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A Public Sphere for the Discussion of Contemporary Politics

Video: Translators Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld read from Open Closed Open by Yehuda Amichai

Open Closed Open by Yehuda Amichai, translated from the Hebrew by Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld, won the 2001 Griffin International Poetry Prize.   Biographies Chana Bloch, is the author … Continue reading

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Julian Assange: Google Acts Like Privatized NSA

In interviews with BBC and Sky News, WikiLeaks founder explains how Google’s behavior, though legal, is like that of surveillance agencies. Julian Assange as seen in 2013.  (Photo: Xavier Granja … Continue reading

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Fascist America?

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Who Is Listening to You? By KokonutGrove As a student of American history and politics, in my lifetime I’ve witnessed a dangerous erosion of…

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Barbara Elovic: An Encounter with the Police

A few years ago on a Saturday afternoon in late fall I had a surprisingly unpleasant encounter with one of New York’s finest. As I was starting to cross the … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Our Survival Depends On Keeping The Oil In The Ground

Humanity’s survival depends on not burning two-thirds of our global oil reserves, so we must act now by limiting fossil fuel extraction. The highly biodiverse Amazon basin is a keystone … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bill Moyers & Michael Winship: Climate Change You Can Believe In

The pain is only going to get worse for us and for future generations, unless we act now. Just as Sunday’s big People’s Climate March and next week’s UN global … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Lame Duck Nation on Steroids

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
It’s not just the Tea Party that’s lame (Toby Toons) W.J. Astore The more the United States has come to talk about dominance, the…

September 20, 2014 · Leave a comment
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