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So Far, Zelenskiy Is High On Charisma And Light On Policy. Do Ukrainians Care?

April 8, 2019           |                                       

KYIV — By just about any measure, Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been heavy on charisma and light on specifics. Meanwhile, a glance at the only measure that really counts — his first-place tally in last month’s first round of the Ukrainian presidential election — makes it hard to argue that the voters don’t like what they […]

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Photograph By Shealah Craighead – Public Domain If Donald Trump goes to church regularly, he’s kept it a pretty good secret. He and his wife have made sure to alert the press on the few times he does attend services, for instance on Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day. Otherwise, the president seems to worship regularly […]

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This series is published in partnership with and Kurdistan 24. Although these are not official party outlets, they are controlled by members of the Barzani family. Nevertheless, both channels are based in Erbil, and not in Syria. Several Syrian Kurdish parties who are members of the Kurdish National Council (KNC), the main anti-PYD Kurdish coalition, […]

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Like all novelists—women novelists especially—Sally Rooney is often asked stupid questions. In an interview with The Tangerine magazine after the 2017 release of her first novel, Conversations with Friends, she described being asked by a radio host whether she (like the novel’s protagonist, Frances) had ever had an affair with a married man. Besides being […]

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Class struggle and socialism are the only answer to the Brexit crisis 1 April 2019 The prospect of leaving the European Union has provoked the deepest crisis of rule in the post-war history of British imperialism. But the great danger is that the working class is not only being prevented from intervening in its own […]

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Comedian Zelenskyy, Incumbent Poroshenko Look Set For Second-Round Showdown In Ukraine Election

April 1, 2019           |                                       

KYIV — Comedian and political newcomer Volodymyr Zelenskyy and incumbent Petro Poroshenko appear headed for a bitter presidential runoff vote in a country battling Russia-backed separatists, Moscow’s seizure of a key chunk of its territory, a sluggish economy, and rampant corruption. Although almost half of the votes are still to be counted from the March […]

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All Eyes On Three Front-Runners As Ukraine Presidential Vote Offers Wrinkle On Familiar Challenge

March 31, 2019           |                                       

War-weary Ukrainians face a fresh national test on March 31 at the polls to pick a new president from an unprecedentedly broad field whose front-runners offer starkly different resumes. Pollsters suggest Ukraine’s 35 million eligible voters are desperate to elect a leader who can steer the country to peace after five years of fighting in […]

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US journalist exposes Julian Assange’s prison-like conditions By Oscar Grenfell 29 March 2019 Cassandra Fairbanks, a US online journalist, has published an account of a visit she made to Julian Assange on Monday, which confirms that the WikiLeaks publisher is being politically gagged and subjected to conditions in Ecuador’s London embassy that resemble those of […]

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New Zealand fascist killer had known Australian far-right links By Mike Head 28 March 2019 Substantial evidence has emerged in recent days that Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old Australian who gunned down 50 people in a premeditated attack on two mosques in New Zealand on March 15, had intensive links with far-right groups in Australia. Despite […]

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Mueller Report: What Comes Next?

March 22, 2019           |                                       

For months across the United States, lawmakers, activists, journalists, average Americans, and most of all, President Donald Trump, have been waiting anxiously to learn about the outcome of the most politically explosive criminal investigation in a generation. On March 22, Special Counsel Robert Mueller signaled the end of his nearly two-year probe, submitting a final […]

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Answer Brexit with the struggle for socialism throughout Europe! By the Socialist Equality Party (UK) 23 March 2019 The following statement is being distributed at today’s People’s Vote march in London. Hundreds of thousands are marching in London today to demand a “people’s vote” on any deal struck on the terms of Britain leaving the […]

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U.S. Rejects Ukraine Top Prosecutor's 'Don't Prosecute' Accusation

March 21, 2019           |                                       

KYIV — The U.S. State Department has denied an explosive claim by Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko that U.S. Ambassador to Kyiv Marie Yovanovitch gave him “a list of people whom we should not prosecute” during their first in-person meeting. “The allegations by the Ukrainian prosecutor-general are not true and are intended to tarnish the reputation […]

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And it is like, negative 50 degrees in the Dakotas right now. What would happen if Russia killed the power in Fargo today? Right? What would happen if all the natural gas lines that serviced Sioux Falls just poofed on the coldest day in recent memory, and it wasn’t in our power whether or not […]

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It was the kind of headline one might encounter in the science fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin or Kim Stanley Robinson. Last month, citing a new study from the British science journal Nature, Quanta Magazine’s Natalie Wolchover explored the possibility of human-caused global warming forging a world without stratocumulus clouds by the end of […]

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Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair “The primary antagonist of the traditional proletarian was the boss. The primary antagonistic of the precariat is the state. A precariat revolt (hopefully peaceful) will lead to a new distinctive distribution system,” – Guy Standing, March 2019 In the U. S., Guy Standing, 71-years-old, and a professor at the University […]

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