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2018

  1. Academics Who Serve as Israel's Useful Idiots
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    How derisively would we have treated an academic - an expert in human rights, no less - who argued back in the 1980s that those who supported a boycott of apartheid South Africa must have been secretly anti-white or anti-Christian because they did not equally prioritise a boycott of Israel?
  2. ACLU sues US over separation of mother, child seeking asylum
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    American Civil Liberties Union accused the U.S. government of unlawfully separating a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter by holding them in different immigration facilities 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) appart.
  3. Afghanistan is Collapsing. Get Out: Now!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the disastrous results of US and NATO intervention in Afghanistan, a conflict which has little to do with eliminating international terrorism.
  4. Africa: New evidence of ongoing corporate looting
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A World Bank report indicates a massive depletion of Africa's natural wealth by transnational corporations (TNC). There are two ways to address TNC capture of African wealth: bottom-up through direct action that blocks extraction, or top-down through significant reform.
  5. Africa's Pioneering Marxist Political Economist, Samir Amin (1931-2018)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the pioneering work of Egyptian-French Marxian economist Samir Amin, who died on August 12, 2018.
  6. After Alleged Election Fraud and Protests, Honduran Congress Moves to Regulate Hate Speech Online
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Honduran Congress is debating a law that seeks to regulate hate speech and "fake news" on the Internet. Honduran activists and opposition political parties say the proposal would function as a gag law aimed at silencing government critics.
  7. After 10 years, Hassan Diab is finally free
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Hassan Diab is freed by French authorities after what was deemed a bungled case and rush to judgment, one which zeroed in on Diab with unjust finger-pointing from B'nai Brith.
  8. After Visiting Brazil's Lula in Prison, Noam Chomsky Warns Against "Disaster" Under Jair Bolsonaro
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An interview with Noam Chomsky about newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil. Politically the election marks a dramatic shift to the right for the country which Chomsky describes as a disaster for Brazil. The article includes a link to the interview on video.
  9. Ahed Tamimi Offers Israelis a Lesson Worthy of Gandhi
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi may not be what Israelis had in mind when, over many years, they criticised Palestinians for not producing a Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela.
    Eventually, colonised peoples bring to the fore a figure best suited to challenge the rotten values at the core of the society oppressing them. Ahed is well qualified for the task.
  10. Air pollution now 'largest health crisis'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The WHO estimates that seven million premature deaths are linked to air pollution every year, of which nearly 600,000 are children who are uniquely vulnerable.
  11. "Al Qaeda's MASH Unit": How the Syrian American Medical Society Is Selling Regime Change and Driving the US to War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is not merely a group of Syrian doctors tending to the wounded in war torn areas, nor is it an objective and relaibale source on chemical attacks and other atrocities. This article explains that SAMS is actually a politically enaged organization that has for years been actively seeking to overthrow the Syrian government.
  12. Alberta has only itself to blame for bitumen problems
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The article explains why Alberta has primarily itself to blame for the low price of its bitumen, a situation built on years of mismanagement in government and poor industry advice.
  13. Alberta's Problem Isn't Pipelines; It's Bad Policy Decisions
    Bitumen prices are low because the province has ignored at least a decade of warnings.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A 2007 Alberta government report indicates that the provincial government has been aware for more than a decade that its oilsands policies were setting the stage for today's price crisis.
  14. The Algiers Accords: Decades of Violations and Silence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    This week marks the 37th anniversary of a pledge made by the United States in 1981:
    The United States pledges that it is and from now on will be the policy of the United States not to intervene, directly or indirectly, politically or militarily, in Iran’s internal affairs.
    This week also marks 37 continuous years of the United States failing to uphold its pledge: the 1981 Algiers Accords.
  15. All Fire and Fury in Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Using Oliver Stone's 'portentious' documentary film 'Ukraine on Fire' as a basis for discussion, the article looks beyond the mainstream media and public discourse on the events and developments in the country which ultimately framed the public's view of the situation.
  16. All You Fascists Bound to Lose
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at Shane Burley's new book "Fascism Today: What It is and How to End It", which examines the current fascist movement and the opposition to it in the United States.
  17. Am I a bad feminist?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    My fundamental position is that women are human beings, with the full range of saintly and demonic behaviours this entails, including criminal ones. They're not angels, incapable of wrongdoing. Nor do I believe that women are children, incapable of agency or of making moral decisions.
  18. Amazon HQ2 Will Cost Taxpayers at Least $4.6 Billion, More Than Twice What the Company Claimed, New Study Shows
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In addition to the billions in local government subsidies Amazon stands to gain from Federal Opportunity Zones. Researchers who have studied opportunity zones find that these tax schemes rarely ever help cities, and often financially cripple them.
  19. Amazon's Initiative: Digital Assistants, Home Surveillance and Data
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at technological developments such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, which are less innovations than intrusive tools utilized by big data companies to mine personal information and condition human approaches to the way information is shared.
  20. America's Troll Farm Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the American mainstream media, which is in a constant search of sensation, scandal, gossip, and above all -- profit.
  21. Amnesty International: Trumpeting for War… Again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    One would expect a human rights organisation to be intrinsically opposed to war, but AI is a cheerleader of so-called humanitarian intervention, and even "humanitarian bombing".
  22. Anarchism and Kavanaugh
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Richman argues that without the current State, but rather with an Anarchistic one, the U.S. public would have been spared the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination episode.
  23. Anti-BDS bills expected to feature prominently at AIPAC
    Annual meeting to push for measures that counter boycott Israel campaign as rights groups call bills 'unconstitutional'

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    At the annual meeting of AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), the lobbying group's agenda is set to propose measures to counter the growing campaign to boycott Israel and its West Bank settlements. At the centre of discussion are anti-bocott bills, described by critics as laws designed to curb the not-for-profit Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement- a human rights movement that supports Palestinian rights.
  24. The anti-semitism paradox damaging Labour
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the damaging effect of anti-semitism for the political left, which is being exploited in a tactic to stifle class solidarity and subvert a genuinely progressive Labour leadership.
  25. Apple and the Guardian: Partners in a Death Spiral
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    This report on Apple CEO Tim Cook's visit to a UK school to promote the company's new coding curriculum for schoolchildren could hardly be a better illustration of the way the Guardian newspaper serves as a key propagandist for aggressive global corporate capitalism, helping to create for it a façade of humanitarianism.
  26. Approaching Development: GMO Propaganda and Neoliberalism vs Localisation and Agroecology
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the pro GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) lobby and the reasons why they are pushing GMO technology. The article looks towards agroecology as a better means of achieving genuine food sovereignty.
  27. Archive That, Comrade!
    Left Legacies and the Counter Culture of Remembrance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    Archive That, Comrade! explores issues of archival theory and practice that arise for any project aspiring to provide an open-access platform for political dialogue and democratic debate.
  28. Argentine Newspapers Recuperated by Workers' Cooperatives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An economic recession in Argentina that culminated in intense protests and the resignation of then-president Fernando de la Rua, also fostered the phenomenon of companies being recuperated by its workers as a cooperatives. In the last two years the majority of companies recuperated have been media outlets, which opens up new possibilities for journalism in the country.
  29. As lies on Syrian gas attack unravel, US and UK shift to claims of Russian "cyber war"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An examination of the alleged gas attack in Syria as pretext for yet another war against a Middle Eastern nation, the suppression of anti-war sentiment, and the legitimization and crackdown on democratic rights and censorship of the Internet under the banner of combating Russian cyber warfare.
  30. As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Democrats and Republicans both seem willing to curtail freedom of the press when an outlet publishes work against their interests, however, prosecuting Julian Assange/Wikileaks would create a precedent that would criminalize the core function of investigative journalism.
  31. Assange's internet blackout & Skripal case part of propaganda war that risks real one
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    John Pilger condemns the mainstream media for its role in acting as an uncritiical conduit for government propaganda.
  32. The Atomized and Siloed U.S. Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    We're increasingly siloed as organizers and protesters. The environment literally decays as we watch, and the Trump administration is hard at work dismantling what environmental regulations there are.
  33. The Attack on Wilderness From Environmentalists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Wildlands are being lost across the globe, and some conservation groups are assisting in that loss by proposing lesser protective status.
  34. Australia: Worst drought ever, but don't mention climate change!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Despite record drought conditions in Australia and the numerous climate related disasters around the globe, the Australian goverment still refuses to acknowledge human-induced climate change.
  35. The Authoritarians Who Silence Syria Questions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the unchallenged western media narrative on Syria and notably recent commentary by Brian Whitaker, the Guardian's former Middle East editor, who is opposed to experts in the study of propaganda setting up a panel - the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media - which aims to "provide a source of reliable, informed and timely analysis for journalists, publics and policymakers" on Syria.
  36. Bangladesh: Challenge of the Students Uprising - Its historical background
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The students’ movement that erupted on 29 July following the death of two students in a tragic road accident in Dhaka spread to almost all the major cities of the country. Thousands of outraged school and college students laid siege to the streets of the capital Dhaka for a week demanding road safety across the country.
  37. Banned in Pakistan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Pakistan's decision to censor 'blasphemous' websites provides a new perspective on the attitudes of many Western liberals towards Charlie Hebdo.
  38. Barbara Ehrenreich Isn't Afraid to Die
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at Barbara Ehrenreich's book "Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, The Certainty of Dying, and Our Illusion of Control", where she questions current cultural practices, our sense of 'self', and advocates for a broader acceptance of death's inevitability.
  39. Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903, by Aidan Forth - Review
    Internment in the colonies served a darker purpose beyond aid efforts

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A book review of Aidan Forth's "Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903", which provides new insights and ulterior motives behind Britain's aid efforts in southern Africa.
  40. Barcelona's Experiment in Radical Democracy 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Issues that Barcelona en Comu is tackling come up against limitations set by Catalan and Spanish law. The city lacks authority to regulate housing, although the city has created new affordable housing, and has successfully limited the reach of Airbnb.
  41. The BBC Has Legal Protection to Spread Fake News: the Curious Case of ISIS, Andrew Neil and Jeremy Corbyn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the reporting of 'fake news' by the BBC, which has no legal obligation to give its audience any information about its sources and seemingly has legal protection from scrutiny.
  42. Behind the Money Curtain: A Left Take on Taxes, Spending and Modern Monetary Theory 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Taxes do not fund government spending.That's a core insight of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) whose radical implications have not been understood very well by the left. Indeed, it's not well understood at all, and most people who have heard or read it somewhere breeze right past it, and fall back to the taxes-for-spending paradigm that is the sticky common wisdom of the left and right.
  43. 'Being treated like slaves': Why migrant exploitation exists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the labour market in modern capitalist society, and how it leads to the exploitation of migrant workers who are sometimes treated as slaves.
  44. The Belem Ecosocialist Declaration: An historic document
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In 2008 more than 400 activists from 37 countries endorsed this statement of ecosocialist principles and goals. Today the Belem Ecosocialist Declaration remains an important consensus statement of ecosocialist principles and goals.
  45. The birth of the Cuban polyclinic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    During the 1960s, Cuban medicine experienced changes as tumultuous as the civil rights and antiwar protests in the United States. While activists, workers, and students in western Europe and the United States confronted existing institutions of capitalism and imperialism, Cuba faced the even greater challenge of building a new society.
  46. Black Politics After 2016
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A article on the significance of race in American politics, particularly since the 2016 election, and the symbiotic relation between antiracist politics and Democratic neoliberalism.
  47. Blanket Silence: Corporate Media Ignore New Report Exposing Distorted And Misleading Coverage of Corbyn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A Media Reform Coalition report reveals that the corporate media in Britain have been producing an alarming amount of 'fake news' items, which includes a narrative that Jeremy Corbyn and Labour party are mired in an 'antisemitism crisis'. The corporate media have largely ignored the report, or any other reasoned criticism of their biased reporting.
  48. Bolsonaro: a Monster Engineered by Our Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Jonathan Cook explains why the mainstream Western media prefer an extreme right-wing leader over one from the Left.
  49. Bolsonaro: a Monster Engineered by Our Media 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Jonathan Cook explains why the plutocrats and the mainstream media spokespeople much prefer a far-right populist like Jair Bolsonaro, or Donald Trump, to a populist leader of the genuine left.
  50. The Boomerang Effect: How Netanyahu Made Israel an American Issue, and Lost
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Trends in US opinion polls indicate that Israel is not just losing support and overall appeal among large sections of American society but also among the newer generation of American Jews, a worrying change in US public opinion for the Israeli government.
  51. Brazil's Largest Newspaper Quits Facebook, Accuses it of Harboring 'Fake News'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Brazilian media conglomerate Folha de S. Paulo, made the decision to rebel against Facebook by ceasing to publish content, saying the decision stems primarily from Facebook's recent change on users' news feed which aims to reduce the amount of content and favour posts by friends and family. The paper says Facebook is effectively banning professional journalism from its pages in favour of personal content and 'Fake News'.
  52. Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court, and the End of Legal Neutrality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings destroyed any surviving myth of legal neutrality. Shultz explains why this may be a good thing, because it is time to recognize that the Supreme Court and its Justices are not politically neutral and that neither should they be.
  53. A Brief History of American Torture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The recent appointment of Gina Haspel as Head of the CIA reopens a dark chapter in US history -- the "enhanced interrogation", or torture of men, women and children. It also emphasizes the fact that no American officials who sanctioned, devised, supervised or implemented torture have ever been brought to justice for these crimes against humanity.
  54. Bring on Solutionary Rail!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at Solutionary Rail, a people-powered campaign to electrify America's railroads and open corridors to clean and renewable energy.
  55. "Brutal and Sadistic": Noam Chomsky on Family Separation & the U.S. Roots of Today's Refugee Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An interview with Noam Chomsky on the refugee crisis and the Trump administration's family separation policy. The article includes a link to the video interview.
  56. The Business of Bullshit 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Bullshit business is about the meaningless language conjured up in schools, in banks, in consultancy firms, in politics, in the media and, of course, in thousands of business schools releasing MBA-certificated managers who are then spreading the meaningless managerial buzz-word language of bullshit business around the world. Bullshit business can indeed take over organizations crowding out their core purpose – profit-maximization.
  57. The Button, the Wall and the Myth of Nations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    North Korean sanctions, the border wall with Mexico, and the "toxic" role of nationalism with regards to international relations and domestically in the US are discussed.
  58. Buy Banned Books
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The article takes a look at 'banned books' in the social media era, where the 'imagination police' dominate and a form of 'fictional aparteid' is taking place, and moreover why we have a duty to buy them.
  59. Bypassing Dystopia
    Hope-Filled Challenges to Corporate Rule

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Joyce Nelson explores global examples of active and creative resistance to the iron grip of corporatism on our economies and imaginations.
  60. Call-Out Culture Is a Toxic Garbage Dumpster Fire of Trash
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the "Call-out" culture where individuals who express opinions are quickly reprimanded online with derogatory labels; a mass media social comdemnation often without any sort of due process, which ultimately spreads a fear to engage in controversy or voice opinions that are even slightly outside the tide of contemporary thinking.
  61. Can a minority rule a majority in perpetuity?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of "Israel: Democracy or Apartheid State?" by Josh Ruebner. Subjects include the question of one or two states, and whether Israel should be considered democratic or an apartheid state are among numerous topics addressed in the book.
  62. Can the Working Class Change the World?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    A look at how the working class and its allies can oppose capitalism to bring radical change.
  63. Canada's Military shapes Coverage of Deployments
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the Canadian military's influence over news coverage. The article outlines the great lengths the military goes to shape information covering its missions, including the recent deployment to Mali.
  64. Capitalism: A Crime Story
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    Harry Glasbeek explains how liberal law strives to reconcile capitalism with liberalism, while giving corporate capitalism privileged treatment under the law.
  65. Carrying capacity, technology, and ecomodernist confusion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Biologist Michael Frieman responds to an article titled "The Earth's Carrying Capacity for Human Life Is Not Fixed" by Ted Nordhaus, an executive director of the Breakthrough Institute and strong proponent of ecomodernism. Friedman counters the idea that capitalist technology is capable of solving virtually any of the environmental problems generated by humankind while still making eternal capitalist growth possible- a viewpoint based on assumptions that are fraught with problems.
  66. Caught In The Cross Hairs - Media Lens And The Mystery Of The Wikipedia Editor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Media Lens investigates the case of "Philip Cross", a person who has made hundreds of thousands of edits to Wikipedia pages in a campain against anti-war activists, critics of British and Western foreign policy as well as Media Lens itself.
  67. CEMB march at Pride 2018 in London: A Victory against Islamism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain marched in Pride in London on 7 July for LGBT rights in countries under Islamic rule; in 15 states or territories, homosexuality is punishable by death. The march was a victory against Islamist forces in Britain like Mend and East London Mosque that tried and failed to stop CEMB from marching with accusations of 'Islamophobia' aimed at imposing de facto blasphemy and apostasy laws.
  68. Cesspools, Sewage, and Social Murder
    Environmental Crisis and Metabolic Rift in Nineteenth-Century London

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Karl Marx's analysis of changes in British agriculture in the nineteenth-century provides the theoretical starting point for what is now known as 'metabolic rift theory'. This article considers an aspect of the theory that has not been much discussed in modern ecosocialist analysis- the environmental crisis that the accumulation of human excrement caused in urban areas, notably in London.
  69. Challenging Capitalism through Workers’ Control
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    From the upheavals of the early 20th century to the neo-liberal re-structurings of the late 20th century emerges the common feature of 'worker's control' -- a movement to protect jobs and communities.
  70. Champions Of Democracy - From Fake News To Imposed Insanity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    While social media is largely blamed for the proliferation of 'fake news', it is through social media where the corporate media commentariat are exposed. Readers are now at last able to see some rational dissent, this is the up-side to social media that the 'mainstream' cannot even discuss.
  71. Charges 'Without Merit' - Jeremy Corbyn, Antisemitism, Norman Finkelstein and Noam Chomsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A commentary on the anit-semitism claims by the British media regarding Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party.
  72. Chasing Shadows: Socialism Won't Go Away Because It is Capitalism's Antithesis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The abstract forces of capitalism's dynamism create the conditions for ever more creative and novel ways to profit, which is why the Golden Age of postwar capitalism-which had a mix of capitalist and socialist economic features-evolved into the neoliberal period after the external oil shocks of 1973 and 1979. Those conditions created a transitional context to shift out of a regulated state-interventionist capitalism into the aggressive, free-market neoliberal variety lasting more than 30 years, leading us to the precipice of the present.
  73. Climate Change Drives Up Rural Poverty in Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In Latin America and the Caribbean region's first meeting of Week of Agriculture and Food, held in November 2018, more than 1,000 officials and experts agreed that the fall in agricultural yields and increasing migration from the countryside are consequences of global warming.
  74. Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    Stories of the impact of and resistance to climate change from grassroots activists around the world.
  75. Climate-Driven 'Bugpocalypse'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An alarming report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows that in addition to annihilating hundreds of mammal species, the climate crisis has also sparked a global "bugpocalypse" that will only continue to accelerate in the absence of action to stop planetary warming.
  76. Cold as Ice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An excerpt from a letter written in 1897 to the editor of the British newspaper the 'Daily Chronicle'. The letter is included in "The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde", published by Harvard University Press. The letter is an appeal and commentary on the harsh and cruel treatment of children being held in English prisons.
  77. The Collaboration Trap
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Most of environmental/conservation groups in the West are participants in various public land collaboratives.Most participating collaborative members are made up of people who generally believe in exploiting natural landscapes for human benefit. As a generalization, there is overwhelming representation in such collaboratives by people who speak for the resource extraction industry or their sympathizers like rural county commissioners, ORV enthusiasts, and so forth.
  78. Comrade Bernard
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of Bernard Goldstein's "Twenty Years with the Jewish Labor Bund: A Memoir of Interwar Poland", a firsthand account of the struggles of the Jewish working class in Poland between the two World Wars.
  79. Confronting Germany's New Fascists in Berlin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the rise of facism in Germany with the recent winning of seats, now with 92 representatives in the national Bundestag, by the five-year-old Alternative for Germany (AfD). This new found platform provides the party with a voice in every debate and the first speakers after those of the government.
  80. A conversation with film historian Max Alvarez
    How the #MeToo campaign echoes the McCarthyite witch hunt of the 1940s and 1950s

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Clearly, this is not as organized a political campaign as the one that took place in the 1940s and 1950s, but the climate is chillingly similar in terms of the massive capitulation and conformity in the entertainment industry.
  81. Cooperative farming is the only solution to the present agriculture crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the agricultural crisis in India and the economic realities the country faces in a market tilted in favour of America and Europe. Solutions include government policy based on science in the use of land and water, less reliance on pesticides and fertilizers, and a move towards cooperative farming.
  82. Corbyn's Labour Party is Being Made to Fail - By Design
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The embattled Labour party is reportedly soon to adopt the four additional working "examples" of anti-semitism drafted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). The full adoption of the IHRA definition of anti-semitism will be a victory for Israel and its apologists in Britain, who who have been seeking to curb all meaningful criticism of Israel.
  83. Corporate Coercion and the Drive to Eliminate Buying with Cash
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Consumer freedom and privacy are examined as coercive commercialism quickly moves toward a cashless economy, when all consumers are forced into corporate payment systems from credit/debit cards, mobile phones and perhaps even through facial recognition technology.
  84. Corporate Media: the Enemy of the People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    We on the Left don't need to reflexively and absurdly jump to the defense of imperial criminals at the instigation of that (well, yes) "enemy of the people" the U.S. corporate and so-called mainstream war, news, and entertainment media.
  85. The corporate media's world of illusions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In fact, the Great Western Narrative has been developed and refined over centuries to preserve a tiny elite’s privileges and expand its power. The role of journalists like me was to keep feeding these illusions to readers so they would remain fearful, passive and deferential to this elite. It is not that journalists lie – or at least, not most of them – it is that they are as deeply wedded to the Great Western Narrative as everyone else.
  86. The Counterinsurgency Paradigm: How U.S. Politics Have Become Paramilitarized
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Bernard Harcourt argues in his recent book "The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens" that the same counterinsurgency paradigm of warfare used against post-9/11 enemies has now come to the US as the effective governing strategy.
  87. Courrieres Mine Disaster 1906
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The devastating mine disaster in 1906 that killed over 1,000 workers in Courrieres, France, is remembered.
  88. The Crisis in Corbyn's Labour Party is Over Israel, Not Anti-Semitism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    If there is indeed an anti-semitism problem in the UK's Labour party, it is not in the places where the British corporate media have been directing our attention. What can be said with even more certainty is that there is rampant hatred expressed towards Jews in the same British media that is currently decrying the supposed anti-semitism of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
  89. The Crisis of Social Democracy: From Norway to Europe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    With social democratic parties in Europe suffering poor election results and significant setbacks, this article puts the current crisis in historical context, and how resolution and success will depend on more radical solutions.
  90. Crisis of the State, Crisis of the Left
    Articulating Socialism After the Anarchist Moment

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    'Augmenting the left' -- that is, finding ways to build new organizational alliances, expand practices of resistance, and culturally envision and collectively build toward a better world -- is not just a worthwhile project, but also an essential one. Human survival may depend upon it. In this regard, it must be recognized that there is also a crisis of the various post-Marxisms, especially to the extent that they tried to replace class as the central structural pivot around which different forms of oppression and counter-hegemonic emancipatory struggles condense.
  91. Crucifying Julian Assange
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Juilien Assange, who exposed the dark machinations and crimes of the US government, is now under threat of being expelled from the Equadorian Embassy. The article looks at what is happening to Assange and why the the silence over his plight is a betrayal by the press.
  92. Cucks, Cuckolding and Campaign Management
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Talk about a bunch of sad sacks that really stink in the sack. The Trumpocalypse is ruining sex for the rest of us.
  93. Current Developments in Iran
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An update on the new wave of demonstrations that started December 28, 2017 in Mashhad, the second-largest city in Iran, and why dissent is different from that of 2009.
  94. The Curse of Energy Efficiency
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The more 'efficient' our technology, the more resources we consume in a downward spiral of catastrophe.
  95. Cursed Fields
    What the tundra has in store for Russia's reindeer herders

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Noah Sneider visits the Yamal Peninsula in Russia where an outbreak of anthrax is killing herds of reindeer and engdangering the lives of the local people. Rising temperatures and a particularly hot summer have led scientists to conclude that climate change is the most credible explanation for its deadly return.
  96. The Dangerous Junk Science of Vocal Risk Assessment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Various companies and government agencies aim to use technology that measures biological features such as facial expressions or tone of voice to assess individuals, such as refugee claimants or potential employees, for 'risk'. Many critics say the science behind this is dubious and can hide cultural bias under a blanket of objectivity.
  97. The dawn of our liberation: The early days of the International Communist Women's Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An examination of the early days of the international Communist Women's Movement (CWM). The article focuses on three points in particular: the CWM's ideas on women's emancipation, the relationship with non-communist women's movements and the problematic relationship with male comrades.
  98. The deadly flood in Kerala may be only a gentle warning
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Arundhati Roy comments on the disasterous flooding in the Indian state of Kerala. While acknowleding various forces lead to the disaster, Roy also places blame on government mismanagement and ignoring the needs of the state's most disadvanted people.
  99. The Death of a Once Great City
    The fall of New York and the urban crisis of affluence

