17 May 2017

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The Hidden Sexism of How We Think About Risk - Issue 48: Chaos

My eldest son has long been irresistibly drawn to danger. At 6 months old he rolled across the entire expanse of the living room in order to more closely inspec...   [ continue reading...]

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Investigation Reveals That Walmart and Lowe's Have Direct Links to Slave Labor

Logging camps in Brazil are committing one of the worst crimes of humanity. This story is the third in a four-part series on slave labor practices at logg...   [ continue reading...]

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A Complicated Question - Issue 48: Chaos

Asaf Hanuka is an Israeli illustrator and comic book artist, notable for his autobiographical comics “The Realist.” He is twin brother of illustra...   [ continue reading...]

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U.K. Labour Party’s ‘Most Left-Wing Program’ in 30 Years Will Be Paid for by Taxing the Rich

According to the new manifesto officially launched Tuesday by the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn, the British opposition party plans to raise taxes only on we...   [ continue reading...]

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If ET Calls, Think Twice About Answering - Issue 48: Chaos

Valencia, Spain, Oct. 6, 2006. After four long days, the 57th International Astronautical Congress draws to a close, and two prominent members of the Search for...   [ continue reading...]

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Beirut Activists Launch Heritage Watch Day to Defend Threatened Historical Sites

The laissez-faire privatization and development frenzy in Lebanon’s capital has destroyed much of the country’s heritage. Activists are determined t...   [ continue reading...]

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Hope For Imagining a World Beyond Corporate Control

The commons is not just a battlefield between corporate predators and those who resist them – it is also a source of hope for those willing to imagine a w...   [ continue reading...]

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Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation: Juan del Río

We need to build local resilience and to redesign our communities in order to be able to adapt to the changes we are already facing while reconnecting among our...   [ continue reading...]

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A Private Prison Company Put This Immigrant Detainee in Solitary. 19 Days Later He Was Dead.

A Panamanian man held in an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center died in an apparent suicide Monday after being held for 19 days in soli...   [ continue reading...]

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Three Years of Modi Government: Failure of Foreign Policy.

Three Years of Modi Government: Failure of Foreign Policy. Rajesh Wed, 05/17/2017 - 17:44 BJP led government has ailed miserable in its approach at...   [ continue reading...]

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Jon Ossoff's Shot at a House Seat Depends on Registering New Voters

On April 18, Democrat Jon Ossoff came within a hair of winning the congressional seat for Georgia's 6th District, a strong showing in suburban Atlanta district...   [ continue reading...]

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Brazil President Allegedly Caught on Record Discussing Witness Bribing in Graft Investigation

A report by newspaper O Globo has revealed information that could pull Michel Temer further into the corruption scandal already raging in Brazil. The post Brazi...   [ continue reading...]

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Army Gets Logistical Advantage in Assam’s Dhola-Sadiya Bridge, Locals Get a Lifeline

The bridge, to be inaugurated by the prime minister on May 26, will be the country's longest, connecting the remotest parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The...   [ continue reading...]

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To the Republic, for Which It Stands

Chris LehmannThe broad Trumpian vow to “Make America Great Again” chimed in near-perfect unison with the cultural offensives of the Christian right.   [ continue reading...]

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Did Trump Commit High Crimes and Misdemeanors?

FBI Director Robert Mueller III testifies during a hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC, June 19, 2013. The Justice Department has appointed Mueller to se...   [ continue reading...]

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China and India CO2 Emissions On the Decline But US's Remains the Same

Climate scientist Bill Hare, co-author of the IPCC reports, says that China's and India's moves towards renewable energy could counter the negative effects of t...   [ continue reading...]

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The mathematics of mind-time

The special trick of consciousness is being able to project action and time into a range of possible futuresBy Karl FristonRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Young Scientist Discovers New Species of Crabs in Meghalaya

A 29-year-old researcher Parveen Farzana Absar discovered a new species of cave-dwelling crabs in one of Meghalaya's many natural caves. The post Young Scientis...   [ continue reading...]

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Many Americans Believe Donald Trump Is Unfit to Serve. A Congressman Has a Plan to Determine That.

John NicholsJamie Raskin proposes using the 25th Amendment to assess whether presidential incapacity exists.   [ continue reading...]

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Whistleblowers, Moral Injury and Endless War

Editor's Note: The following article contains graphic descriptions of suicide. "My guilt will never go away," former Marine Matthew Hoh explained to me. "There...   [ continue reading...]

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