15 April 2018

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ICE Agents Feel More Empowered Than Ever to Arrest and Deport Even the Lowest-Priority Immigrants

From the time they first flirted at a party, Anne and Ludvin Franco were inseparable. It did not matter that Anne, a waitress, was Pennsylvania Dutch going back...   [ continue reading...]

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Calls for Netflix to cancel series promoting Philippines’ drug killings

Kerry SmithIssue 1176April 16, 2018human rightsTV showsinternational solidarityPhilippinesDuterte's 'drug war' has killed thousands of poor people.The&nbsp...   [ continue reading...]

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Reimagining governance

Getting the Centre, States and district administrations to work in tandem is crucial   [ continue reading...]

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Post Peak Minsky—Debt, Unsustainability, and Inequality

If we truly want to increase equality, then, it will have to be created at a sustainable level, and thus ones much lower than that enjoyed by the rich, middle-c...   [ continue reading...]

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Is MSNBC Becoming Conservative? The Supposedly Liberal Network Loves Anti-Trump Republicans More Than Leftists

Loading up on semi-repentant conservatives and ignoring the activist left, MSNBC is doing the nation a disservice. In the wake of Donald Trump’s ele...   [ continue reading...]

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Those Who Study and Those Who Know

Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels have found a wide audience, from those who, like many of Ferrante’s characters, have little formal education to t...   [ continue reading...]

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Age, height, education

Every day in People’s Square in the heart of Shanghai, parents of marriage-aged single children trawl through handwritten personal advertisements and cons...   [ continue reading...]

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Why America Needs More Social Housing

This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  The quest to provide what has come to be c...   [ continue reading...]

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“First past the post” is failing the Labour movement – it's time to mend our voting system

The inherent bias towards Tory seats in our voting system is set to get worse, and the arguments for reforming it...   [ continue reading...]

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Chelsea Manning on Trump's "Mission Accomplished" Tweet: "I Believe I Have Heard Those Words Before"

On Friday, the US, UK and France launched coordinated military strikes in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, over a week ago. The a...   [ continue reading...]

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Russia’s Telegram ban is just the start of the battle over online anonymity

The ban on the popular social network and messenging app heralds a new era of pressure on online privacy, includin...   [ continue reading...]

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Tackling the Dogma of Political Correctness

Over the past year, Jordan Peterson has shot into the public eye with his jihad against political correctness, using YouTube, the new medium for getting one&rsq...   [ continue reading...]

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With Walkout and Rally Planned for Monday, Teachers' Anger Over Low Pay and Lack of Funding Spreads to Colorado

Julia Conley, staff writer"Educators are fed up...Colorado has, year over year over year, significantly underfunded our public schools.   [ continue reading...]

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‘No Longer Alone’: LGBT Voices from the Middle East, North Africa

LGBT rights activists from across the Middle East and North Africa bring you on a journey of self-discovery, solidarity and strength...   [ continue reading...]

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How the CIA's Secret Torture Program Sparked a Citizen-Led Public Reckoning in North Carolina

What can a small group of committed citizens who oppose these practices do to push back? This. President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, G...   [ continue reading...]

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Mandate and allocations

The terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission raise questions about constitutional propriety   [ continue reading...]

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Resolution of Kashmir Dispute is Key to Afghanistan

U.S. involvement in Afghanistan is futile. To the extent that a goal can be ascertained—which may now be to militarily weaken the Taliban enough to exerci...   [ continue reading...]

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Here Are Seven Brilliant Insights From Noam Chomsky on the American Empire

Noam Chomsky. (Photo: Andrew Rusk) The current political climate is hostile to real accountability. Help us keep lawmakers and corporations in check -- support...   [ continue reading...]

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Where Is the Democratic Outrage Over Trump's Illegal Attack on Syria?

The illegal airstrikes on Syria last Friday provoked a widespread but largely muted opposition from Democrats, which is not surprising since the Democratic Part...   [ continue reading...]

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Tomgram: Frida Berrigan, Growing Up With the Threat of Pervasive Violence

Guns. In a country with more than 300 million of them, a country that’s recently been swept up in a round of protests over the endless killing s...   [ continue reading...]

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