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Kevin Baker takes a close look at the changes to his home city of New York over the past forty years. He notes that while some of the more undesirable aspects of New York in the 1970's have improved, such as crime, dirt, garbage- the new and more gentrified city masks significant problems, the most notable being a growing housing crisis.
  100. De-Briefing Academics: Unpaid Intelligence Informants
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Many academics frequently engage in what government officials dub 'de-briefing'! Academics meet and discuss their field-work, data collection, research finding, observations and personal contacts over lunch at the Embassy with US government officials or in Washington with State Department officials.
  101. Defending Afrin means defending the women's revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Since January 20, 2018 the Turkish army has been attacking the Kurdish region of Afrin in the Democratic Federation of North Syria; among the casualties are women, children and many refugees. In this message to the world a confederation of women's organisatons in Afrin call upon all women worldwide to join their struggle.
  102. The Defiance that Launched Gaza's Flaming Kites Cannot be Extinguished
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Now Israel is facing a new and apparently even tougher challenge: how to stop Palestinian resistance from Gaza using flaming kites, which have set fire to lands close by in Israel. F-16 fighter jets are equipped to take on many foes but not the humble kite.
  103. Defining Israel as a "Jewish State"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The definition of what is a "Jewish State" and "what is a Jew" is a fundamental part of this debate. The "Jewish State" is like no other. It uses a concept of Jewish nationality which is like no other definition of nationality. It is the Jewish character of the State that is given preference to all other considerations and gives superior rights to Jews over the non-Jewish population in Israel.
  104. Demand for atheism rises in countries under Islamic rule
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The rise of atheism in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia is something we have been speaking about for some time now. The Iranian Baztab Now website warned of a tsunami of atheism amongst Iranian youth. The #ExMuslimBecause hashtag initiated by the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain became viral overnight with over 120,000 Tweets from 65 countries.
  105. Democracy and Ecological Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In view of the global ecological problems which have arisen from aggressive market driven economies, the author examines what democracy and socialism really mean, and what a more environmentally responsible Post-Capitalism society might look like.
  106. Despite Gaza Massacre, Israel Remains Immune From Criticism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Imagine for a moment that it was not the two million Palestinian in Gaza, who are mostly refugees from 1948, but the six million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan who had staged a march to return to the homes that they have lost in Syria since 2011. Suppose that, as they approach the Syrian border, they were fired on by the Syrian army and hundreds of them were killed or injured. The international outcry against the murderous Syrian regime in Washington, London, Paris and Berlin would have echoed around the world.
  107. Disabled People in UK Lead Fight Against Austerity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In July 20,2018, John Clarke represented the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) at the International Deaf and Disabled People’s Solidarity Summit, in Stratford, east London that had been convened by one of our key allies in the UK, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC). This powerful gathering was an important moment in the building of a resistance by disabled people as part of a broader international struggle against the forces of neoliberal austerity.
  108. Disinformation: In the Philippines, political trolling is an industry - this is how it works
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In the Philippines, influential personalities and online 'trolls' are credited with winning Rodrigo Duterte the presidency in 2016. This article examines the chief architects of disinformation who continue to vociferously share 'fake news' and silence dissenters.
  109. Diverting Class War Into Generational War, Again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Dean Baker provieds a counter argument to a New York Times article titled "65 or Older? Here's What We Owe Our Kids" by Glenn Kramon, which directs blame at Social Security and Medicare for the current struggles of the younger generation.
  110. Does the Bitcoin frenzy make any sense at all?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The author explains how the strange story of a "crypto-currency" reveals the underlying irrationality of a system that is designed to work for the rich only.
  111. Don't Fall for the Chemical Weapons Convention Justification
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the interventionalist arguments in support of Western air and missile attacks in Syria, and the false claim that the attack was justified under international law because it was a response to the use of banned chemical weapons.
  112. The Doomsday Machine and Nuclear Winter 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The portion of an interview with Daniel Ellsberg, an American activist and former United States military analyst, who comments on thermonuclear war and its outcome.
  113. Doubts about 'Novichoks'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Briefing notes developed from ongoing research and investigation into the use of chemical and biological weapons during the 2011-present war in Syria conducted by members of the "Working Group on Syria, Media and Propaganda".
  114. Drinking Poblems
    A Kansas town confronts a tap-water crisis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the health crisis in Pretty Prairie, Kansas, where Nitrate from farms has polluted the water supply for three decades. Elizabeth Royte takes a look at the town's history and social climate in order to understand why the problem was left for so long.
  115. Ecological Sustainability, Inequality and Social Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Raju Das connect sustainability to metabolism, reproduction, and value of labour power.
  116. The Economics Behind the Skripal Poisoning
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The question is why are they doing this with Russia? Why are they imposing sanctions and mounting a great publicity campaign?
  117. Ecuadorean Villagers May Still Triumph Over Chevron
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Michael Krauss, a lawyer who teaches "ethics" at a law school named after the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, recently posted a blog on the Forbes website entitled "The Ecuador Saga Continues: Steven Donziger now owes Chevron more than $800,000" (Forbes 3/14/2018). Kraus says that Chevron has basically triumphed over evil...
  118. Eight reasons why the latest Syria chemical weapons attack allegations are almost certainly complete nonsense
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A discussion on the chemical attack in Douma, Syria, and why the allegations are likely false.
  119. Eight Things I learned About Palestine While Touring Eight Western Nations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The main theme of all my talks in various cultural, academic and media platforms was the pressing need to refocus the discussion on Palestine on the struggle, aspirations and history of the Palestinian people. But, interacting with hundreds of people and being exposed to multiple media environments in both mainstream and alternative media, I also learned much about the changing political mood on Palestine in the western world.
  120. Empty Suits
    Defamation law and the price of dissent

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at lawsuits filed by companies that are intended to censor, intimidate, and silence dissenters by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense- known as SLAPP or strategic lawsuits against public participation.
  121. The End of Policing & Police: A Field Guide
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    A Field Guide to the Police is a study of the indirect and taken-for granted language of policing, a language we're all forced to speak when we talk about law enforcement. The book refuses to see the world as police do, instead it contends that when we talk about police and police reform, we speak the language of police legitimation through the art of euphemism. State sexual assault becomes "body-cavity search," and ruthless beatings become "plain compliance." Like any other field guide, it reveals a world that is hidden in plain view. In entries like "Police dog," "Stop and frisk," "Rough ride," and scores more, the authors show how "copspeak" obscures the true meaning and history of policing. This book will arm activists on the streets--as well as anyone with an open mind--on one of the key issues of our time: police violence. The book argues that a redefined language of policing might help us chart a future free of police and police violence.
  122. Engineering the climate could cost us the earth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Political scientist Gareth Dale takes a look at Geoengineering as a "political technology" and institutional apparatus that is preventing effective climate action, and actually serves to reduce the sense of urgency needed for genuine and more effective structural change.
  123. Eric Hobsbawm’s histories
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Eric Hobsbawm was the author of, among many other works, a classic quartet on modern world history, The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital, The Age of Empire and Age of Extremes. Hobsbawm was widely respected as one of the greatest historians of the left and one of the greatest historians of the 20th century more generally.
  124. Eternity, nature, society and the absurd fantasies of the rich
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The wealthier they are, the more they fear that others will try to take their wealth. No wonder the super-rich are building bunkers to escape the apocalypse.
  125. Even the FBI Agrees: When Undercover Agents Pose as Journalists, It Hurts Real Journalists' Work
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The FBI doesn't want the public to know more about how its agents pose as journalists during undercover investigations.The government acknowledged in a court filing that FBI agents who pretend to be journalists create a chilling effect, making it harder for real journalists to gain trust and cooperation from sources.
  126. Ex-Muslims: A community in protest 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    I see ex-Muslims as a community in protest: insisting on freedom from religion, and freedom of conscience. For the right to apostasy and blasphemy, without fear. Like the LGBT, anti-slavery, anti-colonialist, anti-apartheid, suffragette or civil rights movements, it’s a movement which insists upon our common humanity and equality – not upon difference or superiority. It’s a movement of people who refuse to live in fear and in the shadows, and who are speaking out for social change in unprecedented ways.
  127. Exposing Canary Mission
    A Resource for College and University Leaders

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A report on Canary Mission, a secretive and non-academic political organization that uses their website to engage in defamatory attacks against college students, academics and others who report on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and advocate for Palestinian rights.
  128. Extinction Rebellion: From the UK to Ghana and the US, Climate Activists Take Civil Disobedience World-Wide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the Extinction Rebellion, an international movement that calls for peaceful mass economic disruption around the world in order to bring awareness to the growing environmental crisis.
  129. The Face Off: Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Technology
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Face recognition is poised to become one of the most pervasive surveillance technologies, and law enforcement's use of it is increasing rapidly. However, the adoption of face recognition technologies like these is occurring without meaningful oversight, without proper accuracy testing of the systems as they are actually used in the field, and without the enactment of legal protections to prevent internal and external misuse.
  130. Facebook announces latest step in censorship campaign, prioritizing "local news"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social media giant will prioritize news from 'local sources' in the News Feed displayed to users. This is the third move this year in a roll-out of updates by Facebook aimed at censoring online information.
  131. Facebook: A Cooperative Transformation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Facebook represents a standard for a global model of concentration of wealth and power in the 21st century, joined by companies like Google, Amazon, and Uber. Entrepreneurs with computer skills and good or lucky timing have privatized and enclosed the global information commons and have enriched themselves by providing services for free or for reduced prices to the billions.
  132. Facebook and the Rise of Anti-Social Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    For those who haven't thought about it, the internet is insidious because of the very capacity that Cambridge Analytica claims to be able to exploit: customization. Users have limited ability to confirm the authenticity of anything they see, read or hear on it. Print editions can be compared and contrasted-- technology limits print media to large-scale deceptions. With the capacity to create entire realms of deception -- identities, content, web pages and entire online publications, trust is made a function of gullibility.
  133. Facing the left-wing challenge in the European Union - Ten proposals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The left could bring radical change if they could prove themselves capable to people in the Eurozone dissatisfied with austerity measures. Here are ten proposals for social mobilization and actions to be taken by any government that is truly operating in the interests of the people.
  134. Fact-Checking the Establishment's 'Fact-Checkers': How the 'Fake News' Story is Fake News
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the introduction of "Fake News" in the US and how is was used by both political parties in the lead-up to the 2016 US election, and moreover how it was propogated by the mainstream media and fact-checked by dubious verification sources.
  135. Fake News and the Gatekeepers of Truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at misinformation or 'fake news' and how it has changed from the past; while only governments and prominent figures could once manipulate public opinion, today it is anyone with online access.
  136. The fallacy of Israel's human shields claims in Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Desperately trying to justify the killing of unarmed protesters, Israel once again uses its 'human shields' mantra.
  137. Fathi Harb burnt himself to death in Gaza: Will the world notice?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Self-immolation is more than suicide. That can be done quietly, out of sight, less gruesomely. In fact, figures suggest that suicide rates in Gaza have rocketed in recent years. But public self-immolation is associated with protest.
  138. A Faustian Bargain with the Climate Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Take as our inspiration the temptations of capitalist individualism set before us, we make the exact same bargain. The difference in this case however is that we know the disaster is coming; we don't even need to worry about what our spidey senses say, 97% of all climate scientists agree that the capitalist mentality that sees the world as an infinite resource and infinite garbage dump is warming the atmosphere. We have even less excuse.
  139. The FBI's Maoist Faction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The following is based on research by Aaron J. Leonard and Conor A. Gallagher for their book, A Threat of the First Magnitude: FBI Counterintelligence & Infiltration from the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union - 1962-1974, (London: Repeater Books, 2018).
  140. The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    The little-known story of an eighteenth-century Quaker dwarf who fiercely attacked slavery and imagined a new, more humane way of life.
  141. Finding the truth amid Israel's lies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The famous – and by now overused – expression that history is written by the victors can be countered in many ways. One way is by unpacking the victors’ publications in order to expose the lies, fabrications and misrepresentations, as well as their less conscious actions. A rereading of these open sources about the Nakba, mostly written by Israelis themselves, unlocks fresh historiographical perspectives on the big picture of that period – while declassified documents allow us to see that picture in a higher resolution. This reprise could have been done at any moment between 1948 and today – as long as historians were willing to employ the critical lens needed for such an examination. Rereading these open sources, especially in tandem with the numerous oral histories of the Nakba, reveals the barbarism and dehumanization that accompanied the catastrophe. The barbarism is common to settler communities in the formative years of their colonization projects and can sometimes be obscured by the dry and evasive language of military and political documents.
  142. First they came for Alex Jones. Now Facebook bans Venezuela news site
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Days after the purge of Alex Jones from social media, Big Tech seems to have found another suitable target for apparent censorship. Facebook suspended the page of a prominent leftist news site writing about Venezuela.
  143. Fishers under siege
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of Penny McCall Howard, Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea: "Working the Ground" in Scotland.
  144. Fisk Puts to Test the Free-Press Myth in Douma
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Veteran Middle East corrrespondent Robert Fisk was the first western correspondent to arrive in Douma following the US, UK and French attacks on Syria. Based on first hand interviews Fisk's account is clearly honest about what he reported and certainly plausible, yet respected British newspapers like the Guardian gave his reports a cursory if not hostile treatment.
  145. A Flag for Trump's America
    The power of strength

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the Blue Lives Matter slogan and flag, which became a symbol for the U.S. police counter-movement advocating that those who are prosecuted and convicted of killing law enforcement officers should be sentenced under hate crime statutes. It was started in response to Black Lives Matter.
  146. 'Follow Your Bliss' - The Tweet That Brought Corporate Journalism To The Brink Of A Nervous Breakthrough
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Don't write for the "mainstream". Don't write for money. Don't write for prestige. Just "follow your bliss" by writing what you absolutely love to write to inspire and enlighten other people. Write what seems interesting, important and true, and give it away for free.'
  147. For an international coalition to fight Internet censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In this open letter from the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, the threat and consequences of internet censorship and reduction in access to information is highlighted.
  148. Force of Evil: Abraham Polonsky and Anti-Capitalist Noir
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Policy lies at the heart of Abraham Polonsky’s Force of Evil, arguably the most anti-capitalist film ever to emerge from Hollywood. Released 70 years ago to puzzled critics and an indifferent public, over time it would achieve cult status among devotees of film noir while offering a tantalizing glimpse of what might have been accomplished by Polonsky and other members of the Hollywood Left had the blacklist not intervened.
  149. 'The Forced Displacement of Palestinians Never Truly Ended
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    As Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary, a child and grandchild of exiled Palestinian reflects on the Nakba, where 750,000 were driven from their homes or fled in terror following massacres of Palestinian civilians by Jewish militias.
  150. Foreign Policy for Sale: Greece's Dangerous Alliance with Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    For a brief historical moment, Alexis Tsipras and his political party, Syriza, ignited hope that Greece could resurrect a long-dormant Leftist tide in Europe. A new Greece was being born out of the pangs of pain of economic austerity, imposed by the European Union and its overpowering economic institutions – a troika so ruthless, it cared little while the Greek economy collapsed and millions of people experienced the bitterness of poverty, unemployment and despair.
  151. The Forgotten Socialist History of Martin Luther King Jr.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    King believed that a multiracial working-class movement was required to overcome the failings of capitalism.
  152. A 14-Year-Old Girl Forced Alone and at Night Into the Gaza Cage. Another Routine Mishap for Israel's Occupation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    How did a 14-year-old Palestinian girl who has never set foot in the open-air prison of Gaza find herself being dumped there by Israeli officials – alone, at night and without her parents being informed?The terrifying ordeal – a child realising she had not been taken home but discarded in a place where she knew no one – is hard to contemplate for any parent.And yet for Israel's gargantuan bureaucratic structure that has ruled over Palestinians for five decades, this was just another routine error. One mishap among many that day.
  153. Foxconn: The Myth and Reality of the Welfare Queen
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Social scientists who have studied the welfare system before and after the Clinton era welfare "reforms" have exposed the notion that women on public assistance were "welfare queens" as a myth.
  154. Fragmented Power: Portugal in Revolution, 1974-1975
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In Portugal the underground Armed Forces Movement's long-planned coup d'etat to bring down the Estado Novo regime was a success; however it was relatively short-lived despite the modest intentions of its organizers. This article takes a look at the popular initiatives that brought Portugal to the brink of a socialist revolution and why it failed.
  155. Free and Accessible Transit Now
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Transit is a critical issue for many people in Toronto, as in all major urban areas. More is at stake than reducing traffic congestion and gridlock. Free transit opens the door to a broader transformation of urban life and the current social system. Our 'Red-Green' vision is socialist, based on the working class, environmentally just, internationalist, and transformative.
  156. From Moral Outrage to Moral Panic: the Limits of Public Rage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    There has been forceful break from the culture of silence that has long protected men from being held accountable for their misdeeds. While rage emerges against male sexual abuse, some progressive feminists have raised concerns that this movement may slip into 'moral panic' and a possible conservative, neo-puritan anti-sex campaign.
  157. Fruits and perils of the 'bloc within': The Comintern and Asia 1919-25 (Part 3)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The most advanced experience of Communist alliance with national revolutionists occurred in Indonesia (Dutch East Indies) prior to the Baku Congress. However, it was not mentioned at the congress, even though one of its architects – the Dutch Communist Maring (Henk Sneevliet) – was present in the hall. Maring had been a leader for many years of revolutionary socialist Dutch settlers in Indonesia, who had achieved the remarkable feat of transforming their group into one predominantly indigenous in leadership, membership, and programmatic orientation. The key to success had been a close alliance with a mass national-revolutionary organization of the type described by the Second Congress, called Sarekat Islam.
  158. The future of the Nakba
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    If the Nakba’s most salient features are the theft of Palestinian land and the expulsion of the Palestinians from their land, and subjecting the lands that could not be stolen and the people who could not be expelled to systematic control and oppression, then, it would be most inaccurate to consider the Nakba as a discrete event that refers to the war of 1948 and its immediate aftermath. Rather, it should be historicized as a process which spanned the last 140 years, beginning with the arrival of the first Zionist conquerors to colonize the land in the early 1880s. In addition, Israeli leaders continue to regale their own people and the world with assurances that the Nakba is not just a past and present process of dispossessing the Palestinian people of their lands and expelling them, but rather one that must continue to preserve the future survival of Israel. The Nakba then turns out to be not just a past event and an ongoing process in the present, but a calamity that has a decidedly planned future ahead of it. If so, what might that future be?
  159. Miriam Garfinkle 1954 - 2018
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Obituary for Miriam Garfinkle, who died on September 15, 2018.
  160. Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    The Gaza Strip is among the most densely populated places in the world. More than two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half are under eighteen years of age. Since 2004, Israel has launched eight devastating “operations” against Gaza’s largely defenseless population. Thousands have perished, and tens of thousands have been left homeless. In the meantime, Israel has subjected Gaza to a merciless illegal blockade.
    What has befallen Gaza is a man-made humanitarian disaster.
    Based on scores of human rights reports, Norman G. Finkelstein's new book presents a meticulously researched inquest into Gaza’s martyrdom. He shows that although Israel has justified its assaults in the name of self-defense, in fact these actions constituted flagrant violations of international law.
  161. Gaza medic killed by Israel as she rescued injured
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Israeli occupation forces shot dead a volunteer medic and injured dozens of people as they continued their indiscriminate attacks on Palestinians taking part in Great March of Return protests in Gaza for the 10th consecutive Friday. Razan Ashraf Abdul Qadir al-Najjar, 21, was helping treat and evacuate wounded protesters east of Khan Younis when she was fatally shot on Friday evening. She was about 100 meters away from the boundary fence with Israel at the moment she was shot and was wearing clothing clearly identifying her as a medic.
  162. Gaza: Who or What Has a Right to Exist?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at Norman Finkelstein's book "Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom", which investigates the Israeli attacks on Gaza such as Operation Cast Lead (2008-09), the Mavi Marmara (2010), and Operation Protective Edge (2014).
  163. Gazan Gandhis: Gaza Bleeds Alone as 'Liberals' and 'Progressives' Go Mute 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Tens of thousands of protesters, raising Palestinian flags continue to hold their massive rallies across the Gaza border. Despite the high death toll and the thousands maimed, they return everyday with the same commitment to popular resistance that is predicated on collective unity, beyond factionalism and politics.But why are they still being largely ignored? It is politically convenient to criticize Palestinians as a matter of course, and utterly inconvenient to credit them, even when they display such courage, prowess and commitment to peaceful change.
  164. Gentrification and Class Struggles in Barcelona, Spain: Interview with Etcétera Collective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In an interview with the Barcelona-based collective Etcetera, the processes of urban development in one of the fastest gentrifying cities in Spain and their implications for potential movements and struggles are examined.
  165. The Geography of Marxism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    David Harvey is a geographer and a Marxist. A collection of his works titled The Ways of the World was recently published in paperback. A collection pulled from his writing and lectures, the works are insightful, both in their approach to the world and the manner in which he combines geography and Marxism.
  166. GI Coffeehouses Recalled: a Compliment From General Westmoreland 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The New York Times has published an op-ed piece by historian David Parsons about the coffeehouses started near US bases during the War in Vietnam.
  167. Gideon Levy: A Voice of Sanity from Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In spite of a systemic policy of demonization, Israeli journalist and human rights activist Gideon Levy continues denouncing the Israeli government and the crimes against Palestinians.
  168. Gina Haspel's CIA nomination demands the United States account for its history of torture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    President Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to head the CIA has stirred objections from many quarters. Dorfman recounts the impact of state sanctioned torture in Chile.
  169. Girls Reduced to Being Repositories of Communal and Religious Identities in Kashmir
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The rape and ruthless murder of an eight-year old girl in Jammu province underscores the brutal gender violence that is a consistent feature of the political thuggery that grips the subcontinent.
  170. GMOs, Global Agribusiness and the Destruction of Choice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    One of the myths perpetuated by the pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms) lobby is that critics of GMOs in agriculture are denying choice to farmers and have an ideological agenda. The narrative is that farmers should have access to a range of tools and technologies, including GM crops. But GM agriculture is not 'feeding the world', nor has it been designed to do so. The choice for farmers between a technology based on broken promises and conventional non-GMO agriculture is no choice at all.
  171. Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Google has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop artificial intelligence for analyzing drone footage, a move that set off a firestorm among employees of the technology giant when they learned of Google's involvement.
  172. Google keeps tracking you even when you specifically tell it not to: Maps, Search won't take no for an answer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Google has admitted that its option to "pause" the gathering of your location data doesn't apply to its Maps and Search apps – which will continue to track you even when you specifically choose to halt such monitoring.
  173. Google's 'Smart City of Surveillance' Faces New Resistance in Toronto
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A plan to develop 12 acres of the valuable waterfront just southeast of downtown Toronto
    by the government agency Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. has sparked concerns about privacy and lack of public consultation. A recent slew of resignations from its board has made these concerns increasingly urgent and public.
  174. The Great British Empire Debate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Malik discusses the complex issues of British colonialism, its many painful legacies and how it should be dealt with in such fields as academia and politics.
  175. Grieve the Beloved Children: Israel and the War on Children
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A discussion of Israel's tactics in its campaign against Palestinians, which includes the use of deliberate provocation to incite retaliation, and the disturbing reality that results in large numbers of children's deaths.
  176. Gun Control in Old East Germany
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In Communist-run East Germany weapons and ammunition were strictly controlled. Rifles, though privately-owned, were locked up at the hunting clubs, usually connected with the forest rangers' home and station.
  177. Haiti: An Example of Fake News by Omission
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The main problem with the mainstream media today, as in the past, is not 'fake news' but what is left out of articles dealing with controversial issues.
  178. Helping drought-stricken farmers requires recognising global warming and planning 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    All of NSW has now officially been declared to be in drought, and 57% of Queensland has officially entered its sixth year of the current drought (though there has been little real change from when 88% was declared to be in drought in March 2017).Droughts keep getting worse, and the changing climate means they will continue to do so.The Coalition's "solutions" start with denying that climate change is real.
  179. Herbicides undermine antibiotics, threaten medical care
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A New Zealand study adds to the body of evidence that industrial herbicides, not intended to be antibiotics, can have profound effects on bacteria, with potentially negative implications for medicine's ability to treat infectious diseases.
  180. Here's what war with North Korea would look like
    A full-blown war with North Korea wouldn't be as bad as you think. It would be much, much worse

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the chilling logistics and devastating loss of life a full-blown war between the USA and North Korea would cause.
  181. Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Fictions and Facts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The New York Times reported that year, “Many historians believe the bombings [of] Hiroshima and then Nagasaki, which together took the lives of more than 200,000 people, saved lives on balance, since an invasion of the islands would have led to far greater bloodshed.” Many historians, perhaps; but not that many.
  182. A History of International Women's Day in words and images
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An online history of International Women's Day, which includes visual materials and numerous photographs from each decade.
  183. How a backwards shirt led to a lesson in kindness for P.E.I. kindergarten class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Students show their support for one of their own.
  184. How Apple is Paving the Way to a 'Cloud Dictatorship' in China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Apple Inc. is set to hand over the operation of its iCloud data center in mainland China to a local corporation, but Apple has not explained the real issue. With the move a state-owned big data company controlled by the Chinese government will have access to all the data of its service users in China; this will allow the state apparatus to jump into the cloud and look into the data of Apple's Chinese users.
  185. How Big Pharma Infiltrated the Boston Museum of Science
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Mental illness is a highly stigmatized, life-long condition, that millions do not even realize they have and only a pharmaceutical drug can fix says Pharma and its operatives.
  186. How can environmental activists use social media? Part 1
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Environmental activists and NGOs spend a considerable amount of time Facebook posting and Tweeting. But the best use of social networks is about what you want to achieve. Alessio Perrone spoke to some experts in the field and gives some tips about how to use platforms successfully to promote social change
  187. How can environmental activists use social media? Part 2
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Environmentalist activists and major NGOs all spend a considerable amount of time on social media - as an immediate and direct connection to the public. But to what effect?
  188. How can environmental activists use social media? Part 3
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Has Twitter jumped the shark? Is Facebook now MySpace? Should environmental activists bother with social media - and does the Cambridge Analytica scandal mean we should boycott?
  189. How Canada could use the Saudi quarrel to help the Middle East - and itself
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Saudi Arabia's overreaction to Canadian criticism on human rights provides an opportunity for Canada to rethink Middle East policy. Such a policy, based on universal human rights, would greatly benefit not just Saudi Arabians but those in the broader Middle East, and also Canada.
  190. How the 'free' media dupe us on climate change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Commentary on a segment of Al Jazeera's programme The Listening Post on why climate scepticism persists only in what it terms the "Anglosphere media", that is, those in the United States, UK, Australia and Canada.
  191. How Labour's Campaigns Attempted to Make the Political Personal 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The basic techniques of convincing people on the doorstep are not different to those of convincing friends or workmates. However, election canvassers have typically gone door-to-door telling voters what the party's policies are. The British Labour Party's new approach, developed by Momentum, emphasized listening to people and identifying their key issues.
  192. How Neoliberal Fundamentalism Helped Make Trump President
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A common, headache-inducing media narrative has surfaced since the election in 'mainstream' liberal U.S. publications they can no longer trust, such as The Washington Post or New York Times: that the true decline of U.S. democracy, the true dominance of U.S. corporate power in public life, and the true deterioration of the 'American Dream' has at last begun to arrive with the victory of Donald Trump.
  193. How Palestinian women led successful non-violent resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Two women share their stories of how they peacefully protested during both Intifadas and challenged Israel's occupation.
  194. How the EU's principled pragmatism sows strife in the Middle East
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at how the European Union is creating greater instability, distrust, and casualties like Jamal Khashoggi, by trading fundamental values such as human rights for more practical avenues coined as "principled pragmatism".
  195. How the Guardian aided the anti-semites
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Who do you help when you censor a cartoon depicting Israel's well-documented war crimes against Palestinians – and do so on the grounds that the criticism of Israel is anti-semitic?
    The answer is: you help anti-semites.
  196. How the Guardian became the West's Pravda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Cook says that the British newspaper The Guardian has become a mouthpiece for the establishment.
  197. How the internet 'punishes' Palestinians
    Tech giants Google, Airbnb and PayPal accused of shaping false narratives with policies in Palestinian territories.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Multinational tech companies, including Google, Facebook and PayPal are being accused of complicity in rights violations and in shaping false narratives with regard to policies in Palestinian territories.
  198. How the System Got Trumped: Cambridge Analytica's Electoral Psyops Campaign
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Available from Cinema Libre Studios, "Trumping Democracy" provides the key to understanding how we have ended up with the most unpopular president in history.
  199. How They Sold the Iraq War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The war on Iraq won't be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold: it was a propaganda war, a war of perception management.
  200. How To Be A Reliable 'Mainstream' Journalist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A commentary on what is required to be a 'good' and 'reliable' journalist for the mainstream Western media.
  201. How to create an ecological society
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of the book "Creating an Ecological Society: Towards A Revolutionary Transformation" by Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams, which addresses different aspects of the debate on the politics of the environment.
  202. How to Start a Nuclear War
    The increasingly direct road to ruin

