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Asa Winstanley: Israeli defense minister promises to kill more civilians and threatens to nuke Iran

Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon on Tuesday said Israel would attack entire civilian neighborhoods during any future assault on Gaza or Lebanon

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Black Faces in High Places Haven’t Helped Average Black People

Black political operatives operate in the same terrain as their white competitors. They compete to stay in the good graces of wealthy donors while maximizing political connections to bolster their campaign war chests

Middle East Monitor: Israeli soldier: We bombed civilian targets in Gaza for entertainment

The Israeli army launched a 51-day war on the Gaza Strip on 7 July 2014, resulting in the death of more than 2,000 Palestinians and wounding about 11,000 others

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Cynthia Peters: Class War in the Spring, And It’s Time to Hold a Meeting?

A meeting may not seem like much, but there’s a lot we can accomplish. We can meet our neighbors, we can listen and be heard

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Ramzy Baroud: Birzeit Wins Again: Students of the West Bank Unite

Despite the limited margins of freedom in Palestine, Birzeit roared once more, reflecting a larger trend of courage and fearlessness that began in Gaza, but is echoing in every corner of the West Bank

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Syriza: The Greek Melodrama, or Who Really Wants What?

One has to choose one’s priorities. Syriza’s is to minimize the pain of the great majority. This seems to me a much more admirable priority than preserving the sanctity of debt repayment

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Victor Grossman: Liars, Drones, and May Day

At all demonstrations there were many posters, signs and stickers welcoming refugees and immigrants, in opposition to the neo-Nazis, PEGIDA and right-wing AfD-party people

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: Saudi Arabia – Facing A Serf Revolt

Anxious to please Israel, and keep reaping the 50-year old oil bonanza, the United States and Europe have closed their eyes to Saudi crimes

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Ezequiel Adamovsky: The 70th Anniversary of the Defeat of the Nazis and the Politics of Commemoration

There are little chances that the 70th anniversary of the Nazi defeat will offer the opportunity for a non-ideological revisiting of the past

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Gareth Porter: The media misses the point on ‘proxy war’

It is certainly time to discuss the problem of proxy war in the Middle East, because a series of such wars are the heart of the destabilisation and chaos engulfing the region

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Peter Dreier: Bernie Sanders’s Presidential Bid Represents a Long Tradition of American Socialism

Long deployed by the right as an epithet, this form of left-wing populism is as American as apple pie

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Bruno Jäntti: Spring in Rojava, winter in Rojhelat

Rojava, the Kurdish area in northern Syria, is undergoing (and possibly cementing) a revolution

Connor Kilpatrick: Why the Right Loves Privilege Politics

The Right deploys privilege politics to avoid class politics, obscuring just where the real wealth, power, and, yes, privilege lies in our society

Michael Gould-Wartofsky: The Wars Come Home

A Five-Step Guide to the Police Repression of Protest from Ferguson to Baltimore and Beyond

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Preeti Kaur: 12 Reasons not to vote Tory

Democracy is heading towards crisis in the UK

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Milan Rai: Cameron’s Karma

How some recent Conservative victories made it harder for them to win the British general election

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Chris Hedges: Make the Rich Panic

There may be good people within the system, but that is not the point. It is the system that is rotten. It must be replaced

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Serge Halimi: Which way out of this mess?

The lack of immediate results and loss of clear points of reference have blunted enthusiasm for transforming society, and the world

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George Monbiot: Code of Silence

Almost all the issues worth debating are left unmentioned in this election

Los Angeles Black Worker Center: #BlackWorkersMatter

The report shows that organizing to build the power of black workers is the only way to challenge the structural racism that perpetuates black social, political and economic inequity

Caitlin Goldblatt: The Struggle Continues in Baltimore

n recognizing that they’re fighting structural problems that won’t be solved by more people of color in political office, the movement in Baltimore has demonstrated its clarity of mission

Ashley Smith: The Problem with Bernie Sanders

We need to win the new left born out of Occupy, public-sector union struggles and the Black Lives Matter movement to breaking with the Democratic Party and building an electoral alternative as a complement to struggle from below

Paul Jay: Was Baltimore’s Curfew a Dress Rehearsal for Martial Law?

