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    Derek Monroe says that Russian military presence along the western border is more defensive than aggressive; that the country is likely to remain unified; and the new transitional government continues an oligarchic rule that does not represent the interests of ordinary eastern or western Ukrainians

      April 15, 14

    Demystifying the Role of Mitigation in the Most Recent IPCC Report

    Anthony Patt and Shreekant Gupta, authors of the IPCC's third working group report, say that the report should not be seen as endorsing carbon capture and storage or geo-engineering as the sole or most effective solutions, and that the summary report failed to bring attention to largest per capita emitters of carbon dioxide like the US

      April 15, 14

    Hypersurveillance State Won't Prevent Another Boston Marathon Bombing

    One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, the ACLU's Kade Crockford questions whether the surveillance practices of law enforcement and an increasingly militarized police force will prevent terrorism

      April 15, 14

    The Modern History of Venezuela from 1973 to the Caracazo Massacre - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (3/9)

    Mr. Lander traces the history of Venezuela from the rise of neo-liberal capitalism to the suppression and slaughter of protesters against it

      April 15, 2014

    Univ. of Maine Faculty Reinstated After Students Protest Against Cuts

    USM Assistant Professor Meghan Brodie and USM student Meaghan LaSala discuss how this victory shows there are efficient ways to fill the $14 million budget gap without eroding the academic core

      April 15, 14

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