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A chilling look at the security measures and processes behind the U.S. nuclear weapons system. The article examines how safeguards and procedures have evolved, including more recent efforts to curb the President's absolute authority to push the button.
  203. How to Use Critical Thinking to Spot False Climate Claims
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    This article outlines ways to address common climate-contrarian arguments, all of which contain errors in reasoning that are independent of the science itself.
  204. Hue Back When: the Bloodbath in Vietnam Was Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at Mark Bowden's book "Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam", which provides a two-sided perspective on a particularly tragic moment in the Vietnam War.
  205. "I Really Don't Care, Do U?" the Mendacity of Evil
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    While Americans consider themselves well above the authoritarianism and atrocities of such regimes as Nazi Germany, the author takes a look at some disturbing connections and similarites with the United States.
  206. ICE: The making of an American Gestapo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Justin Akers Chacón, author of Radicals in the Barrio and co-author with Mike Davis of No One Is Illegal, takes an in-depth look at the troubling history and practices of a government agency that more and more people are calling to be abolished.
  207. The Ideal of a Free Media Died Long Ago
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Should the media include positive editorial content secretly paid for by major corporations, as London's Evening Standard newspaper has begun doing, according to new revelations?
    Most of us instantly recoil from any blurring between editorial and advertising in the media. How would we know if what was reported was factual, truthful and newsworthy or there simply as public relations spin? How could we trust anything we read?
  208. The Ideal of a Free Media Died Long Ago
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Most of us instantly recoil from any blurring between editorial and advertising in the media. How would we know if what was reported was factual, truthful and newsworthy or there simply as public relations spin? How could we trust anything we read? But here's a seditious idea. Would that be such a bad thing? Maybe it would better if we were far more wary of the corporate media and began to think of it chiefly as a sales platform – selling us an ideology harmful to our individual welfare and that of our societies.
  209. If John Bolton Is Right, Pearl Harbor Was Perfectly Legal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Michigan attorney Kary Love explores the legal basis for a pre-emptive attack on North Korea by the USA.
  210. If only we could revive the fruitful tension between Martin Luther King and Malcolm X
    Reflections on Dr King’s death have overlooked how his liberal universalism and Malcolm X’s separatism gave each other strength

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2018
    Kenan argues that conflict averse approach to activism blunts the edge of contemporary social movements for change.
  211. If We're on the Left, How Come We're Still Here?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Andrew Levine looks at why the Left is largely ignored by Trump's more radical followers and pundits.
  212. Illegal logging: An organized crime that is destroying Latin American forests
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A recent report indicates that Illegal wood trafficking is the most profitable crime against natural resources, and allows other crimes to flourish, including deforestation, labor exploitation, land invasions, tax evasion, document forgery and state corruption.
  213. Immigration and Cultural Loss
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    While immigration has brought major changes in the physical character of British cities and in the rhythm of social life, it is not alone in driving social changes nor is it even the most important driver of social change.
  214. In Middle East Wars It Pays to be Skeptical
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In the context of Western air strikes on alleged Syrian biological weapons sites on 14 April, 2018, the history of the bombing of the Abu Ghraib baby milk factory in 1991 underscores the need for permanent scepticism towards claims by U.S. and Western governments that they know exactly what is happening on the ground in Syria.
  215. In Run-Up to Vote to End Yemen War, MSNBC Remains Totally Silent
    MSNBC outflanked from the left by Breitbart

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Johnson expresses concern about the lack of MSNBC coverage of the role of the USA in the conflict in Yemen since 2015.
  216. Indigenous Sovereignty & Socialism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
  217. Inside Google's Effort to Develop a Censored Search Engine in China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Google analyzed search terms entered into a Beijing-based website to help develop blacklists for a censored search engine it has been planning to launch in China, according to confidential documents seen by The Intercept. Engineers working on the censorship sampled search queries from 265.com, a Chinese-language web directory service owned by Google.
  218. Institutionalizing Intolerance: Bullies Win, Freedom Suffers When We Can't Agree to Disagree
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    As America has become ever more polarized, and those polarized factions have become more militant and less inclined to listen to -- or even allow for the existence of -- other viewpoints, we are fast becoming a nation of people who just can't get along. Here's the thing: if Americans don't learn how to get along--at the very least, agreeing to disagree and respecting each other's right to subscribe to beliefs and opinions that may be offensive, hateful, intolerant or merely different--then we're going to soon find that we have no rights whatsoever (to speak, assemble, agree, disagree, protest, opt in, opt out, or forge our own paths as individuals). In such an environment, when we can't agree to disagree, the bullies (on both sides) win and freedom suffers.
  219. Intellectual Property Regime Undermines Equity, Progress
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Developing countries must reject the intellectual property rights regime imposed on them by powerful foreign monopolies in recent decades.
  220. International Women's Day
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The annual day for recognition of and struggle for women's economic, social and political rights.
  221. Intersectionality is a Hole. Afro-Pessimism is a Shovel. We Need to Stop Digging, Part 1 of 2
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Dixon argues that intersectionality - or, rather, its interpretation by the so-called "US left" - decenters class struggle in its effort to equalize oppressions.
  222. An Interview with Norman Finkelstein: "I'm Not Betraying the Legacy of My Parents in Order to Make Myself Palatable."
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Norman Finkelstein is among the leading scholars on the Israel-Palestine conflict in the United States. His work primarily focuses on the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the Nazi Holocaust. For decades, he has advocated for a two state solution on the June 1967 borders, a "just solution to the refugee question," an end to the Israeli settlements in Palestine, the deconstruction of the border wall, the right to clean water, and an end to the occupation, the Gaza blockade, and the use of force against the Palestinians.
  223. Iran: Compulsory veiling is abusive, discriminatory and humiliating; end the persecution of women for peacefully protesting against it
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Amnesty International criticizes Iran's compulsory veiling laws, arguing that they are not only harmful to women, but fundamentally unconstitutional.
  224. Iranian police arrest 29 women over protests against compulsory hijab
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Iranian police have arrested 29 women in the capital, Tehran, after they protested against a law that makes wearing the hijab compulsory.
  225. The Irishmen Who Fought in the Last Great Battle Against Spanish Fascism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An account of the numerous Irishmen who were killed, injured, captured and who simply disappeared while volunteering to fight against the rising fascist tide during the Spanish Civil War.
  226. Israel Commemorates Nakba with Mass Murder at the Gaza Fence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    On the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the "catastrophe" that resulted in the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, and the theft of their lands, homes, and even their household possessions, the message today was clear: the Israeli state is prepared to maintain its apartheid state by any means necessary. The catastrophe for the Palestinians was the birth of Israel and was celebrated by the Israeli state with tear gas, bullets and the blood of Palestinians.
  227. Israel deliberately provoked the latest violence in Gaza, but you won't learn that in the NY Times
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Times breathlessly and at length recounts Israeli anxiety over the limited attacks from Gaza: "Sirens blared again;" "cellphones were buzzing with alerts of incoming rockets."
  228. Israel deliberately provoked the latest violence in Gaza, but you won't learn that in the NY Times
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Times breathlessly and at length recounts Israeli anxiety over the limited attacks from Gaza: "Sirens blared again;" "cellphones were buzzing with alerts of incoming rockets." The Times has a reporter in Gaza, Iyad Abuheweila, but the paper had nothing to say whatsoever about how Gazans were reacting to being under assault. Maybe their cellphones were also buzzing, and their children were also afraid?
  229. Israel: Democracy or Apartheid State?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    Josh Ruebner draws on personal anecdotes and reflections, historical documents, and legal analyses to answer one of the most pressing issues in international affairs today: is Israel a democracy or does its separate and unequal treatment of the Palestinian people render it an apartheid state?
  230. Israel is arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A report on Israeli weapons and training being provided to anti-Semitic or neo-Nazi soldiers in the Ukraine.
  231. Israel Is The Real Problem 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Elite power cannot abide a serious challenge to its established position. And that is what Labour under Jeremy Corbyn represents to the Tory government, the corporate, financial and banking sectors, and the 'mainstream' media. The manufactured 'antisemitism crisis' is the last throw of the dice for those desperate to prevent a progressive politician taking power in the UK: someone who supports Palestinians and genuine peace in the Middle East, a strong National Health Service and a secure Welfare State, a properly-funded education system, and an economy in which people matter; someone who rejects endless war and complicity with oppressive, war criminal 'allies' such as the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel.
  232. Israel steps up its war on mixed marriages
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Israeli government has long funded various efforts to try to prevent romantic relationships between Jews and non-Jews, both inside territories it controls and around the world. But a new program confirmed this month by the tourism ministry takes Israel's war on families of mixed religion or ethnicity to a new level.
  233. Israeli forces 'deliberately killed' Palestinian paramedic Razan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Probe by Israeli rights group B'Tselem concludes that intentional fatal shot was fired at the Palestinian paramedic.
  234. Israeli Government Fears Palestinian Cameras
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A report on a Bill by the Israeli Knessett that would criminalize the filming of Israeli soldiers in Palestine, with a proposed five year jail sentence for offenders.
  235. Israeli minister threatens to destroy Gaza "once and for all"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    As Israel bombed it dozens of times in the past day, a senior Israeli minister has incited the total destruction of Gaza.
  236. Israelis Just Keep Killing People, Stealing Land
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The recent killing of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip by Israeli sharpshooters following the "The Great March of Return" is outlined, as well as the ongoing futility of Israel's policy and actions against the self-governing Palestinian territory whose population are forced to live under dire conditions.
  237. Israel's 'nation-state law' parallels the Nazi Nuremberg Laws
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Israel's new 'nation-state' law follows in the footsteps of Jim Crow, the Indian Removal Act and the Nuremberg Laws.
  238. "It's Killing the Student Movement": Canary Mission's Blacklist of Pro-Palestine Activists Is Taking a Toll
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Canary Mission, a website that compiles dossiers on Palestinian rights advocates and labels them racists, anti-Semites, and supporters of terrorism has taken a toll on activists' mental health and their ability to engage in free speech and public advocacy on Palestine.
  239. It's Time for America to Reckon With the Staggering Death Toll of the Post-9/11 Wars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Researchers strive to count the casualties of American wars but are faced by a lack of political and military accountability and a seemingly apathetic public.
  240. It's Time to Call Economic Sanctions What They Are: War Crimes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Cockburn argues that economic sanctions impose collective punishment on the general population rather than targetting the people in power.
  241. Jackson Rising: At Last, a Real Strategic Plan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Moser reviews Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi.
  242. Jeff Bezos' Quest to Find America's Dumbest Mayor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Baker questions the wisdom of cities offering online-retailer Amazon tax and infrastructure incentives to host the company's second head quarters.
  243. Joyless in Zion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Israel is held in contempt by much of the western world, and Israelis know it even as they get down to the hard business of shooting border-crossers. The New York Times did a piece suggesting that Israelis have a conscience about the violence they poured forth at the Gaza border, and they hope that it was the right thing to do. But Gideon Levy says they have lost their conscience; and that was my impression too from interviewing Israeli Jews in West Jerusalem. I talked to 20 people. Every one expressed support for the killings. There was simply no dissent.
  244. Just When You Thought 'Russiagate' Couldn't Get Any Sillier
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The lawsuit against the Trump campaign, the Russian government and WikiLeaks is simply the latest version of what the DNC has been doing since 2016, which is trying to fob blame for its loss of an election it should have won.
  245. Justice for Hassan Diab and the Unbearable Banality of Evil
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Deutsch examines the case of Dr. Hassan Diab - a sociology professor and Canadian citizen who was accused of bombing the Rue Copernic Synagogue - and uses it to critique international and domestic justice systems.
  246. Justice Kennedy and the Myth of the Legal Neutrality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The enduring myth in America that law and politics are separate is put into question at the end of 2017 with 5-4 decisions upholding President Trump's travel ban, the striking down mandatory public sector union fees, and the resignation of Justice Kennedy.
  247. Karl Kautsky: From Pope to Renegade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Once recognized as "The Pope of Marxism" for his popularization and systematization of Marxist ideas, Kautsky fell into obscurity following the Russian Revolution. In recent revival of interest in his politics, in both academia and on the political left, raises questions about the meaning of Kautsky's orthodox Marxism and about what a renewed revolutionary left should adopt from it as their own.
  248. Kenya's 'Erin Brockovich' defies harassment to bring anti-pollution case to courts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Phyllis Omido is leading a landmark class action demanding a clean-up and compensation from a lead-smelting factory accused of poisoning local residents - including her own son.
  249. Kidnapper Trump as Symptom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The current plight of asylum seekers in the United States and the traumatic separation of children from parents at the southern U.S. border, is the most recent American policy that is racially motivated.
  250. Killing Children: From Ireland to Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The most tragic casualty in a conflict is that of a child, the most disturbing casualty in a conflict is that of a child killed purposely. In Palestine there is a disturbingly tragic high rate of children killed by those sporting the uniform of Israeli armed forces.
  251. Killing Gaza
    A documentary film about life under siege

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2018
    Independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel’s 2014 assault on Gaza during the war, and chronicled its horrific aftermath. As they waded through the rubble of Gaza’s destroyed border regions, they turned a camera onto the survivors of the slaughter and let them speak for themselves. Dan returned, week after week, to capture on film the daily struggles of the people of Gaza as they suffered through one of the worst winters in recorded history, and then weathered the sweltering summer heat without electricity and -- in many cases -- without homes. While giving voice to the pain of a people under siege, Cohen and Blumenthal also highlighted Gazans’ inspiring acts of creative resistance, from painting to break-dancing to literature, that allow them maintain their humanity in the face of deprivation and war. Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, featuring direct testimony and evidence from the survivors.
  252. "Killing Gaza" captures culture of resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Watch Killing Gaza, absorb the atmosphere of siege and listen to the testimonies of the trapped. You might then understand why so many chose to rush the gates.
  253. Killing Mosquitoes: The Latest Gaza Massacres, Pro-Israel Media Bias And The Weapon Of 'Antisemitism'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The most recent brutality against Palestinians, and brazenness with which the killings were carried out, is yet another demonstration of the Israeli contempt for the people it tried to ethnically cleanse in 1948.
  254. Korea: What the Generals Aren't Telling You
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Hamilton points out that the 24 nuclear power stations in South Korea represent high risk targets in a retaliatory attack from North Korea.
  255. The language of the unheard
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A book review of "A People's History of Riots, Protest and the Law: The Sound of the Crowd" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) by author Matt Clement.
  256. A Lavish Bollywood Musical Is Fueling A Culture War In India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Review of the controversial 2018 Bollywood film "Padmaavat". Qureshi summarises the politically charged campaign of misinformation and resulting sectarian violence that has dogged its release.
  257. Lawsuit accuses DC police of collusion with far right
    An advocacy group has filed a lawsuit alleging that police broke protocol by working with a far-right organisation.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Federal prosecutors and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, DC, colluded with far-right groups in cases against anti-Trump protesters, a recently filed lawsuit alleges.
  258. James Laxer - Canadian iconoclast 1941-2018
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Obituary for the prominent campaigner, author and academic James Laxer, who passed away February 23rd 2018.
  259. The League of Assad-Loving Conspiracy Theorists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    So the global capitalist ruling classes' War on Dissent is now in full swing. With their new and improved official narrative, "Democracy versus the Putin-Nazis," successfully implanted in the public consciousness, the corporatocracy have been focusing their efforts on delegitimizing any and all forms of deviation from their utterly absurd and increasingly paranoid version of reality.
  260. The Left Has Better Things to Do Than Watch Liberals Scratch Their Heads
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Drawing from author David Harvey's work "The Ways of the World", Munson examines how Liberal-democracy has changed when the nucleus of capitalism shifted in the 1970's from the production of goods to the production of 'signs'. He further examines how 'neo-liberalism' is now grappling and adjusting in the era of Trump.
  261. Lenin and the Bolshevik Party: A revolutionary collective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Russian Revolution of 1917 clearly reveals the complexities of Bolshevism – Lenin's party – as a revolutionary collective.
  262. Lenin and the Tsarist Duma
    A review of August H Nimtz, Lenin’s Electoral Strategy from Marx and Engels through the Revolution of 1905: The Ballot, the Streets—or Both

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Donnelly reviews Nimtz's two volume account of Lenin's pre-revolution electoral strategy and summarises the thesis that Lenin's critique of reformism in parliamentary democracy was rooted in the conclusions of Marx and Engels.
  263. Leon Rosselson on Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In Gaza the slaughter was premeditated and calculated. The snipers were primed to kill. They had their orders. They used the protesters, men women, children, for target practice. According to the latest reports, 109 Palestinians?—?including children, one an 8 month old baby -- have been killed and over 6,000 wounded, including nearly 1000 children. The wounds were particularly debilitating because Israeli soldiers used dumdum bullets which expand when they enter the body. The bullets used are causing injuries local medics say they have not seen since 2014. The entrance wound is small.The exit wound is devastating, causing gross comminution of bone and destruction of soft tissue.
  264. Less Than Fundamental: the Myth of Voting Rights in America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The story of voting rights in America is one of exceptionalism. In 1787 when the US Constitution was drafted the right to vote was absent from the text.
  265. The Lessons of the World Cup for our Victim Culture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    That we are living in an age of victim culture is well-exemplified by an article recently published by the CBC suggesting that minorities "feel apprehensive about heading into the wild because they don't see themselves reflected in the outdoor industry and media." The underlying premise is that a paucity of representations of members of these groups constructs the outdoors as a kind of "unsafe space" of which people from these communities ask, according to the African-American author of a book called The Adventure Gap, James Mills, "'Do I belong here? And if somebody believes that I don’t belong here, will they do something to harm me?'"
  266. Let Us Now Praise Infamous Animals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In medieval Europe (and even colonial America) thousands of animals were summoned to court and put on trial for a variety of offenses, ranging from trespassing, thievery and vandalism to rape, assault and murder. The defendants included cats, dogs, cows, sheep, goats, slugs, swallows, oxen, horses, mules, donkeys, pigs, wolves, bears, bees, weevils, and termites. These tribunals were not show trials or strange festivals like Fools Day. The tribunals were taken seriously by both the courts and the community.
  267. A Liberal Pillar Of The Establishment - 'New Look' Guardian, Old-Style Orthodoxy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Respected liberal media like the New York Times and Guardian are key battlegrounds in the relentless elite efforts to control public opinion.
  268. Liberal Totalitarianism and the Trump Diversion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Baraka warns against enthusiastic embrace of the FBI as a "neutral political force populated by people of unreproachable character" in light of their well documented history of politically motivated targetting of civil rights activists.
  269. License to Kill
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Halimi places alleged Russian involvement in the attempted assasination of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the context of routine extrajudicial killings by the wider inernational security services.
  270. Life without Limits: The Delusions of Technological Fundamentalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In a routinely delusional world, what is the most dangerous delusion? This delusion is not limited to one country, one group, or one political party, but rather is the unstated assumption of everyday life in the high-energy/high-technology industrial world. This is the delusion that we are -- to borrow from the title of a particularly delusional recent book -- the god species.
  271. Lissa Lucas Dragged Out of West Virginia House Judiciary Hearing For Listing Oil and Gas Contributions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Mokhiber's article summarizes the case of political candidate Lissa Lucas, whose testimony against a bill "that would allow companies to drill on minority mineral owners' land without their consent" was censored by the court.
  272. 'A Load Of Tosh'– The BBC, 'Showbiz News' And State Propaganda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    BBC News reporting on international relations, with particular reference to 2017-2018 tensions with Russia, relies heavily on state propaganda.
  273. Local Autonomy: A Key to Protection of the Ecosystem
    Apo Island's Protected Landscape and Seascape

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In his book, The Plundered Seas, Michael Berrill called the Grand Banks and Georges Bank maybe the saddest story of overfishing.Berrill’s solution was the management of Large Marine Ecosystems.
  274. Lockheed Martin receives bloody images instead of cool weapons photos in failed Twitter campaign
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The world's largest defense contractor fails miserably in a social media campaign asking Twitter users to send them an "amazing photo" of a Lockheed Martin product.
  275. Lopez Obrador in Mexico: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The newly elected President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has been described by some in the U.S. as a radical socialist, however this article explains that he has already back-peddled on important pre-election promises.
  276. Made-in-China fake news overwhelms Taiwan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Since 2016, when Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was elected as Taiwan's president relations between Taiwan and China have been increasingly strained. In parallel, a series of fake news campaigns have captured Taiwanese media, with experts tracing several of these stories back to China.
  277. The Malevolent Hypocrisy of Selective Sanctions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at why the US government is steadfast in its support of the Saudi dictatorship no matter what criminal excesses may be perpetrated by the Riyadh regime, while on the other hand it is determined to punish other countries like Cuba and Venezuela with severe economic sanctions.
  278. Marxism, class and revolution in Africa: the legacy of the 1917 Russian Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    This article assesses the influence of 1917 on African liberation movements and explains how it influenced struggles against and beyond colonialism.
  279. The Marxist and the Gamers: Reading, Fortnite, and My Students' Identities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A school teacher reflects on the differences he sees in his students from past generations, notably the many young people who are avid online gamers.
  280. A Marxist History of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    A short history of capitalism by a history professor at University of Manitoba
  281. A Marxist History of Capitalism (Book Review)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A book review of Henry Heller's "A Marxist History of Capitalism" which restores class struggle to a central place in explaining how capitalism arose and grew, and can eventually be overcome.
  282. Mass Incarceration
    New Jim Crow, Class War, or Both?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, Lewis analyzes racial and class disparities in incarceration.
  283. Massacres and Morality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    What can one say about the morality of Israeli soldiers who shoot unarmed protestors, and then are caught on camera cheering their kills? And how do we judge the civilian population of Israel, many of whom openly support and cheer their soldiers as they go about their work of killing Palestinians? And what can we say about the political leaders of other countries, Canada say, who sit down and smile and make deals with officials of the Israeli government at the very moment that the killing is going on?
  284. The May '68 Events and Revolution in the West
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The political explosion fifty years ago in May 1968 in France has become a key historical marker for the Left. In an outburst of political revolt, workers seized factories and students occupied universities bringing France to a halt in a series of massive general strikes.
  285. Me Too's Misguided Pursuit of Equality: Drop the Spirit of Vengeance and Defend Dignity Instead
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    With Me Too’s focus where it is, on man’s injury to woman, the capitalist for-profit system can wash its hands. Eyes glued to salacious details are off the oppressive economic order that has over time erased our cultures, communities and is set to destroy all life on the planet.
  286. The Meaning of Heritage in an Age of Identity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A discussion of the meaning of heritage in the current age of identity politics, and why there is a need to reject the nativist, or clash of civilizations, and the multicultural approaches to heritage.
  287. Memoir From the Underground
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of the film "Memoir of War", directed by Emmanuel Finkiel, a semi-fictional memoire of writer Marguerite Duras who lived under a facist regime in Vichy France.
  288. Microfinance or Debt Trap? What the Poor Don't Know
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Qazi's article outlines how poorly designed microfinance initiatives harm rather than help low income borrowers.
  289. A Mighty Voice for Peace Has Gone Silent: Uri Avnery, 1923-2018
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A brief article in commemoration of Israeli human rights activist Uri Avnery, who died in Tel Aviv at the age of 94.
  290. Military 'Service' Serves the Ruling Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Military veteran and peace activist Will Griffin comments on the military campaigns in which he participated, and why he believes that military service ultimately serves noboby but a minority ruling class.
  291. Mining History Written in Blood
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Domestic coal mining history above and below ground lives on the pages of Written in Blood: Courage and Corruption in the Appalachian War of Extraction edited by Wess Harris (PM Press, 2017). The anthology unpacks the industry, people and communities of a coal-rich region, amplifying relevant class and gender issues over a century.
  292. Missing Children: The Pottery Barn Rule Revisited
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    If one in five American parents couldn't figure out where their kids were, most people would rightly see the phenomenon as a crisis and a national scandal. Grandstanding prosecutors with visions of gubernatorial campaigns dancing in their heads would conduct mass parental perp walks. Legislators would boost their presidential aspirations by co-sponsoring legislation requiring universal implantation of GPS trackers at birth.
  293. "Mr. Boston": Meet the Man Who Secretly Helped Daniel Ellsberg Leak Pentagon Papers to the Press
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Interview with historian Gar Alperovitz. Alperovitz has revealed for the first time the key role he and a handful of other activists played in helping whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg leak to journalists the Pentagon Papers -- a 7,000-page classified history outlining the true extent of the U.S. invasion of Vietnam.
  294. The Moral Economy of the Iranian Protests
    Beset by inequality and corruption, Iran's provincial working classes are revolting against the revolution's broken promises

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the root causes of the widespread protests that have been taking place, primarily in provincial towns, throughout Iran. Persistent unemployment and inflation, overdue wages and pensions, environmental degradation, and ponzi schemes are a far cry from the social justice vision that animated and united the revolutionary forces of 1979.
  295. Mozambique's farmers battle to keep land in Nakarari
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Parenti and Liberti examine the Nakarari community's ongoing resistance to commercial agricultural planning.
  296. Mueller Indictment - The "Russian Influence" Is A Commercial Marketing Scheme
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An explanation of why the U.S. Justice Department's indictment is based on a misunderstanding of the commercial activities of a Russian marketing company in U.S. social networks.
  297. My Longest Day: How World War II Ended for My Family
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An essay excerpted from Hans-Armin Ohlmann's memoirs, which recounts his experiences growing up in Germany during the Second World War.
  298. Nanking Massacre
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A summary of the massacre at Nanking (Nanjing) , which occurred over a period of six weeks starting on December 13, 1937. During this period soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army perpetrated horrific atrocities, and murdered Chinese civilians and disarmed combatants who numbered an estimated 40,000 to over 300,000.
  299. The NED's Useful Idiots 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    On Friday, June 8, 2018, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow augmented her nightly Russiagate fetish by extolling the merits of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), telling her huge audience that the NED, created in the 1980s by the Ronald Reagan administration, still does the "non-partisan hard work around the world, of promoting small D democracy and promoting the institutions of civil society that any culture needs in order to have a functioning democracy."
  300. New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
  301. A New Economic Model for the South: Ditch Corporate Welfare and Fund Agricultural Co-ops
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A report from the Institute for Policy Studies, titled "Agricultural Cooperatives: Opportunities and Challenges for African-American Women in the South," makes the case that redirecting governmental support from corporate welfare to agricultural co-ops could provide an alternative vision for economic development in the Southern United States.
  302. New maps of land destruction show why caravans flee Central America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A new map developed at the University of Cincinnati illustrates the extent of worldwide land degradation, including the deforestation that is now forcing migrants to leave Guatemala and Honduras.
  303. A New Native-Led Strategy for Fighting Keystone XL
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Sacred crops planted by the Poca represent another legal barrier for the construction of the Keystone pipeline, as its intended path must now cross sacred historic sites owned by a sovereign tribal nation.
  304. A New Politics? Movements, Power and Transformation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Hilary Wainwright’s latest book, A New Politics from the Left (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press), represents a timely appeal for a democratic, participatory, and bottom-up political transformation.
  305. The New York Times' Second Assassination of Razan at-Najjar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    On 1 June 2018, an Israeli assassin poised along "the largest concentration camp ever to exist" killed 20-year-old paramedic Razan al-Najjar. On 7 June 2018, the New York Times assassinated her a second time. It surely does not surprise that the Times provides yeoman’s service for Israeli hasbara.
  306. The Nightmare of Neoliberal Fascism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Henry A. Geroux gives his analysis on such subjects as fascism and white nationalism in the age of Trump, and the state of higher education in a time of Neo-liberalism.
  307. The niqab represents a pernicious ideology and its spread should worry us all
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the controversial niqab and similar veils, and why they are so concerning.
  308. No Exit
    The ongoing abuses of Australia's refugee policy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A first person account of the refugee crisis in Australian detention centres. At great expense the Australian government holds detainees offshore in crowded camps, many of whom are stranded and living under deplorable conditions.
  309. No Fare Is Fair: A Campaign for Free Public Transit in Toronto
    Why Do We Need Free Transit?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Public transit should be a right for everyone in Toronto. Using subways, buses, and streetcars shouldn't require paying fares, or user fees, that penalize riders with lower incomes.
  310. No Remorse: Reflections on Radical "Purism"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Street justifies his critical commentary on the disappointing presidency of Barrack Obama and the standard neoliberal manipulation of campaign populism and identity politics in service to big-money. He also takes a cynical look at the DMC, another party of corporations, as well as Bernie Sanders and what a Sanders Presidency might have looked like.
  311. No Spirit Of Liberty - The Salisbury Case, Corbyn And The Need For Dissent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at recent 'Mainstream' media coverage, notably the Guardian and BBC, which has been instrumental in presenting a misleading image of Prime Minsiter May as a stable leader, and yet presents Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a much less flattering light.
  312. No such thing as socialist Zionism
    The historic contradictions of the Zionist left are being played out in the death throes of Meretz, writes Tony Greenstein

