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Thomas Adams: Ferguson Violence Exposes America’s Political Decay

There is a deeper problem in American life – the utter decimation of a politics capable of changing the immediate and underlying facts that led to the tragic murder of Michael Brown

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Jack Rasmus: On the Edge of Another Global Recession?

The economic question of the day has suddenly become: ‘Is the global economy about to slide into another recession?’

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David Bacon: Seeing Central American Youth As Human Beings

Donna De Cesare spent two decades taking photographs of Salvadoran young people, documenting the impact of violence on their lives for her new book, Unsettled/Desasosiego

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Justin Podur: Torture is neither Inevitable nor Endless: A Reply to Gerald Caplan

In an article, Caplan writes that, “War between Israel and Palestine” is our “endless, inevitable future”

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Iraq and the Middle East

The Caliphate of the Islamic State vs. Everyone Else

Taylan Tosun: Non-Muslim Minorities in Iraq and Syria Are Being Cleansed and Massacred by Murderous “Islamic State”

If the necessary steps are not taken, there will be no more Christians, Yezidis, ShiiteTurkemen, Shabak or any other minority in the predominantly Sunnite regions of Iraq and Syria

Peter Frase: When Will They Shoot?

Lots of people are at risk on the job. But when it comes to cops, they’re mostly a danger to others.

Mehdi Hasan: What the jihadists who bought “Islam for Dummies” on Amazon tell us about radicalisation

Pretending that the danger comes only from the devout could cost lives

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Danny Schechter: O u t r a g e!

On The Beheading of Our Media Brother James Foley

Ian Sinclair: The Iraq Crisis

By authorising airstrikes against the Islamic State (aka ISIS), President Obama became the fourth US Commander-In-Chief since Ronald Reagan to initiate a bombing campaign on Iraq

Mandy Cohen: Border Lessons

Jewish Resources for Resisting Nationalism

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Tariq Ali: Interview – Tariq Ali

Interview on the recent Israel-Palestine conflict, the BDS movement, the rise of ISIS, and Obama’s commitment to long-term US involvement in Iraq

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Ron Daniels: The Killing of Black Men Continues

When will it stop?

William J. Astore: The American Cult of Bombing

Why You Should Expect More Bombs to be Dropped Everywhere

George Ciccariello-Maher: Ferguson: Breaking Out Of Post-Racial Hypnosis

Police violence here is not an abstract or universal phenomenon. It is a phenomenon that has focused on certain peoples and certain “problem” populations

Nadia Prupis: ‘This is the Story of Power in this Country’

Ferguson, Institutionalized Racism and the Militarization of Police

Sebastian Rosemont: Hitting Mining Companies Where They Live

Canadian mining companies have long evaded responsibility for abuses carried out by their subsidiaries in the developing world. That could be about to change

Michael Deas: Ireland’s biggest food retailer drops Israeli produce

European boycotts surge

Joe Turnball: Bolivia Shows Us That Another World Is Possible

After centuries of subjugation, Bolivia’s indigenous peoples are leading the way on sustainability and equality

Penny Lewis: Important Lessons from the Vietnam Anti-War Movement

A Q&A with author Penny Lewis on her new book examining working class opposition to the Vietnam War

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Fernando Vegas: What is Socialism Today?

What has become of socialism?

Karim Makdisi: War on Gaza Will Strengthen Palestine as Both a State and a National Resistance

Israel’s war on Gaza will not end following the humanitarian pauses or an inevitable cessation of hostilities

Rana Baker: Palestinians Express “Solidarity With The People Of Ferguson”

Palestinian groups and individuals inside and outside of historic Palestine have signed the following statement in solidarity with their brethren in Ferguson, Missouri

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Michael Albert: Socialisms?

New institutions, also established by human beings, can generate vastly superior outcomes. Defining and working to attain those new institutions ought to be our economic agenda

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Gary Younge: The Violence of the State

‘A riot is the language of the unheard’ — Martin Luther King

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Juan Cole: The New Jim Crow

Has the Right finally Repealed the Civil Rights Act?

