Matt Taibbi: In the Age of Trump, Will Democrats Sell Out More, or Less?

Matt Taibbi

Matt Taibbi

In the Age of Trump, Will Democrats Sell Out More, Or Less?

The collapse of the GOP gives the Democrats an opportunity to abandon “lesser evilism” — but they probably won’t

EXTRACT

The Democrats could take this godsend of a Trump situation and use it as an opportunity to finally have a healthy primary season debate about what they want to stand for in the future. But nah to that. They’ll probably just hoover donor cash and use press surrogates to bash progressives the way they always have. Trump or no Trump, if politicians don’t have to work for your vote, they won’t.

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Aug 2

Stephen E. Arnold: Elsevier Suffers Another Blow – Dutch Universities Start Full Boycott

Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Viva The Academic Publisher Boycott!

Elsevier is one of the largest and most well-known scientific journal database, but it is also the most notorious for its expensive subscription fee and universities are getting tired of it.  Univers reports that “Dutch Universities Start Their Elsevier Boycott.”  The Netherlands, led by state secretary Sander Dekker, want all scientific content to be free online.  In order to be published, the university or financier pays to be so.  All content by Dutch scientists will hopefully be open access by 2024.

In the meantime, the Association of Universities in the Netherlands has asked all Dutch scientists that work with Elsevier to resign from their positions.  As to be expected, some are willing and others are more reluctant.  The goal is to pressure Elsevier to change its practices.

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Aug 1

JZ Liezskiewicz: Ethical Global Factory Sourcing

Categories: Commerce,Ethics
JZ Liszkiewicz

JZ Liszkiewicz

Ethical global factory sourcing.

Backed By Y Combinator, Maderight Matches Fashion Designers With Ethical Factories Around The World

Made Right: Global Manufacturing, Simplified

 

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Jul 31

Antechinus: US IC Demands Obama Release MH-17 Intel

Categories: Ethics,Government
Antechinus

Antechinus

U.S. Intelligence Officials Demand that Obama Release MH-17 Intel

If the White House has concrete, probative intelligence regarding MH-17, we strongly suggest that the time is right to approve it for release before the “blame Russia” narrative becomes completely dominant. The American people are perfectly capable of judging for themselves what took place but they need to have all the information presented without bias and without any attempt to evade unpleasant conclusions. And it should be done even given the risk of compromising “sources and methods,” as the broader issue of war or peace with Russia is something that should be of paramount concern to every American.

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Jul 23