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Danny Schechter: Bring Back Adolf: Needed, A New Furor About the Führer

When you don’t understand the culture of countries you invade, it’s easy to demonize

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Michael T. Klare: Oil Is Back!

A Global Warming President Presides Over a Drill-Baby-Drill America

E. Tammy Kim: Fast-food strikers vow civil disobedience, highlight home care labor

In largest planned protests to date, fast-food workers to escalate tactics and embrace beleaguered home care workers

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Shamus Cooke: Obama’s Paralyzed Presidency and the Push for War

The U.S. super rich are outraged by Obama’s hesitancy to wage war overseas. Republicans and Democrats alike are pouncing on Obama to “act boldly”

Antony Lerman: British Zionism, Jews And Gaza

The reaction of British Jews to the offensive in Gaza confirms that Zionism no longer serves as a glue holding most of community together

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Robert Reich: Back to College, the Only Gateway to the Middle Class

Too often in modern America, we equate “equal opportunity” with an opportunity to get a four-year liberal arts degree. It should mean an opportunity to learn what’s necessary to get a good job

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Nikos Raptis: Rethinking the Justice System?

A participatory society begins with the neighborhood, the workplace and moves to higher numbers of participants

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Vijay Prashad: Police as Occupying Army

It is impossible to know how many people such as Michael Brown and Kajieme Powell the police kill each year

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Seth Sandronsky: Empowering the Public?

Despite the lofty rhetoric redolent of benefitting the public’s interest, CCSS is not local empowerment of parents and teachers on behalf of students

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Merkel and Putin: Ukrainian Diplomacy

There is an immense amount of diplomacy going on these days concerning the quasi-civil war in Ukraine. But the only actors who really matter are Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin

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Seumas Milne: Ukraine Crisis Was Sparked By Nato And Far From Keeping The Peace, It’s A Threat To It

Nato is an interventionist and expansionist military club used to enforce western strategic and economic interests

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Steve Early: Lone Socialist Senator in the U.S. Ponders A 2016 Presidential Run

Sanders is reaching out to local, state, and national affiliates of the AFL-CIO with an appeal for a labor-backed “political revolution that will get millions of people involved in the political process”

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John Feffer: The Plague

The twin plagues of ISIS and Ebola thrive on the breakdown of the existing order

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George Monbiot: Scots voting no to independence would be an astonishing act of self-harm

England is dysfunctional, corrupt and vastly unequal. Who on earth would want to be tied to such a country?

Samantha Winslow: They Don’t Need a Majority To Get Things Done

Workers at the North Carolina Cummins diesel engine plant won wage increases this summer—even without having a recognized union or majority union support inside their shop

Gideon Levy: It’s Time For A Diagnosis: Israel’s Settlement Disease Is Terminal

Now it’s official: the settlements are a punishment. A collective one, of the sort considered a war crime under international law

Jeffrey Nall: 100 Ways to Change the Subject

Plutocratic Fallacies in the Service of Fast-Food Exploitation

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Tom Engelhardt: How America Made ISIS

Their Videos and Ours, Their “Caliphate” and Ours

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Linda Gordon: Innocent Womenandchildren

“Collateral Damage” in the Israeli War on Gaza

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Ezequiel Adamovsky: Argentina since the 2001 Crisis

This is an excerpt from the Afterword Ezequiel Adamovsky wrote for the book Argentina Since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future

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Raul Zibechi: Paraguay: The Return of Social Conflict

Two years after the fall of the Fernando Lugo government and one year after the rise of Horacio Cartes of the Colorado party, social movements show signs of rebuilding

Karl Grossman: Nuclear Faultlines

It’s apparent to any visitor to the stretch of California where the two Diablo Canyon plants are sited that it is geologically hot

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Peter Marcuse: Really Explaining Inequality

The point is that what is missing in his discussion is any confrontation with the simple fact that the wealth and income of the 1% are related to the lack of wealth and incomes of so many of the 99%

David Alexandre: Myth and reality of the South African Experience

Though Nelson Mandela only passed away on December 5, 2013, that is less than a year ago, the propaganda machine has already been working on the Nelson Mandela/Morgan Freeman merger long before his death

Graham Turner: Limits to Growth was right

Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon

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Fidel Castro: Just ideas – or disaster – will triumph

Cynicism is something which has become symbolic of imperial policy

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Bill Fletcher: President Obama and the Midterm Elections

He should probably just stay out of the way

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Arundhati Roy: Arundhati Roy: How Corporate Power Converted Wealth Into Philanthropy for Social Control

The following is an excerpt from Arundhati Roy’s new book, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, (Haymarket Books, 2014).

