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Kathy Kelly: A Teacher in Kabul

Zekerullah yearns for knowledge as well as justice, and he’s willing to sacrifice for both. I want to learn from him.

Miriam Zoila Pérez: Black Feminists Respond to Ferguson

Here is a sampling of voices, including queer, trans and gender non-conforming feminist perspectives

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Eva Golinger: A Defiant Ecuador Seeks Solutions in Assange Case

Both Julian Assange and Ecuador have taken on the most powerful world interests, despite the dangers, threats and consequences of their actions

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Juan Cole: Iraq: Bombs & Bullets vs. Political Process

This violence was strategic, not random

Roger Waters: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters: Why moral perversity of U.S. position in Gaza is stunning

I think it’s safe to say that if U.S. neighborhoods were living under siege, folks like Rand Paul wouldn’t take it

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Joe Emersberger: About Some of the Left Critiques Of Rafael Correa

While there is no universal agreement about every item on the menu, the following are the key neoliberal policies that plagued Ecuador

RT.com: Rubble Bucket Challenge

A Palestinian journalist has started a new internet trend in Gaza, “the Rubble Bucket challenge,” playing on the popularity of the “Ice Bucket challenge,” which has conjured up a social media storm. While water is scarce in Gaza, rubble certainly isn’t. After being bombarded by Israeli missiles for the last seven weeks, it can be Read more…

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Conn Hallinan: Sanctions & the Dollar: A Fall From Grace?

The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow over the crisis in the Ukraine could backfire on Washington by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency

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Amira Hass: As war rages in Gaza, West Bank routine of violence and arrests unabated

Arrests, expulsions, home demolitions, land seizure and settlers harassing Palestinians continues

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Don Fitz: National March on Ferguson, August 30, 2014

You are invited to join us at the National March on Ferguson, on Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Patrick Cockburn: West poised to join forces with President Assad in face of Islamic State

Islamist forces are fighting their way into western Syria from bases further east, bringing forward the prospect of US military intervention to stop their advance

Ami Kaufman: Israelis on Facebook wish death for Holocaust survivors against ‘Protective Edge’

“Holocaust survivors who think like this are invited to go die in the gas chambers”

Tatyana Novossiolova: An Accident Waiting to Happen

Making viruses in the lab deadlier and more able to spread

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Jérôme Roos: What Happens in Ferguson Does Not Stay in Ferguson

For African Americans, the state of emergency has always been a permanent one

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Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit”

“We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”

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Aviva Chomsky: America’s Continuing Border Crisis

The Real Story Behind the “Invasion” of the Children

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Arun Gupta: The Danger of America’s Police is the Mindset, Not Military Weapons

Take away the military weapons from Ferguson police and they will still be an occupying army to the Black community there

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Richard Falk: Three Questions for Hamas

Whether wittingly or not, the international diplomacy of the West has produced dispossession, violence, and seemingly irreconcilable conflict

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Amira Hass: Gaza Severely Short Of Water For Drinking And Bathing

A major consequence of the water shortage, caused by Israeli strikes, is the outbreak of skin disease and other infections

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Cynthia Peters: Step 2: Organize Our Resistance into a Powerful Grassroots Left

People keep resisting illegitimate power, even when it feels hope

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Michael Albert: Trees, Forests and the Future

The task we face is for passionate movements to fight and win changes that improve people’s and prepare the way for further victories

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Norman Finkelstein: Israel, Settlements and the ICC (Part 2/2)

interview on the Israeli settlements, the International Criminal Court and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement

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Sarah Lazare: Information Scarce, Warnings Mount as US Expands War in Iraq

The latest in an expanding war campaign where public information about the details and aims of the operation remain sparse

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century?

