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As Ukraine Elects A Comedian, Russians Declare Its Election A Joke

April 22, 2019           |                                       

MOSCOW — Ever since he clinched Ukraine’s presidency at the outset of its war with Russia-backed militants, Petro Poroshenko has been relentlessly attacked and trolled by Russia’s state-dominated media machine. Confronted by Russian reporters at international summits and other high-profile events, the 53-year-old billionaire businessman has at times succumbed to seeming provocations, serving up material […]

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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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This article is part of a Three years on, it is clear that these austerity policies are not succeeding. In 2018, GDP was 5% lower than in 2014, and unemployment has increased from 4.8% in 2014 to 12.3% in 2018. Despite steep budget cuts, the fiscal deficit and the public debt have increased due to […]

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Hung Up: In TV Spectacle, Ukraine Presidential Rivals Keep It Simple

April 12, 2019           |                                       

KYIV — After dramatic video challenges and livestreamed drug tests, Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelenskiy took their electoral sideshow to prime-time TV on April 11 with a linkup that ended with the challenger hanging up abruptly on the incumbent president. It followed news that Poroshenko, head of state since a snap election followed a Russian […]

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Vocalist Bryan Funck of Thou on DIY creative motivations, pushing back against the typical metal band tropes, and having a realistic understanding of what you’re capable of. One of my favorite Thou stories is how you joined the band—essentially, you were honest with everyone else, said you didn’t really like the vocals, and that they […]

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We can draw on a plethora of examples that showcase the importance of including women in transitions and post-conflict situations. In Northern Ireland, women like Monica McWilliams and May Blood played key roles in the negotiations that led to the Good Friday Agreement. They created the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition, which directly influenced the content […]

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Homelessness kills: Study finds third of homeless people die from treatable conditions

March 11, 2019           |                                       

Nearly a third of homeless people die from treatable conditions, meaning hundreds of deaths could potentially have been prevented, a major new study shows. The research by University College London (UCL), which was exclusively shared with the Bureau, also shows that homeless people are much more likely to die from certain conditions than even the […]

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Senators Demand Investigation Into Sexual Abuse at Immigrant Children’s Shelters

March 6, 2019           |                                       

Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., called on Wednesday for a federal investigation into what they termed “the alleged widespread and long-term pattern of sexual abuse” in the facilities holding immigrant children. In a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General’s Office, the senators said they were particularly […]

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“We Don’t Do Propaganda”

February 27, 2019           |                                       

Earlier this month, Dutch historian Rutger Bregman, author of Utopia For Realists, was interviewed by the high-profile Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson. During a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January, Bregman had bluntly told billionaires that they should stop avoiding taxes and pay their fair share: “We gotta be talking […]

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Baltimore study shows predatory lending by major banks  across nation led to massive home foreclosures and wealth theft in Black communities The post Racially Discriminatory Lending Leads to Black Community Wealth Decline appeared first on The Real News Network.

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