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What role have unions played in the rise of inequality?

The decades-long decline of unions in the United States is a long-studied phenomenon, but now several academics are wondering whether past research …

Income Inequality

Syria's civil war 'linked to global warming'

Syria may have fallen into its vicious civil war due, in part, to a drought caused by climate change in what scientists say is strongest connection between violence and human-caused climate change<p>The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global …

Climate Change

What scares the new atheists | John Gray

The vocal fervour of today’s missionary atheism conceals a panic that religion is not only refusing to decline – but in fact flourishing<p>In 1929, the Thinker’s Library, a series established by the Rationalist Press Association to advance secular thinking and counter the influence of religion in …

Atheism

This is not a democracy: How the 1 percent rigged the game

<b>(Leena Robinson via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Money is speech, dollars have more influence than people — it’s time to be honest about the plutocracy we live in<p>Michael Gould-Wartofsky<p>March 1, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>All our lives, we have been told that free markets are synonymous with free societies. That …

Middle-class

Delhi bus rapist blames his victim in prison interview

In an interview from jail, Mukesh Singh says women who go out at night have only themselves to blame if they attract the attention of gangs of male molesters<p>One of the group of Indian men convicted of the notorious Delhi gang rape of 2012 has prompted outrage by claiming that his victim was to …

America's High-Risk, High-Reward Higher Education System

Last month, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) added to a familiar refrain, releasing a new report on how American Millennials lag behind their peers in other countries on measures of literacy, numeracy, and “problem-solving in technology rich environments.” Using data from the Program for the …

Campus rape as a men’s issue: Jameis Winston and the culture of male complicity and denial

<b>Poster detail from "The Hunting Ground" (Radius)</b><p>Women fight back against campus rape in a powerful new documentary — but there are deep lessons here for men too<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>February 28, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>I have pretty much ignored the story of Jameis Winston, the star quarterback from Florida State …

Jameis Winston

Family battle of wills over missing signature exposes the limitations of estate law

If he had been divorced or had left a will, his estranged wife would have no claim on the estate, which includes a house, superannuation and a death …

Divorce

Egypt's 'terrorist' labelling of Hamas prompts protests

Protests have broken out in the Gaza Strip against an Egyptian court's decision to declare Hamas a "terrorist" organisation, just weeks after the Palestinian group's armed wing was given the same designation.<p>A judicial source told AFP news agency that the court issued the verdict on Saturday, a …

America’s “Global War on Terror”, Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS) | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The following text was presented to the Public Forum on:</i><p><i>America’s War on Terror and the Urgency of World Peace: Its Ramification in the</i> …

Education Is Answer To Income Inequality: Part Deux

In the first part of this essay, I looked at how a better understanding of what we mean by “skills” helps us ascertain how critical they are in closing the income gap. However, let’s table advanced skills for a second. The U.S. Census Bureau revealed that merely earning a college degree – any …

Al-Sweady file exposes the smearing of British soldiers

Evidence drawn up on David Cameron’s orders alleges that Public Interest Lawyers continued to pursue torture and murder claims for a year after realising that they may be “untrue”<p>Human Rights lawyers allegedly misled a five-year war crimes inquiry in a “shocking” smear of British soldiers, with …

Revealed: How torture was used to foil al-Qaeda 2010 plot to bomb two airliners 17 minutes before explosion

The former head of MI6 has said torturing suspected terrorists produces “useful information”, as <i>The Independent on Sunday</i> reveals that “real-time” …