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  Anti-Muslim Film: Behind the Violent Response

The murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three aides on September 11th and the attempted take-over of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was blamed on a trailer for an anti-Muslim film, Innocence of Muslims, which was released on …

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  Regulating Antibiotics in Animals

More than 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. go to pigs, cows, chickens and other animals that people eat1  and at least 50 percent of all antibiotics made in China go to animals as well.2    Most of …

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  Mexico’s Election: Towards Democracy or Dictatorship?

In a national election fraught with controversy, Mexicans elected PRI (Partido Revolucionario Institucional) candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, thereby reinstating the political party that headed an autocratic regime for more than 70 years and whose expulsion in 2000 had been heralded …

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  Arctic Drilling

Many associate the Arctic with dramatic icy landscapes spotted by glaciers and floating ice caps and filled with polar bears, walruses, sea otters, whales and migrating birds. The World Wildlife Fund describes it as a “keystone ecosystem for the entire …

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  Drone Warfare: the Dehumanization of War

Tom Engelhardt, fellow at The Nation Institute writes, “first came professional war, then privatised war, then mercenary and outsourced war – all of which made war ever more remote from most Americans. Finally, both literally and figuratively, came remote war …

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  Will the Kony2012 Campaign Help Central Africa?

A 2012 media blitz highlighting Joseph Kony has taken the United States by storm. Invisible Children, an American NGO, are carrying out a social media campaign, Kony 2012, to raise awareness of the existence of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) …

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  What Portugal Thinks About Globalization

Due to the European debt crisis and Portugal’s status as a debtor nation, Portugal has been covered in the media a lot in recent months. Beyond the immediate crisis, less is known about the impact of globalization on the country. …

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  Regulating Mercury: A Crucial Step Forward

After more than 20 years of deliberation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally issued the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS), the first national standards in the U.S. to regulate power plant emissions of mercury and other toxic air …

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  Ahead of Us: A Russian Spring or a Russian Winter?

Protesting against political and economic injustices, people around the world are finding the courage to speak out against corrupt regimes and powerful multinationals. First there was the Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street movement followed soon thereafter. Now, Russia is …

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  Bono: The Power of One

On World AIDS Day 2011, television viewers could turn on CNN and watch Bono profusely thank the U.S. for their commitment to ending the AIDS epidemic.  In a New York Times editorial published that day, Bono wrote, “The United States …

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