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VINCENT EMANUELE – Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem

Every election season, veterans and their families are used as political pawns. During the Democratic National Convention in Philly, the Khans, the mother and father of a Marine Captain who was killed in Iraq, conveniently filled the role for Hillary Clinton and the Neoliberals. At the Republican National Convention, Patricia Smith gladly took the stage for the Neofascists and talked …

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Paul Street – It Takes a Ruling-Class Village to Staff the White House

A recurrent theme in major speeches given last month at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia held that Democrats like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton look to “we the people” instead of rich, powerful and purportedly great individuals like Donald Trump to guide the United States. Repeating a prominent refrain in Obama’s 2008 campaign, top Democrats said the operative …

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David Korten – How to Break the Power of Money

Our current political chaos has a simple explanation. The economic system is driving environmental collapse, economic desperation, political corruption, and financial instability. And it isn’t working for the vast majority of people. It serves mainly the interests of a financial oligarchy that in the United States dominates the establishment wings of both the Republican and Democratic parties. So voters are …

ELLIOT SPERBER – Melting Ice Sheets Flood Louisiana

It wasn’t very long ago that people would talk about the weather in order to avoid discussing contentious topics like politics and religion. But, like the Black Rhino, those days are long gone. Daily dumping and pumping tons of pollutants into the world, our political economy is now known to significantly influence meteorological phenomena; and the once anodyne subject of the …

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Kit O’Connell – Cell-Jamming Technology Is Being Turned against Journalists

Technology developed to jam cellphones during the Iraq War may be getting deployed against journalists reporting on protests against the political establishment in the United States. While police and government surveillance of protests, including monitoring of cellphone use, is well-documented, efforts to block signals at protests remains an oft-repeated, but never proven, rumor. It may be impossible to definitively prove that authorities …

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BINYAMIN APPELBAUM and MICHAEL D. SHEAR – Once Skeptical of Executive Power, Obama Has Come to Embrace It

Once a presidential candidate with deep misgivings about executive power, Mr. Obama will leave the White House as one of the most prolific authors of major regulations in presidential history. Blocked for most of his presidency by Congress, Mr. Obama has sought to act however he could. In the process he created the kind of government neither he nor the …

Nada Elia – Hillary Clinton is no feminist: Just look at her stance on Palestine

We need to scrutinise Clinton’s actions against the high standards to which she claims to aspire and ask what feminism has to do with it With Hillary Clinton now running as the Democratic Party’s official nominee, there has been much discussion about the glass ceiling finally shattering now that a woman is running for president on a major party ticket for …

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Rob Kall – Assange Confirms: Murdered DNC staffer was Wikileaks’ source

In July, DNC staffer Seth Rich was gunned down in northwest D.C.  Police said his murder may have been the result of a robbery.Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is saying there is more to the story. In an interview with a Dutch media outlet known as Nieuwsuur on Tuesday, Assange admitted that Rich, a staffer in the voter data department of the DNC, was Wikileak’s source within the organization. Read more