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Libya Oil Exports Rise as Fighting Rages

by Todd on August 21, 2014

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Libya’s largest oil terminal at Essider has resumed producing and exporting oil after a blockade was finally lifted that began in July 2013, according to the Libyan government. Production has reached approximately 560,000 barrels per day, a 400 percent increase from the previous few months when Continue →

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Why we need a farmer-led food movement

by Kate Aronoff on August 21, 2014

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Farmers with the National Black Farmers Association protest in front of the Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC.

Long Island seaweed and shellfish farmer Bren Smith warned parents in a recent New York Times Sunday Review not to let their children go into farming. Farmers, he claims, ironically struggle Continue →

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In a joint ceremony with Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou and National Security Minister Ridha Sfar, U.S. Ambassador Jacob Walles announced the donation of equipment to the Tunisian national guard and police. The donation consisted of “more [than] ten tons of bulletproof vests, helmets, shields, and Continue →

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by Mariam Elba

Thousands surrounded a nuclear weapons complex in the United Kingdom to call for disarmament earlier this month. (Wool not Weapons)

Earlier this month, thousands of people staged a massive protest in the United Kingdom in which they surrounded a nuclear weapons factory complex in Berkshire with a “peace scarf” to advocate Continue →

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Muhajireen Battalions in Syria (Part IV)

by Aymenn Al-Tamimi on August 19, 2014

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I have previously documented part/predominantly foreign fighter battalions in Syria here, here and here. Below are a couple more groups as part of this series.

Jaysh Muhammad in Bilad al-Sham

Logo of Jaysh Muhammad in Bilad al-Sham, with motto reading: “We are victorious or we die.” The group’s other Continue →

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Channeling rage into change, from Watts to Ferguson

by Kate Aronoff on August 19, 2014

The Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement led a wildcat strike of 3,000 workers that lasted three days in 1968. (Facebook / Haymarket Books)

by Kate Aronoff

The Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement led a wildcat strike of 3,000 workers that lasted three days in 1968. (Facebook / Haymarket Books)

As news of the protests surrounding Mike Brown’s murder in Ferguson, Mo., has circulated, many have noted an eerie coincidence: last week also marked the 49th Continue →

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by Mariam Elba

On August 11, over 1,600 garment workers in Bangladesh, who were in their 11th day of a hunger strike, won the overdue wages owed by their employer, Tuba Group. Striking workers who were occupying Tuba Group factories were also violently attacked by police using tear gas and rubber bullets, and several activists and Continue →

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Why Occupy Wall Street is connected to Palestine

by Anna Lekas Miller on August 18, 2014

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Amin Husain grew up in Palestine, just outside of Ramallah, and is a veteran Occupy organizer, activist, artist, writer and lawyer. Now, he is one of the key organizers behind #NYC2Gaza, an ad-hoc collective of activists in New York organizing solidarity actions for Palestine. On August 20, Continue →

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Members of the Asia Pacific Environment Network march in Richmond, Calif. on August 9. (Flickr / Malena Mayorga)

by Kate Aronoff

Members of the Asia Pacific Environmental Network march in Richmond, Calif. on August 9. (Flickr / Malena Mayorga)

Earlier this month, over 400 people from across the country headed to Richmond, Calif. for the Our Power National Convening — a gathering initiated by the Climate Justice Alliance, or Continue →

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by Kate Aronoff

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As the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. this week showed us, black bodies in the United States have been deemed the legitimate subjects of state violence — in other words, expendable. Jay Dodd wrote for the Huffington Post that “There is an Continue →

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Iraq’s former PM Nouri al-Maliki stepped down on Thursday after he made clear a day before his insistence to stay in power. Veteran Shia politician Qassim Daoud said, “pressure from international and domestic figures — including Iraq’s most powerful Shia leader Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani – played a role” in Maliki’s decision to step Continue →

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Rabaa Protest

Photo Credit: Middle East Eye

Yesterday marks the one-year anniversary of the massacres in Nahda and Raba’a squares during which Egyptian security forces dispersed pro-Morsi sit-ins, leading to what Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called “likely a crime against humanity.” The anniversary witnessed incidents of violence around Egypt, leaving Continue →

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