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Global Justice in the 21st Century: Why the Experience of Ahed Tamimi Matters
World  (tags: palestine, israel, occupation, oppression, humiliation, child prisoners, Ahed Tamimi, disproportionate punishment, discrimination, control, emblematic, Nakba, mass displacements, courage )

- 1 day ago -
When Palestinians are noticed, as in this incident, it tends to be with derision, expressions of a domineering Israeli political will that considers it entirely fitting to impose punishments on Palestinian children of a severity totally disproportionate
How the Global 1 Percent Rips Off the World
Business  (tags: Global 1%, inequality, statistics, "Reward Work, Not Wealth" )

- 11 days ago -
The new report "Reward work, not wealth," shows that global inequality is getting worse. Globally, the richest 42 people now own the same combined wealth as the poorest 3.7 billion.
World's Biggest Franchise: Who Profits From the Olympic Games?
Business  (tags: Olympic Games, finances, International Olympics Committee, revenues, TV rights, NBC, Discovery, $ billions )

- 7 days ago -
There's arguably no sleeker money-making machine in the world than the IOC currently - selling its name & symbols for a major buck. Who's the IOC's main financial sponsor? NBC paid IOC $4.38 billion for TV rights for US market for 4 Olympics 2014-2020.
The Sound of Silence - 18 String Harp Guitar   video
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, unusual, Jamie Dupuis, 18 string Harp Guitar, haunting, Sound of Silence )

- 11 days ago -
Jamie Dupuis' rendition of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" is both captivating and haunting. Jamie, a guitarist and composer from Canada, plays the song on an 18-string harp guitar
What Does China's 'Ecological Civilization' Mean for Humanity's Future?
Environment  (tags: ecology, nature, renewable energy, future, planning )

- 5 days ago -
Imagine a newly elected President of the United States calling in his inaugural speech for an "ecological civilization" that ensures "harmony between human and nature."
We Need a Permanent Fix to Lower Drug Costs
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, pharmaceuticals, medicine, petitions )

- 7 days ago -
At a time when big Pharma continues to bring in record profits, while consumers are seeing their health care costs soar, the National Committee is putting pressure on Congress to protect and expand consumer access to affordable drugs.
Put An End to the Absurd Suffering of Animals in Slaughterhouses That Is Auschwitz
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animalrights, animals, cruelty, slaughter )

- 3 days ago -
As a citizen who cares about animal welfare, biodiversity and the fight against climate change, I commit myself to eating less meat (or even abandon it!) And invite companies, schools, supermarkets and restaurants to join, to help spread this ...
Song for Donald - Parody of Song of Roland   video
Offbeat  (tags: Norway, shitholes, President Trump, Song for Donald, Parody of Song of Roland )

- 3 days ago -
Norway is doing a good job calling out Trump.
Life in the Gig Economy or The Economics of Desperation
Business  (tags: gig economy, exploitation, weaponized desperation, capitalism )

- 1 day ago -
The newest tool of exploitation is weaponized desperation. For the belief that they will one day rise to the ruling class, workers shed their rights to health, happiness, and dignity. The gig economy is nothing more than a farce which exploits workers
Join The Fight To Stop Hannity - Petition
Business  (tags: Sean Hannity, petition, right wing chicanery, lies, propagandist, Trump Administration )

- 2 days ago -
Sean Hannity has a long record of right-wing chicanery, lies, and vitriol. But he has morphed into something more dangerous than just a partisan hack heâEUR(TM)s been exposed as a full-blown propagandist who conspires with the Trump administration
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