope in Dark Times
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The most dynamic and emergent forces in U.S. politics today are on our side, and possibilities for a radical transformation of the system have not yet been foreclosed. Whether we make good on them is up to us.
  302. How American History Erases Mass Killings Against Native Americans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the wake of recent American mass killings, the author reminds us of mass murders of indigenous people in American history.
  303. How 'Antifa' Mirrors the 'Alt-Right'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Behind the rhetoric of the "alt-right" about white nativism and protecting American traditions, history and Christian values is the lust for violence. Behind the rhetoric of antifa, the Black Bloc and the so-called "alt-left" about capitalism, racism, state repression and corporate power is the same lust for violence.
  304. How are you going to pay for it? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Debates on how government will pay for new programs suffer from a fundamental fallacy: the assumption that the government spends other people's money. It doesn't.
  305. How Big is My Tribe? The Crisis in Catalonia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at recent divisive events in Catalonia, Britain and the US, proposing that we should really be concentrating more on important universal issues such as inequality, influence peddling, profit-only deregulation, and offshore tax havens.
  306. How Churchill Broke the Greek Resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On May 8, 1945, Hitler’s successors signed Germany's capitulation. By that point, Greece had already been liberated for six months. Across more than three years, the Greek people had waged a mass resistance against the fascist occupiers -- the Italians, the Bulgarians, and above all the Germans -- in which they had shown heroic courage in the face of a boundless terror.
  307. How Culture Came to Appropriate Race
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Racism has historically played a major role in shaping adoption practices.
  308. How Did It Start?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Every serious debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict raises the question: "When did it start?" Each side has its own date, proving that the other side started it.
  309. How Financial Transaction Taxes Make the Economy More Efficient
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The efforts to implement a financial transactions tax (FTT) within the European Union (EU) seem to be finally coming to a head. While the EU is far from unanimous in support of a FTT, an effort to implement a joint FTT has been moving forward for the last six years under a provision that allows ten or more countries to act collectively.
  310. How French 'Intellectuals' Ruined the West: Postmodernism and Its Impact, Explained
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Postmodernism presents a threat not only to liberal democracy but to modernity itself.
  311. How Fukushima gave rise to a new anti-racism movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Shaw examines the rise in anti-discrimination social activism in Japan after the environmental disasters in 2011 and lack of support from the government towards its non-Japanese citizens.
  312. How I Learned Courts are Off-Limits to the 99 Percent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Rall discusses the expenses of the American justice system that benefit large corporations and the wealthy.
  313. How Immigrants Built the American Left -- And Can Build It Again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The energy and upheaval unleashed by the Trump administration's assault on Muslims, Latinos, and other immigrants, documented or not, has been directed toward a restoration of their rights and dignity, toward the family reunions and free passage into our country that have been happily broadcast from airports all across the country -- and rightly so. But if our ambitions are simply to restore the old status quo or even recreate a liberalized version of the policies extant under President Obama, then we will be selling short the possibilities inherent in this moment.
  314. How Labor and Climate United Can Trump Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Co-operation between labour and climate groups may be possible in the Trump era.
  315. How many British MPs are working for Israel?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Investigating the revelations that UK embassy staff in Israel are cooperating with Israeli political parties to influence UK policy making.
  316. How Media Bias Fuels Syrian Escalation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The mainstream U.S. media now reports as "flat-fact" the Syrian government's guilt in the April 4, 2017 chemical weapons incident, but the real facts are less clear and some point in the opposite direction.
  317. How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As white nationalism and the so-called "alt-Right" have gained prominence in the Trump era, a bipartisan reaction has coalesced to challenge these ideologies. But much of this bipartisan coalition focuses on individual, extreme, and hate-filled mobilizations and rhetoric, rather than the deeper, politer, and apparently more politically acceptable violence that imbues United States foreign and domestic policy in the 21st century.
  318. How Paul Robeson found his political voice in the Welsh valleys
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Acclaimed stage actor, American football player, and political activist Paul Robinson became invovled with the Welsh mining labor movement in Rhondda Valley.
  319. How Propaganda Works to Divide Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Political propaganda employs the ideals of liberal democracy to undermine those very ideals, the dangers of which, not even its architects fully understand.
  320. How "Race Neutral" Policy Failed
    Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review ofKaren R. Miller's Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit.
  321. How Right-Wing Extremists Stalk, Dox, and Harass Their Enemies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    How neo-Nazis in the U.S use the online chatroom Pony Power to harass anti-facist activists.
  322. How Russia Became "Our Adversary" Again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    How did Russia, which has been a capitalist state for a querter of a century, become "our adversary" to the United States?
  323. How Seattle Voted to Tax the Rich
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Seattle further cemented its reputation as one of the most progressive cities in the U.S. last week, when its City Council passed a law to tax the rich, sponsored by socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant along with Councilmember Lisa Herbold.
  324. How the 1989 War on Manuel Noriega's Panama Super-Charged US Militarism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Manuel Noriega is dead at 83. He seems like a sad footnote to the last disastrous quarter century, but the December 1989 US invasion of Panama really was a permission slip for Washington -- led by both Republicans and Democrats -- to waste whatever potential benefits the end of the Cold War might have brought.
  325. How the aristocracy preserved their power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    After democracy finally shunted aside hereditary lords, they found new means to protect their extravagant riches. For all the modern tales of noble poverty and leaking ancestral homes, their private wealth and influence remain phenomenal.
  326. How the Nazis Used Jim Crow Laws as the Model for Their Race Laws
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An interview with James Q. Whitman about his new book "Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law".
  327. How the tiny fishing village of Pugwash tried to stop a nuclear war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Pugwash Conference in Nova Scotia, a gathering of leading scientists to help thwart nuclear war, is the inspiration for a new play by Vern Thiessen.
  328. How the UAW Lost at Nissan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In early August, the UAW's union recognition campaign at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi ended in a disastrous 63% "no" vote - 10% greater than the loss at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee three and a half years earlier.
  329. How to Escape the Present
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of Naomi Klein's book "No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need". Klein's focus is the global economy and the deeply flawed value system it creates, at the expense of people and the environment.
  330. How to Fight a Giant: Militant Labor Organizers Catch PepsiCo Off Guard
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The sudden closing of a factory by PepsiCo, the world's second-largest snacks producer, leaves hundred's of workers in Argentina without jobs or sucurity, resulting in a massive demonstration of solidarity for worker's rights.
  331. How Zionist terrorism determined Palestine's fate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A book review on State of Terror: How Terrorism Created Modern Israel, Thomas Suárez, Olive Branch Press (2017).
  332. Human Rights: the Latest Weapon Against Venezuela
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Non-governmental organizations are using false information to charge Venezuela with "human rights violations." These are merely extensions of the US and western foreign policy apparatus, working as the local infrastructure that is necessary in regime change operations as well as a source for the media to build its biased narrative.
  333. Humans and Subhumans: Weill Cornell and the Death of the American Soul
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    All patients that walk through the door of Weill Cornell are put into two categories: the humans, who are deemed by Cornell to have "good insurance," and the subhumans, who are deemed by Cornell to have "bad insurance." If you fall into the category of the former, they will generally make a grudging effort to provide you with good care. If you fall into the category of the later, they will literally bend over backwards to see to it that you are provided with truly awful and atrocious care.
  334. Hurricane Harvey and the Dialectics of Nature
    Houston is the city where capitalism's victory over nature is the most complete - and also where nature takes its ultimate revenge

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Proyect argues that historically the shortsighted nature of capitalism has led to natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey. To understand nature, the ripple effects of its manipulation and to implement laws that protect it is in our only hope to prevent catastrophes such as Hurricane Harvey in the future.
  335. I wanted to understand why racists hated me. So I befriended Klansmen
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Daryl Davis befriended Ku Klux Klan members in order to gain some understanding of the organization, their beliefs and hatred.
  336. Ideological Violence and Sociopathic Rage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    ‘How can we distinguish violence driven by ideology from sociopathic rage?
  337. Idylls of the Liberal: The American Dreams of Mark Lilla and Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Social change is not made by noble heroes, even if they find themselves in the right place at the right time to take the credit. It is made by the commoners -- by those who remain nameless and faceless in the legends, and in the political ideologies of Lilla and Coates.
  338. If China Can Fund Infrastructure With Its Own Credit, So Can We
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    What the US could learn from China about funding infrastructure initiatives.
  339. If this is feminism...
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Part of the problem with the response to Tuvel's article is that some seem to feel that they are the only ones who have the legitimate right to talk about certain topics. At best, this is identity politics run amok; at worst it is a turf war.
  340. Immanuel Kant on Electoral Interference
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Historically the United States has been far more inclined to engage in politcal interference than Russia.
  341. Impacts of mass coral die-off on Indian Ocean reefs revealed
    Warming sea waters - caused by climate change and extreme climatic events - threaten the stability of tropical coral reefs, with potentially

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    New research by the University of Exeter shows that increased surface ocean temperatures during the strong 2016 El Niño led to a major coral die-off event in the Maldives, and that this has caused reef growth rates to collapse. They also found that the rates at which some reefs species, in particular parrotfish, are eroding the reefs had increased following this coral die-off event.
  342. Imperialism and the Logic of Mass Destruction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As throughout much of its war-obsessed history, the United States is currently engaged in military conflict – or threatening such action – across a broad contested terrain. In the cases of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, Washington has resorted to its familiar global modus operandi: sending off barrages of missiles and bombs, much of it hitting civilian populations and resources needed for their survival. Death tolls mount, the largest numbers lately in the protracted battle for Mosul. Heavier casualties are being visited upon non-combatants in Yemen, thanks to U.S.-backed Saudi aerial savagery.
  343. In India Any Social Activist Can Be Arrested, Charged And Tried - Sans Evidence - For Terrorism: Kobad Ghandy's Case - Part II - The Punjab Trial
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In a follow-up to an article detailing how Delhi's legal system was able to detain Kobad Ghandy in Tihar Jail for engaging in supposedly communist activities, this article discusses a separate attempt to prosecute Ghandy for his social activism.
  344. In Memoriam: Bobby Lee, Black Panther
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Hy Thurman remembers Bobby Lee.
  345. In Myanmar, Anti-Terrorism Is Cover for Ethnic Cleansing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A brutal crackdown in Myanmar under the guise of anti-terrorism is really ethnic cleansing against a long-persecuted Rohingya minority.
  346. In Syria, Western Media Cheer Al-Qaeda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Khalek criticizes Western media for their failure to report on attacks in Syria because to do so would highlight how the West has been responsible for prolonging Al-Qaeda's bloodshed.
  347. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Mexico proved that debt can be repudiated
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Mexico's past demonstrates that despite the domination of the major powers and international finance, a country can make major social advances.
  348. India: Why are Suzuki automobile workers in jail?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Why are automobile workers being jailed for murder? The story at Maruti is a familiar one in India's industrial scene.
  349. Indigenous resistance: my fight for land and life in Colombia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On World Day of Indigenous Resistance, Wayúu woman ANGELICA ORITZ shares her experience as a human rights defender, living and fighting for the future of her community in the shadow of the largest opencast mine in Colombia.
  350. Indigenous Women: The Frontline Protectors of the Environment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Indigenous women, while experiencing the first and worst effects of climate change globally, are often in the frontline in struggles to protect the environment.
  351. Industrial Production of Poultry Gives Rise to Deadly Strains of Bird Flu H5Nx
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Debunking the claims of industrial poultry producers that multiple outbreaks of bird flu are due to wild waterfowl, instead providing evidence that industrial farming practices are responsible for the outbreak.
  352. Ineffective 350.org divestment campaign should give way to direct corporate actions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While 350.org runs a number of important campaigns, such as "Resist Trump's Climate Agenda" , there are serious questions about whether divestment campaigning is effective or whether it should be replaced by direct action campaigning.
  353. Informal Labour, Another Wall Faced by Migrants in Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A large proportion of the 4.3 million migrant workers in Latin America and the Caribbean survive by working in the informal economy or in irregular conditions. An invisible wall that is necessary to bring down, together with discrimination and xenophobia.
  354. Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of Shashi Tharoor's book "Inglorious Empire", which is a scorching indictment of British rule in India and British imperialism in general.
  355. Inside Corbyn's Office
    An interview with Matt Zarb-Cousin

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Jeremy Corbyn’s former press officer on sabotage within the British Labour party, his relationship to the media, and how Labour can close the polling gap.
  356. Inside The Scorpion
    A Journalist's Ordeal in Egypt's Most Notorious Prison

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The story of journalist Mohamed Fahmy's experiences during their two-year confinement in an Egyptian prison.
  357. Interactive map of workers' councils (1917-1927)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    This article charts the spread of the workers' council movement in the ten-year period after the 1917 revolution in Russia.
  358. The Irish Dead: Fighting Fascism in Spain, 1937
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the springtime of 1937, Spain was in the grip of civil war which flared as intense and as hot as the sun that hung over its skies. Of the many different nationalities that went to Spain to help the Republicans defeat the fascists, it was the Irish who proved to be a dominant force, but death stalked the men from the emerald isle and many of them did not see the end of that intensely hot Summer.
  359. The Irish Potato Famine Was Caused by Capitalism, Not a Fungus
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While the blight did strike and take down most of Ireland’s potatoes, the truth is that Ireland was exporting more than enough food to feed everyone at the same time as the famine was happening.
  360. Is the Vault 7 Source a Whistleblower?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Historically, the criminal justice system has been a particularly inept judge of who is a whistleblower. Moreover, it has allowed the use of the pernicious Espionage Act – an arcane law meant to go after spies – to go after whistleblowers who reveal information the public interest.
  361. ISIS Church Bombings Kill 47 in Egypt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Ditz details two recent ISIS attacks in Egypt targeting Christian churches and followers.
  362. Islamophobic U.S. Megadonor Fuels German Far-Right Party With Viral Fake News
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An American website, the Gatestone Institute, is peddling fake news focused on anti-immigration and anti-Islamic rhetoric that many fear will influence the upcoming German federal election.
  363. Israel and the A-Word
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Israel's apartheid foundations were laid in its dispossession of the Palestinians in 1948. They were reinforced by the immediate erection of colonial constitutional structures that cemented the exclusion of the colonised. Since then, Israeli law and policy has only deepened the state apparatus of separation and segregation, discrimination and domination. Over the years, countless activists, authors and artists, as well as leading anti-apartheid figures from South Africa, have referred to Israel’s particular brand of structural discrimination as akin to apartheid. In the last decade, international lawyers have also begun to do likewise, but with reference to the definition of apartheid under international law rather than by analogy to southern Africa.
  364. Israel Barring Palestinians From Entering for Medical Care Over Cellphones, Witnesses Say
    Gaza women say they were turned back at border because they didn't have their cellphones, which were taken by Hamas.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Palestinians from Gaza attempting to enter Israel claim that Israel's Shin Bet security service has recently begun demanding they hand over their cellphones when being questioned and that those who refuse are barred from entering.
  365. Israel Continues Its Attack on Palestinian Freedom of Expression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The arrest of a teenager for voicing an opinion on a social media site raises serious concerns over freedom of expression in Israel.
  366. Israel maintains robust arms trade with rogue regimes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Israel's collusion with Myanmar's military is part of a pattern of military aid to rogue regimes that goes back decades, and reflects the importance of the arms trade to Israel's economy.
  367. Israel: Neither Democratic or Jewish
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    After 50 years of Occupation, Israel is neither democratic, nor Jewish.
  368. Israel Seeks 'Jewish' Non-Jews in Numbers Battle with Palestnians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    With a shortage of Jews to defeat the Palestinians demographically, the Netanyahu government is considering a revision to the traditional rabbinical injunction that a Jew must be born to a Jewish mother -- opening the doors to a new category of 'Jewish' non-Jews.
  369. Israel Steps up Dirty Tricks Against Boycott Leaders
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The current obsession with the challnege posed by BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) reflects a changing political environment for Israel.
  370. Israeli activists 'thought it nice' to hold BBQ near Palestinian hunger strikers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the face of increasing human rights abuses being committed towards Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, an Israeli right-wing group mocked the Palestinian mass hunger strike by hosting a BBQ outside a military prison.
  371. Israeli Soldiers Shut Down Media Outlets In The West Bank
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Israeli soldiers and secret security officers invaded media outlets in dawn raids in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The media outlets provide services to Palestinian TV stations such as Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds.
  372. Israeli torture of Palestinian children 'institutional'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Investigation of the practice of torture by Shin Bet interrogators, revealing the practice as systematic.
  373. Israel's Efforts to Hide Palestinians From View No Longer Fools Young American Jews
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The denial of Palestinian history by Israel is no longer accepted by many young American Jews, a community that is increasingly polarized by the issue.
  374. Israel's Ever-More Sadistic Reprisals Help Shore up a Sense of Victimhood
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Israel argues that a potential attacker can only be dissuaded by knowing his loved ones will suffer harsh retribution.
  375. Israel's New Cultural War of Aggression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A few weeks ago my book Palestine’s Horizon: Toward a Just Peace was published by Pluto in Britain. I was in London and Scotland at the time to do a series of university talks to help launch the book. Its appearance happened to coincide with the release of a jointly authored report commissioned by the UN Social and Economic Commission of West Asia, giving my appearances a prominence they would not otherwise have had. The report concluded that the evidence relating to Israeli practices toward the Palestinian people amounted to 'apartheid,' as defined in international law.
  376. Israel's New Land Law: Clearing the Path to Annexation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Israeli parliament passed the legalisation law on Monday night, widening the powers of Israeli officials to seize the final fragments of Palestinian land in the West Bank that were supposed to be off-limits.
  377. Israel's New Travel Ban
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Weir calls attention to the bizarre state of affairs in which the recent Israeli travel ban denying entry to anyone supporting Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment against Israel is denied entry to Palestine as well as Israel. What right does Israel have, asks Weir, to decide who may or may not visit Palestine?
  378. Israel's Slander Network
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author responds to an article titled "It’s Time to Talk About Yves Engler", which was written by a York University student affiliated to the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA).
  379. Israel’s Terrible Problem: Two States or One?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Israel has created a terrible problem which it is incapable of solving. That is why it has always been the case that the United States must pretty much dictate a solution, but it is unable to do so, paralyzed as it is by the heavy influence of Israel and America’s own apologists and lobbyists.
  380. Israel's first trans officer helps with ethnic cleansing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Queer and transgender activists protested an event featuring an Israeli soldier in Seattle on 5 April.The event was supported by the LGBTQ Commission, a body that advises city leaders on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.Two commissioners resigned in protest just days earlier, criticizing the group’s participation as an act of pinkwashing. Pinkwashing is a public relations strategy that deploys Israel's supposed enlightenment toward LGBTQ issues to deflect criticism from its human rights abuses and war crimes and as a means to build up support for Israel among Western liberals and progressives.
  381. The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Until real politics return to people's lives, the enemy is not Trump, it is ourselves.
  382. Istvan Meszaros: Capitalism and Ecological Destruction 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In memorium to Istvan Meszaros, an excerpt of his writing shows how he was one of the first Marxists to identify the global environmental crisis as a central contradiction of late capitalism.
  383. "It Is Profitable to Let the World Go to Hell": Will Capitalism Doom the Planet?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Disaster, poverty and misfortune have become great ways to make a fortune. From Afghanistan to Haiti, Pakistan to Papua New Guinea, the United States to the UK, and from Greece to Australia, journalist Antony Lowenstein uncovers how companies cash in on organized misery.
  384. Italy 1980-81: After Marx, jail! The attempted destruction of a communist movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Charting the repression of Italy's 1970s extraparliamentary communist movement.
  385. It's Not Gonna Be Okay: the Nauseating Nothingness of Neoliberal Capitalist and Professional Class Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Confronted with statements of concern and/or disgust over how they are giving the nation state away to an ever more neofascistic, white-nationalist Republican Party, "Indivisible" liberals say that "things are going to be okay" since their party will "win power back in 2018 and 2020." Paul Street begs to differ.
  386. 'It's okay to be racist in Israel'
    An Israeli conscientious objector speaks out about racism and subjugation as the occupation enters its 51st year.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An interview with Sahar Vardi, a conscientious objector in opposition to Israel's policies in the Palestinian territories, who was sentenced to prison and detention for her defiance.
  387. It's Time for the Left to Ask "What Are We For?"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Sarah Jaffe interviewed Maria Poblet. Maria Poblet has been working in base building and community organizing in the Bay Area for 18 years, building Causa Justa Just Cause, a democratically held grassroots organization where she is currently transitioning out of the role of executive director.
  388. It's WMD all over again. Why don't you see it?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Today’s frenzy over alleged use of poison gas in Syria is the 2017 version of Anthony Blair’s WMD in Iraq. Why can you not see it? Did you think they would do it in exactly the same way again? You are being assailed through your emotions, to act first and think long after, and far too late.
  389. J is for Junk Economics: A Guide to Reality in an Age of Deception
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Michael Hudson's new book covers contemporary terms that are misleading or poorly understood as well as many important concepts that have been abandoned -- many on purpose -- from the long history of political economy.
  390. Jacobin and ecomodernism: Two replies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Two readers, David Schwartzman and David Walters, respond to criticism of Jacobin magazine's special issue on climate change.
  391. Jeremy Corbyn Accused of Being Russian 'Collaborator' for Questioning NATO Troop Build-Up on Border
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The armed forces minister for Britain's right-wing government, Mike Penning, accused Corbyn of being a collaborator with the Kremlin.
  392. Jeremy Corbyn Wants to Requisition Homes of the Rich for Fire Survivors - Like Churchill Did in WWII
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has a bold proposal to house the survivors of a devastating fire at London's Grenfell Tower apartment complex in empty luxury homes.
  393. A Jewish Atonement for Zionism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of “Not by Might, nor by Power": The Zionist Betrayal of Judaism, by author Moshe Menuhin. Drawing from personal experience, the book is a methodical and chronological survey of Jewish nationalism.
  394. Jewish National Fund: Teaching Children an Exclusive, Religious/Ethnic Nationalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The JNF has produced puzzles and board games as well as organizing a Youth Summer experience program. According to JNF Canada's Education Department, the group "educates thousands of young people in Israel and abroad, helping them forge an everlasting bond with the Land of Israel."
  395. Jobs for Climate and Justice: A Worker Alternative to the Trump Agenda
    A working paper from the Labor Network for Sustainability

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Jobs for Climate and Justice exposes and challenges the Trump agenda and proposes the kind of economic program we must fight for. It also offers examples of the great organizing efforts around the country – led by working people – that provide the foundation for the a transition to a just and climate-safe economy.
  396. Jobs and industry in the Hunter Valley: Context for a conversation about a Just Transition away from coal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The development of employment opportuniteis outside the coal miniing industry is both possible and necessary.
  397. John Bellamy Foster answers five questions about Marxism and ecology
    Can Marxism strengthen our understanding of ecological crises? The author of Marx's Ecology replies to a critic on metabolic rift, sustainab

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the Anthropocene, we are faced with the eventual prospect, if society continues to follow the path of business as usual, of the end of civilization (in the sense of organized human society) and even potentially of the human species itself. But well before that hundreds of millions of people will be affected by increasing droughts, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events of all kinds.
  398. John Berger (1926-2017)
    "He helped form a generation for whom he made it possible to discover a different, critical way of seeing"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    John Berger's revolutionary insistence was that our reality could be seen differently, and altered by our intervention.
  399. Journalism as We Knew It Is Never Coming Back
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    It’s old news that Donald Trump abuses reason, knowledge, decency and dark-skinned people. If you are paying attention, each one of his assaults on decency, intelligence and knowledge will feel urgent, ridiculous or both. Each day he threatens grave damage to actual human beings and the rest of Planet Earth, and each day he demonstrates his incapacity to do anything but inflict more damage.
  400. Journalism, History and War: Sit, Type and Bleed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There are millions of victims throughout the Middle East region, that cannot be understood or expressed through typical media narration: a gripping headline, couple of quotes and a paragraph or two by way of providing context.The price is too high for this kind of lazy journalism.
  401. Journalism and Pornography
    Real crime is always organised

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As long as we cannot name something that is bothering us, we have an enormous if not insurmountable impediment to action. The capacity for titillation, for erotic stimulation even with simultaneous pain, is enhanced by suspension of belief or cognition. This is what pornography does and it is also the function of compatible journalism.
  402. Journalistic Integrity: Allan Nairn vs. Julian Assange
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    I've been really upset since the inauguration and trying to cope with the emotions I am encountering daily. It is pretty obvious that a successful meme has been implanted in the progressive mindset that will have as much impact as the claim Ralph Nader gave the 2000 election to Bush. By this I mean that people are extremely pissed off at me for having backed the Green Party and Jill Stein and seem to say with almost a psychic vitriol that it is somehow my fault that Trump got elected. Didn’t you throw your vote away on the Greens? Didn't you say awful things about Hillary?
  403. Journalists allege threat of drone execution by US
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Fearing assassination, Al Jazeera's Ahmad Zaidan and independent journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem file US legal complaint.
  404. The Journeys of Julia de Burgos
    Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Vanessa Perez Rosario's Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon.
  405. Julius Nyerere: Legacy and defeated dreams in Tanzania
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Julius Nyerere is regarded as one of the greatest African political leaders. He was a visionary for African unity, socialist development and self-reliance in the aftermath of colonialism, and still commands great respect. Though much of his vision failed to materialise he leaves a legacy of ethnic and religious tolerance and peace in his East African country, Tanzania.
  406. The Just Society Movement
    For the Poor by the Poor - A Model for Grassroots Activism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Just Society Movement (1968 - 1972) was a short-lived but remarkably successful Toronto based grassroots social and political advocacy network run by and for Toronto’s poorest residents.
  407. Just Wait Until I Get Tenure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A Facebook friend, Steven Salaita, recently wrote a post about academe arguing that tenure-track professors are kidding themselves if they say they will become more radical once they get tenure. I agreed with his post, and I made a long reply. Here, I incorporate what I said into a more coherent commentary.
  408. Kansas Is Punishing a Teacher for Following Her Church's Guidance to Boycott Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As part of her employment with a state program in Kansas a woman was asked to sign a statement proclaiming she not boycott Israel, a clear violation of her first amendment rights says the American Civil Liberties Union.
  409. Kenyans Forced Off Tea Highlands By British Colonialists Seek Justice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Kericho -- One of hundreds of elderly Kenyans seeking to sue the British government for alleged displacement and torture by its colonial predecessor in 1934 to plant tea on their family land, in a case that could encourage other former colonies to press similar claims.
  410. The Killing of History 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Pilger examines Ken Burns' documentary about the Vietnam War and the ongoing revisionist history it presents, as well as the acquiescence of the American 'left' in the era of Trump.
  411. Killing 'Schizophrenics': Contemporary U.S. Psychiatry Versus Nazi Psychiatry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the United States in the earlier part of the twentieth century, there was widespread compulsory sterilization of those diagnosed with serious mental illness; and from the 1970s through the early 1990s, dehumanizing experiments that ignored the Nuremberg Code of research ethics were administered on this population by prominent American psychiatrists.
  412. The Kurdish struggle - An interview with Dilar Dirik
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Dilar Dirik interviewed by George Souvlis.
  413. Land Day 2017: Israel's relentless land grab continues
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As Israel resumes its settlement expansion with impunity, Palestinians have plenty to protest at this year's Land Day.
  414. Land and Racism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at the Jewish National Fund (JNF), an organization subsidized by Canadian taxpayers, and its exclusionary land policies.
  415. Language Wars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Issues of language are examined, in particular the maintenance of power by a linguistic or political majority through imposition of linguistic norms and beliefs on a minority.
  416. Latin America: A Conservative Restoration?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    After a decade of the left's near-hegemonic control over government structures throughout Latin America, previously discredited conservative politicians who favour a return to the capitalist neoliberal polices of privatization and austerity are staging a comeback.
  417. Laughing on the Way to Armageddon
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Roberts argues that he real threat is not from foreign powers like Russia, but from corruption and power games within US politics, and the military/security complex that truly undermine democracy.
  418. Learn from Malcolm X
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    It's time to re-learn lessons from Malcolm in the Black community - nationalism and pride, solidarity and militancy, and a worldview that African Americans are part of a global community in struggle against the injustices of capitalism.
  419. The Left needs to "find common ground" with Evangelical Christians 
    "There's no point arguing that it can't be done because the cultural differences are too great," says Chomsky

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A discussion between Noam Chomsky and Charles Derber excerpted from the novel by Derber entitled, "Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Democracy for Social Justice in Perilous Times."
  420. Left reformism, the state and the problem of socialist politics today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The recent calls for the British left either to “reclaim Labour” (Len McCluskey) or to build a new party capable of emulating Syriza’s successes in Greece (Ken Loach) demand serious consideration on these pages. At their core these proposals reflect a widespread desire, shared by members of the Socialist Workers Party, to fight the cuts, alongside revulsion at the Labour Party’s failure to do so. They also reflect a genuine excitement across the left about the prospects for new left formations such as Syriza and France’s similar Front de Gauche.
  421. The Left/Right Challenge to the Failed "War on Drugs"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    More and more conservatives and liberals, from the halls of Congress to people in communities across the country, are agreeing that the so-called "war on drugs" needs serious rethinking.
  422. The left wing opposition in Italy during the period of the Resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An account of the groups to the left of the PCI, during WW2 by independent Marxist historical researcher Arturo Peregalli. It was first published in 'Revolutionary History, Vol.5, No.4', and translated by Barbara Rossi and Doris Bornstein.
  423. Left-Wing Drexel Professor Who Opposes Free Speech Has His Curtailed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Outspoken Drexel University associate professor George Ciccariello-Maher has been put on-leave by his employer, stiring the debate about academic freedom and free speech.
  424. Lenin's April Theses and the Russian Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In 1917 Lenin arrived from exile iin Petrograd, soon to give an outline of what were to be called the April Theses. Broadly, the theses can be summarised as follows: Only the overthrow of the provisional government and the fight for soviet power could secure a state of affairs that would bring bread to the workers, land to the peasants and peace to end the imperialist war.
  425. Leonard Weinglass in History
    Len, A Lawyer in History: A Graphic Biography of Radical Attorney Leonard Weinglass

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Seth Tobocman's Len, A Lawyer in History: A Graphic Biography of Radical Attorney Leonard Weinglass.
  426. Lessons from New Orleans 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Interview with author Kristen Buras.
  427. Lessons in leftism: Pete Seeger and the black power movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The rise of "black power" led Pete Seeger to realize he had become a towering figure in a movement he didn't fully understand. The way he dealt with criticisms of him and his friends holds lessons for today.
  428. Let's Get to Work
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Instead of asking "What is to be done?", we could start with a different question: "What should I do?" As it turns out, the right-wing hecklers we've all encountered are half right: we should get jobs. And then we should do what we tell workers to do all the time: organize our workplaces. This tactic has a name and a history. It's called "salting." Salting has deep roots in the history of the labour movement and the Left.
  429. A Letter from North America – Our Migrant Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    This is the third of Ernie Tate’s letters to Left Unity detailing and analysing the struggles against Trump as they emerge on the other side of the pond.
  430. 'Liberal' Libel Law: Still a Disgrace to Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the age of social media, our allegedly liberal libel laws might pose more of a threat to unfettered free speech than ever.
  431. Liberalism as Class Warfare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Liberals, as guardians of the status quo, are class warriors on the side of economic mal-distribution and the immiseration of the labouring classes and poor for the benefit of the rich.
  432. Liberals Beware: Lie Down With Dogs, Get Up With Fleas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of the dishonesty in the New York Times' efforts to undermine President Trump, and broader criticisms of other tactics used by the liberal establishment to the same end.
  433. Liberals' Neglect of Hassan Diab a Scar on Canada's History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An innocent Canadian citizen has been wrongly incarcerated by foreign powers and torn away from his family, but our country's leader seems unfazed.
  434. Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Explores the important, too often neglected left-libertarian currents that have thrived in revolutionary socialist movements. By turns, the collection interrogates the theoretical boundaries between Marxism and anarchism and the process of their formation, the overlaps and creative tensions that shaped left-libertarian theory and practice, and the stumbling blocks to movement cooperation.
  435. Lies That Capitalists Tell Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Counter-arguments against common beliefs of the benefit of capitalism.
  436. Linguistic data analysis of 3 billion Reddit comments shows the alt-right is getting stronger
    Taxonomy of Trolls

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The alt-right isn't one group. They don't have one coherent identity. Rather, they're a loose collection of people from disparate backgrounds who would never normally interact: bored teenagers, gamers, men's rights activists, conspiracy theorists and, yes, white nationalists and neo-Nazis. But thanks to the internet, they’re beginning to form a cohesive group identity.
  437. A Little Crooked House: Trudeau, Morneau, BMO & KPMG Inc
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Canada's Finance Minister Bill Morneau has recently reinvigorated his promise to crack down on tax evasion schemes, but how can we trust him when he is himself named in the Panama Papers?
  438. The Lobby: Young Friends of Israel
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    In the first of a four-part series, Al Jazeera goes undercover inside the Israel Lobby in Britain. We expose a campaign to infiltrate and influence youth groups, including the National Union of Students, whose president faces a smear campaign coordinated by her own deputy and supported by the Israel Embassy.
  439. London Terror Attack: It's Time to Confront Wahhabism and Saudi Arabia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the UK people are dealing with the aftermath of yet another terrorist attack in which innocent civilians were butchered and injured, this time in London. It is time for an honest conversation about Wahhabism, specifically the part this Saudi-sponsored ideology plays in radicalizing young Muslims both across the Arab and Muslim world and in the West.
  440. The Longest Occupation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the current maelstrom of imperialism and regional wars, Israeli military supremacy, Islamic fundamentalism and the destruction of whole societies and even civilizations in Iraq and Syria, the very possibility of any positive outcome sometimes seems remote.
  441. Looming Climate Catastrophe: Extinction in Nine Years?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Reports from the Arctic are getting pretty grim.
  442. The Looting Machine Called Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    I have come to the conclusion that capitalism is successful primarily because it can impose the majority of the costs associated with its economic activities on outside parties and on the environment. In other words, capitalists make profits because their costs are externalized and born by others. In the US, society and the environment have to pick up the tab produced by capitalist activity.
  443. The Lost History of Antifa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    72 years after the triumph over Nazism, we look back to postwar Germany, when socialists gave birth to Antifa.
  444. Lynching Free Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In Charlottesville, as in so many parts of the country right now, the conflict is over how to reconcile the nation's checkered past, particularly as it relates to slavery, with the present need to sanitize the environment of anything -- words and images -- that might cause offense, especially if it's a Confederate flag or monument.
  445. The Lynching of Ted Smith
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An account of the brutal slaying of Ted Smith, an African American teen who was burned at the stake by a mob of white men in Greenville, Texas on July 28, 1908.
  446. Lynne Stewart: 1939-2017
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Radical attorney Lynne Stewart died in Brooklyn on March 7, 2017 at the age of 77. The immediate cause was a series of strokes which, together with metastasized breast cancer, finally drained the life out of this tireless fighter for the oppressed. Lynne's death will be keenly felt by the incarcerated opponents of the U.S. government, for whom she fought until the end. Without her, the world is a lonelier, crueler place for these prisoners and their families.
  447. MA Stops Charter School Expansion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Despite their $24 million, the charter forces - which in March had more than a 20-point lead in the polls - lost by an amazing 24 points, 62% to 38%.
  448. Macaroni & Cheese and Revolution
    The Anarchist Cookbook

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Keith McHenry's and Chaz Bufe's The Anarchist Cookbook.
  449. Mad Marx: The Class Warrior
    Resource Type: Photo/Image/Poster
    First Published: 2017
  450. The Madder Trump Gets, the More Seriously the World Takes Him
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The more dangerous America's crackpot President becomes, the saner the world believes him to be. Just look back at the initial half of his first 100 days: the crazed tweeting, the lies, the fantasies and self-regard of this misogynist leader of the Western world appalled all of us. But the moment he went to war in Yemen, fired missiles at Syria and bombed Afghanistan, even the US media Trump had so ferociously condemned began to treat him with respect. And so did the rest of the world.
  451. The Main Issue in the French Presidential Election: National Sovereignty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The 2017 French Presidential election marks a profound change in European political alignments. There is an ongoing shift from the traditional left-right rivalry to opposition between globalization, in the form of the European Union (EU), and national sovereignty.
  452. Mainstream News And USA's Heroics In Vietnam
    Why The Silence About The 7 Million Dead?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An account of the media's role in suppressing information about US military actions in Indochina from the 1940s and onward, and how the same tactics persist in the present.
  453. Major Challenges of New Orleans Charter Schools Exposed at NAACP Hearing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    New Orleans is the nation's largest and most complete experiment in charter schools. After Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana took control of public schools in New Orleans and launched a nearly complete transformation of a public school system into a system of charter schools.
  454. The Making of the Muslim World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Review of Christopher de Bellaigue's 'The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason', Cemil Aydin's 'The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual History' and Tariq Ramadan's 'Islam: The Essentials'.
  455. Making Trump's America Ungovernable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The goal of opponents, including those of the far left, should be to make the Trump presidency ungovernable. In that struggle revolutionary change is possible.
  456. Manifesto for the Green Mind
    Jules Pretty sets out a plan to engage people with Nature and create more sustainable and enjoyable living for everyone.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Jules Pretty sets out a plan to engage people with Nature and create more sustainable and enjoyable living for everyone. The first call to action is: "Every child outdoors every day".
  457. Manufactured Consent
    Power, Media and Thinktanks

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Corporations don't just shape our politics or economics, they also seek to change public opinion to serve their interests. Which corporations play the biggest role in shaping knowledge and news? What do they fund? Who do they represent? What role have they played in the rise of authoritarian populists? This infographic for State of Power 2017 exposes those 'manufacturing consent'.
  458. Marching for Science and Humanity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On April 22, 2017 the March for Science took place in Washington DC, which I attended. It was a dreary rainy day that was lit up by the large crowd of scientists and concerned citizens gathered at the Washington Monument. The atmosphere was festive and defiant despite the weather.
  459. Market Uber Alles
    Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Lester K. Spence's Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics.
  460. Martin Luther the Man-Devil
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of the book 'Manteuffel' by Danish author and public intellectual Peter Tudvad, a work of popular fiction that also takes on religious and social-political issues.
  461. Marx and Engels and the 'Red Chemist'
    The Forgotten Legacy of Carl Schorlemmer

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    New studies of Marx’s long-unavailable notebooks, now being published in the massive Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (Marx-Engels Complete Works), decisively refute claims that Marx was uninterested in the natural sciences or considered them irrelevant to his politics.
  462. Marx and Engels on ecology: A reply to radical critics 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of the book "Marx and the Earth: An Anti-Critique" authored by Paul Burkett and John Bellamy Foster, who respond to critics of ecological Marxism with a comprehensive examination of what the founders of historical materialism wrote and thought about mankind's relationship to the earth.
  463. Marxism 2.0: New commodities, new workers?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Ursula Huws, 'Labor in the Global Digital Economy: The Cybertariat Comes of Age' and Nick Dyer-Witheford, 'Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex'.
  464. Marxism, the Arab Spring, and Islamic fundamentalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While Islamic fundamentalists are united by a reactionary worldview, the movements are not the same and must be approached differently. The Left must stake out an independent view based on democracy, social justice, equality, and liberation and freedom from oppression.
  465. Marxism and the Earth: A defence of the classical tradition 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of John Bellamy Foster and Paul Burkett, Marx and the Earth: An Anti-Critique.
  466. Marxism and the Earth: A defence of the classical tradition
    Book review of Marx and the Earth: An Anti-Critique

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Marxist analyses of the natural world have been the focus of intense debate recently, and the publication of any book that further explores what Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels thought about the subject is something to be welcomed. John Bellamy Foster and Paul Burkett have proven track records of writing some of the clearest books on the subject, and while Marx and the Earth is not a specific response to some of their recent critics, it is an important defence of Marx’s and Engels’s original work.
  467. Marxism: an Introduction to a Misunderstood Philosophy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An introduction to fundamental principles of Marxism, and and examination of how these principles have been misrepresented by dictators and war criminals, leading to widespread misunderstanding.
  468. Marxist and Feminist Interventions
    Marxism and Feminism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Shahrzad Mojab's edited volume Marxism and Feminism.
  469. Marxist Theories of the State Played out in Venezuela
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The implications of Marxist state theories developed by Nicos Poulantzas and Ralph Miliband are useful for framing issues related to leftist strategy in twenty-first century Venezuela.
  470. Marx's Capital at 150
    History in Capital, Capital in History

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at Karl Marx's historic book 'Capital' Volume 1 on the 150th anniversary of publication, its historical significance and influence, and what it means for those who read the book today.
  471. Mass Incarceration, Prison Labor in the United States
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Federal Prison Industries (FPI) under the brand UNICORE operates approximately 52 factories (prisons) across the United States.
  472. Media Promote Baseless Assertions By Government Officials Of Russian Interference As Facts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The headline of a New York Times article published April 6, 2017, "C.I.A. Had Evidence of Russian Effort to Help Trump Earlier Than Believed," misleadingly implies not only that there was an effort by the Russian government to help Donald Trump win the American presidential election but that it is a settled fact that the CIA was in possession of hard evidence to that effect.
  473. Media Review: Fake News
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    Richard Seymour looks at the current debate around 'fake news'. What does the term refer to and is it as new as we think?
  474. Memento Mori: a Requiem for Puerto Rico
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Puerto Rico is dying. Let those words sink in.Three and a half million people are without power, water, fuel, food, and support. This isn’t some uninhabited atoll.
  475. Memo to Jacobin: Ecomodernism is not ecosocialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Ian Angus challenges a left-wing magazine that promotes geoengineering, nuclear power, carbon storage and other techno-fixes as solutions to climate change.
  476. Memory Against Forgetting: the Resonance of Bloody Sunday
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The museum John guards is a physical manifestation of the moral necessity of remembering that day’s cataclysmic violence. An attempt to remember the silences imposed on peoples’ experiences by time and traumatised memory, and, most of all, murderous rampage. And of course, if those left behind do not remember who will? It certainly will not be the guilty.
  477. Message from the High Court: Carry on arming the Saudis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Campaigners are furious with a High Court decision in London allowing the UK Government to carry on exporting arms to Saudi Arabia for use against Yemenis.
  478. Mexican Journalists Say 'No to Silence'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In Mexico powerful entities -- ranging from government officials, to law enforcement, to drug cartel leaders -- routinely and systematically intimidate journalists and media outlets to prevent them from investigating state corruption and drug-related violence. Efforts to silence media often take place in the shadows, forcing victims to choose between self-censorship, forced displacement, or risking their lives for doing their jobs.
  479. Militant Hope in the Age of Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Debates over whether Donald Trump was a fascist or Hillary Clinton was a right-wing warmonger and tool of Wall Street were a tactical diversion. The real questions that should have been debated include: What measures could have been taken to prevent the United States from sliding further into a distinctive form of authoritarianism?
  480. The Militarization of Canada: Chrystia Freeland's Budgetary Coup
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Canada is to increase military spending by 70% over the next ten years following Donald Trump's demand for NATO allies to increase defense spending to 2% of GDP.
  481. The Militarized Police State Opens Fire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Police and government agents are often left out of the conversation on gun violence, despite being among the greatest purpotrators of gun violence in America.
  482. The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis' Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    You can fight fascism by employing and championing one of its defining traits: viewpoint-based state censorship. those who favor free speech suppression, or who oppose the ACLU’s universal defense of speech rights, will create results that are the exact opposite of those they claim to want. It’s an indescribably misguided strategy that will inevitably victimize themselves and their own views.
  483. 'Modi is God's gift to Pakistan security establishment'
    Pakistani novelist Mohammed Hanif talks about shrinking freedoms, liberal voices and human rights in Balochistan.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Mohammed Hanif is a Pakistani journalist and writer. In an interview with Al Jazeera he talks about the shrinking freedoms in mainstream and social media in Pakistan, the role of liberal voices and the state of human rights in Balochistan.
  484. Monbiot Still Can't Admit Media's Core Problem
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    After more than two decades at the Guardian, George Monbiot has finally written a column in which he concedes that the entire British media has a problem, including its supposedly left-liberal elements like the Guardian.
  485. The Monopoly board of the city: Grenfell Tower - where was the HCA, government housing regulator??
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Homes & Community Agency(HCA) is the UK state regulatory body for social housing; its job is to monitor the performance, finances and provision of services of landlords. Missing from the media coverage of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster so far is any discussion of what relation the HCA has to this horror story of corporate murder.
  486. The Moral Corrosion of Drone Warfare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Jerry Berrigan Brigade, named after Syracuse peacemaker Jerry Berrigan, were called to court for their nonviolent witness against drone warfare at the state-side drone base Hancock.
  487. More on the Red Chemist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    More on the important role that the eminent chemist Carl Schorlemmer played in the development of Marx and Engels' understanding of the natural sciences.
  488. The Most Moral Army?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    War is the realm of killing and destroying. How is it possible to talk about a law of war when war itself breaks all laws? An army that trains its soldiers to kill, how can it demand from them to show mercy?
  489. Mourn Liu Xiaobo, Free Liu Xia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Assessment of the death of Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, as well as the house arrest of his wife, Liu Xia.
  490. Murder at the Algiers Motel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The following account is abridged from an anthology, Detroit 1967, just published by Wayne State Press. McGuire has uncovered material that hadn't previously come to light.
  491. The Murder of Kevin Cooper
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    I, Kevin Cooper, have been on death row in the state on California for 32 years, going on 33. I came to this place in May of 1985, and I have been fighting for my life ever since.
  492. Music education makes for a poor commodity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Privatizing the teaching of music into a commodity and decreasing attention spans is leading to poorer music education.
  493. My Coal Childhood: Lessons From Germany's Mine Pit Lakes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A personal account of living near a coal mine in the Lausitz region of Germany, where extensive mining has severely damaged the environment and current 'solutions' are creating even further challenges.
  494. My Stealthy Freedom: The Hijab in Iran and in the West
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An interview with Masih Alinejad, an outspoken critic of the forced hijab policy in Iran, about how the Islamic Revolution affected women, compulsory hijab laws, and her activism.
  495. Myanmar Rohingya Face "Textbook Example of Ethnic Cleansing"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State, thousands that remain in the country face mass atrocities at a scale never seen before.
  496. The Myth of 'Cultural Appropriation' 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Arguing that certain people don’t have the right to tell certain stories is a distraction from the real menace: inequality.
  497. The Nat Turner Rebellion and the Fight Against Slavery - Part 2
    Black History and the Class Struggle

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Nat Turner’s 1831 revolt in Virginia tears apart the myth that there is no history of slave rebellion or resistance in colonial America or the United States. This is a lie often promoted by racist apologists for American slavery. But it is also untrue to think that the U.S. has a history of slave rebellions similar to the massive uprisings that convulsed the Caribbean, most notably the Haitian Revolution.
  498. The Nat Turner Rebellion and the Fight Against Slavery - Part One
    Black History and the Class Struggle

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In 1831, American slaveowners learned what it means to have the fear of God put into them. In August of that year, an insurrection was launched by rebel slaves led by Nat Turner in Southampton County, Virginia. Before their suppression, the rebels killed up to 60 whites in the course of a few days -- the highest number to die in a slave uprising in the U.S. It was the unmistakable justice and vengeance of revolutionary terror. And it was met with the reactionary terror of the slaveowners.
  499. Native Seeds Sustain Brazil's Semi-Arid Northeast
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    More than a thousand homes that serve as "seed banks", and 20,000 participating families, make up the network organised by ASA to preserve the genetic heritage and diversity of crops adapted to the climate and semi-arid soil in Brazil’s Northeast.
  500. Nature, Labor, and the Rise of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The nature of capitalism puts it at war with Nature.
  501. The Need to Radicalise the Bolivarian Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Through an interview with Jorge Martín, the secretary of the Hands Off Venezuela solidarity campaign, the events leading to the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela are examined.
  502. The Neoliberalism Order Begins to Crack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Western ruling classes are now beginning to suffer political payback for 40 years of neoliberalism and nearly ten years of economic crisis.
  503. Netizen Report: Why Did YouTube Censor Your Videos? You May Never Know.
    Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights ar

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Amid an apparent shift in YouTube’s approach to monitoring for rules violations and staying in the good graces of advertisers, a wave of YouTube users have found their work either blocked or relegated to "restricted" mode in recent months.
  504. New group challenges role of Israel lobby inside Labour Party as effort to undermine Corbyn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Jeremy Corbyn's recent declaration of support for the Palestinian cause came as sections of his party's establishment demonstrated that they are determined to undermine his leadership; the issue they have selected as his Achilles' heel relates directly to the debate about the Palestinians.
  505. New map records sites of Australia's colonial massacres
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Map is the first to detail evidence of more than 150 massacres involving almost every aboriginal clan between 1788 and 1872.
  506. New Report Shows Corporations and Western Governments Continue to Profit from Looting of Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A recent report published by a coalition of African and British social justice organizations indicate that foreign corporations and governments continue to exploit the world's most impoverished continent.
  507. Newspaper Owned By Fracking Billionaire Leaks Memo Calling Pipeline Opponents Potential "Terrorists"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has produced a report titled, "Potential Domestic Terrorist Threats to Multi-State Diamond Pipeline Construction Project," dated April 7, 2017. The DHS field analysis report points to lessons from policing the Dakota Access pipeline, saying they can be applied to the ongoing controversy over the Diamond pipeline, which, when complete, will stretch from Cushing, Oklahoma to Memphis, Tennessee. While lacking "credible information" of such a potential threat, DHS concluded that "the most likely potential domestic terrorist threat to the Diamond Pipeline … is from environmental rights extremists motivated by resentment over perceived environmental destruction."
  508. 1965-1966: Files Reveal US had Detailed Knowledge of Indonesia's Anti-Communist Purge
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Declassified files have revealed new details of US government knowledge of and support for an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s.
  509. No Ban! No Wall! No War?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The corporate media avoids connecting our wars to Trump's ban because war and empire is a matter of agreement among the political elites, an elite that the corporate media is very much a part of.
  510. No Laughing Matter: The Manchester Bomber is the Spawn of Hillary and Barack's Excellent Libyan Adventure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The jihadi bomber in Manchester and miltants in the hotel massacre in Mali were direct products of American and Western regime change in Libya, a project that was executed by the Obama administration and spearheaded by Hillary Clinton.
  511. No, US Didn't 'Stand By' Indonesian Genocide - It Actively Participated
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Within the coverage of the newly declassified telegram that proves the US actively participated in the Indonesian genocide the media frames Washington as a passive onlooker rather than active participant. This not only lessens the government's culpability; it also tells readers that if the US is to be faulted, it's to be blamed for not doing enough. That's a handy attitude to cultivate for the next time you want to sell a "humanitarian" war.
  512. Noam Chomsky And The BBC: A Brief Comparison
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A recent interview with 88-year-old Noam Chomsky once again demonstrates just how insightful he is in providing rational analysis of Western power and the suffering it generates. By contrast, anyone relying on BBC News receives a power-friendly view of the world, systematically distorted in a way that allows the state and private interests to pursue business as usual.
  513. Noam Chomsky: Trump's First 100 Days Are Undermining Our Prospects for Survival
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    No recent US president has demonstrated such an overwhelming ignorance about governing as the current occupant of the White House. But is Trump's apparent inability to govern and conduct himself in a remotely conventional manner an innate character flaw or part of a well-conceived strategy aimed at a society that loves reality TV? In this exclusive Truthout interview, Noam Chomsky shares his views about the first 100 days of the Trump administration.
  514. Noam Chomsky: US Is the "Most Dangerous Country in the World"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Nuclear proliferation and climate change are subjects of acute concern in the current moment, driven into an all-out state of emergency by the new Trump administration. In this interview, Noam Chomsky discusses the media coverage of these two major issues, highlighting US tensions with Russia, Iran and North Korea, as well as discussing the recent US airstrike on Syria's Air Force base.
  515. Noise, the 'ignored pollutant': health, nature and ecopsychology
    The sonic backdrop to our lives is increasingly one of unwanted technospheric noise, writes Paul Mobbs.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    For those who like to enjoy the natural environment, noise is something to be escaped from within the relative sanctuary of the landscape. These days that's getting harder and harder to accomplish. That's not only because of noise from all around - in particular from urban areas, roads and the increasing mechanisation of agriculture - but also due to the increasing level of air traffic overhead.
  516. The North Korea Standoff, Like the Cuban Missile Crisis, Exposes the Reckless U.S. Worldview
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The confrontation between the U.S. and North Korea has cooled off slightly with Kim Jong-un's announcement that, at least for the time being, he will not attack Guam with an "enveloping fire." A good place to start is with the repeated comparisons U.S. politicians have made between the situation with North Korea and the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962.
  517. Notes on a factory uprising in Yangon
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Examination of a recent strike and riot at a Chinese-owned H&M supplier in Myanmar (Burma), looking beyond the headlines into its local context and broader political significance.
  518. The NRA's Latest Terrorist Attack on U.S. Soil
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    It's long past time to start understanding the giant mass shootings that have become part of the new-normal fabric of life in the United States as terrorist attacks on the U.S. populace conducted by the nation’s plutocracy through one of its key and rightward campaign funding, lobbying, and policy organizations -- the National Rifle Association (NRA).
  519. NSA's Cyberwarfare Blowback
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In May and June 2017, hackers took over thousands of computers around the world, encrypted their contents, and demanded ransom to decrypt them. They used tools developed by the National Security Agency (NSA) to exploit vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows operating system.
  520. Nuclear Weapons Ban? What Needs to be Banned Is U.S. Arrogance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Nuclear disarmament will be possible only when leaders in Washington recognize that other peoples also have a right and a will to live.
  521. Nutrient Runoff is Killing American Waters and Voluntary Actions Aren't Working
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The ongoing causes and devastating effects of nutrient pollution on American lakes, bays and waterways is examined.
  522. Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The U.S. continues to massacre Yemeni civilians, both directly and through its tyrannical Saudi partners.
  523. Obama's Legacy and the Rise of Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    So much has been written about why Donald Trump won the presidency and the anger of the white working class. White supremacists are overjoyed by his victory. Much less is written or discussed about the failures of liberalism and the Obama presidency for Blacks and other minorities who voted for Hillary Clinton as a lesser evil.
  524. Occupation captured
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron.
  525. Of Hegel and Bernie Sanders 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    My concern is not with Bernie Sanders (basically a New Deal liberal) but with the social dynamics of the Sanders phenomenon. What is going on when we see a surge of mass support for someone who identifies himself (however inaccurately) with socialism? What is the social process driving this unexpected shift in political goals and ideas toward the left? What lies behind the re-entry of socialism into the mass vocabulary of political life?
  526. The Ohio Vote in November
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Donald Trump won Ohio because the total Democratic vote declined more than the drop in the total two-party vote, and significantly more than the Republican increase.
  527. On Catalonia: Debates in the Greek Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Without the burden of self-censorship or "political correctness" on our backs, let us examine what the possible secession of Catalonia actually means and where it could potentially lead.
  528. On Hidden Cultural Corruptors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The educational institution and military institution both purport to be a source of the nation's highest values, yet they often corrupt and bring out the worst qualities in American citizens.
  529. One Half-Cheer for Trump?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    June 1, 2017, Donald Trump announced that "The United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord," setting off alarm bells and outraged protests in U.S. cities and around the world. We would suggest that under present circumstances, he chose the better - well, less bad - of the existing options.
  530. 100 Percent Wishful Thinking: the Green-Energy Cornucopia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A growing body of research has debunked overblown claims of a green-energy bonanza.
  531. One Palestinian Man's Mission to Make Urban Agriculture More Sustainable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Urban agriculture is playing an increasing role in helping feed communities. The article and accompanying video introduces Salim Abu Naser, a proponent of sustainable agriculture living and working in Gaza City, Palestine.
  532. One Palestinian Man's Mission to Make Urban Agriculture More Sustainable
    Life and Health are the most precious things humans can have

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Introducing Said Salim Abu Naser, a proponent of sustainable agriculture living and working in Gaza City, Palestine, along the Mediterranean Coast. Abu Nasser has created a 200-square-meter (2,000-square-foot) micro-farm using a hydroponic system and homemade organic pest-control solutions consisting of garlic, pepper, soap and more.
  533. One Palestinian Man's Mission to Make Urban Agriculture More Sustainable
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    Video that introduces Said Salim Abu Naser, a proponent of sustainable agriculture living and working in Gaza City, Palestine, along the Mediterranean Coast.
  534. One State: Trump Has Reminded Palestinians What It Was Always About
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    For more than 15 years, the Middle East "peace process" initiated by the Oslo accords has been on life support. Last week, United States president Donald Trump pulled the plug, whether he understood it or not.
  535. One Taxi Driver's Story of Trying to Survive in the Age of Uber
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Since Uber and other "ride-share" businesses emerged in Chicago, the livelihood that once sustained one taxi driver's family of five has now virtually disappeared.
  536. One Woman Is Behind the Most Up-to-Date Interactive Map of Femicides in Mexico
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The interactive 'Femicides in Mexico Map' is a "citizen-led, civic, independent initiative based on open data which, using geographical coordinates, has been mapping cases of femicide since 2016.
  537. Ontario man publishes coal-mining novel
    William Pancoast recently published his fifth book, "The Road to Matewan."

