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Bernie Sanders Will End the IMF's Economic Violence in Greece and Africa
Many people want to know more about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' foreign policy agenda. Yes, they say, we like what Sanders is saying about reducing extreme inequality, about reducing the political power of the billionaire class. But what about U.S. foreign policy? Yes, they...
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Silence Around Who Is Burning Black Churches Speaks Volumes
There is something both sinister and cowardly about trying to destroy Black Jesus. Black churches in North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Ohio and Tennessee have burned in the weeks following the terrorist attack on Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. that killed 9 people. In...
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As Walker Announces, Wisconsin GOP Moves to Gut Open Records Law
On the same day that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced his run for president, the Wisconsin GOP has proposed a virtual gutting of Wisconsin's open records law, long considered one of the best in the nation. The drastic changes were proposed in a last-minute, anonymous budget motion, with...
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US Spin on Access to Iranian Sites has Distorted the Issue
Vienna -- A public diplomacy campaign by the Obama administration to convince world opinion that Iran was reneging on the Lausanne framework agreement in April has seriously misrepresented the actual diplomacy of the Iran nuclear talks, as my interviews with Iranian officials here make clear...
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Still Waiting for USS Liberty’s Truth
Israel’s chokehold over U.S. politics and politicians has been so powerful for so many decades that this obvious reality is routinely denied, a collective gagging of the truth that is itself a measure of how strong the Israeli grip is. The most potent and poignant example of how much American...
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What Do Americans Think About Economic Inequality?
Are Americans disturbed about growing economic inequality in the United States? Numerous opinion surveys in recent years indicate that substantial majorities of Americans not only recognize that the gap between the wealthy and everyone else has grown , but favor greater economic equality. A Gallup...
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On Independence Day, Celebrate the True Patriots
As the nation marks this Independence day with traditional fanfare—hot dogs, flag-waving, and fireworks—one small community in Taos, New Mexico takes a very different approach. Here in the quaint village of Arroyo Seco, the community honors those who have spoken out against government overreach and...
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Americans Have a Chance to Declare Independence from the Corporate Oligarchy
For the first time in a very long time, a candidate who represents the average citizen appears to have an outside shot at winning the Presidency. Will we have the good sense to elect him? First the facts. If you were to examine which candidate most closely represents the expressed will of the...
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WikiLeaks: US Bugged More Than Two Dozen Brazilian Leaders
Just days after Brazil President Dilma Rousseff's official working visit to the United States, during which she and President Barack Obama issued a joint communique affirming their "mutual respect and trust," WikiLeaks and The Intercept on Saturday, July 4 published a "top secret U.S. National...
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Memo to Media: Ask Trump If He’s a ‘Serial Racist’
It’s easy to laugh off Donald Trump’s fact-free comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists. And easy to poke fun, as Jon Stewart did , at Trump’s grudging admission that some Mexican immigrants might be “good people.” But there is a serious issue here, and mainstream media interviewers have...
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