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Celebrating the power of independent media in an age of consolidation

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Harriet Tubman's fight for justice should be the currency of democracy

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U.S. restarts nuclear arms race with massive new weapons program

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STANFORD, Calif.--"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." These were the words from the Hindu religious text, the Bhagavad-Gita, that flashed through the mind of the man credited with creating the first atomic bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer, as the first nuclear explosion in history lit up the dark desert sky at the Trinity blast site in New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

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Domestic violence is a crisis deepened by inequality and racial injustice

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North Carolina passes 'Bathroom Bill' discriminating against transgender people

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Opponents call it "the Bathroom Bill." In a special session last week, the North Carolina state legislature passed HB2, officially called the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. Gov. Pat McCrory signed the law that night. The new law denies transgender people use of the bathroom, changing room or locker room that matches their gender identity. Resistance to the bill is fierce, and growing daily.

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From Cuba to Brussels, we need a uniform standard of justice

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ISIS militants attacked a European city this week, setting off three bombs in Brussels that killed 31 and injured 260. In the United States, the response was immediate, first with the outpouring of support from the public, then, unsurprisingly, with a flurry of bellicose pronouncements from most of the remaining major-party presidential candidates.

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Fascism stalks U.S. campaign as Trump fans the flames of bigotry

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Imagine a U.S. election without polls

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Struggles for racial justice and voting rights central to U.S. presidential race

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After 43 years in solitary confinement, Albert Woodfox is finally free

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