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Paul Street: Seven Things

The joblessness and under-employment that capital imposes masses of people is a giant, fundamentally public issue with gigantic implications for the common good

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Don Fitz: How Green is the ‘Green New Deal’?

Digging beneath the surface appearance of the GND requires exploring its family tree: the “Green Revolution”, green capitalism and the “Green Economy”

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Ramzy Baroud: Obama’s Failure and Richard Perle’s Whitewashing of the Iraq War

Richard Perle’s statements in an interview were yet another testament to the intellectual degeneration of a group that had once promised a ‘new Middle East’, only to destabilize the region with violent consequences that continue to reverberate until this day

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Patrick Cockburn: Battle for Baghdad

Iraq now has a political crisis and a military crisis, neither of which is likely to be resolved soon

Gideon Levy: Our Wretched Jewish State

Now we know: In the Jewish state, there is pity and humane feelings only for Jews, rights only for the Chosen People. The Jewish state is only for Jews

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Robert Scheer: Hillary Clinton Flaunts Her Surveillance State Baggage

Clinton has gone all out in attacking Snowden as a means of burnishing her hawkish credentials

Haaretz Editorial: Israel must undergo cultural revolution

Without a revolution based on humanist values, the Jewish tribe will not be worthy of its own state

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Richard Falk: A Tale of Two Cities: Istanbul and Rome

It is no wonder that Istanbul and Rome are rated the first and second favorite cities in the world

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Glenn Greenwald: Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, academics, and lawyers

Ben Ptashnik: A National Call to Link Arms for Detroit

On July 18 thousands of activists and dozens of organizations will converge on downtown Detroit to protest the privatization of the city’s assets and the disconnection of water to tens of thousands of low-income residents

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Noam Chomsky: America Is the World Leader at Committing ‘Supreme International Crimes’

The U.S.’s sledgehammer worldview is destroying countless lives and future generations

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Stephen Zunes: US Culpability in the Failure of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

The Obama administration deserves much of the blame for the failure of the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

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Joe Emersberger: Why Hasn’t Land Reform in Venezuela Done Much More to Boost Production?

The government should vigorously defend land reform in the wake of the ruling, and address problems that have held back production on redistributed land

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Michael T. Klare: Twenty-First-Century Energy Wars

Global conflicts are increasingly fueled by the desire for oil and natural gas — and the funds they generate

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Jonathan Cook: Cultures of Hate

In the face of the enduring violence of Israel’s occupation, and the licence it provides soldiers to humiliate and oppress, ordinary Palestinians have a stark choice: to submit or resist

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David Graeber: Savage Capitalism is Back

Capitalists spread prosperity only when threatened by global rivalry, radical movements and the risk of uprisings at home

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Paul Mason: The best of capitalism is over for rich countries

And for the poor ones it will be over by 2060

Adrian Fernandez Jauregui: Considering the Precop In Venezuela

A look at the upcoming preCOP, a big climate gathering organised by the Venezuelan government to bring social movements, NGOs, and government from all over the world to come together free from corporate lobbyists to make progress on the issue internationally

Bradley Burston: An Israeli Jew’s apology to Palestinians

I want to apologize for the unforgivable, for the unfathomable, and for all those on my side who never will

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Richard Falk: Remembering Fouad Ajami

Reflecting now, I wonder if I can and should separate in my mind the man from his reactionary views and career choices

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Tom Hayden: Kilcullen’s New Urban Counterinsurgency Plan

Kilcullen’s recent writings leave Iraq and Afghanistan behind to concentrate on the greatest current threat he sees: how to keep malignant, violent, and irrational masses of desperate people at bay in a coming urban apocalypse

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Dean Baker: GDP and the Public Sector

The reality is that the government and the economy are so thoroughly integrated it is impossible to separate the two. This is the fundamental misunderstanding, not our measure of GDP

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Dave Zirin: ‘Exporting Gaza’

The arming of Brazil’s World Cup security

Anne Manne: The Age of Entitlement

As people get richer, they are more likely to feel entitled, to exploit others, and to cheat. That extends to politics too

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Jeremy Brecher: Unions backing historical Peoples Climate March

Delegates to Connecticut State Council of Machinists (CSCM) conference at the end of June voted unanimously to endorse and participate in the historic People’s Climate March set for Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Manhattan

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Patrick Cockburn: The Fiercest Of Wars Lies Ahead

