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Marina Sitrin: Solidarity and Accompaniment

From recuperated workplaces to defense of the land

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Badri Raina: Obama: Insistent Truthteller

The intolerance of “Liberal Democracies” like America has tended to be as fundamentalist and barbaric as that of organized religious groups

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Milan Rai: Charisma and Movement-Building

How did King become a nationally-known civil rights leader?

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Abby Martin: Aaron Swartz and the Fight for Free Information

Aaron Swartz sacrificed himself to better the world

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Mark Weisbrot: The Greek Debt Talks

Discussing the ECB and Greek debt talks

Toshio Meronek: Affordable housing in San Francisco affordable only for upwardly mobile

Critics say city’s below-market-rate apartment rental and purchase programs promote gentrification

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Jim Hightower: Global Trade Deal Is a ‘Corporate Coup d’Etat’

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would allow an unprecedented level of global corporate rule

Samantha Hargreaves: Women Stand Their Ground against Big Coal

More than 50 grassroots women activists gathered from around the region in late-January 2015 to stand their ground against Big Coal

Christian Appy: Burying Vietnam, Launching Perpetual War

How Thanking the Veteran Meant Ignoring What Happened

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Yanis Varoufakis: Confessions Of An Erratic Marxist In The Midst Of A Repugnant European Crisis

This long-term slide toward asymmetrical depression and monetary disintegration puts radicals in a terrible dilemma

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Joseph Stiglitz: A Greek Morality Tale

Seldom do democratic elections give as clear a message as that in Greece

PBS Nova: Rise of the Drones

Spy Drone Can See What You are Wearing From 17,500 Feet

Pete Dolack: We have no money so central banks give more money to banks

Trillions of dollars has been poured into programs that do little more than produce stock-market bubbles; more trillions have been poured directly into banks and other financial institutions for bailouts

Cassius Methyl: NYPD Pushes For Law that Would Turn Anyone they Want Into a Felon

Can you just imagine what would happen if ‘resisting arrest’ were made a felony?

Diane Nash: LBJ Doesn’t Deserve Credit for Selma

The impression too often perpetuated in history books and in popular culture is that you have to be a president, someone special or White to have an important idea or to achieve major accomplishments

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Bill Moyers: The Fiery Cage and the Lynching Tree, Brutality’s Never Far Away

Jesse Washington was just one black man to die horribly at the hands of white death squads. Between 1882 and 1968 — 1968! — there were 4,743 recorded lynchings in the US

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Michael Albert: Priorities

Why do our cumulative efforts collectively harp so overwhelmingly on repeating why and how things are bad and give so little attention to what we should desire and how we should achieve it?

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Paul Street: Oil, Empire, and False Paradox

Washington’s Contrasting Responses to the Deaths of King Abdullah and Hugo Chavez

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Vincent Emanuele: Technology, Weapons and the Future

Until students control the universities, workers control corporations and the state is managed by working-class and poor citizens, regular folks will have little to say about why, how in what ways these technologies are implemented

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Shamus Cooke: How Obama is Making the World More Dangerous

Instead of acting as a promoter of peace and stability, the Obama administration has been a catalyst of confrontation and war

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David Swanson: The Key That Is the Saudi Kingdom

War is not something the U.S. government is forced into, but something it chooses

Catarina Príncipe: First Days, First Decisions

Syriza has only been in power for a week, but debates are already raging inside and outside the party

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Alexis Tsipras: Syriza and Europe

The left is here to create change, to foster new social partnerships, to stand up to ‘business as usual’. And we will do so, with integrity, with a new approach to international relations, with unity and action across the board

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Paul Street: Worse Than Fascism?

The contemporary U.S. model is in some ways worse than classic or real historical fascism in advancing tyrannical imperial and state-capitalist goals

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Kostas Arvanitis: Interviewing Greek Left Media: Sto Kokkino

We here on this radio station are saying “We are not stepping back, but rather are accelerating.”

