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Ryan Mallett-Outtrim: Venezuela’s Bolivar Needs Bold Action

Now is the time for Maduro to do something courageous, and make a tough call for the good of the country and the revolution

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Florian Zollmann: Je Suis Fallujah: ‘Their’ and ‘Our’ Terrorism

No investigation in the root causes of “Our terrorism” in Fallujah has been conducted

Steve Almond: We are all amoral football hypocrites

Brain injuries, billionaire tax breaks and our indefensible Super Bowl parties

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Arun Gupta: Crash in Oil Prices Should Bury Peak Oil Once and For All

It’s a matter of how we reorganize our society and economy on the surface of the earth so we stop using the stuff that’s under it.

Chris Williams: Can Bolivia Chart a Sustainable Path Away From Capitalism?

The number of conflicts over natural resource extraction and refining, road building and pipeline construction, and forest and water use have all steadily grown under Morales

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Paul Farmer: Who Lives and Who Dies

On the iniquities of healthcare funding

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Norman Finkelstein: On Joan Peters’s legacy (and Dershowitz’s legal troubles)

Interview with Norman Finkelstein on his role in debunking the book Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Marina Prentoulis: From protest to power: the transformation of Syriza

A report on how Greece’s left party Syriza is taking power with a new kind of organisation

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Andrew J. Bacevich: Save Us From Washington’s Visionaries

In (Modest) Praise of a Comforting Mediocrity

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Russell Brand: Greek Revolution Against Corruption – Will We Follow?

Reaction to Syriza’s victory in the Greek election and a look at what their anti-austerity measures might mean for Europe

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Richard Falk: Viewing American Sniper

American Sniper fails to make any effort at all to understand the experience of this war from the perspective of the Iraqis

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George Monbiot: The Lamps Are Coming On All Over Europe

With the sudden collapse of the neoliberal consensus, it’s time to ditch tactical voting and start choosing what we want

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Jack Rasmus: Eurozone QE Re-ignites Global Currency Wars

What QE has done is stimulate financial asset inflation and bubbles, accelerate capital income growth, and worsen global income inequality

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Jérôme Roos: Socialism or Barbarism

The Real Two-Speed Europe Emerges

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Ramzy Baroud: Dear Syria: From One Refugee to Another

Don’t let the refugee become who you are, as you are so much more

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Medea Benjamin: Take Cuba off the Terrorist List

The new US-Cuba talks are a refreshing burst of sunshine in the 54-year dismal relationship between neighbors separated by a mere 90 miles

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Ben Dangl: The Power of the Spectacle in Bolivia

Evo Morales’ Inauguration in Tiwanaku

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Vijay Prashad: Good Islamists, bad Islamists and the playthings of power

People in power are playing very treacherous games. Consideration of the chaos that they spin does not bother them. The cost is borne elsewhere than in the halls of power

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Chris Hedges: Killing Ragheads for Jesus

The culture of war banishes the capacity for pity

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Badri Raina: Obama: he came, he saw, he gave advice

Obama spent three whole days in India. He was welcomed like one of our own, complete with huggy hugs and the intimacy of first naming, even if one-sided, the erudite Indian Chief Executive going even to the extent of telling him the meaning of his first name, Barack, which now we know means “the one Read more…

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Dave Zirin: Deflated Balls for Some, Miniature American Flags for Others!

We can only work with the world we’re given, and it’s a place where the trust in institutions of power is more deflated that any damn balls

Joris Leverink: Kobani liberated! Kurdish forces push ISIS out of town

After 134 days of resistance, the Kurdish forces of the YPG/YPJ have finally pushed IS out of Kobani

Gar Lipow: What Naomi Klein got right and wrong in her 2014 book, This Changes Everything.

Any solution involves confrontation between the capitalist class and the rest of us

Joel Chaffee: Upcoming Events

Upcoming events for activists, new progressive books and film releases

Al Gedicks: Review of Dawn Paley’s Drug War Capitalism

Based on extensive travels, interviews, and research in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, Dawn Paley invites the reader to consider other factors and motivations for the war on drugs

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Lawrence Wittner: Review of Betty Medsger’s The Burglary

The Burglary tells the story of how, on March 8, 1971, in the midst of the Vietnam War, eight peace activists broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, in an effort to discover whether the FBI was working, illegally, to suppress American dissent

James Petras: Brazil’s President Declares War on the Working Class

The Brazilian working class is facing the most savage assault on its living standards in over a decade

Andrew Gavin Marshall: From Ferguson to Freedom

The protests resulting from events in Ferguson and New York have spurred a nation-wide anti-police brutality and social justice movement

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Michael Albert: SYRIZA, Greece & the American radical left

I think Syriza can bring the world something profoundly important

Stephen Bergstein: Court Watch

Federal Court strikes down mandatory drug-testing for welfare recipients

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Paul Street: Latin America Takes the Lead in Opposing Torture

It wasn’t just Europe that collaborated with CIA extraordinary rendition and torture. Fifty four nations spread across five of the world’s six inhabited continents participated in the U.S. global torture network

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Zoltan Grossman: The War at Home Meets the Wars Abroad

Do you ever get a sense of déjà vu? When you get a creepy feeling that you’ve been there before or experienced something before? On Saturday, December 13, I was participating in a #BlackLivesMatter march down 4th Avenue in downtown Olympia, Washington, with about 50 other people.

