A US military official talks with an Afghan civilian

Using a Familiar Playbook, US May Turn to Punitive Economic Sanctions in New Assault on Aghanistan

By Natasha Hakimi Zapata, In These Times The Biden administration has withdrawn from the brutal 20-year U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, but there are signs that the country will be the target of war…

A group of Proud Boys rally in Portland

With Little Support from Portland City Officials, Antifascist Activists Overwhelm Far-Right Proud Boys Rally

By Shane Burley, Truthout The far right Proud Boys haven’t stopped holding rallies in progressive urban areas, but their ability to draw crowds and take over city centers is being checked by…

Trita Parsi,

American Foreign Policy Still Hypocritical – If Samantha Powers Has Anything To Do With It

By Jon Schwarz, The Intercept This quick hit about Sudan joining the International Criminal Court says a lot about how the Democratic Party’s foreign policy establishment understand the world.…

Protestors hold a banner reading No War on Afghanistan

After 9/11, Voices for Peace Were Marginalized; We Should Heed Those Voices Now

By Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies, FPIF America’s corporate media are ringing with recriminations over the humiliating U.S. military defeat in Afghanistan. But very little of the criticism goes…

A piece of glacier melts into the ocean

In Grim Milestone, Scientists Observe Rainfall at Peak of Greenland’s Ice Sheet for First Time in History

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams This past weekend, researchers at the National Science Foundation’s Summit Station observed rainfall at the peak of Greenland’s rapidly melting ice sheet…

Workers offload aid boxes from a truck to Gaza residents

Progressives in House Demand Biden Ensures Aid to Gaza

By Middle East Eye More than 50 House Democrats have called on the Biden administration to work with Egypt and Israel to ensure the delivery of aid into Gaza, as the lawmakers cited concerns over…

Activists speak under a large BLM flag at a Black Lives Matter rally

Black Lives Matter Activists Deliberately Targeted by Feds, Per New Report

By Associated Press The federal government deliberately targeted Black Lives Matter protesters via heavy-handed criminal prosecutions in an attempt to disrupt and discourage the global movement that…

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PH COMMENTARY: How California’s Top Democrats Paved the Way for a Republican Governor This Fall

By Norman Solomon Four weeks from now, a right-wing Republican could win the governor’s office in California. Some polling indicates that Democrat Gavin Newsom is likely to lose his job via…

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While the COVID Housing Crisis Rages, Financial Firms Are Gobbling Up Rental Properties

By Laura Jedeed, Truthout As the eviction moratorium sputters uncertainly onward, a new genre of news article has emerged from the chaos: the woes of the so-called “mom-and-pop landlord.” These…

An oil rig appears in the middle of the ocean offshore Alaska's coast

Reneging on Campaign Promise, Biden Will Reopen Public Lands for Fossil Fuel Leases

By Jon Queally, Common Dreams Climate groups are expressing deep concern following an Interior Department announcement Monday that the Biden administration will resume oil and gas drilling leases on…