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1.  Palestine Action Targets Another Israeli Arms Factory After Forcing Elbit Out Of Oldham  

2022-01-15


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Palestine Action breached security and gained entry to the heavily guarded Israeli arms factory in Shenstone. The site, used for the manufacture of engines and components for Elbit’s murderous drones, was broken into at 11:00 this morning, with the two women evading an extensive security presence. Aimin...
2.  Martin Luther King, Jr., Internationalist  

2022-01-15


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We celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day not only to commemorate King’s historic role in overcoming racism and other injustice, but because his work and vision remain relevant. Today’s persistent racism in policing, health care, housing, and elsewhere, and attacks on voting rights — particularly fo...
3.  What Was Washington’s Real Agenda At Russia Meeting?  

2022-01-15


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When I was a union organizer with the United Farm Workers I twice served on a contract negotiating committee - as the note-taker. I learned that the very first clause negotiated in any union contract is the 'Recognition' by the company of the union's right to bargain on behalf of the workers. This recen...
4.  Australian Trade Unions Demand Free COVID Testing For All  

2022-01-15


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In a scathing condemnation of the Scott Morrison government, Australian trade unions criticized its inability to make testing for COVID-19 freely available for all. The country’s largest apex trade union body, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), released a statement on Thursday, January 13...
5.  Biden’s Failure To Provide At-Home Covid Tests Looks Extra Ridiculous  

2022-01-15


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After two years without being able to travel home from London, England to Los Angeles, Cali. to see my family, I finally arrived in a chaotic U.S. in time for the holidays amid the Omicron wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although I’d been preparing for a difficult return thanks to the new variant, I ha...
6.  In The Latest Rights Of Nature Case, A Tribe Is Suing On Behalf Of Salmon  

2022-01-15


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Salmon—the fish—are suing the City of Seattle in Sauk-Suiattle tribal court, seeking recognition of their legal rights to exist, flourish and regenerate. The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe filed the complaint earlier this month on behalf of the fish following the city’s construction and operation of off-reservatio...
7.  Hawkish Pundits Downplay Threat Of War, Ukraine’s Nazi Ties  

2022-01-16


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With the United States and Russia in a standoff over NATO expansion and Russian troop deployments along the Ukrainian border, US corporate media outlets are demanding that Washington escalate the risk of a broader war while misleading their audiences about important aspects of the conflict. Many in th...
8.  On Contact: ‘Foregone’ – The Power Of Fiction  

2022-01-16


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Russell Banks in books such as ‘Continental Drift’, ‘Affliction’ and ‘The Sweet Hereafter’ has long chronicled the struggles and inner torment that come with being a member of our dispossessed working class. In his new novel, ‘Foregone’, he turns his lens on the inner life of artists, in this case ...
9.  Public Health Professionals Must Demand An End To The Use Of Weaponized Drones  

2022-01-16


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The public health community has an obligation to condemn the use of weaponized drones and demand an end to these targeted killings. If the goal of the public health sector — which includes health care practitioners, researchers, academics and policy makers — is, as the American Public Health Association’...
10.  Ten Reasons Almagro Has To Go  

2022-01-15


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Almagro and the OAS lit the fuse for the 2019 coup in Bolivia. They falsely claimed the presidential results showing Evo Morales being re-elected were “inexplicable”, which set off unrest and activated a plot that overthrew him. These claims were so thoroughly debunked that members of the U.S. Congres...
11.  Boris’s Garden Party – A More Pressing Issue Than Yemeni Genocide  

2022-01-15


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Over the past several days, the news story that has dominated British news headlines, and consequently, the news headlines of the rest of the Western world, is controversy over a leaked email confirming Boris Johnson’s attendance at a Downing Street garden party in May 2020 – a time when the Summer weathe...
12.  Supreme Court Leaves Workers Without COVID-19 Protection  

2022-01-15


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The Supreme Court, in a predictable 6-3 decision, blocked OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that required employees in businesses with 100 or more employees to either be vaccinated or regularly tested and masked. Dissenting were the three Justices appointed by Democratic Presidents: Breyer, Sotomayo...
13.  Suicide, Indian Farmers, Indigenous North Americans . . .  

