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UAE-Backed Yemen Troops Seize Southern City From Houthis

May 19, 2019           |                                       

A statement from the Yemeni Security Belt forces, a UAE-backed part of the Army, claims to have “liberated” the city of Qatabah, in the Dhalea Province. This capped off an offensive launched Friday against the contested city, claiming “dozens” of Houthis killed. Dhalea is deep within the territory generally held by pro-Saudi and pro-UAE forces, […]

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Maitreya: “Share and Save the World”

May 19, 2019           |                                       

Amidst deepening global divisions and intolerance ‘Project Maitreya’ plan to build 1,000 statues of Maitreya Buddha around the world, with the aim, they say, of inculcating an atmosphere of ‘loving kindness’; a positive gesture in a cynical world, supported by the Dalai Lama. The coming of Maitreya Buddha was foretold by Gautama Buddha 2,600 years […]

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“Is that what we think it is?” gasped a woman on the Patriot Caravan. The MAGA- and Trump-hatted group of about 25 people were on a walking tour of the U.S.-Mexico border in the desert near El Paso, Texas. It was led by a large, garrulous man named Jim Benvie, a member of the Guardian […]

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Students protesting on the streets about climate change, demanding action here and now, and the responses they have provoked, have given a bracing shock to the education system, for so long stifled in the grip of neoliberalism. A grip that has reduced education to an exercise in management and technical practice, focused obsessively on performance […]

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Writer, translator, and editor Anna Moschovakis discusses what it means to work in a variety of genres, unpacking the complexities of middle age, and using your creative practice as a way to untangle unfamiliar ideas. You recently published your debut novel Eleanor, Or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love. This is the first novel […]

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Posted by Karen J. Greenberg at 7:34am, May 14, 2019.Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. [Note for TomDispatch Readers: Here’s a final reminder that, until Wednesday ends, for a contribution to this website of $100 ($125 if you live outside the U.S.), you can still get a signed, personalized copy of Beverly Gologorsky’s new novel, Every […]

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Anti-Government Protests Continue In Albania

May 13, 2019           |                                       

Anti-government protesters have thrown Molotov cocktails and flares at riot police during a march through the Albanian capital, Tirana. Thousands of demonstrators, many holding umbrellas, marched on May 13 in rain that at times mixed with clouds of white smoke from flares. Police officers did not respond. “It is a march of protest against the […]

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American History for Truthdiggers: Civil Rights, a Dream Deferred

May 4, 2019           |                                       

A Soviet political cartoon depicting the Statue of Liberty’s torch lighting the flame of a Ku Klux Klan cross. The image contains the Russian words for “Shame on America.” After moving along at more or less a steady rate in the first half of the 20th century, activism and protest exploded in the 1950s and […]

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Focusing on breath and gratitude, Dahr Jamail’s latest book, “The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption,” stitches together personal introspection and gut-wrenching interviews with leading climate experts. The rapidly receding glaciers of Denali National Park, home to the highest peak in North America, inspired the book’s title. […]

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Nowhere to turn: Victims say domestic abuse by police officers goes unpunished

May 1, 2019           |                                       

One late summer evening, Debbie cracked. After weeks of deliberating, she phoned Merseyside Police to report her partner for serious allegations of physical and verbal abuse. It was a decision she would soon regret. The problem, she says, is that he was an officer with the same force. “He used to say the police would […]

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Musician Tom Warrior on being confronted by your past work, coping with writer’s block, and learning from a master. You’ve been involved in at least three highly revered metal bands over the course of your career: Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Triptykon. How has your artistic approach evolved over the years? I don’t think the basic […]

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Jailed Iranian Rights Defender Needs Surgery, Attorney Says

April 28, 2019           |                                       

Jailed Iranian human rights defender Narges Mohammadi is in urgent need of surgery, her attorney said on April 28. Mahmoud Behzadi Rad told the official IRNA news agency that doctors concluded after a hospital visit on April 27 that she needs an operation for a serious gynecological problem. Mohammadi was returned to the notorious Evin […]

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Keith Davis Jr. was supposed to die. He had been on the phone with his girlfriend when four police officers cornered him into a dimly lit garage in West Baltimore. They had mistaken him for a robbery suspect, and they mistook his phone for a gun. After yelling at him to drop the gun, they fired […]

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This article was first published on Waging Nonviolence with additional photos. Last October, something strange happened when the United Nations released a report saying we have just 12 years to limit the disastrous effects of climate change: The world paid attention. For a moment, media outlets around the world collectively shared the report’s stark, and […]

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