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    William Pancoast likes to call his writing working-class literature for the working class. The Galion native recently published his fifth book, "The Road to Matewan." The novel includes history from a turbulent time in West Virginia history. The Battle of Matewan, also known as the Matewan Massacre, involved a May 19, 1920, shootout in Mingo County.
  538. Open Letter to "Human Rights Defenders" on Aleppo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Syria is the legitimacy of the interventionist policies of the U.S. and its "allies", Europeans, Turkey, and the Gulf states in that country.
  539. The Ordeal of Hassan Diab
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Sociology professor and Canadian citizen Hassan Diab was wrongfully arrested and extradiated to France in 2008. To this day the Canadian government is silent on the events.
  540. The Ordeal of Migrants
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Migrants face prejudices, xenophobia and racism, besides bureaucratic obstacles that do not recognize their qualifications.
  541. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 22, 2017
    Disobedience

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    Ultimately all power structures depend on the obedience of those over whom they rule. It helps if people believe in the legitimacy of those who wield power, but the crucial thing is obedience. Once people start to disobey in significant numbers, the dynamic of power changes fundamentally. Disobedience, especially on a large scale, shakes the power of the rulers, and increases the power of those who disobey. Disobedience is the theme of this issue.
  542. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2017
    Race and Class

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    Class conflict - first and foremost, the relationship between the capitalist class and the working class -- is the fundamental contradiction that defines capitalist society. Class is a reality which simultaneously encompasses and collides with other dimensions of oppression and domination, such as gender and race. The relationship between race and class, in particular, is the theme of this issue of Other Voices.
  543. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 18, 2017
    Public Transit

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    Public transit - good affordable public transit - is key to a liveable city. Around the world, there are movements of transit riders fighting for better public transit. A key perspective guiding many of these struggles is the idea that transit should be free, that is, paid for not by fares, but out of general revenues. This is how roads are normally funded: their construction and maintenance are paid for by taxes, rarely by user fees. Free public transit by itself would not be enough, however. We also need good transit, transit that runs frequently and goes where people want to go.
  544. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 1, 2017
    April 1 issue

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    Other Voices always strives to present you with alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts." As always, read critically - and enjoy.
  545. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 30, 2017
    Affirming life, resisting war, reporting UFOs

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    What do we do when those in power recklessly put the future of the entire planet at risk with their acts of aggression and military provocations, while they ignore the growing disaster of climate change? We fight back and organize, on every level, wherever we are, doing whatever offers the hope of resisting and of building a movement that can stop and overturn the out-of-control monster of late capitalism.
  546. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 28, 2017
    Resisting Injustice

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    In this issue, we look at the relentless persistence of people challenging injustice and entrenched power in places around the world, including Palestine, Korea, China, Canada, and the United States. We spotlight the hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners languishing in Israeli prisons, workers’ strikes in China, and people in South Korea taking on a corrupt government. In the United States, the Equal Justice Initiative is collecting soil from places where blacks were lynched as a way of remembering their lives and the brutally racist society that murdered them. An article on recent terrorist attacks in Britain asks what underlies ideological violence and sociopathic rage. Ralph Nader asks why people who are supposed to be professional questioners avoid asking hard questions of those in power.
  547. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter June 26, 2017
    Public Safety

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    The June 26, 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter is about public safety.
  548. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 22, 2017
    Secrecy and Power

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    Secrecy is a weapon the powerful use against their enemies: us. This issue of Other Voices explores the relationship of secrecy and power.
  549. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 27, 2017
    Official Enemies

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    Why and how do some countries become 'enemies'? How and why do governments and media work in tandem to demonize official enemies? Who are the people who live in those countries, what are their lives like, and why should we consider them our enemies?
  550. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 9, 2017
    Meeting the Challenge of the Right

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    Challenging the Right requires not only anti-fascist actions in the street, but organizing to reach those who may be attracted the the appeal of the Right and offering an alternative social vision. This issue of Other Voices offers a number of articles, books, and films offering different perspectives on meeting the challenge of the right.
  551. Connexions Other Voices - November 11, 2017
    Left Parties

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    In recent years, there have been repeated attempts to build left political parties and coalitions, i.e. parties to the left of the established social democratic parties which have long become part of the neoliberal capitalist mainstream. Left parties have emerged out of mass movements in countries like Spain (Podemos), Germany (Die Linke), and Greece (Syriza). In Latin America, in the last two decades, left movements or parties have formed governments in Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, and Uruguay. What these new left parties/movements have in common is a strategy of engaging in grassroots organizing and also running in elections. They all describe themselves as socialist, though in many cases their programs are more reminiscent of what social democrats used to advocate decades ago: reforms that would tame and manage capitalism rather than abolish it. Their ultimate vision may be a world without capitalism, but their immediate proposals are more modest and incremental, though still significantly to the left of the neo-liberal consensus.
  552. Palestine: Another Desperate Cry for Help
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine (NCCOP) has just issued a final plea for help in the form of an open letter to the World Council of Churches and the ecumenical movement.
  553. Palestine Museum of Natural History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Palestine Museum of Natural History provides testimony to the Palestinian attachment to the land, for preservation of plant and animal life, as well as cultural expression and identity to the Palestinian community.
  554. Palestinian Human Rights Defender Arrested for a Facebook Post
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) is continuing its crackdown on free speech in the West Bank, this time arresting prominent Palestinian human rights activist Issa Amro for criticizing a journalist's arrest in a Facebook post.
  555. Palestinian, Jewish Voices Music Jointly Challenge Israel's Past
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Baroud analyzes how Israel has appropriated the Palestinian narrative of Al-Nakba to rewrite history and place the occupation of Palestine in a positive light.
  556. Palestinians have a legal right to armed struggle
    It's time for Israel to accept that as an occupied people, Palestinians have a right to resist - in every way possible.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    International law recognises the fundamental rights to self-determination, freedom and independence for the occupied. For Palestinians that includes the right to armed struggle.
  557. A Partial Peace in Colombia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Colombia's peace accord serves capitalist interests, but may also open new space for the grassroots left.
  558. A Partisan Mayor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look back at the "French Tito," partisan militant Georges Guingouin.
  559. The Pentagon Says One Civilian Died in Drone Strike on Syrian Mosque. Witnesses Say It Killed Dozens.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A Pentagon review concludes that a missile strike only killed one person and was a legal attack on a legitimate target. The review did not include eye witness testimony which claims dozens of lives were lost as well as damage to a mosque.
  560. The People are Not the Enemy: Police Anarchy in America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    With alarming regularity unarmed American men, women, children and even pets are dying at the hands of police who are trained to shoot first and ask questions later, yet government seems to do little to resolve this crisis in policing.
  561. People are radicalizing Venezuela's Revolution: An interview with Christina Schiavoni
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In this interview Christina Schiavoni, a researcher and food sovereignty activist, provides a different view of the life of the Venezuelan people than we normally get from the media. The interview covers food and health situations as well as on-going politics and people's participation in the politics.
  562. People's History, Memory & Archives 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A gateway to resources on people's history and grassroots archives.
  563. A people's history of England
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A posting which attaches in pdf format the 1938 work by AL Morton outlining the most important turning points of British history.
  564. Peter Maurin's Vision for the Catholic Worker, an Idea Whose Time has Come
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Today it seems obvious that a return to the land, to a proper relationship with creation and to meaningful, productive work is integral to the aims of the Catholic Worker movement. For much of its history, however, since its beginning in 1933, this aspect of its founder's original intentions was relegated to the margins of an already marginal movement.
  565. Pharma Funded "Patient" Groups Keep Drug Prices Astronomical
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  566. Philippines: Walden Bello on fighting fascism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Walden Bello at the National Anti-Dictatorship Conference, University of the Philippines, outlines the key elements of an anti-dictatorship program.
  567. The Plague of Nationalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Catalan nationalists insist that "self-determination" is an inalienable right and cannot be curbed by the Spanish Constitution. Well, then, why stop with an "autonomous community" as Catalonia is designated? Why don’t provinces everywhere have the right to declare their independence? How about cities? Or neighbourhoods?
  568. The Plant Next Door
    A Louisiana Town Plagued by Pollution Shows Why Cuts to the EPA Will Be Measured in Illnesses and Deaths

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    When the Environmental Protection Agency informed people in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, last July that the local neoprene plant was emitting a chemical that gave them the highest risk of cancer from air pollution in the country, the information was received not just with horror and sadness but also with a certain sense of validation.
  569. Playing Chicken: Discovering a Diverse Working Class in Trump Country
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Since the election of 2016, much has been written about rural working-class voters who helped elect Donald J. Trump to the presidency. Most of those stories have assumed that the rural working class is overwhelmingly white. But if we look at one of the most significant parts of the rural economy – the poultry industry – we get a different picture. Not only do we see more workers of color, we also see more exploitation and greater potential for resistance.
  570. Please Stop Chanting That 'We' Won the Popular Vote!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    "We" didn’t win the popular vote, because we weren't on the ballot. We are the ninety-nine percent.
  571. The Plot to Scapegoat Russia
    How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Putin

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    An in-depth look at the decades-long effort to escalate hostilities with Russia and what it portends for the future.
  572. Podemos, Catalonia and the workers' movement in the Spanish state
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Following a long period of electoral upheaval and failure of the left, it is argued that the two key areas where the Spanish ruling class could have been confronted was through the workers' movement and the pro-independence movement in Catalonia, both of which were not sufficiently addressed by the Podemos campaign.
  573. Poison in the Fields: Agriculture as Chemical Warfare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Highly poisonous chemicals ( that were originally designed as weapons of war) have been allowed for many decades, under successive Government policies, to be sprayed on crop fields all over the UK, and with literally no protection at all for the many millions of rural citizens living or attending schools in the locality of such chemically treated areas. (In fact, there is actually no protection for rural residents and communities in the majority of other countries around the world either!)
  574. Poison Papers Snapshot: HOJO Transcript Illustrates EPA Collusion With Chemical Industry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A commentary on the "Poison papers", chemical industry and regulatory agency documents and correspondence stretching back decades, which shed light on what was known about chemical toxicity and practices in the often-incriminating words of the participants themselves, and which still have implications for us today.
  575. Poland's Solidarity and Its Fate
    Seeing Through the Eyes of the Polish Revolution: Solidarity and the Struggle against Communism in Poland

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Jack Bloom's Seeing Through the Eyes of the Polish Revolution: Solidarity and the Struggle against Communism in Poland.
  576. The police are not here to protect you
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    It is a liberal fantasy that policing exist to protect us from the bad guys, rather it serves more to manage and suppress those on the losing end of economic and political arrangements.
  577. The police are not here to protect you
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The police spend little of their time making arrests, and most crimes are not solved, writes Alex Vitale - their real purpose is social control
  578. Policing for Profit: Jeff Sessions & Co.'s Thinly Veiled Plot to Rob Us Blind
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Commentary on 'policing for profit', or civil asset forfeiture, which allows police and prosecutors to seize property and sell it to help fund agency budgets.
  579. The Politcal Economy of Fascism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    For all of the millions of words written about the fascist danger posed by Donald Trump, there are very few devoted to an actual analysis of fascist economics both as ideology and state policy.
  580. Political Prisoners Remain Behind Bars as Obama's Term Nears End
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the last full week of Barack Obama's eight year tenure as President of the United States of America, dozens of political prisoners still sit in cages across the nation's prisons, rotting away as Obama consciously chooses not to exercise the power to simply free them with the stroke of a pen.
  581. The Political and Rhetorical Strategies of Martin Luther King
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    What we can learned from Martn Luther King about political and rhetorical strategy, as well as movement building and organizing.
  582. The Politics of a Punch: Richard Spencer and the Black Bloc
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Alt-right leader Richard Spencer was punched in the face by a man dressed in black bloc garb. Louis Proyect gives his interpretation of the punching incident.
  583. The Politics of Some Bodies
    The Politics of Everybody: Feminism, Queer Theory and Marxism at the Intersection

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Holly Lewis' The Politics of Everybody: Feminism, Queer Theory and Marxism at the Intersection.
  584. The Politics of Terror Mirrors the Politics of Heroin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While terrorist activities of ISIS in the West are describes as blowback. a more sinister connection than ‘guilt by association’ comes to the surface if we analyse Western elite behaviour elsewhere.
  585. Lillian Pollak
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Activist, revolutionary socialist and writer Lillian Pollak died in New York City at the age of 101.
  586. The Popular Front Didn't Work
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Communist Party's 1930s popular front strategy weakened the labour movement and empowered the Democratic Party, a strategy that would be even more destuctive to the socialist left today.
  587. The Popular Front Didn't Work
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    This article focuses on the recent growth of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Through a historical overview of worker's parties in the United States, the article discusses the party's vision for the future.
  588. Preferred Conclusions -- The BBC, Syria And Venezuela
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In 2013, it was remarkable to see the BBC reporting claims from Syria on a daily basis in a way that almost always blamed the Syrian government, and President Assad personally, for horrendous war crimes. But as the New York Times reported last month, the picture was rather less black and white.
  589. Presidio mutiny
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Presidio mutiny was a sit-down protest carried out by 27 prisoners at the Presidio stockade in San Francisco, California on October 14, 1968. The stiff sentences given out at courts martial for the participants (known as the Presidio 27) attracted attention to the extent of sentiment against the Vietnam War in the armed forces.
  590. Principles of Organizing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Explores the culture of organizing, the challenging and confusing dialectical tension that is every organizers terrain: change and continuity, the personal and the political, ideals and interests, planning and opportunity, and the transitions from evolutionary to revolutionary forms of unionism.
  591. The Prisoners' Revolt: The Real Reasons behind the Palestinian Hunger Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Gaza is the world’s largest open air prison. The West Bank is a prison, too, segmented into various wards, known as areas A, B and C. In fact, all Palestinians are subjected to varied degrees of military restrictions. At some level, they are all prisoners.
  592. The problem is more than integration
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Polls show that minorities, and Muslims in particular, have a greater attachment to Britain than does the population at large. They also show that nine out of ten Britons think that their community is cohesive, and local area a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together. According to Casey this figure has increased (from 80 per cent to 89 per cent) since 2003. Britons, in other words, have become more positive about social cohesion in the very period in which ‘uncontrolled immigration’ has supposedly eroded peoples’ sense of community and belonging.
  593. The Problem Isn't Willie Pete, The Problem is War Crimes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The problem with bombarding Syrian cities, or any populated areas, isn't just that it is being done with white phosphorous, it's that it is being done at all.
  594. The problem with identity politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of identity politics, and how experience alone is an inadequate foundation from which to develop an analysis of oppression or to devise political strategies to end it.
  595. The Promises and Limitations of Radical Local Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Steve Early's most recent book, Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of An American City (Beacon Press), describes the building of a what is very likely the most successful progressive political organization, The Richmond Progressive Alliance, in the United States, in Richmond, California, a blue collar city long dominated by Chevron Corp.
  596. Proof of concept: An insurgent left can achieve electoral success - even in Canada
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2017
    The article looks at Vancouver's current political climate on the municipal level. Jean Swanson's recent support placed her in second place in a civic election, and demonstrates the city's shift to the centre - left.
  597. Propaganda, Fake News, and Media Lies
    The Diabolical Business of Global Public Relations Firms

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The PRP industry has experienced phenomenal growth since 2001. In 2015, three publicly traded mega PR firms -- Omnicom, WPP, and Interpublic Group -- together employed 214,000 people across 170 countries, collecting $35 billion in combined revenue. Not only do these firms control massive wealth, they also possess a network of connections in powerful international institutions with direct links to national governments, multi-national corporations, global policy-making bodies, and the corporate media.
  598. Propaganda Feeds Fear and Loathing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The disturbing and growing trend of misinformation in news reporting.
  599. Propaganda and Lies, Canadian Style
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As Canadian politicians speak freely and with less accountability on international affairs, indiviuals need to educate themselves on international issues and through alternative sources of information.
  600. The Prophet: Deutscher's Trotsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Old Testament prophets belonged to a religious order devoted to the study of sacred texts, which they interpreted, and from which they proclaimed the obligations of the leaders of their nation to the people. From these scriptures they envisioned the coming of the Messiah, who would usher in an era of justice and goodwill toward men.
  601. Prosecution of Assange is Persecution of Free Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    US authorities are reported to have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This overreach of US government toward a publisher is another sign of a crumbling façade of democracy.
  602. Protest Alone Won't Stop Fascism 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Desperate people are vulnerable to fascism, and the desperation is deepening: millions are eyeball deep in debt and 80% live paycheck to paycheck, while skyrocketing healthcare costs and rising rent heat up the social pressure cooker. It's this economic gut punch that the fascists hope to benefit from: as working people struggle to breathe the fascists hope to offer cheap, ready-made oxygen.
  603. Putting the Racist Flyers at University of Michigan in Context
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On Monday morning, September 26, 2017, students arrived to the U-M campus to find racist flyers plastered in Haven Hall, Mason Hall, and several other buildings
  604. Quantitative Easing: the Most Opaque Transfer of Wealth in History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Quantitative Easing, by 'injecting' money into the economy, was supposed to get banks lending again, boosting investment and driving up economic growth, but this has proven not to be the case.
  605. Race and the Real California
    The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Sarah D. Wald's The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl.
  606. Race v. Class? More Brilliant Bourgeois Bullshit from Ta-Nehesi Coates 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Coates is either flat-out lying or woefully ignorant when he argues that "the left" is disinterested in the big and significant problems of racial identity and racial justice. The longstanding legitimately Left progressive agenda addresses both race and class at one and the time. It does not accept Coates' false dichotomy between class and race.
  607. The racist worldview of Arthur Balfour
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at British foreign secretary Arthur James Balfour, whose Declaration of 1917 led to the expulsion of Palestinians.
  608. Radical White Workers During the Last Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The long-lost story of anti-racist, radical white working class activism has been restored by Amy Sonnie and James Tracy in their invaluable book: Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times.
  609. Ragpicking Through History: Class Memory, Class Struggle and its Archivists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Our current conjuncture invites a renewed rethinking of two historical imaginaries: first, what is class memory? To ask this question is really to reopen a discussion on what is class struggle – and, more specifically, how does our collective memorialisation of struggles past inform our relationship to struggle in the present. Second, and relatedly, who can be this struggle's archivist?
  610. Rahul Pandita's New India: A Hindutva India On the Ashes Of Democratic Secular India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Shamsul Islam responds to the rise of the Hindutva in India and challenges their anti-Muslim propaganda.
  611. Rainbow Coalition or Class War?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Is there any reason to think that Redneck Revolt and the new Rainbow Coalition will turn out differently from the People's Party? American history shows that any political group, left, right or center, that fails to challenge in practice the white community and the institutions and patterns that maintain it will reinforce an identity that has led countless potentially progressive movements to ruin and whose capacity to do harm is by no means exhausted -- no matter how vigorously it denounces “racism” and capitalism and how many coalitions it enters with non-whites. Simply put, white people organized as whites are dangerous to the working class and to humanity, and white people with guns organized as whites are doubly so -- and this is true regardless of the intentions of the organizers.
  612. The reactionary, class nature of left Academia today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Mellor challenges the idea that socialism is eurocentric and speaks to how capitalist exploitation and workers' resistance is fundamentally similar all over the world.
  613. Reactions to Manchester Bombing Show How Anti-Muslim Bigots Are 'Useful Idiots' for ISIS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Following recent terrorist attacks in Britain, the article looks at anti -Mulsim backlash and how it is playing into the hands of ISIS.
  614. Reactions to Manchester Bombing Show How Anti-Muslim Bigots Are 'Useful Idiots' for ISIS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    How hatred of Muslims is unwittingly an effective tool for ISIS recuritmenent.
  615. The Real Dad’s Army
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Britain's wartime Home Guard is immortalized in popular culture -- but the socialists who shaped it are forgotten.
  616. Real-Time Face Recognition Threatens to Turn Cops' Body Cameras Into Surveillance Machines
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    For years, the development of real-time face recognition has been hampered by poor video resolution, the angles of bodies in motion, and limited computing power. But as systems begin to transcend these technical barriers, they are also outpacing the development of policies to constrain them. Civil liberties advocates fear that the rise of real-time face recognition alongside the growing number of police body cameras creates the conditions for a perfect storm of mass surveillance.
  617. The Realist: Irreverence Was Their Only Sacred Cow
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Realist was a magazine both representative and counter to the times it existed in. Viciously satirical and usually aimed at power (like all good satire should be), it was neither liberal nor conservative, Democrat or Republican, communist, fascist or anything else in between. Its targets were religion, government, corporate America, popular and counter cultures, racism and imperialism. Very little was spared its pointed and often poison pen. The magazine lasted over forty years, from 1958 to 2001 and published a total of 146 issues.
  618. Rebels Without a Cause: The Assault on Academic Freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Examining current academic culture which falsely labels "words as violence" and how it is affecting acedemic freedom, notably by some who think of themselves as being on the left, who are employing totalitarian tactics which ultimately cause professional and economic harm.
  619. Red cap terror at the moussaka line: West London ready-meal workers' report and leaflet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Workplace report for WorkersWildWest no.5 and leaflet for future distribution. Main challenge will be the migrant status of workers - there have been various police raids in the plant - and the language and contract division.
  620. Red Terror: Anti-Corbynism and Double Standards
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A defence oif Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the British Labour party.
  621. Re-examine revolution, but don't abandon it
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Re-examine revolution, but surely now is not the time to abandon it. Chris Nineham reviews Socialist Register 2017: Rethinking Revolution
  622. Reflections on DC: Promises and Pitfalls in the Anti-Trump Uprising
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The first mass protests of President Donald Trump represent a historic moment – one worth reflecting on so we can understand where we are and where we're going as a nation.
  623. Reflections on the way to the gallows
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A record from a short prison diary kept by Japanese anarchist and feminist Kanno Sugako prior to her execution in 1911 for her part in a plot to assassinate the Emperor.
  624. Reflections on Tom Hayden
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Reflections on Tom Hayden and the 1962 Port Huron Statement.
  625. Regulation -- Who Needs It?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In Trump's vocabulary, regulations are ALL bad. (Of course Trump sees regulations around reproductive rights as good, but consistency isn't one of his characteristics.)
  626. Remembering Peekskill
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Peekskill Riots in 1949 remind us of a period of postwar rebellion and reaction that set the stage for the rest of the century.
  627. Reporters face 70 years in prison over anti-Trump march
    Two journalists are among more than 200 people facing felony charges after mass arrests at Inauguration Day rally.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The actions of police during the inauguration of Donald Trump and arrest of over 230 people with threat of harsh penalties, including 70 years in prison for two journalists, is tantamount to criminalizing dissent.
  628. Republican Data-Mining Firm Exposed Personal Information for Virtually Every American Voter
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Evidence suggests that Republican-linked election databases were inadvertently exposed to the internet, without password protection, potentially violating the privacy of almost every registered voter in the United States.
  629. Resist This: the United States is at War With Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The United States is engaged in military actions within a sovereign country that poses no actual or imminent threat, effectively an act of war against Syria.
  630. Resistance and Resolve in Russia: Memorial HRC
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An account of the current climate for political dissent in Russia, describing the activities of and challenges faced by the Memorial Human Rights Centre, a Russian NGO.
  631. Resolutions Advocating a Boycott of Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Modern Language Association (MLA) Delegate Assembly voted in Philadelphia on two resolutions, for and against, of an academic boycott of Israel.
  632. Responding to Antifa and Riseup
    On Revolutionary Politics and Non-Violence

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    "The left" of contemporary 2017 America is deeply divided and fractured, and it is a shadow of its former self, considering the decline of organized labor, and the disappearance of left-public intellectuals in higher education. In this environment, what remains of "the left" desperately needs to reach out to the masses of Americans, including liberals, moderates, and political independents, and to pull them further to the left, if there is to be any chance of meaningful change. And berating anyone who is not perceived to be on the far left, rather than patiently working to bring these individuals into a broader left movement, is a recipe for irrelevance.
  633. A Response To George Monbiot's 'Disavowal'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is a pattern of 'mainstream' media insisting on the need for war in response to unproven claims that are often later debunked.
  634. Restoring the Heartland and Rustbelt through Clean Energy Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Al paper discussing ways to simultaneously fight climate change and create jobs.
  635. Restoring the Heartland and Rustbelt through Clean Energy Democracy: an Organizing Proposal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A proposal to end capitalism and fight climate change at the same time.
  636. Restricting People’s Use of Their Courts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In not so merry old medieval England, wrongful injuries between people either were suffered in silence or provoked revenge. Cooler heads began to prevail and courts of law were opened so such disputes over compensation and other remedies could be adjudicated under trial by jury.
  637. Retired GM worker speaks on three years of the Flint water crisis
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2017
    The poisoning of the city of Flint continues three long years after the decision was made by politicians and financial speculators to switch city residents to Flint River water. As the world now knows, the corrosive Flint River water leached lead from the antiquated piping system into the homes of residents. Lead is a deadly neurotoxin. Because next to nothing has yet been done to fix the city’s infrastructure, even after the switch back to Detroit water, there is no safe water supply for thousands of residents.
  638. The Return of Commercial Prison Labour
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Prisons are seldom mentioned under the rubric of labour market institutions such as temporary work contracts or collective bargaining agreements. Yet, prisons not only employ labour but also cast a shadow on the labour force in or out of work. The early labour movement considered the then prevalent use of prison labour for commercial purposes as unfair competition. By the 1930s, the U.S. labour movement was strong enough to have work for commercial purposes prohibited in prisons.
  639. The Return of Engels 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    After Marx's death in 1883, Engels prepared volumes two and three of Capital for publication from the drafts his friend had left behind. If Engels, as he was the first to admit, stood in Marx’s shadow, he was nevertheless an intellectual and political giant in his own right.
  640. Review: The Politics of Some Bodies - On "Feminism, Queer Theory and Marxism at the Intersection"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    At a time when Marxist politics is struggling more than ever against the current, queer Marxist scholarship is enjoying a slight, startling, heartening resurgence. Holly Lewis' The Politics of Everybody is a major contribution to the trend.
  641. Revolution and the Color Line
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of the biography 'W.E.B. DuBois: Revolutionary Across the Color Line', by Bill Mullen, detailing the life of the influential author and organizer.
  642. Rigged. Forced into Debt. Worked past exhaustion. Left with nothing.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Port trucking companies in southern California have spent the past decade forcing drivers to finance their own trucks by taking on debt, which is then used as leverage to extract forced labor and trap drivers in jobs that leave them destitute.
  643. Right But Wrong: Trump's Defense of Confederate Symbols and Its Threat to Color-Blind Liberalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The ugly scenes of neo-nazis, neo-Confederates, and self-proclaimed white supremacists marching in large numbers and brawling on the streets of Charlottesville shocked American culture. President Trump spoke three times commenting on those troubling events.
  644. The Right-Wing Assault on the Truth in India Claims the Life of Another Journalist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Journalist, activist and writer Gauri Lankesh, was gunned down on the night of Sept. 5, 2017, by a suspected right-wing extremist for her published views in a tabloid paper.
  645. Rohingya and the Myth of Buddhist Tolerance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Since their citizenship rights have been progressively revoked between the 1940s and '80s, thousands of Rohingya men, women and children have been subjected to murder and rape, their villages have been raised to the ground and more than a million have fled to neighboring countries without much protest from the world beyond.
  646. The Role of Science in Capitalist Society and Social Change
    Part 1 of 2

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    With its Republican allies in Congress, the Trump administration plans to cut scientific programs while feeding more fuel into the ravenous, murderous, and imperialistic war machine of the United States. Trump's hate of scientists is clearly universal as demonstrated by the sanctioning of 271 Syrian scientists by the Treasury Department despite the fact these scientists have not engaged in any hostile acts aimed at the United States.
  647. Roots of the Rebellion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Kim D. Hunter interviews Melba Joyce Boyd about the 1967 rebellion.
  648. The Rule of Law Won't Save Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Donald Trump won't be stopped by the law -- in fact, his worse abuses are enabled by it.
  649. Running Government Like a Business is Bad for Citizens
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Donald Trump and Jared Kushner say that the government should be run like a business, but that would mean eliminating regulations and expenses that benefit the people.
  650. Rural Americans and the Language Too Many People Use to Talk About Them
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    With the rural-urban divide more pronounced now than it has been in generations, the author takes a closer look at the derogatory language too many people use, as well their meaning and contradictions.
  651. Russiagate and the Democratic Party are for Chumps
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Now Trump and the nation's 34 Republican governors get to wield the ever-expanding powers of the police state in a nation whose populace has lost faith in nearly every major U.S. institution but two: the military and the police. It's a militarized police-state the Democrats helped create.
  652. The Russian Dossier Reminds Me of the Row Over Saddam's WMDs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The conclusions reached in the Trump dossier claim to be based on multiple sources of information where, in the nature of things, they are unlikely to exist.
  653. The Russian Hack That Wasn't
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept exposes the fake news put out by the US Department of Homeland Security (an euphemistic name for a Big Brother operation that spies on US citizens) that Russia hacked 21 US state elections, news that was instantly spread around the world by the presstitute media.
  654. The Russian Hacking Story Continues to Unravel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of the text from a recent report by an IBM executive, which disproves the claim that Russia interfered in the US elections or hacked the servers at the DNC.
  655. The Russian Revolution and the Emancipation of Women
    Part Two

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  656. The Russian Revolution and the Emancipation of Women
    Part Three

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  657. The Russian Revolution and Workers Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Russian Revolution of February and October 1917 opened up a new historical epoch, and was greeted with enthusiasm by workers around the world.
  658. The Russian Revolution and the Emancipation of Women
    Part One

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Bolshevik Revolution of October 1917 was the greatest victory for the world's working people and for all of the oppressed. The spark for the revolutionary upsurge was a mass outpouring of women in Petrograd on International Women’s Day (IWD), March 8 (February 23 by the old Julian calendar). While in recent years bourgeois feminists have usurped IWD, in fact it is a workers' celebration that originated in 1908 among female needle trades workers in Manhattan.
  659. The Russian Revolution: Workers in Power
    October 1917: Workers in Power

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Fred Leplat's and Alex de Jong's October 1917: Workers in Power.
  660. Ryerson Made a Mistake in Cancelling Panel Discussion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Not only are censorship and suppression fatal to the purpose of the university, they undermine the foundation of democratic society. When individual rights to freedom of expression are diminished or taken away for an allegedly good cause, they are necessarily invested in some higher authority that is given the right to determine what is acceptable. The result is censorship from above – ultimately the state – with the likelihood that the champions of that censorship today are its vulnerable targets tomorrow.
  661. Sanders' Campaign & the Democratic Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Despite his many flaws, the Sanders campaign had a working-class, implicitly anti-capitalist flavor that garnered considerable support among those who might otherwise have voted for Trump, as many perhaps did.
  662. Scapegoating Russia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of "The Plot to Scapegoat Russia" authored by labour and human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik.
  663. Science for the People with the EZLN
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Zapatistas have been extremely clever in responding to the continual challenges (not without serious setbacks), both militarily and politically. They have not only survived over the past 23 years but prospered, in their own terms, and gained considerable popular appeal.
  664. Scientists: protect vast Amazon peatland to avoid palm oil 'environmental disaster'
    A recently discovered peatland in northeast Peru contains two years worth of US carbon emissions, writes Joe Sandler Clarke, but it's under

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The peatland in Pastaza-Marañón Foreland Basin in northeast Peru - discovered in 2009 by Finnish scientist Outi Lähteenoja - is said to contain 3.14 gigatons of carbon, roughly equivalent to two years of CO2 emissions from the United States. Scientists have said that economic development in the region, like road-building and the arrival of commercial agriculture threatens the important ecosystem.
  665. Security Is Ruining the Internet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    How the need for cybersecurity has made the internet less convenient for users.
  666. The Seeds of Agroecology and Common Ownership
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    With platitudes about 'feeding the world', the corporate agribusiness/agritech industry is destroying the commons and democracy and displacing existing localised systems of food production. In fact the increasingly globalised industrial food system is responsible for some of the most pressing political, social and environmental crises we are facing.
  667. The Seeds of Agroecology and Common Ownership
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A political-economical critique of modern agriculture and the urgent need to establish societies run for the benefit of the mass of the population, as well as a system of food and agriculture that is more democratically owned and controlled.
  668. Seeing red: the wisdom of John Berger
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A reflection on the life and work of critic John Berger.
  669. Self-Censored Questions by Career Questioners
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    I've always been intrigued by the major questions not asked by reporters at press conferences, not asked by legislators at public hearings or even the questions citizens at town meetings don't ask public officials. It's not that they do not know about or could not easily become informed enough about a given issue and ask substantive questions. It's just that so many taboos are packed into these questioners' ideological mindset, career goals or concern with what other people over them might think. Maybe it is a culturally-rooted fear of challenging entrenched power brokers.
  670. Senators 'Stunned' to Learn US Has 1,000 Troops in Niger
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee members recently confirmed they were "stunned" by the revelation that the US had upwards of 1,000 ground troops operating inside the country of Niger, sparking new questions about war authorization.
  671. The Sense of Art: In memoriam John Berger
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In memoriam of the British writer and lecturer John Berger.
  672. The Serious Price of the Hyperconvenient Economy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The rapid "progress" towards greater convenience will induce dependency, ignorance of the product and service and more loss of voice, self-determination and self-reliance.
  673. Seth Rich, Craig Murray and the Sinister Stewards of the National Security State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Security leaks and the murder of a Democratic National Committee staff member.
  674. 7 Ways Social Justice Language Can Become Abusive in Intimate Relationships
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A list of signs that social justice language is being used abusively in a relationship
  675. The Sex Offender: the 21st Century Witch
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Looks at the status of a "sexual offender" in America, including sexual offender registries, as well as groups working against false accusations.
  676. Seymour Hersh Blasts Media for Uncritically Promoting Russian Hacking Story
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh said in an interview that he does not believe the U.S. intelligence community proved its case that President Vladimir Putin directed a hacking campaign aimed at securing the election of Donald Trump. He blasted news organizations for lazily broadcasting the assertions of U.S. intelligence officials as established facts.
  677. A Shameful Silence: Where is the Outrage Over the Slaughter of Civilians in Mosul?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The catastrophic number of civilian casualties in Mosul is receiving little attention internationally from politicians and journalists. This is in sharp contrast to the outrage expressed worldwide over the bombardment of east Aleppo by Syrian government and Russian forces at the end of 2016.
  678. Shocked by Donald Trump's 'travel ban'? Israel has had a similar policy for decades
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Describing how President Trump's stances and policies on immigration, borders and torture draws heavily from existing policies and tactics of the Israeli state.
  679. A Short History of Liberal Myths and Anti-Labor Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A history of how labour and working-class groups have been alienated or disserviced by the major US political parties, particularly by liberal policies which are primarily aligned with business interests.
  680. Should You March Against Trump?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Yasmin Nair addresses the issue of whether or not to march against Donald Trump this week, or in the months and years following.
  681. Silence in NGO Discourse
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) maintain a ubiquitous presence in most peoples lives (whether they realize it or not). It therefore should be a commonsense act that we scrutinize NGO activities to ascertain their exact political function within the "our" neoliberal world order.
  682. The Single Party French State ... as the Majority of Voters Abstain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The victory of Macron's personal party, la République En Marche (REM), with an absolute majority of 350 out of 577 seats in the National Assembly, has bled the two traditional governing parties, the Republicans and the Socialists.
  683. 6 underrated Marxists who don't get enough love
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at six less celebrated Marxists: Gavril Miasnikov, Ngo Van Xuyet, Clara Zetkin, Martin Glaberman, Mariarosa Dalla Costa, and Ambalavaner Sivanandan; who participated in working class movements such as the 1918 German revolution, the 1945 Saigon Commune and the strikes in the car factories of Detroit.
  684. "The Slave-Holding Republic"
    Confronting Black Jacobins: The United States, the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Gerald Horne's Confronting Black Jacobins: The United States, the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic.
  685. Slavery Now: Migrant Labor in the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Slavery still exists today. And it exists in the Gulf states and in Saudi Arabia.
  686. SNCC's Think Tank
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    How SNCC's research department helped civil rights organizers fight Jim Crow.
  687. Somebody's Going to Suffer: Greece's New Austerity Measures
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The European Commission announced on May 2, 2017, that an agreement on Greek pension and income tax reforms would pave the way for further discussions on debt release for Greece. The European Commission described this as good news for Greece. The Greek government described the situation in similar terms. It isn't.
  688. South Korea: How candlelight protests impeached a president and created spaces for direct democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    At 9 am on March 10, 2017, people gathered in front of the Constitutional Court to await the court's ruling on whether to impeach South Korean president Park Geun-hye. Two hours before the verdict was read, those gathered chanted: "The Constitutional Court should uphold Park’s impeachment!"
  689. Spain Through Orwell's Eyes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Eighty years ago, Barcelona's calamitous May Days sealed the fate of a worker-led social revolution. George Orwell was there to bear witness.
  690. A Special Obscenity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Picasso painted Guernica eighty years ago this spring. It still stands as a searing protest against the brutality of war and fascism.
  691. The Spirit of Late Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at Pentecostalism, one of the world's fastest growing religious movements, which preaches a seductive message to the marginalized: that religious prayer, not political action, is a solution to their earthly woes.
  692. Squatters' 60-Year War Against Private Property
    How propertied classes team up with the state to forcibly evict urban squatters.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Over the past 60 years, whenever squatters claimed homes in Western European and U.S. cities, even buildings long abandoned, the state used force to protect private property.
  693. State Department Condemns Attacks on Russian Peaceful Protests, Ignores Those in America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On March 26, the State Department tweeted, "U.S. condemns detention of 100s of peaceful protesters in Russia today. Detaining peaceful protesters is an affront to democratic values."
  694. Sticks and Stones: Free Speech and Punching Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author explains why he does not agree with those who believe that right wing 'facist' groups should be denied the right to express their views, either by physical means or force of law.
  695. The Stomach-churning Violence of Monsanto, Bayer and the Argrochemical Oligopoly
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Companies like Monsanto, Bayer and Syngenta, which make up the oligopoly that controls an increasingly globalised system of modern food and agriculture, have successfully instituted the notion that the mass application of biocides, monocropping and industrial agriculture are necessary and desirable.
  696. The Strange (and Tortured) Legacy of 'Free Speech'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Despite a well-cultivated radical image, Antifa rarely focuses on the growing ultra-nationalism, militarism, and imperialism that lies at the very core of American politics – tendencies in fact more dangerous than the rhetoric of Yiannopoulos, Coulter, and Shapiro. Beneath its ultra-leftism is a modus operandi riddled with the worst of identity politics. And since its violent tactics are not aligned with any popular movement, its opposition to fascism (such as it is) turns hollow, empty. The irony is that while the FSM and its heirs did everything possible to expand the realm of free speech, new social forces – extreme identity groups, Antifa – want to restrict or deny freedoms.
  697. Strategic Thinking and Organizing Resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Argues the need for strategy and vision, and effective organizing, in forming a resistance movement to the Trump presidency, and provides several suggestions for organizers.
  698. Striking back in the "world's factory"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of Hao Ren, Eli Friedman and Zhongjin Li (editors), China on Strike: Narratives of Workers' Resistance, which gives a history of labour struggles of Chinese migrant workers.
  699. A successful rent strike in 1930s Peckham
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Historical account of a successful rent strike in Peckham, London, where tenants lived in appalling conditions.
  700. The 'Superficial, Arrogant Smugness' of BBC News - Peter Oborne Delivers Some Home Truths On BBC Radio 4 Today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In a recent media alert, we noted the occasional tell-tale signs of uncomfortable truths that slip through cracks in the propaganda façade of BBC News. Very occasionally, the propaganda nature is clearly highlighted and can be enjoyed for its directness and the flustered BBC response it provokes.
  701. "Superman Is Not Coming": Erin Brockovich on the Future of Water
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2017
    Come take a ride on America's toxic water slide: First stop: Flint, Michigan, where two years later, people are still contending with lead-laced water, which was finally detected by the EPA in February 2015 with the help of resident Lee Anne Walters. Next stop: California, where hundreds of wells have been contaminated with 1,2,3-TCP, a Big Oil-manufactured chemical present in pesticides.
  702. Survival is the Question
    Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Ian Angus' Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System.
  703. Sustainable Agriculture Versus Corporate Greed
    Small Farmers, Food Security & Big business

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Examines the downfalls of profit-centred agriculture, and the struggle for a people-and-environment centred alternative in Australia.
  704. Swords in the Hands of Children: Reflections of an American Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Against the vividly evoked chaos and conflicts of the Vietnam Era, Jonathan Lerner probes the impulses that led a small group of educated, privileged young Americans to turn to violence as a means of political change.
  705. The Syriza Wave: The Discussion Continues via Irish Marxist Review
    The Discussion Continues via Irish Marxist Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The article is review of Helena Sheehan's book "The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left". Her book is an account of her polital activity and personal reflections during the surge of Syrzia from 2012 through 2015.
  706. The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left - Book review 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A book review of The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left by author Helena Sheehan.
  707. System of a Down
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Michael Roberts 'The Long Depression'.
  708. A Tale of Two Islands 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at the two island nations of Cuba and Puerto Rico in the aftermath of devastating hurricanes; one is a poor socialist state and the other a territory of one of the richest countries in the world.
  709. Tasmania's Black War: a tragic case of lest we remember
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Tasmania’s Black War (1824-31) was the most intense frontier conflict in Australia's history. It was a clash between the most culturally and technologically dissimilar humans to have ever come into contact. At stake was nothing less than control of the country, and the survival of a people.
  710. Teachers as Change Agents
    Educational Justice: Teaching and Organizing against the Corporate Juggernaut

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Howard Ryan's Educational Justice: Teaching and Organizing against the Corporate Juggernaut.
  711. Tears of Solidarity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The story of Ann Atwater and Claiborne Paul (C. P.) Ellis is beautifully told in Osha Gray Davidson's book The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South. Atwater, a domestic worker whose parents were sharecroppers, was a civil rights activist in Durham, North Carolina. Ellis, the son of a millhand, was a janitor at Duke University and a local Klan leader. In 1971, after battling each other for years, Atwater and Ellis ended up co-chairing a ten-day public forum -- a "charrette," as it was called -- that brought together black and white community members to address problems in Durham's public schools. It was a fraught process.
  712. Ten Examples of Direct Resistance to Stop Government Raids
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Resistance to unjust government action is the duty of all people who care about human rights. As Dr. King reminded us in his letter from a Birmingham jail, "Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."
  713. 10 Questions for William Blum
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    "God forbid we should not have a Revolution every 20 years," Jefferson wrote. "The world belongs to the living," he believed, and each generation holds the world in "usufruct." In the United States in 2017, in this whirling age of instantaneous communication, gratification and frustration, TJ would probably Twitter something like: "Make that every 10 years!"
  714. Ten Theses on Farming and Disease 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There’s a growing understanding of the functional relationships health, food justice, and the environment share. They’re not just ticks on a checklist of good things capitalism shits on.
  715. Terror in Britain: What Did the Prime Minister Know?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Why did the Manchester bombing occur? How does it relate to British relations with Middle Eastern countries?
  716. Terrorism: How the Israeli state was won
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Transcript of a speech by the author on December 14, 2016 at the House of Lords, giving a history of the conflicts and terrorist tactics of Zionists in the formation of the state of Israel.
  717. Texas Couple Exonerated 25 Years After Being Convicted of Lurid Crimes That Never Happened
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Fran and Dan Keller's prosecution in 1992 was part of a wave of cases across the country amid an episode of mass hysteria known as the Satanic Panic.
  718. That Precious Strand of Jewishness that Challenges Authority
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Like so many of those others in Britain of Jewish lineage, songwriter and award-winning folk singer Leon Rosselson is descended from antecedents who fled pogroms in eastern Europe. Pertinently, he questions what being a Jew means -- is it adherence to Judaism as a religion, an ethnicity, a citizen of Israel, or someone who eats "chicken soup with knedlach"? He describes clearly and with historical insight how any concept of "Jewishness" can involve all of those things and more. In his own life, he has decided to pick and choose from this tradition and history and build on what he deems to be the progressive, humane, and universalist values of that Jewish background.
  719. The Venezuelan Opposition does not want Democracy or Elections
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Interview with Jorge Martin, secretary of the "Hands Off Venezuela" solidarity campaign. The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela is facing its most challenging times. The right-wing opposition, backed by the United States, is engaged in a full-blown regime change campaign, with violent protests occurring daily and resulting in over 50 casualties. The chavista supporters of the government have also taken to the streets in defence of the Bolivarian Revolution, and President Maduro surprised everyone by calling for a Constituent Assembly. Jorge Martín, the secretary of the "Hands Off Venezuela" solidarity campaign, give his understanding of the sitution and where it might lead. He discusses how western media are distorting the reality and presenting a one-sided picture, the role of international solidarity, the lack of progress made by the opposition and where things might go from here.
  720. There's Nothing Parochial About the Issue of GMO Food Labeling
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A criticism of the notion that the issue of labelling GMO foods is too narrow in focus, detailing the complexities of the issue and arguing for the broader importance of labelling.
  721. There's No Good Reason for Your Boss to Make 347 Times What You Do
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    CEO pay at America's 500 largest companies averaged $13.1 million in 2016. That's 347 times what the average employee makes.
  722. Theresa May's Katrina
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The unlikely reality of a bearded, unashamedly socialist (of sorts) MP winning the affection of working class voters countrywide calls out for further investigation.
  723. These are the Israeli leaders who want to destroy al-Aqsa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The recent violence at the al-Aqsa temple and subsequent response by Israeli leadership underscores the belief that the intent is to replace the Muslim holy site as part of the broader agenda of Israeli sovereignty.
  724. This Group Has Successfully Converted White Supremacists Using Compassion. Trump Defunded It. 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Life After Hate is a Chicago-based nonprofit that does path-breaking work. Founded by former white supremacist leaders in 2011, it studies the forces that draw people to hate and helps those who are willing to disengage from radical extremist movements. In June, the Department of Homeland Security revoked a grant to the nonprofit, telling The Huffington Post that it wants to focus on funding groups that work with law enforcement.
  725. This is What Plutocracy Looks Like
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Mr. Trump is the quintessential plutocrat-- a self-interested man of inherited means and limited life experience who stumbled upward through political economy engineered to benefit his class. It is this very public nature of his 'success' that attaches class culpability to his actions.
  726. Thoreau at 200
    Don't Let Bill Gates Ban the Hoe

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In support of the so-called 'Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa,' Bill Gates is telling African women in remote villages to put down their hand-held hoes.
  727. Three Years Since the Kitty Litter Disaster at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is a place in the United States, almost half-a-mile underground, in a salt mine, where radioactive waste leftover from the production of tens of thousands of nuclear bombs was to be held separate from all contact with humanity for 10,000 years, equivalent to the entire history of civilization. This separation of civilization from the byproduct of its folly had lasted one-tenth of one percent of that immense time when on Valentine's Day, three years ago, an explosion sent the deadly contamination back to the world of humans.
  728. Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A call for strategic and effective organizing against the Trump presidency, drawing on historical precedent of antiwar and other movements in the US.
  729. Time to Confront the Media's Anti-Corbyn Bias
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Jeremy Corbyn has been subjected to unprecedented vilification by the British media. No one is surprised that the Daily Mail, Telegraph and Times have been relentless in their hatchet jobs on Corbyn. But it has been disconcerting for the left that the Guardian and BBC never gave him a chance either. He was in their gun-sights from day one.
  730. To conserve tropical forests and wildlife, protect the rights of people who rely on them
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Who are the best guardians of forests and other wild places? Governments? Conservation NGOs? Corporations? No, writes Prakash Kashwan, it's the indigenous peoples who have lived in harmony with their environment for millennia. But to be able do so, they must first be accorded rights to their historic lands and resources, both in law and in practice.
  731. To discover the 'rights of a river', first think like a river
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is a growing global movement to recognise the rights of rivers. But rights alone are not enough. We must love and respect rivers, and even think like rivers to understand the vital functions they perform within landscapes and ecosystems, and so discover where their 'best interests' truly lie. And then we must be willing to act: protecting rivers and restoring them to health and wholeness.
  732. Tomorrow Belongs to the Corporatocracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Virtually every major organ of the Western media apparatus (the most powerful propaganda machine in the annals of powerful propaganda machines) has been relentlessly churning out variations on a new official ideological narrative designed to generate and enforce conformity.
  733. Toward a Marxist Interpretation of the US Constitution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    According to Bertell Ollman, what is in danger of being lost among all the patriotic non-sequiturs is the underside of criticism and protest that had accompanied the Constitution from its very inception.
  734. Towards a Transformative Electoral Strategy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An essay on Electoral Strategy for the left in the United States.
  735. The tragedy of liberal environmentalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The tragedy of liberal environmentalism is that it occupies the political discourse as the most pragmatic, the most possible way to a better future, but implementing this watered down, technical environmental politics is not at all smooth, or easy. It is rather Sisyphean. This is the tragic political circumstance of our times: What is framed as easy, as the most compatible with the status quo, is actually so very, very hard.
  736. Treating Mental Health Patients as Criminals
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2017
    The criminalisation of the mentally ill is one of the cruellest and most easily avoidable tragedies of our era.
  737. The Trial of Sacco and Venzetti
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On May 5 both men were arrested for the Braintree murders. They were armed, Vanzetti with a .38 revolver, Sacco with a .32 Colt pistol.
  738. Trump appeals to the military against the press and the courts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Examining recent remarks by Donald Trump suggesting a presidential and military alliance in opposition to the press and the court system, and the broader impacts of this position.
  739. Trump Attorney Sues Greenpeace Over Dakota Access in $300 Million Racketeering Case
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Lawyers for Energy Transfer Partners, which include Donald Trump's go-to attorneys, have filed a $300 million lawsuit against Greenpeace and other environmental groups for their activism against the long-contested North Dakota-to-Illinois project.
  740. Trump, fake news and the war on dissidents
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A rebuke to a recent Guardian article titled "If mainstream news wants to win back trust, it cannot silence dissident voices", where journalist Nick Robinson claims that the left and right are the peddlers of the same "fakery" in attacking the media.
  741. Trump Insults the Media, but Bush Bullied and Defanged It to Sell the Iraq War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Bush was anything but a friend of the press during his presidency. Maybe he didn’t demonize it as much as Trump does -- but he actively manipulated it and bullied it far worse and far more effectively than Trump has, much of it in the service of selling his marquee policy: the war in Iraq.
  742. Trump Is the Only One Losing Out by Refusing to Certify the Iran Deal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While commentators across the world struggle to adequately convey their outrage over Trump's withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear agreement, Iran is calculating that nothing they do will be quite so damaging to US interests as Trump himself.
  743. Trump Is the Only One Losing Out by Refusing to Certify the Iran Deal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As President Trump withdraws certification of the nuclear agreement with Iran, commentators across the world struggled for words to adequately convey their outrage and contempt. A favourite term to describe Trump is as "a wrecking ball", but the phrase suggests a sense of direction and capacity to strike a target which Trump does not possess.
  744. Trump v. the Media: a Fight to the Death
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    At present, this is a golden era in American journalism, because established media outlets such as CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post find themselves under unprecedented and open attacks from the powers that be. Richard Nixon may have felt persecuted by press and television, but he never counter-attacked with the same vigour and venom as Trump.
  745. Trump and the Middle East
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Trump tweets about keeping refugees out of the United States, and zeroes out the grossly inadequate U.S. humanitarian aid budget. It all poses the question: Which is the real "failed state"?
  746. The Trump-Netanyahu Circus: Now, No One Can Save Israel from Itself
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The President of the United States can hardly be taken seriously, saying much but doing little. His words, often offensive, carry no substance, and it is impossible to summarize his complex political outlook about important issues. This is precisely the type of American presidency that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, prefers.
  747. Trump not "Exceptional"
    Trump: A Graphic Biography

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Ted Rall's Trump: A Graphic Biography.
  748. Trump the Gardener
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In an interview defending his Presidential candidate, Silicon Valley billionaire and undisguised self-interested Randian fanboy Peter Thiel assured the public that when Donald Trump asserted that he would build a mighty wall along the US Mexican border, what he really meant was that he would impose a 'saner, more sensible immigration policy'.
  749. The Trump Way
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Arun Gupta spoke to Leo Panitch about Trump's economic agenda, his relationship to transnational elites, and how neoliberalism's crisis could mean revitalization for the Left.
  750. Trump's Muslim Ban Will Only Spark More Terrorist Attacks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Donald Trump's travel ban on refugees and visitors from seven Muslim countries entering the US makes a terrorist attack on Americans at home or abroad more rather than less likely. It does so because one of the main purposes of al-Qaeda and Isis in carrying out atrocities is to provoke an over-reaction directed against Muslim communities and states.
  751. Trump's 'No Fly Zone' Escalates U.S. War Against Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The June 18th destruction of a Syrian government aircraft by a U.S. fighter jet underscores the fact that U.S. and its imperial allies in Syria will attack any and all forces that seek to interfere with U.S. imperialist objectives.
  752. Trump's Reviled Hotline for "Criminal Aliens" Flooded with Reports of UFOs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has unveiled its controversial immigrant crime office, complete with a hotline for U.S. citizens to report alleged crimes committed by undocumented aliens. The hotline was promptly overwhelmed with calls about extraterrestrials and UFOs.
  753. Trump's Road to Ruin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The editors address Trump's early assaults on democratic principles and institutions, from the snarling menace of his "America First" inaugural address, to his cabinet of multi-millionaire and billionaire reactionaries, to the pending removal of millions of people from health insurance, to assaulting women's reproductive rights and attempting to bar Muslim travelers, to attacking Black youth and every vulnerable population.
  754. Trump's War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Although precise numbers are difficult to obtain, there seems little question that the number of civilians being killed by the U.S. in Iraq and Syria -- already quite high under Obama -- has increased precipitously during the first two months of the Trump administration.
  755. Trump's Worst Collusion Isn't With Russia -- It's With Corporations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Many leading liberals suspect that Trump worked with Russia to win his election, but we've long known that huge corporations and wealthy individuals threw their weight behind the billionaire.
  756. Trustworthy, loyal, obedient, clean and reverent...
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of 'The Hotel Tacloban' by Douglas Valentine.
  757. A Turkey Divided by Erdogan Will Become Prey to Its Enemies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    What critics claim is the openly fraudulent Turkish referendum ends parliamentary democracy in the country and gives President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dictatorial powers. The most unexpected aspect of the poll on Sunday was not the declared outcome, but that the ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party) allegedly found it necessary to fix the vote quite so blatantly.
  758. Twelve Reasons to Oppose Rules on Digital Commerce in the WTO
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    US-based transnational companies in the fields of information, technology and media are working to create international rules that limit the ability of governments to put restrictions on how they make profits.
  759. Two Soviet Spies Who Deserve a Posthumous Nobel Peace Prize
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Klaus Fuchs and Theodore Hall, both scientists working on the Manhattan Project, should receive posthumous Nobel Peace Prizes for actions that almost certainly saved millions of innocent lives.
  760. The U.S. Will Invade West Africa in 2023 After an Attack in New York - According to Pentagon War Game
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    By 2021, according to the war game's scenario, AQIM boasts an estimated 38,000 members spread throughout Algeria, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, and a network of training camps in Mauritania, as well as outright bases in Western Sahara.
  761. The Ugly Side of Antifa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    When you criticize Antifa members or their defenders for the tactic of mob violence, the reflexive response is usually something like, "There are literal Nazis marching in the streets, and you're attacking us over your precious little non-violence principles?" But Antifa doesn't have a monopoly over concern for what's happening in this country.
  762. UK exporting 67% of plastic waste amid 'illegal practices' warnings
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Britain's trade in waste plastic to the Far East is booming. The exported plastic is meant to be recycled under UK conditions and standards, but often is not, undermining bona fide UK recycling firms who face falling prices, reduced turnover, collapsing profits, and all too often, closure.
  763. The UK Is Among the World's Largest Suppliers of Weapons -- and Is Making Arms Boycotts Illegal
    Despite human rights abuses, the UK continues to sell arms to Israel and crack down on dissent.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Through 'open' trade conventions such as the Security & Policing (S&P) exhibition and closed events such as the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) fair, the UK allows local and international companies to showcase some of the world's most lethal weapons.
  764. The Unclaimed Dead
    In Texas, the Bodies of Migrants Who Perished in the Desert Provide Clues to the Living

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Operation Identification, a program began in 2013 amid a swirl of grassroots organizing, lead the exhumation of more than 50 unidentified human remains from a rural graveyard named Sacred Heart.
  765. Uncovering the history of the English Revolution
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of John Rees, The Leveller Revolution: Radical Political Organisation in England, 1640-1650, Verso (2016).
  766. Under Attack at San Francisco State University
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Students, staff and faculty at San Francisco State University are under investigation by the university on trumped up charges of anti-Semitism brought forth by San Francisco Hillel. This is the latest in a long history of accusations made against Palestinians and Palestinian advocates at SFSU by the pro-Israel organization.
  767. Undermining Democracy - Corporate Media Bias on Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson and Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Are we able to prove the existence of a corporate media campaign to undermine British democracy? Media analysis is not hard science, but in this alert we provide compelling evidence that such a campaign does indeed exist. Compare coverage of comments made on Syria by a spokesman for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in October 2016 and by UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson in January 2017.
  768. Undermining the Democratic Process: The Canadian Government Suppression of Palestinian Development Aid Projects
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    This paper examines the government suppression of Canadian development sector organisations running Palestinian aid projects from 2001 to 2012; based on document analysis, policy analysis and original interviews with coordinators running aid projects, it describes how their work was almost universally undermined by the Canadian government.
  769. Understanding the counter-revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of Gilbert Achcar, Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising (Saqi, 2016).
  770. Understanding the counter-revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of Gilbert Achcar, Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising (Saqi, 2016).
  771. Unfinished Business
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The failure of Nicolás Maduro's government to maintain popular living standards has allowed the right-wing opposition to take control of Venezuela's National Assembly, resulting in a bitter standoff between executive and legislature that has yet to be resolved one way or another.
  772. An Unholy Alliance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Fleischmann looks at the reasons behind the unlikely alliance that has formed between Trump, the alt-right, and Israel, who have based their support for each other around shared enemies.
  773. U.S. Has Only Acknowledged A Fifth of Its Lethal Strikes, New Study Finds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While Obama took steps to improve transparency about drone strikes, reports show that the U.S. has only acknowledged approximately 20 percent of its reported drone strikes, and failed to claim responsibility or provide details in the vast majority of cases.
  774. The U.S. Pushed North Korea to Build Nukes: Yes or No?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Washington's policy toward North Korea for the last 64 years entirely based on the assumption that you can persuade people to do what you want them to do through humiliation, intimidation and brute force.
  775. U.S., UK and France Denounce Nuclear Ban Treaty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The U.S., UK and France did not participate in the United Nations negotiations leading to the recent adoption of the nuclear ban treaty, and joined together in expressing their outright defiance of the newly-adopted treaty.
  776. The Universal Lesson of East Timor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Filming undercover in East Timor in 1993 I followed a landscape of crosses: great black crosses etched against the sky, crosses on peaks, crosses marching down the hillsides, crosses beside the road. They littered the earth and crowded the eye.
  777. The Unraveling Middle East
    Shifting Sands: The Unraveling of the Old Order in the Middle East

