Items tagged politics

Silicon Valley’s worldview is not just an ideology; it’s a personality disorder.

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France has banned pro-Palestinian protests and vowed to protect Jews from resurgent antisemitism

Antisemitism is a big no-no, but Islamophobia is official state policy. Gotcha.

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Britain’s monarchy is dying, and no PR can save it

The world mostly ignored the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, a reminder of how little the royal family means.

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Colonialism Set the Stage for the Wildfire Destruction of Maui

Transformation of the island for mass tourism helped turn it into a tinderbox that has claimed 96 lives so far.

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National Identity, Regional Identity, and Actual Identity

On how you can feel like a foreigner in your own country

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Write What You Want to Know: Building Cultures of Curiosity in Lit

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Why Young People In The Uk Are Returning To Anarchism

Amid brazen abuses of state power and growing inequality, anarchist principles have been creeping back into the mainstream. Jak Hutchcraft talks to some of people the leading the charge.

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Why libertarian cities fail

Freedom-loving libertarians who build communities under the assumption that natural resources are unlimited discover, to their dismay, that this isn't so.

Tags: environment, politics

The Media Isn't Liberal, And It Hasn't Learned Anything From Trump Or Iraq

Ostensibly about mass media in the US, but applies just as well to Romania.

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Private Chat Leaks Show Moscow Officials in State of Panic Over Putin Arrest Warrant

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Dear President Carter

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The Swiss People Vote Over The Ban on Cashless Society

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Why Elon Musk and the billionaire space bros want to put people in space cages forever

Space colonization is not at all about gadgets and rockets and planets

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Opinion: The awkward truth about the new ‘Avatar’ is far bigger than its bottom line

A poignant critique of the racism and imperialism on display in the highly-grossing franchise, that echoes my own thoughts from ten years ago.

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So, when are we going to admit that Marx was probably full of shit?

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I saw a poll earlier on Mastodon asking what flavor of leftist people are, if at all: a Communist, socialist, anarchist, or what? And I was like, dunno?! My concern is to make sure people enjoy autonomy and dignity. What label applies?

A lot of leftists only care about high-concept ideas of how society should be organized, and completely forget the point, then act surprised when it all falls apart.

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Who Won the Midterms? Democracy Did — And It Dealt Trumpism a Body Blow

Why the Midterms Were a Remarkable Moment for America — And the World

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The Lesson of Elon Musk’s Twitter? Everything the Far Right Touches Dies.

What Happens When You Give the Keys to the Town Square to the Lunatics?

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Meghna Jayanth is switching the narrative

Video game writer and narrative designer Meghna Jayanth talks about a career spent battling colonialism - and why this helps you get better games

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France's president gave ordinary people the power to formulate national climate policies. He got more than he bargained for

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Survival of the Richest

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Two thoughts on the old queen

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Anthony Fauci Should Have Resigned a Long Time Ago

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Hoboken Hasn’t Had a Traffic Death in Four Years. What’s It Doing Right?

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The Technocrat’s Dilemma

(Via the No Tech Magazine.) Even true things shouted from loudspeakers start to sound like lies.

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Rumble Strip

Every year in the spring, small towns throughout New England host their annual town meeting. Town meetings take place in high school gyms or town halls, and anyone can come. In fact, in Vermont, Town Meeting Day is a public holiday. Everyone gets the day off work to make sure they have the chance to participate. It’s a moment when everyone who lives there can come together to talk out the issues facing the town and decide how they want to spend their money.

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Car rams Russian Embassy gate in Romania, driver dead

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“I bought a one-way ticket”: Inside Russia’s sudden tech exodus

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The Current Labor Movement

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The Magician and the Suffragette: The Strange History of Sawing a Woman in Half

Tags: gender, politics, culture, history

We Don’t Have the Right: A Decolonized Approach to Innovation

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Debate over daylight saving time drags on in Europe

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There Have to Be More Sides Than This

Balance doesn't exist in a lopsided world

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.io considered harmful

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Iceland elects first female majority parliament

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Big problems at the timezone database

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Nine Years Ago, I Speculated that Dewey’s Days Were Numbered. How Far Have We Come?

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Free Software NOT as in `free speech,` NOR as in `free beer`

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Colombian officials accidentally reveal details on Big Pharma’s immunity for adverse reactions to COVID vaccines

Besides the eye-watering costs, the nation agreed to indemnify the manufacturers from any legal responsibility for adverse events arising from the use of their products.

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Increased Hate Against Sweden’s Indigenous People

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Why Is German Internet So Bad: True Answer

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Why Is the Netherlands Rioting Over COVID Now?

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The US Empire Is Crumbling Before Our Eyes

With unprecedented economic inequality and massive overspending on military expansion, America now looks a lot like 476 CE Rome.

Tags: america, politics, history

The Science That Explains Trump’s Grip on White Males

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In Photos: The Disfigured Urban Landscape of Hong Kong

The city will never be the same, and you can literally see why.

