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The Oil Cold War: An Attack on Russia, Iran, Venezuela and the Environment

The Oil Cold War: An Attack on Russia, Iran, Venezuela and the Environment

Prices of gas at the pumps in the United States have declined by a remarkable 42 percent since August 2014. This acute drop in gasoline prices is, of course, the consequence of a crash in the value of crude oil traded on the global market. Specifically, in early August 2014, crude oil was trading on [...]

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Barrett Brown: The Sentencing of American Journalism

Barrett Brown: The Sentencing of American Journalism

“The US government decided today that because I did such a good job investigating the cyber-industrial complex, they’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.” Barrett Brown. He always did murky and dark well, adopting a cavalier attitude that earned him admirers and steadfast enemies. Such an awkward term as the angel [...]

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Ghost in the Machine: US and UK Are Capitalism’s Warlords

Ghost in the Machine: US and UK Are Capitalism’s Warlords

For the global majority, the disappointing world order is owed in large part to the current capitalist system and its industrialized military operations around the world. After half a century of loans, structural adjustments, industrialization, austerity measures, embargoes, sanctions, wars, and neoliberal trade agreements, wealth has increased and stratified for the powers that have historically orchestrated [...]

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Ebola: Zombie Apocalypse, Biological Warfare or Marketing Hype?

Ebola: Zombie Apocalypse, Biological Warfare or Marketing Hype?

Ask anyone what is Ebola, and the only reasonable answer you might get to this question is that it is a virus. The rest is fantasy, and these flights of fancy are not limited to the general public. At least one scientific editor has described the disease caused by the viral infection as a “Zombie [...]

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Racism and Discrimination: More About Poverty than Race

Racism and Discrimination: More About Poverty than Race

Only a story about race, sex and money could have displaced from the headlines the sabre rattling from the United States, the European Union, and Russia that had, for weeks, promised a bloodbath in Ukraine and kept everybody in fear of World War III. That’s not all. There was also race and death: specifically, a [...]

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