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Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Bread and circuses pacified the Roman masses while the emperors with their legions patrolled far borders to pacify barbarians who resisted joining the empire. Joe Biden updated this governing method at his presidential campaign launch rally in Philadelphia. He offered a buffet of appetizing items to improve America’s education, infrastructure, […]

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Finding Space Between Despair and Validation

May 29, 2019           |                                       

There is nothing very remarkable about being immortal; with the exception of mankind, all creatures are immortal, for they know nothing of death. What is divine, terrible, and incomprehensible is to know oneself immortal. — Borges, “The Immortal”, IV, in The Aleph (1949) All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, […]

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The Intercept launched five years ago with a mission to produce fearless, adversarial journalism. Since then, we have published thousands of stories, videos, and podcasts, covering politics, war, surveillance, corruption, the environment, technology, criminal justice, the media, and more. Join us on Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. for an evening of dialogue with our journalists about the stories they are […]

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Image Source: Donarreiskoffer – CC BY SA 3.0 On the Limits of Military Management of the International System Introduction The celebration of NATO’s 70 years of existence provides another opportunity to unearth the real history of the ideas, practices and destruction wrought by this military alliance. Even with the clear exposure of the cooperation between […]

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On the anniversary of the imprisonment of former Workers Party president Lula da Silva, tens of thousands protested in Brazil and around the world demanded his release. Mike Fox reports from Curitiba, Brazil The post Protests Across Brazil and the World for the Release of Lula, “Political Prisoner” appeared first on The Real News Network.

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<!– –> (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the country killing more than 130 people per day in the U.S., the makers of the addictive opioid OxyContin face tightening legal challenges. The company, Purdue Pharma, has been run by the wealthy and influential Sackler family for generations. In 2016, the Sacklers […]

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Arctic Permafrost No Longer Freezes… Even in Winter

April 4, 2019           |                                       

Global warming is starting to hit hard like there’s no tomorrow, and at current rates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, there may not be a tomorrow, as emissions continue setting new records year-by-year, expected to hit a 62-year record in 2019. So much for the Paris 2015 climate agreement! The most sensitive areas to global […]

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Trump Seeks to Cut Foreign Aid to 3 Central American Nations

March 31, 2019           |                                       

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Taking drastic action over illegal immigration, President Donald Trump moved Saturday to cut direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, whose citizens are fleeing north and overwhelming U.S. resources at the southern border. The State Department notified Congress that it would look to suspend 2017 and 2018 payments to the […]

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The bombs start again. Israel, as if on a timer, begins to pulverize Gaza. The bombs strike from one end of the country to another, a warning against the protests that have been ongoing for a year. There is a shudder from Gaza, phone calls to friends who say that they are fearful that this […]

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Serbian Antigovernment Protesters Continue To March Through Belgrade

March 3, 2019           |                                       

Antigovernment protesters marched in the streets of Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, for a 13th consecutive Saturday on March 2. Stickers containing quotes by President Aleksandar Vucic — which the protesters said were his unfulfilled promises — featured prominently in the protest. Tens of thousands are estimated to have been joining the rallies, which were initially held […]

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