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ADDED 05/04/2018

The Comrade In Punjab – Lost, Irrelevant, Asleep, Even Bored!

FROM 03/05/2018 | Punjab Today

BY Kamjaat Singh

AT A TIME when Punjab is in the throes of a massive social upheaval and there is a complete disconnect between its farmers, farm labourers and those dependent on rural economy and others in towns and cities who are more cued into structures of political power, one would have thought that vast swathes of political […]

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ADDED 05/03/2018

Media Silent On Brasil’s Growing Public Debt Under Temer

FROM 05/03/2018 | Brasil Wire

BY Marcio Pochmann

During the lead up to the 2016 Coup, a series of alarmist articles in the Brazilian and international media warned of Brazil’s spiraling public debt. In January, 2016, for example, the Economist wrote, “public debt is worryingly large for a middle-income country and rising fast. Because of high interest rates, the cost of servicing it is a […]

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ADDED 05/01/2018

Opinion: Under Cover of Iran, Netanyahu Just Took Three New Steps Toward Fascism

FROM 05/01/2018 | Ha'aretz

BY Bradley Burston

“Now, darkness and secrets are everywhere.  Now there has to be an Us. Because now, there is a Them.” All eyes were on Israel’s military headquarters in Tel Aviv Monday night, as Benjamin Netanyahu literally unveiled his magician’s cabinets, the glittering CDs and snaggle-toothed binders holding what he said were 55,000 pages and 183 discs […]

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ADDED 04/24/2018

Right-wing group seeks to block migrants crossing French Alps

FROM 04/24/2018 | InfoMigrants

BY ANSA

There were tensions on the French-Italian border at the weekend, after anti-fascist groups responded on Sunday to a “wall” along the border that had been created by the far-right group, “Generation Identitaire,” on Saturday. Tense moments were experienced with the French gendarme at one point but violent incidents were avoided. Activists from the small far-right […]

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ADDED 04/22/2018

The Long and Despicable Roots of Voter Suppression and Similar Tactics

FROM 04/22/2018 | History News Network

BY Frank Palmeri and Ted Wendelin

The South may have lost the Civil War militarily, but it won politically. For most of United States history, laws and policies that favor the South have prevailed. Originally, this hegemony was based on the Southern states’ paradoxical use of slavery to seize disproportionate power in national institutions. At the beginning of the Republic, slave states wanted […]

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ADDED 04/12/2018

Saad Filho: The attack on Lula and threats to Brasil’s Democracy

FROM 04/12/2018 | Brasilwire

BY Saad Filho

“It is scandalous to have the US government guiding policy and the judicial prosecution of Lula. It is scandalous to have the judicial process turned into a spectacle for TV. It is scandalous to invite the military back into politics.” Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was the most influential trade union leader in Brazil in […]

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ADDED 04/12/2018

White supremacists Generation Identity plan to hold a secret conference in London. Anti-fascists aim to stop them

FROM 04/12/2018 | Independent

BY May Bulman

Hundreds of people are set to rally against a “new breed” of white supremacism in London this weekend as racist group Generation Identity (GI) prepares to hold its first official conference on British soil. The “Identitarian” movement, which propagates the far-right conspiracy theory that white people are becoming a minority, is hosting what it has branded […]

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ADDED 04/10/2018

African refugees get no reprieve from Israel’s racist rage

FROM 04/10/2018 | THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

BY David Sheen

The fortunes of the African refugee community targeted by the Israeli government for deportation have swung wildly in recent days. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu first announced a United Nations-backed deal to resettle some of them in the West, but then quickly retracted the plan after right-wing Israelis complained that the deal was too generous to […]

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ADDED 04/10/2018

White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy

FROM 04/09/2018 | Letters and Politics - KPFA

BY Mitch Jeserich

We talk to Elizabeth Gillespie McRae about her new book: Mother of Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy which examines the grassroots workers who maintained the system of racial segregation and Jim Crow.  Elizabeth Gillespie McRae is a professor of history and director of graduate social science education programs at Western Carolina University.

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ADDED 04/06/2018

Have Christian nationalists staged a “soft coup,” with Trump as their figurehead?

FROM 04/05/2018 | Salon

BY Chauncey Devega

Scholar Andrew Whitehead: Right-wing evangelicals think Trump can make “their vision of a Christian nation” real y the standards of any of the world’s major religions Donald Trump is an ungodly person, an enthusiastic and unrepentant sinner who revels in his misdeeds. Trump is a serial liar and apparent narcissist. He is a greedy, crude […]

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ADDED 04/06/2018

The right’s Parkland problem: A symptom of authoritarian parenting

FROM 04/04/2018 | Salon

BY Chauncey Devega

Conservatives see the Parkland students as disrespectful and dangerous — and those feelings stem from primal fears The health of a society is measured in large part by how it treats its children. Republicans and other members of the right wing have reacted with a wide range of emotions to the survivors of the Parkland […]

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ADDED 04/04/2018

The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism

FROM 04/01/2018 | Monthly Review

BY Gerald Horne

The years between 1603 and 1714 were perhaps the most decisive in English history. At the onset of the seventeenth century, the sceptered isle was a second-class power, but the Great Britain that emerged by the beginning of the eighteenth century was, in many ways, the planet’s reigning superpower.1 It then passed the baton to its […]

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