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Joe Hopkins


Enough Is Enough! Joe the Dolphin Speaks Out

Joe the Dolphin pleads for more dolphin-friendly fishing methods and against the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Mekong.

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Class, Terror

The Black Death Stalks the USA

Are police killings of unarmed citizens a matter of race, class, or both?

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The Electoral College: How It Works

The Electoral College is an archaic contraption designed to thwart the will of the people. It's high time to abolish it.

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History, Politics

The Electoral College: Historical Background

Surprisingly, few people in the U.S. realize that when they cast their vote on Election Day for President of the United States, their individual part of the ...

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Book Review, Capitalism, Human Nature, Work

A Few Words on the German Ideology

The ideas in The German Ideology (TGI) have had great influence over the Socialist Party of Great Britain (SPGB) and all of the SPGB’s companion parties which ...

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Capitalism, Class, Politics

Who or What Is ALEC?

No, ALEC is not a new kid on the block. ALEC is the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC was born in 1973 – the brainchild of Paul ...

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Capitalism, media, News, Politics

Manufacturing the News

Mark Fishman, associate professor of sociology at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, investigated routine news production by examining the work practices of reporters and other ...

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Capitalism, Class, Politics

USA: Illusions of Democracy

The United States of America has been under one-party rule since its birth at the drafting of the Constitution. This document was drawn up by a small ...

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Capitalism, Class, Economics, Environment, Politics

The Cause of and Cure for Climate Disruption

There is a political dispute going on about climate change, global heating, or global climate disruption. The dispute, unfortunately, is not simply about what to call it ...

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Capitalism, Class, Economics, Work

The Insanity of Coal Mining

National Public Radio (NPR) and the Centre for Public Integrity (CPI) teamed up to produce a special investigative report on the increased incidence of black lung disease ...

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