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Listening to Our Better Angels

July 9, 2019           |                                       

Red, blue, rich, poor, country, city, left or right. Chances are you probably fall into one of those categories. And you may be quite happy where you are. The people of Better Angels believe there’s still value in talking, and they’ve come up with a way of doing it that actually seems to bring people […]

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Reclaim Our Power or Face Extinction: The Choice is Ours

May 31, 2019           |                                       

Do you find yourself unable to nod off to the sweet bliss of ignorance or denial when contemplating the catastrophic state of the world? Do you find yourself feeling deeply concerned about the enormous harm occurring to humans, our fellow Earthlings and this beautiful planet, our home? Do you find yourself feeling deeply concerned about […]

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People in the El Paso area were stunned to learn on Memorial Day that a new segment of border wall had just sprung up in their midst, seemingly out of nowhere. Though it is already hundreds of feet long and snakes up a high mountain, it was initiated secretly, in just a few days, on […]

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This article is part of a series by openDemocracy and the Bretton Woods Project on the crisis of multilateralism. The views expressed are those of the author’s only, and are not necessarily representative of either organisation. The consequences of IMF and World bank policies have been traumatic for the people of South. They have increased […]

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What exactly is the religious rationale for Israel as a Jewish state? Who better to ask than an America Jewish secular journalist. We can assume that makes our investigative journalist a zionist (90% of Jews support Israel — DV Ed note: This is not a definition of a Zionist), but, as a journalist, and secular, […]

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“Another tedious, liberal, PC scold,” you may think as you read the headline for this piece. “Why can’t we just have fun and enjoy a hilarious meme in peace?” Well, you can enjoy “Florida man” all you want, but by any objective metric, it’s worth noting that “Florida man” memes—just like all “dumb criminal” or […]

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The first-person experiences described in this essay are drawn from Maryann Bylander’s life and research. The essay was collaboratively written with Eula Biss, who contributed to her thinking. I was once told that if I wanted to make a good investment, I should put my money into Cambodian microcredit. The man who told me this […]

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Far more households in the US are at risk of joining the ranks of the poor, should they lose their job or face a financial emergency, showing that millions are vulnerable and this number is increasing, says Kasey Wiedrich of Prosperity Now The post Over 40% of US Households Are One Paycheck Away From Poverty […]

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Four People Killed In Helicopter Crash in Russian City Of Ulan-Ude

December 30, 2018           |                                       

Four people, including a local entrepreneur, were killed after a helicopter crashed near the city of Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Siberian region of Buryatia, the state-run TASS news agency reports. The news agency reported early on December 30 that the accident was confirmed by Buryatia emergency service officials, who said that police and rescue […]

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With the media’s laser focus fixed on President Donald Trump, the election of Gavin Newsom as governor of California, plus the seating of an overwhelmingly Democratic state legislature, slipped by without getting the attention it deserved. Now these Democrats have the opportunity to show the nation what they can do. Can California, with so many […]

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As I was reading, on board an Air Canada flight from Mexico City to Vancouver, The Globe and Mail coverage of the horrors that have been unraveling for several days on the island of Sulawesi, I felt two powerful and contradictory emotions: I wanted to be there, immediately, ‘on the ground’, in the city of […]

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After decades of stagnation, corruption and deadly dependency on the United States, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is considered by many ordinary people, as well as by intellectuals, to be the last chance for Mexico. His only hope is Obrador Two important news developments are circulating all over North America: US President Donald Trump will not […]

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Ten years after the behavior of over-leveraged and fraudulent banks created a global financial disaster that resulted in hundreds of billions of dollars in losses; a multi-trillion bailout using public money; and millions of people losing their homes to foreclosure, but saw not one high-level financial executive go to jail, a man in Florida has […]

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