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The World’s Best Mayor Is a French Communist

David Broder interviews Philippe Rio Jacobin
Philippe Rio from Grigny, south of Paris, has been voted the world’s best mayor. He told Jacobin about the local social programs that have made his Communist administration a global success story

Friday Nite Videos | July 23, 2021

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How Pegasus Spyware Was Found on Jamal Khashoggi's Fiancée's Phone. Flashmob at the Odéon (Paris). How Big Pharma Fueled the Opioid Crisis That Killed 500,000. MAGA Crime Spree: Count Up to 12 Indictments. The Decline of the Death Penalty.

#ShowMustGoOn - Flashmob at the Odéon (Paris)

Cultural workers stage a flashmob for culture in front of the Odeon Theater in Paris, with three songs: The Sound of Silence (Paul Simon), Dying on Stage (M. Jouveaux / J. Barnel) and The Show Must Go On (Queen).

7 Ways Southerners Are Fighting Hate and Fear After Paris Terror Attacks

Allie Yee The Institute for Southern Studies
While hostility to Syrian refugees has dominated the national debate, many local leaders — among them elected officials, community advocates and direct service providers — are sending a different message by calling for compassion instead of fear. Here are seven efforts underway across the South to support Syrian refugees and fight Islamophobia.

Tidbits - November 19, 2015 - Paris, Beirut, Yemen, Turkey, Syria, Palestine; Sanders and Labor; Reader Exchange with Author; Democratic Campaigns To Join Black Lives Matter Forum...

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Reader Comments: Paris, Beirut, Yemen, Turkey, Syria, Palestine; Postal Workers Endorse Bernie Sanders; Left Activists and Popular Opinion; Southwest Airlines - Reader Strong Criticism; Saudis Stumbling - Reader Exchange with Author; Young Adults Love Walking, Biking, and Buses Need for consideration of older population, those with disabilities, children; Democratic Campaigns To Join Black Lives Matter Forum

Tidbits - November 19, 2015 - Paris, Beirut, Yemen, Turkey, Syria, Palestine; Sanders and Labor; Reader Exchange with Author; Democratic Campaigns To Join Black Lives Matter Forum...

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Reader Comments: Paris, Beirut, Yemen, Turkey, Syria, Palestine; Postal Workers Endorse Bernie Sanders; Left Activists and Popular Opinion; Southwest Airlines - Reader Strong Criticism; Saudis Stumbling - Reader Exchange with Author; Young Adults Love Walking, Biking, and Buses Need for consideration of older population, those with disabilities, children; Democratic Campaigns To Join Black Lives Matter Forum

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OFL Statement on the Paris Attacks, Refugees and the Path to Peace

Sid Ryan Ontario Federation of Labor
There can be no justification or excuse for the mass killings of innocent people of Paris. The horror experienced in Paris last week is not isolated, it has been played out with ruthless regularity in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Palestine and many other countries, sometimes at the hands of Western forces. While Western hearts have been choked by the anguish of Parisians, we must also extend our horror and concern for millions of innocents throughout the world.
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