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Georgia: Miners Risk Death and Injury

August 22, 2019           |                                       

The safety of workers in Georgia’s mines is at serious risk due to insufficient government regulation and resulting mining practices that prioritize production quotas and put workers’ safety in jeopardy. Georgian labor law does not sufficiently regulate working hours, rest time, weekly breaks, and night work, and does not provide for government oversight of all […]

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The Laura Flanders Show – About Us

July 16, 2019           |                                       

Each week on the award-winning Laura Flanders Show, Laura sits down with the smartest thinkers and doers of our time. Forward-thinking people you know, and others you’ll want to know. We call The Laura Flanders Show the place where the people who say it can’t be done, take a backseat to the people who are […]

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This OxyContin Salesman Of The Year Doesn’t Regret His Work (HBO)

June 18, 2019           |                                       

Just after he was offered a job at Purdue Pharma, Michael Andersen was watching the news with his wife when a report came on. It was about abuse of Purdue’s pain pill OxyContin, the product he would be convincing doctors to prescribe to their patients at his new gig. “So we had to think about […]

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Narrative Medicine

June 17, 2019           |                                       

In addition to courses in anatomy and epidemiology, first year medical students at the University of Arizona are now required to spend some time thinking about art, theatre and music. It’s meant to help them in finding empathy. Producer: Vanessa Barchfield Videographer: Martín Rubio, Mitchell Riley Editor: Martín Rubio

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Transgender Russian Seeks Freedom In Spain

June 6, 2019           |                                       

Francis Savinovskikh made headlines in Russia when the authorities took two foster children away, citing concerns that their upbringing was not “traditional.” At the time, Savinovskikh had the name Yulia and didn’t accept being a man. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-spain-transgender/29984995.html

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In 2011, Everest Pipkin and Zoë Sparks, two artists living in Austin, Texas, started collecting unremarkable, seldom-viewed videos off YouTube: a man in a green cardigan imitating bird whistles. Kermit the Frog at a shopping mall meet and greet. A Swedish woman drinking beer in the bath. Pipkin and Sparks arranged the videos into a […]

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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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Assange Too Ill to Appear at Extradition Hearing

May 30, 2019           |                                       

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was unable to attend a court hearing in London on US attempts to extradite him, with his lawyer saying he is simply too ill to make an appearance, and has been relocated to his prison’s medical ward. A statement from WikiLeaks reported Assange’s health had “significantly deteriorated” from his seven years […]

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Wednesday said he would have indicted Donald Trump if he could have, resurrecting his saint-like status among Democrats who will now likely go for impeachment. But who is the real Bob Mueller?, asked ex-FBI official Coleen Rowley on June 6, 2017. By Coleen Rowley Special to Consortium News June 6, 2017 […]

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Burning Gothic: Reflections on Notre-Dame de Paris

April 21, 2019           |                                       

But no matter the destruction, the spirit of what it means to be a cathedral can and does survive such catastrophes. — Becky Clark, Church of England director of cathedrals and church buildings, April 17, 2019 The destruction of the sacred will engender moving responses. But the scope, and the particularity of that response varies. […]

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