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World-wide popular movements to meet with the Pope

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With The Climate March Behind Us, What Do We Do Now?

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Why the Left Continues to Win in Latin America

Red flags are flying in Rio and Montevideo. Not only did Dilma Rousseff win in Brazil on Sunday but next door in Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, the presidential candidate for Frente Amplio—or Broad Front, the political heir to the insurgent Tupamaros of the 1970s—did better than expected in a first-round vote and is predicted to win a November runoff. Vázquez, a former president (Uruguay prohibits consecutive re-election) would follow the beat-up-beetle-driving, pot-, same-sex-marriage-, and abortion-legalizing, flower-growing, three-legged-dog owner, former political prisoner and renunciant incumbent, José Mujica.
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What is Socialism Nowadays (III)

Let us conduct a brief review of real socialism, a review that steps out from books to the real world.
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The Opposition Doesn’t Keep Its Word”: Interview with National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello

Interview with National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello
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The Limits of Changes Venezuela: Terminal Crisis of the Rentier Petro-State?

Venezuelan author Edgardo Landar reviews recent and long term developments in the country Continue reading

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The Big Problem With Time’s Teacher-Bashing Cover Story

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Spokes on the anti-austerity wheel: moving beyond reform

If we want to envision an anti-austerity movement that can genuinely empower people, we will have to create one that moves beyond austerity altogether.
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Order-Givers and Order-Takers

In the summer of 2001, I worked as a front desk clerk we were called guest service agents at the Lake Hotel in Yellowstone National Park. The work was hard. We spent long hours on our feet, dealing with a steady stream of demanding guests and a constant barrage of problems. The pay was low, six dollars an hour, from which was deducted a significant charge for bad food and small shabby living quarters. The one saving grace was the camaraderie of the clerks. We Continue reading

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Morales Re-Election Shows Failure of U.S. Policies

The re-election of Bolivian President Evo Morales to a third term is a stark reminder of Washington Continue reading

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