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by Jodi Dean | Verso | The investment in identity is intense. It shores up a fragile individuality. It provides a location for political righteousness. It prevents the formation of the solidarities opposition to capitalism requires.
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CBC | 'Necessary Medicines' report presented today to Commons health committee
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All teachers must be ‘staunch supporters’ of party governance, says president in what experts called an effort to reassert control | The Guardian
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Park fights for her political life amid scandal that has made her country’s least popular leader since it became democratic | The Guardian
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"[Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Inc, which operates the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's fast-food chains] has bashed a new Labor Department rule aimed at extending overtime pay to more than 4 million U.S. workers and has praised the benefits of automation in the fast-food industry. Fast-food workers, who are largely not unionized, are engaged in a multi-year campaign known as the "Fight for $15," which is supported by labor unions, to raise minimum wages to $15 an hour. They have had state-wide successes in New York and California and in cities and municipalities such as Seattle. ... Trump will also be able to fill two current vacancies on the five-member NLRB early in his term, likely tipping the agency to a more business-friendly posture."
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"Donald Trump has chosen an anti-regulation fast-food executive, opposed to a higher minimum wage, to lead the US Department of Labor. ... He has also dismissed a nationwide campaign by fast-food workers for a $15 minimum wage, more than double the current federal level."
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"Over the years, The Globe has written about several Snowden documents pertaining to Canada. A leaked presentation about the capabilities of powerful analytical software known as Olympia showed that, in 2012, Canadian analysts dissected telecommunications traffic related to Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy. They winnowed flows of global data down to specific Brazilian devices that were earmarked to be hacked at a later point. After that leak, many Canadians expressed surprise that the federal government would apparently engage in economically driven espionage against a friendly nation."
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"Oxfam urged the UK Government to end its lucrative arms sales to Saudi Arabia – worth £2.8 billion in the first six months of conflict alone – and asked the Gulf kingdom to lift the shipping restrictions impeding consignments of medicine, food and fuel."
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"The US approved more than US$20 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia in 2015 alone. Three US arms sales in 2015 and 2016, worth nearly US$3 billion, involved replenishing Saudi weaponry used in Yemen."
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"The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS says it carried out an airstrike on the main hospital in the Iraqi city of Mosul at the request of Iraq's military."