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Joe Emersberger: Ignoring Evidence, Reuters Pushes Venezuela Default Claims

This Reuters article by Mehrdad Balali suggests that Venezuela’s recession and tumbling oil prices (perhaps both, it isn’t that clear) have driven “concerns” that Venezuela may default to on its foreign bonds. Media hype that Venezuela could default on its foreign bonds started before any dramatic fall in oil prices. On September 5, 2014, an Read more…

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Nasir Khan: How bigotry distorts our thinking

Nasir Khan, January 10, 2015 If the Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik (for more on Breivik, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Behring_Breivik) were a Muslim, then all Muslims would have been blamed for his crime and the lives of Muslim population of Norway made a living hell. (I live in Norway and I had seen how the Muslim people Read more…

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Nasir Khan: The danger of using the Paris killings against Muslim people

Nasir Khan, January 8, 2015 Any person who commits a premeditated murder is held accountable for culpable homicide under the rules of criminal law. If any such murderer thinks his actions are in the service of some cause or has some other motives then he will still stand accused of the crime of unlawful killing. Read more…

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Nasir Khan: The Paris Massacre January 7, 2015

Nasir Khan, January 7, 2015 Today’s cold-blooded massacre of 12 people was a deeply shocking, reprehensible and horrible massacre of journalists and employees of Charlie Weekly. The misguided killers have committed the most despicable crime in the name of a great religious figure. But countless millions of ordinary, peace-loving and hard-working Muslims around the word Read more…

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Burkely Hermann: The importance of activism

There are numerous problems and crises plaguing the world today. From an Ebola outbreak in West Africa, US-led bombing in Iraq, drone strikes in Yemen and Somalia, and two major catastrophes looming over the planet, climate catastrophe and nuclear war, as Noam Chomsky puts it, justifiably, people are confused and overwhelmed. Stacy D. VanDeveer and Read more…

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Kim Scipes: New article on global labor theory

For folks who are interested in Labor, both domestically and globally, below is an abstract to an article I just published last month, with link to download the article for free. Class, Race and Corporate Power Volume 2, Issue 3, Article 9 2014 Social Movement Unionism or Social Justice Unionism? Disentangling Theoretical Confusion within the Read more…

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Nasir Khan: The Kashmir Conflict and India-Pakistan military confrontaions

Nasir Khan, January 6, 2015 There has been no tangible move to resolve the Kashmir issue that had started at the partitioning of India in 1947 when the British raj came to an end there. Soon military hostilities started between the two new neighbours, India and Pakistan, over the princely State of Jammu and Kashmir. Read more…

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Nasir Khan: How ‘liberal’ Zionists mislead

Nasir Khan, January 5, 2015 In this article [The Relavance of  Liberal Zionism]  eminent scholar and peace activist Richard Falk shows the delusional side of the liberal Zionism and debunks all the claims made by its vocal advocates. His penetrating analysis cuts across the deception and misleading projections that are tossed around as a way Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Note to Bloomberg about Venezuela Editorial

Mr. Shipley Your editorial on Venezuela asked “Why not cut military spending instead? ” You then cited a paper listing Venezuela as the largest arms importer in South America. However World Bank data shows Venezuela military expenditures as 1.2% GDP. That’s vastly lower than Colombia, which spends 3.4% GDP It is also lower than in Brazil, Chile, Peru, Read more…

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Brad Wilson: Biggest Secretly Bigger in ‘Reform': Rebutting LSP’s White Paper 2

GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES This is a response to part 2 of a 3 part series on Crop (revenue) Insurance in the Farm bill.  It was originally written as an email to someone asking me questions about the paper.  It’s a fairly hurried response, and therefore has the virtue of brevity.  The original is: Read more…

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