Peter Hart: How the New York Times Twists Gaza

Israel’s war on Gaza is still going on, with a round of airstrikes that killed dozens this week. And how was this reported in the New York Times? As Hamas breaking a cease-fire agreement

Durrie Bouscaren: Ferguson Protesters Releases List Of Demands

Call For National ‘Walk Out’

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Robert Jensen: New UT Chief’s Military Background Is Cause for Reflection

The cascading political, economic, and ecological crises we face today make it more important than ever that publicly supported universities not only tolerate but encourage critiques of concentrated wealth and power

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Joey Ayoub: Over 300 Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants Condemn Israel’s “Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza”

The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network has released an open letter signed by 327 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide

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Paul Street: “No Just God”

You want to learn about evil that “no just God would stand for”? Take a look at US policy in Iraq

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Marjorie Cohn: Investigation Urged for War Crimes

National Lawyers Guild, other legal organizations urge International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes by Israeli, U.S. leaders in Gaza

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Federico Fuentes: New liberation Forces Debate Future of Post-Apartheid South Africa

This call by the country’s largest trade union, with over 300,000 members, has caused reverberations throughout the working class

Peter Downs: Ferguson: A String of Betrayals

Then they were betrayed. They were betrayed by the banks, who took away their wealth and their homes. They were betrayed by a state government that took away their schools and their right to vote

Dovid Katz: The Hushed-Up Hitler Factor in Ukraine

Behind the Ukraine crisis is a revision of World War II history that seeks to honor eastern European collaborators with Hitler and the Holocaust

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Glenn Greenwald: Should Twitter, Facebook and Google Executives be the Arbiters of What We See and Read?

In the digital age, we are nearing the point where an idea banished by Twitter, Facebook and Google all but vanishes from public discourse entirely

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: I Accuse Israel

The dignity of today’s world hinges dramatically on the dignity of a true coexistence between Palestinians and Jews

Lance Tapley: The Double Identity of an “Anti-Semitic” Commenter

Smearing a progressive website to support Israel

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David Swanson: Demand Swells for Straight Answers on Plane in Ukraine

A petition titled “Call For Independent Inquiry of the Airplane Crash in Ukraine and its Catastrophic Aftermath”

James Ball: Twitter: from free speech champion to selective censor?

By acting on footage of James Foley’s murder, Twitter has taken responsibility in a way it hasn’t over abuse and threats. So what happens next?

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Patrick Cockburn: Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed

The Underrated Saudi Connection

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Badri Raina: Troubled Times for the Constitutional Republic

It will be crucial to see in the days to come how segments of the corporate class who exerted enormously to bring about the present government in India may evaluate these developments

Ryan Devereaux: A Night in Ferguson

Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, and a Jail Cell

Lisa O'Carroll: World leaders ‘failing to help’ over Ebola outbreak in Africa

Médecins Sans Frontières chief claims response to catastrophe is ‘almost zero’, with nations most concerned with self protection

Deirdre Smith: Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson

It was not hard for me to make the connection between the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, and the catalyst for my work to stop the climate crisis

Florian Zollmann: Western Media Propaganda in Coverage of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Regular headline and front-page news coverage connects Israeli and Palestinian actions in a particular way: Israel is usually depicted as reacting to Palestinian provocations

Gideon Levy: What Would Israel do in Hamas’ Shoes?

The Palestinian response to the killing of Mohammed Deif’s wife and son will be exactly like the Israeli response in the reverse situation: Vengeance and retribution.

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Danny Schechter: The Snowden Scenario

Edward Snowden is the most wanted and most admired whistleblower of our time

Thomas Adams: Ferguson Violence Exposes America’s Political Decay

There is a deeper problem in American life – the utter decimation of a politics capable of changing the immediate and underlying facts that led to the tragic murder of Michael Brown

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Jack Rasmus: On the Edge of Another Global Recession?

The economic question of the day has suddenly become: ‘Is the global economy about to slide into another recession?’

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David Bacon: Seeing Central American Youth As Human Beings

Donna De Cesare spent two decades taking photographs of Salvadoran young people, documenting the impact of violence on their lives for her new book, Unsettled/Desasosiego

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Justin Podur: Torture is neither Inevitable nor Endless: A Reply to Gerald Caplan

In an article, Caplan writes that, “War between Israel and Palestine” is our “endless, inevitable future”

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