2022-01-15


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By explaining to mental health professionals and the general public that the root cause of suicide among their people is a sociopolitical one and not a brain disease, Roland Chrisjohn and Sudarshan Kottai do their part to foment rebellion against the sociopolitical status quo rather than—as most professional...
14.  Nurses In US Protest COVID-19 Working Conditions  

2022-01-14


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The protests were held under the banner of National Nurses United (NNU), a labor union with more than 175,000 members nationwide, which called on the hospital industry to "invest in safe staffing." Hospitals in the US, the worst-hit country in the world, have been struggling to cope up with the new tid...
15.  Ugandans Escalate Movement Of ‘Radical Rudeness’ Following Violent Arrest Over Mean Tweet  

2022-01-14


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“Men with guns are breaking my door. They say they’re policemen but are not in uniform. I’ve locked myself inside.” This was the final Facebook post by Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, 2021 winner of the PEN Pinter International Writer of Courage Award, on Dec. 28. Within minutes of his post, Rukirabashaij...
16.  The Rule Of Law Must Finally Evolve Into The Rule Of Justice  

2022-01-14


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Many politicians, academics, media pundits are wont of invoking the “rule of law”, a “rules-based international order”, “values diplomacy” etc.  But what do all these benevolent-sounding slogans actually mean in practice?  Who makes the rules, who interprets them, who enforces them?  What transparenc...
17.  Workers Are The Best Guarantors Of Their Own Safety  

2022-01-14


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Officials in Bangladesh have filed murder charges against some of the people involved in the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory that killed more than 1,100 mostly women workers, and injured thousands of others under circumstances almost too cruel to fathom. It doesn’t require speaking fo...
18.  South Korea Will See A Massive Labor Uprising On January 15  

2022-01-14


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On January 15, a coalition of workers across South Korea — rural farmers, the urban poor and laborers — will gather in downtown Seoul for a National All-People’s Mobilization, in a protest expected to reach large numbers. Since October, workers have mobilized to demand better conditions, broader labo...
19.  We Know The Silver Bullet To Ending Poverty And Destitution  

2022-01-14


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Here’s how the world should operate in simple terms: A certain country or region or city or township or Hobbit hole tries something in order to help their society or group or hovel — if it works, other places then do it. If it doesn’t work, other places don’t do it. It’s like when you were a kid an...
20.  A Program For A Future Society That We Will Build In The Present  

2022-01-14


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In October 2021, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a report that received barely any attention: the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021, notably subtitled Unmasking disparities by ethnicity, caste, and gender. ‘Multidimensional poverty’ is a much more precise measuremen...
21.  #Ethiopia #TigrayGenocide #ExcuseForRegimeChangeWar  

2022-01-13


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The #TigrayGenocide Twitter campaign first appeared on November 4, 2020, the same day that Tigrayan soldiers within the Ethiopian National Defense Force surprise attacked their fellow soldiers in the country’s Northern Command Base in Tigray Region. There’s no way the Ethiopian government could hav...
22.  World Bank Downgrades Global Growth Forecast  

2022-01-13


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As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 rips through the world’s population, the World Bank has forecast slowing global growth for 2022 as well as the following year in its Global Economics Prospects report issued on Tuesday. While it was certainly not its intention, the report is an exposure of the claim...
23.  Comparing The COVID-19 Responses In Cuba And The United States  

2022-01-13


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With fundamental differences in health systems structure and organization, as well as in political philosophy and culture, it is not surprising that there are major differences in outcomes. The more coordinated, comprehensive response to COVID-19 in Cuba has resulted in significantly better outcome...
24.  Amid Omicron Surge, Baltimore Police Got Even More Money  

2022-01-13


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As the omicron variant surged into the new year, pushing statewide infection rates in Maryland past 30% and sending Baltimore City residents scrambling for COVID-19 tests and N95 masks, Baltimore City spent more money on the Baltimore Police Department. On Dec. 23, Baltimore City’s Board Of Estimate...
25.  Twitter Bans African Anti-Imperialists  

2022-01-13


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Since November 3 and 4, when the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) started the ongoing civil war in Ethiopia by attacking a federal army base, Western policymakers and their stenographic press, especially in the U.S., have defended the TPLF, their former puppet, and maligned the Ethiopian governmen...
26.  Alicia Jrapko, Presente!  

2022-01-13


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With deep sorrow and on behalf of her family, we announce that our dear colleague, sister and friend Alicia Jrapko passed away last evening after fighting a cruel illness for more than two years. In spite of the hard treatment, she never stopped working as much as she could.  Alicia regretted not bein...
27.  New Data: Changes In Incarceration System ‘Inadequate, Uneven And Unsustained’ During COVID  

2022-01-12


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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released a lot of new data over the past few weeks that help us finally see — both nationally and state-by-state — how policy choices made in the first year of the pandemic impacted correctional populations. Unsurprisingly, the numbers document the tragedy o...
28.  The Treaty On The Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons And The Future  

2022-01-12


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Late January of this year will mark the first anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This momentous international agreement, the result of a lengthy struggle by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and by many non-nuclear nations...
29.  Washington, Guaidó And The Billion-Dollar Circus  

