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On the Guy Who Called Mike Brown An Animal Needing To Be Put Down
Relative Universe Dept: For all our country's enduring racism, it seems there are still lines that polite society deems cannot be crossed. So it is that we bid an unfond farewell to Don Surber, the loathsome idiot of a Charleston Daily Mail blogger who declared, in a Saturday post titled, "Why I...
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Inequality Is Not Inevitable: It’s Time to Even It Up!
This January, Oxfam revealed that the richest 85 people in the world possess the same amount of wealth as the world’s poorest 50 per cent. Our report caught the public’s imagination, and keyed into a conversation about inequality that was taken up by many players globally – amongst them Christine...
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Democracy's Most Cherished Act
Democracy! A word, a way of life, our highest ideal: Everyone is equal; no one is marginal. I still feel the force of this word, though the middle syllable — “mock” — grows increasingly dominant when I hear it, especially now, as election season rolls around again. The enormity of my indifference...
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Rise Up America, Rise Up!
The time has come when America must rapidly transform its values through a more inclusive and spiritual vision, based upon a just sharing of the world’s resources. It is up to you, the youth of America, to lead the way by organizing a non-stop demonstration in every state, until that nationwide...
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Ice Watch: Seeking A Determined Roar Before It's Too Late
In the hope that people would touch the ice and be touched by it - and thus claim the dangers of climate change as their own - Danish artist Olafur Eliasson and Greenlandic geologist Minik Rosing collected, hauled and left to melt in the middle of Copenhagen's City Hall Square 12 huge chunks...
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Agh! Zombie Isis Mass Murderers With Ebola Are Flooding Across the Rio Grande From Gitmo To Get You So Vote Republican!
When bereft of ideas, go with fear. Thus has the GOP launched a deranged new ad designed to scare the crap out of you by mashing up all the currently available ingredients of xenophobic racist hysteria - Mexicans, terrorists, Ebola-ridden jihadists, oh my - into a nice juicy stew that blames the...
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A Black Heart: Israel's Apartheid Buses
As if it wasn't enough for an increasingly segregated Israel to claim their lands, lives and freedom, Palestinians have now been forced off the bus under a new edict from Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, who evidently kowtowed to "an aggressive campaign " by settlers to ban Palestinian workers from...
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Sugar Fest: How Many Acres and Orangutans Are Your M&Ms Worth To You?
Halloween, our annual $2.5 billion sugar fest, approaches. Even if you're bound to fall under the sweet sway of chocolate, you can minimize your contribution to the 50 million metric tons of palm oil that are everywhere, and that are decimating tropical forests , orangutans and our climate. Helpful...
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A Bad Western: There Have Been 87 School Shootings Since Newtown
Because freedom, gun freaks staged an armed open carry protest Saturday in downtown St.Louis, as one said, "to establish my human rights...we should always be prepared for an attack." The day before, a kid who was prepared shot in the head four other kids at a high school near Seattle, killing one...
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On the Side of Humanity: The Death of Klinghoffer
A florid and unlikely morality play has been unfurling this week at New York City's Lincoln Center, where the Metropolitan Opera is staging of “The Death of Klinghoffer." Based on the 1985 murder by Palestinian terrorists of an elderly Jew on a hijacked ship, the opera has sparked furious charges...
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