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Raja Shehadeh's and Penny Johnson's Shifting Sands: The Unraveling of the Old Order in the Middle East.
  778. UN's 1947 Partition Plan made Palestine a deal it had to refuse
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Weinroth analyzes the reasons behind Palestinians' refusal of the Partition Plan, reasons that have been largely dismissed in favour of casting their actions in an unfavourable light and thereby justifying Israeli colonization.
  779. Unspeakable: the Black Book of Imperial Terrorism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    American "mainstream" journalists who want to keep their paychecks flowing and their status afloat know they must report current events in a way that respects the taboo status of the nation's underlying inequality and oppression structures and its savage and relentless imperial criminality.
  780. The U.S. Government Thinks Thousands of Russian Hackers May Be Reading My Blog. They Aren't.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    After the U.S. government published a report on Russia's cyber attacks against the U.S. election system, and included a list of computers that were allegedly used by Russian hackers, I became curious if any of these hackers had visited my personal blog.
  781. US Spy Chief Presents Third-Party Debates as Proof RT Is Anti-US
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s latest report on the alleged "election hacking" by Russia includes a substantial section focused around the idea that Russian government-funded channel RT is overtly anti-American.
  782. Using Children for Israeli Propaganda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Engler brings to light Canadian schools' practices that indoctrinate students with problematic colonial, Zionist views.
  783. The Value of Capital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Roberts responds to David Harvey's review of his publication "Marx's Inferno: The Political Theory of Capital" by defending and opening up a discussion regarding the theories presented in Marx's "Capital," and how they connect with the rest of his oeuvre.
  784. Venezuala in the Media: Double Standards and First Impressions
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2017
    This article looks into the inconsistent ways that Venzuala has been portrayed in the media, and the effect of sensationalizing the recent crisis. It concludes that those who support the Venezuelan poor, workings classes must seek and spread honest information outside of the mainstream narrative.
  785. Venezuela: the capitalist offensive - has socialism failed?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The current economic, social, and political crisis taking place in Venezuala has not been caused by a failure of socialism, but rather is the result of the country's inability to distance itself from capitalism, and introduce a democratic, socialist, and planned economy.
  786. Venezuela Elections: Resurgent Chavismo and 'Unrecognised' Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    After weeks of imperialist threats and opposition violence, the elections for the Constituent Assembly (ANC) in Venezuela took place on July 30th. The result was a massive turnout of over 8 million voters, around 41% of the electorate, which gave chavismo a much-needed shot in the arm. The western media reacted by trying to dispute the number and sticking even closer to the narrative being pushed by the opposition and the US State Department.
  787. Venezuela on the Edge of Civil War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Venezuela is a step closer to civil war after the July 20, 2017 "fake referendum" held by the government opposition, which resulted in a vote of "no confidence" for President Nicolas Maduro.
  788. Venezuela: Target of Economic Warfare
    What the heck is really going on in Venezuela? A complex story lies behind the offical narrative.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The article examines elements of Venezuala's economic warfare, role as global provider of oil, and the country's relationship with the Trump administration, to provide a multi-faceted picture of the country's recent violent events.
  789. Venezuelan Opposition "Consultation"
    Playing Alone and Losing

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Venezuelan opposition "referendum", which in reality was nothing more than a non-binding 'consultation' without any legal status, was predicted as a major political earthquake that would instantly change the country's landscape.
  790. Victory in Stagnation? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An analysis of the direction of the German left party, Die Linke, in the wake of the 2017 national elections.
  791. Victory Over the Sun
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Postwar America's greatest environmentalist Tony Mazzocchi (who passed away in 2002) was a labour leader.
  792. Vietnam Revisited During Trump's Bonkers Brinkmanship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    I returned to Vietnam in April, having not been there since the war, nearly 50 years ago. I'd sailed there as a seaman in the National Maritime Union (NMU) on a cargo ship carrying war materiel from the naval ammo base in Port Chicago, California.
  793. The Vietnam War is Not History for Victims of Agent Orange
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Nearly 58,000 Americans and 2 to 3 million Vietnamese, many of them civilians, were killed in the war. Untold numbers were wounded. Many US veterans of the war suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. More US Vietnam War vets have committed suicide than died in the war. However, those numbers do not begin to tell the complete story of the war.
  794. The view from different planets
    Connecting wildfires and climate change proscribed only on Planet Alberta

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The political discourse surrounding climate change and wildfires is almost nonexistent in Alberta.
  795. Village demolition based on Israel's 'racist' plan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, residents say the closing of an investigation into the killing of Yacoub Abu al-Qiyan is evidence of a wider strategy to drive residents out of the rural community.
  796. Wag The Dog -- How Al Qaeda Played Donald Trump And The American Media
    Responsibility for the chemical event in Khan Sheikhoun is still very much in question.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Once upon a time, Donald J. Trump, the New York City businessman-turned-president, berated then-President Barack Obama, back in September 2013, about the fallacy of an American military strike against Syria. At that time, the United States was considering the use of force against Syria in response to allegations (since largely disproven) that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against civilians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Trump, via tweet, declared "to our very foolish leader, do not attack Syria - if you do many very bad things will happen & from that fight the U.S. gets nothing!"
  797. Want to Stop Trump? Take a Page From These Dockworkers, and Stop Work
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On the day of Donald Trump's inauguration, many Americans wrung their hands. Some took to social media to express their discontent while others protested. But, perhaps, the most dramatic and important action was taken by dockworkers in Oakland, California: They stopped working. Their strike demonstrated the potential power ordinary people have on the job, when organized.
  798. The War at Home
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A question often arises whether Trump is a genuine representative of the aims of the capitalist ruling class in general and the Republican right wing in particular, or a self-centered rogue with serious and potentially dangerous personality disorders. The answer is that he's actually both.
  799. The War Over Mangoes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Growing mangoes in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca has racked up an enormous socio-political expense for the region far greater than the price tag on the fruit in the supermarket. For a Mexican drug cartel desperate to move product, hiding illicit drugs in mango shipments is a risky but viable cover for getting them to the U.S. market. For the people of Oaxaca, however, the infiltration of one of the region’s most important industries indicates the threat of a life controlled by drug violence and its wide-ranging effects on society.
  800. Warning to Spanish (and Other) Whistleblowers: Anonymous Boxes which ARE NOT ANONYMOUS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Citizens' victories in the struggle against corruption, sometimes requiring information to be provided through safe anonymous channels like Xnet's Mailbox for reporting corruption, have catalysed a proliferation of similar initiatives within governments and institutions.
  801. Warnings from First Americans: Insidious Changes Are Underway that Will Affect Us All
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Rural America In These Times spoke to Native Americans--people whose survival requires being extremely well informed about what all branches of the federal government are up to. From their vantage point as sovereign entities with direct government-to-government relationships with the United States, the tribes have a unique perspective on issues including voting rights, the economy, the extractive industries' hold over this administration and more.
  802. Was the "Russian Hack" an Inside Job?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Forensic studies of "Russian hacking" into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2017, data was leaked (not hacked) by a person with physical access to DNC computers, and then doctored to incriminate Russia.
  803. Washington and Berlin on a Collision Course
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Russia sanctions bill that passed the US Senate on June 15, 2017 directly demonizes the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, under the Baltic Sea, which is bound to double Gazprom's energy capacity to supply gas to Europe.
  804. WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the past six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of "fake news," the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both articles were fundamentally false.
  805. Watch How Casually False Claims Are Published: New York Times and Nicholas Lemann Edition
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    We have a perfect example of how this happens from the New York Times today, in a book review by Nicholas Lemann, the Pulitzer-Moore professor of journalism at Columbia University as well as a longtime staff writer for the New Yorker. Lemann is reviewing a new book by Edward J. Epstein -- the longtime neocon, right-wing Cold Warrior, WSJ op-ed page writer, and Breitbart contributor -- which basically claims Snowden is a Russian spy.
  806. Waving From the Rooftops
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The drug Narcan (Naxalone) has skyrocketed in price due to the heroine and opioide crisis. Political response shows disregard for not only drug addicts, but the welfare and lives of all people under capitalism.
  807. We Can't Let Britain Become a Vast ISIS Recruiting Station
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The massacre in Manchester is a horrific event born out of the violence raging in a vast area stretching from Pakistan to Nigeria and Syria to South Sudan.
  808. We Know What Inspired the Manchester Attack, We Just Won't Admit It
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Not blaming Muslims in general but targeting "radicalisation" or simply "evil" may appear sensible and moderate, but in practice it makes the motivation of the killers in Manchester or the Bataclan theatre in Paris in 2015 appear vaguer and less identifiable than it really is.
  809. We Must Be Brave Enough to Admit the War on Terror Simply Not Working
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Amid sorrow of Manchester bombing, UK Labour Party leader explains why actively building peace is requisite for ending such horrific and inexcusable carnage in the future.
  810. We Need a Much Bigger Leap! John Bellamy Foster on Naomi Klein's 'No Is Not Enough'
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is much to admire in Naomi Klein's new book, but she underestimates the danger posed by Trumpism, and doesn't pose a real alternative. She calls for a Leap, but it isn't high enough or far enough.
  811. We need popular participation, not populism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Wainright dissects the problems with liberal democracy and argues for real democratic self-government.
  812. We Need to Talk about Women: The Problem with Western Liberal 'Feminists'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Western women have fought hard and bravely for rights and privileges that were denied to generations of women before them and have made vast strides towards greater equality and representation in society. For this, western women and traditional feminism should be applauded. At the same time, the version of feminism that presently functions in the west -- liberal, consumer, mainstream feminism -- has become problematic.
  813. We shouldn't weep for broke but lying mainstream media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A report from the Public Policy Forum of Montreal released on January 26 says the Canadian news industry "is reaching a crisis point as the decline of traditional media, fragmentation of audiences and the rise of fake news pose a growing threat to the health of our democracy." Whereas the 1970 report was entitled "The Uncertain Mirror", the new appeal for support is called "The Shattered Mirror."
  814. West Papua: the sago and the palm oil - The Yerisiam people fight
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    How Papua's Yerisiam people are fighting against palm oil expansion and protecting their last sacred sago forest.
  815. What can the Corbynistas learn from Syriza? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As a Corbyn government seems more and more likely, there are clear lessons to be drawn from the Greek experience.
  816. What Corporate Media Never Tells You about North Korea
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is a great deal of propaganda and deliberate misinformation about North Korea, which the public should know. While neocons, a cheering corporate media, and Deep State, rush to war with North Korea, information is the ultimate weapon. For example, did you know that North Korea, China, and India, are the only three nations who have committed to a "no nuclear first" policy.
  817. What is Objective Journalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Despite objectivity being widely accepted as a norm in journalism, Edwards discusses how opinion and bias are still an inherent part of 'reporting the facts.'
  818. What Is Reproductive Justice?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Reproductive justice means having full control over all aspects of our sexual and reproductive lives, which means an end to all sexual violence.
  819. What Kind of Opposition?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    To address the millions of Trump supporters whose lives are devastated by his government... requires building an independent - and yes, socialist - left with uncompromising loyalty to the working class and oppressed people of the United States and the world, not to the liberal wing of capital or the Democratic Party.
  820. What Makes Americans Proud
    The Anti-Empire Report #152

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Donald Trump thinks that everyone will be impressed that the American military has never been stronger. Lucky for the man … his seeming incapacity for moral or intellectual embarrassment.He’s twice blessed. His fans like the idea that their president is no smarter than they are. This may well serve to get the man re-elected, as it did with George W. Bush.
  821. What Makes Climate Science Deniers Change Their Minds? A Reddit Confessional Gave Us a Rare Insight
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An AskReddit discussion poses a tantalizing question, "Former climate deniers, what changed your mind?"
    Responses to the query offer a rare glimpse into the processes of how some people switch camps, outgrowing their parents' values, having trans-formative experiences, or being worn-down by continually mounting scientific evidence.
  822. What Obsessing About Trump Causes Us To Miss
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Since the late eighteenth century, the United States has been involved in an almost ceaseless string of wars, interventions, punitive expeditions, and other types of military ventures abroad – from fighting the British and Mexicans to the Filipinos and Koreans to the Vietnamese and Laotians to the Afghans and Iraqis. The country has formally declared war 11 times and has often engaged in undeclared conflicts with some form of congressional authorization, as with the post-9/11 "wars" that rage on today.
  823. What the Media isn't Telling You About North Korea's Missile Tests
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Here's what the media isn't telling you about North Korea's recent missile tests.
    Last Monday, the DPRK fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan's Hokkaido Island. The missile landed in the waters beyond the island harming neither people nor property.The media immediately condemned the test as a "bold and provocative act"
  824. What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Rural Poverty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Gurly analyzes the institutional reasons behind widespread poverty, depopulation, and unemployment in Jefferson County, Mississippi.
  825. When Canada Invaded Russia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The corporate media presents Russia as militaristic but ignores Canada’s invasion of that country.
  826. When Israel's friends in Labour advocated genocide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Every so often Labour Friends of Israel pays tribute to Richard Crossman, an early activist with the British pressure group and one of the best known British politicians of the mid-20th century. The tributes to the late cabinet minister are not entirely informative.One detail that tends to be omitted is that, when it came to Palestine, Crossman advocated genocide.
  827. When Progressives Start Abandoning Free Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the wake of attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia there were a number of rallies in Canadian cities. The anti-racist counter-demonstrators hugely outnumbered their rally opponents, constituting phenomenal public solidarity against racism. There was much to be cheered in these events. One thing dampened this amazing response. It was how, for some, denouncing hate slid into denouncing speech rights and into dangerous calls for governments to prevent rallies.
  828. When the Alt-Right Hits Campus
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Under the auspices of the "Alt Right" and its wannabe hipster version of white nationalism, the University of Michigan community was subjected to a bombardment of racist hate that many of us thought relegated to the pre-Obama past.
  829. When White Supremacists March
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The rally, featuring white nationalist groups such as the Nationalist Front and the League of the South as well as white supremacist "superstars" like Richard Spencer and David Duke projected violence from its first moments.
  830. When Will Co-opted Figures and Board Members Be Hauled into Court?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    They promote the message that their products are essential to our survival. They promote a fundamentally ecologically, socially and economically damaging model of agriculture facilitated by Washington, the World Trade Organization, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
  831. Where Did Britain's Racists Go?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A year ago Britain voted to exit the European Union. Anyone who wanted to leave the EU was deemed to be a racist, a caveman, an irrational nationalist and even a drunk fool. However today – exactly one year later, some are talking about a "soft" Brexit or even no Brexit. Has Britain changed so much in a year?
  832. Where the Anti-Russian Moral Panic is Leading Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    This is how the smear campaign scores points: you don't have to be on the Russian payroll -- you can be a "useful idiot" just because of your political views, which condemn you as an "unwitting" agent, as former CIA director Mike Morell described Trump. This is how the parameters of "respectable" opinion are policed: this is how the War Party criminalizes those who think that the cold war is over and shouldn't be revived.
  833. Where's the Evidence?
    The CIA-FBI-NSA report on the hacking of the 2016 election is pure baloney

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    We are told from the outset that the actual evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC and John Podesta's emails as part of a wide-ranging campaign to put Donald Trump in the White House cannot be revealed: "source and methods" must be kept secret. This in spite of DNI director James Clapper's pledge that he would declassify as much of the evidence as possible in the interests of transparency: but then again, Clapper is an admitted liar.
  834. Which Way to the Barricades?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    What was the mass strike and what would a successful one look like today?
  835. Who Are the "Alt-Right"? On the Rise of Reactionary Hatred and How to Fight it
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    With much of the public discussing strategies for how best to fight right-wing extremism, the need for constructive solutions is greater than ever. First and foremost, it’s important to point out that public support for far-right extremists is miniscule. The vast majority of Americans reject this movement's violence and hatred. According to a Marist survey from the summer of 2017, just 4 percent of Americans said they support "white supremacy movement" or "white nationalism." Similarly, just 6 percent embraced the term "alt-right" Still, there is a legitimate concern that support for right-wing bigotry may grow in the future if left unchecked.
  836. Who Built the Panama Canal?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Donald Trump might not know it, but the United States didn't build the Panama Canal. Workers did.
  837. Who Could Ever Feel Pride in the Balfour Declaration?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Although the Balfour Declaration itself has been parsed, de-semanticised, romanticised, decrypted, decried, cursed and adored for 100 years, its fraud is easy to detect: it made two promises which were fundamentally opposed to each other -- and thus one of them, to the Arabs (aka "the existing non-Jewish communities"), would be broken.
  838. Who is the biggest climate change villain?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Here is an exclusive the Guardian has held back from its readers for 26 years. It is finally published on its pages today.
  839. Who Put Trump in the White House?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The media story in the days following the 2016 election was that a huge defection of angry, white, blue-collar workers in the Rust Belt from their traditional Democratic voting patterns put Donald J. Trump in the White House in a grand slap at the nation's "liberal" elite. But is that the real story?
  840. Who to Believe: The CIA and Corporate Media or WikiLeaks?
    Without Substantiation, Media Integrity Suffers

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Imagine if justice were administered mainly on hearsay (ignoring the fact that justice is too often lacking in society). It is a cardinal rule of justice that rendering a decision of guilty must only be done when such guilt is beyond a reasonable doubt. Medical schools state they follow evidence-based practices. Nursing schools do the same. Science progresses through the scientific method which demands evidence. When observations and experimental results contravene theory, the theory is tossed. There is academia, and then there is politics and the corporate media. Politics and its corporate media has long since become risible within the sphere of serious contemplation.
  841. Who’s Afraid of Corporate COINTELPRO?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On November 30, 2016, presumably right at the stroke of midnight, Google Inc. unpersoned CounterPunch. They didn't send out a press release or anything. They just quietly removed it from the Google News aggregator. Not very many people noticed.
  842. Who's Afraid of the White Working Class?: On Joan C. Williams's 'White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America'
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A book review on White Working Class Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America (Written By Joan C. Williams).
  843. Whose seeds are they anyway?
    Real Farming Report

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The new People Need Nature report - published to coincide with this week's annual Oxford Real Farming Conference - warns that modern farming practices are not good for wildlife. But they're not good for humans either. And with predictions that we will need to produce 70 per cent more food to feed a third more mouths by 2050 the question of seed ownership and diversity cannot be ignored.
  844. Whose Streets? Their Streets
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    If people don’t believe that the police in America are the greatest threat to civil society then they've been asleep for years, and comatose just this week. Or they're white, privileged and/or accepting of brutality against their own fellow citizens.
  845. Why the Anti-Trump Resistance Movement Should Not Initiate Violence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    One hazard we must avoid in our struggle is to allow violence to be used in the movement. We can't afford to give our approval to this by green lighting the burning of limousines and the breaking of store windows, as happened in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017, or by punching the Nazi Richard Spencer in the face, which is satisfying but unproductive.
  846. Why Are Progressives Stupid? It's Not Too Late to Get Smart
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Many progressives are stupid. Unless they get smart soon, "The Resistance" to Donald Trump will fail, just like everything else the Left has tried to do for the last 40 years.
  847. Why Banning Laura Kipnis Would Betray Wellesley's Academic Mission
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Six professors at an elite American college insist that students will suffer "damage" or "injury" if speakers they may disagree with are allowed to speak on campus.
  848. Why Can't the U.S. Left Get Venezuela Right?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As Venezuela's fascist-minded oligarchy conspires with U.S. imperialism to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nicolas Maduro, few in the U.S. seem to care.
  849. Why Did the US Use Depleted Uranium Weapons in Syria?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The recent confirmation by the US that DU ammunition was used in two attacks in Syria in late 2015 raises a number of troubling questions. Firstly, why was DU used? Has it been used again? Will it be used again?
  850. Why I Support the Palestinian Right of Return
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The repatriation of Palestinian refugees is is a very real and practical concept for which there is ample historical precedent as well as practical means of implementation.
  851. Why ICE Raids Imperil Us All
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Millions of people who have been living and working in the U.S., contributing to their communities and to the economy, are now at risk simply for who they are: people "without papers."
  852. Why Imperial Washington Should Cool It On North Korea
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author argues that an enhanced package of sanctions, UN resolutions, diplomatic pressures and miltary threats against North Korea is futile; indeed Washington has been doing this for years and it hasn't worked yet, and a more robust version directed at North Korea won't work now.
  853. Why is the New York Times promoting the "black bloc"?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A New York Times article, which ran across four columns of the newspaper's front page under a huge photo of a black-masked individual preparing to break an office building window with an iron bar during Wednesday night's protests at the University of California, Berkeley, amounted to free publicity and promotion of the violent protests organized by elements identifying themselves as the "black bloc," anti-fascists and anarchists.
  854. Why is the media promoting Antifa?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The promotion of Antifa serves several interrelated functions. First, the physical violence of a handful of protesters in any large demonstration is regularly used as a pretext for police provocation. This is true not only in the US, but in Europe and around the world. Police give the "anti-fascist" and anarchist groups a free hand to carry out provocations, which are then exploited to carry out a violent crackdown. The groups themselves are easily infiltrated by police provocateurs, who encourage violent acts for the desired end.
  855. Why ISIS Fighters are Being Thrown Off Buildings in Mosul
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The suspicion by Iraqi soldiers and militiamen that their own government is too corrupt to keep captured Isis fighters in detention is one reason why prisoners are being killed.
  856. Why Israelis must disrupt the occupation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Even dedicated dedicated well-meaning Israelis do far too little and use far too little of their privilege to challenge and combat the injustice meted out against Palestinians.
  857. Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, with the exception of Russia.
  858. Why Palestine is Still the Issue
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The longest occupation and resistance in modern times is a crime that has been suppressed in the intellectual and political culture of the West.
  859. Why Ridiculous Official Propaganda Still Works
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Chief among the common misconceptions about the way official propaganda works is the notion that its goal is to deceive the public into believing things that are not "the truth" (that Trump is a Russian agent, for example, or that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, or that the terrorists hate us for our freedom, et cetera). However, while official propagandists are definitely pleased if anyone actually believes whatever lies they are selling, deception is not their primary aim.
  860. Why the CIA Cares About Marxism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Abundant evidence of course exists of the CIA's complex cultural interventions into French intellectual affairs -- but it is critical to recognise that it was the political shortcomings of communist organizations themselves (i.e., Stalinists) that had the determinant impact on the obscurantist trajectory of left-wing academic ideas.
  861. Why We Must Oppose the Kremlin-Baiting Against Trump
    The Russia-connected allegations have created an atmosphere of hysteria amounting to McCarthyism.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The bipartisan, nearly full-political-spectrum tsunami of factually unverified allegations that President Trump has been seditiously "compromised" by the Kremlin, with scarcely any nonpartisan pushback from influential political or media sources, is deeply alarming. Begun by the Clinton campaign in mid-2016, and exemplified now by New York Times columnists (who write of a “Trump-Putin regime” in Washington), strident MSNBC hosts, and unbalanced CNN commentators, the practice is growing into a latter-day McCarthyite hysteria. Such politically malignant practices should be deplored wherever they appear, whether on the part of conservatives, liberals, or progressives.
  862. Why White Working Class Americans Are Dying "Deaths of Despair"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Franklin examines the reasons behind the steadily growing mortality rates for working-class white Americans, which he attributes to both workplace hazards and mental illness resulting from joblessness, poverty, and despair.
  863. WikiLeaks Vault 7 Reveals CIA Cyberwar and the Battleground of Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    WikiLeaks dropped a bombshell on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7”, the whistleblowing site began releasing the largest publication of confidential documents that have come from the top secret security network at the Cyber Intelligence Center.
  864. Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Have Been Duped into Producing Too Much Milk
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Wisconsin farmers have been duped into producing too much milk, resulting in reduced profitability and at the expense of the environment.
  865. The Women of 1917
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Women weren't just the Russian Revolution’s spark, but the motor that drove it forward.
  866. Women Rise Up Against Gender Violence in the Caribbean
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Podur interviews Joan Joy Grant Cummings, a women's right activist, regarding the severity of sexual violence towards women and girls in Jamaica.
  867. The Women's March Was a Dismal Failure and a Hopeful Sign
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Despite what pundits said, the Women’s March was not a movement. Nor was it the beginning of a movement. It was a moment: a show of hands: "I'm against Trump," these women (and men) told the world. Question was, who/what do they want to replace him?
  868. Wonder Woman is a hero only the military-industrial complex could create
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author peels back the layer of blockbuster comic book fun to reveal the film's disturbing and not-so-covert political and militaristic messages.
  869. The wonderful world of bossnapping
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A short introduction to and history of 'bossnapping', where workers detain their bosses in order to win demands.
  870. Workers Hold the Keys
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In a discussion of the history and practice of socialist ideas, Chibber and Farbman discuss precarity and the changing composition of the working class, how socialists should think about unions, and how the Left can get off the college campuses and into the workplaces and streets.
  871. The World and Its Particulars
    The Ways of the World

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of David Harvey's The Ways of the World.
  872. World Bank claims 'sovereign immunity' to escape liability for its crimes against humanity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In arguing against the World Bank's attempt to declare itself a sovereign state that is above the law, Dolack brings attention to the large-scale crimes the World Bank has committed or been involved in over many decades.
  873. The World Center of Hacking is in Washington, Not Moscow or Beijing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Documents from the U.S. NSA (National Security Agency) unveiled by Edward Snowden show that whole countries, not just a number of sensitive computers, have been hacked by the NSA.
  874. The World Must Learn From Cuba
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On the anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, why has the small Caribbean nation outperformed many capitalist democracies in key ways despite fifty years of attack?
  875. The World Through African Eyes
    Securing the Base: Making Africa Visible in the Globe

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Securing the Base: Making Africa Visible in the Globe.
  876. World's Best Economist Tells All!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    If you want to learn real economics instead of neoliberal junk economics, read Michael Hudson’s books. What you will learn is that neoliberal economics is an apology for the rentier class and the large banks that have succeeded in financializing the economy, shifting consumer spending power from the purchase of goods and services that drive the real economy to the payment of interest and fees to banks.
  877. Xulhaz Mannan: Murder of LGBTQ+ editor highlights danger facing all rational voices in Bangladesh
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017   Published: 17
    The murder of Xulhaz Mannan, the founder and editor of Bangladesh's first and only LGBTQ+ magazine, Roopban, has drawn the world's attention to the violence directed against the country's outspoken supporters of equal rights. His death at the hands of six assailants sent a wave of fear through the community, and has prompted others to go into hiding.
  878. You Are Not An Experience
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A growing number of intellectuals are arguing that free speech needs to be subordinated to the goal of protecting the feelings of people who don't want to hear views that they find threatening. They are wrong.
  879. You Want a Picture of the Future? Imagine a Boot Stamping on Your Face
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author explains why the dystopian future dreamed up by such authors as George Orwell, Ray Bradbury and Margaret Atwood has already arrived.
  880. The Young Karl Marx
    Der Junge Karl Marx

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    A 2017 film about Karl Marx directed by Haitian Raoul Peck, co-written by Peck and Pascal Bonitzer, and starring August Diehl.
  881. Your Personal Consumption Choices Can't Save the Planet: We Have to Confront Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Failing to do our part for climate change is a convenient narrative to the small minority of people who are actually responsible for fueling the crisis, and the answer to tackling the crisis is actually changing the economic system driving climate change.
  882. Zapatistas urge scientists to join in building a better world
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    With all the damage that the capitalists have done to the people through their misuse of science, can we create a science that is truly human? Can we work collectively to defend life and humanity?
  883. Zionist Colonization is Not 'Exceptional': A Marxist Viewpoint
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    This article aims to challenge the rather widely accepted claim that the nature of Zionist settler colonization is exceptional and even "defies appeal to any precedent that can usefully be invoked as to its evolution and eventual revolution."
  884. Zionist Colonization is Not 'Exceptional': A Marxist Viewpoint
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author offers a contrasting position to Moshé Machover's 2016 article, "The decolonization of Palestine"- namely, that Zionist colonization is not unique and that features of Zionism are similar to those of other colonial projects, including apartheid South Africa.
  885. Zombies R Us: the Walking Dead of the American Police State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author examines zombies in American popular culture, and notably how zombies also embody the government's paranoia about citizenry as potential threats that need to be monitored and controlled.

2016

  1. The ABCs of Socialism 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    A slim, accessible, inexpensive, irreverent introduction to socialism by the writers of Jacobin magazine.
  2. Abortion Victory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On June 27, 2016 the U.S. Supreme Court, in Whole Women's Health vs. Hellerstedt, not only struck down key provisions of a 2013 Texas law restricting abortion, but also set a standard by which similar legislation can be measured.
  3. Abundance for everybody
    'Conscious food' supports a thriving urban activist community in Bolivia

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A group of Bolivian activists engage in 'conscious eating' while resisting capitalism and climate change and valuing everyone's work.
  4. Academics can change the world -- if they stop talking only to their peers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Public outreach or engagement is not valued enough in universities where the emphasis is on research journal articles with tiny readerships for communication. The "publish or perish" culture is a reality at universities all over the world.
  5. ACLU Wants 23 Secret Surveillance Laws Made Public
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The ACLU has identified 23 legal opinions that contain new or significant interpretations of surveillance law -- affecting the government's use of malware, its attempts to compel technology companies to circumvent encryption, and the CIA's bulk collection of financial records under the Patriot Act -- all of which remain secret to this day, despite an ostensible push for greater transparency following Edward Snowden’s disclosures.
  6. After Malheur, the end of the beginning: war for America's public lands rages on
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Those who value public lands - for economic, environmental, recreational and aesthetic values - owe a debt of gratitude to Harney County, Oregon, writes Peter Walker. A violent branch of the Sagebrush Rebellion came to town, and the community told it to go away: the decisive factor in the occupiers' defeat. But the greater war for America's public lands has only just begun.
  7. After Nice, Don't Give ISIS What It's Asking For
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Not much is yet known about Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the 31-year-old man French police say is responsible for a horrific act of mass murder last night in the southern city of Nice. In the wake of the killings, French President Francois Hollande has denounced the attack as "Islamist terrorism" linked to the militant group the Islamic State. Supporters of ISIS online have echoed these statements, claiming responsibility for the attack as another blow against its enemies in Western Europe. While the motive for the attack is still under investigation, it is worth examining why the Islamic State is so eager to claim such incidents as its own.
  8. After Trotskyism, what? Some personal thoughts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Arash Azizi had been a member the International Marxist Tendency (IMT) for more than seven years. Recently Azizi left the organization. He outlines his decision to leave in this esssay at the request of many friends and comrades.
  9. Against Activism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "Activism" stands in contrast to organizing. Organizing aims to bring people together to build and exercise power, informed by a strategic vision for acquiring power and changing society. To be an "activist" now merely means to advocate for change, and the hows and whys of that advocacy are unclear. Activist is a generic category associated with oddly specific stereotypes: today, the term signals not so much a certain set of political opinions or behaviours as a certain temperament. Worse, many activists seem to relish their marginalization, interpreting their small numbers as evidence of their specialness, their membership in an exclusive and righteous clique, effectiveness be damned.
  10. Against the Cultural Turn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The starting point of this debate is the failure of multiculturalism. It has become fashionable today to criticise multiculturalism. The trouble is, many of the criticisms are as problematic as multiculturalism itself. And I say that as someone who's been a critic of multiculturalism for more than 20 years, from well before it was fashionable to be so.
  11. Age of Austerity
    Capital, the Financial Crisis and the State in Canada

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The financial and economic crisis of 2008 has left a continuing legacy on social welfare, showing up in slow economic growth, unemployment and underemployment, and increasing social conflict. In the debate over the future of the world economy, many foresee a long depression, and the intensification of neoliberal austerity. Geoffrey McCormack and Thom Workman's new book is concerned with Canada's unique economic and social history over the period of neoliberalism, including the financial and economic crisis of 2008.
  12. Agencies of Fear
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The article details an example of how little control the US administration can have over one of its agencies and the dangers and consequences of the situation.
  13. Agroecology Case Studies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The thirty-three case studies shed light on the tremendous success of agroecological agriculture across the African continent. They demonstrate with facts and figures how an agricultural transformation respectful of farmers and their environment can yield immense economic, social, and food security benefits while also fighting climate change and restoring soils and the environment.
  14. "All changed, changed utterly": The historical significance of the Irish Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The problem with political anniversaries is that they often focus on specific dates in the past without any recognition that they are part of a longer process. Easter Monday 1916 is an iconic date in Irish history that all and sundry seek to appropriate, but it can only be understood by what preceded and followed it.
  15. Henri Alleg
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Henri Alleg (20 July 1921 – 17 July 2013), born Henri Salem, was a French-Algerian journalist, director of the "Alger républicain" newspaper, and a member of the French Communist Party. After Editions de Minuit, a French publishing house, released his memoir La Question in 1958, Alleg gained international recognition for his stance against torture, specifically within the context of the Algerian War (1954–1962).
  16. Allen Ginsberg and the '60s Movement
    The Poetry and Politics of Allen Ginsberg

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Eliot Katz' The Poetry and Politics of Allen Ginsberg.
  17. Alternatives to Neoliberal Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Neoliberal capitalism today has become unpopular, but imagining alternatives is difficult nonetheless.
  18. Amazing Brexit: Identity and Class Politics 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This shell of a once fighting left embraces the culture of identity but excludes the entity of class. As a result poverty has become the P-word, and the poor the pariahs of neoliberal dystopic utopia. When we talk about class in a Marxist, materialist, scientific sense, we are talking about a relation of power, specifically about who does and who doesn’t have power to shape society. Identity politics makes this conflict of interests in society invisible. Neoliberal economics, however, is class war. It has advanced in part because identity politics depoliticized the public.
  19. Americal Liberals Unleashed the Trump Monster
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Cook argues that Trump's victory was due to liberals losing rather than Trump winning.
  20. The American Jewish scholar behind Labour's 'antisemitism' scandal breaks his silence
    Norman G. Finkelstein talks Naz Shah MP, Ken Livingstone, and the Labour 'antisemitism' controversy.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An interview with author Norman Fikelstein on the Labour 'antisemitism' scandal.
  21. American Literature and the First World War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Given that the United States entered the First World War much later than any other major belligerent, declaring war on Germany in April, 1917 - over two and a half years after the war began - one might expect that the war had less impact here than on other countries. American literature, however, argues otherwise.
  22. American Nuremberg: Putting Washington's War Criminals on Trial - Book Review
    Book Review of "American Nuremberg: Putting Washington’s War Criminals on Trial" by Gar Smith.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Any honest review of the aggregating crimes of America’s political leaders gives rise to a nagging question: Isn’t it time someone threw the book at them? Well, the wait is over. We now have the book.
  23. American Wasteland
    The Most Urgent Challenge for America is Its Poorly Hidden Mental Health Crisis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Hearing the phrase "mental health crisis," one may think of the epidemic of mass shootings plaguing the country since the Reagan era. Or, images may erupt of home grown terrorist attacks or the plunge toward right-wing extremism in contemporary politics. Yet, suicide outranks both homicides and car accidents as the number one killer of our fellow citizens.
  24. America's Deceptive Model for Aggression 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Since NATO's 1999 war on Serbia, U.S. officials have followed a script demonizing targeted foreign leaders, calling ultimatums "diplomacy," lying about "war as a last resort" and selling aggression as humanitarianism.
  25. America's hidden homeless: Life in the Starlight Motel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A motel in Massachusetts reveals the extent of the US' hidden homelessness problem. Residents share their stories.
  26. America's Social Arsonist
    Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Gabriel Thompson provides a full picture of Fred Ross,this complicated and driven man, recovering a forgotten chapter of American history and providing vital lessons for organizers today.
  27. Amid corruption, poverty and violence, Paraguay's rural poor fight for land and freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The closing down of a community radio station in eastern Paraguay is the latest example of political repression in the country with the most unequal land distribution in Latin America, and in which the media are dominated by a tiny elite of the super-rich. As small farmers begin to reclaim the land that is rightfully theirs, landowners and the state they control are striking back.
  28. Among the Pipeline Fighters in Central Iowa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Iowans protest the Bakken pipeline, fighting against Big Carbon and 21st century petro-capitalism.
  29. Anarchism's Mid-Century Turn
    A Review & Response: Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century,

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    No matter how one feels about it, the current state of anarchism has represented something of a mystery: What was once a mass movement based mainly in working class immigrant communities is now an archipelago of subcultural scenes inhabited largely by disaffected young people from the white middle class.
  30. Anatomy of a Propaganda Blitz - Part 1
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We live in a time when state-corporate interests are cooperating to produce propaganda blitzes intended to raise public support for the demonisation and destruction of establishment enemies. Here we will examine five key components of an effective propaganda campaign of this kind.
  31. Anatomy of a Propaganda Blitz - Part 2: 'Hitlergate'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As with so many propaganda blitzes, intense media coverage was triggered by 'dramatic new evidence'; namely, the discovery of a graphic posted by Naz Shah two years ago, before she became a Labour MP. The graphic shows a map of the United States with Israel superimposed in the middle, suggesting that a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict would be to relocate Israel to the US.
  32. Ancillary Lessons from Brexit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Apart from the substantive issues for the European elites of the Brexit referendum victory, two ancillary lessons have been thrust upon us, if we were not already wise to them. One, the contemptible character of the mainstream media. Two, the crucial importance of historical understanding.
  33. Anonymous Leaks to the WashPost About the CIA's Russia Beliefs Are No Substitute for Evidence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There are some basic facts about what is known and, more importantly, what is not known about the anonymous CIA leaks concerning the 2016 US Presidency Election.
  34. Another Response to May '68 Revisited
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The significance of the May Events is not to be found in the question of state power. Like other recent movements such as Occupy, it changed the discourse in the public sphere. May 68 changed people's expectations in their social life and their utopian hopes.
  35. Anti-Intellectualism, Terrorism, and Elections in Contemporary Education: a Discussion with Noam Chomsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Washington DC based History Teacher Dan Falcone and New York City English Teacher Saul Isaacson sat down with Professor Noam Chomsky to discuss current issues in education and American domestic and foreign policy issues. They also discussed the place of the humanities in education and how it relates to activism, definitions of terrorism, and how education impacts the perceptions of the political process in the US.
  36. Anti-Palestine Media Bias Remains Untouchable Even to Canada’s Media Critics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A recent Canadaland podcast simultaneously highlighted anti-Palestinian media bias and the fear liberal journalists’ face in discussing one of the foremost social justice issues of our time.
  37. Apartheid in the fields: From occupied Palestine to UK Supermarkets
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Articles and interviews with Palestinian agricultural workers and farmers in the West Bank and Gaza, together with information on many of the Israeli exporters and UK supermarkets, as a resource for campaigners seeking to follow the call to boycott Israeli goods, companies and state institutions.
  38. Arctic Death Rattle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The warming of the Arctic negatively affects the entire Northern Hemisphere by altering jet streams at 30,000-40,000 feet altitude, which turns normal weather patterns upside down, wreaking havoc throughout the hemisphere. Even more significantly, loss of Arctic ice exposes the planet to risks of a crushing blow to the planetary ecosystem, without warning.
  39. The Arctic Turns Ugly
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Runaway global warming is far and away humankind's biggest nightmare, and the Arctic is the likely perpetrator. If it happens, it'll blister agricultural foodstuff before it can reach the outstretched arms of the multitudes.
  40. Are There Lessons for Canada's Elites in the US Election?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the aftermath of the results of the US election the mix of emotions and analysis spans the spectrum from feeling sorry for the irrational and politically illiterate American voter to fear about the consequences of the election of a thuggish buffoon as president. But common to all reactions is a smugness rooted in our sense of superiority -- as if our elites are somehow more attentive to the public interest and the lives of ordinary Canadians.
  41. Are These the Keystone Cops?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The CIA owes its vaunted reputation to one source: Hollywood’s movie studios. The way the movies portray America's clandestine services goes so far beyond mere "exaggeration" or embellishment, it verges on outright hero worship, stubbornly confusing James Woolsey with James Bond. Alas, if our intel-gathering networks were a fraction as accomplished as Hollywood portrays them to be, we wouldn’t have been mired in Vietnam or Iraq.
  42. Arms, agribusiness, finance and fossil fuels: the four horsemen of the neoliberal Apocalypse
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The world is in the grip of a structural war against people, land, economies and ecosystems, writes Colin Todhunter. It is being waged by a quartet of organised criminal interests bent on monopolizing energy, money, food and violence across the globe. But a deep-rooted resistance against their 'neoliberal' doctrine of death and destruction is fighting back.
  43. The Art of Spin
    How Hillary Clinton backers deployed faux feminism and privilege politics to divert attention from her destructive policies

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Propaganda and misdirection have been deployed to great effect in the 2016 American election.
  44. As Corruption Engulfs Brazil's "Interim" President, Mask Has Fallen Off Protest Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Momentum for the impeachment of Brazil's democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff, was initially driven by large, flamboyant street protests of citizens demanding her removal. Although Brazil's dominant media endlessly glorified (and incited) these green-and-yellow-clad protests as an organic citizen movement, evidence recently emerged that protests groups were covertly funded by opposition parties. Still, there is no doubt that millions of Brazilians participated in marches demanding Rousseff's ouster, claiming they were motivated by anger over her and her party’s corruption. But from the start, there were all sorts of reasons to doubt this storyline and to see that these protesters were (for the most part) not opposed to corruption, but simply devoted to removing from power the center-left party that won four straight national elections.
  45. As Pipeline Construction and Repression Grows, DAPL Protest is Looking More Like a Mass Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A look at the escalating conflict between the DAPL, Dakota Access Pipeline, and the native tribes and activists who are resisting it. The issue is centered around the construction of a pipeline which risks the destruction of a river that serves as a main water source to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and the more than 17 million people downriver.
  46. As Police Killings of Minorities Mount, Attacks on Police Like the One in Dallas, While Awful, Are Also Sadly Predictable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The tragedy that is America has deepened with the news of a sniper attack targeting police in Dallas during a protest march and rally against police brutality and killings of black people in that city. The murder of anybody, whether it's a police officer or someone who is simply stopped by a cop for a minor traffic violation and is then shot because a jumpy officer mistakes reaching for a wallet to be reaching for a gun, as happened just two days ago in Minnesota, is a dreadful thing.
  47. As Temperatures Climb Across the Country, Workers Will Suffer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The summer of 2016 is barely two weeks old, but this year is already on track to break high temperature records in the United States. On June 20, cities across the Southwest and into Nevada reached all-time triple-digit highs. Meanwhile, every single state experienced spring temperatures above average, with some in the Northwest reaching record highs. These temperatures have already proved deadly, killing five hikers in Arizona earlier this month. Triple-digit heat earlier that same week is also being blamed for the deaths of two construction workers, 49-year old Dale Heitman in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 15 and 55-year old Thomas F. “Tommy” Barnes on June 14 at the Monsanto campus in nearby Chesterfield, Missouri.
  48. The Assassination of Orlando Letelier and the Politics of Silence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In 1976, agents working for the Chilean secret service attached plastic explosives to the bottom of Orlando Letelier's Chevrolet as it sat in the driveway of his family's home in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. There are still many unanswered questions about this time. Exactly how complicit was the U.S. in the overthrow of the Chilean government? Why did the CIA ignore a cable telling it that Chile's agents were heading to the U.S.? Why did Henry Kissinger, then Secretary of State, cancel a warning to Chile not to kill its overseas opponents just five days before Letelier was murdered?
  49. At the forefront of revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The gains won by the women's liberation movement during the 1960s and 1970s, such as the right to divorce and increased reproductive rights, are real material gains. Women are told that in Britain we have never had it so good. And on the surface that can appear to be true. But, as Judith Orr points out in Marxism and Women's Liberation, "much has changed for women, but too much has not".
  50. The Attempts to disappear Garifuna people
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Development projects pushed by the government in the Atlantic coast threaten the survival of afro-descendant communities.
  51. Austerity vs. the Planet:The Future of Labour Environmentalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last December members of the International Trade Union Confederation joined other civil society activists in a mass sit-in at the COP21 talks in Paris. Unionists and their allies, some 400 strong, filled the social space adjacent to the negotiating rooms for several hours, in defiance of a French ban on protests that remained in effect in the wake of the November 13 terrorist attacks. The ITUC delegation demanded the negotiators go back to the table and make a serious effort to incorporate labour's demands for a just transition – which, at its heart, is concerned with making sure workers in environmentally unsustainable industries are retrained and put to work building a new, sustainable economy.
  52. Australia: 1966 Aboriginal Stockmen's Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the courageous Aboriginal stockmen's strike at the Wave Hill cattle station in the Northern Territory (NT). On 23 August 1966, head stockman Vincent Lingiari led 200 workers out on strike against the appalling conditions under which they were forced to live and work. They walked off with their families to a nearby welfare settlement and later set up camp at Daguragu (also known as Wattie Creek). This strike by Aboriginal workers for equal pay and conditions, and protesting the abusive treatment of Aboriginal women, provided an opportunity for class-struggle unity between Indigenous and white workers.
  53. Australia's Day for Secrets, Flags and Cowards
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In my lifetime, non-indigenous Australia has changed from an Anglo-Irish society to one of the most ethnically diverse on earth. Those we used to call "New Australians" often choose 26 January, "Australia Day", to be sworn in as citizens. The ceremonies can be touching. Watch the faces from the Middle East and understand why they clench their new flag.
  54. Australia's rebel heritage of poetry and song
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ballads like the one published in Borough, London, by the famous printer HP Such, had been sold on the streets of the towns and cities from which convicts were transported to Australia from the First Fleet onwards. This street literature was hawked for less than a penny and was sung, or "chaunted" by the seller to a large audience, many of them poor. HP Such's ballad provides us with a sample of the early industrial working class' emotional and political understanding of the rising empire.
  55. Authoritarianism Means Never Having to Apologize Over Spilled Milk
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In Virginia a middle school student named Ryan Turk was arrested and then suspended from school for allegedly stealing a $0.65 carton of milk. Officials claim that the student tried to conceal the carton of milk and are also charging him with larceny. But there’s a problem: Ryan Turk is on the free lunches program.
  56. Autonomist Marxism and Workplace Organizing in Canada in the 1970s
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Accordin to John Huot, Autonomist Marxism, from its headwaters in the early 1960s workers’ struggles and Marxist circles in Italy to multiple, diverse social movement/Marxist/feminist spaces in many countries, has developed into a significant current in the global anti-capitalist, anti-oppression project for social transformation. Huot examines this current in the context of the 1970s "New Tendency" in Canada.
  57. Auto's Permanent Temporaries
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the auto industry, temporaries were once students who covered auto jobs over a clearly defined summer vacation period. Today temps can work a full week year after year, never becoming permanent workers.
  58. Away with the gatekeepers!
    The bane of cultural appropriation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On the the controversies over 'cultural appropriation' and what they reveal about the degradation of contemporary campaigns for social justice.
  59. The Bad Losers (And What They Fear Losing)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If the 2016 presidential campaign was a national disgrace, the reaction of the losers is an even more disgraceful spectacle. And why is that?
  60. Bahrain's Government Continues to Strangle Dissent Five Years After Uprising Began
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Five years after the eruption of what came to be known as the "Arab Spring" protests that spilled over from Tunisia, Bahrain's regime continues to lock up opposition leaders, sending a message of its refusal to reform or change.
  61. Baiting the Bear
    Russia and NATO

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "Aggressive," "revanchist," "swaggering": These are just some of the adjectives the mainstream press and leading U.S. and European political figures are routinely inserting before the words "Russia," or "Vladimir Putin." It is a vocabulary most Americans have not seen or heard since the height of the Cold War. The question is, why?
  62. Ban of Russian Olympic Team: Cold War at its "Best"!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The West is using both old and new tactics to demonize and discredit all of its opponents, in what is becoming a new Cold War.
  63. Bank of Canada Lawsuit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the most important legal cases in Canadian history is slowly inching its way towards trial. Launched in 2011 by the Toronto-based Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER), the lawsuit would require the publicly-owned Bank of Canada to return to its pre-1974 mandate and practice of lending interest-free money to federal, provincial, and municipal governments for infrastructure and healthcare spending.
  64. Barriers to love in Israel and Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Love Under Apartheid and IMEU released a new video "Palestinians Daring to Love" highlighting four married couples struggling to maintain love and family relationships despite the restrictions imposed by Israel's policies that systematically discriminate and segregate Palestinians.
  65. Bata’s footprint in Africa: The dark story of Canadian shoe giant
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Toronto-based shoemaker took advantage of European colonialism to rapidly set up across the continent, squeezing out local footwear producers, working with apartheid South Africa and even reaching out to Uganda’s Idi Amin.
  66. The Battle of Cable Street
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Eighty years ago this week, anti-fascists in East London confronted Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts as they tried to march though what was then a largely Jewish area. Mosley's British Union of Fascists was notorious for using marches and rallies as cover for vicious attacks on Jews. The confrontation has gone down in folklore as 'The Battle of Cable Street'.
  67. The Battle of Oaxaca
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This is not just another of the many Oaxacan wars. It is part of a much more profound and extensive war that is by no means contained within the national territory itself. But the battle being waged in Oaxaca has a special meaning in that war, in the larger war.
    It is a battle long overdue. In Oaxaca people knew that many aspects of the ongoing confrontation were being postponed due to the elections. It was evident that after the elections, the attacks, provocations, and the final assault would intensify. Everywhere, preparations began.
  68. The Battle to Unionize Starbucks in Chile: an Interview with Andrés Giordano Salazar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    After six years of intense battles, two strikes, a hunger strike, and four legal sentences for anti-union activities, Starbucks reluctantly agreed to sign a collective agreement with unionized workers in Chile in May 2015. This was a huge concession for the world’s largest coffee shop chain that has long aggressively fought off unionization efforts among its 150,000 workers in 64 countries.
  69. BDS in the Crosshairs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    That project in dispute is BDS, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, promoted by civil society throughout the Western world. BDS is directed at Israel due to its illegal colonization of the Occupied Territories and its general apartheid-style discrimination against non-Jews in general and Palestinians in particular.
  70. Beating the fascists? The German Communists and political violence 1929-1933
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Eve Rosenhaft examines the involvement of Communist Party militants in political violence against Nazis during the years of Hitler's rise to power in Germany (1929-33). Specifically, she aims to account for their participation in 'street-fighting' or 'gang-fighting' with National Socialist storm-troopers.
  71. Before Facebook Was The Coffee House
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Kenan Malik writes about the issue of fake news.
  72. Before the parade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Halifax's first generation of gay and lesbian elders forged a rainbow path that LGBTQIA and Two-Spirited activists continue to march down today.
  73. Behind Israel's campaign to vilify peace groups
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Far-right activists spying on Israeli human rights community received hidden funds from Netanyahu government.
  74. Beinart's Jewish double-bind: Support oppression or you're out of the family
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Even when he's serving up a soul-crushing ultimatum, you have to give Peter Beinart some credit. By comparing Israel to "your violent, drug-addicted brother," but saying that if you call the cops -- i.e., support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) -- to "make them change their destructive and self-destructive behavior” you are putting your “personal morality" ahead of family loyalty, he's enraged Israel defenders and anti-Zionists alike. In this way, he becomes the personification of the untenable situation he writes about.
  75. Being African in India: 'We are seen as demons'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    After a year in India, Zaharaddeen Muhammed, 27, knows enough Hindi to understand what bander means. Monkey. But it isn't even the daily derogatory comments that make him doubt his decision to swap his university in Nigeria for a two-year master's degree programme in chemistry at Noida International University. Nor is it the questions about personal hygiene, the unsolicited touching of his hair or the endless staring. It is his failure to interact with Indian people on a deeper level.
  76. The "Bernie Bros" Narrative: a Cheap Campaign Tactic Masquerading as Journalism and Social Activism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The concoction of the "Bernie Bro" narrative by pro-Clinton journalists has been a potent political tactic -- and a journalistic disgrace. It's intended to imply two equally false claims: (1) a refusal to march enthusiastically behind the Wall Street-enriched, multiple-war-advocating, despot-embracing Hillary Clinton is explainable not by ideology or political conviction, but largely if not exclusively by sexism: demonstrated by the fact that men, not women, support Sanders (his supporters are "bros"); and (2) Sanders supporters are uniquely abusive and misogynistic in their online behavior. Needless to say, a crucial tactical prong of this innuendo is that any attempt to refute it is itself proof of insensitivity to sexism if not sexism itself (as the accusatory reactions to this article will instantly illustrate).
  77. Bernie and His Critics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Bernie Sanders has provided an opening that we can't squander.
  78. Berta Cáceres: her fight for human rights in Honduras continues
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last week the environmental and human rights activist Berta Cáceres was murdered by gunmen in an early morning attack on her home which may have been carried out by or in collusion with state agents. Now her friend and colleague Gustavo Castro, himself wounded in the attack and the only witness to Berta's murder, has been detained for questioning.
  79. Berta Cáceres, Honduran eco-defender, murdered
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Berta Cáceres, Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner, has been murdered, days after she was threatened for opposing a hydroelectric project. Her death has prompted international outrage, and a flood of tributes to a courageous defender of the natural world.
  80. Beth Macy, Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town (2014) (Review)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  81. Between Marx and Freud: Erich Fromm revisited
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    More than three decades after his death, the ideas of Erich Fromm are enjoying something of an intellectual renaissance.
  82. Between Rage and Terror
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On the nature of comteporary terror.
  83. Beware Liberals: Ridicule Will Backfire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What a year for political satire. It's nourishing; it lowers our stress level; it breaks taboos. Every democracy needs satire but one wonders how much it will count when it comes to votes on November 8th.
  84. Beware of Basic Income
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Wouldn't it be great to get a cheque every month just for being you? This is the sweet, fuzzy vision the Ontario and federal Liberals are counting on to sell their latest idea, a basic income. Just this year, the Ontario government laid the groundwork for a pilot project to test the idea. Any actual large-scale program is far off into the future, however, and that's a good thing. We need to take a hard look at the idea, especially in Liberal clothing.
  85. Beware the GMO Trojan horse! Indian food and farming are under attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Global oilseed, agribusiness and biotech corporations are engaged in a long term attack on India's local cooking oil producers. In just 20 years they have reduced India from self-sufficiency in cooking oil to importing half its needs. Now the government's unlawful attempts to impose GM mustard seed threaten to wipe out a crop at the root of Indian food and farming traditions.
  86. Beyond Banksters
    Resisting the New Feudalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Beyond Banksters explores how the powers of the Bank of Canada were appropriated in the 1970s, resulting in billions of dollars in public debt. From Milton Friedman to Justin Trudeau's Canada Infrastructure Bank, from BlackRock to crappy trade deals to Bilderberg, Nelson exposes the major players privatizing the world and creating a new state of feudalism. Icelanders resisted. Nelson says Canada must too.
  87. Beyond Bernie: The Hidden Potential of Progressive Third Parties
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What Bernie no longer articulates, and what relatively few of his new fans may realize, is that left third parties can be effective. Resisting the two-party system, even against the so-called odds, is not futile or irrational. Contrary to popular myth, it is a proven and still relevant method for advancing progressive change in the United States.
  88. Beyond Panama: Unlocking the world's secrecy jurisdictions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 21 jurisdictions covered by the Panama Papers data vary from the rolling hills of Wyoming to tropical getaways like the British Virgin Islands. But all have at least one thing in common - secrecy is the rule.
  89. Beyond the brexit debate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Whatever the result of the Brexit referendum, of one thing we can be sure: Britain will neither be invaded by marauding Turks, as anti-EU campaigners suggest might happen if the country votes 'Yes', nor will Western civilization collapse, as EU president Donald Tusk fears after a 'No' vote. There will undoubtedly be economic and political turbulence, but Britain will not be staring into the abyss, however it votes.
  90. Bias in the Media: the Result of Corporate Ownership
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There may still be, perhaps in the quiet countryside somewhere, people who believe that news programs present news. It is unlikely that this is true; rather, those who rely on the corporate-owned press for information probably enjoy finding sources that support what they want to hear. And, if they are unsure of just what it is that they want to hear, their 'trusted' source will tell them.
  91. The Biased Report that led to Banning Russians at the Olympics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Canadian lawyer Richard Mclaren's report infuenced the World Anti-Doping Agency to call for the banning of all Russian athletes from the Rio Games.
  92. Big Crony CEO Pay Grab: Effects Beyond Greed!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Over the past fifty years, the pay gap between many highly-paid CEOs and their employees has increased dramatically. In 1965, when they also liked to be rich, CEOs made approximately twenty times as much as their average employee, meaning they would earn their workers' average pay by the third week of January, and since the 1980s, the average difference and greed have increased. Highly-paid CEOs now make 303 times as much as their employees in a year, according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute.
  93. Big Papers Want Foreign Companies, Not War Crime Victims, to Sue US
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The editorial boards of the US’s four most influential newspapers joined President Barack Obama in opposition to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, a bill that makes suing Saudi Arabia for the 9/11 attacks markedly easier.
  94. The Big Split
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The article depicts how despite Trump being likened to the perfect wrong play, wrong director and wrong cast as in Mel Brooks' The Producers, he has managed to claim victory. The author argues that this was more due to the Democratic party's failure than it was Trump's success.
  95. Big Three Contracts: Who Won?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 2015 UAW/Big Three contracts took 67 days and multiple attempts to ratify, resulting in what most autoworkers see as a partial victory.
  96. The Biggest Heist in Human History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The only way stimulus can work is if its put where it’s needed. And we can now say with 100 percent certainty, that the Fed’s stimulus wasn’t put where it was needed which is why it hasn’t worked.
  97. Bigotry vs. Black Lives, Muslims, Immigrants
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates use hate and fear of these "others." Could this strategy win the 2016 presidency?
  98. Bil'in and the Nonviolent Resistance
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Tells how the farming village in Bil'in, located in Palestine's West Bank, has been facing its occupier, Israel, head-on. Side by side with Israeli and civil rights activists the world over, the people of Bil'in and their protests have been standing against the injustices imposed by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) since 2004. That was when the IOF's raids began to uproot the village's ancient olive trees and confiscate its farmlands, the main sources of its livelihood. All of it to build their separation wall and illegal settlements.
  99. Billionaires in Brazil: Understanding How Extreme Wealth and Political Power Overlap Everywhere
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Alex Cuadros spent years covering the billionaire class of Latin America for Bloomberg. A Portuguese-speaking American journalist who spent years based in Brazil, he has now written a highly entertaining and deeply insightful book about the particularly powerful, flamboyant, assertive, and often-crazed class of Brazilian billionaires. Titled Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country, his new book was released yesterday. Brazillionaires contains important lessons far beyond Brazil.
  100. Biofuel or Biofraud? The Vast Taxpayer Cost of Failed Cellulosic and Algal Biofuels
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In November 2014, cellulosic biofuel company KiOR filed for bankruptcy, having shut down their refinery in Columbus, Mississippi earlier that year. There have been many unsuccessful biofuel ventures of this type, but KiOR's stands out for several reasons.
  101. The Birth of Agro-Resistance in Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Canaan Fiar Trade, a co-operative farming project with a model of self-sufficiency and dignity, has grown rapidly, and now assists some 2000 small-hold farmers in the West Bank, but it still receives little more than ambivalent support from the compromised Palestinian national leadership.
  102. Birth-Control Wars: Two Centuries of Struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The birth-control wars have reached a new level of contestation. On June 27th 2016, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law -- Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt -- that sought to restrict a woman’s right to an abortion and other birth-control medical services.
  103. "Black Americans for a Better Future" Super PAC 100% Funded by Rich White Guys
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    New FEC filings show that all of the $417,250 in monetary donations to a Super PAC called "Black Americans for a Better Future" comes from conservative white businessmen-- including $400,000, or 96 percent of the total, from white billionaire hedge fund manager Robert Mercer.
  104. Black Ops Advertising
    Native Ads, Content Marketing, and the Covert World of the Digital Sell

