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Tony Wood: The Battle for Venezuela

In Latin America alone, the long and disastrous record of US-led interventions is enough to cause alarm about the possible outcomes of this crisis

Sarita Gupta: Let’s Make February 16 National Stayaway Day

If the shutdown resumes, we urge federal workers to stay away from work and their allies to occupy airports on 2/16

Lawrence Wu: How The CIA Overthrew Iran’s Democracy In 4 Days

Over the course of four days in August 1953, Roosevelt would orchestrate not one, but two attempts to destabilize the government of Iran

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Richard Greeman: Yellow Vests and Red Unions Strike Together

Macron Prepares New Repressive Measures

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Bill Fletcher: The Northam controversy

At what point do we say that someone who has done or said something objectionable, something that is not criminal by nature, has changed?

Chris Brooks: Nurses Prepare Strike over Patient Ratios

Four hundred nurses attended the bargaining session where safe staffing ratios were discussed, and members had an opportunity to speak

Dick Nichols: Spain’s ‘socialist’ government to US: ‘Coup against Maduro? We’re in!’

Clearly, the job of all people opposed to the Trump administration coup is to mobilise to make this dilemma as excruciating as possible for the “socialists” backing the Washington warmongers

David Freedlander: ‘There Is Going to Be a War Within the Party’

The Justice Democrats helped get Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez elected. Who are they after next?

Mohammad Omidvar: Forty years of Iran’s unfinished revolution

Interview on the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution

Christine Willmsen: How The Sackler Family Allegedly Built An OxyContin Fortune

While Purdue Pharma publicly denied its opioids were addictive, internally company officials were acknowledging it and devising a plan to profit off them even more, the complaint states

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Steve Ellner: Regime Change: “Made In The U.S.A.”

Trump’s unwavering backing of Juan Guaidó’s shadow government in Venezuela attaches a “made in the U.S.A.” label to all those positioned to govern should Maduro fall

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Glenn Greenwald: Bezos Protests Invasion of Privacy While Building Surveillance State

Perhaps being a victim of privacy invasion will help Jeff Bezos realize the evils of what his company is enabling

Danica Jorden: ICE Announces “New Normal”

North Carolina Immigrant Arrests Climb to 230

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Jack Rasmus: Global Economy on the Brink

Capitalists are driven by a mindless herd mentality once they’ve made money. They believe they can continue doing so forever

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Kate Aronoff: Sweeping “Green New Deal”

After months of anticipation, Democratic New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey introduced a resolution for the Green New Deal

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Richard Falk: Denouncing Socialism, Practicing Fascism

Trump’s language seems intended to brand those who espouse socialism by name or even by their platforms as subversive adherents of a faith alien to American values and traditions

Alan MacLeod: ‘Venezuela’: Media’s One-Word Rebuttal to Threat of Socialism

The simplistic narrative of a socialist dictatorship starving its own people provides great utility as a weapon for the establishment to beat back the domestic “threat” of socialism

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Lawrence Wittner: Pressuring Nuclear Disarmament

Don’t Expect Rulers of Nuclear-Armed Nations to Accept Nuclear Disarmament―Unless They’re Pushed to Do So

Michael Hudson: The price of the U.S. economic attack on Venezuela

The Saker: Could you summarize the state of Venezuela’s economy when Chavez came to power? Michael Hudson: Venezuela was an oil monoculture. Its export revenue was spent largely on importing food and other necessities that it could have produced at home. Its trade was largely with the United States. So despite its oil wealth, it Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: Disaster Capitalism in Brazil

Mining Greed Produces a Horrific Death Toll

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John Feffer: Trump’s at War with U.S. Intelligence — And (for Once) He’s Right

By giving America it’s dumbest and cruelest wars, the best and brightest left room for a dumber and crueler leader to end them

John Buell: Labor Strikes are Back and Shaping Public Policy

How much of a role declining air service and/or the possibility of a broad walkout played in ending the shutdown is not clear

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Joe Emersberger: Did Venezuela’s President Really ‘Steal’ the 2018 Election from an Unknown Who Didn’t Run?

Examining mainstream media claims that Maduro “stole” the 2018 presidential election

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Kate Aronoff: The Green New Deal Takes Its First Congressional Baby Step

“The way that we’re ensuring that the legislation is as science and justice demand is by building a grassroots movement all across the country that can make sure that we’re holding all politicians’ feet to the fire.”

Gregory Shupak: US Media Ignore—and Applaud—Economic War on Venezuela

The US government acknowledges that it is knowingly, consciously driving the Venezuelan economy into the ground, but US media make no such acknowledgment

Josh Hoxie: How the Age of Billionaires Ends

Serious proposals are on the table to address the deepening divide between the uber-rich and the rest of us.

