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GP surgery closures have reached an all-time high across the UK, with 138 GP surgeries – covering over half a million patients – closing for good last year, a rise of 800% on the closure rate five years ago, according to a new survey released by GP magazine Pulse. Smaller surgeries in particular are vanishing. […]

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For us to maintain our way of living, we must tell lies to each other and especially to ourselves. The lies are necessary because, without them, many deplorable acts would become impossibilities. — The Culture of Make Believe, Derrick Jensen Part One — I am scrambling to get this first part of the Earth Day […]

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To reverse the effects of civilization would destroy the dreams of a lot of people. There’s no way around it. We can talk all we want about sustainability, but there’s a sense in which it doesn’t matter that these people’s dreams are based on, embedded in, intertwined with, and formed by an inherently destructive economic […]

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US Intel Doubts North Korea Weapons Test Was Successful

April 19, 2019           |                                       

Wednesday’s statement from the North Korean state media about a mysterious “tactical” weapons test for which Kim Jong Un was present has been the subject of a lot of speculation. US officials are now saying they don’t think the test was successful. North Korea described the test as a “tactical” weapon with a powerful warhead […]

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Ecuador Judge Orders Detention of Former Foreign Minister Connected to Assange

April 19, 2019           |                                       

In the continuation of the post-Assange Ecuadoran crackdown, a judge on Friday signed an order to detain the nation’s former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, who is accused of having ties to Assange. It isn’t clear what Patino is to be charged with, but he is accused of being part of an Assange-related plot and knowing […]

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At the same time, however, the same percentage also agreed that “the unemployed could find work if they only wanted” – a position shared with the right. In other words, RN supporters are overwhelmingly in favor of some measure of social justice, as long as it tied to a notion of “deservedness” associated with productive […]

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<!– –> (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the country killing more than 130 people per day in the U.S., the makers of the addictive opioid OxyContin face tightening legal challenges. The company, Purdue Pharma, has been run by the wealthy and influential Sackler family for generations. In 2016, the Sacklers […]

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The corrupting influence of big money receives much of the focus of voters, but gerrymandering has been the behind-the-scenes way both parties have used to gain an edge over each other in state elections for years. Kathay Feng of Common Cause discusses the cases that recently reached the Supreme Court The post Gerrymandering – Election […]

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Today, the two looming “existential threats” are the possibility of nuclear war, and unprecedented human-caused climate change, yet neither of these seems to unduly concern our plutocrats. Capitalism thrives on war, and we forget this historical fact at our peril. Nor do they seem worried about the drastic consequences of global warming, which has been […]

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It is generally assumed that Carnival in Brazil is mostly just a big party. However, as Mike Fox reports from Brazil, it actually has its origins in politically motivated concerns and this is true now more than ever The post The Politics of Brazil’s Carnival appeared first on The Real News Network.

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The Big Wall Street Giveaway the 115th Congress Hopes the 116th Won’t Notice

March 2, 2019           |                                       

Petrochemical Giants Are Slowly Killing Black Louisiana Communities Decriminalizing Sex Work Is a Matter of Survival The Role of Media in Democracy: An Interview With Gary Younge Is New York’s Amazon Overthrow a Turning Point in Capitalism? Ivanka’s Attack on AOC Reveals Ignorance About Universal Basic Income Despite Collapse of Trump-Kim Summit, Diplomacy Is Still […]

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As people across the globe mobilize to demand bold action to combat the climate crisis and scientific findings about looming “environmental breakdown” pile up, a startling new study published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience warns that human-caused global warming could cause stratocumulus clouds to totally disappear in as little as a century, triggering up […]

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Announcing her campaign will shun the tradition of “fancy receptions,” endless phone calls, and “big money fundraisers” with deep-pocketed donors “who can write big checks,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday—inspired by the courageous activism of Doris “Granny D” Haddock, who in her late eighties walked thousands of miles against the corrupting influence of big money […]

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