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Budget Realignment Reflects Pentagon’s Vision of Covert and Endless War

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By Brian J. Trautman The Pentagon’s budget proposal for next year was announced last week by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. In an interview with The New York Times, Hagel argued that to meet today’s national security needs, the Department of Defense (DoD) must shift its focus and capabilities away from “fighting grinding ground conflicts”…

Comic Offers “Liberal” Perspective in Free Weekly Pages

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By Terrah Baker If you’ve opened a Free Weekly in the last couple months, you may have noticed a certain comic strip on the first page. If you’re in anyway like TFW staff, you noticed right away something different, unique and intelligent about these comics that take a different perspective on the political and social…

The Intercept Keeps Up with Leaked NSA Documents

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By Terrah Baker “The short-term mission is to provide a platform to report on the documents previously provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden … Their long-term mission is to produce fearless, adversarial journalism across a wide range of issues.” After the exposure of the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA’S) communication filtering and collection capabilities and…

Book Explores a Village Against the World

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By Chad Pollock “Utopias aren’t chimeras, they are the most noble dreams that people have. Dreams that through struggle can and must be turned into reality.” — Sanchez Gordillo In The Village Against the World, British journalist Dan Hancox tells the real-life story of Marinaleda, a village of 2,700 residents in the Andalusian region of…