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Balm for Goat’s Milk

Those who mine the periphery of our late 60s pop kulchur may recall a sub- Scientology sect named the Process Church of the Final Judgment. The Processeans trie...   [ continue reading...]

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Women Beware: Saudi Arabia Charged with Shaping Global Standards for Women’s Equality

It’s hard to sink to a greater depth of hypocrisy than voting Saudi Arabia onto a UN Commission charged with promoting women’s equality and empowerm...   [ continue reading...]

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Jeff Sessions is Rolling Back Basic Rights

As Donald Trump nears the end of his first 100 days, media commentary focuses primarily on how little he has achieved in comparison to other presidents. It&rsqu...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Scales Back Antiquities Act, Which Helped to Create National Parks

In June 1906, the Antiquities Act was signed into law, granting Presidents the authority to reserve land and declare national monuments. President The...   [ continue reading...]

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Under Duterte, Filipino Youth Struggle for Real Change

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may have intimidated many around the globe with his firey rhetoric and bloody drug war but one youth congressperson hasn&rs...   [ continue reading...]

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Handel’s Executioner

The horrifying accounts of last night’s execution of Kenneth Williams by lethal injection in Arkansas demonstrated not only the inhumane nature of this la...   [ continue reading...]

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The Senator Visits Río Piedras

According to the Puerto Rico Police Superintendent, the end result of the Senate Majority Leader’s visit to an ex-governor’s foundation in Rí...   [ continue reading...]

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Which Witch Hunt? Liberal Disanalogies

Katha Pollitt’s recent editorial, It’s Not ‘McCarthyism’ to Demand Answers on Trump, Russia, and the Election,  is a good example o...   [ continue reading...]

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NAFTA Needs to be Replaced, Not Renegotiated

The North American Free Trade Agreement must be replaced with a transparent trade agreement that ensures farmers in all three nations, Canada Mexico and the Uni...   [ continue reading...]

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Middle Eastern Surgeon Speaks About “Ecology of War”

Dr. Gus Abu-Sitta is the head of the Plastic Surgery Department at the AUB Medical Center in Lebanon. He specializes in: reconstructive surgery. What it means i...   [ continue reading...]

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Tribunal Finds Monsanto an Abuser of Human Rights and Environment

The corporation most determined to acquire control of the world’s food supply, a behemoth determined to bend the world’s farmers to its will, douse...   [ continue reading...]

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Who Benefits From Prolonged Warfare?

In The Art of War the Chinese General Sun Tzu asserted that “There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare” and many...   [ continue reading...]

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Invasion of the Pretty People, Kamala Harris Edition

How do you sell elite rule to a 99% electorate? Well, don’t run somebody like Hillary Clinton, a lackluster campaigner with more 1% baggage than the Louis...   [ continue reading...]

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Thank You Note

Yo, earthling, I’m just about to shove off so I wanted to say, you know, I had a good time. Thanks for the invite. Nothing to complain about in this neck...   [ continue reading...]

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Reckless in the White House

Within a week, United States President Donald Trump authorised two major strikes—one against the Syrian Air Force and the other against an ISIS base in Af...   [ continue reading...]

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Spooky Cookies and Algorithmic Steps Dystopian

‘But Lo! men have become the tool of their tools.’ — Thoreau All the gang of those who rule us Hope our quarrels never stop Helping them to sp...   [ continue reading...]

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Slandering Populism: a Chilling Media Habit

I imagine I’m not the only political and media observer sickened by the dominant (“mainstream”) corporate media’s habitual reference to...   [ continue reading...]

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The Neoliberal or the Fascist? What Should French Progressives Do?

The presidential run-off between Emmanuel Macron and Marine le Pen poses a dilemma for many French progressive voters: the former is seen as one of the main arc...   [ continue reading...]

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Turkey’s Kurdish Agenda

Any doubts that Turkey’s involvement in the conflict against Islamic State is purely symbolic were dispelled by a latest round of air strikes against Kurd...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s 100 Days of Rage and Rapacity

The Lawless-loving corporatists have worked overtime to besmirch the word “regulation” (or law and order for corporations) and edify...   [ continue reading...]

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