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Jenny Brown: Stirring Troublemaking

The year had a spirited and determined feel. Every time we turned around there was another sit-in or strike or ingenious job action

Winston Alpha: The Limits of #ICan’tBreathe

These slogans are catchy and make a powerful impression when spoken by a large group, but at the end of the day, that’s all they are—slogans. Here’s the reality: the system doesn’t respond to slogans, it responds to demands.

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Bill Berkowitz: The Role of Healthcare Workers in the Bush Torture Project

The role of health care workers in facilitating torture is one of the sickening details uncovered by the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s 500-page executive summary of its investigation of George W. Bush’s administration’s torture program

Sujatha Fernandes: Why USAID Could Never Spark A Hip Hop Revolution in Cuba

When the AP news story broke about USAID infiltrating Cuban rap groups between 2009 and 2010, I was not surprised. Infiltration is something that Cuban rappers have been wary of for some time

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Lawrence Wittner: The $7 Million University President

Despite repeated complaints about Jackson from faculty and students, RPI’s board of trustees has invariably expressed its total confidence in her. This unwavering support appears to be based not only on Jackson’s fundraising prowess, but on the corporate approach that she and the board share

Patrick Kennelly: The Unspeakable in Afghanistan

  Two thousand fourteen, marks the deadliest year in Afghanistan for civilians, fighters, and foreigners. The situation reached a new low as the myth of the Afghan state continued. Thirteen years into America’s longest war, the international community argued that Afghanistan is growing stronger, despite nearly all indicators suggesting otherwise. Most recently, the central government Read more…

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Ramzy Baroud: Five Reasons Why 2014 Was a Game Changer in Palestine

In terms of losses in human lives, 2014 has been a horrific year for Palestinians, but there are some very good signs that things are changing

Edward S. Herman: Speaking Truth to Power or to the Powerless?

One of the clichés repeated often by liberals and leftists, which always rubs me the wrong way, is that we must “speak truth to power.” But those with power usually already know the truth, but avoid it because it’s contrary to their interests or they don’t want to know it or hear about it, for the same reason

Karen Andersen: Sony, The Interview, and Hollywood Illusions of Creative Expression

The Interview got its shot by blowing the head off of No. 1 U.S. evil enemy Kim Jong-un, but it wasn’t Rogen’s creativity that came up with that plot twist. It came from the CIA. Though The Los Angeles Times reported that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg claimed it was their idea to have Kim Jong-un as the target, an email from Sony’s senior vice president Marisa Liston, published in the Daily Beast, indicated that it came from Sony through the intelligence agency

Gregory Elich: Who Was Behind the Cyberattack on Sony?

In the rush to judgment, few were asking for evidence and none was provided. Computer security analysts, however, were vocal in their skepticism

Dahlia Lithwick: The 10 Worst Civil Liberties Violations of 2014

The world may not actually be falling apart, but it feels like America is. From police brutality and botched executions to voter suppression and election corruption, 2014 was a terrible year for civil liberties. Protests were quelled by military-grade weapons in scenes worthy of a banana republic and the divide between the rich and the poor in the freedom and justice they are afforded is Dickensian in its scope.

Ed Rooksby: Is Syriza Radical Enough?

Syriza’s left-wing critics are misguided: Syriza’s programme is moderate enough to win support, while containing within it the seeds of its own radicalisation

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Costas Panayotakis: Syriza Victory: Making Greek History, Shaping Europe’s Future

An interview with Costas Panayotakis about the historic result of the Greek election and their possible consequences

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Patrick Bond: South Africa’s Electricity

A Muddle, a Meltdown or a Miracle?

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John Feffer: The Collapse of Europe?

The European Union May Be on the Verge of Regime Collapse

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Norman Solomon: The Invisible Man: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower

The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling — after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower

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Paul Street: Beyond “Selma”

The really untold or at least badly under-told story about Martin Luther King, Jr. is that he was a democratic socialist who was remarkably unimpressed by the legislation his movement passed in 1964 and 1965

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Shamus Cooke: Oregon Unions Rally for a $15 Minimum Wage

The labor movement has a chance to re-establish itself as the champion of working people. It shouldn’t blow this historic opportunity

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