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Tom Athanasiou: Climate Crossroads

Toward a Just Deal in Paris

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George Monbiot: How Whales Change Climate

The astonishing story of how whales keep the oceans alive – and alter the composition of the atmosphere

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Beverly Bell: Five Years after the Earthquake in Haiti

Some things never change. In Haiti, no matter the century or decade in question, one can be certain that: the state and elite are trouncing the rights and needs of the majority, the population is protesting to demand land and justice, and the international community is taking the wrong side. Five years after the earthquake Read more…

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David Swanson: Nuclear Madness and Resistance

The Jeffrey Sterling trial is a bit disheartening for anyone who’d rather humanity paid a bit of attention to avoiding nuclear apocalypse

Jon Queally: Global Cyberwar

Surveillance Is Just First Phase

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Ray McGovern: Crime and CIA Embarrassments

A cruelly different standard applies to Jeffrey Sterling, who is alleged to have let the American people in on the secret of a reckless covert action

Flint Taylor: The Racist History of Modern Police Unions

In truth, police unions further the-all-too-accurate conception that the police are an occupying force in poor communities of color

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Mark Evans: Outlawing Institutionalised Classism

What follows is a first sketch of a campaign proposal that is designed to bring to an end a form of discrimination referred to here as institutionalised classism

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Ben Dangl: Why the US is the Biggest Threat to World Peace

Washington’s torture, war crimes and military industrial complex are consistently propped up by the concept of U.S. exceptionalism

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Medea Benjamin: ‘Flogging for Blogging’ Official Saudi Policy

Raif Badawi was sentenced by a Saudi court to 1,000 floggings, as well as ten years in prison and a fine of $266,000. Badawi’s crime? Blogging.

Robert H. Frank: Why have weddings and houses gotten so ridiculously expensive? Blame inequality

The encouraging news is that the profoundly wasteful spending patterns caused by rising income inequality could easily be changed. But that’s unlikely to happen until our political conversation begins to focus on inequality’s practical consequences

Jeffrey Mittman: Why is a Ferguson grand juror being silenced?

Interview with the executive director of the Missouri ACLU

Tomasz Konicz: The Origin of the Pegida Movement

Pegida started around 13 Weeks ago with marches of several thousand people, but these marches grew very quickly

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Uri Avnery: Reflections on the recent Paris Massacre and Zionism

After a crime, the first question is “cui bono”, who benefits?

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Paul Street: The Chicago Blackhawks and the American Empire

The legacy of past US ethnic cleansing and asymmetric conquest is evident in deep poverty and despair that is shamefully mocked by the “proud” Indian names and logos deployed by US sports teams and the military at home and abroad

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Our Multipolar World: It is Painful to Live Amidst Chaos

The world-system is in serious trouble and it is causing pain to the vast majority of the world’s population

Ken Jones: White Silence = State Violence

The parallels between the African American prisoners caught in the U.S. injustice system and the Muslim prisoners in Guantánamo (all of them are and always have been Muslim) are clear: racism & Islamophobia

Various Contributors: Joint statement of the academic delegation to Rojava

Last December, an international delegation of scholars visited Rojava to learn about the revolution, gender liberation and democratic self-government

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Norman Finkelstein: The Making of Norman Finkelstein

Writing the “Holocaust Industry” changed his life, isolating him academically and making him a target – but he felt he had to take on the subject to defend the legacy of his holocaust survivor parents

Seth Ackerman: Community Standards

The Right is trying to essentialize Muslims. The Left should not fall into the same trap

Lauren McCauley: France Arrests 54 People for Offensive Speech

Observers warn that government reaction in wake of Charlie Hebdo killings reminiscent of post-9/11 fear campaign

Frank Fried Family: Frank Fried, 1927-­2015, Presente!

Franklin Fried devoted more than 70 years to supporting and fighting for freedom, justice, equality, and liberation for working and oppressed people in the U.S. and around the world

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Auset Marian Lewis: Je Suis Hungry

What are you going to do?

