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Internationalism: Urgent for the Moment and the Long Haul

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
The more U.S. movements are infused with internationalism, the more we contribute to getting Washington’s bloody hands out of other countries. That bolsters the capacity of people in other lands to improve their lives and fight our common enemy.

Libya: Before and After Muammar Gaddafi

Roxana Baspineiro teleSUR
Gaddafi at UN podium Nine years after his death, residents in the chaos-wracked country's capital have grown to miss the longtime leader as the frustrations of daily life mount.

Press Communiqué of the First International Conference Against US/NATO Foreign Military Bases

First Intl Conference Against US/NATO Foreign Military Bases First Intl Conference Against US/NATO Foreign Military Bases
This conference was the first organized effort by the newly formed Global campaign against US/NATO Military Bases, created by over 35 peace, justice and environmental organizations and endorsed by over 700 other organizations and activists...

Tidbits - Aug. 9, 2018 - Reader Comments: Ron Dellums; What Trump Knew, When; Spike Lee; Boots Riley; Religious Freedom; Jewish Voice for Peace on Jeremy Corbyn; Nuclear Free Future Month; Resources; Announcements; and more...

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Reader Comments: Ron Dellums Remembered; What Trump Knew and When; Spike Lee; Boots Riley; Religious Freedom Under Trump; Israel-Ukraine; NATO; Jewish Voice for Peace on Jeremy Corbyn; Nuclear Free Future Month; Resources; Announcements; and more...

Tidbits - Aug. 2, 2018 - Reader Comments: 2018 - Trump Country Cracking?, Embracing Democratic Socialism; MLK's Early Socialist Ideas; Household Debt; NATO; Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”; Billy Joel; Meat Surplus; Resources; Announcements....

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Reader Comments: 2018 and Trump Country Cracking, Parts Embrace Democratic Socialism; Young MLK Already Had Socialist Ideas; Medicare; Household Debt; NATO: Time Up; Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”; Billy Joel; Meat Surplus; Resources; Announcements

It’s Time for NATO to Go the Way of the Warsaw Pact

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
Trump stole the headlines, but the recent NATO summit declaration suggests the odds of an unnecessary conflict are rising. NATO's expansion eastward to Russia's borders has added to the risk.

Fire and Riddles at Hamburg G-20 Conference

Victor Grossman Portside
Victor Grossman reports from Germany, giving a European left perspective on the recently concluded G20 Summit in Hamburg. Was anything accomplished in polished conference rooms and luxurious hotel suites carefully protected from the wild, fiery street scenes? Was it worth hundreds of injured police officers and arrests and millions in damage? His answer: maybe.
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