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The full transcript of the former Greek Finance Minister’s first interview since resigning
One day, Hail Syriza. Next day, Phooey on Syriza. Perhaps more time is required to judge, not to mention more information
After an all-night negotiation during which Greek prime minister was subjected, according to one observer, to “mental waterboarding”, there is the basis of a deal to keep Greece in the euro. As I write, the Greek side do not have a document, but we have some details. Greece will have to implement the tough austerity Read more…
Now that Syriza has caved in to the creditors, the need for grassroots mobilization is more urgent than ever. A new cycle of struggles is ahead of us
As against those on the international left so keen to put the boot in against the Syriza government with the charge that they had abjectly capitulated already with the plan passed in the Greek parliament, it is instructive to read this document from the German finance ministry. Syriza’s unique capacity on the international left to Read more…
The flag may be wiped from state grounds and license plates, but its ideals live on in the GOP agenda
It is time to “make a mess”
Venezuela’s president calls on Guyana’s president to resume talks over a piece of land west of the Essequibo river, which was looted from Venezuela by the British empire for its rich natural resources
Who’s to blame for thousands of work-related deaths and illnesses each year? Business, Congress, the White House and federal agencies
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is expected to do two things in the next few days: Formally announce his candidacy for President and sign Wisconsin’s biennial budget. The first may receive national attention, but it is the second that will disastrously affect Wisconsin — and that should receive national play. Buried within the budget are 135 Read more…
The American Federation of Teachers’ top-down endorsement of Hillary Clinton is an affront to democratic unionism
Donald Trump is throwing the GOP primary into chaos by channeling the GOP’s id, spinning out wild fantasies of the Mexican government deliberately sending a flood of rapists and murderers across the border. But Bernie Sanders is disrupting Hillary Clinton’s coronation on the Democratic side by channeling the party’s soul, with a specifically issue-based focus. Read more…
Why are some people in Massachusetts suddenly flying the Confederate flag?
As inside look at the negotiations and results….
Rather than resolving the euro crisis, Tsipras’ unexpected U-turn appears to have deepened it, with creditors fighting over how to respond
We will not return to a rational economy or restore democracy until these global speculators are stripped of power
The Perpetrators Become the Victims of Drone Warfare
While the emails do raise questions about Hilary Clinton’s veracity, the real story is how French intelligence plotted to overthrow the Libyan leader in order to claim a hefty slice of Libya’s oil production
German proposals to take over Greek state assets are tantamount to tyranny
As politicians congratulate themselves for taking down the Confederate Flag in South Carolina, the real task of dismantling racism falls to activists
Resistance at Brazil’s universities has provided a glimmer of hope amid ongoing austerity and repression.
New Report Confirms Health Professionals Violated Core Ethics
A wealth of research data now demonstrates what should be obvious: The law only advances certain people’s interests
Opposition within Syriza will make it difficult for Tsipras to introduce cuts
If we’re forbidden by the Supreme Court from limiting money coming from the 0.01 percent, what about amplifying money from the bottom 99.99 percent?
The Greek proposal is similar to what the European Union proposed last week and that Greek voters overwhelmingly voted no to last Sunday
When political projects are imposed from the top-down, undesirable results will always take form
In the early hours of Friday morning, the prime minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, won the consent of the Hellenic Parliament to pay off the blackmailers. He gave up the pensioners. He gave up the public servants still with jobs. He gave up the people who will not be able to afford food and coffee Read more…
There is an earth and human emergency, and a global movement is needed to combat it
Upcoming elections likely to attract renewed skepticism of Washington’s fresh approach to Caracas
Yes, I also want to say Free Mumia. In fact, I want to say Free all the prisoners
The St. Louis-area campaign highlights the networks of powerful individuals who have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s position on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank does not bode well for her future foreign policy
Why is Japan brazenly restarting nuclear power plants in the face of Fukushima’s continuing calamity, a tragedy that has only just started?
Based on months of negotiation, my conviction is that the German finance minister wants Greece to be pushed out of the single currency to put the fear of God into the French and have them accept his model of a disciplinarian eurozone
The Beginning of a New Global Financial Crisis?
Those who lead Greece and its Left to surrender should be opposed
The new Greek government proposals, published late last night are clearly based on those submitted by Jean Claude Juncker last Thursday, before the referendum
There is an alternative to capitulation in Greece. Here is the Left Platform of Syriza’s plan
The P5+1 group of nations and Iran have been working on a deal which will restrict Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief
Transforming the Greek cause into an international cause of very powerful symbolic value is a necessity, and, therefore, a duty
The following interview with Burkan al-Firat Command Center spokesperson Şervan Dervîş was conducted by Ersin Çaksu for Özgür Gündem. In the interview Dervîş speaks about the recent victories won against ISIS [also known as Islamic State] in Rojava, the current fighting in Aleppo and the larger trajectory of the Syrian civil war, as well as Read more…
The good thing is that fissures seem to be opening up between Germany’s and Europe’s more realistic rulers, but it is unlikely this will lead to major policy changes
A recent study found that 45 percent of Democratic “opinion leaders” said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who criticized the Israeli occupation and mistreatment of Palestinians
Haiti plays host to over 10,000 NGOs, whose foreign workers make up an affluent class of their own
Bernie Sanders has brought new attention to the perils of inequality. What if he could do even more?
Researchers are battling over how to identify and treat mental illness — but the changes may help pharmaceutical companies more than patients
There’s a certain poetic justice about the indiscriminate treachery of Michael Oren’s new book, ironically titled Ally
Albert Woodfox sits alone in a cell smaller than the average parking space. Unless it is one of the three days that he gets to stretch his legs in the prison yard, the 68-year-old will likely remain caged in these conditions for 24 hours today. The four walls are solid – save a single small Read more…
The Black Lives Matter movement has provoked blowback from conservatives and milquetoast reforms from liberals