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It’s Time for a Post-Piketty Vision of Shared Wealth
The latest bestseller in economics has done a great deal of service to progressives in highlighting the imperative of shared wealth. But given the social and ecological limits to economic growth, this emerging conversation on global sharing has to get a lot more radical.
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Libya in Chaos: Vijay Prashad on Bloody Legacy of US Intervention (VIDEO)
Libya is facing its most severe surge in violence and conflict since Muammar Gaddafi was swept from office in 2011 with the support of U.S. air strikes. Meanwhile, U.S. officials have publicly condemned Egypt and the United Arab Emirates for launching air strikes against armed Islamist groups in...
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Ceasefire Ends Bombing of Gaza, But Lasting Peace Has Larger Demands
Oxfam report calls for Israel to 'permanently lift its restrictions on Palestinian development and allow freedom of movement'
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Eastward NATO Marches as Ukraine Accuses Russia of 'Invasion'
Claims of Russian incursion come one day after high-levels talks in Belarus fail to offer breakthrough and NATO chief says plans are underway to expand its military footprint to counter Moscow
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When It Comes to War in Iraq and Syria, Senate Dems Prefer No Congressional Vote
Speaking anonymously to The Hill , Senate Democrats' aides blast Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) for demanding congressional vote on expanding U.S. military operations against ISIS.
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Brazil Socialist Presidential Nominee Marina Silva Spikes in Polls
Former environment minister leading challenger for Brazilian presidency
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Building a Sustainable Future: The Compact Between Business and Society
Can we envision a day when a critical mass of companies is investing in a better world? Where business is delivering value for the long-term – not just financially, but also socially, environmentally and ethically? Over a decade ago, it was hard to imagine, but we can now say with confidence that a...
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Open-Ended Ceasefire reached in Israel/ Gaza: But how Long will it Last?
Israel on the one side and Hamas and Islamic Jihad on the other have announced an open-ended cease-fire brokered by Egypt, the terms of which are similar to those of 2012. Mass celebrations broke out among war-weary Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The Palestinians could argue that they have won...
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'Severe... Pervasive... Irreversible": IPCC's Devastating Climate Change Conclusions
A draft of the UN panel's synthesis report on the global scientific community's assessment of human-caused global warming offers the starkest and most strongly-worded warning yet of the dangers ahead
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US Tests 'Hypersonic' Weapon Designed to Reach 5 Times Speed of Sound
Critics warn new class of weapons is leading to new global arms race and risks dangerous escalation
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