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Elliot Murphy: Unhistory: Britain’s Forgotten Indochina Connection

The popular myth concerning Britain’s relation to the Vietnam conflict in the 1960s and 70s – accepted and repeated to the point of delirium – is that parliament did not send troops, and therefore had no involvement at all. In a recent think piece for the BBC News website justifying the logic of austerity through Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Francisco Toro – Self Proclaimed Prophet – Responds to Me UPDATED

UPDATE: Toro has now “responded” again to my piece about his work without actually responding. I guess he wasn’t joking with his claim that I was trying to hide his “winning ugly” blog post by naming its author, title and date – and linking to other posts by him on his site. Great way to hide Read more…

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Ben Norton: The 5 US Colonies

We live in the 21st century. We are often told colonialism is “a thing of the past.” Yet the US still formally has five colonies: Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the US Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands. These nations are often referred to as US “territories” (there are 16 official US territories in Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Andrew Cawthorne of Reuters quotes Glenn Greenwald on Venezuela!

It is at the end of the article by Andrew Cawthorne – a HUGE advance which would be a regular, not unusual, practice in a free press. Cawthorne wrote “’Venezuela is one of the very few countries with significant oil reserves which does not submit to U.S. dictates,’ wrote Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who first Read more…

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Sriram Ananth: Anti-Oppressive Listening in counselling and therapy: why it’s more important than degrees or methods

[Image citation: http://jessicamaccormackrmack.tumblr.com/] When I’m not writing lefty rants that no one reads or organizing in social justice movements that generally result in further self-marginalization, I work a day job that helps sustain those quixotic endeavors (not to mention paying off a mortgage, supporting a family, as well as buying beer and other staples). As Read more…

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Ben Norton: 1945 New York Times Lies: “No Radioactivity in Hiroshima Ruin”

The New York Times, by far the most trusted and esteemed US newspaper, has always buckled under the pressure of powerful interests. Throughout the several decades of his long and productive career—although perhaps mostly prominently in Manufacturing Consent—Noam Chomsky has in particular heaped much criticism on the publication for its lies of exclusion, selective reporting Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Timidity, Double Standards from Reuters: Extraordinary but not Unusual

Andrew Cawthorne at least reported that Cuba, not just Venezuela, is mocking Obama’s announcement that there is Venezuelan threat to the “national security” of the USA that is “unusual and extraordinary”. Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, called it a “bad joke” which at least approximates an appropriate description of Obama’s assertion. The mind boggles attempting to Read more…

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Kevin Young: Hillary Clinton and the Crisis of Liberal Feminism

The exclusionary version of feminism reflected in Clinton’s politics contrasts with more holistic and robust feminisms practiced around the world   by Kevin Young and Diana C. Sierra Becerra   Source: Against the Current   Assuming Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2016, much of her popular support will be based on her image as Read more…

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Nasir Khan: Iran, Israel and the Question of Nuclear Threat

Nasir Khan, March 9, 2015 – On March 3, 2015, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel delivered his speech before a joint session of the US Congress. His reception was of a kind, which has amused very many of us around the world. Still, we may ask: For what was Netanyahu accorded such a heroic Read more…

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Lawrence Wittner: “New York’s 200-Year Conspiracy for Peace”

As a scholarly specialist on the American peace movement, I am sometimes telephoned for background information by journalists writing articles about current demonstrations against war or against nuclear weapons.  Almost invariably, they have no idea that the American peace movement has a rich history.  Or, if they realize that it does have such a history, Read more…

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