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Greenstein discusses the historic contraditions associated with Labour Zionism and explains why the term 'Socialist Zionist' just cannot exist.
  313. No Trump, No Clinton, No NATO
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Murray explains why the notion that those who do not want Clinton in power are therefore supporters of Trump is intellectually risible and politically dishonest.
  314. Noam Chomsky: Moral Depravity Defines US Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An interview with Noam Chomsky where he discusses the political parties' lack of focus on crucial issues. Though made hopeful by young progessive candidates winning in the midterms, electoral politics should not be the focus for radical political change.
  315. Noam Chomsky Turns 90: How a U.S. Anarchist Has More Than Survived
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A brief look back at the life and work of world reknowned linguist, philospher and social activist Noam Chomsky, who turns 90 on December 7, 2018.
  316. Norman Finkelstein and Dr. Mads Gilbert
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2018
    A discussion with professor and author Norman Finkelstein about his book "Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom".
  317. Notes on Terminology
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at common and popular terminology and 'labeling', especially in the media, which at times is not only inaccurate and misleading, but also diminishes or softens the severity of an event.
  318. NPR Runs IDF Playbook, Spinning Killing of 17 Palestinians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The article looks at the NPR reporting on the killing of 17 palestinians, which follows a pro-Israel bias that dates back for years.
  319. NYT op-ed describing Israel as a place of refuge is missing the word, Palestinians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A rebuke by author Levine to the New York Times op-ed written by Susan Silverman titled "How Did Israel Become A Place of No Refuge?".
  320. 'October Song' - A challenging portrayal of the Russian Revolution
    Review of Paul Le Blanc, October Song: Bolshevik Triumph, Communist Tragedy, 1917-1924

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review 'October Song,' Paul Le Blanc's book about the Russian revolution. Detailed with excerpts and criticism.
  321. Of a Type Developed by Liars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Porton Down scientists are not able to identify the nerve gas as being of Russian manufacture, and have been resentful of the pressure being placed on them to do so. Porton Down would only sign up to the formulation "of a type developed by Russia" after a rather difficult meeting where this was agreed as a compromise formulation.
  322. Off the Map: Disabilities and Just Mobility
    People with disabilities who rely on local public transit are getting squeezed between gentrification and austerity.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An examination of the tensions between investment driven public transit improvements and displacement of less affluent residents; with particular reference to people with mobility issues or disabilities.
  323. The Official Fake News
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Emmanuel Macron, who was comfortably elected to the presidency, has instructed his parliamentary majority to provide him with a law against 'fake news' during election campaigns. The law would be a selective halt to the the dissemination of information with dangerous consequences.
  324. Oil Industry Cleanup Costs Vastly Exceed Alberta Government’s Estimates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Transcript of interview with Regan Boychuk of Reclaim Alberta on the cost to clean up after Alberta's tar sand industry.
  325. Oliver Law, the Lincoln Brigade's Black Commander
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    General Colin Powell was three months old when at 33 tall, broad-shouldered Texas African American Oliver Law, became the first Black Commander of an American Army.The date was June 12, 1937.Law was selected by a committee of three white officers to lead this integrated army.Heard of Colin Powell but never heard of Oliver Law? Hardly surprising. Law’s not mentioned in school books or social studies classes, and has yet to find a place in most college texts or history courses. But Law made his mark on world history in June 1937and for very good reasons.
  326. The Omega Principle: A vicious circle of fish, cattle and capitalism (Book review)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of Paul Greenberg's book "The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet", which examines how the fishing industry that plunders the seas for tiny fish is supporting unsustainable industrial agriculture.
  327. On 'Bullshit Jobs'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of the book "Bullshit Jobs: A Theory" by anthropologist David Graeber, which provides a classification for the many forms of employment, some which he deems not only meaningless and unfullfilling, but ultimately harmful to society.
  328. On Justice And Vengeance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
  329. On Militancy, Self-reflection, and the Role of the Researcher
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Researcher Jared Sacks examines and questions methodologies of social movement researchers through a self-reflective investigation into his own experience and work.
  330. On Nakba Day Palestinians in Gaza explain why they joined the 'Great March of Return'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Palestinian refugees in their own words, on the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel. In the context of the 2018 opening of the USA embassy in Jerusalem.
  331. On our way to the moon? A snapshot of feminist marches which shook the world.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The authors tell the story of the Midsummer's day 1908 'Votes for women' Suffragist rally and the March 1971 Women's Liberation Movement Demonstration in Hyde ParK, London.
  332. On Purpose, In Kabul
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Amid years of fighting and war profiteering the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APV) forge ahead with impressive work that demonstrates what needs to be done to rebuild the war-torn and economically devastated country.
  333. On Resistance: BDS and Israel's Declining Support Among Diaspora Jews
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Like its predecessor movement decades ago in South Africa, assessing the success of BDS against Israel today necessarily rubs up against the tension between Israeli Hasbara (propaganda) and its reality as an effective organizing tool against it throughout the world.
  334. The 'One Democratic State Campaign' program for a multicultural democratic state in Palestine/Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    As the Leonard Cohen song goes, ":everybody knows" the two-state solution is dead and gone. Zionism’s 120-year quest to Judaize Palestine – to transform Palestine into the Land of Israel – has been completed. Every Israeli government since 1967 has refused to seriously entertain the notion of a genuinely independent and viable Palestinian state alongside the state of Israel.
  335. Organizing Workers Strikes Against War and Repression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A Brief History of Labour Strikes Against Imperialist Wars and Reaction
  336. The other side of Gaza: Swimming, canoeing and 'trying' to be a child
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Here in Gaza, I want to tell this story. To show our audience a piece of a normal life, away from Hamas, or Israel's "terror" rhetoric, away from the diplomatic efforts, the political bargaining, away from the weekly Friday protests. Just show you something normal.
  337. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018
    What are we eating?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2018
    What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant labour, and much else.
    For millions of people, the answer is brutally simple: not enough to survive. UNICEF estimates that 300 million children go to bed hungry each night, and that more than 8,000 children under the age of five die of malnutrition every day. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 12% of the world's population is chronically malnourished.
    How is this possible in a world where there is an enormous surplus of food, where farmers are paid not to grow food?
    A short answer is that food production and distribution are driven by the need to make profits, rather than by human needs.
  338. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 17, 2018
    Hearts and Minds: How do People Change?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2018
    How can we reach the millions we need to reach and engage if fundamental change is to happen? How can we accomplish the essential task of persuading a majority of the population that a fundamental social and economic transformation is necessary? Even more importantly, what will it take for people to come together and act collectively to bring about that transformation? What can we do to help make this happen?
  339. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 25, 2018
    Looking for Answers, Creating Alternatives

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2018
    This issue of Other Voices features people who are questioning and challenging the way the world works and trying to create better alternatives.
  340. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 21, 2018
    Their Interent or Ours?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2018
    The Internet, which was at one time a free and open space for sharing information and ideas, has been privatized and twisted to serve the profit-making agenda of huge corporations, working hand-in-glove with governments which want to suppress opposition and alternatives. What can we do about it? Is it our Internet or theirs?
  341. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 10, 2018
    Massacres and Morality

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2018
    In the wake of Israel's brutal massacres of Palestinian protestors in Gaza in May and June 2018, Other Voices looks at the ways in which state terrorism is used to keep subjugated populations in line, at home or abroad. The issue also questions the morality of those who either support, or keep silent about, the violence of the oppressor.
  342. The Other Whisper Network
    How Twitter feminism is bad for women

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Katie Roiphe takes a closer look at the #MeToo movement, particularly the use of Twitter and social media which can dangerously be used to rouse extremes in a similar way that Trump has energized his supporters.
  343. 'Our Rivers are Black with Coal' - living with Siberia's mines
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the aggressive coal mining industry in Siberia where local opposition and human rights are ignored, and indigenous communities and ecosystems are being destroyed.
  344. Over 90% of the world's children breathe toxic air every day
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the WHO report on "Air pollution and child health: Prescribing clean air", a study of the heavy toll of both outdoor and household air pollution on the health of the world's children, particularly those living in low and middle-income nations.
  345. Painting a false picture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of the book "The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel and the Media" by Greg Shupak.
  346. Pakistan / Gilgit-Baltistan: Advocate Ehsan Ali, a symbol of political sanity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In Gilgit-Baltistan, one of the most politically sensitive regions of Pakistan, the author explains why it is important to recognize and support people like Ehsan Ali, who is a vocal human rights activist and a symbol of interfaith harmony.
  347. Pakistan, hostage of the religious - The radical left in resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Radical leftists strive amid fundamentalist hostility in Pakistan where blasphemy is a serious charge with its roots in colonial religious divisions.
  348. Pakistan: Teachers and Farmers Protests Brutally Crushed in Sindh
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    On December 25, 2017, primary, secondary and high school teachers in Karachi held a defiant protest against the Sindh government due to its refusal to provide them with permanent jobs despite having agreed to do so in 2014. The provincial government is refusing to honor its agreement even after forcing teachers to pass a rigorous examination conducted by the National Testing Service and the University of Sindh.
  349. Pakistan's blasphemy laws – The Supreme Court, Asia Bibi and the laws' historical background
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A description of a blasphemy case in Pakistan. Also includes a history of blasphemy laws going back to British India.
  350. Parkdale tenants' campaign blames real estate agent for loss of rooming houses
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at 'displacement realty' in the Parkdale area of Toronto, where the selling affordable homes at inflated prices pushes new landlords into forcing out old tenants in order to increase rents.
  351. PayPal censors journalists who criticize Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Under apparent influence from Benjamin Weinthal, PayPal chose to close down the account of the French online publication Agence Media Palestine. Such a move constitutes censorship as it denies journalists the means to raise money for their work and freedom to express ideas.
  352. The PCP in the Portuguese Revolution 1974-5: crisis, state and revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    How did the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP), loyal to the Soviet Union deep into the second half of the 20th century, react to a social revolution in 1974-5? The moments are rare when we can study workers' revolutions in a European country where the Communist Party had a decisive influence. I argue here that the revolution happened despite the party, not because of it. The USSR wanted above all to maintain the equilibrium of the Cold War, and Portugal was, in the division made at Yalta and Potsdam in 1945, in the NATO sphere. The PCP was faithful to that policy.
  353. Peterson unmasks stitch-up of TV interviews
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Jonathan Cook on Jordan Peterson’s recent interview with Channel 4’s Cathy Newman.
  354. Plastic plague intensifies on remote southern islands
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at a report titled " Marine plastics threaten giant Atlantic Marine Protected Areas", which examines the alarmingly high concentrations of plastic on southern Atlantic islands and throughout the food chain.
  355. The Plot to Attack Iran
    How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    A summary to the US war against Iranian democracy and the complex situation in the Middle East.
  356. Police Broke Into Chelsea Manning's Home with Guns Drawn - in a 'Wellness Check'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A video recording of a 'wellness check' by police in Maryland, USA, shows police officers arriving with weapons drawn. The incident sheds light on a very disturbing police procedure and whether law enforcement should be called at all as first responders in matters of mental health.
  357. The Power Struggle in Catalonia, or the Staging of a Tragicomedy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    One, a consolidated power, is the Spanish state. The other, an emerging power, drives the project to create a state of its own, a project promoted by nationalists and pro-independence currents. These include a fraction of the divided system (PdeCat, erc and cup) and some social organizations (the Catalan National Assembly, Omnium Cultural and some trade unions) -- with the support of an important part of society.
  358. President Trump's War Crime is Worse than the One He Accuses Assad of
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The single most important thing that happened Friday night when the US military on President Trump's orders launched a wave of over 100 cruise missiles against Syria was that once again the US violated the most profound international law of war: initiating a war of aggression against a nation that posed no threat, imminent or otherwise, to the US or its allies.
  359. Pret-A-Patriarchy – on "modest" fashion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    "Modest" fashion is a fast growing industry with companies like Dolce & Gabbana, H&M, Marks and Spencer, DKNY, Zara and others all rushing to cash in. But while more choice is undoubtedly good, I have a problem with the labelling.
  360. Privatization is Killing Us: Dispatches from the Capitalist War on Society
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at various sectors of society that are suffering under privatization in the United States- including education, the prison system, healthcare, and the environment.
  361. Privatizing the IRS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The headline in the New York Times on January 10, 2018, a few short days before Congress decided it was easier to shut down the government than to legislate, announced that the I.R.S. "paid $20 million to collect $6.7 million in Tax Debts." At first blush the reader assumed this was a story that had somehow crept into the newspaper by mistake and escaped the attention of the articles editor. The reader who thought that could be forgiven for being surprised at seeing the story. That is because that story had appeared in the New York Times and other publications on two earlier occasions.
  362. The Progress of This Storm
    Nature and Society in a Warming World

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    An attack on the idea that nature and society are impossible to distinguish from each other.
  363. Public Spaces, Private Control
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the commercialization of public spaces in Britain and elsewhere in the industrialized world, where gentrification and increasingly troubling privatization of public spaces goes largely unnoticed by a populace caught up in the day-to-day grind of living.
  364. Punching the Clock
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An excerpt from David Graeber's book "Bullshit Jobs" published by Simon and Schuster. Graeber, a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics, looks at the existence of meaningless work and the psychological and societal harm that results.
  365. Quiet, Please! The Latest Threat to the Big Wild
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the growing problem of noise pollution in Glacier National Park in Montana, where each summer helicopters carrying tourists fly low over the landscape.
  366. The radical Robert Burns
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    For many people the only association they have with the work of Robert Burns is singing Auld Lang Syne at New Year celebrations or at annual Burns Supper events. The real Burns, the radical, revolutionary Burns, is rarely even hinted at in these events. Instead what we have is a sentimentalised, romanticised portrayal of Burns as what Henry Mackenzie called "that heav'n taught ploughman". MacKenzie was a lawyer, novelist and editor of The Lounger magazine in which he reviewed Burns's work. Burns admired some of Mackenzie's work; indeed one of his favourite novels was his Man of Feeling (1771). Mackenzie, however, was scornful of Burns's use of vernacular Scots "which greatly damps the pleasure of the reader".
  367. Rage Against the Machine: A War vs. Consensus
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    As it stands now, even if the unlikely liberal wet dream of a Trump impeachment actually comes to pass, the theocratic Mike Pence will simply assume office. No doubt cities like New York and Boston will initially erupt in celebration. But should it really be that long before the realization dawns that the real work remained ongoing?
  368. Raising Consciousness About The Color of Law
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America" by auther Richard Rothstein, and how racial segregation is the underlying cause of much of the country's social and economic problems.
  369. Reality check: Croatian uniform virtually identical to...
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Some media reports are ga-ga that the Croatian team will be wearing its red and white checkered uniform in the 2018 World Cup final on Sunday against France. Far from being innocent or fashionable, this is ominous. By allowing this uniform to be worn, FIFA is emboldening the Croatian fascists and their European allies such those in Ukraine.
  370. Rebel Without a Clue: Autonomy and Authority in the American Public School
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The high school dropout is a revolutionary without having recovered the sense of dignity of failure, in a system of authoritarian control. Blaming the dropout is to blame the victim of institutional abuse of power exercised within youth indoctrination centers carrying the misnomer, school. Is it possible that the problem is mainly systemic and not due to the personal faults of the dropout? Is it possible that the education system itself contributes to young people dropping out of high school? Is it possible that capitalism is the root cause?
  371. Red Fawn Fallis and the Felony of Being Attacked by Cops
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The tackling, arrest and imprisonment of female protester Red Fawn Fallis near a Dakota Pipeline construction site is another example of corporate and government abuse of power. When it comes to women dissenters, particularly of black or indigenous dissent, US authorities have a significant history of intimidation and punishment.
  372. Reflections on Chomsky's Voting Strategy: Why The Democratic Party Can't Be Saved
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Nick Pemberton explains why his opinion is different from that of Noam Chomsky on the matter of third party voting during US elections.
  373. Remembering Ireland's Great Famine
    A review of Black '47 a soon to be released film about the famine in Ireland

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Irish film, Black 47 (Director Lance Daly) is about the worst year of the catastrophic Irish famine and is set in the west of Ireland in 1847. The story centers around an Irish soldier, Feeney (James Frecheville), returning from serving the British Army in Afghanistan only to find most of his family have perished in the Famine or An Gorta Mor (the Great Hunger) as it is known in Gaelic.
  374. Remembering Italy's Cervi brothers amid far-right surge
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Cervi brothers in Italy are famous for leading the local peasant resistance against Benito Mussolini's rule. Today, Adelmo Cervi is still a leading voice against the rise of far-right populist parties in Italy.
  375. Report From Southeast Asia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A general commentary on work and economic conditions in parts of Southeast Asia, and possible comparisons with the ferment in Eastern Europe prior to 1917.
  376. Resistance is life: Mehmet Aksoy's last letter to his family
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A tribute authored by family and friends to Mehmet Aksoy, a hero of Kurdistan and the internationalist struggles against capitalism, colonialism and fascism.
  377. Rethinking community organising
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Building a just, sustainable future will require transcending traditional community organising models. Working through existing institutions within the current system is not good enough.
  378. Revealed: The Saudi death squad MBS uses to silence dissent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The MEE reveals information from a Saudi source with intimate knowledge of the Saudi intelligence services, about a death squad that operates under the guidance and supervision of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
  379. Revised NAFTA Shows Every Sign of Being Another Trump Scam
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement between the US and Mexico, a deal intended to force Canada, which has the strongest regulations, into signing on disadvantageous terms. Dolack explains why any new NAFTA will undoubtedly be a windfall for multi-national corporations at public expense.
  380. Revolutionary Optimism: Journeys in Radical Politics Past and Present
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2018
    On the "Reality Asserts Itself" program of The RealNews network, Prof. Leo Panitch is interviewed by host Paul Jay. Discussion topics include his political leanings, the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, the UK Labour Party, and whether radical change is indeed possible.
  381. Revolutionary Rojava: An polyethnic, feminist and anti-capitalist experiment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A history of the Democratic Federation of North Syria as a beacon of hope in Syria's 8-year-long civil war.
  382. The Rewilding of Humanity?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    John Davis looks back at the exploitation of the wilderness, where urban dwellers are now alienated from the natural world that once surrounded them, and wonders whether we can ever return and live in a more natural and balanced state.
  383. "Right to Try" Is a Cruel Farce
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Drug companies want you to think they're providing glimmers of hope to terminally ill patients. Don't believe them.
  384. Right-wing coup or popular revolt? The April 2018 Nicaraguan uprising examined
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Description of a report on the causes of the April 2018 conflict in Nicaragua.
  385. The Rise of the Intellectual Pornstar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Once only found in society's margins, the pornography industry has developed into a multi-billion dollar business that is branching into the mainstream. The article explains that the industry, while still controversial, increasingly comments on the social problems of today and pushes for reforms in areas that other large industries are scared to.
  386. Russia and the War Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A critical look at the book "Russian Roulette", by Michael Isikoff and David Corn, which examines alleged Russian interference in the 2017 U.S. election.
  387. Sacrificing Gaza: The Great March of Zionist Hypocrisy 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Great March of Return is a startling, powerful expression of Palestinian identity and resistance. Thousands of Palestinians have come out, bravely and unapologetically, to say: “We refuse to remain invisible. We reject any attempt to assign us to the discard pile of history. We will exercise our fundamental right to go home.” They have done this unarmed, in the face of Israel’s use of deadly armed force against targets (children, press, medics) deliberately chosen to demonstrate the Jewish state’s unapologetic determination to force them back into submissive exile by any means necessary. By doing this repeatedly over the last few weeks, these incredibly brave men, women, and children have done more than decades of essays and books to strip the aura of virtue from Zionism that’s befogged Western liberals’ eyes for 70 years.
  388. Sanitized Radicals: Whitewashing 20th Century Socialists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at some of the 20th century's most inspiring leaders, whose socialist views have been conveniently ignored by the Right and the mainstream American media.
  389. Say 'I Love You'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A commentary on the issue of gun violence in schools in the United States, and the current lack of leadership which narrowly places blame on the shooter rather than tackle the more complex issues and policies which could make a difference.
  390. Say No to 'Hardening' the Schools with Zero Tolerance Policies and Gun-Toting Cops
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The last thing the school system needs is harsher penalties and armed guards which turn students into 'inmates'. Schools in the Unites States are already heavily policed, with School Resource Officers (SRO) funded by the Deptartment of Justice, and harsh penalties for kids as young as 4-5 years old.
  391. School Shootings: Who to Listen to Instead of Mainstream Shrinks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Clinical psychologist Bruce Levine discusses the prevailing cynicism and hopelessnes among young people in the United States -- about their country and their future. In particular the article focuses on troubled young people who have lost any connection with adults and view the world as an uncaring place, and are commonly prescribed medication such as anti-depressants.
  392. Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    Food production in the age of climate change and corporate control.
  393. Separating Migrant Families Is Barbaric. It's Also What the U.S. Has Been Doing to People of Color for Hundreds of Years.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the root of the current human rights crisis at the southern border, a crisis based primarily on racism and bigotry which has driven many American policies throughout the nation's history.
  394. Seven Forbidden Words: On the Uses of Censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In December 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) moved to take ideological control of the agency's budget-writing process. A Trump appointed official presented a directive to the agency's departments listing seven words that were not to be used in budget preparation.
  395. Sex, Scandals and Power
    #MeToo Mania and the Democrats' "Resistance"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A wide range of behavior -- including flirtation and innuendo, a vulgar text or a crude joke, not to mention unpleasant sex -- is being lumped together with real crimes of coercion and assault. Those called out for sexual impropriety, no matter how trivial, how unproven or how long ago, run the media gantlet, are declared guilty and their careers ruined.
  396. Should Communists ally with revolutionary nationalism? The Comintern and Asia 1919-25 (Part 2)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    But how would the proposed alliance of workers' and national uprisings be effected? This strategic issue was addressed in the Comintern’s Second Congress, held in Moscow 9 July-7 August 1920.
  397. "Show Me Your Papers!" Roundups, Checkpoints and National ID Card
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    With the government empowered to carry out transportation checks to question people about their immigration status within a 100-mile border zone that wraps around the country, you're going to see a rise in these "show your papers" incidents. That's a problem.
  398. Siege and resistance in Gaza – For more than 10 weeks...
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Toufic Haddad, an activist, academic and author of Palestine Ltd: Neoliberalism and Nationalism in the Occupied Territory, spoke to Omar Hassan about the meaning of the protests – and what next in the struggle for the liberation of Palestine.
  399. The Simulation of Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The global capitalist ruling classes have been stuck with "democracy" ever since, or, more accurately, with the simulation of democracy.
  400. The Skripal Poisonings and the Ongoing Vilification of Putin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Pinning the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter by a nerve agent on the Russian state makes little sense, and is an attempt by the West to futher villify Putin who actually had little to gain by ordering such an action.
  401. The Socialists of the Prairies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Proyect talks about the arrival of the Prairie Trilogy at the Metrograph Theater on Friday, July 27th. The trilogy consists of three documentaries made in 1978 by John Hanson and Rob Nilsson about the radical movement in North Dakota during the heyday of the IWW, the Socialist Party, and the Nonpartisan League (NPL).
  402. Soros & the £400k Question: What constitutes 'foreign interference' in democracy?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The news that US billionaire Soros donated £400k to an anti-Brexit group came on the day that YouTube said they found no evidence of Russian interference in Brexit.
  403. South Sudan archivists fear loss of historical texts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    South Sudan doesn't have a museum, so thousands of archival documents are sitting in a small building in the capital, Juba, waiting for a national archives to be built. The project will also need the help of international donors to get off the ground, and the ongoing conflict has made it difficult to secure funding.
  404. Starving and Bombed Children of Yemen Seek Entrapment in Flooded Thai Cave
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    While the world was gripped by media coverage of trapped Thai boys in a flooded cave, hundreds of thousands of children were killed and suffering in other parts of the world -- yet received little or no attention. This article examines what this tells us about ourselves and geopolitics.
  405. Stop Whining and Start Organizing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A commentary on the state of the labour movment in the United States, which has been in a marked decline since the 1950's. Lindorff discusses why unions are vanishing, loss of membership, disassociation with the Democratic party, and the changes needed to reorganize and enforce workers' rights.
  406. Struggle for equal rights for Palestinians is 'right choice,' and will lead to 'significant exodus of Jews' - Henry Siegman 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Everyone should read Henry Siegman's long piece in the National Interest on the "Implications of President Trump's Jerusalem Ploy." Siegman is a great leader because he has bucked the American and Jewish establishment, of which he is a member, to declare that the two-state solution is dead and buried. He is also a prophet inasmuch as he is counseling American Jewry to give up its attachment to Zionism as a dead letter, no different from a Christian state here, and so prepare itself for a future in which Israel is isolated as a pariah state and there is a "significant exodus of Israel’s Jews." His words are astounding because Siegman, a Holocaust survivor now in his late 80s, was himself a Zionist, and head of the World Jewish Congress. His bravery in renouncing the animating political faiths of his life-- it's inspiring.
  407. The suffering of surrogacy: A veteran feminist spells it out
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation Dr Renate Klein takes on the surrogacy industry with plenty of sass and hard evidence. A dogged feminist academic and publisher for over thirty years, her critique of neoliberal capitalism is always underpinned by an authentic concern for women’s wellbeing and a focus on patriarchal structures. She never fails to point out the power differentials. She completely rejects surrogacy in all its forms.
  408. Superunknown: Scientific Integrity Within the Academic and Media Industrial Complexes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Mattis provides an analysis of the competing priorities of scientists, funders and the media that together, create a perfect storm of "unscientific science".
  409. Surveillance Self-Defense 
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2018
    Modern technology has given those in power new abilities to eavesdrop and collect data on innocent people. Surveillance Self-Defense is EFF's guide to defending yourself and your friends from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices.
  410. Surveillance Self-Defense
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A guide on how online surveillance works and the various tools and techniques the public can use to help protect themselves from spying.
  411. Suspect in Lahore blasphemy case fighting for his life
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A Christian resident of Lahore says he attempted suicide as interrogators forced him to perform oral sex on cousin.
  412. Suspect in Lahore blasphemy case fighting for his life
    A Christian resident of Lahore says he attempted suicide as interrogators forced him to perform oral sex on cousin.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Christians and other minorities, who make up about two percent of Pakistan's 207 million population, are disproportionately targeted by blasphemy laws, which prescribe a mandatory death penalty for anyone found guilty of "defiling the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad". There is increasing violence associated with the laws, with at least 74 people killed in attacks motivated by blasphemy accusations since 1990.
  413. Syria: The Assad regime - a response to Marcel Cartier
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A response to Marcel Cartier's article "Vanguards of Humanity: Why I support Afrin & the Rojava Revolution", which denounces the Turkish invasion of Afrin and calls for solidarity with Rojava. While author Slee agrees with the call for solidarity, there is disagreement with some fundamental points in Cartier's article.
  414. The Syrian Observatory: Funded By The Foreign Office
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The UK funded a project worth £194,769.60 to provide the 'Syrian Observatory for Human Rights' with communications equipment and cameras.
  415. System change means dismantling patriarchy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at patriarchy and the sexual division of labour, and why gender justice is fundamental for meaningful environmental justice, and moreover how grassroots, anti-capitalist feminism is key to system change.
  416. Ta-Nehisi Coates is the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Coates represents the neoliberal wing of the black freedom struggle that sounds militant about white supremacy but renders black fightback invisible. This wing reaps the benefits of the neoliberal establishment that rewards silences on issues such as Wall Street greed or Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and people. The disagreement between Coates and me is clear: any analysis or vision of our world that omits the centrality of Wall Street power, US military policies, and the complex dynamics of class, gender, and sexuality in black America is too narrow and dangerously misleading. So it is with Ta-Nehisi Coates’ worldview.
  417. Taking the World to the Brink of Annihilation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Western neoconservatives and hawks are driving the international situation to increasing tension and danger. Not content with the destruction of Iraq and Libya based on false claims, they are now pressing for a direct US attack on Syria.
  418. A Tale of Two Atrocities: Douma and Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Compare the intense media coverage of an alleged Syrian chemical attack to the near silence accorded the horrific civilian massacre perpetrated by Israeli soldiers in Gaza, at the very same time.
  419. Tax Havens and the Other Paris Agreement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Paradise & Panama papers, Canada & red herrings, and the international agreement on tax havens with "enough loopholes to drive a fleet of Ferraris through"
  420. Thailand: Junta orders pro-democracy leaders charged with inciting rebellion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The junta has ordered seven of the most prominent pro-democracy activists charged with crimes including sedition after they launched a protest campaign calling for general elections to be held in November.
  421. Thankstaking in the Trumpfederacy: Terminate the Tribe That Aided the Pilgrims
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the hostile climate that exists under the Trump Administration for America's first peoples. The article looks at the further erosion treaties and protective laws, and the belief among indigenous communities that the administration's policy is a return to 'termination'.
  422. Their Internet or Ours?
    Introduction to the April 21, 2018 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    What happened to the Internet? The Internet, which was at one time a free and open space for sharing information and ideas, has been privatized and twisted to serve the profit-making agenda of huge corporations, working hand-in-glove with governments which want to suppress opposition and alternatives. What can we do about it? Is it our Internet or theirs?
  423. There Is a Coordinated Campaign to Suppress Criticism of Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Israel's human rights violations are accompanied by U.S. efforts to stifle dissent.
  424. These Activists Blocked Migrant Deportations. Now They Face Life Imprisonment in the U.K.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Fifteen activists who blocked a plane deporting migrants are being charged with laws intended for terrorists. The use of charter flights for deportations is one of the issues they raise.
  425. 'They stole the beach' - the major mafia that almost nobody wants to talk about
    The building boom in China and worldwide demand for consumer goods containing ilmenite has enriched criminals who specialise in stealing san

