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China and the United States: Reversing Roles on Climate Change?

While Trump promises to axe the EPA and bring back coal, China’s leaders are heralding a new “ecological civilization.” But are the two countr...   [ continue reading...]

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Malignant Normality

The participation of American physicians and psychologists in torture during the Iraq War era became part of an American version of “malignant normality&r...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Is the Labour Party in a Mess?

Since 2015 the British Labour party has sought to distance itself from New Labour and develop its populist appeal under left-winger Jeremy Corbyn. Why hasn&rsqu...   [ continue reading...]

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Closing Rikers Island: A Step Beyond Prison Reform

After years of tireless organizing, the campaign to close down own of the country’s most notorious jails secured a landmark victory in March. But activist...   [ continue reading...]

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[EVENT | May 26] Populism in the Time of Trump: A Debate

Dissent editors Sarah Leonard and Timothy Shenk debate populism, nationalism, and the role of intellectuals with Julius Krein and Gladden Pappin, editors of the...   [ continue reading...]

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The GOP’s Bad Faith Over Russia

When it comes to the Comey firing, where are all the fire-and-brimstone conservatives who for so many decades made alleged Soviet and communist meddling in U.S....   [ continue reading...]

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The World of Adrienne Rich

Born eighty-eight years ago today, Adrienne Rich developed a distinctive brand of feminism over her many years as a poet—becoming, unusually, both more se...   [ continue reading...]

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Judith Stein, 1940–2017

Judith Stein was a tough and determined inspiration to multiple generations of scholars and activists. Continue Reading…   [ continue reading...]

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Party Crashers: How Far-Right Demagogues Took Over the GOP

Trump’s successful bid to capture the GOP and defeat the uninspiring Democrat nominee on a populist ticket is part of a longer tradition on the right. Con...   [ continue reading...]

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Breaking with Capitalist Orthodoxy

Western capitalism has not been functioning well in recent years. But there is nothing inevitable about its collapse. A more innovative, sustainable, and inclus...   [ continue reading...]

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Belabored Podcast #127: Rebellion in the Streets

Five organizers talk about this year’s May Day, which saw immigrant workers taking to the streets around the country. Continue Reading…   [ continue reading...]

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Kashmir’s New Uprising

Since last July, Indian-occupied Kashmir has been rocked by massive, ongoing protests. The question is: why now? Continue Reading…   [ continue reading...]

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It Doesn’t Take a Dictator to Smother a Free Press

As the leaders of Hungary and Poland have shown, the right combination of political and financial muscle is enough to control the media. Continue Reading&hellip...   [ continue reading...]

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Brazil on Strike

In the face of a far-reaching austerity package being imposed by an unelected government, more than 1 million Brazilian workers to the streets Friday for the co...   [ continue reading...]

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Duterte Unbound

In the Philippines, the deaths from President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs keep mounting—as does anger among the families of the victims. C...   [ continue reading...]

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Finding Miss Burma

An excerpt from the new novel Miss Burma. Continue Reading…   [ continue reading...]

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The Case of Judith Clark

How a young New Leftist ended up in prison for murder, and why she should be released. Continue Reading…   [ continue reading...]

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[EVENT | May 22] Spring Issue Launch: Capitalism Today

On May 22, join James K. Galbraith, J.W. Mason, Julia Ott, and Mark Levinson for a panel discussion at the New School in New York. Continue Reading…   [ continue reading...]

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Can Trump Deliver on Growth?

Trump’s economic strategy amounts to little more than a firm determination to drive an old car, at high speed, into a wall. Continue Reading…   [ continue reading...]

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How the Ivy League Collaborates with Donald Trump

Top university officials at Columbia and Yale have found in Trump an ally in their longstanding efforts to resist graduate employees’ efforts to unionize....   [ continue reading...]

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