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'Jaw-Droppingly Exciting': Scientists Discover Seven Earth-Like Planets
While the Trump administration continues to wage a war on science , NASA on Wednesday shared "remarkable" findings: seven Earth-sized planets in the habitable zone of a single star "relatively close" to the planet we call home. "This is an amazing discovery," said Yale University astronomy...
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Trump's "Poisonous" Rhetoric Made World "Darker, Unstable": Amnesty
President Donald Trump has made the world a "darker...unstable place" with his campaign rhetoric, Amnesty International said Wednesday , calling his xenophobic language "divisive and poisonous." In its annual report on the state of the world, the international human rights watchdog said Trump led...
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Yearning - and Sometimes Dying - To Breathe Free
A group of four self-described "everyday people" unfurled a massive banner across the foot of Lady Liberty Tuesday declaring Refugees Welcome - an act and sentiment, immeasurably ironically, controversial enough in these xenophobic, dystopian times that park officials are now seeking the "suspects...
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An Economy of Meaning – or Bust
It’s not often that a scientist gets to use the words love, creativity, and wisdom in a paper, especially when writing about economics. Perhaps that’s because economics, the dismal science, is obsessed with dismal systems – make that abysmal systems, relative to need. To be clear, I’m not speaking...
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System Change Will Not Be Negotiated
We frequently hear calls for system change, at public mobilisations, in conference halls and even in negotiation halls. The calls come as slogans, they come in anger and they come as a strong rebuke to the systemic scaffold on which our pains, our exploitation and the denial of our voices and...
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We Are All Here Together
All photos by Dorothea Lange This weekend marked the 75th anniversary of FDR's Executive Order 9066, which forced the internment of over 120,000 men, women and children - over half of them American citizens - who happened to be of Japanese descent. Across the country, people held "Day of...
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Resistance and Resolve in Russia: Memorial HRC
In late October, while traveling in Russia with a small delegation of peace activists from Voices for Creative Nonviolence , a young Russian lawyer and his brother took me to Dacha Na Pokrovke, a Moscow restaurant where we enjoyed some of the best food I’ve ever eaten: delicious Russian dumplings,...
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Norway Pledges Millions to Growing Anti-Trump Global Abortion Fund
Norway has joined a growing international initiative to counter President Donald Trump's global anti-abortion measure, signed in January. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg announced over the weekend that the country would pledge an additional $10 million to support U.S.-backed charities...
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UK Parliament Debates Trump Visit as Nation Rallies in Support of Immigrants
While members of the British Parliament are debating whether or not to welcome Donald Trump with a state visit, people across the United Kingdom on Monday are taking to the streets to protest the anti-immigrant policies championed by the new U.S. president and the global far-right movement. Tweets...
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Morbid Inequality: Now Just SIX Men Have as Much Wealth as Half the World's Population
Yes, inequality is getting worse every year. In early 2016 Oxfam reported that just 62 individuals had the same wealth as the bottom half of humanity. About a year later Oxfam reported that just 8 men had the same wealth as the world's bottom half. Based on the same methodology and data sources...
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