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Michael Albert: Stop The Killing Train

The power plant of the death, destruction, and generalized deprivation is our basic institutions. The institutions must become our target

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Phyllis Bennis: President Obama Re-Launches His Own Dumb War

As President Obama himself said, there is no US military solution in Iraq. So why is he authorizing US military action?

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Pepe Escobar: Desperate for War

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is desperate; it is itching for a war in battlefield Ukraine at any cost

Peter Stäuber: Talha Ahsan, Jihad and the War On Terror – A New Chapter?

Talha Ahsan’s own Kafkaesque experience of the UK and US justice system, which largely consisted of waiting for his trial to actually happen, is finally at an end

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Juan Cole: Why is Obama bombing Iraq, Really?

The US is intervening for political as well as military reasons

Sami Ramadani: US Intervention Is Not Humanitarian and Will Not Protect the People of Iraq

Here we go again, the US is using a humanitarian catastrophe to implement imperialist objectives and pour petrol on fire

Michael H. Fox: Failure to Protect

Criminalizing Mothers for Male Child Abuse

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Paul Street: Israel, Gaza, and False Face Obama

If there’s one thing I’ve learned following the political career of Obama it is to never underestimate his false-faced cynicism

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Joe Emersberger: Israel’s Barbarism Aimed at Consolidating its Theft and Ethnic Cleansing

US public opinion, is not remotely as lopsided in favor of Israel as the 100-0 Senate vote

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Nick Turse: As a Man-Made Famine Looms, Christmas Comes Early to South Sudan

The Limits of America’s African Experiment in Nation Building

Peter de Jong: Sowing the Seeds of a New Economy

Practical alternative economic models are rapidly taking shape in practice in Catalonia. Are the indignados finally harvesting?

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Steve Early: Looking for a Knockout in November? Chevron Goes Another Round with Richmond

People and some politicians of Richmond, in California, U.S, have made life hard for Chevron

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Amira Hass: Open the Erez border crossing, immediately

People and merchandise must be able to move freely

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David Swanson: Back in Iraq, Jack!

Obama promises no combat troops will be sent back to Iraq. No doubt. Instead it’ll be planes, drones, helicopters, and “non-combat” troops

Various Contributors: Palestinian Open Letter to UNSG Ban Ki-moon on Gaza

Text of an Open Letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon alleging his inappropriate responses to the carnage and massacres taking place in Gaza

Various Contributors: Bolivian President Calls for Israeli Boycott

Bolivian Leader among a list of recognized names calling for support to the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel

William Pfaff: A Hot War Is Not Inconceivable

Few media commentators seem concerned that the United States has started this affair, and that it is not inconceivable that it may end in a war

Naomi Dann: Meet the Jew Who Was Arrested for Condemning Israel

Naomi Dann explains why she endured arrest to protest against Israel

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David Swanson: Nixon’s Treason Now Acknowledged

$It’s now apparently become fashionable to acknowledge, but minimize, what Nixon did

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Juan Cole: Is Zionism/ Jewish Nationalism a Political Cult? The Salaita Firing

Universities are places for argument and debate. If Salaita says challenging things, he should be debated on them

Dennis J Bernstein: “Life Is Awful in Gaza”: Two Residents’ Accounts

“This is a massacre against all civilians. This should not happen”

Mitchell Plitnick: Ceasefire in Gaza: Where Things Stand

Has anyone emerged from this war in a better position? Is there anything that can, at least in a cynical and Machiavellian sense, be called a victory?

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Greg Palast: Obama Can End Argentina’s Debt Crisis with a Pen

The “vulture” financier now threatening to devour Argentina can be stopped dead by a simple note to the courts from Barack Obama

Ari Paul: “Broken Windows” Liberalism

Bill de Blasio has reduced the use of stop-and-frisk, but he still supports the kind of policing that led to Eric Garner’s death

Ali Abunimah: University of Illinois fires professor Steven Salaita after Gaza massacre tweets

It seems clear that Salaita is the latest victim of a nationwide campaign to intimidate into silence anyone on campus who criticizes Israel

Peter Stäuber: Talha Ahsan, Jihad and the War On Terror – A New Chapter?

