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Entries from November 2016

Unprecedented Imperial Powers Will Soon Pass into Trump’s Hands

November 29th, 2016 · No Comments

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Oxford conference to examine questions around fine-tuning of universe, Physics of Fine-Tuning, Crete, June 19-22 2017 | Uncommon Descent

November 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Hubble Ultra-Deep Field/NASA Here. Our goal is to consolidate the idea of fine-tuning across disciplines such as biology, chemistry, and physics. Fine Source: Oxford conference to examine questions around fine-tuning of universe, Physics of Fine-Tuning, Crete, June 19-22 2017 | Uncommon Descent

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How About a New Theory of Evolution with Less Natural Selection? | Big Think

November 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Biologists debate adding a controversial new aspect to the understanding of evolution. Source: How About a New Theory of Evolution with Less Natural Selection? | Big Think

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Prospects for an Alt-Left

November 29th, 2016 · No Comments

The day of Donald Trump’s election to the office of US President should be remembered as “the day that the liberal elite of the American coasts learned of a world outside its Facebook feed”, accord… Source: Prospects for an Alt-Left

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[Marxism] Aleppo in a time of monsters

November 29th, 2016 · No Comments

https://pulsemedia.org/2016/10/07/aleppo-in-a-time-of-monsters/ Source: [Marxism] Aleppo in a time of monsters

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Trump’s Quiet Pick for Legal Adviser Shows He’s Dead Set on Nuking Our Democracy | Alternet

November 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Trump isn’t draining the swamp; he’s creating a reptile enclosure. Source: Trump’s Quiet Pick for Legal Adviser Shows He’s Dead Set on Nuking Our Democracy | Alternet

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Low-Wage Workers Are Protesting in 340 Cities to Push for a Righteous $15 Wage | Alternet

November 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Uber drivers, baggage handlers and fast-food workers are going on strike this week. Source: Low-Wage Workers Are Protesting in 340 Cities to Push for a Righteous $15 Wage | Alternet

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Scientists Call on Obama to Enact Trump-Proof Arctic Drilling Ban | Common Dreams 

November 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: Scientists Call on Obama to Enact Trump-Proof Arctic Drilling Ban | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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Not our president: we have a bare chance via revolution to halt the american destruction of the planet…are americans hopeless idiots?

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments

I read with respect Sanders’ platform on ‘our revolution’ but what we need at this point is an aggressive climate control program that can response to emergency, in the process setting a challenge to locos like Trump and his gang. Spending fifteen years trying to win elections in a gerrymandered phony democracy is not going […]

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R48G: the working class, the universal class, and the Trump ‘working class’ coup //the issue of no growth…

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments

We have suggested that the marxist obsession with the ‘working class’ invokes a phantom, creates a misleading picture of the mechanics of revolution, and has in the current case produced what the left asked for: control of government by the working class under a fascist Trump. This is mostly nonsense, of course: I challenge the […]

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R48G: Castro and the past/future

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments

We should attempt a studied dialectical ambivalence to the Castro era and person, both with a kind reverent solidarity and a radical break with the communisms past and passing. We cannot appeal to a current generation with an implied solidarity with classic communism. We need to revinvent the term, neo-communism, for example, mutate past marxism […]

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[Marxism] Fwd: David Runciman · Is this how democracy ends?: A Failed State? · LRB 1 December 2016

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Meanwhile, the real long-term threats faced by American society will continue unaddressed. By fixing on the risks of direct political violence, we set a low bar that Trump will be able to clear with relative ease. The truly destructive violence of American society takes place under the surface and often passes unnoticed by all except […]

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Rigging the Mythology of Elections

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments

The reality is that even Trump missed it when he spoke of “rigged.” When we vote, our votes are counted by optical scanners, run by computers that collect and tally the data. These computers are proprietary, using proprietary software, and therefore compiling proprietary tallies. As proprietary, the public has no access to them. This is […]

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Washington Post Rebukes Fidel While It Hailed Pinochet in 2006 | News | teleSUR English

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments

The contrasting obituaries reveal the ideological biases that the U.S. media suffers from. Source: Washington Post Rebukes Fidel While It Hailed Pinochet in 2006 | News | teleSUR English

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Climate & Extreme Weather News #9 (November 9th-24th 2016)

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“The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: The Battle Continues” – the Earth101 lecture – YouTube

November 28th, 2016 · 1 Comment

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Trump’s Existential Threat

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Peppered Moth: How Evolution’s Poster Child Became the Rebuttal – Evolution News & Views

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: Peppered Moth: How Evolution’s Poster Child Became the Rebuttal – Evolution News & Views

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Oldest alphabet from 4 millennia ago might be somewhat like Hebrew? | Uncommon Descent

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments

That would make it and other very ancient documents possibly decipherable. From Bruce Bower at ScienceNews: The world’s earliest alphabet, inscribed on stone Source: Oldest alphabet from 4 millennia ago might be somewhat like Hebrew? | Uncommon Descent

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The world’s top biologists have met to discuss whether we should update evolution – ScienceAlert

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Evolutionary biology has helped scientists understand why the world looks the way it does for more than 150 years, since Charles Darwin released On the Origin of Species back in 1859. Source: The world’s top biologists have met to discuss whether we should update evolution – ScienceAlert

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Trump and the One Percent: Making the Super-Rich Even Richer

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments

PERIES: Michael, we have spoken recently in more general terms of how people are misled through our policy makers in Washington, in particular. But give us some specific examples of some of the ter… Source: Trump and the One Percent: Making the Super-Rich Even Richer

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[pen-l] Fwd: Was there an alternative to Fidel Castro’s “Stalinism”? | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: [pen-l] Fwd: Was there an alternative to Fidel Castro’s “Stalinism”? | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

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Donald Trump’s Surveillance State: All the Tools to Suppress Dissent and Kill Free Speech Are Already in Place | Alternet

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments

In the wrong (read: small) hands, the post-9/11 surveillance apparatus can be a dangerous political weapon. Source: Donald Trump’s Surveillance State: All the Tools to Suppress Dissent and Kill Free Speech Are Already in Place | Alternet

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Conflicts of Interest Could Put Trump in Violation of Constitution ‘On Day One’ | Common Dreams 

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: Conflicts of Interest Could Put Trump in Violation of Constitution ‘On Day One’ | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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