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Robert Parry: Ukraine’s Poison Pill for Peace Talks

By adding a poison pill to legislation implementing the latest Minsk agreement, the Ukrainian government has effectively guaranteed a resumption of the civil war

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David Swanson: Opposing War With a Smile

I don’t think one should work to prevent death and suffering for the purpose of enjoying success. When you do that, you end up working for peace only in those cases where success is guaranteed or highly likely to arrive fast

Isaiah Poole: A Platform for People and the Planet

The platform lays out 12 key planks of a progressive agenda that the two organizations expect to become the foundation of independent progressive political organizing over the next two years

Sayed Kashua: Dear Mr Netanyahu: Sorry we dared to dream. Yours, Israel’s Arab population

A Palestinian state will not come into being without massive and immediate international intervention, but Netanyahu has already proved that he will get backing from the US administration for all his actions

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William Greider: The Pentagon Finally Admitted That Israel Has Nuclear Weapons, Too

People are beginning to grasp that lopsided wars—contests between high-tech and primitive forms of destruction—do not necessarily lead to victory or peace. They have led the United States into more wars

Alexandros Orphanides: “This Is A Big Deal”

Trade agreements are about more than business—they’re about who has final say in the way people around the world live, what they eat, how much they are paid, what medicines they can buy and whether they have jobs

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Jérôme Roos: Blockupy vs ECB: a battle for the future of European democracy

Yes, the Eurozone is running itself into the ground. And no, it cannot be reformed. For European democracy to thrive, it must be torn asunder

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Tom Engelhardt: The New American Order

1% Elections, The Privatization of the State, a Fourth Branch of Government, and the Demobilization of “We the People”

Danica Jorden: BRAZIL: Call to Impeach Dilma Not As Popular As Portrayed

Dilma, the former revolutionary now at the helm of the country as head of the PT, the leftist Workers Party, is a populist who continues to inspire more wide-spread, albeit less reported, manifestations of support outside of the country’s affluent city centres

Nicholas Vrousalis: Rethinking higher education

The occupation of the Senate House by staff and students at the University of Amsterdam has rekindled the flame for a free and democratic university

Charlotte Maria Saenz: Women Up in Arms

Zapatistas and Rojava Kurds embrace a new gender politics

James Kilgore: Time to Wake Up to Mass Incarceration in Your Neighborhood

Jails admit nearly 12 million people every year. Yet they are largely off the radar of critics of mass incarceration

ROAR Collective: Why we occupy

LSE students mobilize for a free university

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Noam Chomsky: The Roots of American Racism

We cannot forget that the hideous slave labor camps of the new “empire of liberty” were a primary source for the wealth and privilege of American society

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Neve Gordon: Israel votes Apartheid

The claim that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East will exposed for what it is: a half truth. While Israel is a democracy for Jews it is a repressive regime for Palestinians

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Ramzy Baroud: ‘Islamic State’ as a Western Phenomenon?

There is no question that while the battle is raging on in the Middle East region, the discourse itself is growingly being manipulated and is becoming a western one

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Richard Falk: Diplomacy, War, and (In)Security in the Nuclear Age

Overall, this opportunistic treatment of Iran’s nuclear program is less indicative of a commitment to nonproliferation than it is a shortsighted expression of geopolitical priorities

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Medea Benjamin: US Activists Mark War Anniversaries with Spring Rising

March 19 marks two gloomy anniversaries: the 12th anniversary of US invasion of Iraq and the 5th anniversary of the NATO intervention in Libya

Ben Norton: Pro-Democratic Party ‘left’ targets Kshama Sawant

A look at why a liberal civil rights organization has decided to challenge the most left-wing member of the City Council

Mitchell Plitnick: Netanyahu’s Victory Is Just as Bad as It Looks

If things looked hopeless before for any kind of diplomacy, they’re absolutely dismal now

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Dean Baker: Scott Walker Ends Freedom of Contract in Wisconsin

This is a bill about taking away workers’ freedom of contract in a way that will weaken their bargaining. It is a lie to gloss over this fact and pretend there is some issue of individual rights at stake. There isn’t

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Kathy Kelly: Crosscurrents

What we let our state impose on those walled beyond our borders we will tend to inflict on more and more people walled up within them

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George Monbiot: Hard Graft

The power of global finance and the immense wealth of the global elite are founded on corruption, and the beneficiaries have an interest in framing the question to excuse themselves

