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Do Skill and School Deficits Explain Why We Don't Have Enough ...

In the spring of 2015, Southern California Edison had employees training their replacements. The replacements were immigrants in the U.S. under the H-1B pr.and more »...

The Time is Now: To Defeat Both Trump and Clintonian Neoliberalism

North America is what scholar of indigenous peoples Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz analyzes as a “crime scene” in her recent Indigenous People's History of the U.S. (228).

Horrible Events and the Status Quo

In 2009 former Liberal Minister Irwin Cotler said the Venezuelan government, which was focused on redressing inequality and lessening US dominance, was responsible for a...

The Biblical House of Cards and the Tempest in a Pee Pot

Yet, despite the evidence,” Stone continues, “Republican lawmakers, encouraged by conservative Christians, continue to try and harass and intimidate the transgender community with mean-spirited and...

Climate Change Emergency Shakes Canada's Corporate Establishment

But in 2015, the party leadership opted to put 'balanced budget' dogma at the center of its election platform and was then outflanked on the...

Why Security Giant GardaWorld is a Danger to Democracy

Last week students at L'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) disrupted a board meeting after learning administrators planned to sign a $50 million, seven-year, contract...

Bring on the Crackup: Hoping for a Trump–Sanders Election

It is not hard to see that the Repubs are coming apart around the cultural contradictions of capitalism, especially the supposed “values” of “conservatives” (the...

Report Finds Racist Law Enforcement in England…Again

“The language of gangs is conflated with serious violence,” report co-author Becky Clarke said when presenting findings of the report during a presentation at Parliament...

A Paler Shade of Green: Obama and the Environment

By almost any standard, it's hard to imagine a more uninspired or uninspiring choice for the job than professional middle-of-the-roader Ken Salazar, the conservative Democrat...

Distortion, Revisionism & the Liberal Media

Conservative citizens may howl at the supposedly extreme-left views churned out by the various Marxist propaganda mills, such as The Guardian, or the Daily Mirror,...

Justin Trudeau and Canada's Mining Industry

Similarly, the Conservatives and some opposition MPs defeated Liberal MP John McKay's private members bill (C – 300), which would have withheld diplomatic and financial...

Enabling Netanyahu

But, when Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney repeatedly invoked the Nazi Holocaust a week earlier the same groups failed to register any concern. To justify...

Rise Up, Precariat! Cheap Labour is Over

The president of CAFU was none other than Rob Anders http://www.lackingcredentials.com/2014/10/worthless-rob-anders.html, the extremely right-wing Calgary MP who managed to retain Harper's loyalty through multiple controversies.

Republicans Take the Lowliest Low-Road Ahead of COP21

... ironically echo the Heritage Foundation's chief economist Stephen Moore's remark: “The Obama administration's strong-arming of U.S. companies considering a move overseas to save taxes...

Does America Have a Gun Problem… or a White Supremacy Capitalist Empire Problem?

We may laugh when Moore gets Oklahoma City bombing suspect James Nicholls— a man who sleeps with a loaded 44 magnum under his pillow and...

Well-Known Canadian Journalist Visits Ukraine and Praises Neo-Nazis

Ah, Jason Kenney, one of the most hardline of the neo-conservatives in the Canadian government assures us that the tens of thousands of far-right battalion...

Obama in Kenya: Will He Cater to the Barons or the People?

The Hindu - CounterpunchCounterPunchWhen the Obama Administration negotiated with the leaders of Iran to seal the nuclear deal to end the sanctions, he was working...

We May Have Already Committed Ourselves to 6-Meter Sea-Level Rise

Even if humanity were to stop throwing carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere today, a catastrophic rise in sea levels of six meters may...

Colombia: Between an Electoral Peace and the Return of Fear

In the midst of a severe crisis in the peace talks between the Colombian government and the guerrilla Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC by...

The Horrors of John McCain: War Hero or War Criminal?

- CounterpunchCounterPunchMcCain was shot down over Hanoi on October 26, 1967 and parachuted into Truc Boch Lake, whence he was hauled by Vietnamese, and...

The Tragedy of Harper's Canada

And three senators chosen by him to do Conservative partisan bidding—Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau—have all been accused of falsifying their expense accounts...

Class Views of the Grand Canal of Nicaragua

Plus: Mike Whitney on the dangerous confrontation between China and the US in the South China Sea; Jeffrey St. Clair on the forgotten political legacy...

What Bernie Sanders' Supporters Can Learn From Howard Dean

WAR BY OTHER MEANS — David Macaray writes a short history of economic sanctions; Purple Heart Nation: historian Jerry Lembcke on the fetishization of war...

The Return of Napoleon Bonaparte

As Plutarch writes in his Life of Alexander, “a man's most brilliant actions prove nothing as to his true character, while some trifling incident, some...

