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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination

The Shot That Echoes Still Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, fifty years ago this April, marked a blow to the struggle for racial equality from which the nation has still not healed. In an essay published in Esquire in

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Why have we built a paradise for offshore billionaires?

By Thomas Frank, http://www.theguardian.com Original anzeigen November 9., 2017 We endure potholes and live in fear of collapsing highway bridges because our leaders wanted these very special people to have an even larger second yacht Photograph: Alamy It’s not enough

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Digital Fascism Rising? – The Globalist

Can we still stop a world of technological totalitarianism? Intrusive data collection practices make a new, digital kind of fascism – via the data-driven steering of masses of humans – a very real possibility. Source: Digital Fascism Rising? – The

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How surveillance changes people’s behavior | Harvard Magazine

Assaults on privacy and security in America threaten democracy itself. Source: How surveillance changes people’s behavior | Harvard Magazine

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari review – chilling | Books | The Guardian

The epic, widely celebrated Sapiens gets the sequel it demanded: a breathless, compulsive inquiry into humanity’s apocalyptic, tech-driven future Source: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari review – chilling | Books | The Guardian

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Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence? – Scientific American

We are in the middle of a technological upheaval that will transform the way society is organized. We must make the right decisions now Source: Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence? – Scientific American

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#WhiteHouseSoWhite: “I Am Not Your Negro” illuminates America’s ongoing race problem – Salon.com

The Trump administration is the whitest in decades. “I Am Not Your Negro” confronts both past and present racism Source: #WhiteHouseSoWhite: “I Am Not Your Negro” illuminates America’s ongoing race problem – Salon.com Please also read: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/46735/posts/1416209066

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