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Entries from June 2013

Huge protests calling for the resignation of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi and early presidential elections are taking place in the capital, Cairo, and other cities.

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23115821 Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Thousands of protesters who oppose Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi were in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday.

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Public School Teachers Fighting Back – Monthly Review, June 2013

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments

RG mail http://monthlyreview.org/archives/2013/volume-65-issue-02-june Monthly Review Volume 65, Number 2 (June 2013)* Public School Teachers Fighting Back The Editors

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Evolution and the idea of progress.

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap7_5_3.htm: Evoloution and the idea of progress. One of the biggest heresies now is to use progress in terms of evolution. But that is a misunderstanding based on Gould’s rants about commercial/economic progress under capitalism: points well taken. And the application of such false ideas to evolution makes the idea counterproductive. The basic idea is […]

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Secular humanism? Gray rants on progress

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2013/06/30/secular-humanism-is-toast-too-atheist-philosopher-john-gray-thinks-so/ I link frequently to Uncommon Descent (and to Evo-News and Coyne’s WEIT): to create an effect of balance. But make no mistake I don’t support their constructs, despite frequent useful posts on evolution. These people are prejudicial rightwingers and the rest of it. So an article on secular humanism is hardly to be trusted. […]

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Kevin Padian discusses common misconceptions about evolution

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/kevin-padian-discusses-common-misconceptions-about-evolution-in-textbooks-and-popular-writing/

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How to Build an Ape

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/06/how_to_build_an073891.html

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Secular humanism is toast too? Atheist philosopher John Gray thinks so.

June 30th, 2013 · 1 Comment

http://www.uncommondescent.com/religion/secular-humanism-is-toast-too-atheist-philosopher-john-gray-thinks-so/

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Newfoundland fossil

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Newfoundland fossil shines light on origins of animal life by Randy Boswell posted on June 30, 2013 03:56AM GMT Newfoundland’s fossil-rich southeast coast has produced another major discovery shedding light on the origins of animal life on Earth. http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/6/29/newfoundland-fossil-shines-light-on-origins-of-animal-life#

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Chemists Work to Desalinate the Ocean for Drinking Water

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Chemists Work to Desalinate the Ocean for Drinking Water, One Nanoliter at a Time http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/30 June 27, 2013 — By creating a small electrical field that removes salts from seawater, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Marburg in Germany have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater […]

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Survival of the Galapagos Sea Lion

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Survival of the Galapagos Sea Lion June 29, 2013 — Immune systems of endangered Galapagos sea lions are in overdrive because of harmful activity by people, reveal scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130629164735.htm

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What Have Snowden and Greenwald Got to Do With Gandhi?

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Sunday, June 30, 2013 by Common Dreams What Have Snowden and Greenwald Got to Do With Gandhi? by Subhankar Banerjee http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/30 There is a linguistic gobbledegoo going on about what it is that Edward Snowden has committed that was made possible by the “advocacy journalism” of Glenn Greenwald and The Guardian. While many, […]

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Putting Liberty at Risk

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Sunday, June 30, 2013 by the Kent Ravenna Record-Courier Putting Liberty at Risk in the Name of Order and National Security by Caroline Arnold http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/30-4 In 1792, James Madison published a little dialogue between a “Republican” and an “Anti-republican” entitled “Who Are the Best Keepers of the People’s Liberties?” defending the freedoms guaranteed […]

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Exposing the Rot

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Sunday, June 30, 2013 by Media Citizen Glenn Greenwald: Exposing the Rot by Tim Karr Glenn Greenwald again ignited the debate over government surveillance during a speech at the Socialism 2013 conference in Chicago.

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Western US Swelters Under Blistering, Record-Breaking Heat

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Western US Swelters Under Blistering, Record-Breaking Heat National Weather Service’s Stuart Seto: the current heatwave is “a huge one” Sweltering heat is baking areas of the western and southwestern United States this weekend. The planet's record-high temperature—134 degrees Fahrenheit recorded in Death Valley in California a century ago—is close to being met this weekend as […]

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Snowden’s Father

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, June 29, 2013 by Common Dreams Snowden’s Father: ‘Ironclad Assurances’ Son’s Constitutional Rights Protected Could Bring Return http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/29-0

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Marxists try hard, try and try and try, but noone really listens

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.marxist.com/karl-marx-130-years.htm The ideas of Marx have never been more relevant than they are today and are reflected in the thirst for Marxist theory at the present time. In this three part article, Alan Woods will deal with the main ideas of Karl Marx and their relevance to the crisis we’re passing through today. Marxists try […]

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Snowden, Greenwald and the Media Saga

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, June 29, 2013 by Listening Post/Al Jazeera Snowden, Greenwald and the Media Saga This week’s News Divide looks at media coverage of the developing story of Snowden’s whereabouts and the associated backlash against Greenwald. We speak to Josh Feldman, editor for Mediaite; Kathleen McClellan of the Government Accountability Project; Peter Hart of […]

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NCSE: Evolution and climate education update: June 21, 2013

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

NCSE: Evolution and climate education update: June 21, 2013 Dear friends of NCSE, Congratulations to Bill McKibben. A reminder that you can help NCSE’s archives. And two voices from evolution from the Sooner State. CONGRATULATIONS TO BILL MCKIBBEN

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Britain’s Royal Family; Christian or Jewish?

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

This is a strange revelation, and hard to figure in many ways. The probable good thing here is that the British Royal Family is so close to retardation that they didn’t figure the implications, unwittingly rendering ditinctions between Jew and Christian meaningless. But, unfortunately, antisemsites, Jewish chavinists and the Iranian news services won’t let the […]

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Decline and fall: how American society unravelled

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/19/decline-fall-american-society-unravelled The Guardian 19 June 2013 Decline and fall: how American society unravelled *Thirty years ago, the old deal that held US society together started to unwind, with social cohesion sacrificed to greed. Was it an inevitable process – or was it engineered by self-interested elites? George Packer Youngstown, Ohio, was once a thriving steel […]

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Bono: a crony of bankers and neocons

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

RG mailhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jun/26/frontman-bono-harry-browne-review The Guardian 26 June 2013 The Frontman: Bono (In The Name of Power) by Harry Browne – review Bono the philanthropist is nothing but a crony of bankers and neocons, argues Terry Eagleton* Terry Eagleton* Bono arriving for a visit to 10 Downing Street in March 2013. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

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The darker side of flexible labour

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/the-darker-side-of-flexible-labour-markets/article12864849/ Globe and Mail Report on Business June 28, 2013 The darker side of flexible labour CHRYSTIA FREELAND NEW YORK — If you are worried about the Western middle class – and we all should be – you may have started to have some doubts about the virtues of flexible labour markets. In […]

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Egypt (2 articles)

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

RG mail Military Deployed Throughout Egypt Ahead of Mass Protests By Johannes Stern 28 June, 2013

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The Dance and the Dancer: At Taksim Square

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/06/28/the-dancer-at-taksim-square/

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