Opinion

Gretchen Carlson: My Fight Against Sexual Harassment

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I’ve never been a good sleeper, but now more than ever, after having lost my job as a news anchor this past summer, I find myself lying awake at night thinking about my daughter — and your daughters, too. By GRETCHEN CARLSON I’ve been asking myself this simple question: Will our girls finally be the… Gretchen Carlson: My… Read More »

Trump victory comes with a silver lining for the world’s progressives

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The election of Donald Trump symbolises the demise of a remarkable era. Yanis Varoufakis  It was a time when we saw the curious spectacle of a superpower, the… Trump victory comes… Read More »

An Open Letter To Donald Trump, My Former Boss Of 18 Years

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I know you can be a good president. Good luck. Barbara Res Dear Donald, Congratulations on your win. I wish you the very best for a successful presidency. As you know, I supported Clinton. I do not believe in your stated policies, especially your anti-choice stance and… An Open Letter To… Read More »

Democrats once represented the working class. Not any more

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Bill Clinton and Barack Obama helped shift power away from the people towards corporations. Robert Reich It was this that created an opening for Donald Trump. What has happened in America should not be seen as a… Democrats once represented the… Read More »

Time to Protect Our Common Home

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Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reached a historical landmark agreement in Paris on 12 December 2015, charting a fundamentally new course for global climate efforts. José Ramos-Horta * The Paris Agreement (PA) came into force on 4 November 2016, creating a history in multilateral diplomacy, as no other convention came into force so… Time to Protect… Read More »

A more dangerous world is probably coming after the US election!

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The level of irrationality, confusion and negative energy is the most astonishing signal emanating out of the US presidential election. <style type=”text/css”> .wpb_animate_when_almost_visible { opacity: 1; }</style> By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos * It is a strong indication that, whatever the result, we should be prepared for an escalation in the already serious tensions dominating our world. It is probably the first time, since the… A more dangerous… Read More »

Nobel Peace Laureates Warn: Trump Presidency Would Bring Grave Risks

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It is unusual for us to comment on an American election, even more so in the eleventh hour. José Ramos-Horta Óscar Arias Sánchez John Hume  But what is at stake at the moment in the U.S. election affects us all. The Presidential election in the world’s most powerful democracy has descended into name calling, disinformation and… Nobel Peace Laureates… Read More »

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

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This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more. JUDAH POLLACK AND OLIVIA FOX CABANE FastCompany There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is why, to quote another old saw… Your Brain Has… Read More »

The Voter Fraud Lie We Can’t Shake

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Early voting is underway, and according to Donald J. Trump, so is voter fraud. By DALE HO  Almost daily, he proclaims that “large-scale voter fraud” is happening and that the election is “rigged.” Politicians across the spectrum have criticized this nonsense as divorced from reality, deleterious to our democracy and… The Voter Fraud… Read More »

Destination ‘great Muslim democracy’: Time to get off the train

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Every new day adds fresh validation to the adage that “Turkey is fun unless you have to live in it.” BURAK BEKDİL In one recent speech, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan described himself as an enemy of interest rates “because interest rates are a means of abuse.” Where did Mr. Erdoğan say that? At a ceremony at the… Destination ‘great Muslim… Read More »

Powering Australia’s Economic Surge

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MELBOURNE, Australia — If you were designing a nation from scratch, it would look something like Australia. By GEORGE MEGALOGENIS A Eurasian people, boring politicians, and an economy that virtually runs itself. Australia, uniquely, has avoided every major shock of modern globalization. Its… Powering Australia’s… Read More »

Creating child poverty for a whole new generation. Take a bow, Theresa May

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I have seen how the new household benefit cuts will tear poor families apart. Aditya Chakrabortty Even Margaret Thatcher would have balked at this In a little council house in Birkenhead, Steve is panicking over how he’ll find an extra £304 rent money a… Creating child poverty for a… Read More »

Paid parental leave: Young mum unpacks experience as a ‘double dipper’

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I thought maternity leave would be a retreat of sorts. Opinion By Emily Bourke I planned on reading an impressive pile of books, of cooking gourmet meals for my husband and wowing the step-children with home-baked treats. I wanted to turbo charge my… Paid parental leave… Read More »

The Guardian view on child refugees: too little, too late

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The Calais camp has been allowed to grow from problem to crisis, a disaster for the migrants and shaming for the government Editorial At last, child refugees are being rescued from the squalor and danger of the Calais camp and brought to Britain. But the process has taken far too long; and even now it… The Guardian view… Read More »

Australia’s Poisonous Refugee Policy

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Governments tend to dislike being called torturers. By WALEED ALY That’s why the George W. Bush administration went through such legal contortions to exclude waterboarding from the definition of torture. That this relied on a definition too idiosyncratic for anyone outside the Republican Party hardly mattered because it allowed President Bush to say, “the United States does not torture,” with a… Australia’s Poisonous Refugee… Read More »

The fetishisation of work is making us miserable. Let’s learn to live again

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Long hours and poor pay are wreaking havoc on our lives. Rather than fixating on growth, if we restructured the working week it would allow people to flourish Anna Coote Mounting pressures at work are taking a heavy toll on life at home. Employees say their bosses want them to put job before family, and… The fetishisation of… Read More »