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Thomas Frank
Hey Liberal, Listen Up

The ironies, agonies and hypocrisies in the U.S. political system are in high-relief during a presidential election year. The role of big money undermines the integrity of one person, one vote. The...  

Noam Chomsky
Toward a Better Society

I’m often asked about Noam Chomsky. How did I connect with the legendary MIT professor? Very simply, I wrote him a letter around 1980 and to my surprise he responded....  

Richard Levins
Ecology of Capitalism

The logic of global capitalism is destroying the planet. It puts profits over the welfare of people and excessive production over ecological sustainability. Massive protests against powerful institutions like the...

Vandana Shiva
We Are All Seeds

Seeds, those little things we kind of take for granted, are the essence of life. Increasingly, corporations have taken over agriculture and in their insatiable quest for profits have injected...  

Richard Falk
U.S. Special Relationships in the Middle East

U.S. policy in the Middle East has for decades pivoted on two countries: Saudi Arabia and Israel. Washington is the guarantor of both states. They are heavily armed by the...  

Tom Mayer
Is the U.S. an Imperialist Nation?

Imperialism derives from the Latin, imperium, which means to rule over large territories. Historically it has taken many shapes and forms. From the Assyrians to the Greeks to the British...  

Alan Maass
The Case for Socialism

The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign has injected the term socialism into the political discourse. While calling himself a democratic socialist, Sanders is much closer to a traditional New Deal liberal....  

Noam Chomsky
2016 Harvard Trade Union Program

The lead news stories are clear: there is working-class anger, anxiety and rage. Working people have been taking it on the chin for decades. Wages have been flat for years....  

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Black Lives Matter

The Black Panther Party was founded fifty years ago. It did much to raise consciousness and pride among African-Americans. It was seen as a threat by the establishment and was...  

Thomas Linzey
Local Community Self-Government

Alexis De Tocqueville, in his classic account of his visit to the relatively new country of the United States, was struck by how different it was compared to the monarchies of...  

Camara Phyllis Jones
Racism & Health

For more than a year the public was complaining about the drinking water in Flint, Michigan. The water was so pungent and foamy that one priest had stopped using it...  

Arun Gupta
Terrorism, Climate Change & Capitalism

So far in the 21st century very little has been done in addressing three inter-related problems: terrorism, climate change and capitalism. Terrorism in mainstream discourse has a very limited meaning....  

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