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Narrative Napalm: Malcolm Gladwell’s Apologia for American Butchery

Noah Kulwin The Baffler
Portside typically aims at reviewing books offering a radical, cogent POV. This is not the case for the book here, a political slapdash whose trade-promoted author justifies if not glorifies mass slaughter in promoting war aims and imperial ventures.

Overhauling U.S Foreign Policy: Bitter Fights Ahead

William Minter and Imani Countess The Star (Kenya)/Organizing Upgrade
demonstrators in Kenya protesting US police killings of Blacks As progressives, we can educate ourselves now to advance a global perspective and help pave the way for lobbying campaigns by progressive organizations seeking to influence a new administration.

A Case Study of Corporate Media Disinformation

Stansfield Smith Dissent Voice
Over the 60 years of the Cuban revolution, the corporate media has implanted in us a negative image of Cuba through their distortions of the country’s political and economic system, their discounting the revolution’s achievements...

Will Trump Ride Pentagon Spending to Reelection?

William D. Hartung Tom Dispatch
Donald Trump bets on arms sales big time. His use of Pentagon spending and military assistance for political gain has been hiding in plain sight since he entered the Oval Office. New budget sees this as a potential key to victory in November.

Hundreds of Chileans Blinded by Police Since Protests Began

DW.com (Deutsche Welle)
More than 200 protesters have been blinded by pellets fired by state security agents. The National Congress has bowed to a key demand of the monthlong rallies and ordered a referendum on a new constitution.
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