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Obama’s Far Right Foreign Policy

Shamus Cooke

“Show me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are.” — ancient proverb The conflicts in Ukraine, Venezuela, and Syria have one thing in common: the U.S. government is in favor of the groups who aspire to topple — or who have toppled — the government in power. Thus, U.S. politicians are […]

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Orange Violence, Hangover from British Misrule

Finian Cunningham

This article first appeared on Press TV.  To many people around the world, the violence in Northern Ireland this weekend may seem incomprehensible. After all, it is nearly 15 years since the political conflict in the British province of Ireland was officially declared over, with the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. That agreement was meant […]

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L’amara “medicina economica”: il primo domino cade in Grecia?

Shamus Cooke

This is an Italian translation of The First Domino Falls in Greece. Dopo che le ultime elezioni greche hanno respinto l’austerità e provocato un clamore mondiale, i primi sondaggi indicano che le prossime elezioni greche – previste per 17 giugno – faranno lo stesso, anche se con più furia. La situazione della Grecia non è un […]

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The First Domino Falls in Greece

Shamus Cooke

After the last Greek elections rejected austerity and caused a global uproar, early polling indicates that the next Greek elections — scheduled for June 17 — will do the same, albeit with more fury. Greece’s situation is not an isolated event, but a bellwether for the industrial world and beyond. The fallout from the 2008 […]

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French Lessons for American Workers

Shamus Cooke

The world watches as France once again erupts in protests, demonstrations, and strikes. So much is at stake. If France’s corporate-dominated government is able to increase the retirement age, other governments will be empowered to follow through with their plans to do the same. If labor, student, and community groups succeed in stopping the pension reform — […]

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Bloody Sunday: Put Britain in the Dock

Workers Action

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey I witnessed the events of Bloody Sunday and its violent legacy. The British government, not soldiers, should be held to account. The outcome of the Saville inquiry has been published. A second British prime minister has apologised for the killing of unarmed and innocent protesters. This time the British government acknowledged the […]

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