17 May 2017

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nine Injured, Two Arrested in Protest Outside DC's Turkish Embassy

Nadia Prupis, staff writerNine people were injured and two arrested Tuesday during a protest outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., as President Donal...   [ 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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Kulbhushan Jadhav: Why the ICJ Ruled in India’s Favour

The International Court of Justice on Thursday stayed Pakistan's execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav. Siddharth Varadarajan explains why. The post Kulbhushan Jadhav:...   [ 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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Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago

by Jeff Larson, ProPublica, Surya Mattu, Gizmodo, and Julia Angwin, ProPublica, This story was co-published with Gizmodo. Two...   [ continue reading...]

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The valley rebels

‘These are people, for god’s sake!’An olive farmer by trade, Cédric Herrou became an unlikely lightning rod for the debate around immig...   [ continue reading...]

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"Whatever Is Ahead of Me Is Far More Important Than the Past": Chelsea Manning Is Free

Army Private Chelsea Manning. (Image: Alicia Neal)The source for some of the most explosive revelations in a generation walked free from a military prison on We...   [ continue reading...]

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'A Revolution': Philly DA Candidate Seeking to End Mass Incarceration Wins Race

Nika Knight, staff writerLarry Krasner, the most progressive candidate in Philadelphia's seven-way Democratic primary election for District Attorney, won the ra...   [ continue reading...]

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"Eurobonds: An Open Letter To Martin Schulz" by Stuart Holland

Martin, You may recollect that we met with Elisa Ferreira and Jacek Saryusz-Wolski in Strasbourg in 2012 when Elisa, he and I made the case that I had already m...   [ continue reading...]

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