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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Obama administration split on “Plan B” for Syria intervention
25 Oct 2016
The Obama administration’s National Security Council has discussed proposals for a “Plan B” in Syria, involving a major escalation of the five-year-old US intervention aimed at toppling the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
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LOCAL News :: Labor
Boston: Two excavation workers drown in a 12-foot-deep trench
24 Oct 2016
Between 2007 and 2015 OSHA fined Atlantic Drain a total of almost $150,000 for 23 separate workplace violations, 14 of them serious. OSHA’s quarterly Severe Violator Enforcement Program reports for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 list the company repeatedly. Now the next case:
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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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