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Manifeste d'autodéfense féminine : il est temps !

Ave Pavé Des nuits de mai. Ton réveil a fait Peur, Aux mains des révoltés, Trop peur... Car tu sentais si bon l'odeur des barricades, Les heurts, la …

Economics

To Our Readers

<b>How we will continue to inform and inspire you in 2018</b><p>The world in 2018 will be full of dramatic change, improbable victories, and game-changing breakthroughs. Elections will be won and lost. Olympians will be hailed. Cryptocurrencies will rise and fall. And technology will continue to inexorably …

Aziz Ansari Allegations Open New Chapter in #MeToo Movement, Ansari Responds “I Took Her Words to Heart”

The #MeToo movement, which brought the problem of workplace sexual harassment and assault into sharp, painful focus, is now bringing the glare of …

Aziz Ansari

Reclaiming Public Services: How cities and citizens are turning back privatisation

Reclaiming Public Services is vital reading for anyone interested in the future of local, democratic services like energy, water and health care. …

Local Economies

Under Trump, a growing number of US citizens are hiding their internet use like living in a 'repressive' regime

That's because there's a fear that internet providers could sell that data to insurance companies and influence the patient's insurance rates, says David Gorodyansky, CEO and founder of AnchorFree.<p>Many might be tempted to think these fears can be brushed off as urban legend. The big internet …

Privacy

How a pocket-sized snack changed the English language

Tiny pies have been a favourite food in Britain since the Middle Ages – and have changed the English language with idioms, nursery rhyme verses, even a mention by Shakespeare.<p>Every March, St Mary’s church in the Leicestershire town of Melton Mowbray becomes a cathedral of pies: it fills with tables …

Pie

I'm a Silicon Valley liberal, and I traveled across the country to interview 100 Trump supporters — here's what I learned

After the election, I decided to talk to 100 Trump voters from around the country. I went to the middle of the country, the middle of the state, and talked to many online.<p>This was a surprisingly interesting and helpful experience — I highly recommend it. With three exceptions, I found something to …

Silicon Valley

The Real Circular Economy

How Relocalising Production With Not-For-Profit Business Models Helps Build Resilient and Prosperous Societies<p><b>This Commons Transition Special Report</b> …

Lessons About the iPhone, Courtesy of a Depression-Era Children's Book

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and other classics by Virginia Lee Burton capture a bias in the way people look at technological innovation.<p>I loved the children’s story <i>Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel</i> when I was young. Mike Mulligan, the operator of Mary Anne, his beloved steam-powered …

Books

Your Browsing History Alone Can Give Away Your Identity

Researchers have found a way to connect the dots between people’s private online activity and their Twitter accounts—even for people who have never tweeted.<p>Advertisers would give just about anything to be able to lurk over your shoulder as you browse the internet. They want to know what sites you …

Privacy

Before Straight and Gay

The discreet, disorienting passions of the Victorian era<p>Even by the formidable standards of eminent Victorian families, the Bensons were an intimidating lot. Edward Benson, the family’s patriarch, had vaulted up the clerical hierarchy, awing superiors with his ferocious work habits and cowing …

Literature

What Effective Protest Could Look Like

Perspective from the right on Trump’s political challenge for the left<p>Fourteen years ago, I found myself an unexpected micro-target of a left-liberal protest demonstration. I had visited London to watch the debate and subsequent vote in the House of Commons over the Iraq war resolution. A huge …

Tea Party

The Stunning Early Infographics and Maps of the 1800s

Educational diagrams of scientific discoveries, from the moon’s surface to the longest rivers.<p>Have you ever wondered what the tallest active volcano …

New At Photography? Check Out This Helpful Visualization

DSLR cameras are fantastic for taking stunning photographs, but if you don’t understand how to use them, it’s an expensive purchase. There are so …

Photography

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? Help Them Destroy This Crippling Source of Self-Doubt | Inc.com

Of course girls can be smart! But they can't be "really, really smart"--the way boys can be--right?<p>It probably bothers you to read that, and it should. For one thing, it's obviously not true. Unfortunately, it's also what new research suggests most American girls learn to believe----starting as …

Self-improvement

Nations Hit By Trump Travel Ban Have Produced 7 Percent Of Muslim Terrorists, ZERO Fatalities

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday suspending entry into the United States for people from seven predominantly Muslim nations …

Terrorism

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Pictured: Former KGB general who helped MI6 spy compile the Donald Trump dirty dossier who has been found dead in the back of his car amid claims of a Kremlin cover up

• <b>Oleg Erovinkin was found dead on Boxing Day in the back of his black Lexus</b>• <b><br>The morgue in Russia has not reached a conclusion about the cause of</b> …

Bill Cosby

This is us. Happy now? #MuslinBan https://t.co/qPTvzwk8qo

How Hannah Arendt’s classic work on totalitarianism illuminates today’s America

The rise of right-wing populism in Europe and the United States, accentuated by the election of Donald Trump, has led to growing fears about the possibility of new forms of authoritarianism. In search of insight, many commentators have turned to a book published some 65 years ago — Hannah Arendt’s …

Political Science

Qantas is preparing to fly non-stop to London. Flight of fancy or a step-change in aviation?

In the pallid suburbs of Nagoya, Japan’s fourth-largest and easily most boring city, chef Neil Perry and industrial designer David Caon fuss over the …