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For posts before June 2012, please follow these links to our archives.

Can the Yellow Vests Speak?

Édouard Louis Translation by David Broder Jacobin
France's elites were quick to condemn the gilets jaunes protesters as stupid and backward. But as novelist Édouard Louis writes, they're just standing up for their rights.

Message from Portside: There's a Storm Ahead

Portside moderators Portside
We'd like to say that everyone can breathe easier after the midterm elections, which delivered an emphatic judgment on Trump and Trumpism. Congratulations to everyone who contributed to this achievement in any way.

Inside the Evangelical Money Flowing Into the West Bank

Judy Maltz Haaretz
A Haaretz investigation reveals that Christian groups have invested up to $65 million in projects in the ‘Biblical Heartland’ over the past decade. That doesn’t include services they provide free of charge, like volunteer laborers

A 97% Decline in Monarch Butterflies

Gabrielle Canon The Guardian
In the 1980s, roughly 4.5 million monarchs wintered in California, but at last count, there may be as few as 30,000

The Inauguration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Future of Mexico

Laura Carlsen North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA)
Newly inaugurated Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Andrés Manuel López Obrador was inaugurated president last Saturday in a ceremony unlike any other seen in Mexico. What’s next for the radical new president, and what’s next for the majority of the Mexican people who now have very high expectations?

Taking on the GM Shutdown

Socialist Project Steering Committee Socialist Project
Unifor, Oshawa and Community Control