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How male privilege produces such hapless men
Men, as we know, are disgusting, and they are idiots. This has been apparent for most of human history — but the advent of the internet has helped us uncover…
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The Radical Organizing That Paved the Way for LA’s Teachers’ Strike
Thousands of teachers marched and rallied in downtown Los Angeles, December 15, 2018. (AP Photo / Damian Dovarganes) There are three picket lines at the Harry…
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Don't Doubt What You Saw With Your Own Eyes
Screenshot: ICT Two days ago, video was posted online that pretty much everyone who saw immediately recognized for what it was—footage of white teens taunting…
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Robert A. Caro on the Secrets of Lyndon Johnson’s Archives
Robert A. Caro and Ina Caro on the car they bought while living in Texas, where they were researching a biography of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Photograph…
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Murders in Mexico rise by a third in 2018 to new record
FILE PHOTO: Forensic workers bury unclaimed bodies in a mass grave at San Rafael cemetery in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico October 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez…
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Louisville PR firm played a key role in Covington Catholic controversy
CONNECT COMMENT EMAIL MORE Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann and Native American activist Nathan Phillips are seen in this image made from a video…
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Matt Christman on Twitter Politics
I've been meaning to write something about how politics is conducted online, but in the latest episode of Chapo Trap House , Matt Christman hit most of what I…
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Analysis | The Cybersecurity 202: How does a country spy on its citizens? A cybersecurity company got an inside look
THE KEY Hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles in this photo illustration on Feb. 27, 2013. (Damian Dovarganes/AP) A cybersecurity company will reveal…
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Why Marlon James Decided to Write an African “Game of Thrones”
“I wanted to reclaim all the stuff I like—court intrigue, monsters, magic,” James says. “I wanted black pageantry.” Photograph by Pari Dukovic for The New…
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The Unbelievable Story Of The Plot Against George Soros
How two Jewish American political consultants helped create the world’s largest anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. The 38th floor of the glass tower in Manhattan…
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yesterday
Calling Literatures From The Vasty Deep
Noah Smith has a very nice essay on how to deal with people who try to ward off serious criticism of their ideas by appealing to a “vast literature” you don’t…
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yesterday
Framing Crashed (1): Trade and Finance - Two Different Visions of the Twenty-First Century Global Condition – ADAM TOOZE
China apocalypse! Alongside the damage that may be done to capitalist accumulation by a trade war, the greatest threat to what we call the world economy is…
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Diary: Jamaica Kincaid, The Walk to Robert Frost‘s House
A rare lily to be found on the walk to the Frost house! To Robert Woolmington of North Bennington, Vermont Robert Frost lived in many places and didn’t live in…
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yesterday
Karen Pence’s Job at an Anti-LGBT School Is Definitely the Taxpayers’ Business
Second Lady Karen Pence. Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP/REX/Shutterstock/Carolyn Kaster/AP/REX/Shutterstock Karen Pence, second lady of the United States, is going…
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The Family That Built an Empire of Pain
An addiction specialist said that the Sacklers’ firm, Purdue Pharma, bears the “lion’s share” of the blame for the opioid crisis. Illustration by Ben Wiseman…
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3 days ago
How Abortion Law in New York Will Change, and How It Won’t
The vast majority of abortions take place in the first trimester. Given how rare late-term abortion is, few elected officials are willing to risk the political…
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3 days ago
'I regret it': Hayden King on writing Ryerson University's territorial acknowledgement | CBC Radio
Territorial acknowledgements have become common in many spaces. You hear them at the beginning of events, in speeches, during school and even at hockey games.…
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4 days ago
The Patriarchy Strikes Back in China
This winter, Chinese authorities detained at least 12 young activists campaigning for labor rights in several cities, including kidnapping a student on the…
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4 days ago
About the BuzzFeed Scoop: It's Important, But It Oversells the Lying Part | emptywheel
BuzzFeed has an important story that fleshes out what was made clear in Michael Cohen’s allocution , sentencing memo , and the public record (including earlier…
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4 days ago
Twins get some 'mystifying' results when they put 5 ancestry DNA kits to the test | CBC News
One set of identical twins, two different ancestry profiles. At least that's the suggestion from one of the world's largest ancestry DNA testing companies. Last…
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4 days ago
The Trump Organization Planned To Give Vladimir Putin The $50 Million Penthouse In Trump Tower Moscow
During the presidential campaign, Michael Cohen discussed the matter with a representative of Putin’s press secretary, according to two US sources. BuzzFeed…
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4 days ago
Ivanka Trump Was In Contact With A Russian Who Offered A Trump-Putin Meeting
Her contact, a Russian Olympic weightlifter, said a meeting between Trump and Putin could expedite a Trump tower in Moscow. BuzzFeed News; Getty Images (4) Amid…
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4 days ago
McDonald’s Loses Big Mac Trademark in Europe
(CN) — There’s only one Big Mac, right? Not so fast. In a supersized trademark controversy, a European regulator has ruled in favor of an Irish fast-food…
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5 days ago
Drag queen or delivery driver: What's your 'side hustle'?
