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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

Julia Wang: Student Campaign Forces 16 Universities to End Sweatshop Contracts

United Students Against Sweatshops has successfully pressured 16 colleges and universities to end their contracts with VF Corp – owner of Jansport, North Face, and Vans

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Jim Naureckas: ‘Venezuelan Bomb Plot’ a Figment of FBI’s–and US Media’s–Imagination

What’s wrong is that there was no “Venezuelan nuclear bomb plot,” and the scientist in question, Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, didn’t offer Venezuela anything

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Gideon Levy: A Labor win will only entrench the occupation

On the most fateful issue, another term for Netanyahu would be a disaster, but a victory for Zionist Camp could be a worse disaster

Jasmin Malik Chua: Reality Show Sends Fashion Bloggers to Work in Cambodian Sweatshop

Three 17-year-old Norwegian fashion bloggers travel to Cambodia for an online reality series

Eli Friedman: The Primary Contradiction

While social resistance in China is widespread, it remains largely depoliticized

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Nikos Raptis: Did the US Win the Greek Elections?

So, did the U.S. win the Greek elections? No!

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Stephen R. Shalom: ‘NYT’ perpetuates myth Israel was ‘fighting for its very survival’ during 1967 war

To offer up the pro-Israel myth as if it were undisputed fact is simply propaganda

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Kim Scipes: “US, Ukraine and Russia: What Went Wrong?”

A talk by John Mearsheimer and Rick Rozoff

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Joe Emersberger: HRW Claims US ‘Most Powerful Proponent of Human Rights’?

Honest criticism of these countries is obviously required as well, but people should be aware that HRW is not the organization to provide it

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Marjorie Cohn: Book Review: ‘How Human Rights Can Build Haiti’

A review of How Human Rights Can Build Haiti by Fran Quigley

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Gilbert Achcar: What caused the killings?

Interview on the questions the left in France and internationally need to answer to organize an anti-racist, anti-imperialist response

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Jenny Brown: Servers, Not Servants

While unions and others tried to outlaw tipping in the early days, restaurant employers saw it as free money

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Costas Panayotakis: After Historic Victory, Greece’s Leftist Syriza Party Begins Mandate Against “Vicious” Austerity

Interview on Syriza’s historic rise to power and the challenges it faces in trying to restructure Greece’s economy

Karl Grossman: Locavore Movement Overlooks Farmworkers

Farmworkers remain without the right to organize unions

Costas Lapavitsas: Syriza has bold solutions to the forces of austerity that are strangling Europe

The new government in Greece wants to spearhead an alliance of leftwing forces across Europe

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Edward Snowden: ‘When you collect everything, you understand nothing’

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden answered questions from Canadian students

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Eva Golinger: Venezuela: Coup in Real Time

U.S. media is increasing its systematic negative coverage of Venezuela

William J. Astore: War Is the New Normal

Why America’s Wars Persist

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Jack Rasmus: The Bomb, the Fuse, and the Dud, Part 2

Syriza versus Euro bankers

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Badri Raina: Tweaking the Republic for a Make-Over

They will have their profits as well as be known as lovers of democracy

Alex Doherty: Tragic Kingdom – Reflections on Saudi Arabia

One of the most repressive societies on earth may well be living on borrowed time

Sam Mitrani: The Origins of Modern Policing

Before the 19th century, there were no police forces that we would recognize as such anywhere in the world

Garrett Brown: Labor Movement Malpractice

Relinquishing the Fight for Workplace Health and Safety

Doctors Without borders: TPP Trade Deal Will Be Devastating for Access to Affordable Medicines

We need to keep prices low so our patients — and millions of others still waiting for treatment in the developing world — can get the medicines they need

Eva Shoufi: Domestic Workers in Lebanon Establish Unprecedented Labor Union

A historic event in the struggle of male and female workers in Lebanon happened on January 25

Oliver Tickell: The Meme of “Russian Aggression”

The BBC’s Drums of War

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Bill Fletcher: Undermining the Iran Nuclear Talks and Other Irrational Acts

An anti-war movement worthy of its name must be fighting for a more comprehensive shift, a shift in the direction of a democratic foreign policy rather than the foreign policy of the bully

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Serge Halimi: A modest and crazy dream

Syriza in Greece and Podemos in Spain offer a chance at change in Europe’s politics, possibly the only escape from a despair which is inflaming the nihilism and extremism that led to the events in Paris

Winston Alpha: Why Online Privacy is Dead & Why We Don’t Deserve it Anyway

As Snowden disappeared into Russia the movement to defend our privacy seemed to vanish along with him

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David Swanson: U.S. Government Tried to Give Nuclear Plans to Iraq and Nobody Cares

The rest of the world already thinks we’re insane. Imagine it they knew that this is the sort of thing we just accept with our morning coffee before going about our wasteful lives

Bernardo Gutiérrez: From #Takethesquare to São Paulo’s #FreeYourPark

After the square occupations of the past years, the Augusta Park actions in São Paulo, Brazil, open a new phase based on a vision of the commons

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Juan Cole: Why the Israeli-Hizbullah Tit for Tat Probably won’t turn to War

Last week an Israeli helicopter gunship targeted Hizbullah outposts in Syria southwest of Damascus

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Gary Olson: Can Capitalism Save Itself?

The challenge for panicky plutocrats and their wholly-owned politicians is to convince the 99.0% that capitalism is the answer, not the problem

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Michael Albert: Sick or Psychotic?

We aren’t a “sick” society. It is too tame an adjective

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Chris Spannos: Syriza Victory Reveals Media’s One-Dimensional Backwardness

Syriza’s sensational triumph in the recent Greek elections sent shock waves around the world and has whipped some international media into a frenzy

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Tariq Ali: ‘It didn’t need to be done’

In the week following the atrocities, a wave of moral hysteria swept France. ‘Je suis Charlie’ became almost obligatory. The Hollande/Valls message was simple: either you were for the magazine or for the terrorists

Renaud Lambert: Now can Podemos win in Spain?

Syriza in Greece has a natural ally in Spain’s Podemos, the leftwing party that grew out of the demonstrations of 2011 and challenges the political status quo

Cory Fischer-hoffman: An Oral History of Grassroots Venezuelans in the Midst of the Economic War

While these adaptation strategies are born out of a real and frustrating necessity, many Venezuelans acknowledge the need to build an alternative economy and are therefore trying to convert this crisis into opportunity to do so

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Conn Hallinan: The Greek Earthquake

Syriza will not easily sweep the policies of austerity aside, but there is a feeling on the continent that a tide is turning

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Justin Podur: Taylor Swift’s Millions Aren’t Worth a Single Prison Term

When artists say file-sharing is reducing their “value” as artists, they are helping make the persecution of file-sharing politically acceptable

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Cal Winslow: California Labor’s Civil Wars Continue

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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