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Article: Francis Vs American Christianity: Is He Going To Win? - http://www.opednews.com/article...
With his last three encounters with the Right, Francis may be 2 and 1, but the fight isn't over yet.
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Article: Real Religious Liberty is Not Oppression - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Religious liberty is one of the defining issues of our time -- offering distinct challenges and historic opportunities for everyone who is struggling to create a more just society. As the Christian Right continues to use the term to frame their issues, we must not concede it to interlopers. Religious liberty is a progressive and liberatory value, over which theocratic factions and politicians have no claim.
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Article: Samantha Power, Obama's Atrocity Enabler - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Power has yet to reckon with the consequences of her role in enabling some of the worst atrocities ever committed against one of the world's longest-suffering populations. It is as if the more than 500 children killed in Gaza this summer never existed; as though they were ghosts.
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Article: Space Technology's Role in Corporate Destruction of the Planet - http://www.opednews.com/article...
We have become an occupied nation. The corporate oligarchy that runs the show in Washington uses space-based technologies to spy on us and to direct all warfare on the planet. In a way, you could call today's expensive military satellites the "triggers" that make the high-tech weapons like drones and missiles work.
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Article: EEOC Silent As Department of Justice Argues New Scheme to Derail Civil Rights - http://www.opednews.com/article...
The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C) and advocacy partners blow the whistle on the U.S. Department of Justice's (DoJ) scheme to undermine Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (CRA) of 1964. DoJ, recently gave oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to advance a six-year statute that would restrict the access of federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complainants to the courts.
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Article: Koch brothers freak out in response to Rolling Stone expose - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Tim Dickinson's fantastic expose of the Koch brothers in the latest issue of Rolling Stone has gotten plenty of attention. For very good reason: it's a well-sourced, deep dive into the very toxic--literally toxic--business that earned the Kochs enough money to buy up an entire political party.
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Article: GOP-led Purge Threat to 3.5 Million Voters: Al Jazeera Expose - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voter rolls, especially targeting minority voters. Al Jazeera America has obtained 2.1 million names from the target lists, kept confidential until now. Experts reviewing the lists conclude it is suspiciously over-weighted with Black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters.
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Article: The Ebola Story Doesn't Smell Right - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Washington's deviousness in evading the convention that the US government signed has produced another suspicion: Did the new ebola strain escape, perhaps via some lab mishap that infected lab workers, or was the strain deliberately released in order to test if it works?
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Article: Why Do Banks Want Our Deposits? Hint: It's Not to Make Loans. - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Many authorities have said it: banks do not lend their deposits. They create the money they lend on their books. Which leaves us to wonder: If banks do not lend their depositors' money, why are they always scrambling to get it? Banks advertise to attract depositors, and they pay interest on the funds. What good are our deposits to the bank?
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Article: Embedded Oct. 21-23 | Ukraine's Nationalist War Re-Igniting |Part I of II - http://www.opednews.com/article...
As Ukraine gears up for attack I spent three days with the defense forces asking questions that should have been answered already in Donbass- The media won't ask them because the answers destroy the propaganda leveled at the region.
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Article: Jet Fighter Shoot Down of MH 17 Still on Table - Dutch Prosecutor - http://www.opednews.com/article...
A senior Dutch prosecutor on the MH17 case told Der Spiegel that instigators were open to the theory that Malaysian flight MH17 was shot down by "another plane." The prosecutor also implied (very strongly) that U.S. and German governments had either not provided key evidence they claim to have or provided evidence that was less than persuasive.
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Article: Ukriane's Civil War Is Restarting: a Good Site for Following It - http://www.opednews.com/article...
"Leave or die."
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Article: Are we watching our critical networks closely enough ? - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Increasing world events are a prime window of opportunity for cybercriminals and thieves of Intellectual Property. Obama signs Executive Order for additional consumer safeguards ... is it enough ?
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Article: U.S. Sends Planes Armed with Depleted Uranium to Middle East - http://www.opednews.com/article...
The U.S. Air Force says it is not halting its use of Depleted Uranium weapons, has recently sent them to the Middle East, and is prepared to use them.
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Article: From Sykes-Picot to "Degrade and Destroy" - http://www.opednews.com/article...
The current conflict between the U.S. and its allies is a conflict that can only be understood by a look back to the Sykes-Picot Agreement, the 1919 document that allowed Great Britain and France to carve up the Ottoman Empire for their own selfish colonial purposes.
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QuickLink: The Secret to Eva Moskowitz's 'Success'; by Diane ravitch - http://www.opednews.com/Quickli...