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Increasing demand for sand has led to targeting of sandy beaches by organised crime. Community members who speak out or protest the destruction of beaches are often victims of intimidation, harrassment and violence.
  426. 13 protesters against copper plant in India killed after police open fire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Public protests at the copper smelter plant of Sterlite Industries in the town of Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu, India, were met with police fire during the last two days, with 13 protesters killed and and hundreds injured.
  427. 'This is murder': French islanders want Paris to own up to poisoning their land with pesticide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean want France to take responsibility for polluting their land with a toxic pesticide. This article looks at the effects of Kepone, also called chlordecone, on the people of the islands, who now suffer from alarmingly high cancer rates and fertility problems.
  428. This Is Why Carrots Cost More Than Twinkies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An examination of the role of Government-subsidized crop insurance, farm loans, tax credits, agricultural research and education, as well as environmental and public-health exemptions for farming, on the cost of food production and how that transfers to the consumer.
  429. Though Invisible to Us, Our Dead Are Not Absent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A reminder that the world is a beautiful place, and we must save it by listening to the voices of those who have passed, who instilled us with life, love and the spirit of resistance.
  430. Thousands march in Ukraine to mark Nazi collaborator Bandera's birthday
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Some 6,500 people across Ukraine took part in marches on the first day of the year to mark the birthday of Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian nationalist leader considered a hero in the country despite his violent past and history of collaboration with the Nazis.
  431. Thousands of Palestinians and Israelis Chant: 'No to the nation-state law, yes to equality'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Palestinian flags were seen held high during a demonstration in which tens of thousands of Arab Palestinians and Israeli Jews marched on Saturday, in Tel Aviv, to protest against the controversial Jewish Nation-State Law.
  432. A Threat of the First Magnitude: FBI Counterintelligence & Infiltration from the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union - 1962-1974
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    A Threat of the First Magnitude reveals the untold story of the FBI informants who penetrated the upper reaches of organizations such as the Communist Party, USA, the Black Panther Party, the Revolutionary Union and other groups labeled threats to the internal security of the United States.
  433. The Tip of the Iceberg: My Lai Fifty Years On
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
  434. To overcome climate paralysis, unite for system change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at how to break through the climate paralysis that has led to the environmental crisis that mankind is currently facing. Wallis indicates that by having identified who the enemy is, we know who our potential allies are- the other 99%.
  435. To stop migration, stop the abuse of Africa's resources
    Europe should tackle migration not by deploying troops, but by curbing economic abuse and destablisation.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    On January 17, Italy's parliament approved the deployment of up to 470 troops in Niger to combat "irregular migrant flows" and the trafficking of people towards Libya, and, from there, to Europe. A number of other European countries are pursuing similar policies, including France, Germany, and Spain.
  436. 'Today is one of the most tragic days in the history of the Jewish people: one American Jews response to the Gaza massacre
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In this open letter to the Westchester Israel Action Committee by congregant Howard Horovitz, Horovitz asks "When will we stand up, as human beings, as a committee and as a Temple, to condemn the massacre of Palestinians on the Gaza border?"
  437. A Tool to Combat Washington's Middle East Wars
    Book review: "The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State have Conspired to Vilify Iran"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A Review of Dan Kovalik's book "The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State have Conspired to Vilify Iran", which provides a concise overview of US imperial conduct since WWII and the disturbing hypocrisy and deceit of the US Government and media.
  438. Top 10 Civil-Rights Songs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Upon the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., some of the more popular civil-rights songs are remembered. The article includes online links to music videos.
  439. Toronto does not need to hire more police officers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    As you contemplate the push by the Toronto Police Association to have more police officers hired, remember that the issue is not the need for more officers, but featherbedding.
  440. Toronto's film industry grows, but at what cost?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    While high profile film productions are increasing in Toronto, the article questions whether taxpayers are getting good value for the billions of dollars of public money being invested into the film industry's expansion in the city.
  441. Toward a global strategic framework: The Comintern and Asia 1919-25 (Part 1)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The revolutionary activists who founded the Communist International (Comintern) in 1919 had little contact with movements for national and colonial liberation outside Russia. Nonetheless, only a year later, in July 1920, the Comintern adopted a far-reaching strategy for national and social revolution in dependent countries, later termed the anti-imperialist united front.
  442. The Trials of Africa and the Real Dr. King They Want Us to Forget
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at some of Martin Luther King Jr.'s views beyond those emphasized by the mainstream media, where he pushed beyond 'liberal' America and his strong anti-war and global solidarity values were unapologetically linked to the fight against racism and poverty.
  443. Trump & the Fed: US Shadow Bankers About to Deepen Control of US Economy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    What's sometime referred to as 'shadow bankers' have been running the economy and drafting US domestic economic policy since Trump took office. 'Shadow' banks include such financial institutions as investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds, insurance companies, finance companies, asset management companies, etc. They are outside the traditional commercial banking system (e.g. Chase, Bank of America, Wells, etc.) and virtually unregulated. Shadow banks globally now also control more investible liquid assets than do the world's commercial banks.
  444. Trump, the NYPD and the People We Call 'Animals'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the reckless use and dissemination of de-humanizing pejorative language, notably by President Donald Trump and some police agencies in the United States, which has consequences for the public who interact with police and for society as a whole.
  445. Trump threat to cut Palestine aid could 'unravel Oslo'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    US President Donald Trump's threat to withdraw aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) would deprive Washington of its influence on the body, and could cause the Oslo accords to unravel, analysts say.
  446. Trump's Amoral Saudi Statement Is a Pure Expression of Decades-Old 'U.S. Values' and Foreign Policy Orthodoxies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Donald Trump's statement that the US would continue business and diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi may be blunter than people are used to but it is standard operating procedure of American policy.
  447. Trump's Protectionism: A Great Leap Backward
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    US Presidents, European leaders and their academic spokespeople have attributed China's growing market shares, trade surpluses and technological power to its "theft" of western technology, "unfair" or non-reciprocal trade and restrictive investment practices. President Trump has launched a 'trade war' – raising stiff tariffs, especially targeting Chinese exports – designed to pursue a protectionist economic regime.
  448. Trump's War on Children is an act of State Terrorism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    State terrorism comes in many forms, but one of its most cruel and revolting expressions is when it is aimed at children. The Trump administration has detained more than 2,000 children, and the numbers are expected to grow exponentially in light of Trump's refusal to change the cruel policy.
  449. The Truth About "Trailer Trash"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    "Trailer trash" remains one of the last unquestioned relics of political incorrectness in our nation. As a toxic slur, the "trailer trash" brand works to stigmatize an entire category of people marginalizing them from mainstream society.
  450. 'A Turtle is Worth More Alive Than Dead'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Various participants at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Kenya discuss ways they can sustainably economically benefit from the local environment.
  451. Twitter closes down my account for 'hateful conduct'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Several Twitter accounts with pro-Palestinian content have been suspended. At the same time those making explicit threats against them have been found not to violate Twitter's terms of service.
  452. 2018: When Orwell's 1984 Stopped Being Fiction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A commentary on The Guardian's news story "Revealed: UK's push to strengthen anti-Russia alliance". Cook questions facts and the terminology used in the Guardian article, a form of 'journalistic fraud', which promotes the UK government's policy towards Russia.
  453. Typewriters Still Smoking? An Interview with Underground Press Maven John McMillan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An Interview with Underground Press Maven John McMillan, who is an associate professor of history at Georgia State University in Atlanta, with degrees from Michigan State and Columbia, and the author of the best book about the underground press. Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America (Oxford University Press)
  454. Uber Used Clandestine Technology Tool To Thwart Police Raids
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Uber uses a number of technological tools for tax evasion, undermining competition and monitoring customers and drivers.
  455. UN Security Council Rejects Proposal for Investigation Into Syria Chemical Allegations
    Russian envoy urges US, allies to refrain from attacking Syria

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A UN Security Council resolution proposed by Russia has been voted down, with Western nations fighting against it. The resolution would've called for a formal investigation into the alleged Syrian chemical weapons attack on Saturday.
  456. Unit 731: How Leaders of Japan's WWII Germ Warfare Unit Ended Up Working for the US
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the post-war collaboration between the United States and members of Unit 731, a germ warfare branch of the Imperial Japanese Army that conducted horrific and lethal experiments on Chinese civilians and Allied prisoners.
  457. The Unjust Prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation Five
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Miko Peled, in "Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five," his exhaustive study of the U.S. government's case against five defendants from a friendless minority, demonstrates how American justice has deviated so far from Blackstone that the courts can convict a hundred innocents for one who is guilty.
  458. Unprecedented Cruelty Against Immigrants and Their Children
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Recently White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly backed up the policy when he explained that, "the children will be put in foster care or whatever." This comes at the same time as a new report revealed that there are some 1,500 undocumented children, who have been placed by federal authorities in homes of "sponsors," and are now missing in the system.
    No other country has a policy of separating families who intend to seek asylum.
  459. UNRWA Does not Perpetuate the Conflict, the Conflict Perpetuates UNRWA
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In January, without warning, Donald Trump refsued to pay $305 million of his country's $365 million commitment to UNRWA. UNRWA, the UN agency serving Palestinian refugees, remains $200 million short of the funds it needs to provide humanitarian services for five million people, including 2/3 of the population of the Gaza Strip.This is not really a story about under-funding UNRWA. This is about the people who strenuously seek to eliminate it.
  460. Up Against the Ivy Wall: the Columbia Insurrection at 50
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    "My plan was to major in English and become a professor," she writes in an essay titled "Stopping the Machine" that's collected in A Time to Stir: Columbia '68, a new 438-page book (Columbia, $35) which is edited by filmmaker Paul Cronin. Rosahn explains that at the start of the protests, she was a "leftish Democrat" and that in the course of the rebellion she became "a devoted student radical."
  461. An Updated and Improved Marxism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An article that criticizes the stubborn immersion in the past by current Marxists and left wing intellectuals, and to comprehend activism and set goals in the twenty-first century requires a revision of the Marxian conception of revolution.
  462. Ursula K. Le Guin - Rest in Power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Obituary celebrating Le Guin's contributions as a community activist, a fighter for feminism, peace, freedom of speech, access to knowledge for everyone, and radical democracy in addition to her literary acclaim.
  463. US bombs continue to kill in Laos 50 years after Vietnam War
    US dropped two million tonnes of bombs on Laos at height of Vietnam War. Why are cluster munitions still killing?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the problem of unexploded US bombs in Laos which have killed tens of thousands of people since the end of the war, and continue to kill and maim dozens annually.
  464. US Isn't Leaving Syria -- but Media Lost It When Possibility Was Raised
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The US military exists to fight wars. It is the most heavily armed, most violent organization in the world. Saying that it should continue to occupy Syria, and most of the mainstream media do, is a way of saying that the war in that country should continue. In fact, it’s a call for escalation of that war.
  465. US J20 defendants: 'Waiting is part of the punishment'
    The first six people have been acquitted, but the 188 remaining Inauguration Day defendants have yet to go to trial.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Alleged anti-fascist protestors, controversially arrested at the 2017 US presidential inauguration, await trial and or sentencing in 2018.
  466. US 'Outrage' Over Slaying of US Residents Depends on the Nation Responsible
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    This article takes a look at the reasons why the US media managed to be outraged at the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabia's government, yet there was no such reaction when Israel killed Furkan Dogan, a 19-year-old American citizen.
  467. US plastic waste is causing global environmental crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A recent ban in China, which normally takes in the largest proportion of US plastic waste, has left the US dumping plastic in other over-burdened countries, while waste still continues to pile up in the States. US plastic scrap exports dropped by almost a third in the first six months of 2018, as waste firms struggled to find a home for their plastic scrap.
  468. US, UK and France 'Inflicted Worst Destruction in Decades on Raqqa'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Amnesty International reports that air and artillery strikes by the US and allies inflicted devastating loss of life on civilians in the Isis-held city of Raqqa. It is a report that contradicts claims by the US, Britain and France, that they precisely targeted Isis fighters and positions during the four month siege.
  469. Venezuela: Maduro survives assassination attempt -- but journalism doesn't
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Venezuela was rocked on August 5, 2018 by an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro during a public event, using drones armed with explosives.But as more details of the attack became available, mainstream media coverage sought to sow doubt on the events, using words such as "apparent" or "alleged". It focused on the government using this "alleged" event to step up repression.
  470. Violet McNaughton: the Mighty Mite Reformer From Saskatchewan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Violet McNaughton deserves recognition as one of Canada's greatest and most formidable adult educators and co-operator of the twentieth century bar none
  471. The voice of Hobsbawm
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at how the work and ideas of influential British Historian Eric Hobsbawm made an entry into the Indian intellectual scene, as well as his involvement in two crucial political and intellectual debates in Brazil that cemented his reputation there.
  472. The War Against "Fake News" is a War on Us 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Barely a day passes without a new development in the war on social media -- that is, the war on us. Today, it is a report that Twitter has emailed hundreds of thousands of its users, warning them that they shared "Russian propaganda".
  473. War is just f**king wrong
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Jacobs explains the underlying capitalist imperative of waging war.
  474. War, lies and censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Damon cautions news consumers that there is precedent for dissemination of government propaganda in the Anglo-American mainstream media when leaders are preparing to take part in military action.
  475. The Weaponization of Social Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    How the online environment and social media is being used as a political weapon, notably through the use of 'Bots'.
  476. Welcome to Arivaca: Where residents want anti-migrant militia out'
    Many in this Arizona border town want armed vigilantes, who've vowed to round up undocumented migrants, to leave.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Many in this Arizona border town want armed vigilantes, who've vowed to round up undocumented migrants, to leave.
  477. West's failure to act will be cause of the next Gaza massacre 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Jewish Israelis celebrate, and governments around the world stand by passively, as Israel massacres Palestinians in Gaza. Inaction by Western governments ensures that Israel will feel embolded to commit further massacres in the future.
  478. What are we eating?
    Introduction to Other Voices, January 21, 2018

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant labour, and much else.
    For millions of people, the answer is brutally simple: not enough to survive. UNICEF estimates that 300 million children go to bed hungry each night, and that more than 8,000 children under the age of five die of malnutrition every day. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 12% of the world's population is chronically malnourished.
    How is this possible in a world where there is an enormous surplus of food, where farmers are paid not to grow food?
  479. What Brett Kavanaugh Really Learned in High School: Make the Rules, Break the Rules and Prosper
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The accusations against Kavanaugh may be an open question but his behaviour in handling them proves he is unfit for the Supreme Court. This is reinforced by his previous evasiveness about his role in the Bush administrations torture policy which called his integrity into question long before Christine Blasey Ford made her accusations.
  480. "What followed horrified us beyond our wildest imaginations": an eyewitness account of the Bangladesh student protests
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Like other high school students, Abdul Karim Rajib, 18, and Dia Khanam Mim, 17 had many hopes and dreams for their lives. One had hoped to become an army officer, the other, a banker. On July 29, 2018, around noon, the two teenagers were killed in the streets of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, by three buses speeding against each other for no reason other than to arrive first and cram as many passengers into their already overcrowded interiors, for maximum profit.
  481. What if Ida B. Wells Depended on Facebook?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The work of Ida B. Wells, the crusading journalist who forced Americans to pay attention to lynchings and human rights abuses, is a reminder why we need a tax-dollars-funded, and journalism focused, commitment to public media.
  482. What is Organizing?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Morgan reviews the history of Organizing in the USA and provides advice to activists on how to organize in an inclusive, constructive, way.
  483. What 'News' Media in U.S. And Allied Countries Never Report
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Newsmedia effectively ban reporting corruptness of newsmedia -- even of media that stand on the opposite side of the political divide.
  484. What would you do if soldiers dragged your son out of bed in the middle of the night?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    After more than half a century of occupation, most Israelis can no longer imagine themselves in the place of the Palestinians. But if we cannot imagine what it is like to live under occupation, we must at least confront its brutal reality.
  485. What You Don't Know About Abolitionism: An Interview with Manisha Sinha on Her Groundbreaking Study
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Manisha Sinha draws attention to the role of Black abolitionists in ending slavery in the USA in her book: The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition.
  486. What's it like for a social movement to take control of a city?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Ada Colau surprised many when she won the election to become mayor of Barcelona. The housing rights activist was part of a deep social movement aiming for participatory democracy. But this latest article from the Symbiosis Research Collective examines how winning the election was just the first step
  487. What's Kinder Morgan's Real End Game?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An ultimatum has been imposed by Texas based Energy Infrastructure company, Kinder Morgan,that they will cancel the Trans Mountain Pipeline Extension at the end of May 2018 unless clarity is provided by the government. Klein argues that Kinder Morgan knows that the pipeline is already doomed, due to external economic factors and Indigenous opposition.
  488. When America Downed an Iranian Airliner and Celebrated It!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Every 3rd of July Iranians commemorate the killing of 299 innocent people, including 66 children, by the US Navy. Adding to the tragedy is the American attitude towards this catastrophic event.
  489. When Covering Up a Crime Takes Precedence Over Human Health: BP's Toxic Gulf Coast Legacy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    On April 20, 2010, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded. Over the next 87 days, it gushed at least 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, creating the worst human-made environmental disaster in US history and afflicting the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
  490. When Worse is the Enemy of Bad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The claim that all that is wrong with America is due to the malignant machinations of Putin is the most blatantly false, potentially disastrous bucket of bullshit ever inflicted by the matrix on this ignorant, credulous, propagandized people.
  491. Where Have All the Nazis Gone?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Thousands of "anti-fascist" protestors converged on the streets of the nation's capitol to deny a platform to (or just beat the snot out of) twenty or thirty racist idiots who were trying to assemble in Lafayette Square and stand around shouting racist slogans at each other.
  492. Where It All Began: The Dawn of 'Fake News'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    While today's political smear campaigns and propaganda have gotten more sophisticated and subtle, the underlying ethics remain as maggoty as ever.
  493. Where's the Beef Stroganoff? Eight Sacrilegious Reflections on Russiagate
    Street, Paul

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Street expresses his frustration with the US political establishment in light of the 2017-2018 FBI investigation into alleged foreign intervention in the 2016 US presidential election.
  494. Who is Afraid of Venezuelan Democracy?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    We are witnessing before our eyes a scenario of subversion and disqualification of Venezuela’s democracy.
  495. Who profits from keeping Gaza on the brink of humanitarian catastrophe?
    Keeping Gaza on the verge of collapse keeps international humanitarian aid money flowing to exactly where it benefits Israeli interests.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Economic researcher and journalist, Shir Hever shows that Israel benefits economically from its siege and oppression of Gaza.
  496. Who's Funding the White Helmets?
    Reality Check

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2018
    You've no doubt heard of the White Helmets, aka the Syria Civil Defense. They claim to be a neutral entity in Syria. They say they are just helping people caught in the middle of a civil war. But are they? Follow the money and you will find numerous ties to government funding from not only the U.S., but the U.K., Netherlands, Denmark and Germany. We untangle these ties to the White Helmets in a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else.
  497. Why "Coercive Diplomacy" is a Dangerous Farce
    Offering to talk while threatening military force hasn't worked in 30 years.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In the context of rising tensions between the USA and North Korea 2017-2018, historian and journalist Gareth Porter, details the history of failure of "Coercive Diplomacy" as a tool in US foreign policy.
  498. Why Do Students Kill Their Class-Mates
    Detachment, Isolation, Dehumanization, and Emotional Estrangement from Human Relationships

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A recently released phone video shot by 19-year-old Parkland, Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz, reveals a cold, callus young man who claims to "hate everyone and everything."
  499. Why does the language of journalism fail indigenous people?
    A journalist with indigenous roots reflects on the making of We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A journalist with Indigenous roots reflects on the difficulty of doing justice to the community she is filming a documentary about. Historical misrepresentation due to lack of cross-cultural understanding has led to a distrust of the media.
  500. Why Is Allergan Partnering with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe?
    Inside the bizarre world of patent law.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has invested in a portfolio of patents, their status as a soverign-entity allows the holder to circumvent the "inter partes review" if a patent dispute is raised, increasing the value of their holdings.
  501. Why is Inclusive Mosque so Afraid of Secularism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Secularism is merely a framework that separates religion from the state to ensure that religion cannot influence the state and public policy and impose itself on private lives. After all, not everyone in a given society is a believer and even if they are, they don’t usually want the state to tell them how to believe. Only a secular framework can ensure the equal rights of all citizens before the law and not different rights for different categories of communalised groups. It is only a secular framework that can ensure one law for all via changeable laws made by people versus unchangeable ‘divine’ laws imposed by clerics. It is a secular framework which can allow for multi-ethnic, multi-religious and plural societies and is a minimum precondition for the rights of women and minorities. It is a secular framework that can ensure freedom of conscience, including freedom of and from religion.
  502. Why It Just Makes Sense for the U.S. to Withdraw from the UNHRC
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Having withdrawn from the Paris Accord, and the Iran deal; having broken with the world to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital; having provoked allies and rivals with trade war-triggering tariffs and personal insults; having shocked the world with talk of a Great Wall to keep out Mexicans (paid for by Mexico).
  503. Why (Mostly) Men Trophy Hunt: a Biocultural Explanation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of several studies offering insights into the biological basis of human behavior, specifically trophy hunting, and the biologically responsive strategies for changing it.
  504. Why Ocasio-Cortez's Platform is So Great
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    By labeling her foreign policy platform "A Peace Economy," Ocasio-Cortez, using a phrase popular with the peace movement, makes the financial connection without shying away from the immoral and criminal and counter-productive character of war. The fact is that war endangers rather than protecting, erodes rights, militarizes police and society, destroys the natural environment, directly kills and injures and traumatizes and harms millions, and - on top of that - does the most damage through the diversion of resources from where they could do good.
  505. Why the food movement needs to understand capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    To fully appreciate the challenges we face in transforming our food system we need to explore the economic and political context in which food is grown, sold and consumed in the world today.
  506. Why There are Few Christians Left in the Holy Town of Bethlehem
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    This is the time of year when they have a chance to break out of an isolation enforced in concrete since Israel enclosed the town with a "separation wall" more than a decade ago.
  507. Will The Conspiracy Against Trump and American Democracy Go Unpunished?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The American people do not realize the seriousness of the Russiagate conspiracy against them and President Trump. Polls indicate that a large majority of the public do not believe that Trump conspired with Putin to steal the presidential election, and are tired of hearing the media prostitutes repeat the absurd story day after day. On its face the story makes no sense whatsoever.
  508. Will We Ever See Al Jazeera's Investigation Into the Israel Lobby?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    So when am I going to be able to watch Al Jazeera's hard-hitting investigation into Israel’s powerful lobby in the United States? Remember Al Jazeera? The tough, no-holds-barred Middle East satellite channel that transformed Qatar into a media empire whose reports frightened dictators and infuriated potentates and presidents alike? Why, George W Bush once wanted to bomb its headquarters in Doha – so it must have been doing something right. It even has an office in Jerusalem.
  509. Without a Popular Movement We Don't Stand a Chance: Andreas Malm on Climate Change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An interview with the author of "Fossil Capital and The Progress of This Storm", who says there are reasons to be hopeful but significant progress will require a global movement of unprecedented scale.
  510. Women-Led Radio Station Amplifies Voices of Indigenous Communities in Argentina
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In the late 1990s several Indigenous women founded a radio station which continues to broadcast. It resists cultural subjugation and provides a voice to Indigenous people.
  511. Working Class Movement Must Be Independent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A new chapter in the history of the South African working class was opened in Soweto on 21-22 July 2018, when representatives from over 147 South African working-class formations represented by 1000 delegates assembled to unite workplace and community struggles.
  512. World War I: Crime and Punishment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Jacques Pauwels' The Great Class War is a contribution to the ideological front in the struggle for a world without wars, for in resetting the story of that war in the Marxist frame, he loosens our ties to idealist interpretations that obscure the class nature of wars, naturalize war as an inevitable part of life, and force us to assume and share a guilt that largely rests on the shoulders of a profiteering and exploitative class, which holds the power of decision making through its control of political, economic, military, police, and media powers and grants us a vote that is largely cosmetic.
  513. The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel and the Media
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    The Wrong Story lays bare the flaws in the way large media organizations present the Palestine–Israel issue. It points out major fallacies in the fundamental conceptions that underpin their coverage, namely that Palestinians and Israelis are both victims to comparable extents and are equally responsible for the failure to find a solution; that the problem is "extremists," often religiously-motivated ones, who need to be sidelined in favour of “moderates”; and that Israel’s uses of force are typically justifiable acts of self-defense.
    Weaving together the existing literature with new insights, Shupak offers an up-to-date and tightly focused guide that exposes the distorted way these issues are presented and why each is misguided.
  514. Yanis Varoufakis's Self-Incriminating Account of the Greek Crisis - Parts 3 and 4
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Yanis Varoufakis traces his collaboration with Alexis Tsípras and his alter ego, Nikos Pappas, back to 2011. That collaboration gradually broadened, starting with 2013, to include Yanis Dragasakis (who became vice-Prime Minister in 2015). There is a constant in the relations between Varoufakis and Tsípras: Yanis Varoufakis constantly argues for changes in the political programme that Syriza had adopted. Varoufakis tells us that Tsípras-Pappas-Dragasakis themselves clearly wanted to move toward an orientation that was different from, and significantly more moderate than, the one their party had adopted.
  515. Yemen's Turn
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2018
    The Arab Spring, numerically strong but politically weak, failed to break this destructive dynamic. With the corpse of Arab nationalism in a state of advanced decay and the principal opposition, the Muslim Brotherhood, desperate for a deal with Washington, the 2011 uprisings were easily confiscated by the US to further its own aims in the region. Despite its many national peculiarities, the ruinous war in Yemen has to be viewed in this context.
  516. YIMBYs Exposed: The Techies Hawking Free Market "Solutions" to the Nation's Housing Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Anti-displacement activists hate them. Tech firms and big developers love them -- and shower them with cash.
  517. You Can't Commit Genocide Without the Help of Local People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    How do you organise a successful genocide – in Turkish Armenia a century ago, in Nazi-occupied Europe in the 1940s, or in the Middle East today? A remarkable investigation by a young Harvard scholar – focusing on the slaughter of Armenians in a single Turkish Ottoman city 103 years ago – suggests the answer is simple: a genocidal government must have the local support of every branch of respectable society: tax officials, judges, magistrates, junior police officers, clergymen, lawyers, bankers and, most painfully, the neighbours of the victims.
  518. Young protesters are defying Israel's blockade with scraps of paper and plastic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Five years ago, the film Flying Paper documented the successful efforts of Gaza’s children to set a new world record for mass kite-flying. The children defied Israel’s blockade, which prevents entry of most goods, by making kites from sticks, newspapers and scraps of plastic.

