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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Black Lives Matter

The Black Panther Party was founded fifty years ago. It did much to raise consciousness and pride among African-Americans. It was seen as a threat by the establishment and was...  

Thomas Frank
Hey Liberal, Listen Up

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Michael Parenti
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Fascism is being mentioned more and more in the context of U.S. and European elections. It is a term that is bandied about often rather loosely. Orwell wrote that it...  

Peter Neill
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Howard Zinn
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Cornel West
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Stephen Bezruchka
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Nader Hashemi
The Broken Politics of the Middle East

From Yemen to Iraq and from Libya to Syria, the Middle East is drenched in chaos and violence. The bright promises of the Arab Spring uprisings have disappeared into a...  

John Kiriakou
The War on Whistleblowers

As Voltaire once said, “It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.” States don’t like to be called out on their crimes. Silence is strongly preferred. Fall...  

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Bill McKibben
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