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A War on Iran Would be Different From Iraq, and Far, Far Worse

Zoltan Grossman CounterPunch
Since President Trump’s assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, widespread alarm has centered on whether he is again dragging us into another war like Iraq, to detract from his impeachment. The situation is even more potentially disastrous.

Ukrainian Meddling? A Russian Operation, U.S. Intel Says

Julian E. Barnes and Matthew Rosenberg New York Times
Moscow has run a yearslong operation to blame Ukraine for its own 2016 election interference. Republicans have used similar talking points to defend President Trump in impeachment proceedings.

Media Bits and Bytes - November 5, 2019

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Political Ads on Social Media * Tech Workers vs ICE * Facial Recognition Lawsuit * NYT Normalizes Trump * Indian American Press Joins MSM * Feds Investigate TikTok * Cryptocurrency from Russia

United States Foreign Policy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Harry Targ MR Online
The contradictory character of Trump foreign policy has left the peace movement befuddled. Perhaps the task is to include in the project of building a progressive majority ideas about challenging the US as an imperial power.

Tidbits - Sept. 19, 2019 - Reader Comments: Climate Strike demands; Immigrant detention; Labor movement - responses to Portside posts; Germany; Venezuela; China; Cuba; Lebanon; Russiagate; How to Help the Bahamas; Resources; Announcements; and more...

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Reader Comments: Climate Strike demands; Immigrant detention; Labor movement - responses to multiple Portside posts; Germany; Venezuela; China; Trade War; Cuba; Lebanon; Russiagate; How to Help the Bahamas; Resources; Announcements; and more...

Global Left Midweek - August 28, 2019

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Saving the Amazon, Global Climate Strike, Corbyn vs Boris, Women in Sudan, Papua Protests, Kashmir Solidarity, Russia Stirs, Luciana Castellina, Two Views on Hong Kong

The Rise of Global Authoritarianism

Mario Candeias Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
Democracy is in crisis around the world, while authoritarianism is on the rise in a growing number of countries. Existing democratic institutions are hollowed out and increasingly unable to respond to the authoritarian wave.
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