Mozhgan Savabieasfahani: Iraq’s US-caused Public Health Catastrophe

The Iraqi people, once the envy of the Arab world for their outstanding educational and health-care systems, have been reduced to a nation of refugees, flung across the Middle East

Nicole Aschoff: The Smartphone Society

We have the power to contest and deny capital’s gains, and we should. Perhaps our phones will come in handy along the way

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Nicolas Maduro: Letter to the People of the United States: Venezuela is not a threat

We are the people of Simon Bolívar, our people believe in peace and respect for all nations

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Walden Bello: The U.S. Military Just Plunged Philippine Politics into Crisis

American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country

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Fernando Vegas: The White House’s National Security Strategy and Latin America

President Obama’s National Security Strategy is a threat to Latin America and the world

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Conn Hallinan: Greece: Memory and Debt

According to the Syriza government, the 115 million marks Germany paid in 1960 were only in compensation for Greek victims of Nazism, not the physical damage to the country, the destruction of the economy, or the forced loans

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Michael Albert: Writer’s Block

What do writers write? And in particular, what do left, progressive, and revolutionary writers write?

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Nan Levinson: The Big Dick School of American Patriotism

The eternal emphasis on militarism, even when it’s portrayed as triumphalism, has the effect of ratcheting up anxiety

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Gideon Levy: Netanyahu deserves the Israeli people, and they deserve him

If after everything, the Israeli phoenix succeeded in rising from the ashes and getting reelected, something is truly broken, possibly beyond repair

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Chris Hedges: The Most Dangerous Woman in America

The corporate powers, from Seattle’s mayor to the Chamber of Commerce and the area’s Democratic Party, are determined Kshama Sawant be defeated

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Ben Dangl: Bolivia: A Country That Dared to Exist

This movement toward decolonization in the Andes is as old as colonialism itself

Joris Leverink: Dangerous Jokes and Back-Door Censorship in Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu attended a Paris march to defend free speech, but had the dubious honour of being the leader of a country that frequently jails journalists

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Juan Cole: Apartheid Forever

Israel’s Netanyahu rules out Palestinian Citizenship Rights

Shepherd Bliss: Sour Grapes in ‘Wine Country’

Intense Challenges to Wineries Erupt

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Dahr Jamail: Domestic Military Expansion Spreads Through the US, Ignites Dissent

The US Navy, along with the Air Force and Army, are currently engaged in and expanding their warfare-training exercises across the United States

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Chelsea Manning: The CIA’s torturers and the leaders who approved their actions must face the law

Even the most junior level intelligence officers know that torture is both unethical and illegal. So why didn’t our political leaders?

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Kevin Young: War By Other Means In El Salvador

Resistance inside and outside of government has forced a U.S. retreat on the seeds issue, protected water from privatization, helped compel a mining moratorium, and enabled policy changes like the Medicines Law and tax reform

Johannes Hautaviita: On NATO Chief Stoltenberg’s Speech in Munich

The message is simple enough: Putin is dangerous, if not clinically insane, and NATO – the “guardian of the international order” (Stoltenberg) – is needed to defend Europe and ‘Western values’

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Kevin Zeese: Stop The Fast Track To A Future Of Global Corporate Rule

Multinational empowerment grows…

Joe Uehlein: A Climate Protection Guide to Organized Labor

The path to future growth for organized labor lies in its ability to become a central player in the movement to build a sustainable future for the planet and its people

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Patrick Cockburn: Life under Isis

“I left them because I was afraid and deeply troubled by this horrible situation. The justice they were calling for when they first arrived in Fallujah turned out to be only words”

John Ikerd: The Failure of Modern Industrial Agriculture

Americans are being subjected to an ongoing multimillion-dollar propaganda campaign designed to “increase confidence and trust in today’s agriculture”

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: The Podemos wave

Podemos is the end result of a learning process originated in the Global South which eventually made it possible to creatively channel the outrage that ran through the streets of Spain

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William deBuys: The Politics of Extinction

An Introduction to the Most Beautiful Animal You’ll Never See

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Robert Fisk: Which superpower will win the battle of hypocrisy?

The 125,000 civilian casualties of the two Chechen wars elicited far less passion in the West than the fatalities in Syria

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Gareth Porter: The real story behind the Republicans’ Iran letter

The real story is how enforcers of Likudist policy on Iran used a young Republican politician to try to provoke a breakdown in nuclear talks

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Glenn Greenwald: The Orwellian Re-Branding of “Mass Surveillance” as Merely “Bulk Collection”

There is a clearly coordinated theme that has arisen in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand as the last defense against the Snowden revelations

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