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Commentary :: Media
Did Bob Dylan “Sell Out” or Help Out? Saving Detroit With Superbowl Ads
05 Feb 2014
Bob Dylan Sells Cars Made in Detroit in Superbowl Ad
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Commentary :: Occupy Boston
The so-called indignants protests : Potential, contradictions and perspectives
05 Feb 2014
An analysis about Occupy movements all around the world in 2011.

This text was written by the French Collective Lieux communs (lieux communs = commonplaces) in june 2011. It was translated in English in October 2012. If you wish to know who we are, you can read our declaration here:
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News :: International
Want to end poverty? Brazil's answer: Give people money
05 Feb 2014
Though controversial, the government a decade ago decided that any family under the poverty line would be given enough money to put them over it.
The transfers, which now go to 14 million people, has helped decrease income inequality in the country
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News :: Globalization
05 Feb 2014
Toutes les tyrannies, les faux contestataires, antisémites, nostalgiques réactionnaires, elles les aiment...
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Obama Shifts Closer to War on Syria
05 Feb 2014
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Free Expression on Trial in Israel
05 Feb 2014
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Commentary :: Media
A poet of labor and the laborer who won a Nobel Prize in Literature - Seamus Heaney
04 Feb 2014
Modified: 05:38:40 PM
Seamus Justin Heaney passed away on August 30, 2013, at the age of 74. From his very first published poem "Diggers," the subject of workers and their tools has been central to the writings of Seamus Heaney.
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Commentary :: Labor
Inside the Whale: On the Origin of the Democratic Consensus
04 Feb 2014
In his 1940 short story "Inside the Whale," George Orwell satirizes the focus in Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer. Miller's characters are protected by the fat of the whale and never discuss the burning challenges and tasks of their historical time. Is this an apt characterization of our time where the bailout of banks and the mutation of private losses into public losses are accepted without resistance? In his poem "The Egg," Gunter Grass says we are born in an egg and our life project is to break the shell.
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News :: War and Militarism
First month without a US drone strike in Pakistan for over two years
04 Feb 2014
Modified: 05:34:23 AM
There were no reported US drone strikes in Pakistan in January 2014. This is the first calendar month without a US drone strike in more than two years.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Militarism in Germany
04 Feb 2014
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