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Benjamin suspected the Salvadoran gang Barrio 18 Revolucionarios would kill him when he asked permission to leave. He was 21 years old and had been in the gang for a decade. He was ready to die to get out. He had joined at age 12 because his world didn’t feel right. He thought the gang […]

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Amazon whistleblower Shannon Allen: Celebrated $15 base pay represents pay cut for some workers By Tom Carter 16 October 2018 Roughly two weeks have passed since Amazon’s announcement that it would increase the base pay at Amazon workplaces in the United States and the UK. The changes, which involve an increase in base pay to […]

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Disarm Trident Walk Ends in Georgia

September 20, 2018           |                                       

Due to the approach of Hurricane Florence, today marked the end of the Disarm Trident Peace Walk. Some 50 people in all took part in the walk from Savannah to Kings Bay, Georgia, in support of the 7 Catholic peace activists of the Kings Bay Plowshares. On April 4th, the 50th anniversary of the assassination […]

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Deciphering the new CIA drone base in Niger

September 11, 2018           |                                       

To understand why the CIA having its own programme sets off alarm bells, you have to go back to the start of the US drone programme, which launched its first strike seventeen years ago. It was the deaths of nearly 3,000 in America in the 9/11 attacks which led to the CIA being authorised to […]

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Moldovan Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan, Killing Ukrainian Crewmembers, Afghan Soldiers

September 2, 2018           |                                       

A helicopter owned by a Moldovan company has crashed in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 12 people, including two Ukrainian crew members and 10 Afghan soldiers, officials say. The Mi-8 helicopter crashed on September 2 after takeoff from a military base near Mazar-e Sharif, the capital of Balkh Province, Moldova’s aviation authority said. A statement […]

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Despite being led by one of the most erratic and least popular presidents in modern history, the Trumpian Republican Party dominates U.S. politics. One of the main reasons for this awful state of affairs is that the opposition party—which calls itself “Democratic”—is led by vacillating, corporate-oriented politicians who seem to have one firm principle: that […]

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Taliban Captures Afghan Army Base In North, Battle For Ghazni Continues

August 14, 2018           |                                       

Taliban fighters have overrun an Afghan National Army operations base in northern Afghanistan while, further to the south, security forces are battling for a fifth consecutive day against Taliban militants who seized the city of Ghazni. Defense Ministry spokesman Ghafor Ahmad Jawed said Taliban fighters gained control of the base in the Ghormach district of […]

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Dozens Of Afghan Soldiers' Bodies Found After Taliban Attack On Base

August 9, 2018           |                                       

The bodies of dozens of Afghan soldiers have been found at a base that Taliban fighters attacked last week in the southern province of Uruzgan, military officials say. “We have discovered and transported 40 bodies from the area so far,” Chinartu district Governor Faiz Mohammad said on August 9. He added that a number of […]

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Three Belarusian Sergeants Go On Trial Over Death Of Conscript Who Complained Of Hazing

August 8, 2018           |                                       

MINSK — Three Belarusian Army sergeants have gone on trial over the suspicious death of young conscript, Alyaksandr Korzhych, in October. The Minsk Regional Court said on August 8 that Anton Vyazhevich, Yahor Skuratovich, and Yauhen Baranouski were charged with abuse of power and bribe-taking. Baranouski was also charged with theft. Korzhych, 21, was found […]

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Albanian PM Says NATO To Spend Millions To Modernize Air Base

August 4, 2018           |                                       

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama says NATO has decided to spend 50 million euros ($58 million) to modernize the country’s air base in Kucove. Rama on August 4 wrote on his Facebook page that the move will be done in partnership with the government of Albania, which joined the Western military alliance in 2009.https://www.facebook.com/pg/edirama.al/posts/ He […]

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The goal of Ellen Meiksins Wood in Democracy Against Capitalism is to resuscitate the Marxian method of historical materialism. This seems to be a perennial problem for Marxist thought; it was one of the central issues facing the Frankfurt School as we saw in The Dialectical Imagination by Martin Jay. See, e.g. pp. 41 et […]

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The Anatomy of Trumpocracy: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

June 28, 2018           |                                       

The Anatomy of Trumpocracy: An Interview With Noam Chomsky With Kennedy Gone, the Supreme Court Is Now a Subsidiary of Trump Inc. Despite Trump’s Promises, Drug Prices Are Not Dropping Yet Powerful New Yorkers Are Criminalizing Ecuadorians Seeking Relief From Chevron Democratic National Committee Votes to Roll Back Power of Superdelegates Wall Street Vultures Circle […]

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Journalists have almost certainly misunderstood the Trump White House as they pen the flurry of articles and television commentary about the White House abruptly being “worried” about the fall-out of the Family Separation Policy announced in May by John Kelly and reaffirmed this month by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Eminence Grise Jr., Stephen Miller. […]

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West Virginia Paid for a CEO to Go on a Trade Delegation to China. Turns Out, He Was Promoting His Company’s Interests, Too.

June 15, 2018           |                                       

Last November, President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping looked on in Beijing as officials from the state of West Virginia and a Chinese energy company signed what was hailed as a landmark deal for the state. Under the deal, China Energy Investment Corporation would invest more than $80 billion over the next 20 […]

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Undocumented worker in ICE custody after delivering food to Army base in New York City By Mark Ferretti and Philip Guelpa 11 June 2018 Pablo Villavicencio, a 35-year-old undocumented worker from Ecuador, has been held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody for more than a week and faces possible deportation after delivering food to […]

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