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Who’s Anti-Bernie and Why They’re Wrong

    Who’s Anti-Bernie and Why They’re Wrong

Joan Brunwasser, Senior Editor for OpEdNews and co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform, speaks with author, activist, and co-founder of RootsAction.org, Norman Solomon on the Bernie Sanders campaign, the state of the Democratic Party and the prospects of a progressive victory. Joan Brunwasser (JB) | Welcome back to OpEdNews, Norman. We last chatted back in…

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How Liberals Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Military Industrial Complex

    How Liberals Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Military Industrial Complex

WASHINGTON — With March 19 marking 16 years of continuous war in Iraq, there is a distinct feeling of deja vu in Washington, as neocon figures like John Bolton and Elliot Abrams beat the drum for war in Venezuela. Liberals and progressives have traditionally been more critical of war and militarism than their conservative counterparts.…

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With Midterms Over, Newly Elected Progressives Face the Palestine Taboo and the Israel Lobby

    With Midterms Over, Newly Elected Progressives Face the Palestine Taboo and the Israel Lobby

People in the pro-Palestinian community worldwide will be watching to see if any of the new left-wing progressives elected in the midterms will dare speak out—and vote against—the wishes of the Israel lobby. The answer will likely come early next year, in test votes sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, after…

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5 Reasons Progressives Should Be Excited About Midterm Elections

    5 Reasons Progressives Should Be Excited About Midterm Elections

Throughout history it has been hard for progressives and leftists, in the U.S. and outside the country, to get excited for U.S. elections. For a lot of progressives and leftists, the United States represents the biggest imperialist threat to real progress around the world, a role the country has had since the start of the…

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Chomsky Among “Progressives” Calling for US Military Involvement in Syria

  Chomsky Among “Progressives” Calling for US Military Involvement in Syria

NEW YORK – On Monday, the New York Review of Books published an open letter and petition aimed at securing Western support for putting pressure on Turkey to end its occupation of Afrin, opposing further Turkish incursions into Syria, and backing autonomy for Rojava — the region of Northern Syria that has functioned autonomously since…

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