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Chris Koza – Where We Go

Chris Koza – Where We Go

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The Cactus Blossoms: “Desperados”

‘Blood Harmony’ is what Minneapolis-based brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torry aka The Cactus Blossoms naturally share. It’s the kind of harmony that only siblings can produce. “Desperados” is one of those easy breezy sing-along tunes.

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The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us

As public banking gains momentum across the country, policymakers in California and Washington state are vying to form the nation’s second state-owned bank, following in the footsteps of the highly successful Bank of North Dakota, founded in 1919. The race is close, with state bank bills now passing their first round of hearings in both […]

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Amee Chew on Philippines Under Duterte

Protest at Philippines consulate in New York (cc photo: VOCAL-NY/Wikimedia) This week on CounterSpin: A March Washington Post MP3 Link Protest at Philippines consulate in New York (cc photo: VOCAL-NY/Wikimedia) This week on CounterSpin: A March Washington Post article about Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said: As of December, more than 5,000 people have been slain […]

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Pakistan Premier Shuffles Cabinet After Finance Minister Quits Amid Financial Crisis

Pakistan’s prime minister has reshuffled his cabinet after Finance Minister Asad Umar resigned amid criticism of the government’s handling of a mounting financial crisis. Umar’s resignation on April 18 has turned up the pressure on Prime Minister Imran Khan, who’s facing growing outrage over spiraling consumer goods prices. The rupee has lost 30 percent of […]

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Afghan Peace Talks Suspended Amid Conflict Over Delegates

Disputes over the size of delegations have roiled critical peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, with new talks in Qatar now suspended and Washington urging both sides to return to the table. The talks, which had been scheduled for April 19, were considered a significant first step toward finding a negotiated end […]

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Charter Schools Choose Parents and Students, Not the Other Way Around

Charter school supporters never tire of promoting the consumerist free market notion of “choice.” They have always seen society as a dog-eat-dog world in which parents and students are consumers who fend-for-themselves as they shop for a school that may or may not accept them. In this antisocial view, schools are considered commodities, just like […]

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France Denies Their Weapons Were Used Against Civilians in Yemen

France’s Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly issued a statement Thursday denying that any French weapons have at any time been used against civilians in the war in Yemen. This is an important point because leaked intelligence showed that French arms, including tanks, were being used in the Yemeni War by both the UAE and Saudi […]

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