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. Adapt or Die: Millennials, Technology, and Net Neutrality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Internet is changing the way we think, concentrate, and process information. Studies are showing the Internet is lowering our concentration because the Internet offers constant distractions. It’s reducing our attention span, and it’s ruining our interpersonal communication skills. Basically this technology is dehumanizing us.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. "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.
  15. 'All Power to the Soviets?' - Biography of a slogan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The origins of one of the most famous slogans in revolutionary history: "All power to the Soviets!" in its original context of Russia in 1917.
  16. 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.
  17. Alternative Toronto: 1980 - 1995 
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2017   Published: 2018
    A community archive and historical map of Toronto’s alternative cultures, scenes and spaces of the 1980s and early 1990s.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. "American Thought": from theoretical barbarism to intellectual decadence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Juraj Katalena argues that direct transposition of ideological frameworks developed in the specific cultural and economic context of the USA, to Eastern Europe (and other regions), is misguided.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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).
  26. Another peace activist, Raza Khan, goes missing in Lahore
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Raza Mahmood Khan, a Peace activist and social worker, went "missing" in Lahore on Dec. 2, 2017, shortly after he had organised a public discussion about a recent demonstration that ended in ignominious surrender to those seeking power in the guise of religion.
  27. 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?
  28. The Anti-Empire Report #153
    Cold War Number One: 70 years of daily national stupidity. Cold War Number Two: Still in its youth, but just as

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A comentary on current events in Russian and US relations which may be entering a new Cold War, as well as a look back at events through the Cold War period from 1948 to the 1980's.
  29. 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.
  30. The Anti-Empire Report #150
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Anti-Empire Report by William Blum.
  31. 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."
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. Attica from 1971 to Today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Interview with Heather Ann Thompson.
  51. 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.
  52. Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. 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?
  56. Dennis J. Banks, Naawakamig (1937-2017) - Cofounder of the American Indian Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Under cofounder of the American Indian Movement, Dennis Banks, AIM became the most powerful Native movement of the twentieth century, galvanizing indigenous people throughout the United States, Canada, and beyond.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. Baum, Gregory - obituary
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Obituary for renowned Canadian theologian Gregory Baum, 94, who died Oct. 18, 2017.
  60. The BDS movement is about justice for Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The University of Ottawa Israeli Awareness Committee (IAC) blocked a Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) resolution presented by the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO). The BDS movement is a call to action from Palestinians seeking justice and equality, while the IAC is a pro-Israel lobby group which works with the Israeli Embassy and others to promote the Israeli government to students.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. "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.
  69. 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.
  70. Big Business and Hitler
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    This book discusses the multiple multinationals doing business with Germany during the Second World War, including American companies such as General Motors, IBM, Standard Oil and Ford, which may explain America's late entry into the war and Hitler's support from powerful businesses despite the horrendous actions of the Nazis'.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. The Big Lie About the Tax Bill: Why Bosses Will Never Raise Wages
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The big lie underlying the $1.5-trillion Trump/Republican Congressional tax bill is that Corporations will pass much of it on to workers in the form of higher wages, and to consumers in the form of lower prices.
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. 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.
  80. The Black Lives Matter Response 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.
  81. Black and White
    Images from the Archives of Liberation News Service Photographer Howard Epstein, 1968-1974

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Black and White is a book of 32 evocative images of political conflict and confrontations in the streets taken by Howard Epstein when he was a photographer for Liberation News Service.
  82. 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.
  83. BLM: Challenges and Possibilities
    From #BlacLlivesMatter to Black Liberation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation.
  84. The Blue-Collar Hellscape of the Startup Industry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The tactics and work environments at tech companies, including Amazon, show a disregard for the fundamental health, safety and humanity of low-tier workers, demonstrating what laissez-faire startup-styled late capitalism really looks like.
  85. 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.
  86. The Bolsheviks and Antisemitism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Antisemitism was found across the political divide in Russia's year of revolution.
  87. Borneo: Island Devastated, People Oblivious
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Borneo is now synonymous with mining and logging, as well as with terrible plantations that have already cannibalized most of the land. Nothing is being produced, but everything has been extracted.
  88. Bouncing Back Against the Corruption of Science in Capitalist Society
    Part 2 of a 2-part series: The Role of Science in Capitalist Society and Social Change

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Part two in a look at capitalism and the role of science, and the strong evidence that science can be on the side of social justice and social change.
  89. Bounty Hunters
    A clandestine war on wolves

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The centuries old killing of wolves has extirpated the species throughout most of the United States, yet there remains a strong anti-wolf lobby which continues to threaten even a modest recovery.
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. 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.
  95. A brief dictionary to help understand the US far right
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A break down of some of the most important phrases, terms and numerology that are used by the far right online.
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. 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.
  100. Broadband monopolies to censor Internet content
    Behind the FCC plan to abolish net neutrality

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The recently released plan by the American Federal Communications Commission to abolish net neutrality has evoked mass opposition across the US and around the world.
  101. Broken Homes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In East Jerusalem, home to 300,000 Palestinians, Israel has been using home demolition as a tool to control the population. Following what some have described as a "third Intifada" in 2015, Al Jazeera started monitoring the policy of home demolitions in occupied East Jerusalem and how it was being enforced -- 2016 was documented to be a record year. Al Jazeera presents an extensive month by month report with graphs, video and photographs.
  102. 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.
  103. 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.
  104. 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.
  105. 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.
  106. Canada's Impossible Acknowledgment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its final report in 2015 with ninety-four calls to action, and renewed hope that the nation would finally confront its darkest history with tangible action. This article looks at why this process has yet again stalled, one which repeats the cycle of promises and yet again does not deliver.
  107. 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.
  108. 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.
  109. 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.
  110. 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.
  111. 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.
  112. 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.
  113. 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.
  114. 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.
  115. 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.
  116. 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.
  117. 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.
  118. 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.
  119. 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.
  120. Changing minds on a changing climate
    What Makes Climate Science Deniers Change Their Minds?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Reddit commenters point to reasons they went from being climate contrarians to having confidence in mainstream climate science.
  121. The Character of the Russian Revolution: Trotsky 1917 vs. Trotsky 1924
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An analysis of the evolution of Leon Trotsky's views from 1917 to 1924.
  122. 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?
  123. Child Soldiers Reloaded: The Privatisation of War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at private military companies, a multibillion-dollar industry, and how they recruit former child soldiers for military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Includes a link to the film by Mads Ellesoe.
  124. 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.

  125. 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.
  126. 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.
  127. 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.
  128. Chomsky clarifies position on the cultural boycott of Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Prof. Noam Chomsky makes the essential point: the presence of international artists in Israel is used by the government to cover up its occupation and human rights abuses.
  129. Christophe Guilluy, Le crepuscule de la France d'en haut: Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Le crepuscule de la France d'en haut, by Christophe Guilluy (2016).
  130. Chronicle of Black Detroit
    Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination (Review)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Herb Boyd's Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination.
  131. 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.
  132. 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.
  133. 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.
  134. 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.
  135. 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.
  136. CIA wrote code 'to impersonate' Russia's Kaspersky Lab anti-virus company, WikiLeaks says
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    WikiLeaks published documents exposing the elaborated malware suite used by the CIA to hack, record and control modern hi-tech appliances worldwide.
  137. 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.
  138. 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.
  139. 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.
  140. Class Dismissed: Identity Politics Without The Identity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In a capitalist society, work is at the core of identity, In the United States there are sharply divergent attitudes between professionals and the working class.
  141. 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.
  142. Class, Race and Marxism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Through the lense of Marxism, Roediger argues that racial divisions and the identity of whiteness are inexorably connected to capitalism and the logic of capital.
  143. 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.
  144. 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?
  145. 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.
  146. 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.
  147. 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.
  148. 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.
  149. 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."
  150. 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.
  151. 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.
  152. 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.
  153. 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.
  154. Collective Memory and Cultural Amnesia
    Introduction to the December 17, 2017 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Our society is obsessed with the short-term present. It devalues memories and the past. That's the nature of capitalism, especially the speeded-up hypercapitalism of today. The past is useless: profits are made by getting rid of the old and replacing it with something new.
  155. 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."
  156. The colour-coded Israeli ID system for Palestinians
    Israel's control over the Palestinian population is based on a system of colour-coded IDs in the occupied territories

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at the colour-coded system of Palestinian population control that has remained in place in Israel for five decades; it still affects everything from freedom of movement to family unity.
  157. 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.
  158. 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.
  159. 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.
  160. 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.
  161. A Comprehensive Map of American Lynchings
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at the practice of lynching in the United States through to the 1960's, where thousands of non-white Americans, mostly black, were killed in public acts of terror. A new map project called 'Monroe Work Today', named after the pioneering sociologist, shows that lynching was not limited to the southern states.
  162. 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.
  163. 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.
  164. 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.
  165. 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.
  166. Connexions Calendar Expired Events 2017
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  167. Connexions Information Sharing Services - Wikipedia Article - Filipino text
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  168. 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.
  169. 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.
  170. A Consistently Erroneous Technology
    A Magician in the Lab

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at the polygraph, or lie detector technology, and why it is unreliable.
  171. 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.
  172. 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.
  173. Corporate America Unmasked
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While US public views seem generally favourable about American corporations, an extensive study by psychologist Dr. Gary Brumback concludes that leadership, particularly in large corporations, is found to be morally depraved and their organizations often dysfunctional.
  174. 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.
  175. 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.
  176. 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.
    The only voices speaking the truth, says Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, are those on the fringes and we must amplify them however we can. Some suggestions:
    * Read/view alternative media stories and share them in whatever venues you can.
    * Stop consuming mainstream media and stop posting links to it.
    * Actively support alternative media by donating money, time or other resources.
    * Stop using Google as your search engine; I recommend DuckDuckGo. You will be surprised at how much you've been missing.
    * Become the media: take your own photos or video and write up stories yourself for whatever outlet will take your work, even if that's only your own blog.
  177. 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.
  178. 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.
  179. Creating an Ecological Society 
    Toward a Revolutionary Transformation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Because it aims squarely at replacing capitalism with an ecologically sound and socially just society, Creating an Ecological Society is filled with revolutionary hope. Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams, who have devoted their lives to activism, Marxist analysis, and ecological science, provide informed, fascinating accounts of how a new world can be created from the ashes of the old.
  180. A creeping quiet in Indian journalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    How a combination of government pressure, harassment by political activists, commercial actors including both advertisers and some media owners, is exercising a chilling effect on Indian journalism.
  181. 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.
  182. Cultural Appropriation and Secular Blasphemy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On the controversies over 'cultural appropriation'.
  183. 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.
  184. Cutting Cords to Kurds: Facebook's Foreign Policy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The recent deletion and suspension of Facebook accounts of Kurdish supporters provides further troubling evidence that the popular social media company has been censoring the Kurdish resistance for the past five years.
  185. 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.
  186. 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.
  187. 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.
  188. Dangerous Grounds
    Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    As the Vietnam War divided the nation, a network of antiwar coffeehouses appeared in the towns and cities outside American military bases. Owned and operated by civilian activists, GI coffeehouses served as off-base refuges for the growing number of active-duty soldiers resisting the war.
  189. 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.
  190. 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.
  191. 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.
  192. 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.
  193. 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.
  194. 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.
  195. 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.
  196. 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.
  197. 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.
  198. 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.
  199. 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.
  200. 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.
  201. 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.
  202. 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.
  203. 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.
  204. Depraved Treatment of Drug War Captives on US Coast Guard Ships
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Wessler provides details in an interview transcript on how the United States Coast Guard routinely subjects individuals alleged to be involved in the transport of cocaine between South America and Central America to such conditions.
  205. 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.
  206. 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.
  207. 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.
  208. 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.
  209. 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.
  210. 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.
  211. 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.
  212. 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.
  213. Dialectics and Difference: Against the 'Decolonial Turn'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    "Decolonial" criticism is an example of vogue academic approach, which can be grafted onto preexisting disciplines and practices with relative ease. Still further, in so doing, it offers the semblance of radicalism, because it appears to challenge the tacit erasures and hidden presuppositions of prior revolutionary perspectives.
  214. 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.
  215. 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.
  216. 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.
  217. 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.
  218. 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.
  219. 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.
  220. 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."
  221. 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.
  222. 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.
  223. Doctors in Denial
    Why Big Pharma and the Canadian medical professionals are too close for comfort

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    A look into the disturbing relationships between medical doctors and Big Pharma, which has influenced what medical students learn and the interactions doctors have with their patients.
  224. 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.
  225. Dolores
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    Dolores is a 2017 documentary directed by Peter Bratt on the life of activist Dolores Huerta. The film focuses on Huerta's work to organize farmworkers in California to form the United Farm Workers (UFW), in alliance with such movements as the Chicano Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, LGBTQ social movements, and the late 20th century Women's rights movement.
  226. 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.
  227. 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.
  228. 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.
  229. 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.
  230. 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.
  231. 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.
  232. 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.
  233. 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.
  234. 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.
  235. 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!
  236. 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.
  237. 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.'
  238. 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.
  239. 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.
  240. 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.
  241. 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.
  242. 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.
  243. 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.
  244. 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.
  245. EducationSources.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2017
    Web portal with sources of information about education and academia, including articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  246. 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.
  247. 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.
  248. 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.
  249. 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.
  250. 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.
  251. 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.
  252. 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".
  253. 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.
  254. 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.
  255. EnvironmentSources.com
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2017
    Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  256. 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.
  257. 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.
  258. 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.
  259. 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.
  260. Evicting the Underclass
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A Chinese government campaign to expel migrant workers from Beijing is designed to reap greater profits from urban land and reserve the city for elites.
  261. 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.
  262. 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.
  263. 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.
  264. The Extraordinary Lynne Stewart
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Remembering Lynne Stewart, who died on March 12, 2017.
  265. Eyewitness at Standing Rock
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Interview with Rebecca Kemble.
  266. 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.
  267. Fair Play for Cuba Committee
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  268. 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.
  269. 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
  270. 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.
  271. 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.
  272. 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.
  273. 'Fake news' or free speech: Is Google cracking down on left media?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Left leaning progressive websites say they are being unfairly penalized by Google's efforts to stamp out fake news.
  274. 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.
  275. 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.
  276. 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.
  277. 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.
  278. 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.
  279. 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.
  280. 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.
  281. The FBI's Perjury Trap of the Century
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    John Brennan, Jim Comey, Sally Yates, Peter Strzok and a passel of deep state operatives -- all of whom baldly abused their offices, set a perjury trap designed to snare Mike Flynn as a first step in relitigating and reversing the voters' verdict.
  282. The FBI's Secret Rules
    President Trump has inherited a vast domestic intelligence agency with extraordinary secret powers.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A collection of articles exploring the contents and implications of a cache of internal FBI manuals, offering a rare window into the FBI’s quiet expansion since 9/11.
  283. 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.
  284. 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.
  285. Fighting Back for Survival
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The editors reflect on the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
  286. 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.
  287. Fighting for climate justice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Climate change is a key factor in oppression of the poor worldwide.
  288. 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.
  289. 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.
  290. 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.
  291. Finland: 100th anniversary of workers' revolution drowned in blood
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at the Workers' Revolution in Finland, a source of inspiration and a powerful example of the strength of collective struggle.
  292. 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.
  293. 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.
  294. 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.
  295. A Foodie's Guide to Capitalism: Understanding the Political Economy of What We Eat
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Capitalism drives our global food system. Everyone who wants to end hunger, who wants to eat good, clean, healthy food, needs to understand capitalism. This book will help do that.
  296. 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.
  297. 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.
  298. Forty Questions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An excerpt from Valeria Luiselli's book "Tell me How it Ends", a damning confrontation between the American dream and the reality of undocumented children in the United States.
  299. 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.
  300. 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.
  301. 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.
  302. 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?
  303. 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."
  304. 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.
  305. 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.
  306. From an Open Internet, Back to the Dark Ages 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Can anyone still doubt that access to a relatively free and open internet is rapidly coming to an end in the west? In China and other autocratic regimes, leaders have simply bent the internet to their will, censoring content that threatens their rule. But in the "democratic" west, it is being done differently. The state does not have to interfere directly -- it outsources its dirty work to corporations.
  307. 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.
  308. From the Editors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Beyond the specifics of the disagreements regarding the election results, it also became clear that political support for the Insurgent Notes project, as it had evolved within that small group was not as deep-seated as needed to allow for coherent decision-making about how we should proceed. We are in the process of forming a new editorial group that we hope will address that fundamental challenge.
  309. 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.
  310. The Future Belongs to the Blasphemers
    A message from ex-Muslims to mark International Blasphemy Day

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Some people believe that disagreeing with deeply held beliefs is hate. It is not. I want to remind you that many of the most powerful ideas, ideas that changed our world were once heretical. I want to remind you that many of the most radical thinkers and reformists in past eras were blasphemers against the established order of their day.
  311. 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.
  312. Gender segregation is humiliating and damaging
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author looks at gender segregation, drawing on her own personal experiences in Iran but also in a broader context and the resulting psychological damage done to girls from a very young age.
  313. 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.
  314. 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.
  315. 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.
  316. Geri Allen: A Tribute
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    By the time Geri Allen, the pianist, composer and Detroit native who died June 27, 2017 at the age of 60, arrived in New York City in 1984, she had finished one of the most rigorous formal educations then available for an aspiring jazz musician, and it showed
  317. 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.
  318. Getting Assange: the Untold Story
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The witchhunt against Wikileaks founder Jullian Assange.
  319. Ghost Nation
    An ethnic-cleansing campaign by the government threatens to empty South Sudan

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Reporter Nick Turse provides a first hand acount of his time spent covering a refugee crisis in Southern Sudan, where the government's Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) is committing atrocities that include mass rape, mutilation, torture, and the burning down of villages.
  320. The Ghosts of St. Louis Future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Maxwell provides an analysis of the court decision by Judge Timothy J. Wilson's acquital of Jason Stockley, the white St. Louis cop charged with the first-degree murder of Anthony Lamar Smith (a 24-year-old African American).
  321. 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.
  322. 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'.
  323. 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.
  324. 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.
  325. 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.
  326. 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.
  327. God: A Human History - a rescue attempt by Reza Aslan
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Gods and religions have caused so much distress that even those who have spent a lifetime apologising for and ignoring the doctrinal foundations of their abuses must make a rescue attempt.
  328. 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'.
  329. 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.
  330. 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.
  331. Google's Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Recent remarks by the Executive Chairman of Google's parent company confirm charges that the company has been deliberately altering its search algorithms and taking other measures to prevent the public from accessing information that is critical of the US government.
  332. 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.
  333. The Government Is Trying to Make It Impossible For Reality Winner to Defend Herself in Court
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Justice Department is engaged in a multi-pronged effort to hamstring Reality Winner's defense against charges of violating the Espionage Act behind cumbersome classification rules.
  334. Grasping Diversity, Embracing Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Can Diversity Embrace Democracy? Can Democracy Acknowledge Diversity?
  335. The Great American Sex Panic of 2017
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    What interest of sanity or reason is served by this reckless lumping together of flicks of the tongue and forcible rapes into the single broad-brush term “sexual misconduct,” as though there is no important difference between an oafish pat or crude remark at an office party and a gang rape?
  336. 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.
  337. The Great Unraveling: Using Science and Philosophy to Decode Modernity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    All of this ecological destruction has been driven by America’s most popular exports: capitalism and imperialism. William Hawes talked about using science and philosophy to decode modernity.
  338. 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.
  339. 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?
  340. 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
  341. 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.
  342. 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.
  343. 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.
  344. The Grenfell Tower fire could have been avoided: this government must be held responsible
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  345. 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.
  346. 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.
  347. 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.
  348. 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.
  349. 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.
  350. 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.
  351. 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.
  352. HealthSources.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2017
    A web portal featuring information and resources about health, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  353. Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Some of the more common myths regarding the modern agricultural industry are outlined, notably that large scale commercial farming provides higher yields and greater diversity of products. Indeed the author contests the coversation should move beyond conventional farming vs organic, and that it is regenerative farming practices that concentrate on soil health that will provide the best solution.
  354. 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.
  355. 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.
  356. "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?"
  357. 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.
  358. 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.
  359. 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.
  360. 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.
  361. Higher Education for Hire
    The Capitalist University: The Transformations of Higher Education in the United States since 1945

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Henry Heller's The Capitalist University: The Transformations of Higher Education in the United States since 1945.
  362. 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.
  363. 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.
  364. 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.
  365. 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."
  366. 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.
  367. 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.
  368. 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.
  369. 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.
  370. 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.
  371. Hollowing out democracy and law
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The recent actions of the Catalan government are not those of politicians respecting democracy. The reaction of the Madrid government, which criminalize political dissent, are equally disturbing.
  372. Honduras Since the 2009 Coup
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As this is being written, news arrives of arrests and serious charges filed against 14 community members of a poor area of Choluteca for opposing land grabs to build a solar energy plant; 28 small farmers in the northern Agujn Valley criminalized for trying to keep and work their land; and 31 university students and three human rights defenders facing jail after government attacks on student protests in Tegucigalpa.
  373. 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.
  374. 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.
  375. 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.
  376. 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.
  377. 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.
  378. How Bosses Use 'Open Shop' Campaigns to Crush Unions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Chad Pearson's book "Reform or Repression: Organizing America's Anti-Union Movement" and Lane Windham's new book "Knocking on Labor's Door: Union Organizing in the 1970's and the Roots of a New Economic Divide", take a historical look at anti-union tactics through the 20th century, and demonstrate how Unions can regroup, reform and fight back.
  379. 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.
  380. How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The motley array of candidates who ran for the Republican presidential nomination was divided on many things, but not on climate change. None of them was willing to take the issue seriously.
  381. How Culture Came to Appropriate Race
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Racism has historically played a major role in shaping adoption practices.
  382. 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.
  383. How Do We Organize A Hundred Million?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The strategic considerations discussed in this series of posts assumes that it will take a hundred million activist in the US and many hundreds of millions more worldwide to make revolution. Real politics begin where there are millions, many millions.
  384. 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.
  385. 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.
  386. 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.
  387. 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.
  388. 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.
  389. How Imperialism Works Today
    Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century: Globalization, Super-Exploitation, and Capitalism's Final Crisis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of John Smith's Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century: Globalization, Super-Exploitation, and Capitalism's Final Crisis.
  390. How Inequality Kills
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Global March of Neoliberalism: The World Inequality Report 2018
  391. How Israel is digitally policing Palestinian minds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Israeli authorities have been arresting and holding hundreds of Palestinians it accuses of fanning the flames of violence in the occupied West Bank and Israel.
  392. 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.
  393. 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.
  394. 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.
  395. 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.
  396. 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.
  397. 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.
  398. 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.
  399. 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.
  400. 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?
  401. How Russia-gate Rationalizes Censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Russia-gate hysteria has spread beyond simply a strategy for neutralizing Donald Trump or even removing him from office into an excuse for stifling U.S. dissent that challenges the New Cold War, reports Joe Lauria.
  402. 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.
  403. 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.
  404. 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.
  405. 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".
  406. 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.
  407. 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.
  408. 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.
  409. 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.
  410. 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).
  411. Hue 1968
    A Turning Point in the American War in Vietnam

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Hue 1968 is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam.
  412. 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.
  413. 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.
  414. 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.
  415. I Am Not Your Negro
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    I am Not your Negro explores the history of racism in the United States through James Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations of American history.
  416. 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.
  417. ICIJ Releases Paradise Papers Data From Appleby
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at data released from the Paradise Papers investigation, a global journalistic collaboration that exposed offshore deals of political players and corporate giants. A team of journalists explored a trove of 13.4 million records from two offshore firms and 19 secret jurisdictions.
  418. Identities and Solidarity
    On Anti-Semitism: Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of On Anti-Semitism: Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice, published by Jewish Voice for Peace.
  419. Ideological Violence and Sociopathic Rage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    ‘How can we distinguish violence driven by ideology from sociopathic rage?
  420. 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.
  421. 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.
  422. 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.
  423. Imagining a New Social Order: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin in Conversation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses.
  424. 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.
  425. Immigration's Troubled History
    Immigration and the Decline of Internationalism in the American Working Class,1864-1919

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Charles R. Leinenweber's Immigration and the Decline of Internationalism in the American Working Class,1864-1919.
  426. 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.
  427. Impeach the U.S. Constitution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    This article explains that democracy was the last thing the U.S. founding fathers wanted to see break out in the new republic, and the Constitution was carefully crafted by propertied elites to protect the privileged from the 'wicked' masses.
  428. 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.
  429. Import and Die: Self-Sufficiency and Food Security in India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While there are clear signs that India needs to achieve greater food self-sufficiency, there is also a World Bank-backed agenda for the future of India where the majority of farmers don't have much of a role.
  430. In Defense of Cultural Appropriation 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    It is just as well that I’m a writer, not an editor. Were I editing a newspaper or magazine, I might soon be out of a job. For this is an essay in defense of cultural appropriation. In Canada last month, three editors lost their jobs after making such a defense.
  431. 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.
  432. In Memoriam: Bobby Lee, Black Panther
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Hy Thurman remembers Bobby Lee.
  433. 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.
  434. In Search of Los Angeles' Lost Socialist Colony, Llano del Rio
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In search of the ruins of Llano del Rio, a socialist colony founded in 1914 by Job Harriman, looking to create a utopian community.
  435. In search of the common good
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    This essay examines the historical change in the meaning and understanding of the 'common good', particularly between ancient times and the modern world, and also takes a look at the social and political changes of recent decades that have shaped how we look at the issue.
  436. In Search of the Lost Chord
    1967 and the Hippie Idea

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    An extensive look into the social and cultural events that shaped 1967. Golberg touches on influencial musicians such as the Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin as well as LSD, the Summer of Love and the Vietnam War.
  437. 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.
  438. 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.
  439. In the Shadow of the Revolution
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    In the Shadow of the Revolution provides alternative perspectives on Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution. Through interviews with academics, journalists and socal activists the film helps explain the rebellion against the corrupt authoritarian government that created a catastrophe in Venezuela.
  440. 'Inappropriate Behaviour' - Michael Fallon, Yemen, And The 'Mainstream' That Is Anything But
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at 'mainstream' journalism, a product of corporate conformity and a deference to power that is anything but mainstream.

