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Land Grabbing Is Killing Honduras' Indigenous Peoples

Land Grabbing Is Killing Honduras' Indigenous Peoples | Global politics | Scoop.it
Berta Caceres' killing was a symptom, not an isolated incident.
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What Will ''Lesser Evilism'' Look Like in 2016?

What Will ''Lesser Evilism'' Look Like in 2016? | Global politics | Scoop.it
The party primaries are still playing out, but the shape of the general election this November is becoming clearer.
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As Sanders' hero, the socialist leader Eugene V. Debs, often said, it's better to vote for something you want and not get it, than to vote for something you don't want and get that.
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The Sham of Austerity and the Storms to Come

The Sham of Austerity and the Storms to Come | Global politics | Scoop.it
There are people out there beyond the trees who are stealing from my daughter, stealing from her present and future for nothing more than greed cloaked in an absurd political philosophy that claims they don't have to kick in their fair share like everyone else.
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Meanwhile, the paid lackeys of these thieves run up and down the halls of Congress, and all over the media, shouting about how broke we are as a nation. Austerity, they cry, budget cuts, no food for poor children or assistance for poor families. Social Security and Medicare must be cut because that's the responsible thing to do. No support for wounded and traumatized veterans, but of course we can afford more war. We need education budget cuts, no infrastructure repair, no health care reform, because look, see, we're broke. No, we aren't. We were robbed, and we can get that money back if we choose to act.
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Article: Would a Clinton Win Mean More Wars?

Article: Would a Clinton Win Mean More Wars? | Global politics | Scoop.it
Article: Would a Clinton Win Mean More Wars? - Savvy neocons see Hillary Clinton as their Trojan Horse to be pulled into the White House by Democratic voters, raising the question: would a Clinton-45 presidency mean more wars? asks Robert Parry.
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Hillary's ambition links her to the neocons and the military industrial complex, AIPAC and Israeli apartheid, the Gulf despots, the East European Russophobic freaks... Her recipe ingredients are extremely dangerous, and the world will be in a very risky situation indeed. She is the most dangerous candidate, far more than Trump. She lacks any conscience and morals, as she has already stated and shown several times ("superpredators", "we came, we saw, he died, haha!"...), including all the tricks she has been using during the present primaries for a handful of votes, and the use she made of her position as Secretary of State in order to get many millions for her Foundation, making apparent that her e-mails scandal was not innocent or careless but most likely a scheme to keep her associates informed. As a politician she is extremely corrupt, bloodthirsty war monger, power hungry. As things stand now, Bernie Sanders doesn't represent just a renewal of American politics, he is the best alternative to prevent HRC from seizing power.
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Carter dismisses Clinton's State work

Carter dismisses Clinton's State work | Global politics | Scoop.it
Carter said Hillary did little for peace, and praised John Kerry's tenure at State.
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USS Liberty, Outfront Media and The First Amendment - The Arab Daily News

USS Liberty, Outfront Media and The First Amendment - The Arab Daily News | Global politics | Scoop.it
The USS Liberty is the most decorated ship in the US Navy for a single action The USS Liberty survivors have been engaged in a raging First Amendment battle ever since that day in infamy when Israel targeted and attacked America’s premier spy ship as it navigated in international waters on 8 June 1967.
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Humiliated, It Is Time for Ukrainians to Bring Maidan to Amsterdam

Humiliated, It Is Time for Ukrainians to Bring Maidan to Amsterdam | Global politics | Scoop.it
When I learned that the main demonstration before the important referendum in support of the Ukraine was going to take place on Amsterdam’s Dam Square, my heart started to beat fast. I thought that hundreds of activists who came from Mother Ukraine would set up camp by tradition and would refuse to budge until the Dutch voted for the right of the Ukraine to have an association agreement with Europe. 
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Putin Leaked ‘Panama Papers’ as Part of Ingenious Plan to Smear Himself, Blackmail Western Leaders, Says US Think Tank

Putin Leaked ‘Panama Papers’ as Part of Ingenious Plan to Smear Himself, Blackmail Western Leaders, Says US Think Tank | Global politics | Scoop.it
We have to tip our proverbial shapka-ushanka to the Brookings Institution, the only American think tank brave enough to admit that Vladimir Putin is not connected in any way to the financial shenanigans documented in the "Panama Papers":
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Why Russia Withdrew Su-25 Assault Aircraft From Syria but Brought in Attack Helicopters

Why Russia Withdrew Su-25 Assault Aircraft From Syria but Brought in Attack Helicopters | Global politics | Scoop.it
Mid-March Putin ordered a drawdown of Russian forces in Syria. Satelitte images show that what Russians subsequently withdrew was 3 out of their 15 Su-24 tactical bombers. 4 out of their 8 Su-34 tactical bombers. As well as their entire fleet of 12 Su-25 ground assault aircraft.
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'A Cancerous Tumor Would Make a Better PM': The Internet Says Goodbye to Yatsenyuk