Roger Harris: Juan Guaidó Doesn’t Have a Constitutional Leg to Stand On

The Guaidó/Trump cabal does not reflect the democratic consensus in Venezuela, where polls consistently show super majorities oppose outside intervention

Victorina Morales: Undocumented Immigrant Spent Five Years as Trump’s Housekeeper

Morales spent years making Donald Trump’s bed and performing other duties at his New Jersey club, even though she was undocumented

Danica Jorden: “All He’s Ever Done Is Work”

Raid At Gun Factory Questions Immigrant Right to Identity

Sam Pizzigati: The Best Month for Egalitarians on Capitol Hill Since 1932

Those rare moments when our political class suddenly starts viewing the nation’s richest through a skeptical lens can help trigger real social change

Robert Koehler: Jim Crow Jumps Into The Game

From our prison complex to police shootings to voter purges aimed at people of color to Muslim bans, border cages and the brutal thuggery of ICE, racism still rules

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Cal Winslow: Labor’s Most Spectacular Revolt

Seattle General Strike

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Juan Cole: Calls to Expel US Troops from Iraq

Trump’s assertion that he intends to keep US troops in Iraq to spy on Iran has produced a firestorm of protest and controversy in Baghdad

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Ariel Dorfman: Can “Roma” Teach Trump’s America the Value of Compassion?

Staying in Santiago, Chile, at the moment, I see echoes and reflections of Cleo – the servant at the heart of Alfonso Cuarón’s wondrous film Roma – everywhere

Jamil Smith: Blackface Is Just One Part of the Problem

The furor over Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s yearbook photo has America once again asking the wrong questions about racism

Nick Pinto: Life Inside a Freezing Federal Prison With No Heat

“‘Vicious’ And ‘Brutal’”

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Robert Pollin: Here’s What a Green New Deal Looks Like in Practice

Interview on moving toward solutions

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: The New Cold War and Venezuela

Why are the US and its European acolytes embarking on an aggressive and maximalist stance that makes any negotiated solution outright impossible?

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Serge Halimi: France’s Class Wars

The working class was supposed to have been edged out of active politics, but instead France’s elites have been frightened into making concessions by this winter’s uprising of the yellow vests

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Juan Cole: Trump Can’t escape having called Nazis “Very Fine People”

Trump isn’t giving people orders to commit violence. But fringe violent racists clearly are taking encouragement from Trump’s outrageous bigotry

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Kevin Zeese: The Latest Coup Attempt

A lot has happened and we have learned more since last week when we wrote, Venezuela: What Activists Need To Know About The US-Led Coup. This article updates activists so we remain well-informed and can educate others in the face of a bi-partisan and corporate media narrative supporting the coup. This weekend, there were competing protests Read more…

Jake Johnson: Debunking Industry Lies

Analysis Shows Medicare for All Would Cut Costs, Boost Efficiency, and Save Lives

Negin Owliaei: What the Government Shutdown Told Us About Worker Power

Workers have been fighting Donald Trump’s agenda from the earliest days of his presidency

Luis Britto García: Savage Capitalism or Socialism

Interview on the short and long term defense of Venezuela’s sovereignty

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Ewan Robertson: Maduro Denounces Twitter Attack

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has denounced a “massive” Twitter attack against the Venezuelan government after thousands of accounts belonging to ministers and pro-government media and supporters were suspended

Various Contributors: Venezuelan News Site Latest Victim in Facebook Censorship

Facebook has removed the page of yet another media outlet. This time, it’s not a far right fringe network like Infowars, but “Venezuela’s only independent, grassroots leftwing English media platform,” the outlet, Venezuela Analysis, noted on Twitter

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Badri Raina: Trump’s Pick of Strong Men

Trump likes strong leadership, But only from the Right; When it comes to Leftwing dictators, Trump turns democrat.   The man who ordered dismemberment Of a critical journalist— Being friendly with oil and investment— Tops Trump’s approval list.   But Maduro whom the laboring mass support Is a recalcitrant Bartelby; “I would prefer not to” Read more…

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Medea Benjamin: Venezuela: The U.S.’s 68th Regime Change Disaster

The only things that will force such a radical change in U.S. policy are public outrage, education and organizing, and international solidarity with the people of Venezuela

Jenni Monet: Indigenous stories in the media landscape

‘The Indigenous Narrative Holds the Power to Really Shift People’s Societal Views’

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David Swanson: Plutocratic Policy, Not Truth, Comes With a Bodyguard of Lies

At the recent World Economic Forum at Davos, a U.S. panelist claimed that high taxes on the super-wealthy and economic growth had never coexisted in any country ever. The moderator and other panelists were ready to move on, but someone had made the mistake of allowing a guy on the panel who would blurt out Read more…

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