  441. 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.
  442. 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.
  443. 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.
  444. 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.
  445. 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.
  446. 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.
  447. 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.
  448. 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.
  449. 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.
  450. IntelligentSearch.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2017
    A web portal featuring topics related to research and the Internet. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  451. 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.
  452. International Olympic Committee bans Russia from 2018 Olympics in political provocation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board announced Tuesday that it had decided to ban the Russian Olympic team from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
  453. The Internet is Already Broken
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Nick Pemberton's article on the already broken internet.
  454. Introduction to the Inside/Outside Strategy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The inside/outside strategy (IOS) is an approach to organizing and movement building that emphasizes learning from and coordination with resistance movements and political positions you do not completely agree with.
  455. Iran: The Impact of October
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Russian Revolution had a profound influence on the revolutionary movement in the countries neighbouring the new Soviet Republic, and Iran was no exception.
  456. 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.
  457. 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.
  458. 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.
  459. 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.
  460. 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.
  461. 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.
  462. 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.
  463. 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.
  464. 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.
  465. Israel: Neither Democratic or Jewish
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    After 50 years of Occupation, Israel is neither democratic, nor Jewish.
  466. Israel put up a £1,000,000 bounty for Labour insiders to undermine Corbyn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A second release from an Al Jazeera undercover sting operation has revealed the existence of a £1,000,000 plot designed by the Israeli government to undermine Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
  467. 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.
  468. 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.
  469. Israel uses Palestinian land to illegally dump toxic waste
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Israel dumps unknown waste and military garbage in a disposal site in Kisan village, in the occupied West Bank.
  470. 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.
  471. 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.
  472. 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.
  473. 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.
  474. 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.
  475. 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.
  476. 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.
  477. 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?
  478. Israel's Ploy Selling a Syrian Nuke Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Evidence now available shows that there was no nuclear reactor in the Syrian desert, and that the Israelis had misled George W. Bush's administration into believing that there was in order to draw the United States into bombing missile storage sites in Syria.
  479. Israel's settlements: 50 years of land theft explained
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Today, between 600,000 and 750,000 Israelis live in these sizeable settlements, equivalent to roughly 11 percent of the total Jewish Israeli population. So why have these housing compounds caused so much rancour and been called a threat to the prospect of peace in the Holy Land? Follow this journey to find out.
  480. 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).
  481. 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.
  482. 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.
  483. 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.
  484. 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.
  485. Istvan Meszaros and Marx's theory of alienation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The article explains how alienation can only be overcome by collective action which challenges capitalist relations of production.
  486. "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.
  487. 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.
  488. 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.
  489. '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.
  490. 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.
  491. 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.
  492. 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.
  493. 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.
  494. 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.
  495. 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.
  496. 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.
  497. Jewish Currents goes to heaven, Jewish Currents goes to hell
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    A collection of writings, poems and images reflecting the traditions of thought, activism, and culture of the Jewish left.
  498. 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."
  499. 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.
  500. 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.
  501. 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.
  502. 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.
  503. Joshua Kurlantzick, A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA: Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Review of A Great Plaave a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA, by Joshua Kurlantzick.
  504. 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.
  505. 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.
  506. 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.
  507. JournalismSources.com
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2017
    A portal featuring news, articles, and resources about journalism, press freedom, free speech, censorship and related topics. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  508. 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?
  509. 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.
  510. 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.
  511. Joy Kogawa in conversation with Ulli Diemer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Ulli Diemer spoke with Joy Kogawa in Toronto on March 14, 2017. Joy Kogawa is the author of Obasan, Gently to Nagasaki, and a number other works of fiction and poetry.
  512. 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.
  513. 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.
  514. 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.
  515. 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.
  516. 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.
  517. 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.
  518. 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.
  519. Kathe Kollwitz
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The life of the German socialist artist Kathe Kollwitz.
  520. The Kurdish struggle - An interview with Dilar Dirik
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Dilar Dirik interviewed by George Souvlis.
  521. Labor's Schoolhouse
    Lessons from the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author recounts the Paterson Silk Strike, a 1913 labour dispute organized by mill workers and noted for its large size, duration, and non-violence. Central to the dispute was the requirement by overworked weavers to start running four large looms instead of two, an appropriation of technolgy for the bottom line which has particular relevance for us today.
  522. 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.
  523. 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.
  524. 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.
  525. 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.
  526. 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.
  527. 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.
  528. Lebanon and Middle East: On the Hezbollah and fundamentalism - "We need a large movement from below!"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Interview with Joseph Daher on his new book on the political economy of the Hezbollah.
  529. 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."
  530. 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.
  531. 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.
  532. 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.
  533. 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.
  534. 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.
  535. 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.
  536. Lessons from New Orleans 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Interview with author Kristen Buras.
  537. 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.
  538. 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.
  539. Letter From Mexico
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The editors of Insurgent Notes sent a couple of articles on Mexico from the Financial Times to our Mexico correspondent to check their accuracy. The following is his reply.
  540. 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.
  541. '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.
  542. 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.
  543. 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.
  544. 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.
  545. 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.
  546. Lies That Capitalists Tell Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Counter-arguments against common beliefs of the benefit of capitalism.
  547. Life and Death After the Steel Mills
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In her study of a community devastated by industry's flight, anthropologist Christine Walley raises questions about how to create and support meaningful work in a postindustrial world.
    Steel mills were the economic backbone of many cities across the Midwest and Northeast until the 1980s. When the industry left, former workers not only took a hit economically -- they also felt displaced and suffered disillusionment and a loss of identity.
  548. 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.
  549. 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?
  550. 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.
  551. 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.
  552. The long ecological revolution 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Up until the rise of the ecological movement in the late twentieth century, the conquest of nature was a universal trope, often equated with progress under capitalism (and sometimes socialism). To be sure, the notion, as utilized in science, was a complex one. As Francis Bacon, the idea's leading early proponent, put it, "nature is only overcome by obeying her." Only by following nature's laws, therefore, was it possible to conquer her.
  553. 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.
  554. Looming Climate Catastrophe: Extinction in Nine Years?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Reports from the Arctic are getting pretty grim.
  555. 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.
  556. 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.
  557. The Lost Traveller's Dream
    A Memoir

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    A memoir of Kovel's first 80 years, from his early Jewish upbringing, his academic career, to his embracing of Marxist political economy and commitment to radical ecosocialism.
  558. 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.
  559. 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.
  560. 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.
  561. 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%.
  562. 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.
  563. Mad Marx: The Class Warrior
    Resource Type: Photo/Image/Poster
    First Published: 2017
  564. 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.
  565. 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.
  566. 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.
  567. 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.
  568. Major study shows species loss destroys essential ecosystems
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Long term research by German ecologists proves that loss of biodiversity has "direct, unpleasant consequences for mankind."
  569. Making Nuclear Weapons Usuable Again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A chilling look at the urge of both President Trump and key figures in the Pentagon to normalize nuclear weapons as a basic war-fighting tool in the American arsenal.
  570. 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'.
  571. Making Their Own History
    A People's History of Modern Europe

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of William A. Pelz's A People's History of Modern Europe.
  572. 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.
  573. 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".
  574. 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'.
  575. 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.
  576. 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.
  577. 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.
  578. 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.
  579. 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.
  580. 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'.
  581. 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.
  582. 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.
  583. 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.
  584. Marxism, feminism and transgender politics
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of feminism and transgender politics through a Marxist lens.
  585. 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.
  586. Marxist and Feminist Interventions
    Marxism and Feminism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Shahrzad Mojab's edited volume Marxism and Feminism.
  587. 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.
  588. 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.
  589. 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.
  590. 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.
  591. 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?
  592. MediaSources.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2017
    A web portal featuring resources about media and the media industry, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  593. 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.
  594. 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.
  595. 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.
  596. 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.
  597. 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.
  598. 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?
  599. 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.
  600. 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.
  601. 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.
  602. '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.
  603. 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.
  604. 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.
  605. 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.
  606. 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.
  607. 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?
  608. Mothers and Children First
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An interactive report on mothers and child bearing in Bolivia where deaths are highest among indigenous populations. This report looks at the efforts by doctors, indigenous midwives and healers who are collaborating in what is being called 'intercultural health care'.

  609. 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.
  610. Mourn, Then Organize Again
    Left Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Enzo Traverso's Left Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory.
  611. 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.
  612. 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.
  613. 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.
  614. 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.
  615. My Lai
    Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent into Darkness

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Jones shows how pivotal the My Lai massacre was in galvanizing opposition to the Vietnam War, playing a part nearly as significant as that of the Tet Offensive and the Cambodian bombing. For many, it undermined any pretense of American moral superiority, calling into question not only the conduct of the war but the justification for U.S. involvement.
  616. 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.
  617. 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.
  618. 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.
  619. The myth of one Jewish nation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Zionism is an anti-Semitic creed. It was so right from the beginning. Already the founding father, Theodor Herzl, a Viennese writer, penned some pieces with a clear anti-Semitic slant. For him, Zionism was not just a geographical transplantation, but also a means of turning the despicable commercial Jew of the diaspora into an upright, industrious human being.
  620. 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.
  621. 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.
  622. Nation That Says It Can't Afford Medicare for All Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on War Since 9/11
    Because, as new study notes, wars force the question: "What we might have done differently with the money spent?"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A new analysis offers a damning assessment of the United States' so-called global war on terror, and it includes a "staggering" estimated price tag for wars waged since 9/11—over $5.6 trillion.
  623. 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.
  624. Nature, Labor, and the Rise of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The nature of capitalism puts it at war with Nature.
  625. 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.
  626. 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.
  627. 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.
  628. 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.
  629. 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.
  630. 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.
  631. 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."
  632. 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.
  633. 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.
  634. 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.
  635. 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.
  636. 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.
  637. 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.
  638. 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.
  639. 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.
  640. 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.
  641. Not by Bread Alone
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Anarchists in the Spanish Civil War focused on people's daily needs--who doesn't love hot, buttered toast? People in Spain were starving--they needed food. People--were homeless and needed homes; people were jobless and needed something to do; people were rejected from their communities needed to be included. Anarchists focused on these practical, attainable and above all human needs. And, these are the basic rights that should undergird all human social organizations.
  642. 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.
  643. 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).
  644. 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.
  645. The Nuclear Enterprise Is on Autopilot
    CounterSpin interview with William Hartung on nuclear overkill

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Janine Jackson interviewed William Hartung about nuclear overkill for the November 17, 2017, episode of CounterSpin.
  646. 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.
  647. 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.
  648. 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.
  649. 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.
  650. Occupation captured
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron.
  651. Occupy: The Fall of the Oakland Commune
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    For many people, the Occupy movement was an initiation into radical politics, an experiment in decentralized and nonhierarchical movement-building, and a glimpse at the possibility for a new kind of society. Yet the whole thing was over in just a few weeks -- a crisis quieted, a moment of hope extinguished.
  652. 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?
  653. 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.
  654. Oil and Water
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A collection of articles charting how leaked documents and public records reveal a troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  655. Oil's Deep State
    How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming - in Alberta, and in Ottawa

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    An insider's eywitness view of the oil industry, and how and why governments have failed to heed warnings despite substantial scientific evidence of global warming
  656. 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.
  657. 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.
  658. On Movement and Freedom
    Tales of Enduring Transience

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Canada-based artist Gita Hashemi embarks on a ground journey from Germany to Greece along the so-called "Balkan route." In this written account Hashemi meets with others who are also on the move, as well as artists and activists who support freedom of movement and refugee rights. It is part of an art project called "On the Move" about freedom of movement.
  659. On the 800th Anniversary of the Charter of the Forest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A Keynote Address, Delivered in the State Rooms at the House of Commons, 7 November 2017 about the Charter of the Forest.
  660. On the Extreme Margins of the Centennial of the October Revolution: The Legacy of 1917 We Can Affirm
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The year 1917 is most closely associated with the Russian Revolution, but it is important to locate that revolution in the global tidal wave of working-class struggle from 1917 to 1921 (continued up to 1927 in China), which forced the end of the first inter-imperialist world war (1914–18).
  661. On the Grenfell Towers Fire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Still working on things in relation to Grenfell as something that belongs to a more long-term development -- if you like, a culmination of so many cover-ups since the advent of brutalised Thatcherism as the neoliberal agenda unfolded during the last 40 years or so.
  662. On the Intolerant Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Julian Vigo's concern with the growing pattern of intellectual and political intolerance he's witnessed within allegedly progressive circles.
  663. 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.
  664. 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.
  665. One Hundred Years of the Balfour Declaration
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Balfour Declaration then not only legitimized the Zionist project in Palestine and transformed it into a contender in international relations. It in effect precipitated the spread of Zionism among British Jews.
  666. 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.
  667. 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.
  668. 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.
  669. 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.
  670. 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.
  671. Only one bear in a hundred bites, but they don't come in order
    Resource Type: Videotape
    First Published: 2017
    Bob Bossin talked about oil tanks in a Youtube video
  672. 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.
  673. An open letter from Jewish academics and elders to McGill's administration regarding false allegations of student anti-Semitism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    This letter was sent Nov. 13 to Principal Suzanne Fortier, Provost Christopher Manfredi, and Secretariat Board of Governors and Senate Maria Kontzidis.
  674. 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.
  675. Open Letter to the People of the United States from Puerto Rico, A Month After Hurricane Maria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An open letter to the people of the U.S., following the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico.
  676. 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.
  677. 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.
  678. An ordinary Labour member just gave the most moving speech of the party conference so far
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An ordinary member's speech to the Labour Party conference left the audience stunned. And it's one that everyone needs to hear, as the moving address reflects a crisis in the UK.
  679. 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.
  680. 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.
  681. 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.
  682. 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.
  683. 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.
  684. 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.
  685. 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.
  686. 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.
  687. 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?
  688. 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.
  689. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 17, 2017
    Collective Memory and Cultural Amnesia

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    Our society is obsessed with the short-term present. It devalues memory and the past. But there are those who do remember, and who work to preserve and share our collective memory. But they have to contend with those of us who see historical memory as a way of contributing to the struggle for a different world. For us, knowledge of history is subversive, and remembering can be a form of resistance.
  690. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - 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.
  691. Over the River
    Returning home to Flint

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Author Richard Manning returns to his childhood home of Flint, Michigan and recounts the city's decline from thriving industry into an economic depression, from which the city has never recovered. Flint is left with an eroded infrastructure, neighbourhoods rife with crime and public health emergencies, and the decades old question of how will it ever recover.
  692. 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.
  693. 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.
  694. 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.
  695. 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.
  696. 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.
  697. 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.
  698. A Partisan Mayor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look back at the "French Tito," partisan militant Georges Guingouin.
  699. 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.
  700. 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.
  701. 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.
  702. The People vs. Big Oil
    Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Steve Early's Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City.
  703. People's History, Memory & Archives 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A gateway to resources on people's history and grassroots archives.
  704. 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.
  705. 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.
  706. Pharma Funded "Patient" Groups Keep Drug Prices Astronomical
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  707. The Philipinnes: War Against the Poor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is responsible for a so-called "war on drugs" that is costing thousands of lives and is increasingly concentrating power in his own hands.
  708. 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.
  709. Philippines: when the police kill children - Kulot, Carl, Kian...
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Murders of several teenagers in the Philippines suspected to have been killed as part of the government's war on drugs.
  710. 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?
  711. 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.
  712. 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.
  713. 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.
  714. 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.
  715. 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.
  716. 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!)
  717. 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.
  718. 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.
  719. 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.
  720. 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
  721. 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.
  722. 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.
  723. 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.
  724. 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.
  725. 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.
  726. 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.
  727. 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.
  728. Politics Without Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Jonathan Smucker's recently published book Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals offers a flawed road map for rebuilding the Left.
  729. 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.
  730. Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South: An Interview with Historian Keri
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Historian Keri Leigh Merritt presents a comprehensive study of this malignant and overlooked aspect of slavery in her new book Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South (Cambridge University Press). This is an interview with her.
  731. 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.
  732. 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.
  733. Power and Protest: The Electoral Tactics of Leftist Social Movements
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The central difficulty for left social movements is determining electoral tactics that will enable them to win both in the short run and in the middle run. On the surface, it seems that winning in the short run conflicts with winning in the middle run.
  734. Power to the Soviets
    Book Review of October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of China Miéville's October: The Story of the Russian Revolution.
  735. 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.
  736. The President of Honduras Is Deploying U.S.-Trained Forces Against Election Protesters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, using the specter of rampant crime and the drug trade, won extensive support from the American government to build up highly trained state security forces. Now, those same forces are repressing democracy.
  737. 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.
  738. Pride parade in Vancouver rejects Iranian over veil float
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Iranian Shawn Shirazi and his group Cirque de So Gay were denied entry to the Pride Parade in Vancouver, Canada this year because their float criticising the veil was deemed to be 'culturally [in]sensitive'.
  739. 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.
  740. 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.
  741. 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.
  742. 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.
  743. 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.
  744. 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.
  745. 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.
  746. 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.
  747. Propaganda Feeds Fear and Loathing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The disturbing and growing trend of misinformation in news reporting.
  748. 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.
  749. 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.
  750. 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.
  751. 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.
  752. PublicitySources.com
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2017
    A web portal featuring publicity and PR resources, including articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  753. Punitive Neoliberalism in Puerto Rico
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Examines current debates in Puerto Rico using two concepts, punitive neoliberalism and financial melancholia.
  754. 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
  755. 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.
  756. Quebec's Antifa movement on rise in response to growth of far-right groups
    Left-wing activists grapple with tactics to fight racism, neo-Nazism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A report on anti-facist groups and their roots in Quebec, and what they are doing to counter the rise of right wing nationalism in the province.
  757. 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.
  758. 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.
  759. 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.
  760. Radical Ruptures Emerging from Global Wageworkers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The following notes were the basis of a contribution to the internationalist communist summer meeting organized by TPTG, Underground Tunnel and friends, July 11–17, 2017, in Greece.
  761. 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.
  762. 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?
  763. 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.
  764. 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.
  765. 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.
  766. 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.
  767. 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.
  768. 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.
  769. 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.
  770. 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.
  771. 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.
  772. The Reconciliation Manifesto
    Recovering the Land, Rebuilding the Economy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    A look at the historical and current relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians, and what needs to be done to accomplish true reconciliation.
  773. 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.
  774. 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.
  775. A Redder Shade of Green: Intersections of Science and Socialism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    As the Anthropocene advances, people across the red-green political spectrum seek to understand and halt our deepening ecological crisis. Environmentalists, scientists, and ecosocialists share concerns about the misuse and overuse of natural resources, but often differ on explanations and solutions.
  776. 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
  777. 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.
  778. 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.
  779. Reflections on Tom Hayden
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Reflections on Tom Hayden and the 1962 Port Huron Statement.
  780. 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.)
  781. 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.
  782. 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.
  783. 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.
  784. 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.
  785. 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.
  786. Resistance to Antibiotics: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The growing resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobials due to their overuse and misuse both in humans and animals has become an alarming global threat to public health, food safety and security, causing the deaths of 700,000 people each year.
  787. Resisting Capital's Disasters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Trump represents the twisted and half-deranged face of a systemic assault on virtually every facet of the social safety net, workers' rights, and the entire public sector -- apart from the bloated permanent war economy.
  788. 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.
  789. 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.
  790. 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.
  791. A Response to the Anti-Defamation League
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Anti-Defamation League's statement published in Detroit Jewish News (July 24, 2017, "Jewish Voice for Peace Increases Anti-Israel Radicalism") contains numerous distortions, which can't all be addressed in detail in the limited space available to us here.
  792. 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.
  793. 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.
  794. 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.
  795. Rethinking the challenge of anti-Muslim bigotry 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In 1997 the British anti-racist organisation the Runnymede Trust published its highly influential report Islamophobia: A Challenge for Us All. Twenty years on, the Runnymede Trust has brought out a follow-up report Islamophobia: Still a Challenge for Us All, which is a stock-take on current views, and facts, about the issue.
  796. 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.
  797. 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.
  798. 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.
  799. 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.
  800. 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.
  801. The Revolution Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The accumulating failures of both Communist and Social Democratic parties over the past 50 years was accompanied by a marked shift on the radical left toward a broad-ranging ‘movementism’ – whether in its pressure-group or protest-oriented dimensions. As Jodi Dean has recently argued, those trying thereby to escape 'the constraints of party’ often reduced it to 'the actuality of its mistakes’ while ‘its role as concentrator of collective aspirations and affects [was] diminished if not forgotten.'
  802. Richest 1% have more money than poorest half of world's population
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The bottom half of adults in the world collectively own less than the richest one percent, according to a Credit Suisse report. The gap between the super-rich and the poor has significantly grown since the global crisis.
  803. 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.
  804. 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.
  805. 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.
  806. The rising repression of social protest in Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On 17 October, 2017, the corpse of Santiago Maldonado appeared in the Chubut River. The young activist had been missing for 80 days. The suspense surrounding Maldonado’s whereabouts aroused a great sense of unease in a country where the word “disappeared” brings to mind the 30,000 victims of the civic-military dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983.
  807. 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.
  808. 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.
  809. Roots of the Rebellion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Kim D. Hunter interviews Melba Joyce Boyd about the 1967 rebellion.
  810. 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.
  811. 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.
  812. 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.
  813. 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.
  814. 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.
  815. 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.
  816. 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.
  817. The Russian Revolution and the Emancipation of Women
    Part Two

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

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  819. 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.
  820. 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.
  821. 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.
  822. 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.
  823. Sacred Cod
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    Sacred Cod is a feature-length documentary that captures the collapse of the historic cod population in New England, delving into the role of overfishing, the impact of climate change, the effect of government policies on fishermen and the fish, and the prospect of a region built on cod having no cod left to fish.
  824. 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.
  825. 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.
  826. 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.
  827. 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.
  828. Security Is Ruining the Internet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    How the need for cybersecurity has made the internet less convenient for users.
  829. 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.
  830. 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.
  831. Seeing red: the wisdom of John Berger
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A reflection on the life and work of critic John Berger.
  832. 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.
  833. 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.
  834. The Sense of Art: In memoriam John Berger
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In memoriam of the British writer and lecturer John Berger.
  835. 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.
  836. 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.
  837. 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
  838. 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.
  839. SexSources.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2017
    A web portal featuring sexuality resources: articles, websites, books. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  840. 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.
  841. 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.
  842. 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.
  843. 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.
  844. 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.
  845. 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.
  846. 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.
  847. 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.
  848. "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.
  849. 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.
  850. SNCC's Think Tank
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    How SNCC's research department helped civil rights organizers fight Jim Crow.
  851. Socialist Register 2018
    Volume 54: Rethinking Democracy

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    We have conceived this 54th volume of the Socialist Register on Rethinking Democracy as a companion volume to the 2017 volume on Rethinking Revolution. As we put it in the preface to that volume: ‘The "political event" of gaining state power, whether by taking parliament or in a collapse of the existing political regime, has proven time and again to be less crucial than the social revolution of building capacities for self-government and the democratization and socialization of institutional resources … The "event", in itself, … will never be a sufficient condition for the exploited and oppressed to build their own capacities for establishing collective, rather than competitive, ways of living through developing socialist democracy.'
  852. 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.
  853. South Asia: Murderous majorities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Drawing from essays and recent literature the author discusses the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Burma/Myanmar, and the broader historical context of majoritarian nationalism in South Asia where majoritarian violence has been a shortcut to power.
  854. 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!"
  855. South Sudan: Volunteers Gather Names of South Sudan's Uncounted War Dead
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The names of 5,000 victims of violence appear in the "Remembering the Ones We Lost" project, a memorial to people who have died in seven decades of conflict.The project invites witnesses to submit details of killings or disappearances through an online form or by text message, the information is then collated by volunteers.
  856. 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.
  857. 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.
  858. 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.
  859. 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.
  860. 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."
  861. 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.
  862. 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.
  863. 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.
  864. 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.
  865. Strike Friday at Amazon.it
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Amazon workers at the Castel San Giovanni hub launched their first strike on Black Friday 2017. The facility is Amazon's largest in Italy, where the retail giant employs up to four thousand workers, less than half of whom have a permanent contract.
  866. 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.
  867. 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.
  868. 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.
  869. "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.
  870. Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    According to Renate Klein, "pared down to cold hard facts, surrogacy is the commissioning/buying/ renting of a woman into whose womb an embryo is inserted and who thus becomes a 'breeder' for a third party."
  871. 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.
  872. Survival? Symptoms of Breakdown
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Government policies are driven primarily by short-term political gain and corporate power, so there needs to be a massive public demand for control of the economy towards sustainability. The alternative is no human future.
  873. 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.
  874. Sweden's Potato Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Together with the other Nordic countries Sweden was spared from the First World War but suffered food shortages and other hardships due to the surrounding conflicts.
  875. 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.
  876. Symbols of Resistance
    A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chican@ Movement

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    The documentary looks at the history of the Chicano and Chicana Movement in the 1970's; with a focus on Colorado and Northern New Mexico it explores the struggle for land, the student movement and community struggles against police repression. Runtime: 75 min.
  877. Syria, 'Experts' and George Monbiot
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Investigative journalist Gareth Porter has published two exclusives whose import is far greater than may be immediately apparent. They concern Israel’s bombing in 2007 of a supposed nuclear plant secretly built, according to a self-serving US and Israeli narrative, by Syrian leader Bashar Assad.
  878. 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.
  879. 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.
  880. System of a Down
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Michael Roberts 'The Long Depression'.
  881. Tabloids do not represent the working class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    It should come as little surprise that media owned and run by unscrupulous billionaires like Rupert Murdoch and Richard Desmond should be more concerned with protecting the party of big business than it is with the wellbeing or interests of working class people. We need to call out the tabloid media for what it is – run by and for the elites.
  882. 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.
  883. 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.
  884. 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.
  885. 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.
  886. 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."
  887. 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!"
  888. 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.
  889. 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?
  890. 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.
  891. 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.
  892. 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.
  893. 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.
  894. Theodore W. Allen's Legacy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Theodore W. "Ted" Allen (1919-2005) was an anti-white supremacist, working-class intellectual and activist, whose work on the centrality of struggle against white supremacy is growing in importance and influene 98 years after his birth.
  895. Theodore W. Allen: Working-Class Scholar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Theodore W. Allen was an independent, anti-white supremacist, working-class scholar when he pioneered his "white skin privilege" analysis in the mid-1960s and when he wrote The Invention of the White Race in the 1990s.
  896. 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.
  897. 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.
  898. 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.
  899. 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.
  900. 33rd Anniversary Of The Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The escape of about 40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate (MIC) – a highly toxic chemical – from a storage tank on the premises of the pesticide plant of Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) in Bhopal – the capital of the State of Madhya Pradesh – on the night of 02/03 December 1984 resulted in a horrendous disaster in the city, which was inhabited by about 900,000 persons then.
  901. 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.
  902. 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.
  903. This Israeli Presentation on How to Make Drone Strikes More "Efficient" Disturbed Its Audience
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Research backed by the U.S. and Israeli military scandalized a conference near Tel Aviv earlier this year after a presentation showed how the findings would help drone operators more easily locate people -- including targets -- fleeing their strikes and better navigate areas rendered unrecognizable by prior destruction.
  904. 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.
  905. 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.
  906. 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.
  907. 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.
  908. Title IX Witchhunts, Anti-Sex Frenzy and Bourgeois Feminism
    Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus - A Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Is the specter of sex haunting the campus? Under the pretense of targeting sexual harassment and assault, university administrations have been whipping up a climate of fear and imposing neo-Victorian values. As the recent book Unwanted Advances - Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus (HarperCollins Publishers, April 2017) argues, "The new campus codes aren't preventing nonconsensual sex; they're producing it.” Written by Northwestern University professor and self-described left-wing feminist Laura Kipnis, the book exposes the vastly expanded definitions of sexual assault, which criminalize anything from drunken hook-ups to student-professor romance and even allow for consent to be withdrawn retroactively.
  909. 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.
  910. 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.
  911. 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.
  912. Tomorrow's power
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    An award-winning documentary that follows stories of communities in Germany, Gaza and Colombia that are challenging current power structures, leading to possibilities of a future with both social and climate justice. Runtime: 76 min.
  913. 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.
  914. Towards a Transformative Electoral Strategy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An essay on Electoral Strategy for the left in the United States.
  915. Toxicity and Resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In a political moment that tends to inspire overwhelming anger, apprehension and fear rather than hope or energy, I suggest that we look towards those who have made resistance a daily part of their lives out of necessity and determination.
  916. 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.
  917. 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.
  918. 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.
  919. Trials of the Russian Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book reviews of The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution by Tariq Ali; The Russian Revolution: When Workers Took Power by Paul Vernadsky; The Russian Revolution: A New History by Sean McMeekin; and Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928 by S. A. Smith.
  920. Tribal Justice
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    Documents an effective criminal justice reform movement in America: the efforts of tribal courts to return to traditional, community-healing concepts of justice.
  921. 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.
  922. 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.
  923. Trump and Duterte
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Philippines President Duterte presents himself as a nationalist who is especially opposed to the continuing strong influence of the former colonial power, the United States.
  924. 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.
  925. 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.
  926. 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.
  927. 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.
  928. 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.
  929. 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"?
  930. 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.
  931. Trump not "Exceptional"
    Trump: A Graphic Biography