Max Blumenthal: Gruesome Tales Surface of Israeli Massacres Against Families in Gaza Neighborhood

Visiting what remains of Shujaiya yields evidence of massacres and stories of impossible courage

Ben Joravsky: How The City Cut Funds For Mental Health Patients—And Spied On Them Instead

The revealing story of undercover officers Mo and Gloves

Eric Ruder, Elizabeth Schulte, Trish Kahle and Donny Schraffenberger: Ferguson is Fighting Back

Eric Ruder, Elizabeth Schulte, Trish Kahle and Donny Schraffenberger traveled to Ferguson to provide this account of a community rising up against police violence

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Mark Evans: Beyond Ideology

Mental Health promotion as social justice activism

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Marcy Wheeler: A Tale of Two Alleged Iran Nuke Leakers

Jeffrey Sterling and James Risen remain under direct threat from DOJ for telling us just how problematic some of CIA’s programs against Iran are

Golnaz Esfandiari: Iranian Woman wins Math Genius Prize, Iranian officials Obsess about her Hair

Mirzakhani’s achievement appears to have created a challenge for Iranian newspapers forced to follow stringent written and unwritten censorship guidelines concerning images exposed female skin and hair

Marwan Bishara: On the UN and War in Gaza

How and why the UN has been sidelined in Palestine

Haiti Action Committee: Stop The Attacks On Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the Lavalas Movement

An Urgent Call from Haiti Action Committee

David Wearing: Israel proves that British arms export safeguards are worthless

For years, anti-arms trade campaigners have been told by government ministers of all political parties that Britain has a tough and rigorous arms control regime

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Kathy Kelly: Borderfree

Over the past several years, as I’ve watched this inter-ethnic community grow, acts of kindness have been a reliable bulwark against war

Ilan Lior: Pro-Peace Rally Held In Tel Aviv Amid Gaza Truce Talks

Thousands of demonstrators gathered Saturday evening for a pro-peace rally in Tel Aviv under the slogan, “Changing direction: toward peace, away from war”

Moti Bassok: U.S. Military Aid to Israel Exceeds $100 billion

Does suspension of missile deal mean trouble in relations with U.S., or is it just a tap on the wing?

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Eduardo Galeano: Century of Disaster

The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s history of humanity, Mirrors

Rafael Taylor: The New PKK: Unleashing a Social Revolution in Kurdistan

In the mountains above Erbil, in the ancient heartland of Kurdistan winding across the borders of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria, a social revolution has been born

Jelani Cobb: A Movement Grows in Ferguson

What began as an impromptu vigil evolved into a sustained protest; it is now beginning to look like a movement

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Carl Finamore: Missing in Action

AFL-CIO Should Be in Ferguson

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Jérôme Roos: The Islamic State

A Monster Empire Created

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Paul Street: Really Bad Media

The core institutional purposes of that media is clear as day: to keep people in a state of fragmented powerlessness

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Seth Sandronsky: Public Figures’ “Hubris”?: Capitalism’s Overbuilding Trend

Capitalist ideology prefers to ignore its overbuilding trend. To do otherwise might de-legitimate a system that places profits before people

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Vijay Prashad: A Moral Foundation for Foreign Policy

Turmoil in Greater Arabia has made the clocks move faster

Hassan Hassan: Isis: a portrait of the menace that is sweeping my homeland

The factors that led to the rise of Isis are still unaddressed

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Bill Quigley: New Orleans’ New Civil Rights Leaders

This is the shape of New Orleans’ new civil rights crisis

Rebecca Bowe: Israeli ship remains at sea as thousands of protesters gather in Oakland

Blockade delayed as word spreads that ship is off the coast of California, closer to Santa Cruz, and won’t be docking that day

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Paul Street: Posse Comitatus, Ferguson, Missouri, and Racialized Military Policing

Besides being overrated on its own terms, the Posse Comitatus Act is somewhat beside the point in this Brave New World of militarized policing

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