04 December 2017

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Could Eco-Literature Be the Next Major Literary Wave?

Eco-literature needs to move beyond the sterile badgering of activism and delve deeper into human stories of subtlety. The post Could Eco-Literature Be the Next...   [ continue reading...]

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Field song

‘Just like the bad things, the beautiful things are temporary too.’Roberto Olivera was raised in poverty in southern California, where he worked the...   [ continue reading...]

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The empire dreamt back

To help rule its empire, Britain turned to psychoanalysis. But they weren’t willing to hear the truth it toldBy Erik LinstrumRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Why America Fails at Gathering Hate Crime Statistics

by Ken Schwencke In the early hours of June 5, 2015, Gary Bravo was leaving Sammy T’s in...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Do So Many Western Leftists Defend Robert Mugabe?

Why do so many Western leftists feel the need to defend a counter-revolutionary, kleptocratic despot like Robert Mugabe? Is it because a country like Zimba...   [ continue reading...]

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The Fight for Affordable Housing Unites People in Manufactured Homes Across Racial and Geographic Barriers

In the wake of the housing crisis, manufactured mobile homes offered people with fixed or low incomes an affordable alternative, but now Wall Street is trying t...   [ continue reading...]

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How to fight work bullshit (and keep your job and your dignity)

After getting lost in the conference hotel, I finally located the ‘creativity workshop’. Joining the others, I sat cross-legged on the floor. Soon,...   [ continue reading...]

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The Dalai Lama Wants to Return Home

Is India bracing for the potential fallouts? The post The Dalai Lama Wants to Return Home appeared first on The Wire.   [ continue reading...]

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As Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Muslim Ban, Civil Rights Attorneys Vow to Fight Back

The Supreme Court handed a victory to President Donald Trump Monday, when it allowed his latest travel ban to go into effect even as legal challenges contin...   [ continue reading...]

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Worried About Russian Foreign Interference? Take a Look Into Saudi Arabia.

Imagine if Russia — instead of doing what it has been accused of doing last year — had funded and facilitated an attack on US soil that killed thous...   [ continue reading...]

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Empowering Women Improves Communities, Ensures Success for Generations

At an event held on October 29 at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gender Awards 2017, five countries were honored for impressive achi...   [ continue reading...]

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The communal card again

The BJP once again takes recourse to communal propaganda in a desperate bid to recapture the initiative on the campaign front from the opposition, comprising th...   [ continue reading...]

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When Boom is Bust: the Shale Oil Bonanza as a Symptom of Economic Crisis

The gradual climb in oil prices in recent weeks has revived hopes that US shale oil producers will return to profitability, while also renewing fevered dreams o...   [ continue reading...]

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What’s Worse: Natural Disasters Like Ockhi or Manmade Ones Like Our Governments?

From unwise land-use change to infrastructure erected to disrupt the natural flow of waters, India's engines of economic change are actively making life worse f...   [ continue reading...]

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US Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Latest Travel Ban to Go Into Full Effect

The ban will now go fully into effect for people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen seeking to enter the US. The post US Supreme Court Allows Trum...   [ continue reading...]

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Let’s Not Take India’s Crime Statistics Seriously

Suppressing crimes is an exalted art form practiced as a matter of reflex in our police stations. The post Let’s Not Take India’s Crime Statistics S...   [ continue reading...]

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Eastern Europe Offers Glimpse of What Happens When Right-Wing Extremists Control Policy Apparatus

Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. He was a rich businessman, an outspoken outsider with a lo...   [ continue reading...]

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Delhi HC Says Marital Rape Issue Has ‘Huge Ramifications’, Next Hearing in January

The matter was listed before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar which during the brief hearing noted the concern raised by t...   [ continue reading...]

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Are Rising Attacks On Human Rights Defenders The ‘New Normal’?

Mandeep Tiwana is Chief Programmes Officer for the global civil society alliance, CIVICUSThe post Are Rising Attacks On Human Rights Defenders The ‘New No...   [ continue reading...]

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Christian Groups Say Anti-Gay Discrimination Is Rare. Here Are 1,000 Counterarguments.

Are LGBT people regular victims of discrimination, or are they a well-funded political force bent on persecuting Christians? Those are the competing ideas at wo...   [ continue reading...]

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