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Who's Behind the Smithsonian Museum's $63 Million Ode to American Capitalism? - In These Times
Society & Culture  (tags: Corporations, Capitalism, Profits, entrepreneurship, optimism, lies and propaganda, sellout, Smithsonian )

- 14 hours ago -
Corporate funders from Intel to Monsanto to Mars Inc. pooled their deductible foundation dosh to help underwrite this $63 million, Ken Burns-style paean to their own market-conquering genius.Hectic interactive displays about everything from the cotton gin
What Is the Obama Justice Department Doing Harassing Gay Men For Having Sex? | Alternet
Society & Culture  (tags: renboy, sex workers, legalizing prostitution, amesty international, Trans sex workers, LGBT rights, Human Rights, stonewall )

- 1 day ago -
federal agents swarmed the headquarters of, a website that offered advertising to male escorts, and arrested 7 employees.The action seems to be unprecedented -federal attention has thus far focused only on female sex workers, painting them as
Oliver Sacks, Eminent Neurologist and Awakenings Author, Dies Aged 82 | Books | The Guardian
Society & Culture  (tags: Oliver Sacks, Awakenings, cancer, liver cancer, Gay man, psychology, author, neurologist )

- 1 day ago -
Oliver Sacks, the eminent neurologist and writer garlanded as the "poet laureate of medicine", has died at his home in New York City. He was 82. The cause of death was cancer, Kate Edgar, his longtime personal assistant, told the New York Times
Jon and Tracey Stewart Are Turning a NJ Farm Into a Sanctuary for Rescued Animals | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, E
Society & Culture  (tags: Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, animal sanctuary, rescue animals, compassion, Tracey Stewart, farm animals, green Planet, gestation crates )

- 5 days ago -
On The Daily Show, Stewart has used his position on more than a few occasions to help educate people about the deplorable conditions farm animals endure and to call for a greener planet. Among the most memorable is this eight-minute segment from February
NRA and Gun Industry File Lawsuit Over Seattle's Anti-Violence Efforts | Common Dreams | Breaking News
Society & Culture  (tags: NRA, gun industry, gun laws, gun sense, Seattle, Washington State, gun industry, anti-gun-violence )

- 5 days ago -
the NRA and its local and national allies have simply "doubled down on the cynical rhetoric and obstructionist tactics that would rob law enforcement and public health professionals of key data and tools at a time when they are needed most."
Denmark's First Potential Fracking Project Dropped - The Local
Environment  (tags: Denmark, fracking, greenpeace, Danish protests, Danish officials, drilling, shale gas )

- 9 days ago -
local officials granted Total approval to explore for shale gas in June 2014 despite strong protests from the local community and concerns from organizations including Greenpeace and the Danish Society of Nature Conservation. A small group of activists
Petition:We Want Jon Stewart to Moderate a 2016 Presidential Debate. · Change.Org
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Jon Stewart, presidential debate, trust, 'distracted center', fairness, competence )

- 9 days ago -
In addition to his vast experience working with political figures, Jon Stewart is accomplished in presidential election coverage. His work on The Daily Show received the prestigious Peabody Award for its coverage of the 2000 and 2004 presidential races.
Why Surprising Numbers of Republicans Have Been Voting for Bernie Sanders in Vermont | Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Vermont, Conservative voters, Republican voters for Bernie, Democratic Socialism, Independent, swing voters, Democratic nomination, Social programs, Socialism )

- 10 days ago -
of all Democratic candidates running, Bernie Sanders has the best chance of capturing Republican votes. I've seen how Bernie does this, up close & personal. Despite a reputation as a place filled with liberal hippies, Vermont has many Conservative voters
Cop 'Roid Rage: Are Steroids Behind the Worst Police Abuses? | Alternet
Society & Culture  (tags: steroids, roid rage, police brutality, drug abuse, police killings, drug testing, police accountability, #BlackLivesMatter, DEA )

- 11 days ago -
growing menace of steroid abuse by American police officers prompted the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to warn of " possible psychological disturbances" of juiced-up cops.The DEA said symptoms included mood swings, impaired judgement, violence
Even 'Sesame Street' Is Gentrified Now: TV Show Drops Its Radical Notion That the Urban Working Class Are People Too | Alternet
Society & Culture  (tags: sesame street, PBS, HBO, Public Television, kids programs, gentrification, urban poor, idealists, Mr. Rogers, funding )

- 12 days ago -
In Sesame Street's 25th anniversary special, Ronald Grump comes in vowing to bulldoze Sesame Street and build something more profitable in its place, saying that as a hardnosed capitalist he won't let any question of sappy sentiment stand in his way.
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