15 April 2018

All the news for 15 April 2018 [ 156 news items | Now showing page 1 of 8 ]

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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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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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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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Brexit Reopens Old Wounds in Northern Ireland

In less than 12 months, the United Kingdom will leave the EU. One of the hardest issues to solve is how to handle the border between Northern Ireland and the Re...   [ 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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We May Never Truly Fathom Other Cultures - Facts So Romantic

Our discrete cultural universes are not easily bridged.Inca Princess - La Gran Ñusta Mama Occollo (early 1800s) / Denver Art Museum / WikicommonsIf they&...   [ continue reading...]

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Want to feel unique? Believe in the reptile people

The internet is full of wild-eyed insinuation. Seemingly accidental events are not actually accidental. A few powerful people have hatched plots to bring about...   [ 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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What’s left? Italian movements after the triumph of the Five Star Movement

The new populist party captured public anger against austerity and corrupt elites more successfully than the radical left, writes Lorenzo Zamponi. So where next...   [ 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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Missile Attack on Syria Is a Salute to “Russiagate” Enthusiasts, Whether They Like It or Not

Politicians, pundits and activists who’ve routinely denounced President Trump as a tool of Vladimir Putin can now mull over a major indicator of their cum...   [ continue reading...]

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"The Labour Market Basis For Populism" by Carl Melin and Ann-Therése Enarsson

All over the world, populist parties and movements are growing ever more strongly, and established parties appear to lack effective strategies to combat this. A...   [ continue reading...]

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Prisoner of Pinochet: No Triumph of the Human Spirit

Sergio Bitar’s Prisoner of Pinochet has been released in English.[i]It claims to show the “triumph of the human spirit”. The cliché is...   [ continue reading...]

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Kentucky school teachers: why we're walking out on strike

As school teachers walk out across the US, in Kentucky they're storming the state Capitol and making big demands, reports striking teacher James H. Mi...   [ 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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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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Protesters in Barcelona Demand Jailed Separatists Go Free

The Catalan secession movement in the wealthy region has plunged Spain into its deepest institutional crisis in decades.   [ continue reading...]

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The Real Threat to Trump's Presidency Will Unfold in a Courtroom

Michael Cohen, center, a personal attorney for President Trump, leaves Hart Building after his meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss Russian...   [ 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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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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