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A Blow for Peace and Democracy: Why the British Said No to Europe by JOHN PILGER

The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed betters in the major parties, the leaders … Continue reading

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The Neoliberal Prison: Brexit Hysteria and the Liberal Mind by JONATHAN COOK

The enraged liberal reaction to the Brexit vote is in full flood. The anger is pathological – and helps to shed light on why a majority of Britons voted for leaving the European Union, just as earlier a majority of … Continue reading

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Sweden, Palestine and the United States by ROBERT FANTINA

Sweden’s new Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, has announced that that nation will be the first of the European Union to grant official recognition to Palestine. To date, 134 of the 193 member states of the United Nations recognize Palestine. This … Continue reading

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Did a Neoliberal Energy Grab Backfire? Crimea: an EU-US-Exxon Screwup

by PIERRE M. SPREY and FRANKLIN C. SPINNEY On 17 May, William Broad’s piece, “In Taking Crimea, Putin Gains a Sea of Fuel Reserves”, appeared in the New York Times.  Broad explained  how the annexation of Crimea by Russia changed the … Continue reading

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