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Monica Lewinsky: The Price of Shame

‘In 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become a constant. 244 more words

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Money And Power in North Korea: Hidden Economy

‘North Korea has becoming increasingly isolated under a series of international economic sanctions. The country is in financial straits. How has the Kim Jong Un regime managed to stay in power? 46 more words

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Ayda Erbal: Lost in Translation

‘Ayda Erbal, an adjunct professor of politics at New York University, presented a paper, “Lost in Translation: The Monument’s ‘Demolishing’” at the conference The Armenian Genocide’s Legacy 100 Years Later… 159 more words

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Going Underground: 'All of our mainstream media is tied into these interests'

‘Nafeez Ahmed, former Guardian contributor and currently crowdfunding Insurge, a new media platform, talks to Going Underground host Afshin Rattansi about the paper. Alan Rusbridger is stepping down as editor and will be moving to the Scott Trust which owns the… 285 more words

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Abby Martin Breaks the Set One Last Time

‘On this final episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, discusses the power of grassroots activism in getting the FCC to uphold net neutrality. Abby then speaks with Eugene Puryear, Organizer with the ANSWER Coalition, about effective activism as it relates to issues from combating police brutality to taking on prison reform. 60 more words

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American History Through Speech

‘The story of America’s major events through the words of its leaders–from the invention of the film camera, through the present. Through the speeches of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Martin Luther King, Jr. 20 more words

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