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Wanted at Chinese Start-Ups: Attractive Women to Ease Coders’ Stress
Shen Yue, who has a degree in civil engineering, giving a colleague a massage in her role as a “programmer motivator” at Chainfin.com in Beijing. Giulia Marchi…
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5 hours ago
Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history
This is a contributed post by Bill Harris, former CEO of Intuit and founding CEO of PayPal and Personal Capital. I’m tired of saying, ‘Be careful, it’s…
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7 hours ago
When a mass killing happens, youth and maleness are worth noting | The Star
In the immediate aftermath of the attack at Yonge and Finch , there is a lot we do not yet know about the perpetrator. One thing we do is that another young man…
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15 hours ago
'Incel': Reddit bans misogynist men's group blaming women for their celibacy
Reddit recently updated its policy to prohibit content that ‘encourages, glorifies, incites or calls for violence or physical harm against an individual or…
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17 hours ago
The ‘incel’ community and the dark side of the internet
It was a Canadian woman who coined the term “involuntary celibates” and launched a website more than 20 years ago that she hoped would provide a supportive…
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17 hours ago
The Renegade Sheriffs
Long tenures give sheriffs wide latitude to shape how the law is enforced. Illustration by Brian Stauffer On a Friday afternoon in March, 2013, a sheriff’s…
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Cryptocurrencies Were Never Good for Anybody But the Rich
The value of cryptocurrencies across the board skyrocketed last year due to speculative investing, and it feels as though early attempts to position digital…
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2 days ago
How the Border Patrol Faked Statistics Showing a 73 Percent Rise in Assaults Against Agents
Last November, reports that a pair of U.S. Border Patrol agents had been attacked with rocks at a desolate spot in West Texas made news around the country. The…
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2 days ago
‘I Feel Pretty’ and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denialism
In the new film “I Feel Pretty,” Amy Schumer plays a cosmetics company peon who conks her head in a SoulCycle accident and awakens believing that she has…
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2 days ago
Maria Dimitrova: The Kristeva Dossier
In Laurent Binet’s novel The Seventh Function of Language (2015), Julia Kristeva is cast as a spy for Bulgarian intelligence, responsible for the death of…
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2 days ago
Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity's property empire
Sean Hannity appears at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland in February 2016.Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP When Sean Hannity was named in…
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2 days ago
Inside the Unnerving Supply Chain Attack That Corrupted CCleaner
In September, security researchers at Cisco Talos and Morphisec made a worst nightmare-type disclosure: the ubiquitous computer cleanup tool CCleaner had been…
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3 days ago
A Short History of Threats Received by Donald Trump’s Opponents — ProPublica
The Trump Administration The 45th President and His Administration When Stormy Daniels spoke to “60 Minutes” last month , the porn actress described a threat…
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3 days ago
Where Countries Are Tinderboxes and Facebook Is a Match
MEDAMAHANUWARA, Sri Lanka — Past the end of a remote mountain road, down a rutted dirt track, in a concrete house that lacked running water but bristled with…
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3 days ago
BAD TRAFFIC: Sandvine’s PacketLogic Devices Used to Deploy Government Spyware in Turkey and Redirect Egyptian Users to Affiliate Ads?
