July

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Reza Aslan, FOX News, and Islamophobia

I thought of Sartre's "Anti-Semite and Jew" when I heard about the recent FOX News television interview with Reza Aslan.

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Henri Alleg, 1921 to 2013: Exposed French torture in Algeria

Few U.S. readers know who he was and what he contributed, but his story should be told, because he was a true hero of the struggle against state violence.

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Cuba’s July 26: Honoring heroes of Moncada

The history of Cuba's Movement of 26th July is a history of triumph over great adversity.

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New York voters want a mayor with a heart

The priority of a billionaire mayor is to protect the interest of billionaires. That is why the people of New York City want a mayor who will move the city in another direction.

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"We've got a long way to go" for decent health care

Recently I have had the misfortune of visiting the emergency room twice - once with my father, who had had a stroke, and once as a patient, due to a dislocated knee.

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Why Rolling Stone's "Bomber" cover triggered explosion of outrage

After Rolling Stone magazine placed Tsarnaev Dzhokhar on their cover in a flattering rock star image, many protested saying it was a terrible move - and they may be right.

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Justice for Trayvon Martin

After the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's admitted killer George Zimmerman, America found itself confronting the long-standing flaw in the democratic promise of "justice for all": race and racism.

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Toshi Seeger, mother, activist, filmmaker, dies at 91

The wife of Pete Seeger passed away overnight on July 9th. She was a mother, organizer, activist, filmmaker, and essential part of her husband's work.

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When capitalism can’t

Today, there are hundreds of millions of people around the world who are and remain permanently in the "reserve army of the unemployed."

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Paula Deen, Inc. filled America with junk food

Paula Deen lived by the cleaver and she died by the cleaver. She skyrocketed to fame and fortune based on a caricature.