American and British policy in Iraq and Syria for the past three years has been get rid of Bashar al-Assad as ruler of Syria and stabilise Iraq under the leadership of Nouri al-Maliki

Joe Burns: For Inspiration, Look to the History Of Public Worker Strikes

Politicians want to turn the clock back 50 years by restricting the bargaining rights of millions of public workers. Unions would do well to look back, too, to the great public employee strike upsurge of the 1960s

Elizabeth Schulte: A tale of two paychecks

Their checks had the same company name at the top, but that’s about the only thing that Pam Davis and Rob Walton ever had in common

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Jack Rasmus: Is the Center of the Global Economic Crisis Shifting to Emerging Markets?

A look at how the advanced economies of the USA and Europe are in the process since 2013 of ‘exporting’ their failed economic recoveries to emerging market economies

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Michael Albert: Thoughts and Deeds 3: Participatory Economics

This is part three of a five part interview. It deals mainly with participatory economics, what it is, and its merits or debits

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Victor Grossman: Political Parties, Left, Right and Purely Satirical

For several months there have been big “Monday peace demonstrations” in over forty German cities, reflecting popular rejection of any German military action

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Steve Early: Richmond’s Ecuador Connection

The California City With A “Sister Country” And Its Own Lawsuit against Chevron

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Ewan Robertson: Venezuela Promises Reform amid Debate over Economic Direction

The Venezuelan government has confirmed that it is planning a series of macroeconomic reforms to confront ongoing problems

Amr Kotb: Me, my mom, and President Sisi

This time I was not backing down; I had to get to the bottom of why – after all of this- she still supported Egypt’s former army chief

Venezuela Solidarity Campaign: Unite, Britain’s largest union, Supports Maduro & Venezuela

Unite the Union, the largest union in Britain and Europe, this week unanimously passed a motion to support the government of President Nicolas Maduro and re-affirming their support for the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

Jeffrey St. Clair: Field Notes From a Mirage

The dream is coming to an end. A reckoning is fast approaching. The water is running out

Maryn McKenna: Coalition Asks for Global Action on Antibiotics

“Individual Actions Are Doomed to Failure”

Barry Yeoman: Moral Monday Movement Launches a New Freedom Summer

Fifty years after the murders of Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman, North Carolina activists move from civil disobedience to big voter mobilization push

Daniel Hind: Life after Facebook

What would an alternative to Facebook look like? Where would it come from?

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Milan Rai: Christian Terrorism?

Double standards and faith-based violence

Gabi Zimmer: Interview with Gabi Zimmer

Recently re-elected at the head of the GUE/NGL parliamentary group, Gabi Zimmer (Die LINKE) delivers insights on the new GUE/NGL’s composition

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Pepe Escobar: Arab Spring, Jihad Summer

Now there’s IS. And we start all over again, not in the Hindu Kush, but in the Levant. With a new Osama

Cherise Charleswell: America’s Campus Rape Policy

Before one even begins to discuss the root causes of rape– the personal motivations, the sociocultural beliefs and practices that may attribute to the act; one has to realize and acknowledge that rape is a brutal act of violence

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Ewan Robertson: OAS, Venezuela Declare Solidarity with Argentina in U.S. Hedge Fund Dispute

The Organization of American States (OAS) has declared its solidarity with Argentina in its debt repayment dispute with a U.S.-based hedge fund

Stephen F. Cohen: The Silence of American Hawks About Kiev’s Atrocities

The regime has repeatedly carried out artillery and air attacks on city centers, creating a humanitarian catastrophe—which is all but ignored by the US political-media establishment

Paul Rogers: A World War in Iraq?

Iran, Russia, Syria, US Scramble against ‘Islamic State’

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Sonali Kolhatkar: Orwell’s Dystopian Future Is Almost Here

Interviewing Greenwald. In Orwell’s world, “nobody actually knew whether they were being watched at all times. In fact they didn’t know if they were ever being watched”

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Ted Glick: July 4th and Its Contradictions

I always have contradictory feelings about July 4th

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John Feffer: East Germany’s Stasi a Quarter Century After It Was Dissolved

Reporter David Crawford exposed the Stasi’s real estate assets, pensions, and the names of its agents working undercover

Justin Wedes: We Must Support Detroit’s Fight For The Right To Water

The bailout isn’t coming from above, people. Let’s do this ourselves

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