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Mumbai School Children Have Big Ideas About Technology and Innovation

In a video by non-profit Atma, one girl wants to invent technology that can help a man fly. Another wants to invent a wallet in which the money never ends.

Somalia: Conundrum of an Activist

As issues of the day may dictate, the norm for activists is to engage on substantive issues such as calling for peace, justice, and freedom. To achieve success in advocating for these enduring values, activists must struggle to remain...Show More Summary

Novorossiya elections completely opposite to the way US government portrays them.

This is what is happening in Novorossiya….this is what the US government and media would prefer you didn’t see :) The following You Tube videos prove that thousands of peaceful, enthusiastic voters took to the streets of the formerly East Ukraine to denounce the Kiev coup imposed government that has been bombing and killing their [...]

The Progressive Presidential Primary

If you think Hillary Clinton is going to fight for a progressive agenda, you’re smoking the good stuff. The woman who just told her Goldman Sachs audience that the bankers are misunderstood is going to do what — get money out of politics, fix the banking system, do progressive economic policy? Even if you “stand [...]

A Starboy is Born as Trinidad and Tobago Gets a New Work of Music-Theatre

GV sits down with some of the people behind "Jab Molassie," a daring new play premiering this Thursday in Port of Spain.

What did we learn from the 'Kim Jong-un has disappeared' hysteria?

For six weeks, from 3 September to 14 October, Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, disappeared from view. The rumours it triggered became increasingly outlandish. He was dead or dying; body doubles were being prepared (a favorite...Show More Summary

Malaysia’s ISIS problem

Police in Malaysia arrested 14 people in October suspected of planning to join ISIS, including three 'key players'. These arrests bring to 36 the number apprehended in Malaysia on suspicion of trying to join ISIS. Earlier this year,Show More Summary

A Stretch of Asphalt Where Our Freedoms Should Be

Somewhere, lost in the brouhaha over a controversial stretch of highway in Trinidad, a protestor's hunger strike and misinterpretations of a key report, is the real point of it all.

Which Is Worse, A Libertarian or a Humanitarian-Warrior?

Is it worse to put into Congress or the White House someone who wants to end wars and dismantle much of the military but also wants to abolish Social Security and Medicare and the Department of Education and several other departments they have trouble remembering the names of, OR someone who just wants to slightly [...]

Why do so many Chinese expect war?

A professor of classical music in Beijing startled me in 2010 when he said, 'when I look at my students, I fear we are headed for war within five years.' 'War with whom?', I enquired. 'With anyone.' His students don't seem like fenqing ('angry youth'). Show More Summary

Destined to Disappoint: What Barack Obama Should Have Learnt From Tony Blair

Peter Harris Domestic Politics, United States "The fallout from Obama’s disappointing spell in office will continue to affect U.S. politics long after next week’s elections."  Six years ago, America voted for change.  Crushed under the weight of the Iraq War and, ultimately, a collapsing financial system, George W. Show More Summary

Rebecca Solnit, The War Is Over (If You Want It), Feminism and Men

This article originally appeared at To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here.   [Note for TomDispatch Readers: The posting of today’s Rebecca Solnit piece on men and feminism is also TomDispatch’s way of announcing a new hardcover edition of her runaway paperback bestseller Men Explain Things to Me. That [...]

Feminism: The Men Arrive! (Hooray! Uh-Oh!)

Cross-posted with What do the prime minister of India, retired National Football League punter Chris Kluwe, and superstar comedian Aziz Ansari have in common? It’s not that they’ve all walked into a bar, though Ansari could probably figure out the punch line to that joke. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders on Breaking Big Money’s Grip on Elections (Moyers)

Bill Moyers: “Bernie Sanders, Vermont’s independent senator, is angry about what he sees as big money’s wholesale purchase of political power. It’s a grave threat, he believes, not only to our electoral…

Kissing Protest in India Ends in Police Violence and Arrests

The "Kiss of Love" campaign was taking a stand against moral policing by right-wing groups, who think it's vulgar to hug or kiss in public.

VIDEO: International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

The Public Liberties and Human Rights department at Aljazeera, in co-operation with several international organizations have produced a video about the campaign to end impunity for crimes against journalists: The video supports the UN resolution on the “Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity”: The United Nations General Assembly...

Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison – Book Salon Preview

Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison Chat with Nell Bernstein about her new book, hosted by Aviva Stahl. Today at 5pm ET, 2pm PT. When teenagers scuffle during a basketball game, they are typically benched. But when Will got into it on the court, he and his rival were sprayed in the [...]

Palestinian citizens of Israel commemorate past massacres as Knesset member warns of impending ‘explosion’

Ma‘an reports: "Thousands of Palestinians participated in a march on Wednesday in Israel commemorating the 58th anniversary of the Kafr Qasim massacre, amid a comprehensive strike across the city."

A Mobile Health Innovation That Could Help Stop Ebola

Developing countries don't have the high-tech equipment needed to quickly diagnose the disease, but they do have millions of cellphones. One UCLA professor has a way to turn those phones into diagnostic centers. There are 6.8 billion cellphone subscriptions in the world. Show More Summary

Your Voice Counts, Don't Be Silent

Mujeres Construyendo (Women biudling) tries to raise awareness with a message mainly for women. Inequality between men and women is a fact, as confirmed by the Center of Economic Studies of Mexico, where we can see that, in terms of salaries, a woman is 22% below, but this is just...

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