The predictions have come to pass: Turkey is now in Syria and this is what it means for the Middle East
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By Robert Fisk | Source: The Independent (via Znet) | The Turks don’t want a Kurdish mini-state on their frontier any more than the Syrians want to lose territory to the Kurds
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By Azadeh Shahshahani | Source: The Nation (via Znet)
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by Rick Salutin | Canadian Dimension | The party should look to its roots not out of nostalgia, but out of sheer opportunism based on empirical evidence
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21st-century socialism needs to adapt itself to today’s world, with today’s technology, within a globalized economy. This is the reality that we must take into account in order to transform Venezuela. We would not have to close private media, but we can compete against them and produce high-quality television because that’s what people want.
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"French anti-Islamophobia organisation CCIF said that "following the umpteenth Islamophobic incident which... led to the humiliation of two young Muslim women" its director would be speaking outside the local mosque on Sunday evening. The CCIF, which says it is offering legal and psychological support to the two young women, appealed for no protests outside the restaurant itself."
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by James Petras | Canadian Dimension | While President Obama’s “pivot to Asia” has been largely a wasteful military strategy to encircle and intimidate China, Beijing’s “pivot to markets” has successfully enhanced its economic competitiveness. As a result, over the past decade, China’s growth rate is three times that of the US; and in the next decade China will double the US in ‘robotizing’ its productive economy.
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The peace deal, which now heads to referendum, comes over more than a century of US intervention in the nation starting with breaking off Panama from Colombia, says labor and human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik
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by Elias Ioakimoglou & George Souvlis | Jacobin | Austerity experiments in Greece set the stage for a radical restructuring of Europe by elites.
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by Roger Annis | CounterPunch