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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Does Pulling Movie Mean the Terrorists Have Won?

The Interview cancellation isn't about letting the terrorists win. (from Think Progress)

Threats force plug pulling on another North Korean movie. (from Think Progress)

Celebrities criticize the decision to pull The Interview. (from CNN)

Sony really should release The Interview online, and soon. (from Slate)

Here is why you should be frightened by the Sony hackers cyber attack. (from Slate)

When countries go all crazy over American movies. (from The Daily Beast)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Clearing the Smoke: 2014 Was a Big Year for Pot

The federal war on medical marijuana is over, (from Mother Jones)

For weed, it was grannies, gummie bears, and gangapreneurs. (from Rolling Stone)

Teen pot use falls as more states legalize marijuana. (from The Washington Post)

Why science hasn't proved to the U.S. government yet that marijuana isn't as dangerous as other drugs. (from Quartz)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

From Scrooge to Gordon Gecko, Greed Isn't Good

The United States of Inequality: America's 10 greediest souls. (from The Campaign for America's Future)

The explosive greed of America's 0.01 percenters. (from The Boulder Weekly)

How to reign in boardroom greed. (from The Guardian)

Pope Francis warns greed will destroy the human world. (from RT.Com)

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Truth About Torture

Will the torture report change anything? (from The New Yorker)

Dick Cheney regrets nothing.  (from The New Yorker)

How political and media elites legitimized torture. (from The Week)

Antonin Scalia's case for torture. (from The Atlantic)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

It's The End of the World As We Know It

The world has been very lucky to avoid accidental nuclear devastation. (from The Raw Story)

Not with a bang, but with a bubble: How will the universe end? (from Slate)

Training for the end of the world as we know it. (from Atlantic)

Doomsday preppers concierge service. (from Future Tense)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Athletes and Activism: Should Sports Stars Have a Say About Social Conditions?

The enduring importance of the activist athlete. (from The Nation)

Given conditions, T-shirts aren't enough - NBA ballers should boycott a game. (from The New Republic)

Citing Muhammad Ali, Bill Russell and Arthur Ashe, President Obama calls athletes' activism useful and important. (from ESPN)

The power of political athletes to puncture privilege. (from The Nation)

Activist athletes again being heard. (from SFGate)

A controversy at a crossroads: "I Can't Breathe" and the NBA. (from Rolling Stone)

Friday, December 12, 2014

We Can't Breathe Applies to Low-Wage Workers, Too

People are stirring, no longer willing to put up with an economic and political order that gives them no way to breathe. (from The Campaign for America's Future)

Minimum wage workers are being ripped off even more than was thought. (from Moyers and Company)

A strong voice emerges for the fast-food wage campaign fight. (from The New York Times)

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