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Syriza Party Wins Elections in Greece + Trojan Hearse: Greek Elections and the Euro Leper Colony by Greg Palast

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Radical-leftist Syriza party wins elections in Greece – exit polls

RT on Jan 25, 2015

Greek radical-leftist party, Syriza, has won between 35.5 and 39.5 percent of the vote in the national parliamentary election, leaving the country’s ruling New Democracy party more than 10 per cent behind, the exit-polls revealed.

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The Making of Norman Finkelstein

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Is Israel Unfairly Held to a Higher Standard? Norman Finkelstein on Reality Asserts Itself (1/8)

TheRealNews on Dec 24, 2014

Norman Finkelstein and Paul Jay discuss a full page ad in the NYT that says Israel is condemned by liberals for human rights violations while it defends gay rights, and less is said about the persecution of gays by Iran, Hamas and ISIS

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Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation and Apartheid South Africa (must-read/listen)

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I highly recommend listening to the entire speech on the audio player below or reading the entire transcript. ~ DS

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Local Syria ceasefires: The way out of a US policy dead end? by Gareth Porter + US to deploy over 400 troops to train Syria insurgents

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Middle East Eye
Washington
January 17, 2015

US contradictions between the Obama administration’s policy in Syria and realities on the ground have become so acute that US officials began last November discussing a proposal calling for support of local ceasefires between opposition forces and the Assad regime in dozens of locations across Syria. 1,408 more words

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Chris Hedges: Prison State America: Corporations Use Inmates Like Slaves

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jan 14, 2015

For-profit prisons have created a “neo-slavery” in the US, according to award-winning journalist Chris Hedges.

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Chris Hedges on Roots of Terrorism, Free Speech Hypocrisy and Translating #JeSuisCharlie + Rage of the Dispossessed

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Updated: Jan. 14, 2015

with Chris Hedges

breakingtheset  on Jan 12, 2015

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, discusses the lack of media coverage of the massacre of as many as 2,000 people in the town of Baga by Boko Haram militants.

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The Year of the Pig: Should Workers Support Police Strikes? (must-read) + Caleb Maupin: Low Wages, Police Terror & the Necessity of Revolution

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Updated: Jan. 12, 2015

Workers.org
January 10, 2015

This updated article first appeared in the Jan. 29, 1971, issue of Workers World newspaper.  The writer was a founding member and chairperson of Workers World Party. 2,490 more words

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