02 January 2018

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Headlines for January 2, 2018

Iran: 22 Dead, Hundreds Arrested Amid Mass Protests, Trump Lauds Tax Cuts, Arctic Drilling in Exclusive New Year's Gala, Pakistan Summons U.S. Ambassador Follow...   [ continue reading...]

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The non-binary brain

Misogynists are fascinated by the idea that human brains are biologically male or female. But they’ve got the science wrongBy Emily WillinghamRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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The Logic Puzzle You Can Only Solve with Your Brightest Friend - Facts So Romantic

You have to cleverly build “common knowledge” to solve this lethal riddle.WikicommonsYou’ve been caught snooping around a spooky graveyard wit...   [ continue reading...]

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From Swamp to Cesspool

“In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country,...   [ continue reading...]

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Whence comes nihilism, the uncanniest of all guests?

Friedrich Nietzsche was most famously concerned with the problem of nihilism. All societies, in his view, rely on implicit value judgments. If the foundations o...   [ continue reading...]

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Libraries Under Capitalism: The Enclosure of the Literary Commons

Public libraries have functioned as a commons for public education, community dialogue and organizing. But over three decades of neoliberal policies have forced...   [ continue reading...]

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Silence on thermal plants

ON December 7, one month after concerns resurfaced about the national capital becoming a “gas chamber” owing to air pollution, a group of civil soci...   [ continue reading...]

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Tweeting About Size of His "Nuclear Button," Trump Disrupts Peace Effort With "Childish" Threat

(Image: NurPhoto / Getty Images) Truthout won't back down from taking Trump and his cronies to task. Click here to support journalism that holds those in power...   [ continue reading...]

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"Working People Are the Real Experts on Their Lives": How a Grassroots Group in North Carolina Is Fighting Trump's Betrayal

North Carolina's working poor thought they were being listened to -- now they feel betrayed and duped, say Down Home North Carolina organizers. The organization...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Supporters Are Far More Likely to Read and Share 'Fake News' Online: Report

Why are we not surprised? President Donald Trump famously complains about “fake news” — but a new study shows his followers are far more...   [ continue reading...]

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2017: A Year of Reaction and Resistance

Albin Lohr-Jones/Sipa via AP Images Activists hold aloft signs a rally and march opposing President Donald Trump's decision to eliminate the Obama-era...   [ continue reading...]

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Two Catalonias

The Catalan elections on December 21 were meant to mark the end of Spain’s constitutional crisis. After an unofficial referendum; the arrest of prominent...   [ continue reading...]

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2017: A Banner Year for Corporate Mergers, Which Further Deepens Inequality 

GREGORY WILPERT: The year 2017 is turning out to be another banner year for the centralization of capital, that is, according to an article in the Financial Tim...   [ continue reading...]

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My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror

As I took the stand, I thought about how much press freedom had been lost and how drastically national security reporting had changed in the post-9/11 era. The...   [ continue reading...]

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Iranians have given up on reforms

When hundreds of people took to the streets on Thursday 28 December in Mashhad, Iran's second largest city, to protest against economic woes and government corr...   [ continue reading...]

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The WannaCry Cyberattack: What the Evidence Says and Why the Trump Administration Blames North Korea  

On December 19, in a Wall Street Journal editorial that drew much attention, Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert asserted that North Korea was “directly...   [ continue reading...]

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How women migrant workers defy ‘social control’ with everyday resistance

Women migrant workers face extreme forms of social control in Saudi Arabia. One Sri Lankan woman shares her story...   [ continue reading...]

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Glenn Greenwald on Iran Protests: Trump Tweets "Time for Change" While Backing Dictators Worldwide

At least 22 people are dead and hundreds have been arrested, as Iranian authorities move to quell the largest anti-government protests since 2009. President Don...   [ continue reading...]

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NATO Defense Spending Started Increasing Three Years Ago

Susan Glasser has a long piece in Politico today about Donald Trump’s foreign policy, and it’s about what you’d expect: pretty much everyone o...   [ continue reading...]

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Rising Seas: Artists visualize to this crisis

Peter Kuper, Tjeerd Royaards, Zoe Matthiessen As climate change progresses we enter a new landscape. The post Rising Seas: Artists visualize to this crisis app...   [ continue reading...]

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