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Entries from March 2015

What Does It Mean to Support Israel?

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

https://richarddawkins.net/2015/03/what-does-it-mean-to-support-israel/

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Are humans the main driver of human evolution?

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/are-humans-now-in-control-of-the-forces-of-evolution/2015/03/27/b538a008-b07d-11e4-827f-93f454140e2b_story.html

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Google Maps’ for the body: A biomedical revolution

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Google Maps’ for the body: A biomedical revolution Date: March 30, 2015 Source: University of New South Wales Summary: Scientists are using previously top-secret technology to zoom through the human body down to the level of a single cell. Scientists are also using cutting-edge microtome and MRI technology to examine how movement and weight bearing […]

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The Social Costs of Capitalism are Destroying Earth’s Ability to Support Life

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/03/30/the-social-costs-of-capitalism-are-destroying-earths-ability-to-support-life/ The Self-Destructive Pursuit of Profit The Social Costs of Capitalism are Destroying Earth’s Ability to Support Life by PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS I admire David Ray Griffin for his wide-ranging intelligence, his research skills, and for his courage. Dr. Griffin is not afraid to take on the controversial topics. He gave us ten books on […]

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[Marxism] Fool’s Gold – a Greek tragedy

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

How Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold is devastating the environment and local livelihoods in Greece and avoiding taxes by using Dutch mailbox companies. http://read.somo.nl/story/fools-gold/.

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Why Trade Pacts Like the Trans-Pacific Partnership Are Scary and Anti-Democractic

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/why-trade-pacts-trans-pacific-partnership-are-scary-and-anti-democractic

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No One Is Free Until All Are Free

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/03/30/no-one-free-until-all-are-free

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From the ‘Core Heroic Saga’ to a new statement of the postcapitalist transition

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://rs21.org.uk/2015/03/08/leninism-2/ I think the communist left is stalled and the inability of leftist parties to expand at a moment of such global crisis is ominous. To me the problem is not hard to analyze in principle, whatever the solution in practice: social historical forces ‘freeze’ after a prolonged period of stasis or stability in the […]

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Reformation… we could use a ‘reformation’ of the american system of false-flagging

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/03/29/exp-gps-hirsi-ali-web-extra-reforming-islam.cnn We have discussed the idea of ‘Reformation’ in the context of modernity and then of Islam. The views here are reasonable as an interpretation of what ‘reformation’ might mean for Islam. It doesn’t mean imposing the new atheism on Islamic civilization. The Reformation was a unique event embedded in the modern transition and there […]

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Subliminal shades of …

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://rs21.org.uk/2015/03/28/nobody-need-see-fifty-shades-of-grey-for-fun/The political aspect of BDSM (and now Femdom) should be obvious from history given the shennanigans of De Sade in the French Revolution. The psychology of these ‘perversions’ tends to be subliminal, and that serves their purpose very well: the exploitations here to create reactionary psychological formations barely come to our attention.

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No End in Sight for America’s Longest War

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Hedge fund executives give ’til it hurts to politicians, especially Cuomo, to get more charter schools

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/hedge-fund-execs-money-charter-schools-pay-article-1.2145001 New York Daily News March 11, 2015 Hedge fund executives give ’til it hurts to politicians, especially Cuomo, to get more charter schools By Juan Gonzalez Outside the Harvard Club in Midtown, a group of parents from the Alliance for Quality Education picketed as they chanted, “Public schools are not for sale!” […]

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Grassroots Movement Blocks Mexican Water Privatization Scheme

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Grassroots Movement Blocks Mexican Water Privatization Scheme Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), and its allies, suffered a major setback March 10th, when a law to privatize Mexico’s water resources was shelved. President Enrique Peña Nieto had attempted to “fast track” approval of the General Water Law, but the rapid mobilization of grassroots opposition forced […]

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Grabbing Africa’s Seeds

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Grabbing Africa’s Seeds: The New Commercialization Agenda There is renewed interest in the potentially huge profitability of African agriculture – and seed systems are a key target. The Gates Foundation and the US Agency for International Development are working with Monsanto, Syngenta, Yara and others, to impose seed regulations friendly to multinational corporations that will […]

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God-Man not good: ///whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2015/03/29/god-man-not-good/

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

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Parallel universe on temporary hold

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/cosmology/parallel-universe-on-temporary-hold/

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New lobster-like predator found in 508 million-year-old fossil-rich site

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

https://richarddawkins.net/2015/03/new-lobster-like-predator-found-in-508-million-year-old-fossil-rich-site/

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Puzzle of Darwin’s ‘strangest animals’ finally solved

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/03/puzzle-darwin-s-strangest-animals-finally-solved

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A peek at the secret life of pandas

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

A peek at the secret life of pandas Date: March 27, 2015 Source: Michigan State University Summary: The world is fascinated by the reclusive giant pandas, yet precious little is known about how they spend their time in the Chinese bamboo forests. Until now. A team of researchers who have been electronically stalking five pandas […]

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Koch-Funded Economist Wants “Less Democracy”

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Professor of Capitalism Koch-Funded Economist Wants “Less Democracy” by BEN NORTON Dr. Garett Jones is wary of democracy. He is Associate Professor of Economics and BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center, “the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas,” at George Mason University, you see. He wants “less democracy.” He, […]

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[Marxism] A short history of Israel

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

https://rdln.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/a-short-history-of-israel/

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Fracking Town’s Desperate Laid-off Workers

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Fracking Town’s Desperate Laid-off Workers: ‘They Don’t Tell You It’s All a Lie’ The boom and bust in North Dakota has trapped people there, with little hope of work or escape. http://www.alternet.org/fracking-towns-desperate-laid-workers-they-dont-tell-you-its-all-lie

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Nuclear Threat Escalating Beyond Political Rhetoric

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, March 28, 2015 by Inter Press Service Nuclear Threat Escalating Beyond Political Rhetoric http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/03/28/nuclear-threat-escalating-beyond-political-rhetoric

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Antarctica is basically liquefying

March 28th, 2015 · No Comments

http://grist.org/news/antarctica-is-basically-liquefying/

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