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Nicolas Maduro Did Not Steal the Venezuelan Election

Greg Palast Vice
The Venezuelan election was nearly stolen – by the US-backed anti-Chávistas. How? That’s what Chávez wanted Maduro to find out from me: how could US operatives jerk with Venezuela’s voter rolls? It wasn’t a mere policy question: they knew Chávez wouldn't be allowed to survive through another coup. My answer: They could steal the vote the same way Bush did it in Florida – in fact, using the very same contractor. Take a look at these documents.

Awake in Mississippi on a New Day

Susan M. Glisson Facing South
A movement for liberation requires long-term commitment. It requires truth-telling and courage and patience. And a movement should celebrate moving the needle, as Mississippians did.

Friday Nite Videos | December 7, 2018

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Bernie's Ideas Aren't on the Fringe Any More. Line Riders | Beethoven's 5th. Trump's Favorite Things! A Randy Rainbow Song Parody. Roma | Movie. PETA: Don't Drag Us into This.

Historic Wave of Women Candidates Sweep to Power on Guam

Jon Letman Truthout
“What Guam came to realize is that what’s most important to us [is]— our islands, our people, our environment, our land — and regardless of what you are, we wanted to put the people in office who are going to fight for those things.”

Alexandria Goes to Washington

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been live broadcasting congressional orientation, speaking directly to her viewers and constituents in a way members of Congress have never done before.

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