Category: Politics

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Paul Street: Oligarchy

The partisan polarization narrative is fundamentally incorrect and deceptive in three basic ways. The first problem is that U.S. citizens are nowhere nearly as divided along “Red” and “Blue” lines as media and political elites tell us.

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Tariq Ali: Why the Fight for Independence Isn’t Over

Unionists of every stripe from the Orange Lodges to Tories and Labourist allsorts will be delighted with Scottish results

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Juan Cole: Top 5 Reasons 45% of Scots Wanted to Leave the Right Wing UK

Education, Health, and Global Warming

Cat Boyd: If you think Yes voters were backing nationalism, then you weren’t paying attention

Scottish independence campaigner Cat Boyd reflects on a movement that had the whole Westminster elite against it – yet still managed to run them close

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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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