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Older Women Do Not Need Mansplaining Boner Prose in Praise of Their Sexiness

An homage in a men’s magazine to the ‘carnal appeal’ of 42-year-old women is no great feminist win. Breaking news! Men’s magazines have determined that it is not abnormal for men to ogle and objectify women over the age of 40! Women of the world, feminism has won! Rejoice! Or not. To kick off its annual women issue, Esquire magazine on Thursday published an essay called  “In Praise of 42-Year Old Women” , assuring the normally-depressed old hags that dudes (or at least the writer Tom Junod) still want to bang them.

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Brazil Announces Dengue Fever Emergency in GMO Mosquito Trial Areas

Headline:  Brazil Announces Dengue Fever Emergency in GMO Mosquito Trial Areas Author:  Christina Sarich Natural Society reported back in February that a UK company was  planning to release GMO mosquitoes in Panama  in order to reduce the populations of dengue fever,  but now civil society groups in a town in Brazil where GMO trial mosquitoes were released are expressing alarm at an increase in dengue incidence, le read more

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War on Chalk: UK Alliance

The War on Chalk continues, but the fearless chalkers receive assistance by a female UK contingent ! Recently at FreeKeene.com, we have chronicled the War on Chalk, where some local busybodies have been removing beautiful art , and peaceful phrases chalked by both activists and locals, over the past several weeks. The War on Chalk escalated to violence in early June when Matthew “Yankee” Oldershaw was pushed into the fountain at Central Square , hospitalizing him with serious injuries. Yankee, once out of the hospital, scheduled a family chalking event in Central Square

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‘The A**hole Effect’: What Wealth Does to the Brain

As people get richer, they are more likely to feel entitled, to exploit others, and to cheat. Call it the asshole effect.

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Israeli Lynch Mobs
Israeli Lynch Mobs Israeli Lynch Mobs

On June 30 th , 2014, the bodies of three kidnapped Jewish-Israeli boys,  Naftali Frankel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach , were found in a shallow grave. In response, Israeli authorities and vigilantes killed ten Palestinians, “ including at least three children, a pregnant woman, and a mentally ill man .” Recently, Israeli officials arrested six Jewish suspects in the kidnapping and murder of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy, reportedly as  “extremist revenge”  for the prior kidnapping and murder. Around the same time, two videos surfaced on social media showing the brutalization of Black American women by American police

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Journalism groups blast Obama admin for ‘politically driven suppression of news’

US President Barack Obama.(AFP Photo / Jewel Samad) In a letter to President Obama, 38 journalism groups criticized his administration for severely limiting access to federal agencies and a general politically-motivated suppression of information despite the president’s pledge of historic transparency. Led by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the groups said that efforts by government officials to curb free-flow of news and information to the public has reached a peak during the Obama administration following a similarly stifling culture during prior president George W.

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Consciousness Becoming Less Taboo Subject for Scientists

Researchers advocate for more scientific research on consciousness Nevit image Activist Post Why does a relentless stream of subjective experiences normally fill your mind? Maybe that’s just one of those mysteries that will always elude us. Yet, research from Northwestern University suggests that consciousness lies well within the realm of scientific inquiry — as impossible as that may currently seem

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Socialist electoralism and the capitalist state why elevate someone in a hierarc…

Socialist electoralism and the capitalist state why elevate someone in a hierarchy to make decisions “Above all, the role of the state in capitalist society is to keep society capitalist. As Engels put it, the state is the “ideal personification” of the capitalist class. As Michael Heinrich puts it, this means the state serves the general interest in capitalist society, which means a specifically capitalist version of the general interest, or the general interest of the capitalist class.

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With Tea Party Controlling the House and Zealots in the Supreme Court, Hobby Lobby Is Only the Beginning for Religious Theocrats

We’re approaching a very scary time. The United States is still a democratic republic, formally, but what that actually means in practice is increasingly in doubt — and the Hobby Lobby ruling, deeply disingenuous and sharply at odds with centuries of Anglo-American law, exemplifies how that formal reality is increasingly mocked in practice.

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Scary Time: With Tea Party Controlling the House and Zealots the Supreme Court, Hobby Lobby Is Only the Beginning for New Religious Theocrats

We’re approaching a very scary time. The United States is still a democratic republic, formally, but what that actually means in practice is increasingly in doubt — and the Hobby Lobby ruling, deeply disingenuous and sharply at odds with centuries of Anglo-American law, exemplifies how that formal reality is increasingly mocked in practice. It is a practice best described as neo-feudalism, taking power away from ordinary citizens, in all their pluralistic, idiosyncratic diversity, and handing it over to corporations and religious dictators in both the public and the private realm.

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