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Gregory Wilpert: teleSUR English Interview

Interview with Gregory Wilpert, Director of teleSUR English

Jenee Desmond-Harris: Why Darren Wilson wasn’t charged for killing Michael Brown

Wilson was a police officer. And the law is relatively easy on police officers who kill people in the line of duty

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Joe Emersberger: Compare and Contrast: Human Rights Watch on Mexico and Ecuador

HRW statements about Ecuador’s policing are out of proportion compared to their statements about the disappeared students in Mexico

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Mark Evans: Ending Economic Exploitation

Is it possible to create system that does not exploit people or the planet?

Bachi Karkaria: ‘Mumbai is on the verge of imploding’

Will the city finally get its life-saving leisure space and affordable housing? Or will it be one more land-grab hastening its death by “development”?

Alec Johnson: Blockadia on Trial: What the Jury Did Not Hear

The chance to have a jury of my peers find me not guilty, setting a powerful precedent across the country, was absolutely worth all the perils

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Stephen Roblin: The Poverty of Debate: Washington, UNITA, and the American Press

Excerpts from Piero Gleijeses’ Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

Carly Schwartz: Protesters Shut Down Three New York City Bridge

Hordes of New Yorkers marched from Union Square to Times Square

Atika Shubert: Israel demolishes homes as killers’ families pay price for terror attacks

“Violence only creates more violence. Adding more pressure only creates a bigger explosion”

Juan Thompson: “Burn This Shit Down”

Protests engulf Ferguson

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Andrew J. Bacevich: Malarkey on the Potomac

Five Bedrock Washington Assumptions That Are Hot Air

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Milan Rai: Radical Routes and the Shell of the Old

The network of radical co-operatives began in the 1980s with a group of unwaged activists

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Pepe Escobar: Washington plays Russian roulette

The logic of escalation is on

Les Leopold: America’s Warp Speed Decline into an Unequal Society

Corporate power is bad, but the financial industry is behind the atrocious wealth divide

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Michelle Chen: Excluded and Exploited

Temporary relief means little when the overarching structure of immigration laws continues to fuel economic exploitation and racial segregation

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Dahr Jamail: Tortured and Raped by Israel, Persecuted and Imprisoned by the United States

“There is Islamaphobia, and it’s moved from being a personal tool of oppression to structural and institutional”

Adrian Carrasquillo: How The Immigrant Rights Movement Got Obama To Save Millions From Deportations

A battle raged among allies, publicly and behind the scenes, to shift focus from a legislative overhaul strategy to making the idea of executive action inevitable. This is how it happened

Moshe Z. Marvit: A Boss’s Campaign to Destroy a Union

A judge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that the UPMC has engaged in a series of discriminatory practices against workers who have been trying to organize a union since 2012

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Bill Fletcher: The Gagging of Rasmea Odeh

If we say that you are a terrorist, you are

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Taylan Tosun: Peace Process in Turkey: Where Are We Now?

About two years ago, the Turkish government and PKK, declared a cease-fire and expressed their willingness to solve the Kurdish question

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Paul Street: Forces, Relations, and 21st Century Eco-socialism

The great transition required for a decent future – the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy – is technically achievable

Matthew Willgress: Venezuela: revolution and progress versus reaction and empire

The choice in Venezuela – which is both reflected in, and of great importance to, other progressive struggles across Latin America – is therefore stark; social progress versus extreme reaction and US intervention

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Neve Gordon: Déjà Vu in Jerusalem?

