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Trump Presidency – Ominous Early Days

On 20 January this year, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the President of the United States. It has been just one month since the Trump administration took charge. Yet, these tumultuous 30 days have provided us with ample material to anticipate the

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John Berger : A firm Marxist who transformed art history

(Source: Socialist Worker) John Berger, who died on 2 January at the age of 90, was the most important writer on art in the last 60 years or more. There will be those in the academic and art worlds who would reject this

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Why Virginia Tech shootings happened

Yet another rampage has occurred at a school, this time leaving 33 people dead at Virginia Tech—the worst such incident ever at a U.S. college campus. The news media seem stunned and surprised, yet their coverage sounds so similar

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The mass movement in Pakistan – from nowhere to everywhere

(Labour Party Pakistan (LPP) General Secretary Farooq Tariq, along with more than 1000 others was arrested on May 4, and released from detention on May 7. Below is an abridged account by Farooq Tariq of the developing movement against the dictatorship in Pakistan.)

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A Novelistic Hate Campaign

S L Bhyrappa is a renowned writer in the Kannada literary world and has written more than 20 novels over a period of 40 years. A writer of a conservative bent, he has a large following and is said to have written

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Michael Moore’s ‘Sicko’ and Cuba’s Health-care System

(Reproduced from Workers’ World, May 31, 2007) Much publicity for Michael Moore’s newest movie “Sicko,” which puts a spotlight on the negligence of the U.S. health-care system, has focused on a U.S. Treasury Department inquiry into Moore’s breaking

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Corporate media outraged: Venezuela expands free speech

On May 27, the 20-year concession to broadcast over the state-owned Channel 2 airwave, which had been granted to multi-millionaire Marcel Granier’s RCTV, expired. The Chavez government made the decision, in accordance with laws established by a pre-Chavez government, not to

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Haneef Frame-up: Why “Terror” Laws Should be Repealed

(There have been widespread outrage and protests in Australia against the detention of Dr. Haneef, an Indian doctor, under Australia's draconian terror laws. This piece by Dale Mills and Tony Iltis is to appear in the Australian Green Left Weekly

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Britain: Brown seeks support for further attacks on civil liberties

Against the background of the ter-ror scare resulting from the failed car bombings in London and Glasgow, Britain's media has been filled with praise for the newly formed government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Brown has been hailed for his

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Pakistan: US War on Terror Enters the Subcontinent

Few can forget the threat issued in the wake of 9/11 by Richard Armitage, then US Secretary of State to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf: “Join the War on Terror or be bombed back to the Stone Age.” That voice of a

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Overcoming the Conspiracy Against Palestine

(Ali Abunimah is cofounder of The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse. Article courtesy Countercurrents, 19 July 07) “Be certain that Yasser Arafat’s final days are numbered, but allow us to finish

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Hugo Chavez and the End of the ‘TINA’ Paradigm

“There is no alternative”. The proud proclamation of neoliberalism had long been repudiated in theory by Marxists and in slogans (“another world is possible”) by myriad forces assembled in the WSF. But the man and woman on the street needed

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