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Martin Shaw: Russia-Israel: Domestic Politics and Serious Blowback

The slaughters in Ukraine and Gaza have one thing in common. Both result from governments authorising violence which is overwhelmingly motivated by domestic politics and appears almost gratuitous from a strategic point of view

Aura Bogado: The Dream 9, One Year Later

One year ago today, a group that would come to be known as the Dream 9 crossed from Mexico into the United States at a port of entry in Nogales, Ariz

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Richard Seymour: Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians

According to Israel, Hamas is cowardly and cynical

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David McReynolds: Israel has lost the high ground – have the Israelis?

To those American Jews who, like my friend, still support Israeli actions, have they lost the ability to feel the pain of others, if those others are Muslim, and not Jews or Christians?

Lynn Stuart Parramore: Growing Up in the South as a Feminist

Young women turning away from feminism has become a media meme

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David Swanson: Planning for a Day of Peace

Peace deserves more than empty platitudes compatible with the preservation of war as our largest public project

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Tom Hayden: Ukraine: Anvil Of The New Cold War

It’s impossible to understand the roots of the current Ukraine crisis over the downed airliner without understanding the past, but the past is remembered as cliché on all sides

Sam Pizzigati: A New Gameplan for Taking Down Privatizers

If current trends “prevail,” all developed nations will show by 2060 “the same level of inequality as currently experienced by the United States”

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Ewan Robertson: BRICS Summit

Venezuela participated in the gathering of the BRICS emerging powers and Latin American regional blocs in Brazil this week

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Juan Cole: Mosul w/out Christians for First time in 1,900 Years

For the first time in nearly 2000 years, there are virtually no Christians in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq

William Boardman: Rape at College, Then Rape by College

Hobart & William Smith Colleges does a Steubenville

Peter Allen: Banning Pro-Palestine Demonstrations

France becomes first country in world to ban pro-Palestine demonstrations

Socialist Worker Reporters: A Cry of Rage For Gazain London

Up to 100,000 people streamed through the streets of London today, Saturday, in one of the biggest anti-war demonstrations in years

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Jérôme Roos: In Greece, a Struggle To Save Europe’s Soul From Privatization

As the heat builds up over the summer months, the Greek resistance may yet save the country’s immense natural and cultural wealth from the rapacious claws of an elite gone mad

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Dan La Botz: The Working Class and Left Politics

Back on the American radar

Omar Ghraieb: Dodging Israeli Bombs in Gaza

Every night I seem to think it’s the worst night, until I go through the next one

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Michael Albert: Thoughts & Deeds 5: Organization!?

This is part five of a six part interview. It deals mainly with the IOPS experience

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Tom Engelhardt: Requiem for the American Century

Turning 70, Paragraph by Paragraph

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Robert Fisk: Israel-Gaza Conflict

Medical charity official likens job to ‘patching up torture victims in an open-air prison’

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Richard Falk: Palestinian Recourse to the International Criminal Court: The Time has Come

Ever since this latest Israeli major military operation against Gaza started on July 8, there have been frequent suggestions that Israel is guilty of war crimes, and that Palestine should do its best to activate the International Criminal Court (ICC) on its behalf

Abba Solomon: Editorial Position of the New York Times: Thumbs Up for Gaza Slaughter

Over the weekend, the New York Times sent out a clear signal: the mass slaughter of civilians is acceptable when the Israeli military is doing the killing

Roger Annis: Escalation of Shelling in Eastern Ukraine

Escalation by Kyiv governmentt after the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines flight

Seamus Milne: Gaza: this shameful injustice will only end if the cost of it rises

The idea that Israel is defending itself from unprovoked attacks is absurd. Occupied people have the right to resist

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Pepe Escobar: It was Putin’s Missile?

Right off the bat they were all lined up – the invariably hysterical reams of ‘experts’ of the ‘US intelligence community’ literally foaming at their palatial mouths at ‘evil’ Russia and ‘evil’ Putin

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Noam Chomsky: The System We Have Now Is Radically Anti-Democratic

Interview on a variety of topics

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Patrick Cockburn: Saudi Complicity in the Rise of ISIS

How far is Saudi Arabia complicit in the Isis takeover of much of northern Iraq, and is it stoking an escalating Sunni-Shia conflict across the Islamic world?

