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Ella Baker’s Radical Democratic Vision

Ella Baker was one of the unsung leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. What can she teach us about movement-building today?   [ continue reading...]

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Pope Francis Rides an Encyclical

The papal encyclical released today is a 190-page urgent call to action on two issues—climate change and economic inequality—that frames both issues...   [ continue reading...]

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CIA didn’t know strike would hit al-Qaeda leader

The Washington Post reports: The CIA did not know in advance that al-Qaeda’s leader in Yemen was among the suspected militants targeted in a lethal drone stri...   [ continue reading...]

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Peak Oil Notes - June 18

Despite considerable volatility in the oil markets on Wednesday prices have been little changed so far this week.   [ continue reading...]

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On Becoming Black, Becoming White and Being Human: Rachel Dolezal and the Fluidity of Race

When I think of the NAACP official’s attempt to pass for black, I am reminded of my cousin Ernest, who successfully passed for white for four decades, and the...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Anhad report on first 365 days of the Narendra Modi Government

This report published by Anhad documents the intense and multi pronged attack on democratic rights of citizens and on secular values enshrined in India's consti...   [ continue reading...]

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Treasury Announces a Woman Will Appear on the $10 Bill

    Slavery abolitionist Harriet Tubman is the apparent front-runner in a decision to honor a woman in a permanent design of the $10 bill. (Tom Blunt / CC BY-...   [ continue reading...]

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EU: Rights Abuses at Home Drive Mediterranean Crisis

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Human rights abuses in their home countries are the driving force behind the surge in...   [ continue reading...]

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A rebuke to military tribunals

An editorial in the New York Times says: In 2008, Ali al-Bahlul, a propagandist for Al Qaeda who has been held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, since early 2002, was c...   [ continue reading...]

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7 Giant Lies About Red Meat Promoted by the Meat Industry

The USDA has continued to discredit red meat as a healthful food. But the meat industry has to make its profits! Is red meat good or bad for you? You...   [ continue reading...]

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New study says environmental activism works, but overlooks efforts of frontline groups

by Kate Aronoff Just because conservative, extractive states remain un-phased by the scientific consensus doesn’t mean they aren’t also a hotbed of resista...   [ continue reading...]

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Those who believe godless science must be met by holy resistance

Gary Wills writes: When a Republican politician, asked about climate change, says, “I’m not a scientist,” most of us hear just a cowardly way of dodging t...   [ continue reading...]

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Ruled by ISIS: Creating a nation of fear

The Associated Press reports: When the Islamic State fighters burst into the Iraqi village of Eski Mosul, Sheikh Abdullah Ibrahim knew his wife was in trouble....   [ continue reading...]

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Massacre in Charleston: 9 Shot Dead at Historic Black Church, Police Search for White Gunman

Police are searching for a white male gunman who opened fire inside a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people and wounding seve...   [ continue reading...]

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An Affirming Flame

According to an assortment of recent news stories, this Thursday, June 18, is the make-or-break date by which a compromise has to be reached between Greece and...   [ continue reading...]

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Justice Clarence Thomas Cites NFL Player's Memoir to Support Executing Mentally Disabled Man

Supreme Court justices generally support their opinions with references to other cases and perhaps the occasional scientific study. But on Thursday, Justice Cla...   [ continue reading...]

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Seguro Popular: Mexico’s progress in protecting the right to health

Mexico is roundly criticized for its failure to protect civil and political rights. But the “Seguro Popular” healthcare program is making significant progre...   [ continue reading...]

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After Tim Hunt: another science is possible

After the widespread reaction to Tim Hunt’s comments on women in science, it’s time to unpick the various hierarchies that stifle scientific debates and pra...   [ continue reading...]

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When John Roberts Said There Isn’t Enough Racism In America To Justify The Voting Rights Act

It's a sordid business, this divvying up the amount of racism in the United States to decide whether Congress is allowed to enact laws intended to fix it. The...   [ continue reading...]

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A Judicial Election Threatened North Carolina Republicans' Agenda. So They Canceled the Election.

Until recently, North Carolina Republicans had a problem. Some of their biggest legislative achievements of the past few years, including a restrictive voter ID...   [ continue reading...]

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