2022-01-12


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This outcome was far from certain in recent months. With Guaidó’s self-proclamation and initial enthusiasm far in the rearview mirror, the opposition’s cherished tradition of cannibalistic infighting became ever more present. Corruption scandals and bitter name-calling made the rounds on social media. Leader...
30.  It Is Not Nicaragua That Is ‘Isolated’  

2022-01-12


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This January 10 was the inauguration of Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega, the leader of the socialist Sandinista Front. Western corporate media outlets are pushing a ridiculous narrative that Nicaragua is "isolated" from the so-called "international community" — by which they mean "the imperialist...
31.  The Jewish National Fund Is Ethnically Cleansing The Naqab  

2022-01-12


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At dawn today, January 12, 2022, Israeli bulldozers and combat-ready soldiers raided the Palestinian village of Al-Atrash in the Naqab desert in southern 1948 Palestine [present-day Israel]. For the third day in a row, Israeli bulldozers have been bulldozing large swathes of land belonging to Palestinian...
32.  Nicaragua Slams US And EU Sanctions  

2022-01-12


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Nicaragua has hit out at a new raft of sanctions imposed on the country just hours before President Daniel Ortega’s inauguration on Monday. The measures targeting a number of Nicaraguan officials were announced as Mr Ortega was sworn in for a fourth consecutive term of office in a ceremony in the capita...
33.  Disturbing New Report Shows Dire Conditions For Grocery Workers  

2022-01-12


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An alarming new survey of thousands of grocery workers across three western U.S. states reveals that they suffer from shockingly high rates of poverty. More than three-quarters of the workers meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s definition of ​“food insecure,” and 14% say they have been homeles...
34.  Guantanamo Bay: ‘Ugly Chapter Of Unrelenting Human Rights Violations’  

2022-01-12


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Geneva - On the 20th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, UN experts* condemned the facility as a site of “unparalleled notoriety” and said its continued operation was a stain on the US Government’s commitment to the rule of law. “Twenty year...
35.  President Biden Must Find The Political Will To Close Guantanamo Bay  

2022-01-12


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It is, to be blunt, beyond dispiriting to have to be calling for the closure of the tired and discredited “war on terror” prison at Guantánamo Bay 20 years — 7,306 days — since it first opened. The prison, as I have long explained, is a legal, moral and ethical abomination, and every day that it remain...
36.  The Capitalist Death-Drive. Afghan Sanctions, Attack On Medicare.  

2022-01-10


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Lee Camp looks at how the capitalist system sits at the heart of the worst problems facing society. In this history lesson, Camp takes you back to the feudal system, to the creation of corporations and currency, to the modern system that’s destroying the lives of the poor today. The ruling class don’...
37.  Activists To Delaware Legislators: Sign Green New Year’s Resolutions  

2022-01-11


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Dover, DE - A coalition of progressives and environmental groups are challenging lawmakers to sign on to a set of green New Year’s resolutions to kick off the 2022 session. Says participant Phillip Bannowsky, “this is a way to separate the committed from the compromised.” The activists claim in thei...
38.  Hey, Hey, USA! How Many Bombs Did You Drop Today?  

2022-01-11


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The Pentagon has finally published its first Airpower Summary since President Biden took office nearly a year ago. These monthly reports have been published since 2007 to document the number of bombs and missiles dropped by U.S.-led air forces in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria since 2004. But Presiden...
39.  When Revolutionary Moments Arise Again — What Will We Do?  

2022-01-11


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The world is in a prolonged period of global unrest. Since the financial crisis of 2008, every region of the planet has experienced levels of mass protest unprecedented in recent history, from the Arab Spring in the Middle East and Black Lives Matter in the U.S., to the farmers’ protests in India an...
40.  CounterSpin Interview With Craig Aaron On Local Journalism  

2022-01-11


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More than one in five local papers in the US have closed in just the last 15 years or so. And, yes, people are moving away from print as a form. But who is filling the void of regular, relevant, local reporting, informing people at the level at which most people engage? Activists are tired of lamentin...
41.  Elbit Forced To Sell Factory After Sustained Direct Action Campaign  

2022-01-11


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After 18 months of sustained direct action taken at the Elbit Ferranti site in Oldham, Greater Manchester, with 36 people arrested, Elbit have now sold Ferranti technologies, with its continued operation in Oldham appearing unfeasible. Activists have occupied, blockaded, smashed, disrupted, and proteste...
42.  With Rising COVID-19 Cases, US Bases In Japan Come Under Scrutiny  

2022-01-11


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The United States’ extensive military presence in Japan is coming under strong political scrutiny after a surge in COVID-19 infections. On Saturday, January 8, Japan reported more than 8,000 cases in a single day, the second time since September 2020, compared to just 456 reported on January 1. Loca...
43.  More Than Ever, Food Not Bombs Needs To Become A Reality  