At 3pm most days, James Tobin puts on a shirt and tie and goes to work running educational workshops. In the evening he puts on a wig and fishnets and becomes a…
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5 days ago
President Trump Directed His Attorney To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project
Trump received 10 personal updates from Michael Cohen and encouraged a planned meeting with Vladimir Putin. Jonathan Ernst / Reuters Donald Trump and his…
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5 days ago
Jack Dorsey Has No Clue What He Wants
A conversation with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey can be incredibly disorienting. Not because he’s particularly clever or thought-provoking, but because he sounds…
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5 days ago
What exactly do we want from the author of ‘Cat Person’?
Recently, I have begun to notice a little twitch when I see the phrase “women’s voices.” Women aren’t being silent anymore, women are speaking out, women’s…
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5 days ago
Hacked Instagram Influencers Rely on White-Hat Hackers to Get Their Accounts Back
The hacker took everything from 24-year-old Californian Lindsie Comerford. Her email, online banking, and her Instagram account, which had more than 41,000…
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5 days ago
How to win an election in Indonesia
D ozens of ex-graft convicts are set to run for office in Indonesia ’s elections next year – and despite their flawed track records, they have every chance of…
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5 days ago
Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Like in American History? Historians Weigh In
The new Joshua Reed Giddings? Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images With her unapologetic progressivism and remarkable social-media savvy , Congresswoman…
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5 days ago
Saoirse Ronan on Growing Up on Camera, the Changing Politics of Ireland, and Becoming a Queen
Saoirse Ronan is describing the aftermath of her first acting job. “I went into this melancholic state for a few weeks,” she tells me. “I remember sitting on…
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6 days ago
One in three UN workers say they have been sexually harassed in past two years
More than half those who experienced sexual harassment while working for the UN said it happened in an office environment.Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters One…
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6 days ago
Young Trans Children Know Who They Are
Lily Curran (far right), who is transgender, plays with a group of friends, some of whom are also trans. Barcroft Media / Getty Images Since 2013, Kristina…
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6 days ago
O.K., Google: How Much Money Have I Made for You Today?
Books of The Times Credit Alessandra Montalto/The New York Times A friend of mine says that whenever he walks into someone’s home he’s tempted to yell out,…
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6 days ago
“I’ll Knock Your Brains Out”: The Rowdy Tourist Family Currently Carving a Trail of Destruction Through New Zealand
The bad tourist family wreaking havoc on New Zealand. New Zealand Herald As the world plunges into chaos, you could be forgiven for thinking New Zealand, a…
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6 days ago
Opinion | Americans feel alone. Can YouTube videos and podcasts help?
A maker of “autonomous sensory meridian response” videos in Reisterstown. (Andre Chung/for The Washington Post) She looks a little like a rockabilly Liv Tyler…
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Perspective | ‘The lunch counter now has two empty seats:’ She is the only one left who can describe what it felt like to sit there that hateful day.
