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Social-Media Users Come 'Out Of The Woods' To Further Serbia-Kosovo Dispute

May 31, 2019           |                                       

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic’s use of a derogatory phrase to describe Kosovo’s leadership has not only ignited a diplomatic row in the Balkans; it has set social media ablaze as well. Tensions were already high between the neighbors this week when Kosovar police raided Serb-dominated northern areas on May 28 and arrested several people, […]

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Police crackdown on striking oilworkers in Zhanaozen, December 2012. Source: YouTube / 666crang. According to Eurasianet, the government’s departure betrayed “anxiety over growing public discontent” as the then-President “appears to have recognised the potential for sentiments to escalate and has sought to staunch the damage by firing the government en masse.” While the government was […]

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Anxious Times In Pakistan’s Pagan Valley: Rising Islamic Influence Pressures An Ancient People

April 14, 2019           |                                       

Nine-year-old Naveed Iqbal frequently accompanies his grandfather to mosque in this valley surrounded by the soaring peaks of the Hindu Kush mountains. But he doesn’t go inside — not yet, at least. “When I go inside to offer my prayer, he waits outside on the mosque stairs until I come out,” his grandfather, Bilal Shah, […]

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FCC to Hold Big 5G Auction, Spend $20 Billion for Rural Internet

April 12, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—The U.S. government will hold a massive auction later this year to bolster 5G service, the next generation of mobile networks. President Donald Trump showcased the announcement Friday, declaring that the race to set up these faster, more powerful networks is a competition “America must win.” “We cannot allow any other country to outcompete the […]

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A House bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour from $7.25 by 2024 passed a key committee vote in March. The move, as NPR.org reported at the time, “is a sign of broader political momentum for the minimum wage issue,” one that is supported by multiple Democratic presidential candidates, including Sens. […]

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Judge Restores Obama-Era Drilling Ban in Arctic

March 30, 2019           |                                       

President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic Ocean, a U.S. judge said in a ruling that restored the Obama-era restrictions. Judge Sharon Gleason in a decision late Friday threw out Trump’s executive order that overturned […]

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What are we supposed to do with rural America? This is a question that keeps Paul Krugman up at night. It bothers him because he’s both a liberal and a true believer in capitalism. He sees deindustrialization—capitalism’s logical consequence —leaving people behind in rural areas, but he doesn’t have a way to square this troubling […]

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Facebook Won’t Let Employers, Landlords or Lenders Discriminate in Ads Anymore

March 19, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom based in New York. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Facebook advertisers can no longer target users by age, gender and ZIP code for housing, employment and credit offers, the company announced Tuesday as […]

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Where Is Elizabeth Warren’s Fire in the Realm of Foreign Policy?

February 11, 2019           |                                       

Cities Across US Are Stripping Homeless People of Their Autonomy All Schools Should Teach Students That Black Lives Matter The Left Cannot Afford to Ignore the Global Workers’ Struggle Study Shows Richest 0.00025 Percent Owns More Wealth Than Bottom 150 Million Americans Michael Bloomberg Versus the Green New Deal Louisiana and Isle de Jean Charles […]

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We Are Destroying Our Life Support System

January 28, 2019           |                                       

Congress Must Stop USDA’s Animal Experiments, Says Whistleblower Yes, Low Unemployment Does Raise Wages Omar and Jayapal Demand US Rule Out Military Intervention in Venezuela We Don’t Need Another Billionaire Businessman Candidate Canada’s Indigenous Are Rising Up Against Occupation Trump Folds on Shutdown After Yet Another Historically Bad Week The warming of planet Earth continues […]

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Born Disposable: Trump’s War on Youth William Barr Is a Danger to Civil Rights Congress Considers Bill to Defend Freedom of People With Disabilities Rebuke of Trump’s Census Plan Gives Immigration Activists Hope Public Takeover of PG&E: A Radically Common-Sense Proposal Will Michigan Governor End State Funding for Anti-Choice Clinics? Aerial view of Louisiana’s shrinking […]

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Trump administration prosecutors argued this week that members of the borderland faith-based organization No More Deaths broke the law by leaving jugs of water and cans of beans for migrants trekking through a remote wilderness refuge in the Sonoran Desert. The arguments came in the first of a series of high-profile federal trials in Tuscon, […]

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If Trump Declares a National Emergency, He’ll Be Breaking the Law

January 10, 2019           |                                       

Donald Trump Is the Damn Emergency In Mueller Probe, the Bodies Are Washing Up on the Beach Plagued by Misconduct Claims, Will Columbus’s Vice Unit Be Held Accountable? For Tech Firms, Power Lies in the Coding The Media Did Not Make Up Native Anger Over Elizabeth Warren Trump’s EPA Pick Is an Ex-Coal Lobbyist With […]

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A view of the Amazon river. Image: Courtesy of Dialogo Chino Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru have appointed new ministers tasked with making critical decisions on the Amazon, at a time when the world’s largest rain forest faces huge challenges. Rates of deforestation have increased and threaten the planet’s largest oxygen reserve. Brazil: links to […]

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