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The 5 Most Ludicrous War Claims in Obama’s Syria Speech
1. “I possess the authority to order military strikes.” No you don’t, Mr. President. Only Congress has the authority to declare war, and ordering military strikes would be a clear act of war, thus violating the Constitution. It would also violate the War Powers Act, which says that the President...
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Venceremos: Seeking Hard-Fought, Long-Delayed Justice For Víctor Jara
Forty years ago this week, during the early days of Chile's military coup ousting Salvador Allende, thugs working for the US-backed Augusto Pinochet arrested thousands of progressive students and professors, including renowned activist, poet, folk singer and songwriter Víctor Jara. Held for three...
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A Time for Creative Suffering: Martin Luther King’s Words in a Surveillance World
So much has changed since that hot day in August 1963 when Martin Luther King delivered his famous words from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. A black family lives in the White House and official segregation is a thing of the past. Napalm no longer falls on the homes and people of Vietnam and the...
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Cut Off U.S. Aid to Egypt? It’s Not Just a Good Idea, It’s the Law
There has been a military coup in Egypt, overthrowing the democratically elected President. By law, the U.S. must cut off aid to Egypt until a democratically elected government has taken office. Here's the relevant law, from the webpage of Senator Patrick Leahy : Coups d'Etat Sec. 7008. None of the...
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This Independence Day, Thank a Protester
More than 160 years ago, the greatest abolitionist in U.S. history, the escaped slave Frederick Douglass, addressed the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society. Douglass asked those gathered, “What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?” His words bear repeating this Independence Day, as...
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Why Would Anyone Celebrate the Death of Margaret Thatcher? Ask a Chilean
Never have I witnessed a gap between the mainstream media and the public, quite like the last 24 hours since the death of Margaret Thatcher. While both the press and President Obama were uttering tearful remembrances, thousands took to the streets of the UK and beyond to celebrate. Immediately this...
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On the Legacy of Hugo Chávez
I first met Hugo Chávez in New York City in September 2006, just after his infamous appearance on the floor of the UN General Assembly, where he called George W. Bush the devil. “Yesterday, the devil came here,” he said, “Right here. Right here. And it smells of sulfur still today, this table that...
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Hugo Chávez Kept His Promise to the People of Venezuela
The late Venezuelan president's Bolívarian revolution has been crucial to a wider Latin American philosophy
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How a Washington Global Torture Gulag Was Turned Into the Only Gulag-Free Zone on Earth
The Latin American Exception
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The Paranoia of the Superrich and Superpowerful
Washington’s Dilemma on a “Lost” Planet
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