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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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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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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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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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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Fake news, algorithmic sentinels, and facts from the future

How easy is it to tell the difference between so-called “fake news” and real news? Could algorithms designed to do that exclude important stories ab...   [ continue reading...]

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In Peru, Pence Defends Syrian Strike to Latin America Allies

Unlike past appearances at international summits, the vice president had to dive into a packed agenda on short notice, attending in Trump's place so the preside...   [ 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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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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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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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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Former First Lady Barbara Bush in Failing Health

After a recent series of hospitalizations, Mrs. Bush, age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical care, says a family spokesman, who did not specify the...   [ continue reading...]

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Haunted by history

War, famine and persecution inflict profound changes on bodies and brains. Could these changes persist over generations?By Pam WeintraubRead at Aeon   [ 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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Why Vietnam Still Matters: the Great American End and Whitewash in Saigon

Exclusively for CounterPunch, Matthew Stevenson travels from Haiphong and Hanoi, in what was North Vietnam, to the Central Highlands and Ho Chi Minh City, forme...   [ continue reading...]

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Arrests, Injuries as French Protesters Challenge Macron

Protests took place in two cities amid simmering anger over the French president's labor law changes.   [ continue reading...]

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Officials Say Flint’s Water Is Safe. Residents Say It’s Not. Scientists Say It’s Complicated.

Four years ago, the city of Flint changed its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Almost immediately, foul-smelling, discolored water began coming...   [ 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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Nuclear Keeps on Polluting, Long After Shutdown

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced on March 26, 2018 that in February 2017 LaCrosseSolutions had spilled 400 gallons of radioactively contaminated w...   [ continue reading...]

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