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In Memoriam Gabriel García Márquez

I recently listened to Gabriel García Márquez’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech for
100 Hundred Years of Solitude from 1982. His words were eloquent and his description of this spectacular work seemed to, not only provide insight into its essence, but also, into our individual lives. 194 more words

Chalmers Johnson - The Sorrows of Empire

“Distinguished social scientist and public intellectual Chalmers Johnson, President of the Japan Policy Institute, joins host Harry Kreisler for a conversation on the nature of the American Empire and its costs and consequences for the future of American democracy and power in the world. 78 more words

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter Dies at 76: Wrongly Jailed Boxer Championed Justice After Winning His Own

The celebrated boxer and prisoner-rights activist Rubin “Hurricane” Carter has died at the age of 76. Carter became an international symbol of racial injustice after his wrongful murder conviction forced him to spend 19 years in prison before he was exonerated. 126 more words

The Devastating Effects of Depleted Uranium

Some of the most atrocious products of war – aside from chaos and violence – are the lasting effects post-war. Violence may quell, some order may be reestablished, and although vestiges of warfare may remain (from war monuments to days of remembrance) other deadly remnants of it’s destructive path persist. 687 more words

Journalist Amy Goodman on covering politicians

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,200 public television and radio stations worldwide. 17 more words


Elizabeth Kolbert on Democracy Now

The Sixth Extinction

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In the history of the planet, there have been five known mass extinction events. The last came 65 million years ago, when an asteroid about half the size of Manhattan collided with the Earth, wiping out the dinosaurs and bringing the Cretaceous period to an end. 166 more words

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