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History by numbers Aeon
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Second monkeypox strain found in the UK The Guardian
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Climate change is a national security issue Responsible Statecraft (Resilc)
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MGNREGA: The Last And Often The Only Resort For Indian Women IndiaSpend (J-LS)
Restricting INGOs Dawn (J-LS)
Violence against women in #SaudiArabia is a horrific.. This is an attack by dozens of male security forces who used tasers and sticks and abused orphaned girls inside the orphanage just for their hunger strike to improve their poor living conditions.#ايتام_خميس_مشيط pic.twitter.com/NHevnNR9Ki
— Mahmoud Refaat (@DrMahmoudRefaat) August 30, 2022 (Resilc)
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New Not-So-Cold Cold War
White House Asks Congress for $14 Billion To Fund Its War Against Russia Antiwar.com (Resilc)
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Our Latest Interview with Jacques Baud The Postil (guurst)
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Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Inside Fog Data Science, the Secretive Company Selling Mass Surveillance to Local Police Electronic Frontier Foundation
Imperial Collapse Watch
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The Missing “Peace” in the $13.5 Billion Military Package CounterPunch (Resilc)
The US military is still missing 6 nuclear weapons that were lost decades ago Task and Purpose (KW)
SpaceX Signs Deal With NASA to Provide 5 More Crewed Trips to the ISS Gizmodo Australia
🚨Omfg the Biden administration literally asked Meta if they would take down a Fauci parody account on Instagram pic.twitter.com/Lgnxo04po2
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 1, 2022 (KS)
Convicted felon busted for 3D printing gun parts The Register
America’s Bad Bet on Sports Gambling Compact (Resilc)
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