In this May 28, 1963, photo, a group of men pour sugar, ketchup and mustard over the heads of demonstrators at a sit-in at a Woolworth's lunch counter in…
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6 days ago
How Secrecy Fuels Facebook Paranoia
On Technology Credit Illustration by Jon Han In December of last year, the Senate Intelligence Committee released two reports it had commissioned concerning…
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6 days ago
Facebook Doesn’t Need to Fool You
Photo: Adam Berry/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Chesnot/Getty Images As memes go, there’s very little to complain about with the “2009/2019” (also known as “2009…
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6 days ago
Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines
A pioneer of computer science for work combining statistics and linguistics, and an advocate for women in the field. Karen Sparck Jones in 2002. She created a…
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6 days ago
The most powerful person in Silicon Valley
It’s a bright September morning in San Carlos, California, and Masayoshi Son, chairman of SoftBank, is throwing me off schedule. I’d come, as he had, to meet…
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A ★★★½ review of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Review by Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets 2017 ★★★½ WatchedMay31,2018 Jamelle Bouie ’sreview published on Letterboxd : Every criticism of this movie…
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6 days ago
The Rise of the Mindful Museum | Michael Friedrich
Early one November morning, I sat in the second row of the Museum of Modern Art’s Roy and Niuta Titus Theater, tucked away in a basement previously unknown to…
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Perspective | Steve King says he was just defending ‘Western Civilization.’ That’s racist, too.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). (Al Drago/Bloomberg News) After years of making racist statements and promoting racist policies , Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) may finally…
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6 days ago
LRB · William Davies · Home Office Rules
I recently took part in a research project prompted by the government-sponsored campaign of 2013, when Theresa May was home secretary, in which vans carried…
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How the Left Should Respond to Ethnic Cleansing in China
A Uighur man looks on as armed paramilitary policemen ride through Urumqi in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region on May 23, 2014. (AP / Color…
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Cold War Fever | Hannah Gais
Russia is a land of contrasts. From the subtropical climate of Derbent to the permafrosted ground of Norilsk, Russia—its climate, its people, and its…
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7 days ago
Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?
If you use social media , you've probably noticed a trend across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter of people posting their then-and-now profile pictures , mostly…
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Passages I Highlighted in My Copy of "Red Capitalism"
C arl Walter and Fraser Howie's Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundations of China's Extraordinary Rise is a hard book to review. It follows the style…
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Analysis: The fall of Cardinal Wuerl
Washington D.C., Jan 14, 2019 / 05:30 pm ( CNA ) .- For the last six months, Cardinal Donald Wuerl has managed to keep his head above water amid dogged and…
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Consolation Prizes | Alex Pareene
The White House Council of Economic Advisers can officially report that we live in the best of all possible economic arrangements. That’s the conclusion,…
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7 days ago
New Feelings: Phatic Checking — Real Life
Image: Give Me Pain by Tyler Spangler . Courtesy the artist. After some hacking attempts on my accounts in 2017, I set a Google Alert for my name. I didn’t…
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8 days ago
The Real Cost of Cheap Groceries
Our food is cheap—by some measures, cheaper than it’s ever been. Americans now spend less than 10% of their disposable income on what they eat. When researchers…
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8 days ago
How the Idea of Hell Has Shaped the Way We Think
Hell is an old room in the house of the human imagination, and the ancients loved to offer the tour. Illustration by Cleon Peterson When I was a kid of ten or…
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8 days ago
The Suffocation of Democracy
Culture Club/Getty Images German President Paul von Hindenburg and Chancellor Adolf Hitler on their way to a youth rally at the Lustgarten, Berlin, May 1933 As…
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8 days ago
Buying a new purse? This startup wants to help you pay for it — but could also get you into debt.
In an Urban Outfitters ad, a young woman turns on a neon sign on a bedside table that becomes increasingly cluttered with neutral-toned home decor. In another,…
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8 days ago
Silicon Valley Is Turning Into Its Own Worst Fear
We asked a group of writers to consider the forces that have shaped our lives in 2017. Here, science fiction writer Ted Chiang looks at capitalism, Silicon…
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8 days ago
Female Economists Push Their Field Toward a #MeToo Reckoning
“I spent all my time hoping that no one would remember I was female,” Susan Athey, an economist at Stanford, said of her first economics department job. She…
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9 days ago
Kamala Harris’s Political Memoir Is an Uneasy Fit for the Digital Era
Chip Somodevilla / Getty / Katie Martin / The Atlantic Depending on whom you ask, Kamala Harris is either a hip Hillary Clinton or a political Beyoncé . Since…
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9 days ago
MacKenzie Bezos and the Myth of the Lone Genius Founder
When award-winning novelist MacKenzie Bezos and her husband Jeff Bezos, the chief executive and founder of Amazon , announced on Twitter Wednesday they were…
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9 days ago
The Border Patrol Has Been a Cult of Brutality Since 1924
Since its founding in the early 20th century, the U.S. Border Patrol has operated with near-complete impunity, arguably serving as the most politicized and…
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10 days ago
What Does Tulsi Gabbard Believe?
