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America’s Biggest Crisis: The Economy Is Rigged for the Wealthiest

We owe it to MLK to carry his torch and create an economy for all.

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Reclaiming the Radical Imagination

We now live under a form of casino capitalism that revels in deception, kills the radical imagination, depoliticizes the American public and promulgates what might be called disimagination factories and punishing machines.

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Mandela: Hero Thwarted

The South African underclass Mandela became an inspiration to continues to suffer unnecessarily in every possible way: lower incomes, marginal educational opportunities, poor housing conditions and shorter life expectancies.

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Leftists Explain Things to Me

You don’t have to participate in this system, but you do have to describe it and its complexities and contradictions accurately, and you do have to understand that when you choose not to participate, it better be for reasons more interesting than the cultivation of your own moral superiority, which is so often also the cultivation of recreational bitterness.

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The Quebec Student Protest Movement and the Power of the Radical Imagination

To understand the shared concerns of youthful protesters worldwide and the global nature of the forces they are fighting, it is crucial to situate diverse student protests within a broader analysis of global capital and the changing nature of its assaults on young people.

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Alexander Cockburn at Ease

Fashion, tips for surviving a police encounter, and why we might all be better off when the American empire crumbles are among the subjects the late CounterPunch editor Alexander Cockburn rapped about in a conversation in the Deep South sometime during the summer of 2006.

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‘A Bomb in Every Issue’

A new book on Ramparts Magazine, “A Bomb in Every Issue,” marks the significant contribution of the alternative San Francisco-based publication that gave a viable and legitimate voice to 1960s radicalism. Check out the NYT’s review of it here.

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Mark Dowie on I.F. Stone

Critic and crusader, the late I.F. Stone was an American original. Neither changing times nor his failing eyesight blunted his radical edge or dimmed his acerbic wit. A new biography by D.D. Guttenplan gives us the man behind the legendary muckraker.

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Reuters reports: Donald Rumsfeld, “asked about the N.I.E. report that concluded the Iraq war had spread Islamic radicalism, said intelligence could be faulty and sometimes ‘flat wrong.’ ”

  • Really!?!? How enlightening to hear that—three years after we went to war based on faulty and manipulated intelligence.

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