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Erdem Yörük: Kurds, Labor, and the Left in Turkey

Interview on historical developments and assessing the HDP’s chances of making history in this critical election

Sean Buchanan: G7’s Coal Addiction Behind Hunger

As heads of state and government of the G7 states prepare for their Jun. 7-8 summit in Germany, Oxfam has released a new report titled Let Them Eat Coal which they may find hard to digest

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Dan La Botz: Left Divided as Violence and Protests Derail Mexican Elections

While the election is in jeopardy in half a dozen states, the government is likely to continue to spearhead voting, despite sporadic cartel violence and social protests

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Vijay Prashad: Western callousness in Syria

It is mystifying that a Western-led coalition should now be seen as the fire-fighters of the Syrian conflict, when it has actually kept the fires burning with diplomatic and military assistance

Marco A. Torres: A Mexican Election Like No Other

Violence and vandalism have gripped the country in the runup to the elections

Omer Tekdemir: Turkey’s radical democratic party

New politics of the new Middle East

Dana Frank: US underwrites corruption and violence in Honduras

Washington continues to prop up Hernández’s regime, despite its blatant disregard for human rights

Pete Dolack: The Destruction of Jamaica’s Economy Through Austerity

So disastrous has austerity been for Jamaica that its per capita gross domestic product is lower than it was 20 years ago

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Uri Avnery: The Real Naqba

THREE WEEKS ago was Naqba Day – the day on which Palestinians inside and outside Israel commemorate their “catastrophe” – the exodus of more than half of the Palestinian people from the territories occupied by Israel in the 1948 war

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Paul Street: Privilege-Serving Story Placement at the New York Times

One of the many ways in which the capitalist press serves the owning class has to do with story placement – where it places a report

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Juan Cole: Green Energy Surging and you’ll never Guess Why

The adoption of wind and solar for electricity generation around the world is happening at a growing pace, and the likelihood is that it will displace hydrocarbons in fifteen to twenty years

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Patrick Cockburn: War with Isis

As the militant threat grows, so does the West’s self-deception

Charlie Post: The New Militant Minority

Despite significant changes in the economy, mass worker organizing is still possible

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Murtaza Hussain: Israel’s Clandestine Alliance with Gulf Arab States is Going Public

Relations with Israel have long been a third rail for Arab states

Kostis Karpozilos: Syriza and the future of the left

Now the question is whether winning is enough

Joost Jongerden: Kurdish autonomy between dream and reality

Interview on the Rojava revolution, Öcalan’s leadership role, the position of women in the Kurdish struggle and the PKK

Andy Piascik: Save the US Postal Service Before It’s Too Late

The public should join postal workers to demand an end to the contracts with Staples and Walmart and an end to postal facility closures

Khury Petersen-Smith: Nothing Short of Liberation

To confront structural racism, we need a politics of solidarity

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Gareth Porter: Demands in US-Iran nuclear talks as political Kabuki theatre

US-led coalition still wants inspections of Iranian military facilities it deems suspicious and interviews with Iranian nuclear scientists

Amartya Sen: The economic consequences of austerity

A lecture delivered by Amartya Sen at the Charleston Festival in Firle, East Sussex

Seamus Milne: How the US Fuelled the Rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

The US and western habit of playing with jihadi groups, which then come back to bite them, goes back at least to the 1980s war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, which fostered the original al-Qaida under CIA tutelage

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Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance

At the turning of the millennium, few imagined that citizens of developed democracies would soon be required to defend the concept of an open society against their own leaders

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Sonali Kolhatkar: Say It Plain: Stop Spying on Us

There is overwhelming support among Americans for greater controls over information being collected on them

Michael Schwalbe: Twilight of the Professors

The Neoliberal War on Higher Education

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Vijay Prashad: Press freedom at risk in Turkey’s landmark election

President Erdogan’s administration has been cracking down on dissenting journalists ahead of a poll which could see him claim much wider powers

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Boris Kagarlitsky: The killing of Novorossiya

The problem, however, is that a series of concessions, capitulations and betrayals will destroy the state far more rapidly and inevitably than any set of enemies is capable of doing

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David Swanson: Costa Rica Abolished its Military, Never Regretted it

The forthcoming film, A Bold Peace: Costa Rica’s Path of Demilitarization, should be given every possible means of support and promotion

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Protesting Mainstream Political Parties

In the last few years, there have been a relatively large number of elections in which a protest movement has either won the election or at least won enough seats

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Ezequiel Adamovsky: Populism is Out of Control

There is no actual “populist menace” haunting democracy

Marwan Bishara: Hope for the best, pre-empt the worst in Middle East

The dangers behind Washington’s Iraq strategy and its insistence it’s winning against ISIL.

