23 May 2018

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Traitors to Their Class

Thanks to a banner 2016 and some great book sales, Bernie Sanders finally joined the ranks of the one percent, which, along with his fancy winter coat, has fuel...   [ continue reading...]

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Do we need the office of the Governor?

To understand why we don’t, it is important to understand its origins in the colonial regime   [ continue reading...]

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Myanmar: Deadline to Report on Rape of Rohingya to UN

Expand A Rohingya woman walks through Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Banglad...   [ continue reading...]

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A quick recap of the gutkha scam

The SC has confirmed that the CBI will investigate the case   [ continue reading...]

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Natural capital in the 21st century

India must calculate ‘its green GDP’ to factor in the value of the environment in its growth   [ continue reading...]

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The New COINTELPRO? Meet the Black Activist Jailed for Months After FBI Targeting & Surveillance

In Texas, a black activist says he is the first person to be targeted and prosecuted under a secretive U.S. surveillance effort to track so-called black identit...   [ continue reading...]

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Take two leeches and call me in the morning

For thousands of years before modern science-based medicine became the norm, bloodletting, frequently by leeches, was considered something of a medical cure-all...   [ continue reading...]

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Why New Antibiotics Are So Hard to Find - Issue 60: Searches

An 86-year-old patient arrives with a grisly foot injury.1 It’s badly infected—not a surprise, given his chronic untreated Type 2 diabetes. What is...   [ continue reading...]

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A U.S. Journalist Took Thousands of ISIS Files Out of Iraq, Reigniting a Bitter Dispute Over the Theft of Iraqi History

An article in the New York Times has reopened the wound of the U.S. taking 120 million pages of documents from Iraq after 2003 invasion. The post A U.S. Journal...   [ continue reading...]

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This 70-Year-Old Republican Mayor Wants to Prove That His Small Southern Town Can Go Green

Last year, Mayor Greg Lemons counted every single street light in Abita Springs, Louisiana, and found there were 256. If his town of ab...   [ continue reading...]

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Training Pakistani Reporters in an Uncertain Age

Reporters learn to improve their work standards—and to face the dire pressures put on Pakistan's media.   [ continue reading...]

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America’s Treatment of Palestinians Has Grown Horrendously Cruel

No words can describe the anger and anguish I feel as a Palestinian in America watching this unfold.   [ continue reading...]

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Rajkot Flogging and Murder Again Shows the Reality of Being Dalit in India

Rajkot Flogging and Murder Again Shows the Reality of Being Dalit in India seema Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:03   [ continue reading...]

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Understanding right and left populisms

Neoliberal globalization has increased both economic insecurity and cultural anxiety. Have theories of populism ta...   [ continue reading...]

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Here are 10 Things I Learned About the World from Ayn Rand's Insane 'Atlas Shrugged'

If Rand were still alive she would probably say, "Thank you for smoking." Over the past year, I've been reading and reviewing Ayn Rand's massive paea...   [ continue reading...]

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Are Suicide Bombings Really Driven by Ideology? - Issue 60: Searches

Harvey Whitehouse doesn’t like how New Atheists like Richard Dawkins make religion out to be a mere “set of propositions” amounting to a &ldqu...   [ continue reading...]

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A Labour code for the 21st century

Today's labour laws were designed for a world of work that no longer exists. The pressures of neoliberalism on the individual and society require labour laws th...   [ continue reading...]

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Watch: Surreal Sinclair Broadcasting Town Hall Goes Off-the-Rails in Discussion on 'Youth and Morality'

The panel discussion was hosted by the notoriously morally challenged Armstrong Williams. Last night, Sinclair Broadcast Group station WJLA hosted&nb...   [ continue reading...]

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An Empire of Nothing at All? The US Military Takes Us Through the Gates of Hell

Although the peace movement is not a loud voice at this time in the US, it should be. In this introduction of A Nation Unmade by War, Tom Engelhardt discus...   [ continue reading...]

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Guatemalan farmers occupy plantation formerly owned by drug traffickers

by Jeff Abbott At great personal risk, small farmers in Guatemala have increasingly taken to occupying lands owned by convicted and accused drug traffickers to...   [ continue reading...]

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