Category Archive: Quotes and Links

Jun 27 2016

The Tragedy of Nothing

There’s nothing viscerally tragic about living a middle class life in first world countries. The tragedy is a slow unwinding of lost potential happiness where we are subjugated to menial jobs serving employers whom we can never escape – entrapped and coerced into an unwanted life. The American dream has always been a dream for the nothing, but the nothing is …

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Jun 26 2016

IMF Warns that US Needs to ‘Urgently’ Tackle Poverty

Invest in the nation’s infrastructure, raise the minimum wage, expand the Earned Income Tax Credit, improve paid family leave, and raise the ceiling for social security contributions. These suggestions, long-advocated for by progressive organizations, are now being encouraged by none other than the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which warned Wednesday of an “urgent need to …

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Jun 25 2016

Brexit is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment Institutions

In 2003, U.S. and British elites joined together to advocate one of the most heinous and immoral aggressive wars in decades: the destruction of Iraq; that it turned out to be centrally based on falsehoods that were ratified by the most trusted institutions, as well as a complete policy failure even on its own terms, gutted public trust. In …

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Jun 25 2016

Globalization’s New Ideological Conquest of Education

The dialectics of the global and local show that school, rather than being a space for emancipation, is a space for control and social reproduction. Traditional schooling usually reproduces, for instance, classist and patriarchal relationships. This is result of the authoritarianism of administrators and political projects, but also of the authoritarianism of knowledge production, distribution, …

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Jun 24 2016

¡Basta Ya, Brussels! British Voters Reject EU Corporate Slavestate

British voters delivered a savage deathblow to the EU corporate superstate on Thursday sending global markets tumbling and forcing Prime Minister David Cameron to announce his resignation. The narrow victory, which caught the prognosticators by surprise, is the strongest sign yet that working people across the continent are awakening to economic and political disaster that …

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Jun 23 2016

Rich Getting Richer at the Expense of the Poor, Oxfam Warns

Since 2009 more than 4.5 million new millionaires have been created, rising to a total of 15.4 million across the world last year, according to a new report released by Oxfam on Thursday. The significant increase in millionaires takes place while more than 702 million people live in extreme poverty, which experts argue is due to a …

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Jun 23 2016

Bad News for Hillary: Huge Percentage of Bernie Supporters Won’t Vote for Her

It is no surprise. Hillary Clinton is disgusting. A vote for her is not fundamentally different than a vote for Trump. They are both scum. http://theantimedia.org/bad-news-for-hillary-huge-percentage-of-bernie-supporters-wont-vote-for-her/  

Jun 22 2016

The number of mentally ill seeking help to die is rising.

SINCE 2002, when the Netherlands legalised assisted dying, its laws have been held up elsewhere as a model. But recent figures from the Dutch Euthanasia Review Committee have given some campaigners pause. It is not the total number of deaths under the law’s provisions that bother them—though it has increased by 76% since 2010, with …

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Jun 22 2016

The Growing Case for Massive Taxes on the Rich

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/06/20/growing-case-massive-taxes-rich

Jun 22 2016

Stressful City Life Causes Some Birds To Age Faster

The researchers studied a group of closely related great tits. Half of them grew up in the city of Malmö, Sweden, while the other half grew up in the country. After just two weeks, the difference in telomere lengths between between the two groups was already pronounced. Normally, genetics determines telomere length, but this study …

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