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Ghost in the Machine: US and UK Are Capitalism’s Warlords

Ghost in the Machine: US and UK Are Capitalism’s Warlords

For the global majority, the disappointing world order is owed in large part to the current capitalist system and its industrialized military operations around the world. After half a century of loans, structural adjustments, industrialization, austerity measures, embargoes, sanctions, wars, and neoliberal trade agreements, wealth has increased and stratified for the powers that have historically orchestrated [...]

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Ebola: Zombie Apocalypse, Biological Warfare or Marketing Hype?

Ebola: Zombie Apocalypse, Biological Warfare or Marketing Hype?

Ask anyone what is Ebola, and the only reasonable answer you might get to this question is that it is a virus. The rest is fantasy, and these flights of fancy are not limited to the general public. At least one scientific editor has described the disease caused by the viral infection as a “Zombie [...]

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Racism and Discrimination: More About Poverty than Race

Racism and Discrimination: More About Poverty than Race

Only a story about race, sex and money could have displaced from the headlines the sabre rattling from the United States, the European Union, and Russia that had, for weeks, promised a bloodbath in Ukraine and kept everybody in fear of World War III. That’s not all. There was also race and death: specifically, a [...]

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News Junkie Post: The Challenge of Truly Independent Global Journalism

News Junkie Post: The Challenge of Truly Independent Global Journalism

By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier When News Junkie Post was founded in early June 2009, many people asked us why?  What was the need for yet another news site, considering the plethora of such outlets on the internet? The answer was and remains rather simple: most of these outlets, even the so-called alternative news [...]

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Black Friday: An Orgy of Trinkets and Baubles

Black Friday: An Orgy of Trinkets and Baubles

So, as you get home and fire up your new toy, and stuff the completely unnecessary amount of packaging into your garbage pail, remember that what you count as savings is yours alone. The cost to the environment, the peoples exploited in it’s production, and the world that we all share, is much more that the 50-70% you saved off the ridiculously inflated every-day price.

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