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Turkey's AKP Government at War: The Destruction of Silvan

‘Armored vehicles patrolling the streets, reports of starvation looming and civilians killed – a small pro-Kurdish town of Silvan has become a hotspot after the Turkish military launched and operation on November 3. 1,187 more words

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership or the TPP in Full

The English-language online current affairs and culture magazine Slate‘s Alison Griswold announced the other that the “full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is finally available to the public after the Obama administration released it early Thursday [, 5 November 2015]”. 1,763 more words

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Turkey's November Surprise: A Mandate for a Post-Kemalist Century

Following the somewhat inconclusive elections of last June,[1] Turkey’s electorate came into its own last Sunday and gave the ruling Justice and Development Party (or AKP) a whopping majority in a veritable November surprise. 1,265 more words

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A Note On Development (Part 1)

This month’s issue of Current History decided to tackle the issue of development at large in 5 articles.  While I think this is somewhat optimistic there were two separate articles that I think are worth mentioning. 613 more words


Electing The President of an Empire

‘At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., Abby Martin interviews world-renowned philosopher and linguist Professor Noam Chomsky. Prof. Chomsky comments on the presidential primary “extravaganza,” the movement for Bernie Sanders, the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal, the bombing of the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, modern-day libertarianism and the reality of “democracy” under capitalism. Published on Oct 24, 2015’.  

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The Switch: Reinventing American Freedom

‘Professor John Witt explores the subject of how American constitutional law was “reinvented,” as he proposes, during the early twentieth century. Taking up a small cast of characters who self-consciously aimed to disrupt the ideological structures of American law, Witt tells a story of social experiment and constitutional transformation that explains our constitutional past and offers powerful, if sometimes troubling, implications for our constitutional future. 69 more words

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‘Tariq Ali talks to the scholar and academic Sungur Savran, about the on­going crisis in Turkey, a country backed by NATO and run by an Islamist government led by Tayyip Erdoğan. 606 more words

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