Sep 29, 2015

State Terror Against People of Color





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By Chris Hedges — Mothers of young men murdered by police in Orange County, Calif., testify to the systematic destruction of families and society that such shootings cause. And by extension they indict the capitalist evil that consciously holds the poor like animals in squalid pens.
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By Eugene Robinson — How angry is Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina? So angry she can’t see straight. That’s the only explanation for the yawning gulf between what she says and the plainly visible facts.
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By Robert Reich — You often hear that inequality has widened because globalization and technological change have made most people less competitive while making the best-educated more competitive. But this common explanation overlooks a critically important phenomenon.
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By E.J. Dionne Jr. — The speaker of the House was thoroughly conservative in a Republican Party that had moved the goal posts on what constituted conservatism. But he could never be conservative enough for his critics on the right.
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“Don’t replace boredom with work or fun or habits. Don’t pull out a screen at every idle moment. Boredom is the last privilege of a free mind,” writes Gayatri Devi.
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This animation illustrates the complex dynamics of Syria’s civil war and the resulting refugee crisis. Looking at the different roles and responses within the international community, the video shows how we must address the crisis with humanity and reason.
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