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Eli Friedman: The Primary Contradiction

While social resistance in China is widespread, it remains largely depoliticized

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Nikos Raptis: Did the US Win the Greek Elections?

So, did the U.S. win the Greek elections? No!

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Stephen R. Shalom: ‘NYT’ perpetuates myth Israel was ‘fighting for its very survival’ during 1967 war

To offer up the pro-Israel myth as if it were undisputed fact is simply propaganda

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Kim Scipes: “US, Ukraine and Russia: What Went Wrong?”

A talk by John Mearsheimer and Rick Rozoff

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Marjorie Cohn: Book Review: ‘How Human Rights Can Build Haiti’

A review of How Human Rights Can Build Haiti by Fran Quigley

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Gilbert Achcar: What caused the killings?

Interview on the questions the left in France and internationally need to answer to organize an anti-racist, anti-imperialist response

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Jenny Brown: Servers, Not Servants

While unions and others tried to outlaw tipping in the early days, restaurant employers saw it as free money

Karl Grossman: Locavore Movement Overlooks Farmworkers

Farmworkers remain without the right to organize unions

Costas Lapavitsas: Syriza has bold solutions to the forces of austerity that are strangling Europe

The new government in Greece wants to spearhead an alliance of leftwing forces across Europe

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Eva Golinger: Venezuela: Coup in Real Time

U.S. media is increasing its systematic negative coverage of Venezuela

William J. Astore: War Is the New Normal

Why America’s Wars Persist

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Badri Raina: Tweaking the Republic for a Make-Over

They will have their profits as well as be known as lovers of democracy

Alex Doherty: Tragic Kingdom – Reflections on Saudi Arabia

One of the most repressive societies on earth may well be living on borrowed time

Garrett Brown: Labor Movement Malpractice

Relinquishing the Fight for Workplace Health and Safety

Doctors Without borders: TPP Trade Deal Will Be Devastating for Access to Affordable Medicines

We need to keep prices low so our patients — and millions of others still waiting for treatment in the developing world — can get the medicines they need

Eva Shoufi: Domestic Workers in Lebanon Establish Unprecedented Labor Union

A historic event in the struggle of male and female workers in Lebanon happened on January 25

Oliver Tickell: The Meme of “Russian Aggression”

The BBC’s Drums of War

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Bill Fletcher: Undermining the Iran Nuclear Talks and Other Irrational Acts

An anti-war movement worthy of its name must be fighting for a more comprehensive shift, a shift in the direction of a democratic foreign policy rather than the foreign policy of the bully

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Serge Halimi: A modest and crazy dream

Syriza in Greece and Podemos in Spain offer a chance at change in Europe’s politics, possibly the only escape from a despair which is inflaming the nihilism and extremism that led to the events in Paris

Winston Alpha: Why Online Privacy is Dead & Why We Don’t Deserve it Anyway

As Snowden disappeared into Russia the movement to defend our privacy seemed to vanish along with him

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David Swanson: U.S. Government Tried to Give Nuclear Plans to Iraq and Nobody Cares

The rest of the world already thinks we’re insane. Imagine it they knew that this is the sort of thing we just accept with our morning coffee before going about our wasteful lives

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Juan Cole: Why the Israeli-Hizbullah Tit for Tat Probably won’t turn to War

Last week an Israeli helicopter gunship targeted Hizbullah outposts in Syria southwest of Damascus

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Gary Olson: Can Capitalism Save Itself?

The challenge for panicky plutocrats and their wholly-owned politicians is to convince the 99.0% that capitalism is the answer, not the problem

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Michael Albert: Sick or Psychotic?

We aren’t a “sick” society. It is too tame an adjective

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Chris Spannos: Syriza Victory Reveals Media’s One-Dimensional Backwardness

Syriza’s sensational triumph in the recent Greek elections sent shock waves around the world and has whipped some international media into a frenzy

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Tariq Ali: ‘It didn’t need to be done’

In the week following the atrocities, a wave of moral hysteria swept France. ‘Je suis Charlie’ became almost obligatory. The Hollande/Valls message was simple: either you were for the magazine or for the terrorists

Renaud Lambert: Now can Podemos win in Spain?

