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Johann Hari: Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong
Posted on: Jul 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet
"The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection."
It's Not Just Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the IMF Itself Should Be on Trial
Posted on: Jun 3, 2011, Source: Independent UK
Imagine a prominent figure was charged, not with raping a hotel maid, but with starving her, and her family, to death along with thousands of others.
The Turning Point We Miss at Our Own Peril
Posted on: May 31, 2011, Source: The Independent UK
We have the choice of burning all the oil left and hacking down all the remaining rainforests -- or saving humanity.
Donald Trump's Lunacy Reveals Core Truth About the Republicans
Posted on: Apr 29, 2011, Source: Independent UK
He is the Republican id -- finally entirely unleashed from all restraint and reality.
Half a Million People Descended on London to Protest Corporate Tax Dodgers "This Is Economic Treason!"
Posted on: Mar 28, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!
As many as 500,000 protesters marched in London on Saturday to protest Britain’s deepest cuts to public spending since World War II.
Why Disasters Make the Vast Majority of Us Better People
Posted on: Mar 18, 2011, Source: Independent UK
Let's debunk the myth of the panicking disaster victim since the evidence proves that most people behave in the aftermath of disaster as altruists.
Vision: Everyday Brits Are in Revolt Against Wealthy Tax Cheats -- Can We Do That Here?
Posted on: Feb 5, 2011, Source: The Nation
What if the financial crash of 2008 were followed by a Tea Party of a different kind -- one that stood up to the wealthy criminals who caused the crisis.
Is Your Life Worth More to Your Government Than a Few Dollars' Gain in Oil Stocks?
Posted on: Jul 23, 2010, Source: Huffington Post
Tony Blair plotted to free a terrorist in exchange for oil -- does this finally reveal the truth about Iraq?
How Goldman Sachs Caused a 'Silent Mass Murder,' Gambling on Starvation in the Developing World
Posted on: Jul 2, 2010, Source: Independent UK
How Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, the traders at Merrill Lynch, and others caused the starvation of some of the poorest people in the world.
The Real Climategate: Why Are Some Environmental Groups Pushing Policies That Will Make Global Warming Worse?
Posted on: Mar 11, 2010, Source: The Nation
They are supporting a system they know will lead to ecocide, because more revenue will run through their accounts, for a while, as the collapse occurs.
The Choice at Copenhagen: Heroism or Collective Suicide
Posted on: Dec 7, 2009, Source: Independent UK
We can make history -- or we can commit suicide. The choice really is that stark.
What Makes a Young Person Embrace Death and Murder? Former Jihadists Speak Out
Posted on: Nov 16, 2009, Source: Independent UK
Former radical Islamists share their tales of why they turned to extremism, and why they repented.
Our Thinness Obsessed Culture Is Destroying Women
Posted on: Sep 21, 2009, Source: Independent UK
One day, we will look back on a time when women aspired to be Belsen-thin with the incomprehension we feel for Chinese foot-binding. But how do we get there?
Have Republicans Turned Into a Weird Religious Cult?
Posted on: Aug 23, 2009, Source: Independent UK
The faith-based thinking of many conservatives spreads and contaminates the rational. No wonder so many buy the right-wing's absurd propaganda.
Dubai's Lesson to America: How the Middle East's Shangrai La Became a Hell on Earth
Posted on: Apr 15, 2009, Source: Independent UK
Dubai is a living metaphor for the neo-liberal globalized world that may be crashing -- at last -- into history. And the fall has been ugly.
We're Being Lied to About Pirates
Posted on: Apr 12, 2009, Source: Independent UK
Some are clearly just kidnappers and gangsters. But others are trying to stop illegal dumping and devastating fishing.
Why the London Protesters Are on the Right Side of History
Posted on: Apr 6, 2009, Source: Huffington Post
There will be far more sympathy in the future for those who took to the streets and rioted outside the G20 than for people who stayed home.
Bananas: A Parable for Our Times
Posted on: Jan 17, 2009, Source: Huffington Post
The history of the banana tells us about the corporations that increasingly dominate the world -- and where they are leading us.
Should Barack Obama and Cindy McCain be in Jail?
Posted on: Aug 13, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
Under the twisted logic of the "war on drugs," the answer is yes, along with Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and nearly half of the U.S. population.
Where Have All the Strong Women Gone?
Posted on: Apr 2, 2008, Source: The Independent UK
Women have to soften their ambition, lower their expectations and disguise their strengths in order to get ahead.
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