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  1. The Killing of History (Guest Post by John Pilger)
    24
    Sep

    The Killing of History (Guest Post by John Pilger)

    John Pilger is an Australian journalist, author of a number of important articles and maker of some crucial documentaries (including about Cambodia, Indonesia and the indigenous peoples of Australia). I have long been a fan of John Pilger's work - it is well-researched, honest and powerful without being sensational. There is a dignity to his prose that I very much admire. In a lecture he gave at Columbia University, Pilger spoke of 'censorship by omission'. In that lecture, Pilger pointed to..
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  2. The Venezuelan Dilemma: Progressives and the “Plague on both your Houses” Position
    14
    Jul

    The Venezuelan Dilemma: Progressives and the “Plague on both your Houses” Position

    In recent weeks, a number of Venezuelan specialists on the left side of the political spectrum have published and posted pieces that place them in an anti-Chavista, “ni-ni” position that consists of “a plague on both your houses” with regard to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and the Venezuelan opposition. I consider myself a ‘critical Chavista.' It’s not an easy position to be in, particularly because the last thing I would want to do is to act in any way that would favor the r..
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