BDS: How A Controversial Non-Violent Movement Has Transformed The Israeli-Palestinian Debate

By Nathan Thrall, Theguardian.com -

The movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel – known as BDS – has been driving the world a little bit mad. Since its founding 13 years ago, it has acquired nearly as many [...]

Ten Years In Palestine, Lessons Learned

By Mazin Qumsiyeh, Qumsiyeh.org -

It has been ten years since I returned to Palestine after living in the US for nearly three decades. Those ten years in Palestine have been truly phenomenal and inspirational despite the pain and [...]

New Sanctions On Russia And Iran Are Unlikely To Work. Here’s Why

By David Cortright, Theconversation.com -

Sanctions are much in demand these days as a tool of American foreign policy. Members of Congress want tough new sanctions against Russia for its interference in American elections. Sanctions [...]

The Democratic Party Cannot Be Reformed

By Staff, Socialistorganizer.com -

Over the past several months, The Organizer newspaper — through its Unity & Independence open-forum section — has been promoting a two-pronged campaign to advance the struggle to build a new mass [...]

A Day To Recommit To A World Without Nuclear Weapons

By Kate Hudson, Morningstaronline.co.uk -

AS we remember the terrible events that took place in Hiroshima and Nagasaki 73 years ago, we cannot avoid the awful realisation that we are closer to nuclear war than at any time since the [...]

From Moment To Movement? Activists Debate Next Steps

By Steve Dubb, Nonprofitquarterly.org -

Last month, several hundred activists tied to a membership organization known as the New Economy Coalition gathered in St. Louis at the organization’s biennial CommonBound conference—the first to [...]

Feminism And Revolution: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

By Julie Matthaei, Global Transition Initiative -

Since the stirring of “second wave” feminism a half-century ago, the movement has become progressively more inclusive and systemic. Early on, Marxist-feminists argued that true women’s liberation [...]

Navigating The White Water Of These Turbulent Times

By George Lakey, Wagingnonviolence.org -

The latest lurch in global statecraft — Trump’s dissing NATO allies then playing footsie with Vladimir Putin — leaves many scrambling to maintain some balance. Republicans for whom the enemy [...]

Our Solidarity Is Stronger Than Their Hate

By Staff, Socialistworker.org -

The renewed threat of the far right is another frightening feature of the Trump era, but we have solidarity and unity to rely on in building resistance and a left alternative.  AT THE start of [...]

How Should We Protest Neo-Nazis? Lessons From German History

By Laurie Marhoefer, The Conversation -

What to do? One solution: Hold a counterevent that doesn’t involve physical proximity to the right extremists. The Southern Poverty Law Center has published a helpful guide. Among its [...]

As Prevailing Wage Laws Are Being Threatened, New Research Explains Their Importance

By Filiberto Nolasco Gomez, Workdayminnesota.org -

The repeal was originated and pushed by Associated Builders and Contractors  (ABC) through the ballot committee Protecting Michigan Taxpayers. ABC represents mostly non-union contractors. [...]

The Challenge For Communities To Rise And Take Care Of Their Own

By Chris Winters, Yesmagazine.org -

As the federal government abandons its responsibilities, it will be up to the states, the cities, the communities, and the people to rebuild a unified state. Amid all of the news coming out of [...]

After Over 100 Days Of Mass Demonstrations, What’s Next For Gaza?

By Mersiha Gadzo and Anas Jnena, Aljazeera.com -

The Great March of Return movement has been the largest mass protest in the Gaza Strip in decades. Since March 30, demonstrators have gathered every week by the fence with Israel, calling for the [...]

Localisation: A Strategic Solution To Globalised Authoritarianism

By Helena Norberg-Hodge, Longreads.tni.org -

For those who care about peace, equality and the future of the planet, the global political swing to the right over the past few years is deeply worrying. It has us asking ourselves, how did this [...]

‘Latin America Undergoing Transformation’: Venezuela’s Maduro

By Staff, Telesurtv.net -

"Latin America is undergoing a permanent process of renewal and transformation," Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro told the closing ceremony of the XXIV Forum of Sao Paulo on Tuesday. [...]