2022-01-10


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Food Not Bombs was founded in 1980 to provide direct aid to people while educating about the perversion of spending so much on the Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) while tens of millions of people do not have the basic necessities. It has turned into a global movement to build food sovereignty and organiz...
44.  NYC Enacts Law Allowing Over 800,000 Immigrants To Vote In Local Elections  

2022-01-10


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A New York City law granting more than 800,000 lawful permanent residents the right to vote in local elections took effect Sunday after the recently elected mayor, Democrat Eric Adams, declined to veto it. The New York City Council had voted 33-14—with two abstentions—for the measure to allow noncitizen...
45.  Oakland Students Petition For School District To Go To Remote Learning  

2022-01-10


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Following a planned “sick-out” on Friday where more than 500 teachers across the Oakland Unified School District called out of work sick, hundreds of students within the district have come together in an online petition demanding increased COVID-19 protocols or else they’ll strike. Students at school...
46.  Chicago’s COVID-19 Fight With Teachers Hangs Over A 2nd Week  

2022-01-10


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Talks between Chicago school leaders and the teachers' union resume Sunday amid a standoff over remote learning and other COVID-19 safety measures that canceled three days of classes and loomed over the start of another week in the nation's third-largest district. The post Chicago’s COVID-19 Fight Wit...
47.  I Am A New York City Public High School Student. The Situation Is Beyond Control.  

2022-01-10


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Eleven members of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Solidarity Caucus filed a lawsuit seeking mandatory remote learning until all students and workers can be tested, but Mayor Eric Adams continues to insist that schools must stay open at all costs, and even that schools are the safest place fo...
48.  Building Communities For A Fascist-Free Future  

2022-01-10


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We are now entering a period when antifascism has to remain ever present, not just to force back the encroaching far-right, but also to protect the left-wing social movements that are under constant threat of state violence, redirection and infiltration. At the same time, there is always the risk o...
49.  On Contact: Islamophobia, Race And Global Politics  

2022-01-09


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Islamophobia is not defined solely as anti-Muslim sentiment. It is not limited to hate speech and hate crimes, racial stereotypes, or discrimination against Muslim men and women. Islamophobia, in its most pernicious and deadly form, is embodied in the wars waged by the United States in the Muslim world...
50.  The Ties That Bind Canadian Military To USA  

2022-01-09


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Canadian admirals and generals often act as if this country’s armed forces are an appendage of the US military, but it’s a mistake to simply label them US lackeys. As I detailed recently, the Canadian Forces (CF) have assisted their US counterparts through naval missions, special forces deployments...
51.  Peace And Justice Organizations Call For Freedom For Julian Assange  

2022-01-09


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Imprisoned Wikileaks founder, journalist and free speech champion Julian Assange today faces life imprisonment for telling the truth about U.S. war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and at the U.S. torture base in Guantanamo Bay. Assange faces charges under the 1917 U.S. Espionage Act. Prosecution under tha...
52.  US Public School Teachers Fight For COVID Safety  

2022-01-09


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In New York City, around 200 public school teachers and community members rallied outside the Barclays Center on January 5 to demand safety measures as the COVID-19 positivity rate skyrockets. Organized by the MORE (Movement of Rank and File Educators) caucus of the NYC teacher’s union United Federatio...
53.  Is It The End Of American Adventurism?  

2022-01-09


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One year into the Joe Biden administration and most of the world has accepted two realities. First, America is not back, and Biden’s slogans notwithstanding, there simply is no going back to the pre-Trump era. Secondly, whether America keeps troops in various parts of the world or brings them home, America’...
54.  Ukraine: What Does It Have To Do With Black Folks?  

2022-01-09


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The worldview of liberals usually ends at the borders of the U.S. settler-state until they are mobilized by the oligarchy to provide ideological cover for the latest imperialist intrigue. This is as true for the liberal Black “misleadership” class as it is for Euro-American liberals. But U.S.-centris...
55.  Three Men Convicted Of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery Sentenced To Life  

2022-01-08


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The three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced Friday to life in prison, with a judge denying any chance of parole for the father and son who armed themselves and initiated the deadly pursuit of the Black man in February 2020. The life sentences for Travis McMichael, who fatall...
56.  Image Comics Workers Have Officially Certified Their Groundbreaking Union  

2022-01-08


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After formally announcing the formation of Comic Book Workers United late last year—the first specific union to support workers within comics publishing—workers at Image Comics have voted to officially certify their union in the results of a secret ballot. The vote’s results—7-2 in favor of organizing—wer...
57.  UK Accused Of Blocking Ban On ‘Killer Robots’  