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Black Ops Advertising dissects this rapid rise of "sponsored content," a strategy whereby advertisers have become publishers and publishers create advertising -- all under the guise of unbiased information. Covert selling, mostly in the form of native advertising and content marketing, has so blurred the lines between editorial content and marketing message that it is next to impossible to tell real news from paid endorsements. In the 21st century, instead of telling us to buy, buy, BUY, marketers "engage" with us so that we share, share, SHARE -- the ultimate subtle sell.
  105. The Black Student Rebellion of 1976
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A defining feature of the 1976 uprising was the decisive entry of black students onto the stage of history. Until the 1960s, the number of Africans in schools remained relatively low. But the urban African population was growing, especially the number of young people. And industry required a larger pool of industrial labour. So there was a rapid expansion of schooling for Africans. In 1976 there were 3.8 million Africans in schools. Nearly 10% percent of those were in secondary schools. In Soweto alone the number of secondary school students increased from approximately 12,500 to more than 34,000.
  106. Black Women's Writing Recovered
    An Interview with Mary Helen Washington

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Interview with Mary Helen Washington.
  107. Blame the Neoliberals: Democrats' Toxic Ideology Paved the Way for Trump
    How corporate centrism has failed to defeat even the most incompetent figurehead of the nativist right

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Democratic Party is ideologically bankrupt. Neoliberalism, the party's driving force, is toxic, and it has failed not only much of the United States, but also much of the world, driving wealth into the hands of the few. Without a populist left offering an ambitious alternative to the status quo, the nativist right has thrived.
  108. Blaming Everbody
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Democratic Party brought the 2016 election disaster on themselves.
  109. Blatant Hypocrisy: the Latest Late-Night Bailout of Greece
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The new late night deal in the Eurogroup on the new bailout for Greece is another blatant hypocrisy by the dominant European Union powers, their partner-cum-competitor IMF (aka the US) and the Greek establishment (now represented by the SYRIZA government). The new deal is an uneasy compromise subject to a continuing tug-of-war between the US (through its proxy, the IMF) and the EU.
  110. BLM Movement Grows Stronger
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The vanguard leadership of the young women who started the Black Lives Movement with the #Blacklivesmatter on Twitter, after the killings of Trayvon Martin in Florida and Michael Brown in Missouri, continues to advance and has led to similar formations in other countries.
  111. Bloggers Under Fire: The Fatal Consequences of Free Thinking in Bangladesh
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Six secular Bangladeshi writers have been killed since November of 2014: Rajshahi University professor AKM Shafiul Islam, literary publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan, and bloggers Avijit Roy, Oyasiqur Rahman Babu, Ananta Bijoy Das and Niloy Neel. At least a dozen more bloggers and progressive activists have been killed and scores of others attacked or threatened with death for their progressive and secular views since 2005.
  112. A Blow for Peace and Democracy
    Why the British Said No to Europe

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed betters in the major parties, the leaders of the business and banking oligarchy and the media.
  113. A Blueprint for a New Party
    With the rise of Donald Trump, we need to think seriously about what it would take to form a democratic organization rooted in working class

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A proposal for a national political organization that would have chapters at the state and local levels, a binding program, a leadership accountable to its members, and electoral candidates nominated at all levels throughout the country.
  114. The Body Cam Trade-Off
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ever since the Snowden revelations, both liberals and conservatives have become increasingly convinced that government surveillance and encroachment into Americans lives has spiraled out of control. That the government should play some role in providing safety and security for its citizens is accepted, but how the government achieves these goals is not as clear. We want security, but not at undue cost to our privacy.
  115. The Boy Who Could Change the World
    The Writings of Aaron Schwartz

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    In his too-short life, Aaron Swartz reshaped the Internet, questioned our assumptions about intellectual property, and touched all of us in ways that we may not even realize. His tragic suicide in 2013 at the age of twenty-six after being aggressively prosecuted for copyright infringement shocked the nation and the world.
  116. The Boy Who Could Change the World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Remembering the brief life of Aaron Swartz: programmer, activist, entrepreneur, community builder.
  117. Branding Tradition: a Bittersweet Tale of Capitalism at Work
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It's almost sugaring time here in Vermont. On our homestead we tap about 25 trees, boil down the sap on the kitchen cookstove, and - in a good year - end up with 4 or 5 gallons of maple syrup. That may sound like a lot, but since it represents our family's main source of sweetener it's rarely enough to get us through the year. By mid-winter we're usually buying syrup from a neighbor -- someone who makes his living from his sugar bush.
  118. Brazil, like Russia, Under Attack by Hybrid War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Colour revolutions would never be enough; Exceptionalistan is always on the lookout for major strategic upgrades capable of ensuring perpetual Empire of Chaos hegemony. The ideological matrix and the modus operandi of color revolutions by now are a matter of public domain. Not so much the concept of Unconventional War (UW).
  119. Brazil: Social movements reject coup, take to streets
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In response to a recent vote in the lower house of Brazil's parliament in favour of impeaching Workers' Party (PT) President Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's two main coalitions of social movements issued the statement below on April 17, 2016.
  120. Brazil's Crisis and the New Right
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff resulted from the conjunction of three factors: the rupture of the alliance with business owners, the rise of a new militant right, and the PT's serious mistakes after abandoning the streets. What remains is a wounded society and an extractive model that went unquestioned by the left and undermined the hegemony of the Lula current.
  121. Breaking Yugoslavia: How the US Used NATO as Its Battering Ram
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The United States used NATO to break up the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  122. Breedlove Network Sought Weapons Deliveries for Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Working with dubious sourcing, a group close to NATO's chief military commander Philip Breedlove sought to secure weapons deliveries for Ukraine, a trove of newly released emails revealed. The efforts served to intensify the conflict between the West and Russia.
  123. Brexit and the Diseased Liberal Mind 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The enraged liberal reaction to the Brexit vote is in full flood. The anger is pathological -- and helps to shed light on why a majority of Britons voted for leaving the European Union, just as earlier a majority of Labour party members voted for Jeremy Corbyn as leader.
  124. Brexit: the English and Welsh Enlightenment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    By voting for Brexit the English and Welsh have switched on the light. And, as usual, when the light suddenly conquers the dark the cracks become obvious and the cockroaches scatter. It’s a beautiful sight. The speculators and the hoarders are running for cover. And their liberal apologists are blinded.
  125. Brexit: Establishment Freak Out
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The "masters of the universe" are shocked and displeased. Increasing numbers of voters are registering their anger, most recently by voting for Brexit in Great Britain. But many who voted for Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump during the recent US primary season were motivated by similar frustrations. And before that, there was Occupy Wall Street, los Indignados in Spain, Syriza in Greece, and other massive protests elsewhere in Europe as well. The reason is simple.
  126. Brexit and the EU implosion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The article looks into the construction of the European Union, Britaint's Brexit choice and Germany's hegemony, particularly in the euro zone.The author talks about a range of ways that financialised monopolies of the imperalist triad (Inited States, Europe, Japan) implement to dominate over the nations of the peripheries and force developing counties into the plunder of their national resources.
  127. Brexit Is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment Institutions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The decision by U.K. voters to leave the EU is such a glaring repudiation of the wisdom and relevance of elite political and media institutions that -- for once- their failures have become a prominent part of the storyline.
  128. Brexit: It's Not About the EU, It's About the EZ
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "Politics is the concentrated essence of economic forces in motion."
    Forget the politics of the June 23 Brexit referendum for a minute. Let's take a look at the money.
  129. Brexit and the new hostility to participatory democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The reaction to Brexit illustrates the desperate need for the Left to return to first principles. For, as the result broke on social media, a remarkable number of progressives directed their anger not at anti-immigrant demagogues and opportunist politicians but against the voters themselves and the very idea of a referendum in which they might express their will. It's merely the most recent illustration of a growing estrangement from democracy, not only on the mainstream Right but also on the Left.
  130. Brexit: the British Working Class has Just Yawned Awake
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The referendum has engaged all kinds of people who were politically indifferent 6 months ago.
  131. The brief summer of anarchy: the life and death of Durruti
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Hans Magnus Enzensberger’s non-fiction "adventure novel" about Buenaventura Durruti and the Spanish anarchist movement (ca. 1917-1937), first published in Germany in 1972, consisting of a more or less chronological “collage” of "translated, abridged and rearranged" excerpts from "reports and speeches, interviews and proclamations … letters, travel narratives, anecdotes, pamphlets, polemics, newspaper articles, autobiographical texts, flyers and propaganda leaflets" (including extensive selections from the eyewitness accounts of Simone Weil, Ilya Ehrenburg, H. E. Kaminski, Mikhail Koltsov, Ricardo Sanz and Jesús Arnal Pena), punctuated by the author's "Commentaries".
  132. Bring on the Crackup: Hoping for a Trump - Sanders Election
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There is every reason to think that electoral "politics" in the United States (and most places) is bullshit. For people who yearn for a very different world to get involved in this "process" -- which is almost entirely scripted by people who absolutely do not yearn for a very different world -- is a big waste of energy and commitment. The arguments here are addressed to the yearners, who I will call "radicals" -- people who recognize that the only real solution to the many problems facing humanity today is a qualitative, even epoch-making, change. When I say "we," I mean those of us who yearn for and work for such a change.
  133. Britain, Europe and the Real Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The decision by British voters last week to leave the European Union has brutally exposed two features of contemporary British politics. The first is the depth of popular disaffection with mainstream political institutions. The second is the paralysis of the political class in the face of this disaffection.

    The Brexit victory was buttressed by a coalition of disparate social groups. Traditional Conservative supporters in the shires and the suburbs have long been suspicious of the European project. Few were surprised that they voted in large numbers against EU membership. What shocked many politicians and pundits about the referendum result was the extent of hostility in traditional Labour Party heartlands, in the North of England, in the Midlands and in the Welsh valleys.
  134. British Government-Funded Outlet Offered Journalist $17,000 a Month to Produce Propaganda for Syrian Rebels
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Revolutionary Forces of Syria media office, a major Syrian opposition media outfit and frequent source of information for Western media, is funded by the British government as a propaganda outlet.
  135. Brutal, opaque, illegal: the dark side of the Tres Santos 'mindfulness' eco-tourism resort
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A small fishing community in Mexico's Baja California is playing involuntary host to a gigantic tourism and real estate development. And while the branding of the Tres Santos resort is all about mindfulness, ecology and sustainability, the reality is one of big money, high level politics, and the unaccountable deployment of state violence against those who dare oppose it.
  136. Bucharest's housing crisis: post-Communist restitution victimises Roma
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Twenty-five Roma families were evicted from an apartment block in Vulturilor Street, Bucharest, in 2014, turned out of homes they had rented from the state for nearly 20 years. The entrance to their alleyway was sealed off with a metal sheet.
  137. Building a progressive majority
    Left strategy after the Brexit vote

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    After the EU referendum we are seeing both horror at anti-migrant sentiment and pandering to it -- but only a radical economic offer can carve a way through.
  138. Burying the White Working Class 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Liberal condescension towards white workers is code for a broader anti-working class agenda. The white working class is a zombie that doesn't know it's dead. Or if it's not fully zombified yet, its members are all too busy cleaning their AR-15s and posting racist comments on YouTube to vote for a progressive. That is, if they're not already on the Trump bandwagon, which they probably are. At least that's what the Democratic Party wants you to believe.
  139. C.L.R. James's "Critical Support" of Fidel Castro's Cuba
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    C.L.R. James's "critical support" of Fidel Castro’s Cuba is little understood among scholars of his life and work. This essay explores James’s 1967–1968 visit to Cuba and reconstructs private debates and discussion on Cuba within his revolutionary organizations, based in Detroit, in the 1950s and 1960s, and among anti-imperialist movements. Many of James's commentaries and disputes were consistent with his attempts to reconcile anti-colonialism with direct democracy and workers self-management.
  140. California Drought and Global Warming
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Global warming is not only exacerbating the drought, it has likely transformed the ecology of the state well into the future.
  141. Can we combine intersectionality with Marxism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Neoliberal austerity is impacting particularly hard on women. Capitalism relies on women not just directly as workers who generate surplus value but also to provide the primary carers for the next generation of workers and increasingly for the sick and elderly as social service cuts bite. Reproductive rights face serial attacks and domestic violence and other forms of endemic sexism in capitalist society mean that the fight for women's liberation and, in the shorter term, the fight to defend those rights women have won so far from being rolled back remain key issues for socialists.
  142. Can we shop our way to a better world?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In this article Umair Mohammad summarizes arguments from the introduction and first chapter of his book Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism. Mohammad argues that lifestyle change and 'ethical consumerism' are not bridges to effective social change, but barriers to it. To build effective social movements, he says, we must begin by rejecting individualist approaches.
  143. Can You Figure Out What This Chart Means?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The U.S. economy is in the throes of the lousiest recovery since World War 2. The so called monetary stimulus has failed to lift the economy out of the doldrums or produce the robust recovery that they promised. Instead, US gross domestic product, (GDP) has been plodding-along at an abysmal 2.2% since 2009, which is far below the 3.6% average of the prior 60 years.
  144. Canada Since 1960: A People's History
    A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
  145. Canada's Liberal Government Joins NATO's War Escalation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Canadians who hoped the October 2015 federal election would usher in changes to the aggressive, foreign policy of the defeated Conservative government are wondering what happened to their wishes. The transition in imperialist foreign policy from the Harper Conservatives to the Justin Trudeau-led Liberals has been utterly seamless, if not predictable.
  146. Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold fired whistleblower. Then it spilled cyanide into five rivers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Toronto-based mining giant, Barrick Gold, spilled cyanide solution into five Argentina rivers shortly after firing an engineer who raised serious safety concerns about the mining operation responsible for the contamination.
  147. The Candidate
    Jeremy Corbyn's Improbable Path to Power

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Chronicling Jeremy Corbyn's rise to the position of leader of Britian's Labour Party. An insider's look at the events that led to his appointment.
  148. Cap and Clear-Cut
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Jerry Brown basked in adulation during his whirlwind trip to Paris, and the evening of December 8 figured to offer more of the same. Standing alongside governors of states and provinces from Brazil, Mexico, and Peru, California's governor planned to tout his state's leadership role on global climate policy. The event was one of 21 presentations that Brown delivered during a five-day swing through France during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21). His busy schedule included a stately private meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and presentations at events organized by the French, German, Chinese, and US governments.
  149. Capital in context
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Deciphering Capital by Alex Callinicos is the impressive balance sheet of some 30 years of research. Its starting point is a thesis completed at Oxford in 1978 entitled "The Logic of Capital", which distanced him at one and the same time from both the surrounding Hegelian Marxism and the empiricism of Ernest Mandel.
  150. Capitalism and Freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the United States, many take for granted that freedom and democracy are inextricably connected with capitalism. Milton Friedman, in his book Capitalism and Freedom, went so far as to argue that capitalism was a necessary condition for both.
  151. 'Captain Elder Brother' and the Whirlwind Army
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    At 94, a forgotten hero of India’s struggle for freedom returns to the scene of his most daring exploit in the anti-British Raj uprising that saw a parallel government established in Satara, Maharashtra, in 1943.
  152. The Case Against Bombing ISIS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The military campaign against ISIS is just the latest phase of US imperialism in the Middle East.
  153. The Case Against Glyphosate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On 13 April, 2016, the EU Parliament called on the European Commission to restrict certain permitted uses of the toxic herbicide glyphosate, best known in Monsanto's Roundup formulation.
  154. The Case Against Ratifying the TPP
    The Case Against Ratifying the Trans Pacific Partnership

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  155. The Cashless Economy of Chikalthana
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An article about the cash crisis in the Indian village Chikalthana.
  156. Cataclysm 1914
    The First World War and the Making of Modern World Politics

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    This collection argues that the First World War -- and its consequences -- was perhaps the defining moment of 20th century world-politics.
  157. Celebrating Mother Jones
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This week commemorates the anniversary of the Haymarket Affair, International Workers' Day, and the claimed birthday of Mother Mary Harris Jones. While the United States' official Labour Day falls in September, the international community celebrates workers and workers rights on May 1st, in recognition of actions taken by Americans in 1886, and the events that led up to the Haymarket Massacre.
  158. Celebration and Fresh Inquiry
    Lineages of the Literary Left: Essays in Honor of Alan M. Wald

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Howard Brick's, Robbie Lieberman's, and Paula Rabinowitz's Lineages of the Literary Left: Essays in Honor of Alan M. Wald.
  159. The Centrality of Seed: Building Agricultural Resilience Through Plant Breeding
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Five of the global issues most frequently debated today are the decline of biodiversity in general and of agrobiodiversity in particular, climate change, hunger and malnutrition, poverty and water. Seed is central to all five issues. The way in which seed is produced has been arguably their major cause. But it can also be the solution to all these issues.
  160. A Century of Theft From Indians by the National Park Service
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Mojave National Preserve is run by the National Park Service, which, in contrast to previous times, has been including more Indian history in its displays and programs.
  161. Chain of Title
    How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    The account of how a car dealership worker, a nurse, and a forensic expert discovered the foreclosure fraud perpetrated by America's biggest banks.
  162. Charged with murder, but they didn’t kill anyone -- police did
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A Reader investigation found ten cases since 2011 where police killed a civilian in Chicago and charged an accomplice with the murder.
  163. Charter Schools Increase Fraud, Corruption, Chaos, and Anarchy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Charter schools, which barely make up seven percent of U.S. schools, are often accused of taking all the antisocial, antipublic, and antipeople practices of medieval autocrats and opportunuties to new extremes. Shawgi Tell looks into the issue of privatization of education that will intensify in the months ahead.
  164. Charting Environmental Conflict - The Atlas of Environmental Justice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Another tool supporting the growing movement and better global awareness is the Atlas of Environmental Justice. The EJAtlas is packed with qualitative information about almost 1800 environmental conflicts.
  165. Chávismo and Its Discontents
    International Left Intellectuals Respond to Venezuelan Government's Legislative Election Setback

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Five hours after the polls had closed, the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced a landslide victory for the opposition in Venezuela's the National Assembly elections. The response of international left intellectuals has ranged from critical support to outright rejection of the socialist project in Venezuela. We argue for the importance of recognizing the overarching influence of US imperialism and for the acceptance of using the state as an instrument of popular power by the international solidarity movement.
  166. Checking Out
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In mid-June of 2016, tension between workers and their boss in a small New York City retail shop reached the boiling point. The result was chaos for a hated overseer, and the sweet aftertaste of an assertion of people power all too rare in their line of work.
  167. A Children's Book Introduces German Kids to the True Story of Syrian Refugees
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Germany has received more than 1 million refugees, mostly from Syria and Iraq. Despite supporters initially celebrating Chancellor Angela Merkel's actions, many Germans have begun voicing concerns about when this acceptance of migrants will come to an end. But while the adults in Germany have expressed mixed reactions to the refugees, German author Kirsten Boie wants children at least to realize that a refugee child is just like any other kid in the world.
  168. China on Strike
    Narratives of Workers' Resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Through first person accounts, the book details the growing unrest, destabilization and strikes in factories that are gripping China.
  169. China's Climate of Repression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    With secret trials and lengthy prison sentences imposed on human rights lawyers after forced and humiliating "confessions," the abduction of Hong Kong booksellers under circumstances that remain obscure, and new legislation that sharply restricts the work of independent organizations, the climate of repression in China is clearly sharpening.
  170. Chomsky on Trump's Climate Denialism
    He wants us to march toward the destruction of the species

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Transcript of an interview with Noam Chomsky discussing Donald Trump's denial of climate change and the dangers it poses.
  171. CIA photographed detainees naked before sending them to be tortured
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The CIA took naked photographs of people it sent to its foreign partners for torture, the Guardian can reveal. A former US official who had seen some of the photographs described them as “very gruesome”.
  172. CIA planned rendition operation to kidnap Edward Snowden
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) prepared to kidnap Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed illegal and unconstitutional mass spying by the National Security Agency (NSA), documents obtained by the Danish media outlet Denfri show.
  173. Cities Need More Public Transit, Not More Uber and Self-Driving Cars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the near future, it is likely that cities will come under intense pressure to sacrifice public transportation in favor of new, private, car-dependent alternatives, even at a time when city planners are suggesting reducing or even eliminating car use in cities.The article looks into the benefits of the new technologies, as well as benefits of public transit.
  174. A Citizen's Guide to Combating Election Propaganda: Debunking Anti-Welfare Myths
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The goal moving forward must be to create a critical citizen consciousness, so the masses don't simply "accept what they're told" once every four years by the pretty faces running for office. What follows is a primer for readers to help in their conversations with friends, neighbors, acquaintances, and family, to fight back against the racist, classist propaganda so often employed against disadvantaged groups in the U.S.
  175. Class Is in Session
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Millennials are better educated than ever. They also overwhelmingly identify as working class.
  176. Class is More Intersectional than Intersectionality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Left as it exists currently is often ashamed of and apologetic for its class struggle orientation, chasing after demographic-specific oppression issues. An approach that leans toward greater emphasis on a class struggle focus is actually more intersectional than a focus which gives more attention to demographic-specific issues than to class.
  177. Class War in the British Labour Party
    Tories, Blairites Turn the Screws on Jeremy Corbyn

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ever since Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the British Labour Party last September, the party has been in a state of internal class warfare. Corbyn is a decades-long member of old Labour’s left wing and is hugely popular among working people. Pitted against Corbyn and his followers are the vast majority of Labour Members of Parliament (MPs) who uphold the legacy of Tony Blair and are unashamedly committed to "free-market" capitalist exploitation and imperialist military slaughter in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.

    ...

    James Bronterre O’Brien, an Irish-born leader of the Chartists, gave voice to the need for the working class to fight in its own interests instead of begging its oppressors:

    "My motto is... 'What you take you may have.' I will not attempt to deal with the abstract question of right, but will proceed to show that it is POWER, solid, substantial POWER, that the millions must obtain and retain, if they would enjoy the produce of their own labour and the privileges of freemen."
  178. Class War in the Confederacy
    Why Free State of Jones Matters

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Free State of Jones may well be the most politically important film about the civil war and its aftermath to appear in a quarter century. Free State of Jones is a proper antidote to identitarian thinking, which has mystified popular understandings of the past, and how we approach political action in the present. In contrast to the prevailing view among so many nowadays that racism has always been and continues to be the main barrier to any progressive left politics, this film reminds us of a more complex history, where anti-slavery politics, Radical Republicanism and mass action created the short-lived progress of Reconstruction.
  179. Clickbait v Political Impact: Alternative Journalism as Social Media Becomes the New News Source
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In first world countries, Facebook and Twitter are fast becoming the main places where people come across their news -- ahead of television and news sites. "Success" is becoming about the number of reads, shares, likes, upvotes, and re-tweets -- making it easy to lose sight of what really defines the usefulness of an article: political impact.
  180. Climate Change: A Radical Primer
    Capitalism and Climate Change: The Science and Politics of Global Warming

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of David Klein's Capitalism and Climate Change: The Science and Politics of Global Warming.
  181. Climate Justice and Palestine: the New Intersectionality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The repeated failures of international and governmental agencies to effectively deal with the disastrous changes that threaten the entire planet have sparked local indigenous and small farmer activism from Bolivia to Palestine.
  182. Climate justice and the prospect of power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A balance sheet of the movement to block the cross-Toronto 'Line 9' pipeline project. With notes on the meaning of "climate justice" and the relationship of socialism to social movements.
  183. Climate justice movement shakes Canada's New Democratic Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The impact of the Leap Manifesto at the party convention, argues Richard Fidler, opens major opportunities to deepen the debate on climate justice and to build an ecosocialist left in and around the NDP.
  184. Climate Justice Transitions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The devastating fires in Fort McMurray show the urgent need to transition to an economy that supports people and the planet, and this is part of a transition in climate justice politics.
  185. Climate Migrants Lead Mass Migration to India's Cities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    South Asia will be severely impacted by climate change and cause challenges that the government must resolve.
  186. Clinton Manipulates Language of Intersectionality to Preserve Support from Minority Voters 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton has been a master class in how to divorce economic issues from issues of race and gender by pushing the language of "intersectionality," which enables the political class to head off threats to their power and protect the status quo.
  187. Clinton's Defeat and the Fake News Conspiracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Debunking the scapegoating of 'fake news' by the corporate media following the 2016 US elections as a tactic by the media and Democratic party establishment to avoid blame for Hillary Clinton's election loss.
  188. Close Calls: We Were Much Closer to Nuclear Annihilation Than We Ever Knew
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The proposition that nuclear weapons can be retained in perpetuity and never used -- accidentally or by decision -- defies credibility. This unanimous statement was published by the Canberra Commission in 1996. Among the commission members were internationally known former ministers of defense and of foreign affairs and generals.
  189. Coal companies trying to revive 'zombie' open cast mines in Wales
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A tangle of undercapitalised companies are coming forward to cash in on old deep coal mines in Wales - by digging them all out from above from huge open cast pits. But local communities, alarmed at the noise, pollution and destruction of landscape, increasingly see coal as an industry that's best consigned to the scrapheap.
  190. The Coding Of 'White Trash' In Academia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As an academic from the U.S. Deep South, Holly Genovese has found herself between two worlds, not accepted in academia because of her background, and yet unable to 'go home again.'
  191. Colonialism and Nationalism in the Building of Liberation Movements
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This is an excerpt from It's Not Over: Learning From the Socialist Experiment.
  192. Coming Cutthroats and Parting Pirates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "Shoot them down!" That’s one answer to the problem of refugees and immigrants flooding into Germany, clearer even than any Trump-wall. It was offered by Frauke Petry, head of Alternative for Germany (AfD), the fast-growing party which, now at 12 percent nationally, has moved up into third place, outstripping the Greens and the Left party (LINKE).
  193. Comintern Congress Revisited
    To the Masses: Proceedings of the Third Congress of the Communist International, 1921

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Review of John Riddell's To the Masses: Proceedings of the Third Congress of the Communist International, 1921.
  194. Commercial Ships Could Be Quieter, but They Aren't
    Shipbuilding economics and lack of regulations are getting in the way of a quieter ocean

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As the ocean drowns in sound, the number of studies showing the harmful effects of noise on marine life has surged. And so, too, have the projections for how loud things might soon become.
  195. The Commons and the Centennial of the Easter Rising
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A hundred years ago today in Dublin the Easter Rebellion commenced. This was an urban insurrection, in the revolutionary tradition. Not more than a thousand participated. It lasted five days, before the British military killed hundreds, and executed sixteen including those who had signed the Proclamation of the Republic.
  196. The Communist Manifesto is a pamphlet that refuses to die. As incendiary as the day it was published, Paul Vernell unpacks this founding document 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The striking thing about re-reading Marx's Communist Manifesto is how each time you return to it, it seems more not less relevant than the last time. Chillingly, it seems to be describing the globalised, war-torn, crisis-ridden world of the 21st century. In many ways this is because it is a document ahead of its time, whist being firmly rooted in it. Its predictive power and vision are central to its resonance.
  197. Communities at Risk
    Hazards of LNG

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    The proposed LNG Terminals and Tanker Routes for BC put coastal communities at risk. Know the Hazards of LNG Transportation and advocate for the adoption of the SIGTTO safety standards.
  198. The Compelling Memoirs of Ali Abumghasib
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ali Abumghasib knows little about the current intrigues of the Fatah Movement, or, perhaps, he is just not interested. Now living in an old, rusty and tiny caravan somewhere in Gaza, Ali has no money, no family, but also no regrets. We spoke at length about his life. He wanted to share his story, and I wanted to understand what went wrong in what was once Palestine's leading movement.
  199. Confessions of an Alleged Russian Propagandist: A Pentagon Hit?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While our corporate media don't talk about it, the US does run a vast propaganda operation, which includes the spawning and spreading of, guess what?, fake news stories! This kind of thing has gone on for years abroad, but since 2001, under both the Bush and Obama administrations, both the Pentagon and the US Information Agency have done away with an earlier ban on spreading such lies posing as news inside the US. Now we’re all fair game for US propaganda, which by the way the mainstream media routinely parrot.
  200. Congo's Environmental Paradox
    Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Congo has natural resources the world needs. Its forests count in the fight against global climate change and Congo's farmers could feed all of Africa's population. The Inga hydroelectric site has the potential to light up the entire continent. Congo's incredible natural wealth has the potential to contribute to development in this troubled central African country -- but structural problems, cultural factors, poor governance and predation remain serious challenges.
  201. Connecting with nature through wildlife, place and memory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Some of us are fortunate enough to have close relationships with the nature around us. But what about everyone else? We must find ways to make people feel like old friends with wildife near and far, and feel that their wild homes and habitats are extensions of our own. And hence, that they are as deserving of our care as human neighbours - if not more so.
  202. Connecting with nature through wildlife, place and memory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Some of us are fortunate enough to have close relationships with the nature around us. But what about everyone else? We must find ways to make people feel like old friends with wildife near and far, and feel that their wild homes and habitats are extensions of our own. And hence, that they are as deserving of our care as human neighbours - if not more so.
  203. The Conquest of Bread
    Review article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Kropotkin’s classic, The Conquest of Bread, reveals problems of radical politics and organisation that remain vital today, argues Dominic Alexander.
  204. Containing the United States
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    With Hillary Clinton about to be elected and some advanced cadres of the war party preparing to take charge, who is going to contain the United States? The U.S. political system has failed its populace and the world and has imposed no brakes on the war machine. The UN and EU are still too much under the U.S. thumb. Russia and China are too weak and with too flimsy an alliance system to threaten U.S. hegemony and do more than make direct U.S. aggression against themselves very costly.
  205. The Contested Haymarket Affair: 130 Years Later
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On May 4th, 1886 someone threw a bomb into a file of Chicago police dispatched to break up a workers' protest rally at the city's Haymarket Square. The blast and ensuing gunfire killed seven cops and at least four civilians, and wounded many more.
  206. Converging on Philadelphia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    At the "Socialist Convergence" and other spaces in Philly the weekend before and week of the DNC, socialists should argue for an orientation toward movements rather than narrow electoralism.
  207. A Conversation with Don Weitz
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Activist Don Weitz interviewed by Ulli Diemer, December 8, 2016.
  208. Conversations about Resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    At first, the scene appears tense. Twenty-one Israeli soldiers in full combat gear are arrayed in a neat line across the main road of the small village of Al Ma’sara, just south of Bethlehem in the West Bank. Several of the soldiers wear partial balaclavas which obscure their features, leaving their faces visible only from the eyes up. They stand expectantly, some with their hands resting casually on the butts of their rifles.
  209. Convict and Immigrant Detainee Struggles Converge in Strike Wave
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There was a time in the United States when it was not only common knowledge, but commonly reported, legislated, and adjudicated that crime is a function of poverty. This went out sometime during the Carter Administration, its demise heralded by the appearance in 1975 of James Q. Wilson's Thinking About Crime, where he first aired the broken-windows theory,which holds that punishment has to be harsh for minor violations of public order to incentivize criminals against larger violations.
  210. Convict and Immigrant Detainee Struggles Converge in Strike Wave
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The ongoing struggle of us convicts to preserve and enhance their humanity has been taking on an explicit labor aspect, connected to and conscious of such struggles outside the prison walls, and it appears to be intensifying hand in hand with the convicts' traditional struggles for human dignity.
  211. Corbyn's Millions - Blair's Millions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While 'social media' like Facebook and Twitter are forms of corporate media, it is unarguable that they and other web-based outlets have helped empower a serious challenge to traditional print and broadcast journalism. For the first time in history, uncompromised non-corporate voices are able to instantly challenge the filtered 'mainstream' version of events. This certainly helps explain the rise of Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, Podemos in Spain, and now Bernie Sanders in the US.
  212. Corporate climate risk is about profit, not fixing the problem
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Corporate 'risk management' is concerned with protecting profits, not with protecting the planet or human beings.
  213. Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Whoever leaked the Mossack Fonseca papers appears motivated by a genuine desire to expose the system that enables the ultra wealthy to hide their massive stashes, often corruptly obtained and all involved in tax avoidance. These Panamanian lawyers hide the wealth of a significant proportion of the 1%, and the massive leak of their documents ought to be a wonderful thing.
    Unfortunately the leaker has made the dreadful mistake of turning to the western corporate media to publicise the results. In consequence the first major story, published today by the Guardian, is all about Vladimir Putin and a cellist on the fiddle. As it happens I believe the story and have no doubt Putin is bent.
    But why focus on Russia? Russian wealth is only a tiny minority of the money hidden away with the aid of Mossack Fonseca. In fact, it soon becomes obvious that the selective reporting is going to stink.
  214. Corporate power and the moulding of truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The corporate dominance of 'free' media in western democracies imposes deep structural constraints on what may be reported, and how. Syria is now the latest example of skewed reportage - and even journalists seeking to analyse the problem must carefully avoid the real reasons for it.
  215. Corrupted Science: the DEA and Marijuana
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While I was on my book tour for Jesse Ventura's Marijuana Manifesto, I was shocked to discover how many Americans didn’t know our Founding Fathers grew cannabis.
  216. Countering Pro-GMO Deceptions in the British Press
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In his recent piece for The Times newspaper in the UK, Viscount Matt Ridley argues that a new report from the American National Academies of Sciences (NAS) leaves no room for doubt that genetically engineered crops are as safe or safer, and are certainly better for the environment, than conventionally bred crops.
  217. The Cowards' Wars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The condemnation of Radovan Karadzic to forty years of imprisonment by the International Crime Tribunal-Yugoslavia occasions these reflections.
  218. The Cowliphate and Poisoned Kids: Twin Assaults on The Commons
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    When I opened up my Facebook feed today, 90 percent on the items on my feed were equally divided between the Bundy Cowliphate here in Oregon and the poisoning of the water supply in Flint, my hometown. Given my decades of Public Lands’ Conservation activism, both topics are dear to me.
  219. Crime or Punishment Why Wall Street Elites Don't Do Time
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Illicit financial behavior has been decriminalized in the United States -- for all practical purposes. Despite the revelations of massive misconduct by banks and other financial services businesses, criminal investigations are rare, indictments exceptional and guilty judgments extraordinary. Most potentially culpable actions are overlooked by authorities, slighted, reduced from criminal to civil status when pursued, individuals evade penalties much less punishment, and the appeals courts take extreme liberties in exonerating culprits when and if the odd conviction reaches them. The last mentioned are establishing new frontiers in the formulation of ingeniously sophistic arguments to justify letting financial malefactors off the hook.
  220. Crime & Public Shaming
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Shaming is one of the oldest forms of social regulation and, in the U.S., has long been employed to enforce social order -- specifically to fight crime and suppress unacceptable beliefs and practices. Today, there is an apparent rise of public shaming either as an alternative or supplement to incarceration. On February 8th, 2016, Pres. Obama signed the “International Megan’s Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking” (H.R. 515), the first law in U.S. history in which a special symbol will be placed on a citizen's U.S. passport to identify that the individual was convicted of a sex crime.
  221. Crimea, Georgia and the New Olympic Sport: Russia Bashing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  222. Crises, Craziness, and "Security"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Trump himself is not so important - a vicious demagogue, but not a mass organizer or leader. What matters, following the carnage of the "Islamic State" attack in Paris and the San Bernardino mass shooting, is the climate in which the priority target of opportunity for racist reactionaries has become Muslim refugees, immigrants, communities and mosques.
  223. Crowds and Party
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Dean argues that class struggle and the party form are not obsolete, and this renewal has caused great enthusiasm in left politics.
  224. The Crusade in Favor of GMO: Falsehoods and Vilification Will Not Fool the Public
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Pro-GMO campaigners often attack critics of the technology by claiming their negative views of it emanate from well-funded environmentalist groups or commercial interests in the organic food sector. The assertion is that such bodies promote falsehoods and scaremongering about GM to protect their own interests and that the GMO agritech sector has fallen victim to this.
  225. Cuadrilla versus The Nanas - #IamTinaRothery
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Thanks to fracking company Cuadrilla, grandmother Tina Rothery will be in court tomorrow over a £55,000 'debt' imposed on her for joining a peaceful occupation of a fracking site in Lancashire. But as she explains, she can't pay, she won't pay, and even if she could pay, she wouldn't. Someone has to stand up to corporate vandalism and abuse of justice - and in this case, it's her, no matter what the consequences.
  226. The Culture That Created Donald Trump Was Liberal, Not Conservative
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Now that Donald Trump, the candidate, has become both widely popular and deeply loathsome, we're seeing a cataract of editorials and commentary aimed at explaining how it happened and who's to blame. The predictable suspects are trotted out: the Republican Party, which had been too opportunistic and fearful to stand up to its own candidate, Fox News, which inflamed the jingoes, and white working-class voters, unhinged by class envy and racial resentment.
  227. Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As United States Energy Transfers Partners began building the Dakota Access Pipeline through territory sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the tribe began an escalating campaign against the pipeline.
  228. The Dangers of Anti-Trumpism
    Silvio Berlusconi's tenure as Italian prime minister shows how not to resist an authoritarian demagogue.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Comparisons between Donald Trump and former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi abounded throughout the presidential election campaign. We can draw some important lessons if we move our attention away from the apparent similarities between Berlusconi and Trump, and focus instead on the analogies between anti-Berlusconism and the shape anti-Trumpism threatens to take.
  229. The Dark Side of Clean Energy: Industrial Wind Plantations in Mexico
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  230. Days of Rage
    America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    An account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements in the United States in the 1970s.
  231. The deadly racism of the 'anti-racist' liberal imperialist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    When it comes to hypocrisy, the pro-war Western ‘liberal’ is in a class of his own. While professing opposition to racism, the pro-war liberal is cheerleader for the most dangerous and deadly form of racism in the world today - contemporary US/Western imperialism.
  232. Dear Sisters, They Are Killing Our Trees
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    People in the Thrissur district of Kerala, India, are fighting to keep their forests in the face of a threatened dam project which would submerge their ancestral lands.
  233. Dear "Skeptics," Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More
    A science journalist takes a skeptical look at capital-S Skepticism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    So I'm a skeptic, but with a small S, not capital S. I don’t belong to skeptical societies. I don’t hang out with people who self-identify as capital-S Skeptics. Or Atheists. Or Rationalists. When people like this get together, they become tribal. They pat each other on the back and tell each other how smart they are compared to those outside the tribe. But belonging to a tribe often makes you dumber.
  234. Death In Honduras - The Coup, Hillary Clinton And The Killing Of Berta Cáceres
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  235. Debating Syria Productively
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A collection of remarks on how the debate, within the left, over the Syrian conflict has been lacking and could be made more productive.
  236. Debs for His Time and Ours
    Eugene V. Debs Reader: Socialism and the CLass Struggle

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of William A. Pelz's Eugene V. Debs Reader: Socialism and the CLass Struggle.
  237. Defend Brazil!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Enough weeping! Latin America has wept incessantly, continuously, for years, decades and centuries. Its people robbed of everything since the days of Columbus, since Potosi. Tens of millions, perhaps hundreds of millions have been slaughtered here, in the last five centuries; first by the conquerors, then by their descendants and serfs, and finally by the Empire of Lies as well as the treasonous local 'elites'.
  238. Defending Exxon's Denial: It's Their Right to Free Speech!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the world of science denial, Money is Speech, corporations are people, Donald Trump is Galileo, and apparently, lying to your customers and shareholders is exercising your constitutional rights.
  239. Defending the Faith
    The Catholic Church waged a century-long war against the Irish left.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ireland's foremost socialist knew that the British Empire and Irish capitalists weren't the only challenge he and his comrades faced. "In dealing with Ireland," James Connolly wrote in 1910, "no one can afford to ignore the question of the attitude to the clergy." Connolly's subject of discussion was a 1830s Owenite cooperative that enjoyed brief success, in large part because nearby clergymen didn't oppose it.
  240. Democracy and Popular Sovereignty instead of Neoliberal Integration and a failed Euro-System
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This document was commonly developed by people from the Lexit Network. It was written and agreed before the Brexit referendum and was not intended to influence the popular vote one way or another. With the implementation of the European single market and the Maastricht Treaty, European integration was established as a neoliberal project for the long run. The Stability- and Growth Pact, the fundamental freedoms of the single market and the European monetary union, among other elements, constituted a framework that has fueled austerity policies, the dismantling of workers’ rights and the welfare state and imposed privatization throughout the EU member states.
  241. Democracy was never intended for degenerates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This is not a left vs right debate -- today, as a century ago, the anti-democratic impulse comes from both left and right, from both reactionaries and self-defined progressives.
  242. Democrats, Trump, and the Ongoing, Dangerous Refusal to Learn the Lesson of Brexit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Detailing how the Democratic party's response to their defeat in the 2016 election reflects a failure to recognize factors leading to the UK Brexit referendum result.
  243. Demonetisation: Stories Of Flesh And Blood
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An article about the demonetization announced by the Indian government on November 8th, 2016.
  244. The Department of Defense Is the Third Largest Polluter of US Waterways
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Advocacy group Environment America has "crunched the numbers" in an effort to reveal who the largest polluters of American waterways are. The culprits that crack the top-15 list may very well surprise you.
  245. Derailing Neoliberalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Haines-Doran examines the British transit workers' stike against rail privitization with its lack of concern for safety, unions, and workers' rights.
  246. The Descent of the Left Press: From IF Stone to The Nation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Just about fifty years ago when I was becoming politicized around the war in Vietnam, I began searching desperately for information and analysis that could explain why this senseless war was taking place. After taking out a subscription to I.F. Stone’s Weekly that an old friend had recommended, the scales began to fall from my eyes.
  247. Desire to Kill the Streetcar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The author analyzes the conspiracy by large corporations to monopolize the American transit system and its fuel system.
  248. Destroying Detroit Schools
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Detroit Public School system (DPS) has been under state control for 15 years, the last decade under the direction of a series of Emergency Managers.
  249. Destroying Detroit Schools
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Detroit Public School system has been under state control for 15 years, the last decade under the direction of a series of Emergency Managers. The result has been a staggering debt, now more than half a billion dollars, with a 50% decline in the number of students served. More students attend charter schools than the public system, but as there is no oversight over charters, poorly run schools continue year after year.
  250. Destroying Syria: a Joint Criminal Enterprise
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Everyone claims to want to end the war in Syria and restore peace to the Middle East. Well, almost everyone.
  251. Detroit's Tax Foreclosure Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Given the history of housing discrimination in Metro Detroit over the last 100 years, it is hardly surprising that the illegal over-assessments of property values has a greater impact on African-American homeowners.
  252. The Devil Capitalism Makes Us Destroy Our Planet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Capitalism is asking us to choose between jobs and the future livability of our planet. Capitalism tells us it makes sense to flood some of the best food growing land in B.C. and build a dam to provide electricity for Alberta's tar sands; capitalism says build more pipelines across B.C. and allow hundreds more oil tankers every year to sail through pristine waters; capitalism doesn’t care that more carbon extraction will guarantee our planet is cooked.
  253. A Different Kind of Safe Space
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Words are dangerous, but not as dangerous as efforts to suppress them, be it by government or dean -- and certainly not as insidious as self-censorship.
  254. Digital Disconnect and its adverse impact on how (or whether) we engage with nature
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As the Digital Schoolhouse programme starts a national roll out to schools across the UK, scientists warn that digital disconnect can mean caring less - for each other and the environment.
  255. Digital Labor and Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This article reviews the role of the international division of labour in classical Marxist concepts of imperialism, and extends these ideas to the international division of labour in the production of information and information technology today. Sigital labour, as the newest frontier of capitalist innovation and exploitation, is central to the structures of contemporary imperialism.
  256. Digital Labour and Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A century has now passed since Lenin's Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism (1916) and Bukharin's Imperialism and World Economy (1915), as well as Rosa Luxemburg's 1913 Accumulation of Capital. All spoke of imperialism as a force and tool of capitalism. It was a time of world war, monopolies, antitrust laws, strikes for pay raises, Ford's development of the assembly line, the October Revolution, the Mexican Revolution, the failed German revolution, and much more. It was a time that saw the spread and deepening of global challenges to capitalism.
  257. Dirty Fossil Fuel 'Business-As-Usual' Tactics Spew Out Of The International Maritime Organization At COP22
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The shipping industry needs to clean up its CO2 emissions now. The IMO's own Third IMO Greenhouse Gas Study 2014 report stated that by 2050, CO2 emissions from international shipping could grow by between 50 percent and 250 percent, depending on future economic growth and energy developments.
  258. Disability, resistance and revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The number of disabled people has grown from around 10 percent of the world population in the 1970s to 15 percent, 1 billion people, today. The World Health Organisation predicts that this figure will continue to grow as the world's population ages and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease and stress related illness increase. Severe physical injury in warfare and road traffic accidents as well as industrial injury, malnutrition and insanitary living conditions also remain major causes of serious impairment. Around the world disabled people are among the most marginalised -- suffering poorer health outcomes, lower levels of educational achievement and higher levels of unemployment and poverty than non-disabled people.
  259. Disasters in Seria and Yemen
    An Interview with Gilbert Achcar

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Interview with author Gilbert Achcar.
  260. The Disneyfied Narrative of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Pinocchio and Little Red Riding Hood still believe in the impartiality of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). I have yet to meet either a partial or an impartial Serb that shares their sentiments. Toward the political bazaar in Hague the Serbs feel what has been hurled at them by the institution’s creators since the early 1990s -- disdain, occasional profanity, and boiling resentment. Those are the only self-defense tools available to the tired citizens of a small, impoverished country.
  261. Disobedience
    The rise of the global fossil fuel resistance

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    Disobedience is a film about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with the power and pollution of the fossil fuel industry.
  262. Divine wilderness: John Muir's spiritual and political journey
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For John Muir, founder of America's national parks, immersion in nature was a blessing providing direct communion with divinity,and the cause of a spiritual awakening that inspired his life's work: to preserve wilderness and communicate the beauty, wonder and fragility of nature, sharing widely the source of his own enlightenment.
  263. "Do Not Resist": The Police Militarization Documentary Everyone Should See
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On a sunny afternoon last summer, Craig Atkinson, a New York City-based filmmaker, stood in a front yard in South Carolina surrounded by several heavily armed police officers. Inside, they found a terrified family of four, including an infant. As the family members were pulled outside, Atkinson's camera captured a scene that plays out with startling regularity in cities and towns across the country, one of many included in his new documentary, "Do Not Resist," an examination of police militarization in the United States.
  264. Does the United States Still Exist?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    To answer the question that is the title, we have to know of what the US consists. Is it an ethnic group, a collection of buildings and resources, a land mass with boundaries, or is it the Constitution? Clearly what differentiates the US from other countries is the US Constitution. The Constitution defines us as a people. Without the Constitution we would be a different country. Therefore, to lose the Constitution is to lose the country.
  265. The Domestic Workers' Movement
    Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built A Movement

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Premilla Nadasen's Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built A Movement.
  266. Don't weep for censoring, right-wing Postmedia newspapers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Another 90 dedicated journalists in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa lost their jobs Tuesday as cutthroat Publisher Paul Godfrey slashed away again in an effort to turn Postmedia into a profit-making business. In a bizarre move, two competing papers will continue to be separate entities, but there will be one set of editors and most journalists will be shared.
  267. Donald Trump and the Vicious Culture of Neoliberal Mass Idiocy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The U.S. media and educational elites share responsibility for creating a world where a despicable idiot like Trump coud be president.
  268. Don't build Jew-only towns on the rubble of Bedouin villages
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israel's government is now free to expel 1,200 of its Bedouin citizens from their 'unrecognised' villages in the Negev desert, following a Supreme Court decision not to hear their appeal. Now only one thing can save the Bedouin, their communities and their way of life: an international outcry.
  269. Dorothy Day Refuses To Duck-And-Cover
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On June 15th, 1955, Catholic Worker founder Dorothy Day joined a group of pacifists in refusing to participate in the civilian defense drills scheduled on that day. These drills were to prepare the citizenry in the event of a nuclear attack, and involved evacuations of city centers, taking shelter in subway tunnels, and, for schoolchildren, "duck-and-cover" to hide under their school desks. Such actions would be futile if a nuclear attack were underway, but the drills were part of a government propaganda program to convince Americans that nuclear weapons were a necessary part of the US arsenal, and that it would be possible to survive a nuclear war.
  270. Draw and you'll go to jail': the fight to save comics from the censor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    From worried parents to policemen with built-in 'Satan detectors', underground comics have never lacked enemies. And for 30 years Neil Gaiman and his friends have fought back in the name of free speech.
  271. The Dreadful Chronology of Gaddafi's Murder
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Since 2003, Gaddafi had worked hard to repair his reputation for financing terrorism; his proposal for a trans-African banking system never reached fruition. Freedom and justice were never part of the West's agenda.
  272. A Drone Protestor Heads to Jail
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Fifty-nine-year-old Mary Anne Grady Flores will serve six months for photographing a protest of an airfield in upstate New York where drone pilots are trained and from where missions are carried out.
  273. Dumbass Democrats
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Democrats were oblivious to the deep discontent among the American people because that simply does not figure into their clever and cunning calculations. Why should it? Fear, lesser of two evils, scapegoating, palace politics -- all these things worked in the past, didn't they?
  274. DuPont May Dodge Toxic Lawsuits By Pulling a Disappearing Act
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    First DuPont spun off much of its environmental liability into a new company known as Chemours. Now the company plans to merge with Dow.
  275. A Dweller in Peace
    The Life and Times of Daniel Berrigan

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Rev. Daniel Berrigan, the renowned anti-war activist, award-winning poet, author and Jesuit priest, who inspired religious opposition to the Vietnam war and later the U.S. nuclear weapons industry, died at age 94.
  276. Early U.S. Communism Revisited
    The Communist International and US Communism 1919-1929

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Jacob A. Zumoff's The Communist International and US Communism 1919-1929.
  277. The Easter Rising, My Grandfather and the Untold Story of Sir Roger Casement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 100th anniversary of the Easter uprising of 1916 saw the beginnings of a deeper appreciation of the achievements of Sir Roger Casement who was hanged as a traitor in Pentonville prison on 3 August 1916. Over the following century he has never lacked for notoriety, famous as an Irish patriotic martyr, but discussion of his life has frequently focused on his sexuality and revolved around the "Black Diaries" that were covertly used by the British government to blacken Casement's name and sabotage the campaign against his execution.
  278. Echoes From the Past: Creating the Underclass
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Kenan Malik explores the late twentieth century 'underclass' debate, and what it tells us about the changing character of the perceptions of race and class.
  279. Echoes From the Past: the Racial View of Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    How the Victorian elite saw class in racial terms. Malik challenges conventional ways of thinking about the historical roots of racial ideas, and demonstrates how much of racial thinking originated not in the context of perceptions of non-Europeans but to a large extent at home out of the relationship between the elite and the masses. And that is what makes this material important in thinking about contemporary discussions of the working class. Today, elite views of the working class are rarely racialized, at least in an overt fashion. Yet, many of the themes, especially about the character of the 'unrespectable' working class, remain, though they necessarily have to be expressed in a different language. What is of interest here is to understand what has changed as well as what remains the same in thinking about democracy and the working class.
  280. Election Meddling
    Bad if Done to USA, Bad to Complain About if Done by USA

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Describing the contradictions in media coverage of, and attitudes toward, outside meddling in US elections versus US interference in foreign elections.
  281. Electoral Politics and the Illusion of Control
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We have all been told a lie. The lie that says democracy can be maintained only through voting, through purely representative, parliamentarian means. When the founding fathers set up the Constitution and Bill of Rights, they were wary of any truly popular, working and middle class control of the United States. Our government was to be run as a republic, designed by elites, for the elites. Our three branches of government were not simply invented for checks and balances: another reason was to stymie any massively popular mandates that would go against the interests of the oligarchy.
  282. Electoral Strategy After Bernie's Campaign
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Supporters of Bernie Sanders wagered that his campaign would be the most important event in the development of socialist politics in decades. There is at least some evidence to suggest that this prediction was correct.
  283. Eleven years of protesting Israel's occupation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Al Jazeera spoke with 11 villagers on the anniversary of Bilin's weekly protests against Israel's separation wall.
  284. Elie Wiesel: Poseur for Peace
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the midst of another Israeli operation in Lebanon, this one in 2006, Wiesel stood in front of a crowd in Manhattan (along with then Senator Hillary Clinton) and declared "Israel defends herself, and we must say to Israel 'Go on defending yourself.'" His final years didn't slow him down. Wiesel took out a full page ad in newspapers across the country during the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict fully supporting Israel's effort (Human Rights Watch went on to document several instances of war crimes by the Israeli military) without a syllable about diplomacy except that 'before diplomats can begin in earnest the crucial business of rebuilding dialogue…the Hamas death cult must be confronted for what it is'.
  285. The elites hate Momentum and the Corbynites - and I'll tell you why
    The movement that backed the Labour leader challenges MPs and journalists alike - because it's about grassroots democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As the rolling catastrophe of what's already being called the "chicken coup" against the Labour leadership winds down, pretty much all the commentary has focused on the personal qualities, real or imagined, of the principal players. Yet such an approach misses out on almost everything that's really at stake here. The real battle is not over the personality of one man, or even a couple of hundred politicians. If the opposition to Jeremy Corbyn for the past nine months has been so fierce, and so bitter, it is because his existence as head of a major political party is an assault on the very notion that politics should be primarily about the personal qualities of politicians.
  286. Emerging workers' movements
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Since the 1980s the institutionalisation of global neoliberalism has been pursued based on a range of ideological claims which have been advanced (or at least accepted) across the political spectrum. These claims include the arguments that the working class is increasingly a thing of the past, both structurally (as industry gives way to services and information) and politically (as traditional left parties embrace varieties of neoliberalism); that globalisation is reducing world poverty and that as a result the global middle class is expanding rapidly; and, seemingly logically, that radical politics are a thing of the past.
  287. The Empire Strikes Back
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If you argue a case strongly on the internet you must expect to receive robust argument back. Plus the odd insult. There has been plenty of both in reaction to my posts about corporate media control of access to the data in the Panama Papers. But I believe it is fair to say that the overwhelming public feeling I have picked up through monitoring online discussion worldwide, is that the full data should be made available online in searchable form so that the public can look through it and form their own conclusions.
  288. Entrenching Capitalist Agriculture in India Under the Guise of Development
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A criticism of the efforts by the IMF and World Bank to change India's agricultural system and its impact on the Indian economy and populace.
  289. Erdogan is Strengthened by the Failed Coup, But Turkey is the Loser
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Looks into the impact of the recent (2016) coup attempt in Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's counter-coup.
  290. Eritrea commits crimes against humanity, UN says
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Eritrea's government is guilty of committing crimes against humanity since independence a quarter-century ago with up to 400,000 people "enslaved", the UN has said. The crimes committed since 1991 include imprisonment, enforced disappearance, extrajudicial killings, and rape and murder, said the United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI) on human rights.
  291. Essential reading on the Paris climate agreement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An annotated guide to thirty-four of the best articles on the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change published in the immediate aftermath of the agreement.
  292. Ethiopian Protesters Endure Brutality and Censorship Amid Land Struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Students in Ethiopia's largest administrative region, Oromia, have been braving state-sponsored violence and censorship since November 2015 to protest a government development plan.
  293. Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine: Home Demolitions on the Rise
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    According to the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions, an Israeli NGO, the Israeli government has demolished 28,000 Palestinian structures since the Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza began in 1967, resulting in the homelessness and suffering of untold numbers of people. There is little ambiguity about the morality of this form of ethnic cleansing, and even most Israeli legal scholars agree that it is in contravention of international law.
  294. European Unification Divides Europeans: How Forcing People Together Tears Them Apart
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Unification of Europe has brought about radical new divisions within Europe. The most significant split is between the people and their political leaders.
  295. Every 25 Seconds, Cops Arrest Someone for Drug Possession
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The war on drugs may have failed, but it certainly hasn't ended: Every 25 seconds in the U.S., someone is arrested for drug possession. Arrests for the possession and personal use of drugs are boosting the ranks of the incarcerated at astonishing rates - with 137,000 people behind bars for drugs on any given day, and 1.25 million every year.
  296. Everyday Exposure
    Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada's Chemical Valley

