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Wolff: Economic Development and Rana Plaza
May 18, 2013
The official death toll from the April collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which housed clothing factories, has now passed 1,100
Wilton: Resistance Is Fertile
Jan 22, 2013
As the Zapatistas announced, in Mexico “a new form of social life is blooming… When they silenced us, we continued to exist. And here we are, existing”
Walker: Communities Of Resistance
Jan 19, 2013
The message signified a belief in the need for one unified struggle: the struggle against all forms of oppression, and for the health of all the Earth’s inhabitants
Wolff: Choosing Ryan, Embracing Austerity
Aug 14, 2012
Ryan's nomination is another milestone in dissolving what remains of the "American Dream"
Watt: Mexico: The Neo-Liberal 'Drugs War'
Jul 10, 2012
A new book looks beyond the clichés to examine the causes of the violence associated with illegal drugs trafficking in Mexico
Weinstein: Student Strikes Keep Education Affordable
Mar 15, 2012
Question: Why should students strike against tuition hikes? Answer: Because it is worth it
Wendland: It Takes a Village to Raise a Vegetable
Jan 08, 2012
The support network of farmers has been continually diminished over the last several decades by the harsh realities of an industrial food system
Winslow: The 1946 Oakland General Strike
Nov 02, 2011
The 1946 strikes reflected the legacy of the 1930s, the inheritance of confidence US workers felt along with their capacity to organize and fight
The United States is clearly weaker geopolitically today than in 2001
Wallerstein: "The Social-Democratic Illusion"
Sep 20, 2011
Social-democracy promised an ever-better future for future generations
Wallerstein: The U.S.-Pakistan Alliance
Jul 16, 2011
The weakness of the United States is that it doesn't have any real options in Pakistan
Ward: The American West in Flames
Jun 17, 2011
On an overheating planet, if the West is still our place of desire and exception, then fire is our modern manifest destiny
Barack Obama is by conviction and by personality the quintessential centrist
Wallerstein: War-weary U.S.?
May 03, 2011
Fighting wars requires serious support in public opinion
Wallerstein: Mideast allies in Disarray
Apr 20, 2011
Why the United States has created such an incredibly close alliance with Israel is a matter of much debate.
Wallerstein: The Libyan Distraction
Apr 01, 2011
The entire Libyan conflict is neither about humanitarian intervention nor about the immediate supply of world oil.
Wallerstein: Libya & the World Left
Mar 16, 2011
There is so much hypocrisy and so much confused analysis about what is going on in Libya that one hardly knows where to begin.
Wallerstein: The Wind of Change
Mar 01, 2011
In the middle of the French Revolution, Danton counseled "de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace." ("Audacity, more audacity, always audacity.")
Wallerstein: WSF & Egypt
Feb 16, 2011
The World Social Forum (WSF) is alive and well.
Wallerstein: The Second Arab Revolt
Feb 03, 2011
The Arab Revolt of 1916 was led by Sharif Hussein bin Ali for Arab independence from the Ottoman Empire.