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Mickey Z: Stories Of Extermination

We could just as easily ask ourselves why we all remain so silent about so many forms of global war zones

Juan Cole: Top 5 Ways the US is Israel’s Accomplice in War Crimes in Gaza

The US is a full ally of the Likud government in its war on Gaza

Michelle Bamberger: Fracking’s Untold Health Threat

How toxic contamination is destroying lives

Mark Weisbrot: How to fix Venezuela’s troubled exchange rate

The government will need to bring inflation down in order to maintain a stable exchange rate

Jeffrey St. Clair: Down and Out With Hillary Clinton

Pity Hillary. Evicted from her home, jobless, and, as she evocatively put it to Diane Sawyer, “dead broke”

Yoan Karell Acosta González: Can Cuba and The United States Have Normal Relations?

Over half a century, Cuba and the United States have not had diplomatic relations

David Nott: ‘It’s like the Apocalypse’ says British doctor in Gaza

In a harrowing dispatch, heroic NHS surgeon describes horror of treating child bomb victims… during a ceasefire

Amira Hass: In Rafah, hospital morgues cannot hold all the bodies

In the 24 hours after the collapse of the cease-fire, 123 civilians were killed in Rafah alone, including 30 children and 14 women, Palestinians say

Badri Raina: ICHR — Programme of Action

Know that henceforth ICHR shall be known as Indian Council of Historical Reconstruction (not Research)

Nikos Raptis: The Furious Nations

In general, it is accepted that to define what the word “nation” means is a very difficult problem in science, due to the lack of criteria that can be acceptable universally

Florian Zollmann: State-Ending: a Brief History of the Destruction of Iraq

The major goal of US and UK policy in Iraq has been to prevent the rise of “Arab nationalism”

Franklin Lamb: A Nail in Zionism’s Coffin?

The Zionist regime can stop the slaughter in Gaza and withdraw from Palestinian lands through agreement with international norms and UN Resolutions, or, sooner or later it will very likely cease to exist

Pete Dolack: “Justice” for a Billionaire, None for the State he Ripped Off

This is a story that cannot be separated from the fall of the Soviet Union and the looting of its assets, with a handful of newly minted oligarchs

David Swanson: Guess Who Cheers When Cease-Fires Collapse

Among those who cheer when a cease-fire ends and killing resumes are those who want more Palestinians slaughtered as a form of mass punishment for fictional offenses

Judith Cavanagh: Who Aids Whom?

Real progress on global poverty requires that politicians stop hiding behind this aid propaganda and instead take concrete action to tackle the real causes of poverty

RT.com: Two killed, dozens injured as IDF opens fire on West Bank Day of Anger

Two Palestinians have been killed and over 90 injured in West Bank as thousands marched against the IDF’s assault on Gaza

Juan Cole: A Final Solution?

Are Israelis and Zionists really talking about a Final Solution of the Palestinian Problem?

Milan Rai: Training and Transformation

These were 30 of the most experienced activist trainers in Britain coming to participate in a training of trainers given by probably the most experienced activist trainer in the world

Bruce A. Dixon: Why Our Black Political Class is Paralyzed and Silent on Gaza

The silence of our numerous and powerful US black political class, not just on the current massacres of civilians in Gaza but on the incontrovertible fact that Israel has become a full fledged racist ethnocracy is deafening

Uri Avnery: Meeting in a Tunnel

Will serious peace negotiations become possible? Will Abbas join as the representative of all Palestinians, including Hamas? Will this war be the last one, or remain just another episode in an endless chain of wars?

Joe H.: Opposition to NATO: “ludicrous posturing” or good sense?

Grasping the facts about NATO is only the first step – real change comes when action is taken

Noam Chomsky: Outrage

Almost every day brings news of awful crimes, but some are so heinous, so horrendous and malicious, that they dwarf all else. One of those rare events took place on July 17, when Malaysian Airlines MH17 was shot down in Eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people. The Guardian of Virtue in the White House denounced it Read more…

Alain Gresh: Gaza: Palestine first and last

Gaza, the birthplace of Palestinian nationalism, has a long history of resistance

Jérôme Roos: Why Argentina is Right to Defy The Taliban of Global Finance

Financial fundamentalism of vulture funds and US Judge Griesa — not Argentine contempt — are to blame for the country’s second default in 13 years

Michael Albert: Killling “Snakes” and Selves

Even as I cry for Palestine’s pain and hope they prevail, part of me also wonders, when the dust clears, what the hell are the Israelis who are urging incinerating Palestine and Palestinians going to tell themselves so they can live with themselves?