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Bi Den

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“I Have Blood on My Hands”: A Whistleblower Says Facebook Ignored Global Political Manipulation

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Imperial Wars Always Come Home

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Transgender woman launches historic bid for public office in Romania

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Programmer Power

Yep, like I wrote the previous year, the software freedom movement is made up of libertarians. Explains a lot, really.

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Former UN Climate Chief Calls For Civil Disobedience

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Le droit à l’anonymat est une nécessité démocratique

"The right to anonimity is a democratic necessity."

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Collections: The Fremen Mirage, Part I: War at the Dawn of Civilization

Discussing bad historical takes through the lens of sci-fi literature.

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Music is the weapon

During Christmas 1980, Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba performed at a concert in Lesotho that deeply challenged and disturbed South Africa’s apartheid regime. The record of that concert is being reissued.

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German farmers sue government over climate change failures

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Abe’s New Word Order

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Google to stop showing news snippets for French users

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Scoop: Trump suggested nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting U.S.

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Moscow's blockchain voting system cracked a month before election

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Failing to Plan: How Ayn Rand Destroyed Sears

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Facebook has struggled to recruit since Cambridge Analytica scandal

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Likely next EU chief says she wants to end member states' veto on foreign policy

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Department of Energy uses 'freedom gas' to refer to natural gas

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Uh-oh .io: Question mark hangs over trendy tech startup domains as UN condemns British empire hangover

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MPs make history by passing Commons motion to declare ‘environment and climate change emergency’

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Scotland declares ‘climate emergency’ following school strikes

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The Tragedy of the Tragedy of the Commons

The man who wrote one of environmentalism’s most-cited essays was a racist, eugenicist, nativist and Islamaphobe—plus his argument was wrong

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Technology can't prevent hard border in Ireland if Brexit means customs controls, firms told

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'They Have Lied for Decades': European Parliament Scrutinise Exxon's Climate Science Denial

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Jean Jouzel. Transition écologique : « Il faudra beaucoup d’inventivité ! »

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This Man Bought a Far-Right Group’s Domain and Made a Furry Dating Site

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One month after controversial adult-content purge, far-right pages are thriving on Tumblr

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The Anti-Olympic Torch arrives in Tokyo

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A History of Creativity

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Trump administration wants to remove 'gender' from UN human rights documents

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Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism's Imminent Demise

A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change.

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The day Irish and Jewish joined forces against British fascists

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Akihito to become first Japanese Emperor to abdicate in 200 years

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White nationalists flock to genetic ancestry tests. Some don't like the result.

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Britain’s politics and politicians are unhinged and the economy is in trouble

Chris Johns: Just wait until austerity-fatigued voters have to live through a Brexit-driven economic slowdown

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Stanford researcher sheds light on life of lesbians in Nazi Germany

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Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s eye-opening

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The People You Won’t Meet

What will the Muslim ban cost America — and the people it targets? Sometimes it’s not about what you see, but what you won’t.

Tags: america, travel, politics

It's time for a BLUEXIT

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Scrolling Beat ’em ups, urban blight and the neoliberal city

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PPE: the Oxford degree that runs Britain

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6 Big Differences That Turn City Dwellers Into Liberals

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Trump, Putin and the Pipelines to Nowhere

You can’t understand what Trump’s doing to America without understanding the “Carbon Bubble”

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If the countries of Europe were high school students, what would they be like?

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How Washington Derailed Amtrak

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Schwarzenegger: Indiana’s religious freedom law is bad for Republicans

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14 gorgeous photos of the national parks the government shut down

Oh, the places you can't go!

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The Indiana Jones of collapsed cultures: Our Western civilization itself is a bubble

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Barack Obama just became the first US president to write a computer program

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Before the Great War, people travelled freely without passports or identification

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The ocean is swallowing up Virginia so rapidly that its leaders are forgetting to bicker about climate change

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An Astronaut's Suggestion On How To Fix Politics Would Be Expensive But Probably Pretty Effective

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Why boarding schools produce bad leaders

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Nobody Wants To Host The 2022 Olympics

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Web host gives FCC a 28.8Kbps slow lane in net neutrality protest

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Ontario Is Officially Coal-Free, Shuts Down Final Plant

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Crimea's Attorney General Spawns Anime Fan Art

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The 1,500 year old schism fuelling the clash between Russia and the West

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Ethnic minorities: Into the melting pot

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If the UK were an African Country: Was Great Britain a Mistake?

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Detroit Receives Less Federal Money Than All Of These Foreign Nations (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Inside the United States

GlobalPost goes inside the United States to uncover the regime’s dramatic descent into authoritarian rule and how the opposition plans to fight back.

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Cat proposed as mayor of Mexican state capital Xalapa

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Climate milestone is a moment of symbolic significance on road of i****y

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The Goldman Sachs Project to take over Europe nearly complete

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