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Mark Evans: How Rejecting Psychopathology is Counter-Productive to Critical Psychiatry

All who are not lunatics are agreed about certain things.  That it is better to be alive than dead, better to be adequately fed than starved, better to be free than a slave.  Many people desire these things only for themselves and their friends; they are quite content that their enemies should suffer.  These people Read more…

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Tom Hayden: Arab Winter

The “Arab winter” that began last year with the US-backed military coup in Egypt, is falling fast over Gaza

Asma Afsaruddin: The Pretender-Caliph and Islamic History

The truth about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Ray McGovern: Facts Needed on Malaysian Plane Shoot-Down

As usual, the mainstream U.S. media is rushing to judgment over the crash of a Malaysian airliner in war-torn eastern Ukraine

Alex Elkins: Fifty Years of Get-Tough

Remembering Harlem and the Urban Street Justice of the 1960s Riots

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Phyllis Bennis: Starting The Clock: The Gaza Crisis

History is determined by when you start the clock

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Edward Snowden: Edward Snowden in exile

A look at and an interview with Edward Snowden

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Ewan Robertson: Maduro Extends Planned “Shakeup”

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has extended the date upon which significant changes to the government and state administration will be announced

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Juan Cole: Falluja and Gaza

Why Counter-Terrorism fails when the Problem is Political

Robert Pogue Harrison: The Children of Silicon Valley

The twenty-first century has only aggravated the political, moral, social, and environmental concussions of the twentieth

Eleanor Bader: Stoking Fire: What’s Missing From Hillary Clinton’s ‘Hard Choices’

Hard Choices is a fascinating glimpse into 21st-century politics that affirms Clinton as a conventional player whose administration—should she choose to run for president, and should she win—will be little different from the administrations of her male predecessors

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Seth Sandronsky: Feeding Pentagon Capitalism: California and Palestine

In the Gaza Strip, 1.7 million Palestinians are the targets of Israeli Lockheed Martin F-16C/Ds aircraft

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Ray McGovern: Roots of Ukraine Crisis

Absent from U.S. media encomia for recently deceased former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze is any mention of the historic deal he reached with his U.S. counterpart James Baker in 1990 ensuring that the Soviet empire would collapse “with a whimper, not a bang” (Mr. Baker’s words). Mr. Baker keeps repeating that the Cold War Read more…

Sharif Abdel Kouddous: Death and Destruction in Gaza as Israel Launches Ground Invasion

More than 240 Palestinians have been killed in air strikes, nearly 77 percent of them civilians, including almost fifty children

Mehdi Hasan: Shamefully Complicit in Its Crimes

We single out Israel because, shamefully, we are complicit in its crimes

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Joe Emersberger: When will the UN pay for its crimes in Haiti? When will anyone?

Since 2010 the UN has been dodging responsibility for a cholera outbreak that has killed 8,500 Haitians and sickened more than 700,000

Raji Sourani: Interview with Raji Sourani in Gaza

“We are just soft targets: we are very cheap”

Tom Walker: Mythbuster: Israel’s attack on Gaza

Taking apart the excuses Israel is using to justify its massacre

Andy Piascik: Freedom Summers, 1964 and 2014

Before the latest attack on voting rights, the United States already ranked disgracefully low among nations of the world in voter turnout

Nafeez Ahmed: Netanyahu’s Real Goal

So far, around 1,400 Palestinian homes have been completely destroyed, damaged or left uninhabitable, including health facilities and ambulances

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Carl Finamore: San Francisco Workers Aim High

There can be no doubt that protest movements have successfully placed on the national agenda the idea of giving American workers a raise

AFSC: Besieged and Blockaded

When war breaks out there is a tendency to focus on the nitty-gritty detail of tit for tat. But all wars have a back story

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Pepe Escobar: BRICS against Washington consensus

The BRICS Development Bank – with an initial US$50 billion in capital – will be not only BRICS-oriented, but invest in infrastructure projects and sustainable development on a global scale

Ahmed Hadi: Israel Bombs Water Infrastructure

To either prepare for a ground invasion or to simply to make life for Gazans harsher than it already is, Israel decided to bomb the wells that provide tens of thousands of people in Gaza with water

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