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Samir Amin: From Bandung (1955) to 2015: Old and new challenges

The Conference of Bandung declared the will of the Asian and African nations to reconquer their sovereignty and complete their independence through a process of authentic independent consistent development

Dan Froomkin: Very Mention of Snowden’s Name Makes Prosecutors Tremble

Snowden has become such a powerful symbol of government overreach that federal prosecutors in a terror case in Chicago are asking the judge to forbid defense attorneys from even mentioning his name during trial

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John Feffer: Venture Capitalists Rule the World

You’ve heard of neo-liberalism. Say hello to its younger, wilder cousin: neo-lotteryism

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Glenn Greenwald: Extremely Vulnerable

The large tech companies like Google and Microsoft and Apple collaborated very aggressively with the NSA in turning over their users’ data without much protest

Stephen F. Cohen: The U.S./Russia/Ukraine history the media won’t tell you

The New York Times “basically rewrites whatever the Kiev authorities say”

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Nikos Raptis: Rotten People and the World

The fact is that the ordinary people of the world know who the “rotten people” in our societies are. It is up to us do something about it, in a participatory way

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Ramzy Baroud: The Good, Bad and Uncertain about Recognizing ‘Palestine’

Will there be a capable and savvy Palestinian leadership that knows how to take advantage of this global shift and utilize it to the fullest extent for the benefit of the Palestinian people?

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Nick Turse: The Child Veterans of South Sudan Want to Know

Will Americans Support Them?

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Gilbert Achcar: The End of Empire?: Violence and US Hegemony in the Middle East

Has US power in the Middle East weakened and is this responsible for an increase in violence?

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Norman Solomon: A Misleading Moment of Celebration for a New Surveillance Program

Congress had just created “sweeping new authorities for the government to conduct unconstitutional mass surveillance of Americans.”

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Stathis Kouvelakis: Syriza Inside the “Iron Cage”?

A reply from Stathis Kouvelakis, a central figure in Syriza’s Left Platform

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Dave Zirin: FIFA: Why the USA?

The FIFA arrests mark a very high-profile, very popular, and very easy win for the U.S. Justice Department under the leadership of a new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch

Gregg Shotwell: Manufacturing America’s Dreams

The overt message of the ad was: autoworkers are incompetent, but they are dedicated to the perfection of a minute task and grateful to hold a trivial role in the corporation

Kevin Gosztola: Congress Did Not Pass an Anti-Surveillance Law

Nevertheless, the moment is to be remembered. It is a tiny, tiny preview of what people are capable of achieving if they organize, struggle, and make demands of those in power

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George Monbiot: Amputating Life Close to Its Base

People who had spent the preceding years laying out exultant visions of a better world, of the grand creative projects they planned, of adventure and discovery, were suddenly sucked into the mouths of corporations dangling money like angler fish

Anonymous. Anonymous: Hell Is Working at the Huffington Post

Bureaucracy lays atop the organization like a frozen snow

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Patrick Bond: World Soccer Corruption, Africa’s ‘Illicit Financial Flows’ and Elite Silences

If there is anywhere deserving of corporate corruption probes to the extent of the FIFA investigation, it is Washington itself

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Tom Engelhardt: You’ve Been Scammed!

Kept Politicians and Demobilized Americans in a System Without a Name

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Richard Falk: America at Its Best is Strange

For all that is wrong with what the United States is doing to others throughout the world, these explorations on the frontiers of personal freedom might be the start of a better page of national history

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Henry A. Giroux: Inside the Belly of the Beast

Thinking is so crucial in that once you eliminate it or you place it under siege or you repress dissent, then what you do is you create the foundation for a kind of authoritarianism

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