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Surrounded by Canada's densest concentration of chemical manufacturing plants, members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation have expressed concern about a declining male birth rate and high incidences of miscarriage, asthma, cancer, and cardiovascular illness. Everyday Exposure uncovers the systemic injustices they face as they fight for environmental justice.
  297. Evicted
    Poverty and Profit in the American City

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Matthew Desmond examines the impact on the poor in the United States of rising housing costs and declining/stagnating incomes in the aftermath of the 2008 economic crash. Many tenants in the U.S. now pay more than 50 per cent of their incomes in rent -- over 70 per cent with the soaring costs of utilities included -- challenging their ability to survive on a daily basis.
  298. The Evolution of Union Co-ops and the Historical Development of Workplace Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  299. Excerpts from Endgame: Pacifism 
    Part 1 of 3

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Derrick Jensen looks at the main arguments normally presented by pacifists and examines them to see if they make any sense.
  300. Extinction
    A Radical History

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Some thousands of years ago, the world was home to an immense variety of large mammals. From wooly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers to giant ground sloths and armadillos the size of automobiles, these spectacular creatures roamed freely. Then human beings arrived. Devouring their way down the food chain as they spread across the planet, they began a process of voracious extinction that has continued to the present. This relentless extinction, Ashley Dawson contends in a primer that combines vast scope with elegant precision, is the product of a global attack on the commons, the great trove of air, water, plants and creatures, as well as collectively created cultural forms such as language, that have been regarded traditionally as the inheritance of humanity as a whole.
  301. An Extraordinary Moment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the end, the one sure prediction about the 2016 election is that the power of corporate capital will not be touched. That's the nature of what's called "bourgeois democracy." But almost everything else is up for grabs.
  302. Exxon Knew CO2 Pollution Was A Global Threat By Late 1970s
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Throughout Exxon’s global operations, the company knew that CO2 was a harmful pollutant in the atmosphere years earlier than previously reported. Exxon corporate documents from the late 1970s state unequivocally "there is no doubt" that CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels was a growing "problem" well understood within the company.
  303. Fake News About 'Fake News' - The Media Performance Pyramid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Following Brexit and Trump, mainstream media have focused on media bias and the implications of so-called fake news. The definition of fake news can be easily generalized to all corporate media, and applied to the recent focus on fake news itself.
  304. 'Fake News' in America
    Homegrown, and Far From New

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Details the hypocrisy of the media and Democratic party's recent outcry over 'fake news', as the loose definition encompasses well-established media practices, and may be used to attack any alternative media source.
  305. Fascinating Antifascism
    Fire and Blood: The European Civil War, 1914-1945

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Enzo Traverso's Fire and Blood: The European Civil War, 1914-1945.
  306. Fatema Mernissi: A Pioneering Arab Muslim Feminist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Remembering sociologist Fatema Mernissi.
  307. The FBI Wants Teachers To Go Stasi On American Kids
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While Apple and the federal government duke it out over the encrypted phone of a dead terrorist, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is keeping things old school by advocating that educators start paying close attention to any radical leanings among their students.
  308. The FBI's secret biometrics database they don't want you to see
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants to prevent information about its creepy biometric database, which contains fingerprint, face, iris, and voice scans of millions of Americans, from getting out to the public. The Department of Justice has come up with a proposal to exempt the biometric database from public disclosure. It states that the Next Generation Identification System (NGI) should not be subject to the Privacy Act, which requires federal agencies to give people access to records that have been collected concerning them, "allowing them to verify and correct them if needed."
  309. Fear of the light: why we need darkness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Light pollution conceals true darkness from 80% of Europe and North America. What do we lose when we can no longer see the stars?
  310. Feeding body and soul - an exploration of Britain's new age landworkers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There is a change being made in food production that have individual reaping healthier and energy preserving benefits.
  311. Feral 'Roundup Ready' GM alfalfa goes wild in US West
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A USDA study shows that a GM alfalfa has gone wild in alfalfa-growing parts of the West. This may explain GMO contamination incidents that have cost US growers and exporters millions of dollars - and it exposes the failure of USDA's 'coexistence' policy for GMOs and traditional crops.
  312. 50 Years Later, Protesters in Texas Reenact a Farmworker Strike That Is Scarcely Mentioned in History Books
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the summer of 1966, hundreds of farm workers in Texas marched from Rio Grande City to Austin -- almost 500 miles over 90 days -- to demand change. They weren’t asking for anything fancy. They wanted better wages, restrooms and uncontaminated water for the people cultivating and picking melons and other crops. Now 50 years later, more than 100 people -- some who were at the original strike in Starr County -- are are marching again.
  313. Files linking Britain to Israel's nuclear weapons go missing from National Archives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Official documents on Britain's relationship with Israel, including papers on "military and nuclear collaboration" in the 1970s, have disappeared from the National Archives in the last four years.
  314. Filtering The Election
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Examining the mainstream media's role in the 2016 US election of suppressing criticisms of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party establishment.
  315. Finally, a Wall to Unite People, Not Divide Them
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Throughout history, walls have been a symbol of separation, segregation, and division. However, a new phenomenon called "walls of kindness" (Deewar-e-Meherbani) is doing just the opposite. Faced by cold weather, Iranians began outdoor charity drives for the homeless and needy by building "walls of kindness." The walls feature clothing hooks beside the phrase, "Take one if you need it. Give one if you don't." Iran's campaign to clothe the poor has developed into an international onslaught of donations, coats, hats, trousers, and warm apparel.
  316. The Financial Invasion of Greece
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Greece's economic crisis has perhaps been eclipsed by Europe's refugee crisis, terrorist attacks, and by the forthcoming Brexit referendum. But it has not gone away. Greece's Syriza coalition faced violence on the streets and a 3-day general strike last week that brought much of the country to a halt. In spite of the protests the government of Alexis Tsipras pushed through legislation to amend the country's tax and pension system with the backing of 153 MPs, a measure required by the lenders in order to continue the debt negotiations.
  317. The Financial System is a Larger Threat Than Terrorism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Trillions of dollars have been added to the taxpayers' burden and many billions of dollars in profits to the military/security complex in order to combat insignificant foreign "threats," such as the Taliban, that remain undefeated after 15 years. All this time the financial system, working hand-in-hand with policymakers, has done more damage to Americans than terrorists could possibly inflict.
  318. Fire and Blood
    The European Civil War, 1914-1945

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Europe's second Thirty Years' War -- an epoch of blood and ashes.
  319. The Fire Each Time
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to mankind, and suddenly there was light, and warmth, and the gathering at the hearth. The gods never forgave, and ever since periodically they thrust a torch into villains' hands and watch the hearths burn and bring the roofs down. Civilization weeps, in Troy, Hiroshima, Vietnam, Iraq, Libya, Syria.
  320. First Steps of Participatory Research Project: Indigenous Languages and Digital Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The rapid development of digital media, which began during the last decade of the 20th century, has had unanticipated effects at the beginning of the 21st century. Peoples, whose cultures and languages were marginalized and displaced by the Nation-State, have appropriated -- slowly, but surely -- these media to reassert their cultural and linguistic presence in cyberspace.
  321. Fishers and plunderers: The tragedy of the commodity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Overfishing, pollution and warming water have pushed the world’s oceans into crisis. If nothing is done the results will be catastrophic for marine systems and the billions of humans who rely on them. To stop this destruction our society has to be organized in a completely different way.
  322. Five reasons why we don't have a free and independent press in the UK and what we can do about it
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Exposes the power structures and entities that exert influence over the UK press, and proposes ways that influence might be subverted.
  323. Five Revealing Facts About Homeless Youth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The federal government has set a goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020 with Opening Doors, a strategic plan released in 2010. But as the plan acknowledges, figuring out how many youth are homeless is no easy task.
  324. Flint drinks lead-laden water; Republicans attack Clean Water Act
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    To save a small amount of money residents of Flint, Michigan, have been forced to consume hazardous levels of lead in their drinking water. Just the moment for the Republican House Speaker to attack the Clean Water Act.
  325. The Flint River Lead Poisoning Catastrophe in Historical Perspective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    By now the main facts of the Flint River lead poisoning are pretty well known and essentially undisputed. A spectacular regulatory failure by all levels of government -- enabled by Michigan Governor Snyder's unprecedented "emergency management" policies for African-American majority cities. The big remaining question is why this disaster happened?
  326. The Flint Water Crisis is Not Without Parallel in Michigan History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the days, weeks, and months following a disaster people feel uncertain about real and perceived risks. The parties directly involved a disaster as well as other organizations such as public agencies, governmental bodies, corporations, the media, and environmental groups release a cacophony of information and disputations that the affected population and the general public see as conflicting and confusing. In the process victims and the general public struggle to gain credible sources of information in an attempt to make sense of an event and unpack the truth in order to assign, meaning, blame, and responsibility as well as develop coping strategies and effective remedies. This informational uncertainty can also result in the lack of an effective response between responding governmental agencies on all levels as witnessed in the ongoing crisis in Flint, Michigan.
  327. Flint's poisoned water and capital's second contradiction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The politicians who poisoned the water supply in Flint are as bad as they come, but it's the system they serve that makes such disasters inevitable.
  328. Florida Today: "Worse Than Mississippi"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If Emancipation means the right to breathe clean air and drink clean water, then Florida falls short. In the 20th century we were a leader in environmental racism.
  329. The Flowers of Rojava: A Feminist Revolution in Northern Syria 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Janet Biehl speaks about her recent visit to Rojava, Kurdistan where Kurdish men and women have organized themselves into a democratic autonomous region.
  330. A Food Renaissance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Colin Tudge reports on The College of Real Farming and Food Culture; a project designed to tackle the current issues in global food production. The current system is not fit for purpose but through a holistic approach and an overhaul of current mainstream agriculture, achieving a balance between feeding the world and conserving the environment is within grasp.
  331. Food sovereignty and climate change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Climate change has become, in a short time, one of the "global affairs" of critical importance in our times. It has now penetrated every sphere of our social and political life to the point of acquiring a centrality that dangerously makes it seem natural.
  332. Foreclosure Fraud Is Supposed to Be a Thing of the Past, But It Happens Every Day 1
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Recruiters are hiring for a job that shouldn't exist: finding "missing" documents required to "complete" broken chains of title on mortgages entering foreclosure. Since all assignments of mortgage should have been prepared and recorded within days of the transfer or sale -- and the failure to do so irreparably ruptures chain of title -- the companies would seem to be looking for time travelers or magicians. Or maybe they want to manufacture false evidence to introduce into courts as a means to take away people's homes.
  333. Foreclosure Fraud Is Supposed to Be a Thing of the Past, But It Happens Every Day 2
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Every day in America, people continue to be kicked out of their homes based on false documents. The settlements over allegations of robosigning, faulty paperwork, and illegal mortgage servicing didn’t end the misconduct. And law enforcement, along with most judges and politicians, have looked away in the mistaken belief that they wrapped up a scandal that just goes on and on.
  334. Forests and Crops Make Friendly Neighbors in Costa Rica
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The ways to better agricultural development is to promote co-existence of farming and forestry, and encourage farmers to be productive and competitive.
  335. Former Cleanup Workers Blame Illnesses on Toxic Coal Ash Exposures
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There have been numerous cases of workers getting sick after exposure to ash.
  336. Forsaken
    The Persecution of Christians in Today's Middle East

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Across the Middle East, Christian communities today find themselves the victims of widening repression: massacres, expulsions, and brutally enforced restrictions on the right to worship have all become commonplace. Such persecution has now reached the point where, in the region that was once its birthplace, Christianity's very existence is under threat.
  337. 45 Days of Solidarity
    How Verizon workers outmatched the country's largest telecommunications company.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The strike by 39,000 Verizon workers -- members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) -- ended after forty-five days with a tentative agreement announced late last week.
  338. 41 Years Since Jumping Bull (But 500 Years of Trauma)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Leonard Peltier writes about his own case and about the 500 years of violence and injustice directed at indigenous peoples.
  339. Fossil Capital: the rise of steam power and the roots of global warming
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We all know that coal and steam vanquished over water power in Britain's - and the world's - industrial revolution, writes Irma Allen. But as Andreas Malm sets out in his fascinating new book, the deciding factors in that victory were the unconstrained mastery over people and nature that coal provided mill owners. And so the model was set for the fossil age that may only now be coming to an end.
  340. A fossil free world must be founded on a Just Transition for workers and their communities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Climate impacts hit working people first and with extreme weather events, changing seasons and rising sea levels, whole communities stand on the frontlines. The challenge of industrial transformation is both an imperative and an opportunity. We know there are jobs in action on climate, millions of jobs. With infrastructure investment projected to be up to US$90 trillion by 2030. This means jobs.
  341. Four Harsh Truths for Canada's Lovestruck Pipeline Politicians
    A reality check for our bitumen-besotted leaders.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There are four obvious (and very conservative) reasons why more pipelines don’t make any kind of economic, energy or climate sense. These truths also explain the growing opposition to the corrupt National Energy Board that still approves pipelines without due process and ignores their impact on global pricing, let alone the science on climate change.
  342. France's National Front Draws Strength From Brexit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The party has long shrouded racism in the language of "self-determination" -- now, they feel vindicated.
  343. Free Speech and Double Standards
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  344. Free State of Jones: Three cheers!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    From 1863 to 1865, Newton Knight (1837-1922), a white, antislavery farmer in Jones County in southern Mississippi, led an insurrection against the Confederacy. Inspired by Knight's life and struggle, Free State of Jones, written and directed by Gary Ross, is a fictional account of an enormously compelling, but little known chapter in American history.
  345. Freeing Julian Assange: the Final Chapter
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the epic miscarriages of justice of our time is unravelling. The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention -- the international tribunal that adjudicates and decides whether governments comply with their human rights obligations -- has ruled that Julian Assange has been detained unlawfully by Britain and Sweden.
  346. From Albrecht to Monsanto: A System Not Run for the Public Good Can Never Serve the Public Good
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  347. From Hillsborough to pesticides
    Establishment cover-ups, lies and corruption

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The British establishment does nothing quite so well as lies, cover-ups and high-level corruption - whether it's the Hillsborough disaster or permitting polluters to poison us. Georgina Downs won her own High Court legal victory protecting rural residents from pesticide exposure as long ago as 2008 - only to have it snatched away as Court of Appeal judges closed ranks.
  348. Fruit Walls: Urban Farming in the 1600s
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We are being told to eat local and seasonal food, either because other crops have been tranported over long distances, or because they are grown in energy-intensive greenhouses. But it wasn't always like that. From the sixteenth to the twentieth century, urban farmers grew Mediterranean fruits and vegetables as far north as England and the Netherlands, using only renewable energy.
  349. FSNL, 1979 and today: Nicaragua's compromised revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Sandinista revolution happened over 30 years ago, but FSLN has completely altered within the past few years to a neoliberal organization.
  350. Fukushima After Five Years
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the five years since the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, at least 100,000 people remain displaced; 80 people have committed suicide in Fukushima alone over the loss of their families.
  351. Full Democratic Rights for Transgender People!
    "Bathroom Bill" Bigotry

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Transgender and gender non-conforming people -- that is, anyone whose appearance, behavior or dress falls outside of bourgeois gender norms -- face an exceptionally high degree of harassment. Around 75 percent of transgender students report being verbally harassed at school and more than 30 percent physically assaulted. Transgender individuals are vulnerable in public spaces, especially if the difference between their preferred gender identity and their biological sex is apparent. Barring them from bathrooms would turn them into criminals while inviting further harassment and physical violence. Everyone -- regardless whether they match the skirt-clad or pants-clad signage on the door -- should be able to go about their business in peace.
  352. The "Fundamentalism" in Police Operations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As police murders accumulate, and police chiefs get fired and replaced because they cannot stop it (as in Oakland and San Francisco), the notion that this represents a political crisis becomes a truism. It is not a "crisis of policing," which would suggest a situation beyond the capacities of the police. It is the police who have become the crisis. In Oakland, on July 7, 2016, 5000 people came to demonstrate on one day's notice against the two police killings that had occur the previous two days out of a profound awareness of the malignity afoot – and they shut down the Interstate. The magnitude of this crisis is represented by its insidious repetitiveness.
  353. The Funny Business of Farm Credit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In May of 1998 we held a conference dedicated to two Government-sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In my statement to that assembly, I noted that both corporations had been enjoying good times, but cautioned that one of the unintended consequences of fat profits over a long period is the tendency of both government and private corporations to start believing in the fantasy of ever-rising profits. GSEs often escape the accountability that Congress or regulatory agencies should impose.
  354. Fury at Israeli plan to build town on historic Muslim village
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Netanyahu government agrees to first new Palestinian community in 68 years -- exclusively for the Druze -- on refugees' land
  355. Fury at Israeli plan to build town on historic Muslim village
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Netanyahu government agrees to first new Palestinian community in 68 years -- exclusively for the Druze -- on refugees' land.
  356. A Future Without Hate or Need
    The Promise of the Jewish Left in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Driven from their homes in Russia, Poland, and Romania by pogroms and poverty, many Jews who came to Canada in the wave of immigration after the 1905 Russian revolution were committed radicals. A Future Without Hate or Need brings to life the rich and multi-layered lives of a dissident political community, their shared experiences and community-building cultural projects, as they attempted to weave together their ethnic particularity -- their identity as Jews -- with their internationalist class politics.
  357. Gatekeeper
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    In 2015, there were 24.025 documented suicides in Japan. A retired police detective dedicates his life to preventing deaths at Japan's suicide cliffs, providing emergency assistance and counseling even as tourists flock to the site, attracted by its notoriety as a popular suicide destination.
  358. The Gatekeepers Aren't Gone
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Viral content seems democratic. But it's still mostly controlled by big media companies.
  359. The general strike of 1842
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A detailed history of the UK Chartist general strike of 1842 against pay cuts and for universal male suffrage.
  360. The Genius of Huey P. Newton
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    To those of us who were alive -- and sentient, the name Huey P. Newton evokes an era of mass resistance, of Black popular protest and of the rise of revolutionary organizations across the land. To those of subsequent eras, youth in their 20s, the name is largely unknown, as is the name of its greatest creation: The Black Panther Party.
  361. Genocide by Prescription: The "Natural History" of the Declining White Working Class in America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The white working class in the US has been decimated through an epidemic of 'premature deaths' -- a bland term to cover-up the drop in life expectancy in this historically important demographic. This is the first time in the country's 'peacetime' history that its traditional core productive sector has experienced such a dramatic demographic decline -- and the epicenter is in the small towns and rural communities of the United States.
  362. Genocide in Plain Sight: Shooting Bushmen From Helicopters in Botswana
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In a healthy democracy, people are not shot at from helicopters for collecting food. They are not arrested, stripped bare and beaten while in custody without facing trial. Nor are people banned from their legitimate livelihoods, or persecuted on false pretenses. Sadly in Botswana, southern Africa's much-vaunted ‘beacon of democracy', all of this took place late last month in an incident which has been criminally under-reported. Nine Bushmen were later arrested and subsequently stripped naked and beaten while in custody.
  363. Getting Serious About Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground Means Getting Serious About a Just Transition 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If the climate movement is going to get serious about keeping fossil fuels in the ground, the movement needs to get serious about cultivating a real vision for a just transition. If we’re going to see coal-fired power plants and oil refineries and chemical plants shut down we need to have a real vision about what the future looks like for those workers, their families and their communities.
  364. Ghostbusters, GMOs and the Feigned Expertise of Nobel Laureates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last week a controversy erupted just as the Roberts-Stabinow Digital Divide GMO labeling law was being discussed in the Senate. It involves a letter signed by 100+ Nobel laureates attacking Greenpeace for being "anti-scientific" in its stance against the proliferation and continued use of genetically engineered organisms.
  365. A Giant, Flushing Sound
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The editors discuss the anti-TPP rhetoric of Sanders, Trump, and Clinton, as well as the pro-TPP positions of both the Democratic and Republican parties.
  366. Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption
    Millions of documents show heads of state, criminals and celebrities using secret hideaways in tax havens

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of current and former world leaders, politicians , public officials, and wealthy individuals around the world.
  367. Global Agribusiness, Dependency and the Marginalisation of Self-Sufficiency, Organic Farming and Agroecology
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Is organic-based farming merely a niche model of agriculture that is not capable of feeding the global population? Or does it have a major role to play? In addressing these questions, it would be useful to consider a selection of relevant literature to see what it says about the role of organic farming, how this model of agriculture impacts farmers and whether or not it can actually feed the global population.
  368. Global pitbulls: the US military mission to support corporate colonialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    With its 800 bases in 80 countries, the US's global military domination is often seen as an altruistic exercise to ensure world peace and harmony. It is, of course, the opposite: the essential underpinning of the US's predatory economic power, always ready to strike down any challenge to the rights and privileges of its corporate conquerors and financial oligarchy.
  369. GMOs, Development and the Politics of Unhappiness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Modern state-corporate capitalism is stripping the environment bare through unsustainable levels of consumption. It is legitimised by a deceitful ideology that attempts to justify and sell a system which by its very nature is designed to benefit a minority at the expense of the majority.
  370. The God that fails: C-51, review committees and the dangers of window dressing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Among the Harper era's most destructive legacies is a toxic stew of repressive "anti-terror" laws that, in building on similarly repressive measures brought in under Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin, extended major new powers to Canadian state security agencies Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS), Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the RCMP, among numerous others.
  371. God's Red Pencil? CRISPR and The Three Myths of Precise Genome Editing 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For the last seventy years all chemical and biological technologies, from genetic engineering to pesticides, have been built on a myth of precision and specificity. They have all been adopted under the pretense that they would function without side effects or unexpected complications. Yet the extraordinary disasters and repercussions of DDT, leaded paint, agent orange, atrazine, C8, asbestos, chlordane, PCBs, and so on, when all is said and done, have been stories of the steady unraveling of a founding myth of precision and specificity. Nevertheless, with the help of industry propagandists, their friends in the media, even the United Nations, we are once again being preached the gospel of precision. But no matter how you look at it, precision is a fable and should be treated as such.
  372. Good nutrition begins in healthy soils
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There's no such thing as 'healthy food' if it's not produced by sustainable farming systems on living soils, Patrick Holden told the recent 'Food: The Forgotten Medicine' conference. But after 70 years of industrial farming, there's a huge job to be done to restore our depleted soils and the impoverished genetic diversity of our seeds and crops.
  373. Goodbye to democracy if TTIP is passed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The leaked chapters of the EU-US TTIP 'free trade' deal reveal a shredding of health, environmental and other protections for consumers and citizens. It's a wet dream for corporate monopolists and profiteers, and the elite bureaucrats that serve them. But for civil society it represents an irreversible destruction of democracy itself.
  374. The government just admitted it will use smart home devices for spying
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Many consumers are wholly unaware that the smart devices making their home more custom and responsive are making data that can be hacked or collected.
  375. The Great Acceleration
    An Environmental History of the Anthropocene since 1945

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Since the mid-twentieth century, the accelerating pace of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and population growth has thrust the planet into a massive uncontrolled experiment. The Great Acceleration explains its causes and consequences, highlighting the role of energy systems, as well as trends in climate change, urbanization, and environmentalism.
  376. The Great Class War
    1914-1918

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    In this critical, revisionist account, historian Jacques Pauwels shows how the First World War was rooted in class strife that begin with the French Revolution in 1789 and continued long past the war itself. As Pauwels sees it, war seemed to offer major benefits to the European upper classes of the early twentieth century, who felt threatened by the seemingly irresistible process of democratization or, as they saw it, the "rise of the masses." War was expected to serve as an antidote to social revolution, causing workers to abandon socialism's focus on overthrowing the established order via internaitonal worker solidarity in favour of nationalism and militarism.
  377. The Great Inequality
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    A growing inequality in income and wealth marks modern capitalism, and it negatively affects nearly every aspect of our lives, especially those of the working class. Michael Yates explains what inequality is, why it matters, how it affects us, what its underlying causes are, and what we might do about it. This book was written to encourage informed radical action by working people, the unemployed, and the poor, uniquely blending the author’s own experiences with his ability to make complex issues comprehensible to a mass audience.
  378. The Great Libya War Fraud
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Coming so soon after the incomplete but still damning exposure of the Iraq deception - with the bloodbath still warm - the media's deep conformity and wilful gullibility on the 2011 Libyan war left even jaundiced observers aghast. It was clear that we were faced with a pathological system of propaganda on Perpetual War autopilot.
  379. The Great Ponzi Scheme of the Global Economy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Chris Hedges has a discussion with the economist Michael Hudson (author of Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy the Global Economy) on a great Ponzi scheme that not only defines not only the U.S. but the global economy, how we got there and where we’re going.
  380. The Great Seed Piracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A great seed and biodiversity piracy is underway and it must be stopped. The privateers of today include not just the corporations -- which are becoming fewer and larger through mergers -- but also individuals like Bill Gates, the "richest man in the world". When the Green Revolution was pushed in India and Mexico, farmers' seeds were "rounded-up" and locked in international institutions, which used these seeds to breed green revolution varieties which responded to chemical inputs.
  381. Greatest Threat to Free Speech in the West: Criminalizing Activism Against Israeli Occupation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The U.K. government has announced that it is will be illegal for "local [city] councils, public bodies, and even some university student unions ... to refuse to buy goods and services from companies involved in the arms trade, fossil fuels, tobacco products, or Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank." Thus, any entities that support or participate in the global boycott of Israeli settlements will face "severe penalties."
  382. Greek Debt and the New Financial Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Describes how the Greek goverment is forced to extract income and wealth from its workers and small businesses resulting in a new form of financial imperialism that smaller states and economies, planning to join larger free trade zones and 'currency unions' should avoid at all cost.
  383. Green by default - how a nudge and wink can save the planet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There's a simple way to induce us to make good environmental choices: make them the default setting. Whether it's selecting double sided photocopies or renewable electricity tariffs, defining easily-overridden 'green defaults' is by far the most efficacious means to influence consumer choices for the environment and the planet.
  384. Green transformation is a political project, not an economic one
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There is a need for public policy in order for green initiatives to be tangiblem in-depth projects.
  385. Growing International Movement Seeks to Place Arms Embargo on Saudi Arabia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A lawsuit filed in Canada in March 2016 is seeking to halt a major $15 billion sale of light-armoured vehicles to the government of Saudi Arabia, part of a growing international movement to stop arms sales to the Saudi government over its alleged war crimes in Yemen.
    The suit, filed by University of Montreal constitutional law professor Daniel Turp, argues the vehicle sales to Saudi Arabia violate a number of Canadian laws.
  386. The Guangdong Six and the rule of law (of value): Preliminary theses on the December 3 crackdown
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Information about the December 3, 2014 crackdown on Chinese labour activists is now widely available in English and several other languages, but there has been little satisfactory analysis of its significance -- in relation to business as usual in China, to comparable situations in other countries, or to workers' struggles as such.
  387. Guaranteed income's dangerous outcome
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Ontario Liberal government of Kathleen Wynne is talking about a guaranteed basic income for all residents. It sounds great; in fact it sounds too good to be true. There are a number of very different models of guaranteed annual income (GAI) out there, and there are proponents on both the right and left. In Canada, most GAI proposals have come from the right and, importantly, at times when capitalism is experiencing crises.
  388. Guardian sinks into gutter on Corbyn - again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Jeremy Corbyn today launched a review into the Labour party's supposed "anti-semitism crisis" -- in fact, a crisis entirely confected by a toxic mix of the right, Israel supporters and the media. I have repeatedly pointed out that misleading claims of anti-semitism (along with much else) are being thrown at Corbyn to discredit him.
  389. Halle/Chomsky: An Eight Point Brief for LEV (Lesser Evil Voting)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Among the elements of the weak form of democracy enshrined in the constitution, presidential elections continue to pose a dilemma for the left in that any form of participation or non participation appears to impose a significant cost on our capacity to develop a serious opposition to the corporate agenda served by establishment politicians. The position outlined below is that which many regard as the most effective response to this quadrennial Hobson's choice, namely the so-called "lesser evil" voting strategy or LEV. Simply put, LEV involves, where you can, i.e. in safe states, voting for the losing third party candidate you prefer, or not voting at all. In competitive "swing" states, where you must, one votes for the "lesser evil" Democrat.
  390. Hanford's Leaky Nuke Tanks and Sick Workers, A Never-Ending Saga
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It's been a toxic few weeks at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Eastern Washington. Not that this is exactly news -- Hanford is the most radioactive site in North America and is thereby always toxic. But what is news is how dangerous and negligent the remediation efforts at Hanford continue to be.
  391. Happy Activism
    Six ways to make our movement strong and feed our spirit.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    How do we make environmental organizations attractive to large numbers of people? And how do we keep these folks engaged for the years, even decades that it will take to create a sustainable society? My interest here is not to enumerate people’s reasons for activism but rather, based on these reasons, to articulate principles that movement organizers should follow to bring people to the cause.
  392. Here to stay, here to fight: How Asians transformed the British working class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    During the blisteringly hot summer of 1976 a group of Asian workers, predominantly women, walked out on strike at a small factory in north west London. Most were recently arrived migrants from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya and were as unlikely a group of militants as you were likely to find that year. The Grunwick strikers acted spontaneously, without a union to back them and without knowing whether they could count on any wider support. Yet their determination and courage during a dispute that would last until the summer of 1978 would transform the politics of race in the labour movement—and in doing so would have huge ramifications for British society in general.
  393. Here We Go Again, Trash-Talking The Working Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This column begins with a brief story about the author's two grandmothers who lived in trailer homes.
  394. Here's How To Craft A Winning Climate Message
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A guide to fighting back against dirty energy industry spin when discussing the climate crisis. The Climate Solutions for a Stronger America messaging guide is based on data from a repeat national survey of likely voters. Researchers examined the data to determine how to successfully communicate climate issues and identified three top-performing messages.
  395. The hidden treasures of Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A small room on a rooftop in the occupied Gaza Strip’s crowded Beach refugee camp resembles a miniature archaeological museum. It is the workshop of Nafez Abed, 55, who studies archaeological artifacts in order to replicate them in exquisite detail. Abed copies antiquities photographed in history books and ones he’s seen during visits to archaeological sites across Gaza, which many a civilization has passed through, as well as in other Arab countries and Europe.
  396. Hillary Clinton, The Vote, and Contemporary Feminism's Class Blindness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The feminist fight for libreration has been sidelined.
  397. Hillbilly Elitism
    The American hillbilly isn't suffering from a deficient culture. He's just poor.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis is not aimed at that underclass (few books are), but rather a middle- and upper-class readership more than happy to learn that white American poverty has nothing to do with them or with any structural problems in American economy and society and everything to do with poor folks' inherent vices.
  398. Hip-Hop Ain't Dead
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Many rap artists used their words to question oppression. This is where hip-hop began, a radical middle finger to the system that created the need for such an outlet.
  399. A historic turning point in Brazil
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    President Dilma Rousseff's suspension is a historic turning point in Brazil -- the end of an era of Workers' Party (PT) national governments that began in 2002 with the election of Lula. The PT won four presidential elections, two with Lula (2002 and 2006) and two with Dilma (2010 and 2014). This political crisis and historic turning point is intertwined with an equally deep economic crisis -- in 2015 GDP shrank by 3.8 percent in Brazil and, taking into account IMF projections for 2016, GDP might shrink by a further 3.5 percent. These data suggest that now there is an economic crisis similar to the crisis of 1929-31, when Brazilian GDP shrank by 8.1 percent.
  400. A History of the Barricade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The barricade is the iconic tactic of historic class struggles, and its history is engagingly explored in Hazan's history, finds William Booth.
  401. History of the Equals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Mahdi Ganjavi interviewed Professor pETER Linebaugh during his visit with a special focus on two of his major contributions to a Marxist study of "history from below": The Many Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic, and The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century.
  402. A History of Silencing Israeli Army Whistleblowers: From 1948 Until Today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One might expect that only historians would care to revisit the 1948 war that created Israel. And yet the debate about what constitutes truth and myth from that period still provokes raw emotions.
  403. A History of Student Movements and Activism at Evergreen State College and the Greater Nation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Students and student movements have played a major role in struggles for reform and revolution in the United States and around the world. Before I turn to Evergreen, I will give a few examples, mainly from the United States in the 1960’s. I will also share a few conclusions based on many years of activism with student movements.
  404. A History of Violence
    Living and Dying in Central America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    This is a book about one of the deadliest places in the world: Central America.
  405. The History Thieves
    Secrets, Lies, and the Shaping of a Modern Nation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Ian Cobain uncovers the role of secrecy in the British state - and the lies, omissions and misrepresentations we've been fed to maintain the facade of a fair and just Britain.
  406. The History Thieves - Review
    How Britain covered up its imperial crimes

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    A review of Ian Cobain's book The History Thieves, an engrossing study which identifies secrecy as a 'very British disease', exploring how, as the empire came to an end, government officials burned the records of imperial rule.
  407. Holocaust survivor and activist for justice Hedy Epstein dies at 91
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, 91, died at her home in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on May 26, 2016. An internationally renowned, respected and admired advocate for human and civil rights, Hedy was encircled by friends who lovingly cared for her at home.
  408. Homes Demolished in the South Hebron Hills
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israeli authorities have destroyed 24 homes in the South Hebron Hills. The homes lie within an area which Israel claims as Firing Zone 918, in which approximately 1000 Palestinian civilians live in 8 villages.
  409. Homonationalism and Queer Resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For most young queers today, still, the image of a "worker" is white, male and straight. You can't understand the realities of class without an intersectional approach - an intersectional approach fused with some of the key insights of contemporary radical queer theory.
  410. A house divided: Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Something remarkable happened over the summer of 2015. Immediately after Ed Miliband resigned following Labour's defeat in the general election, the grip exercised by Blairism over the Labour Party had seemed set to continue grimly on. The field competing for the Labour leadership was confined to various shades of uninspiring Blairites, with the supposedly "left" candidate, Andy Burnham, rushing to distance himself from the unions. Even after Jeremy Corbyn threw his hat in the ring, most (including Corbyn himself) assumed he would be soundly beaten.
  411. How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History
    More than 500 slaves fought for their freedom in this oft-overlooked rebellion

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    on the night of January 8, 1811, more than 500 enslaved people took up arms in one of the largest slave rebellions in U.S. history. They carried cane knives (used to harvest sugar cane), hoes, clubs and some guns as they marched toward New Orleans chanting "Freedom or Death."
  412. How a PR company manufactured the Labour coup - Part I
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As the chaos surrounding Jeremy Corbyn continues at an unprecedented rate, The Canary can exclusively reveal more elements to the Labour coup that has been unfolding since the EU referendum result. In an overarching investigation, more links have come to light between Portland Communications, its subsidiaries and parent company, members of staff both there and at the Fabian Society and the Progress wing of the party.
  413. How a Selective Boycott Can Boost External Support for Palestinians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The pro-Palestine solidarity movement could enlarge its following, convince more influential supporters, and get past trivial, harmful and sectarian disputes -- if it wants to. A boycott must be humanist, as is the cause of supporting Palestinian self-determination. Boycotting humanism allows the cynical internal corrosion of any political movement of the left.
  414. How Big Oil seeps into Canadian academia
    Canada's oily universities

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For years, Royal Dutch Shell has tried to portray itself as one of the good guys in the battle against climate change. It recently completed improvements to an oil upgrader in Fort Saskatchewan, near Edmonton, to capture up to a third of its greenhouse gas emissions - equivalent to removing the annual pollution of about 250,000 cars.
  415. How can we destroy capitalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Corporate Watch's new publication, 'Capitalism, What is it and how can we destroy it?' provides an accessible introduction to capitalism and explores how we might bring about its ending. What is capitalism? An economic system built on private property, markets, exploitation and profit, enforced by state violence. But also, digging deeper, a culture of fear and passivity, in which we learn to see the natural world, other people, and even ourselves, as objects to be owned and managed, bought and sold.
  416. How Did We Get Here? What Lies Ahead?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We need to understand the reasons why Trump won the 2016 U.S. election. This requires recognizing the uniqueness of this election on multiple fronts. Trump’s victory was just as much about the Democratic Party's implosion as it was about the triumph of Trump's "outsider" political campaign. The Republican victory was not driven by the party's ascendance among the public at large. If anything, the party is in big trouble looking ahead.
  417. How Did We Get Into This Mess?
    Politics, Equality, Nature

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    This selection from George Monbiot's journalism, assesses the state we are now in: the devastation of the natural world, the crisis of inequality, the corporate takeover of nature, our obsessions with growth and profit and the decline of the political debate over what to do.
  418. How The Guardian Undermines Jeremy Corbyn and the Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    teleSUR spoke to David Cromwell and David Edwards, co-editors of Media Lens, about The Guardian and corporate media's bias against Labour party leader Jeremy Cobyn.
  419. How Israel aims to redefine 'ethnic cleansing'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Netanyahu’s controversial comments have thrown another obstacle in the way of Palestinian statehood, analysts say.
  420. How Israel lobby manufactured UK Labour Party's anti-Semitism crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last year, socialist stalwart Jeremy Corbyn won the leadership of the UK’s Labour Party by a landslide. Since then, there has been a steady flow of claims by Israel’s supporters that Corbyn has not done enough to combat anti-Semitism.
  421. How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has been taking place for weeks, since Israel’s national water company, "Mekorot", decided to cut off – or significantly reduce – its water supply to Jenin, Salfit and many villages around Nablus, among other regions. Israel has been 'waging a water war' against Palestinians.
  422. How Most Aid to the Palestinians Ends up in Israel's Coffers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While Europe may think of itself as part of an enlightened West, using aid to defend Palestinians' rights, the reality is less reassuring. The aid may actually be making things significantly worse.
  423. How Not To Fund Infrastructure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Recycling is supposed to be a good thing, so when the federal Liberals quietly announced that "asset recycling" would be part of their strategy for meeting their much-ballyhooed infrastructure promises, not many eyebrows were raised. They should have been. Asset recycling is an obscure code word for selling our public goods for private profit. It's privatization by another name.
    Don't have the taxes to pay for new buses? It's okay, you can sell your electricity utility to pay for them instead. In fact, this is precisely what the Ontario Liberal government is doing. Already 30 per cent of the profitable Hydro One have been sold and another 30 per cent will be sold before 2018. A public Hydro One could more directly fight climate change, lower energy costs for the poor or work with First Nations on whose lands generation often happens. A private Hydro becomes an instrument for profit first with other goals secondary.
    What the Liberals have started in Ontario will soon be rolled out across Canada. Here are the problems with these schemes.
  424. How Propaganda (Actually) Works 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Political propaganda employs the ideals of liberal democracy to undermine those very ideals, the dangers of which, not even its architects fully understand.
  425. How Putin Derailed the West
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Whitney argues that Washington is involved in a grand project to remake the world in a way that better meets the needs of its elite constituents, the international banks and multinational corporations.
  426. How the Easter Rising changed the world
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Chris Bambery argues that the Easter Rising relaunched the struggle for independence in Ireland and inspired national liberation movements globally.
  427. How the left should deal with the referendum results
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    With many of the old political certainties breaking up, the left have to rise to the challenge.
  428. How the Media Manipulated the Democratic Primary
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Though it might not always seem like it, the news media is composed of human beings. Humans aren't, can’t be, and possibly shouldn't be, objective. Still, there's a reasonable expectation among consumers of political news that journalists of all political stripes strive to be as objective as possible. At their minimum, media outlets ought to be straightforward about their biases. They certainly shouldn't have, or appear to have, their thumbs on the scales.
  429. How the One Percenters Divorce: Offshore Intrigue Plays Hide and Seek with Millions
    Firm that practices no matrimonial law nonetheless plays big role when the superrich around the globe decide to split

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Offshore companies used 'in a game of hide and concealment' after marriages break down
    Documents list luxury cars and yachts, lavish homes, and art collections. Spouses face a costly battle to prove ownership of offshore assets in protracted divorce proceedings.
  430. How The Press Hides The Global Crimes Of The West: Corporate Media Coverage Of Chad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the essential functions of the corporate media is to marginalise or silence acknowledgement of the history -- and continuation -- of Western imperial aggression. The coverage of the recent sentencing in Senegal of Hissène Habré, the former dictator of Chad, for crimes against humanity, provides a useful case study. The verdict could well have presented the opportunity for the media to examine in detail the complicity of the US, UK, France and their major allies in the Middle East and North Africa in the appalling genocide Habré inflicted on Chad during his rule - from 1982 to 1990. After all, Habré had seized power via a CIA-backed coup.
  431. How the West Creates Terrorism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Terrorism has many forms and many faces, but the most terrible of them is cold cruelty.
    And so the West linked terrorism with Islam, which is one of the greatest cultures on earth, with 1.6 billion followers. In order to make Islam a worthy enemy, the Empire had to first radicalize and pervert countless Muslim movements and organizations, then create the new ones, consequently training, arming and financing them, so they could really look frightening enough.
  432. How the West's Economic Sanctions are Inflicting Suffering on Ordinary Syrians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The US and EU economic sanctions on Syria are causing huge suffering among ordinary Syrians and preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid, according to a leaked UN internal report.
  433. How the White Helmets Became International Heroes While Pushing U.S. Military Intervention and Regime Change in Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Created by Western governments and popularized by a top PR firm, the White Helmets are saving civilians while lobbying for airstrikes.
  434. How to Make Union Meetings Interesting and Useful
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Meetings should give members a sense of power by bringing them together. They can see and feel that they are not alone, that others have similar problems, and that others have found solutions. They can learn from each other, combine ideas, and build something bigger.
  435. How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Michael Hudson argues that military interventions in the Middle East created refugee streams to Europe that were in turn used by the anti-immigrant right to stir up xenophobia.
  436. Human nature
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A review of Jason W Moore's book on world-ecology, Capitalism in the Web of Life.
  437. Humans will be remembered for leaving a 'plastic planet'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  438. Hungary: Politics and the Refugee Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Long before Daesh/ISIS appeared, climate change and globalization had shoved over 1.5 million Syrians off the land and out of their villages. Today over eight million have been displaced, along with 1.5 million Iraqis who came to Syria looking for refuge.
  439. Hunger in Venezuela? A Look Beyond the Spin
    Special Report

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Venezuala has food shortages when it comes to specific foods, but there have been grassroots and governmental responses.
  440. Hybrid War Hyenas Tear Brazil Apart 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The gloomy and repulsive night when the female President of the 7th largest economy in the world was the prey of choice fed to a lynch mob of hyenas in a drab, provincial Circus Maximus will forever live in infamy.
  441. The Hypocrisies of Terror Talk
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The religious identity of terrorists and the place where terror strikes shapes the rhetoric that media uses to describe the perpetrators and places.
  442. I, Daniel Blake
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    I, Daniel Blake is a 2016 drama film directed by Ken Loach and written by Loach's frequent collaborator Paul Laverty. It stars Dave Johns as Daniel Blake, who is denied employment and support allowance despite his doctor finding him unfit to work. Hayley Squires co-stars as Katie, a struggling single mother whom Daniel befriends.
  443. I Don't have to be what you want me to be
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    'A strange fate befell Muhammad Ali in the 1990s', Mike Marqusee writes in Redemption Song, his wonderful, illuminating study of 'Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties'. ‘The man who had defied the American establishment was taken into its bosom. There he was lavished with an affection which had been strikingly absent thirty years before, when for several years he reigned unchallenged as the most reviled figure in the history of American sports.' The global outpouring of grief, affection and tribute to Ali this weekend has been moving and heart-warming. Yet, there is a part of me that thinks that, as affection has washed away the old contempt with which he once was greeted by large sections, especially of American society, we have also lost something of the sense of Ali's true greatness.
  444. I Found My Voice in Spanish, a Language Once Used to Subjugate My Ancestors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Author Shirley Campbell explains how her Afro-Caribbean parents decided not to speak to her and her siblings in English, perhaps as an attempt to give them one less reason to be different in Spanish-speaking Costa Rica.
  445. 'I KNEW I WAS WITNESSING A TERRIBLE EVIL'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Today marks 50 years since the South African apartheid government declared District Six, in the heart of Cape Town, a 'whites only' area from which all non-whites would be forcibly removed.
  446. I Spent 5 Years With Some of Trump's Biggest Fans. Here's What They Won't Tell You.
    How Donald Trump took a narrative of unfairness and twisted it to his advantage.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Trump masculinizes benefits, but with a key proviso: restrict government help to real Americans.
  447. I Was a CIA Whistleblower. Now I'm a Black Inmate. Here’'s How I See American Racism.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    From the moment I crossed the threshold from freedom to incarceration because I was charged with, and a jury convicted me of, leaking classified information to a New York Times reporter, I needed no reminder that I was no longer an individual. Prison, with its "one size fits all" structure, is not set up to recognize a person's worth; the emphasis is removal and categorization. Inmates are not people; we are our offenses. In this particular prison where I live, there are S-Os (sex offenders), Cho-Mos (child molesters), and gun and drug offenders, among others. Considering the charges and conviction that brought me here, I'm not exactly sure to which category I belong. No matter. There is an overriding category to which I do belong, and it is this prison reality that I sadly "compare unto the world": I'm not just an inmate, I'm a black inmate.
  448. I Was Sick for a Year After an Oil Spill. Five Years Later, Pipeline Accidents Are Worsening
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Early in the morning on July 2, 2011, I walked down the gravel road on our Montana farm to let the goats out to graze for the day. I found an oily rainbow sheen on the Yellowstone River flowing through our hay fields and pasture, plus large clumps of crude oil sticking to trees, cattails and brush. The oily water was in our sloughs, our pond and the creek that runs along the eastern edge of the farm. I checked the local news on my phone and found that an Exxon oil pipeline had ruptured underneath the Yellowstone River upstream. More than 300 people upstream from us were evacuated, but no one had thought to notify those of us further from the spill. The smell of hydrocarbons was overwhelming. In the end, more than 63,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Yellowstone River from what we later learned was a "guillotine cut" in Exxon's Silvertip pipeline, which lay in a trench only four to five feet under the Yellowstone River.
  449. Iceland Jail Top Bankers For 46 Years, Europe 'Outraged'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Iceland has differed from the rest of Europe and the US by allowing bankers to be prosecuted as criminals, rather than treating them as a protected species.
  450. The Iceland women's strike, 1975
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A short history of the strike, or day off, by the of women in Iceland for equality with men on 24 October, 1975.
  451. Iceland's Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    After its financial crisis, Iceland put bankers in jail. But it didn't rein in capital. In reality the responses to the 2008–9 Icelandic banking crash were only modestly progressive and failed to bring about any kind of shift to the left. They have also been much more contested locally than most international media accounts reflect.
  452. Ideas for the Struggle: required reading for activists in these challenging times
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Arguing why the ideas presented in Marta Harnecker's collection of essays, 'Ideas for the Struggle', are essential and important for present-day activists and organizers.
  453. An Idiot's Guide to Prosecuting Corporate Fraud
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A new group called Bank Whistleblowers United have just pushed out a comprehensive plan they think would put the executive branch in the United States back in the business of enthusiastically identifying, indicting, and convicting financial fraudsters -- restoring accountability while protecting the public.
  454. If You Like Obama, You'll Love Trump!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Oh, what fun we have with the nonsense that flows out of the mouth of Donald J. Trump. The man is suffocatingly banal, racist, dishonest, inarticulate, uninformed, uneducated, narcissistic, a bully, just plain stupid, and an asshole (or in the immortal words of my people -- a schmuck!) I would guess that as the boss of his own enterprises for many years, with the power and the habit of firing people, he eventually became deeply accustomed to not having his thoughts seriously questioned or challenged, to the extent that he really believes the crap that comes out of his mouth and doesn’t really understand what others actually think of him.
  455. I'll bet you didn't know you own billions of dollars in coal stocks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Exposing the investments and other involvements of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in the fossil fuel industry.
  456. I'm Right and You're an Idiot
    The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
  457. Images of Militarized Police in Baton Rouge Draw Global Attention
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Photographs and video of heavily armed police officers wearing body armour and helmets arresting protesters in Baton Rouge over the weekend reverberated on social networks and in the world's media, focusing new attention on the militarization of police forces across the United States.
  458. An Immediate End to Police Brutality and Murder of Black People by Police
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Black Panther Party remains unfulfilled fifty years after the Party's founding. This truth is a tragic acknowledgement of both the failure of US capitalism to resolve its greatest disgrace and an admission that it may not be able to. The unpunished murders of Black men by police are just the most graphic proof of this truth.
  459. Imperial silences: From Rhodes to Surabaya
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The campaign last year to have the statue of Cecil Rhodes removed from Oriel College, Oxford, has provoked more discussion of the British Empire and its crimes than we have seen for many years. Rather than keeping quiet about Britain's imperial past, the Rhodes Must Fall campaign has actually flushed establishment apologists out into the open. They have been forced to defend the legacy of a man who, if he had not been British and had not given a substantial bribe to Oxford University, would today be generally acknowledged by everyone as a corrupt fraudster, thief, liar and killer for profit, as someone marked out only by the enormity of his crimes. The hypocrisy that the debate over Rhodes Must Fall has occasioned has been very instructive in itself, but what is intended here is an examination not just of the part played by hypocrisy in the defence of British imperialism, but of the other strategies employed: suppression and amnesia.
  460. The Importance of Making Trouble: In conversation with Frances Fox Piven
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Coversation with Frances Fox Piven, a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the City of University of New York Graduate Centre and the past president of the American Sociological Association, about the importnace of social movements and upcoming 2016 US election.
  461. In Africa, the U.S. Military Sees Enemies Everywhere
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    From east to west across Africa, 1,700 Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other military personnel are carrying out 78 distinct "mission sets" in more than 20 nations, according to documents obtained by The Intercept via the Freedom of Information Act.
  462. In Defense of Ecological Marxism: John Bellamy Foster responds to a critic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the most important books of Marxist theory published in recent years is Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature, in which John Bellamy Foster rediscovered and expanded on Marx’s understanding of the alienation of human beings from the natural world, crystallized in the concept of metabolic rift. In a recent conversation, Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus asked Foster about Moore’s criticisms of ecological Marxism.
  463. In Israel, an Ugly Tide sweeps over Palestinians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In Israel's evermore tribal politics, there is no such thing as a "good" Arab -- and the worst failing in a Jew is to be unmasked as an "Arab lover". Or so was the message last week from Isaac Herzog, head of Israel's so-called peace camp.The shock waves of popular anger at the recent indictment of an Israeli army medic, Elor Azaria, on a charge of "negligent homicide" are being felt across Israel's political landscape.
  464. In new book, Ilan Pappé says settler colonialism and apartheid best explain Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An analysis of Ilan Pappe's new book, Israel and South Africa - The Many Faces of Apartheid, and how Israel's settler colonization of Palestinians is similar to apartheid in South Africa.
  465. In or out of the European Union? A tale of two referenda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Andrew Burgin argues for a 'Remain' vote in the Brexit referendum.
  466. In search of the unseen: an investigation into plastics in our oceans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the biggest threats facing marine life is the 'microplastic' particles found in ocean ecosystems from bottom to top of food chains. Just back from a voyage of environmental exploration in the tropical Atlantic sampling the waters to build up a global picture of this ubiquitous pollutant, Ana Stanic writes of the joys and trials of life on the waves, and the need to keep our oceans clean.
  467. In Service to Scarcity: The Pursuit of Value as the Production of Poverty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This essay argues that exploring the roots and subsequent development of capitalist value theory over the course of the nineteenth century reveals a Janus-faced project:on the one hand, the development of a popular narrative which insists upon the "natural" inevitability of the scarcity which both backs value and precludes socialism, and on the other, an esoteric discussion of the need to channel the labor-power of society in directions that maintain the scarcity of the goods for which the majority exchange their time.
  468. In Solidarity with Imprisoned Poet, Ashraf Fayadh
    Sentenced to death on charges of apostasy and promoting atheism, Ashraf had his sentence reduced to eight years and 800 lashes

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Countless people, including the poet Ashraf Fayadh, are imprisoned because of things they wrote.
  469. In the belly of the beast
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In these days of intense state and media racism, any book that offers a deeper understanding of the role of anti-racist and black liberation struggles is invaluable. Høgsbjerg’s book provides a thorough and engrossing account of such struggles in the colonial world and in the belly of the imperial beast -- where C L R James lived from 1932 to 1938. James left Britain ten years before the Windrush docked in London; the story of his time in the UK is a valuable insight into the vibrant political organisations built by black people in Britain before what is generally considered to be the start of "Black British History".
  470. In the footsteps of Gandhi: an interview with Vandana Shiva
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Vandana Shiva is more than just a leading scientist, author and campaigner on green issues and anti-globalisation. She is also among the most prominent of Mahatma Ghandi's intellectual heirs. In this interview, she discusses how this led her to be an outspoken voice on such crucial environmental issues as seed legacy, biopiracy and economic injustice.
  471. In the US, money talks when it comes to Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Investigates the 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates and their allegiance to Israel.
  472. The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    This book's reflections on the Red and the Green -- out of which arguably the only hope for the future lies -- are populated by the likes of Native American anarchocommunist Lucy Parsons, the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement, Karl Marx, José Martí, W. E. B. Du Bois, Rosa Luxemburg, SNCC, and countless others, both sentient and verdant.
  473. India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    From hospital wards to skinning fields, India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse and fears for their future.
  474. Indicting the System with Noam Chomsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In this interview Noam Chomsky brings once more to bear on current and historical events his eviscerating analysis of power systems.
  475. Indigenous Communities in Guatemala Fight Against the Privatization of Sacred Sites
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In recent years, the popular tourist attraction of Semuc Champey in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz has become a point of social conflict for the indigenous Q'eqchi' Mayan communities surrounding the site. On February 8, tensions erupted and led to the occupation of the municipality building of Lanquín by over 200 members of the communities near the tourist attraction. Community members demanded the recuperation of the site. Since that day, residents have maintained management of the park.
  476. Inequality Among Women Is Crucial to Understanding Hillary's Loss
    Working-class women who voted for Trump tell us a lot about feminism's relationship to class politics.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The outcome of the 2016 American election was, like any, multi-causual. In addition to factors of racism and sexism, economic inequality, specifically economic inequality among women, must be identified as an additional culprit.
  477. Innovation for What? The Politics of Inequality in Higher Education
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Williams discusses why American universities' current trend of advocating innovation ends up prioritizing corporate interests over the gola of accessible education.
  478. Inside/ Outside the Campus Box
    The Cutting Edge

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of David Lanksy's The Cutting Edge.
  479. Inside the Shadowy PR Firm That's Lobbying for Regime Change in Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Posing as a non-political solidarity organization, the Syria Campaign leverages local partners and media contacts to push the U.S. into toppling another Middle Eastern government.
  480. Interactive map of Latino urban riots and social unrest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A map that displays Latino riots in the United States from 1964 to 2016.
  481. International arms companies make a killing in Turkey: a case study of the Roboski Massacre
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Today, Turkey continues its brutality in its war against its Kurdish population. The state is imposing new curfews daily in the south-east of the country. Hundreds of citizens have been killed so far, whilst the western mainstream media and politicians remain largely silent about the massacres. Anti-militarist activists in the UK, however, are taking action against atrocities carried out by states such as Turkey.
  482. International Injustice: the Conviction of Radovan Karadzic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last Thursday, news reports were largely devoted to the March 22, 2016 Brussels terror bombings and the US primary campaigns. And so little attention was paid to the verdict of the International Criminal Tribunal for (former) Yugoslavia (ICTY) finding Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic guilty of every crime it could come up with, including "genocide".
  483. The Internet and Monopoly Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A review of Robert W. McChesney's Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet against Democracy.
  484. Interview with director of "Like"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The director of a documentary about Bangladeshi workers who get paid to "like" Facebook posts discusses the people and ideas behind her film.
  485. An introduction to the Indian Ocean slave trade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Indian Ocean slave trade encompassed Africa, Asia and the Middle East, with people from these areas involved as both captors and captives. The numbers of people enslaved and the exact length of the trans-Indian slave trade have not been definitively established, but historians believe that it preceded the transatlantic enslavement by centuries. Even though it is largely ignored as an international slave trade, examples of its impact abound. Writing on Indian Ocean slavery frequently mentions African people in China and Persia as well as in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, which also served as central slave markets.
  486. The Invention of Nature: adventures of Alexander Humboldt, lost hero of science
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Andrea Wulf's book about the remarkable 19th century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt is welcome, opportune and a pleasure to read, packed as it is with high adventure and amazing discoveries. We have much to learn from him today in tackling the world's environmental crises; reading this book is an excellent - and enjoyable - way to begin.
  487. Investing in the care economy: a gender equitable alternative to austerity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A new report by the United Kingdom (UK) Women’s Budget Group for the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) shows that sustained investment of public funds in childcare and eldercare services is worthwhile and that it is more effective in reducing public deficits and debt than austerity policies.
  488. The Iraq War Was an Act of Military Aggression Launched on a False Pretext: Remarks on the Chilcot Inquiry Report
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The following is a transcript of Jeremy Corbyn's remarks in the House of Commons.
  489. Iraq's greatest danger yet: collapse of 'world's most dangerous dam'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As if Iraq has not suffered enough under Saddam Hussein, the vicious UN sanctions regime, the US-UK occupation and the depradations of Daesh, a new threat looms that could kill a million people or more, and destroy Baghdad and a string of other cities along the Tigris river. The porous rocks beneath the Mosul dam are dissolving away and the entire edifice could collapse at any moment, releasing 11 cubic kilometres of water.
  490. Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction: Who Said What When
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This is a list of quotations is excerpted from Imperial Crusades: a Diary of Three Wars.
  491. Ireland Continues to Remember 1916 and Continues to Betray It (With Some Canadian Help)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Do you remember Ireland’s 1916 commemorations in late March? Do you remember the spectacle? Do you remember all those fighting words and strong images of national independence and national justice? The attention of the world was on Dublin for a few days and Dublin played the part of the rebel city. Well it was all a bit too real and too popular. And for that reason it had to be officially repressed as soon as possible.
  492. Ireland's Unfinished Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The revolutionary period sparked by the 1916 Easter Rising offered a vision of a truly democratic Ireland.
  493. Is Law Enforcement "Going Dark" Because of Encryption? Hardly, Says New Report
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Unbreakable encryption -- which prevents easy, conventional surveillance of digital communications-- isn’t a big problem for law enforcement, says a report published by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. The report, titled "Don’t Panic," finds that we are probably not "headed to a future in which our ability to effectively surveil criminals and bad actors is impossible" because of companies that offer end-to-end encryption, such as Apple.
  494. Is renewable energy really environmentally friendly?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Renewable energy sources may have low CO2 emissions at the point of use, but the mines that make the technology possible are often environmentally destructive.
  495. Is there a vast cowspiracy about climate change?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Cowspiracy movie review: Cowspiracy's argument is based on badly flawed and almost unanimously rejected interpretations of science. Actual science and scientists are practically absent among the many talking heads in the film.
  496. Is This Class Warfare?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Is there a conspiracy to keep wages from rising or is it just plain-old class warfare? Well, what do you know? Everywhere the global bank cartel has its tentacles, wages are either flatlining or drifting lower."Coincidence", you say? Not bloody likely, I say. There's either policy coordination between the various heads of state and their central banks or wealthy elites have secretly seized the levers of power and imposed their neoliberal dogma when no one was looking.
  497. ISIS and the Far Right: a Joint Assault on Multicultural Countries
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    ISIS's assaults on multicultural countries is to provoke the non-Muslim people of those countries to reject their millions of Muslim fellow-citizens.
  498. ISIS Was Born In An American Detention Facility (And It Wasn't Gitmo)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The US seems to have a knack for creating, incubating, and training its future enemies. As the late Chalmers Johnson showed in BLOWBACK, this pattern goes back quite far and includes recent struggles with Islamist terrorists. In the 1980s, of course, the US armed and trained the Taliban as well as Osama Bin Laden as part of a proxy war with Russia. Years later, Bin Laden's criminal network, sheltered by the Taliban, attacked the US in Yemen, Kenya, New York, and more. In response to those attacks, the US invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, killing and detaining hundreds of thousands of men. At the time, many people wondered -- none more forcefully than Johnson -- whether the US response to blowback would engender more blowback.
  499. Islamic Extremism is a Product of Western Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    So what happened to bring Islamic fundamentalism to the forefront of global politics? While there are many factors involved, undoubtedly one of the primary causes is Western imperialism.
  500. Israel and Academic Freedom: a Closed Book
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It’s not by accident that free speech and association is under attack from coast to coast in ways unseen since the academic purges that targeted largely "radical" Jews of the 1950's brought to us by a guy named McCarthy. He too had this notion that good thought must necessarily adhere to a checklist of sanitized ideas. That safe speech and association demanded a line of logic dictated by the powerful and pervasive.
  501. Israel continues to sow the seeds of discontent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israel, it seems, has found a new weapon against Palestinian attacks -- the humble cucumber seed. Soldiers have been handing out seeds at checkpoints with advice to Palestinians -- a nation of farmers until their lands were swallowed up by Jewish settlements -- to stop their recent knife attacks on Israelis and invest in a peaceful future.
  502. Israel lawfare group plans 'massive punishments' for activists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "Why are we using the word Palestinian? There’s no such thing as a Palestinian person," Brooke Goldstein declared to enthusiastic applause at a meeting of key Israel lobby operatives in New York earlier this month. Goldstein is the director of the Lawfare Project, a legal group that aims, in her words, to "make the enemy pay" -- that "enemy" being mainly comprised of Palestine solidarity activists and students.