This report describes our investigation into the apparent use of Sandvine/Procera Networks Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) devices to deliver nation-state malware…
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5 days ago
Dear Bashar al-Assad Apologists: Your Hero Is a War Criminal Even If He Didn’t Gas Syrians
Dear Bashar al-Assad Apologists, Sorry to interrupt: I know you’re very busy right now trying to convince yourselves, and the rest of us, that your hero…
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5 days ago
Terry Crews: Men Don’t See Women As ‘All the Way Human’
Terry Crews at the Women of the World Summit. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images During a panel at last week’s Women of the World Summit, actor and #MeToo…
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5 days ago
Amazon Gets Huge Subsidies to Provide Good Jobs — but It’s a Top Employer of SNAP Recipients in at Least Five States
Later this year, Amazon will begin accepting grocery orders from customers using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the federal anti-poverty program…
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6 days ago
I Talked to 54 Women at Coachella. They All Said They Had Been Sexually Harassed
Trigger Warning: This article contains multiple stories describing sexual assault. The annual Coachella music festival always promises a few things for my…
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6 days ago
The UK Refused To Raid A Company Suspected Of Money Laundering, Citing Its Tory Donations
Part Five of a BuzzFeed News investigation. Part One: Tory Donor's Cash Drops Caught On Film Part Two: Lycamobile Is Embroiled In Sri Lanka's Hunt For Stolen…
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6 days ago
Perpetuating the Cycle of Poverty
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), aka food stamps, keeps food in the pantries of 42 million Americans . But that number may soon shrink if…
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6 days ago
‘Insulted’ pro-Trump Spurs fans feel forced to choose between their team and the president
Dawn Hold is a dedicated Spurs supporter, with a “fan room” of memorabilia from her favorite team. This season, however, she’s sitting out the playoffs, upset…
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7 days ago
U.S.-China trade dispute looms over Trump’s summit with Japan’s Abe
President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 10, 2017. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) WEST PALM…
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7 days ago
Remembering Coldstore: Former detainees speak - New Naratif
It has been 55 years since Operation Coldstore, a major police operation in February 1963 in which over 110 anticolonial activists, union workers, students and…
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8 days ago
Lawsplainer: Michael Cohen's Attempt To Delay The Stormy Daniels Litigation
Oh my God. Oh my God. Ohmigod ohmigod OMG. Now what? This Michael Cohen thing. You're going to have to be way more specific. He's trying to take the Fifth! He…
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8 days ago
Selling Crack to Children: Inside the Silicon Valley Grift Machine
Corey “sells the method.” He got the idea from a book called The Laptop Millionaire , which describes “a guy’s journey from being basically homeless to making…
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9 days ago
How 'Hobbit Camps' Rebirthed Italian Fascism
Held over two days in southern Italy, Camp Hobbit I in 1977 attracted far-right youth from across the country. All Photos: Courtesy of Marina Simeone/Campo…
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9 days ago
The 1960s were about capitalism, not radicalism
The most famous of all misquotes was only two centuries out. When Zhou Enlai said it was “too soon to tell”, the then Chinese premier was not referring to the…
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9 days ago
Comey's big interview was a masterclass in civics
ABC/ Ralph Alswang Former FBI Director James Comey's talk with George Stephanopoulos — his first televised interview after being fired by President Trump — was…
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9 days ago
‘They’re Not Getting How the Constitution Works’: Why Trudeau, Notley Can’t Steamroll B.C. on Kinder Morgan Pipeline
In the fall of 1981, Jack Woodward was a young lawyer in Ottawa when NDP leader Ed Broadbent and prime minister Pierre Trudeau struck a deal to include…
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9 days ago
The Perils of Being an SPG in Jakarta - New Naratif
Dev was promoting cigarettes in a mall in Yogyakarta when a middle-aged man walked up behind her and pressed his groin against her bottom. In her early 20s at…
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9 days ago
Executive Summary: New CalPERS CFO Charles Asubonten's Misrepresentations and Discrepancies in His Resume and Form 700 | naked capitalism
Over a series of posts, we will discuss what we believe is a serious governance lapse at CalPERS, which is the hiring of Charles Asubonten, who joined as its…
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9 days ago
Prominent Lawyer in Fight for Gay Rights Dies After Setting Himself on Fire in Prospect Park
The lawyer David S. Buckel in New Jersey Supreme Court during a 2006 case about same-sex marriage. Mr. Buckel died on Saturday after setting himself on fire in…
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9 days ago
Analysis | Airstrikes in Syria hit three chemical weapons facilities, including one in Damascus
More details began to emerge from the Pentagon on Saturday about the three targets the American military struck in Syria late Friday in conjunction with British…
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10 days ago
Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency
The raid on the offices of President Trump’s personal lawyer makes clear that Trump’s battle with the special counsel Robert Mueller is entering its final…
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10 days ago
How Racism Feeds Militarism
While most public opinion research on foreign policy asks the public to evaluate specific policies and interventions, a new working paper by Ohio State…
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10 days ago
An Apology for the Internet — From the Architects Who Built It
