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Tom Vouloumanos: A New Deal for Greece
James Petras simply makes a statement calling someone corrupt but provides not only no evidence for his assertion, no …
Joseph Val: A New Deal for Greece
"Many of the corrupt people from Pasok joined Syriza when the ship was sinking, and Tsipras welcomed them. In fact, …
Michael: Reading I.F. Stone on Earth Day
Book recommendation: "The Best of I.F. Stone" (2006) In an article entitled "Freedom of the Press: A minority opinion," Stone opens …
Thom Burlington: The Next Hundred Days
I am sorry to say this article is one long stream of platitudes with little discernable content. Fortunately for Greece, …
george patterson: The secret country again wages war on its own people
There is now a deliberate, systematic determined effort by the Australian government to destroy indigenous Australian culture. They are …
gary olson: Crushing dreams will not stop the rush from Africa
As you so correctly point out, the real policies and context remain unexamined in the mainstream media. In Libya, the …
Joseph Val: A Paper Peace and Proxy War With Iran
what we want in iran is a "people's movement" to oust the gov't we don't like and then have the …
Chris Miller: Boston, Blowback, and Barack Obama
Do we really need to use the term 'blowback'? The word is consequences, which all actions must have. Blowback …
Michael: The Ivy League’s favorite war criminal
Because Kissinger and his colleague Brzezinski continue to be quoted in the mainstream press and in what amounts to the …
Michael: The Decline and Fall of the United States
Can we be revived? Good question and a natural one, but it is much like the trend not so …
Mike John Elissen: ‘Any reader of Orwell would be perfectly familiar’ with US maneuvers
Imagine the leader of the World Federation of Liberalism, Hans van Baalen, saying that Democracy has its limits, and when …
Ali Saysel: Resource Extraction in Latin America Poses Serious Environmental, Economic and Health Questions
Hello. You use quite a lot of quotes and I cannot figure out to whom those quotes belong to! And I have …
Michael: Enough Already
My wife, from Central America, 25 year university teacher in history, and Ph.D. candidate, and I were talking about a …
Michael: Eduardo Galeano (1940–2015)
I came to the writings of Galeano about 25 years ago, a late-comer if you will. But once known, …
Timothy Maloney: On Comparing Slavery & Carbon Dependence, Part One
Mr. Moodliar, Two quotes from your essay have bearing on the way forward to a carbon-free human presence on earth. 1. Wen …
Tom McNamara: Hillary Clinton’s Fake Populism Is a Hit
With Hillary we'll get more war and more $ trillions in bailouts for Wall Street. If a Republican wins we'll get …
Tom Johnson: Lessons of The Tenderloin
Thanks to Steve Early for this case study of the Tenderloin CBA movement. It reminds me of a CBA of …
Tom Johnson: Faculty Join Fast Food in the Fight for $15
Fighting for 15K - even as a slogan - does not make sense; especially it does not make organizing sense. As …
Joe Emersberger: Oliver Kamm Slanders Media Lens – again
Well said Rhs. Very revealing that Suzanne Goldenberg, a UK Guardian reporter, teamed up with Kamm to attack Media Lens. …
Rhisiart Gwilym: Oliver Kamm Slanders Media Lens – again
Kamm is a professional liar and smear artist. Hired as such by the Murdoch famiglia. But he would be these …
Inigo Covert: “US is world’s biggest terrorist”
Professor Chomsky is more optimistic than I am about the world. I see the US becoming more agressive and belligerent …
Tom Johnson: Will Teach for Food
"To succeed, adjuncts need support from regular faculty, the general public and of course, students." This is absolutely true. But it …
Tom Johnson: How a $15 Minimum Helps All Workers
"If unions want to prove themselves relevant to non-union workers, they have no better opportunity than the “Fight for $15.” …
Joe Emersberger: Reuters, of all people, exposes coup plotters in Venezuela
Its relative. Reuters has frequently reported that the 2002 coup in Venezuela was "US endorsed". Though it failed to do …
Barry Wood: The IMF in Argentina: A Bondholder’s Best Friend?
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous than standing armies. If the people ever allow private banks to …
george patterson: Will Israel “Bounce the Rubble” in Gaza?
And the US also has a moral and legal responsibility to Gaza since it supplied the bombs, shells, helicopters, …
george patterson: Will Israel “Bounce the Rubble” in Gaza?
The tragedy of Gaza is so tragically shocking, numbing, horrifying, and traumatizing that there aren't any words that can fully …
george patterson: Is Israel’s Election about enacting Jim Crow for 20% of its Citizens?
Yes, tragically Israel’s Election is about enacting Jim Crow for 20% of its Citizens. If he is reelected …
george patterson: The Crimes of Others
Once again, Noam Chomsky has brilliantly exposed US EXCEPTIONALISM, hypocrisy, imperialism, militarism, lies, neocolonialism, and deceit with a poetic,prophetic lyrical …
Adam Burton: Collins vs Russell: the scope and limits of mass civil disobedience
This is excellent, thank you. Have you read Protest Without Illusions by Vernon Richards? - http://www.radicalbooks.co.uk/product/protest-without-illusions If not then I would highly …
Brent Irving: Will Teach for Food
Here's a thought. Progressive professors (naively hoping most?), including those who write so eloquently about it and attempt to …
Joseph Val: The Renewable Revolution
2015 will be seen as the year we dithered and dallied while continuing with business as usual...the problem is not gov't, …
Vicki Nikolaidis: Race, Leaks and Prosecution at the CIA
The worst national security element is that the world can see exactly what dumb ideas are put into action. It's …
Dacre Hanc: Reuters, of all people, exposes coup plotters in Venezuela
Reuters is so firmly entrenched in the notion that the Venezuelan government is evil that they will reveal what violent …
Tom Johnson: Low-wage workers struggles are about much more than wages
Thanks for this insightful analysis. If you follow the history of the SEIU over the last couple of decades at …
Tom Johnson: Getting Better Organized
When the president of the 1million+ member SEIU shows up for a rally that turns out 100 folks (no matter …
Michael: The Crimes of Others
Once again, as this interview makes clear, sleight of hand is critical in mainstream media and U.S. indoctrination. Get …
Michael: Eduardo Galeano’s Words Walk the Streets of a Continent
John, I once wrote a book in which at the end I provided three reading lists for interested readers who wanted …
Tom Johnson: The Windy City Election Blues: Liberals, Leftists and Electoral Limitations
As usual, Vincent Emanuele's precise and nuanced commentary gets to the some of the core issues of a truckload of …
Michael: Cuba’s Coming Out Party at the Summit of the Americas
Medea asks the right questions and gives the context. Why the U.S. is doing this is obvious, isn't it? …
John Andrews: Eduardo Galeano’s Words Walk the Streets of a Continent
Michael I would be interested to see your list as I suspect that you are better read about matters iLatin American …
Michael: Eduardo Galeano’s Words Walk the Streets of a Continent
Absolutely! This should be the first book read to begin to understand Latin America. If I were to …
John Andrews: Eduardo Galeano’s Words Walk the Streets of a Continent
A tragic loss. One of the greatest writers of all time. His masterpiece "Open Veins of Latin America" should be …
george patterson: On Everything
Noam, thanks so much for your wonderful interview -"On Every Thing". It was invaluable, very inspiring, refreshing, and purifying, …
george patterson: ‘Oppression Is Not a Law of Nature’
This is just another marvelous article by Noam Chomsky. Concerning Noam's point about how the US the murderous repression …
george patterson: One Day in the Life of a Reader of the New York Times
This is a very superb article as usual by Noam Chomsky who expose the deceit and deception of the US …
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