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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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Michael Albert: Trees, Forests and the Future

The task we face is for passionate movements to fight and win changes that improve people’s and prepare the way for further victories

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Norman Finkelstein: Israel, Settlements and the ICC (Part 2/2)

interview on the Israeli settlements, the International Criminal Court and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement

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Sarah Lazare: Information Scarce, Warnings Mount as US Expands War in Iraq

The latest in an expanding war campaign where public information about the details and aims of the operation remain sparse

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century?

Peter Hart: How the New York Times Twists Gaza

Israel’s war on Gaza is still going on, with a round of airstrikes that killed dozens this week. And how was this reported in the New York Times? As Hamas breaking a cease-fire agreement

Durrie Bouscaren: Ferguson Protesters Releases List Of Demands

Call For National ‘Walk Out’

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Robert Jensen: New UT Chief’s Military Background Is Cause for Reflection

The cascading political, economic, and ecological crises we face today make it more important than ever that publicly supported universities not only tolerate but encourage critiques of concentrated wealth and power

Jeff Abbott: Voices From the Field: Puebla’s Campesinos Resisting the Theft of Their Land

The campesinos of Texmeulucan valley have organized to challenge the construction of the Western Arch highway

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Joey Ayoub: Over 300 Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants Condemn Israel’s “Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza”

The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network has released an open letter signed by 327 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide

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