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Monday, June 30th, 2014

Repressing World Cup protests – a booming business for Brazil

By ANNA FEIGENBAUM Waging Nonviolence On June 12, Brazilian police fired tear gas on a group of 50 unarmed marchers blocking a highway leading to the World Cup arena in São Paulo. On June 15 in Rio de Janeiro another 200 marchers faced floods of tear gas and stun grenades in their approach to Maracana

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Kerry Goes to Egypt to Support Murderous Dictator Sisi: 5 U.S.-Funded Nations That Torture, Execute and Jail With Impunity

U.S. military aid goes to wildly abusive regimes.

Friday, June 20th, 2014

For once, not a CIA plot? | The ISIS fiasco: It’s really an attack on Iran

by MIKE WHITNEY Counterpunch There’s something that doesn’t ring-true about the coverage of crisis in Iraq. Maybe it’s the way the media reiterates the same, tedious storyline over and over again with only the slightest changes in...

Friday, June 20th, 2014

The terrible news economists are trying to hide about American jobs | Official job market numbers obfuscate an important reality

By Jim Hightower Alternet Have you noticed “the powers that be” employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America’s job market than they use for the stock market? They’re currently telling us that, “The...

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Terrorism as a weapon of hegemony | The Cuban Five

by CHANDRA MUZAFFAR Counterpunch Once again, the International Movement for a Just World (JUST) joins hands with the people of Cuba and justice-loving people in every nook and cranny of the planet, in demanding the immediate release...

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Did a neoliberal energy grab backfire? | Crimea: an EU-US-Exxon screwup

By PIERRE M. SPREY and FRANKLIN C. SPINNEY Counterpunch.org On 17 May, William Broad’s piece, “In Taking Crimea, Putin Gains a Sea of Fuel Reserves”, appeared in the New York Times. Broad explained how the annexation of...

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Break the silence | A world war is beckoning

By JOHN PILGER Counterpunch.org Why do we ­tolerate the threat of ­another world war in our name? Why do we allow lies that justify this risk? The scale of our ­indoctrination, wrote Harold Pinter, is a “brilliant,...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The Rise of the Quasi-Fascists | The Dark Side of the Ukraine Revolt

By CONN HALLINAN Counterpunch.org “The April 6 rally in Cherskasy, a city 100 miles southeast of Kiev, turned violent after six men took off their jackets to reveal T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Beat the Kikes” and...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

How the Same Godfather Rules from Canberra to Kiev | The Forgotten Coup

By JOHN PILGER Counterpunch.org Washington’s role in the fascist putsch against an elected government in Ukraine will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore the historical record. Since 1945, dozens of governments, many of them...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Chicken Kiev | Obama Backs Down on Crimea

By MIKE WHITNEY Counterpunch.org “I never thought I’d live to see the day when the US State Department whitewashed the neo-Nazi views and heritage of a gang of thugs who had seized power in a violent coup...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Migrant, women, peasant groups mourn death of rights advocate Irene Fernandez

“Without doubt, she will be a big loss not only to the movement in Malaysia but to the global movement that is striving for a just and better world for the poor and oppressed.” – Sarojeni Rengam,...

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