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Quote of the day, Nov. 23

Bernard de Fontenelle, from Dialogues des morts (1683)

“To be happy one must have a good stomach and a bad heart.”

International

Mexico: Resolution Adopted by the National Meeting of Resistance Movements

Resolution Adopted by the National Meeting of  Resistance Movements
(SME Headquarters, Mexico City, Nov. 20, 2014)  
 Translation by The Organizer Newspaper

We, the undersigned social, civil, popular, and community organizations gathered today, November 20, at the headquarters of the Mexican Union of Electrical Workers (SME), affirm: 1,033 more words

International

Waving the Red Flag

When President Obama announced this he would use his executive powers to make immigration changes, the incoming Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell warned that “would be like waving a red flag in front of a bull.”  Cries of “emperor” and “monarch” rang out from Republicans in Congress.   703 more words

Public Affairs

Malcolm X's daughter on Juneteenth: 'We're in denial of the African holocaust' | World news | The Guardian

Juneteenth is a celebration that takes place annually on the 19 June to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is recognized in most US states, and, in 1997, Congress officially recognized the day as Juneteenth Independence Day. 166 more words

Americas

Day two - Slovakia

Our evening game was against Slovakia, a team who this year came up from the C division. We went out with fire in our bellies and were not prepared to give an inch away. 168 more words

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials said. 428 more words

News

Cuban doctor begins experimental Ebola treatment

HAVANA (AP) — A Cuban doctor who is being treated for Ebola in Switzerland is optimistic that an experimental drug will allow him to recover. 112 more words

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