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The Abolition Movement to End Slavery in Mauritania

November 10, 2017

Slavery in Mauritania was abolished 4 times but still continues

Frozen Sovereign Funds Behind the Libyan ‘Invitation’ to Bomb Sirte

August 4, 2016

Vijay Prashad said the Libyan Government of National Accord has been under pressure to invite the US bombing campaign because western governments won’t grant access to $67 billion in sovereign funds until the Islamic State is defeated

US Bombs ISIS in Libya, Allies Support ISIS in Libya

February 24, 2016

Pan-African News Wire Editor Abayomi Azikiwe says the U.S. is acting like the chief policeman of the region after it participated in the destruction of the Libyan state in 2011

Reality Asserts Itself - Toby Jones

January 15, 2014
Toby Jones tells Paul Jay that the Saudis use of terrorism is driven by a fear of democracy and a desire to be the regional and oil hegemon

Racism in Israel

November 13, 2013
More than a year has passed since the last mass protest of Israel’s social justice movement. It began in 2011, shortly after the Arab Spring and became known as the Israeli Summer. But for most of the Ashkenazi (European) middle class who became politicized by it, the movement evolved into electoral politics. For others, like…

Omar Dahi On Syria

June 19, 2013
Pt 1. Omar Dahi: Despite escalating humanitarian catastrophe, G8 summit failed to advance diplomatic settlement

What Makes the American Security State Necessary?

June 12, 2013

Phyllis Bennis: Will any amount of surveillance make Americans secure when US foreign policy is based on global hegemony?

Left Forum Takes on Ecological Transformation

June 6, 2013

Nancy Holmstrom: In the past, the Left Forum meetings in New York have not faced up to environmental and climate change issues – this year it should be the major theme