    The Lawfare Project was founded with the support of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, an important forum for anti-Palestinian organizing in the US.
  503. Israel Moves to Check Its Artists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As a writer/photographer and a tax-paying American citizen, a story in the New York Times about Israel's culture wars made me cringe. It seems the powerful, militarist right in Israel -- so committed to expansion and settlements in the West Bank -- is now trying to suppress ideas among the nation's artistic and literary minds.
  504. Israel seeks to 'publicly shame' human rights groups
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Israeli government is being accused of implementing a campaign that criminalizes human rights groups.
  505. Israel spraying toxins over Palestinian crops in Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Khan Younis, Gaza Strip - On January 7, 2016, a low-flying agricultural aircraft sprayed herbicides on to Palestinian farmlands along the eastern border, eradicating or damaging up to 162 hectares of crops and farmland along the Israeli border fence. The sprayed areas belong to Israel's unilaterally imposed and poorly delineated "buffer" or "no-go zone".
  506. Israeli Army Admits Tweeted Hezbollah Map Actually Fake
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Israeli media has been forced to admit a map purported to contain information on Hezbollah positions, distributed to foreign diplomats and on twitter, is a fabrication.
  507. Israeli fury at unofficial ads on London Underground
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Activists from London Palestine Action put up these posters criticizing Israel’s apartheid policies against Palestinians all over London's underground train network early Sunday morning. An activist from the group told The Electronic Intifada that they posted 150 copies around at least four different lines on the network.
  508. Israeli Military Censor Seeks to Expand Control to 'Prominent' Facebook Users
    High-Profile Critic Ordered to Submit All Writing to Censors in Advance

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Israeli military censor usually tries to stay out of the headlines. It's not always easy, as several times high-profile Israel-related stories have broken in the US media first, and aren’t "allowed" in Israeli papers for days after.
  509. Israeli Myths: An Interview with Ramzy Baroud
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For many years, much of the Western world understood Israel based on a cluster of myths, from the early fables of the Zionists making the desert bloom, to Palestine supposedly being a land without people for a people without land. That intricately constructed and propagated mythology evolved over time, as Israeli hasbara laboured to provide a perception of reality that was needed to justify its wars, its military occupation, its constant violations of human rights and its many war crimes.
  510. Israel's Bogus History Lesson
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It was presumably intended as an Israeli history lesson to the world. A video posted to social media by Israel's foreign ministry shows an everyday Jewish couple, Jacob and Rachel, in a home named the "Land of Israel". A series of knocks on the door brings 3,000 years of interruptions to their happiness. First it's the Assyrians, followed by the Babylonians, Hellenists, Arabs, Romans, Crusaders, Mamluks, and Ottomans – all straight out of Monty Python central casting. Jacob and Rachel are forced by the warring factions to relocate to ever smaller parts of their home until finally they have to pitch a tent in the garden. Their fortunes change only with the arrival of a servant of the British Empire, who returns the title deeds. A final knock disturbs their celebrations. On the doorstep are a penniless Palestinian couple, craning their necks to see what goodies await them inside.
  511. Israel's Occupation Continues Because Economic and Political Elites Around the World Benefit From It
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    American-Israeli scholar and activist Jeff Halper, co-founder of The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, sought to discover the source of Israel's seeming immunity. He focused on Israel's arms trade, and argues that it was "parlaying its military prowess into political clout," as he writes in a book entitled War Against The People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification. Halper spoke with In These Times about the book.
  512. It's a Question of What Unites Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An interview with Harold Lavender on accountable structures, systemic change, and the peril and promise of alliances against gentrification.
  513. 'It's No Longer About Saying No': How B.C.'s First Nations Are Taking Charge With Tribal Parks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On June 26, 2014, the Tsilhqot’in Nation's 25-year court battle came to an end when the Supreme Court unanimously ruled the nation holds title to approximately 1,900 square kilometres of its traditional territory.
  514. It's Not Over: Learning From the Socialist Experiment
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    The path to a better world can't be found without knowledge of history. "It's Not Over" analyzes attempts to supplant capitalism in the past in order to draw lessons for emerging and future movements that seek to overcome the political and economic crises of today. This history is presented through the words and actions of the men and women who made these revolutions, and the everyday experiences of the millions of people who put new revolutionary ideas into practice under the pressures of enormous internal and external forces. This is history that can be applied to today's struggles to shape our world, in which new ideas are emerging to bring about the economic democracy that is indispensable to a rational and sustainable future.
  515. It's Still the Iraq War, Stupid.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    No rational person could blame Jeremy Corbyn for Brexit. So why are the Blairites moving against Corbyn now, with such precipitate haste? The answer is the Chilcot Report. It is only a fortnight away, and though its form will be concealed by thick layers of establishment whitewash, the basic contours of Blair’s lies will still be visible beneath. Corbyn had deferred to Blairite pressure not to apologise on behalf of the Labour Party for the Iraq War until Chilcot is published.
  516. I've changed my mind on the gay cake row. Here's why
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Like most gay and equality campaigners, I initially condemned the Christian-run Ashers Bakery in Belfast over its refusal to produce a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan for a gay customer, Gareth Lee. I supported his legal claim against Ashers and the subsequent verdict – the bakery was found guilty of discrimination last year. Now, two days before the case goes to appeal, I have changed my mind. Much as I wish to defend the gay community, I also want to defend freedom of conscience, expression and religion.
  517. Jamaica's Culture of Fear Allows Police to Get Away With Murder
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the past decade, the Caribbean island nation's police have killed more than 2,000 people - until recently an average of four people every single week, mostly young men in inner-city, marginalized communities.
  518. James Connolly: The Irish Rebel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Graphic History Collective is pleased to release GHC member Sean Carleton’s comic book, "James Connolly: The Irish Rebel." Written and illustrated by Sean, the comic book commemorates the life of Irish socialist James Connolly and the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.
  519. Jeff Sharlet (activist)
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Jeff Sharlet (1942–1969), a Vietnam veteran, was a leader of the GI resistance movement during the Vietnam War and the founding editor of Vietnam GI.
  520. Jeremy Corbyn's supporters are so dangerous they took over the Labour Party before they were even born
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If you were cynical you might wonder if, despite their ability to reach out to people, Corbyn's opponents feel they'd be unlikely to beat him in a straight vote of members.
  521. Jerusalem: Colonized City
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An interview with author Thomas Abowd.
  522. the Jews, Israel, and the Holocaust - Key Texts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Blairites' crocodile tears are about defending empire, writes David Moyles in this introduction to The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust by Tony Cliff.
  523. The JFRP: For a New Communist Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Real change, the kind of change that Occupy Wall Street had hoped to start, can be achieved through -- I know you’re going to find this hard to believe -- a political party. I found it hard to believe, until I read Jodi Dean's book Crowds and Party. Jodi is here to explain to us how a political party can bring about real change.
  524. How the liberal class enabled the election of Donald Trump
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    In a filmed interview with Afshin Rattansi, John Pilger describes how the collusion and silence of America's 'enlightened' liberal elite, notably its journalists, helped create President Trump.
  525. John Pilger on Class Vs "Identity"
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    Award-winning journalist & film-maker, John Pilger describes the corrosive impact of "identity" politics and the loss of "class" as a tool to understand the world we live in.
  526. Journalism, Pro-GMO Triumphalism and Neoliberal Dogma In India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  527. Junk Economics and the Parasites of Global Finance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Justin Ritchie intervieww Michael Hudson about economics and global finance.
  528. Just How Gray Are the White Helmets of Syria?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While thousands of humanitarian organisations around the world are struggling fiercely with diminishing support from governments and the public, one has achieved a surprising amount of support from Western governments in a surprisingly short period of time and gained a surprising attention from mainstream media and ditto political elites: The Syrian Civil Defence or White Helmets.
  529. Katrina, Climate Justice and Fish Dinners: Social Justice Lawyer Colette Pichon Battle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Colette Pichon Battle gave up a great job working as a corporate immigration lawyer in Washington DC to live in a tent in front of her flooded family home 50 miles from downtown New Orleans. She is now a much honored director of a small but powerful non-profit climate justice human rights firm advocating all along the Gulf Coast. Why the big change in her life? Katrina, climate justice and fish dinners.
  530. Key evidence in EU's risk assessment of glyphosate must not remain 'trade secret'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The chemical industry and the European Food Safety Authority are refusing to disclose key scientific evidence about glyphosate's risks, citing 'trade secrets' protection, writes Corporate Europe Observatory. They must be compelled to publish the 'mysterious three' scientific studies EFSA used to assess glyphosate as 'unlikely' to cause cancer to humans - contradicting the IARC's view.
  531. Key findings: The Panama Papers by the numbers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The largest cross-border journalism collaboration ever has uncovered a giant leak of documents from Mossack Fonseca, a global law firm based in Panama.
  532. Key to the Leap: Leave the oil in the soil
    Movement Building

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ian Angus and John Riddell argue that using the Leap Manifesto as the basis for building a new socialist movement in Canada must include confronting the climate crisis and the power of Big Oil.
  533. Killer Instincts: When Police Become Judge, Jury and Executioner
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Those responsible for this policing crisis are none other than the police unions that are helping police officers evade accountability for wrongdoing; the police academies that are teaching police officers that their lives are more valuable than the lives of those they serve; a corporate military sector that is making a killing by selling military-grade weapons, equipment, technology and tactical training to domestic police agencies; a political establishment that is dependent on campaign support and funding from the powerful police unions; and a police state that is transforming police officers into extensions of the military in order to extend its reach and power.
  534. Killing Corbyn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 'Brexit' referendum vote, split 52% to 48% in favour of leaving the European Union, has been exploited by the 'mainstream' media to launch yet another assault on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
  535. Kingdom of the Unjust
    Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    The co-founder of CODEPINK's research on the sinister nature of the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
  536. Koch Brothers View Universities As Propaganda Machines
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer’s new book, "Dark Money," includes details that bolster concerns publicized by UnKoch My Campus, and students and professors across the USA who have blown the whistle on Charles Koch’s co-optation of higher education programs. Universities are the spine of Charles Koch's lobbying model, which after four decades of finance has grown into an integrated network of professors, public relations agents, lobbyists, pundits, and politicians. Koch foundations started investing in campuses at an exponential pace, starting with just seven campuses in 2005.
  537. Kunduz Killers Go Free
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On the night of October 3, 2015, a United States Air Force AC-130 gunship repeatedly attacked a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Forty-two people were killed and dozens wounded. The US military plane conducted five strafing runs over the course of more than an hour despite MSF pleas to Afghan, US and Nato officials to call off the attack.
  538. Labor in the Age of Climate Change 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Climate change must be stopped. But who will do the stopping? Who, in other words, could be the political subject of an anticapitalist climate revolution? Stefania Barca argues that this social agent could be, and indeed must be, the global working class. Yet to play this role, the working class must develop an emancipatory ecological class consciousness.
  539. Labor Organizing Across Israel's Apartheid Line: An Interview with Israeli Labor Activist Yoav Tamir
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Yoav Tamir is an organizer with the new Israeli labour union, Workers Advice Center, or WAC-MANN. WAC-MAAN was founded in the late 1990s as (as its name might suggest) a workers' advice center, and began organizing unions and negotiating contracts in 2010. A product of both deepening austerity within Israel as well as the wave of uprisings in the Arab world in 2011, WAC-MAAN organizes both across the racial line and across the Green Line, doing what no other labor organization in Israel or Palestine's history has done: create a multi-ethnic, bi-national workers' movement.
  540. 'Land Grabbing': exposing the impacts of large-scale agriculture on local communities
    Film review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Agriculture is big business and with the EU pumping money at the sector, the corporate profiteers are holding all the aces. The documentary 'Land Grabbing' investigates what happens when well-financed agro-investors take over rural communities' land and water.
  541. Landless Workers' Movement on the True Origins of Brazil's Political Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Brazil's Landless Worker's Movement, MST, takes a profound look at Brazil's political crisis, how it affects the working class and how they must respond.
  542. A Last Chance for the World's Forests?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of 'core forest' -- remote interior areas critical for disturbance-sensitive wildlife and ecological processes -- are vanishing even faster.
  543. Latest Corbyn Hit-Piece: He earns MP's Salary
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If I hadn’t seen for myself that this article "exposing" Jeremy Corbyn was published on the Daily Telegraph’s website, I would have assumed it was a spoof from The Onion – an even more preposterous one than normal.
  544. Law Professor's Response to Black Lives Matter Shirt Complaint
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A first year law school student wrote a complaint about her professor having worn a Black Lives Matter T-shirt during class. Here is the professor’s response.
  545. Leak Ties Ethics Guru to Three Men Charged in FIFA Scandal
    Secret documents show how deeply the world of soccer has become enmeshed in the world of offshore havens

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Four of the 16 FIFA officials indicted in the United States used offshore companies created by Mossack Fonseca. Files show offshore companies used by some soccer players to hold money from image rights deals. Offshore revelations extend beyond soccer to other sports including hockey and golf.
  546. Leaked TTIP papers reveal 100% corporate sellout
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Secret documents leaked to Greenpeace from the EU-US TTIP negotiations show that environmental protection, climate change mitigation, consumer protection, public health and sustainability are sacrificed throughout to corporate profit and commercial interests.
  547. Leamington, Ontario: Growing Tomatoes in the Era of Free Trade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Southwestern Ontario is the historic home of Canadian tomato growers. The bulk of the crop goes to processing, and since 1909 the dominant corporation had been H. J. Heinz, a food giant based in Pittsburgh. But in 2013 the Heinz Corporation was bought by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (26%) and 3G Capital (51%), based in Brazil. It was soon announced that they were planning to close their plant in Leamington. The story has been a snapshot of what has happened to the manufacturing industry in Ontario following the "free trade" agreements with the United States.
  548. A Leap Toward Radical Politics?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Leap Manifesto is, in a way, Canada's version of the burst of Left and socialist energies that have come with the Bernie Sanders campaign in the Democratic Party in the U.S. and the Jeremy Corbyn leadership win in the Labour Party in Britain. As with these, the explosion of popular interest reflects general disquiet about the limits of recent protests demanding changes from the state but having no strategy to transform it, on the one hand; and disappointments with electoral politics and social democratic parties that only seem to reinforce neoliberalism, on the other.
  549. Left Behind by Good Friday 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In 1969 Bernadette Devlin traveled to the United States on a fundraising tour. At age twenty-two, she was the youngest woman ever elected to Westminster and already a veteran of the Northern Irish Civil Rights Movement and the radical student group People's Democracy.
  550. The Left and the EU
    Why Cling to This Reactionary Institution?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Why is it that many people who consider themselves left-wing have such difficulty grasping that the EU is a deeply reactionary institution? The mere fact that those running the EU present it as an internationalist venture dedicated to the creation of a world free of nationalist enmities does not make it so. If we want to examine the EU in its proper light, then we should ignore the high-flown rhetoric in which its supporters indulge, and consider its actual record. And what is the record of the EU, once we penetrate the obfuscatory rhetoric about ‘internationalism’ that surrounds EU policy? Without a doubt, that record is one that should cause those on the left now defending it acute embarrassment, as it starkly contradicts the ideals that the left has always claimed to uphold.
  551. A Legless Veteran's Struggle
    Discrediting the Red Scare: The Cold War Trials of James Kutcher, "The Legless Veteran"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Robert Goldstein's Discrediting the Red Scare: The Cold War Trials of James Kutcher, "The Legless Veteran".
  552. Leonard Peltier: 'My Last Hope for Freedom'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Leonard Peltier is a political prisoner and Native freedom fighter who has been unjustly incacerated for 40 years. The International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee is ramping up efforts for Peltier's clemency under U.S. President Obama’s last year in office. This may be his last chance at freedom and justice. Find out how you can help achieve Peltier's freedom here: whoisleonardpeltier.info.
  553. Lessons of the Egyptian Struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I almost cannot believe that five years have passed since the chants of "the people want to bring down the system" and "Bread...Freedom...Social Justice...Human Dignity..." Maybe this is because even in my cell I am filled with dreams of freedom and with hope.
  554. Let's Stop Google from Gobbling Up Our Schools
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In October of 2006, Google launched its Apps for Education, with Arizona State University being its first client. Today there are more than 25 million individual users in both K-12 and higher ed institutions, and 74 of the top 100 universities use Google apps for their university communications and software applications.
  555. LGBT: a Dissection
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "LGBT" is everywhere these days. But is it here to stay, or is it a passing fad? Where did it come from? Why was it promoted? By whom? And to what end? How did it acquire its seemingly endless variants? The acronym, in its many permutations, designates a movement very different from the gay liberation movement it evolved from. Some might see it as progress, expansion, and greater inclusivity, others as a tombstone for what was once a radical sexual liberation movement.
  556. Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Every election season, veterans and their families are used as political pawns. During the Democratic National Convention in Philly, the Khans, the mother and father of a Marine Captain who was killed in Iraq, conveniently filled the role for Hillary Clinton and the Neoliberals. At the Republican National Convention, Patricia Smith gladly took the stage for the Neofascists and talked about the death of her son and the non-scandal that is, Benghazi. In the meantime, anyone who opposes U.S. Empire is shit-out-of-luck when it comes to presidential elections and the two major parties. Here, we should commend Gary Johnson and Jill Stein for remaining principled in their views surrounding foreign policy, militarism, torture and surveillance. They’re the last of a dying breed.
  557. The Liberal Hounding of Julian Assange: From Alex Gibney to The Guardian
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    At what point do we cry foul when we witness the abuse of a political dissident, one who dares to take on mighty vested interests? When his own state, the local legal system and the media all turn on him? When he is forced to seek sanctuary in a foreign embassy for many years, surrounded by state security forces threatening to arrest him if he leaves? When the world’s highest arbiter on the matter of his confinement, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, supports his case? When the state, legal authorities and the media ignore the ruling and continue to demand his arrest?
  558. Liberals' interim pipeline measures fall short
    Band-aid solutions cannot fix deeply flawed pipeline reviews, environmental assessments

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Harper government’s 2012 environmental law rollbacks were a blunt-force trauma to the environmental assessment of pipelines. Last week, the new federal Liberal government prescribed band-aids for an ailing patient that needed more.
  559. Lies about Assange and UN human rights jurists imperil us all
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The defence secretary, 'comedians' on BBC Radio's News Quiz, and the entire media commentariat have ganged up this weekend up to pour mockery and poisonous lies over Julian Assange and the UN's human rights jurists. As they attempt to fight off the UN's 'guilty' verdict against the British state, they are putting dissidents at risk everywhere.
  560. Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics... and U.S. Africa Command
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the strangest news developments of our time is the way the media now focus for days, if not weeks, 24/7, on a single event and its ramifications. Omar Mateen's slaughter of 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando is only the latest example of this. If no other calamitous or eye-catching event comes along (“‘Unimaginable’: Toddler’s body recovered by divers after alligator attack at Disney resort"), it could, top the news, in all its micro-ramifications and repetitions, for three or four weeks. Such stories -- especially mass killings, especially those with an aura of terrorism about them -- are particularly easy for strapped, often downsizing news outfits to cover. They are, in a sense, pre-packaged.
  561. "Lies, Lies and More Lies" - GMOs, Poisoned Agriculture and Toxic Rants
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As as been well documented, it is the pro-GMO lobby/industry that distorts and censors science, captures regulatory bodies, attacks scientists whose findings are unpalatable to the industry and bypasses proper scientific and regulatory procedures altogether.
  562. The Lies of Neoliberal Economics (or How America Became a Nation of Sharecroppers)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Michael Hudson and Chris Hedges talk about how America become a nation of 'sharecroppers'.
  563. The Life and Resistance of a Chinese Worker
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Under China's labour management system, independent unionism is strictly banned, and the state's official trade union body monopolizes worker representation. That means that all of China’s 806,498,521 workers are barred from forming independent organizations to agitate for their interests -- in an economy where the poorest 25 percent of households own just 1 percent of the country’s total wealth, and where long hours, safety hazards, and authoritarian management define life in the factories. This official antagonism has not stopped the emergence of workers' resistance. The number of strikes has been increasing over the past two decades, and as Eli Friedman wrote last year, "on a typical day anywhere from half a dozen to several dozen strikes are likely taking place."
  564. Die Linke: Ten Years On
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Political organizations, particularly those committed to radical change, face their greatest tests in times of crisis. In 1914, German social democracy, the international socialist movement’s crown jewel, was brought to its knees by its inability to confront the outbreak of World War I. Two decades later, German Communism’s ultra-leftism proved similarly impotent in the face of the growing Nazi threat, and Europe's most powerful laboUr movement was decimated within a couple of years.
  565. Listening to Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Trump is a racist and misogynist. But the heart of his message spoke to legitimate working class concerns.
  566. The Living Legacy of Cornel West
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    To some of his critics, West is a bitter intellectual prizefighter past his prime who feels the need to broadcast his paroxysms of rage over feeling snubbed by Obama.
  567. Living the Spanish Language as the Descendant of Afro-Caribbean Migrants in Costa Rica
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Several generations of the black population have been forced to fight in order to conserve the language they brought with them, and with it all of their accumulated history, wisdom, and identity. They struggle against the rejection of the mestizo majority as well as the governments in office, who have for years denied them Costa Rican nationality, despite being born in the country.
  568. The Logic of Murder in Israel: A Culture of Impunity in Full View of the Entire World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "Whether he made a mistake or not, is a trivial question," said an Israeli Jewish man who joined large protests throughout Israel in support of a soldier who calmly, and with precision, killed a wounded Palestinian man in al-Khalil (Hebron). The protesting Jewish man described Palestinians as 'barbaric', 'bestial', who should not be perceived as people.
  569. The Logic of Murder in Israel: A Culture of Impunity in Full View of the Entire World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "Whether he made a mistake or not, is a trivial question," said an Israeli Jewish man who joined large protests throughout Israel in support of a soldier who calmly, and with precision, killed a wounded Palestinian man in al-Khalil (Hebron). The protesting Jewish man described Palestinians as 'barbaric', 'bestial', who should not be perceived as people.
  570. London tube posters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israel and its supporters are used to having the mainstream media repeat their talking points. We put up around 150 posters on the tube to shine a spotlight on the support Israel gets from the UK: the government, arms industry, and companies like G4S. Turns out the world loves/hates our tube ads.
  571. Long Distance High Tech State Terror
    Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Andrew Cockburn's Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins.
  572. The Looting Stage of Capitalism: Germany's Assault on the IMF
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Having successfully used the EU to conquer the Greek people by turning the Greek "leftwing" government into a pawn of Germany's banks, Germany now finds the IMF in the way of its plan to loot Greece into oblivion.
  573. The Lost Partisans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Italy's April 25 holiday marks the anniversary of the country's liberation from fascism. This day in 1945, antifascist partisan units freed the northern industrial centers of Milan and Turin from the grip of Hitler and Mussolini's remaining loyalists, after Allied forces had swept through the country. Just three days later, in a humiliating epitaph to the twenty-year regime, partisans captured and executed il Duce and his entourage, hanging them upside down in Milan's Piazzale Loreto. Now the resistance is remembered more as representing 'national unity' than working-class resistance to fascism.
  574. Luxembourg Puts Journalist and Whistleblowers On Trial for Ruining Its "Magical Fairyland" of Tax Avoidance
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2016
    Luxembourg istrying to throw two French whistleblowers and a journalist in prison for their role in the "LuxLeaks" exposé that revealed the tiny country’s outsized role in enabling corporate tax avoidance.
  575. The Mad Violence of Casino Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    American society is morally bankrupt and politically broken, and its vision of the future appears utterly dystopian. As the United States descends into the dark abyss of an updated form of totalitarianism, the unimaginable has become imaginable in that it has become possible not only to foresee the death of the essential principles of constitutional democracy, but also the birth of what Hannah Arendt once called the horror of dark times.
  576. Mahmoud Darwish, A Poet's Complex Trajectory
    Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet's Art and His Nation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Khaled Mattawa's Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet's Art and His Nation.
  577. Making Green Jobs Good Jobs
    Unions organize the clean energy sector

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Jobs versus the environment -- it's an old dilemma that pits unions seeking work for their members against activists rallying against projects like the Keystone XL. An expanding renewable energy sector might provide a way out of this quandary. Solar and wind energy projects can put people to work without imperiling the planet. But will these jobs be friendly to workers, as well as the environment?
  578. Making Race Disappear
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Black lives are discounted in the eyes of whites and official arms of the state. It is not conspiracy theory to say this. It is hard fact.
  579. Making the Promises Real: Labor and the Paris Climate Agreement 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As nearly 200 nations gathered in Paris approved the UN Climate Change Agreement, the AFL-CIO issued a statement that broke new ground on climate. While the AFL-CIO opposed the Kyoto climate agreement and never supported the failed Copenhagen agreement, it applauded the Paris climate change agreement as "a landmark achievement in international cooperation" and called on America "to make the promises real."
  580. Missak Manouchian
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Missak Manouchian (1906 - 1944) was a French-Armenian poet and communist activist.
  581. Maple syrup farmers lose fight against fracking pipeline
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A family of maple syrup farmers in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania cannot stop their trees being cut down to make way for a new fracking pipeline project owned by billion dollar oil companies, a federal judge ruled Friday. The Holleran family opposes the seizure of their maple grove to make way for the new 124-mile-long Constitution Pipeline. The group faced contempt of court charges for obstructing tree cutting on their property.
  582. Mapping American Social Movement Through the 20th Century
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2016
    This collaborative project features maps and other visualizations showing the chronological geography of dozens of social movements that have influenced American life and politics during the 20th century, including radical movements, labor movements, women's movements, many different civil rights movements, environmentalist movements, and more.
  583. Mapping American Social Movements Through the 20th Century
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2016
    These interactive maps below more than 1,500 underground, alternative, and other kinds of unorthodox publications from the decade between 1965 and 1975.
  584. Marx as a Food Theorist 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Marx developed a detailed and sophisticated critique of the industrial food system in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, in the period that historians have called "the Second Agricultural Revolution." Not only did he study the production, distribution, and consumption of food; he was the first to conceive of these as constituting a problem of changing food "regimes" -- an idea that has since become central to discussions of the capitalist food system.
  585. Marx and the Earth
    An Anti-Critique

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016   Published: 2017
    John Bellamy Foster and Paul Burkett respond to recent ecosocialist criticisms of Marx, offering a full-fledged anti-critique. They thus extend their earlier pioneering work on Marx’s ecology, providing the basis for a new red-green synthesis.
  586. Marx the Feminist?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the face of global economic crisis and the dismantling of social programs under austerity policies, many feminists are re-engaging Marx's critique of capitalism. This return to Marx is necessary if we are effectively to overcome gender oppression, especially since the latest trends in feminism -- or at least those "fit to print" and discussed in the popular press -- place the onus of equal treatment squarely on women's shoulders. Newfound feminists like Sheryl Sandberg advise women to "lean in" and adjust their behaviour to suit the aggressively entrepreneurial norms rewarded in the real world that men lead. As Nancy Fraser aptly puts it, these tendencies within feminism serve as "capitalism’s handmaiden": such identity-centered, cultural critiques have helped obscure capital's dependency on gendered oppressions.
  587. Marxism and the Dialectics of Ecology 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The recovery of the ecological-materialist foundations of Karl Marx’s thought, as embodied in his theory of metabolic rift, is redefining both Marxism and ecology in our time, reintegrating the critique of capital with critical natural science. Marx's materialist conception of history is inextricably connected to the materialist conception of nature, encompassing not only the critique of political economy, but also the critical appropriation of the natural-scientific revolutions occurring in his day.
  588. Marxism and LGBT politics: a new wave of discussion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Colin Wilson reviews Peter Drucker's book Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism.
  589. Marxism and the Petition 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Many petitions operate only on the reformist appeal to authority (this is especially true of the many online petitions from sites like Change.org), which fits perfectly within the liberal democratic framework. But the petition can operate on more than one level. Its dual nature means that it is often an indispensable tool in building collective power for more radical ends.
  590. Marxism and the Anthropocene
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As you read this article every breath you take in contains about 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide, around a third more than your great grandparents breathed 100 years ago. As well as leading to potentially catastrophic global warming, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has changed the way plants photosynthesise and has also made seas and lakes more acidic, more so than they have been for the last 800,000 years. The effect human activity is having in the world is on such a huge scale that, for a growing number of thinkers, Earth has entered a new geological epoch defined by human activity. Using the Greek word Anthropos (human) they propose to name this epoch the Anthropocene.
  591. Marx's Ecological Notebooks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This article investigate Marx's natural-scientific notebooks, especially those of 1868, which will be published for the first time in volume four, section eighteen of the new Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe(MEGA). As Burkett and Foster rightly emphasize, Marx's notebooks allow us to see clearly his interests and preoccupations before and after the publication of the first volume of Capital in 1867, and the directions he might have taken through his intensive research into disciplines such as biology, chemistry, geology, and mineralogy, much of which he was not able fully to integrate into Capital.
  592. Marx's Theory of Working-Class Precariousness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the last decade and a half the concept of worker precariousness has gained renewed currency among social scientists. This trend grew more pronounced after the Great Financial Crisis of 2007–2009, which left in its wake a period of deep economic stagnation that still persists in large parts of the global economy. Most scholars define precariousness by reference to what workers lack, including such factors as: ready access to paid employment, protection from arbitrary firing, possibility for advancement, long-term job stability, adequate safety, development of new skills, living wages, and union representation.
  593. The May 18 Gwangju democratic uprising
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The text is by the official May 18 History Compilation Committee of Gwangju. A detailed account of the May 18 popular uprising in Gwangju, South Korea, against the dictatorship's declaration of martial law and for workers' rights in 1980.
  594. May '68 Revisited
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Mitch Abidor recently spent weeks in France tracking down people who came of age politically in May 1968, to ask them how they viewed that experience, then and now. He went out of his way (with 1–2 exceptions) to talk to people "unknown," in contrast to the "stars" who feature in so many accounts of May. He talked with anarchists, Trotskyists, Stalinists, and even anarchists who had become Stalinists later. We publish this short summary of his results in Insurgent Notes because we like his direct, unvarnished access to participants, while taking our distance from some of his interpretations, which are subject to debate. We (the editors of Insurgent Notes) found Mitch's results sobering, if not downright deflating, because his subjects across the board say that the French working class in May 1968 was not revolutionary.
  595. The meaning of the school testing obsession
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This article focuses on the new frontiers for the calculation of human productivity in its earliest forms, in early years education in Britain; but the general points are applicable across continents and educational age-phases. It will be argued that the English baseline test is just one example of the policing of capital's interests in our classrooms, but a particularly pernicious one for the way it reaches deep into the experience of the youngest children.
  596. The Media Against Jeremy Corbyn
    The British media has launched an unprecedented campaign of disinformation against Jeremy Corbyn

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The British media has never had much time for Jeremy Corbyn. Within a week of his election as Labour Party leader in September, it was engaging in a campaign the Media Reform Coalition characterized as an attempt to "systematically undermine" his position. In an avalanche of negative coverage 60 percent of all articles which appeared in the mainstream press about Corbyn were negative with only 13 percent positive. The newsroom, ostensibly the objective arm of the media, had an even worse record: 62 percent negative with only 9 percent positive.
  597. MEDIA IN CRISIS - 1: Why feds should step in to help democracy's watchdogs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A flourishing, capable news media is the oxygen of democracy. In Canada, our traditional oxygen-providers, the mainstream corporate-owned newspapers, are dying. We need to come up with something better to serve our communities.
  598. MEDIA IN CRISIS - 2: Citizens, government need to plan now to have quality media in future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Canada's mainstream media are in a state of incipient meltdown. They no longer deliver the volume or quality of news that Canadians need to be informed about important happenings in their communities, let alone to participate in a healthy democratic process.
  599. Media More Outraged by Possible Murder by Putin Than Definite Murder by Obama
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The British government, whose foreign policy is overtly hostile to their Russian counterpart, declared last week that their investigation into the killing of a former Russian intelligence agent in London nearly a decade ago concluded there is a "strong probability" the Russian FSB security agency was responsible for poisoning Alexander Litivenko with plutonium. They further declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin "probably approved" of the act.
  600. The Media's Emphasis on Russian Hacking is a Diversion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It's highly likely that the flurry of reports on alleged Russian hacking has more to do with a rejection of the status quo than with the act of clandestine meddling.
  601. Medic Who Killed Palestinian Being Portrayed as 'National Hero'
    DM Slams Coalition Members for Backing Execution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Tensions within Israel's extremely narrow right-far-right coalition continue to grow, as the military's investigation into an Israeli medic who shot and killed an already wounded and disarmed Palestinian has become a cause célèbre for the settler movement and for hawks in general.
  602. Meet the Robin Hood of Science
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The tale of how one researcher has made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone, anywhere in the world. On September 5th, 2011, Alexandra Elbakyan, a researcher from Kazakhstan, created Sci-Hub, a website that bypasses journal paywalls, providing access to nearly every scientific paper ever published immediately to anyone who wants it.
  603. Memorial Essay: Benedict Anderson
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The reception of Imagined Communities took its author by surprise. Anderson was like a person who posts a home video online and then discovers the next morning that she is an international celebrity.
  604. Menwith Menace: Britain's Complicity In Saudi Arabia's Terror Campaign Against Yemen
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 'mainstream' Western media is, almost by definition, the last place to consult for honest reporting of Western crimes. Consider the appalling case of Yemen which is consumed by war and an ongoing humanitarian catastrophe. Since March 2015, a 'coalition' of Sunni Arab states led by Saudi Arabia, and supported by the US, Britain and France, has been dropping bombs on neighbouring Yemen. The scale of the bombing is indicated in a recent article by Felicity Arbuthnot - in one year, 330,000 homes, 648 mosques, 630 schools and institutes, and 250 health facilities were destroyed or damaged.
  605. Messer-Kruse's Haymarket History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book reviews of Timothy Messer-Kruse's two works The Trial of the Haymarket Anarchists: Terrorism and Justice in the Gilded Age and The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks.
  606. Mikmaq say Bay of Fundy developments could harm endangered fish
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    In Nova Scotia, people are concerned about the impacts of big projects on endangered fish in one of the world’s most famous waterways. Two projects are being considered by the province on the Bay of Fundy. Its high and low tides are also home to a number of fish that are on the endangered species list.
  607. Military Spending is the Capitalist World's Fuel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It is common for activists to decry the enormous sums of money spent on the military. Any number of social programs, or schools, or other public benefits could instead be funded. Not least is this the case with the United States, which by far spends the most of any country on its military. The official Pentagon budget for 2015 was $596 billion, but actual spending is far higher. (Figures for 2015 will be used because that is the latest year for which data is available to make international comparisons.) If we add military spending parked in other portions of the U.S. federal government budget, we’re up to $786 billion, according to a study by the War Resisters League. Veterans benefits add another $157 billion. WRL also assigns 80 percent of the interest on the budget deficit, and that puts the grand total well above $1 trillion.
  608. Millions of people yearning for a "Brexit" from destructive trade deals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While the votes for Brexit, and the support for Trump, may not always choose the best political framing, politicians and elites would be arrogant to dismiss the widespread discontent with the status quo.
  609. Milosevic exonerated, as the NATO war machine moves on
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    When Slobodan Milosevic, the former Present of Yugoslavia, was put on trial in 2002 for alleged war crimes, the Western mainstream media went into full hue-and-cry mode in denouncing the man they called "The Butcher of the Balkans." Milosevic's guilt was taken as a given. Anyone who dared to challenge the NATO line was labeled a Milosevic apologist, or a genocide denier, Now, fourteen years later, and ten years after Milosevic died in a prison cell in The Hague without ever having been convicted of anything, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has quietly issued a report which states that, er, well actually, Milosevic was not guilty. That piece of news has been met with complete silence in the same media that trumpted Milosevic's guilt.
  610. The Mine Wars: West Virginia's Coal Miners March on Public Television
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This riveting history of southern West Virginia's coal industry eventually caught the eye of a national television network.PBS is premiering a two-hour documentary called The Mine Wars as part of American Experience, the network's flagship history series.
  611. Misrepresenting the White Working Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In McDowell County -- the poorest county of West Virginia , people were open to, even preferred, a real alternative to Trump and Clinton.
  612. Misrepresenting the White Working Class: What the Narrating Class Gets Wrong
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Most of the time the white working class is invisible in the U.S. But during elections there is a flurry of attention to this "demographic" among political reporters and operatives.
  613. The Missing Piece
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A strong, independent labour movement could lead the struggle for democracy and justice in the Philippines. Rodrigo Duterte's revolution, at least so far, looks like nothing more than a reshuffling of the country's political elite. The election seems to mark a period of continuity, not progressive change, in Philippine politics.
  614. Monitoring the Miners: Rio Tinto, Drones and Surveillance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Management at the mining giant Rio Tinto have ambitions to take the technology of monitoring employees to another level – quite literally-drones.
  615. More Propaganda Than News Coming Out of Aleppo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The dominance of propaganda over news in coverage of the war in Syria.
  616. More tear gas in in Artvin, Turkey as anti-mining protests enter 7th day
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Hundreds of activists gathered in the Black Sea province of Artvin, Northwest Turkey, to oppose plans to build a gold mine in the area. Police again used tear gas and batons to disperse the angry crowd.
  617. More Than a Few Rogue Cops: the Disturbing History of Police in Schools
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Another week, another video of police abuse surfaces. This time the video shows San Antonio school resource officer Joshua Kehm body-slamming 12-year-old Rhodes Middle School student Janissa Valdez. Valdez was talking with another student, trying to resolve a verbal conflict between the two, when Kehm entered and attacked her. "Janissa! Janissa, you okay?" a student asked before exclaiming, "She landed on her face!" In a statement on the incident, co-director of the Advancement Project Judith Browne Davis wrote, "Once again, a video captured by a student offers a sobering reminder that we cannot entrust school police officers to intervene in school disciplinary matters that are best suited for trained educators and counselors."
  618. Mortgage Companies Seek Time Travelers to Find Missing Documents
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Recruiters are hiring for a job that shouldn’t exist: finding "missing" documents required to "complete" broken chains of title on mortgages entering foreclosure. Since all assignments of mortgage should have been prepared and recorded within days of the transfer or sale -- and the failure to do so irreparably ruptures chain of title -- the companies would seem to be looking for time travelers or magicians.
  619. Most US Jewish students don't see Israel as 'civilized' or a 'democracy,' Luntz tells secret anti-BDS conference
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Minister Gilad Erdan has organized a secret conference in Jerusalem, with 150 top supporters of Israel.
  620. Moving forward while celebrating Palestinian art's past
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Unlike Other Springs, on display at the Birzeit University Museum in the occupied West Bank through the end of June, pulls off the heavy feat of looking back while moving forward. Conceived as both a celebration and retrospective, the exhibition is guest curated by the museum's formidable founder, the renowned artist Vera Tamari, who oversaw its transformation from the Ethnographic and Art Museum at Birzeit University into the center of contemporary Palestinian and international art that it is today.
  621. Moving Target
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    Ruby rides in the backseat of an armoured car while a bodyguard rides shotgun. As a human rights advocate working in Colombia, she speaks out onbehalf of victims of the long-running conflict between government paramilitaries and FARC guerrillas, and dedicates her life to justice despite having to live in fear.
  622. Mozambique's Movement to End Land Grabs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    To corporations, the forest is only business. To communities, the forest is everything: trees, medicine, culture, spirituality. Land-grabbing and the removal of communities from forests and land breaks the community, displaces access to food and water, and uproots the connection to nature and [local] knowledge. There is an old saying in Africa: the land doesn’t belong to us; it belongs to our children, and the children of our children.
  623. Muhammad Ali: Free Black Man
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Muhammad Ali spoke truth to power. Even after he became ill with Parkinson's disease and eventually lost much of his verbal skills, he stood by his militant spirit and youth. He never apologized for his words or action.
  624. Murray Bookchin's New Life
    Whatever their limits, Murray Bookchin's ideas should be studied by today's left

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Murray Bookchin spent fifty years articulating a new emancipatory project, one that would place ecology and the creative human subject at the centre of a new vision of socialism. Here is a thinker, who in the early sixties, declared climate change as one of the defining problems of the age. Bookchin saw the environmental crisis as capitalism's gravedigger.
  625. My Mother, Stopped for Driving While Black
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    When the police pulled their guns on my mother, I reached for my phone and told her to be calm and do as they say. My parents and I had just been swarmed by police cars, sirens blaring, as we drove on I-64 through Virginia. Shock and fear consumed my family as we came to a stop and were ordered out of the vehicle at gun point. A third car even showed up to stop traffic. The officers then arrested my mother without any explanation. I felt helpless.
  626. The myth of the 'brutal savage' and the mindset of conquest 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 'brutal savage' meme has enjoyed a resurgence in popular culture and establishment narratives, despite abundant evidence that it's fundamentally wrong. But it suits today's dominant mindset of conquest, conflict and colonialism all too well, and serves to justify the ongoing genocide and expropriation of surviving Indigenous Peoples today.
  627. The myth of the reactionary white working class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This identity-based presentation of Tuesday's election is a false narrative exploded by the most basic analysis of the data from the election.
  628. The myth of the reactionary white working class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Following the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, the Democratic Party and media have attributed the results to the ignorance, backwardness and inherent racism and sexism of the "white working class." This identity-based presentation is a false narrative exploded by the most basic analysis of the data from the election.
  629. The Mythology Of Trump's 'Working Class' Support
    His voters are better off economically compared with most Americans.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It's been extremely common for news accounts to portray Donald Trump's candidacy as a "working-class" rebellion against Republican elites. Narratives like these risk obscuring an important fact about Trump's voters: As compared with most Americans, Trump's voters are better off.
  630. The Nagorno-Karabakh Story the US Does Not Want You to Know
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the early morning hours of April 1-2, 2016, Azerbaijan launched a major military offensive into the disputed region Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) that's been controlled and defended by NK Armenian forces since the Russian brokered truce ended a bloody three year war in 1994. While Azeri President Ilham Aliyev was flying back to Baku after meeting 24 hours earlier with John Kerry in Washington who claimed "an ultimate resolution" had been reached, Azerbaijan was already once again at war with the NK Armenians.
  631. Narrating American Antifascism
    Haunted by Hitler: Liberals, the Left, and the Fight against Fascism in the United States

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Christopher Vials' Haunted by Hitler: Liberals, the Left, and the Fight against Fascism in the United States.
  632. The Nation is Not Divided and Still Prefers Bernie Sanders
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The reportage of the presidential primaries has been heavy on personalities and the latest numbers, and light on information useful to voters. Comparisons to a horse race are apt. Were the news to take a documentary approach instead, the campaigns would be revealed as they are: something existing contrary to the public's interests.
  633. NATO Prepares for War: Confrontation and Insanity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The US-NATO military alliance is gearing up for war, and its meeting 8-9 July, 2016 is yet another step to nuclear confrontation and a gigantic leap backwards in world sanity. The gathering in Warsaw, capital of implacably anti-Russia Poland (NATO member since 1999, when the US-inspired military push towards Russia's borders gathered further momentum), is a symbol of Western determination to menace Moscow.
  634. Navajo Diné Fight Uranium Resources Inc. Mining Permits In New Mexico
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Navajo Diné community have notched up a victory over Uranium Resources Inc. decades old plan to dig for uranium at Crownpoint and Churchrock, New Mexico, by successfully appealing a state permit for the Colorado company to dump waste into the Westwater Canyon aquifer.
  635. Nazi Zombies Ate Gloria Steinem's Brain!
    Why US Politics Turns Ordinary People into Drooling Morons

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The problem, in a nutshell, is this: when people decide to support a prospective candidate in the US primary races they are putting themselves in the position of defending the indefensible. The very nature of this politico-Darwinist death match means that once you pick your chosen leader you must reject all criticism and suppress all doubt. You must become aggressively defensive and you must, above all, prevent your own wayward brain from thinking those bad thoughts that weaken the image of the immaculate leader. Any chink in their armour will be exploited by the enemies that surround them. Loyalty must be automatic and unconditional. Vigilance must be constant.
  636. Neoliberalism Is a Political Project
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    David Harvey gives his views on what neoliberalism is, how it unfolds, and what resistance to it looks like.
  637. The Network
    Leaked Data Reveals How the U.S. Trains Vast Numbers of Foreign Soldiers and Police With Little Oversight

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  638. The New Far-Right Government in Poland
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    IN asked a European comrade who spends a lot of time in Poland to comment on a recent article, "Poland: Anti-government rallies continue as Lech Walesa warns of civil war," in the (Trotskyist) World Socialist Web Site.
  639. New Film Tells the Story of Edward Snowden; Here Are the Surveillance Programs He Helped Expose
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Oliver Stone's latest film, "Snowden," bills itself as a dramatized version of the life of Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who revealed the global extent of U.S. surveillance capabilities.
  640. The New Global Financial Cold War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Interview with Dr. Michael Hudson, a financial economist and historian.
  641. New GMOs are 'not GM' -- EU folds under US pressure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The EU Commission has caved in to US pressure in TTIP trade talks by deciding to consider organisms modified by new "gene editing" techniques as non-GM -- in violation of the EU's own laws. The move could make the 'new GMOs' exempt from labeling and from health and environmental testing.
  642. New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A newly published study from Oxford's Jon Penney provides empirical evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocates: that the mere existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and conformity and stifles free expression. Reporting on the study, the Washington Post this morning described this phenomenon: "If we think that authorities are watching our online actions, we might stop visiting certain websites or not say certain things just to avoid seeming suspicious."
  643. New videogame gives you a tough course in capitalist theory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The video game Crisis Theory aims to teach players about capitalism.
  644. A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Grassroots movement organizations from every continent will hold a global week of action called Break Free From Fossil Fuels in May 2016. They envision tens of thousands of people mobilizing worldwide to demand a rapid transition to renewable energy. Events will include nonviolent direct actions targeting extraction sites or infrastructure; pressure on political targets to shift policies around fossil fuel development; and support for clean energy alternatives.
  645. New York Police Have Used Stingrays Widely, New Documents Show
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The NYPD has used cell-site simulators, commonly known as Stingrays, more than 1,000 times since 2008, according to documents turned over to the New York Civil Liberties Union. The documents represent the first time the department has acknowledged using the devices.
  646. The New York Times Outrage at Trumps Refusal to Demonize Russia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Donald Trump is criticized by the American media for behaving in a diplomatic manner towards Russia, as opposed to vilifying Russia.
  647. The New York Times Suddenly Embraces International Law To Condemn Russia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As the Syrian Arab Army dug in for a fight against the self-declared Islamic State on September 17, they were struck by an air raid that killed 62 soldiers and injured 100 more. The culprit was a foreign military that has never been attacked by, and has not declared war on, Syria. Two weeks later, that same nation’s military killed 22 soldiers in a strike inside Somalia, another country which it had never been attacked by nor declared war on. The very next day the New York Times published a stinging editorial decrying flagrant violations of international law by an "outlaw nation."
  648. The NGO-Industrial Complex - Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Review of "Paved with Good Good Intentions: Canada's development NGOs from idealism to imperislism" by Nikolas Barry-Shaw and Dru Oja Jay.
  649. Nine Out of 10 Americans Tested Positive for Monsanto's Cancer-Linked Weedkiller Glyphosate
    A probable human carcinogen is found in far too many foods

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If you participated in the glyphosate test project launched last year by the Detox Project (formerly Feed The World) and Organic Consumers Association, you probably failed. A staggering 93 percent of Americans tested positive for glyphosate, according to the test results, announced on May 25, 2016.
  650. 1956: Hungary's lost revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 21st century anti-capitalist movement owes a debt to the heroic and inspiring working-class uprisings in Hungary.
  651. No Shortcuts
    Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Examines case studies of successes and failures of labour and social movements in recent history, arguing for the need for mass organization and bottom-up organizing which empowers ordinary people at the community level.
  652. No Unity of the Police and the Community is Possible or Desirable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    After the police murders of Alton Sterling, 37, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile, 32, of St. Paul, Minnesota, we are asked to embrace the police, to form a partnership, to work together. From President Barack Obama on down, Democratic and Republican party politicians have called upon the police and communities to unite to solve our common problems.
  653. No way to remember anything
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An analysis of the 2011 Egyptian revolution reproduces the same mistakes on the left that led to the revolution’s defeat in 2013.
  654. Noam Chomsky and Over 100 Intellectuals Denounce 'Savage' Media Treatment of Britain's Jeremy Corbyn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "We do not expect journalists to give any elected leader an easy ride," a letter published in The Guardian and signed by more than 100 intellectuals reads, "but Corbyn has been treated from the start as a problem to be solved rather than as a politician to be taken seriously."
  655. Noam Chomsky Announces Las Vegas Residency
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  656. Noam Chomsky tells Al Jazeera "I'm not an absolute pacifist"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In an interview with Al Jazeera English’s flagship current affairs show, 'UpFront', MIT professor emeritus Noam Chomsky, a long-standing critic of US foreign policy and overseas interventions, said he supported U.S. air strikes against ISIL.
  657. The noble cause of the Heathrow 13
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    With the 'Heathrow 13' protestors expecting custodial sentences today for their occupation of a Heathrow runway last July, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP writes that their direct action followed years of official lies and broken promises, and forms part of a long tradition of direct action protests in defence of democracy.
  658. The Nonviolent History of American Independence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Often minimized in our history books, the tactics of nonviolent action played a powerful role in achieving American Independence from British rule. Benjamin Naimark-Rowse wrote, "the lesson we learn of a democracy forged in the crucible of revolutionary war tends to ignore how a decade of nonviolent resistance before the shot-heard-round-the-world shaped the founding of the United States, strengthened our sense of political identity, and laid the foundation of our democracy.'
  659. Not Such A Lonely Crusade
    The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Brian Dolinar's The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation.
  660. Notes on a Future Politics - Part I
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the aftermath of the 2016 US election, Garvey argues that no variety of liberalism, progressivism or social democracy will be adequate for addressing the multiple global crises of capitalist society nor will they be adequate for providing a genuine alternative to the many millions of people who are drawn to varieties of populist or fascist politics.
  661. Notes on a Future Politics? Part I
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This essay is intended to enable those of us associated with Insurgent Notes and others to imagine how we might contribute to the emergence of an emancipatory, anti-capitalist mass politics in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election.
  662. NSA learning how to snoop on pacemakers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The NSA is seeking new ways to satisfy its hunger for raw data by exploiting the so-called internet of things, an emerging network connecting objects such as vehicles, home appliances and biomedical devices. "We're looking at it sort of theoretically from a research point of view right now," the spy agency's Deputy Director Richard Ledgett told a conference on military technology at Washington's Newseum on Friday.
  663. NSW protesters: 'We will break these laws'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "This is a law to protect the rich. We will need to break these laws to protect our democratic rights," Aboriginal activist and lead NSW Senate candidate for the Socialist Alliance team in the federal elections Ken Canning, said on March 15, 2016. Canning was addressing protesters who had occupied the road outside State Parliament following a rally, called by Greens MLC David Shoebridge, against the state government's new laws attacking the right to protest.
  664. The NYPD Is Kicking People out of Their Homes, Even If They Haven't Committed a Crime
    And it's happening almost exclusively in minority neighborhoods.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The morning of May 4, 2011, Jameelah El-Shabazz watched out the window of her Bronx apartment as a team of police officers fanned across the rooftop of Banana Kelly High School. The 43-year-old mother of five said she didn’t think much of the scene -- drug raids were common in her neighbourhood.
  665. NYT Advocates Internet Censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The New York Times wants a system of censorship for the Internet to block what it calls "fake news," but the Times ignores its own record of publishing "fake news."
  666. Obama to sign AIPAC-promoted trade bill that legitimizes Israeli occupation and fights BDS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The U.S. Senate has passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 by a 75-20 veto proof margin. The large trade policy bill includes anti- BDS trade legislation promoted by AIPAC and introduces new U.S. policy language by including all "Israeli-controlled territories" as part of Israel.
  667. The Occupation of the American Mind
    Israel's Public Relations War in the United States

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    An eye-opening look at pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S. Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel's favour.
  668. Occupying Trump?
    Five years after its formation and demise, Occupy is mostly a study in what to avoid for the anti-Trump movement.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Instead of creating a movement that materially attacked the institutions of the 1 percent, many members of the Occupy movement vowed to transform themselves and raise awareness at the individual level. Some responses to Trumpism have fallen into the same trap - treating the election as an opportunity for soul-searching or a reason to rail against individual Trump voters.
  669. Occupying Trump?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Five years after its formation and demise, Occupy is mostly a study in what to avoid for the anti-Trump movement.
  670. Off the Rails - The Rise and Fall of the Streetcar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A history of the streetcar in the United States, beginning with the need for a modern, cost-efficient form of public transit, to its surging popularity, and ending with the General Motors conspiracy that sought to destroy rail-based public transit.
  671. The Old Braceros Fight On
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Dozens of men assemble to remember their lives as contract guest workers in the United States and discuss the latest news or lack thereof in their decades-old movement to recover the 10 percent that was deducted from their paychecks and supposedly deposited in a savings account created for the return to Mexico under the old Bracero Program.
  672. On Activism and Organizing: There is a Distinction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What's the difference between an organizer, an activist, and someone who is just plain fighting for their life, on a personal level? Often, there is no discernible distinction, as these roles often blend together in ways that could never be separated. But for some people, there is no such complexity. I point this out because, in recent years, there has been a verbal shift in social justice spaces towards referring to everyone involved as an organizer. As a person who believes that we too often negate the meanings of words by transforming them into umbrellaed concepts, I have to say my piece about the matter.
  673. On Brexit, Borders, Being Offensive (But not being in a Hollywood movie)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Kenan Malik recently gave a long interview to Dutch journalist Marco Visscher about Brexit, migration, democracy, politics, being offensive, growing up in racist Britian, and not being in a Hollywood movie. The interview has been translated from English to Dutch then (roughly) back to English, so may not read very coherently in places. Malik has edited it lightly. It was published in Knack under the headline Het 'Europese migratiebeleid is ten diepste immoreel' (‘European migration policy is deeply immoral’).
  674. On Lenin and the Right to National Self-Determination
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I’d suggest that the Leninist formulations of policy on the national question do not deserve to be taken seriously as poles of debate on the matter. More precisely, they should be viewed as all but completely hypocritical.
  675. On the Frontlines of Peace
    The Life of Daniel Berrigan

