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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

    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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Publisher: Joe Macaré

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Managing Editor: Victoria Harper
Managing Editor, BuzzFlash: Mark Karlin
Content Relations Editor: Leslie Thatcher
Senior Editor
and Lead Columnist: William Rivers Pitt

Associate Editor: Britney Schultz

Assistant Editor/Staff Reporter: Candice Bernd
Copy Editors: Patty Fitzgerald, Matt Surrusco
Staff Reporters: Dahr Jamail, Mike Ludwig
Reporting Fellow: Adam Hudson
Electronic Publishing Fellow: Samantha Borek

Electronic Publishing Intern: Erica Moriarty

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Digital Liaison/Designer/Photo Editor: Jared Rodriguez
Designer/Photo Editor: Lauren Walker
Community Liaison: Joseph Peterson

Social Media Intern: Kelly Hayes
Joomla! Site Development and Maintenance: CNP Integrations

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Administrative Manager: Annie Stoddard
Financial Administrator: Kendel Gordon

Development Intern: Courtney Parker

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Dirk Adriaensens, Nafeez Ahmed, Musa al-Gharbi, Randall Amster, William C. Anderson, Angola 3 News, Roger Annis, Ted Asregadoo, William J. Astore, Bill Ayers, Salvatore Babones, Eleanor J. Bader, Dean Baker, Pam Bailey, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Tom Barry, Beverly Bell, Jessica Bernstein, Renata Bessi, Adam Bessie, Keane Bhatt, Darwin BondGraham, Marion Brady, Jeremy Brecher, Ellen Brown, Bryan K. Bullock, Shahid Buttar, Ellen Cantarow, Aaron Cantú, Ira Chernus, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Noam Chomsky, Jeff Cohen, Marjorie Cohn, Victoria Collier, Shamus Cooke, Jason Coppola, Michael Corcoran, Lawrence Davidson, Ellen Dannin, Simon Davis-Cohen, Susie Day, Amy Dean, Anthony DiMaggio, Peter Dreier, Roger Drouin, Max Eternity, Laura Flanders, Alison Flowers, Margaret Flowers, Harriet Fraad, Henry A. Giroux, Jesse Hagopian, Tom H. Hastings, Ryan Harvey, Maryam Henein, Steve Horn, Adam Hudson, H. Patricia Hynes, Sarah Jaffe, Dave Johnson, Mara Kardas-Nelson, Kathy Kelly, Rania Khalek, James Kilgore, Katie Klabusich, Sam Knight, Andalusia Knoll, David Krieger, George Lakoff, Victoria Law, Tanya H. Lee, Wilmer J. Leon III, Jon Letman, Bruce E. Levine, Mike Lofgren, John Logan, Sarah Macaraeg, Bethania Palma Markus, Niall McLaren, Peter McLaren, Bruce Melton, Toshio Meronek, Michael Meurer, Brian Moench, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Nick Mottern, Bill Moyers, Robert Naiman, Santiago Navarro F., Michael I. Niman, Tolu Olorunda, John Pilger, C.J. Polychroniou, Gareth Porter, Nicholas Powers, Ben Ptashnik, Bill Quigley, Raven Rakia, Jeff Ritterman, William I. Robinson, Phil Rockstroh, Roberto Rodriguez, Sarah Rosenblatt, Richard Sale, Erika L. Sánchez, Abby Scher, JP Sottile, Richard Smith, Rachel Smolker, Josmar Trujillo, Eisa Nefertari Ulen, Evaggelos Vallianatos, Mark Weisbrot, Chris Williams, Christopher Williams, Lawrence S. Wittner, Michael Winship, Ali Winston, Richard D. Wolff and Kevin Zeese.

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Members: Henry A. Giroux, Lewis Gordon, Victoria Harper, Maya Schenwar

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Valerie Anderson, Dean Baker, Beverly Bell, Scott Blau, Cynthia Boaz, Alan Breslauer, Rinaldo Brutoco, Maxon Buscher, Marjorie Cohn, Henry Crapo, Jodie Evans, Jaclyn Friedman, Jeff Haas, George Lakoff, Bryan Lockwood, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Richard Power, Roberto Rodriguez, Mark Ruffalo, Graham Ryan, Mariesa Ryan, T.M. Scruggs, Mikey Weinstein and Richard D. Wolff.