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Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: Humiliated Greece eyes Byzantine pivot as crisis deepens

Both sides can reasonably calculate that the other will blink first at each deadline to come. One of them is wrong

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Badri Raina: Mother Teresa

Do I, O soul of souls, see you weep
A tear of pity from above?

Petter Nilsson: Beyond the Swedish Model

Interview with Petter Nilsson of Sweden’s Left Party about social democracy in his country and its broader meaning

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Arun Gupta: How ISIS Became the Face of Evil

It’s far simpler to convince Americans that going to war time and again is necessary because of ISIS rather than confronting the nuanced history and social conditions in each country

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Serge Halimi: The democratic right to cry ‘enough’

This confrontation has been about more than just the fate of Greece: the future of European democracy is at stake

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Multiculturalism and Its Dilemmas

Can we in effect support the inevitable and desirable form of multiculturalism that is the basis of a fruitful peaceful interchange of cultural values? Or will we succumb to xenophobic ethnic cleansings across the world?

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Lucas Koerner: New Evidence Links Ledezma, COPEI to Thwarted Coup

National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello released new evidence on Wednesday regarding the thwarted “Blue Coup” attempt

Fania Davis: Truth and reconciliation is coming to America from the grassroots

There is a rising chorus of voices that is helping us to collectively face an epidemic of racial violence, expose its deep historical roots, and stop it

Vasiliki Siouti: Syriza MPs revolt against the agreement

The SYRIZA Parliamentary Group has expressed serious reservations about the Eurogroup deal signed by finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, and called for an immediate realisation of pre-election commitments

Lee Fang: Net Neutrality Is Here

Thanks To an Unprecedented Guerrilla Activism Campaign

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Medea Benjamin: 10 Reasons To Pray for AIPAC’s Decline

AIPAC’s support of the Israeli prime minister over the US president is turning AIPAC into a Republican-biased lobby that could hopefully prove fatal to its future influence in Washington

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Paul Street: What’s the Matter with Thomas Frank?

There was never much if anything for a true progressive to “love” about Barack Obama

Sean Sweeney: Syriza can show ‘another energy is possible’

New Government in Greece is committed to ‘ecological transformation’

RT.com: State Dept seeks budget to counter RT

Citing RT’s influence, Secretary of State John Kerry asked US lawmakers for more money for propaganda and “democracy promotion” programs around the world

Hamza Hamouchene: Desertec: the renewable energy grab?

Advocates for benign-sounding clean energy export projects like Desertec need to be careful they’re not supporting a new ‘renewable energy grab’

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Cornel West: “It’s ugly, it’s vicious, it’s brutal”

On Israel in Palestine — and why Gaza is “the hood on steroids”

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James K. Galbraith: Reading The Greek Deal Correctly

Greece won a battle – perhaps a skirmish – and the war continues. But the political sea-change that SYRIZA’s victory has sparked goes on

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John Pilger: Why the Rise of Fascism is Again the Issue

Like the fascism of the 1930s and 1940s, big lies are delivered with the precision of a metronome: thanks to an omnipresent, repetitive media and its virulent censorship by omission

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Norman Solomon: CIA Evidence from Whistleblower Trial Could Tilt Iran Nuclear Talks

In its zeal to prosecute Sterling for allegedly leaking classified information about Operation Merlin, the U.S. government has damaged its own standing with the IAEA

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Gideon Levy: Israel is galloping to the next war in Gaza

Israel is heading to the next violent eruption with the Palestinians as though it is some sort of natural disaster that can’t be avoided

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Katha Pollitt: Fifty Shades of Basic

Let’s say you’re a woman who wants to have a handsome man worship your body, desire you intensely, focus on you sexually with incredible skill, and bring you to earthshaking orgasm in about thirty seconds. You never have to exert yourself on his behalf—his satisfaction happens automatically as a byproduct of yours. If porn for Read more…

Johann Hari: Portugal Cut Addiction Rates in Half by Connecting Drug Users With Communities Instead of Jailing Them

The rise of addiction is a symptom of a deeper sickness in the way we live–constantly directing our gaze towards the next shiny object we should buy, rather than the human beings all around us

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Sarah Lazare: Netanyahu Admits Sabotage of Iran Talks His Primary Mission

‘It is my obligation,’ says Israeli prime minister, ‘to do everything that I can to prevent this agreement’

Silvia Boarini: Israel destroys protest camp, Palestinians vow to rebuild

Israeli Border Police surround the gateway to a protest camp in Abu Dis in preparation for the eviction of activists. The camp was established at the beginning of February. Bringing together activists, Palestinian Authority officials, residents of the Jerusalem suburb Abu Dis and the local Bedouin communities, the camp was built to protest Israel’s de Read more…

