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United front against fascism and imperialism — from Lugansk and Donetsk to Istanbul and Kobáne! United front against fascism and imperialism — from Lugansk and Donetsk to Istanbul and Kobáne!

On behalf of the communists fighting in the Ghost Brigade, I want to express my deep condolences to the families and friends of those who perished in the terrorist attack organized by ISIL in Suruç. We have been watching your struggle and stand in solidarity with you. We understand that big capital uses the most…

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How to make the EU more democratic? Gerhard Schuster interviewed by Democracy International How to make the EU more democratic? Gerhard Schuster interviewed by Democracy International

So here we have Gerhard Schuster from the European Credit Initiative. Gerhard, thank you for being with us, for answering our questions. First, can you tell us a little bit about the European Credit Initiative and what is it trying to accomplish? The European Credit Initiative is the preparing of a European Citizens’ Initiative, we…

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How Africa is Becoming China’s China How Africa is Becoming China’s China

This video was made possible by Brilliant. Start learning with Brilliant for 20% off by being one of the first 200 to sign up at http://brilliant.org/wendover. Political alliances manifest themselves here—on the voting floor of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, New York. In this room countries impose legislation that carries weight worldwide…

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Is the EU Democratic? Does Your Vote Matter? Is the EU Democratic? Does Your Vote Matter?

Being a citizen of the European Union means that many aspects of our lives are regulated by a weird entity. It feels like a huge bureaucracy is making decisions over our heads. Many Europeans think that their vote in the EU elections doesn’t count, and that the EU is not democratic. How democratic is the…

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Ed Herman on “Humanitarian Imperialism” Ed Herman on “Humanitarian Imperialism”

PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay, coming to you today from Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. We’re carrying on our discussion with Edward S Herman. Edward is an American economist and media analyst with a specialty in corporate and regulatory issues, as well as the political economy and the media. He’s a…

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Noam Chomsky – UCL Rickman Godlee Lecture 2011 Noam Chomsky – UCL Rickman Godlee Lecture 2011

[ Silence ]>>When we settled on the title for this talk some time ago, a few would have guessed how apt it would be when the time came, that is, how dramatically the world would be changing and how far reaching are the implications and consequences for domestic and world order. The democracy uprising in…

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What a Labour government would mean for business in the UK | FT What a Labour government would mean for business in the UK | FT

Britain may be just weeks away from yet another general election, and business leaders around the world are nervously trying to find out what a potential Labour government would mean for them. This shadow chancellor is different. I want you to know, the greater the mess we inherit the more radical we have to be.…

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Russia’s Geography Problem Russia’s Geography Problem

This is a Wendover Productions video made possible by Backblaze and in collaboration with Alternate History Hub and Real Life Lore. Russia is immense–it spans 5,000 miles across, 2,000 miles vertically12, crosses 11 time zones3, borders everywhere from Norway to North Korea4, and is as close to Anchorage as it is to Amsterdam5. It’s huge……

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Japan’s rising right-wing nationalism Japan’s rising right-wing nationalism

While I was in Japan I got my hands on a Japanese history textbook. But this isn’t an ordinary Japanese textbook. It’s a very political one, and if you look inside you’ll see a version of history that is very different from the one the world knows. An example is the Nanking Massacre, the 1938…

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