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Airin Bahmani: Eu Flouts The 1951 Refugee Convention

Sometimes the deaths of migrants trying to make their way to Europe make headlines, sometimes they don’t

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Danny Schechter: The World Cup Spilleth Over

As the Soccer Games End, Political Ones Begin

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David Bacon: Debunking 8 Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating

‘Lax enforcement’ is not the culprit—U.S. trade and immigration policies are

Volodymyr Ishchenko: Ukraine’s Fractures: Interview with Volodymyr Ishchenko

Kiev-based sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko discusses the unfolding of the Ukrainian crisis and its outcomes to date, against the backdrop of the political and economic order that emerged after 1991

David Kotz: Mississippi Freedom Summer – A Personal Account

We still need to work to build a different world of racial equality, economic justice, and peace. To do so, we must relearn the lesson that ordinary people have the ability to change the world when they stand up together

Joe Atkins: Hundreds rally for a union election

The June 27 pro-union rally by an estimated 400 students, activists, ministers and workers in front of the mile-long Nissan plant here was the perfect culmination of the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference

Julia Chaitin: Nothing new under the Gaza-Sderot Sun

The temperatures keep rising in the hot Gaza-Sderot region; after all it’s July. But it’s not the heat that is making our lives unbearable; it’s the renewed terrifying and senseless violence

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Mark Engler: When the Pillars Fall

How social movements can win more victories like same-sex marriage

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Shamus Cooke: The Union vs. Corporate Showdown Has Officially Begun

The attack on the U.S. labor movement just sharpened with the Harris vs. Quinn Supreme Court decision, aimed at the heart of concentrated union power — public sector unions

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Tom Hayden: Environmentalists, Capitalists Should Broker Green New Deal

Most environmentalists see themselves on the left of the political spectrum, so what’s the Left to do when leaders of finance capital take leading roles in confronting climate change?

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Paul Street: Seven Things

The joblessness and under-employment that capital imposes masses of people is a giant, fundamentally public issue with gigantic implications for the common good

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Justin Podur: The Reordering of Iraq and Syria

How far back do we look to understand the breakup of Iraq and the declaration by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in June 29, 2014 of a caliphate?

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Don Fitz: How Green is the ‘Green New Deal’?

Digging beneath the surface appearance of the GND requires exploring its family tree: the “Green Revolution”, green capitalism and the “Green Economy”

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Ramzy Baroud: Obama’s Failure and Richard Perle’s Whitewashing of the Iraq War

Richard Perle’s statements in an interview were yet another testament to the intellectual degeneration of a group that had once promised a ‘new Middle East’, only to destabilize the region with violent consequences that continue to reverberate until this day

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Patrick Cockburn: Battle for Baghdad

Iraq now has a political crisis and a military crisis, neither of which is likely to be resolved soon

Gideon Levy: Our Wretched Jewish State

Now we know: In the Jewish state, there is pity and humane feelings only for Jews, rights only for the Chosen People. The Jewish state is only for Jews

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Robert Scheer: Hillary Clinton Flaunts Her Surveillance State Baggage

Clinton has gone all out in attacking Snowden as a means of burnishing her hawkish credentials

Haaretz Editorial: Israel must undergo cultural revolution

Without a revolution based on humanist values, the Jewish tribe will not be worthy of its own state

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Julian Assange: Fair U.S. Trial for Snowden “Not Possible”

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Responds to Hillary Clinton

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Richard Falk: A Tale of Two Cities: Istanbul and Rome

It is no wonder that Istanbul and Rome are rated the first and second favorite cities in the world

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Glenn Greenwald: Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, academics, and lawyers

Ben Ptashnik: A National Call to Link Arms for Detroit

On July 18 thousands of activists and dozens of organizations will converge on downtown Detroit to protest the privatization of the city’s assets and the disconnection of water to tens of thousands of low-income residents

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Noam Chomsky: America Is the World Leader at Committing ‘Supreme International Crimes’

The U.S.’s sledgehammer worldview is destroying countless lives and future generations

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Stephen Zunes: US Culpability in the Failure of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

The Obama administration deserves much of the blame for the failure of the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

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Joe Emersberger: Why Hasn’t Land Reform in Venezuela Done Much More to Boost Production?

