Category: US

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Justin Podur: Sanctions Are Genocidal, and They Are the U.S.’s Favorite Weapon

For the empire, genocide, like aggression, is a normal part of politics. Nuclear planners plan how to commit it. Sanctions officials administer it. And for the most part, human rights organizations take no position on it

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Bernie Sanders’ Democratic Socialism Speech Was a Landmark

In a single speech, Bernie showed why he’s an existential threat to the political establishment. He decried poverty and exploitation and named capitalism as the culprit and democratic socialism as the solution

William rivers Pitt: Keep Outrage Alive

Don’t Accept the “New Normal”

James Goodale: Assange Indictment “Criminalizes the News Gathering Process”

A London judge has ordered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to appear before a court in February 2020 to face a full extradition hearing. Prosecutors in the U.S. have indicted Assange on 18 counts, including 17 violations of the Espionage Act. This is the first-ever case of a journalist or publisher being indicted under the World Read more…

Jon Liss: Paving the Road for a Mass Left

Increasingly there is a sector of radical organizations who believe that electoral work is a key area of struggle. That is a huge shift from the last few decades

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Medea Benjamin: U.S. Sanctions

Economic Sabotage That Is Deadly, Illegal, and Ineffective

Rajan Menon: America’s Suicide Epidemic

It’s Hitting Trump’s Base Hard

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Laura Flanders: Aging Isn’t a Problem, Ageism Is

Someone turns 65 every 8 seconds in this country, and as our elderly population grows, so does the need to build an economy around our future selves

Rick Rowley: “16 Shots”

Chicago Police Killing of Laquan McDonald Exposed a System Built on Lies

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Robert Fisk: Trump’s ‘evidence’ of Iran’s role is dodgy

In the real world, there should be a military alliance between the US and Iran. But as its withdrawal from the nuclear deal showed last year, Washington no longer moves through any known orbit

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