In the latest round of violence, the Israeli government has been rebuked by its own security chief

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Jack Rasmus: Ukraine Crisis Deepens

Ukraine’s real economy and its citizens suffer severely as a result, with all indications that the economic crisis there will get worse, perhaps much worse, before it ever begins to get better

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Ursula K. Le Guin: Remembering Freedom

Ursula K. Le Guin was honored at the National Book Awards tonight and gave a fantastic speech about the dangers to literature and how they can be stopped. As far as I know it’s not available online yet (update: the video is now online), so I’ve transcribed it from the livestream below. The parts in parentheses Read more…

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Amira Hass: Behind the silent reaction of the Palestinian street

So why are those who oppose murdering civilians at prayer keeping silent now? Because they share the despair and anger that pushed the Abu Jamals to attack Jews in a synagogue

Alex Doherty: ‘We just weren’t in the real world…’

War continues in Afghanistan, and the Taliban are in a relatively good state

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Patrick Cockburn: Isis: Islamic militants have army of 200,000, claims senior Kurdish leader

CIA has hugely underestimated the number of jihadis, who now rule an area the size of Britain

Jon Queally: Students in the UK March for ‘Free Education’

“We are determined to build a movement too big to ignore”

Alyssa Figueroa: Ferguson Organizer: ‘Police Are Preparing for War’

‘We don’t see any interest from police in shifting their relationship with the communities they serve.’

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Nicola Nasser: Gaza bombings rock Palestinian reconciliation

The fifth column that benefits from Palestinian division and that feels threatened by its end is still searching for opportunities to sabotage Palestinian national reconciliation

Emilio Godoy: Inequality in Mexico Is All About Wages

“What better social policy could there be than one that directly tackles the distribution of income?”

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William Blum: Russia invades Ukraine. Again. And again

We do have representative government. The question is: Who does our government represent?

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Yesenia Barragan: From Ireland to Detroit: The Global Struggle Over Water

Ireland and Detroit have emerged as the latest battlefields in this global struggle

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Why NATO is a Danger to World Peace

Renouncing NATO as a structure would be a first step towards sanity and the world’s survival

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Ramzy Baroud: Talk of a Third Intifada

Ta-da, there it is: Palestinian history for dummies

Institute for Middle East Understanding: Collective Punishment & Ethnic Cleansing

Between October 2001 and the end of January 2005, Israel destroyed 664 Palestinian homes as a form of collective punishment

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Vijay Prashad: Those American boots. That Iraqi soil

General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told politicians in Washington that US troops might move to the front-line of the fight against the Islamic State group

Gideon Levy: In Israel, only Jewish blood shocks anyone

Killings of Palestinians by soldiers and policemen will never shock Israel. The propaganda machine will whitewash everything, and the media will be its mouthpiece

Husna Haq: Sioux tribe calls Keystone XL approval ‘act of war.’

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is not alone in its opposition to the pipeline

Charlie Cooper: Lockheed Martin to Grab Chunk of Privatized NHS

Doctors have expressed dismay at reports that an international arms firm is considering a bid for a £1bn NHS contract to run GP support services in England

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Uri Avnery: Wine, Blood and Gasoline

Jesus turned water into wine. Netanyahu is turning water into gasoline and pouring it on the flames

Campaign for Peace & Democracy: CPD Mexico Statement

We are writing at this critical moment to invite you to sign the CPD statement “End the Killing of Students Now: Peace, Justice, and Democracy for Mexico.”

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Kathy Kelly: Uncomplicated, in Afghanistan

There are numerous, obvious solutions to problems in Afghanistan which NATO countries could consider

Dan Clawson: No More Backroom Deals

A draconian proposal threatened Massachusetts teachers. Here’s how they defeated it

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Ben Dangl: Who Rules the World?

With a $4 billion price tag, the recent US midterm election was the most expensive in the country’s history

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George Monbiot: Growth: the destructive god

Why are we wrecking the natural world and public services to generate growth, when that growth is not delivering contentment, security or even, for most of us, greater prosperity?

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Greg Grandin: This Mass Grave Isn’t the Mass Grave You Have Been Looking For

During just the six year term of Mexico’s last president, Felipe Calderón (2006–12), who declared a war on the cartels, there were at least 26,000 disappearances and 83,000 homicides.

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Glenn Greenwald: Congress Irrelevant on Mass Surveillance

Here’s what matters instead

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Staughton Lynd: The Wobblies in their Heyday

Review of The Wobblies in their Heyday:  The Rise and Destruction of the Industrial Workers of the World during the World War I Era, by Eric Chester

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