14 May 2017

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Central African Republic: Ugandan Troops Harm Women

(Nairobi) – Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least...   [ continue reading...]

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Platonically irrational

How much did Plato know about behavioural economics and cognitive biases? Pretty much everything, it turns outBy Nick RomeoRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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The politics of hate predates Brexit by a long way

Raoul Martinez spoke this week-end at 'Brexit and the Political Crash', The Convention in London: “Beyond Br...   [ continue reading...]

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Where will the money come from?

Higher taxes on the richest people are the key to funding Labour's policies   [ continue reading...]

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The LGBTQ Movement is an Intersectional Fail

In recent years “intersectionality” has been the biggest buzz word in progressive circles, liberally sprinkled in activist conferences and social me...   [ continue reading...]

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Raqqa: a movement's optimism

An adherent in the ISIS-held city remains hopeful, in the latest of a series of imagined letters....   [ continue reading...]

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The Egyptian Army’s violent trail of breadcrumbs

Supporting Egypt’s particular brand of fighting terrorism is equivalent to supporting a climate of expedited...   [ continue reading...]

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Ryan

Widely regarded as a maverick genius of animation, the Canadian artist Ryan Larkin (1943-2007) seemed destined for a successful career after breaking out with t...   [ continue reading...]

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As Trump Cozies Up to Saudi Arabia, War With Iran Becomes More Likely

Many people view Donald Trump as the most dangerous man on the planet, but next week he flies to Saudi Arabia for a three-day visit during which he will meet a...   [ continue reading...]

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What Will Make the University of Texas Safe for All Students?

May Day at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin was not only a day of protest, but also one of confusion, fear and mourning. At about 1:45 p.m., several stude...   [ continue reading...]

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"Is Germany Unbalanced Or Unhinged?" by Barry Eichengreen

For US President Donald Trump, the measure of a country’s economic strength is its current-account balance – its exports of goods and services minus...   [ continue reading...]

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Minus

HK-sign-1970s.jpg Here are several issues of the "Minus" magazi...   [ continue reading...]

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We need ecstasy and opium in place of Prozac and Xanax

What can doctors do to ease emotional pain? The physicians of ancient and medieval times found many plants and plant-derived substances (ie, drugs) that soothed...   [ continue reading...]

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Music: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Amjad Sabri — ‘Rang’

  Last June, The Guardian reported: One of Pakistan’s most famous and respected musicians, celebrated for devotional songs from a centuries-old mysti...   [ continue reading...]

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The New York City rent strike, 1907-8

rent-strike-1908.jpg A short account of the Lower East Side ren...   [ continue reading...]

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Science’s Search for the Origins of Belief Has Drawn It Into the Human Mind

Religion has evolved with Homo sapiens. It will likely fade away with further evolution when we have better regulation of our emotions and more refined ways of...   [ continue reading...]

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The Struggle for the Congo

In 1997, Laurent Kabila successfully led a rebellion against President Mobutu Sese Soko and named himself president of the vast country then called Zaire. In 20...   [ continue reading...]

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Hope is Our Enemy: Fighting Boiling Frog Syndrome  

I caught myself feeling optimistic the other day. I had just read another great internet column by Caitlin Johnstone, who has deservedly gathered a huge followi...   [ continue reading...]

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Did Tajikistan’s ‘First Parrot’ Flee its Gilded Cage?

A media blackout regarding the status of the bird supposedly belonging to a top member of the ruling family failed to stop the jokes.   [ continue reading...]

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Brexit: the British élitist revolution

Nick Clegg spoke this week-end at 'Brexit and the Political Crash', The Convention in London: “It is a curio...   [ continue reading...]

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