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  • State of the Union Omission: Nobel Laureates Say it’s 3 Minutes to Midnight

    Feb 02, 2015

    When President Obama first took office he was deeply concerned about nuclear disarmament. In 2009, in a speech in Prague he had this to say about nuclear weapons: Today, the Cold War has disap...

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  • EU Showdown: Greece Takes on the Vampire Squid

    Jan 30, 2015

    Greece and the troika (the International Monetary Fund, the EU, and the European Central Bank) are in a dangerous game of chicken. The Greeks have been threatened with a “Cyprus-Style prolonged bank...

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  • The Forgotten Coup

    Oct 25, 2014

    Across the political and media elite in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died. His achievements are recognized, if grudgin...

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  • Thousands Protest Massacre

    Oct 10, 2014

    A national day of action in protest against the disappearance and massacre of 43 education students in Mexico occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The national teachers’ union made the call to protest, wh...

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  • A Nation on the Brink

    Jul 18, 2014

    For Americans, it was like the news from nowhere. Years had passed since reporters bothered to head for the country we invaded and blew a hole through back in 2003, the country once known as Iraq tha...

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  • Carne Ross: Analysis of the Iraq Crisis

    Jul 09, 2014

    John Kerry must be cursing the neo-cons.  “If you break it, you bought it”, Colin Powell once said.  Iraq is spectacularly broken, with civil war on multiple fronts.  And the US has no choice b...

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