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Debt: The First 5000 Years (Free Download)

Debt: The First 5000 Years (Free Download)

Debt: The First 5000 Years is a book by anthropologist David Graeber published in 2011. Graeber analyzes the function of debt in human history. He traces the history of debt from ancient civilizations to our modern-day economic crises, arguing that debt has often driven revolutions and social and political changes. The book has been connected to movements like Occupy Wall […]

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Remember when Russians used to come…?

Remember when Russians used to come…?

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Lukyanov: Snowden is a Protagonist in a tragicomedy

Lukyanov: Snowden is a Protagonist in a tragicomedy

Edward Snowden’s story started out as a spy thriller, went on to become a farce, and is about to turn into a drama laced with elements of human tragedy. The genre of tragedy is increasingly applicable to Snowden as a lead character: Having taken a stand for personal freedom and dignity, he clearly had not anticipated what would happen to […]

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Children given lifelong ban on talking about fracking

Children given lifelong ban on talking about fracking

Two Pennsylvanian children will live their lives under a gag order imposed under a $750,000 settlement Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent The Guardian, Monday 5 August 2013 18.04 BST Two young children in Pennsylvania were banned from talking about fracking for the rest of their lives under a gag order imposed under a settlement reached by their parents with a […]

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Land concentration, land grabbing and people’s struggles in Europe (Free Download)

Land concentration, land grabbing and people’s struggles in Europe (Free Download)

Land issues and ‘land grabs’ are mostly associated with the global South, however 13 country studies in this landmark report reveal an accelerating grab and concentration of land across Europe. Introduction: The report and its highlights Land issues are rarely considered to be a problem for Europeans, or cause for people’s struggles in Europe today, as it is elsewhere in […]

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