Category: Politics

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George Monbiot: Scots voting no to independence would be an astonishing act of self-harm

England is dysfunctional, corrupt and vastly unequal. Who on earth would want to be tied to such a country?

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Joe Emersberger: The USA’s Haitian Puppet Targets Jean Bertrand Aristide yet again

Former Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide is once again being hounded with bogus corruption allegations by the government of Michel Martelly

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Federico Fuentes: Venezuela: Pragmatists vs. Radicals?

The publication of a highly critical document authored by one of the longest-serving ministers in former president Hugo Chavez’s government, has triggered off an unprecedented debate among Venezuela’s revolutionaries

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Robert Scheer: Hillary Clinton Flaunts Her Surveillance State Baggage

Clinton has gone all out in attacking Snowden as a means of burnishing her hawkish credentials

Gyanendra Pandey: Ruling Hindu Tea Party wants to “Develop” India for its 1%

Through the President’s address to Parliament on June 9, 2014, the newly elected Indian Government has officially outlined its short and longer-term agenda. The emphasis, as expected, is on faster economic growth

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Manning Marable: A Humane Society is Possible Through Struggle

An interview  with Manning Marable on “Being Left.” Socialism lost its way largely when it became decoupled from the processes of democracy. My vision of a just society is one that is democratic, that allows people’s voices to be heard, where the people actually govern.”

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Barbara Ehrenreich: On Political Ecstasy and Marble Rolling

An interview with Barbara Ehrenreich by South End Press on “Being Left”: …”you don’t know what you are doing all the time, you don’t know what kind of effect your actions are having, but you know that if you keep flipping marbles at a big crowd of marbles, eventually, bit by bit, they all might start moving.”

William J. Barber II: Repealing Tax Cuts Makes a Moral Budget Possible for North Carolina

A budget is a moral document. Through it, we can measure a state’s values and its vision for the common good

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Paul Street: Giving Away the Game

Sometimes corporate politicos drop the Machiavellian ball and give away their game with revealing gaffes

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Steve Ellner: Protest and Destabilization in Venezuela

The difference between the violent and non-violent right is smaller than you may think

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