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Israelis and Palestinians Turn to One-State Solution

November 20, 2013

On Thursday, Nov 14 the two chief negotiators of the Palestinian Authority handed their resignation from the talks with Israel, mediated by the US. Appointed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the resignations do not affect the PA’s commitment to this round which began in July and is scheduled to complete in April. But many on…

Reality Asserts Itself - Peter Kuznick

October 20, 2013
In the final episode of this series of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, historian Peter Kuznick analyzes the core idea of American exceptionalism, that US military power creates world order

Thousands Strike Greek Gov’t Pulling the Plug on State TV

June 14, 2013

Costas Lapavitsas: State TV shutdown affront to democracy, time is ripe for Left to gain power

World Leaders Pay Their Final Respects at Chavez's Funeral

March 7, 2013
In a raw emotional outpouring, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans walk along side the coffin of President Hugo Chavez

Wilkerson: US Isolated in Latin America, Not Venezuela and Cuba

March 5, 2013

Lawrence Wilkerson, Collin Powell’s former Chief of Staff says that Obama should have the courage to normalize relations with Venezuela and Cuba

Sequestration – Fourth Austerity Shoe Drops

March 4, 2013

Bill Black: Both parties have conspired to bring us a disaster; Obama’s sequestration plan gives cuts without blame

Obama and GOP Shared Austerity Vision Will Deepen Recession

March 1, 2013

Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: The massive sequester cuts to government spending are a disaster – what’s needed is a wage led recovery

Inequality and the Environment

February 25, 2013

Part 2. James Boyce: In places where the income gap is greatest, the environment is more degraded for everyone