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Steve Breyman: Why Obama Must Bomb ISIS

US policy has become little more than a New Enemy Creation Process

Jeb Lund: The war on high-school history classes is a whole new level of dumb

History as text is easy; you can just rewrite it to fit any screwheaded agenda

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Louis Proyect: The Speech Bernie Sanders Should Give But Won’t

Reviving the Progressive Party

Peter Frase: In Defense of Gamers

There was a time when I might have called myself a “gamer.” That is, I’m someone who plays and thinks about video games, and views them as a rich cultural form full of potential, both as art and as sport. Now, however, even people who usually ignore games have been introduced to the figure of Read more…

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: Manufacturing Consent – Pakistani Style

Ratings-hungry TV channels eventually brought catastrophe to Pakistan

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Michael Albert: Marx This, Marx That, So What?

Let the “dead generations” rest in peace. Awake from “nightmarish” mimicry

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Chris Hedges: The Ordeal of Stanley L. Cohen: Justice as Farce

The corruption of the law to advance the interests of a corporate elite requires harsher and harsher measures to check a restive population

April M. Short: A Poetic Warning About Police Brutality in Ferguson and Elsewhere—From a Black Father to His Son

“I can’t go to sleep without thinking about is my son navigating this world and how to make it a little bit safer for him”

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Pepe Escobar: Can China and Russia Squeeze Washington Out of Eurasia?

The Future of a Beijing-Moscow-Berlin Alliance

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John Feffer: Meet the Polish Activists on the Cutting Edge of a Possible Left Resurgence in Eastern Europe

Its corner location was unbeatable. But Brave New World cafe faced steep competition on Warsaw’s most fashionable thoroughfare: a pricey French bakery, a trendy sushi restaurant and the famous Café Blickle, which began serving coffee and pastries long before World War I. Moreover, as even its passionate defenders would admit, the food at Brave New Read more…

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Jonathan Cook: Why is the truth about Rwanda so elusive?

Corbin has now fronted a truly disturbing revisionist documentary on Rwanda, called Rwanda’s Untold Story

David Alexandre: Where to Stand on Catalonia

Catalonia’s independence is one that typically confuses many observers on the left, in and out of Spain

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Nikos Raptis: Bulletin from Athens

Greece, Nazi Germany, Obama, and Empire

Cory Fischer-hoffman: Venezuela’s “Political Prisoner” Allegory

It is necessary to make some distinctions between the political prisoners of the past and those who claim to be such in the present day.

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Richard Falk: Changing the Political Climate: A Transitional Imperative

After the final no there comes a yes And on that yes the future of the world depends.   Wallace Stevens, “The Well Dressed Man with a Beard,” Selected Poems (New York: Vintage, ed. H. Stevens, 1972)190   Points of Departure The most daunting challenging of adapting to the realities of the anthropocene era is Read more…

Alan Weider: COINTELPRO on Steroids

While personally I can chuckle, the attacks of the United States government on personal liberty, both at home and abroad, are surely no laughing matter

David Mizner: A War for Power

The American “war on terror” has been terrific for jihadist groups

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Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Back to Openly Supporting Democracy

It is, of course, very difficult to choose the single most extreme episode of misleading American media propaganda

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Robert Reich: Why the Economy is Still Failing Most Americans

Conservatives believe the economy functions better if the rich have more money and everyone else has less. But they’re wrong. It’s just the opposite

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Jérôme Roos: If Kobane Falls…

The U.S.-led air strikes against ISIS has already caused thousands of civilian deaths and hundreds of thousands to flee their homes, their country.

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Justin Podur: Democracy: Failed Installation In Afghanistan

Afghanistan is another example of how US invasions don’t bring democracy, even more than a decade later

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George Monbiot: It’s Time To Shout Stop On This War On The Living World

Our consumption is trashing a natural world infinitely more fascinating and intricate than the stuff we produce

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Sonia Shah: Mapping Cholera: A Tale of 2 Cities

Cholera outbreaks on two islands, divided by centuries, offer lessons on how to ameliorate conditions that could give rise to future epidemics

James Bamford: The NSA And Me

More than three decades later, the NSA, like a mom-and-pop operation that has exploded into a global industry, now employs sweeping powers of surveillance

Antonis Broumas: SYRIZA Rising: What’s Next For The Movements In Greece?

