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22.05.2020

A Commonality

A Commonality

By Luca DiMatteo I usually write blogs that share a conglomeration of information on a topic I come across, but this is more of an op-ed observation mixed with some insight. As the number of COVID-19 articles begins to decrease, the reading of what’s left continues to decline at about… »

22.05.2020

Jack Dorsey Donates $5 Million to Andrew Yang’s Basic Income Fund

Jack Dorsey Donates $5 Million to Andrew Yang’s Basic Income Fund

Jack Dorsey, the billionaire CEO of Twitter and mobile-payment company Square, is giving $5 million to Humanity Forward, a group launched by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, to help fund microgrants to those out of a job during the coronavirus pandemic. Billionaire (& perhaps one… »

20.05.2020

How Russia Is Botching Its Alliance With Syria

How Russia Is Botching Its Alliance With Syria

By M.K. Bhadrakumar Russia’s relationships with its client states have never been easy. Of course, managing client states is always a complicated exercise. The Kremlin’s cupboard is full of skeletons—Hungary (1956), Czechoslovakia (1968), Cuba (1962), Afghanistan (1980), Ukraine (2014) and so on. What complicates Russia’s relationship with Syria, which has sometimes… »

20.05.2020

Still Chewing

Still Chewing

By R.W. Anton It came out of nowhere, a throbbing, aching, thunderously obnoxious pain in the bottom right half of my jaw. As I was biting down on a delicious grilled chicken sandwich that I’d purchased from the deli just two blocks from my apartment, I felt it shoot through… »

20.05.2020

Tsuru for Solidarity Calls for Immediate Humanitarian Release of Immigrant Families and Children

Tsuru for Solidarity Calls for Immediate Humanitarian Release of Immigrant Families and Children

On Wednesday, May 20, US District Judge James Boasberg will have the opportunity to bring justice to thousands of families and children imprisoned in Family Residential Centers by granting their release in response to the lawsuit O.M.G. et. al. v. Wolf. These families, with minor children, continue to be held… »

19.05.2020

‘Long Overdue’: Antitrust Cases Reportedly Brewing Against Google at State and Federal Level

‘Long Overdue’: Antitrust Cases Reportedly Brewing Against Google at State and Federal Level

“If you thought the antitrust cases of big tech were a memory, you’d be mistaken.” By Eoin Higgins, staff writer  – Common Dreams Anti-monopoly groups are celebrating news that the Justice Department and state attorneys general are investigating online behemoth Google for possible antitrust cases. “An antitrust case against Google… »

18.05.2020

A Universal Appeal for Humanity to End Militarism and Stop War

A Universal Appeal for Humanity to End Militarism and Stop War

Why the Bouficha Appeal stands for the aspirations of people who want an end to militarized violence on earth. By Abdallah El Harif and Vijay Prashad On March 15, 1950, the World Peace Council sent out the Stockholm Appeal, a short text that called for a… »

18.05.2020

How Many Revelations Does It Take to Make a Light Bulb Go Off?

How Many Revelations Does It Take to Make a Light Bulb Go Off?

The U.S. government is certainly in the running for worst handling of coronavirus on earth. Where did this grotesque incompetence and indifference to human lives come from so suddenly? What if it was always there? What if it’s to be found in long-standing U.S. policies on environment, energy, labor, healthcare,… »

15.05.2020

Why Conspiracy Theories Are So Dangerous

Why Conspiracy Theories Are So Dangerous

A belief in far-fetched ideas that help us make sense of crises ultimately feed regressive and right-wing politics. By Sonali Kolhatkar A mysterious new video documentary, slickly produced, and offering answers to the coronavirus pandemic, has been viewed millions of times on the internet in spite… »

14.05.2020

Face 2 Face with Lauren J Sharkey

Face 2 Face with Lauren J  Sharkey

On this show we speak with Lauren J. Sharkey, author of Inconvenient Daughter. As an immigrant from South Korea, adopted and brought here as a two-month old baby, she faced the classic stereotypes and discrimination. Lauren talks about the process of writing and publishing her first novel, which is coming… »

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