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Capitalism has learned to create host organisms

Capitalism has learned to create host organisms | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
Zygmunt Bauman for Social Europe: In the face of financial crisis, any hope that the parasite will die when it runs out of food is in vain – capitalism is far too inventive
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When kids translate for their migrant parents

When kids translate for their migrant parents | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
Many migrant children find themselves translating for their parents from a very young age. Now research is examining what effect it has on their life.
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20 Lessons from the 20th Century About How to Defend Democracy from Authoritarianism, According to Yale Historian Timothy Snyder Open Culture

20 Lessons from the 20th Century About How to Defend Democracy from Authoritarianism, According to Yale Historian Timothy Snyder Open Culture | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
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Will Ireland's abortion vote turn out like marriage equality?

Will Ireland's abortion vote turn out like marriage equality? | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
While the Irish may have established their progressive bona fides last year with their vote on same-sex marriage, a vote on abortion could produce a very different result.
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'Repair cafés' are about fixing things – including the economy

'Repair cafés' are about fixing things – including the economy | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
Imagine your smartphone’s screen gets smashed, or your bike wheel gets buckled, or your favourite boots get a hole in them. What do you do? You could buy a replacement. Or you could join the worldwide…
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This Australian scientist drew every ray in the world

This Australian scientist drew every ray in the world | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
With Rays of the World, Sydney scientist Lindsay Marshall has become the first person in 100 years to illustrate an entire faunal group.
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Smash it up, burn it down: should Joe Corré set fire to punk history this weekend?

Smash it up, burn it down: should Joe Corré set fire to  punk history this weekend? | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
In March this year, Joe Corré announced that on November 26 he would burn his collection of punk memorabilia. As the son of Malcolm McLaren (manager of the Sex Pistols) and renowned fashion designer Vivienne…
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Alice’s Restaurant: An Illustrated Version of Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving Counterculture Classic

Alice’s Restaurant: An Illustrated Version of Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving Counterculture Classic | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it

Alice’s Restaurant. It’s now a Thanksgiving classic, and something of a tradition around here. Recorded in 1967, the 18+ minute counterculture song recounts Arlo Guthrie’s real encounter with the law, starting on Thanksgiving Day 1965.
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Three Pink Floyd Songs Played on the Traditional Korean Gayageum: “Comfortably Numb,” “Another Brick in the Wall” & “Great Gig in the Sky”

Three Pink Floyd Songs Played on the Traditional Korean Gayageum: “Comfortably Numb,” “Another Brick in the Wall” & “Great Gig in the Sky” | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it

If you come visit South Korea, where I live, you'll more than likely pass through Incheon International Airport, and there quite possibly witness a variety of displays of traditional Korean culture, from acrobatics to aristocratic processions to a variety of musical performances.
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Hieronymus Bosch's Medieval Painting, "The Garden of Earthly Delights," Comes to Life in a Gigantic, Modern Animation Open Culture

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Massachusetts Attorney General Stops Deceptive Safety Claims about Bee-Toxic Pesticides, Beyond Pesticides Urges Other States to Follow - Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog

Massachusetts Attorney General Stops Deceptive Safety Claims about Bee-Toxic Pesticides, Beyond Pesticides Urges Other States to Follow - Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
(Washington, D.C. October 27, 2016) With the Massachusetts Attorney General forcing Bayer CropScience to end its statewide advertising containing deceptive safety claims about bee-toxic pesticides, Beyond Pesticides yesterday asked the other 49 states to do the same. In a letter to State Attorneys General, Beyond Pesticides said, “With neonicotinoid (neonic) insecticides linked to the increase in …
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Wabi-Sabi: A Short Film on the Beauty of Traditional Japan Open Culture

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11 words in Japanese that aren't easy to translate into English
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How Information Overload Robs Us of Our Creativity: What the Scientific Research Shows

How Information Overload Robs Us of Our Creativity: What the Scientific Research Shows | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
“When you have nothing to think about, you can do your best thinking.” Getting to that state in a climate of perpetual, unsleeping distraction, opinion, and alarm, requires another kind of discipline: the discipline to unplug, wander off, and clear your mind.
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10 presidents and their complicated relationships with the media

10 presidents and their complicated relationships with the media | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
Donald Trump may enjoy a singularly combative relationship with the media, but he is not the first to view the fourth estate with hostility.
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I, Daniel Blake is a powerful indictment of broken Britain

I, Daniel Blake is a powerful indictment of broken Britain | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
I, Daniel Blake reminds us of how human dignity survives, even in the face of the most comprehensive neglect and indifference.
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How cities took over the world: a history of globalisation spanning 4,000 years

How cities took over the world: a history of globalisation spanning 4,000 years | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
From bronze-age Iraq’s market-driven cities to the riches of Antwerp to the tech revolution in India, Greg Clark identifies the many waves of urban globalisation
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Cycling in China: not for the faint-hearted

Cycling in China: not for the faint-hearted | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
Jennifer Duggan: The car is king in cities such as Shanghai where cyclists are relegated to the bottom of the vehicular food chain...
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The China Syndrome

The China Syndrome | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
Is Chinese soft power curtailing academic freedom in our universities? And why are Chinese students afraid of speaking out against the Chinese communist party? Hagar Cohen investigates.
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How to Recognize a Dystopia: Watch an Animated Introduction to Dystopian Fiction Open Culture

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Umberto Eco Makes a List of the 14 Common Features of Fascism Open Culture

Umberto Eco Makes a List of the 14 Common Features of Fascism Open Culture | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
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Network of Concerned Geographers

Network of Concerned Geographers | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
We, the undersigned, the Network of Concerned Geographers (NCG), are concerned about the growing involvement of the US military in the discipline of geography. While our discipline has always ha
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Watch an Avant-Garde Bauhaus Ballet in Brilliant Color, the Triadic Ballet First Staged by Oskar Schlemmer in 1922 Open Culture

Watch an Avant-Garde Bauhaus Ballet in Brilliant Color, the Triadic Ballet First Staged by Oskar Schlemmer in 1922 Open Culture | Social continuity and change | Scoop.it
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Beloved Community Garden Reopens on Avenue C After 17-Year Fight

The newly renovated Carmen Pabon Garden will be open year-round.
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