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New York State to Receive Additional $1.5Bn Annually When Minimum Wage Rise

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that the US state of New York economy will see an additional $1.5 billion annually if local government passes a proposal to raise the minimum wage.

Chinese Naval Fleet Now Outnumbers US Combat Vessels

China is at the forefront of building submarines and now has more than the United States, says a Navy admiral testifying before a congressional committee that is discussing future funding for US defense projects.

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Hey Adbusters, You’ve been bashing postmodernism a lot lately. Good, I say. It’s about time we moved on. But it occurs to me that the term postmodernism is misunderstood almost everywhere it’s used; some of my professors and almost all of my fellow students would be at a loss even to begin a definition of the term. Show More Summary

Obama Attacks China for Creating US-Inspired Spying Apparatus

President Obama has harsh words for China’s proposed counterterrorism law. This despite the fact that the new rules are modeled largely on the US regulations, and more directly, on the precedent set by the NSA’s spying apparatus.

New Jersey Cop Forced Woman to Have Sex, Lawsuit Claims

A New Jersey woman is accusing a police officer of forcing her to have sex to avoid an arrest, and she’s suing the local police department.

Seizing the Market: Taser Pays for Police Chief Trips, Hires as Consultants

Taser International, a stun gun maker and emerging body-camera supplier, has cultivated important financial ties with police chiefs, raising conflict-of-interest concerns among city officials and rival suppliers.

Tehran, Washington Make Progress in Talks on Iran Nuclear Deal - Source

A source in the Iranian delegation at the current talks in Montreaux said that Tehran and Washington have made progress on several key aspects of the much-anticipated Iran nuclear deal.

European Think Tank Calls for Scrutiny of Parliamentarians Outside Incomes

Transparency International European think tank has called for reforms to the European Parliament's Code of Conduct.

US Veterans Department to Take Back Employee 2011 Bonuses - Lawmakers

US Congressman Kelly Ayotte said that the US Veterans Administration should be legally required to collect the 2011 bonuses that employees obtained though manipulating electronic waitlists.

Activists Continue Campaign Against Firm Selling Real Estate in West Bank

CODEPINK anti-war organization continues its campaign against the US RE/MAX real estate company's business in the West Bank.

UK Lawyer Urges Political Debate Among Muslims to Avoid Radicalization

A prominent UK human rights lawyer says that fear of being labelled as an Islamic extremist is leading to a quelling of legitimate political debate among Muslims and obscuring signs of radicalization among younger followers, especially young Muslim females.

Turkish Court Fines Erdogan for Insulting Armenian Peace Statue – Reports

The Istanbul Court ruled that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan must pay 100,000 Turkish Lira (nearly $40,000) to artist Mehmet Aksoy.

Extremely Normal

What I saw at Yale I have continued to see at campuses around the country. Everybody looks extremely normal, and everybody looks the same. No hippies, no hipsters, no butch lesbians or gender queers, no black kids in dashikis. The geeks don’t look that geeky; the fashionable kids go in for understated elegance. Show More Summary

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I have been educated. I have learned about Western Civilization. Do you know what the message of Western Civilization is? I am alone. — Eileen Myles #118 Field Guide to Virtual Warfare Eileen Myles western civilization Read more on Adbusters.org

The Koch Brothers Just Launched a Lobbying Campaign to Eliminate an Obscure Government Agency. Here's Why.

Koch Industries has officially entered the contentious fight over the fate of the Export-Import Bank, the independent government agency that guarantees loans and provides financing to companies doing business overseas and foreign businesses...Show More Summary

What Rift? 5 Times Netanyahu's Speech Showed America's Well on Board With His Dangerous Plans

Rhetoric aside, Israel and the US still want the same things. For the past couple weeks, the American media has focused on the fact that various members of congress planned on skipping Netanyahu’s speech. Predictably, this was perceived...Show More Summary

Any Iran Nuclear Deal Requires US Congressional Approval - Republicans

US Senate Republicans said that the US Senate must be given authority to approve or reject the nuclear agreement being negotiated between the United States, other members of the P5+1 group, and Iran.

Israel Officially Launches Parliamentary Election Campaign Ads on TV, Radio

Israeli election broadcasts officially kicked off Tuesday on TV and radio, with just two weeks ahead of an early vote for the 20th parliament (Knesset), scheduled.

Netanyahu and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Iran

During his speech before Congress, Prime Minister Netanyahu used a number of grand, rhetorical sound bites. It was all part of a concentrated effort to convince a foreign legal body to disregard their own president’s policies in favor of his own. And judging by the standing applause, these ten lines may have been the most convincing - and baffling.

Ukrainian Economic Reforms are Humiliation for Populace — Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin called Ukraine's decision to raise the gas price by six times a humiliation for the country's populace.

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