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Seizing Kirkuk

Elite Iraqi security forces have captured the Kurdish government (...)
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18/10/2017 —  Elite Iraqi security forces have captured the Kurdish government headquarters buildings in the centre of Kirkuk with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordering the Iraqi flag to be raised (...)
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Weinstein as Symptom : Notes From Hollywood

The only surprise concerning the exposure of Hollywood movie mogul Harvey (...)
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18/10/2017 —  The only surprise concerning the exposure of Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein as a serial abuser of women is that anybody could possibly be surprised. We are after all talking about a town, (...)
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Bowe Bergdahl : Traitor to American Exceptionalism and (...)

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s guilty plea begins the end of this phase of an (...)
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18/10/2017 —  Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s guilty plea begins the end of this phase of an embarrassing, sad and morally absurd saga of American history. Sergeant Bergdahl, who was dismissed from the Coast Guard (...)
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Funding for War vs. Natural Disasters

I have an aunt who lives in paradise – Paradise, California, that is. But in (...)
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18/10/2017 —  I have an aunt who lives in paradise – Paradise, California, that is. But in 2017 it has been anything but, as the communities surrounding Paradise have been evacuated on two separate occasions (...)
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Where’s Duterte From and Where’s He Going To ?

History may have come to an embarrassing end in the centres of the Empire (...)
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18/10/2017 —  History may have come to an embarrassing end in the centres of the Empire but not in it’s remote regions. As the great Egyptian analyst Samir Amin points out in a recent Monthly Review essay: it (...)
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Mental Health and Neoliberalism : an Interview with (...)

Mental health and wellbeing are now major concerns for government and big (...)
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18/10/2017 —  Mental health and wellbeing are now major concerns for government and big business, as stress, depression and anxiety become widespread in modern societies. But their focus is often solely on the (...)
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The Real Reason Behind Trump’s Angry Diplomacy in North (...)

To understand the United States’ stratagem in the Pacific, and against North (...)
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18/10/2017 —  To understand the United States’ stratagem in the Pacific, and against North Korea in particular, one has to understand the fundamental changes that are under way in that region. China’s clout as (...)
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Washington, Not China, is the Biggest Threat to (...)

Readers at home and around the world want to know what to make of the (...)
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18/10/2017 —  Readers at home and around the world want to know what to make of the announcement that China henceforth will conduct oil purchases and sales in gold-backed Chinese currency. Is this an attack by (...)
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El Diablo in Wine Country

In 1942 Alfred Hitchcock recruited the author of Our Town, Thornton Wilder, (...)
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18/10/2017 —  In 1942 Alfred Hitchcock recruited the author of Our Town, Thornton Wilder, to write the screenplay for Shadow of a Doubt, an innocence-versus-evil thriller set in an ‘idyllic American town’. (...)
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Trump’s Iran Deal

Bad deals. Very bad – unless, of course, they are minted in the United (...)
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18/10/2017 —  Bad deals. Very bad – unless, of course, they are minted in the United States, with Make America Great Again credentials. Hardly the stuff of presidential clout and oratorical flair, but the US (...)
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Remember Puerto Rico Needs Fair Medicaid Funding (...)

Weeks have passed since Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria and (...)
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18/10/2017 —  Weeks have passed since Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria and there is still little indication that the unincorporated US territory is on the road to recovery. Thousands remain (...)
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2 or 3 Things I Know About Capitalism

(with apologies to Jean-Luc Godard) A number of recent, press articles, (...)
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18/10/2017 —  (with apologies to Jean-Luc Godard) A number of recent, press articles, including an over 8000 word feature piece in the New York Times have asked, to quote the The NYT’s headline, “Why Are More (...)
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Rambo Wept : Our Commandos Good, Your Terrorists (...)

Each subsequent Rambo release is worse than its predecessor. — Michael (...)
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18/10/2017 —  Each subsequent Rambo release is worse than its predecessor. — Michael Parenti, “Rambo and the Swarthy Hordes” Just when you thought British movies about Ireland couldn’t get any worse than “Ryan’s (...)
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On Catalonia : Debates in the Greek Left

The subject of the Catalonian secession is an extremely serious one, at a (...)
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18/10/2017 —  The subject of the Catalonian secession is an extremely serious one, at a national, a European and an international level . Overlooking this obvious reality, many members of the Greek Left (...)
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The Calm Before the Storm

Every time Donald Trump blurts or tweets a shocker — “maybe it’s the calm (...)
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18/10/2017 —  Every time Donald Trump blurts or tweets a shocker — “maybe it’s the calm before the storm,” for instance — questions flood the media. Is he serious? What did he mean? Yes, of course, but beyond (...)
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Napalm Sticks to Kids

Bombs Away: The purposeful killing of Vietnamese civilians, Cambodian (...)
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18/10/2017 —  Bombs Away: The purposeful killing of Vietnamese civilians, Cambodian civilians, and Laotian civilians. You do not bring the enemy to the peace table by just killing military combatants. You (...)
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Trumpcare for Veterans ? VA Outsourcing Will Create (...)

In January President Trump delivered on his promise to shrink the federal (...)
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17/10/2017 —  In January President Trump delivered on his promise to shrink the federal government: he announced a hiring freeze, despite thousands of federal job vacancies. As a candidate, Trump campaigned as (...)
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The Real Destabilizer in the Middle East is Not Iran (...)

As President Trump withdraws certification of the nuclear agreement with (...)
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17/10/2017 —  As President Trump withdraws certification of the nuclear agreement with Iran, commentators across the world struggled for words to adequately convey their outrage and contempt. A favourite term (...)
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The Real Reasons Trump is Quitting UNESCO

At first glance, the decision last week by the Trump administration, (...)
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17/10/2017 —  At first glance, the decision last week by the Trump administration, followed immediately by Israel, to quit the United Nation’s cultural agency seems strange. Why penalise a body that promotes (...)
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My Friend From ISIS in Raqqa

“Raqqa will never be the same”, claims Abu Adam Al-Britani in a 72 minute (...)
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17/10/2017 —  “Raqqa will never be the same”, claims Abu Adam Al-Britani in a 72 minute long tape that was issued late last month. He provides a chilling account of the scale of death and destruction in the city (...)
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Wrongful Rhetoric and Trump’s Strategy on Iran

Mordechai Vanunu was imprisoned in Israel for eighteen years because he (...)
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17/10/2017 —  Mordechai Vanunu was imprisoned in Israel for eighteen years because he blew the whistle on Israel’s secret nuclear weapons program. He felt he had “an obligation to tell the people of Israel what (...)
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Beyond Taking a Knee : Duane Thomas, Where are You When (...)

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has figured out a way to fake solidarity (...)
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17/10/2017 —  Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has figured out a way to fake solidarity with protesting NFL players, while kowtowing to President Trump and fans who worship the flag. Prior to the playing of (...)
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Austerity, Macron-Style

When French President Emmanuel Macron’s secured his sweeping majority of the (...)
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17/10/2017 —  When French President Emmanuel Macron’s secured his sweeping majority of the Elysee Palace and parliament in May and June, it was said that only the unions had a chance of checking his power. So (...)
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Pakistan Faces a Life-Threatening Military Coup

Strong signs are indicating that another military coup in Pakistan is in (...)
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17/10/2017 —  Strong signs are indicating that another military coup in Pakistan is in the making. Pakistan remains a fragile democracy despite several successful general elections in the past seventy years. (...)
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