Beyond Moral Persuasion In The Struggle For Migrant And Refugee Justice

By William I. Robinson, Versobooks.com -

The United States is currently ground zero in the war against migrants and refugees waged by the global police state. Yet, it is also central to the resistance to that war. Yet, this resistance has so far been driven mainly by a moral outrage [...]

Join The 50th Brigade

By Staff, Vb4cuba.com -

Cuba is the only country on earth that US citizens can’t travel to freely. In the 50 year tradition of the Venceremos Brigade, this July (2019), we will travel to Cuba to practice solidarity with the Cuban People and their struggles, many of [...]

‘The People Have Spoken’: Estimated 400,000 Puerto Ricans Flood Streets To Demand Rosselló Resign Immediately

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

Hours after Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resisted calls to step down over messages mocking victims of Hurricane Maria and attacking fellow politicians with misogynistic slurs, an estimated 400,000 Puerto Ricans took to the streets Monday and demanded [...]

What Sanctions Mean For My Iranian-American Family

By Mina Shahinfar, Otherwords.org -

As innocent people suffer, break-ins are on the rise — including at my grandparents’ house. “What’s wrong?” I asked my mother, as I saw her broken expression. She was on the phone, speaking with my grandparents in Iran. “A terrible thing has [...]

Economic Update: Socialism And Worker Co-ops

By Richard Wolff, Democracy at Work -

20th century socialism is now behind us. Socialists continued to evaluate both its achievements and failures via extensive self-criticism. A changed socialism has emerged, focused on a transition of workplaces from top-down hierarchical [...]

Who’s Making Money From The Border Crisis? Private Prisons

By Barbara Boland, Theamericanconservative.com -

The Trump administration’s decision to vastly increase the number of immigrants held in prisons has proven controversial. It’s also big business. The vast majority of people jailed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are held in private [...]

Colombia Worldwide Protests Called Against Murder Of Colombian Social Leaders

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

The Defenders of Peace Movement said Monday that in the last one month at least 10 social leaders were killed in Colombia and called for an international march on July 26 in protest of the murders. “We invite all citizens to walk with us and [...]

Scapegoating Iran

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

NEW YORK—Seventeen years of war in the Middle East and what do we have to show for it? Iraq after our 2003 invasion and occupation is no longer a unified country. Its once modern infrastructure is largely destroyed, and the nation has fractured [...]

Environmental Activists Claim Victory After Detroit Incinerator Closes

By Kianga Moore, Truthout.org -

The recent shutdown of the largest municipal trash incinerator in the U.S. marks the end of a long-fought battle for a majority Black neighborhood that has for decades fought a constant stream of pollutants and pungent odors of trash. Activists [...]

The Cost Of Climate Change: Steve Keen Dismantles William Nordhaus

By Lambert Strether, Nakedcapitalism.com -

DICE stands for “Dynamic Integrated model of Climate and the Economy”. It’s the mathematical model from which Nordhaus derives the results noted in the previous figures. DICE is based on the Neoclassical long term growth model devised by the [...]

Puerto Ricans’ Revolt Is Deeper Than The Governor’s Chats

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Puerto Ricans have suffered over the past several years from deep debt, a faltering economy and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Struggling to hold on, the final straw came when hundreds of chats between the Governor and other officials were [...]

Freedom Flotilla To Break Israeli Siege Again Next Year

By Staff, Imemc.org -

Chairman of the International Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza, and a founding member of Freedom Flotilla Coalition, Zaher Birawi, has unveiled a new attempt, by the Freedom Flotilla, to break Gaza’s naval blockade. Birawi indicated, in [...]

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister On The ‘Failed’ Coup And Building A New Non-Aligned Movement

By Anya Parampil, Thegrayzone.com -

Just hours after returning from meetings at the United Nations in New York, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza sat down for a one-on-one interview with The Grayzone’s Anya Parampil. The two discussed Arreaza’s effort to reaffirm [...]

Which 2020 Democrats Are Taking Money From The Healthcare Industry?

By Karl Evers-Hillstrom and Jessica Piper, Opensecrets.org -

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called on fellow Democratic presidential candidates to reject contributions from the healthcare industry this week, a renewed effort to distinguish himself from a progressive field that has often adopted his policy [...]

ICE Raids, Asylum Seekers And The Othering Of People Of Color

By Preeti Vissa Kristipati, Greenlining.org -

Like many of you, I’ve watched the reports and rumors of expected ICE raids, images of adults and children in U.S. concentration camps and the attacks on asylum seekers with horror. The large-scale ICE raids that officials have hinted at haven’t [...]