Syriza in Greece has a natural ally in Spain’s Podemos, the leftwing party that grew out of the demonstrations of 2011 and challenges the political status quo

Cory Fischer-hoffman: An Oral History of Grassroots Venezuelans in the Midst of the Economic War

While these adaptation strategies are born out of a real and frustrating necessity, many Venezuelans acknowledge the need to build an alternative economy and are therefore trying to convert this crisis into opportunity to do so

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Conn Hallinan: The Greek Earthquake

Syriza will not easily sweep the policies of austerity aside, but there is a feeling on the continent that a tide is turning

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Justin Podur: Taylor Swift’s Millions Aren’t Worth a Single Prison Term

When artists say file-sharing is reducing their “value” as artists, they are helping make the persecution of file-sharing politically acceptable

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Cal Winslow: California Labor’s Civil Wars Continue

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Gabriel Bristow: The Next Front Against Austerity

Austerity came late to Belgium. Now that it’s arrived, the battles to come will be an important test for both the Left and the European Union

Bill Bigelow: Five Years After: Long Live Howard Zinn

At a moment of increasing social activism and global tension, now is an especially good time to remember some of Howard Zinn’s wisdom

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Ryan Mallett-Outtrim: Venezuela’s Bolivar Needs Bold Action

Now is the time for Maduro to do something courageous, and make a tough call for the good of the country and the revolution

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Florian Zollmann: Je Suis Fallujah: ‘Their’ and ‘Our’ Terrorism

No investigation in the root causes of “Our terrorism” in Fallujah has been conducted

Steve Almond: We are all amoral football hypocrites

Brain injuries, billionaire tax breaks and our indefensible Super Bowl parties

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Arun Gupta: Crash in Oil Prices Should Bury Peak Oil Once and For All

It’s a matter of how we reorganize our society and economy on the surface of the earth so we stop using the stuff that’s under it.

Chris Williams: Can Bolivia Chart a Sustainable Path Away From Capitalism?

The number of conflicts over natural resource extraction and refining, road building and pipeline construction, and forest and water use have all steadily grown under Morales

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Paul Farmer: Who Lives and Who Dies

On the iniquities of healthcare funding

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Norman Finkelstein: On Joan Peters’s legacy (and Dershowitz’s legal troubles)

Interview with Norman Finkelstein on his role in debunking the book Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Marina Prentoulis: From protest to power: the transformation of Syriza

A report on how Greece’s left party Syriza is taking power with a new kind of organisation

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Andrew J. Bacevich: Save Us From Washington’s Visionaries

In (Modest) Praise of a Comforting Mediocrity

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Richard Falk: Viewing American Sniper

American Sniper fails to make any effort at all to understand the experience of this war from the perspective of the Iraqis

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George Monbiot: The Lamps Are Coming On All Over Europe

With the sudden collapse of the neoliberal consensus, it’s time to ditch tactical voting and start choosing what we want

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Jérôme Roos: Socialism or Barbarism

The Real Two-Speed Europe Emerges

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Ramzy Baroud: Dear Syria: From One Refugee to Another

Don’t let the refugee become who you are, as you are so much more

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Medea Benjamin: Take Cuba off the Terrorist List

The new US-Cuba talks are a refreshing burst of sunshine in the 54-year dismal relationship between neighbors separated by a mere 90 miles

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Ben Dangl: The Power of the Spectacle in Bolivia

Evo Morales’ Inauguration in Tiwanaku

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Vijay Prashad: Good Islamists, bad Islamists and the playthings of power

People in power are playing very treacherous games. Consideration of the chaos that they spin does not bother them. The cost is borne elsewhere than in the halls of power

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Chris Hedges: Killing Ragheads for Jesus

The culture of war banishes the capacity for pity

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