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          Argentine Social Movements Strike Back Against Monsanto 
    
          February 5, 2016
    
          The biotechnology giant continues attempts to build its GMO seeds plant in Argentina, despite three years of unflinching popular opposition.


    
          https://portside.org/2016-02-08/argentine-social-movements-strike-back-against-monsanto
  
  
          Black Homebuyers Beware
    
          February 5, 2016
    
          Warren Buffet owns the company that makes the most mobile home loans to Black borrowers in the country. And he’s stripping them of their hard-earned money.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-02-08/black-homebuyers-beware
  
  
          Failed States and States of Failure: Headlines From the Future 
    
          February 5, 2016
    
          On an increasingly grim globe that seems to have failure stamped all over it, the surprises embedded in the years to come, the unexpected course changes, inventions, rebellions, and interventions offer, at least until they arrive, grounds for hope.  On the other hand, in that same grim world, there's an aspect of the future that couldn’t be more depressing: the repetitiveness of so much that you might think no one would want to repeat. 
    
          https://portside.org/2016-02-08/failed-states-and-states-failure-headlines-future
  
  
          What’s Next? Parecon or Participatory Economics
    
          February 5, 2016
    
          People now fighting economic injustice have no right to decide how future people should live. But we do have a responsibility to provide an institutional setting that facilitates future people deciding for themselves their own conditions of life and work. To this end, participatory economics, or parecon, describes the core institutions required to generate solidarity, equity, self-management, and an ecologically sound and classless economy.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-02-08/what%E2%80%99s-next-parecon-or-participatory-economics
  
  
          Beyond Deportations: Fixing a Broken Immigration System
    
          February 5, 2016
    
          When President Obama appointed Dollie Gee to the U.S. District Court in 2010, he undoubtedly didn't expect her to mount a frontal challenge to his administration's detention and deportation policies. But five years after her elevation as the first Chinese American woman on the federal bench, Gee ruled last summer that holding Central American women and children in private detention lockups was illegal.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-02-08/beyond-deportations-fixing-broken-immigration-system
  
  
          Rosa Luxemburg and the Growth of the Labor Movement
    
          February 8, 2016
    
          This piece was published a month ago, on the anniversary of the assassination of Rosa Luxembourg and Karl Liebknecht.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-02-08/rosa-luxemburg-and-growth-labor-movement
  
  
          The Robin Hood of Leftovers
    
          February 8, 2016
    
           The New York-based nonprofit, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, has recruited thousands of volunteers to help it work with organizations that have leftover food for institutions like homeless shelters and food pantries. The organization has “rescued” and donated 290,000 pounds of food since it started in late 2012.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-02-08/robin-hood-leftovers
  

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