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Ben Dangl: Beyond Evo Morales’ Electoral Victory: A View from La Paz

On the car-less, sunny streets of La Paz on election day, the enthusiasm for the government was palpable

Pablo Mukherjee: The Siege of Jadavpur – A Global Story

It is far from coincidental that this rot from the top is always accompanied by the entrenchment of a culture of violence on campus, of which sexual assaults on women students is one telling example

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Vijay Prashad: Hand in Hand

Narendra Modi’s sublime gifts to Barack Obama and the two leaders’ visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr memorial was ironically followed by a renewal of the 10-year military agreement and a revitalisation of the nuclear deal to take forward the strategic relationship

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Naomi Klein: Climate change: how to make the big polluters really pay

Are fossil fuel companies – long toxic to our natural environment – becoming toxic in the public relations environment as well?

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Rob Prince: Ebola: A Symptom of Economic Inequality

While the Ebola virus is spreading globally, its impact will mostly felt in the world’s poorer regions

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Ramzy Baroud: The Missing Context: ‘Islamic State’ Sectarianism is Not Coincidental

While the US-led coalition can indeed inflect much damage on IS and eventually claim some sort of victory, they will ultimately exasperate the sectarian tension that will spill over to other Middle Eastern nations

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Paul Farmer: Diary

Weak health systems, not unprecedented virulence or a previously unknown mode of transmission, are to blame for Ebola’s rapid spread

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Peter Van Buren: Seven Worst-Case Scenarios in the Battle with the Islamic State

Worst-case scenario: America’s pan-Middle Eastern war marches into its third decade with no end in sight

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Justin Podur: The BBC Documentary doesn’t deny the genocide

Rather than a letter about ‘genocide denial’, the authors would have been more honest to write a manifesto of unconditional support for Rwanda’s dictator

Alli McCracken: Bashing Obama to Make Way for Hillary

Whether it’s Leon Panetta, or Hillary Clinton. I’m horrified at the prospect of Clinton being the more “liberal” Presidential choice in 2016

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David Bacon: Globalization And NAFTA Caused Migration From Mexico

Not one immigration proposal in Congress in the quarter century since IRCA was passed has tried to come to grips with the policies that uprooted miners, teachers, tree planters, and farmers

Rawan Yaghi: “I Draw for Gaza”

The drawing had the air of challenge and resilience

Carlos Salazar: The Assassination of Detroit

We must create a city that, given the choice between a massive for-profit urban farm and housing for families who have lost their homes, chooses the families

John McNay: People’s Veto of a Union-Busting Law Holds Lessons

This November marks the third anniversary of a major labor movement victory: the defeat of Ohio’s union-busting Senate Bill 5, 62 to 38 percent, in a public referendum

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Juan Cole: In Symbolic Vote, UK Parliament urges Recognition of Palestine

The most important thing is that it points to a future disadvantageous to Israel economically, technologically and politically, as long as it continues its massive land grab in the Palestinian West Bank

Joseph Stiglitz: The Age of Vulnerability

Regardless of how fast GDP grows, an economic system that fails to deliver gains for most of its citizens, and in which a rising share of the population faces increasing insecurity, is, in a fundamental sense, a failed economic system

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George Monbiot: Falling Apart

Competition and individualism are forcing us into a devastating Age of Loneliness

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Preeti Kaur: Fighting and Hoping for Freedom: Kobani and beyond

It is important not to forget the Kurdish women and men that have been tortured, imprisoned, subject to extra-judicial executions, and those political prisoners that remain in prison charged or convicted of dubious offenses

Iskender Doğu: ISIS fighter in Kobanê: “Erdoğan has helped us a lot”

ISIS defiant as Syria’s civil war threatens to spill over into Turkey: “Erdoğan has helped us a lot, but we don’t need him anymore. Turkey is next.”

Airan Bahmani: Finnish MP’s Clueless on Israel-Palestine

Finland continuously seals new military deals with a state that so openly breaches international law

William Astore: Investing in Junk Armies

Why American Efforts to Create Foreign Armies Fail

Ben Norton: The (Socialist) Malala Yousafzai the US Media Doesn’t Quote

Malala understands how poverty creates and perpetuates the very social and political ills against which she is fighting

Ian Sinclair: Housework Or Wifework?

