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Bill Quigley: Ten Shocking Facts About Baltimore

92 percent of marijuana possession arrests in Baltimore were of African Americans, one of the highest racial disparities in the USA

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Jack Rasmus: Greek Debt Crisis: Is Default or Exit Inevitable?

The troika will continue to withhold funds, pressure Greek banks and leak details of ‘Plan B’. Greece should plan to raise the stakes as well

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Steve Early: Whatever Happened to Employee Free Choice?

AFL-CIO Delays CA. Hospital Vote

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Marjorie Cohn: Challenging American Exceptionalism

Obama, like Bush before him, opportunistically defines the whole world as a battlefield

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Tom Hayden: The Forgotten Power of the Vietnam Protest, 1965-1975

The era of protest against Vietnam – 1965-75 – was unique as the emergence of a nationwide peace movement on a scale not seen before in American history

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Taylan Tosun: Turkish Military Returning to the Stage… Just Before the Elections

Recent history has made it clear that every time the Turkish military increased its sphere of influence, any attempt to a lasting peaceful solution to the Kurdish had been doomed to fail

Shawn Gude: Why Baltimore Rebelled

Police immunity and dehumanizing poverty can only coexist for so long

Rev. jesse Jackson: National Guard Deployed as Baltimore Erupts After Years of Police Violence, Economic Neglect

The violence “diverts attention away from the real issue” that West Baltimore is an “oasis of poverty and pain” where residents have long suffered from police abuse and economic neglect

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Costas Douzinas: A very European coup

There is no single blueprint or precedent for the democratic socialism of the twenty first century. The Left will have to improvise and adjust, to become brutally pragmatic and uncompromisingly principled

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Paul Street: The U.S., Iran, and the Saudi Bombing of Yemen

The absurdities of Washington’s Yemen policy are striking

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Norman Finkelstein: Current Realities of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Norman Finkelstein at Syracuse University on April 23, 2015

Bill Shortell: Free The Atlanta Teachers

High stakes testing is as a weapon of Corporate Education Reform to tear up community schools and make room for private enterprise

Jesse Franzblau: “U.S. Ties with Mexico’s Military Have Never Been Closer”

The kidnapping and disappearance of 43 students from a teacher-training college in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero has sparked renewed attention to the devastating effects of the U.S.-backed drug war in Mexico. More than six months have passed since the students’ disappearance, and while dozens of police officials and local drug gang members have been arrested, the investigations Read more…

Marcos Burbery: ‘By Blood’ Tackles the Untold Legacy of Slave-Owning Cherokees

It’s an obscure part of antebellum history, but members of no fewer than five Native American tribes participated in chattel slavery

Eddie Conway: Freddie Gray Laid to Rest, Baltimore Youth Rise Up

A report on Freddie Gray’s funeral explaining the context for the outburst of anger and frustration by youth in Baltimore

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Auset Marian Lewis: The Enemy

When blacks are portrayed as a criminal race, it’s easy for those walking unmolested to the store with their white privilege to maintain that’s the way it should be

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Vincent Emanuele: Race, Hope and Organizing in the Rust Belt

Where I live, people are very angry and I think that anger, if channeled in the correct manner, could be the spark that’s needed to really kick start a serious movement

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Mandisi Majavu: The Human Cost of Xenophobia

The human cost of intolerance towards African immigrants and refugees is too high

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Bruno Jäntti: Countering Israel’s apartheid regime: ICAHD rebuilding camp

ICAHD Rebuilding Camp brings together Palestinians, internationals and Israelis to rebuild a home of a Palestinian family, deepen the campers’ understanding of the Israel-Palestine conflict and to train political activists for long-term political action

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Patrick Bond: South African xenophobia requires root-cause critique and strategic resistance

Political symbols in South Africa are here today, gone tomorrow, but oppressive political economy endures

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Andrew Cockburn: The Kingpin Strategy

Assassination as Policy in Washington and How It Failed, 1990-2015

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Gareth Porter: Houthi arms bonanza came from Saleh, not Iran

The slack-jawed media approach to the story has produced the usual fog of misinformation and confusion

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Kostas Arvanitis: Sto Kokkino on Media & Crisis in Greece

Interview with the Director of one of Greece’s largest media networks, the Syriza affiliated “Sto Kokkino,” which in English translates to “In the Red”

J.J. Goldberg: In Stealth Move, Congress Backs Israeli Right’s War on Settlement Boycotts

Among other things, the Roskam bill would require the president to report to Congress on foreign efforts to boycott Israel or “territories under the control of Israel”

Michael Gould-Wartofsky: When Rioting is Rational

“Riots” aren’t random occurrences. They’re a reaction to structural oppression

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Noam Chomsky: Media, NATO, ISIS, Free Trade Agreements & Humanity

Interview on the alternative media, activism and a host of other related issues

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Jérôme Roos: Dismantle Europe’s Racist and Murderous Migration Regime

If we still believe in our own values, we must open our borders to those who yearn for life. Nothing less will do

Christian Appy: How to Turn a Nightmare into a Fairy Tale

40 Years Later, Will the End Games in Iraq and Afghanistan Follow the Vietnam Playbook?

Joris Leverink: Turkey’s century-old denial still going strong. But for how long?