Her charter schools get outstanding performance reports--which leave out some salient facts. "The media have long been in search of a "miracle" school, a school that can succeed in turning poor children of color into academic superstars. Of course, there already are poor children of color who are academic superstars, but they're the exception, not the rule (the same is true for poor white children). The defining characteristic of low test scores is poverty, not color. The titans of our society are especially interested in the pursuit of miracle schools because finding them would relieve those with high incomes of any obligation to alleviate the poverty that interferes with academic achievement. What are the secrets of Eva's success? It is possible to winnow out the most intractable students and be left with the best and most compliant ones by selective attrition." read the truth...
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Article: America's "Gestapo" like State - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Here's a quote by historian Sheila Fitzpatrick describing the Nazi Gestapo, "The mission of the Gestapo expanded steadily from 1933 onward, 'political criminality' was given a much broader definition & most forms of dissent & criticism were gradually criminalized. The result was that more laws & law like measures were put on the books". Substitute 1933 w/ 9/11/01 & she could be describing what's happened in America.
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Article: The Duality of the Polarity of Kindness - http://www.opednews.com/article...
The Matrix of Four, The Philosophy of The Duality of Polarity as applied to kindness and karma.
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Article: OpEdNews Writers-- Get Ye to The SERIES Button and Boost Your Readership - http://www.opednews.com/article...
OpEdNews.com has recently added a new feature-- Series Creation-- that's great for writers-- that I think will dramatically readership of your articles, particularly older ones that are no longer on the front page.
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Article: After Feigning Love For Egyptian Democracy, U.S. Back To Openly Supporting Tyranny - http://www.opednews.com/article...
That's what made the U.S. media coverage of the Arab Spring generally and Tarhir specifically such an astounding feat of propaganda: it successfully let Americans feel good about cheering for democracy in the region while ignoring their government's central role in suppressing it for decades.
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Article: Why a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United is inevitable - http://www.opednews.com/article...
The recent vote in the senate on a constitutional amendment intended to regulate campaign finance and abolish corporate personhood was a historic advance in the abolition movement. So why are so many commentators so invested in convincing us that the movement is dead? The most charitable explanation is that they haven't bothered to consider how it can be done.
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Article: Fukushima, Miso Soup and Me - http://www.opednews.com/article...
We can never be too careful when it comes to feeding ourselves and our families. There are no safe foods any longer. Only safer foods. One of the hardest things I did right after Fukushima was to give up my beloved miso soup. I had been eating miso soup daily for many decades. And I thought to myself, I am probably never going to be able to eat it again. And for me, now, three-plus years later, that remains true.
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Article: U.S. Should Emulate Free-Tuition Germany - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Germany returned to tuition-free education. However, the trend in the US has been to make students pay for their education, which resulted in a student loan debt of $1.2 trillion. US spent $6 trillion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet, the returns to education are greater than the returns to war spending, which is needed for national security. But education must trump war spending.
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Article: The Cosmic Story: Aries Total Lunar Eclipse 2014 - http://www.opednews.com/article...
We're back in eclipse season, so be prepared for a month of changes. And today Mercury went retrograde to add to the mix. These planetary energies do not make things happen here on Earth, they just reflect the energies available for our use. How we use them, for good or ill, is up to us. It really is time to stand up and initiate changes in our lives and in the world. The Force is with us!
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Article: GMO INFOGRAPHIC: Organic/Natural Brands Betray Customers by Fighting Labeling - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Article and infographic showing the money spent for and against the latest GMO labeling initiatives in Colorado and Oregon.
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Article: Accused of Us-Versus-Them Thinking, I Responded - http://www.opednews.com/article...
One tool does not fit all situations. So it is necessary to have a diversity of tools in one's toolbox: tools for building bridges, and tools for waging battle.
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Article: The Inhuman Ukraine Nazis- A More Vile SS - http://www.opednews.com/article...
When the evidence of mass murder overwhelms you it's time to put the BS aside. Novo Russia isn't committing mass murder. The only parties making that accusation are the perpetrators of the real crime. The old argument that "she asked for it" or allowing such an argument to be made is the glorification of crime.
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Article: The Power of Charisma-- It Can Actually Inhibit Higher Brain Function in "Believers" - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Thoughts on the power of charisma in and out of religion-- and effects on culture, love, evolution. A recent study shows that people who believe a person is a charismatic religious leader actually inhibit their higher brain functioning.
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Article: Welcome to the Flesh Farm-- The Human Resources Involved With Just Being Human - http://www.opednews.com/article...
While visiting a company recently, I saw a sign that read "Human Resources" and I tossed around the implication of this business buzzword. Are we only resources? Have we totally dehumanized our brothers and sisters as being nothing more or less than homo sapient machines? And historically, some groups of people have classed other groups into a "subhuman" class, which is a much more jarring and unsettling notion.
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Article: Controversial Legal Thriller, "A Patriot's Act" Launches October 7, 2014 - http://www.opednews.com/article...
A controversial legal thriller novel which strikes at the heart of Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp and the USA Patriot Act has been critically acclaimed in the days leading to its release.
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