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US-Led Economic War, Not Socialism, Is Tearing Venezuela Apart

This article was originally published in 2016. Americans have been trained by decades of Cold War propaganda to look for any confirmation that ‘socialism means poverty.’ But in the case of Venezuela and other states not governed by the free market, this cliche simply doesn’t ring true. *** The political …

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When Reactionary Politics Become University ‘Ethics’

Tim Anderson Quite a number of people have asked me what is happening with the review of my ‘suspension pending expulsion’ from the University of Sydney, following managers’ attempts to censor some of my public comments. I give an update here, along with the discussion of one matter that emerged …

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Statement: For a full withdrawal — U.S. out of the Middle East!

By Party for Socialism and Liberation The slogan “U.S. Out of the Middle East” should not be controversial for any leftist or class-conscious worker. The decision to remove 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria must be extended to include the over 5,000 estimated “contractors” — i.e. mercenaries — in Syria. U.S. …

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US Troop Withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan

Sara Flounders The announced withdrawal of the remaining 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria and a partial withdrawal from Afghanistan does not mean an end to the Pentagon’s aggressive militarism and endless U.S. wars – in Syria, in Afghanistan, in the region or globally. The U.S. military has 170,000 troops stationed …

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The Movement to Suppress and Impoverish Critics of Israel is Racist

Paul Larudee Marc Lamont Hill, Tim Anderson, Steven Salaita, Rabab Abdulhadi, Hatem Bazian, Ahlam Muhtasib, Norman Finkelstein and other academics have all been targets of the movement to silence their criticisms of Israel and their defense of Palestinians. This includes threats and legal actions to try to deny them employment, …

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How the US Creates ‘Sh*thole’ Countries

Robert Fantina A new collection of essays, edited by former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, clearly shows that it is the U.S. that is largely responsible for the poverty and suffering in these very nations, says Robert Fantina. In two years, the world has become accustomed to being shocked by the words …

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The Silk Road and Israel

by Thierry Meyssan Beijing continues unceasingly to develop its « Silk Road » project. China’s vice-President, Wang Qishan, has undertaken a tour of the Near East which took him to Israël for four days. According to the agreements which have already been signed, within two years China will control the major …

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