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Uneven Development: Old Wine in New Wineskin

Inequality between and within countries is the outcome of capitalist development, and not a natural outcome of social processes, as seen in Tanzania and Zambia. New models of development are needed to resolve the structural contradictions of endemic poverty in the Global South. 4,584 more words

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No-Nonsense DUI Smartphone App Calls Attorney, Records Arrest

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF)– Driving under the influence or while intoxicated is a serious offense and a drunk driving arrest has serious consequences.

Now there’s a smartphone app for drivers who get stopped by the police for DUI/DWI, to help them deal with their case. 265 more words

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Self-Determination: A ‘Postcolonial’ Paradox

“The Colonisers stand on guard for their ill-gotten privileges using highly advanced techniques, mainly co-optation, division, and when required, physical repression.” Taiaiake Alfred 2005

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) meeting which took place in Downtown Toronto between May 31 and June 2, 2012 was my first encounter with the experiences of First Nations of Canada during the residential school system. 7,803 more words

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Iris scanners can now identify us from 40 feet away

Biometric technologies are on the rise. By electronically recording data about individual’s physical attributes such as fingerprints or iris patterns, security and law enforcement services can quickly identify people with a high degree of accuracy. 8 more words

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Not persuaded

IT IS almost impossible to change people’s opinions on divisive political issues by arguing with them. This is rather depressing for opinion journalists and others in the advocacy business, but the social-science research is fairly conclusive. 9 more words

FBI Director Comey on needing access to dark encrypted closets where monsters hide

FBI Director James Comey delivered the keynote speech at Fordham Law School’s Center on National Security.

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Germaine Greer Attacks Elton John And David Furnish For 'Deconstructing Motherhood'

Germaine Greer has reportedly accused singer Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish of “deconstructing the concept of motherhood”. The men are parents to sons Zachary, 4, and Elijah, 2, who were both born to a surrogate. 8 more words

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