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Agenda 21 Mega-Cities Will Require Vertical Farming to Maximize Urban Space

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RT @OccuCorporatism: Agenda 21 Mega-Cities Will Require Vertical Farming to Maximize Urban Space: Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism No...

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'San Francisco, Boston and New York are the stages of construction of glorified shoebox apartments (if the closet and bathroom are factored into the allocated living space). Residents who live alone can expect to be coerced into giving up extra room for breath-taking views of the Bay area, furniture that comes out of the walls and beds that convert to couches to maximize living space.

In essence, these mini-apartments are only a bit bigger than the average US prison cell, although designed to resemble a hotel room.'

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The Conservative Crusade to Declare Everything a “Person”—Corporations, Fertilized Eggs—Will Have Disastrous Consequences

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Last week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. v. Sebelius and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v.

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Book bannings on the rise in US schools, says anti-censorship group | TheGuardian.com

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An anti-censorship group in America has reported a flurry of attempted book bannings in the last quarter of the year and has said there are increasing numbers of books being taken off school shelves that deal with race or sexuality or are written by "minority" authors.

 

The Kids' Right to Read Project (KRRP) is part of the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and says in November alone they dealt with three times the average number of incidents. To date in 2013, KRRP investigated 49 book bannings or removals from shelves in 29 states, a 53% increase in activity from last year. In the last half of the year the project challenged 31 incidents compared to 14 in the same period last year.

 

Acacia O'Connor of the KRRP said, "Whether or not patterns like this are the result of co-ordination between would-be censors across the country is impossible to say. But there are moments, when a half-dozen or so challenges regarding race or LGBT content hit within a couple weeks, where you just have to ask 'what is going on out there?'"

 

Among the books which have been complained about were Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, Alice Walker's The Color Purple, Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits and Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima.

 

Most of the challengers were parents of district students or library patrons, though a handful were local or state government officials. Of the more than two dozen incidents KRRP faced from September to December, the majority involved materials used in classroom instruction.

 

"It has been a sprint since the beginning of the school year," said O'Connor. "We would settle one issue and wake up the next morning to find out another book was on the chopping block."

 

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Corporatism: A System Of Control Designed By The Monopoly Men Of The Global Elite | Intellihub.com

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Book bannings on the rise in U.S. schools, says anti-censorship group

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The Kids’ Right to Read Project investigated 49 book bannings or removals from school shelves in 29 states this year An anti-censorship group in America has reported a flurry of attempted book bannings in the last quarter of the year and has said...


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Giant mural tells Palestine's 3500-year-old history - Hurriyet Daily News

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As many as 25 Palestinian artists are working on what could be the crowning artistic achievement of their lives - and the Arab world's largest-ever mural.

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