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Beneath the Radar

Gary Younge

The one pledge Gordon Brown can deliver that would make his transition to power meaningful is to withdraw from Iraq immediately.

Why do we hand-pick seemingly pure and innocent victims of injustice--such as the Rutgers basketball players--in order to combat American racism?

Why can't white people and black people have access to a shared history that is accurate, honest, antiracist and inclusive?

Iraq is America's colonial war. Arguments for maintaining colonial rule in India are almost identical to the justifications offered for the continuing presence of US troops in Iraq and escalation of the war.

Mainstream media have transformed the permanent presidential campaign
into a never-ending soap opera. Progressives must create the
movements that will influence whoever decides to run.

Barack Obama has fallen prey to the soft bigotry of unreasonable
expectations from both the right and left.

Tony Blair's sorry record on Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon--and the rise of a new, viable leader of the Conservative Party--could spell doom for Gordon Brown and the Labour Party.

A new generation of student activists is flexing its muscles, rolling
back employment rules in France, demanding education reform in Chile
and fighting for immigrant rights in the US.

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Gary Younge
Gary Younge, the Alfred Knobler Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute, is...

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