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The Rise of a New Left in Turkey?

Jun 13, 2015
The rise of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) made waves in socially conservative Turkey by championing gay rights, women's rights and leftist causes like labor and a "normalization" of the Turkish majority's relationship with the Kurdish population.
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Imploding the Myth of Israel

Nov 4, 2013
Max Blumenthal’s "Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel" is one of the most fearless, honest and important books ever written about the Jewish state.Max Blumenthal's book is one of the most fearless, honest and important ever written about the Jewish state.

The Great Forgetting

Oct 6, 2007
The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, located on the Mall in Washington, D.C., is a monument to historical amnesia. The blond limestone building, surrounded by indigenous crops of corn, tobacco and squash, invites visitors on a guilt-free, theme park tour of Native American history, where acknowledgment of the American genocide is in extremely bad taste.

Starving Gaza

Aug 20, 2007
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israel and the U.S. are making a ghetto out of Gaza, hoping that cutting the territory off from the rest of the world will weaken democratically elected Hamas. They are wrong, and the innocent people of the Gaza Strip are paying the price.

Chris Hedges: I Don’t Believe in Atheists

May 24, 2007
On Tuesday night, Chris Hedges and Sam Harris debated "Religion, Politics and the End of the World" The following is Hedges' opening statement, in which he argues that Harris and other critics of faith have mistakenly blamed religion for the ills of the world, when the true danger lies in the human heart and its capacity for evil.

The Greatest Threat to Choice

May 7, 2007
When it comes to abortion, the Christian right presents a false choice between self-condemnation and a life of struggle. Until the impoverished and imperiled, so frequently driven into the arms of demagogues, are truly cared for, the freedom of all women will be at risk.