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          We the People and our Patents
    
          August 2, 2015
    
          An early expression of democracy, the US patent system is out of step with today’s citizens.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-08-03/we-people-and-our-patents
  
  
          The Kurdish Elephant
    
          August 2, 2015
    
          In their latest deal to fight ISIS, Washington and Turkey are treating the Middle East's largest stateless minority like pawns. That's a huge mistake.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-08-03/kurdish-elephant
  
  
          Black Lives Caught in the Cross Hairs of Injustice
    
          August 2, 2015
    
          As the movement for racial justice spurred by the seemingly endless series of police killings of African Americans grows we are reminded that the issues are not new, they are endemic in U.S. history. What happens after the headlines subside? The truth has been buried too often, and for too long and there can be no justice until these stories are resurrected, scrubbed of their racist falsehoods. U.S. history needs to be put right.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-08-03/black-lives-caught-cross-hairs-injustice
  
  
          The Apache vs. Rio Tinto
    
          August 2, 2015
    
          The San Carlos tribe is fighting to block a massive mining project that would cut a two-mile wide crater through sacred land.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-08-02/apache-vs-rio-tinto
  
  
          An Angry Rap Video Is Roiling Indians Against Mercury Poisoning
    
          August 2, 2015
    
          The rap song, sung by Sofia Ashraf, exhorts Unilever to clean up the toxic site of its abandoned mercury thermometer factory and compensate hundreds of its workers who have been exposed to mercury poisoning.  The factory moved to India after it was shut down in Watertown, N.Y., in the early 1980s when concern over mercury in the Great Lakes was at its peak.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-08-02/angry-rap-video-roiling-indians-against-mercury-poisoning
  
  
          Hillary Clinton’s Multi-Step Strategy to Woo Labor
    
          August 2, 2015
    
          Before winning over AFL-CIO, she hopes to gain backing of individual unions.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-08-02/hillary-clinton%E2%80%99s-multi-step-strategy-woo-labor
  
  
          True Detective Season 2 is All Penis Problems, All the Time
    
          August 2, 2015
    
          Above all else, True Detective wants to explore the role of Men in Society.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-08-02/true-detective-season-2-all-penis-problems-all-time
  

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