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Reclaim Our Power or Face Extinction: The Choice is Ours

May 31, 2019           |                                       

Do you find yourself unable to nod off to the sweet bliss of ignorance or denial when contemplating the catastrophic state of the world? Do you find yourself feeling deeply concerned about the enormous harm occurring to humans, our fellow Earthlings and this beautiful planet, our home? Do you find yourself feeling deeply concerned about […]

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Music supervisor Lynn Fainchtein on how her work as a DJ and creative director led to a career in film, the push and pull involved in getting just the right piece of music for a project, and why her job involves much more than simply picking out cool songs. Do you have a morning routine […]

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Turkmen President Pardons Hundreds Of Inmates

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has pardoned 764 inmates on the occasion of a religious holiday, according to state media reports. Berdymukhammedov on May 29 was quoted as saying that the pardons marked the Night of Revelation, an important stage during the holy month of Ramadan, which is currently being observed by Muslims around the world. […]

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In the US and the UK, the Green New Deal movement has galvanised hope for transitioning to the more equitable zero carbon world we so desperately need to address poverty and keep global average temperatures to below 1.5°C. But there has also been criticism of an apparent initial focus on jobs in “every town and […]

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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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In Anti-Choice Hands, Abortion Clinic Inspections Become a Weapon

April 17, 2019           |                                       

We All Need Sanctuary From Donald Trump As Single-Payer Gains Traction, Industry Launches Attack Ads Trump Wants to End Regulation That Cut Mercury Pollution by 81 Percent First Latina Immigrant Leader of National Union Hits Ground Running House Democrats Subpoena Deutsche Bank as Part of Trump Finance Probe Pelosi Says Democrats Must “Hold the Center,” […]

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Musician and filmmaker Hannah Lew reflects on how her approach to making music has changed over time, the creative problem-solving involved in being an artist, and why motherhood is both amazing and also not that big of a deal. You’re best known for your work as a filmmaker and with music. Which did you start […]

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Why I am a Socialist

April 7, 2019           |                                       

For starters, it sounds quite contrarian, antiquarian even, in this day and age, to assert one’s “socialism” in the obvious face of History, which changes its make-up several times a decade, anymore: a dab of recession here, a little more war-paint there. Well, lipstick traces of all possible revolutions notwithstanding, it seems that most advanced […]

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American History for Truthdiggers: JFK’s Cold War Chains

April 6, 2019           |                                       

A 1962 British political cartoon by Leslie Gilbert Illingworth, published right after the Cuban Missile Crisis, depicts President Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev locked in confrontation. Their fingers are poised above buttons that would set off the hydrogen bombs they are sitting on. In his abbreviated administration, Kennedy would fulfill his dream of being […]

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House Votes to End US Military Involvement in Yemen War

April 4, 2019           |                                       

After voting down a Republican motion to recommit, the House of Representatives voted on Thursday to pass S.J. Res 7, the Senate version of the War Powers Act challenge to US involvement in the war in Yemen. The vote was 247-175-1. This Senate passed this resolution in March, and sends the resolution to President Trump, […]

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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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Trump, All About Winning, Sees Losses in Court Pile Up

April 2, 2019           |                                       

The drumbeat of defeats grew hard to ignore. A federal judge struck down the Donald Trump administration’s plan to require some people to work for their Medicaid benefits. Another judge halted Trump’s plan to open Arctic waters to drilling. Yet another ordered an end to what critics said was the administration’s efforts to encourage an […]

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