Kari Lydersen: Chuy García Could Actually Win His Runoff with Rahm Emanuel

The next six weeks will provide a critical referendum on whether people really want to “take back” their city, and give García and other independents the chance—beyond listening and criticizing—to begin the hard work of building a city that works for everyone

Peter Storm: Student protests escalate in Amsterdam

We are seeing the most serious student struggles that the Netherlands has experienced for many years

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TeleSUR English: Venezuelan Officials Present Evidence of Coup Plot

Officials presented recorded testimony from detainees, as well as recorded phone conversations between opposition party leaders

Arianna Skibell: “We are fighting for our lives”

The little-known youth movement rising against police brutality

Georgios Papanicolaou: Golden Dawn and the “Dark Forces”

Syriza is not just an experiment in anti-austerity and pro-democracy government. It is an experiment in how a progressive social order can be brought into existence

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George Monbiot: Our government’s big green idea: let’s subsidise natural disasters

Britain pays billions to support farming, and then billions to repair the catastrophic damage it causes

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Jack Rasmus: The Greek Debt Interim Agreement: Necessary Step or Sell-Out?

Negotiations are not over, they have just begun. And so has the fight

Etienne Balibar: ‘Syriza wins time—and space’

This is an opportunity to measure the advance of alternative forces, without whom the activity of the parties and governments fighting austerity will itself be condemned to powerlessness

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Yanis Varoufakis: ‘Anything’s better than austerity’

Greek finance minister insists deal with troika has not compromised his leftist principles

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Paul Mason: Missing from the Greek deal: figures

The shock in Syriza’s upper echelons was real. It was the shock of realisation that, Germany was stronger than Italy and France combined, and that there really is no space inside the euro for a radical left government

Yiannis Bournous: The EU agreement, structural reforms and the Syriza effect abroad

We need to create the broadest unity in promoting an alternative against austerity

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Vijay Prashad: Paying the price of a failed Libya

Amid chaos caused by mismanagement, intervention, international rivalries and civil war, ordinary people who hoped for a better Libya are dying

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Patrick Cockburn: Private donors from Gulf oil states helping to bankroll salaries of up to 100,000 Isis fighters

IS appears to have the human and financial resources to fight a long war

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Joe Emersberger: Why Does Latin America Reject US Belligerence toward Venezuela?

Even the OAS, until quite recently a reliable U.S. lap dog, rejected Washington’s sanctions against Venezuela

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Seumas Milne: Leaked cables show Netanyahu’s Iran bomb claim contradicted by Mossad

Netanyahu’s dramatic declaration to world leaders in 2012 that Iran was about a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his own secret service, according to a top-secret Mossad document

Robert Leonard: “People are really getting angry”

The question is whether Iowa, for all its proud progressive tradition, will give a candidate like Sanders a real look in the 2016 caucuses

David Renton: The Eurozone Debate

Syriza is divided over whether Greece should leave the eurozone — and at what cost

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Russell Mokhiber: Duke Energy Pleads Guilty In Coal Ash Spill

Duke Energy will plead guilty to federal criminal charges in connection with last year’s coal ash spill in the Dan River as well as other unauthorized discharges. You wouldn’t have known about the guilty plea from reading America’s leading newspapers

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Cynthia Peters: The Class War and Door-Knocking During Blizzards

The home is where we live our lives. Unfortunately, it is also a key place where we have to fight for our lives. It’s one of the fronts in the class war, and you can join the fight

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Paul Street: Nine Years – to Avert Catastrophe with Revolution

Slowly but surely and at an ever-accelerating pace, the leading issue of our or any time – anthropogenic global warming (AGW) – shapes our experience and limits our future

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Amira Hass: A protest camp as a test of Palestinian solidarity

Is the new camp Al-Quds Gates for real or just a photo-op for Fatah and PA officials to cover up their adjustment to Israel’s creeping annexation?

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Joe Emersberger: David Usborne ‘Reports’ from Caracas

The international media would applaud a coup in Venezuela

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Leo Panitch: A Different Kind of State

On Syriza, party building, and how socialists should approach state power

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Vijay Prashad: Libya: The battlefield of the New Arab Cold War

The only way to tackle the “Islamic State” in Libya is to produce a political process

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David Swanson: Cuba Through the Looking Glass

Seeking to change Cuba is openly the policy of the U.S. government, and from the Cuban point of view it amounts to an effort to overthrow the Cuban government

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