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David Swanson: The Financialization of Fiction, and Vice Versa

The Utopia of Rules by David Graeber is an engaging riff on the theme of bureaucracy and the BS people think about it

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Vijay Prashad: G7: out for number one, and damn the consequences

The masters of the universe were busy with each other. They have currencies to protect and countries to bomb.

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Glenn Greenwald: Major Questions Remain Unanswered in Boston Killing of Alleged ISIS Beheading Plotter

The police can now accost someone in the street who, by all accounts, was doing nothing wrong at that moment, kill him, and then just scream “ISIS” and “Terrorist” and “beheading” enough times and no real questions will be asked

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Mark Weisbrot: Obama’s Cuba legacy may run through Venezuela

There are many people in the Obama administration and Congress who do not want to normalize relations with Venezuela

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Gideon Levy: For the Sins of Occupation, Boycotts Are a Light Punishment

Orange or SodaStream, academic or artistic boycott, the penalties will grow worse the longer Israel persists in settling, exploiting and stealing Palestinian land.

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Amy Goodman: Backlash Against TPP Grows as Leaked Text Reveals Increased Corporate Control of Public Health

Newly revealed details of the draft show the TPP would give major pharmaceutical companies more power over public access to medicine and weaken public healthcare programs

Costas Lapavitsas: The Looming Austerity Package

The European “institutions” are seeking a public defeat of Syriza and the closing off of any alternative

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Jérôme Roos: In Turkey, a perfect storm gathers on the horizon

The historic gains of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the Turkish elections have upset the autocratic ambitions of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Phyllis Bennis: Obama in Iraq: New Strategy, Old Mistakes

As the war escalates, Congress is largely sitting on the sidelines

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David Swanson: The Last Jeb Killed for Slavery, The Last Bush Killed for Oil

t’s a guessing game that cannot alter the fact that either Jeb or Hillary would run the war machine into apocalyptic crises and the natural environment into collapse

Danica Jorden: In Argentina and Mexico, “Not One Less” Means Every Woman’s Life Matters

Women’s rights activists in Argentina have revived the slogan that began in Mexico in response to the mass killings of young women in Ciudad Juárez

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Richard Falk: Israel’s Shimon Peres Reacts to the Turkish Elections

The outcome of the Turkish elections is far better interpreted as a Kurdish HDP victory rather than an Erdoğan AKP defeat

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Conn Hallinan: Turkey’s Election Earthquake

The AKP lost the election because almost 60 percent of the Turks opposed its domestic and foreign policies

David Volodzko: Nine Points of the Law: America in the South China Sea

The real interloper here isn’t China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam or Brunei. It’s the U.S.

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Ryan Gallagher: Inside the Secret World of NSA Art

Denny has brought to life images from the trove of classified files on government spying leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

David Cay Johnston: The top .001 percent are different from you and me

New IRS report reveals new details that will anger almost everyone, including those in the top 1 percent

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Mark Weisbrot: Germany is bluffing on Greece

Berlin is not going to force Athens out of the eurozone anytime soon

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Michael Albert: Left Media?

Our priority, of course, should be to aid changing the world for the better

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Mark Evans: Rethinking False Consciousness

Understanding that we can be socialized into adopting an ideological position that is detrimental to our own interests is an important step towards the development of revolutionary consciousness

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Joe Emersberger: What Drives Governments to Keep TISA, TPP and TTIP Secret?

The corporate media, not secrecy, is actually the more important barrier to fair and open debate

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Jen Marlowe: Expelled for Life

A Palestinian Family’s Struggle to Stay on Their Land

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Diana Johnstone: Playing Hard Ball With Soft Power

The United States insists on imposing a system of global “free enterprise” that inevitably breeds all kinds of unmanageable corruption, but then tries to make it look good by cracking down selectively on corruption

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Conn Hallinan: The Dark Saudi-Israeli Plot to Tip the Scales in Syria

The Saudis and the Turks are scaling up their support for Syrian jihadists while the Israelis contemplate a new war with Hezbollah

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Dave Zirin: The Politics of David Blatt and the Passion of Steve Kerr’s Father

Steve Kerr, without fanfare and without a bullhorn, walks in the path of the late Dr. Malcolm Kerr. It’s a path that sees peace as arriving only through education, empathy, and justice

Nafeez Ahmed: Pentagon report proves US complicity in ISIS

A declassified Pentagon report confirms that the West accelerated support to extremist rebels in Syria

Ellen Meyers: Inequality fight moves beyond wages

Chipotle will offer hourly employees benefits such as sick pay and tuition reimbursements starting July 1

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Bill McKibben: Shell’s Arctic drilling is the real threat to the world, not kayaktivists

As usual, the rich and powerful are using the legal system to further exploit the planet

Steven Greenhouse: How Walmart Persuades Its Workers Not to Unionize

America’s largest private employer cares a lot about preventing its workers from organizing, a leaked training video reveals

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Jeremy Brecher: Reversing Climate Change: What Will It Take?

