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Protests Resume In Georgian Capital For Fourth Night

June 23, 2019           |                                       

TBILISI — Thousands of demonstrators have gathered for a fourth day in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, calling for the resignations of some top officials and early elections. The protest on June 23 began at around 7 p.m. local time with people gathering in front of the parliament building on Rustaveli Avenue in central Tbilisi. Some […]

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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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Society Is in Decay

May 31, 2019           |                                       

Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country’s priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those who pollute our planet and […]

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Hungarian Police Detain Ukrainian Captain Of Ship That Crashed Into Tourist Boat

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Police in Hungary have detained and questioned the Ukrainian captain of a cruise ship that smashed into a sightseeing boat on the Danube River, killing at least seven people and leaving 21 people missing with little hope of rescue. Adrian Pal, a spokesman for the police, told a news conference on May 30 in Budapest […]

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Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara makes a fool of himself 31 May 2019 The New York Times posted on Wednesday an interview and discussion involving Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara and Times columnists Michelle Goldberg, Ross Douthat and David Leonhardt, published under the headline “The United States of Socialism?” Sunkara is a leading figure in the Democratic […]

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Global rebellion to Save Our Planet

May 30, 2019           |                                       

“The greatest threat to the Earth is thinking someone else will save it.” The responsibility is ours; politicians and governments are complacent, dishonest and buried in the ideology of the past. Despite repeated warnings nothing substantial has been done and time is running out. No one else is going to Save Our Planet; a global […]

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Democrats’ 2020 Policy Blitz Largely Lacking on Immigration

May 30, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential contenders are in a feverish battle to one-up each other with ever-more-ambitious plans to beat back global warming, curb gun violence, offer universal health care coverage, slash student debt and preserve abortion rights. Largely left out of the policy parade: immigration. The field of 24 candidates is united in condemning President […]

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Vladimir Pozner hosts a very popular interview show, simply called Pozner, on Russian television, and he doesn’t pull his punches. When I last spoke with him eighteen years ago, he described himself as a “man of the left.” I was curious to find out if that had changed. I walked up the stairs to his […]

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Who Punk'd Whom? Uzbek Women Evicted Back Into Hardship After Presidential 'Giveaway'

May 30, 2019           |                                       

When Uzbek officials told eight women in Andijon that they and their families would receive newly constructed townhouses to mark a visit by President Shavkat Mirziyoev, the news seemed too good to be true. In their long-sequestered, post-Soviet autocracy of tightly controlled media and around 32 million people, that has a way of happening. “On […]

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Incensed By 'Racist' Comments, Kosovo Says It Is Banning Serbian PM

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Kosovo’s government says it is banning Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic from entering the country after comments she made that Pristina took as being “racist.” In a further escalation of tensions in recent days, Kosovo Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli on May 30 accused the Serbian head of government of “disgusting and unacceptable” comments during news […]

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Why Is This Real-World Samaritan Facing Prison?

May 30, 2019           |                                       

“Every life is sacred, and every soul is a precious gift from heaven.” So said President Donald J. Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast last Feb. 7. Trump’s Christian posturing would be laughable if his policies weren’t so cruel and often deadly. Take, for example, asylum-seekers crossing our southern border. Hundreds of thousands of people […]

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Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez canvasses through the Bronx, New York, on April 21, 2018. Photo: Andres Kudacki for The Intercept A little more than a year ago, I was sitting across from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a Queens diner for an interview. She had just qualified to be on the ballot in her race against one […]

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