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The Australian Labor Party’s election debacle and the fight against the far-right 20 May 2019 Saturday’s Australian federal election resulted in a devastating defeat for the Labor Party opposition, and the return to power of the far-right Liberal-National Coalition government of Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Morrison will likely be able to form government with a […]

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Whistleblower Wendell Potter says the death of a young woman denied care by the insurance company he worked for was a turning point in his life; he says these practices are still taking place under the Affordable Care Act – on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay The post Medical Insurance Companies Can Decide Who […]

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Finding oneself in the crosshairs of a military drone is, for most people, not the most comforting situation. Yet at an air show last fall, tens of thousands of people had a different reaction. A military drone took off from a runway, and moments later it began transmitting its view to a giant screen on […]

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Has Popular Feminism Failed Us All?

May 3, 2019           |                                       

“Empowered: Popular Feminism and Popular Misogyny”Purchase in the Truthdig Bazaar “Empowered: Popular Feminism and Popular Misogyny” A book by Sarah Banet-Weiser In May 2014, I went to a “Sexism Workshop” at the Centre for Feminist Research at Goldsmiths, a college in the University of London system. “Sexism,” the organizers explained, “is a problem with a […]

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In Virginia, where a daily average of about 200 children are locked up in state-run juvenile correction centers, a remote, rural community voted in mid-April to reject a plan to allot twenty acres for a new sixty-bed such facility. The 3-2 decision, by the Board of Supervisors on the Isle of Wight, was hailed by […]

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Doctrinaire Left Lines Up with Trumpists, Calls Overpopulation “Myth”:

April 30, 2019           |                                       

For years now I have made it clear that I consider the environmental outlook for this planet very, very bleak. I have written repeatedly that I believe only a massive, rapid, internationally-coordinated and mandatory program to transform the world economy – involving a fast phase-out of fossil fuels, a ban on the manufacture of most […]

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Florida deputy’s assault on high school student caught on video By Genevieve Leigh 22 April 2019 Bystander footage from an incident last Thursday caught a Florida sheriff’s deputy savagely attacking a high school student in a McDonald’s parking lot. The assault took place in suburban Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, the same county as the […]

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Lyra McKee, a young journalist and activist for LGBT rights in Northern Ireland, was killed Thursday night by a bullet fired in the direction of police officers during a riot in the northwestern city she advised people to call neither Derry nor Londonderry, but “LegenDerry.” Beautiful photo released by the family of murder victim Lyra […]

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In the aftermath of a shooting at Frederick Douglass High School, teacher Daniel Parsons argues Baltimore is systematically failing its young people The post Baltimore Is Slaughtering Black Children appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Instead of scolding Black youth, Assata’s Daughters is helping them organize to transform the world. For the former president and community organizer, the road to black uplift primarily runs through individuals and their communities rising on their own and occasionally doing politics when things go bad. Barack Obama didn’t break any new ground when, at […]

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LONDON—For forests, it really does help to be young. British scientists who have identified the vital factor that shows what makes a forest a good carbon sink say young forests use carbon best and absorb it most efficiently. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences seems on the face of […]

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Belarus Backs Off Talk Of Reporting Young Nonvirgins To Police

February 27, 2019           |                                       

Outrage erupted in some quarters of Belarusian society over an official’s comments that young girls discovered not to be virgins would be reported to the police. Authorities have since walked back talk of such a move, which critics predicted would set in motion a cascade of problems for young people and their families. “I’d call […]

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