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Entries from December 2016

The Coming Assault on Social Security

December 30th, 2016 · No Comments

The first assault of the new Trump administration and Republican Congress upon Social Security has been launched. It comes in the form of release of a new report by the Congressional Budget Office,… Source: The Coming Assault on Social Security

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[pen-l] Fwd: Masters of disinformation

December 30th, 2016 · No Comments

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[Marxism] Venezuela: Military Trafficking Food as Country Goes Hungry

December 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Hello, anyone following this crisis? I’d like to read analyses from revolutionaries if possible. via Venezuela: Military Trafficking Food as Country Goes Hungry – NBC News Discussions http://newsdef.nbcnews.com/_news/2016/12/29/36533972-venezuela-military-trafficking-food-as-country-goes-hungry?d=1 Source: [Marxism] Venezuela: Military Trafficking Food as Country Goes Hungry

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Climate Change 2016: The Year the Future Arrived

December 30th, 2016 · No Comments

We have the technologies to prevent dangerous climate change in time frames that matter — will we use them in 2017? Source: Climate Change 2016: The Year the Future Arrived

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The Racists in Trump’s Base Want Him to Harm Minorities and Immigrants: This Is What We Have to Fight | Alternet

December 30th, 2016 · No Comments

It’s time to stop coddling white bigotry and start getting organized. Source: The Racists in Trump’s Base Want Him to Harm Minorities and Immigrants: This Is What We Have to Fight | Alternet

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Quietly, Trump and Republicans Are Gunning to Destroy Medicaid 

December 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: Quietly, Trump and Republicans Are Gunning to Destroy Medicaid | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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From this week…

December 29th, 2016 · No Comments

One or more of these posts from yesterday generated a huge increase of traffic… http://darwiniana.com/2016/12/28/r48g-polanyi-markets-and-postcapitalism/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/12/27/not-our-president-the-us-a-rogue-state-with-a-bogus-election-and-now-a-rogue-president-with-putin-and-the-occult-fascists-in-the-wings/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/12/27/the-question-of-israel-is-destroying-xtianity-time-to-dismantle-this-religion-and-move-on/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/12/27/capitalism-is-too-easy-a-realized-form-moving-to-a-subtler-economic-challenge/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/12/27/r48g-our-revolution-means-a-transition-to-postcapitalism/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/12/26/xtianity-is-passing-into-the-rear-view-mirror/

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The Long, Slow Death of Religion

December 29th, 2016 · 2 Comments

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/12/29/the-long-slow-death-of-religion/ The erosion of religion is something we have discussed here many times, and the question is not as simple as so-called secularists tend to think. The secular era is indeed showing the erosion of classic religions(although at the start we see reformations) but it doesn’t follow that we have abolished the spiritual domain however […]

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Trump’s Inauguration to Be Met with Massive Civil Disobedience | News | teleSUR English

December 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Various grassroots groups and prominent figures around the country are preparing for massive demonstrations to disrupt Donald Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration. Source: Trump’s Inauguration to Be Met with Massive Civil Disobedience | News | teleSUR English

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WARNING ? Earth Under Water In Next 20 Years – National Geographic Documentary HD – YouTube

December 29th, 2016 · No Comments

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Explaining Extreme Events in 2015 from a Climate Perspective (December 2016) – YouTube

December 29th, 2016 · No Comments

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#4 of Our Top Stories of 2016: Denton’s Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis Is a “Best Book” of 2016 – Evolution News & Views

December 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: #4 of Our Top Stories of 2016: Denton’s Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis Is a “Best Book” of 2016 – Evolution News & Views

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12 months, 12 pictures: the best images from 2016 in BMC Evolutionary Biology – BMC Series blog

December 29th, 2016 · No Comments

We look back at 12 images from articles published in BMC Evolutionary Biology during 2016 that particularly caught our editor’s eye. Source: 12 months, 12 pictures: the best images from 2016 in BMC Evolutionary Biology – BMC Series blog

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Obama’s Christmas Gift to Trump: a Ministry of Truth

December 29th, 2016 · No Comments

On the Friday before Christmas — the kind of time politicians pick to do things they hope you won’t notice — US president Barack Obama signed the 2017 National Defense Authorizati… Source: Obama’s Christmas Gift to Trump: a Ministry of Truth

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Noam Chomsky: Israel’s Response to the United Nation’s Resolution on Palestine Is ‘Hysterical’ | Alternet

December 29th, 2016 · No Comments

A victory for the boycott, sanctions and divestment movement. Source: Noam Chomsky: Israel’s Response to the United Nation’s Resolution on Palestine Is ‘Hysterical’ | Alternet

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Surprise: Climate Change is Likeliest Cause for Extreme Arctic Heat | 

December 29th, 2016 · No Comments

This year’s remarkably warm Arctic winter would have been “extremely unlikely” without climate change, according to a new analysis from a consortium of scientists dedicated to understanding the impacts of global warming. Source: Surprise: Climate Change is Likeliest Cause for Extreme Arctic Heat | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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R48G: Polanyi, markets and postcapitalism

December 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Polanyi Polanyi’s The Great Transformation is one of the most classic texts on the question of markets, their artificial creation and their destructiveness. But we need to learn the lesson and resolve a practical strategy for a new kind of post-market economy and society. Actually, we have proposed, not abolishing markets completely but putting them […]

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World’s largest reindeer population may fall victim to climate change | Science News

December 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Climate change and wolves are driving down the reindeer population in Russia’s Taimyr population. Source: World’s largest reindeer population may fall victim to climate change | Science News

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What Will Happen When Donald Trump Takes Over US Drone and Targeted Assassination Program?

December 28th, 2016 · No Comments

In Syracuse, New York, four people were arrested outside the Hancock Air National Guard Base on Friday. Source: What Will Happen When Donald Trump Takes Over US Drone and Targeted Assassination Program?

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The Rules of the Game: A New Electoral System 

December 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Americans have been using essentially the same rules to elect presidents since the beginning of the Republic. These rules are deeply flawed. There are several remedies. Perhaps in order of increasing chance of adoption, they are: (1) to elect the president by the national popular vote instead of the Electoral College; (2) to choose the […]

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Polanyi In Our Times | The Nation

December 28th, 2016 · No Comments

What the Austro-Hungarian economic theorist tells us about the upheavals of our age. Source: Polanyi In Our Times | The Nation

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The option of postcapitalism

December 28th, 2016 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Toward+a+New+Communist+Manifesto_jlandon_kindle_10_11_16_PDF_ver2.pdf

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Donald Trump’s Anti-Environment Agenda Could Tank US Economy | DeSmogBlog

December 28th, 2016 · 2 Comments

United States President-elect Donald Trump has already made it clear that his administration will be far more friendly to fossil fuel companies than it will be to the environment, both with his appointment of noted climate change denier Myron Ebell to head up the EPA transition team, and with his Source: Donald Trump’s Anti-Environment Agenda […]

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These Are the 10 Most Important Climate Stories of 2016 | Climate Central

December 28th, 2016 · No Comments

From dead coral to hopeful deals, these are the stories that mattered about climate change in 2016. Source: These Are the 10 Most Important Climate Stories of 2016 | Climate Central

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