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Certain events in one's life often determine the choices made later in that same life. These crucial events can be of a personal nature -- a romance, a family death, the birth of a child, or something less universal -- or they can be events that take place in the public sphere. One such event of the latter category in my life occurred May 17, 1968.
  676. On the Nature of Police
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Having a group of reluctant citizens charged with the enormous responsibility that came with being a cop was preferable.
  677. On the Uprisings in France
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    At the beginning of March 2016, France's now ultra-liberal Socialist Party (PS) government officially revealed a labour reforms bill whose objective was to promote the competitiveness of businesses operating in France. The bill, commonly referred to as the El Khomri (the country's Labour Minister) law, was instantly perceived by most leftist factions as a fundamental attack on workers rights and a downright sabotage of the French Labour Code ("Code du Travail"), considered one of Europe's most progressive. The law allows for companies to reach "agreements" with its staff over working conditions without the need to negotiate with trade unions, subjecting workers to employers' arbitrary decisions (in regards to longer hours and lower overtime pay) without any legal protection. It also facilitates mass sackings and individual lay-offs by relaxing French law's constraint on firing and hiring, and casts aside the sacrosanct 35-hour work week in favour of a lengthened, more "flexible" one.
  678. One by One, South Sudan Tries to Name Its War Victims
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In South Sudan, where a vicious civil war has been raging, no government office or nongovernmental organization has kept a tally of the names of those killed by government forces, rebels, and other armed groups. But in a country in which automatic weapons are more plentiful than civil rights, and local journalists are regularly under assault, a tiny civil society group is trying to step into the breach by naming all of the names. It began on the first anniversary of the civil war's outbreak, when a small group of volunteers unveiled a list of 568 names of the people - from toddlers to centenarians - killed in the war to that point. Naming the Ones We Lost was a first step in what the organizers knew would be a long journey to grapple with the immense loss of South Sudanese life over the previous year. Today, the project goes by a slightly different name, Remembering the Ones We Lost, and has a radically expanded mission with a recently launched website [http://rememberingoneswelost.com/main]. The goal of the website is nothing short of remarkable - it aims to name all victims of conflict and armed violence in South Sudan since 1955.
  679. 100,000 California Indians Killed During Gold Rush Genocide
    Bloody Gold; the California Gold Rush and state sponsored genocide

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Legislation with roots in Manifest Destiny and dehumanization helped lead Euro-Americans to commit the greatest act of genocide in American history.
  680. Only in America: an Indiscreet Selfie Can Put A Kid in Prison
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Did you know that if you are an American under 18 years old and you use your cell phone to send a nude "selfie" of yourself to a friend, you can be convicted of manufacturing and distributing "child pornography" and sent to prison? This is how expansively prosecutors, whose main purpose in life is to ruin as many people as possible, interpret laws passed to protect children from sexual exploitation.
  681. An Open Letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Liberals Who Love Him
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ta-Nehisi Coates recently criticized the Bernie Sanders campaign for Sanders’ pessimism regarding black reparations for slavery and Jim Crow segregation. When asked during a campaign event whether he would support reparations, Sanders responded with characteristic bluntness, saying that "its likelihood of getting through Congress is nil," before adding that a push for formal reparations for slavery would be politically divisive.
  682. An Open Letter to the British Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Dear friends and comrades, To a foreigner who has been living and working in the United Kingdom for the last sixteen years, the immediate post-referendum situation appears highly paradoxical. It seems as if the shock has been of such a magnitude that even the most celebrated British virtues -- sense of humour, understatement and, above all, solid common sense -- have faded away.
  683. Open Source Software: a necessary tool to build our movements | What's Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Software companies are exploitative and other companies should invest in unionized products, condem work to lower wages and act in solidarity with other workers in the software industry.
  684. Operation Smoke and Mirrors: In the Chicago Police Department, If the Bosses Say It Didn't Happen, It Didn't Happen
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On May 31, 2016, the city of Chicago agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit brought by two police officers who allege they suffered retaliation for reporting and investigating criminal activity by fellow officers. The settlement, for $2 million, was announced moments before the trial was to begin.
  685. The Opposite of Transparency: What I Didn't Read in the TIPP Reading Room
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    TTIP, the EU-US free trade deal, has secrecy written all over it. Those responsible for it live in dread of any public scrutiny. If it was up to me, I would give everyone who's interested the chance to make up their own minds on the text of the agreement in its current form.
  686. Organic Farmers Are Not Anti-Science but Genetic Engineers Often Are
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Henderson argues that biotechnologists conflate anti-science with anti-genetic engineering, and that genetically engineered crops are being commercialized without proper testing.
  687. Organic Farmers Are Not Anti-Science but Genetic Engineers Often Are
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  688. The Organized Left and the Death of "Pragmatic" Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Shifting political winds are battering the establishment, as the breeze flows to the back of the populists. The left-populist Bernie Sanders didn't conjure the hurricane but adjusted his sails to it. As the political storm grows apace with rising income inequality, new social attitudes are bringing fresh expectations, transforming politics as we know it.
  689. Organizing In Mexico: It's Tough, Often Brutal, And It Means Taking On The State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The system in Mexico operates to the detriment of independent unions. Although the Mexican system of labour relations initially conferred real benefits on workers and peasants whose organizations supported the government, it now functions to maintain a status quo where benefits flow only to corrupt union leaders.
  690. Orlando: Home-Grown Terror
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In some ways the most shocking thing about Orlando may be that it's hardly shocking at all, in context. Only the scale is unusual.
  691. Oscar Hangover Special: Why "Spotlight" Is a Terrible Film
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I am astonished (though I suppose I shouldn't be) that, across the past few months, ever since Spotlight hit theatres, otherwise serious left-of-centre people have peppered their party conversation with effusions that the film reflects a heroic journalism, the kind we all need more of. I was in Boston in the Spring of 2002 reporting on the priest scandal, and because I know some of what is untrue, I don't believe the personal injury lawyers or the Boston Globe's "Spotlight" team or the Catholic "faithful" who became harpies outside Boston churches, carrying signs with images of Satan.
  692. The Other Slavery
    The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet it was practiced for centuries as an open secret. There was no abolitionist movement to protect the tens of thousands of Natives who were kidnapped and enslaved by the conquistadors.
  693. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016
    Working class organizing

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. In this issue, we pay special attention to working class organizing. There can be no meaningful change without the active participation of the majority of the population: working people. Yet much activism ignores this obvious reality, while the organized labour union movement has put much of its reliance on 'professionals' who see organizing as a top-down technique rather than a grassroots movement. Several articles in this issue look at aspects of these issues. We also delve into the relationship between feminism and socialism, and look at the so-called 'sharing economy,' which produces increasingly exploited and precarious work, and immense profits for super-rich corporate owners.
  694. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 30, 2016
    Conflict of interest

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    This issue of Other Voices shines a light on the murky world of conflict of interest, the hidden reality that often underlies appearances of neutrality, objectivity, and due process. Conflicts of interest are inherent in capitalism, a system founded on the premise that the state and society should be subordinated to economic self-interest and the accumulation of private wealth. Scientists who are supposed to be studying the effects of GMOs are funded by agribusiness corporations. Doctors who receive money from pharmaceutical companies write articles promoting the drugs produced by those companies. Decisions about pipelines are made by regulators who have spent years working in the oil industry, and who will be heading back to jobs in the industry after their stint 'regulating' it. Politicians receive campaign funds from corporate lobbyists.
  695. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016
    Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title "Canadian Information Sharing Service", which was also the name of the collective which compiled it, from submissions from across Canada. Within a couple of years, the name of the publication became "Connexions" and then, a little later, "The Connexions Digest".
    In addition to our own history, in this issue we spotlight black history as our topic of the week. We look at the Haitian revolution, when slaves confronted the French empire and won; black resistance against the Ku Klux Klan in the American South, and the meaning and limits of anti-racism. We also look at the Kurdish liberation movement in Rojava, the dangers posed by geoengineering, and we mark the publication of the Communist Manifesto on February 21, 1848.
  696. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016
    International Women's Day

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forward by Clara Zetkin at the 1910 International Conference of Working Women. A key focus at that time was winning the vote for women, with the slogan "The vote for women will unite our strength in the struggle for socialism". The link between women's rights and socialism became even clearer a few years later, in 1917, when a Women's Day march in St. Petersburg turned into a revolutionary uprising which led to the overthrow of the Czar and the Russian Revolution.
  697. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
    Forests and trees

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-making, or obstacles in the way of 'development.' In this issue, we look at some of the threats to forests worldwide, and the ways in which people are resisting and defending the forests.
  698. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2016
    Corporate Crime

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Corporations have increasingly become legally unaccountable for their behaviour. Yet all too often corporations break the law and engage in criminals acts which would be severely punished if they were committed by ordinary individuals. These illegal acts range from deliberate health and safety violations that cost lives, to land seizures, to environmental negligence that contaminates lands and waters. Most of these illegal acts are never prosecuted, and those that are, are usually dealt with by a fine that corporations can treat as a cost of doing business.
    There are movements demanding that corporations be held accountable for their crimes in a serious way, and, specifically, that corporate executives should face jail time when the corporation they are in charge of engage in behaviour that causes death, injury, and illness. Our topic of the week for this issue of Other Voices is Corporate Crime, and a number articles, as well as a book, a film, and a website, explore aspects of the problem.
  699. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016
    Science and its enemies

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of the equally sincere lip service they pay to the ideals of democracy. And, in the same way that governments and private corporations devote considerable efforts to undermining the reality of democracy, so too they are frequently found trying to block and subvert science when the evidence it produces runs counter to their interests. Real live scientists doing real live science, it seems, are not nearly as loveable as Science in the abstract.
  700. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
    Destabilization and Regime Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corporations and local elites -- then they have to be overthrown. The preferred method is a destabilization campaign followed by a coup. This issue of Other Voices focuses destabilization and regime change.
  701. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
    Tax Evasion

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation they are subjected to.
  702. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in every part of the world.
    We are always concerned, not only with what is wrong with the world, but what to do about it.
    This issue carries an excerpt from Umair Mohammed's book 'Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism' in which he warns against the pitfalls of individualist and consumer-oriented approaches and argues in favour of collective action to build an effective movement.
    Derrick Jensen considers some of the arguments in favour of pacifism and finds them wanting. He agrees that creative approaches to social change can oftentimes make violence unnecessary, but that sometimes violence is a necessary response to violence.
    Another article looks at the decline of liberation theology, targeted as a threat by both the Vatican and secular power structures.
    Kenan Malik considers the issue of "cultural appropriation" and asks why so many on theso-called left are more interested in criticizing Justin Bieber's hairstyle than in fighting capitalism.
  703. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016
    Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appearance of democratic legitimacy for the profoundly undemocratic structures of the EU. The gambit turned out to be a spectacular miscalculation, as millions of people turned out to express their opposition to a state of affairs that is leaving the majority worse off while enriching a small minority. This issue of Other Voices looks at the Brexit referendum, elite loathing for democracy, and the related attempt to get rid of Labour's leftwing leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
  704. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016
    Workers and Climate Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Working people -- and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the needed rapid change away from a fossil fuel based economy, working people are the ones who stand to bear most of the costs, including the cost, for millions of workers and their families, of losing their jobs.
    Many elements of the environmental movement have been guilty of ignoring working people, while others actually blame ordinary working people for climate change and the injustices associated with it. Yet it is working people who are dying, in many places, even now, from excessive heat in factories, fields, construction sites, and homes. And million of working people stand to lose their jobs, homes, and communities in the transition to a low-carbon or no-carbon economy.
  705. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016
    Sports and Politics

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, whose power to provide or withhold funding and sponsorships now shape every aspect of sport, including athletes' incomes and lifestyles. It is now difficult to remember that only a few decades ago, corporate logos were strictly forbidden at Olympic events, while athletes were prohibited from accepting any kind of payment for their involvement in sports. The corporate conquest of sports closely parallels the corporate colonization of nearly all aspects of modern life. Accompanying this in recent years has been the increasing injection of militaristic content into sports spectacles. In Canada, hockey games are now commonly preceded by rituals honouring militarism. In the United States, similar spectacles have been staged for years. In this issue, we feature resources which remind us that resistance to the commercialization, corporatization, and militarization of sports is also part of our heritage.
  706. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2016
    Back to School

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Education - about the world, and about social change in particular - is a key element in the work that Connexions does. In this issue of Other Voices, we explore a few aspects of the ways in which education and educational institutions are changing. We also look at ways in which education is used to bring about change.
  707. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016
    Depression and Joy

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    It's a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence that this is a social problem, and not merely an individual misfortune, the solutions and escapes on offer are almost all individual: pharmaceuticals and therapy, on the one hand; self-medication with alcohol, streets drugs, television, etc., on the other. Certainly there are individual circumstances and individual causes, but when millions of people are experiencing the same thing, we need to be looking not only at the individual, but also at the society.
  708. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 27, 2016
    Alternative Media

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    A special issue on alternative media.
  709. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016
    Fake News

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    "Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly poisoning public opinion and undermining democracy by spreading "fake news." Since we don't like to be left out when a new fad comes on the scene, Other Voices is jumping on the bandwagon too, with this, our last issue of 2016, devoted to "fake news." Our focus, however, is not so much on the crackpots and trolls making mischief on the fringes, but on the dominant actors in the fake news business: governments and the corporate and state media.
  710. Our Guns, Our Rights
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For the past several decades, this country has been periodically caught up in anti-gun fear and hysteria, some generated deliberately by self-serving political forces and some by presumably well meaning liberals whose knowledge of firearms - and of hunting and sensible individual/family self-defense - usually adds up to Zero.
  711. 'Our Only Fear Was That He Might Pull His Punches' - BBC Caught Manipulating The News
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The position of BBC political editor plays an important role in this propaganda system. His or her function is essentially to tell the public what leading politicians say or even 'think'. It is certainly not to question power or challenge government authority in any meaningful way.
  712. Our 10 pledges to rebuild and transform Britain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Jeremy Corbyn - 10 Pledges to Rebuild and Transforme Britain: Full employment and an economy that works for all; A secure homes guarantee; Security at work; Secure our NHS and social care; A national education service, open to all; Action to secure our environment; Put the public back into our economy and services; Cut income and wealth inequality; Action to secure an equal society; Peace and justic at the heart of foreign policy.
  713. Ours to Hack and To Own
    The Rise of Platform Cooperativism, A New Vision For the Future Of Work and A Fairer Internet

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    The activists who have put together Ours to Hack and to Own argue for a new kind of online economy: platform cooperativism, which combines the rich heritage of cooperatives with the promise of 21st-century technologies, free from monopoly, exploitation, and surveillance.
  714. Out in the Open
    Remarks on the Trump Election

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    With the Republicans' monopoly control over the government, even those who normally focus on electoral politics must realize that for some time to come the main struggle will be outside the parties and outside the government. It will be grassroots participatory actions or nothing.
  715. Outrage Against Big Pharma! Activists Protest "Obscene" Conference
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It was in their fancy tailored suits and with suspicious eyes that Big Pharma CEO's and investors got interrupted by protestors as they came and went from the (too-big-to-fail) JP Morgan-sponsored conference on "health care" (read: profit care) at the elite Westin St. Francis hotel on Union Square in San Francisco on Monday, the 11th of January 2016.
  716. Outrage as plant bosses acquitted over fatal toxic spill in Hungary
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Prosecutors had demanded prison terms for those on trial after alumina works disaster killed 10 and wrecked villages.
  717. Paid Off in Passion: The Life Lessons of John Ross's Rebel Reporting
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A book review of Rebel Reporting, written by Cristalyne Bell and Norman Stockwell.
  718. Pakistan: The hell of sexual harassment in the workplace
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In increasingly competitive Pakistani work situations, women continue to be targets for men with power.
  719. Pakistan's Gramsci: Remembering Sibte Hasan (1916-1986)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    2016 marks the birth centenary of Pakistan's own Gramsci, the pioneer of the Progressive Writers' Association (PWA) in undivided India and of the Communist Party in Pakistan, Sibte Hasan. Like the famed Italian thinker and activist, Hasan endured repeated jail terms, first during his sojourn in the United States, and then in Pakistan in 1951-55, and again during the Ayub dictatorship. It's surprising that despite Hasan’s iconic stature in the Indian subcontinent, very little is known about his biographical details.
  720. Palestine's 'Prayer for Rain': How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israel has been 'waging a water war' against Palestinians, according to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah. The irony is that the water provided by "Mekorot' is actually Palestinian water, usurped from West Bank aquifers. While Israelis, including illegal West Bank settlements, use the vast majority of it, Palestinians are sold their own water back at high prices.
  721. Palestinian villagers tilled their land so well, Israel is now confiscating it from them
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The separation barrier will cut residents of Al-Walaja from their lands by the end of the year; the beauty of the terraces they cultivated for decades was used as one of the main reasons for announcing the area a national park.
  722. Palestinians' access to water in 2015
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Thirsting for Justice finds that Palestinians' access to water was worse in 2015 than in 1995 due to Israel’s discriminatory water regime.
  723. Pan-Africanism, feminism and finding missing pan-Africanist women
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There are numerous women in the African Diaspora who have worked for the liberation of Africans under the banner of Pan-Africanism. They must be rescued from political obscurity. Pan-Africanism as a revolutionary ideology must firmly embrace feminism.
  724. The Panama Papers
    Politicians, Criminals and the Rogue Industry That Hides Their Cash

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Panama Papers is a global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world’s rich and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions. Based on a trove of more than 11 million leaked files, the investigation exposes a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking.
  725. Panama Papers show that capitalism is working perfectly 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While corporate fraud is gargantuan in its scale, it is not the expression of a system that "isn't working". In fact, this is the way the system is designed to work.
  726. Panama Papers: The Power Players
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This interactive presentation produced by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) explores the stories behind the use of offshore companies of politicians and their relatives and associates -- more than 100 in all. Among them are 12 current or former country leaders and 33 other politicians and public officials with direct connections to structures in tax havens. Their names appeared inside a cache of 11.5 million leaked files from Panama's Mossack Fonseca, one of the biggest offshore service providers.
  727. Panamanian Law Firm Is Gatekeeper To Vast Flow of Murky Offshore Secrets
    Files show client roster that includes drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders - and wrongdoing galore

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Founding partners of Mossack Fonseca had international pedigrees and backgrounds in the worlds of money, power and secrets. The law firm helps clients respond swiftly to changes in laws, shifting business from one secrecy jurisdiction to another. Among additional services offered are yacht and plane registrations, and, for some clients, handling of finances. Mossack Fonseca kept a low profile -- until recent scandals brought international attention.
  728. Pandora's box: how GM mosquitos could have caused Brazil's microcephaly disaster
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In Brazil's microcephaly epidemic, one vital question remains unanswered: how did the Zika virus suddenly learn how to disrupt the development of human embryos? The answer may lie in a sequence of 'jumping DNA' used to engineer the virus's mosquito vector - and released into the wild four years ago in the precise area of Brazil where the microcephaly crisis is most acute.
  729. Patently Biased
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Journalists share responsibility for the increasing commercialization of scientific research.
  730. The path to power: 'Let's commit to the long haul'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The following discussion of strategy for social change, by Umair Muhammad, was first published under the title "An Altered Position," as an afterword to the second edition of his book Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism.
  731. Peaceful warrior: Permaculture visionary Bill Mollison
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Australian educator, author and co-inventor of Permaculture, Bruce Charles 'Bill' Mollison, died on the 24 September 2016 in Sisters Creek, Tasmania. He has been praised across the world for his visionary work, and left behind a global network of 'peaceful warriors' in over 100 countries working tirelessly to fulfill his ambition to build harmony between humanity and Mother Earth.
  732. Pemulwuy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Pemulwuy (aka Pimbloy, Pemulvoy, Pemulwoy, Pemulwye) (c1750 - 2 June 1802) was an Aboriginal Australian man born around 1750 in the area of Botany Bay in New South Wales. He is noted for his resistance to the European settlement of Australia which began with the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. He is believed to have been a member of the Bidjigal (Bediagal) clan of the Eora people.
  733. A Pen to Battle Fascism
    Remembering George Seldes (1890-1995)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    During the course of his life, George Seldes repeatedly accused the American Press of "covering itself in filth" when glorifying fascist regimes, no matter how brutal and undemocratic, as long as it was in the name of anti-Communism.
  734. Pentagon Spent Over $500 Million Making Fake Al-Qaeda Videos
    Troops Would Litter Videos Around Sites of Raids

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It has already been well-documented that the Pentagon spent a substantial amount of money on propaganda during the occupation of Iraq, running pro-occupation commercials and also covertly getting pro-occupation news stories into the media around the region. It turns out that was just the tip of the iceberg. It has now been revealed that there was a third program ongoing, in which a London-based PR agency was paid $540 million to make fake al-Qaeda propaganda videos for Pentagon use.
  735. Pentagon's War on the Earth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We are waging war. We are the Nation of War. We destroy. We kill. Everyone fears us. Fewer and fewer admire us. But our fighting forces -- and their attendant industries which manufacture the bombs, bullets, and ballistic delivery devices -- also wage a war on the clean air, clean water, and clean soil many Americans falsely regard as protected by legislation fought for by those trying to protect our environment.
  736. People power: how Montana stopped the biggest coal mine in North America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Campaigners are celebrating after defeating plans to build America's largest open pit coal mine. In an epic 'David and Goliath' battle, Montana activists challenged the project, and all the politicians and businessmen that supported it, with fierce opposition, protests and demonstrations. The outcome spells hope for all in the fight against dirty energy.
  737. The Perfect Organizer - Almost
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Fred Ross, Sr. was as close to the perfect embodiment of the myth of the organizer as is humanly possible. Cesar Chavez called him "my secret weapon". In "Finding and Making Leaders," Nicholas Von Hoffman, Saul Alinsky's favorite organizer, said, "The good organizer ... judges his work a success when he can leave the organization without even being missed. He is rare, rarer than first-rate leadership, but he exists ... and he can work in almost any situation."
  738. Petroleum Disaster in the Great Bear Rainforest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Outrage is the only word for what people are feeling after a tug and fuel barge, owned by Texas-based Kirby Offshore Marine, crashed on rocks in the heart of B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest on October 13, 2016. It’s been leaking 200,000 litres (59, 024 gallons) of diesel fuel into the sensitive marine ecosystem ever since.
  739. Pharma Greed Run Amuk
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Congress, especially its GOP members, created the Martin monster. Martin Shkreli is only one of the monsters the GOP Congress has created. Probably our best hope is that one or many, like Shkreli, will overreach in an outrageous greed that our government has condoned for decades. Like errant spoiled children, pharmaceuticals (Pharma) have run roughshod over an obliging Congress and a consuming public since politicians -- in effect -- gave them license to steal.
  740. Philanthropic colonialism: embedding agribusiness and GMOs into African agriculture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Perhaps all the 'do gooders' busy forcing industrial models of agriculture onto poor but independent African farmers really do think they are helping them. But if so they are deeply deluded. All they will achieve is the takeover of export-oriented agribusiness and GMOs, the destruction of agroecological farming systems, and a future of debt and landlessness.
  741. Philippines islanders unite to resist 'land grab' palm oil companies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Farmers on Palawan are being tricked into giving land away to palm oil companies with local government support, writes Rod Harbinson. Under the palm oil company 'leases' the farmers lose all rights to their land, never receive any money, and are saddled with 25 years of debt. Those who resist the land grabs are now in fear for their lives following the murder of a prominent campaigner.
  742. Philippines secret death squads: officer claims police teams behind wave of killings
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Thousands of people have been killed since Rodrigo Duterte became president and, according to one officer, secret police teams are partly responsible.
  743. Philosophy journal spoofed, retracts hoax article
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A philosophy journal that focuses on the teachings of philosopher Alain Badiou has apparently fallen victim to yet another Sokal hoax, and has retracted a fake article submitted by authors trying to expose the publication's weaknesses. The paper, "Ontology, Neutrality and the Strive for (non-)Being-Queer," attributed to Benedetta Tripodi of the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza in Romania, is apparently the work of two academics, who submitted the absurd article to Badiou Studies to expose its lack of rigor in accepting papers.
  744. Pipeline Rights vs Private Property Rights 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The U.S. natural gas industry views private property with less reverence than it did when the shale gas revolution began 10 years ago. Companies are chomping at the bit to build new pipelines that will move natural gas and natural gas liquids to profitable markets. However, building a single long-haul pipeline is a timely and costly endeavour that often requires working with hundreds of individual private property owners to create a right of way.
  745. Planetary Crisis: We are not all in this together
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Liberal environmentalists insist that we are all passengers on Spaceship Earth, sharing a common fate and a common responsibility for the ship's safety. In reality, a handful of Spaceship Earth's passengers travel first-class, in plush air-conditioned cabins with every safety feature, including reserved seats in the very best lifeboats. The majority are herded into steerage, exposed to the elements, with no lifeboats at all. Armed guards keep them in their place.
  746. Police Blast #NoDAPL Activists With Water Cannons in Sub-Freezing Temps
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Law enforcement unleashed concussion grenades, rubber bullets, tear gas, and water cannons in sub-freezing temperatures on peaceful water protectors battling the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota late Sunday.
  747. Police Go on Fishing Expedition, Search the Home of Seattle Privacy Activists Who Maintain Tor Network
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Seattle police descended on the Queen Anne condo of two outspoken privacy activists with a search warrant early this morning, leaving them shaken and upset. Jan Bultmann and David Robinson, a married couple and co-founders of the Seattle Privacy Coalition, said they were awakened at 6:15 a.m. by a team of six detectives from the SPD knocking on the door. Bultmann said were made to sit outside as the officers, who had a search warrant, examined their equipment.
  748. Police Intimidation: From Dalton Trumbo to Deep Green Resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security agents have contacted more than a dozen members of Deep Green Resistance (DGR), a radical environmental group, including one of its leaders, Lierre Keith, who said she has been the subject of two visits from the FBI at her home.
  749. Political correctness demands diversity in everything but thought
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For 50 years I've been painstakingly cataloguing the brutal militarism and human-rights violations of US foreign policy, building up in the process a very loyal audience. To my great surprise, when I recently wrote about the brutal militarism and human-rights violations of the Islamic State, I received more criticism from my readers than I've gotten for anything I've ever written. Dozens of them asked to be removed from my mailing list, as many as I'd normally get in a full year. Others were convinced that it couldn’t actually be me who was the author of such words, that I must have been hacked. Some wondered whether my recent illness had affected my mind. Literally! And almost all of the Internet magazines which regularly print me did not do so with this article.
  750. Political Correctness: Handle with Care 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Racial, gender, and ethnic diversity matters, of course, but political correctness (PC) tied to bourgeois identity politics can be deadly to left thinkers and activists and to the causes of peace and social justice.
  751. The Political Is Political: In Conversation With Yasmin Nair
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An activist and writer based in Chicago, Nair is one of the founders of Against Equality, a group that was born in 2009, initially as an online archive of pieces that were critical of the gay-marriage movement and mainstream gay politics.
  752. Political Revolution -- What Is It?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The editors discuss Bernie Sanders' concept of a political revolution, as well as the terror attack in Orlando.
  753. Politics of the New Normal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For those of us on the socialist left, the biggest issue is what will come from the passion and commitment of millions of voters and tens of thousands of activists who are feeling the Bern.
  754. Politics on the Plate: Mob Wives, GMOs and Salt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    How can we broaden our movement to appeal to and involve the majority of people out there who do not seem to be aware, do not seem to care or are just too apathetic?
  755. Polyamory and Polygamy: Is the Media Right?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There are a few of repeated themes emerging in many of the articles railing against polyamorous marriage.
  756. Poor fetishes, poor critiques: gentrification as violence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Hating on hipsters is not the answer to gentrification. If we want to reclaim our cities, we should organize for genuinely affordable housing in common, argues Gloria Dawson.
  757. PostCapitalism: A reply to Pete Green
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  758. The Postmodern Left and the success of neoliberalism 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The international Left promotes its own image rather than engaging in the bitter reality of resistance against neoliberalism. It does not need to believe in postmodernism because it is postmodernism.
  759. The postmodern left and the success of neoliberalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The rise of neoliberalism across the globe for decades, and its continued resilience since the 2007-2008 financial crisis in particular, forces us to ask why there has not been a more successful resistance against it.
  760. Poverty, Militarism and the Public Schools
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What's the difference between education and obedience? If you see very little, you probably have no problem with the militarization of the American school system -- or rather, the militarization of the impoverished schools ... the ones that can't afford new textbooks or functional plumbing, much less art supplies or band equipment. My town, Chicago, is a case study in this national trend.
  761. Power Games: A Political History of the Olympic Games
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
  762. The Precautionary Principle: the basis of a post-GMO ethic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    GMOs have been in our diets for about 20 years. Proof that they are safe? No way - it took much, much longer to discover the dangers of cigarettes and transfats, dangers that are far more visible than those of GMOs. On the scale of nature and ecology, 20 years is a pitifully short time. To sustain our human future, we have to think long term.
  763. President Trump?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    No matter what happens, the old US party system is broken. Donald Trump is like no major candidate in living memory.
  764. Private Banks: Creating Money Out of Thin Air
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In his book The Joy of Tax: How a Fair Tax System Can Create a Better Society, Richard Murphy, UK Tax Justice Network co-founder, offers a radically pioneering approach to tax and fiscal policy. Murphy is one of the first economists to link tax policy to the 400- year-old reality that nearly all money is created by private banks out of thin air.
  765. Private Profits vs Public Policy
    The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    According to Joel Lexchin, "Given the central role that medicines play in keeping us healthy, it is essential that we understand the policy environment that governs drug development, from the initial basic research to the sale of the manufactured produces to the patients that use them."
  766. Progressive Movement Security and Self-Defense
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A comprehensive list of security measures organizers should take to protect themselves and their groups from government, corporate and right-wing surveillance and persecution.
  767. The Promise of a Revolution
    Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution: Richard Müller, the Revolutionary Shop Stewards, and the Origins of the Council

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Ralf Hoffrogge's Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution: Richard Müller, the Revolutionary Shop Stewards, and the Origins of the Council.
  768. Propaganda Techniques of Empire 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Washington’s quest for perpetual world power is underwritten by systematic and perpetual propaganda wars. Every major and minor war has been preceded, accompanied and followed by unremitting government propaganda designed to secure public approval, exploit victims, slander critics, dehumanize targeted adversaries and justify its allies’ collaboration. In this paper Petras discusses the most common recent techniques used to support ongoing imperial wars.
  769. Prospects for an Alt-Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Examining the limitations and issues with prevalent approaches of younger progressives and how a more effective 'alt-left' movement might be formed.
  770. Provoking Nuclear War by Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian allowed a brief commentary. Such a rare official admission was buried or suppressed, understandably. It would explain too much about how the rulers of the world rule.
  771. Psychiatry's 'Defect Model of Mental Illness:' a Path for Those it Has Failed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For some depressed, anxious, and substance-abusing people, it feels better to believe that they are essentially defective, as it provides them with a defense of sorts against insulting accusations that they are malingering. But the defect model of mental illness doesn't work for everyone.
  772. Public Servants or Corporate Security?
    An Open Letter to Law Enforcement and National Guard in North Dakota

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Detailing the role of the National Guard and law enforcement services as protecting corporate interests opposed to public safety in the context of the North Dakota pipeline protest action, and appealing to these public servants to consider the impact and implications of their role in the conflict.
  773. Public transit is a women's issue
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Drimonis highlights the problem of sexual harrassment of female passengers and the failure of transit officials to address this problem.
  774. Puerto Rico: a Junta By Any Other Name
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Empire is once again fashionable. The financial crisis that is presently gutting the island of Puerto Rico plays out like the world's worst case of botched assisted suicide. The sell of its municipal funds and its constitutionally guaranteed promise of repayment to investors has plunged the island into a very precarious situation for its millions of citizens and the opportunity of a lifetime for hedge fund vultures.
  775. The Queer Movement Today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A year after marriage equality was legalized nationwide in the United States, and two months since the June 12, 2016 massacre at a gay club in Orlando, the LGBT movement confronts a contradictory future.
  776. Queer Progress
    From Homophobia to Homonationalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    A political memoir by a leading gay rights and AIDS activist.
  777. A queer take on Safe Schools and identity politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In recent weeks, the debate over the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program has intensified, taking what is in many ways a bizarre turn. The brief suspension of program architect Roz Ward from her position at La Trobe University has reopened the debate about whether Safe Schools is 'cultural Marxism' by stealth, the program once again coming under fire from conservatives across the country. Even trans advocate and member of the ADF Catherine McGregor has weighed in. One of the more interesting elements of this, however, has been the debate it has created about the role gender and sexual politics can and should play within Marxism. Here enters Guy Rundle. In the pages of Crikey, Rundle penned a treatise on the program and what he considers the failures of 'queer theory'. Rundle believes Safe Schools (via queer theory) presents the view that 'gender and sexuality are infinitely fluid'. He argues, however, that such a view denies the material realities of sexuality and gender, not to mention his view that 'almost no-one really believes it -- and they certainly do not let it shape their lives'.
  778. Rabbis deny 1 in 10 Jews the right to marry in Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Supreme religious body faces growing backlash as critics compare Israel's religious freedoms to Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.
  779. Rabbis deny 1 in 10 Jews the right to marry in Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Supreme religious body faces growing backlash as critics compare Israel's religious freedoms to Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.
  780. Race, class and the election of Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An analysis on the 2016 US presidential election.
  781. Race and class in the United States: J. Sakai and the politics of revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Doug Greene offers a critique of J. Sakai's 1989 work, Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat.
  782. Race, class and police murder in America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the aftermath of the mass shooting of police officers in Dallas, Texas on July 7, 2016, the American media and political establishment has sought to portray the police killings of unarmed people and widespread protests against police violence as proof of deepening and unbridgeable racial divisions in the United States.
  783. Race, Gender, and Class Politics in the US Primaries
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The US has some of the largest feminist organizations in the Western world. I should also add that it has the largest organization for the elderly, the AARP. In spite of this, the US is the country where African Americans, women, and the elderly have fewer political, civil, and social rights. African Americans, women, and the elderly have the least health benefits among their equivalents in other developed countries. The primary reason for this underdevelopment of human rights is the absence of powerful socialist forces and parties, rooted historically in the working class. This reality, however, is rarely mentioned in the US. It is presented as too "ideological" or antiquated.
  784. Race Without Class: the "Bougie" Sensibility of Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  785. Racial Liberalism: The Case of Interwar Detroit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The paradox at the heart of contemporary racial politics is what sociologists and political scientists call "colorblind racism:" How is it that the United States is a country where racism is supposed to be politically, socially, and morally unacceptable yet simultaneously where inequalities are quite neatly organized along racial lines?
  786. Racialism, art and the Academy Awards controversy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Should artwork be categorized and presumably appreciated according to whether it represents a male or female, black or white perspective? Many critics, influenced by the prevailing ideology, set up this basic standard: women gain more from art produced by women, Jews from work created by Jews, African-Americans from "African-American art," etc. In ideological terms, these critics, in their obsession with race, are spouting a conception of society and art identified historically with the extreme right.
  787. Racist housing? How postwar suburban development led to today's inner-city lead poisoning
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan is just the tip of a vast iceberg of lead contamination afflicting mainly urban black communities. A rigid 'race bar' on postwar suburban housing and mortgages left black families in inner cities, exposed to flaking lead paint in run down housing, leaded gasoline residues and lead pipework. Now is the time to correct this shocking historic injustice.
  788. Racist of the year, Ian Khama: Not Botswana's finest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    General Ian Khama, the President of Botswana, and his frequent outbursts against the Kalahari Bushmen are among the most horrifying instances of racism of recent times. His sentiments are extremely troubling.
  789. Radical economics, Marxist economics and Marx's economics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The major global crises of the mid-1970s and 2008-9 provoked debates among the ruling class about the best economic policies to manage capitalism. For socialists and activists the question was different, and debates about whether and to what extent capitalism could be reformed to avert crisis and instil a more humane and fair system became even sharper.
  790. Radioactive waste and the nuclear war on Australia's Aboriginal people
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Australia's nuclear industry has a shameful history of 'radioactive racism' that dates from the British bomb tests in the 1950s. The same attitudes persist today with plans to dump over half a million tonnes of high and intermediate level nuclear waste on Aboriginal land, and open new uranium mines. But now Aboriginal peoples and traditional land owners are fighting back.
  791. Rainbow Capital, Queerness, and Black Lives Matter's Shocking Reformism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Though I support BLM’s policy goals and shock-tactics, their lack of analysis of the forces behind the oppression of Black and other people seems to put them in an awkward place. Their use of shock tactics makes them too radical for the reformists, while their emphasis on piece-meal reforms and little else alienates the radicals. It puts them in a kind of activist nether-space that makes unity difficult.
  792. Rainbows and Weddings
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It is utterly ironic that not a hundred years ago the West tried to "civilize" us by criminalizing homosexual conduct, and now the West wishes to "civilize" us by decriminalizing the homosexual conduct that it criminalized in the first place, all the while producing us as the "barbarians" that they have the duty to correct.
  793. Raising Hell for Labor
    Raising Expectations (And Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Jane McAlevey's Raising Expectations (And Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement.
  794. Rape as Colonial Legacy
    The Beginning and End of Rape

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Sarah Deer's The Beginning and End of Rape.
  795. Rasmea Odeh's Appeal Gains
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Palestinian activist and Chicago community leader Rasmea Odeh is gaining ground in her struggle for a new trial, following her 2014 conviction for "unlawful procurement of naturalization."
  796. Reactionary Tide in Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The oligarchic reaction against the leftist governments never ceased during the past 15 years, but now it has achieved some very substantial victories.
  797. Reading CAPITAL - Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Review of "An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital" by Michael Heinrich.
  798. Reading Eduardo Galeano Through Palestinian Eyes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano is best remembered for chronicling five centuries of colonialism, genocide, pillage, and structural inequality in the Americas. His pen dug through the bleeding heart of Latin America, unearthing forgotten stories of resistance, exploring the roots of injustice and exploitation, and amplifying the voices of the outcasts and misfits.
  799. Reading and Returning to Denise Levertov
    A Poet's Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Donna Hollenberg's A Poet's Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov.
  800. The real cause of Trump: rampant neoliberalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Examining how the response from the traditional left to the 2016 US Election fails to recognize the failings of neoliberal policies and attitudes that contributed to the election of Trump.
  801. The Real Link Between Israel's Forest Fires and Muezzin Bill
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Examines and contextualizes the discriminatory 'muezzin bill', which would ban the broadcasting of Muslim calls to prayer in Israel.
  802. The Real Secret of the South China Sea
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The South China Sea is the ultimate geopolitical flashpoint of the 21st century. The future of Asia is at stake.
  803. The Realist's Dilemma
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Brazil's Workers' Party thought accommodating capital could save them. That was a grave mistake.
  804. Realities of Zionism - Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Review of "Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Resolution" by Moshe Machover and "False Prophets of Peace Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine" by Tikva Honig-Parnass.
  805. Reassessing Podemos
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Podemos has come an immense distance in a very short time. It represents a clear choice by millions of people in the Spanish state to vote against corruption, institutionalised greed and contempt for voters, but also against austerity. As such, it weakens the ruling class in the Spanish state and strengthens the anti-austerity side in Europe. The success of Podemos in December is a cause for celebration and a source for lessons and parallels.
  806. Rebranding The Conquistadors As Social Justice Warriors - The Guardian, Corporate Sponsorship And 'Branded Content'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Like most newspapers, the Guardian is struggling financially and is desperately worried about a dwindling stream of advertising revenue. The paper's declared intent of becoming 'the world's leading liberal voice', with rapid expansion in the US and Australia, has backfired, leading to the need for significant cuts including likely job losses. As a result, the paper is heading ever deeper into the murky world of 'branded content' to raise much-needed funds from corporate advertisers.
  807. Rebuilding A Class Movement
    In Solidarity: Essays on Working-Class Organization in the United States

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Kim Moody's In Solidarity: Essays on Working-Class Organization in the United States.
  808. Recolonized by the Past
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It began as a campaign at the University of Cape Town to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes that stood on the campus. For the protestors, the statue represented everything that Rhodes himself stood for: racism, colonialism, plunder, white supremacy, and the oppression of black people.
  809. Redeeming Chávez's Dream
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The world press, suddenly aware of the deepening crisis in Venezuela, is relishing in the Bolivarian Revolution's woes. But its coverage rarely goes deeper than images of poor people clamoring for food. The photos index the situation's seriousness, but they do not capture its complexity.
  810. Reflections on the Brussels Attacks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Debate and reflection are urgently needed with respect to the political violence that is being unleashed in various forms in the West and non-West.
  811. Refugees and Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The process of escaping violence has turned into a "journey of death" for millions of refugees. For Syrian refugees it is also a journey of "no return."
  812. Reimagining the Harper's Ferry Revolt
    The Good Lord Bird

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of James McBride's The Good Lord Bird.
  813. Religious Zealots Ready for Takeover of Israeli Army
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week forced out his long-serving defence minister, Moshe Yaalon. As he stepped down, Yaalon warned: "Extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel." He was referring partly to his expected successor: Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party, whose trademark outbursts have included demands to bomb Egypt and behead disloyal Palestinian citizens.
  814. Remembering Ahmad Rahman and Ron Scott
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Addressing the lives and accomplishments of Ahmad Rahman and Ron Scott.
  815. Remembering Argentina's Mothers of the Disappeared
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Campaign Nonviolence is a movement to build a culture of active nonviolence. We share the stories of nonviolent action, drawing lessons, strength, and strategy from the global grassroots movements for change. This week commemorates the 39th anniversary of the first protest of the Argentina's Mothers of the Disappeared.
  816. Remembering Nonviolent History
    Freedom Rides

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    By May 1961, federal law had already ruled that segregation on interstate public buses was illegal. Southern states, however, maintained segregation in seating, and at bus station bathrooms, waiting rooms and drinking fountains and the Interstate Commerce Commission refused to take action to enforce federal law. To change this, the Civil Rights Movement (CORE, SNCC, NAACP) began a series of Freedom Rides on May 4th, 1961.
  817. The Repression in Bahrain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Bahrainis are calling their government's intensified repression of all opposition "the Egyptian strategy", believing that it is modelled on the ruthless campaign by the Egyptian security forces to crush even the smallest signs of dissent.
  818. Requiem for a Black Trotskyist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    News of the death of former United Auto Workers staff member Ernie Dillard came by way of a phone call on Bastille Day 2016. The subsequent silence about his passing in the radical and mainstream press is an accusatory reminder of the extent to which the memory of the Left has been confiscated from those who require it most.
  819. Rescuing Memory: the Humanist Interview with Noam Chomsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  820. Response to May '68 Revisited
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "May '68 was another step in the modernization of French capitalism." So was 1789, but it was a lot more too.
  821. The Retreat of the Intellectuals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ellen Meiksins Wood saw a great danger in the reluctance of today's intellectuals to criticize capitalism.
  822. The Return of Crisis: Everywhere Banks are in Deep Trouble
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Financial markets the world over are increasingly chaotic; either retreating or plunging. Our view remains that there’s a gigantic market crash in the coming future -- one that has possibly started now.
  823. The Return of the Coup in Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Venezuela and Brazil are the scenes of a new form of coup d'etat that would set the continent's political calendar back to its worst times. Meanwhile, in Argentina, the brutal model for the demolition of democracy is set forward by the continental oligarchic right and the hegemonic forces of US imperialism who wish to impose their model in the region.
  824. The return of the "grand narrative"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Throughout the world, a rising tide of social struggle is upending the proclamations by anti-Marxist intellectuals that the "grand narratives" of working-class struggle and socialist revolution have been superseded.
  825. Reverse Robin Hood: Six Billion Dollar Businesses Preying on Poor People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Many see families in poverty and seek to help. Others see families in poverty and see opportunities for profit. Here are six examples of billion dollar industries which are built on separating poor people, especially people of colour, from their money, the reverse Robin Hood.
  826. Review: Ashwin Desai, Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A book review: Ashwin Desai, Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island.
  827. Review: Kate Evans, Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg (2015)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Red Rosa does not aspire to be an authoritative biography but, perhaps as a result, it is a more compelling book. What's compelling about it? The graphics have a lot to do with it; it's an extended comic strip (although the author might take offense with that characterization). The events, both intimate and very public, of Luxemburg’s life and the words and deeds of her political activity are portrayed in vivid graphics. When reading the book, it's impossible to feel detached from them. At the same time, those events, words and deeds are presented seriously, without trivialization. This is no "Rosa Luxemburg for Dummies."
  828. Revisit the province's royalty regime and make De Beers compensate Attawapiskat fairly.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last month, the remote Cree community of Attawapiskat was front-page news. The community has been grappling with a devastating suicide crisis -- and more than 100 residents -- as young as 11 and as old as 71 -- have attempted suicide. This crisis reflects the despair facing the community over dilapidated housing, lack of mental health services and social infrastructure. But it is roots are in colonialism -- and worsened by corporate greed.
  829. The Revolt of the Fragments
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It was, without question, a bloody nose for the political establishment, the biggest it has received for decades. And many have read the unexpected success of the Leave camp in the British EU referendum straightforwardly as a revolt against the political class and as a victory for democracy. Yes, it was a revolt against the political class in London and in Brussels. But the referendum result was also far more complicated than that.
  830. Revolution Never Sleeps: Nuit Debout in France and Beyond
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The movement Nuit debout -- 'night on our feet' or 'stand up night!' -- is a potent reminder of the existence of an indefatigable global struggle against the neoliberal credo and all of its devastating consequences. Although it has deep roots, like all sociopolitical movements, it has come into its own since the prolongation of a March 31st, 2016 general strike (grève générale) and mass protest against French labor reforms, which aim at further consolidating class power and rendering the status of the labor force even more precarious. It quickly mutated like so many other recent movements from a circumscribed protest into an extended and rapidly spreading occupation.
  831. The Revolutionary Art of Failure
    Vivas to Those Who Have Failed

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Martin Espada's Vivas to Those Who Have Failed.
  832. Revolutionary Feminism, Communist Interventions vol. 3
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The third volume of the Communist Interventions reader series, on Revolutionary Feminism. A century of debates between communist, anarchist, and radical feminist militants on women's oppression and capitalism.
  833. A Revolutionary Speech: Patrice Lumumba and the Birth of the Republic of Congo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese independence leader and first democratically elected Prime Minister, was executed on 17th January, 1961. He had been beated and tortured in a culmination of two assassination plots by the Belgian government and the CIA, ordered directly by President Dwight Eisenhower to 'eliminate' the charismatic leader, with the cooperation of British intelligence and Katangan authorities.
  834. Revolutionary workers' movements and parliaments in Germany 1918-23
    A reply to Tony Phillips

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  835. Richard Levins: Scientist, Activist and Friend
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    American scientist Richard Levins, philosopher of science, titan of ecology, forebear of agroecology, renowned authority on the social and ecological dimensions of disease, and friend of Puerto Rico, has passed away.
  836. Rigged
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 2016 Republican presidential primary was rigged. It wasn't rigged by the Republicans, the Democrats, Russians, space aliens, or voters. It was rigged by the owners of television networks who believed that giving one candidate far more coverage than others was good for their ratings. The CEO of CBS Leslie Moonves said of this decision: "It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS." Justifying that choice based on polling gets the chronology backwards, ignores Moonves' actual motivation, and avoids the problem, which is that there ought to be fair coverage for all qualified candidates (and a democratic way to determine who is qualified).
  837. The right-wing, racialist attacks on the film Free State of Jones
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The new film written and directed by Gary Ross, Free State of Jones, about a white farmer in Mississippi, Newton Knight, who led an insurrection against the Confederacy from 1863 to 1865, has come under sharp attack by right-wing elements in the American media. By right-wing elements, we mean the "new right" of identity politics advocates.
  838. The Rise and Fall of Liberation Theology in Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Liberation Theology in Latin America has been an integral part of progressive movements. The Vatican, with the support and guidance from the United States, has sabotaged Liberation Theology in Latin America. Their aim has been to maintain the status quo and stop the progressive forces from taking control.
  839. The RNC Comes and Goes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Throughout the week, journalists got plenty of newsworthy stories, from Melania Trump's plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s speech to the arrests of 18 protestors at Public Square.
  840. Roaming Charges: Whitelash, White Heat?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Debunking Whitelash Theory in the context of the 2016 US presidential election and more.
  841. Robot Cops Are Racist, Too
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As an institution, the police is racist through and through -- irrespective of whether or not particular cops harbor racist views. This is because, among other reasons, as an institution the police is an appendage of the larger institution of property. And property, in the US at the very least, is inextricable from racist dispossessions, and reproductions, of wealth. That is, in addition to manifesting other aspects of domination, property is racist.
  842. Rojava: reality and rhetoric
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A detailed critical analysis of the "Rojava revolution".
  843. The roots of Israel's most racist law
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israel’s most draconian laws may have been passed by the current right-wing government, but the stage was set long ago by the Israeli Left. With a majority of 65 votes, the Knesset approved last week the extension of an order to prevent family reunification in Israel. Of Palestinian families, of course. Jews are welcome to continue and reunify as much as they please.
  844. Rosa Lives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The revolutionary thought of Rosa Luxemburg continues to inform and inspire anticapitalist movements today.
  845. Rosa Luxemburg and the Growth of the Labor Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Today is the 97th anniversary of the assassination of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the leading exponents of revolutionary socialism in Germany in the early 20th century. Both were prominent figures in the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) up to the First World War and, alienated by the reformist and pro-war politics of the SPD, founders of the Spartacus League in 1916. Both were killed by right-wing Freikorps death squads -- which had support from the Social Democratic government -- on January 15, 1919. The following is an excerpt from Gerald Friedman's Reigniting the Labor Movement (Routledge, 2007). Friedman describes Rosa Luxemburg's revolutionary politics and her understanding of the role of the mass strike -- not as the means for a decisive “one hit” victory for the working class, but as part of what Friedman terms a "long-term process of consciousness-building through participation in class struggle."
  846. Rosa Luxemburg for Our Time
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Does Rosa Luxemburg leave feminists a theoretical and political legacy? That is, does she give us any theoretical guidance as to how to understand women's oppression? If so, what is it?
  847. Rosa Luxemburg of Our Time 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Does Rosa Luxemburg leave feminists a theoretical and political legacy? That is, does she give us any theoretical guidance as to how to understand women’s oppression? If so, what is it?
  848. Royal greed and oppression sold as culture in Swaziland
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Swaziland’s King Mswati III passes suppression, unaccountability and royal opulent spending in the face of drought, starvation and poverty, as traditionally "Swazi" values. Sonkhe Dube, a young exiled activist, begs to differ.
  849. The Ruling Class's Hatred of Trump is Different Than Yours
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The master class's fear and loathing of Trump – one of their own, sort of – can be detected in the normally Republican-leaning corporate elite.
  850. Russia's Intervention and Syria's Future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There's a lot of hypocrisy in the present complaint by the Obama administration that most Russian strikes are directed against the non-ISIS Syrian opposition. And yet, Washington's hope is that Putin will not only prevent the regime's collapse and consolidate it, but also help in reaching some kind of political settlement of the conflict. For the time being this is more wishful thinking than anything else.
  851. Russkies at the Doorstep
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In a year noted for crude political discourse, eagerly serialized in the mainstream media, the MSM are themselves bellowing anti-Russian rhetoric, conspiracy theory, and fear-mongering.
  852. Salvadoran Women Combatants
    Women in War: The Micro-processes of Mobilization in El Salvador

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Jocelyn Viterna's Women in War: The Micro-processes of Mobilization in El Salvador.
  853. Salvadoran Women Respond to Violence with Community Service, Music, and Individual Efforts 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Outside of the peace negotiations that resound in the media and governmental organizations, one of the strongest solutions to the scourge of gang violence in El Salvador has come from individual initiatives and groups dedicated to women. This work with female youth and ex-gang members, both in and outside of prison, is part of a movement that seeks to collaborate with peace processes in which women have rarely been taken into account. At the same time, it addresses the social structure that intensifies violence against women.
  854. Save the Tiger, Keep the People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On the fate of India’s forest-dwelling peoples: and how many will be aware that so many of them are being illegally evicted as part of the drive to conserve flora and fauna? Despite having co-existed with tigers and other animals for centuries, many of India's tribal peoples are currently being persecuted in the name of conservation.
  855. Scandal! Exxon knew about climate change, boosted denialism, misled shareholders, went carbon heavy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the world's biggest energy companies has been caught out in what may be the biggest ever climate scandal. Way back in the 1980s ExxonMobil knew of the 'potentially catastrophic' and 'irreversible' effects of increasing fossil fuel consumption, but chose to cover up the findings, spread misinformation on climate change, and go for high carbon energy sources.
  856. Scapegoating by the Political Right: A Mask for Privilege
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A historical context for the role of scapegoating of minorities in the 2016 US election examining similar practices by privileged groups to maintain power in modern history.
  857. The Scourge of Youth Detention
    The Northern Territory, Torture, and Australia’s Detention Disease

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Australia tolerates gulags that house intrepid asylum seekers, and other similarly deemed undesirables.
  858. Secret Armies, Shadow Wars, Silent Unaccountability
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We live today in an era of postmodern war. It's a two-front war -- the first being the virtual front of threats, posturing, and arms buildups we persist in waging, Cold War-style, against state-based mirror-images of ourselves (Russia and China); the second being the dirty front we wage in the shadows against irregular, non-state thugs and pygmy tyrants who use their weaknesses as strengths, asymmetrically, to turn our strengths into weaknesses.
  859. The Secret Struggle Against Apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the 1960s, a group of leftists risked everything to revive the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
  860. Securing communal land rights for Tanzania's Indigenous Peoples
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Commuting between land rights negotiations in the city and herding goats on the plains, Edward Loure is at once a traditional Maasai and a modern urbanite. That ability to straddle the two very different worlds he inhabits has been key to his success at having 200,000 acres of land registered into village and community ownership.
  861. See You at the Barricades! Three Books That Revive the Memory of the Paris Commune
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For socialists and communists of over a century, the Paris Commune was a defining event. From March 18 to May 28 in 1871, following the collapse of the French Republic and the Prussian siege of the capital, the Communards swore to defend Paris until they were overwhelmed by the French army itself. Karl Marx himself called the temporary self-government of the population the "dictatorship of the proletariat."
  862. The Seeds of Spin: Decoding Pro-GMO Lies and Falsehoods
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If you are in some way critical of genetically modified food and agriculture or have some concerns that remain unaddressed, here is a brief interpretive (satirical) guide for navigating the seedy world of pro-GMO spin.
  863. The Seemingly Endless Indignities of Air Travel: Report from the Losing Side of Class Warfare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For most of my alleged adult life I have wanted to live in a third world country, and now that my native United States has kindly accommodated this wish, all I do is bitch. It's bad enough that our income and wealth disparity rivals that of Guatemala, now our tax dollars are actively promoting this ever-deepening caste system.
  864. A Seismic Shift Toward Socialism in the U.K. Labour Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Jeremy Corban's unexpected 2015 rise to the leadership of the U.K. Labour Party and his recent resounding victory over the right-wing forces within the party that tried to dislodge him are sending shockwaves throughout Europe - waves that could reach the shores of the U.S. if events continue to unfold in the same direction.
  865. The Senseless Death of Tobeka Daki
    Auctioning Health and Life to the Highest Bidders

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Details the circumstances of the death of Tobeka Daki of South Africa, implicating the exorbitant drug prices of pharmaceutical corporations.
  866. Sex, Needs, and Queer Culture
    From Liberation to the Post-Gay

