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Stephen R. Shalom: ‘No more blank check for Israel’s crimes’

On Tuesday August 26, 2014, more than 50 demonstrators protested outside the Newark, New Jersey, offices of U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker demanding that the legislators stop providing a blank check for Israel’s crimes

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Federico Fuentes: Impact of Marikana Massacre Still Felt

On August 16, activities were held across South Africa to mark the second anniversary of the Marikana massacre in which 34 striking mineworkers were slain by state security forces

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Andre Vltchek: Gadgets Turning Me Into an Idiot!

Computers are evolving; smart phones, cameras and recorders are changing their operation systems. They are designed that way: a few months or years and into the garbage with them

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Walden Bello: The BRICS: Challengers to the Global Status Quo

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

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Hilary Wainwright: Independence without Borders

Outlining the radical case for independence

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Patrick Bond: The BRICS Remix Climate Damage and Corporate Collusion

The movement from below to tackle climate change is gathering pace in South Africa, and elsewhere in the world, in advance of the September 21 mass march against the United Nations

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Tom Hayden: The Growing Power Of The Green Regions

Governor Jerry Brown will play a pivotal role in the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23 as he encourages the growth of a virtual Green Bloc of regions

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Dave Zirin: On the Little League World Series, Jackie Robinson West and Michael Brown

If only the real Jackie Robinson were alive today, he would undoubtedly say that there is nothing post-racial about a world where two black people are killed on average by police every week

Sujatha Fernandes: Snapshot from the Economic War in Venezuela

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to powerful economic interests and corrupt state officials, to carve out a path of integrity and do what you believe to be right

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Bruno Jäntti: It’s time for the EU to impose sanctions on Israel

The dispossession of the Palestinian people has been and remains an internationalised endeavour

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Paul Krugman: The Fall of France

Europe desperately needs the leader of a major economy — one that is not in terrible shape — to stand up and say that austerity is killing the Continent’s economic prospects

Christy Thornton: Students at the Barricades

Last December, NYU graduate student employees won recognition for our union, GSOC-UAW, from the university administration

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Rebecca Solnit: Men Explain Things to Me

Facts Didn’t Get in Their Way

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Justin Podur: Aristide Summoned

The courts in Haiti’s new dictatorship

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Steve Early: Open Shop Trend Makes Organizing the “Organized” Top Union Priority

For many years, American unions have been trying to “organize of the unorganized” to offset, and, where possible, reverse their steady loss of dues-paying members

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Michael Albert: Ferguson – State or People’s Power

Perhaps the ongoing struggle in Ferguson will augment street demonstrations with a kind of grassroots gathering, assessment, and then policy advocacy

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Bruno Jäntti: Black Flag Rises in the Middle East

When drastic developments and changes take place in the Middle East, the mainstream media renders itself even more useless as a source for analysis

telesur Context: Daily Life in Gaza Under the Israeli Blockade

A basic itemization of how the blockade affects Gazans

Sikivu Hutchinson: Burying Our Babies

Letter from L.A. to Ferguson

Z. C. Dutka: Venezuelan Voices, Part I: An Economic Spiral

The Bolivarian government still stands as a pillar for international solidarity and popular self-determination

Constanza Vieira: Breakthroughs and Hurdles in Colombia’s Peace Talks

Three major advances were made over the last week in the peace talks that have been moving forward in Cuba for nearly two years

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Danny Schechter: Just What We Need: Another War

And so it goes, as once again, around and around, we become more and more like the enemy we warn against

Juan Cole: Open-Ended Ceasefire reached in Israel/ Gaza: But how Long will it Last?

Mass celebrations broke out among war-weary Palestinians in the Gaza Strip

Frederick Mills: Chavistas Debate Economic and Institutional Reform

Maduro Combats Smuggling And Currency Fraud

Dan Rath: Why Rob Ford will win again in Toronto

Four factors point toward re-election of Mayor Rob Ford in Toronto’s municipal election

Peter Moskowitz: Environmentalists split over green group’s fracking industry ties

As fracking has expanded to dozens of states across the country, environmentalists have essentially been split into two camps: those who believe the process must be stopped at all costs, and those who believe drilling is inevitable

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David Swanson: What to Do About ISIS

Start by recognizing where ISIS came from

Luke Baker: What’s in the Gaza Peace Deal?