'A Cancerous Tumor Would Make a Better PM': The Internet Says Goodbye to Yatsenyuk | Global politics | Scoop.it
News of Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk's completely-expected resignation has shocked the internet. Let's very briefly survey some initial reactions. 
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Although Yatsenyuk is gone, he will always be remembered fondly for saying that the USSR "invaded" Nazi Germany, and for calling Russians subhumans: Ugly guy. Good riddance.
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"Suicide Bomber Battalion" Formed on the Crimean Border

"Suicide Bomber Battalion" Formed on the Crimean Border | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Soon they'll start to kidnap girls in order to sell them in Turkey, as their ancestors used to do.
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Women's Health Issues Linked to Insecticide Exposure, Too

Women's Health Issues Linked to Insecticide Exposure, Too | Global politics | Scoop.it
If you can't get worked up over the well-being of bees, maybe you'll be moved for the sake of women's health instead.
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Lessons on Self-Serving Politics From Hillary Clinton and Nancy Reagan

Lessons on Self-Serving Politics From Hillary Clinton and Nancy Reagan | Global politics | Scoop.it
Nancy Reagan shouldn't be praised for her advocacy for Alzheimer's disease research, and Hillary Clinton should know that.
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Clinton invokes histories of struggle when convenient but does not recognize that she is on the opposite side of analogous movements today. For example, she co-opts the legacy of Rosa Parks and the idea of intersectionality, but wants to work with Republicans to destroy the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which fights a similar battle as Parks'. She decries the potential for "violence in politics" as activists are assassinated in Honduras by forces she chose to embolden. She wants to end mass incarceration and racialized policing, though in the past she supported her husband's efforts to build up the carceral state by using racially coded "tough-on-crime" rhetoric -- promising at one point to bring "superpredators" "to heel."
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Radical Politics in the Age of American Authoritarianism: Connecting the Dots

Radical Politics in the Age of American Authoritarianism: Connecting the Dots | Global politics | Scoop.it
If the left is to fight back against authoritarianism, we must bring together diverse movements working for social change.
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Trump: Primary process 'corrupt' on both sides

Trump: Primary process 'corrupt' on both sides | Global politics | Scoop.it
Trump said Sanders keeps winning, but people say he doesn't have a chance.
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Obama: I 'guarantee' Justice Dept. won’t protect Hillary

Obama: I  'guarantee' Justice Dept. won’t protect Hillary | Global politics | Scoop.it
“I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department, or the FBI."
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A Realistic Appraisal of Future Prospects for Russia-West Relations

A Realistic Appraisal of Future Prospects for Russia-West Relations | Global politics | Scoop.it
The author is an influential Russian pundit, lobbyist, and think-tanker. He is currently a dean at the Higher School of EconomicsHow do you view the Russian-American relationship? Is it any warmer? Not at all, but there is movement towards more constructive interactions on various problems. Relations are unlikely to warm up for years if the American elite doesn’t change its attitude, its determination to restore its dominant position in all areas.
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Panama Gate Has 'Intel Op' Written All Over It

Panama Gate Has 'Intel Op' Written All Over It | Global politics | Scoop.it
A lot has been written about the political and informational importance of  the “Panama Papers”. But few attempted to analyze it from a practical business point of view. KP asked assistant professor of criminal law at St. Petersburg State University, and the managing partner of law firm CLC Natalya Shatikhina.- As an expert, please tell me if there is anything threatening for Russia in this investigation from a legal point of view?
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A Storm Is Brewing in London

A Storm Is Brewing in London | Global politics | Scoop.it
You may not have noticed it, but Cameron is on the skids.  His every attempt to extricate himself from the Panama Papers scandal leads to still greater feasting by the print media and anger among the public.   After having screwed up entirely in his handling of his father's offshore company and the 30,000 pounds in shares that he sold just before becoming PM, first trying to hunker down and say nothing, then finally coming clean to jeers of demonstrators at his door, he has just become the first PM to reveal his
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Yatsenyuk Goes - Finally!

Yatsenyuk Goes - Finally! | Global politics | Scoop.it
After an unnecessarily protracted government crisis Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has finally announced he will resign.This opens the way for Poroshenko’s close ally and political associate Volodymyr Groysman to form a government.There is wide speculation about what trade-off Yatsenyuk was able to secure for agreeing to go.
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Putin: Dishonest Media Could Provoke 'Revolution' in Russia

Putin: Dishonest Media Could Provoke 'Revolution' in Russia | Global politics | Scoop.it
With parliamentary elections in September, and a battered (but resilient) economy, Putin is clearly concerned about western plans to stir up trouble in Russia.Speaking at a media forum in St. Petersburg on Thursday, Putin asked members of the Russian press to stay diligent against efforts to divide and weaken Russia:
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The Hague Refuses to Adjudicate Ukraine for Crimes Against Donbass

The Hague Refuses to Adjudicate Ukraine for Crimes Against Donbass | Global politics | Scoop.it
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The Hague is a US buffoon.
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