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    The belief of many in the early sexual liberation movements was that capitalism's investment in the norms of the heterosexual family meant that any challenge to them was invariably anti-capitalist. In recent years, however, lesbian and gay subcultures have become increasingly mainstream and commercialized -- as seen, for example, in corporate backing for pride events -- while the initial radicalism of sexual liberation has given way to relatively conservative goals over marriage and adoption rights. Meanwhile, queer theory has critiqued this homonormativity, or assimilation, as if some act of betrayal had occurred.
    In Sex, Needs and Queer Culture, David Alderson seeks to account for these shifts in both queer movements and the wider society, and he argues powerfully for a distinctive theoretical framework. Through a critical reassessment of the work of Herbert Marcuse, as well as the cultural theorists Raymond Williams and Alan Sinfield, Alderson asks whether capitalism is progressive for queers, evaluates the distinctive radicalism of the counterculture as it has mutated into queer, and distinguishes between avant-garde protest and subcultural development. In doing so, the book offers new directions for thinking about sexuality and its relations to the broader project of human liberation.
  867. Shakespeare belongs to us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We don’t know a great deal about William Shakespeare’s life. The records are scant and, in the absence of personal testimony, we know nothing of his intimate feelings or thoughts.
  868. Glenn Shelton
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Glenn Shelton, a retired president of Michigan Mailhandlers Local 307 who never stopped fighting for the rights of working people, and a member of Solidarity, died March 24, 2016, after a battle with cancer.
  869. The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.
  870. Showdown in the Malheur Marshes: the Origins of Rancher Terrorism in Burns, Oregon
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    During the spring of 1995, shortly after the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, James Ridgeway and I spent a couple of weeks traveling across the West for a series of stories in the Village Voice that chronicled the rise of militant new rightwing movements of militias, white supremacists, Christian Identity sects and anti-government groups, including a profile of central Oregon rancher Dwight Hammond, now at the centre of the armed seizure of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters near Burns.
  871. Siberia's Heavenly Lake and 'small peoples' of the High North at risk from oil drilling
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A vital nature preserve in western Siberia, and the indigenous peoples that inhabit it, are at risk from oil development. Oil giant Surgutneftegas is already active in the Numto Park, but now they want to extend operations into its fragile wetlands, putting at risk snow cranes, the Heavenly Lake, and the survival of the Nenet and Khanty peoples.
  872. The Silence of the Left: Brexit, Euro-Austerity and the T-TIP
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The media in the United States have treated the British vote against remaining in the European Union (EU) as if it is populist “Trumpism,” an inarticulate right-wing vote out of ignorance at being left behind by the neoliberal economic growth policy. What is left out of this picture is that there is a sound logic to oppose membership in the EU.
  873. Silencing America as It Prepares for War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 2016 election campaign is remarkable not only for the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders but also for the resilience of an enduring silence about a murderous self-bestowed divinity. A third of the members of the United Nations have felt Washington’s boot, overturning governments, subverting democracy, imposing blockades and boycotts.
  874. Six steps back to the land: an agricultural revolution for people and countryside
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What's the point of farming? To produce an abundance of wholesome food, writes Colin Tudge, while supporting a flourishing rural economy and a sustainable, biodiverse countryside. Yet the powers that be, determined to advance industrial agriculture at all costs, are achieving the precise opposite. It's time for a revolution in our food and farming culture, led by the people at large.
  875. Slime, Shorebirds, and a Scientific Mystery
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Examining the impact of large developments near the Fraser River estuary in British Columbia on migrating populations of shorebirds, which have been found to depend on a biofilm in the area to sustain their long flights.
  876. The Slippery Slope: Rolling Downward, No Brakes, Nuclear War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Policy is not a discrete entity; indeed, instead, it is a cumulative force, broadening in scope and direction, as it -- in this case -- plunges toward self- and global-annihilation. Destruction is in the very air we breathe, as though Thanatos looming overhead, because exceptionalism is reaching a point of satiety and feelings of emptiness and alienation make other than war and dominance meaningless.
  877. The 'slow genocide' of Brazil's Guarani people must stop
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Land theft, agribusiness and violence pose an existential threat to Brazil's Guarani people. They maintain a powerful resolve to regain their historic lands, and even have the law on their side - but the tribe will need international support to prevail against murderous ranchers and farmers, corrupt politicians and a paralysed legal system.
  878. "Small really is beautiful", claims new report on England's farming
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A report on the benefits of small-scale farming practices in England, arguing that land size should not be used to exclude farms from receiving subsidies.
  879. The smug style in American liberalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The smug style in American liberalism has been growing these past decades and in 2016 it has even found expression in media and in policy, in the attitudes of liberals both visible and private.
  880. Snoops in the Reading Room
    F. B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of William J. Maxwell's F. B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature.
  881. Snowden leak: MI5 has gathered so much data it may actually be missing 'life-saving intelligence'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    British spies may have missed potentially "life-saving intelligence" because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data than could be analyzed, a leaked classified report reveals. The document, given to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was sent to top British government officials, outlining methods being developed by the UK’s domestic intelligence agency, MI5, to covertly monitor internet communications.
  882. The Socialism of the Black Panthers
    A new documentary on the Black Panther Party overlooks the group's socialist core.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An analysis on the documentary on the Black Panther Party, "Up From Liberalism".
  883. Socialist Register 2016
    Volume 52: The Politics of the Right

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Today the left faces new challenges from political forces amassing on the radical right. The 52nd volume of the Socialist Register presents a serious calibration and a careful political mapping of these forces. It addresses pivotal questions on the reordering of the new right. These essays - very broad in terms of themes and places - speak to the global challenges the new right poses for the left at this historical moment.
  884. Socialists Discuss During the DNC
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On the steamy evening of July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia a raucous audience of close to 800 gathered to discuss electoral politics and movement-building. This was day three of Socialist Convergence, organized by a coalition of left organizations to create a socialist presence during the Democratic National Convention.
  885. A Solution for Kashmir
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What would justice for those suffering under Indian occupation in Kashmir look like?
  886. Some Pundits Think the Solution to Right-Wing Populism Is Less Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The core orthodoxies of neoliberalism are under attack by populist forces, and commentators are scrambling for a response. Some are suggesting more left-wing red meat. Others, a moment of self-reflection. But a number of pundits are doing that most noxious of political commentary pastimes -- equating right and left responses to the failures of globalization and advocating that "elites" should fight back against the forces of inconvenient democracy.
  887. Sorry, Not Sorry: Neither the Media Nor Their Owners are Going to Change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Detailing the failures of the corporate media in coverage of the 2016 US election, and how these problems are systemic due to the corporate ownership structure.
  888. Sound & Fury
    Just What Does Brexit Signify?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Not since Y2K thretened to plunge the planet into chaos has a story provoked overwrought handwringing comparable to that triggered by Britons voting to withdraw from the European Union. By common assessment, Brexit signifies something profound. History itself has seemingly gone off the rails. Darkness threatens to cover the earth.
  889. Sources HotLink - May 26, 2016
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    This issue takes a look at the good and bad of governments. Stateside, the NSA and CIA are at it again. Repeating mistakes in spite of media scandals and public outcry. Spies will be spies. In Uganda, censorship flexes its muscles and free elections become less free. In the Russian cyberspace, a though provoking debate is being had over the limitations of free speech. Finally, in the Middle East, we have a bit of hot and cold. The Pakistani Senate celebrates a victory for democracy and the freedom of speech.
  890. Sources HotLink - June 30, 2016
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Articles about the FBI and the information it gathers, Donald Trump and the media, and the role of pharmaceutical companies in suppressing information.
  891. South Africa's conservation success story: the 'Black Mambas' mean business!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A unique, all female anti-poaching unit has transformed the conservation picture in South Africa's Kruger National Park. In just three years the Black Mambas have cut poaching by more than 75%, removed over 1,000 snares, and become role models for local youth. And this weekend they arrive in the UK to collect Helping Rhinos' 'Innovation in Conservation' Award.
  892. Spain in Our Hearts
    Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Hochschild shares tales of some of the roughly 2,800 Americans who participated in the Spanish Civil War. He shows how the war was a brutal, cruel mismatch from the beginning, with Franco's fascist forces strengthened by 80,000 Italian troops supplied by Mussolini, as well as weapons and airplanes provided by Hitler in exchange for war-related minerals. Additionally, Hochschild uncovers the story of how Texaco, headed by an admirer of Hitler, Torkild Rieber, provided Franco with unlimited oil on credit, shipped it for free, and supplied invaluable intelligence on tankers carrying oil to the Republican forces.
  893. Spearheading the Neo-liberal Plunder of African Agriculture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is dangerously and unaccountably distorting the direction of international development, according to a new report by the campaign group Global Justice Now. With assets of $43.5 billion, the BMGF is the largest charitable foundation in the world. It actually distributes more aid for global health than any government. As a result, it has a major influence on issues of global health and agriculture.
  894. The specter of geoengineering haunts the Paris climate agreement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    in a capitalist framework negative emissions technologies appear to offer the only possible way out. Geoengineering is the specter that haunts the text adopted in Paris and gives it meaning. The fact that the Agreement does not mention "energy transition" is not a regrettable lapse in generally good text, but proof by omission that the negotiators have chosen to bet on geoengineering instead of confronting fossil capital.
  895. Spies and shadowy allies lurk in secret, thanks to firm’s bag of tricks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Panama Papers reveal how spies and CIA gun-runners use offshore companies to stay hidden. Offshore world blurs the line between legitimate business and the world of espionage.
  896. The stagnation of the Dutch Socialist Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Socialist Party (SP) is one of the parties that emerged to the left of traditional social democracy in the last decade of the 20th century. In electoral terms, it is one of the most successful. At its peak in 2006, the SP got 25 out of 150 seats (16.6 percent of the vote), becoming the third party in the House of Representatives. With the European Parliament (2014) and provincial (2015) elections it eclipsed the Labour Party (PvdA) for the first time, becoming the biggest party of the left in the Netherlands. Until Syriza's election victory in 2015 the Dutch SP was the only left reformist party in Europe to win a bigger share of the vote than the traditional social democratic party.
  897. Stairway to Tax Heaven
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A news role-play game featuring three fictitious characters: Juan Penalti (Soccer Player), Polly Tissien (Politician) and Edmund von Kronen (Business Executive). Welcome to the secret world of offshore. Your goal is to navigate this parallel universe and hide your cash away. Don’t worry! Lawyers, wealth managers and bankers are there to help you. Pick a character and don't get caught.
  898. Standing Against Counterrevolution
    The Two Trotskyisms Confront Stalinism: The Fate of the Russian Revolution, Volume 2

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Sean Matgamna's The Two Trotskyisms Confront Stalinism: The Fate of the Russian Revolution, Volume 2.
  899. Standing Rock and Imperialism Itself
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An article about the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  900. State of emergency in US city after water poisoned
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Flint has faced a lead-saturated drinking water disaster affecting almost 100,000 residents over the past 18 months.
  901. The State of the Left: Many Movements, Too Many Goals?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Sanders campaign has proven a couple of important things about today's political reality in the United States.
    1) A substantial number of Americans are interested in redistributing wealth and making government work for the 99 percent
    2) That is impossible within the current electoral system in the United States.
  902. State, power and bureaucracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The theory of bureaucratic state capitalism in Russia and elsewhere characterises the International Socialist Tendency and distinguishes us from most other Marxist parties worldwide. So a study of the development of Leon Trotsky's ideas on the Russian bureaucracy is of particular interest. This book reveals one of the greatest Marxists struggling to come to terms with a wholly new ­phenomenon, the Stalinist bureaucracy.
  903. Statement on Another Attack by the Far Right on Christians and Democracy in Pakistan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    More than 72 people including children were killed, and more than 200 injured, in a suicide bombing in Lahore’s Gulshan-e-Bagh.
  904. Statistics in the Information War
    An Instructive Example from Hama, 1982

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Examines the manipulation of information in the case of the 'Hama massacre' of 1982 to advance the US's regime change policies regarding Syria.
  905. Still Wavy After All These Years: Flower Geezer Turns 80
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  906. Stop Exploiting LGBT Issues to Demonize Islam and Justify Anti-Muslim Policies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the late 1990s, Eric Rudolph -- raised Catholic and affiliated for a time with a Christian Identity sect -- bombed abortion clinics and a gay bar, insisting they were venues of immorality and evil. Last July, an Orthodox Jewish Israeli attacked the marchers in the Jerusalem LGBT pride parade, stabbing six of them, and one of them, a teenager, died of her wounds; justifying his attacks by appealing to Talmudic punishments for homosexuality, he had just been released from a 10-year prison term for doing the same in 2005. Yesterday, a Christian pastor from Arizona, Steven Anderson, praised the slaughter of 49 people in an Orlando LGBT club on the ground that "homosexuals are a bunch of disgusting perverts" and are "pedophiles."
  907. A Story from El Salvador: Julio Molina, Saving Historic Memory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Julio Molina dedicates himself to preserving the "historic memory" of the generation that was involved in the 12-year civil war that took place in El Salvador from 1980 to 1992 between the rightwing government of the oligarchy and the revolutionaries of the FMLN. "We have many tasks today," he says, "but one of them is the preservation of the historic memory."
  908. The Strange Death of Hugo Chavez: an Interview with Eva Golinger
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I believe there is a very strong possibility that President Chavez was assassinated. There were notorious and documented assassination attempts against him throughout his presidency. Most notable was the April 11, 2002 coup d'etat, during which he was kidnapped and set to be assassinated had it not been for the unprecedented uprising of the Venezuelan people and loyal military forces that rescued him and returned him to power within 48 hours. I was able to find irrefutable evidence using the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), that the CIA and other US agencies were behind that coup and supported, financially, militarily and politically, those involved. Later on, there were other attempts against Chavez.
  909. Strike strategy today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Why has the use of the strike in the US become so scarce? While subjective factors are more difficult to quantify, certain basic reasons seem more readily evident. Union membership, particularly in the private sector, is at an all-time low. Most of the unions are heavily bureaucratized, and central labor councils ossified. "Sympathy strikes," long ago outlawed by Taft-Hartley, militate against the sort of broad-based solidarity so essential to an industrial victory. Moreover, many unions have accepted no-strike clauses for the duration of their contracts, effectively tying one hand behind their backs.
  910. Strike Wave and Worker Victories in Cambodia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In Cambodia the class struggle has resulted in the enactment of a major anti-union labour law this year. Yet more is reported in the media on the long-gone Khmer Rouge than the frequent strikes that occur in the country. Still, the strikes are happening. And more often than not, they are winning.
  911. Students Are Pulling a Kaepernick All Over America -- and Being Threatened for It
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Students are being threatened with punishment for not participating in rituals surrounding the national anthem or Pledge of Allegiance -- and they are fighting back. Since NFL 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem in August to protest oppression of people of colour, many Americans, particularly professional athletes and students, have followed suit. But their constitutional right to engage in such gestures of dissent is not always being respected.
  912. Studs Terkel
    Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Drawing from over one hundred interviews of people who knew and worked with Studs, Alan Wieder creates a multi-dimensional portrait of a run-of-the-mill guy from Chicago who, in public life, became an acclaimed author and raconteur, while managing, in his private life, to remain a mensch.
  913. Study: Fracking, Not Just Fracking Wastewater Injection, Causing Earthquakes in Western Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A groundbreaking study published in Seismological Research Letters has demonstrated a link between hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") for oil and gas and earthquakes.
  914. Study: NSA Surveillance Has Chilling Effort on Internet Browsing
    Users Feared Reading About 'Sensitive' Topics

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A new study in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal found that traffic on Wikipedia articles considered "sensitive" or terror-related plummeted drastically in the immediate wake of revelations about broad NSA surveillance of Internet use.
  915. Syria and the Left: Time to Break the Silence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The cold, hard reality of the war in Syria is that the violence, bloodshed, and chaos continues unabated while the Left, such as it is, continues on in a state of schizophrenic madness. Different points of view, conflicting ideological tendencies, and a misunderstanding of the reality of the conflict are all relevant issues to be interrogated, with civility and reasoned debate in short supply. The Left does need to seriously self-reflect though about just how it responds to crises of imperialism and issues of war and peace.
  916. 1953 - 2002 - 2016: Syria and the Reemergence of McCarthyism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A history of McCarthyism, or red-baiting, in US politics to justify or bolster foreign war efforts, and how the recent Syrian involvement has brought about a revival of McCarthyist discourse and tactics in the political and social realms.
  917. The Syriza Wave
    Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    An account of the rise and fall of the Greek left party Syriza.
  918. Talking about radicalization
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the problems with discussing the concept of radicalization is that it can mean all things to all people. In one sense it simply means 'the process by which terrorists become terrorists'. But, radicalization, particularly as it is discussed in political and popular discourse, has also come to embody certain ideas about how that process takes place: For instance, that the acceptance of extremist religious ideas is the first step in leading people to violence; that there are certain stages through which people move from belief to terror; that there are certain tell tale signatures of radicalization; and so on.
  919. Tatchell's reply: "A new left-wing McCarthyism"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The future of progressive politics is under threat, again. But this time from the left. Historically, socialists and greens have made gains by building broad alliances around a common goal, such as the campaigns against the poll tax and the bombing of Syria. We united together diverse people who often disagreed on other issues. Through this unity and solidarity, we won. Nowadays, we are witnessing a revival of far 'left' sectarian politics and it is infecting the Green Party too. Zealous activists, seemingly motivated by a desire to be more 'left' and pure than rivals, are putting huge energy into fighting and dragging down other campaigners.
  920. Teamsters and Cops
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Minneapolis teamsters in 1934 knew something we should remember -- police enforce the ruling class's unjust order.
  921. "The Term has Become Meaningless to Me": on Violence, Social Change, and Nonviolent Communication
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Violence means different things to different people. While some people find it important to show their opposition to acts like touching someone against their will or supporting an oppressive regime, others mill about in confusion around the middle of the space when facing supposedly unambiguous statements such as "murder is violent." Participants from the same family or the same activist group disagree on the classification of certain acts as violent. In our context, two important questions arise out of this apparent incoherence of the term: what are the implications for Nonviolent Communication? And, what does this mean about nonviolence as a political strategy for social change?
  922. A Terrible Beauty: Remembering Ireland's Easter Rebellion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It's a hundred years since some 750 men and women threw up barricades and seized key locations in downtown Dublin. They would be joined by maybe 1,000 more. In six days it would be over, the post office in flames, the streets blackened by shell fire, and the rebellion's leaders on their way to face firing squads against the walls of Kilmainham Jail. And yet the failure of the Easter Rebellion would eventually become one of the most important events in Irish history - a 'failure' that would reverberate worldwide and be mirrored by colonial uprisings almost half a century later.
  923. Terrifying Prospects
    This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Moustafa Bayoumi's This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror.
  924. Tharparkar: Pakistan's ongoing catastrophe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    More than 1,500 children under the age of five have died in the Tharparkar district of Pakistan's Sindh province since 2011. Each year, as the death toll climbs, reports are sought, commissions created and emergency plans announced by the provincial government. But none of these seem able to stop the recurring problems plaguing this vast 20,000sq km district.
  925. There's No Place for Clean Water Under 'Free Trade'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Yet another standoff between clean drinking water and mining profits has taken shape in Colombia, where two corporations insist their right to pollute trumps human health and the environment. As is customary in these cases, it is clean water that is the underdog here.
  926. These Quakers Are Asking Tougher Questions Than Many in the Press 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    American Presidential candidates these days are accustomed to mainstream reporters quizzing them on process and politics, with a typical media scrum filled with questions about the latest polls, repeated demands for a response to the most recent attack from rival campaigns, and sometimes even vapid inquiries about workout routines or favorite foods. A group of Quakers has been trying to fill the substance vacuum - by training hundreds of activists to stalk the candidates in early primary states and ask them tough questions on issues ranging from immigrant detention to nuclear weapons to the role of money in politics.
  927. These Senior Citizens Are Destined to Die in Prison -- For Marijuana
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There are drug war excesses remaining to be rectified. Here are some of the most outrageous.
  928. They Came for the Children: Truth Commission Sheds Light on Canada's Genocide Against Indigenous Peoples
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Imagine a village with all its children gone. For aboriginal peoples all across Canada, this was their lived reality, not the stuff of imagination. The story of what happened to the children -- who were forcibly removed from their families and sent to military-style camps that were euphemistically called "schools" -- has at last been told, compiled in the monumental six-volume Truth and Reconciliation Report on residential schools for aboriginal children released in 2015.
  929. They Came to Take a County: Land Seizure Agitators, Propagandists, Politicians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Thanks to the Bundy Gang, public lands advocates became aware of elements of the Land Seizure movement that had been operating in the shadows. The curtain was drawn back on networks of agitators and propagandists: Constitutional "experts" and sheriffs, "patriot" legislators and self-centered sovereign citizens.
  930. "They Fear Us Because We Are Fearless:" The Life and Legacy of Berta Cáceres
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I began writing a eulogy for Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores years ago, though she died only last week. Berta was assassinated by Honduran government-backed death squads on March 3, 2016.
  931. They Throw Us Out of Our Homes But We Get Ice Cream
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If there were any doubt that gentrification has come to my corner of Brooklyn, that was put to rest last weekend with the appearance of an ice cream truck. An ice cream truck painted with the logo and red color of The Economist. Yes, it was just as this reads. Free scoops of ice cream were being given out as a young woman with a clipboard was attempting to get people to sign up for subscriptions to The Economist.
  932. They Want to Prohibit Us from Dreaming
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A 2014 interview with renowned Honduran activist Berta Cáceres, who was assassinated last week.
  933. The Thiaroye massacre, 1944
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A short history of the mass killing of black soldiers in the Free French Forces who were protesting against non-payment of wages towards the end of World War II.
  934. Things My Students Don't Know
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the discussion exercises I use in my course on corporate power begins with the bare text of the First Amendment projected on screen at the front of the room. I tell students that this is a recently proposed piece of federal legislation and invite their comments. I also say that if anyone has heard of the proposal, they should remain quiet for the time being and let others speak first.
  935. Thinking About Suffragette
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Alison Baldree responds to the 2015 flim Suffragette.
  936. "This Deportation Business": 1920s and the Present
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This article examines the growth of the deportation regime during the 1920s, and explores the enduring ramifications of early deportation practice and the renegotiation of the state's coercive power over migrants.
  937. This is What Insurgency Looks Like
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The call to Break Free from Fossil Fuels envisioned "tens of thousands of people around the world rising up" to take back control of their own destiny; "sitting down" to "block the business of government and industry that threaten our future"; conducting "peaceful defense of our right to clean energy." That's just what happened.
  938. This is why everything you’ve read about the wars in Syria and Iraq could be wrong
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A description of how much of the coverage of the wars in Syria and Iraq is second-hand reporting, due to the dangers posed, and subject to political bias and propaganda.
  939. This vote was about far more than immigration
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The vote to leave the EU was fuelled by class divisions, argues Alastair Stephens.
  940. Thoughtcrimes and Stupidspeak: Our Assault Against Words
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We are tortured with repetitions. How many bloggers do we have in cyberspace, opining in a Duckspeak that gets a Bellyfeel response because those who have an opposing Bellyfeel response listen only to their Duckspeak bloggers. 152 million bloggers as of 2013. 500 million tweets per day. 1.71 billion active users on Facebook. 4 billion YouTube views per day. A Pandora’s Box opened that cannot be closed, perhaps because what cybertech installs can neither be abjured nor rejected. "It's all good" apparently. Perhaps not.
  941. Three Myths About Clinton's Defeat in Election 2016 Debunked
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A debunking of the explanations for Hillary Clinton's defeat in the 2016 election commonly given by the Democratic party establishment and Clinton loyalists - in particular the role of racism, sexism, and the loss of key Obama-supporting counties.
  942. Time for an Independent Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    More than in most presidential cycles, there is reason to hope for a mass breakaway in 2016. Sanders' campaign has revealed that a mass base exists now for an independent party of the left.
  943. Time to Call US Aid to Africa by Its True Name: Bribery
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Aid, what is it good for? While many Bono-loving, bleeding heart liberals would be appalled at the very thought of questioning the importance of giving money to charity or to the less fortunate, such a belief is rooted in pure fiction. In fact, the seemingly innocuous act of transferring money abroad in voluntary Robin Hood fashion is at the root of most political problems wreaking havoc across the developing world.
  944. Time to End the 'Hasbara': Palestinian Media and the Search for a Common Story
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Merely being in the company of hundreds of Palestinian journalists and other media professionals from all over the world has been an uplifting experience. For many years, Palestinian media has been on the defensive, unable to articulate a coherent message, torn between factions and desperately trying to fend off the Israeli media campaign, along with its falsifications and unending propaganda or 'hasbara'.
  945. TIPP
    Advancing American Imperialism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Greenpeace has done that part of the world whose representatives are so corrupt or so stupid as to sign on to the Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic "partnerships" a great service. Greenpeace secured and leaked the secret documents that Washington and global corporations are pushing on Europe. The official documents prove that my description of these "partnerships" when they first appeared in the news is totally correct.
  946. TISA 'free trade' deal to force draconian social, environmental, financial deregulation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A leaked text from the 'Trade In Services Agreement' negotiations shows that TISA is set to unleash a massive wave of deregulation affecting social, environmental and financial standards, and force the privatisation of state-run enterprises. So it's not just TTIP, CETA and TPP we have to fight - TISA could be the biggest corporate power grab of them all.
  947. To escape Trump's America, we need to bring the militant labor tactics of 1946 back to the future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Seventy years after the Oakland General Strike, we should talk about the relevance of the Oakland General Strike tactics for today. It seems do-able, and if it's presented right, could pull a lot of interest to prepare for the kind of labour movement we need - the kind that is ready to stand up to the state and the capitalists.
  948. To My Less-Evilism Haters: A Rejoinder to Halle and Chomsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    John Halle has taken to calling my CounterPunch article, No Lesser Evil, Not This Time, "idiotic" and part of the "lunatic and sociopathic left". These pathetic and childlike insults are part of a left that spends more time giving itself a thousand cuts than one good jab at the common enemy. I was even more hurt to read that Chomsky, quoted by Halle, thinks my article represents "left…self-destruction" that is "adding new dimensions" through "contemporary irrationality and refusal to think".
  949. To Sell Weapons, Defense Contractors Make War Seem Fun
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    At the Association of the United States Army's annual exposition at the new, cavernous Washington Convention Center, defense contractors are making their weapons seem fun where in order to score contracts with the Pentagon. AUSA features a who’s who of the military-industrial complex, and the extreme excess of money in the industry is evident everywhere.
  950. Top Shale Fracking Executive: We Won't Frack the Rich
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Fracking companies deliberately keep their wells away from the "big houses" of wealthy and potentially influential people, a top executive from one of the country's most prominent shale drilling companies told a gathering of attorneys at a seminar on oil and gas environmental law.
  951. Toronto's Poor
    A Rebellious History

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016   Published: 2916
    Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food and shelter in the wake of the many panics, downturns, recessions, and depressions that punctuate the years from the 1830s to the present.
  952. Total terrorism solution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Hoax highlights failures of military, security approaches to terrorism.
  953. Toward a socialist future: Children's picture books after the Bolshevik Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Russian Revolution of 1917 was the defining event of the 20th century. Its influence extended across virtually every aspect of human society the world over. The scope for study of the revolution and of the social order that emerged from it is immense, though generally overlooked in contemporary art curation. It comes as a welcome exception to see the attempt by London's House of Illustration art gallery in its exhibition, A New Childhood: Picture Books from Soviet Russia, to bring to light the artistic impetus lent by the revolution to children's book illustrations in early Soviet society.
  954. Towards Workers' Climate Action
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A review of a book and a pamphlet by Paul Hampton, both on the urgent need for workers' action on climate change.
  955. Towards Workers' Climate Action
    Workers and Trade Unions for Climate Solidarity: Tackling Climate Change in a Neoliberal World

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Paul Hampton's Workers and Trade Unions for Climate Solidarity:
    Tackling Climate Change in a Neoliberal World.
  956. Toxic Curve Ball: Why Outdated Assumptions to Determine "Safe Levels" of Toxicants Forfeit the Game
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    By now, a large number of consumers are aware of the hazards of the synthetic compound bisphenol-A (BPA). Effective May 11, 2016, under California state law Proposition 65, products containing BPA must possess a warning label indicating that exposure could result in female reproductive impairment. Independent research on the endocrine disrupting effects of the chemical, commonly used in plastic bottles, the lining of metal cans, and customer receipts, among other applications, has consistently demonstrated toxic effects at low dose exposures. Two recent robust studies from Denmark concur, finding deleterious effects in rats exposed to BPA at doses lower than those considered safe for human ingestion, yet not at several higher doses. Nevertheless, regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) conclude that BPA is safe at the levels at which it is currently in use.
  957. Toxic Range: the BLM's Growing Chemical Addiction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    BLM is escalating herbicide use on public lands. A primary agency excuse for forsaking sage-grouse ESA protection is the pipe dream that new habitat will be created through radical deforestation, and that fuelbreaks will stop fires.
  958. Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The world, it seems, cannot get enough of Sokal-type hoaxes. A French journal, Sociétés, has retracted an article allegedly penned by one Jean-Marc Tremblay but actually written by two sociologists, Manuel Quinon and Arnaud Saint-Martin, who spoofed the work of the journal's editor, Michel Maffesoli.
  959. The Trans Pacific Partnership Will Not Help Struggling Farmers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A recent Associated Press article claimed that Wisconsin dairy producers "see nothing but advantages" if the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) were passed during the final session of Congress. A more accurate statement would be that some dairy producers see nothing but advantages. I am at a loss to understand how dairy producers would see any advantages to yet another "free trade" agreement.
  960. Transit Activism and the Urban Question in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The demand for free transit has been an important starting point of recent mobilizations in Brazil, notably those that shook the whole country in the summer of 2013. This interview with local activists and researchers João Tonucci and André Veloso zeroes in on transit organizing in Belo Horizonte, the third largest metropolitan area in Brazil.
  961. A Travesty of Financial History: Bank Lobbyists will Applaud
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Debt mounts up faster than the means to pay. Yet there is widespread lack of awareness regarding what this debt dynamic implies. From Mesopotamia in the third millennium BC to the modern world, the way in which society has dealt with the buildup of debt has been the main force transforming political relations.
  962. Trident rally is Britain's biggest anti-nuclear march in a generation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Thousands of protesters including Jeremy Corbyn and other party leaders gather in London for CND march and rally.
  963. Trouble Down in Texas (and Elsewhere)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The U.S. Supreme Court, on March 2nd, 2016, heard arguments in the case of Whole Women's Health vs. Hellerstedt. The judges will be deciding the constitutionality of a 2013 Texas bill (HB2) that places restrictions on clinics where abortions are performed - most within the first eight weeks of pregnancy.
  964. President Trump: Big Liar Going to Washington or Tribune of the People?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An examination of Donald Trump's challenges to precepts of globalism, interventionist foreign policy, and special interests, how they resonated with public sentiment, and the challenges and potential outcomes of their implementation.
  965. Trump and Clinton: Censoring the unpalatable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A virulent if familiar censorship is about to descend on the US election campaign. As the cartoon brute, Donald Trump, seems almost certain to win the Republican Party's nomination, Hillary Clinton is being ordained both as the "women's candidate" and the champion of American liberalism in its heroic struggle with the Evil One.
  966. Trump in the White House: An Interview With Noam Chomsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Noam Chomsky shares his thoughts on the aftermath of this election in an interview.
  967. Trump and the Liberal Intelligentsia: a View from Europe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A new specter haunts the American elites: the candidacy of Donald Trump in the US President election and his success so far in the Republican primaries. The Republican establishment itself hopes to block his rise, even as he is drawing huge crowds into the party. As for the Democrats, they are hoping that his repugnant image will make the election of Hillary Clinton that much easier.
  968. The Trump Phenomenon, as Seen From Europe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Trump is berated as the latest incarnation of Evil (after Saddam, Gaddafi, Assad, the Brexiters): racist, sexist, Islamophobe, a friend of dictators, etc., in short the embodiment of all that arouses the righteous indignation of the human rights defenders. I would like to suggest a different way of seeing Trump. He is above all a capitalist, almost a caricature of the sort of man capitalism produces, encourages and celebrates. He makes money and is proud of it. For him, the bottom line is cost-benefit. Everything comes down to that ratio. Defend the Baltic States? What does it cost, what do we gain? Defend Japan? What does it cost, what do we gain?
  969. The Truth About Venezuela's Opposition
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Western journalists can't admit that Venezuela's opposition is neither democratic nor peaceful.
  970. The truth behind the Labour coup, when it really began and who manufactured it
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An exclusive investigation by The Canary can reveal that the current Labour 'coup' being instigated against Jeremy Corbyn appears to have been orchestrated by a PR company where Tony Blair's arch spin-doctor, Alastair Campbell, is a senior advisor.
  971. Truth and Fiction in Elie Wiesel"s "Night"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    When in trouble, head for Auschwitz, preferably in the company of Elie Wiesel. It's as foolproof a character reference as is available today, at least within the Judeo-Christian sphere of moral influence.
  972. Truth Is The First Casualty Of War: Nagorno-Karabakh And Media Misinformation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Crimean War, in mid-19th century, introduced the world to the cardigan, the raglan jersey, and the balaclava headdress. It also introduced a new profession: the foreign correspondent. And almost immediately after the war the axiom "truth is the first casualty of war" was born because of the falsehoods spread by foreign correspondents on both sides.
  973. TTIP is on the rocks. Let's defeat these toxic trade deals!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The TTIP EU-US trade deal has finally hit the rocks with massive popular opposition on both sides of the Atlantic gaining serious political traction. There's now a good chance that TTIP will be defeated - but first we must make sure that CETA, the equally toxic EU-Canada 'Trojan Horse' deal, bites the dust.
  974. TTIP: The most dangerous weapon in the hands of the fossil fuel industry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Looks into the impact that the TTIP papers will have on the fossil fuel industry and Climate Action.
  975. Turbulent 1970s Revisited
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book reviews of Michael Simanga's Amiri Baraka and the Congress of African People: History and Memory, and Aaron J. Leonard's and Conor A. Gallagher's Heavy Radicals:
    The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists: The Revolutionary Union/
    Revolutionary Communist Party, 1968-1980.
  976. Turkey: A War of Two Coups
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On 15 July 2016 a huge section of the Turkish armed forces attempted to take power from the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the AKP, came very close to its objective, but was ultimately defeated. This article examines the causes of the failed coup and its social and political effects on the Turkish society from a Marxist perpective.
  977. Turn on tune in - hippie photos unseen for decades
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A recent visit to the Chronicle's basement archives to look for hippie-related photos paid off with some wonderful images that have not been seen in several decades. Many of them were taken in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
  978. 21st Century Trade Union Conspiracy Trial
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It's fitting that the return of the trade union conspiracy trial would take place in Philadelphia, the city of the infamous Philadelphia Cordwainers Trial of 1805, the first known trade union conspiracy case in America.
  979. 21st Century Trade Union Conspiracy Trial
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It's fitting that the return of the trade union conspiracy trial would take place in Philadelphia, the city of the infamous Philadelphia Cordwainers Trial of 1805, the first known trade union conspiracy case in America. Beginning with the genesis of the first combinations of wage labourers in eighteenth-century England, trade unionism has been perceived and prosecuted as a conspiracy against private property -- and rightly so. What is a trade union but a permanent conspiracy against private property and the inviolable right to private property? Friedrich Engels designated trade unions as schools of war in The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1845, and the processes underlying workers' control and workers' power made manifest in trade unionism then remain in operation today.
  980. 2,500 Years of Class Hatred
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Class struggle never existed without hatred of the poor. And neither has racism. Boots Riley's recent article, posted in The Guardian, systematically dispels the myth of black-on-black crime advocated by Bill Clinton. Rather than pointing the image of failure at black people in the US, Riley insists, the mirror should be redirected to class war and the failure of liberal democracy. The condition of black people will advance with economic prosperity, not punitive drug laws.
  981. Two Views on Marxist Ecology and Jason W. Moore
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On June 6, 2016, Climate & Capitalism published an interview with John Bellamy Foster, in which he for the first time responded to nearly a decade of criticism from Jason W. Moore, who accuses Foster of "Cartesian dualism" and who promotes what he calls "world-ecology" as an alternative to the approach Foster is most associated with, metabolic rift theory and Ecological Marxism.
  982. UK after the rain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Shabbir Lakha looks beyond the media blizzard surrounding last week's referendum result and identifies anti-racist work as a campaigning imperative.
  983. UK Tax Dodgers PLC - Google outrage is the tip of an iceberg
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Why are we so surprised at the Google tax heist? It's not because there's anything new about it. It's because our own political class have long had their noses in the trough, and the tax-dodging billionaires that own our mainstream media are anxious to hide the swindle that's keeping them rich, and us poor.
  984. Understanding the Cataclysm
    Cataclysm 1914: The First World War and the Making of Modern World Politics

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Alexander Anievas' Cataclysm 1914: The First World War and the Making of Modern World Politics.
  985. The Unfair Narrative on Global Warming and Development: Why it must be challenged
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Industries that majorly contribute to climate change are being subsidized, while more marginalized industries receive vey little to mitigate the impact of climate change.
  986. Unimpeded Rivers Crucial as Climate Changes: New Study
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Gravel-bed rivers and their floodplains are the lifeblood of ecosystems and need to be allowed to run and flood unimpeded if species are to be protected and communities are to cope with climate change.
  987. U.S. Labor - What's New, What's Not?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An analysis of the changing and unchanging elements of the working-class in the contemporary U.S.
  988. U.S. Labor: What's New, What's Not?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We all know that there's something different about today's working class. One obvious difference is that today's working class produces fewer things "you can drop on your toe," as The Economist famously put it, and more that you can't. What’s actually changing in capitalist production in the United States?
  989. U.S. Military Operations Are Biggest Motivation for Homegrown Terrorists, FBI Study Finds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A secret FBI study found that anger over U.S. military operations abroad was the most commonly cited motivation for individuals involved in cases of "homegrown" terrorism. The report also identified no coherent pattern to "radicalization," concluding that it remained near impossible to predict future violent acts.
  990. Unreliability, Spinelessness of the Western 'Left'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For years and decades, the so-called 'left' in the West has been moderately critical of North American (and sometimes even of European) imperialism and neo-colonialism. But whenever some individual or country rose up and began openly challenging the Empire, most of the Western left-wing intellectuals simply closed their eyes, and refused to offer their full, unconditional support to those who were putting their lives (and often even the existence of their countries) on the line.
  991. Unruly Equality
    U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Unruly Equality traces U.S. anarchism as it evolved from the creed of poor immigrants militantly opposed to capitalism early in the twentieth century to one that today sees resurgent appeal among middle-class youth.
  992. Unsafe at any Dose? Diagnosing Chemical Safety Failures, from DDT to BPA
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Piecemeal, and at long last, chemical manufacturers have begun removing the endocrine-disrupting plastic bisphenol-A (BPA) from products they sell. Sunoco no longer sells BPA for products that might be used by children under three. France has a national ban on BPA food packaging. The EU has banned BPA from baby bottles. These bans and associated product withdrawals are the result of epic scientific research and some intensive environmental campaigning. But in truth these restrictions are not victories for human health. Nor are they even losses for the chemical industry.
  993. The Untold Story of the Black Radical Tradition in Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Looking back on the development of Black radical organizations in Canada.
  994. Uranium Mine and Mill Workers are Dying, and Nobody Will Take Responsibility
    In the Southwest, poisoned uranium workers are still seeking justice

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    To talk to former uranium miners and their families is to talk about the dead and the dying. Brothers and sisters, coworkers and friends: a litany of names and diseases. Many were, as one worker put it, "ate up with cancer," while others died from various lung and kidney diseases.
  995. The US Economy Has Not Recovered and Will Not Recover
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The US economy died when middle class jobs were offshored and when the financial system was deregulated. Jobs offshoring benefitted Wall Street, corporate executives, and shareholders, because lower labour and compliance costs resulted in higher profits. These profits flowed through to shareholders in the form of capital gains and to executives in the form of "performance bonuses." Wall Street benefitted from the bull market generated by higher profits.
  996. US Foreign Trade Zones: Connecting Labor Exploitation in a Global Race to the Bottom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement continues, many Americans are unaware that hundreds of foreign trade zones are already entrenched within the US, and most likely in their own part of the country.
  997. US Lost Track of Nearly a Million Guns in Iraq, Afghanistan
    Officials: Records Remain for Only 48% of the Guns Sent to Warzones

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Early in the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, the go-to policy for the US in trying to prop up new allied security forces was to dump weapons, en masse, into the countries. It's only now that people are really starting to ask what happened to the 1.45 million guns shipped into those countries.
  998. US man's bank payment denied because of his dog's 'terrorist' name
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Sometimes terrorists move on all fours. That's what Chase Bank apparently decided when it wouldn't clear a payment for a disabled man's dog walker. It was the dog's name that led to the payment being bounced and the Treasury Department being involved.
  999. US must stop playing with nuclear hellfire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The chances of nuclear destruction are higher than in the Cold War due to recent US foreign policy actions, including the positioning of armed forces positioned on Russia's borders.
  1000. US Party Elites Hemorrhage at the Edges
    Editorial

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    American party politics have been dominated for so long by the "same old, same old" that with months to go until November, 2016 already stands out as an exception. Most clearly in the case of the Republicans, but palpable as well with the Democrats, the "center-right" and "center-left" elites, who have graciously taken turns administering year-in, year-out misery for more than forty years, have lost control. It appears that Washington and Wall Street are loathed by a majority of people across the spectrum.
  1001. US Propaganda Campaign to Demonize Russia in Full Gear over One-Sided Dutch/Aussie Report on Flight 17 Downing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If the danger of the anti-Putin, anti-Russian disinformation propaganda campaign out of the Pentagon and promoted by the US corporate media weren’t so serious, the effort itself might be laughable.
  1002. US sued over tax-exempt donations for illegal Israeli settlements
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A group of American citizens is suing the US Treasury because they say the agency is allowing billions of dollars of tax-exempt charitable donations to flow to the Israeli army and support the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
  1003. Vanishing the People's Wealth to Make the Bosses Richer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Imagine you are a shareholder in a big company and the top executives are sitting on huge amounts of cash and are not interested in putting it to work through productive capital investments, research and development, reducing company debt or paying employees a higher wage. What would you want done about it? Since you and other shareholders are the owners of the company, you'd likely say "give us back our money in cash dividends."
  1004. Venezuela's Opposition: Attacking Its Own People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The corporate media would have you believe that Venezuela is a dictatorship on the verge of political and economic collapse; a country where human rights crusaders and anti-government, democracy-seeking activists are routinely rounded up and thrown in jail. Indeed, the picture from both private media in Venezuela, as well as the mainstream press in the US, is one of a corrupt and tyrannical government desperately trying to maintain its grip on power while the opposition seeks much-needed reforms. In fact, the opposite is true.
  1005. A Very Brazilian Coup
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On one level, the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff seems like vintage commedia dell’arte. For instance, the lower house speaker who brought the charges, Eduardo Cunha, had to step down because he has $16 million stashed in secret Swiss and U.S. bank accounts. The man who replaced Cunha, Waldir Maranhao, is implicated in the corruption scandal around the huge state-owned oil company, Petrobras.
  1006. Victorian Class War -- Bloody Sunday at Trafalgar Square
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Patrick Murfin recalls a part of UK history, Bloody Sunday at Trafalgar Square.
  1007. Victory Assured on the Military's Main Battlefield -- Washington
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    When it comes to Pentagon weapons systems, have you ever heard of cost "underruns? I think not. Cost overruns? They turn out to be the unbreachable norm, as they seem to have been from time immemorial. In 1982, for example, the Pentagon announced that the cumulative cost of its 44 major weapons programs had experienced a "record" increase of $114.5 billion. Three decades later, in the spring of 2014, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that the military’s major programs to develop new weapons systems -- by then 80 of them -- were a cumulative half-trillion dollars over their initial estimated price tags and on average more than two years delayed.
  1008. Victory in Shutting Down Oakland Coal Port
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On July 19, 2016, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to turn down the application for export of coal to Asia through a bulk commodities terminal under construction at the city's port.
  1009. Viva la Revolucion
    Eric Hobsbawm on Latin America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Viva La Revolucion is Hobsbawm's magisterial work on Latin America, the fruit of forty years' writing about the continent.
  1010. Vladimir Putin Is the Only Leader the West Has
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2016
    A Reuters news report under the names of presstitutes Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold shows how devoid the West is of honest, intelligent and responsible journalists and government officials.
  1011. Voting Under Socialism
    It'll be more meaningful - but hopefully won't involve endless meetings.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  1012. VW, GM and Takata: the Case for Jailing Corporate Executives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Making the case that executives at VW, Takata and General Motors should be jailed for corporate crime. The crimes committed by the corporations they head are extremely serious, and have caused and will cause hundreds of deaths. Why are the perpetrators allowed to get off simply by writing a cheque to cover the fine, instead of going to jail the way other criminals do?
  1013. The Wages of Neoliberalism
    Poverty, Exile and Early Death

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Economist Michael Hudson says neoliberal policy will pressure U.S. citizens to emigrate, just as it caused millions to leave Russia, the Baltic States, and now Greece in search of a better life. A research team from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York estimates 875,000 deaths in the United States in year 2000 could be attributed to social factors related to poverty and income inequality.
  1014. A Walking Tour of New York's Massive Surveillance Network
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    So it felt a bit risky to be climbing up a street pole on Wall Street to closely inspect a microwave radar sensor, or to be lingering under a police camera, pointing and gesturing at the wires and antenna connected to it. Yet it was also entirely appropriate to be doing just that, especially in the company of Ingrid Burrington, author of the new book "Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure," which points out that many of the city's communications and surveillance programs were conceived and funded in response to the attacks.
  1015. The Wanted 18
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A claymation comic that showcases the BDS movement through the establishment of a Palestinian dairy co-operative in Beit Sahour.
  1016. War Against the Kurds Renewed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For show, Erdogan's airforce carried out a few symbolic raids against ISIS, but in reality the aerial offensive was against the Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq.
  1017. War crime? Israel destroys Gaza crops with aerial herbicide spraying
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Gaza farmers have lost 187 hectares of crops to aerial spraying of herbicides by Israel hundreds of meters within the territory's borders. The action, carried out in the name of 'security', further undermines Gaza's ability to feed itself and may permanently deprive farmers of their livelihoods. It may also represent a war crime under the 1977 Protocol to the Geneva Conventions.
  1018. War from above, resistance from below
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A review of Donny Gluckstein (ed), Fighting on all Fronts: Popular Resistance and the Second World War. As Donny Gluckstein points out in the introduction to this book, understanding the nature of the Second World War is fundamental to our understanding of the world today. Liberal and left wing opinion sees it as a war between democracy and fascism, or "progress and reaction" as Eric Hobsbawm described it. This leads some to see the Allies' victory as the straightforward triumph of democracy and ushering in American prosperity for all. For example, the Confederation of German Trade Unions has suggested, without any hint of irony, that workers today should get behind the idea of "a new Marshall plan" as the basis for a "progressive strategy" for the crisis-ridden European Union.
  1019. The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Journalist, writer and filmmaker John Pilger granted this exclusive interview where he talks about the US war on democracy in Latin America. "Modern era imperialism is a war on democracy. Genuine democracy is a threat to unfettered power and cannot be tolerated", he says.
  1020. The 'war on drugs' is a war on culture and human diversity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 'war on drugs' is presented as a necessary battle against social evils. But from the Andes to the Caribbean, prohibition has criminalised both religious and cultural expression. And it's a war that is strictly for the global poor: people in Colorado can grow pot - so why not Colombians?
  1021. The War on Memory Begins in Argentina
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Within less than a month of the inauguration of the new Macri/Cambiemos government in Argentina, the new leadership, or gestión (management) as they prefer to be called, acted in a great sweeping hurry. Argentine congress, full of opposition parliamentarians from the Frente Para la Victoria Party that lost the presidential race by 2% of the vote, was closed for the summer holidays that take place in the ardent month of December, as much of the urban population of Argentina seeks to carelessly flock to the seaside.
  1022. The War on Savings: the Panama Papers, Bail-Ins, and the Push to Go Cashless
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The bombshell publication of the "Panama Papers," leaked from a Panama law firm specializing in shell companies, has triggered both outrage and skepticism. In an April 3, 2016 article titled "Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak," UK blogger Craig Murray writes that the whistleblower no doubt had good intentions; but he made the mistake of leaking his 11.5 million documents to the corporate-controlled Western media, which released only those few documents incriminating opponents of Western financial interests.
  1023. A Warning From the B.I.S.: the Calm Before the Storm?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is worried that recent ructions in the equities markets could be a sign that another financial crisis is brewing. In a sobering report titled "Uneasy calm gives way to turbulence" the BIS states grimly: "We may not be seeing isolated bolts from the blue but the signs of a gathering storm that has been building for a long time."
  1024. Warning: This May Injure Your Modesty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ahmed Naji is an Egyptian novelist and journalist who, in February, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for "injuring public modesty". In August 2014, Akhbar al-Adab, a state-funded literary magazine, had published an excerpt from his third novel, Istikhdam al-Hayah (Using Life), which had been previously approved by Egypt's censorship authority. In the excerpt, the narrator smokes hashish, drinks alcohol with his friends, and enjoys a sexual relationship with a woman. Hani Saleh Tawfik, a 65-year-old Egyptian, filed a case against Naji, alleging that reading the excerpt had caused him to experience heart palpitations, sickness, and a drop in blood pressure.
  1025. Was Brexit a Working-Class Revolt?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The malevelant genius of the Leave campaign was that it managed to go one step further and direct the anger of many previous working-class targets of derision at the even more vulnerable immigrants.
  1026. Was the German Revolution defeated by January 1919?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    John Rose argued in his talk at Marxism 2014 that the German Revolution had effectively suffered terminal defeat by January 1919. The National Congress of Workers' and Soldiers' Councils voted in December 1918 to hand power to the National Assembly after elections to be held in January 1919.
  1027. Washington Launches Its Attack Against BRICS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Having removed the reformist President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Washington is now disposing of the reformist President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff.
  1028. Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Washington Post on Thursday night promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites that are critical of U.S. foreign policy as being "routine peddlers of Russian propaganda."
  1029. Washington's Not-So-Invisible Hand: It's Not Economics, It's Empire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Scottish philosopher Adam Smith famously noted the "invisible hand" of the market that supposedly shaped the character of economies near and far. The rightwing neoliberal capitalist movement, dominant in the West since the early Seventies, has turned this phrase into the sacrosanct dictum of its secular religion. All human behaviour must be submitted to the "free market." (This is the notional credo, but in practice corporate elites are subsidized, bailout out, and given every possible taxpayer benefit to ensure higher private profits.) So now, when nations fail, it is typically said in the media to be the product of a) a crazed dictator threatening counterintuitive genocide on his own people; or b) foolish state interventions by deranged socialist ideologues.
  1030. Watch Your Back: Chicago Police Bosses Targeted Cops Who Exposed Corruption
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    After Chicago police officers Shannon Spalding and Danny Echeverria filed a whistleblower lawsuit, retaliation against them only intensified.
  1031. Water in a World of Crisis
    The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Karen Piper's The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos.
  1032. Water War Against the Poor: Flint and the Crimes of Capital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If ever one wondered about the efficacy of a state government agency imposing officials on local governments, Flint has answered that question forever. In April, 2014, the state-appointed emergency manager, in order to save money, ordered that the city's water source be changed from Lake Huron to the notoriously polluted Flint River.
  1033. We Are All Deplorables
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Those cast aside by the neoliberal order have an economic identity that both the liberal class and the right wing are unwilling to acknowledge. This economic identity is one the white underclass shares with other discarded people, including the undocumented workers and the people of color demonized by the carnival barkers on cable news shows. This is an economic reality the power elites invest great energy in masking.
  1034. We Are All Deplorables
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Chris Hedges on American life, politics and religion.
  1035. We can dream, or we can organize 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The swift rise, and swift crumbling, of the Occupy movement brings to the surface the question of organization. Demonstrating our anger, and doing so with thousands of others in the streets, gives us energy and brings issues to wider audiences. Yes spontaneity, as necessary as it is, is far from sufficient in itself. For all the weeks and sometimes months that Occupy encampments lasted, little in the way of lasting organization was created and thus a correspondingly little ability to bring about any of the changes hoped for. Nor is social media a substitute for mass action.
  1036. We Can't Save the Economy Unless We Fix Our Debt Addiction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Our economy has increasingly been financialized, and the result is a sluggish economy and stagnant wages. We need to decide whether to stop the cycle and save the economy at large, or to stay in thrall to our banks and bondholders by leaving the debt hangover from 2008 intact. Without a debt writedown the economy will continue to languish in debt deflation, and continue to polarize between creditors and debtors.
  1037. We must win back democracy, even if it takes Hedges' revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While the banks, elites, and the super-rich have been scrambling to try to hold onto their billions following the UK's shocking vote to exit from the European Union, the anger expressed by the leave side was another emotional cry to end the control that corporations and the elite have over everyday people in many Western countries.
  1038. Welcome to Israel's version of apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A small scene from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict unfolded last week on a Greek airport runway. Moments before an Aegean Airlines flight was due to take off, three Israeli passengers took security into their own hands and demanded that two fellow passengers, from Israel’s Palestinian minority, be removed from the plane. By the end of a 90-minute stand-off, dozens more Israeli Jews had joined the protest, refusing to take their seats.
    Like a parable illustrating Europe's bottomless indulgence of Israel, Aegean staff caved in to the pressure and persuaded the two Palestinian men to disembark.
  1039. Welcome to Israel's version of apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Moments before an Aegean Airlines flight was due to take off, three Israeli passengers took security into their own hands and demanded that two fellow passengers, from Israel's Palestinian minority, be removed from the plane. By the end of a 90-minute stand-off, dozens more Israeli Jews had joined the protest, refusing to take their seats.
  1040. Wendell Berry's Radical Skepticism
    The celebrated farmer and poet shares a message of love in a time of unrest

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    When the celebrated writer, farmer, and elder statesman of the local food movement sat down in front of a sold-out audience at Johns Hopkins University last week, the crowd seemed even more eager than usual to soak in Berry's wisdom in this particularly fraught national moment. The event was a public conversation between Berry and Eric Schlosser, investigative journalist and author of Fast Food Nation, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. And many in the audience -- made up of people who care about the work the Center does to study the intersections between food systems, the environment, and human health -- were likely feeling a great deal worried about the fate of the issues about which they care deeply.
  1041. We're not having it! $15bn KXL lawsuit shows what's wrong with 'trade deals'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    TransCanada has just made a big mistake by bringing its $15 billion lawsuit against the US government for refusing the Keystone XL pipeline, writes Sam Cossar-Gilbert. The move has exposed the real nature of 'trade deals' like TTIP and TPP - and why all democrats must rally to defeat them.
  1042. The West Is Reduced To Looting Itself
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Third World countries were and are looted by being enticed into development plans for electrification or some such purpose. The gullible and trusting governments are told that they can make their countries rich by taking out foreign loans to implement a Western-presented development plan, with the result being sufficient tax revenues from economic development to service the foreign loan.
  1043. Western Media Responds to Latest Ukrainian Sabotage of Crimea
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Western governments and media have a problem with the right-wing regime that is governing Ukraine. The country's economy is a shambles. Even the regime's own backers in the West acknowledge the country and its economy are hopelessly mired in corruption.
  1044. Western Propaganda: So Simple But So Effective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Western propaganda is actually a perfect apparatus! It is effective and it is almost fully 'bulletproof'. It 'works'!
  1045. What Die Linke Should Do
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The German right made stunning gains in this month's regional elections. The Left must rise to the challenge.
  1046. What is a Coup? Analysing the Brazilian Impeachment Process
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The debate over whether the regime change in Brazil constituted a coup hinges on whether the impeachment process used to depose President Dilma Rousseff had democratic legitimacy or was an illicit use of formal procedures to undermine the popular mandate granted to the Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) by the Brazilian people in the last presidential election. Proponents of the view that the impeachment was legal and that this legality confers democratic legitimacy tend to abstract the impeachment process from its lived context. This abstraction leaves the politics behind the regime change opaque and even irrelevant.
  1047. What is Meant by 'Single-Payer' in the Current Discussion of Health Care Reforms During the Primaries?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Single-payer means that most of the funds used to pay for medical care are public, that is, they are paid with taxes. The government, through a public authority, is the most important payer for medical care services and uses this power to influence the organization of health care. The overwhelming majority of developed countries have one form or another of a single-payer system.
  1048. What is the "Nuit Debout"?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In late February the Michael Moore-style documentary "Merci Patron!" debuted in a few small cinemas in France. The sleeper hit caught a representative of Bernard Arnault, the CEO of the luxury-goods conglomerate LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) forking over 35 thousand euros in hush money to a couple who were threatening to go public with their layoff from a garment factory.
  1049. What is socialism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The word socialism is the English language's answer to Madonna: consistently topping the popular charts and maintaining its appeal across generations and among ever changing new audiences. It is, according to the Miriam Webster dictionary, the seventh most looked up English word of all time, and in 2015 had more people seeking out its meaning than any other word.
  1050. What is the Next Left?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I think it is going to be very difficult to build national organizations that function under the control and as an expression of grassroots movements at this point; however, I think there is some real possibility for accomplishing this at the local level.
  1051. What is to be done with the banks? Radical proposals for radical changes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Nine years after the outbreak of the financial crisis that continues to produce damaging social effects through the austerity policies imposed on victim populations, it's time to take another look at the commitments that were made at that time by bankers, financiers, politicians and regulatory bodies. Those four players have failed fundamentally in the promises they made in the wake of the crisis – to moralise the banking system, separate commercial banks from investment banks, end exorbitant salaries and bonuses, and finally finance the real economy. We didn't believe those promises at the time, and for good reason.
  1052. What Principles Rule the World?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    According to Chomsky, the Global War on Terror sledgehammer strategy has spread jihadi terror from a tiny corner of Afghanistan to much of the world, from Africa through the Levant and South Asia to Southeast Asia. It has also incited attacks in Europe and the United States.
  1053. What the Catastrophic Aliso Canyon Methane Leak Teaches Us About Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It’s early December, and I'm sitting in a mega-church packed with more than 500 people. They're here to listen to an update on the efforts to contain an enormous natural gas blowout that occurred more than a month before. Gas from the leak is being blown by prevailing winds right into their community of Porter Ranch, in Los Angeles County, CA.
    People are mad.
  1054. What would Rosa Parks do today?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If Rosa Parks was taking action against transit racism today, she likely wouldn’t talk about segregated seating. Instead, she would be calling attention to disappearing service and unaffordable fares in communities that need transit the most.
  1055. What's Class Got to Do With It?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Unsettled by Donald Trump's bigotry and xenophobia, liberal pundits have struggled to understand his improbable anointment as the nominee of the Republican party. Many have sought answers in the experience and behaviour of the white-working class, the bedrock of Trump support.
  1056. What's Driving Got to Do With It? How the DMV is Conscripted to Do the Dirty Work of the Criminal Justice System
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the aftermath of the Ferguson, Missouri protests of the death of Michael Brown in 2014, articles were written about the exorbitant fines assessed against residents of Ferguson, m