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Thomas Hanna: Kentucky City Begins Operating New Municipally-Owned Gas Station

A conservative-leaning city purchases a fuel center in an effort to drive down gas prices for local residents

Jerry Haber: On Offensive Speech and Ethnic Sensitivities — Part One

Offence is subjective, from which follows that not every offence carries the same weight, and indeed some offence may be morally praiseworthy

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Steve Early: Chevron Sounds Alarm Against East Bay “Anarchism”

In our post-Citizens United era, the nation’s second largest oil producer is now free to spend $1.6 million (or more, if necessary) on direct mail and phone alerts

The Guardian: ‘Any Palestinian is exposed to monitoring by the Israeli Big Brother’

Testimonies from people who worked in the Israeli Intelligence Corps tell of a system where there were no boundaries

Manos Cizek: Inmate No Longer Here

Interview on Occupy and the struggle for prison justice: ‘We’re going to see a big movement. It’s coming, that’s clear’

Vince Emanuele: Beheadings: Ours and Theirs

It’s really important for Americans to recognize the brutality inherently connected with shooting, bombing, drone-striking and rocketing human beings

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Medea Benjamin: “Insanity”: CodePink’s Medea Benjamin on Obama Plan to Bomb Syria, Expand Iraq Attacks

The Pentagon has announced it will soon start flying bombing missions out of the Kurdish region of northern Iraq as part of an expanded U.S.-led military campaign against militants from the Islamic State

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Naomi Klein: Breaking a Taboo

Klein challenges everyone who cares about climate change to strive for a seemingly impossible redistribution of political and economic power

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Seth Sandronsky: Cities of Opportunity?

When Walmart and a Mayor Meet

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Lawrence Wittner: Nationalist Illusions

Can anyone acquainted with American history really take this nationalist drivel seriously?

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Federico Fuentes: Brazil: Marina Silva’s Rise is a Result of the Left’s Failures, Not Success

The demands and desires of those that may end up voting for Marina are legitimate, and the left would do well to think about how they could win over this natural ally to supporting a genuine proposal for change

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Edward Snowden: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Isn’t Telling The Truth About Mass Surveillance

Like many nations around the world, New Zealand over the last year has engaged in a serious and intense debate about government surveillance

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Joe Emersberger: The Way Honest Reporters Spread Lies

All that is required for dishonest journalists to prosper is for honest ones to stick to saying what is politically safe

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Nicola Nasser: Palestinian Reconciliation at Crossroads

If pressure from the Palestinian public fails to stop the campaign, Abbas may achieve politically what Israel failed to achieve militarily: forcing the Palestinian presidency to choose “peace with Israel” over national reconciliation

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Shamus Cooke: Progressive Democrats Follow Obama to War in Syria

The two-party system is completely united on the fundamentals of government; spending more on war and cutting everything else

Yates Mckee: After the People’s Climate March, Flood Wall Street

Come for the climate march, stay for the flood

John Cavanagh: Golden Weapons of Destruction Take Aim at El Salvador

Why do companies have the right to sue countries over environmental protection measures?

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Julian Assange: Google Concerns

The Amcha Initiative, the Zionist organization that has repeatedly intimidated, spied on and harassed students and faculty, appears to be escalating its campaign

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William Blum: America’s Deadliest Export and the Endless War on Terror

This is an extract from America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy — The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else by William Blum (Zed Books, 2014)

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Norman Finkelstein: Gaza After the Massacre

Finkelstein on Gaza After the Massacre

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Ted Glick: Pricing Pollution, Cutting Carbon

There are many things which need to be done if we are to break the hold of the oil, gas and coal industries over government

Media lens: “Dark Omens and “Horror Shows”

Scottish Independence, Power and Propaganda

Pete Dolack: The Lag In Wages Vs. Productivity Costs You Hundreds Of Dollars Per Week

We are living in very different times than the post-war years; the neoliberal offensive is the natural development of capitalism and the manic competition that mandates capitalists to grow or die

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Uri Avnery: God Wills It!

