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Ronald Reagan: Accessory to Genocide
More than any recent U.S. president, Ronald Reagan has been lavished with honors, including his name attached to Washington’s National Airport. But the conviction of Reagan’s old ally, ex-Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt, for genocide means “Ronnie” must face history’s judgment as an accessory to the...
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Build a Nation, Not a Fence
We need an audacious immigration proposal that puts people before politics, and that means a concrete, expedient pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers.
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It's Time To Bury Not Just Thatcher – But Thatcherism
She didn't save Britain or turn the economy round. We need to break with her failed model to escape its baleful consequences
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Thatcher's Funeral: World Elites, 'Death Parties'... Rubber Bullets?
Police debate how to handle both 'pomp and circumstance' and public protest
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Forget SodaStream, Help Palestinian Workers by Boycotting Settlements and Ending the Occupation
I've heard this already a couple times on my book tour: "Hey, we shouldn't boycott settlement goods. It'll hurt job prospects for Palestinians!" To me this sounds exactly like a white Afrikaaner saying, "Hey, if you try to end Apartheid, it'll hurt the black people we're kind enough to allow to...
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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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Margaret Thatcher and Misapplied Death Etiquette
The dictate that one 'not speak ill of the dead' is (at best) appropriate for private individuals, not influential public figures
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Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013): Tariq Ali on Late British PM’s Legacy From Austerity to Apartheid
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of 87. Thatcher was Britain’s first female prime minister, serving three terms in office. Known as the "Iron Lady," Thatcher became synonymous with austerity economics as a close ally of President Ronald Reagan. She famously...
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It’s Official: A Democratic President Proposes to Cut Social Security
Mark this day. For the first time in history , a Democratic president has officially proposed to cut the Democratic Party’s signature New Deal program, Social Security: President Obama next week will take the political risk of formally proposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare in his annual...
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Guatemalan Government's Road to Redemption
The current trial of Guatemala’s former de facto President Gen Efrain Ríos Montt is the most significant human rights event in the recent history of that nation. By many accounts, Ríos Montt is responsible for the worst human rights abuses committed by the military in Latin America. His trial and...
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