16 February 2017

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Report from the second Citizen’s Assembly of Podemos

Sol Trumbo Vila says the mandate from the Podemos Assembly is to go forwards in unity and with humility   [ continue reading...]

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Moscow Six-Party Talks on Afghanistan Commit to ‘Red lines’ on Taliban Engagement

At the six-party talks hosted by Russia, New Delhi also asserted that it is was to the government of Afghanistan to decide with whom to engage in direct talks....   [ continue reading...]

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Austra’s Ear for the Moment

Erin VanderhoofThe band’s new album calls for the future by harkening to the past.   [ continue reading...]

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Glenn Greenwald on Flynn-Russia Leaks: Highly Illegal & Wholly Justified

While congressional Democrats and some Republicans are pushing for probes into President Trump's ties to Russia, Trump has focused largely on going after those...   [ continue reading...]

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The World as Will

It’s impressively easy to misunderstand the point made in last week’s post here on The Archdruid Report. To say that the world we experience is made...   [ continue reading...]

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The Absurd Consequences of a “Right to Privacy”

British MP David Davis’s text messages poking fun at the appearance of a female colleague make him the latest whipping boy for those determined to root ou...   [ continue reading...]

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Is ‘The Salesman’ the Best Foreign-Language Film of 2016?

Stuart KlawansStuart Klawans on Asghar Farhadi’s new feature.   [ continue reading...]

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Ethiopia: Peaceful Protest to Armed Uprising

What began as a regional protest movement in November 2015, is in danger of becoming a fully-fledged armed uprising in Ethiopia. Angered and exasperated by the...   [ continue reading...]

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The Fate of Prisoner Simón Trinidad, as Seen by His U. S. Lawyer

Political reasons impelled Colombian President Alvaro Uribe to engineer the extradition of political prisoner Simón Trinidad to the United States on Dece...   [ continue reading...]

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Undeterred by Lawmakers in Hiding, the Resistance Prepares for Recess

Lauren McCauley, staff writerSince the GOP-led Congress took power last month, leaders that have supported President Donald Trump's controversial cabinet choice...   [ continue reading...]

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The war on whistleblowers

The government doesn't think the governed need to know what it's doing, and it has new plans to keep it that way argues Kara Bryan   [ continue reading...]

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Alternative ‘Facts’

By Jesselyn Radack / Expose Facts When the president spreads false propagandist narratives, journalists and their sources must forcefully embrace their role as...   [ continue reading...]

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Roaming Charges: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Flynn?

How did Michael Flynn fall? Did he jump or was he pushed? All of Washington is desperate to know, even though most Americans, worried that their neighbors, gard...   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump Plots to Keep Palestinians Stateless Forever

By Juan Cole / Informed Comment The Trump-Netanyahu Show on Wednesday was par for the course in American and right-wing Israeli discourse about the Palestinians...   [ continue reading...]

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Cyprus Peace Talks Interrupted by Old Plebiscite Row

The talks aim to end the division of the island, for decades a source of tension between Greece and Turkey and an obstacle to Turkey's bid to join the EU. The p...   [ continue reading...]

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Four Famines Mean 20 Million May Starve in the Next Six Months

Wars in Yemen, northeastern Nigeria and South Sudan have devastated households and driven up prices, while a drought in East Africa has ruined the agricultural...   [ continue reading...]

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We are a nation. We decide: Catalonia calling

The aftershocks of Franco's Spain are re-emerging and clashing with 21st-century tensions, notes Chris Bambery    [ continue reading...]

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The West Coast Is Leading the Resistance Against Trump

Start Making Sense, Jon WienerSasha Abramsky on the resistance, Katha Pollitt on evangelicals and Trump, and David Cole on taking Trump to court.   [ continue reading...]

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Exclusive: Classified Memo Tells Intelligence Analysts to Keep Trump's Daily Brief Short

Keep it short and free of nuance—that is the new guidance that has recently circulated to some intelligence analysts who compile materials for the Presid...   [ continue reading...]

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Steinbeck’s Red Devils

Still from “In Dubious Battle.” When I received email from a publicist announcing the premiere of a film based on John Steinbeck’s “In D...   [ continue reading...]

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