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Robert Fisk: Qatar exerts huge control over British business, but it could be heading for an ‘Arab autumn’

Investments by Qatar’s state-owned companies in Britain are the largest in western Europe

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Joseph Stiglitz: Will Hillary Clinton Flip-Flop Again on TPP After Election Day?

Some of the worst provisions in there were not because our partners demanded it, it was because we demanded it

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Gareth Porter: Hillary Clinton and Her Hawks

Focusing on domestic issues, Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech sidestepped the deep concerns anti-war Democrats have about her hawkish foreign policy, which is already taking shape in the shadows

Margot Kidder: My Fellow Americans: We Are Fools

You kill and you kill and you kill, and still you remain proud

Alfredo Serrano: Venezuela’s Future

Maduro’s closest economic advisor interviewed at length by Michael Albert

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Ted Glick: Build, Bernie, Build

101 days to the election. Let’s defeat Trump, deal a big setback to Trumpism and lay the basis for a people’s movement that cannot be denied going forward.

Thomas Frank: How the Democrats left the door wide open for Donald Trump

The Democrats ditched the working class in favour of a professional elite leaving Trump – a master of ‘resentment politics’ – to hoover up their votes

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Vijay Prashad: Can You Confront the Death Toll in Syria?

We’re reaching Iraq levels of human tragedy

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David Bacon: When the River Turned Yellow

Sixty miles south of the Arizona border, the devastation from a toxic spill has led to an epochal battle between a transnational mining conglomerate and an alliance of miners and farmers

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Kshama Sawant: Progressive Social Change And Reinventing American Politics

We need more candidates running on the basis of working class, grassroots funding

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George Monbiot: So Much For Sovereignty

To this government, “taking back control” means handing Britain to a different set of foreign powers

Nika Knight: Scorching Global Temps Astound Climate Scientists

As wildfire rages in California, flooding affects millions in India and China, and eggs are fried on sidewalks in Iraq, scientists say global climate catastrophe is surpassing predictions

Ronald Brownstein: The Diverse Left and White Working-Class Right

Does the Democratic Party—open to all immigrants, races, genders, and sexual orientations—have enough room for less educated white voters?

Masha Gessen: The Trump-Putin Fallacy

Trump will pose an impossible dilemma for the institutions of democracy: because they are too slow and complicated for him, he will seek to bypass them

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Badri Raina: Hindu Caste System

The Hindu Caste system  is Full of rationale; From head to polluted tail It ordains a synthesis. Thus, the Brahmin, is to rest and bless, The kshatriya will the realm protect; The Vaishya will the chips collect, And the Shudra clean up the mess. Thus is Bharat stable, strong, With each one in unshakable place— Read more…

Ron Ridenour: Scandinavia on the Skids: The Failure of Social Democracy

One of Denmark’s most serious problems is that the Social Democrats and the more leftist parties do not believe that the people are actually capable of ruling sensibly

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Marjorie Cohn: The Content of Trump’s Character

Though some anti-war Americans see hope that Donald Trump would pull back from foreign wars, they also must face his undeniable record of racial and sexist bigotry

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Juan Cole: Is the French Press Right to stop Printing Pictures, Names of Terrorists?

We are privileging certain kinds of violence and magnifying it through the press and social media

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Serge Halimi: Provoking Russia

One reason could be that it enables the US to prevent any rapprochement between them, and ensures, after Brexit, that its most biddable ally, the UK, remains closely bound to Europe’s military destiny

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Mark Weisbrot: Attacking Trump for the few sensible things he says is bad strategy

Do liberals really want to trash Trump for taking positions that are less aggressively militaristic than the nation’s most warmongering neoconservatives?

Emmett Rensin: Give Bernie’s Distraught Supporters a Break

The media is treating them like weirdos, but they’re responding to Sanders’s loss like ordinary human beings

Adam Talbot: ‘C is for Corruption’: The Rio Olympics from A to Z

From police killings to forced evictions and environmental destruction; the Olympic Games in Rio are cause for an alphabet soup of misery and suffering

James J. Zogby: Israel/Palestine: Bad Policy, Bad Politics

A plurality of all voters, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, feel that Israel currently receives too much US aid

Kirsten Han: Fixing Hong Kong begins with fixing homes

Doing this week after week requires not just commitment, but also a firm belief that things are changing, even if the result is not immediately visible

Kyla Sankey: What Happened to the Pink Tide?

