11 March 2018

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Why greeting-card clichés are utterly empty yet full of meaning

Cliché is the nemesis of creativity. This statement pervades contemporary attitudes to language, both in the field of literature and in conventional huma...   [ continue reading...]

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Thus spake Albert

You probably know a quote from him. He probably never said it. How did Einstein become a touchstone of all that is wise?By Andrew RobinsonRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Eyes of exodus

The Greek island of Kastellorizo is normally a sleepy tourist destination, with its population of just a few hundred mostly isolated from the events of the outs...   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh Plane Carrying 71 People Crashes in Nepal; At Least 50 Dead

Seventeen people on board have been rescued. The post Bangladesh Plane Carrying 71 People Crashes in Nepal; At Least 50 Dead appeared first on The Wire.   [ continue reading...]

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How Sex Is Like Your Thermostat - Facts So Romantic

The systematic study of sexual feedback is woefully thin. This blind spot is unwarranted considering how common sexual problems are, and those problems can ofte...   [ continue reading...]

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Indian, French Forces to Access Each Other’s Naval Facilities in Indian Ocean

India and France sign agreement to allow access to military installations and call for closer cooperation in Indian Ocean region. The post Indian, French Forces...   [ continue reading...]

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The Narendra Modi Government’s Pursuit of Scriptural Authority Is a War Against Doubt

Wherever there has been room for doubt about interpreting a bit of information, the government has swooped in attempting to establish clarity ("the Vedas alread...   [ continue reading...]

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Maharashtra’s Budget Explains Why Its Farmers Are So Angry

The Devendra Fadnavis government’s poor budgeting has meant that the sectors like health and education have seen drastic cuts.  The post Maharashtra&...   [ continue reading...]

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China Abolishes Presidential Term Limits, Clears Way for Xi Jinping to Rule for Life

The limit of two five-year presidential terms was written into China’s constitution after Mao’s death in 1976. The post China Abolishes Presidential...   [ continue reading...]

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The horror of Syria - the curse on our houses

Aid workers speak out against the suffering of Syria, the failures of politicians and the cynicism of political ca...   [ continue reading...]

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Student Occupations Live #OccupyUUK

Live updates of students occupying university buildings in solidarity with striking lecturers. #UCUstrike #StrikeForUSS   [ continue reading...]

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"Eastern Europe’s Right-Wing Shift Is Not Unique" by Gavin Rae

The Italian elections have confirmed the rightward shift in European politics and the further marginalisation of the left. Following events such as the Brexit r...   [ continue reading...]

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Backstory: Women’s Day Thoughts: Lives on the Edge of Blank White Space

A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor. The post Backstory: Women’s Day Thoughts: Lives on the Edge of Blank White Space appeared f...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Statement by PADS on post-poll violence by BJP/RSS cadre and supporters in Tripura

Targeted violence against political opponents of BJP, as seen in Tripura, cannot be dissociated from wider processes of change. Public violence against the weak...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Trade War in Perspective

US President Donald Trump’s recent announcement of steep tariffs on steel and aluminium imports seems to have shocked US allies, even though these were am...   [ continue reading...]

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Kurds under attack at film screening

Chris JenkinsIssue 1173PerthMarch 12, 2018AustraliaRojava SolidarityAustraliaSolidarity at Green Left Weekly's screening in Perth of the film Kurdistan: Wo...   [ continue reading...]

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The lecturers' strikes started in winter but are finishing in spring - weekly briefing

University staff and students have shown that committed and passionate resistance is possible and neccesary, finds Des Freedman   [ continue reading...]

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Noam Chomsky and Danny Glover Condemn U.S. and Canada Over Venezuela Sanctions

Click here for reuse options! Chomsky and Glover are among 154 signatories asking the U.S. and Canada to reconsider...   [ continue reading...]

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Greening India for a Sustainable Tomorrow

Dr. Frank Rijsberman is Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)The post Greening India for a Sustainable Tomorrow appeared first on Inter Press S...   [ continue reading...]

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Defying the Hawks on the Way to a Trump-Kim Summit

Donald Trump’s extraordinary decision to meet with Kim Jong-un has taken all the policy hawks by surprise—and led them to issue all kinds of warning...   [ continue reading...]

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