11 October 2017

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Confucian ancestor worship

Confucius’ philosophy of ‘filial piety’ – a fervent respect for one’s parents and ancestors – is still central to Chinese so...   [ continue reading...]

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I Am Not a Monster - Issue 53: Monsters

Cephalopods loom large in our cultural mythos. Their long, sucking arms, large, unblinking eyes, and the sheer size of species like the giant squid have creeped...   [ continue reading...]

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The death of languages

Endangered languages have sentimental value, it's true, but are there good philosophical reasons to preserve them?By Rebecca RoacheRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Why We Can’t Rule Out Bigfoot - Issue 53: Monsters

I recently got an email from an anthropologist commenting on a new report in the Proceedings of the Royal Society. The topic of that report was Bigfoot—or...   [ continue reading...]

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In Historic Step, Banking Giant Cuts Ties With Tar Sands

Greenpeace's Keith Stewart discusses the huge step by BNP Paribas to move away from tar sands and divest from 'the dirtiest project on the planet'   [ continue reading...]

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UK Activist Convicted Under Terror Law for Refusing 'Digital Strip-Search'

The British anti-terrorism measure Schedule 7 has just been used to convict Muhammad Rabbani for an offense that has nothing to do with terrorism: refusing to g...   [ continue reading...]

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History Blinded by Anti Socialism: Ken Burns’ Vietnam

It’s not surprising that an Americana-obsessed filmmaker botched a history of the Vietnam War. National pride doesn’t mesh with the Empire’s l...   [ continue reading...]

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Interpreting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C Temperature Limit

In a commentary paper for the journal Geophysical Research Letters, we show that the temperature limits in the Paris Agreement should be understood as chan...   [ continue reading...]

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Fire Dispatch #2: The Agony of Watching My Favorite Sonoma Hills and Neighborhoods Burn

While Kevin’s on vacation, we’ve invited other Mother Jones writers to contribute posts. Annadel State Park in Santa Rosa is probably...   [ continue reading...]

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Harvey Weinstein Made an Absolute Fortune off Movies Featuring His Alleged Victims

In bombshell investigations by the New York Times and the New Yorker, numerous women have come forward with accounts of being sexually harassed and, in som...   [ continue reading...]

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Citing Dictatorial Tendencies, Critics Slam Trump for 'Madcap Threat' Aimed at NBC

Julia Conley, staff writerWhile the president can't take away the network's ability to operate, former FCC commissioner calls ongoing attempts to intimidate jou...   [ continue reading...]

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As Official Deadline Passes, Only 70% File Final GST Returns for July

The government has said it will assess reasons for low rate of compliance. The post As Official Deadline Passes, Only 70% File Final GST Returns for July appear...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Is Upset That He Has Fewer Nuclear Bombs Than Obama

Sigh. I suppose I have to post this report from NBC News. Apparently our commander-in-chief was upset to learn that America’s nuclear force is smaller tha...   [ continue reading...]

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Fighting Spirits: 3 Cocktails to Fuel the Resistance

The Nation These days, the news goes best with a stiff drink. The post Fighting Spirits: 3 Cocktails to Fuel the Resistance appeared first on The Nation.   [ continue reading...]

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As Trump Pushes Massive Deregulatory Agenda, One Key Beneficiary: Donald Trump

Jake Johnson, staff writer"Trump's refusal to cede ownership of his businesses means the president can personally profit from gutting environmental, worker, hea...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for October 11, 2017

California: Wildfire from Death Toll Hits 17; Blocks Reduced to Ashes, Puerto Rico: Health System in Dire Condition, 3 Weeks After Hurricane Maria, Officials: T...   [ continue reading...]

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The History of the World in 10½ Blog Posts. 5. Capitalism I – Lords, Peasants & Merchants

The stage is now set for the next scene in our whistle-stop tour – the emergence of capitalism. But first a quick aside. Enmeshed in a contemporary global...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Threatens Networks That Report Critical Stories of Him

President Donald Trump on Wednesday floated the idea of targeting the licenses of TV networks that report “fake news” about him. His tweet came just...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump EPA's 4-Year Strategic Plan Doesn't Mention 'Climate.' Not Once.

Jake Johnson, staff writer"This wasn't an oversight, this is a deliberate strategy by this administration."   [ continue reading...]

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A Peace Prize That Means Something: ICAN’s Nobel

This week the world’s most prestigious prize for peace, the Nobel Peace Prize, has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (...   [ continue reading...]

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