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Peter Van Buren: America Is Open for Business in Iraq

Even as the Obama administration stumbles and bumbles along in search of a magical political strategy in Iraq that would make sense of everything, American weapons-makers can expect a bountiful future

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Norman Solomon: Race, Leaks and Prosecution at the CIA

Condoleezza Rice made headlines when she testified Thursday at the leak trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling

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David Swanson: CIA on Trial in Virginia for Planting Nuke Evidence in Iran

Why give Iran flawed plans for a key part of a nuclear weapon? You can tell the truth about Iran having what you so desperately want Iran to appear to have

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Badri Raina: Chronicles of Truth

Thus is history unmade and made, And goodsense brought to the knees

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Norman Solomon: The Revenge of the CIA

Scapegoating Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

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Vijay Prashad: Policy shaped by power in world burdened by grief

The French Assembly decided to use the attack on Charlie Hebdo to expand its military operations against “jihadism and radical Islamism”

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Dave Zirin: The irreplaceable Mike Marqusee

Rest in Power, Mike. You have earned the rest, but we will need your power to move forward in your absence

Nicmer Evans: Economic Solutions: Two Perspectives from the Bolivarian Left

Recent shortages have highlighted Venezuela’s weakness as an oil exporting country that relies heavily on imports

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John Feffer: Europe’s Coming Battle

The real battle is over the soul of Europe. And the far right is rallying like it’s 1099

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Marina Sitrin: Threads of the New World: Spain’s Mortgage Victims Plataforma

Through direct democracy, direct action and mutual aid, PAH has been changing people’s lives from very concrete ways

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Norman Solomon: Sterling Trial Opens in Security-State Matrix

In an area where vast partnerships between intelligence agencies and private contractors saturate everyday life, the jury pool was bound to please the prosecution

Alpha Winston: Charlie Hebdo & The Politics of Self-Deception

Terrorists do not do what they do because they hate freedom—they do what they do because they are incredibly angry at Western violence

Iara Lee: Sundarbans Oil Spill

An Urgent Wake Up Call for the Bangladeshi Government

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George Monbiot: Trade Secrets

This is a reckless, unjustified destruction of our rights. We can defeat it

Ali Abunimah: France cracks down on free speech in order to defend it

In grim and supreme irony, French police have fanned out to suppress free speech in order to defend it. “France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism, announcing Wednesday that 54 people had been arrested for those offenses” since last week, the Associated Press reports. The news Read more…

Antonis Davanellos: We ask for solidarity

Interview with Antonis Davanellos, a member of the Greek socialist organization International Workers Left (DEA), a prominent group among the SYRIZA left

Cory Fischer-hoffman: Venezuelan Officials Seize Warehouse with Enormous Cache of Hoarded Items as Opposition Calls for Strike

Following increased buying during the holiday season, Venezuela is facing shortages in food, basic goods, such as diapers and laundry detergent, medicine, and automotive items

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Paul Street: Charlie I am Not

This massive Western moral indifference regarding the deaths of others is no small part of why terrible events like the Charlie Hebdo killings come to seem inevitable

Rory Fanning: Letter to a Young Army Ranger (From an Old One)

Why the War on Terror Shouldn’t Be Your Battle

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Jack Rasmus: China Chases Its Shadow (Banks)

Shadow banks have been estimated to have investable assets (i.e. relatively short term and liquid) of about $75 trillion globally as of year end 2014

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Preeti Kaur: Freedom to Consume and Collective Liberation

The belief that the satisfaction of individual feelings and desires is our highest priority has come to dominate our society

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Danny Schechter: Wall Street Reform Aims To Bring Back The “Wild Old Days”

You win the modern financial-regulation game by filing the most motions, attending the most hearings, giving the most money to the most politicians and, above all, by keeping at it, day after day, year after fiscal year, until stealing is legal again

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Ramzy Baroud: War Begets War: It’s Not about Islam; It Never Was

It is still not about Islam, even if the media and militants attacking western targets say so

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John Feffer: Charlie Hebdo: Middle East Blowback?

After the Paris massacre, European governments should resist narratives of civilizational conflict and push for a ceasefire in the Syrian war

Johannes Hautaviita: International Law or Diktat of the Powerful? The Case of Iran

A comprehensive proposal to reduce the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East has been on the table for 40 years, but the U.S. and Israel have sabotaged this effort

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Shamus Cooke: The Spectacular Media Failure on Charlie Hebdo

The only way to combat political scapegoating is to focus on the social forces responsible for the economic crisis and have them pay for the solutions that they are demanding the working class pay

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Roberto Savio: The Paris Killings – A Fatal Trap for Europe

It is sad to see how a continent that was one cradle of civilisation is running blindly into a trap, the trap of a holy war with Islam – and that six Muslim terrorists were sufficient to bring that about

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