Martin Nicolaus

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Aug 07

Diesels and Honorable Men

[Translate]   By Victor Grossman Reposted by permission Berlin Bulletin No. 131, August 4 2017   Imagine finding, at one table, the worst killer crooks you ever heard of: Jack the Ripper, Al Capone, Bonnie and Clyde, the Serial Killer, maybe the pirate Blackbeard, surely a cold-blooded terrorist or two. The very worst! No matter …

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Jul 19

How Seattle Voted to Tax the Rich

[Translate] By ADAM ZIEMKOWSKI AND REBEKAH LIEBERMANN Reposted by permission from CounterPunch Seattle further cemented its reputation as one of the most progressive cities in the U.S. last week, when its City Council passed a law to tax the rich, sponsored by socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant along with Councilmember Lisa Herbold. The law places …

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Jul 12

Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening

[Translate] In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Emma Young finds out how they did it, and why other countries won’t follow suit. Listen to or download an audiobook of this story on SoundCloud and iTunes. It’s a little before three on a sunny Friday afternoon and Laugardalur …

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Jul 04

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

[Translate] Born into slavery around 1818, Frederick Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.” He was addressing the Rochester Ladies Antislavery Society. This is actor James Earl Jones reading …

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May 22

Palestine/Israel History 101

[Translate] After savoring the obscenity of Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia — a country truly after Trump’s own heart — and the deep pile of lies on both sides during his visit to Israel, I feel compelled to post this short video produced by Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP).  Maybe it won’t make everyone happy …

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May 21

Howard Zinn: Against Discouragement

[Translate] By Howard Zinn At Spelman College, May 15, 2005 I am deeply honored to be invited back to Spelman after forty-two years. I would like to thank the faculty and trustees who voted to invite me, and especially your president, Dr. Beverly Tatum. And it is a special privilege to be here with Diahann …

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Apr 25

Do Genes Make People Crazy?

[Translate] The invention of the telescope in the early 1600s led to discoveries that soon disrupted and crashed centuries of belief about the earth, the sun, and the planets.  Something similar is happening in genetics, and in particular the genetics of psychological and psychiatric disorders. The new telescope is genome sequencing. For the first time, genome sequencing technology …

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