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  • Who Plans the Economy? Imagining Fair and Free Trade

    By Geoff Gilbert, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Delegates hold signs in protest of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (Photo: Sam Hodgson / The New York Times)Delegates hold signs in protest of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (Photo: Sam Hodgson / The New York Times)

    Current trade policy merely perpetuates old colonial dynamics to expand the plutocratic neoliberal order. It should be replaced by a truly democratic social order where investment decisions are placed in the hands of the people most affected by them.

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  • Aging People in Prison Face Continuing Denial of Compassionate Release

    Aging People in Prison Face Continuing Denial of Compassionate Release

    By Victoria Law, Truthout | Report

    Under compassionate release, people who are over the age of 65, suffer from chronic or serious medical conditions and have served at least half their sentence can apply to be released early, allowing them to spend their remaining days at home with their family and loved ones. However, compassionate release is granted infrequently.

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  • Turkish Academics Fear Growing Witch Hunt Following Failed Coup

    Turkish Academics Fear Growing Witch Hunt Following Failed Coup

    By Contributor in Istanbul, Truthout | News Analysis

    Following the failed military coup, President's Erdoğan's government embarked on a massive purge of academics and intellectuals, which has had a chilling effect on both research and free speech. Erdoğan also banned academics from leaving the country and demanded that anyone currently abroad immediately return in order to facilitate the investigation of the coup.

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