How the Humanist Movement Fosters Economic Injustice

The New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC), whose school Dewey's children attended for several years, was founded in 1876 by Felix Adler (1851–1933), a...

Television and the Decline of the Sweet Science

The Post reported on Pacquiao's antifeminist, antigay views on the day before the fight, views that weren't covered by Melissa HarrisPerry during her and David...

Islamophobia and the Aegis of Freedom of Speech

My friends had this theatrical side of their relationship where they would “critique” conservative ideologies employing the effect and tone of certain comedy skits (it...

California Healthcare Workers Fight for a Union That Will Fight for Them

Nevertheless, that National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has recently taken steps, as labor journalist Steve Early has reported, “to shorten the average length of time...

The Most Outrageous Fraud Ever Perpetrated on the Canadian People

The New Religious Wars Over the Environment: Joyce Nelson charts the looming confrontation between the Catholic Church and fundamentalists over climate change, extinction and GMOs;...

Secrecy, Intransigence and War

With Morris came the birth of “triangulation” – the tactic of the Clinton White House working with Republicans and conservative Democrats and actively undermining liberal...

Canada's Political Mainstream Backs War in Ukraine

Kansas City StarThis leaves many Canadians favorable to the idea of an electoral and governing alliance between the two, large opposition parties in Parliament—the Liberal...

Sundown in Indiana

As historian Leonard J. Moore points out in his book Citizen Klansmen: The Ku Klux Klan in Indiana, 1921–1928, “The election proved that Klansmen could...

Police State Canada?

8, New Democratic Party (NDP) justice critic Francois Boivin, MP for Gatineau, Quebec, called Bill C-639 “scary” and said it “bans protests” and “has obvious...

Does Syriza Matter?

ANATOMY OF TORTURE — Historian Christopher Dietrich on the 100-year-long history of American torture; Jeffrey St. Clair on the implications of giving impunity to the...

New Pennsylvania Legislation Sucker Punches Inmate Speech

Now, thanks to incidents like the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and a growing number of phone videos documenting an epidemic of...

How Might Hong Kong's Democracy Movement Proceed?

We've recounted his involvement in the Chilean coup and the illegal bombings of Cambodia and Laos; his hidden role in the Kent State massacre and...

Squeezing the Poor to Help the Rich

Martha Rosenberg and Robert Wilbur assay the deadly legacy of the Broken Windows theory of criminology; Gaming the White Man's Money: Louis Proyect offers a...

Squeezing the Poor to Help the Rich

Martha Rosenberg and Robert Wilbur assay the deadly legacy of the Broken Windows theory of criminology; Gaming the White Man's Money: Louis Proyect offers a...

The Decline of the French Press

Plus: Jeffrey St. Clair on how the murder of Michael Brown got lost in the media coverage; JoAnn Wypijewski on class warfare from Martinsburg to...

The State of Land Grabs in Africa

Plus: Jeffrey St. Clair on how the murder of Michael Brown got lost in the media coverage; JoAnn Wypijewski on class warfare from Martinsburg to...

Really the Invisible Man Blues

Plus: Jeffrey St. Clair on how the murder of Michael Brown got lost in the media coverage; JoAnn Wypijewski on class warfare from Martinsburg to...

The Persistence of Mass Incarceration

Attorney General Eric Holder grabbed some new handles- champion of employment access for people with felony convictions and promoter of lighter sentences for those with...

Blood, Oil and the Geopolitics of the Gulf

Plus: Jeffrey St. Clair on how the murder of Michael Brown got lost in the media coverage; JoAnn Wypijewski on class warfare from Martinsburg to...

The Second Cold War is Here

... Kim Nicolini on the Aesthetics of Jim Jarmusch. PLUS: Mike Whitney on the Faltering Economic Recovery; Chris Floyd on Being Trapped in a Mad...

Wild West Welfare

If a free market is truly central to conservative philosophy, should not conservative legislators be working to guarantee that We The People get paid what...

Berkeley's Faux Free Speech

Even the conservative student leaders, such as David Levy 1964 editor of the campus magazine Man and State, agreed that free speech is inviolable. Free...

What If Michael Brown Had Been Armed?

For example, conservative white pundit Ben Stein insisted, “He (Michael Brown) wasn't unarmed. He was armed with his ... [7] New Orleans plainclothes officer Joshua...

Bombs in Gaza Wound Academic Freedom in Urbana-Champaign

I was shocked by how fast the embarrassing news of our administration's misconduct travelled half the world and turned an institution to which many of...

Pandora's Box of Corporate Power

The one shining exception in broadcast media has been MSNBC's The Ed Show, which during this period mentioned TPP 32 times. Unfortunately media companies have...

Policing the Manufactured Ghettos

In the interval British governments, both Conservative and Labour, falteringly, with occasional remissions and bouts of bad conscience, proceeded down the path to racism. Pace...