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  • Austerity or Grexit: A False Dichotomy

    Greece has shown the world that there is an alternative to austerity: wresting power from the hands of elites, corporations and banks through the reassertion of democratic control.

  • Rehumanizing Gaza

    Reducing Palestinians to heroes capable of resisting Israel's military and failing to see their home as a community seeking connections with the outside world contributes to Gaza's dehumanization.

  • The Secrecy of Torture: What Happens When Survivors' Memories Are "Declassified"?

    By Adam Hudson, Truthout | News Analysis

    Guard towers and razor wire-lined fences seen from inside an administration shack at Camp X-Ray, a shuttered facility at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, Aug. 20, 2014. (Photo: Damon Winter/The New York Times)Guard towers and razor wire-lined fences seen from inside an administration shack at Camp X-Ray, a shuttered facility at the Guantánamo Bay US Naval Base in Cuba, August 20, 2014. (Photo: Damon Winter/The New York Times)

    Since the Senate's release of the CIA torture program report in December, former Guantánamo detainees have been speaking out about their victimization. Meanwhile, authorities are struggling to suppress evidence of abuse.

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  • Greece's Syriza: A Government With Tactics but No Strategy

    Greece's Syriza: A Government With Tactics but No Strategy

    By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout | Op-Ed

    After five months in power, Syriza remains staunchly pro-euro and has refused to deliberate the pros and cons of Greece remaining in the eurozone, which the nation cannot do without accepting European bailout funds and agreeing to austerity. The outcome of the referendum in no way implies that Greece will have it any easier in its negotiations with the euromasters.

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  • Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on Rethinking Safety and Disability Justice

    Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on Rethinking Safety and Disability Justice

    By Laura Flanders, Truthout | Video Interview

    Calling the police for help "never keeps us safe," says Piepzna-Samarasinha, one of millions of community organizers fighting for disability justice. Instead we need transformative justice: a community-based approach paired with creative cultural work to shift our narratives around harm.

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