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Capitalism: The Nightmare
The gross injustices of the American dream.
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A man inspects parched fields in Raqqa province, Syria, in 2010. Views
Climate Change: When the Military Makes More Sense Than the Politicians
Maybe the generals can be our Paul Revere’s. Maybe.
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Blame the evil doers for the devastation visiting this planet?  Sure thing.  But us?  Not for a second. Views
Pardon Me! High Crimes and Demeanors in the Age of Trump
Let me try to get this straight: from the moment the Soviet Union imploded in 1991 until recently just about every politician and mainstream pundit in America assured us that we were the planet’s indispensable nation, the only truly exceptional one on this small orb of ours. We were the sole...
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The United States and the Crucifixion of Yemen
The United States has killed, maimed, displaced and otherwise harmed an astonishing number of people in its 241-year record of murder and mayhem —including more than 20 million killed in 37 nations since 1945. Murder, Direct and Proxy Direct A grisly distinction exists between those Uncle Sam has...
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Ashish Kothari, the chairman of Greenpeace India and a long-time NBA ally explained that the movement is not just about being against dams. “What the NBA stands for is an economy that ensures dignified livelihoods, social justice, and ecological sustainability, and in particular an economy that benefits the hundreds of millions of people who have been left behind or displaced by the kind of 'development' that the Sardar Sarovar Dam represents." Views
India’s Authorities Are Drowning 40,000 Families
The Sardar Sarovar Dam in India was already competing to become the world’s most controversial dam. Last month’s decision to forcibly displace another 40,000 families without proper rehabilitation or compensation is both cruel and criminal.
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Trump’s Worst Collusion Isn’t With Russia — It’s With Corporations
The billionaires who backed Trump are making out a lot better than Putin
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How the Student Loan Industry, Trump, and Neoliberals Are Creating a Nation of Serfs
Most of the discussion about student debt in the United States has centered on its excessiveness, the negative impact it has on home-buying for the next generation, various refinancing schemes, and (for the grossly uninformed) how borrowers simply need to ‘pay what they owe.' However, the untold...
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"Gramsci saw mass culture as the primary tool for submission," Hedges says. Views
Antonio Gramsci and the Battle Against Fascism
"Mass culture is a potent and dangerous counterrevolutionary force," says Hedges. "It creates a herd mentality."
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Trump Just Cemented His Legacy as America’s Worst-Ever President
Trump is doing his best to ruin the world for our children and grandchildren
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Little Big Man: Into the Whirlwind
He’s huge. Outsized. He fills the news hole at any moment of any day. His over-tanned face glows unceasingly in living rooms across America. Never has a president been quite so big. So absolutely monstrous. Or quite so small. He’s our Little Big Man. I know, I know... he induces panic, fear,...
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