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Workers of the World Free Market

Workers of the World Free Market

Today is the anniversary of the greatest tragedy ever to hit the garment industry anywhere in the world. On April 24, 2013, more than 1,100 workers at a large garment-factory building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, perished after the structure collapsed. Many […]

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Marigolds

Marigolds

The old woman comes in from the garden and sets a basket of lemons, tomatoes and eggplant alongside the sink, wrapping the remainder of her bounty in wax paper and tying it with a bit of string. As was her […]

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Empty Vessel

Empty Vessel

The bedroom is a refuge, its walls boasting photographs of a young life as it unfolded. Little league, first communion, high school prom. A SWAT team had violated its sanctuary immediately after the shooting, looking for something to validate the […]

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Oklahoma Legislature vote to redefine Pi

Oklahoma Legislature vote to redefine Pi

Oklahoma City, Ok — Oklahoma state legislature narrowly passed a law yesterday [March 31, 2014] redefining pi, a mathematical constant currently being used in the secular industry. The bill to change the value of pi to exactly three was introduced […]

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Why Does Washington Hate Venezuelan Democracy?

Why Does Washington Hate Venezuelan Democracy?

Republicans and Democrats alike in Washington enjoy seeing street rallies against Venezuela’s government – in much the same way donkey and elephant party supporters enjoyed seeing Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych driven from office. It is notable, however, that in both […]

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Securing Naval Ports and Suppressing Protest: A Primer

Securing Naval Ports and Suppressing Protest: A Primer

Turns out you don’t have to go back very far in history and it has all the ingredients. Protests against the government. Crackdown on the protest. And it just so happens that there was a major naval base involved, the US Fifth Fleet.

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Resting Place

Resting Place

Three figures repose in the fallow soil, holding hands, gazing skyward, two small figures flanking a larger one. The mother’s arm raises to point at a cloud above, the twins heads moving to follow. The cloud is majestic as it […]

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Coup d’etat in Venezuela?

Coup d’etat in Venezuela?

Although the “smoking document” proof may be hard to come by, it’s certain that the US has been preparing for a installed Venezuela government for a decade. It’s also certain that the US has spent tens if not hundreds of millions towards that goal. We have consistently interfered with Latin America with the training of death squads at the SOA (School of Americas), planned assassinations, and consistently propped up political puppets in what we consider “Our Backyard”. So you will have to excuse my disbelief when the US State Department and others from the Obama Administration deny the latest from Venezuela.

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Stop the NSA. Why it’s Important and Why it Must be Now.

Stop the NSA. Why it’s Important and Why it Must be Now.

“Not just revenue was at stake. So were ideals that have sustained the tech world since the internet exploded from a Department of Defense project into an interconnected global web that spurred promises of a new era of comity. The Snowden leaks called into question the internet’s role as a symbol of free speech and empowerment.”

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They’re Watching, No Matter Where You Are

They’re Watching, No Matter Where You Are

Some people say it’s no big thing that the state is spying on its own citizens. If you’re not doing anything wrong, who cares? Riiiiight? Wrong. Because that watching, monitoring, surveillance, spying or whatever you wanna call it can be […]

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