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Tom Hayden: Things Come Around in the Mideast
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From the archives: The veteran social activist, drawing upon his own rude political awakening to the realities of Israeli and Middle East politics during the 1980s, warns that the Israel lobby in the US aims to roll back the clock and change the map of the region, and that its neoconservative supporters will probably try to use the current Middle East crisis to ignite a larger war against Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria and Iran From the archives: The veteran social activist, drawing upon his own rude political awakening to the realities of Israeli and Middle East politics during the 1980s, warns that the Israel lobby in the U.

Ukraine and Russia Have Created an International Disorder

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An international disorder unmatched since the interwar 1930s has been created by the drama of Ukraine and the Russians, combined with the inherent self-destructive forces of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the developing civil war over theological as well as political issues inside the Islamic states, and the serious risk of collapse in the European Union.

Spanish Workers Strike to Protest Reforms

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Strikers all but halted road, rail and air services in Spain on Thursday as part of a one-day general strike against austerity measures imposed by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s recently elected conservative government.

More Austerity Coming to Spain

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Spain announced a package of spending cuts and tax increases Friday after the new government said the budget shortfall is deeper than the outgoing administration had led it to believe. Meaningful structural reforms have yet to be proposed, and the full extent of the cuts is unlikely to be made known until after regional elections in late March.

Brussels Summit Will Not Avert Eurozone Crisis

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At the close of an economic summit that appears to have failed to rescue Italy, Spain and more of Europe from sinking deeper into a mire of recession, Guardian economics editor Larry Elliott prefigures the collapse of the euro as a unifying currency of the European Union. (more)

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