2022-01-08


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Britain has been accused of blocking progress towards a global treaty banning so-called “killer robots” and leaving the door ajar for the development of hi-tech weaponry capable of taking lives without human control. Campaigners have said the UK is part of a small group of “militarized states” whos...
58.  Major Performers Dump Sydney Festival Over Israeli Sponsorship  

2022-01-08


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At least 30 major artists, performers and organizations have pulled out of the Sydney Festival in Australia over a $20,000 sponsorship deal with the Israeli embassy. Comedian Tom Ballard stated that “I love the Festival and I love telling jokes, but standing up for human rights and standing against ...
59.  Student Workers Of Columbia Reach Tentative Agreement  

2022-01-08


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In the late hours of January 6, after more than two months on strike, the Student Workers of Columbia (SWC-UAW) reached a tentative agreement for their union’s first contract with Columbia University. Contract wins include significant raises for workers, bringing annual compensation for those on 9-mont...
60.  Revolution In An Age Of Resurgent Fascism  

2022-01-08


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The late sociologist Erik Olin Wright used the phrase “ruptural transformation” as stand-in for revolution, inaccurately summarizing this as “Smash first, build second.” His immensely popular and useful work also unfortunately erased historical European anti-fascist strategy whose approach to revolutio...
61.  Cryptocurrencies: A View From The Left  

2022-01-08


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The use of cryptocurrencies is rapidly increasing across the world. In 2020, scholars at the University of Cambridge estimated there were 101 million people using cryptocurrencies worldwide, an increase from 35 million just two years previously. The rise of cryptocurrency is usually a story of pizza...
62.  What I Got Wrong About Julian Assange  

2022-01-08


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I wrote a piece for Australian online publisher Crikey just before Julian Assange’s extradition hearings resumed in September 2020 in which I regurgitated a slur that has done enormous harm to his reputation. Australian journalists should stop using the WikiLeaks treasure trove in their stories if the...
63.  What Are The Lessons From The Trump-Backed Insurrection Of January 6?  

2022-01-08


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A year ago today, a fascist mob took over the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C., stunning the country and the entire world. Called to action by Donald Trump and instigated by his false accusation that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him, the mob stormed the building and briefly stoppe...
64.  Is A Program To Foster Sustainable Farming Leaving Out Small-Scale Growers Of Color?  

2022-01-07


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Even when there are funds available, the soils program can be difficult for farmers who grow many crops, as well as immigrant farmers who may not speak English fluently, to access or make use of. It’s also hard for lower-income growers who lease their land year to year to successfully complete an application...
65.  A Tour Guide To Hell On Earth, Small Town-Style  

2022-01-07


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"Dixie did far more than take out entire forests. It razed Greenville, my hometown since 1975. It reduced house after house to rubble, leaving only chimneys where children once had hung Christmas stockings, and dead century-old oaks where families, spanning four generations, had not so long ago buil...
66.  Using Pressure To Settle Grievances  

2022-01-07


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What ultimately settles grievances? More often than not, it hinges on the union’s ability to pressure management to settle. When managers look at the steward and the grievant across the table at a grievance meeting, they must clearly understand that they are dealing with more than just two people. The...
67.  Chicago Teachers Voted To Teach Remotely Amid Omicron Wave  

2022-01-07


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As Covid-19 cases surge to record levels, the 25,000-member Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is once again in a standoff with the city’s school system to increase safety measures for educators, students and communities. After Mayor Lori Lightfoot repeatedly refused the union’s proposals for stronger Covid-19 mitigation...
68.  Wet’suwet’en Water Protectors Evade RCMP As Police Mobilize For Raid  

2022-01-07


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Two weeks after Wet’suwet’en water protectors evicted Coastal GasLink workers and occupied a key pipeline drill site, water protectors executed a strategic retreat to avoid arrest and violence at the hands of dozens of militarized RCMP. Before a large scale mobilization by police, water protectors vanishe...
69.  Chester County Residents Protest Mariner East Pipeline Construction  

2022-01-07


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This pipeline project is slated to take natural gas liquids out of the US to overseas markets. Before reaching the Marcus Hook shipping port, the line traverses 350 miles of personal and public property, 1,227 stream crossings, 570 wetland crossings, and 11 pond crossings; 337 of these crossings distur...
70.  The Highest Attainable Standard Of Health Is A Fundamental Right  

2022-01-07


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As we enter the new year almost two years after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020, the official death toll from COVID-19 sits just below 5.5 million people. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says that there is a ‘tsunami of cases’ due to the ne...
71.  100 Ohio School Districts File A Lawsuit Against EdChoice Vouchers  

