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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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Society Is in Decay

May 31, 2019           |                                       

Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country’s priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those who pollute our planet and […]

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The UN special rapporteur on torture has blasted four nations for imposing psychological torture on Julian Assange. ‘A Relentless and Unrestrained Campaign of Public Mobbing, Intimidation and Defamation’ Warns of ‘Criminalization of Journalism’ By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News The UN special rapporteur on torture has issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, […]

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Global rebellion to Save Our Planet

May 30, 2019           |                                       

“The greatest threat to the Earth is thinking someone else will save it.” The responsibility is ours; politicians and governments are complacent, dishonest and buried in the ideology of the past. Despite repeated warnings nothing substantial has been done and time is running out. No one else is going to Save Our Planet; a global […]

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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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Saudi King Blasts Iran for ‘Naked Aggression’

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Speaking on Thursday at an emergency Arab summit, Saudi King Salman claimed that his nation and others in the Arab world had failed to stand firm against Iran, and that the result had been “naked aggression” by the Iranians. The king mostly tried to echo the narrative of US hawks on Iran, trying to attribute […]

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy Thursday, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from members of his own party. With his signature, Gov. John Bel Edwards made Louisiana the […]

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SALEM, Ore. — Oregon is awash in pot, glutted with so much legal weed that if growing were to stop today, it could take more than six years by one estimate to smoke or eat it all. Now, the state is looking to curb production. Five years after they legalized recreational marijuana, lawmakers are moving […]

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<!– –> Former Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) set up her own government relations firm in November 2018, before exiting Congress, sparking fury from ethics watchdogs. She joins a number of former members of the 115th Congress that have moved into lobbying but haven’t registered as lobbyists yet. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Click here for a […]

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Right-Wing Attacks on Sanders Show Misunderstanding of Single-Payer

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Noam Chomsky: Trump’s “Economic Boom” Is a Sham Trump Is Trying to Ban Climate Science Because… Obama? US Abortion Rights Activists Can Draw Inspiration From Ireland Big Oil Pushes Corporate-Friendly Carbon Tax to Halt Green New Deal Wave Philosopher Herbert Marcuse on the Rise of Fascism in Europe Key US Allies in the Middle East […]

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Americans lost big-time on May 15 when the Trump administration renewed two expired mineral leases for Chilean mining giant Antofagasta to mine sulfide-ore copper right on the edge of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, the most-visited wilderness area in the United States. The leases, vital to Antofagasta’s Twin Metals mining project, had been terminated in 2016 by […]

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The Bilderbergers in Switzerland

May 30, 2019           |                                       

The 67th Bilderberg Meeting will take place in Montreux, Switzerland from 30 May – 2 June 2019, where the about 130 invitees – so far confirmed – from 23 countries, will stay at one of Switzerland’s most luxurious venues, the Montreux Palace hotel. About a quarter of the attendees are women. The Bilderberg meetings started […]

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Photograph Source: lyzadanger Derivative work: Diliff – CC BY-SA 2.0 Democrats need to study history and follow the example of Theodore Roosevelt, in other words, become “trust busters.” Roosevelt was a Republican and his willingness to confront the monopolists of his day earned him scorn from some, yet enough support to win the Presidency in […]

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Julian Assange and the degraded spectacle of Britain’s Guardian By Robert Stevens 30 May 2019 The levelling of 17 charges against Julian Assange by the United States under the Espionage Act stands as a condemnation of the near decade-long witch-hunt led by Britain’s Guardian against the WikiLeaks founder. For years the Guardian portrayed Assange as […]

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By Ralph NaderMay 29, 2019 Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country’s priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those […]

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