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News :: Education
Clinton and Trump committed to new attacks on public education
24 Oct 2016
Schools are being funded at below pre-recession levels in a majority of US states, according to a devastating new portrait of education funding by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Despite the advanced stage of crisis, it is remarkable how little has been said about public education by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton or her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump, throughout the long course of the election cycle.
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Interview :: International
Video: Noam Chomsky: The Alien Perspective on Humanity, 51 min
24 Oct 2016
Albert Einstein said we must have world government or we're finished. The UN was undermined by the US and nationalism. We had half of the world's wealth; manufacturing quadrupled after WW2. Governments have failed to deal with environmental catastrophes.
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LOCAL Announcement :: War and Militarism
Rally at MIT Against US Arms Deals with Saudi Arabia (Thurs 27 Oct 5pm)
24 Oct 2016
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Commentary :: Politics
The 2016 elections and the dead-end of “lesser evil” politics
24 Oct 2016
At the very least, it is claimed, Clinton represents the “lesser evil” to billionaire demagogue Donald Trump, whose campaign of racism, anti-immigrant bigotry and American nationalism is aimed at laying the basis for the development of a genuinely fascistic movement in the United States.
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News :: Globalization
Paraphysique de la folie
23 Oct 2016
L'organisation présente de la vie est la plus grande des folies...
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Review :: Labor
New attacks on Oregon public pension plan
23 Oct 2016
Added to the above loss is a shortage of over $18 billion accumulated over several years of low investment returns, and a significant 2015 Oregon Supreme Court decision invalidating legislation mandating cuts to PERS, which was passed in 2013. These losses have ignited yet another campaign to gut public workers’ pensions
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Guantánamo Diary author released after 14 years in illegal detention
23 Oct 2016
Guantánamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi, 45, has been released after fourteen years of being unlawfully detained at the camp. Slahi has never been charged with a crime by the US. He was repatriated to his native Mauritania on Monday, three months after a government panel approved his release in late July.
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Commentary :: International
Egyptian junta cultivates Russia and China as a counterweight to the US
23 Oct 2016
General Abdul Fattah el-Sisi’s military dictatorship in Egypt, which has long functioned as a key US ally, is to hold joint military exercises with Russia on Egyptian territory for the first time later this month.
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Commentary :: Politics
Johnson-no alternative for the election
23 Oct 2016
One of the manifestations of the deep unpopularity of the two main candidates in the 2016 presidential elections is the unprecedented support recorded in public opinion polls for third-party candidates. The candidates for the two media-recognized third-parties, Gary Johnson for the Libertarians and Jill Stein for the Greens, have received the combined support of more than 10 percent of respondents in many recent polls, nearly five times their combined showing in any previous U. S. election.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
War with Russia?
23 Oct 2016
A major theme of the 2016 US presidential campaign has been the campaign to depict Russia as intent on manipulating the election through cyber warfare.
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