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“Winter Sleep”: A haunting masterpiece from Turkey about love, loss, class and religion

Shot on the high plateau of central Turkey, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's gorgeous "Winter Sleep" is one of 2014's best films

Everyone dies: Why the best kids’ movies are also the saddest

A new study confirms what we’ve always known: movies for kids are sad and violent -- for good reasons

Martin O'Malley Is A Longshot Presidential Candidate, and a Real Climate Hawk

This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) is nothing like any pop culture stereotype of a politician. He's not a boyishly charming airhead like George W. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert’s most amazing lessons for America

"The Colbert Report" ends tonight. Here's a look back at the lessons we've learned

Moderator of “Serial” subreddit: “It’s terrifying to think how much time I’ve spent researching this”

Salon spoke to redditor Jake White about the podcast's conclusion and how he's helped to shape the narrative online

“Serial”s beautiful ending: How the final episode struck the perfect note

The conclusion of the hit true-crime podcast satisfies everything but its fans' most childish desires

Clueless cop targets liberal: NYPD union chief says mayor thinks he’s running “a fing revolution”

The U.S. faces an epidemic of not only police violence -- but police insurrection against civilian oversight

Executions Just Hit a 20-Year Low

There's some encouraging news this week in the usually gloomy realm of criminal justice. According to a new report from the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), there were fewer executions this year than in any year since 1994—and fewer new death sentences imposed than any year since 1974. Show More Summary

“Everyone caved”: How much of the “Interview” fiasco is actually Hollywood’s fault?

Celebrities are slamming Hollywood for pulling the film. But the real story is far weirder and more complicated

President Obama Rewards Media Matters With a Political Nomination

He nominates the former CEO of the Soros-funded attack dog to help … administer elections.

Wal-Mart sued again for allegedly treating pregnant workers like dirt

"I was forced to choose between a healthy pregnancy and my paycheck," says the woman behind the lawsuit

MLKP militant Sibel Bulut martyred in Kobane

Police attack tent of condolence for Sibel Bulut in Adana Adana police have attacked the tent put up to receive condolences for MLKP (Marxist Leninist Communist Party) fighter Sibel Bulut, with code-name Eylem Deniz/Sarya Özgür, who has lost her life in the battle in Kobanê on 12 December. Riot police and public security [...]


Chairman Mao taught us, we should let comrades speak and then, mention if they have error so they can correct themselves. Central Committee has given opportunity to comrade Kabir to submit his position. It has been urgent to criticize his errors that has been expressed in those positions and manifested in his activities because [...]

Alto al matonaje del MAS en la UPEA

09/12/14 El pasado 26 de noviembre el dirigente de la carrera de Sociología de la Universidad Pública de El Alto (UPEA), el compañero Rimber Gutierrez Limachi, fue golpeado brutalmente por un grupo de cinco personas, dos de ellas con el rostro cubierto, cuando llegaba a su domicilio aproximadamente a las 8:30 de la noche, [...]

¡Libertad para Igor Mendes da Silva y demás presos políticos en Brasil!-FDLP

No han pasado muchas semanas desde que en Brasil, grandes latifundistas, sus grupos paramilitares con el apoyo de aparatos represivos del Estado y bajo la directriz política del régimen fascista de Dilma Rousseff asesinaran al dirigente de la Liga de Campesinos Pobres de Brasil: Cleomar Rodrigues de Almeida. Hoy, una vez más dan rienda [...]

Why New York’s fracking ban is a victory for communities everywhere

From here on out, one fractivist tells Salon, "it'll be hard to get people to believe there's nothing they can do."

Peoples War in India Clippings 18/12/2014

4 Maoist Camps Busted in SOG Raid M RAMPUR(KALAHANDI): The Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel and Maoists were engaged in a heavy exchange of fire in the Telan reserve forest in Kalahandi district during a combing operation on Tuesday night. CPI (Maoist) central committee leader Jaipanna along with 40 cadres managed to escape, [...]

Hey, Sony and CBC, you can’t just undo your actions

A studio pulls a movie and a network tries to scrub Jian Ghomeshi's interviews

Ted Cruz & Marco Rubio humiliate themselves on Cuba: Inside their Guantanamo hypocrisy

Do these guys have any self-awareness? Here's why their talk about human rights and Cuba is so hollow -- and ironic

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