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November 13, 2019 at 1:44 AM

Rich Americans Are Interfering in Our Elections

Rich Americans Are Interfering in Our Elections     Libby Watson November 8, 2019The New Republic Amazon's efforts to manipulate Seattle's city council race show that wealthy individuals and companies are threats to democracy. , https://newrepu…
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November 13, 2019 at 1:43 AM

The 2019 UN Vote Against the US Blockade of Cuba: Trump’s Washington Remains Cornered

The 2019 UN Vote Against the US Blockade of Cuba: Trump’s Washington Remains Cornered     Ike Nahem November 11, 2019xxxxxx "The United States government does not have the least moral authority to criticize Cuba or anyone else in the area of ​​human righ…
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November 13, 2019 at 1:43 AM

The Bolivian Coup: What the Mainstream Media Don’t Tell You

The Bolivian Coup: What the Mainstream Media Don’t Tell You     Francisco Dominguez November 11, 2019Morning Star Bolivia’s oligarchy launched an orgy of racist and fascist violence to oust president Morales Police detain a supporter of former P…
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November 13, 2019 at 1:43 AM

And the Armies That Remained Suffer’d: Veterans, Moral Injury and Suicide

And the Armies That Remained Suffer’d: Veterans, Moral Injury and Suicide     Matthew Hoh November 11, 2019Common Dreams The only way to prevent veterans from killing themselves is to prevent them from going to war. Think now of young men or wom…
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November 13, 2019 at 1:00 AM

The Stunning Achievement of Kasi Lemmons’s “Harriet”

Portside Culture The Stunning Achievement of Kasi Lemmons’s “Harriet”     Richard Brody October 30, 2019The New Yorker "It’s a freedom movie; it’s not a slavery movie. It exists in a very perilous and conflicted time in our country, but it’s rea…
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November 13, 2019 at 1:00 AM

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - November 12, 2019

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - November 12, 2019     November 12, 2019xxxxxx Understanding the Bolivia Coup, Trump's Violent Movement, Flipping Red States, Left Electoral Discussion, How the GOP Courts Black Voters, Processing the Disaster, Scabs and…
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November 12, 2019 at 1:05 AM

“Other Than Honorable?” Veterans With “Bad Paper” Seek Long Overdue Benefits

“Other Than Honorable?” Veterans With “Bad Paper” Seek Long Overdue Benefits     Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon November 11, 2019xxxxxx “At no point in history,” the report notes, “has a greater share of veterans been denied basic services intended to c…
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November 12, 2019 at 1:05 AM

This is a Coup

This is a Coup     CodePink November 11, 2019CodePink Yesterday elected Bolivian President Evo Morales, the only indigenous president ever in Latin America, resigned under duress due to a coup d’état orchestrated by right-wing opposition and the Organiza…
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November 12, 2019 at 1:05 AM

November 11: Remembering the Tragedy and Legacy of World War 1

November 11: Remembering the Tragedy and Legacy of World War 1     H Patricia Hynes November 11, 2019xxxxxx As a country, the US has moved from being a reluctant, late entrant into World War 1 to being the premier merchant of death in weapons sales and p…
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November 12, 2019 at 1:00 AM

Reclaim Armistice Day!

Reclaim Armistice Day!     United for Justice and Peace & Veterans for Peace November 8, 2019United for Justice and Peace & Veterans for Peace November 11 was proclaimed Armistice Day after World War I. But during the Korean War, the Congress reb…
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November 12, 2019 at 1:00 AM

Trump’s Order to Defy Subpoenas Is Itself Grounds for Impeachment

Trump’s Order to Defy Subpoenas Is Itself Grounds for Impeachment     Marjorie Cohn November 8, 2019Truthout We’re headed for a separation of powers showdown between Congress and the president that will ultimately end up in the Supreme Court. , …
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November 12, 2019 at 1:00 AM

When Efforts To Eat 'Clean' Become An Unhealthy Obsession

Portside Culture When Efforts To Eat 'Clean' Become An Unhealthy Obsession     April Fulton October 7, 2019NPR/The Salt When a healthful eating pattern goes too far, it may turn into an eating disorder that scientists are just beginning to study…
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November 11, 2019 at 7:48 AM

Plague Was Around for Millennia Before Epidemics Took Hold – and the Way People Lived Might Be What Protected Them

Plague Was Around for Millennia Before Epidemics Took Hold – and the Way People Lived Might Be What Protected Them     Sonja Eliason, Bridget Alex November 7, 2019The Conversation Understanding how human behaviors affect the spread and virulence of a dis…
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November 11, 2019 at 5:56 AM

New York City Adopts Ranked-Choice Voting, a Major Milestone for the Reform

New York City Adopts Ranked-Choice Voting, a Major Milestone for the Reform     Li Zhou November 5, 2019Vox The biggest city in the US is joining a voting reform movement. Voters on the Upper West Side in New York City on November 6, 2018. A bal…
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November 11, 2019 at 5:37 AM

How the 2019 Election Could Be a Preview of Voting Issues We Might Face in 2020

How the 2019 Election Could Be a Preview of Voting Issues We Might Face in 2020     Steven Rosenfeld November 6, 2019Independent Media Institute A GOP incumbent governor won’t admit defeat. Elsewhere, new voting systems underperform. ,  …
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November 11, 2019 at 5:20 AM

When America Tried to Deport Its Radicals

When America Tried to Deport Its Radicals     Adam Hochschild November 4, 2019The New Yorker A hundred years ago, the Palmer Raids imperilled thousands of immigrants. Then a wily official got in the way. The Palmer Raids sought not just to round…
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November 11, 2019 at 5:00 AM

The Trump Administration Is Undercutting Democracy in Bolivia

The Trump Administration Is Undercutting Democracy in Bolivia     Mark Weisbrot November 8, 2019The Nation Will the US and the Organization of American States once again be able to overturn election results? Bolivia's President Evo Morales waves…
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November 11, 2019 at 1:00 AM

Ava DuVernay, 'Queen Sugar' Executive Producer Teaming for TNT Labor-Union Drama

Portside Culture Ava DuVernay, 'Queen Sugar' Executive Producer Teaming for TNT Labor-Union Drama     Rick Porter November 6, 2019Hollywood Reporter Kat Candler will write the Texas-set project about a woman who leads the state's biggest strike.…
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November 10, 2019 at 1:05 AM

Lula Walks Free from Prison

Lula Walks Free from Prison     Dom Phillips November 8, 2019The Guardian Workers’ party leader had been held for 580 days for corruption. Court rules incarceration unlawful until appeals exhausted. Brazil's ex-President Lula freed from prison ,…
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November 10, 2019 at 1:05 AM

Pride in an Irish Border Town

Pride in an Irish Border Town     Joseph Healy October 9, 2019Red Pepper Irish LGBTQ campaigner Joseph Healy joined the Pride march in his home town of Newry. He explains how life on the border has changed - and the stakes of Brexit installing a hard bor…