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Duterte’s Chinese-Funded Dam Will Displace Indigenous Communities
News 1 month ago
Duterte’s Chinese-Funded Dam Will Displace Indigenous Communities
Source The National

The journey to the crown jewel of China's Philippine ambitions is long, bumpy, and dangerous. A two-hour ride from the nearest city of Infanta, on...

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In the Heart of Real-Estate Power, a Housing Movement Nears Victory
News 1 month ago
In the Heart of Real-Estate Power, a Housing Movement Nears Victory
Source The National

to an ongoing rent strike that her neighbors launched last November to stop their landlord from pricing them out of their homes. A dozen families...

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The Shed Sucks: A Dispatch From New York’s Latest Cultural Megaspace
News 1 month ago
The Shed Sucks: A Dispatch From New York’s Latest Cultural Megaspace
Source The National

During an open rehearsal of Anne Carson's play Norma Jeane Baker of Troy in New York City's newest cultural megaspace, the Shed, I overheard...

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AOC and Bernie Put Postal Banking Back on the Agenda
News 2 months ago
AOC and Bernie Put Postal Banking Back on the Agenda
Source The National

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders just put postal banking back where it belongs: high on the agenda of those who...

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Liberal America’s Single-Family Hypocrisy
News 2 months ago
Liberal America’s Single-Family Hypocrisy
Source The National

If I asked my neighbors in San Francisco if they'd support a policy that reduces fossil-fuel consumption, protects unspoiled wildlands, increases...

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Why South Africans Are Talking About Land Expropriation
News 2 months ago
Why South Africans Are Talking About Land Expropriation
Source The National

Chiti Makwetu's farm is a long way away from the main road. That, he believes, is why his government has been ignoring him. One day last September,...

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#BlockSidewalk’s War Against Google in Canada
News 2 months ago
#BlockSidewalk’s War Against Google in Canada
Source The National

In October 2017, Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google's parent company, Alphabet, announced a partnership with the government agency Waterfront...

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Hedge-Fund Ownership Cost Sears Workers Their Jobs. Now They're Fighting Back.
News 2 months ago
Hedge-Fund Ownership Cost Sears Workers Their Jobs. Now They're Fighting Back.
Source The National

Bruce Miller got a job at a Sears in Tom's River, New Jersey, "fresh out of high school," he said. He didn't have any experience other than...

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A Beloved Soccer Coach Faces Deportation Thanks to Trump’s Immigration Policies
News 2 months ago
A Beloved Soccer Coach Faces Deportation Thanks to Trump’s Immigration Policies
Source The National

His name is Agbegnigan Amouzou, but he is known throughout Montgomery and Prince George's County suburbs as Coach Fofo. This extraordinary, much...

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A Former Oil-Industry Lobbyist Is Now In Charge of America’s Public Lands
News 3 months ago
A Former Oil-Industry Lobbyist Is Now In Charge of America’s Public Lands
Source The National

It's been a rough couple of months for David Bernhardt. Since his nomination to serve as Interior secretary in early February, the former oil...

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In a First, Palestinians File a Legal Challenge in the US to Israel’s Settlement Enterprise
News 3 months ago
In a First, Palestinians File a Legal Challenge in the US to Israel’s Settlement Enterprise
Source The National

A map of Airbnb listings for rentals in Israeli settlements. Randa Wahbe is a United States citizen with West Bank residency who is studying for a...

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White Women Prospered on the Brutality of the Slave Economy
News 4 months ago
White Women Prospered on the Brutality of the Slave Economy
Source The National

By 1836, Sarah Barnes had become something of an Alabama magnate. She owned a home, land, rental properties, 10 stocks in a local bank in Mobile,...

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Capitalism Is Responsible for Your Depressing Office Building
News 4 months ago
Capitalism Is Responsible for Your Depressing Office Building
Source The National

John Ruskin never set foot in Brooklyn. But if he were to walk through certain parts of Williamsburg or Bushwick today, two centuries after his...

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The Amazon Deal Was Not Brought Down by a Handful of Politicians
News 4 months ago
The Amazon Deal Was Not Brought Down by a Handful of Politicians
Source The National

Last week, on a bright, brisk Monday afternoon in New York City, about 30 people huddled together on a street corner in the heart of the...

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News 5 months ago
Is New York City’s Public Housing Ready for the Next Storm?
Source The National

More than six years after Superstorm Sandy inundated the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook with nearly six feet of floodwater, a local resident...

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News 5 months ago
Reckoning With the Man Who Sold Architecture to the Masses
Source The National

Philip Johnson displaying a model of a proposed addition to New York’s Museum of Broadcasting, 1988. (Photo by AP Photo / Ed Bailey) There have...

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