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Jon Queally: The Invincibility of Wall Street

Critics say even the largest settlement to date shows that the big banks never really pay for their financial crimes

Eli Cook: Gabriel Kolko’s Unfinished Revolution

A memorial to a historian, author, and socialist who pulled the rug out from under the origin tale of American liberalism. His book, The Triumph of Conservatism was not only a “book of history but of heresy.”

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Ramzy Baroud: Ravaging Gaza

Netanyahu’s war on Gaza means to distract from the slowly building collective sentiment among Palestinians throughout Palestine, and among Palestinian citizens in Israel

Edward S. Herman: Plane Shootdowns in the Propaganda System

“The U.S. media treatment of the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 follows a long-established pattern of rapid and indignant acceptance of politically serviceable official claims…”

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Bill Berkowitz: Ukraine: the Next Christian RIght’s Anti-Gay Battleground?

Embolden by influencing the appalling anti-gay laws in Uganda, U.S. religious right-wing leaders appear to have set their sights on Ukraine’s gay laws

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Noam Chomsky: Outrage

Disregard for Palestinian life in the West helps explain not only why Palestinians resort to violence, but also Israel’s latest assault.

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Paul Street: Confronting Institutional Evil

“It has become fashionable among some U.S. ‘progressives’ to attribute contemporary social problems to the misbehavior of ‘sociopaths’–people who have no conscience

Naomi Oreskes: A Green Bridge to Hell

Why fossil fuels can’t solve the problems created by fossil fuels

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Seth Sandronsky: For Whom the Bail Tolls

According to the Prison Policy Institute, there are 330,000 people in state or federal prison for drug offenses. The U.S. bail bonds industry does $2 billion annually.

Compiled by Joel Chaffee: Free Listings

Events, new books, and other media of interest to progressives

James Campbell: Elbit: Exporting Oppression From Palestine to Latin America

Elbit Systems has made millions exporting surveillance and defense material worldwide

Bill Nemitz: Market Basket Revolt

What’s happening at Market Basket’s 71 stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine is nothing short of remarkable. Thousands of workers supported by hundreds of thousands of consumers standing against corporate greed

Craig Hughes: From The Bottom Up

An interview with David Wagner on poverty, homelessness, activism, and social welfare

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Cynthia Peters: Step 2: Organize Our Resistance into a Powerful Grassroots Left

People keep resisting illegitimate power, even when it feels hope

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Michael Albert: Trees, Forests and the Future

The task we face is for passionate movements to fight and win changes that improve people’s and prepare the way for further victories

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Norman Finkelstein: Israel, Settlements and the ICC (Part 2/2)

interview on the Israeli settlements, the International Criminal Court and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement

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Sarah Lazare: Information Scarce, Warnings Mount as US Expands War in Iraq

The latest in an expanding war campaign where public information about the details and aims of the operation remain sparse

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century?

Peter Hart: How the New York Times Twists Gaza

Israel’s war on Gaza is still going on, with a round of airstrikes that killed dozens this week. And how was this reported in the New York Times? As Hamas breaking a cease-fire agreement

Durrie Bouscaren: Ferguson Protesters Releases List Of Demands

Call For National ‘Walk Out’

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Robert Jensen: New UT Chief’s Military Background Is Cause for Reflection

The cascading political, economic, and ecological crises we face today make it more important than ever that publicly supported universities not only tolerate but encourage critiques of concentrated wealth and power

Jeff Abbott: Voices From the Field: Puebla’s Campesinos Resisting the Theft of Their Land

The campesinos of Texmeulucan valley have organized to challenge the construction of the Western Arch highway

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Joey Ayoub: Over 300 Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants Condemn Israel’s “Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza”

The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network has released an open letter signed by 327 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide

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Medea Benjamin: Beware of Exploding Gifts from Uncle Sam

There is simply no reason for police to be armed like the military

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Paul Street: “No Just God”

You want to learn about evil that “no just God would stand for”? Take a look at US policy in Iraq

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Marjorie Cohn: Investigation Urged for War Crimes

National Lawyers Guild, other legal organizations urge International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes by Israeli, U.S. leaders in Gaza

