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‘Afghanistan Has Changed’: Post-2001 Generation On Prospects Of Peace With Taliban

April 19, 2019           |                                       

Talk of peace in Afghanistan is ramping up, with the United States and the Taliban negotiating and Kabul preparing to host hundreds of ethnic, religious, and tribal leaders to settle on a road map for ending nearly 18 years of war. But while those born after the U.S. invasion in 2001 make up around half […]

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By Ralph NaderApril 16, 2019 The famous anthropologist, Margaret Mead, once said to me that children have a distinct moral authority to change some of their parents’ habits or opinions. She gave use of seat belts and smoking cigarettes as examples. Indeed, most of us know instances when sons and daughters have looked into the […]

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Before the Flood

April 5, 2019           |                                       

[embedded content] I am, it might reasonably be said, a climate refugee – though a very comfortable one. Escaping the forest fires to run a little cafe in Denmark is hardly a sacrifice. But if the cafe might be a good retirement plan for me, it won’t be for my children – far too soon, […]

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Filmmaker Carlen May-Mann discusses the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants nature of low-budget filmmaking, the subversive allure of working in genre films, and why finding your creative family is important. You used Kickstarter to fund The Rat. What made you decide to do it that way? Since it’s a short film, it felt manageable to do it that way. […]

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Trump Is Providing Cover for Radical Anti-Choice Activists on College Campuses

March 31, 2019           |                                       

Here’s What Was Happening While Everyone Was Talking About Mueller Lawyers Worldwide Urge International Court: Investigate Israeli Crimes How to Find Hope in the Age of Trump Trump-Appointed Board Proposes Major Blow to Air and Rail Unions At Michigan Rally, Trump Mocks Asylum Seekers Fleeing Violence Adam Schiff Delivers Massive Smackdown on Trump President Trump […]

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A Privileged Education: The US College Admissions Scandal

March 29, 2019           |                                       

The oldest idea of history; the perennial problem of station: education. Get the child as far as possible so that he or she can be propelled, as if from a trebuchet across the ramparts of life. Nasty obstacles – one being a lack of intellect – will be cleared, and the wretched genetic issue will […]

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8 Dead, 37 Rescued in Nigeria School Collapse

March 13, 2019           |                                       

LAGOS, Nigeria — The Latest on Nigeria building collapse (all times local): 8:45 p.m. A Nigerian emergency official says eight people are dead in a collapsed school building and 37 people have been rescued alive. The statement by National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye does not say how many of the dead or rescued […]

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The drab landscape of having little or no money, and for young teenagers the shame of not having the right clothes or trainers, or enough money to top up the smartphone, rarely catches the attention of commentators, or if it does it’s an aside. Media attention and crime reporting have for decades focused on the […]

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