12 November 2017

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After Hearing Accounts of Sexual Violence, UN Official to Bring Rohingya Case to ICC

Jessica Corbett, staff writerSurvivors who fled Myanmar told UN representative Pramila Patten about their experiences with "gang-rape by multiple soldiers, forc...   [ continue reading...]

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Chugging along in the name of sustainability

Kanchi Kohli raises questions on the Voluntary National Review report which shows India’s efforts to achieve seven of the seventeen Sustainable Developmen...   [ continue reading...]

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55 Years After: Political Legacies of the Cuban Missile Crisis

The last two weeks of October 1962, 55 years ago, was the closest the world has come so far to a widespread nuclear exchange in what has become known as the &ld...   [ continue reading...]

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What Does the Tax Bill Do for Low-Income Workers?

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a news conference in the Capitol where GOP senators said famil...   [ continue reading...]

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"Reshaping Sovereignty In Catalonia And Spain: A Task For The Left" by Costas Lapavitsas

The Catalan events pose a challenge to the sovereignty of the Spanish state as well as casting light on sovereignty in the EU. At stake is a redefinition of the...   [ continue reading...]

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Corporations Are Undermining Public Education, One State at a Time

Click here for reuse options! As the economy grows ever more unequal, corporations seek to lower expectations of wh...   [ continue reading...]

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Tikrit and Najaf: Agony and Ecstasy in Iraq

Nothing, absolutely nothing prepares you to revive, on the spot, the memory of what will go down in history as ISIS/Daesh’s most horrid killing field in I...   [ continue reading...]

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How the Saudi Plot to Topple the Lebanese Government Backfired

The Saudis may be holding the Lebanese Prime Minister hostage but their apparent plan to topple the Beirut government has gloriously backfired. Far from breakin...   [ continue reading...]

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How Did Berkeley Come to be Spying for the FBI?

Berkeley’s police are collaborating with some very unsavory federal police agencies.  In the process our civil rights and civil liberties have been p...   [ continue reading...]

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Tomgram: Alfred W. McCoy, Washington's Drug of Choice in the War on Terror

After nine months of confusion, chaos, and cascading tweets, Donald Trump’s White House has finally made one thing crystal clear: the U.S. is staying in A...   [ continue reading...]

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The wisdom of an octopus

The importance of hearing stories from the other side, of voices not heard   [ continue reading...]

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New York’s Black Panthers, a Legacy

The indictment and trial of the New York “Panther 21” was an attempt by several elements of the US police state apparatus to destroy the Black Panth...   [ continue reading...]

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What Tech Can Learn from the Fruit Fly’s Search Algorithm - Facts So Romantic

Scientists are starting to understand that search powers much of the natural world, too.Image by Intelligent Product Solutions / YouTubeAsk, and it shall be giv...   [ continue reading...]

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Two Assam Rifles Jawans Killed, Four Injured in IED Blast in Manipur

The jawans were patrolling when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near their camp this morning. The post Two Assam Rifles Jawans Killed, Four Injure...   [ continue reading...]

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When faith fills ballot boxes

Ironically, the message of scientific temper, modernity, secularism resonated more when the rate of literacy was l...   [ continue reading...]

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Venezuela's sex and gender diverse community: 'They can't deny our existence anymore'

Venezuela’s Revolutionary Sex and Gender Diversity Alliance (ASGDRe) was set up in 2009 as a collective to fight for gender diversity rights and against d...   [ continue reading...]

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ASEAN Summit Draft Statement Skips Over Rohingya Crisis

The draft did not give any details of the situation in northern Rakhine state or use the term Rohingya for the persecuted Muslim minority, which Myanmar leader...   [ continue reading...]

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“Love Is Love”: Delhi Hosts Its Tenth Queer Pride Parade

The gathering sang, danced and celebrated as people from all walks of life, identifying with different sexual orientations and genders got together at Barakhamb...   [ continue reading...]

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Time for Costly Medicine Monopolies to Go From TPP Trade Talks

The latest plan to get the controversial trade deal up and running again after the withdrawal of the United States involves freezing some of its controversial r...   [ continue reading...]

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Child Exploitation Rife in Rohingya Refugee Camps

About 450,000 children, or 55% of the refugee population, live in teeming settlements near the border with Myanmar, after fleeing the destruction of villages an...   [ continue reading...]

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