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Joe Emersberger: Left Responses to the West’s Perpetual Wars

They should be very careful not to be used, as some Leftists inevitably are, to provide niche marketing for perpetual war

Susan Robertson: GERM – neoliberal policy infecting the world’s classrooms

The neoliberal mantra of ‘choice’, tests and privatisation is poisoning our education systems worldwide

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Dean Baker: World’s richest man tries to defend wealth inequality

Gates used classic anti-competitive practices to gain and protect a near monopoly in the market for personal computer operating systems

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William Blum: The Islamist State

You cannot destroy modern, relatively developed and educated societies, ripping apart the social, political, economic and legal fabric, torturing thousands, killing millions, and expect civilization and human decency to survive

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Atilio Boron: Why Did Evo Win?

The landslide victory of Evo Morales has a very simple explanation: he won because his government has been, without a doubt, the best in the troubled history of Bolivia

Edward S. Herman: “The BBC and the Rwandan Genocide”: A Response to Justin Podur


the continuity over the past twenty years in the structure of power, the aims of the principal killers and the targets and victims of the only “well-organized killing force” operating first in Rwanda and soon thereafter in the DRC, is a story that Justin Podur does not grasp

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Noam Chomsky: Dark Clouds Loom

Interview on the threat of nuclear war, the recent escalation of violence in Gaza, and the growth of ISIS in Iraq

Josephus Weeks: Ebola didn’t have to kill Thomas Eric Duncan, nephew says

In time, we may learn why my uncle’s initial visit to the hospital was met with such incompetence and insensitivity

Ben Norton: California Leads the Way in the “Block the Boat” Movement

The world’s peoples are standing up for human rights, freedom, and dignity. This is how history is made. It always has been, and it always will be

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Marjorie Cohn: US Government Sanitizes Vietnam War History

Unless we are provided an honest accounting of the disgraceful history of the US war on Vietnam, we will be ill equipped to protest the current and future wars conducted in our name

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Paul Street: The Logical Bipartisan Insanity of Endless War

Such is the logic of endless imperial war, an Orwellian U.S. complex with a stark state-capitalist twist in the second decade of the 21st century

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Richard D. Wolff: Anti-Capitalist on a Scale I Have Not Seen in Half a Century

49% of young people between the ages of 18-29 view socialism in a favorable light

Joy First: What Happens When You Talk With Americans About Drone Murders

We were there in solidarity with others around the country as part of “Keep Space for Peace Week” and global days of actions against drones

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Noam Chomsky: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Noam Chomsky speaks with Stefan Molyneux about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how United States involvement has impacted peace talks

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Ben Dangl: Beyond Evo Morales’ Electoral Victory: A View from La Paz

On the car-less, sunny streets of La Paz on election day, the enthusiasm for the government was palpable

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Paul Street: Civil Unrest?

We all need some civil unrest – a lot actually, on a mass scale, each and every day

Pablo Mukherjee: The Siege of Jadavpur – A Global Story

It is far from coincidental that this rot from the top is always accompanied by the entrenchment of a culture of violence on campus, of which sexual assaults on women students is one telling example

James Risen: James Risen Prepared to “Pay Any Price” to Report on War on Terror

“Interview on the homeland security-industrial complex”

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Vijay Prashad: Hand in Hand

Narendra Modi’s sublime gifts to Barack Obama and the two leaders’ visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr memorial was ironically followed by a renewal of the 10-year military agreement and a revitalisation of the nuclear deal to take forward the strategic relationship

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Naomi Klein: Climate change: how to make the big polluters really pay

Are fossil fuel companies – long toxic to our natural environment – becoming toxic in the public relations environment as well?

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Rob Prince: Ebola: A Symptom of Economic Inequality

While the Ebola virus is spreading globally, its impact will mostly felt in the world’s poorer regions

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Tom Morello: Tom Morello Protest Song “Marching on Ferguson”

“100% of the profits from ‘Marching On Ferguson’ will support defending the protestors in the Ferguson area who have faced attacks, wrongful arrest, and violence from the police”

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Ramzy Baroud: The Missing Context: ‘Islamic State’ Sectarianism is Not Coincidental

While the US-led coalition can indeed inflect much damage on IS and eventually claim some sort of victory, they will ultimately exasperate the sectarian tension that will spill over to other Middle Eastern nations

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Paul Farmer: Diary

Weak health systems, not unprecedented virulence or a previously unknown mode of transmission, are to blame for Ebola’s rapid spread