Latin America’s “pink tide” governments challenge neoliberalism and US hegemony, but leave the basic structures of capitalism intact

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Deepak Tripathi: Britain in the Doldrums After the Brexit Vote

The United Kingdom has not seen such deep polarisation in living memory

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TeleSUR English: Clinton Emails Reveal Direct US Sabotage of Venezuela

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton led a team committed to delegitimizing the politics of the late Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution

David Morris: The Next President Will Likely Appoint 4 Supreme Court Justices: Which President Do You Want Picking Them?

This election is all about the Supreme Court that will shape our lives for the next 30 years

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Ramzy Baroud: Farewell to Yarmouk: A Palestinian Refugee’s Journey from Izmir to Greece

Wanting opportunities and a chance at a real life, they knew this was just a temporary stopover in their long-term plans

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Linda Burnham: Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, Dallas

A thick strand in the history of U.S. policing is rooted back in the slave patrols of the 19th century

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Roberto Savio: How Did We Arrive at This Chaos?

The real problem is that since the failed Cancun Summit in 1981, countries have lost the ability to think together

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Chris Hedges: Who Should Bernie Voters Support Now?

The day after Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at the Democratic National Convention and urged his supporters to work to ensure his former rival wins the presidential race, we host a debate between Clinton supporter Robert Reich, who served as labor secretary under President Clinton, and Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who backs Sanders. AMY Read more…

Ben Jealous: Should Progressives Reject Hillary Clinton & Vote Green?

A debate between Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein and Ben Jealous, former NAACP president and CEO and a Bernie Sanders surrogate

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Bernie Sanders: Bernie Sanders’ speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

The complete transcript of the prepared remarks from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ speech to the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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Martha Rosenberg: You Won’t Believe the Outrageous Ways Big Pharma Has Bribed Doctors to Shill Drugs

Doctors seldom have to go hungry at lunchtime when Pharma reps are around

Samar Al-Bulushi: The Roots of Ebola

A long history of multinational corporate exploitation and political corruption crippled West Africa’s response to the Ebola epidemic

Ronald Brownstein: The Class Inversion of American Politics Accelerates

Donald Trump’s Republicans are becoming the party of blue-collar white voters, as college-educated white voters slip away

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Dave Zirin: Budget Failures, Displacement, Zika—Welcome to Rio’s $11.9B Summer Olympics

The multibillion-dollar Olympic mirage that has been erected “for the English to see” is at risk of complete collapse

Chris Brooks: Busting the Myths of a Workerless Future

We have millions more workers than we used to—the problem being that they are worse off than they used to be, not that they don’t exist

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Russell Mokhiber: The Rabble Rise Together Against Bernie, Barney, Elizabeth and Hillary

“If the Democratic Party wants Hillary to win in November, they’re going to have to work a whole lot harder to get us to vote for her”

Tamara Draut: The New Working Class: Trump Can Talk to Disaffected White Men, but They Don’t Make up the ‘Working Class’ Anymore

Democrats need to get comfortable with using the term “working class” or risk losing those voters to Trump

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Bill Fletcher: Living the Life of an Organizer

The biographies of icons frequently fall into one of two categories. On the one hand they may be laudatory, in some cases turning the subject into a saint. At the opposite end, they can tend towards tell-all pieces, in some cases aiming to tear down the subject. What makes America’s Social Arsonist: Fred Ross and Read more…

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Juan Cole: The most Left Wing Supreme Court in a Generation? Sec. Clinton’s most important Progressive Prospect

Progressives who had backed Bernie Sanders are understandably upset about the prospect of a Clinton presidency. Some put their hopes in the Democratic Party platform, where Bernie supporters won on issues like a $15 minimum wage. But party platforms don’t mean much in the end. It is likely that if she wins the presidency, the Read more…

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William D. Hartung: There’s No Business Like the Arms Business

Weapons “R” Us (But You’d Never Know It)

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Patrick Cockburn: Erdogan will be stronger after the failed coup, but Turkey could be the loser

Erdogan could use the coup to unite Turks or, alternatively, exploit it in a way that will further divide them. It is difficult to feel optimistic

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Arun Gupta: Donald Trump is Offering US Trickle-Down Revenge

In lashing out at his personal enemies with white-hot hate and bigotry, he enables his followers to act out their revenge fantasies

Peter Beinart: A Party at War With Itself

Hillary Clinton is running as the candidate of continuity—but Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and most white Democrats think America is headed in the wrong direction

Casey Quinlan: How Racial Bias Affects The Quality Of Black Students’ Education

Every single state spends less all on pre-k-12 education than they do on corrections

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