2022-01-07


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On Tuesday, 100 Ohio public school districts and the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship Program under the provisions of the Ohio Constitution. EdChoice is Ohio’s rapidly growing, publicly funded school vouche...
72.  Judge Rules Thousands Of Disputed DAPL Documents Are Public Records  

2022-01-07


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A state judge has ruled that thousands of documents related to security during the construction in North Dakota of the heavily protested Dakota Access Pipeline are public and subject to the state's open records law. The Friday ruling by South Central District Judge Cynthia Feland is a victory for Th...
74.  Michigan Teachers Discuss Collective Action To Close Schools  

2022-01-05


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Michigan teachers took part in an emergency meeting Tuesday afternoon to organize collective action to close schools and stop the spread of COVID-19. The meeting, sponsored by the Michigan Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, included a large number of educators, parents and young people from Detroi...
75.  Proposal Would Create Alert System For Missing Indigenous People  

2022-01-05


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A bill proposed in Olympia would create an alert system for missing and murdered Indigenous women and people, the first of its kind in Washington and the United States. House Bill 1725 would create an alert to help identify and locate missing Indigenous women and people. Similar to “silver alerts” fo...
76.  The ‘White Saviour’ Deal For Nature  

2022-01-05


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There is no denying that the world’s biodiversity is under serious threat. A recent proposal that has gained significant traction to address this decline is to designate 30 per cent of the earth’s surface as protected areas by 2030 (commonly referred to as the Global Deal for Nature, or the 30×30 Plan)...
77.  American Indian Movement Announces Walk For Leonard Peltier  

2022-01-05


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Minneapolis, Minnesota - The American Indian Movement’s Grand Governing Council (AIMGGC) announced on Tuesday that it’s organizing a freedom walk for Leonard Peltier later this year, from September 1 through November 14, 2022. “Leonard Peltier’s Walk to Justice” will start in Minneapolis and end in Washington...
78.  Covid Fueled By Neoliberal Austerity  

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On December 31, 2019 Chinese media told the world about a newly discovered disease cluster in the city of Wuhan. What was thought to be a viral pneumonia came to be known as SARS-CoV-2, Covid-19. Two weeks later Chinese scientists sequenced its genome and gave the world the ability to test and trac...
79.  Politics And Prose Becomes First Unionized Bookstore In DC  

2022-01-04


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We are pleased to announce that Politics and Prose and UFCW Local 400 have reached agreement on the scope of a bargaining unit at P&P, and the union has now been formally recognized as the collective bargaining agent for the bookstore unit. Both parties are committed to working together collegially an...
80.  What Can A 1970s Farmers’ Uprising Against An Energy Transition Teach Us?  

2022-01-04


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If the United States is to make a transition to clean energy, it will need to build many more transmission lines—the thick wires that deliver power from rural areas, where there’s enough open space for wind and solar, to cities where the most power is consumed. But the process of building those line...
81.  Cuba Remembers First Tricontinental Anti-Imperialist Conference  

2022-01-04


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On Monday, progressive organizations celebrate the 56th anniversary of the First Tricontinental Conference, which gathered 500 delegates from Africa, Asia, and Latin America in Havana to adopt policies to strengthen the fight against imperialism and neo-colonialism. "This event was an exercise in diplomati...
82.  NBC News Uses Ex-FBI Official Frank Figliuzzi To Urge Assange’s Extradition  

2022-01-04


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Two of the television outlets on which American liberals rely most for their news — NBC News and CNN — have spent the last six years hiring a virtual army of former CIA operatives, FBI officials, NSA spies, Pentagon chiefs, and DOJ prosecutors to work in their newsrooms. The multiple ways in which journalis...
83.  The War On Terror Is A Success — For Terror  

2022-01-04


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It began more than two decades ago. On September 20, 2001, President George W. Bush declared a “war on terror” and told a joint session of Congress (and the American people) that “the course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain.” If he meant a 20-year slide to defeat in Afghanistan...
84.  Noise Demonstrations Held For The Incarcerated On New Year’s Eve  

2022-01-04


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As people counted down to 2022, across multiple cities in the so-called US and Canada, people hit the streets to hold noise demonstrations outside of prisons, jails, juvenile halls, and detention facilities. For over 10 years, anarchists and abolitionists have held noise demonstrations on New Year’...
85.  United Nations Official Also On The Board Of Shell Oil  

2022-01-04


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Jane Holl Lute is in high demand. In 2020, on top of her two high-level United Nations jobs, the American diplomat has juggled other numerous executive roles on corporate and/or nonprofit boards, earning more than $900,000, according to public records. Lute was the U.N. envoy for Cyprus until she resigne...
86.  A Roundtable Discussion With Nurses And Teachers  

