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Saturday Jul 26 | The Stranger

Smoke Farm Symposium

Sometimes when a smart person is talking, it feels good to feel dumb. That is what happens at Smoke Farm: Civilized ant colonies , labor-union tactics, and the genesis of Occupy Wall Street all filled the agenda last year.

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Saturday Jul 26 | Daily Kos

Detroit, Gaza, and the continuing erosion of traditional media

The story of the Detroit water crisis is getting a familiar treatment in the media.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Switched

West Bank Rises, Tens Of Thousands Join Largest March Since Last Intifada

Tens of thousands of Palestinians marched with President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement from the West Bank city of Ramallah toward Jerusalem to protest Israel's war on Hamas in Gaza, which has claimed the lives of nearly 800 Palestinians, many of them civilians.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, China,

The New York Observer

Cecily McMillan Speaks Out In Defense of Rikers' Correction Officers

In the wake of last Monday's controversial New York Times article detailing the allegedly brutal conditions experienced by mentally ill inmates of Rikers Island, corrections officers and the head of the Correctional Officers' union, Norman Seabrook, have been largely vilified.

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Forbes.com

Let Students Discharge College Debts In Bankruptcy? Yes, But...

Ever since the obstreperous Occupy Wall Street protests of 2011, Americans have been getting an earful about the alleged crisis of student loan debt.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Ecology Global Network

How a Commons Way of Life Helps Curb Climate Change

It's easy to not think about the looming climate crisis. For one thing, it's depressing to ponder the misery ahead if we don't take drastic steps now to curb greenhouse emissions.

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Nature

Spotlight falls on top 1% in science

News that a rarified group of scientists has claimed the lion's share of publications has set off a social-media discussion about the fairness of the system.

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Related Topix: IGN Entertainment, Twitter, University of Minnesota, Minnesota

Salon

"The Ted Cruz of his day": How Robert La Follette explains today's dysfunction

The gap between the rich and the rest is better described as a canyon, and it's only getting worse.

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NewsBusters.org

NBC Discovers Hypocrisy of Michael Moore's Wealth; Used Him to Bash Wall Street in Past

On Wednesday, NBC's Today offered a surprising full report on "filmmaker and liberal activist" Michael Moore tarnishing his "blue-collar, anti-capitalist image" after it was revealed during divorce proceedings that Moore and his now ex-wife lived in a Michigan mansion, "the 10,000-square-foot house, reportedly in the same neighborhood as Madonna ... (more)

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Related Topix: Today, Entertainment, Television, Michigan, Startups, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, Century Media Records, Ottaway Newspapers, Music

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Oregonian

Kindle Unlimited, Spotify and the coming arts apocalypse: Are you worried?

Right now we have the best of all worlds: we get the convenience of free or very cheap a la carte online entertainment consumption, largely paid for by traditional revenue sources for entertainment producers: movie tickets, CD sales and concerts, physical book sales.

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MarketWatch

David Weidner's Writing on the Wall: Wall Street backlash will shake up 2016 election

The Justice Department continues to rain down settlement after settlement on Wall Street institutions.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, A Fighting Chance, Books, Hillary Clinton

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Daily Kos

Open thread for night owls. Susan Faludi at The Baffler on 'Facebook feminism'

After a quarter-century, The Baffler has rolled out its new digital self for the silver jubilee issue, with a fully retrievable, erudite archive dating back to 1988.

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Related Topix: Social Software, San Mateo County, CA, Menlo Park, CA, Stanford University, US News, Liberal Political News

Indybay.org

Occupy Santa Cruz to Mark Third Anniversary

As Occupy Wall Street prepares to mark its Third Anniversary and looks to the future of the Occupy Movement, this participant and observer of Occupy Santa Cruz offers some reflections as we approach our own anniversary on October 4th.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz County, CA, Activism

Counterpunch

Occupy Protester Trashed by NY's Leading Paper

Jeffrey St. Clair on Hillary Clinton's miraculous rags-to-riches method of financial success; LA CONFIDENTIAL: Lee Ballinger on race, violence and inequality in Los Angeles; PAPER DRAGON: Peter Lee on China's military; THE BATTLE OVER PAT TILLMAN: David Hoelscher provides a 10 year retrospective on the changing legacy of Pat Tillman; MY BROTHER AND ... (more)

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Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Union Square (New York, NY)

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Forbes.com

The Weekly Oil And Gas Follies

Goodness, where to begin? The biggest news this week came from the college town of Denton, Texas, where the city council made the sensible decision not to enact a ban on hydraulic fracturing that had been brought to the council through a petition drive.

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Related Topix: Natural Gas, World News, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), Energy

The Wave

Adam B. Summers: Fed up with the Fed

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US News, Ben Bernanke, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Crooks and Liars

Open Carry Advocate Wants To Fight Police Brutality By Threatening Cops With Guns

LibertyCrier's founder wants "massive" open carry to threaten cops into not "serving and protecting" the sh*t out of you.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Daily Kos

Take The Fight to the Enemy. Phoenix is Where Netroots Nation Can Make the Most Impact

In an age of "free speech zones" for protesters - boxes that, every year, magically become smaller and smaller - it's more important now than ever to get off your ass and get in the faces of those we oppose.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

War Is A Crime

'Strident' reporting at the Times: Already Abused by Cop, DA and ...

When a journalist in a news article refers to a woman as "strident," you know what you're reading is a hit piece, not a dispassionate report, and that's what the New York Times offered up to readers in today's piece about a court appearance yesterday by Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

TMZ.com

Kourtney and Khloe -- Targeted By Hamptons Residents -- Get Out of Town

Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian are being targeted by a grassroots movement to force them out of The Hamptons.

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