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Howard Zinn
Second Thoughts on the First Amendment

“Congress shall make no law…abridging freedom of speech.” There it is. Plain and simple. The First Amendment to the Constitution. But since 9/11 that amendment has been under sustained attack....

Naomi Klein
The Radical Leap

Political organizers are aware of “wedge issues” that divide us and “web issues” that bring us together. What could be more unifying than saving the planet? The Earth is heating...  

Cornel West
On the Road to Freedom

Juneteenth is the oldest commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. June 19th is recognized as African American Emancipation Day or Freedom Day. It marks the day...  

Stephen Bezruchka
In Sickness & in Wealth

Income and wealth inequalities have huge health impacts. What are the health advantages of being rich as compared to being poor? You’ll live longer and your quality of life will...  

Nader Hashemi
The Broken Politics of the Middle East

From Yemen to Iraq and from Libya to Syria, the Middle East is drenched in chaos and violence. The bright promises of the Arab Spring uprisings have disappeared into a...  

John Kiriakou
The War on Whistleblowers

As Voltaire once said, “It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.” States don’t like to be called out on their crimes. Silence is strongly preferred. Fall...  

Rami Khouri
Arab Jails & American Jets

The book The Management of Savagery is a teaching manual of the so-called Islamic State, aka ISIS. It defines the techniques of deploying terror. The book outlines how a group...  

Bill McKibben
Breaking Away from Fossil Fuels

For decades we have been hooked on fossil fuels. Time is long past for humankind to kick this habit. The Paris climate accord, signed with much hoopla by 175 countries,...  

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...  

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