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Ted Rall's Trump: A Graphic Biography.
  932. 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'.
  933. 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.
  934. 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.
  935. 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.
  936. 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.
  937. 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.
  938. Trump's Transition Team Colluded With Israel. Why Isn't That News?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Hasan asks the question: why aren't more members of Congress or the media discussing the Trump transition team's pretty brazen collusion with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to undermine both U.S. government policy and international law?
  939. 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.
  940. 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.
  941. Trustworthy, loyal, obedient, clean and reverent...
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of 'The Hotel Tacloban' by Douglas Valentine.
  942. 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.
  943. Turning Perpetrators into Healers
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2017
    Innocent people -- or "innocently guilty" people, like the junior senator from Minnesota -- often get unfairly hung out to dry. Should he have to resign? Who among us (Roy? Donald?) hasn't committed worse transgressions? And shouldn't a person's positive achievements be factored into the severity of his punishment, at least when no permanent damage has occurred?
  944. 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.
  945. The 24 hour day: women, work and class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Movements of women, as well as those involving large numbers of women, will increasingly be features of resistance to neoliberalism. The extent to which they succeed will be the extent to which they are able to challenge the class basis of neoliberalism, and its consequences.
  946. Two Decades of Monsanto's Illegal Actions, Frauds and Crimes in India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Over the two decades since Monsanto entered India, it has violated laws, deceived Indian farmers by making unscientific and fraudulent claims, extracted super profits through illegal royalty collection by violating India’s Patent and Intellectual Property laws, pushed farmers into debt, and, as a consequence of the debt trap, to suicide.
  947. 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.
  948. 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.
  949. 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.
  950. 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.
  951. 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.
  952. Uncertainty shapes immigrant life in the United States
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Immigrants in the United States without legal residency or who were admitted on a temporary basis feel that their lives have become much more complicated in 2017 because of the current Republican administration's intention to expel thousands of Latin Americans even though they are successfully integrated into the local economy and have no criminal record.
  953. 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.
  954. 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).
  955. 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.
  956. 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.
  957. 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.
  958. Understanding the counter-revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of Gilbert Achcar, Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising (Saqi, 2016).
  959. Understanding the counter-revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of Gilbert Achcar, Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising (Saqi, 2016).
  960. 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.
  961. 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.
  962. U.S. Coast Guard operating secret floating prisons in Pacific Ocean
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the war on drugs, the U.S. Coast Guard is reportedly turning its cutter ships into floating prisons.
  963. 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.
  964. The U.S. is Not a Democracy, It Never Was
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is no contradiction or supposed loss of democracy because the United States simply never was one. This is a difficult reality for many people to confront, and they are likely more inclined to immediately dismiss such a claim as preposterous rather than take the time to scrutinize the material historical record in order to see for themselves
  965. 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.
  966. 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.
  967. 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.
  968. 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.
  969. 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.
  970. 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.
  971. Untouchable - The Uses And Misuses Of 'Genocide Denial'
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2017
    One of the wonders of contemporary propaganda is the extent to which corporate commentators are in denial about their use of the term 'genocide denial'. Clearly, they believe they are using a neutral, objective term to describe indisputable facts of genocidal killing and ugly refusals to recognise those facts. The delusion is quickly exposed when we ask a few simple questions. For example: how often do we see 'mainstream' commentators describing US-UK sanctions on Iraq from 1990-2003 as 'genocidal', as affirmed by senior UN diplomats? How often do journalists describe supporters of the devastating Bush-Blair war on Iraq, the Obama-Cameron war on Libya, or May's war on Yemen as 'genocide deniers'? Can we imagine someone who supported the war on Libya being called an 'Obama apologist'? Like 'terror' and 'terrorism', 'genocide' and 'genocide denial' are simply not terms that are applied to Western actions. This really awesome level of bias points to the reality that 'genocide denial' is a propaganda term overwhelmingly used to portray Official Enemies as morally and intellectually despicable, in fact untouchable. As used in the 'mainstream', the term is antirational, an attack on honest debate.
  972. Unwanted Advances
    Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Feminism is broken, argues Laura Kipnis. Anyone who thinks the sexual hysteria overtaking American campuses is a sign of gender progress is deranged.
  973. US-China Relations in the Age of Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On the current relationship between the United States and China.
  974. 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.
  975. 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.
  976. 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.
  977. 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.
  978. 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.
  979. 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.
  980. Venezuela declares Craib Kowalik, Canada's Chargé d'Affaires in Caracas, persona non gratas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Last week Venezuela declared Canada's chargé d'affaires in Caracas persona non grata. In making the announcement the president of the National Constituent Assembly Delcy Rodriguez denounced Craib Kowalik's "permanent and insistent, rude and vulgar interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela."
  981. 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.
  982. 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.
  983. 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.
  984. 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.
  985. Via Campesina Declaration of the Forum on Food Sovereignty, Territories of Peace for a Dignified Life 2017
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The participants of the Forum on Food Sovereignty held in the city of Buenos Aires on December 12th and 13th [2017] want to express our agreements regarding the construction of territories of peace for the people: the peasants of the world and every community struggling to remain in our ancestral territories and to continue feeding humanity, as we have done for the last ten thousand years, while at the same time fighting for a worthy life in the cities with healthy, locally produced food.
  986. 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.
  987. 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.
  988. 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.
  989. 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.
  990. 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.
  991. 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.
  992. Violence Against Women: Why The UN Secretary-General Got It Wrong
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Burrowes argues that efforts to resolve violence aganist women are futile unless the focus shifts to preventing emotional and physical violence against children, with particular emphasis on boys.
  993. 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!"
  994. 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.
  995. 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.
  996. 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.
  997. 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.
  998. 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.
  999. Wartime
    The First World War in a Canadian Town

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    What World War I meant to daily life in a Canadian community becomes clear in this book about the war years in Guelph, Ontario.
  1000. 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.
  1001. 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.
  1002. 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.
  1003. 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.
  1004. Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors: Stories from the Jim Crow Museum
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors uses images from the Jim Crow Museum, the nation's largest publicly accessible collection of racist objects. These images are evidence of the social injustice that Martin Luther King Jr. referred to as "a boil that can never be cured so long as it is covered up but must be exposed to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before it can be cured." Each chapter concludes with a story from the author's journey, challenging the integrity of racial narratives.
  1005. 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.
  1006. 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.
  1007. We Didn't Start the Fire
    Class conflict isn't something we choose to engage in. It's just how capitalism works.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Day urges the historically Liberal US Democratic party to turn to the left, embracing class conflict as an integral component of left-wing politics.
  1008. 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.
  1009. 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.
  1010. 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.
  1011. 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.
  1012. 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.
  1013. 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."
  1014. Welcome to the Witchhunt
    or Would the Labour Party Expel Einstein for Antisemitism?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  1015. 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.
  1016. 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.
  1017. 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.
  1018. What is Happening in Catalonia and Spain?
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2017
    Vincente Navarro explains the historcal background to the Catalonian independence referendum results in 2017, and notes the political challenges this movement will face.
  1019. 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.'
  1020. 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.
  1021. 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.
  1022. 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.
  1023. 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.
  1024. 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"
  1025. 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.
  1026. What's left of Pakistan's left?
    For those in Pakistan who want to explore a non neo-liberal, non-right wing option, the Left is there in some form.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Menon recounts her discovery of the emerging political Left in Pakistan and reflects on its future. Awami Workers Party featured.
  1027. The Wheel Has Come Full Circle
    What Went Wrong: The Nicaraguan Revolution: A Marxist Analysis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Dan La Botz's What Went Wrong: The Nicaraguan Revolution: A Marxist Analysis.
  1028. When a Radio Host Interviews a War Criminal, Is It Churlish to Ask About His War Crimes?
    A letter to New York's popular WNYC-NPR radio host Brian Lehrer

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An open letter to NPR radio host Brian Leher, critizing the host for not providing greater context and background for his guest Elliott Abrams, who was a go to-guy for U.S.-funded terrorism, and helped arrange the overthrow of democratically elected governments throughout Latin America and the Middle East.
  1029. 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.
  1030. 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.
  1031. 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.
  1032. 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.
  1033. 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.
  1034. 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.
  1035. 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?
  1036. 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.
  1037. Where the world's appetite for fish matters most
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Illegal over-fishing by Chinese and other foreign vessels is severely affecting the economy and food securty of West African nations.
  1038. 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.
  1039. 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?
  1040. While US, North Korea Both Make Threats, Only One Has Killed Millions of the Other's People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Despite bombastic threats from both the Unites States and North Korea, the mainstream media plays down the simple fact that it is North Korea that is isolated and facing overwhelming military superiority.
  1041. White Nights: Before Charlottesville Was in the Spotlight, Police Arrested Their Most Prominent Critic in the Middle of the Night
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Within two weeks of voters in Charlottesville going to the polls to decide on the city's next district attorney, the candidate vowing to rein in police abuse and roll back mass incarceration was arrested in the middle of the night and bound for a police station.
  1042. White Supremacy/ Identity Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Can cop violence and anti-Black racism be permanently defeated so long as white supremacist ideology permeates the ruling class and society?
  1043. Whiteness Again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Whiteness is a protection racket that used to provide material bonuses. It is a minimally advantageous deal that the ruling class continuously renegotiates with a part of the working class, and the first such deal happened before the founding of the United States.
  1044. 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.
  1045. 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.
  1046. 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.
  1047. 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.
  1048. 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?
  1049. 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.
  1050. Who Voted for Germany's New Nazis?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Klikauer examines the rise of the far-Right in Germany, with reference to unresolved inequalities post re-uinification, changing demographics and media interests.
  1051. 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.
  1052. 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).
  1053. 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.
  1054. 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.
  1055. 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.
  1056. Why Are All Those Racists So Terrified?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Past efforts, whatever personnel, resources and strategies have been devoted to them, have done nothing to address the underlying cause of racism and so their impact must be superficial and temporary. As the record demonstrates.
  1057. Why Are Police In The USA So Terrified?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The routine killing of innocent civilians by the police has become a national crisis despite concerted attempts by political and legal authorities and the corporate media to obscure what is happening.
  1058. 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.
  1059. 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.
  1060. 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.
  1061. Why Culture Matters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In order to engage in a meaningful dialogue about 'cultural appropriation' we have to reject the framing that critics like Bari Weiss give it -- where culture becomes just another market.
  1062. 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?
  1063. 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.
  1064. 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."
  1065. 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.
  1066. 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.
  1067. 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.
  1068. Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?
    Is an empowered Palestinian girl not worthy of Western feminist admiration?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Khoja-Moolji examines the lack of media response to the plight of 16 year-old Ahed Tamimi, detained for allegedly assaulting an Israeli soldier during a confrontation at her home during which Israeli soldiers shot a fourteen-year-old child.
  1069. Why Is There No 'Saudi-Gate'?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    For decades, the DC establishment has been on the payroll of a foreign terror state. But because it's Saudi Arabia, you won't hear a peep.
  1070. 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.
  1071. 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.
  1072. 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.
  1073. 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.
  1074. 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.
  1075. 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.
  1076. 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.
  1077. 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.
  1078. Why Won't American Media Tell the Truth About What's Happening in Venezuela?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Unlike Brazil and Argentina, Venezuela has been victimized by a number of factors outside of its control, but especially a precipitous drop in the price of oil, the country's main source of revenue.
  1079. 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.
  1080. Winner of the 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize for Asia: Prafulla Samantara
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Prafulla Samantara, winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for his relentless efforts, has made it his life's work to fight injustice by lending a voice to Indigenous communities and small scale farmers.
  1081. 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.
  1082. With Ash on Their Faces
    Yezidi Women and the Islamic State

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    A chronicle of ISIS' genocide of the Yezidis population in northern Iraq in 2014, including the enslavement and abuse of women and children, a persecution and tragedy that continues to this day.
  1083. 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.
  1084. 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.
  1085. 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?
  1086. 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.
  1087. 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.
  1088. 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.
  1089. Workers Hold the Keys
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An interview with Vivek Chibber.
  1090. 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.
  1091. 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.
  1092. 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.
  1093. 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?
  1094. 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.
  1095. World War I and Afterward: Upheaval, Repression and Terror
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Following the April 1917 U.S. entry into World War I, a massive months-long strike wave occurred as workers in those industries, booming with wartime orders demanded improved conditions and better wages that were rapidly being outstripped by war-bred price increases.
  1096. 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.
  1097. Written in Blood: Courage and Corruption in the Appalachian War of Extraction
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Written in Blood features the work of Appalachia’s leading scholars and activists making available an accurate, ungilded, and uncensored understanding of our history. Combining new revelations from the past with sketches of a sane path forward, this is a deliberate collection looking at our past, present, and future.
  1098. Written in Blood: Courage and Corruption in the Appalachian War of Extraction
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Sociologist Wess Harris further examines the coal industry in Appalachia, and brings attention to how state government and the coal industry have strived to keep its troubling history buried from the public.
  1099. W.W.E. the People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An excerpt from Naomi Klein's book "No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need", published by Haymarket Books.
  1100. 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.
  1101. Yanis Varoufakis's Self-Incriminating Account of the Greek Crisis - Parts 1 and 2
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Part One: Proposals Doomed to Fail
    In his latest book, Adults in the Room, Yanis Varoufakis gives us his version of the events that led to the Tsipras government's shameful capitulation in July 2015. It essentially analyses the period 2009-2015, though it makes incursions into earlier periods.
    With this voluminous work (550 pages), Yanis Varoufakis shows that he is a gifted narrator. At times he succeeds in moving the reader. His direct and vivid style makes it easy to follow events.
    This initial article will cover the first four chapters of a book that comprises 17 in all. It deals with the proposals Varoufakis made before he became a member of the government in January 2015.
  1102. Years Before Charlottesville, Tribes Urged Yellowstone National Park to Change the Names of a War Criminal and a White Supremacist That Defile Sacred Land
    We're Still Waiting

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Chief Stan Grier explains why historical figures who advocated genocide and white supremacy must be not continue to be commemorated at Yellowstone National Park, a sacred land to Indigenous communities for at least 10,000 years.
  1103. Yemen Doctors: Hundreds Will Die Within a Week to Saudi Blockade
    Key Medicines Have Run Out in Yemeni Capital

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the past month, Saudi Arabia's naval blockade of Yemen, has tightened dramatically, and even vital medications and food are virtually impossible to import.
  1104. 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.
  1105. 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.
  1106. 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.
  1107. The Young Patriots, The Original Rainbow Coalition and Rising Up Angry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look back at the social movements The Young Patriots and Rising Up Angry in the 1960's and 70's; the seventh article in the series 'Organize the White Working Class!'.
  1108. 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.
  1109. 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?
  1110. Zionism in the Light of Jerusalem
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  1111. 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."
  1112. 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.
  1113. 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. Acceptable Losses
    Aiding and abetting the Saudi slaughter in Yemen

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A close look at the crisis in Yemen, a country rife with povery and water shortages and further devastated by a prolonged campaign of bombing and military action.The military campaign, supported by the United States, is an effort by the Saudi governemnt to oust a tribal group in north Yemen who follow Zaidism, an off-shoot of Shia Islam.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. "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.
  16. 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).
  17. 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.
  18. Alternatives to Neoliberal Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Neoliberal capitalism today has become unpopular, but imagining alternatives is difficult nonetheless.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. The American Imperium
    Untangling truth and fiction in an age of perpetual war

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    With the present-day US military overextended throughout the globe, this essay takes a look at past American military policy and actions in overseas conflicts, and how these events of the past century affect public perceptions and ultimately how the military continues to be used.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. Assad's Death Warrant
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The war in Syria did not begin when the government of Bashar al Assad cracked down on the uprisings in the spring of 2011, but rather the war began in 2009, when Assad rejected a Qatari plan to transport gas from Qatar to the EU via Syria.
  51. 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?
  52. 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".
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. 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?
  63. 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.
  64. 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?
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. 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.
  69. 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'.
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. Before Facebook Was The Coffee House
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Kenan Malik writes about the issue of fake news.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. 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).
  80. Bernie and His Critics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Bernie Sanders has provided an opening that we can't squander.
  81. Bernie Sanders and the New Class Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An interview with Adolph Reed, a political scientist and Bernie Sanders supporter, who dicsusses assumptions about black voters, the legacy of the Sanders campaign, and the tasks ahead.
  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. 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
  85. 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.
  86. Between Rage and Terror
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On the nature of comteporary terror.
  87. 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.
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. 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.
  95. 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.
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. 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.
  100. 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.
  101. 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?
  102. 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.
  103. 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.
  104. 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.
  105. 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.
  106. 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.
  107. "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.
  108. 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.
  109. 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.
  110. Black Women's Writing Recovered
    An Interview with Mary Helen Washington

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Interview with Mary Helen Washington.
  111. 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.
  112. Blaming Everbody
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Democratic Party brought the 2016 election disaster on themselves.
  113. 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.
  114. 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.
  115. 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.
  116. Blood on the Marias
    The Baker Massacre

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    An in-depth depiction of the 1870 Baker Massacre in a small Piegan town by the Euro-American Major Eugene Baker who attacked the wrong town killing 173 innocent citizens.
  117. 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.
  118. 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.
  119. 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.
  120. 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.
  121. 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.
  122. 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.
  123. 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).
  124. 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.
  125. 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.
  126. 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.
  127. 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.
  128. 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.
  129. 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.
  130. 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.
  131. 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.
  132. 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.
  133. 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.
  134. 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.
  135. 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.
  136. 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".
  137. 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.
  138. 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.
  139. 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.
  140. 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.
  141. 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.
  142. 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.
  143. 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.
  144. 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.
  145. 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.
  146. 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.
  147. 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.
  148. 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.
  149. 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.
  150. 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.
  151. 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.
  152. 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.
  153. 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.
  154. 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.
  155. 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.
  156. '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.
  157. 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.
  158. 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.
  159. The Case Against Ratifying the TPP
    The Case Against Ratifying the Trans Pacific Partnership

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  160. The Cashless Economy of Chikalthana
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An article about the cash crisis in the Indian village Chikalthana.
  161. 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.
  162. 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.
  163. 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.
  164. 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.
  165. 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.
  166. 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.
  167. 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.
  168. 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.
  169. 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.
  170. 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.
  171. 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.
  172. Cheshire, Ohio
    An American coal story in 3 acts

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016   Published: 2017
    Follows a community devastated by coal, starting with American Electric Power's buyout and bulldozing of this Ohio River town, after exposing them to years of harmful emissions.
  173. 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.
  174. 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.
  175. 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.
  176. 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.
  177. 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”.
  178. 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.
  179. 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.
  180. 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.
  181. The City That Bleeds
    Freddie Gray and the makings of an American uprising

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The killing of black teenager Freddie Gray by six police officers resulted in a civic uprising, and spotlights a history of brutality and bloodshed by police in the city of Baltimore.
  182. Class Is in Session
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Millennials are better educated than ever. They also overwhelmingly identify as working class.
  183. 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.
  184. 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."
  185. 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.
  186. 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.
  187. 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.
  188. 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.
  189. 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.
  190. 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.
  191. 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.
  192. 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.
  193. 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.
  194. 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.
  195. 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.
  196. 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.
  197. 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.'
  198. 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.
  199. 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).
  200. 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.
  201. 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.
  202. 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.
  203. 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.
  204. 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.
  205. 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.
  206. 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.
  207. 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.
  208. 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.
  209. Connexions Calendar Expired Events 2016
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  210. Connexions Calendar RSS Feed
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2016
    RSS feed for the Connexions Calendar, listing events about social justice.
  211. Connexions RSS Feed
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2016
    RSS feed listing some recent new, updated, and interesting items on the Connexions website.
  212. 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.
  213. 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.
  214. 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.
  215. 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.
  216. 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.
  217. 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.
  218. 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.
  219. 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.
  220. 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.
  221. 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.
  222. 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.
  223. 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.
  224. 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.
  225. 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.
  226. 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.
  227. 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.
  228. 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.
  229. Crimea, Georgia and the New Olympic Sport: Russia Bashing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  230. 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.
  231. 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.
  232. 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.
  233. 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.
  234. 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.
  235. The cyber arms race
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A look at cyber warfare between nations, a militarisation of cyberspace that is advancing far faster than the creation of positive peace keeping mechanisms.
  236. 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.
  237. 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.
  238. The Dark Side of Clean Energy: Industrial Wind Plantations in Mexico
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  239. 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.
  240. 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.
  241. 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.
  242. 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.
  243. Death In Honduras - The Coup, Hillary Clinton And The Killing Of Berta Cáceres
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  244. 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.
  245. 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.
  246. 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'.
  247. 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.
  248. 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.
  249. 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.
  250. 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.
  251. 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.
  252. 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.
  253. 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.
  254. 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.
  255. 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.
  256. 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.
  257. 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.
  258. 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.
  259. 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.
  260. 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.
  261. 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.
  262. 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.
  263. 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.
  264. 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.
  265. 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.
  266. 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.
  267. 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.
  268. Disasters in Seria and Yemen
    An Interview with Gilbert Achcar

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Interview with author Gilbert Achcar.
  269. 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.
  270. 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.
  271. 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.
  272. "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.
  273. 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.
  274. 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.
  275. Don Weitz in conversation with Ulli Diemer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Activist Don Weitz interviewed by Ulli Diemer, December 8, 2016.
  276. 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.
  277. 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.
  278. 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.
  279. 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.
  280. Doubling Down in Atlantic City
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The casino workers' strike at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino is a defining battle for American labor.
  281. 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.
  282. 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.
  283. 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.
  284. 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?
  285. 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.
  286. 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.
  287. 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.
  288. 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.
  289. 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.
  290. 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.
  291. 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.
  292. 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.
  293. 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.
  294. 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.
  295. 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'.
  296. 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.
  297. 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.
  298. 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.
  299. An enemy within
    There are terrible precedents for attacking immigrant culture - like the well organised and sponsored US campaign during the first world war

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A look at the persecution and campaign against Americans of German origin within the United States during WWI.
  300. 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.
  301. 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.
  302. 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.
  303. 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.
  304. 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.
  305. 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.
  306. 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.
  307. 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.
  308. 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.
  309. 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.
  310. The Evolution of Union Co-ops and the Historical Development of Workplace Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  311. 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.
  312. 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.
  313. 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.
  314. 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.
  315. 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.
  316. '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.
  317. 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.
  318. Fatema Mernissi: A Pioneering Arab Muslim Feminist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Remembering sociologist Fatema Mernissi.
  319. 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.
  320. 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."
  321. 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?
  322. 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.
  323. 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.
  324. 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.
  325. 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.
  326. 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.
  327. 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.
  328. 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.
  329. 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.
  330. 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.
  331. 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.
  332. 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.
  333. 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.
  334. 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.
  335. 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.
  336. 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.
  337. 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?
  338. 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.
  339. 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.
  340. 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.
  341. 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.
  342. 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.
  343. 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.
  344. 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.
  345. 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.
  346. 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.
  347. 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.
  348. 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.
  349. 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.
  350. 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.
  351. Fossil Capital
    The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    The more we know about the catastrophic implications of climate change, the more fossil fuels we burn. How did we end up in this mess? In this masterful new history, Andreas Malm claims it all began in Britain with the rise of steam power.
  352. Fossil Capital: the rise of steam power and the roots of global warming
    Book Review

    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.
  353. 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.
  354. 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.
  355. 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.
  356. Free Speech and Double Standards
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  357. 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.
  358. 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.
  359. From Albrecht to Monsanto: A System Not Run for the Public Good Can Never Serve the Public Good
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  360. 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.
  361. Front Runner
    Marine Le Pen's campaign to make France great again

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A look at Marine Len Pen, leader of the far-right National Front Party (FN), and the events and circumstances that led to her party's rise in popularity from a fringe movement to the forefront of French politics.
  362. 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.
  363. 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.
  364. 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.
  365. 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.
  366. 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.
  367. 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.
  368. 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
  369. 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.
  370. 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.
  371. 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.
  372. 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.
  373. Gay imperialism: Postcolonial particularity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Since her refusal to accept the Berlin Pride Civil Courage Award, Judith Butler has been a leading critic of "homonationalism" and the closely related phenomenon of so-called "pinkwashing." Homonationalism is understood here as an ideology which uses a nation's liberal attitudes toward homosexuality as a means of encouraging racist attitudes toward other nations, on the grounds that they are supposedly less enlightened. Butler stated in a May 2010 address on "Queer Alliance and Antiwar Politics" in Ankara, Turkey that "in some parts of Europe and surely in Israel as well, the rights of homosexuals are defended in the name of nationalism."
  374. 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.
  375. 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.
  376. 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.
  377. 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.
  378. Get out there and organise
    The excitement of activism has supplanted slowly organized structures working for social and political change

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While there has been an explosion of activism over the past couple of decades, the left must better cultivate organizing to make activism more sustainable and effective.
  379. 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.
  380. 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.
  381. 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.
  382. 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.
  383. 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.
  384. 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.
  385. 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.
  386. 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.
  387. 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.
  388. 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.
  389. 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.
  390. 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.
  391. 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.
  392. 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.
  393. 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.
  394. 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.
  395. 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.
  396. 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.
  397. The great train robbery
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Privatised networks of European railways have neglected safety, community and environmental issues in pursuit of profit.
  398. 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."
  399. Greece is sold off and sold out
    Greece's public assets, including ports and airports, went at discount prices to predatory buyers who will deprive the state of much - need

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A recent study has concluded that privatisation in Europe has undermined wage structures, made working conditions worse and increased income inequality; nowhere is this exemplified more than in Greece.
  400. 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 u