On average, women in the UK spend 11.5 hours doing housework, while men do just six hours

Cory Fischer-hoffman: Honoring Indigenous Resistance Day in Venezuela, the Struggle Continues

The framework of decolonizing is a growing theme throughout the Americas

Charles R. Larson: Ebola Catches Fire

Well, we’ve let it scare the hell out of us

Gharib Hassou: Kurdish leader: ‘We are the only humanist shield against barbarity’

Interview of the representative in Iraqi Kurdistan of the Syria-based Democratic Union Party

Sarah Jaffe: “Poster Child for Tenure”

Why teacher Agustin Morales really lost his job

Jill Treanor: Richest 1% of people own nearly half of global wealth

Credit Suisse study shows inequality accelerating, with NGOs saying it shows economic recovery ‘skewed towards wealthy’

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Anthony Arnove: The “War of Terror” Decade

A look back at the 10 years since the September 11 attacks–and how politicians have used the tragedy

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Horace Campbell: Ebola, the African Union and Bioeconomic Warfare

The same institutions and organizations that have been at the forefront of bioeconomic warfare in Africa cannot lead the mobilization against Ebola

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Norman Solomon: Risen’s New Book Exposes the “War on Terror”

No single review or interview can do justice to “Pay Any Price”

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Jeremy Brecher: If Not Now, When? A Labor Movement Plan to Address Climate Change

Labor can lead the struggle for a more just and sustainable economy and put itself back on the right side of history

Airan Bahmani: Finland eager to deepen arms trade collaboration with Israel

What makes all of this even less convincing is that precisely the Finnish-Israeli arms trade has had a lot of bad press

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Fidel Castro: The UN Is A Colossal Fraud

if it is perfectly possible to plan the development of the population in accordance with growing productivity, culture and development of human values, what are they waiting for?

Jean Batou: Ebola : A Virus in the Heart of Darkness

The tragic ongoing epidemic shows how the unbridled pursuit of private profit is incompatible with public health, especially that of the poor masses of the oppressed countries

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Dean Baker: Capital in the 21st Century

Are We Doomed Without a Wealth Tax?

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Patrick Cockburn: War against Isis: US air strategy in tatters as militants march on

America’s plans to fight Islamic State are in ruins as the militant group’s fighters come close to capturing Kobani

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Ben Dangl: Has Evo Morales proven his critics wrong?

Evo Morales will most likely be re-elected today because he is a better alternative than his neoliberal predecessors and their contemporary counterparts

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Laura Gottesdiener: A Trip to Kuwait (on the Prairie)

Life Inside the Boom

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Noam Chomsky: Corporate business models are hurting American universities

interview on the Walmartization of higher education

Ryan Devereaux: De Blasio AdministrationContinues Attacks On Press Over NYPD Spying, Channeling Bloomberg

Responding to a lawsuit alleging unlawful and unconstitutional police surveillance of Muslim communities, lawyers under New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have doubled down on the arguments of his predecessor, advancing the notion that the New York City Police Department did not engage in dictionary-defined surveillance of the plaintiffs in the suit and contending that Read more…

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Tariq Ali: The Origins of the Ebola Crisis

Interview on Ebola origins and how it spread so quickly

Iskender Doğu: Kobanê Refugee Girl: “ISIS Destroyed My Dreams”

Kurdish refugees from Kobanê are in want of solidarity and support while the Turkish army is accused of sharing intelligence with ISIS forces in Syria

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Badri Raina: What the Water Said

When the water came, sprawling Underred at its own Even intent, it said, “I am come To remind you that rich, poor, man Woman, or child, old or young, Literate or illiterate, Sunni or Shia or Ahmedia, low caste or high, Tantric, Vaishnav, or Trika, living Upstream or downstream, or by Hillside resort, nationalist or Read more…

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Juan Cole: Listening to Nobelist Malala Yousafzai instead of just Honoring Her

Honoring someone with the bravery and resiliency and ethical intelligence of a Malala Yousafzai is easy. Taking her more challenging positions seriously and engaging with them is much more difficult

Amy Wilentz: Duvalierism Lives On

The effects of Duvalierism, as conceived by Jean-Claude’s father, François (Papa Doc) Duvalier and continued by Jean-Claude, resonate to this day

TeleSUR English: Morales: ‘This Is a Victory of the Anti-Imperialists’

Evo Morales has accepted his victory, addressing a large crowd outside the governmental palace

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Justin Podur: The BBC and the Rwandan Genocide

The untold story is that of the crimes committed by the winners in the Rwandan civil war

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Noam Chomsky: Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond

Interview on education and indoctrination, the 1960s, the Powell memorandum, democracy, the creation of ISIS, the media and the way “capitalism” actually works in the United States.

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Paul Street: Nutty Professor Dyson’s Ridiculous Apology for Eric Holder

The liberal left’s bourgeois and identity-politicized buffoonery over the Obama administration persists long after the president has become a lame duck

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