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Anna Shahnazaryan
Armenia: The Struggle for Justice

Mountainous and land-locked Armenia has had a long history but as a nation state it is rather new. Armenia declared its independence in 1991. This wide-ranging and revealing interview covers...

Chip Berlet
Mobilizing Resentment

Us versus them politics, pitting one group against another, is as old as the hills. Vulnerable groups are targeted. Language is weaponized. And resentment is mobilized along race, class and...

Michael Parenti
Conspiracy & Class Power

Class and power are closely correlated, That societies have a ruling class is derided as passe Marxist rhetoric. But to deny its existence is folly. Class can be measured by...

Cornel West
The Radical Democratic Tradition

Throughout history there have been individuals who have challenged conventional wisdom and have stretched societal limits. Collectively they constitute the radical democratic tradition. A sterling example of this lineage is...

Chris Hedges
Stopping Fascism

One dictionary defines fascism as, “A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism.”...

Robert Hackett
Climate Change & the Media

Climate change poses a long-term threat to humanity and the Earth. Sixty percent of people get their news from TV. How are the networks reporting on the crisis? This is...

Thomas Frank
The Country that Voted for Trump

The election of Donald Trump was a stunning political upset. His victory defied the predictions of almost every pundit and pollster. Though he received about 3 million fewer votes than...  

Max Blumenthal
Palestine: 50 Years of Occupation

Fifty Years have passed since Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War resulting in the longest military occupation in modern times. And on the ground there has been a radical shift...

Camille Paglia
Free Women! Free Men!

The feminist movement, in its various forms, posed a genuine challenge to patriarchy, male domination. Privilege among most men was seen as a right, the way things were. Within the...  

Madawi Al-Rasheed
Saudi Arabia: History & Politics

Saudi Arabia is a quixotic ally of the U.S., to say the least. Fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were from the desert kingdom. In the wake of the attack,...

Kshama Sawant
What It Takes to Win

In times of despair and distress there may be the temptation to succumb to apathy and cynicism. What’s the use? Who cares?, etc. That should not be your response. Finding...  

David Barsamian
Resistance in the Age of Trump

Today in a country where magical thinking is heard at the highest levels of government, facts are up for grabs. You have your narrative. I have mine. Recall Trump aide...

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