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Nikolas Kozloff
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Nikolas Kozloff is the author of Hugo Chavez: Oil, Politics and the Challenge to the U.S. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), Revolution! South America and the Rise of the New Left (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), No Rain in the Amazon: How South America's Climate Change Affects the Entire Planet (Palgrave Macmilan, 2010), and a recently released novel, Post Academic Stress Disorder. Visit his blog at http://www.nikolaskozloff.com/. Also check out his new web site, Revolutionary Handbook.

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A Tale of Boko Haram, Political Correctness, Feminism and the Left

(1) Comments | Posted May 31, 2014 | 12:38 AM

As the situation confronting kidnapped women in Nigeria continues to deteriorate, the need for international solidarity has never been greater. The 276 teenage women, who were kidnapped at gunpoint by Islamist group Boko Haram, have been held captive for more than a month. What is worse, there have been reports...

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Ukraine Crisis: Hands Off Transcarpathia!

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 12:49 PM

As the Ukrainian crisis worsens, and the central government is revealed as incompetent and ineffectual, outside powers are stirring up mischief within the country's restive regions. Having already annexed Crimea without a hitch, Putin has now set his sights on Eastern Ukraine. But while the world remains fixated on Donetsk,...

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A Tale of Brandeis, Islam, Feminism and the Left

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 6:49 PM

There are certain subjects that progressives tend to shy away from for their own ideological reasons. Concerned lest it provide ammunition to the right, the left downplays many retrograde practices associated with political Islam. In a sense, such a development is hardly surprising: for years the left has criticized U.S....

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EuroMaidan Left to the West: Where's My Solidarity?

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 7:22 PM

As East-West tensions steadily deteriorate, Ukrainian leftists may wonder what has become of their Western counterparts. Locked into a rigid ideological mindset, European and U.S. leftists have consistently ignored radicals in Kiev or sought to cast aspersions on the overall political character of the EuroMaidan movement. The underlying reasons for...

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A Tale of Ukraine, Crimea Crisis and Glenn Greenwald

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2014 | 11:30 PM

As the political crisis in Ukraine has continued to unfold, we've heard a lot from right wing ideologues about what "we" should do in terms of East-West relations. Indeed, time and time again conservative media pundits and far right hawks tend to frame international politics as a zero sum game...

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Ukraine Crisis: Time for Thorough Overhaul of the International Left

(6) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 4:06 PM

When they are not prattling on about lost Malaysia flight 370, the mainstream media try to uncover the unfolding Ukrainian crisis as best they can. In practice, that usually means giving over precious air time to foreign policy wonks, insiders and aging Cold War dinosaurs who are now given a...

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Crimea and the Left: It's an Intellectual Wasteland Out There

(3) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 3:43 PM

As tensions ratchet up between Russia and the U.S. over the Crimea crisis, the American left seems to be lost in the wilderness and caught in a silly intellectual straightjacket. Leveling a heavy indictment of Vladimir Putin's power grab in the Ukraine seems to be a no-brainer, but you would...

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New Christie Attack Dog Attorney No Friend to Ecuador's Indigenous Peoples

(1) Comments | Posted January 19, 2014 | 11:16 PM

In a recent column, journalist Chris Hedges compares New Jersey governor Chris Christie to a "Third World despot." In a rhetorical flourish, Hedges writes that if the New Jersey governor ever becomes president "the corporate state's repression, now on the brink of totalitarianism, would with the help of...

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Al-Jazeera America's Strategic Missteps

(2) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 1:18 PM

At long last, I have finally been able to tune into al-Jazeera America, which is now available in the New York metropolitan area on cable television. How does the new network stack up? For me, the current coverage is decidedly mixed. If anything, al-Jazeera America is committing many...

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Corporate Wrinkles in Snowden Saga May Prompt Brazil to Become More Vigilant

(3) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 4:45 PM

As further revelations continue to leak out from the Edward Snowden scandal, it has become increasingly clear that the National Security Agency (or N.S.A.) has morphed into a gigantic private public behemoth, intent on using the power of corporate America to extend its leverage. That, at least, seems to be...

