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Social Justice on Trial in Canada

stephen-harperDestructive neoliberal mandates harm US and European societies. Canada's conservative government force-feeds similar policies.

They include wage and benefit cuts, less social spending, privatization of state resources, mass layoffs, deregulation, tax cuts for corporations and super-rich elites, and harsh crackdowns against resisters.

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US Displays Typical Fascist Characteri​stics

Fascist Characteri​stics"If there's any nation in the world that is well on the way to meriting the admittedly vague label of 'fascist,' surely it is the United States," political journalist Alexander Cockburn asserts.

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Iran Nuclear Talks in Baghdad

fereidoun-abbasiPrevious nuclear talks failed. On April 14 and 15, another round convened.

Istanbul hosted so-called P5+1 countries. They include the five permanent Security Council members - America, Russia, China, Britain, and France - plus Germany.

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Democracy Is Not Freedom

bahrain-protestersby Jacob G. Hornberger

One of the ostensible goals of U.S. foreign policy is to spread democracy. Of course, the reality is the exact opposite. The U.S. Empire is one of the greatest lovers of nonelected dictatorships in the world, as manifested by its ardent support of such dictatorships as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Chile (under Pinochet), Guatemala (after ousting Arbenz), Iran (after ousting Mossadegh), Pakistan (under Musharraf), Yemen, Bahrain, and many others.

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History Repeats Itself in Honduran Drug-War Killings

honduras-prison1by Jacob G. Hornberger

With Hondurans angrily demanding that the U.S. government withdraw its drug-war personnel from the country, we shouldn’t forget that this isn’t the first time that U.S. drug officials have participated in the drug-war killing of innocent people. Almost 11 years ago, the CIA helped Peruvian drug-war personnel kill a 35-year-old missionary named Veronica Bowers and her 7-month-old baby Charity as they were flying in a small Cessna from Brazil to Peru with their husband and father.

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