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Panic about Panic

Russia and the World-System Today

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Steve Early: Spirit of Tony Mazzocchi Haunts Oil Industry Again

What better place to make blue-green alliance building more real than rhetorical, among labor and community partners long pitted against each other by companies like Chevron and Shell?

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David Swanson: It’s the Blind Partisanship

If people recognize that their partisanship is hurting the causes they support, they will surely begin to question it

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Tom Hayden: Kern, The Mississippi of Fracking

The evidence is growing that communities of color will no longer accept their previous fate of being dumping grounds and sacrifice zones for industry

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Uri Avnery: Zionists All

WHAT does Zionism mean nowadays?

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Juan Cole: Is ISIL’s ‘Shock and Awe’ more Awe-ful because of One Victim?

The purpose of the bombing was to terrify Iraqis into submitting. That is, it was a form of state terrorism

Gabriel Rubin: Big Problems, Fake Solutions

The Black Lives Matter movement is calling for fundamental change. But all elites are offering is tepid reform

Matthew Harwood: The Lone-Wolf Terror Trap

Why the Cure Will Be Worse Than the Disease

Chloe Maxmin: Harvard Is the Climate Crisis

Harvard University has increased its investments in fossil fuels by almost seven fold over the last few months

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Jack Rasmus: Syriza vs. the ‘Troika’: Greek Debt Negotiations Heat Up

The northern European bondholders, investors, central bankers, and Euro bureaucrats that are the true faces behind the Troika, are confronted by a serious democratic challenge by the Syriza government

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Yanis Varoufakis: I’m the finance minister of a bankrupt country

The Germans need not trust the Greeks, but should listen to them, says Yanis Varoufakis

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Paul Street: Where “American Sniper” Fails

Imperial America has been calling those who dare to resist its murderous expansions “savages” since the colonial and early revolutionary eras

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Kim Scipes: Hardhats, Hippies and Hawks

Review of Hardhats, Hippies and Hawks: The Vietnam Antiwar Movement as Myth and Memory by Penny Lewis

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Ramzy Baroud: Sinai

The question remains: how long will it be before Cairo understands that violence cannot resolve what are fundamentality political and socio-economic problems?

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Norman Solomon: CIA Mission: Destroy the Whistleblower and Perfume the Stench of ‘Operation Merlin’

The trial of Jeffrey Sterling shook loose more serious questions about Operation Merlin than it laid to rest. The last big shoe in this real-life saga has yet to drop

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George Monbiot: Lost in the 21st Century

Despite the best efforts of those who believe there is no such thing as society, we have not lost our ability to connect

Suraya Dadoo: Je suis Hypocrite!

To have some of the most vicious governmental enemies of press freedom, who are currently waging their own war against journalists and commentators, championing the cause of free speech is an insult, not just to the victims in Paris, but to all those denied basic media freedoms

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Noam Chomsky: Surviving the 21st Century

Noam Chomsky speaks on a variety of topics.

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Vicente Navarro: Why Podemos Poses A Major Threat To The Spanish Political Establishment

The Spanish financial, economic, political, and media establishments are on the defensive and in panic

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Nikos Raptis: Did the US Win the Greek Elections?

Here is, a possible estimate of what the Empire could do to protect its “property”

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David Swanson: When Veterans Try to End Wars

IVAW’s core demands have in fact been absolutely right on: bring the troops home, give them the benefits they were promised, and see that Iraq is rebuilt and returned to its people

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: Obama the Traveling Nuclear Salesman Just Went to India

Indian public money is being used to shield U.S. corporations from liabilities in the event of a disaster involving an American supplied reactor

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Ezequiel Adamovsky: Alberto Nisman’s Death and AMIA: Who Cares About the Truth?

Although he is portrayed as a man who died looking for the truth, Nisman was far from being a justice hero

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Tom Engelhardt: Remembrance of Wars Past

Why There Is No Massive Antiwar Movement in America

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