The Turkish government says it will not accept that genocide took place one hundred years ago, despite that 1.5 million of a total 2 million were killed during the fall of the Ottoman Empire one hundred years ago

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Juan Cole: Anger Translation

The major problem the world faces in avoiding climate disruption is not economic or technological. It is plain old-fashioned greed

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Henry A. Giroux: The Perils of Being a Public Intellectual

Rethinking Michael Eric Dyson’s Attack on Cornel West

Dario Azzellini: Contemporary Crisis and Workers Control

This chapter was taken from “An Alternative Labour History”, edited by Dario Azzellini and published by Zed Books

Stathis Kouvelakis: Greece: The Noose Tightens

There are only three options remaining for the Syriza government

Nils Muižnieks: Crisis in the Mediterranean: Europe must change course

Tougher border controls only increase migrants’ vulnerability—and make smugglers richer.

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Jack Rasmus: USA: How the Rich Get Richer

The old industrial capital business model represented by GE is under significant pressure

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Mark Evans: Why “Utopian Socialism” Can Be More Scientific Than “Scientific Socialism” … Or, Why Engels Was Wrong!

“Utopian socialism” can be more scientific than so called “scientific socialism” and that the utopian socialist methodology should be used to inform revolutionary thinking and action in the 21st Century

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David Swanson: Understanding the Suffering War Brings

Most people in the United States have no idea of the suffering that war brings

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Badri Raina: Jammu And Kashmir: Return Of The Natives

What needs to be understood is that rehabilitating the Pandits among the Muslims will simultaneously also affect the rehabilitation of the Kashmiri Muslims

Glen Ford: Why They Hate Cornel West

As the clock unwinds on the nation’s first black presidency, much of the black political class is scrambling to rewrite the history of their own behavior over the past six or seven years

Jim Shultz: The Case That Blew the Lid Off the World Bank’s Secret CourtsT

How Bolivian protesters and global activists exposed the dark side of global trade pacts and paved the way for the battles to come

Peter Weiss: Sister Rice Goes After the Bomb

Federal authorities are treating an 85-year-old Catholic nun like a nuclear saboteur

Sotiris Martalis: The Importance of SYRIZA’s Victory

The re-emergence of labor movement struggles will not only organize the force that can pose an alternative for workers and the popular masses, but it will point a direction for the SYRIZA-led government

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Noam Chomsky: History Handbook: The Passion for Free Markets

For more than half a century, the United Nations has been the main forum for the United States to try to create a world in its image, maneuvering with its allies to forge global accords about human rights, nuclear tests or the environment that Washington insisted would mirror its own values.”

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Edward S. Herman: Global Versus Local Violence

In the U.S. establishment’s patriotic history of the Ukraine conflict it is also important to black out the fact that the United States, so passionately opposed to Russian “aggression,” committed a vastly more deadly one in Iraq from 2003.

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Paul Street: Left Radicals, Radical Republicans, and Dismal Dollar Dems

In recent months, “Progressive Democrats” have been hoping to breathe new life into the nation’s hopelessly 1%-dominated “two party system” by running the nominally socialist, technically Independent, and genuinely populist and domestically progressive U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

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Kathy Kelly: Crosscurrents

By the time I leave Kentucky’s federal prison center, where I’m an inmate with a 3 month sentence, the world’s 12th largest city may be without water. Estimates put the water reserve of Sao Paulo, a city of 20 million people, at 60 days

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Vincent Emanuele: A Tragic Anniversary

In the U.S., those in charge of the Empire don’t fret over the deaths of Iraqi children. Hell, they don’t shed a tear for poor or dying U.S. children, so why should we expect the managers of Empire to offer any mercy to the enemy?

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Walden Bello: Washington Frets Over Beijing

To many analysts, Washington and its western allies have only themselves to blame for China’s increasingly assertive push to build new multilateral institutions

Pete Dolack: Low-Cost Banking

The struggle to save the United States Postal Service is emblematic of the larger struggle against corporate plundering of public resources

William Boardman: American Spring in Chicago

Since 2011, the arrogant and ineffective mayor Rahm Emanuel, catered to his rich folks base (with “the actions of a mad king”). And he has treated the majority of Chicagoans with destructive disdain, whether he’s closing their schools, attacking teachers and other public employees, or ignoring police brutality and killing.

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