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Nasir Khan: The ‘Special’ Relationship of the United States and Israel

Nasir Khan, June 25, 2015 In a comment on a short article of mine, Comrade Bill Benfield raises an important point about the relationship between the US and the Zionist Israel. In fact, our views have much in common while we are looking at different aspects of the same issue. US imperialism is a militaristic Read more…

Fred Bourgault-Christie: Compassion Fatigue and Charleston

The shootings in Charleston have captured a nation’s attention. There have been some pretty laudable discussions emerging from this tragedy. I have seen three narratives emerge: A discussion about mental health, a discussion about guns, and a discussion about race. Let’s be clear: This issue is first and foremost about race. Dylann Storm Roof does Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Nick Miroff Smears Venezuela’s Democratic Process – as usual

Nearly four months ago I said, at the end of this blog post, that Venezuela’s parliamentary elections would be held in December.  The head of Venezuela’s electoral authority, the CNE, announced a few days ago that elections would be held on December 6.  Nick Miroff  reported the CNE’s announcement as a victory for jailed opposition Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Do I have psychic powers about Venezuela?

At the very end of this blog post, from almost four months ago, I said that Venezuela’s legislative elections “will not take place until December of 2015” Nearly four months later, a date of December 6, 2015 has been announced. Psychic powers on my part? No, it has long been obvious for anyone has been Read more…

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Brad Wilson: Why U.S. Farmers Oppose ‘Free’ Trade

FARM WASHING ‘FREE’ TRADE There seems to be a lot of “farm washing” of the new ‘free’ trade agreements, the Trans Pacific Partnership, (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).  For example, the public radio program, Here and Now, in a story about how the United Auto Workers oppose TPP, quoted sources claiming that “it’s Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Anti-Austerity Song posted on the Media Lens site

Anti-Austerity Song posted on the Media Lens site Here is the Youtube link UPDATE The singer / songwriter comments: “Thanks to everyone who listened, commented on and/or shared the song I posted. The song is from an album that I’ve spent over two years putting together in my spare time and the whole thing was Read more…

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tim: My experience as a student at ZSchool

Hi! I wanted to write about my experience of being a student in the first set of courses for ZSchool, which have just finished. ZSchool had 14 online courses, which ran for 2 months for April and May. It has now joined with other partner organisations to become the World Institute for Social Change (WISC), Read more…

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The Polemicist: Mad Cow Disease Blights Human Rights Festival

Go to source Je Suis Elsie Goldie The Wanted 18 is a funny and serious documentary by Canadian filmmaker Paul Cowan and Palestinian multimedia artist Amer Shomali. It’s showing today at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York. The film is about an episode of creative, constructive, and non-violent resistance in Beit Read more…

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Don Fitz: Green Time TV: Growing Against Racism

Green Time TV: Growing Against Racism   by Don Fitz   Do organic farms have a part in growing a world without racist intimidation? Would developing our own non-violent life styles mean that we should not call for the arrest of police who kill young black people? July Green Time episodes explore the complex interaction Read more…

Fred Bourgault-Christie: TPP and Stakeholders

So luckily the Democrats defeated the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement fast track authority today. The treaty is being staunchly opposed by damn near everyone left of Rush Limbaugh. I’ve gotten messages from the Feminist Majority Foundation, Noam Chomsky views it as a neo-liberal assault… I’ve been asked by a few people to explain TPP, and the Read more…

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