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Amir Hetsroni: Israeli universities’ response to Gaza war may justify an academic boycott

Attempts by Israeli universities to punish students and faculty who protested against the Gaza war were a profound challenge to those, like me, who had opposed the boycott of Israeli academia

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Paul Street: Reflections on a Bernie Sanders Presidential Run

Why work to help the United States’ frankly oligarchic elections and candidate-as-“savior” arrangement seem like anything different than what it really is – a coldly cynical plutocratic caricature of democracy?

Preeti Kaur: Celebration and Struggle: Talha Ahsan

While we take a moment to celebrate Talha Ahsan’s impending return to his home in London, the struggle for justice continues

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Walden Bello: The Corporate Free Trade Project Reloaded

Compared to 1994, the capacity of the South to resist the free trade project and come up with a trade paradigm with a different vision and based on different principles is greater today

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David Swanson: War in the Hundred Acre Woods

In the 1920s and 1930s, anybody who was anybody tried to figure out how to rid the world of war. Collectively, I’d say they got three-quarters of the way to an answer

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Glenn Greenwald: The Fun of Empire

Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria

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Gar Alperovitz: Envisioning Where We Want to Go

An Interview With Evolutionary Reconstructionist Gar Alperovitz

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Richard Falk: Israel as An Outlaw State and U.S. Complicity

The Middle East and North Africa have been unstable for decades, and the consequences of the intensifying instability are spreading to other regions

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Tom Hayden: Peace Movement A Minority Again

Suddenly the American peace movement is back to the status of a prophetic minority

Debbie Elliott: Freedom Strategy Put To The Test At Democratic National Convention

The party may have left the convention without votes, but it changed the way politics was waged for generations to come

Julia Kann: McDonald’s Can’t Hide Behind Franchise System

McDonald’s workers demanding “$15 and a union” have reason to cheer

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Rania Khalek: Israel’s extermination of whole families in Gaza reflects genocidal impulse

Eighty-nine families that existed seven weeks ago in Gaza have been exterminated by Israel

Simon Balto: Ferguson, Missouri: This Is Who We Are

When we look at what’s happening in Ferguson, we need to understand that this isn’t something new. It isn’t even something recent. It is in our nation’s fabric and in its bones

Ali Abunimah: Israel lost the war in Gaza but the struggle for justice goes on

With reports that Israel has agreed to reopen Gaza’s borders, Hamas announced victory and Palestinians, especially in Gaza, are celebrating

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Kathy Kelly: A Teacher in Kabul

Zekerullah yearns for knowledge as well as justice, and he’s willing to sacrifice for both. I want to learn from him.

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Vijay Prashad: Blowback

How the Islamic State Grew Out of U.S Invasion of Iraq

Miriam Zoila Pérez: Black Feminists Respond to Ferguson

Here is a sampling of voices, including queer, trans and gender non-conforming feminist perspectives

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Eva Golinger: A Defiant Ecuador Seeks Solutions in Assange Case

Both Julian Assange and Ecuador have taken on the most powerful world interests, despite the dangers, threats and consequences of their actions

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Juan Cole: Iraq: Bombs & Bullets vs. Political Process

This violence was strategic, not random

Roger Waters: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters: Why moral perversity of U.S. position in Gaza is stunning

I think it’s safe to say that if U.S. neighborhoods were living under siege, folks like Rand Paul wouldn’t take it

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Joe Emersberger: About Some of the Left Critiques Of Rafael Correa

While there is no universal agreement about every item on the menu, the following are the key neoliberal policies that plagued Ecuador

RT.com: Rubble Bucket Challenge

A Palestinian journalist has started a new internet trend in Gaza, “the Rubble Bucket challenge,” playing on the popularity of the “Ice Bucket challenge,” which has conjured up a social media storm. While water is scarce in Gaza, rubble certainly isn’t. After being bombarded by Israeli missiles for the last seven weeks, it can be Read more…

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Conn Hallinan: Sanctions & the Dollar: A Fall From Grace?

The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow over the crisis in the Ukraine could backfire on Washington by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency

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Amira Hass: As war rages in Gaza, West Bank routine of violence and arrests unabated

Arrests, expulsions, home demolitions, land seizure and settlers harassing Palestinians continues

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Don Fitz: National March on Ferguson, August 30, 2014

You are invited to join us at the National March on Ferguson, on Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Patrick Cockburn: West poised to join forces with President Assad in face of Islamic State

Islamist forces are fighting their way into western Syria from bases further east, bringing forward the prospect of US military intervention to stop their advance

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Michael Ratner: The Dahiya Doctrine

Evidence of Israel’s Intentional Mass Slaughter in Gaza

Pete Dolack: Freedom for Capital, Not People

A form of conquest and domination for the age of financialization

Ami Kaufman: Israelis on Facebook wish death for Holocaust survivors against ‘Protective Edge’

“Holocaust survivors who think like this are invited to go die in the gas chambers”

Tatyana Novossiolova: An Accident Waiting to Happen

Making viruses in the lab deadlier and more able to spread

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Jérôme Roos: What Happens in Ferguson Does Not Stay in Ferguson

For African Americans, the state of emergency has always been a permanent one

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Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit”

“We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”

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Aviva Chomsky: America’s Continuing Border Crisis

The Real Story Behind the “Invasion” of the Children

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Arun Gupta: The Danger of America’s Police is the Mindset, Not Military Weapons

Take away the military weapons from Ferguson police and they will still be an occupying army to the Black community there

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Richard Falk: Three Questions for Hamas

Whether wittingly or not, the international diplomacy of the West has produced dispossession, violence, and seemingly irreconcilable conflict

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Amira Hass: Gaza Severely Short Of Water For Drinking And Bathing

A major consequence of the water shortage, caused by Israeli strikes, is the outbreak of skin disease and other infections

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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