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Who says popular quest for change has been quelled?

beirut

by James M. Dorsey

A series of recent mass protests in several Arab countries have called into question suggestions that civil wars, brutal crackdowns and military coups and interventions have quelled popular willingness to stand up for rights in the Middle East. The protests, although focussed on specific social and economic demands, fundamentally have the same objectives as popular revolts four years ago that toppled four autocrats: dignity, social justice and greater freedoms.

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Purge of Corbyn voters unmasks Labour

Jeremy Corbyn

by Jonathan Cook

The British political and media elite have been agreed on one thing this summer: the need to character-assassinate Jeremy Corbyn, the only half-decent politician (make that, human being) running for the Labour leadership.

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Hitler, Mussolini, Khrushchev, and Trump

Donald Trump

Things are getting mighty ugly. This week two Boston men beat up a homeless Hispanic immigrant. They used a metal pole to break his nose and batter his chest and arms. They also left him soaked in urine.

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US Congresswoman for Palestinian Rights

Rep. Betty McCollum

Rep. Betty McCollum (D MN) is an exception proving the rule - supporting the rights of Palestinian children in a Congress largely ignoring them.

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Amazonians of the world, unite!

Amazon

by Rachel Shabi

The conversation cranked open by the Amazon expose still hasn't died down. The global tech giant's workplace culture, you will remember, was dramatically depicted last week in a 10,000-word piece in the New York Times, from which emerged a cruel picture of a sort of futuristic, dystopian wage hell.

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