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Links.org: Seattle Socialist Kshama Sawant Defeats Democrat Incumbent

Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal congratulates Kshama Sawant and US Socialist Alternative on their important and inspiring success in the Seattle City Council election. * * * November 15, 2013, Seattle, Washington — Vote Sawant — Today’s King County elections ballot count saw the Socialist Alternative candidate for Seattle City Council, Kshama Sawant, pulling Read more…

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Dave Zirin: NFL Players Confronted With the Question ‘What Makes a Man’?

What “makes a man”? The Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin “bullying” saga is forcing NFL players to ask themselves that very question. The traditional “man code” in the NFL is that your manhood is defined by your ability to inflict violence on others and deny the presence of pain—particularly mental or psychological pain—in yourself. It is also of course Read more…

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George Monbiot: It’s Business That Really Rules Us Now

It's the reason for the collapse of democratic choice. It's the source of our growing disillusionment with politics. It's the great unmentionable. Corporate power. The media will scarcely whisper its name. It is howlingly absent from parliamentary debates. Until we name it and confront it, politics is a waste of time. The political role of business corporations is Read more…

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Russell Brand: Russell Brand In Conversation
Jonathan N: New Yorkers Finally Elect a Democrat Mayor – A View from Oakland

OAKLAND – New York City has finally elected a Democrat as Mayor. In a city where registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by more than 5 to 1, Bill de Blasio will be the first Democrat elected mayor in 20 years (since David Dinkins left office at the end of 1993). Why you might ask? In Read more…

David Barclay: Why I Believe Yasser Arafat Was Poisoned

Polonium 210 is so toxic that it is difficult to explain just how dangerous it is – a fatal dose is almost a million times less than is needed for cyanide, for example. Its danger comes from its high radioactivity. It decays by giving out alpha radiation and once Po210 is absorbed and is circulating Read more…

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Laura Flanders: Bill de Blasio: A Mayor for the New Economy

After 20 years of rule by Republicans, and three terms with a businessman mayor who referred to billionaires like himself as a "godsend," New Yorkers this Tuesday elected Bill de Blasio, a self described "unapologetic progressive" who ran on a simple message of confronting inequality. "For all those who had their doubts about the ability Read more…

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Patrick Cockburn: Was Arafat Assassinated?

Suspicions that the former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned will be strengthened by the discovery by Swiss scientists of 18 times the normal level of radioactive polonium in his remains. Mr Arafat, who had long symbolised the Palestinians fight for their own state, died on 11 November 2004 from an illness that was never Read more…

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Peter Dreier: Tuesday’s Progressive Victories Show That the Tide Is Turning

On Tuesday, Bill de Blasio won a landslide victory to become the mayor of New York City, voters in New Jersey and Seatac, Washington supported minimum wage hikes, and the Illinois legislature voted to legalize same-sex marriage. These are among the progressive victories that swept across the country. Despite a few setbacks, progressives had much Read more…

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Ellen Brown: The Bank Guarantee That Bankrupted Ireland

The Irish have a long history of being tyrannized, exploited, and oppressed—from the forced conversion to Christianity in the Dark Ages, to slave trading of the natives in the 15th and 16th centuries, to the mid-nineteenth century “potato famine” that was really a holocaust. The British got Ireland’s food exports, while at least one million Read more…

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