2022-01-04


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The United States has averaged a thousand people a day dying from COVID since August and the total number of lives lost is approaching a million. The number of children hospitalized with COVID has hit an all-time high nationally. During all of that, the rich have only gotten richer. On the same day w...
87.  FBI Is Recklessly Misusing Trump-Era Espionage Policy To Create ‘Climate Of Fear’ Among Scientists  

2022-01-04


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On the Tuesday before Christmas, Dr. Charles Lieber, the former chair of Harvard’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department, was convicted by a federal jury of lying to the U.S. about his involvement with China’s government and failing to disclose income from China on his tax returns. He faces up t...
88.  Texas Team Applauded For Giving What Big Pharma Refuses: A Patent-Free Vaccine To The World  

2022-01-02


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A small team of Texas researchers is being hailed for developing an unpatented Covid-19 vaccine to share with the world without personal profit, with some advocates asking, if they can do it, why can't Big Pharma? Dubbed "the World's Covid vaccine," the inoculation—formally called Cobervax—is an open-sourc...
89.  Thousands Rally In Baghdad To Mark 2020 Killing Of Iran General  

2022-01-02


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Thousands of people have rallied in the Iraqi capital to mark the second anniversary of the killing of a revered Iranian commander and his Iraqi lieutenant in a drone attack by the United States. Chanting “Death to America”, the marchers filled a Baghdad square to honor Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani...
90.  Cuba Grows And Advances Despite The Difficulties Of 2021  

2022-01-02


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This 2021 has been the most difficult year for the Cuban people. In addition to the ravages of the blockade, thousands of people died due to the Covid-19. The list was immense, and as the days went by, names became familiar and beloved faces. Moreover, it was also a year of economic readjustments an...
91.  What Were The Top BDS Victories Of 2021?  

2022-01-02


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Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was a year of accelerated boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigning, successful grassroots actions and significant legal victories for Palestinian rights. The post What Were The Top BDS Victories Of 2021? appeared first on PopularResistance.Org.
92.  Antifascists Call For Mobilization In Chicago Against Neo-Nazis  

2022-01-02


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Antifascists in Chicago have issued a call for a community mobilization against the neo-Nazi group, Patriot Front, who has stated that they plan to rally alongside the March for Life anti-choice demonstration on January 8th. Patriot Front is the same group that is behind a wave of racist and anti-Semiti...
93.  Pentagon Fails Audit (Again!)  

2022-01-02


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That’s what should have been the biggest news of 2021. Instead, the story, which broke on November 17, was largely ignored or buried. The nation’s two main newspapers, the Washington Post and the New York Times, have simply ignored it. Other news organizations stenographically quoted Pentagon official...
94.  Germany One Step Closer To Nuclear-Free Future  

2022-01-01


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Green groups on Friday celebrated as Germany prepared to shut down three of its six remaining nuclear power plants, part of that country's ambitious goal of transitioning to mostly renewable energy by the end of the decade. The nuclear phaseout—which was proposed by the center-left government of forme...
95.  Raises From Coast To Coast In 2022  

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In 2022, a record number of states and localities will increase their minimum wages—10 years after fast-food workers first went on strike to demand $15 and a union. These record increases are the result of underpaid workers organizing, demanding, and winning higher wages. This movement has not only le...
96.  Abandoned Indianapolis School Reclaimed  

2022-01-01


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Indianapolis, IN – A pastor is leading the charge of reclaiming an abandoned school and creating a community-and-trades center on the east side of Indianapolis. Pastor Denell Howard’s vision of The Evolve Education Center is slowly coming to fruition after years of planning, praying and a community effor...
97.  Beijing’s Movie War Propaganda — And Washington’s  

2022-01-01


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To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Communist Party, the powerful Chinese Central Propaganda Department commissioned a blockbuster film that depicts a US defeat in the Korean War. Under fire from US bombs, the heroic People’s Army fights a brutal ground battle and emerge...
98.  After Largest Anti-Racist Uprising, Historic Trials Provide Important Lessons  

2022-01-01


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In the summer of 2020, the people of the United States witnessed the largest anti-racist struggle in the country’s history after a video of the brutal murder of George Floyd by officer Derek Chauvin went viral. While Floyd’s murder was the catalyst, the first year of the pandemic was marked by increase...
99.  We Dance Into The New Year Banging Our Hammers And Swinging Our Sickles  

2021-12-31


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Bittersweet is the passage of this year. There have been some immense victories and some catastrophic defeats, the most terrible being the failure of the Global North countries to adopt a democratic attitude towards confronting the COVID-19 pandemic and creating equitable access to key resources, fro...
100.  Retail Workers Are Organizing And Speaking Out  