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Amidst Typhoons and Climate Change, U.S. Spying Network Shows Contempt for Environment

(8) Comments | Posted November 23, 2013 | 1:37 PM

Despite mounting evidence that global warming is leading to devastating environmental disasters in the Pacific region, the U.S. and its partners are suspicious of climate change advocates. Rather brazenly, Washington and its Pacific allies spy on those who are intent on reining in global warming.

Indeed,...

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Welcome to Remote U.S.-U.K. Spy Island

(5) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 9:53 AM

Just how does the U.S. conduct its high-tech espionage? As a result of the Edward Snowden whistle-blowing scandal, the public is developing a keener understanding of the super secret National Security Agency or N.S.A., an entity with truly global reach. Indeed, according to recent reporting, the N.S.A. has its hands...

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Geopolitics of Racism: The NSA and the 'Five Eyes' Network

(43) Comments | Posted November 2, 2013 | 9:03 PM

As Edward Snowden's disclosures continue to reverberate, the racist contours of geopolitics are becoming ever clearer. According to recent reporting, the Anglo, English-speaking countries of the world, including the U.S. and its allies Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, jointly participate in a spy group called the "Five Eyes" network....

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Snowden Revelations: Shining a Spotlight on Canada, Washington's Junior Partner in the Americas

(3) Comments | Posted October 20, 2013 | 8:15 PM

Edward Snowden, who divulged secret activities of the National Security Agency or N.S.A., is now safely ensconced in Moscow. However, the notorious whistle-blower's disclosures continue to illuminate Washington's underhanded and unsavory agenda in the hemisphere, as well as U.S. links to junior partners such as Canada. According to Brazil's flagship...

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Snowden Fallout: Canada Is Hardly a Polite and Respectful Hemispheric Partner

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 5:46 PM

Edward Snowden, who divulged secret activities of the National Security Agency or N.S.A., is now safely ensconced in Moscow. However, the notorious whistle-blower's disclosures continue to illuminate Washington's underhanded and unsavory agenda in the hemisphere, as well as U.S. links to junior partners such as Canada. According to Brazil's flagship...

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New York Times Slanted Sandinista Coverage: From McCain to de Blasio

(6) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 4:48 PM

Perversely, New York's media is again debating the Sandinista Revolution and the tumultuous Contra War in Nicaragua. Just why has the media suddenly taken such a keen interest in Central America, a region it has for the most part ignored over the past 30 years? For local media to break...

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Snowden Fallout: U.S. Wary of Brazilian Assertiveness in "Blue Amazon"?

(3) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 2:37 PM

Recent revelations demonstrating that the United States National Security Agency (NSA) spied on Petrobras by hacking into the Brazilian oil company's computer network and listening to CEO phone calls suggest that Washington is nervous about Brazil's rising energy profile. Petrobras, which is partially owned by the Brazilian state, has developed...

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N.S.A. Spying on Petrobras Forms Part of Wider U.S. Oil Espionage

(3) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 9:15 PM

Recent revelations showing that the United States National Security Agency (N.S.A.) spied on Brazilian oil company Petrobras by hacking into the firm's computer network and listening to CEO phone calls are sure to upset already frosty relations between Brasilia and Washington, and indeed such sensational developments have already led President...

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Snowden Fallout: Contours of Washington's Divide and Rule Strategy in Brazil

(3) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 5:56 PM

Does Obama consider Brazil to be friend or foe? Judging from recent revelations stemming from the Edward Snowden scandal, the White House has no clear view on the matter and has relied on the National Security Agency (N.S.A.) to spy on the up and coming South American nation. According to...

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How an Idealistic President Embraced Cyber Espionage

(4) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 5:46 PM

Could President Obama's second term be marred by further revelations stemming from the National Security Agency (NSA) scandal? Such a prospect cannot be dismissed, since Glenn Greenwald, a journalist who published articles based on sensitive information leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, promises to write further pieces. Greenwald, who resides in...

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