James Baldwin – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

November 30, 2014 at 10:49 (activism) ()

James Baldwin – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Space elevator – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

November 27, 2014 at 23:53 (brainFOOd, physics) ()

Space elevator – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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‘One black, one white, separate and unequal’ – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

November 27, 2014 at 08:41 (racismUSA) ()

‘One black, one white, separate and unequal’ – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.

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Why The Holy Site At The Heart Of Jerusalem Clashes Is So Contentious

November 16, 2014 at 13:40 (scaryreligion) ()

Why The Holy Site At The Heart Of Jerusalem Clashes Is So Contentious.

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Pussy Riot: ‘When friendly people like us become enemies of the state, it is very strange’ | Music | The Observer

November 16, 2014 at 11:35 (PussyRiot) ()

Pussy Riot: ‘When friendly people like us become enemies of the state, it is very strange’ | Music | The Observer.

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Gabor Maté: How Capitalism Makes Us Sick – Briarpatch Magazine

November 14, 2014 at 16:23 (2014, brainFOOd) ()

Gabor Maté: How Capitalism Makes Us Sick – Briarpatch Magazine.

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Anti-terror bill trades freedom for illusion of security | rabble.ca

November 14, 2014 at 06:22 (canada, terroristsANDheroes)

Anti-terror bill trades freedom for illusion of security | rabble.ca.

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What I saw in Gaza – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

November 14, 2014 at 05:27 (palestine)

What I saw in Gaza – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.

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In Pictures: ‘We are all Palestinians’ – In Pictures – Al Jazeera English

November 14, 2014 at 05:21 (palestine) ()

In Pictures: ‘We are all Palestinians’ – In Pictures – Al Jazeera English.

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The haunting poetry of a Chinese factory worker who committed suicide

November 13, 2014 at 09:47 (Uncategorized)

Financial Post | Business

WASHINGTON — On the last day of September, a 24-year-old migrant worker in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen killed himself. Xu Lizhi jumped out of a window of a residential dormitory run by his employer, Foxconn, the huge electronics manufacturing company with a million-strong workforce that makes the majority of the world’s Apple iPhones.

In most cases, Xu’s suicide would have been yet another footnote in the vast, sweeping story of China’s economic boom and transformation. He is one of a legion of young Chinese migrants who emerge out of rural obscurity to find work in China’s teeming cities, only to end up crushed by both the dullness and stress of factory jobs, insufficient wages and a steady accumulation of personal disappointments.

But Xu was a poet. And, after his death, his friends collected his work and got some published in a local Shenzhen newspaper.

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