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The For-profit Barbarity of Mercenary Erik Prince

Dave Anderson Boulder Weekly
We went to Iraq thinking this shooting was some form of innocent civilians caught in the crossfire between Blackwater guards and insurgents. After only one week, we determined that this incident was a massacre similar to My Lai in Vietnam.

Arab Workers And The Struggle For Democracy

Joel Beinin Jacobin
Since 2011, Arab labor organizations and left parties have been central to movements for democracy and social justice in the Middle East. Frequently overlooked in Western media coverage...they’ve carried on this fight against tremendous odds.

The Endless War with Iran

John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus
The current crisis might be averted, but the longer U.S. war with Iran continues. The United States has been in a 40-year cold war with Iran. Now, thanks to Donald Trump’s impulsive militarism this 40-year war is turning hot.

Friday Nite Videos | January 3, 2020

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Bernie Sanders' Remarks on Iran Following Suleimani Asassination. Vanishing Voters of Georgia. Why Drugs Are So Expensive. Google and Amazon Are Now in the Oil Business. Cadets Fired for Giving Nazi Salute.
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