Philip Kleinfeld: Racists Are Rampaging Through Israel

In Israel, racism and extremism are exploding

Gregory Wilpert: Announcing TeleSUR English

Greg Wilpert is director of teleSUR English, a newly launched multimedia website that is sponsored by teleSUR, the Latin American TV channel that is funded by the left governments of Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina, Nicaragua, and Cuba

Juan Cole: Gaza and Soweto

This is the reason that those who think restoration of the status quo ante is sufficient to end the fighting are fooling themselves. There is only one thing that could bring lasting peace — an end to Apartheid

Henry Siegman: “A Slaughter of Innocents”

Given his background, what American Jewish leader Henry Siegman has to say about Israel’s founding in 1948 through the current assault on Gaza may surprise you

Immanuel Wallerstein: Hamas vs. Israel

Winning the Diplomatic Game

Saleh Hijazi: ‘We Are All Gaza’

Palestinian anger in the West Bank

Benjamin Silverman: ‘Dear American Jewish community, It’s time to talk about Zionism’

It’s time for us to talk. I know for many of you that you still don’t want to talk – many of you have spent the last few weeks effectively covering your ears and eyes

Luisa Gandolfo: Water in the Firing Line

Israel Targets Gaza’s Infrastructure

Patrick Cockburn: ISIS is Winning the War on Two Fronts

First They Conquered Sunni Regions of Iraq, Now They are Consolidating Their Hold on Northeast Syria

Giles Fraser: How can journalists be objective when writing about dead children?

Being calmly rational about Gaza feels like a very particular form of madness. Journalism must convey the emotion too

Matt Bruenig: Two Theories of Poverty

Poverty replicates itself in very predictable structural ways

Vandana Shiva: Fine print of the food wars

PR pieces in Forbes and the New Yorker cannot stop the awakening of millions of farmers and consumers to the very real dangers of genetically-modified organisms in our food

Richard Falk: Joint Declaration on International Law & Gaza & Final List of Endorsers

Final Text of Joint Declaration on International Law & List of Endorsers

David Swanson: Should Israel Teach the Holocaust Less?

We are often encouraged to picture vicious cruelty and irrational evil in certain foreign groups of humans. But usually this perspective is intended to help us avoid seeing cruelty in those who are supposedly like ourselves

Russ Wellen:

The United Nations Human Rights Council announced a commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza

Ahdaf Soueif: Dead Palestinian Children In Gaza Tell Story Of Impunity

What these dead children tell us, beyond everything else, is this: Israel believes itself unassailable

Amira Hass: The Gaza Battlefield is Crowded with Displaced and Homeless

Many of the displaced, especially children, have developed intestinal, skin or eye diseases due to poor sanitary conditions and spoiled food

RT.com: Turkey PM slams Israel for ‘Hitler-like fascism’

In its military campaign in Gaza and genocide against Palestinians, Israel is demonstrating a “Hitler-like fascism,” Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan stated in one of the strongest-worded attacks on the Israeli state

Paul Street: Beyond Mental Slavery

Moving off the rule of capital in the US is not just desirable. It also necessary – an imperative for survival in the current era of deepening environmental catastrophe

Joe Emersberger: Reporters without Scruples and the Committee to Protect Press Barons

Associated Press reporting about Venezuela is dishonest even by the low standard set by the international press

Nick Turse: China, America, and a New Cold War in Africa?

Is the Conflict in South Sudan the Opening Salvo in the Battle for a Continent?

Josh Ellis: Everyone I Know Is Brokenhearted

I don’t have the answers. I don’t know some truth that I can reveal to everyone. All I can do is hurt, and try to stop hurting, and try to help other people stop hurting

Arlene Eisen: Communal Justices of the Peace Bring Popular Power to Venezuela Court System

At the local level, a movement of communal justice is gradually spreading an alternative to the traditional adversarial court system to settle civil disputes

Katrina vanden Heuvel: Why Is Washington Risking War With Russia?

Kiev’s siege of the Donbass, supported by the Obama administration, is escalating an already perilous crisis

Roger Annis: Antiwar Protests Spreading in Ukraine

Government wages all-out war in the southeast and NATO threatens Russia

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