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Federico Fuentes: New liberation Forces Debate Future of Post-Apartheid South Africa

This call by the country’s largest trade union, with over 300,000 members, has caused reverberations throughout the working class

Peter Downs: Ferguson: A String of Betrayals

Then they were betrayed. They were betrayed by the banks, who took away their wealth and their homes. They were betrayed by a state government that took away their schools and their right to vote

Dovid Katz: The Hushed-Up Hitler Factor in Ukraine

Behind the Ukraine crisis is a revision of World War II history that seeks to honor eastern European collaborators with Hitler and the Holocaust

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Glenn Greenwald: Should Twitter, Facebook and Google Executives be the Arbiters of What We See and Read?

In the digital age, we are nearing the point where an idea banished by Twitter, Facebook and Google all but vanishes from public discourse entirely

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: I Accuse Israel

The dignity of today’s world hinges dramatically on the dignity of a true coexistence between Palestinians and Jews

Lance Tapley: The Double Identity of an “Anti-Semitic” Commenter

Smearing a progressive website to support Israel

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David Swanson: Demand Swells for Straight Answers on Plane in Ukraine

A petition titled “Call For Independent Inquiry of the Airplane Crash in Ukraine and its Catastrophic Aftermath”

James Ball: Twitter: from free speech champion to selective censor?

By acting on footage of James Foley’s murder, Twitter has taken responsibility in a way it hasn’t over abuse and threats. So what happens next?

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Paul Street: Ferguson Reflections: Race, Class, and the Crisis of Democracy

The real Looters of America are in the suites, not the streets

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Patrick Cockburn: Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed

The Underrated Saudi Connection

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Badri Raina: Troubled Times for the Constitutional Republic

It will be crucial to see in the days to come how segments of the corporate class who exerted enormously to bring about the present government in India may evaluate these developments

Ryan Devereaux: A Night in Ferguson

Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, and a Jail Cell

Lisa O'Carroll: World leaders ‘failing to help’ over Ebola outbreak in Africa

Médecins Sans Frontières chief claims response to catastrophe is ‘almost zero’, with nations most concerned with self protection

Deirdre Smith: Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson

It was not hard for me to make the connection between the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, and the catalyst for my work to stop the climate crisis

Florian Zollmann: Western Media Propaganda in Coverage of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Regular headline and front-page news coverage connects Israeli and Palestinian actions in a particular way: Israel is usually depicted as reacting to Palestinian provocations

Gideon Levy: What Would Israel do in Hamas’ Shoes?

The Palestinian response to the killing of Mohammed Deif’s wife and son will be exactly like the Israeli response in the reverse situation: Vengeance and retribution.

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Danny Schechter: The Snowden Scenario

Edward Snowden is the most wanted and most admired whistleblower of our time

Carey Wedler: How I Became a “Self-Hating Jew”

Sometimes you have to ask questions

Thomas Adams: Ferguson Violence Exposes America’s Political Decay

There is a deeper problem in American life – the utter decimation of a politics capable of changing the immediate and underlying facts that led to the tragic murder of Michael Brown

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Jack Rasmus: On the Edge of Another Global Recession?

The economic question of the day has suddenly become: ‘Is the global economy about to slide into another recession?’

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Boris Kagarlitsky: Eastern Ukraine People’s Republics Between Militias and Oligarchs

The war between the Ukraine government and the republics of Novorossiya [New Russia] is gradually taking on the character of a positional stand-off

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David Bacon: Seeing Central American Youth As Human Beings

Donna De Cesare spent two decades taking photographs of Salvadoran young people, documenting the impact of violence on their lives for her new book, Unsettled/Desasosiego

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Justin Podur: Torture is neither Inevitable nor Endless: A Reply to Gerald Caplan

In an article, Caplan writes that, “War between Israel and Palestine” is our “endless, inevitable future”

Taylan Tosun: Non-Muslim Minorities in Iraq and Syria Are Being Cleansed and Massacred by Murderous “Islamic State”

If the necessary steps are not taken, there will be no more Christians, Yezidis, ShiiteTurkemen, Shabak or any other minority in the predominantly Sunnite regions of Iraq and Syria

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