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Gaza in Arizona: How Israeli High-Tech Firms Will Up-Armor the US-Mexico Border

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. It was October 2012. Roei Elkabetz, a brigadier general for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was explaining his country's border policing strategies. In his PowerPoint presentation, a photo of the enclosure wall that isolates the Gaza Strip from Israel clicked onscreen. Show More Summary

The Koch Brothers' Network Aims to Spend $889 Million on the 2016 Elections

$889 million. That's how much Charles and David Koch's political network hopes to spend on the presidential race, House and Senate contests, and other elections and policy fights in 2016. That figure is not far off from how much President Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's presidential efforts each spent in 2012. Show More Summary

“Girls” has a friendship problem

Without their friendships to humanize them, the “Girls” have become unlikeable caricatures of themselves

Pope reportedly holds private audience with transgender man

Reported meeting takes place as Catholics hold high hopes that Francis will usher in bold reforms

10 things we get wrong about sex

Size isn't everything, and straight guys aren't nearly as squeamish about their butts as we've been led to believe

The Disneyland outbreak is the anti-vax tipping point

We've gone from "elimination" of measles to a surge in cases -- can you please vaccinate your kids now?

Fuck It All

As our planet degrades, a new meaning, a new aesthetic emerges. We begin to crack jokes, explode mindbombs, float insane off-the-loop meta memes that spread like wildfire in the collapsing scenario we find ourselves in. We don't just...Show More Summary

GOP’s most frustrating 2016 problem: That Steve King is from Iowa

The anti-immigration troublemaker would be so, so ignorable... if he were from another state!

Ted Cruz Says the GOP Lost in 2012 Because of Two Words: "47 Percent"

On Sunday night, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) appeared with Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, his Senate colleagues and fellow presidential hopefuls, at the Koch brothers' winter donor retreat, and he offered a two-word post-mortem for the GOP's...Show More Summary

Attention GOP Presidential Candidates: Winter Does Not Disprove Global Warming

Snow is falling across the Northeast, and millions of people are preparing for a massive blizzard. Due to the extreme winter conditions, my colleague at Climate Desk has issued the following advisory: PSA: Big snowstorm ? proof global...Show More Summary

“Going Clear” on screen: 5 shocking revelations to look for in the new Scientology documentary

Alex Gibney's adaptation of Lawrence Wright's hit scientology expose "Going Clear" premiered at Sundance yesterday

Unite in struggle against the Indian state!

  Joint Statment of Communist Party of India (Maoist) and Maoist Communist Party Manipur. Under the signboard of globalisation, structural adjustment and open market economy world imperialism has announced its global agenda to further intensify the domination, exploitation and oppression of the people. The current global crisis of world imperialism has further [...]

Syriza won the electoral challenge-PCm Italy

They got the consent of the masses, tired of the policies of sacrifice and misery imposed by the Troika in the last years, the fierce unloading of the crisis that condemned the Greece to be poorer and poorer and has saved, so far, the banks and, partially, the masters. A deep crisis that has [...]

SARAT CHANDRA, THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC WRITER OF THE BENGALI LITERATURE (SEPTEMBER 1974)

(SEPTEMBER 1974) [Comrade Siraj Sikder could not complete this article because he was martyred by the enemy. Sarat Chandra Chattapadhyay was the most popular Bengali novelist in 20th century with his writings during the British colonial rule. Through his writings, he opposed British colonialism, supported the path of armed struggle, opposed religious oppression; and [...]

Message of solidarity to Aliansi Gerakan Reforma Agraria on its 7th Anniversary

Onward the continuing struggle for genuine agrarian reform! Long Live International Solidarity! Joint message of solidarity from the Kilusang Magbubukid ngPilipinas (KMP) and the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP, Peasant Movement of the Philippines) and the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) convey our most militant salute to [...]

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