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Thank You Nelson Mandela

Thank You Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela By Fergal Keane BBC News A look back at the life of Nelson Mandela Destroyer of apartheid To those who observed him closely, Nelson Mandela always carried himself as one who was born to lead. As his former cellmate and long time friend, Ahmed Kathrada, said recently: “He was born into a royal house and there was always that sense about him of someone who knew the meaning of...

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Finnish People With Things On Their Heads

Finnish People With Things On Their Heads

Almost a year ago I discovered this photo series at Kiasma – The Museum of Modern Art in Helsinki, Finland. Photographers, Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen came up with something truly peculiar and special, in their photo series Eyes As Big As Plates. Their subjects are old, super serious and Finnish, all while wearing ridiculous “organic” head pieces and attire…need we say...

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WALMART: Employees Fight Back

WALMART: Employees Fight Back

From Harper’s Weekly Review On Black Friday, thousands of Walmart employees and union supporters staged protests to demand annual wages of at least $25,000 for the 825,000 workers who make less than that amount and supplement their incomes with an average of $1,000 annually in Medicaid and food stamps. “The protest is sad,” said a Southern California shopper, “because Walmart has...

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‘Perilous’ Cleanup at Fukushima’s Reactor 4

‘Perilous’ Cleanup at Fukushima’s Reactor 4

Regulators with Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority gave the final OK Wednesday for the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to begin to remove the 1300 spent fuel rods from the badly damaged Unit 4 pool, thus initiating a decommissioning process which anti-nuclear activist Harvey Wasserman describes as “humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban...

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How Not To Raise A Rapist

How Not To Raise A Rapist

By Van Badham The Guardian.com We know the kind of circumstances that create a rapist – so let’s set about eradicating them instead of blaming rape victims for drinking There’s been a lot of talk about raped women in the Australian media recently. Mia Freedman kicked it off on her Mamamia site by arguing that girls shouldn’t drink too much if they don’t want to be raped....

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On the Fence About Syria? Read This!

On the Fence About Syria? Read This!

A quick reader on why military intervention in Syria is a big mistake–and what we should be advocating instead. Since Syria has not attacked the United States and the UN Security Council hasn’t authorized any international military action, a U.S. strike on Syria would be unambiguously illegal under international law. But that’s not the only good reason not to attack Syria. There are...

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