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Chris Hedges: The politicians who destroyed our democracy want us to vote for them to save it

This story originally appeared in Scheerpost on Nov. 6, 2022. It is shared here with permission. The bipartisan project of dismantling our democracy, which took…

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I’m a railroad worker. Don’t listen to corporations’ attempts to demonize us.

As I think about generations gone by, the values people held, the moral compasses that guided them, I can’t help but wonder what our ancestors…

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Posted in #Opinion #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality Prisons and Policing

The Young Turks’ embrace of ‘tough on crime’ demagoguery

In recent weeks, the nominally progressive media outlet The Young Turks has tripled down on its fear-mongering crusade regarding crime and the purported evils of…

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Without consequences, Israel will continue to murder Palestinians

This story originally appeared in The Electronic Intifada on Aug. 7, 2022. It is shared here with permission. Amal is now two wars old. No…

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Nancy Pelosi Taiwan visit could get us all killed

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Aug. 1, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons license. The arrogance of…

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Biden should remove Cuba from the infamous state sponsors of terrorism list

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on July 27, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons license. As the Cuban…

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To end ‘hell on earth’ the US must free Afghanistan’s $7bn reserves

This story originally appeared in openDemocracy on July 19, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons license. “Hell on earth.” That’s…

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This Supreme Court is Constitutionally illegitimate—and everyone knows it

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on June 25, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons license. On Friday, June…

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More Americans want Congress to prioritize plastic waste problem: poll

Nearly a quarter of Americans surveyed in a new opinion poll identified plastic waste pollution as an issue that Congress must address in the next…

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After receiving Alabama coal miners’ endorsement, will Tim James be there when it counts?

Culture war hysteria is the cornerstone of Tim James’s 2022 Alabama gubernatorial campaign. Similar to many Republicans running for office around the country during this…

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Why the son of a hated dictator won the Philippine elections

This story originally appeared in Foreign Policy in Focus on May 18, 2022. It is shared here with permission. As a progressive activist, I am…

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An on-the-ground view from Venezuela, ‘the model for true democracy in the Americas’

This story originally appeared in Black Agenda Report on May 3, 2022. It is shared here with permission. From April 11-13, 2022, the Bolivarian Republic…

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Opinion | Fossil fuel firms and agricultural traders cash in on the war in Ukraine

This story originally appeared in openDemocracy on May 6, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. As…

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Farewell to the dumbest Senate primary ever

Nearly every politician commits an occasional gaffe, and nearly every election features at least one news cycle about something stupid that a candidate did or said….

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Capitalism has always wanted to control our bodies

Perhaps there was no more fitting of a backdrop for the announcement that the Supreme Court appears to be planning to overturn Roe v. Wade…

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Posted in #Opinion #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: International Politics and Movements: US War in Ukraine

How the war in Ukraine is being fought in the media

As is the case with any war, the war in Ukraine is being fought on many fronts: in the streets, in the financial realm, and…

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How the war in Ukraine is being fought in the media

As is the case with any war, the war in Ukraine is being fought on many fronts: in the streets, in the financial realm, and…

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Posted in #Opinion #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: International War in Ukraine

Opinion | There is no wisdom in pretending that Ukraine’s neo-Nazis don’t exist

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on March 9, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Opinion | The Western Left doesn’t understand Putin–or the world outside the US

This story originally appeared in openDemocracy on March 4, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. Here…

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Opinion | A letter to the Western Left from Kyiv

This story originally appeared in openDemocracy on Feb. 25, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. I…

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Opinion | Prescription opioids aren’t driving the overdose crisis. Illicitly manufactured synthetic opioids are.

This story originally appeared in the Garrison Project on Feb. 15, 2022. It is shared here with permission. New recommendations for addressing the opioid crisis…

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Opinion | Everyone loses when nations forcefully limit global migration

This story originally appeared in openDemocracy on Jan. 31, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. Free…

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