An Iraq veteran and the first Hindu in Congress, Gabbard is a compelling figure. When she was elected, Rachel Maddow said, “She is on the fast track to being…
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10 days ago
Behind the viral #GoFundTheWall fundraiser, a rising conservative star and a shadowy email harvesting operation
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. Jan. 11, 2019, 10:44 PM GMT By…
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10 days ago
Take This Stranger From My Boat — Real Life
Hello. This is the first of what will be a sort of weekly “links roundup” of articles on media and technology. My aim is not to provide a comprehensive,…
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11 days ago
Documents Show NRA Coordinated Ads with GOP Campaigns in Key Senate Races
The Trace and Mother Jones have teamed up to further investigate the NRA’s finances and political activity. The National Rifle Association appears to have…
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11 days ago
Wet’suwet’en hereditary system ‘never ceased, it just went underground’ | The Star
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019 VANCOUVER—Antonia Mills sighed Thursday as she remembered the words of B.C.’s chief justice in a history-shaping lawsuit 28 years ago. “No…
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11 days ago
Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez
Incumbent Democrats are most annoyed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s threat to back primary opponents against members of their ranks she deems too moderate.…
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11 days ago
Howard Buffett's Border War: A Billionaire's Son Is Spending Millions in Cochise County
First of two parts: On February 6, 2016, around 8:30 p.m., someone standing in the blackness of the Arizona desert night took several pictures. The images…
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11 days ago
Tommy Robinson and the far right’s new playbook
I n the last few years, a new kind of far-right activism has emerged. This new activism, comprised largely of online anger and offline protest, crosses borders…
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11 days ago
Pipeline spat pitting hereditary leaders against elected band councils reveals intricacies of B.C. Indigenous governance
EDMONTON — The controversy in British Columbia, with Indigenous people blocking access to a pipeline and facing down armed police until a deal was reached…
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12 days ago
Baby Shark (Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo) Billboard Chart (Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo)
We preemptively apologize for getting it stuck in your head. But “Baby Shark,” a song as infectious as anthrax to which the caretakers of young children likely…
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12 days ago
Eyewitness to the German Revolution
Illustration by Tim Robinson. It was slightly more than a century ago, in November 1918, that revolution swept through Germany, bringing chaos to a country…
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12 days ago
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Takes the Democrats Back to the Future: An Interview with the Historian Rick Perlstein
“In a lot of ways, she’s returning the Democratic Party to the roots—this idea that the Democratic Party is always going to be fighting for you,” Rick Perlstein…
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12 days ago
Jia Tolentino on Edith Wharton, Ling Ma, and Performative Book Talk
Welcome to Secrets of the Book Critics , in which books journalists from around the US and beyond share their thoughts on beloved classics, overlooked recent…
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12 days ago
Jeff Bezos has been seeing estranged wife of Hollywood mogul
The world’s richest couple is headed for splitsville — but a new power pairing is ­already in the making. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife of 25 years…
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12 days ago
Already reeling from tariff war, some farmers aren’t receiving government support checks amid shutdown
Fourth-generation crop farmer John Boyd checks the condition of a soybean field Tuesday in Baskerville, Va. Because of the government shutdown, Boyd has not…
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13 days ago
Why Tucker Carlson Plays a Critic of Capitalism on TV
Heartbreaking: The worst Fox News host you know just made a great point. Photo: Fox News America’s capitalists and social conservatives haven’t always been…
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13 days ago
Character Limits | Dissent Magazine
Character Limits Character Limits Olivia Laing’s novel Crudo is a tragicomic monument to our hyper-atrophied attention spans. ▪ Winter 2019 Olivia Laing,…
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13 days ago
Anticommunism without communism | Richard Seymour on Patreon
I. Why is today's far-right growing without any stimulus from threatened revolution? Why is it that, from Birthers to Brazil, today's reactionaries instead…
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13 days ago
El Chapo Trial: How a Colombian I.T. Guy Helped the F.B.I. Take Down the Kingpin
The trial of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, took a turn on Tuesday when jurors heard numerous secretly recorded phone calls by…
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