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Interview :: Education
Mainstream Economics: Monocultures at the University
16 Jun 2014
The "Plural Economics Network" challenges breaking through the monoculture and intellectual onesidedness in economics... Instead of viewing our varied social problems from different perspectives, all the answers are derived from very similar models whose validity is rarely critically questioned... The "therapy" leads to even greater unemployment and poverty.
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News :: International
How Obama Lost Iraq -- by SHAMUS COOKE
15 Jun 2014
The War on Terror Has Failed
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News :: Human Rights
Hockey fans take down 'LAPD drone' amid Stanley Cup revelry "We got the Drone!"
15 Jun 2014
Support Your Local Police State?
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News :: International
The U.S. Military’s Campaign Against Media Freedom by CHELSEA MANNING
15 Jun 2014
The Fog of War Machine
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News :: International
India: Hindu Far-Right Sweeps Elections
15 Jun 2014
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Washington Embraces Chauvinist Modi
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News :: Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Social Welfare
Philippine agrarian reform: Powerful law, ineffectual bureaucracy
15 Jun 2014
2014-Agrarian-Reform-Congress-Philippines.jpgWhen the original CARP program that was passed under President Corazon Aquino was in danger of unraveling, the peasant movement came together and pushed the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms, or CARPER, through Congress in 2009.
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News :: Globalization
Exuvie psychologique
15 Jun 2014
Conditionnement de la différence, différence du conditionnement...
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LOCAL News :: Education
Boston Public Schools End Middle School Bus Transportation - Eliminating Union Jobs
14 Jun 2014
The unelected school committee says there is no money to transport young children safely to school. Unionized bus drivers held a rally to oppose the committee's dictate.
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News :: Labor
Verizon Retail Workers Win Union Vote—First to Do So
14 Jun 2014
During their organizing drive, Verizon Wireless workers showed off their unity with red wristbands. Retail sales reps and customer service reps at six Brooklyn stores voted 2 to 1 to join the Communications Workers May 14. The wireless side of telecom has remained largely unorganized, outside of AT&T, but these new unionists hope to cause a ripple effect.
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News :: Gender
Canada grants asylum to US woman sentenced to 30 years for having sex with teen
14 Jun 2014
A mortgage broker who fled Florida with her family after being criminally convicted in 2008 for having sex with a 16-year-old boy on her son's baseball team has been granted asylum in Canada. Denise Harvey, 47, won the rare permission to apply for permanent residency because her 30-year sentence was deemed cruel and unusual punishment in violation of international standards, the National Post reports. It is illegal in Florida for a person older than 24 to have sex with an individual who is 16 or younger, the article says. However, in Canada the age of consent is 16 unless the other person is an adult in a position of authority. Harvey's lawyer declined to comment
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