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    Refugee Realities Post-Paris

    It is unreasonable to deny these individuals help because we are afraid of what might happen if we give them their lives back. That is not how humanity works.

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    Pearson’s Department of State: Should Corporations be Allowed to Decide Who Serves in Government?

    Pearson, the education publishing giant is the gatekeeper for those wishing to serve at the department of state. Should corporations be allowed to control who becomes public servants and who doesn’t?

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    Activist Watch List: The Century of the Self

    The Century of the Self is a British documentary written, produced, and narrated by Adam Curtis, originally airing in 2002 on BBC 4. The series identifies the multitude of ways in which powerful interests, both public and private, have used psychoanalysis to control populations

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    Opinion: Bernie Sanders, the Sheepdog Socialist

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    Activist Watch List: Noam Chomsky and the Manufacturing of Consent

    AWL is a series in which we take a look at documentaries or otherwise important video content that illuminates the issues and conflicts at the heart of the activist community. This episode features “Manufacturing Consent” which highlights Chomsky’s probing analysis of mass media and his critique of the forces at work behind the daily news.

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Click “Learn More” to view our Social Action Artwork Gallery featuring work from Emily Giles, our resident artist/activist/superwoman. Emily uses her artistic talent to draw attention to myriad social issues including mental health, inequality, and positive change!

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The people of Paris did not die at the hands of the Islamic State so we could surrender our ideals to fanatics.

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