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No Man is Above the Law, Except on College Campuses

Freshman orientation, Columbia University, New York City, Fall 1981: Now as then, there were speeches. A blur of upperclassmen, professors and deans welcomed us...   [ continue reading...]

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China’s Persecution of the Uyghur People

The Uyghurs (pronounced wee-gers) are a predominantly-Muslim ethnic minority based in Xinjiang region of China. Not only does Xinjiang have the highest con...   [ continue reading...]

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Report From Winsted: Nader’s Museum

My favorite Helena Bonham Carter film is called Margaret’s Museum.  In it, she plays Margaret MacNeil, the young widow of a Nova Scotia coal min...   [ continue reading...]

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The Annulment of Kenya’s August 2017 Elections

Elections in Kenya are characterised by elite corruption, electoral fraud, and repression of the people. They grow out of a politics of rapacious elites who con...   [ continue reading...]

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Manafort News: a Blockbuster or Nothingburger?

I like to watch the top-of-the-hour news on RT, CNN and MSNBC, just to compare how the news directors select and prioritize the stories. Russian News RT reports...   [ continue reading...]

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Single Payer, the Democratic Party and the Non Profit Industrial Complex

Even the best of the inside the beltway public interest groups, who refuse to take money from corporations, who refuse to cut deals with corporations, still are...   [ continue reading...]

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We Are All Prisoners of the Police State’s Panopticon Village

First broadcast in Great Britain 50 years ago, The Prisoner—a dystopian television series described as “James Bond meets George Orwell fil...   [ continue reading...]

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After Harvey & Irma: Mitigation, Adaptation & Suffering

In this conversation, the Climate Disobedience Center’s Tim DeChristopher looks at how the progressive movement’s strategies need to change in now t...   [ continue reading...]

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The White Liberal’s Dilemma: How To Be Shamelessly Different

“I…learnt what it was that led my father to prefer the company of the most disreputable and drunken members of his parish to the company of smart,...   [ continue reading...]

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Forced Takeover of Catalan Government Institutions by Spanish Police

I just got of the phone with Josep Maria Sole Sabaté, my friend and a leading Catalan historian and public intellectual. He was nothing short of breathle...   [ continue reading...]

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On the New Party Pledge

Well that didn’t take long – for two signature policies to emerge that can win the presidency in 2020. Never mind preserving DACA, we need a full am...   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump at the UN

It seems to have reached a point of near exhaustion. What will the President of the United States do next? The money was on some diplomatic mayhem, a series of...   [ continue reading...]

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To Punch or Not to Punch – The American Left’s Existential Crisis

This past Monday a video of a man knocking out a swastika-brandishing neo-Nazi went viral on social media. Prior to his intimate acquaintance with the cold and...   [ continue reading...]

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Why International Powers Fear Kurdish Independence Vote Could Derail Fight Against ISIS

The Kurdish leadership is coming under intense international pressure to postpone the referendum on independence due to take place in Kurdish-controlled parts o...   [ continue reading...]

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Hué Back When: Vietnam’s Pivotal Battle Reconsidered

For Mark Bowden, author of Hué 1968, the pivotal battle of the War in Vietnam did not follow the script most Americans were used to scanning in their new...   [ continue reading...]

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South Koreans Worked a Democratic Miracle. Can They Do It Again?

When the South Korean military killed hundreds of pro-democracy protesters and laid siege to the southwestern city of Gwangju in May 1980, few people outsi...   [ continue reading...]

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In Bangkok – “No Speak Your Language, Speak Thai or Die!”

It is hard to calculate the cost of the stubborn refusal of the Thai population to learn foreign languages. Some daring estimates, however, calculate that the l...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s War on the North Korean People

Amid renewed talk by the Trump administration of a military option against North Korea, one salient fact goes unnoticed. The United States is already at war wit...   [ continue reading...]

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Nikki Haley, Israel and Lebanon: When Ignorance is Not Bliss

Under a broiling hot midday sun on the south Lebanese-Israeli border this summer, an extraordinary and very angry meeting took place between two major generals:...   [ continue reading...]

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Intertwined Issues: VietnaMarijuana

The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, is being shown over 10 nights on PBS. I wonder if they’ll make the point that back in the ’60s...   [ continue reading...]

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