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Elections: Absenteeism, Boycotts and the Class Struggle James Petras

Introduction The most striking feature of recent elections is not ‘who won or who lost’, nor is it the personalities, ...
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Václav Havel: another side to the story

Neil Clark, OpEds, The Guardian (UK) For all the vaunted barbarism and cruelty of communist "regimes" has anyone asked how ...
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GEOPOLITICAL TURBULENCE IN THE CAUCASUS

If at the mention of Azerbaijan its delicious lamb and rice national dish plov comes to mind, or the equally ...
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Chinese Warships Enter Baltic Sea — For Drills With Russia

As NATO exercises in the Black Sea Russia welcomes the Chinese navy RI Staff A Chinese naval squadron has sailed into the Baltic ...
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With New D.C. Policy Group, Dems Continue to Rehabilitate and Unify With Bush-Era Neocons

Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept ONE OF THE most under-discussed yet consequential changes in the American political landscape is the reunion between ...
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Oil, Qatar, China & The Global Conflict

Oil prices remain below $50 per barrel. Saudi Arabia and its longtime ally Qatar are now clashing. The situation on ...
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The Massacre of Mosul: More Than 40,000 Civilians Feared DeadAs

by PATRICK COCKBURN, Counterpunch.org As costly to the host body as exterminating a cancer. Photo by DVIDSHUB | CC BY ...
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Poll shows 76 percent of Americans fear a major war

By  Bill Van Auken, Senior Editor, wsws.org Amid escalating militarism The widening chasm that separates the US ruling establishment—including its ...
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Book Reviews: Kingdom of Olives & Ashes—Writers Confront the Occupation

Kingdom of Olives and Ashes - Writers Confront the Occupation. Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, Ed. HarperCollins Publishers, Toronto. 2017. A ...
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The “Deep State” Then and Now

“…since grasping the present from within is the most problematic task the mind can face.”         — Frederic Jameson ...
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Please Just Fucking Die Already

Filthy Neocon warmonger John McCain alive and kicking at 80, and still influential, is definitive proof that God does not ...
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Time for the “International Left” to Take a Stand on Venezuela

by GREGORY WILPERT Venezuela is heading towards an increasingly dangerous situation, in which open civil war could become a real ...
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