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Can the Left Find Its Voice in the 21st Century?

By: 
John Harris

A Guardian reporter who closely followed the rise of UKIP suggests that with 40% of the US workforce now engaged in various forms of contingent work with no semblance of job security, the left needs to rethink its historic focus on work as the central aspect of people’s identity.

M. Pence will be the most powerful Christian supremacist in history

By: 
Jeremy Scahill

Exploring his nefarious history, and close ties to the likes of Nixon operative C. Colson and E. Price of Blackwater infamy, who was a $100K contributor to the Trump campaign.

Clinton Emails Reveal Direct US Sabotage of Venezuela

By: 
teleSUR

While Hillary Clinton publicly welcomed improved relations with Venezuela as secretary of state, she privately ridiculed the country and continued to support destabilization efforts, revealed her emails leaked by WikiLeaks.

In 2010, Clinton asked Arturo Valenzuela, then assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs, how “to rein in Chavez.” Valenzuela responded that, “We need to carefully consider the consequences of publicly confronting him but ought to look at opportunities for others in the region to help.”

His answer was in line with the U.S. embassy strategy in 2006, also revealed in WikiLeaks intelligence cables: “Creative U.S. outreach to Chavez' regional partners will drive a wedge between him and them,” said the confidential cable from the embassy.

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