Gary Younge

Gary Younge is a Guardian columnist and feature writer based in the US

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 2:00pm
In Ferguson the Violence of the State Created the Violence of the Street
In 1966, Martin Luther King started to campaign against segregation in Chicago only to find his efforts thwarted by violent mobs and a scheming mayor. Marginalised by the city’s establishment, he could feel that non-violence both as a strategy and as a principle was eroding among his supporters. “I...
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 6:45am
Thought Money Could Buy an American Election? You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
The finance chairman of the Republican national committee, Ray Washburne, travelled to Chicago last Wednesday to solicit money from two big funders who had reached their donation limit for this election cycle. While he was on the plane, the supreme court ruled that there would no longer be any...
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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 2:09pm
Tony Benn Knew the Rules But Would Not Play the Game
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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 5:37pm
The CIA Has Brought Darkness to America by Fighting in the Shadow
Little more than a week after 9/11, Cofer Black gave instructions to his CIA team before their mission. "I don't want Bin Laden and his thugs captured, I want them dead … I want to see photos of their heads on pikes.
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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 6:36am
What the Hell is Barack Obama's Presidency For?
A few days after John F Kennedy's assassination, Lyndon Johnson sat in his kitchen with his key advisers working his first speech to Congress. It was the evening of Kennedy's funeral – Johnson was now president.
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Monday, November 4, 2013 - 7:51am
Republicans Make the Poor Pay to Balance the Budget
During a discussion at the University of Michigan in 2010, the billionaire vice-chairman of Warren Buffett 's Berkshire Hathaway firm, Charles Munger, was asked whether the government should have bailed out homeowners rather than banks.
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Monday, October 21, 2013 - 7:09am
Race Is Central to the Fear and Angst of the US Right
In the early 1980s veteran pollster Stan Greenberg, conducted a focus group in Macomb County , a Detroit suburb, of former Democrats who had switched allegia
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Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 8:56am
And So America's Skewed Democracy Lurches on Toward Its Next Crisis
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Monday, September 23, 2013 - 12:53pm
The American Dream Has Become a Burden for Most
The final chapter of America's Promise , a high-school textbook on American history, ends with a ral
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Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 3:45pm
The US Has Little Credibility Left: Syria Won't Change That
'I created Transjordan," Winston Churchill once boasted , "with a stroke of a pen one Sunday afternoon in Cairo." Take a look at what remains of Jordan 90 years later and you can see how.
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