Syria, the United States, and the Left

As the war in Syria draws to a close, the debate on the U.S. left over that conflict seems as intractable as ever. The immediacy of Syrian politics for Americans seems to ebb and flow as the war impinges on a shifting but surprisingly broad scope of issues salient to...

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Peel Back Tulsi Gabbard’s “Progressive” Veneer

By Stanley Heller (a version of this appeared on the blog Economic Uprising) Tulsi Gabbard is getting a pass from people who should know better, first from Glenn Greenwald and then from the folks at Democracy Now.  They describe her as...

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Exposing Tulsi Gabbard’s Ties to Hateful Politics

Recently, Tulsi Gabbard, a representative for Hawaii in the U.S. Congress, announced that she is considering nominating herself as a presidential candidate in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Shiyam Galyon and Sina Zekavat, members of the Alliance of Middle...

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Understanding the Travail of Change in Sudan

Sudan revolts. Many people have read this short sentence many times in the past few years, but the fact is Sudan never stopped revolting since the coup of June 1989 that brought the ruling National Islamic Front party (later the National Congress Party; NCP) and the...

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An idea called Daraya

Five years on from the kidnapping of the ‘Douma 4’ activists, Joey Ayoub pays homage to another Damascus suburb symbolic of Syria’s peaceful, democratic revolution. By the time Huda was arrested by regime soldiers in 2013, the siege of Daraya, a suburb of Damascus,...

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Repudiating the Stalinist Legacy

Editors' note:  Below,  we reprint part I of a three-part series by Javier Sethness, libertarian socialist, activist and author.  The links to parts two and three of this series can be found at the end of this article.  This series was originally published by Notes...

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