Discussing the legality of Freddie Gray’s arrest

Dan Clawson: The Computers are Listening

How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text

Ed Vulliamy: The rebellion in Baltimore is an uprising against austerity

Gentrified cities, the fall of manufacturing, the filling of jails with black men – all fuelled the violence that followed the killing of Freddie Gray

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Marjorie Cohn: The Chickens Come Home to Roost in Baltimore

Baltimore’s sordid history of racial and class oppression, combined with the war on drugs, made for a deadly combination

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Noam Chomsky: Science at MIT: From the Cold War to Climate Change

Discussion on how scientific research at MIT has been affected for the past 50+ years by its relationship with outside funding agencies, in particular the US military

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Florian Zollmann: Terrorism and Islam in Western Europe

Terrorism is much closer related to Western power projections in the Middle East than to Islam

Richard Rothstein: From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation

Federal housing subsidy policies still disproportionately direct low-income black families to segregated neighborhoods and away from middle class suburbs

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Vijay Prashad: General Strike of the Rich Alumni

We dissent too little. We accept too much. We allow our institutions to treat students like customers and consumers and not citizens

Eugene Nulman: Why Political Campaigns Matter: A Lesson on Trust for Left Parties

Earning the public’s trust is not just important to gaining political power in order to try to make improvements through reform, but important in developing a new political culture of continuously earned trust

Bhaskar Sunkara: Bernie for President?

A vibrant Sanders campaign would be a sign that bleak job prospects and the squeezing of American workers are creating a political constituency for change

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Ted Glick: Bernie Steps Up; How About Us?

At the ripe old age of 73, Bernie Sanders has decided to rise to the urgency and seriousness of the times by running for President

Deborah L. Shelton: Guilty of mental illness

Addressing mental health issues before people are incarcerated should be the solution

Chris Heller: The Onion Is Not a Joke

How a fake newspaper is turning into a real media empire

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Noam Chomsky: ‘I Don’t Look at Twitter Because It Doesn’t Tell Me Anything’

Interview on the current media landscape

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Bruno Jäntti: Virulent anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism

It seems that Hollywood knows no limits when it comes to dehumanizing Middle Eastern peoples and adherents of Islam

Joris Leverink: Kazova workers claim historic victory in Turkey

Their ultimate aim is to become a role model for others: autonomous and independent

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Joe Emersberger: Must the Venezuelan Right be Golpista?

Spreading misinformation and panic drives up borrowing costs and could encourage fringe elements of the military to use it as a pretext for a coup attempt

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Tom Engelhardt: Who Counts?

Body Counts, Drones, and “Collateral Damage” (aka “Bug Splat”)

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Richard Falk: Apartheid and the Palestinian National Struggle

This strategic bonding was greatly facilitated by Israel’s military prowess as revealed in its victorious wars, especially the 1967 War

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Glenn Greenwald: Cowardly Firing of Australian State-Funded TV Journalist Highlights the West’s Real Religion

That’s why Scott McIntyre was fired: because he questioned and disputed the most sacred doctrine of the West’s religion

Joan Shipps: Baltimore gang members sound ‘like Noam Chomsky’ compared to the cops

Citing the damage wrought by decades of oppressive policies, including poverty and police brutality, Crips, Bloods, and Black Guerrilla members in Baltimore have banded together to find collaborative solutions to the problems facing their city

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Henry A. Giroux: On the Struggle for a Cohesive Left

Interview on the failures of the liberal class, the limitations of our existing commercial/corporate media structure, and the need for alternative approaches to education

Garikai Chengu: The Rise of the African-American Police State

Far from being a “post-racial” nation, American race relations are at a new low

Don Quijones: Angela Merkel’s NSA Nightmare Just Got A Lot Worse

Europe’s economic powerhouse Germany still remains, to all intents and purposes, a militarily occupied country, with as many as 21,500 British soldiers and 50,000 US troops still stationed on its soil.

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Vincent Emanuele: No Alternatives to US Empire: Bernie Sanders and the 2016 Elections

Therein lies the hope: people connecting struggles and working effectively to resist domination and oppression

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Nikos Raptis: Greece: A possible Route

Will the Emperor and his Janissaries be successful in their effort to stop SYRIZA, Alexis, Zoe and all of us Greeks in our effort to move to a better society and to, even, become a catalyst for ecumenical hope?

Sam Harris: Exchange with Chomsky

Liberalism parades itself…

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: The Strange Lightness of History

To what extent have the colonized learned from the colonizers the arrogance of racism?

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