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Neocons Won’t Stop Until They Get Their War With Iran

May 16, 2019           |                                       

Several recent indicators strongly suggest President Donald Trump’s administration appears to be angling for a war with Iran. On Monday, The New York Times reported that the White House has been reviewing military plans against Iran. According to sources, “Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented an updated military plan that envisions sending as many as […]

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Putting Patients Last: Corporate Capture of Doctors

May 15, 2019           |                                       

Welcome to corporate healthcare, the new normal in doctors’ offices, where profits are king and patients are commodities. With government regulatory agencies essentially adopting a “hands-off” policy, the ever-inventive medical establishment has come up with a basketful of new procedures to delude the patient population into believing that more (traditional drug-and procedure-saturated medicine) is the […]

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The early responses to 9/11 included the deployment of well over 200,000 troops in the Middle East and South Asia. When that failed, we moved into the era of remote warfare with far greater reliance on strike aircraft, armed drones, special forces and private military companies. That, too, is failing as violent paramilitary groups persist […]

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Visual artist Mariana Castillo Deball on how deep research can feel like detective work, the benefits of being both an artist and a teacher, and why making a living solely from your artwork shouldn’t always be the goal. Are you the kind of artist who can work anywhere, or are you happier being in your […]

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In one mad sunny week over the Easter weekend, Extinction Rebellion brought public attention to the problem of climate change in a way that had rarely been achieved before. The group’s most ambitious demand – to cut greenhouse gas emissions completely by 2025 – is unlikely to be met. But another – for governments to […]

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The Occupation of Gaza Is a Crime of Aggression

May 6, 2019           |                                       

Climate Crisis Forces Us to Ask: To What Do We Devote Ourselves? Capitalism Has Failed Immigrants. Can Worker Cooperatives Do Better? Productivity Booms in First Quarter, But Will It Last? Ending the Death Penalty Is One Step Toward Ending Mass Incarceration Bolton Threatens Iran as US Bombers Deployed to Middle East The Occupation of Gaza […]

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With its lucid and elegant prose, Dorothy Dinnerstein’s The Mermaid and the Minotaur had an electric effect when it was published in 1976, addressing the question that was driving a generation: women are despised by men and by women, Dinnerstein said, because women give birth and become the sole nurturers of infants. We have internalized […]

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Musician Tashi Wada on what it means to grow up in a family of artists, the pleasures of doing archival work, and the need to always be stretching yourself creatively. At what point did you realize that both of your parents were artists? It came in stages. There was definitely an awakening, or an understanding […]

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Up to 400,000 jobs threatened as US sanctions deepen crisis of Russian auto industry By Clara Weiss 2 May 2019 In mid-April, Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska declared that the Russian auto company GAZ might declare bankruptcy and collapse under the impact of US sanctions. According to a report in the Financial Times, this could threaten […]

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Tensions Between US and Russia Grow Over Venezuela

May 2, 2019           |                                       

Tensions continue to rise between the US and Russia this week on the heels of a failed, US-backed coup in Venezuela. The US is blaming Russia, at least in part, for the failure, while Russia is warning the US against meddling in the country. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Russian FM Sergey Lavrov, […]

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Fatima

May 1, 2019           |                                                  |          Download Audio