How the Threat of Apocalypse Justifies American Empire

A new book argues that in the military’s hands, warnings of world’s end become self-fulfilling prophecies. We should break the American addiction to world-disfiguring apocalyptic fantasy in favor of a “practical and inclusive radical optimism.” As any casual visitor to a multiplex or a megachurch will attest, the American imagination is in the grip of […]

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At Least 19 Dead Following ‘Terrorist Incident’ at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester, U.K.

Posted on May 23, 2017 By Griff Witte and Peter Holley / The Washington Post LONDON – An explosion described by police as a likely terrorist attack ripped through a crowd of teenagers and other concertgoers late Monday after a performance by an American pop singer in the English city of Manchester, leaving at least 19 people […]

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The Mountain Goats – Rain In Soho

The Mountain Goats – Rain In Soho – from the 2017 album Goths on Merge Records.

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UN Envoy To Iraq Says Mosul Liberation Imminent, IS 'Caliphate' Days ‘Numbered’

The United Nations envoy for Iraq says the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group in the city of Mosul is “imminent” and that its so-called “caliphate” in Iraq will soon end. Jan Kubis, the head of the U.N. Assistance Mission in Iraq, told the Security Council on May 22 that the days of […]

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More Than 31 Million More People Became Internally Displaced In 2016

Conflicts, violence, and natural disasters forced more than 31 million people into internal displacement in 2016, a new report says. The report, released on May 22 by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), differentiates between internally displaced persons (IDP) and refugees. It said IDP is not a legal status […]

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Carnage in Manchester: At Least 19 Dead After Bombing at UK Concert Arena

Though details continue to emerge, police officials in the city of Manchester in the United Kingdom have confirmed that at least nineteen people were killed and many others injured after an apparent bomb exploded at an arena where American pop singer Ariana Grande was playing a concert Monday night. According to a statement by local […]

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Calling for an End to Corruption, 23 Arrested at the Pennsylvania State Capitol

Chanting “Pass the gifts ban, do your job” and “Drain the swamp,” a boisterous crew of March on Harrisburg participants and members of the Teamsters Union jammed the hallways outside the office of Pennsylvania House State Government Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe on Monday to demand action on a bill banning gifts to lawmakers. Many of […]

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Arms Deal Stories Omit War Crimes Arms Will Be Used For

Reports on the Trump/Saudi arm deals focused on who would get paid–and ignored who it would cost. The Trump administration wrapped up a weapons deal with the Saudi Arabian government this week that will be worth up to $350 billion over the next ten years. News of the deal came as Trump visited Riyadh and […]

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