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Sungur Savran: A (somewhat) different take on Syria

Sungur Savran: A (somewhat) different take on Syria

The   B u l l e t Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 676 Syria Between Revolution and Counterrevolution Sungur Savran The struggle between the Baath regime of Bashar al-Assad and the popular masses of the city and country in Syria that started on ...
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Tomgram: U.S. Empire Of Bases Grows

Tomgram: U.S. Empire Of Bases Grows

Editor's Note: By sheer coincidence the badly under-reported subject of US military bases around the world (and their purposes) is finally receiving some serious attention in various essays and two forthcoming books, one by David Vine, the author of this ...
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Cold War Politics Redux

Cold War Politics Redux

by Stephen Lendman America calling Russian elections illegitimate is a joke, says correspondent Lendman.  "US Elections are scripted theater. Secrecy and back room deals substitute for a free, fair and open process. Candidates are pre-selected. Big money owns them. Key ...
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Putin/Obama Talks

Putin/Obama Talks

by Stephen Lendman Since reelected in March, Putin and Obama met for the first time on Monday at the Los Cabos, Mexico G20 meeting. Discussions focused on major geopolitical and economic issues. Differences on Syria remain unresolved. At a joint ...
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Opposing Doctrines: Putin v. Obama

Opposing Doctrines: Putin v. Obama

By Stephen Lendman   One leader supports peace and stability. The other thrives on violence and wages imperial wars.   One believes nation-state sovereignty is inviolable. The other endorses the divine right of intervention. One affirms UN Charter and other ...
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European Electoral Postmortems

European Electoral Postmortems

by Stephen Lendman The morning after election Sunday, French and Greek voters have major issues unresolved. Austerity harmed people in both countries. Technocrats remain in charge. Odds remain long for change.  Europe's recession is deepening. Every stimulus attempt failed. Budget ...
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OpEds: ON THE US-NATO OCCUPATION OF EX-YUGOSLAVIA

OpEds: ON THE US-NATO OCCUPATION OF EX-YUGOSLAVIA

A Foreword by Gaither Stewart  War under false pretenses Strobe Talbott, the Deputy Secretary of State under [Bill] Clinton and the leading U.S. negotiator during the war, later denied that "the plight of the Kosovar Albanians" was the driving force ...
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ARCHIVES: Stalin, the poet, and life’s choices

ARCHIVES: Stalin, the poet, and life’s choices

“I regard class differences as contrary to Justice.” (Albert Einstein in a personal statement of his credo.)          “The Russians have proved that their only aim is really the improvement of the lot of the Russian people.” (Albert ...
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