Something has gone wrong with the internet. Even Mark Zuckerberg knows it. Testifying before Congress , the Facebook CEO ticked off a list of everything his…
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11 days ago
East Asia has the world’s fastest growing tourist industry
THE view from the top of Marina Bay Sands, a giant hotel, mall and casino, takes in the skyscrapers of Singapore, the fleets of ships entering and leaving the…
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11 days ago
How religion shapes elections in Indonesia
INSIDE a grimy, smoke-filled hall in Tasikmalaya, a town in West Java, Ridwan Kamil tries to whip up the crowd. Mr Ridwan is the candidate for governor from the…
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11 days ago
Why South Asia’s majorities act like persecuted minorities
IT IS an unlikely weapon: a scuffed but sturdy Samsonite briefcase, sitting on a desk in a big house in a spacious garden in a prosperous suburb of Colombo, the…
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11 days ago
Managing human resources is about to become easier
HUMAN RESOURCES (HR) is a poorly named department. It usually has few resources other than overworked staff, clunky technology and piles of employee handbooks.…
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11 days ago
German politics has become much more complicated
A STUDY OF attitudes towards immigration in Germany, published in July last year by More in Common, a campaigning organisation, identified five distinct groups…
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11 days ago
How Germany and the Germans have changed
IN JANUARY A food bank in Essen, an industrial city in western Germany, unwittingly caused a political storm by requiring each new claimant to present a German…
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11 days ago
Trump’s Military Strike on Syria Will Be Illegal
The Commander in Chief is not a king who can go to war at will, and the Congressional authorization for the use of military force after 9/11 had nothing to do…
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11 days ago
China’s Communists Rewrite the Rules for Foreign Businesses
HONG KONG — One hammer and sickle at a time, the Communist Party is making its way deeper into everyday Chinese life — and that includes the foreign companies…
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11 days ago
Flexing Their Support for Cuomo, Key Unions Leave Working Families Party
As Gov. Andrew Cuomo suffers defections from the left flank of the Democratic Party, powerful labor allies are rallying to his aid. Christopher Lee for The New…
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11 days ago
For the Good of the Species - Peter Turchin
Yesterday the top science journal Nature published a bomb-shell article, but my feeling is that biologists haven’t yet realized the explosive nature of the…
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11 days ago
Kenapa sih Umat Islam kok Merasa Tertekan? - Islami[dot]co
Seorang intelektual merangkap tokoh politik yang moncer mengeluarkan pernyatan di media. Katanya, umat Islam sedang tertekan . Klaim ketertekanan ini sebetulnya…
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12 days ago
Ngerinya krisis demokrasi di Malaysia
Malaysia sedang bersiap-siap untuk menyelenggarakan pemilihan umum pada tanggal 9 Mei 2018. Perdana Menteri Najib Razak dan koalisinya yang berkuasa, Barisan…
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12 days ago
A Former Zuckerberg Speechwriter on What He Doesn’t Understand
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying in front of Congress this week. To accompany the testimony, Select All is publishing transcripts of…
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12 days ago
How Do We Write Now? | Tin House
The following essay was originally given as a lecture at the Sylvia Beach Hotel as part of our 2018 Poetry Winter Workshop. The alternate title of this, of…
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13 days ago
What to Do if Your Email Is Hacked
Q. Could you please review best practices if one’s email is hacked? Is changing the password for that email sufficient? Is it necessary to change the email…
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13 days ago
How White American Terrorists Are Radicalized
Police barricade the area surrounding the home of suspected Austin bomber Mark Anthony Conditt in Pflugerville, Texas, on March 21st, 2018. (Photo: Drew Anthony…
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13 days ago
Zombie Liberalism
In February , US Citizenship and Immigration Services deleted language from its mission statement that described the country as a “nation of immigrants.” It was…
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13 days ago
“Yes, but”: More on Hitchens and Hagiography
12.18 Reading more of the commentary on Christopher Hitchens’s death—and the reaction to those of us disinclined to join the hagiography —I’m struck by a…
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13 days ago
How the U.S. Government Locked Black Americans Out of Attaining the American Dream
Photo: AP The wealth gap between white Americans and black Americans is stark. The median white family has somewhere between 10 and 16 times the net worth of…
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13 days ago
The Bell Curve isn’t about science, it’s about policy. And it’s wrong.
Photo: Gage Skidmore; Photo Illustration: Javier Zarracina/Vox Charles Murray and his decades-old work on IQ and race, published in his 1996 book The Bell Curve…
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13 days ago
How A 125-Year-Old Mass Lynching Tried To Make America Great Again
A light rain fell on New Orleans on October 15, 1890, as Police Chief David Hennessy left the central police station with his colleague and friend Capt. William…
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13 days ago
You Can’t Earn Easter | Commonweal Magazine
I was lamenting the end of Lent to an acquaintance the other day, because, I said, Lent gave me endless subjects to write about, like Ash Wednesday and Holy…
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14 days ago
Thousands of hacked websites are infecting visitors with malware
Wired UK/Shuttershock Thousands of hacked websites have become unwitting participants in an advanced scheme that uses fake update notifications to install…
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14 days ago
Republican Officials Have Been Bashing Muslims. We Counted.