2021-12-31


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In a petition Indianapolis Target employee Andrew Stacy drafted, one of the key demands is for a minimum $17 per hour, but when Stacy and their coworker were posting the flyers in the break room and distributing them, they were caught. Management confiscated the flyers and human resources held one-on-on...
101.  Pressure Grows On Biden To Shut Down Trump-Era Medicare Privatization Scheme  

2021-12-31


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Calls are mounting for President Joe Biden to terminate an under-the-radar Trump-era pilot program that—if allowed to run its course—could result in the complete privatization of traditional Medicare by the end of the decade. A petition recently launched by Physicians for a National Program (PNHP) ha...
102.  After The Wars In Iraq, ‘Everything Living Is Dying’  

2021-12-31


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As far back as 2005, the United Nations had estimated that Iraq was already littered with several thousand contaminated sites. Five years later, an investigation by The Times, a London-based newspaper, suggested that the U.S. military had generated some 11 million pounds of toxic waste and abandone...
103.  Colorado Governor Reduces Sentence Of Truck Driver Rogel Aguilera-Mederos To 10 Years  

2021-12-31


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Just over two weeks after the cruel 110-year prison sentencing of 26-year-old truck driver Rogel Aguilera-Mederos for a 2019 crash that killed four people and injured others, Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced Thursday that he was removing 100 years from Aguilera-Mederos’s sentence and reducin...
104.  Seattle Mutual Aid Groups Try To Keep Unhoused Neighbors Alive In The Snow  

2021-12-31


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With the city council on vacation and Mayor Jenny Durkan's legacy already memorialized by exit interviews, Seattle has scrambled to keep its unhoused residents alive during this early dump of snow. It opened a couple hundred additional emergency shelter beds, offered hotel referrals and bus passes, an...
105.  Flight Attendant Union Criticizes CDC For Decision “Pushed By Corporate America”  

2021-12-31


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Flight Attendant union president and labor leader Sara Nelson is criticizing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for changing its guidance on quarantining for COVID-19 after business leaders asked the agency to cut its recommendations by half, potentially at the cost of public health. Nelson...
106.  Global Migration Indicators Report Summarizes 2020 For Migrants Across The World  

2021-12-31


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The Global Migration Indicators report by the International Organization for Migration is here, with an update on how COVID-19 affected migration around the world. The report says more than 2,300 migrants died while trying to get into Europe or within Europe in 2020. While the pandemic restricted mobilit...
107.  Occupy Biden Activists Will Rally On January 1  

2021-12-30


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This week, environmental advocates addressed intensifying fossil fuel pollution, climate injustices, and the Biden administration’s failure to take the lead on climate crisis solutions during the Occupy Biden protests near Joe Biden’s Wilmington, DE home. Their goal remains to increase the pressure o...
108.  In Remembrance Of Chuck Kaufman  

2021-12-30


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Tucson, AZ - It is with heavy heart that the news of the passing of longtime anti-imperialist organizer Chuck Kaufman reached communities on December 28. Born in a small Indiana town, Chuck’s life saw travels to numerous countries, most notably in the Latin American countries most firmly in the crosshair...
109.  Oklahoma Bill Would Empower Parents To Remove Books From School Libraries  

2021-12-30


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A bill proposed by a Republican state senator in Oklahoma would empower parents to have books that discuss gender identity removed from public school libraries—a measure that rights advocates warned could have life-threatening consequences for LGBTQ+ children across the state. Under Senate Bill 1142, introduced earlie...
110.  Why Atlantans Are Pushing To Stop ‘Cop City’  

2021-12-30


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The project’s supporters, who include Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, have described the facility as a vital tool for improving police morale and fighting crime. Yet about 70 percent of the people calling in expressed their opposition to Cop City. Beyond the basic objections t...
111.  New Documents Prove Tennessee County Disproportionately Jails Black Children  

2021-12-30


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In an earlier story, ProPublica and Nashville Public Radio chronicled a case in Rutherford County in which 11 Black children were arrested for a crime that does not exist. Four of the children were booked into the county’s juvenile jail. Since publishing that story, the two news organizations have receive...
112.  A Dream Of A Fossil Fuel-Free Neighborhood Meets The Constraints Of The Building Industry  

2021-12-30


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Chang’s home is one of 28 that were built over the past several years as part of the Geos Neighborhood, a sustainable community in Arvada. Geos was supposed to include 254 more homes just like Chang’s, but after the original developer was forced to sell last year, as part of a divorce, a new owner change...
113.  CN Rail Wins Right To Privately Prosecute Northern B.C. Rail Blockade Participants  

2021-12-30


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CN Rail has won the right to privately pursue criminal charges against three people who participated in a 2020 rail blockade in northern B.C., despite the fact that provincial prosecutors declined to get involved. The ruling cements the B.C. Supreme Court’s ability to enforce court injunctions, wit...