Following are the broad parameters of the agreement, which Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have been working on through indirect talks in Cairo over recent weeks

Deon Haywood: “Nine years after Katrina, it’s all about the takeover”

An Interview assessing the nine years of post Katrina changes in New Orleans.

Christopher Gaffney: The Traumas and Dramas of Post-Cup, Pre-Olympic Brazil

Where is the benefit for the ordinary Brazilian that stays behind after the parade has moved on?

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Ramzy Baroud: Fearing Political Islam: Why Was Gaza Betrayed?

Israel’s most recent war on Gaza, starting on July 7, came at a time that political Islam was being routed out in Egypt and criminalized in other Arab countries

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Ryan Gallagher: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google

The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records

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Marta Harnecker: New paths require a new culture on the left

Speech given by Marta Harnecker on August 15, 2014, accepting the 2013 Liberator’s Prize for Critical Thought

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Joe H.: Mob rule vs. Democracy

It helps to know that joining together and taking action can result in real change

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Peter Dreier: “I Question America”

Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer’s Famous Speech 50 Years Ago

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Shamus Cooke: Obama’s No-Win War on ISIS

Obama is again considering a bombing campaign in Syria after infamously not bombing the country last year

Amir Hetsroni: Israeli universities’ response to Gaza war may justify an academic boycott

Attempts by Israeli universities to punish students and faculty who protested against the Gaza war were a profound challenge to those, like me, who had opposed the boycott of Israeli academia

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Paul Street: Reflections on a Bernie Sanders Presidential Run

Why work to help the United States’ frankly oligarchic elections and candidate-as-“savior” arrangement seem like anything different than what it really is – a coldly cynical plutocratic caricature of democracy?

Preeti Kaur: Celebration and Struggle: Talha Ahsan

While we take a moment to celebrate Talha Ahsan’s impending return to his home in London, the struggle for justice continues

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David Swanson: War in the Hundred Acre Woods

In the 1920s and 1930s, anybody who was anybody tried to figure out how to rid the world of war. Collectively, I’d say they got three-quarters of the way to an answer

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Glenn Greenwald: The Fun of Empire

Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria

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Gar Alperovitz: Envisioning Where We Want to Go

An Interview With Evolutionary Reconstructionist Gar Alperovitz

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Richard Falk: Israel as An Outlaw State and U.S. Complicity

The Middle East and North Africa have been unstable for decades, and the consequences of the intensifying instability are spreading to other regions

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Tom Hayden: Peace Movement A Minority Again

Suddenly the American peace movement is back to the status of a prophetic minority

Debbie Elliott: Freedom Strategy Put To The Test At Democratic National Convention

The party may have left the convention without votes, but it changed the way politics was waged for generations to come

Julia Kann: McDonald’s Can’t Hide Behind Franchise System

McDonald’s workers demanding “$15 and a union” have reason to cheer

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Rania Khalek: Israel’s extermination of whole families in Gaza reflects genocidal impulse

Eighty-nine families that existed seven weeks ago in Gaza have been exterminated by Israel

Simon Balto: Ferguson, Missouri: This Is Who We Are

When we look at what’s happening in Ferguson, we need to understand that this isn’t something new. It isn’t even something recent. It is in our nation’s fabric and in its bones

Ali Abunimah: Israel lost the war in Gaza but the struggle for justice goes on

With reports that Israel has agreed to reopen Gaza’s borders, Hamas announced victory and Palestinians, especially in Gaza, are celebrating

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Kathy Kelly: A Teacher in Kabul

Zekerullah yearns for knowledge as well as justice, and he’s willing to sacrifice for both. I want to learn from him.

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