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Airan Bahmani: Finland eager to deepen arms trade collaboration with Israel

What makes all of this even less convincing is that precisely the Finnish-Israeli arms trade has had a lot of bad press

Fidel Castro: The UN Is A Colossal Fraud

if it is perfectly possible to plan the development of the population in accordance with growing productivity, culture and development of human values, what are they waiting for?

Jean Batou: Ebola : A Virus in the Heart of Darkness

The tragic ongoing epidemic shows how the unbridled pursuit of private profit is incompatible with public health, especially that of the poor masses of the oppressed countries

Malala Yousafzai: The Daily Show: Extended Interview:”I Am Malala”

I Am Malala” author Malala Yousafzai remembers the Taliban’s rise to power in her Pakistani hometown and discusses her efforts to campaign for equal access to education for girls

Dean Baker: Capital in the 21st Century

Are We Doomed Without a Wealth Tax?

Patrick Cockburn: War against Isis: US air strategy in tatters as militants march on

America’s plans to fight Islamic State are in ruins as the militant group’s fighters come close to capturing Kobani

Noam Chomsky: Origins of ISIS

Interview on a general overview of the state of the Middle East, and the role that Turkey has played in it

Ben Dangl: Has Evo Morales proven his critics wrong?

Evo Morales will most likely be re-elected today because he is a better alternative than his neoliberal predecessors and their contemporary counterparts

Laura Gottesdiener: A Trip to Kuwait (on the Prairie)

Life Inside the Boom

Julian Assange: Counterposed Conceptions for the Internet

Interview on the United States, NATO, Internet, and Google

Noam Chomsky: Corporate business models are hurting American universities

interview on the Walmartization of higher education

Ryan Devereaux: De Blasio AdministrationContinues Attacks On Press Over NYPD Spying, Channeling Bloomberg

Responding to a lawsuit alleging unlawful and unconstitutional police surveillance of Muslim communities, lawyers under New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have doubled down on the arguments of his predecessor, advancing the notion that the New York City Police Department did not engage in dictionary-defined surveillance of the plaintiffs in the suit and contending that Read more…

Tariq Ali: The Origins of the Ebola Crisis

Interview on Ebola origins and how it spread so quickly

Paul Buchheit: Why We Should Be Seething with Anger over Inequality

On Average, Most of Us Got ONE DOLLAR for Every BILLION DOLLARS of New Wealth

Iskender Doğu: Kobanê Refugee Girl: “ISIS Destroyed My Dreams”

Kurdish refugees from Kobanê are in want of solidarity and support while the Turkish army is accused of sharing intelligence with ISIS forces in Syria

Badri Raina: What the Water Said

When the water came, sprawling Underred at its own Even intent, it said, “I am come To remind you that rich, poor, man Woman, or child, old or young, Literate or illiterate, Sunni or Shia or Ahmedia, low caste or high, Tantric, Vaishnav, or Trika, living Upstream or downstream, or by Hillside resort, nationalist or Read more…

Juan Cole: Listening to Nobelist Malala Yousafzai instead of just Honoring Her

Honoring someone with the bravery and resiliency and ethical intelligence of a Malala Yousafzai is easy. Taking her more challenging positions seriously and engaging with them is much more difficult

Amy Wilentz: Duvalierism Lives On

The effects of Duvalierism, as conceived by Jean-Claude’s father, François (Papa Doc) Duvalier and continued by Jean-Claude, resonate to this day

TeleSUR English: Morales: ‘This Is a Victory of the Anti-Imperialists’

Evo Morales has accepted his victory, addressing a large crowd outside the governmental palace

Justin Podur: The BBC and the Rwandan Genocide

The untold story is that of the crimes committed by the winners in the Rwandan civil war

Noam Chomsky: Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond

Interview on education and indoctrination, the 1960s, the Powell memorandum, democracy, the creation of ISIS, the media and the way “capitalism” actually works in the United States.

Danny Schechter: A Lawsuit that Challenges the Unfairness of Bailouts

Sometimes the dirtiest of details only come out when one gang of banksters sues another

Paul Street: Nutty Professor Dyson’s Ridiculous Apology for Eric Holder

The liberal left’s bourgeois and identity-politicized buffoonery over the Obama administration persists long after the president has become a lame duck

Peter Maass: Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany

The National Security Agency has had agents in China, Germany, and South Korea working on programs that use “physical subversion” to infiltrate and compromise networks and devices

Daniel Marty: Spain: Catalonian Independence, a popular movement?