Talha Ahsan’s own Kafkaesque experience of the UK and US justice system, which largely consisted of waiting for his trial to actually happen, is finally at an end

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Linda Gordon: Why Is Birth Control Still So Controversial

For most people, the ability to plan and choose family size was a necessity of modern life. Why then are Americans still fighting about this?

Jimmy Carter: Gaza Blockade Must End

The UN should mandate an end to the siege of Gaza as a first step towards a settlement

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Bill Fletcher: A Plea for the Western Sahara

The Western Sahara has suffered from colonial occupation and today it is reminiscent of that faced by Palestinians

Various Contributors: Coalition of Feminists Condemn ‘Massacre’ In Gaza, Urge Support For BDS

Statement in Solidarity with the Palestinian people of Gaza and with seekers of freedom and justice world-wide

Sascha Bercovitch: Housing Movement Condemns Police Corruption within Venezuela’s Barrios

Representatives of the Housing Movement, communal councils, and various social movements gathered in Caracas to denounce police corruption

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Gareth Porter: Pushing LBJ Into War

Robert S. McNamara and the Real Tonkin Gulf Deception

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George Monbiot: Deviant and Proud

This column is for those who feel at odds with life. It calls on you not to be ashamed.

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Patrick Cockburn: Isis Consolidates

The frontiers of the new Caliphate declared by Isis on 29 June are expanding by the day

Mike Ferner: Toledo, Ohio, Sips of Life in Iraq

The three decade-long calamity crushing the people of Iraq is everywhere, all the time

Kola Ibrahim: Israel’s Murderous Onslaught on Gaza and the Struggle for Genuine Liberation

From Europe to Americas, Middle East, and of course Israel and Palestine, mass protests are ridiculing the arrogance of Netanyahu-led Israel regime

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Shamus Cooke: How Obama’s Support of Israel Undermines U.S. Foreign Policy

Blasting Gaza into rubble has affected the average American in ways that U.S. politicians will learn to regret

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Noam Chomsky: How Many Minutes to Midnight?

Hiroshima Day 2014

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Ewan Robertson: Planned Reforms May Determine Survival of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Project

Following the waning of hard-line opposition unrest, the economy has become the central focus of attention for the country’s citizens

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Medea Benjamin: Conflict Resolution 101

Talking With Hamas

David Alexandre: Is Podemos in Favour Of An “Army Of The European Union” Or Is It Just One Of Its Leaders?

It is important that we remain critical of Podemos and always remember to put their political standpoints in a larger context

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Ramzy Baroud: On Heroes and Preachers

Gaza’s New Resistance Paradigm

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David Swanson: If a Genocide Falls in the Forest

War is the biggest U.S. investment, and contemporary war is almost always a one-sided slaughter of civilians

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George Monbiot: Eat More Meat and Save The World

The Latest Implausible Farming Miracle

Mel Packer: Coal Miners Are Mad…and Scared

And they have a right to be

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Jeremy Scahill: Barack Obama’s Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, by the Numbers

The Obama Administration has presided over an unprecedented expansion of the terrorist screening system

Marwan Bishara: On Deception and War

How good or how bad are Israel’s spokesmen?

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Meredith Tax: Gaza: The Jewish Right and the Muslim Right

The Israel-Palestine conflict is the gift that keeps on giving for both the Muslim and Jewish Right; each can use it to justify their militarism and their hatred of the other. I have written here before about the transnational Muslim Right.  Hamas is part of it, an offshoot of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and its rule in Read more…

H. Patricia Hynes: August 6 and 9: Launch of the Nuclear Age

Combined, these countries have 16,300 nuclear warheads

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Stephen R. Shalom: Michael Walzer’s Defense of Israel’s Crimes

A war that could be avoided by ending an illegal occupation and an illegal blockade cannot be a just war

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