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Deena Stryker
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Vladimir Putin: The Quiet Russian
The Russian Platform has posted a two and a half hour documentary http:// youtu.be/ecEK6llcucA   put together by Rossiya 24 from footage accumulated since before the start of the Putin presidency.  With dozens of Putin collaborators carrying the narrative, ...

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Fidel in Moscow, 1964
Excerpted from “Cuba: A Diary of the Revolution:  Conversations with Fidel, Raul, Che and Celia Sanchez”, by Deena Stryker January 24, 1964  About a hundred people gathered on wooden chairs in the TV studio to hear Fidel report on his trip to the Soviet Uni...

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The Big Eight
If you trace the figure eight you see that it goes first one way then the other, to ultimately return to its point of departure.  This seems to be what is happening to world politics as 2016 comes to a close. Similarly to what happened a hundred years ago, ...

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Europe’s Coming of Age
Yesterday the New York Times published a front page article on growing European opposition to the US hegemony that Washington thought was forever.  It has apparently taken the daily of record several months to realize that there is more to the growing new r...

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s Authoritarianism Really a Bad Thing? (Nov 20)
I In 1944, against a groundswell of concern for the democratic process, FDR ran and won a fourth presidential term, because Americans did not want an untried leader in the midst of two wars. (Unfortunately, Roosevelt died soon after that election, leaving P...

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An American Phase Transition (Nov. 13)
After four days of unprecedented demonstrations across cities in the United States, the motives poked and prodded no one knows how they could be end. Whether or not President-elect Donald Trump makes conciliatory remarks, as suggested on a Sunday talk-show,...

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The New Paradigm: Good, Better, Best Versus Enough
The world is entering a new paradigm: The fault-line is no longer only between left and right, but between a relatively small group committed to globalization and the rest. And among the rest, between Caucasians, and the larger, honey-colored world. America...

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Story to Watch: Dilma A First Step (Aug 31)
The impeachment of the Brazilian President marks a first in a series of successful steps the US is taking to bring the world back under its firm direction.  Why?  Because the largest country of the American southern hemisphere is also one of the BRICS, the ...

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Pick Your Fascism (Sept 1)
I was sure Donald Trump would get a bounce from his lightening trip to Mexico:  he would show that he can walk and chew gum at the same time, compared to a Hillary who would have planned the visit to a foreign president for months. I was right about the bou...

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Honing in on Putophobia (Sept 13)
Though it may not make any sense to continue dissecting the US media’s take on Vladimir Putin, one is driven by indignation and amazement. The panic in the US over the Russian President has reached such a pitch that September 11th’s Sunday Times devoted bot...
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