We, the people are only pawns in this big plan, one that includes Catalonians as well, regardless of whether they are pro-independence or not

Richard Falk: Questioning Sweden’s Bold Diplomatic Initiative

Stefan Lofven, in his inaugural speech to Parliament indicated on October 3rd the intention of the Swedish government to recognize Palestinian statehood

shlomo sand: ‘I wish to resign and cease considering myself a Jew’

My deep attachment to the place serves only to fuel the pessimism I feel towards it

Vince Emanuele: American Insanity: God, UFOs, Ghosts, ISIS and Climate Change

US citizens continue to hold disproportionately skeptical views of science

Patrick Bond: The ‘World Versus Bank’ Seen From South Africa

Founded in 1944 to finance war-torn Europe’s reconstruction, the Bank is now suffering one of its most severe credibility crises

Medea Benjamin: The Fourth Estate in Flames

Smoldering in the detritus of war is also the fourth estate

Michael Albert: Imagine

If we don’t decide to act on our imaginations now, when will be a better time?

David Swanson: Again the Peace Prize Not for Peace

If the peace prize were actually awarded to a leading peace activist, at this point the world would be rather scandalized and scratch its collective head in wonderment at what the significance could be in that person’s work

Kshama Sawant: A socialist in the land of capital

One of the lessons we’ve learned is that it is actually possible to make headway on concrete issues on an extremely principled basis

Conn Hallinan: BRICS and the SCO: Let A Thousand Poles Bloom

This past summer, the BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa—created an alternative to the largely U.S. controlled World Bank and International Monetary Fund

Gary Younge: Run, Karen, Run!

Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis is eyeing Mayor Emanuel’s job

Jonathan Cook: Israel and the G-Word

We need a better word than ‘occupation’

Jan Clausen: Why We Invited Mumia Abu-Jamal

How can we uncover and name the often hidden ways in which race and class assumptions are buried within these reactions?

Julianne Malveaux: Voter Suppression – 2014

The Supreme Court blocked an appeals court ruling that would have restored seven days of voting in Ohio

Martha Woodall: Phila. Students Protest Canceling of Contract

Hundreds of high school students went on “strike” Wednesday to support their teachers

Russell Saltamontes: A Union County

Decades of workplace and community organizing to improve the standard of living for working-class people finally reached a point of direct confrontation with local elites

Various Contributors: Help Kobanê!

Exert Pressure on Your Governments in order to Prevent a Massacre in Kobani and a Re-escalation of the Civil War in Turkey

Paul Street: Twenty Fourteen

The planet’s top prison state keeps as many Black men behind bars today as were US slaves in 1860

Justin Podur: A Massacre in the NAFTA Zone

Students in Mexico victims of brutal violence linked to state and paramilitaries

Joris Leverink: Hope and despair grips Kurds as Kobanê continues to resist

A report on the battle for Kobanê and the Kurdish struggle for democratic autonomy

Steve Early: Sanders & Kucinich: Pioneering Progressive Mayors

Rally Support For East Bay Progs

Sue Sturgis: Americans for Prosperity’s trail of voter misinformation goes far beyond NC

A network of groups backed by Pope’s family foundation, as well as lawmakers backed by Pope’s electoral spending machinery, were instrumental in pushing through a raft of voting restrictions, which are still embroiled in litigation

Molly Knefel: Why are Police Using Military-Grade Weapons in High Schools?

Students lead a push to get school cops to return their artillery

Josep Maria Antentas: Spanish State and Catalonia independence referendum – 9-N: obedience and disobedience

There is much more at stake than the discussion on the independence of Catalonia

Ian Sinclair: Protecting British citizens? British foreign policy in the Middle East

It’s worthwhile looking into the government’s claim that protecting British citizens is its top priority

Ramzy Baroud: Nothing about Us without Us: The Token Palestinian and Authentic Narrative

The exclusion of a real Palestinian narrative is cemented by those who are sympathetic to the Palestinian cause

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