What would a climate insurgency look like?

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Vincent Emanuele: The United States: A Most Violent Nation

Extreme violence ravages the US. In this context, activists and organizers face a series of challenges that many of our international counterparts do not

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Ramzy Baroud: What This World Needs is Some Really Honest Journalists

To question the term “Middle East” is to become conscious of the colonial history

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Steve Early: What’s The Matter With Indiana?

Winning Hearts And Minds For Labor in Hoosier-Land

Johannes Hautaviita: UN nuclear conference ends in failure

At the UN nuclear summit, the US continues its long-standing policy of shielding Israel’s nuclear weapons monopoly in the Middle East

Costas Lapavitsas: If the eurozone thinks Greece can be blackmailed, it is wrong

Greece’s creditors do not have the country’s best interests at heart. Syriza, which still has enormous popular support, will not be afraid to examine the alternatives

Samuel Farber: Cuba’s Challenge

What did the Cuban Revolution accomplish and where can it go from here?

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David Swanson: The Bravery of Vince Bugliosi

Bugliosi will be deeply missed in a way that thousands of authors and prosecutors sitting right now on their plump posteriors will never be

Peter Bloom: Bin Laden’s death and the fairy tale of the War on Terror

Recent revelations have challenged the official version of Bin Laden’s death, but the real cover-up concerns the motivations behind the War on Terror

RT.com: Chile police deploy tear gas, water cannons as 200,000-strong rally turns violent

The latest student rally that gathered some 200,000 people on the eve of the Copa America, the South American football championship, has turned violent with Santiago police shooting tear gas and water cannons

Noliwe Rooks: Racism, a pool party in Texas and the Supreme Court

A Supreme Court case has the potential to either reaffirm our commitment to, or fully gut, fair housing laws designed to promote racial and economic integration

Van Gosse: A New Internationalism

Internationalism is not a future goal, or utopian dream, it is an active practice. We must begin where we are, and make a new road by walking it

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Alfredo Lopez: USA Freedom Act is Anything But

There is nothing — nothing at all — in any recent law or legislative action that will in any way weaken the police state structure our government has put into place

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Robert Jensen: American journalism’s ideology: Why the “liberal” media is fundamentalist

Mainstream journalism is failing to engage all relevant views on the state of the ecosphere

Joris Leverink: The HDP’s victory is a barrier against autocracy in Turkey

For the first time, a pro-Kurdish party has entered into the Turkish parliament, throwing a spanner in the works of Erdoğan’s autocratic ambitions

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George Monbiot: Aspirational parents condemn their children to a desperate, joyless life

In the cause of self-advancement, we are urged to sacrifice our leisure, our pleasures and our time with partners and children

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Laura Gottesdiener: A Magical Mystery Tour of American Austerity Politics

One State’s Attempt to Destroy Democracy and the Environment

Simona Levi: 24M: It was not a victory for Podemos, but for the 15M movement

The victory on 24 May has shown that we are on the right track, and that the last 4 years have only been the first stage in this era that is full of hope

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Auset Marian Lewis: Just Who is Insane?

Is treatment of the mentally ill insane? Locking them up in Rikers Island instead of caring for them in hospitals with trained professionals? It sounds pretty crazy to me. I just know we can do better

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Preeti Kaur: Solidarity for Venezuela and Struggles at Home

Celebrating solidarity with Venezuela while calling for action to defend gains in the challenging year ahead

Selahattin Demirtaş: Call for ‘new way of life': radical democracy

I did not become a candidate in order to preside over an authoritarian, bureaucratic, anti-democratic, sexist state. The president we hope for is one who will be with the people on the streets

Mazin Qumsiyeh: Status of Palestine in 2015

It has been 67 years since the occupation of 78% of Palestine in 1948

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