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Tom Engelhardt: The Pressure to Escalate

The Phantasmagoric World of Washington

Justin Doolittle: The Corporate Assault on Latin American Democracy

The Latest Phase

Kate Aronoff: ‘Citizenfour’ — a real-life thriller for the Obama era

“Citizenfour” is the third in Poitras’s trilogy about post-9/11 America

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Murtaza Hussain: Activists Humiliating Israeli Shipping Giant

The successful protest action against Zim is part of a global movement for an economic boycott of Israel

Paul Carr: Everybody Sucks, Except Matt Taibbi

Recalling the history of Taibbi and First Look

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Rebecca Solnit: Feminism: The Men Arrive!

Hooray! Uh-Oh!

Luigi Russi: Finance and the privatization of rural livelihoods

The disappearing boundaries between financial speculation and development aid are an unsettling testimony to the rapid financialization of agriculture

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Steve Early: Picketing, Not Partnering, in Honolulu

The contradictions of Hawaii’s healthcare system and the struggles of its workers

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Angela Davis: On Friendship and Creativity

Interview about their past collaboration, their longstanding friendship, and their bedrock belief in the power of literature

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Atilio Boron: Brazil: A Pyrric Victory and What Comes Afterwards

Dilma’s victory was distressing and difficult

Trevor Timm: Does the CIA want Republicans to win the midterms?

If the Republicans win back the Senate, the CIA knows it will win big too

Matt Carr: Europe’s Migrant Graveyard

Since the end of the Cold War, the Mediterranean has become the most lethal of Europe’s barriers against irregular migration

Tony Iltis: What a revolution looks like

The three Rojava cantons stand out as the site of a revolutionary transformation that has gone further than in the rest of Syria,

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Patrick Cockburn: As executions rise, allies must focus more closely on warring anti-IS forces

In many respects the situation in Saudi Arabia is getting worse rather than better

Alexandre Conceição: ‘Our big challenge is to continue the fight for structural reforms’

Interview with Alexandre Conceição, from the national leadership of the Movement of Rural Landless Workers

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Serge Halimi: The Left’s Unsung Success Story

The mainstream media are reluctant to talk about leftwing Latin American governments’ success stories

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Sara Roy: Rebuilding Gaza needs freedom and normality – not just aid

In all Gaza’s long and tormented history, there is no precedent for its extraordinarily dangerous position in 2014

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John Feffer: Poland: Land of Junk Contracts

The Poles call them umowa śmieciowa or “junk contracts.” If you’re young and lucky enough to have a job in Poland these days, it’s likely to be short-term and come without benefits. Ten percent of young people (up to the age of 25) are working in the black market, and another 25 percent have part-time or short-term work. Read more…

Bill Blunden: The FBI Can Bypass Encryption

Safeguarding civil liberties on the Internet will take a lot more than just the right app.

Emile Nakhleh: The Islamic State’s Ideology Is Grounded in Saudi Education

The latest educational “guidelines” issued by the Islamic State are a stark example of what’s wrong with our strategic policy planning on the root causes of terrorism

Gideon Levy: Who’s the real chickenshit?

By letting Netanyahu expand the settlements and deliver a death blow to the two-state solution, the U.S. president has shown that he’s the one who lacks guts

Alice Ollstein: 40,000 Voter Registrations Have Vanished

Could determine control of the Senate

Various Contributors: A Swedish recognition of Palestine

The Palestinians have a state that would have been effective, if it were not for Israel’s illegal occupation

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Greg Palast: Jim Crow Returns

Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters, are at risk. Already, tens of thousands have been removed in at least one battleground state, and the numbers are expected to climb, according to Read more…

Evan Walker-Wells: Blocking the Youth Vote in the South

These efforts to curb young and minority voters come as youth — and especially minority youth — are becoming increasingly larger parts of the American electorate

Michael Lesher: Freeing Rape Victims From Fundamentalism – In New York?

The media continues to focus on safe targets, like Muslim clerics in Afghanistan

Tamanna Rahman: Nurses Emerge as Front Line ‘Climate Workers’

The climate crisis has changed the world of health care. Nurses have been at the forefront, and their role will only continue to expand

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Vijay Prashad: Tears for Bhopal

he Death of a Criminal

Andy Robinson: Will Catalonia Secede From Spain?

Catalonia has decided to recast its planned November 9 referendum on independence as a nonbinding consultation

Susanne Soederberg: New Loan Sharks

The dependence of the poor on payday loans is the result of neoliberal policies

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Ann Jones: The Missing Women of Afghanistan

After 13 Years of War, the Rule of Men, Not Law

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Justin Podur: The Colombian Peace Negotiations

Prospects and continuing horrors

Karlos Zurutuza: Democracy is “Radical” in Northern Syria

Amuda Syria has become the lab for one the most pioneering political experiments ever conducted in the entire Middle East

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Turkey’s Ambivalence Toward Syria

One way or the other, Turkey will have to come to a more coherent policy in the very near future

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Badri Raina: As Things Stand

There are important stirrings within the Indian Left

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Arun Gupta: How the Democrats Became The Party of Neoliberalism

The Democrats will remain devoted to managing the state for the interests of wealthy and powerful

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Walden Bello: Why Japan Can’t Come to Terms with its Past

There are a number of theories why war guilt has not taken hold in Japan

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Tom Hayden: How to Shorten the Long War

The next turning point in the new Iraq War will be when President Barack Obama and Congress decide whether to maintain their promise to send no American ground troops

Sarah Varney: Mississippi, Burned

How the poorest, sickest state got left behind by Obamacare

Chris Gilbert: The Light Brigade

Cuban Doctors Fight Ebola

Micah Lee: Ed Snowden Taught Me to Smuggle Secrets

Late on the evening of January 11, 2013, someone sent me an interesting email

Gilbert Mercier: The Illusion of Democracy

All Revolutions Need Revolution

Sean Dinces: Fanfare Without the Fans

Luxury suites in modern stadiums are reminders that capitalist society values elite consumption over public enjoyment

John J. Berger: Pushing for 100% Clean Energy

California energy leaders, environmental scientists, and activists convened for an energy and climate strategy session that could have national and global implications

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Ramzy Baroud: Fighting for Survival in the Sinai

Egypt’s convenient war

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Vijay Prashad: Jabhat al Nusra Draws Youth

Syrians of various ideological hues are equally determined to keep the Gulf-funded jehadis at bay

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Federico Fuentes: What will it take to go beyond extractivism?

Just as no country alone can overcome climate change, no country alone will be able to overcome extractivism

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Norman Finkelstein: On Civility and Academia

Academic freedom is not quite so unfettered as it might appear

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Patrick Cockburn: Whose side is Turkey on?

Foreign intervention will only increase the level of violence and the Sunni-Shia civil war will gather force, with no end in sight

Alyssa Figueroa: Why College Students Are Carrying Mattresses

Thousands of students are taking part in the National Carry That Weight day of action

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