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Ireland's Break with Tradition
The 2014 film Jimmy’s Hall , directed by the British socialist Ken Loach, tells the story of Jimmy Gralton, who in the 1930s led the precursor to the Communist Party of Ireland. Gralton and others gave lectures and held dances at the hall in a poor rural townland — until, at the behest of the local...
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Arizona Protesters Organize Against Border Patrol Checkpoints
Protesters from a small Arizona town staged a demonstration at a nearby border checkpoint early on May 27 to express their opposition to its presence as well as the discriminatory and racist practices of Border Patrol. “If I was with a ‘brown’ person, I’m stopped. If I’m by myself, I’m a honkey,...
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This College Student Chained Herself to a Shell Oil Ship for Three Days. Here’s Why.
Chiara Rose, a 20-year-old student at Western Washington University, set out into the Port of Bellingham, Washington, on a small boat on the night of Friday, May 22. She paddled through choppy waves until she reached the anchor of a ship, and then jumped onto the chain. She fitted a hook through...
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Disgusted With Tory Government, Brits March in Force Against Austerity Madness
Thousands are gathering in London on Wednesday, protesting the conservative Tory government's 'oppressive and draconian' austerity program. Tweets about #fuckthetories OR #endausteritynow According to the Guardian , organizers expect a crowd of around 5,000—including a large student bloc —to rally...
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Tracking the Progress of the Progressive Agenda
We live in a political era dominated by corporate cash, billionaire “beauty pageants,” and a right-wing noise machine whose rhetorical phasers are permanently set to “stun.” It’s easy to lose track of ourselves when we’re distracted from moment to moment by Fox News pinwheels and celebrity-driven...
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Fast Track Update: Senate Bill Limps Across Finish Line and on to the House
The Senate ultimately passed Fast Track after a surprisingly contentious and difficult week of trade debate late last Friday night. The big business-Republican leadership-Obama administration alliance had hoped to generate momentum for Fast Track by scoring a swift and easy victory in the Senate...
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The Nuclear Freeze Campaign Prevented an Apocalypse, So Can the Climate Movement
2014 was the hottest year in recorded history. 2015 is on track to be even hotter — and yet, before the most important international climate talks of the decade, even the most ambitious promises of action will fall short of what science demands. At the same time, the movement to stop climate change...
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Pushing New Economic and Political Vision, Left Surges in Spanish Elections
Local elections across Spain on Sunday saw the further rise of left-wing parties and candidates as an ongoing populist push from below resulted in the worst performance of the ruling People's Party in a generation. Fueled by the street-level support that began with the indignados movement in the...
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2015 Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?
Memorial Day is, by federal law , a day of prayer for permanent peace. But is it possible to honestly pray for peace while our country is far and away number one in the world in waging war, military presence, military spending and the sale of weapons around the world? Permanent War Since 1980 the...
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Women March for Peace, Reconciliation in Historic Korean Border Crossing
An international group of women activists, including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates, on Sunday crossed the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea in a call for global peace and reconciliation. "We are walking for a peaceful world, we are walking for a peaceful world,"...
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