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Brazil on Fire Episode 6: Amazon up in Smoke

The Amazon is a place that both Brazil’s former military regime and President Jair Bolsonaro have eyed with dreams of development, looking to take advantage…

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Cuba passes historic new Family Code in nationwide referendum

This story originally appeared in Peoples Dispatch on Sept. 26, 2022. It is shared here under a Creative Commons 4.0 (CC BY-SA) license. The people…

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Israel’s August raid on Palestinian NGOs aimed to halt International Criminal Court, UN investigations

In August 2022, the Israeli Defense Forces conducted dawn raids on the offices of seven Palestinian human rights NGOs. The targeted organizations included groups working…

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The Chris Hedges Report: Julian Assange’s father, John Shipton, speaks out

The long campaign against Julian and WikiLeaks is a window into the collapse of the rule of law, and the rise of what the political…

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‘Refugees are the guinea pigs of future surveillance measures’

This story originally appeared in Mediapart on August 4, 2022, and is shared with permission via the Progressive International’s Wire. Mark Akkerman has been studying the militarisation of…

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One Ukrainian democratic socialist’s opinion on the war

The war in Ukraine has raised thorny questions of national sovereignty, NATO expansion, and the current state of world geopolitics. Former president of the TransAfrica…

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Brazil on Fire Episode 5: Ghosts of the Past

Brazil’s military dictatorship was a dark time in the country’s history. Hundreds were killed. Thousands jailed and tortured. And it is an era that President…

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Brazil on Fire Episode 4: Nazis on your Street

Brazil has a long and complicated history with fascism, going back to the early 20th century. Far-right and white supremacist groups have been emboldened by…

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Utopian enclaves and the history of the Jewish Labor Bund with Molly Crabapple

From 1897 to 1921, the General Jewish Labour Bund operated as a Jewish socialist party in Russia, Lithuania, and Poland. Composed primarily of Yiddish-speaking, secular…

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Chris Hedges: Monarchs belong in the dustbin of history

This article originally appeared in Scheerpost on Sept. 12, 2022. It is shared here with permission. The fawning adulation of Queen Elizabeth in the United…

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Brazil on Fire Episode 3: God Above Everyone

Jair Bolsonaro could not have won the presidency without the support of one very important group: Evangelical Christians. There is, perhaps, no other group that…

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Canada’s ‘Freedom Convoy’ has taken a Christian nationalist turn

Earlier this year, Canada’s ‘Freedom Convoy’ movement stormed the nation’s capital at Ottawa and occupied the grounds of the Parliamentary building for weeks to demand…

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Brazil on Fire Episode 2: Free Lula

The election of president Jair Bolsonaro was never a foregone conclusion. For most of that electoral season, someone else was ahead in the polls. But…

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Brazil on Fire Episode 1: Violence and the Culture War

As candidate Jair Bolsonaro neared the presidency in 2018, violence rippled across Brazil, mostly perpetrated by Bolsonaro supporters. Hundreds of threats and attacks, including several…

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Chileans reject new constitution in plebiscite, President Boric promises new constitutional process

This story originally appeared in Peoples Dispatch on Sept. 5, 2022. It is shared here under a Creative Commons license. On Sunday, Sept. 4, in…

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Infant death in Netherlands refugee camp sparks rally against ‘inhumane’ conditions

With chants of “refugees are welcome here,” hundreds of activists rallied in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Friday, Aug. 26, to protest the country’s “inhumane” treatment…

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The Chris Hedges Report: Ukraine and the crisis of media censorship

The Ukraine conflict has plunged the world into a geopolitical crisis, and its effects on Western media institutions are increasingly concerning to advocates of a…

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Amid Pakistan wreckage, UN chief warns against ‘sleepwalking toward’ planetary ‘destruction’

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Aug. 30, 2022. It is shared here under a Creative Commons license. As Pakistan and the United…

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Sri Lanka’s crisis: Ethnonationalism and the legacy of the civil war

Sri Lanka was heading towards a political and economic crisis long before protestors in the capital of Colombo took to the streets and stormed the…

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CPAC and the fascist international

Once a trade conference of sorts for the activist fringe, the hard-right Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has enjoyed an increasing amount of influence within…

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Ukraine’s anti-worker law comes into effect

This story originally appeared in openDemocracy on Aug. 25, 2022. It is shared here under a Creative Commons license. On 17 August, Ukraine’s president Volodymyr…

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Sri Lanka’s crisis: The long shadow of colonialism

In July, photos and videos of immense crowds of people storming Sri Lanka’s presidential palace went viral. In spite of global interest in this spectacle…

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