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Manning and the Gangster State


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In a column originally posted on Aug. 21, 2013, Chris Hedges declares that the whistleblower’s original 35-year sentence “means the end of the rule of law.”

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How Fidel Outlived His U.S. Government Assassins


“John F. Kennedy’s administration tried to assassinate Fidel Castro by using Mafia hit men,” wrote Robert Scheer, Truthdig editor in chief, in a Los Angeles Times column first published in 1997.

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Tom Hayden: Things Come Around in the Mideast


From the archives: The veteran social activist, drawing upon his own rude political awakening to the realities of Israeli and Middle East politics during the 1980s, warns that the Israel lobby in the U.S. aims to roll back the clock and change the map of the region, and that its neoconservative supporters will probably try to use the current Middle East crisis to ignite a larger war against Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria and Iran.

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America the Illiterate


The change from a print-based to an image-based society has transformed our nation. All the traditional tools of democracies—including dispassionate scientific and historical truth, facts, news and rational debate—are useless instruments in a world that lacks the capacity to use them.

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Democracy in America Is a Useful Fiction


Long before the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, corporate forces carried out a slow-motion coup d’état. Now the coup is over. We lost.

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Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice Is Saying ‘No’ to the War on Drugs


A group of Latin American activists is winding its way to New York City, where it will participate in a special session of the U.N. General Assembly in order to shine a spotlight on the global horrors wrought by the illicit drug trade.

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‘One Person, One Vote’ Supporters Better Keep the Bubbly on Ice


The Supreme Court’s ruling was a win for advocates of counting every resident in drawing up election districts. But it leaves the door open for future mischief by those who hope to weaken the voices of minority voters.

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The Lie of Patriotism


A U.S. ranger who served in Afghanistan and a Marine who was in Iraq put light on the dangerous myth that America has built around its “warriors.” Now, in acts of civil disobedience, they are determined to right the wrongs of war.

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‘Bathroom Bills’ Are Attacks on the Humanity of Transgender People


Right-wing extremists—losing the battle over same-sex marriage—have found a new target. They have hit upon a formula designed to lure gullible Americans into believing that transgender people are sexual predators lurking in restrooms, eager to prey on the opposite sex.

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A Conversation With Randy Roberts


Roberts, co-author of “Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X,” the first book to examine the relationship between Ali and Malcolm, speaks with Allen Barra.

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