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The historically low black unemployment rate is one of Donald Trump’s favorite applause lines. Even Reuters [ht: ja] declares that Trump is right.

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Robert Longa of the Alexis Vive Patriotic Force and El Panal Commune. (Venezuelanalysis)

The commune and 21st century socialism: A conversation with Robert Longa of El Panal Commune

In this interview, VA talks with a key cadre of the Alexis Vive Patriotic Force, an organization based in the 23 Enero barrio that has worked to build Venezuela’s most emblematic urban commune.

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Green Earth.

An Excerpt from Green Earth

Kim Stanley Robinson describes himself as “a patriot of the genre” of science fiction, writing at the intersection of science and politics for over three decades. His work is striking for its warmth and realism.

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Andreas Habich via Wikimedia Commons

Green paradoxes: How climate change policy preserves climate change causes

Why are societies failing to effectively respond to climate change? Why is it that “environmental degradation increases amid the growth of environmental attention and concern,” as Alexander Stoner and Andony Melathopoulos put it?

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Volunteers with the right-wing paramilitary Azov National Corps light flares during a rally on the snowy streets in front of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Nov. 26, 2018. Protesters from far-right party National Corps brandished yellow-and-blue flags with the Ukrainian national trident symbol, and a banner reading ‘Don’t back down!” Efrem Lukatsky | AP

With tensions mounting over Kerch Strait incident, will Ukraine replace Syria as focus for U.S.’ Russia containment strategy?

As has been the case in the past, it seems that the U.S.’ botched proxy war in Syria will spur Washington to seek to revive the proxy war in Ukraine.

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Terror victims ask NYC court for second look at Facebook lawsuit in ... NY Daily News

What would Marx have said about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica?

Twitter says it is about “what people are talking about right now”. Facebook argues its “mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what […]

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Radical black feminism and the simultaneity of oppression

Radical black feminism and the simultaneity of oppression

As the word intersectionality falls from the lips of Hillary Clinton and increasingly is normalized and sanitized, we should be clear about its radical moorings.

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Fake news on WhatsApp swayed Brazil’s election. India should be worried

WhatsApp and fake news go hand-in-hand in both Brazil and India. And judging by the Facebook-owned messaging app’s effect on Brazil’s recent presidential election, India may be slated for some serious trouble next spring.

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Malcolm X would say Russiagate is a fool’s game

“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” —Malcolm X

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These six tech companies are worth $500 billion, and their earnings are about to sway the market - MarketWatch marketwatch.com

Amazon, Google & Big Tech’s productivity paradox

Whatever you may think of the multi-billionaire founders of Amazon and Alphabet-Google,(1) there would seem to be one undeniable fact about their companies: they have massively improved productivity. Amazon has an e-commerce system that delivers very efficiently; Google has revolutionised Internet search.

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GMO Potato Creator Now Fears Its Impact on Human Health

GMO potato creator now fears its impact on human health

Of all the genetic engineers who have renounced the technology—Arpad Pusztai, Belinda Martineau, Thierry Vrain and John Fagan, among others—because of its shortsighted approach and ability to produce unintended and potentially toxic consequences, Caius Rommens’ story may be the most compelling.

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US Intel Will Bring Assange to the US in Chains

U.S. intel will bring Assange to the U.S. in Chains

Julian Assange, a hero in the struggle against imperial wars and the lies that states tell to justify them, is in mortal danger.

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