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Berlin Bulletin by Victor Grossman

Hate and hope

The sight of thick-skulled, Nazi-tattooed thugs growling threats as they stormed through the city center, chasing and beating up presumed “foreigners,” unfriendly journalists or any other foes; invoked memories of Charlottesville a year ago—or Germany in the 1930’s.

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The Atlas Network’s insidious impact on the ground

Over the decades, the Atlas Network has been financing a variety of organizations that seek to influence the public and promote capitalist ideas.

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How is a pretext for a cold war manufactured? Photo: Ismael Francisco

How is a pretext for a cold war manufactured?

A pretext is all that is needed to start a conflict, something with which the United States has experience, from the Spanish-American War, to Vietnam, Iraq… but its latest efforts to vilify Cuba are unique.

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Aerial image of the Crazy Horse Native American Monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota, billed as the world’s largest sculpture June 15, 2011. | Photo- Reuters

U.S. marks anniversary of death of Native American Chief Crazy Horse

He was the Sioux Chief of the Oglala tribe and a great warrior in the Sioux resistance to the white man’s invasion of the northern Great Plains, also known as the Great American Desert.

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Atlas Network, the right-wing libertarians

Aram Aharonian and Álvaro Verzi Rangel, co-directors of the Observatory in Communication and Democracy (OCD) and Latin-American Centre of Strategic Analysis (CLAE), wrote a detailed analysis of the Atlas Network and its deep impacts in Latin America. We will be sharing a translated version of this article in parts, the first part is about the […]

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Zimbabwe China

China offers African Nations $60 Billion in development with ‘no strings attached’

In response to accusations of encouraging “debt trap” diplomacy in Africa, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the announced aid package is not “a scheme to form an exclusive club or bloc against others. Rather it is about greater openness, sharing and mutual benefit.”

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At the Oakland event, Camilo showed a torture video which demonstrates opposition violence. | Photo- Reuters

Camilo Mejia analyzes the soft coup attempt in Nicaragua

Camilo Mejía wrote an open letter condemning the Amnesty report for being biased and actually contributing to the chaos and violence.

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Total non-financial

Another day older and deeper in debt…

The question of debt is often absent from media coverage of the progress, or not, of the world economy.

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Mike Davis on Trumps America

Mike Davis on Trumps America

Donald Trump is coming to Ireland. Behind the bluster, what does his presidency actually represent? Mike Davis—a world renowned American scholar, and author of several books—was interviewed by Seán Mitchell for Rebel, about the state of Trump’s America.

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Sympathy for the devil.

Sympathy for the devil?

In recent years, as so often in the past, we’ve witnessed those at the top sabotaging the pact (simply because they have the means and interest to do so) and now, once again, they’ve undermined their legitimacy to run things.

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For First Time Ever, Workers, Peasants, Agri Workers to Hold Joint Rally in Delhi Against Modi Regime

For first time ever, workers, peasants, Agri workers to hold joint rally in Delhi against Modi regime

Massive Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Rally on September 5 to hit out at neoliberal economic policies, communal agenda, authoritarian attacks by the BJP government.

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Workers march together during a 1946 May Day parade in New York City. Photo | Bettmann Archive

On Labor Day, where’s labor? How did American workers lose their power?

Corporate executives have wooed both Democrats and labor union leaders with increasing assertiveness, in a concerted effort to thwart the interracial labor movement that is the only fighting force to ever battle the plutocrats to a draw.

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'Fear is palpable' among U.S. climate scientists over Trump moves | The Japan Times

The Trump Administration’s continued attack on science

As of August 14, the federal government has attempted to censor, misrepresent, and otherwise stifle science over 150 times.

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How far labor unions have fallen - Business Insider

Forgotten workers and the U.S. expansion

There is a lot of celebrating going on in mainstream policy circles. The economy is said to be running at full steam with the unemployment rate now below 4 percent.

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‘We Would Be Opening the Heavens to War’

‘We would be opening the heavens to war’

CounterSpin interview with Karl Grossman on the weaponization of space.

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President Daniel Ortega and Vice-President Rosario Murillo consider climate change one of the principal challenges to Nicaraguan development. | Photo- Reuters

Nicaragua: ‘Scientific American should try sticking to science’

The last thing we need is to introduce all of the world’s political conflicts into climate change policy, writes Dr. Paul Oquist, Nicaragua’s chief climate negotiator.

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Economic moats and American capitalism

Economic moats and American capitalism

In a 1999 interview with Fortune, legendary investor Warren Buffett coined the term “economic moats” to sum up the main pillar of his investing strategy.

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