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Police Abuse Driven by Primal Instincts
Charles D. Hayes: What is happening when we witness an officer beating on someone who is clearly no longer resisting is that emotion has taken over and the incident is running on instincts being driven by hormones.
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Arsenic-Laced Coffee Good for You
Walter Brasch: The EPA identified about 1,000 chemicals that the oil and gas industry uses in fracking operations, most of them carcinogens at the strengths they shove into the earth.
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That Scottish Play: Still Stuck in a Loveless Marriage
Kathleen Wallace: The possible split kept being framed in terms of marriage, so by that thought process….. Scotland has opted to stay in this loveless marriage because it is just plain easier that way.
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Want to Save the Planet? Flood Wall Street.
RJ Eskow: Today’s blatantly amoral capitalism is an anomaly in modern history, a throwback to the days of the Industrial Revolution. But it is an anomaly we can no longer afford.
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Body Counts Rise As Chaos Deepens: Is There A Way Out?
Danny Schechter: Its almost as if the US strategists have beheaded themselves when it comes to fashioning a sensible strategy that could work instead of the current one that is guaranteed not to.
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On the Internet, There’s No Such Thing as a True Science Denier
Tina Dupuy: It’s understandable how religious people bristle at science. They’ve grown accustomed to being able to carve out exactly what they like from religious texts, leaving the objectionable stuff behind.
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Black Children: Beloved and Beaten
Rev. Irene Monroe: Having enslaved parents beat their own children was a prophylactic method to protect children from hasher beatings they would otherwise get from white slavers.
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Football, Violence and the Language of Male Domination
Mark Naison: The culture of football, as I experienced it in the 1960s and 1970s, was something that I could easily see spilling over into domestic violence, both because so many of the people who played it well were filled with rage, and because women were so thoroughly objectified by the language almost everyone used.
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Lessons from Lumumba and King about Progressive Change
Frank Fear: Throughout his life Lumumba never strayed from strongly held convictions about human rights, equality, and social justice—life commitments made as a youth when he saw Till’s mangled face.
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Is Hillary Ready for Latinos?
Mario Solis-Marich: The path undertaken by the official Hillary included an unnecessary book tour that was rife with bad press and now a trip to Iowa for which the un-candidate was un-prepared.
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Would Scottish Independence Mean Economic Sovereignty ?
Ellen Brown: Perhaps the Scots will blaze a trail for economic sovereignty in Europe, just as North Dakotans did in the U.S. A publicly-owned bank could help Scotland take control of its own economic destiny, by avoiding unnecessary debt to a private banking system that has become a burden to the economy rather than a pillar in its support.
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Lessons Learned in the Bucca Camp
Kathy Kelly: When U.S. politicians want to sell a war, their marketing is top notch: they can count on the U.S. public to buy that war at least long enough to become irretrievably committed to it, as long as the advertising for that war leaves them feeling threatened.