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Noam Chomsky: “Solutions To The Israel-Palestine Conflict”

Noam Chomsky at UN

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Peter Van Buren: Seven Worst-Case Scenarios in the Battle with the Islamic State

Worst-case scenario: America’s pan-Middle Eastern war marches into its third decade with no end in sight

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Justin Podur: The BBC Documentary doesn’t deny the genocide

Rather than a letter about ‘genocide denial’, the authors would have been more honest to write a manifesto of unconditional support for Rwanda’s dictator

Alli McCracken: Bashing Obama to Make Way for Hillary

Whether it’s Leon Panetta, or Hillary Clinton. I’m horrified at the prospect of Clinton being the more “liberal” Presidential choice in 2016

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David Bacon: Globalization And NAFTA Caused Migration From Mexico

Not one immigration proposal in Congress in the quarter century since IRCA was passed has tried to come to grips with the policies that uprooted miners, teachers, tree planters, and farmers

Yi Xi: Women Lead Sanitation Strike at Massive Education Complex in China

While it is common to see women on strike in China, it is rare to see such strong and visible female leadership – See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/2014/10/women-lead-sanitation-strike-massive-education-complex-china#sthash.Lds1UogI.dpuf

Rawan Yaghi: “I Draw for Gaza”

The drawing had the air of challenge and resilience

Carlos Salazar: The Assassination of Detroit

We must create a city that, given the choice between a massive for-profit urban farm and housing for families who have lost their homes, chooses the families

John McNay: People’s Veto of a Union-Busting Law Holds Lessons

This November marks the third anniversary of a major labor movement victory: the defeat of Ohio’s union-busting Senate Bill 5, 62 to 38 percent, in a public referendum

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Juan Cole: In Symbolic Vote, UK Parliament urges Recognition of Palestine

The most important thing is that it points to a future disadvantageous to Israel economically, technologically and politically, as long as it continues its massive land grab in the Palestinian West Bank

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Kshama Sawant: “Socialism is the Only Answer”

interview with Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant about the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai

Joseph Stiglitz: The Age of Vulnerability

Regardless of how fast GDP grows, an economic system that fails to deliver gains for most of its citizens, and in which a rising share of the population faces increasing insecurity, is, in a fundamental sense, a failed economic system

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George Monbiot: Falling Apart

Competition and individualism are forcing us into a devastating Age of Loneliness

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Preeti Kaur: Fighting and Hoping for Freedom: Kobani and beyond

It is important not to forget the Kurdish women and men that have been tortured, imprisoned, subject to extra-judicial executions, and those political prisoners that remain in prison charged or convicted of dubious offenses

Iskender Doğu: ISIS fighter in Kobanê: “Erdoğan has helped us a lot”

ISIS defiant as Syria’s civil war threatens to spill over into Turkey: “Erdoğan has helped us a lot, but we don’t need him anymore. Turkey is next.”

Pete Dolack: A Bigger Pie Doesn’t Mean You Are Getting A Slice

Industrialists and financiers fight over which gets the bigger piece of the pie, but they agree they deserve the whole pie

Airan Bahmani: Finnish MP’s Clueless on Israel-Palestine

Finland continuously seals new military deals with a state that so openly breaches international law

William Astore: Investing in Junk Armies

Why American Efforts to Create Foreign Armies Fail

Ben Norton: The (Socialist) Malala Yousafzai the US Media Doesn’t Quote

Malala understands how poverty creates and perpetuates the very social and political ills against which she is fighting

Ian Sinclair: Housework Or Wifework?

On average, women in the UK spend 11.5 hours doing housework, while men do just six hours

Cory Fischer-hoffman: Honoring Indigenous Resistance Day in Venezuela, the Struggle Continues

The framework of decolonizing is a growing theme throughout the Americas

Charles R. Larson: Ebola Catches Fire

Well, we’ve let it scare the hell out of us

Gharib Hassou: Kurdish leader: ‘We are the only humanist shield against barbarity’

Interview of the representative in Iraqi Kurdistan of the Syria-based Democratic Union Party

Sarah Jaffe: “Poster Child for Tenure”

Why teacher Agustin Morales really lost his job

Jill Treanor: Richest 1% of people own nearly half of global wealth

Credit Suisse study shows inequality accelerating, with NGOs saying it shows economic recovery ‘skewed towards wealthy’

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Anthony Arnove: The “War of Terror” Decade

A look back at the 10 years since the September 11 attacks–and how politicians have used the tragedy

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