A state lawmaker in Oklahoma refused to meet with Muslim constituents unless they replied to a questionnaire asking if they beat their wives. A Nebraska state…
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14 days ago
Rod Rosenstein Personally Approved F.B.I. Raid on Trump Lawyer, Officials Say
Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, appointed the special counsel and now oversees the investigation. Win Mcnamee/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Rod J.…
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15 days ago
The Invisible Free Speech Crisis
Shane Claiborne is not an imposing presence. A Christian pacifist, he’s known within evangelical circles for his opposition to the death penalty, for his…
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15 days ago
“We Had To Stop Facebook”: When Anti-Muslim Violence Goes Viral
DIGANA, Sri Lanka — When the Sri Lankan government temporarily blocked access to Facebook last month amid a wave of violence against Muslims, it seemed like a…
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15 days ago
The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma
Illustration by Ben Wiseman; photograph courtesy the author X⁠— Last week I returned to Amherst. It’s been years since I was there, the time we met. I was…
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16 days ago
Cardi B on Her Unstoppable Rise, Repping Gang Life, and the Peril of Butt Injections
"I love…," begins Cardi B —pink, glistening ribs in hand; slick, brick-colored barbecue sauce clotting under Swarovski-crystal manicure—and then hangs in silent…
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16 days ago
The Rosary
The more roses are cut back, the faster they grow, and the stronger they are. Photograph by Iris Kloepper / Visum Creative / Redux My career as a rose gardener…
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16 days ago
A wild Sheryl Sandberg appears
Revue Yesterday Mark Zuckerberg took an hour's worth of questions from reporters on topics including data p April 5 · Issue #113 · View online Yesterday Mark…
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19 days ago
Amazon Sells Guide on How to Take Upskirt Photos
In March, Motherboard revealed that mega-popular blogging platform Tumblr has a massive problem with so-called creepshots; revealing images of women typically…
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19 days ago
Trump’s Most Influential White Nationalist Troll Is A Middlebury Grad Who Lives In Manhattan
Who is Ricky Vaughn? That was one of the big questions for anyone following far-right politics during the 2016 presidential election. The Twitter troll who took…
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20 days ago
When Terrorists Run City Hall
Mosul, 2017. Paperwork littered the remains of ISIS’ bombed-out Ministry of Agriculture. Ivor Prickett for The New York Times The ISIS Files We unearthed…
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20 days ago
Jakarta’s urban poor have found a new way to fight City Hall – and win
A resident of Kampung Akuarium fishes in a nearby river. All photographs Yusni Aziz for the Guardian. On the official spatial planning map of Jakarta, Arti…
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20 days ago
Why we need social housing in the US | Matt Bruenig
A NYPD vehicle patrols near the Marcy Houses public housing development in the Brooklyn borough of New York.Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Reuters T he debate…
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20 days ago
NikeLeaks
Packed aboard buses and flatbed trucks, the workers rolled through the wide boulevards of the central business district of Indonesia's capital toward the tall…
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20 days ago
In fighting homeless camp, Irvine's Asians win, but at a cost
One by one, the buses pulled up to the Orange County Hall of Administration last week carrying posters with messages such as "No Tent City" and "No Homeless in…
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21 days ago
"How Heritability Misleads about Race" by Ned Block
From The Boston Review, XX, no 6, January, 1996,p. 30-35 How Heritability Misleads aboutRace According to The Bell Curve , Black Americansare genetically…
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21 days ago
How Women See How Male Authors See Them
“The Bookworm,” by Franz Hanfstaengl, from 1906. Photograph by Dietmar Katz / BPK Bildagentur / Museum Europaeischer Kulturen / Art Resource On Easter Sunday,…
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21 days ago
How ‘Fat Leonard’ and his prostitutes affected Pentagon’s pick to lead Joint Chiefs
Leonard Glenn Francis, left, a maritime tycoon known as “Fat Leonard,” drinks wine with then-Rear Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III during a dinner Francis hosted for…
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22 days ago
Mengubah opini publik tentang isu moral yang kontroversial
Bagaimana cara efektif untuk mengkomunikasikan isu yang bertentangan dengan pandangan moral mayoritas? Communication for Change mencoba menjawab dengan mencoba…
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23 days ago
Palestinians hold day of mourning after 773 ‘shot with live ammunition’
A wounded Palestinian is evacuated during the clashes between demonstrators and Israeli troops.Photograph: Xinhua / Barcroft Images Gaza hospitals, running low…
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24 days ago
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