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Richard Falk: Two Types of Anti-Semitism

This use of anti-Semitism as an ideological weapon, what is being called here Type II anti-Semitism, is having paradoxical effects, including contributing to new outbreaks of Type I anit-Semitism, the real thing

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Paul Mason: Something incredible is happening in Scotland

If the result is a yes vote, the shock to the UK will be extreme

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Milan Rai: Making the Community of the Future

I’m convinced that creating a classless society in the future means creating classless organisations today

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Chris Hedges: The Last Gasp of Climate Change Liberals

This resistance will be effective only when we refuse to do what we are told, when we turn from a liberal agenda of reform to embrace a radical agenda of revolt

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Robert Reich: Back to School, and to Widening Inequality

American kids are getting ready to head back to school. But the schools they’re heading back to differ dramatically by family income

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Ted Glick: The People’s Climate March

September 21st must energize those sectors of the climate and progressive movement which understand that stronger action is needed

Nadia Prupis: Louisiana Judge Partially Blocks State’s New Restrictive Abortion Law

The law could have forced abortion clinics to close throughout the state

Farooq Tariq: Pakistan: A ‘soft’ military coup?

Late-night August 30 meetings by Khan and Tahir Qadri with the army chief General Raheel Sharif have been severely criticised by members of parliament as showing the weakness of the PMLN government

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Samir Amin: The Return of Fascism in Contemporary Capitalism

It is not by chance that the very title of this contribution links the return of fascism on the political scene with the crisis of contemporary capitalism. Fascism is not synonymous with an authoritarian police regime that rejects the uncertainties of parliamentary electoral democracy. Fascism is a particular political response to the challenges with which Read more…

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Juan Cole: Top 5 Reasons “Labor Day” isn’t for Laborers Anymore

So as we burn dead meat and play frisbee in a warming climate, we could stop to consider the lives of the laborers we are theoretically honoring

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Jack Rasmus: Union Veterans Speak On ‘Labor’s Strategic Impasse

Jack Rasmus invites back union veteran guests he has interviewed over the past year for a roundtable discussion of ‘what can be done’ by union labor

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Marina Sitrin: The United States is not a Democracy: From Wall Street to Detroit and Ferguson

There is not one form of perfect democracy, but there are for sure many forms that are much more participatory and liberating than the one we have now

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Joe Emersberger: The USA’s Haitian Puppet Targets Jean Bertrand Aristide yet again

Former Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide is once again being hounded with bogus corruption allegations by the government of Michel Martelly

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Serge Halimi: Back to the Cold War

Moscow will not allow Ukraine to become a rear base for its enemies

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Victoria Law: Women were the Ambulance, the Caretakers and the Providers

Women behind bars do their damnedest to help those who need care

David "Goldy" Goldstein: $15 and Change: How Seattle Led the Country’s Wage Revolution

Seattle’s path to a $15 minimum wage is a winding tale of effective organizing, smart messaging, and blind dumb luck. It is also a roadmap for bypassing partisan gridlock—one city at a time

Franco Vielma: Venezuela: Maduro in Chávez’s Shoes

A politically refined reading on the presidency of Nicolás Maduro starting with a recognition of the morass of circumstances he has had to face as the country’s leader

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Tom Hayden: The President’s Sand Trap

It looks like peace groups will have some time to continue seeking consensus, credibility and a much larger base, resting on the public’s opposition to becoming bogged down in a sectarian civil war

Malavika Krishnan: Advancing Backwards: Bolivia’s Child Labor Law

In the midst of a global fight against child labor and poverty, Bolivia stands alone on an empty street

Jonathan Watts: Will Brazil elect Marina Silva as the world’s first Green president?

Born into a poor, mixed-race Amazon family, Marina Silva is on the verge of a stunning election win after taking over her party

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Jack Rasmus: Central Bankers Deep in a Hole

This past week, central bankers of the capitalist advanced economies (AE) of the USA, Europe and Japan gathered in their annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

David Mandel: Understanding the Civil War in Ukraine

Ukraine is a deeply divided society – along lines of language, culture, historical identity, ethnicity, religious affiliation, attitudes to Russia, as well as real and perceived economic interests

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