03 August 2017

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Arrival of the sumo wrestlers

The bashoiri – the arrival of sumo wrestlers before a tournament – unfolds outside a venue in Tokyo. With the sumo lifestyle still dictated largely...   [ continue reading...]

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Why vegetarians should be prepared to bend their own rules

It’s a common enough scenario. A vegetarian has been invited to a friend’s place for dinner. The host forgets that the guest is a vegetarian, and pl...   [ continue reading...]

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'This Is Nuts': Trump Fumes to Generals That US Should Plunder Afghan Minerals

Jake Johnson, staff writerIn a recent situation room meeting with generals and top national security advisors, President Donald Trump reportedly compared war po...   [ continue reading...]

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Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Episode 94: BJP’s Flip-Flops and State of Healthcare in India

Vinod Dua talks about the ruling BJP government's changing positions on various issues and discusses the need to increase public spending in healthcare. The po...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Considers Prolonging Afghan War to Secure $1 Trillion in Untapped Mineral Deposits

On Wednesday, two U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan after a suicide car bomber rammed a NATO-led convoy near a major U.S. base in Kandahar. The attack came a da...   [ continue reading...]

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Women in Rural Asia Are Transforming Their Lives With Solar Power

By Paul Brown / Climate News Network In remote parts of India and Nepal, female entrepreneurs bring electricity to their villages.   [ continue reading...]

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The Typewriter’s Love of the Desert - Facts So Romantic

Reflections on Sam Shepard’s time at the Santa Fe Institute Sam Shepard in the 1970s.sam-shepard.comI was first introduced to Sam by our mutual friend Val...   [ continue reading...]

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The Future of Greece

In Greece, it’s not quite accurate to talk about the “rise and fall” of the left-wing party Syriza. “Rise and plateau” would...   [ continue reading...]

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John Bolton's 'Military Options' for North Korea Denounced as 'Utter Lunacy'

Jake Johnson, staff writerAmid reports that he is being considered by President Donald Trump to replace Gen. H.R.   [ continue reading...]

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Senate Republicans Are Tired of Donald Trump

There’s a move afoot in the Senate to prevent President Trump from firing Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor investigating his campaign connections wi...   [ continue reading...]

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EXCLUSIVE: Nissan Workers Talk Their Struggles With One-on-One Anti-Union Meetings

In a Real News-PayDay collaboration, Nissan workers in Canton, Mississippi talk to reporter Mike Elk about the anti-union pressure faced by employees as they pr...   [ continue reading...]

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Bihar: Bajrang Dal Activists Thrash Three Men Over Suspicions of Transporting Beef

The meat is believed to have been obtained from an illegal slaughterhouse and has been sent for testing. The post Bihar: Bajrang Dal Activists Thrash Three Men...   [ continue reading...]

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Is Privacy An Elitist Privilege?: A Dummies’ Guide to the Ongoing Debate in India

Supreme Court this week finished hearings on one of the most significant and emotive issues – privacy. It will pass it’s judgement in next few days...   [ continue reading...]

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In Guam, the Gravest Threat Isn’t North Korea — It’s the United States

The United States is using this Pacific colony as its own private firing range.   [ continue reading...]

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McMaster: Susan Rice Did Nothing Wrong

Natasha Bertrand points us to the 13th paragraph of Eli Lake’s piece at Bloomberg today about Russia sanctions. The latest round of sanctions were, he say...   [ continue reading...]

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Modi Government’s Decision to Allow Proxy Voting by NRIs May Kick Up a Hornet’s Nest

Former chief election commissioners believe that it will spark anger among migrant workers who have long asked for a similar option. The post Modi Government&r...   [ continue reading...]

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Surviving the Trump Years: Katha Pollitt’s Guide for the Anxious and the Depressed

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener Plus John Nichols on Medicare-for-All and Rosa Brooks on the generals. The post Surviving the Trump Years: Katha Pollitt’s...   [ continue reading...]

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The War on Immigrants: Racist Policies in the Trump Era

President Donald J. Trump and his administration’s immigration agenda centers on draconian, enforcement-based policies and executive orders, exacerbating...   [ continue reading...]

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Infighting, Legal Questions Slow ALEC Push for Second Constitutional Convention

With Republicans in control of 32 state legislatures, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been actively pushing the idea of a second Constituti...   [ continue reading...]

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Responding to Dems' 2018 Campaign Plan, Groups Release Pro-Choice Platform

Jessica Corbett, staff writerMore than a dozen national groups came together to propose a pro-choice progressive platform for the Democratic Party, in response...   [ continue reading...]

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