Yanis Varoufakis on Angela Merkel's Legacy, European Politics & the "Sordid Arms Race" on the Seas

The center-left Social Democratic Party in Germany has narrowly claimed victory in an election that marks an end to the 16-year era of Angela Merkel’s conservative chancellorship. We look at what this means for Europe and the world with Yanis Varoufakis, a member of the Greek Parliament and the former finance minister of Greece. The …
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"Another World Is Possible": How Occupy Wall Street Reshaped Politics & Kicked Off New Era of Protest

On the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, we examine the legacy of the historic protests with three veterans of the movement: Nelini Stamp, now the director of strategy and partnerships at the Working Families Party; Jillian Johnson, a key organizer in Occupy Durham who now serves on the Durham City Council and is the …
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"Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire": Deepa Kumar on How Racism Fueled U.S. Wars Post-9/11

According to the Costs of War Project, the wars launched by the United States following 9/11 have killed an estimated 929,000 people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere. The true death toll may never be known, but the vast majority of the victims have been Muslim. “Racism is baked into the security logic …
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Kick racism out of football and politics

Support us and go ad-free Video transcript Football is a time when many of us come together. A working class sport which was home to much of our radical politics. Our football team today, young and diverse. Unfortunately, one thing that is still very much prevalent… racism. What you can see here, is some sort …
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Leadbeater says politics must change after ‘abuse and intimidation’ in campaign

Support us and go ad-free New Batley and Spen MP Kim Leadbeater has called for a change in the way politics is conducted after suffering intimidation and abuse during a “gruelling” by-election campaign. Ms Leadbeater – whose sister, Jo Cox, was murdered in the constituency in 2016 – said it had been a “gruelling few …
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Priti Patel calls taking the knee ‘gesture politics’

Priti Patel has said she does not support England’s footballers taking the knee in protest against racial injustice, labelling the act “gesture politics”. The home secretary did not condemn football fans who had booed players for taking the knee, calling it a “choice for them” after Gareth Southgate’s side faced jeers from a minority of …
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The politics of climate change

Image description This cartoon is titled “The politics of climate change”. It depicts a pie chart, the vast majority of which is coloured grey and labelled “sound bites”. A much smaller section of the pie chart is coloured blue and labelled “empty promises. An even section smaller is coloured red and labelled “commitments”. The next …
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Marc Lamont Hill & Mitchell Plitnick on ICC Probe & the “Palestine Exception” in Progressive Politics

Israel and the United States blasted the International Criminal Court’s decision to open a probe into Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian territories, as well as crimes committed by Palestinian militant groups. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted that the Biden administration “firmly opposes” an investigation. Mitchell Plitnick and Marc Lamont Hill, co-authors of …
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UK media coverage of Scottish politics when a distraction from Westminster is needed

We need your help … The coronavirus pandemic is changing our world, fast. And we will do all we can to keep bringing you news and analysis throughout. But we are worried about maintaining enough income to pay our staff and minimal overheads. Now, more than ever, we need a vibrant, independent media that holds …
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We Must Reject Austerity Politics: Economist Darrick Hamilton on Why $900B Stimulus Is Not Enough

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Congress voted Monday night to pass a $900 billion coronavirus relief package, the first new aid since April. The measure is part of a $2.3 trillion package that includes $1.4 trillion to fund the government. The combined legislation is among …
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