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Climate Change Leads to the Rise of Violence

  An analysis of 60 studies finds that warmer temperatures and extreme rainfall lead to a rise in violence. In the coming decades, the world’s changing climate could herald a rise in violence at every scale—from individuals to nations, from assault to war—according to a comprehensive new analysis of the link between climate and conflict.   Analyzing data from 60 […]

Matt Damon slams president Obama: no more friends (VIDEO)
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Matt Damon slams president Obama: no more friends (VIDEO)

Matt Damon and Barack Obama are no longer bros, at least according to Matt Damon. “He broke up with me,” Matt Damon said. “There are a lot of things that I really question, you know: the legality of the drone strikes, and these NSA revelations they’re, you know, it’s like, they’re, you know, Jimmy Carter came out and said we […]

Politics, Uncategorized

The Kosovization of Greece

“The manic attempt to keep Greece in the eurozone under conditions that are not sustainable is turning the country into a sort of Kosovo, an EU protectorate that produces little but surplus labour” By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard “Nothing as devastating as this has ever been seen in my country before,” said Prof Yanis Varoufakis from Athens University. “The spirit of the Greek […]

Attempts to keep Howard Zinn out of classrooms…
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Attempts to keep Howard Zinn out of classrooms…

A recent Associated Press expose—drawing on e-mails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act—revealed that in 2010, Mitch Daniels, then Indiana’s Republican governor, covertly set out to ban Howard Zinn’s best-selling A People’s History of the United States from Indiana’s classrooms. Daniels had privately responded to Zinn’s death that year with unseemly glee; “This terrible anti-American academic has finally passed away,” he […]

Lukyanov: Snowden is a Protagonist in a tragicomedy
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Lukyanov: Snowden is a Protagonist in a tragicomedy

Edward Snowden’s story started out as a spy thriller, went on to become a farce, and is about to turn into a drama laced with elements of human tragedy. The genre of tragedy is increasingly applicable to Snowden as a lead character: Having taken a stand for personal freedom and dignity, he clearly had not anticipated what would happen to […]