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  • Indigenous People Occupy Brazil's Legislature, Protesting Bill's Violation of Land Rights

    By Santiago Navarro F., Renata Bessi and Translated by Miriam Taylor, Truthout | Report

    Representatives of indigenous groups from the five regions of Brazil protest against Bill PEC 215. (Photo: Santiago Navarro F.)Representatives of indigenous groups from the five regions of Brazil protest against Bill PEC 215. (Photo: Santiago Navarro F.)

    Indigenous people from across Brazil recently occupied space in front of the country's National Congress, protesting a proposed constitutional amendment that would transfer the decision-making power to demarcate indigenous territories to Brazil's legislature, which protesters fear could lead to corporate land grabs.

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  • Racial Inequality and the Economics of Social Justice

    Racial Inequality and the Economics of Social Justice

    By Max Eternity, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Markers of economic and social inequality abound, so it should come as no surprise that US institutions are ripe with racial injustice, including the extrajudicial killing of Black men by police. So for African-Americans, it's probably fair to say that neither the cold-blooded murder of Walter Scott, nor that of Eric Harris, comes as any great surprise.

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    John and Harriet: Still Mysterious

    By Cass Sunstein, The New York Review of Books | Book Review

    Mill and Hayek help to define the liberal tradition, but in both temperament and orientation, they could not be further apart. Mill was in some ways a radical. Hayek was not exactly a conservative, but he generally venerated traditions and long-standing practices.

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