The government should vigorously defend land reform in the wake of the ruling, and address problems that have held back production on redistributed land

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Michael T. Klare: Twenty-First-Century Energy Wars

Global conflicts are increasingly fueled by the desire for oil and natural gas — and the funds they generate

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Jonathan Cook: Cultures of Hate

In the face of the enduring violence of Israel’s occupation, and the licence it provides soldiers to humiliate and oppress, ordinary Palestinians have a stark choice: to submit or resist

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David Graeber: Savage Capitalism is Back

Capitalists spread prosperity only when threatened by global rivalry, radical movements and the risk of uprisings at home

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Paul Mason: The best of capitalism is over for rich countries

And for the poor ones it will be over by 2060

Adrian Fernandez Jauregui: Considering the Precop In Venezuela

A look at the upcoming preCOP, a big climate gathering organised by the Venezuelan government to bring social movements, NGOs, and government from all over the world to come together free from corporate lobbyists to make progress on the issue internationally

Bradley Burston: An Israeli Jew’s apology to Palestinians

I want to apologize for the unforgivable, for the unfathomable, and for all those on my side who never will

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Richard Falk: Remembering Fouad Ajami

Reflecting now, I wonder if I can and should separate in my mind the man from his reactionary views and career choices

Nadia Prupis: UK Moves to Legalize Mass Surveillance

New bill would reinstate controversial law struck down for invading privacy of citizens

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Tom Hayden: Kilcullen’s New Urban Counterinsurgency Plan

Kilcullen’s recent writings leave Iraq and Afghanistan behind to concentrate on the greatest current threat he sees: how to keep malignant, violent, and irrational masses of desperate people at bay in a coming urban apocalypse

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Noam Chomsky: Iraq

Albert interviews Chomsky: Virtually without exception, the US sledgehammer has severely harmed Iraqi society, going back 50 years to when direct US intervention began with support for a military coup

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Dean Baker: GDP and the Public Sector

The reality is that the government and the economy are so thoroughly integrated it is impossible to separate the two. This is the fundamental misunderstanding, not our measure of GDP

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Dave Zirin: ‘Exporting Gaza’

The arming of Brazil’s World Cup security

Anne Manne: The Age of Entitlement

As people get richer, they are more likely to feel entitled, to exploit others, and to cheat. That extends to politics too

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Jeremy Brecher: Unions backing historical Peoples Climate March

Delegates to Connecticut State Council of Machinists (CSCM) conference at the end of June voted unanimously to endorse and participate in the historic People’s Climate March set for Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Manhattan

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Patrick Cockburn: The Fiercest Of Wars Lies Ahead

American and British policy in Iraq and Syria for the past three years has been get rid of Bashar al-Assad as ruler of Syria and stabilise Iraq under the leadership of Nouri al-Maliki

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Julian Assange: About WikiLeaks & Snowden

Assange discusses his new legal bid in Sweden, the ongoing grand jury probe in the United States, and WikiLeaks’ efforts to assist National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden

Joe Burns: For Inspiration, Look to the History Of Public Worker Strikes

Politicians want to turn the clock back 50 years by restricting the bargaining rights of millions of public workers. Unions would do well to look back, too, to the great public employee strike upsurge of the 1960s

Elizabeth Schulte: A tale of two paychecks

Their checks had the same company name at the top, but that’s about the only thing that Pam Davis and Rob Walton ever had in common

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Jack Rasmus: Is the Center of the Global Economic Crisis Shifting to Emerging Markets?

A look at how the advanced economies of the USA and Europe are in the process since 2013 of ‘exporting’ their failed economic recoveries to emerging market economies

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Michael Albert: Thoughts and Deeds 3: Participatory Economics

This is part three of a five part interview. It deals mainly with participatory economics, what it is, and its merits or debits

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Victor Grossman: Political Parties, Left, Right and Purely Satirical

For several months there have been big “Monday peace demonstrations” in over forty German cities, reflecting popular rejection of any German military action

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Steve Early: Richmond’s Ecuador Connection

The California City With A “Sister Country” And Its Own Lawsuit against Chevron

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Ewan Robertson: Venezuela Promises Reform amid Debate over Economic Direction

The Venezuelan government has confirmed that it is planning a series of macroeconomic reforms to confront ongoing problems

Amr Kotb: Me, my mom, and President Sisi

This time I was not backing down; I had to get to the bottom of why – after all of this- she still supported Egypt’s former army chief

Venezuela Solidarity Campaign: Unite, Britain’s largest union, Supports Maduro & Venezuela

Unite the Union, the largest union in Britain and Europe, this week unanimously passed a motion to support the government of President Nicolas Maduro and re-affirming their support for the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

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