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  • Why I Choose Optimism Over Despair: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

    By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout | Interview

    Noam Chomsky"We can be pessimistic, give up and help ensure that the worst will happen," says Noam Chomsky. "Or we can be optimistic, grasp the opportunities that surely exist and maybe help make the world a better place." (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

    In this exclusive interview, scholar and linguist Noam Chomsky discusses the subject of his latest book (What Kind of Creatures Are We?), his scientific explorations of language and the human mind, and why humans have a clear choice in choosing optimism over despair.

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  • Critics Say Proposed Sulfide Mine in Minnesota Threatens State's Watersheds

    Critics Say Proposed Sulfide Mine in Minnesota Threatens State's Watersheds

    By Dylan Blaskey and Sarah Blaskey, Truthout | Report

    As the profitability of Minnesota iron declines, the state is looking to sulfide mining as a potential investment. Thousands of critics, however, have voiced concerns about the possible environmental impact of the proposed mines, including the danger of toxic contaminants leaching into waterways.

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  • Why Wall Street Won Round One and We Might Win the Next

    Why Wall Street Won Round One and We Might Win the Next

    By Walden Bello, teleSUR | Op-Ed

    The question then is not if another financial bubble will burst, but when. To avoid further crises with huge tragic social costs, we have an urgent task to bring finance back under democratic control, to reconfigure society's relation to finance capital, indeed, to capital itself. Iceland shows that democratic control of the banks is possible.

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