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The US Election: an Exercise in Mendacity

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Leave aside the fact that bourgeois elections are generally structured in such a way as to screw over the 99%. Polls during the primaries consistently indicated that Bernie Sanders led either Hilla…

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September 6th, 2016 at 2:29 pm

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‘Is That Not Genocide?’ Pipeline Co. Bulldozing Burial Sites Prompts Emergency Motion | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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In a last ditch attempt to protect burial and prayer sites, North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux late Sunday filed for a temporary restraining order to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which they say has already caused “irreparable harm” to the sacred plots.

Source: ‘Is That Not Genocide?’ Pipeline Co. Bulldozing Burial Sites Prompts Emergency Motion | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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September 5th, 2016 at 10:39 pm

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You Say You Want a Revolution?

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“What we choose to fight is so tiny! What fights with us is so great. If only we would let ourselves be dominated as things do by some immense storm, we would become strong too, and not need names.…

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September 5th, 2016 at 3:13 pm

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Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma Amid Warnings of ‘Inherent’ Fracking Risks | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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Oklahoma was hit with a 5.6-magnitude earthquake on Saturday, with reports of tremors felt in six neighboring states—making it one of the strongest quakes in Oklahoma’s history and fueling a growing consensus that the cause lies with wastewater disposal from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Source: Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma Amid Warnings of ‘Inherent’ Fracking Risks | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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September 3rd, 2016 at 7:08 pm

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Powder Keg: the Rage in Urban America

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What is happening in America? The city of Milwaukee in the State of Wisconsin was convulsed in violence after the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers on August 13. The riot went on for…

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September 3rd, 2016 at 10:56 am

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To Win, NDP Must Break with ‘Underdog Socialism’ | The Tyee

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No more whining or ‘moral victories.’ New Dems must show voters there’s another way – and they’ve got the conviction to get there.

Source: To Win, NDP Must Break with ‘Underdog Socialism’ | The Tyee

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August 31st, 2016 at 2:59 pm

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Saudis, Gulf Tyrants and Clinton Foundation

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It doesn’t exactly take a jaded disposition to doubt that donations from some of the world’s most repressive regimes are motived by a desire to aid the foundation’s charitable work.

Source: Why Did the Saudi Regime and Other Gulf Tyrannies Donate Millions to the Clinton Foundation?

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August 28th, 2016 at 7:55 pm

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Ursula Le Guin: Don’t Call Her Just a Sci-Fi Writer

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The 86-year-old author will become one of the few living writers recognized by the Library of America, and she did it on her terms.

Source: Ursula Le Guin Has Earned a Rare Honor. Just Don’t Call Her a Sci-Fi Writer. – The New York Times

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August 28th, 2016 at 7:15 pm

Colin Kaepernick Is Right: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery

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No one seems to be aware that our national anthem literally celebrates the murder of African-Americans.

Source: Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery

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August 28th, 2016 at 6:37 pm

France’s fear of the ‘burkini’ has nothing to do with protecting women | rabble.ca

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The “burkini” ban should be seen for what it is: an ugly intersection of racism and misogyny.

Source: France’s fear of the ‘burkini’ has nothing to do with protecting women | rabble.ca

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August 28th, 2016 at 2:42 pm

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