Protesters In Babruysk Criticize Poverty, ‘Serfdom’ In Belarus

Protesters in the Belarusian city of Babruysk voiced their anger at the situation in the country and its authoritarian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka on March 12. (RFE/RL’s Belarus Service) Originally published at – http://www.rferl.org/a/belarus-babruysk-protest-vox-pop/28365105.html

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Space Laboratory the Size of a Tissue Box

A tiny satellite launched by India that is circling the earth contains a laboratory that is only the size of a tissue box. The lab is helping scientists carry out experiments that range from finding ways to improve pharmaceuticals to perfecting the foam in coffee. VOA’s Deborah Block has the story. Originally published at – […]

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A New Way to Close the Gender Pay Gap

Once again, Equal Pay Day is approaching. Never heard of it? If you’re a working woman or someone who cares about the working women in your life, you need to study up. Equal Pay Day is the day in any given year when women working full-time, year-round catch up to men’s earnings from the previous […]

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Undocumented Victims of Domestic Violence Weigh Seeking Help Against Risk of Deportation

M. and her former partner met in 2004 at the frozen food factory where they both worked in Los Angeles. Like M., he was an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. When they started going out, he was generous. M. had a son from a prior relationship, and her partner would bring food to her house, as if […]

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Coalition Takes Trump's Order to Pillage Public Lands for Coal to Court

A day after President Donald Trump “took a wrecking ball to U.S. action on climate change” with an executive order that included lifting his predecessor’s pause on new federal coal leases, a coalition of groups has filed a legal challenge to stop the widespread damage the rescission would bring about. Opening public lands to coal […]

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Russian Filmmakers Urge Kremlin To Heed Young Protesters Calling For New Rally

MOSCOW — Several Russian filmmakers used their acceptance speeches at the annual Nika film awards to condemn police violence against protesters and appeal to the Kremlin to heed the calls of young people. Dubbed an “intelligentsia revolt” by one newspaper, acclaimed director Aleksandr Sokurov led the call, which followed mass detentions at an antigovernment rally […]

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I Spent a Week Trying To Make the Broadband Lobby Answer a Simple Question About Selling Your Data

House Republicans last night voted to overturn an FCC rule that bars your internet provider from telling advertisers which websites you visit and what you search for in exchange for money; the Senate voted along the same lines last week. The decisions were immediately praised by lobbying groups like the NCTA, which represents broadband companies […]

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5 reasons why we stopped a UKgov deportation flight to Nigeria last night

As a government ghost flight prepared for take-off, activists intervened. Stansted Airport, Tuesday 28 March (End Deportations) Last night at Stansted Airport people who had lived in the UK, some for decades, were forced onto a plane bound for Nigeria and Ghana. They had been rounded up by immigration officers and torn from their families […]

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An American Century of Carnage: Measuring Violence in a Single Superpower World

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 By John W. Dower / TomDispatch   U.S. Army soldiers securing a road in Iraq in preparation for an air strike. (Expert Infantry / CC 2.0) This essay is adapted from “Measuring Violence,” the first chapter of John Dower’s new book, The Violent American Century: War and Terror Since World War Two. […]

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Dangers with Russia

ROBERT DAVID ENGLISH, renglish [at] usc.edu English is on the faculty of the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California and served as the School’s director from 2013-2016. He recently wrote the piece “Russia, Trump, and a New Détente” for Foreign Affairs. He said today: “The intensity of Washington’s fury over Russia’s […]

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Full Interview: Jane Mayer on the Mercers & the Dark Money Behind the Rise of Trump & Bannon

Full interview with The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer about her new article, “The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency: How Robert Mercer Exploited America’s Populist Insurgency.” The piece looks at Robert Mercer, the man who is said to have out-Koched the Koch brothers in the 2016 election.

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The Surveillance State Behind Russiagate

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 By Ray McGovern and Bill Binney / Consortium News   New reports raise questions about the relationship between House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, President Trump and the White House. (Ad Meskens / Wikimedia Commons) Although many details are still hazy because of secrecy – and further befogged by politics – it […]

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