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January 16, 2017

  • A racist in charge of our rights?

    Donald Trump calls his attorney general choice Jeff Sessions a "world-class legal mind," but world-class racist is more like it.

January 13, 2017

January 12, 2017

  • The myth of the leaders and the led

    Are people products of their society or shapers of it? Or both? The first installment of our "User's Guide to Marxism" provides some answers.

  • Why was BDS beaten at the MLA conference?

    Opponents of Israeli apartheid were defeated in voting on resolutions by the Modern Language Association's Delegate Assembly.

  • When I caught a glimpse of a better world

    "Working" to provide meals to the water protectors at Standing Rock protest camps didn't feel like work at all, and here's why.

  • The ways John Berger saw

    The left-wing critic and author dedicated his life to illustrating how art has the potential to matter in the struggle for a better world.

  • The unfinished business of John Berger

    John Berger made the questions of art seem worth grappling with as part of grappling with the questions of the world we live in.

  • When celebrities take on Trump

    Meryl Streep challenged Donald Trump at the Golden Globes and sparked a debate about celebrities speaking against injustice.

January 11, 2017

January 10, 2017

  • Trump and the Israeli right: Hawks of a feather

    The recent UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements is a parting shot by Obama's thoroughly pro-Israel administration.

  • Peña Nieto adds fuel to the fire in Mexico

    Protests against energy price hikes are the latest upheaval to rock the legitimacy of the Mexican government of Enrique Peña Nieto.

  • How postal workers removed the Staples

    The victory against U.S. Postal Service outsourcing to Staples is an important step forward in the struggle against privatization.

  • Not begging their pardon

    The family of boxer Jack Johnson should refuse the cynical attempts by right-wingers to pardon him for what was never a crime.

  • La trampa trumponómica

    La promesa de Trump de estimular la economía para impulsar la creación de empleos es una cubierta para aun otro obsequio para los más ricos.

January 9, 2017

  • We had to organize to keep the clinics open

    Ronald Reagan's presidency in the 1980s emboldened the Religious Right, but a determined movement stood up to the attack on abortion rights.

  • The general sense of fear under Trump

    Donald Trump's list of cabinet appointments is chock-full of CEOs, billionaires and generals--lots and lots of generals.

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