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On paper, Vince Staples headlining an NPR showcase doesn’t make a lick of sense. He’s a young, black rapper, with production that veers toward the dissonant and gritty, and aggressive, colorful lyrics that speak pointedly to the systemic issues that plague his hometown of Long Beach, Calif. But in action, Staples closing out a night […]

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A NATO member has shot down a Russian plane for the first time since the 1950s. Russian president Vladimir Putin called this a “stab in the back” from Turkey while threatening “significant consequences.” Turkey claimed the aircraft had violated its airspace. The fate of the two pilots remains unconfirmed, with footage appears to show one […]

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Activists called for freedom for Tibet, environmental protections from nuclear waste, and the release of jailed political dissidents. Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RFAvideo Radio Free Asia official site: http://rfa.org Follow Radio Free Asia: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadioFreeAsia Twitter: https://twitter.com/RadioFreeAsia About RFA: Through objective, timely reporting and news analysis, Radio Free Asia (RFA) takes an unflinching look at […]

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Directed by David Ctiborsky Audio direction by Henri D’Armancourt Edited by C?cile Davidovici Produced by Ondine Benetier for La Blogoth?que Special thanks to Jon Bartlett | Like us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/blogoFB | Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/blogoTwitter | Website : http://www.blogotheque.net For nearly ten years, La Blogotheque has changed the way people experience music. We […]

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Vox and the False Consensus of ?Most Economists Agree?

on March 31, 2016

When it launched in 2014, ?new media? outlet Vox prided itself on having an analysis-driven approach, ?explaining? the news to its readers in a clear and concise way. A rhetorical tic appearing in much of their reporting, however, belies those noble motives: the reliance on ?phantom economic and expert consensus. Given that Vox does little […]

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| Subscribe for more: http://bit.ly/blogosubs Directed by David Ctiborsky Audio direction by Henri D’Armancourt Edited by C?cile Davidovici Produced by Ondine Benetier for La Blogoth?que Special thanks to Jon Bartlett | Like us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/blogoFB | Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/blogoTwitter | Website : http://www.blogotheque.net For nearly ten years, La Blogotheque has changed the […]

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Urban artists give New Delhi a muralist makeover

on March 31, 2016

India?s capital, New Delhi, is getting a makeover with dozens of local and international street artists setting out on a mission to transform the city?s landscape. With a view to making art accessible to everyone, the artists are using Delhi?s footpaths and walls along with transportation containers as a platform for the expression of their […]

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Investigation by The Progressive Leads NLRB to Bust Menards for Labor Law Violations

on March 31, 2016

Photo by Mike Kalasnik/Flickr The National Labor Relations Board, in response to complaints prompted by an article in The Progressive, has found that the home improvement giant Menards committed multiple violations of federal labor law. ?The employer has maintained unlawful and overly broad written agreements with managers and supervisors,? as well as ?unlawful and overly […]

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Directed by David Ctiborsky Audio direction by Henri D’Armancourt Edited by C?cile Davidovici Produced by Ondine Benetier for La Blogoth?que Special thanks to Jon Bartlett | Like us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/blogoFB | Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/blogoTwitter | Website : http://www.blogotheque.net For nearly ten years, La Blogotheque has changed the way people experience music. We […]

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Democracy Now! 2016-03-31 Thursday

on March 31, 2016

Democracy Now! 2016-03-31 Thursday Headlines for March 31, 2016 The Price of Fighting Back: How Woman Faces 60 Years in Prison for the Death of Her Abusive Ex “Spain in Our Hearts”: Adam Hochschild’s New Book Gives Life to the Americans Who Fought Fascism Fueling Fascism: The Secret History of How Texaco Supplied Oil to […]

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Tiffany Shlain ? Growing Up the Internet

on March 31, 2016

When Tiffany Shlain thinks of her favorite quote from naturalist John Muir, she thinks of the internet: “When you tug at a single thing in the universe, you find it’s attached to everything else.” As a filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards ? the “Oscars of the internet” ? she is committed to reframing […]

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Sometimes if feels as if the crowds at Stubb’s BBQ during SXSW are just too cool to dance. But not tonight. Southern California’s Chicano Batman sent waves of velvet-sounding Chicano soul out over the audience at Stubb’s ? think 1970s-era guitar and organ funk played by a band outfitted in quicenera tuxedos. When the band […]

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Living Without Water: Contamination Nation

on March 31, 2016

There are tens of thousands of Americans living without clean, running water on the Navajo Nation today. This is because decades of uranium mining have contaminated the majority of water sources on the reservation. VICE News travels to New Mexico to find out how people are coping, and if there is hope for the future. […]

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