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Mainland China Suspends Cross-Strait Communication With Taiwan

Mainland China has suspended the the cross-Taiwan Strait communication mechanism after Taiwan refused to recognize the 1992 Consensus, An Fengshan, a spokesman for China's Taiwan Affairs Office, said Saturday.

Five People Die in Warehouse Fire in Eastern China

As many as five people were killed in a blaze at a furniture warehouse in the Chinese eastern city of Suzhou, local media reported.

Warning Signs: Fear, Fascists and Hate Win in Britain—Heads Up, USA

Unions in the USA, note to self: The base isn’t listening. Waking up in the Hackney neighborhood of Britain, a neighborhood heavily populated by Jews and immigrants, the mood on the streets this morning is shock and fear. London, and basically any wee corner of England that has an immigrant population, voted for the “remain” position. Show More Summary

Jim Hightower: Oreo Rolling Its Cookie Factory to Mexico

Nabisco plans to move an Oreo plant to Mexico, taking much-needed Chicago jobs with it. For generations, kids from age 3 to 100 have loved munching on chocolaty Oreo cookies dipped in a glass of milk. But just over a year ago, the tasty treat suddenly went sour. Show More Summary

7 Drugs That Big Pharma Withdrew and Hopes You’ve Forgotten About

The cozy relationship between the FDA and pharmaceutical companies is resulting in fast-track approval of some dangerous meds. Do you remember the drugs Vioxx, Bextra, Baycol, Trovan, Meridia, Seldane, Hismanal, Darvon, Raxar and Redux? Pharma hopes not. Show More Summary

Sarah Palin Is an Idiot About the Brexit, Too

Not sure how to respond to the Brexit? Let Sarah Palin be your guide for what not to think. Sarah “I Can See Alaska From My House” Palin reached peak absurdity Friday, comparing the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union with the United...Show More Summary

At Least Five Killed, 13 Injured in Car Blast in Libya

Benghazi car bombing left five people killed and 13 injured, local media reported.

How Fracking for Natural Gas Became the Terrible New Norm

For 40 years, successful Koch-funded schemes that favor the use of natural gas have meant dire consequences for the environment, consumers and our democracy. The following is an excerpt from the new book Frackopoly by Wenonah Hauter (The New Press, 2016):  Over my decades of work in the public interest, I have developed a thick skin. Show More Summary

Pioneers and 'Potpreneurs'—What Does It Mean to Be on the Verge of Legalization for a Good Chunk of the Country?

The creative energy is strong, but the weed industry still has issues, and it needs to remember its history. This article was originally published by The Influence, a news site that covers the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs. Show More Summary

15 Steps the Democratic Party Must Take to Reverse Wage Stagnation Across America

The party's platform committee gets an earful. The causes and remedies for the economic stagnation facing most American households are no mystery and should be clearly stated in the Democratic Party’s 2016 platform. That was the message...Show More Summary

I Assumed It Was Racism—It Was Patriarchy

Why are some women more invisible than others? To grow new anti-patriarchal movements like Black Lives Matter, we need to start opening our eyes. It’s almost cliché to say now, but fighting patriarchy without stating that you’re fighting patriarchy—or even knowing that you are—is quite common among people who are its biggest victims. Show More Summary

American Culture Is Inflicting Pain on Our Boys

The fast-growing religion of hyper-masculine hubris is gaining ground worldwide. Read more at The Establishment, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Twelve days after my brown-skinned boy turned 21 in this country to which we immigrated,...Show More Summary

Cracking the Mystery of the ‘Worldwide Hum’

I was the only person in the house who could hear it; my family said they didn’t know what I was talking about. In the spring of 2012, when I was living near the coastal village of Sechelt, on British Columbia’s picturesque Sunshine Coast, I began hearing a humming sound, which I thought were float planes. Show More Summary

Harmony and Dissonance: Two Meetings of the Democrats and the Left

Last weekend, a “People’s Summit” in Chicago and a Democratic Party meeting in California demonstrated how progressives can come together. For Democrats and progressives concerned about whether their disparate forces can come together...Show More Summary

Woman Who Accused Trump of Attempted Rape in Ivanka’s Bedroom Lashes Out: ‘I Didn’t Lie—You Did’

Opening up on Twitter after Trump said the New York Times reports about the allegations were false. A woman who has accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her opened up on Twitter after Trump said the New York Times reports about the allegations were false, LawNewz reports. Show More Summary

Listen: Reveal Takes You Inside Shane Bauer's Immersion Reporting

For four months in late 2014 and early 2015, Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer worked as a corrections officer at a Louisiana prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the country's second-largest private prison company. Show More Summary

Pope Francis Visits Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex in Yerevan

Pope Francis visited Tsitsernakaberd Armenian genocide memorial complex in Yerevan on Saturday during his visit to the country.

'Survival is the New American Dream': Why US Youth Reject Capitalism

The instability of the American economic system and work life has led young people in the US to reject capitalism, Sarah Kendzior wrote in Foreign Policy last week.

Calais Mayor Urges to Reconsider Border Deal Between France, Britain

The Calais mayor called on British and French authorities to reconsider the border control bilateral agreement between amid the British decision to escape from the EU, media said.

TTIP Tipping Point: Brexit 'Deals a Serious Blow' to US-EU Agreement

Britain's decision to leave the European Union has damaged the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Francois Asselineau, chairman of France's Popular Republican Front, told Sputnik.

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