The struggle of the people to prevail over the dominance of capital will take place in the contingent field of social antagonism, and will depend on their determination to turn frustration into social creativity

Hideki Yoshikawa: An Appeal from Okinawa to the US Congress

Futenma Marine Base Relocation and its Environmental Impact: U.S. Responsibility

Keith Dixon: So is that it?

Scotland will stay in the British Union, but that doesn’t mean a return to the status quo in politics, economics or culture. The issue of independence will not just go away

TeleSUR English: Venezuela Takes Over Clorox Factory

On Friday, the Venezuelan government initiated a takeover of the abandoned Clorox factory calling an assembly of the company’s 475 workers to reactivate the plant’s activities

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Noam Chomsky: Facts on the Ground

For those concerned with the rights of the brutalized Palestinians, there can be no higher priority than working to change U.S. policies

Todd Gitlin: A Change in the Climate

The Climate Movement Steps Up

Véronique Bordes: Social Models Do Not Fit

The authorities pigeonhole young people, not giving them room to express themselves

Z. C. Dutka: Revolutionary Students Demonstrate Against Venezuela’s Strict Anti-Abortion Laws

On Sunday, around 200 Venezuelans from various socialist collectives gathered in the student residences of Plaza Venezuela, in Caracas, to protest the country’s strict anti-abortion laws

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Nicola Nasser: Palestinian-U.S. relations head for stormy times

Regardless of whether or not there is a confrontation with the U.S., these needs and demands are national requirements that must be promoted, enhanced and developed

Carla Murphy: Organized Labor Takes on Race and Michael Brown

For workers of color, the impact of racial issues, of which the Brown killing is only one example, can overtake traditional labor concerns about wages and benefits

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Glenn Greenwald: Uk Drops Charges Against The War Critic It Jailed For Seven Months

Former Guantanamo detainee and War on Terror critic Moazzam Begg, who was arrested on dubious terror charges in February, is once again free

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Kevin Zeese: The Next Attorney General Should Enforce the Rule of Law

Protect Constitutional Rights and Investigate Abuse of Power

Various Contributors: Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

We, the undersigned anthropologists, are circulating this petition to voice our opposition to the ongoing Israeli violations of Palestinian rights

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Rania Khalek: Israeli Government Promotes Rape Advocate As Expert On Palestinians

Appearing twice on the Israeli government-approved list is Mordechai Kedar, a professor of Arabic literature at Bar-Ilan University who recently advocated for the Israeli army to use rape as a tool of war

Brendan Fischer: In Wisconsin, a Push for Voter ID Law, But Not Voter IDs

Walker and legislative Republicans went to great lengths to put the voter ID restriction in place, but are now making zero effort to fairly implement the measure

Robert Weissman: US: The battle to make a living

Is there a political will to improve the economic status of working and middle-income families in the US?

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Ezequiel Adamovsky: Andrés Carrasco vs Monsanto (or the Importance of Dignity in Science)

As a leading scientist, he had a strong sense of ethical responsibility before society. In his opinion, the scientist’s role is to work for the general welfare

Alexa O'Brien: Retired NSA Technical Director Explains Snowden Docs

A presentation by retired NSA technical director, William Binney, which provided context for some of the published documents released by former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden

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Vijay Prashad: Siege of Kobane

The fate of half a million people in Kobane hangs in the balance as Islamic State fighters try to capture the Syrian city

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Noam Chomsky: Can Civilization Survive “Really Existing Capitalism”?

An Interview With Noam Chomsky

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George Monbiot: Bomb Everyone

Let’s bomb the Muslim world – all of it – to save the lives of its people. Surely this is the only consistent moral course?

Jardana Peacock: Coming Alive

An interview conducted via e-mail between Jardana Peacock and Preeti Kaur

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Ramzy Baroud: What if ‘Islamic State’ Didn’t Exist?

In order to answer this question, one has to liberate the argument from its geopolitical and ideological confines

Marianne Lavelle: Lyme Disease Surges North, And Canada Moves Out Of Denial

Untreated, Lyme disease can spread to joints, the nervous system, and even the heart

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David Swanson: When We’re All Musteites

I had people tell me I was a Musteite when I had at best the vaguest notion of who A.J. Muste had been. I could tell it was a compliment, and from the context I took it to mean that I was someone who wanted to end war

Kate Jenkins: The Freelancer Economy is Here. Should We Celebrate?

Early this month, the Freelancers Union released the results of an Edelman study which found that an astounding 34 percent of the U.S. workforce is now comprised of “freelancers”

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