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Posted on May 29, 2015 By Mike Luckovich

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6 Lessons for the U.S. from Spain’s Democratic Revolution

How Spain’s 15M movement went from occupying city squares to city halls—without compromising its independence An important part of progressives’ recent electoral success can be traced to a strong network of locally organized ‘social centers’ across Spain. These are spaces where community members can interact and share ideas, whether that means organizing a demonstration, taking […]

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Poroshenko Considering Saakashvili For Governor Of Ukraine’s Odesa Region

A Ukrainian government spokesman says President Petro Poroshenko is considering naming former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili the new governor of the southwestern Odesa region, an appointment that would likely exacerbate tensions between Kyiv and Moscow amid Ukraine’s shaky cease-fire with Russian-backed separatists. Poroshenko’s spokesman, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, said on his Facebook page on May 29 that […]

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Islamic State: What Would Republicans Do?

Posted on May 29, 2015 By Eugene Robinson Shutterstock.com VIDEO: Noam Chomsky Explains How Islamic State Grew Out of the Iraq War Critics of the way President Obama is dealing with the Islamic State should be required to specify what alternative steps they would take—and how their strategies would make a difference. Republican presidential candidates are unanimous […]

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How A California Gang Law Turns Spray Painting Into A Murder Charge And More in MuckReads Weekly

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Russian State Newspaper Duped By Parody About U.S. Military Strikes On FIFA

The Russian government’s official daily newspaper appears to have been duped by a satirical report stating that U.S. Senator John McCain supports American “military action” against FIFA after Switzerland this week arrested seven officials with global soccer’s governing body on corruption charges. In a May 29 op-ed published by Russia’s state-owned Rossiiskaya Gazeta, the author […]

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For Pride Month, Short Film Shines Light on a Coming-Out Story

By Wendell Berry Love the quick profit, the annual raise, vacation with pay. Want more of everything ready made. Be afraid to know your neighbors and to die. And you will have a window in your head. Not even your future will be a mystery any more. Your mind will be punched in a card […]

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