Religious conflicts are irrational. Each side believes in an absolute truth, and automatically considers everybody else as infidels, enemies of the only true God

Don Hazen: Why It’s Delusional to Think a Campaign for a Constitutional Amendment Can End Citizens United

Citizens United has delivered our democracy to billionaires. But there’s a danger in pushing reform that won’t work

Bernie Sanders: A Progressive Estate Tax

Unless we reduce skyrocketing wealth and income inequality, the United States will be well on its way toward becoming an oligarchic form of society

Eddie Bautista: Why We March

Stepping Forth for a Planet in Peril

World Health Organization: Cuban medical team heading for Sierra Leone

Cuba will send a medical team of 165 people to Sierra Leone to help in the frontline in the Ebola response efforts

Various Contributors: There Is No Future in War: Youth Rise Up, a Manifesto

We, the youth of America, have grown up in war, war war

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Paul Street: And Then Came Sharpton: Helping Keep Blacks in Their Place

The Black residents of Ferguson, Missouri, a predominantly Black St. Louis suburb, were injured and insulted in at least eight key ways this summer

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John Feffer: Africa by Malaria and HIV/AIDS

Every day, 2,000 African children die from diarrhea. Every minute, an African child dies of malaria

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Richard Falk: An Open Letter to Rabbi Ira Youdovin

If we yearn for a world more dedicated to peace and justice, and more focused on human survival, we all need to learn to listen with our hearts as well as our heads

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David Swanson: James Foley Is Not a War Ad

When 9-11 victims were used as a justification to kill hundreds of times the number of people killed on 9-11, some of the victims’ relatives pushed back. Now James Foley is pushing back from the grave

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John Pilger: Breaking the Last Taboo: Gaza and the threat of world war.

Those once intimidated into silence can’t look away now

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Marina Sitrin: The DNA of Occupy

Occupy has entered our DNA. It is in our forms of relating, organizing and being

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Joe Emersberger: Krugman, What the Hell?

Serious reform generally takes place when elites fear revolution

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David McReynolds: Obama and ISIS

Obama’s speech failed to deal with the real problems

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Gareth Porter: Hamas Rocket Launches Don’t Explain Israel’s Gaza Destruction

Such massive and indiscriminate destruction of civilian structures is strictly prohibited by the international laws of war

Josep Maria Antentas: Catalonia: September 11 and November 9 – the moment of truth

There is no doubt. The moment of truth approaches. But which?

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Greg Palast: BP and the Three Stooges Defense

Forget Stephen King. If you want scary, read U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s 150-pageFindings of Fact released Thursday in the Deepwater Horizon case

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Steve Fraser: Playing God

The Rebirth of Family Capitalism or How the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Sam Walton, Bill Gates, and Other Billionaires Are Undermining America

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Dave Zirin: The Revictimizing of Janay Rice

The one question they did not glaringly ask is, How will Janay Rice react to the release of the tape?

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Michael Albert: Too Much Information?

The problem is broadly Info Glut versus Info Shortage

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Suren Moodliar: Who will protect the British?

A scandal is roiling Britain

Airan Bahmani: The mythistory of US-Iran relations

The role of the US in Iran’s modern history has been decisive

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David Marty: European Union: The Treaty of Lisbon

The Treaty of Lisbon establishes the condition to adhere to the European Union

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Norman Solomon: Perpetual War Is Fine With the New York Times After All

The editorial board of the New York Times has an Orwellian knack for war

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George Monbiot: Stopping Climate Meltdown Needs The Courage That Saved The Ozone Layer

Governments dither on the solution to global warming – but the Montreal protocol is a reminder of a time when they took their hands out of their pockets

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Shamus Cooke: The Giant Gaps in Obama’s ISIS Strategy

, Obama failed to mention that perpetual war is the new normal for the U.S. government, no matter which party is elected

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John Feffer: NATO Poised to Escalate Tensions over Ukraine

The assembled ministers took steps to accelerate two new conflicts, one on its borders and the other in the distant Middle East

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