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From Brexit to Trump?

From Brexit to Trump? | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
Brexit suggests that when the white, poor, angry, and left-behind constituency can be allied to a conservative cause that has millions of other, more ideologically-motivated devotees, victory is possible. It suggests that hostility to migrants, a cynical trampling on the truth, and a cavalier disdain for expertise can work wonders, such is the loathing of anything that can be associated with the “elite.”
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There are lessons here aplenty for Americans contemplating their own appointment with nationalist, nativist populism in November. They may think that there are not enough of the white, poor, angry, and left-behind to win an election. But Brexit suggests that when that constituency can be allied to a conservative cause that has millions of other, more ideologically-motivated devotees, victory is possible. It suggests that hostility to migrants, a cynical trampling on the truth, and a cavalier disdain for expertise can work wonders, such is the loathing of anything that can be associated with the “elite.” And it suggests that even great nations, those whose democratic arrangements were once regarded as a beacon to the world, are capable of acts of grievous, enduring self-harm.
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Western Nations, Blaming Cash Crunch, Pull out of UNIDO | Inter Press Service

Western Nations, Blaming Cash Crunch, Pull out of UNIDO | Inter Press Service | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
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The end of development aid
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Youth Leaders Push for More Progressive Action to End HIV AIDS | Inter Press Service

Youth Leaders Push for More Progressive Action to End HIV AIDS | Inter Press Service | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
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Behind Confucius Classrooms: the Chinese government agency teaching NSW school students

Behind Confucius Classrooms: the Chinese government agency teaching NSW school students | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
The Chinese government's soft power outreach body is paying NSW public schools $10,000 to hold Chinese language and culture courses.
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In Thailand is een mening tegen de wet

In Thailand is een mening tegen de wet | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
Maandagavond 18 april, het is spitsuur op treinstation Victory Monument in Bangkok; bezwete forenzen haasten zich over de loopbrug naar de koelte van de sneltrein.
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in NL
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ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database

ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
Find out who’s behind almost 320,000 offshore companies and trusts from the Panama Papers and the Offshore Leaks investigations
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'Streisand effect' reaches out for NCPO chief

'Streisand effect' reaches out for NCPO chief | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
Editorial, commentary, analysis, cartoon and blogs by Bangkok Post columnists.
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Deadly consequences of doing things the 'Thai way'

Deadly consequences of doing things the 'Thai way' | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
Editorial, commentary, analysis, cartoon and blogs by Bangkok Post columnists.
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Mak ngai. A true Thai is one who does things according to his whim. (Chorus: the Thai way.) 
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US Aid to Israel and the Palestinians

US Aid to Israel and the Palestinians | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
The U.S. provides Israel $10.2 million in military aid each day, while it gives the Palestinians $0 in military aid.
Jan Servaes's insight:
In per capita terms, the United States gives each Israeli a direct subsidy worth about $500 per year. This largesse is especially striking when one realizes that Israel is now a wealthy industrial state with a per capita income roughly equal to South Korea or Spain.
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Internet Censor Countries | 10 Countries that Censor the Internet | Internet Censorship

Watch Internet Censor Countries 10 Countries that Censor the Internet Internet Censorship.
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Red de wereld, word vegetariër!

Red de wereld, word vegetariër! | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
Vleesconsumptie is wellicht één van de meest verwaarloosde aspecten binnen het klimaatdebat. Nochtans zou minder vlees eten heel veel kunnen oplossen. China geeft het goede voorbeeld.
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Save the world, become a vegetarian!
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Antibiotic Resistance Requires Global Response Similar to AIDS, Climate Change | Inter Press Service

Antibiotic Resistance Requires Global Response Similar to AIDS, Climate Change | Inter Press Service | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
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Defying China, Hong Kong Bookseller Describes Detention

Defying China, Hong Kong Bookseller Describes Detention | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
Lam Wing-kee, whose Hong Kong bookstore sold gossipy books about China’s leadership, says he was detained at the border by captors who wanted customers’ details.
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Burma VJ - YouTube

Burma VJ - YouTube | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
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Burma's road to 'liberal authoritarianism'- DVB Multimedia Group

Burma's road to 'liberal authoritarianism'- DVB Multimedia Group | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
Deep divisions in Burmese society could make it difficult for the country to achieve real democracy.
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Nederland grootste Europese belastingparadijs. België op tweede plaats.

Nederland grootste Europese belastingparadijs. België op tweede plaats. | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
Van alle landen in de Europese Unie biedt Nederland internationale bedrijven de meeste mogelijkheden om belasting te ontwijken. Dat concludeert ontwikkelingsorganisatie Oxfam Novib in een vandaag (donderdag) verschenen rapport. België volgt op de tweed
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Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet

Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
The problem isn’t willpower. It’s neuroscience. You can’t — and shouldn’t — fight back.
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Medical Errors Are the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Medical Errors Are the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
More than 250,000 Americans each year die from medical errors, according to new research. Consumer Reports explains how to protect yourself.
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Panama Papers: A storm is coming to Iceland

Panama Papers: A storm is coming to Iceland | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
Panama Papers: A quarter of Iceland's cabinet members held offshore companies - even the prime minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson.
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Who Is Xi?

Who Is Xi? | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
Once Xi Jinping acceded to top office he was widely expected to pursue political liberalization and market reform. Instead he has reinstated many of the most dangerous features of Mao’s rule: personal dictatorship, enforced ideological conformity, and arbitrary persecution.
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AM - Myanmar key supplier in China's growing demand for drugs 13/08/2013

In recent years China has done well from its booming economy - but theres been a downside Easy money and a growing social acceptance of drug taking has fuelled a big market for drug dealers Neighb
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POLITICO Brussels Playbook presented by Google: Macron's EU tour — Belgium skips transport meeting — Fico in hospital

POLITICO Brussels Playbook presented by Google: Macron's EU tour — Belgium skips transport meeting — Fico in hospital | News, not covered in the news | Scoop.it
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