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Noam Chomsky: Ecology, Ethics, Anarchism
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Chomsky talks about how indigenous peoples are trying to save the world from anthropogenic climate disruption and the havoc being wrought by ''really existing capitalist democracies.'' ...[Read more]
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Ever Heard Of Benzene Poisoning? Me Neither. But Samsung And Apple Have.
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Here'€™s what it looks like to be one of the people making the things we use every day. ...[Read more]
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Dick Cheney admits they lied about Iraq & torture, and he has no regrets
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney revealed he has no regrets about the Bush administration's use of enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding, telling a crowd at American University in Washington, D.C. he would "do it all over again ...[Read more]
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FBI Continues To Withhold Information On Occupy Assassination Plots
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It was quietly reported last June that the FBI was aware that an organization — possibly a law enforcement agency — had plans to assassinate leaders of the Occupy movement, and the bureau did nothing about it. Now a U.S. District Court judge says the ...[Read more]
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The heir, the judge and the homeless mom: America’s prison bias for the 1%
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In 2009, when Robert H Richard IV, an unemployed heir to the DuPont family fortune, pled guilty to fourth-degree rape of his three-year-old daughter, a judge spared him a justifiable sentence – indeed, only put Richard on probation – because she figur ...[Read more]
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‘Free Flow of Information Act’ Is Bad for Journalism
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Proposed US "Free Flow of Information Act" specifically excludes protections for WikiLeaks, bloggers ...[Read more]
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Criminalizing Criticism of Israel in Canada
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The international campaign calling for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, as a peaceful means of persuading that state to abandon its systematic violations of international law and its policies of apartheid dispossession, colonizatio ...[Read more]
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The “Conspiracy Theory” Label: Powerful Tool of Media Disinformation and Political Discourse
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“Conspiracy theory” is not merely a flippant or off-handed water cooler term, but rather a powerful tool of political discourse. “Deployed as a pejorative putdown,” political scientist Lance deHaven-Smith observes, the label is a verbal defense me ...[Read more]
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Double Standards? Panel Cites US Human Rights Treaty Breaches
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When America calls others to account for human rights offenses, it must be ready to acknowledge and correct its own lapses. Last week, the UN Human Rights Committee issued a draft evaluation of US performance in upholding the International Covenant on Ci ...[Read more]
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U.N. court orders Japan to halt Antarctic whaling program
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Decision seen as major victory for Australia and environmental groups that oppose whaling on ethical grounds ...[Read more]
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Couple spends $25,000 to find reason SWAT raided their home.
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A Kansas couple decided to hire an attorney to get to the bottom of why police raided their home in April of 2012. They found shoddy police work and a cover-up that they never would have known without the money to hire the attorney. ...[Read more]
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