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Desperate Plight of Petro-States caused by a lot of Ill-Planning and Leadership


Tomgram: Michael Klare, The Oil World in Chaos One small aspect of a trip I took to El Paso, Texas, back in the 1970s remains in my mind: the weather.  No, not the weather in El Paso, which is more … Continue reading

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Disappearing Money Pentagon-Style


Tomgram: William Hartung, How to Disappear Money Pentagon-Style [Note for TomDispatch Readers: I hope those of you who want to ensure that TD’s voice stays strong in this grim world of ours will think about donating to the site.  Remember that, for … Continue reading

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While recent graduates can expect better-paying jobs and more job opportunities than their recent predecessors, they still lag behind when compared with graduates in 2007, before the Great Recession


Kevin, As the class of 2016 graduates, what can they expect? A recent study by EPI shows that while recent graduates can expect better-paying jobs and more job opportunities than their recent predecessors, they still lag behind when compared with … Continue reading

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#StolenHomes campaign–and how you can help those who have lost theirs


Dear Kevin, This is easy and important. We just released a 90-second video showcasing the #StolenHomes campaign, which is working around the world to get Airbnb to stop hawking rentals in illegal settlements.  Airbnb has shown that we’re going to … Continue reading

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Progressives Need to Demand of Bernie and Clinton A Peace Oriented Platform, i.e. and improve their records overall on these issues


What’s the Democratic Peace Platform?  This year’s Democratic primary debate has been dominated by criticism of Hillary Clinton for her 2002 vote to authorize the Iraq war, and her general support of regime change. It’s forgotten that Bernie Sanders was … Continue reading

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A Few Things to Know About: Japan Society & Our Final Top Ten for 2016


A Few Things to Know About: Japan Society Our Final Top Ten for 2016 Harvard’s Theodore C. Bestor (Professor of Social Anthropology and Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies) presents his top things to know about Japanese Society in this … Continue reading

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Tribal leader in Europe to expose “darker side of Brazil” OLYMPICS


Olympics: Tribal leader in Europe to expose “darker side of Brazil” Tonico Benites Guarani visited Europe to expose Brazil’s attack on its indigenous people © Survival Tonico Benites, a leader of Brazil’s Guarani tribe, has traveled to Europe to draw … Continue reading

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Will Saudi Arabia Ever Change?


Will Saudi Arabia Ever Change? by Hugh Eakin | The New York … http://www.nybooks.com/…/will–saudi–arabia–ever–change/ The New York Review of Books Jan 10, 2013 – Saudi Arabia on the Edge: The Uncertain Future of an American Ally … like Morocco and … Continue reading

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OK, let’s straighten Saudi Arabia up! Who wants to try?


WORLD SAUDI ARABIA: MAN SHOOTS DOCTOR FOR ASSISTING WIFE’S LABOR BY JACK MOORE Saudi medical staff leave the emergency department at a hospital in the center of the Saudi capital Riyadh on April 8, 2014. A jealous father shot a … Continue reading

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The Questions We Never Ask–Life is Not a Movie, A Video, Nor a Page on the Internet


The Questions We Never Ask – My Script  Spencer Cathcart      Here is the script I wrote for a new short film I created on my YouTube channel Freshtsatical called “The Questions We Never Ask”. You can watch my video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6N_LlNQQ5Y   … Continue reading

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