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Can Colombia’s Peace Process Survive the Coming Hard-Right Regime of Ivan Duque?

    Can Colombia’s Peace Process Survive the Coming Hard-Right Regime of Ivan Duque?

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – Leaked reports from the Colombian Armed Forces have alleged that scattered groups of dissident former members of the dissolved Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) plan to hold a guerilla conference and formally unite as a large new guerilla force in the country’s lawless border regions and rural countryside.…

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This Political Hell was Created by Rigged Primaries and Horrible Establishment Candidates, Not “Protest Votes”

    This Political Hell was Created by Rigged Primaries and Horrible Establishment Candidates, Not “Protest Votes”

July 09th, 2018 (Opinion) — With the outrage over separating families at the border and the prospect of another conservative Supreme Court Justice, Clinton Pallbearers are once again pointing fingers at Sanders and Stein supporters. Never mind that Gary Johnson Voters (4.49 million)  far exceeded the Jill Stein Voters (1.46 million) in the general election…

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Latin America Defends Ecuador Ex-President Correa’s Fight Against US-Backed Persecution

    Latin America Defends Ecuador Ex-President Correa’s Fight Against US-Backed Persecution

BRUSSELS — The still-popular yet polarizing ex-president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa Delgado, is garnering the support of regional figures and mass movements throughout Latin America, as he defies an order that would see him detained in his current country of residence, Belgium, and incarcerated in the Andean nation. On Tuesday, Ecuadorian judge Daniella Camacho controversially…

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Legitimizing The Occupation: An Occupied Palestine is a Land Without Hope

    Legitimizing The Occupation: An Occupied Palestine is a Land Without Hope

JERUSALEM, PALESTINE — (Analysis) Khaled and I sat and chatted one evening at his family’s home in Qalansawe. “They look at us as though we are completely Israeli,” he said, speaking of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, “and we call them ‘Dafawi’ if they are from the West Bank and ‘Ghazzawi’ if they…

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The Upside of Janus: Court’s Ruling on Dues Check-Offs Could Help Democratize Unions

  The Upside of Janus: Court’s Ruling on Dues Check-Offs Could Help Democratize Unions

CHICAGO — “Shorty!” Ricky Maclin bellowed at the secretary in a stairwell at Republic Windows and Doors, trying to get her attention. She was one of the few black temps in the secretarial pool; he was vice-president of the union local, the lone black on its executive board. The two of them got along like…

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Don’t Kid Yourselves, US Immigration Prisons Are Absolutely “Concentration Camps”

  Don’t Kid Yourselves, US Immigration Prisons Are Absolutely “Concentration Camps”

In our previous report on the U.S. immigration enforcement regime, MintPress News looked at how the for-profit prison industry and anti-immigrant lobbyists have driven the U.S. government’s war on immigrants. In this report, we look at the factors that fueled the monstrous growth of the migrant incarceration system and concentration camp network sprawling across the…

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If Trump Does It, It’s Atrocious — But Hasn’t the US Been Doing Much the Same for Decades?

  If Trump Does It, It’s Atrocious — But Hasn’t the US Been Doing Much the Same for Decades?

The numbers have long been a matter of dispute but, generally, experts believe that the United Nations’ blockade of Iraq between April of 1990 and August of 2003 was responsible for the deaths of more than a million Iraqis, roughly 567,000 of them children. This was no accident. Designed by the United States and the…

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America’s Record High Suicide Rate Reflects Declining Economy, Culture

  America’s Record High Suicide Rate Reflects Declining Economy, Culture

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — As the Maryland lawyer remembers it, the call came from his mother a few years back. After a few financial setbacks, the lawyer’s younger, adult brother had moved back in with his mother but he hadn’t been himself of late. He slept away much of the day, and when he was awake,…

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Trump’s “Beautiful” Employment Numbers Mask an Ugly Reality for US Workers

  Trump’s “Beautiful” Employment Numbers Mask an Ugly Reality for US Workers

WASHINGTON — The Trump Administration and the media were positively giddy at the news: the U.S. had added 223,000 jobs in May, representing a record 92nd consecutive month of jobs growth, and reducing the unemployment rate to 3.8 percent, its lowest level since the height of the dotcom boom in 2000. “New Milestones in Jobs…

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The Real Story Behind Israel’s “Blooming Desert”

  The Real Story Behind Israel’s “Blooming Desert”

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – It has often been said that Israel, since its establishment in 1948, has presided over the “miracle” of making the country’s “desert bloom.” That heavily promoted narrative — which asserts that the Palestinians have long lacked the capacity, knowledge or desire to properly develop agriculture in the region — has often…

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