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Moral Failure at the UN

On 15 March 2017 the United Nations’ Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) published a report on Israeli practices and policies toward t...   [ continue reading...]

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What Caused the Holodomor?

Three weeks ago, Grover Furr charged me with spreading fascist propaganda on CounterPunch because my film review of “Bitter Harvest” held Josef Stal...   [ continue reading...]

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Bernie Sanders’ Economic Advisor Shreds Trumponomics

Though Barack Obama presided over a recovery from the 2008 economic recession, the economic benefits disproportionately went to the wealthiest top 10 percent of...   [ continue reading...]

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The CIA and the Intellectuals…Again

How persistent and how strange is the look backward upon the intellectual life of the Cold War. The New York Times A3 page, Mar.5, carried this teaser, “T...   [ continue reading...]

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Boris and Natasha Visit Fantasy Island

During the Great Depression Wall Street was reined in and culpable bankers were sent to prison because its business practices had laid waste to some fair portio...   [ continue reading...]

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Volunteerism; Charisma; the Ivy League Stranglehold: a Very Brief Trilogy

“Where does volunteering stop and exploitation begin?” —Martin Bright, The Spectator Giving of one’s time and money is admirable, and th...   [ continue reading...]

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Grizzlies Under the Endangered Species Act: How Have They Fared?

Photo: National Park Service. A few weeks ago, I offered my perspective on threats to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) under the Trump administration and our cu...   [ continue reading...]

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Seeking Left Unity Through a Definition of Progressivism

In common usage, the distinguishing lines between what identifies a person as a liberal, progressive, “leftist” or socialist are indistinct. Some of...   [ continue reading...]

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World Bank Declares Itself Above the Law

The World Bank has for decades left a trail of human misery. Destruction of the environment, massive human rights abuses and mass displacement have been ignored...   [ continue reading...]

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Prisoners as Captive Customers

Who knew they could be profit centers. Thanks to action emanating from the white House of Horrors or, as it was formerly more simply known, the White House, the...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Decolonizing the Mind’: Using Hollywood Celebrities to Validate Islam

When Terry Holdbrooks Jr., converted to Islam in 2003, he was inundated with death threats and labeled a ‘race traitor.’ If a religious conversion e...   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump and the Triumph of White Identity Politics

The renowned historiographer E.H. Carr famously compared the historian with his facts to the fishmonger with fish on the slab; the historian collects the facts,...   [ continue reading...]

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Global Coal in Freefall, Tar Sands Development Drying Up

Environmentalists don’t have much to happy about these days. The Earth is warming fast, species are dying everywhere and our forests and oceans are b...   [ continue reading...]

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The Headscarf is Not an Islamic Compulsion

As the relationship between growing migrant Muslim populations and the western nations that host them grows increasingly complex, the controversy over the dress...   [ continue reading...]

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Israel’s Human Rights Spies

  A fascinating expose in Ha’aretz reveals how, in the mid-1970s – not long after the occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusa...   [ continue reading...]

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From Paris to London: Another City, Another Attack

In the immediate aftermath of what police are describing as a terrorist incident in and around Parliament, at least three facts stand out suggesting that the at...   [ continue reading...]

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The Mosque That Disappeared

We committed a quiet little war crime the other day. Forty-plus people are dead, taken out with Hellfire missiles while they were praying. Or maybe not. Maybe t...   [ continue reading...]

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“These Things Are Done”: Eavesdropping on Trump

As President Trump careers erratically and emotionally from tweet to tweet the world wonders what can possibly come next.  There seems to be no limit to hi...   [ continue reading...]

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Ditching the “Deep State”: The Rise of a New Conspiracy Theory in American Politics

The stratospheric rise of Mike Lofgren’s “deep state” critique has been matched only by its meteoric fall into the pits of conspiracy theory a...   [ continue reading...]

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London and the Dreary Ritual of Terrorist Attacks

Five dead, including one police officer, with forty injured, seven of them seriously – this is the human toll of yet another terrorist atrocity on the str...   [ continue reading...]

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