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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

Peter Maass: Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany

The National Security Agency has had agents in China, Germany, and South Korea working on programs that use “physical subversion” to infiltrate and compromise networks and devices

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Daniel Marty: Spain: Catalonian Independence, a popular movement?

We, the people are only pawns in this big plan, one that includes Catalonians as well, regardless of whether they are pro-independence or not

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Richard Falk: Questioning Sweden’s Bold Diplomatic Initiative

Stefan Lofven, in his inaugural speech to Parliament indicated on October 3rd the intention of the Swedish government to recognize Palestinian statehood

shlomo sand: ‘I wish to resign and cease considering myself a Jew’

My deep attachment to the place serves only to fuel the pessimism I feel towards it

Vince Emanuele: American Insanity: God, UFOs, Ghosts, ISIS and Climate Change

US citizens continue to hold disproportionately skeptical views of science

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Patrick Bond: The ‘World Versus Bank’ Seen From South Africa

Founded in 1944 to finance war-torn Europe’s reconstruction, the Bank is now suffering one of its most severe credibility crises

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Michael Albert: Imagine

If we don’t decide to act on our imaginations now, when will be a better time?

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David Swanson: Again the Peace Prize Not for Peace

If the peace prize were actually awarded to a leading peace activist, at this point the world would be rather scandalized and scratch its collective head in wonderment at what the significance could be in that person’s work

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Kshama Sawant: A socialist in the land of capital

One of the lessons we’ve learned is that it is actually possible to make headway on concrete issues on an extremely principled basis

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Conn Hallinan: BRICS and the SCO: Let A Thousand Poles Bloom

This past summer, the BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa—created an alternative to the largely U.S. controlled World Bank and International Monetary Fund

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Gary Younge: Run, Karen, Run!

Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis is eyeing Mayor Emanuel’s job

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Jonathan Cook: Israel and the G-Word

We need a better word than ‘occupation’

Jan Clausen: Why We Invited Mumia Abu-Jamal

How can we uncover and name the often hidden ways in which race and class assumptions are buried within these reactions?

Julianne Malveaux: Voter Suppression – 2014

The Supreme Court blocked an appeals court ruling that would have restored seven days of voting in Ohio

Russell Saltamontes: A Union County

Decades of workplace and community organizing to improve the standard of living for working-class people finally reached a point of direct confrontation with local elites

Martha Woodall: Phila. Students Protest Canceling of Contract

Hundreds of high school students went on “strike” Wednesday to support their teachers

Various Contributors: Help Kobanê!

Exert Pressure on Your Governments in order to Prevent a Massacre in Kobani and a Re-escalation of the Civil War in Turkey

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Paul Street: Twenty Fourteen

The planet’s top prison state keeps as many Black men behind bars today as were US slaves in 1860

Joris Leverink: Hope and despair grips Kurds as Kobanê continues to resist

A report on the battle for Kobanê and the Kurdish struggle for democratic autonomy

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Steve Early: Sanders & Kucinich: Pioneering Progressive Mayors

Rally Support For East Bay Progs

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Sue Sturgis: Americans for Prosperity’s trail of voter misinformation goes far beyond NC

A network of groups backed by Pope’s family foundation, as well as lawmakers backed by Pope’s electoral spending machinery, were instrumental in pushing through a raft of voting restrictions, which are still embroiled in litigation

Molly Knefel: Why are Police Using Military-Grade Weapons in High Schools?

Students lead a push to get school cops to return their artillery

Josep Maria Antentas: Spanish State and Catalonia independence referendum – 9-N: obedience and disobedience

There is much more at stake than the discussion on the independence of Catalonia

Ian Sinclair: Protecting British citizens? British foreign policy in the Middle East

It’s worthwhile looking into the government’s claim that protecting British citizens is its top priority

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Ramzy Baroud: Nothing about Us without Us: The Token Palestinian and Authentic Narrative

The exclusion of a real Palestinian narrative is cemented by those who are sympathetic to the Palestinian cause

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Dave Zirin: Israel’s War on Gaza is Not a Game

Scenes from the NBA preseason protest

Jon Swaine: Ferguson protest leaders: ‘We’ll take our anger out on people who failed us’

Organisers tell New York rally not to expect a ‘casual revolution’ and vow greater demonstrations over police shooting of teen

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Mark Weisbrot: Why Dilma Rousseff could win Brazil’s presidential election

The country has widely reported problems, but improvements in income and conditions for many workers mean a lot of Brazilians have done well over the past decade

Ben Norton: Israel, Where Half of the Population Wants to Send Obama Ebola for His Birthday

he struggle for just, accurate coverage in the US corporate media—and for the hearts of the minds of the American people—is slowly, but surely, being won

John W. Whitehead: Should We Just Follow Orders?

The perils of resisting the police state grow more costly with each passing day

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Juan Cole: Does the Houthi Takeover of Yemen’s Sanaa Endanger World Trade?

The fall of the Yemeni government to radical Zaidi tribesmen from Saadah in the north has gone relatively unremarked in the US mass media

Z. C. Dutka: Leader of Pro-Government Collective, Four Others Killed in Police Standoff

An eight hour standoff took place in a Caracas building between the special investigative police body (CICPC) and a pro-government armed collective

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Michael T. Klare: Obama’s New Oil Wars

Washington Takes on ISIS, Iran, and Russia

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Taylan Tosun: Kobane, Turkey, Peace, Justice?

In the last two days, hundreds of Kurds took the street mainly in Kurdish cities and towns of Turkey to protest Turkish state’s support to IS

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Vandana Shiva: Of Food, Farmers and WTO’s Doublespeak

Seed sovereignty is the foundation of food sovereignty

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David Lindorff: Accusing Hong Kong Activists of Being Tools of US Policy is Both Ignorant and Dangerous

What we on the left who oppose US empire should be doing is not undermining the indigenous activists in Hong Kong

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David Graeber: Why is the world ignoring the revolutionary Kurds in Syria?

Amid the Syrian warzone a democratic experiment is being stamped into the ground by Isis. That the wider world is unaware is a scandal

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Mark Engler: How did Gandhi win?

Gandhi accepted a settlement that had limited instrumental value but that allowed the movement to claim a symbolic win

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Mumia Abu Jamal: Goddard Commencement Speech

Help be the change you’re seeking to make

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Ben Dangl: Why Evo Morales Will Likely Win Upcoming Elections in Bolivia

Overall, it is the success of Morales’ party in bringing about positive change that will lead to electoral victory

Carla Murphy: Here’s More On That St. Louis Symphony Flash Mob

What’s next for the upcoming Weekend of Resistance?

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