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David P. Hamilton : French Healthcare is the World’s Best

Image from Yale Journal of Medicine and Law. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Letters from France III:The French healthcare systemis the best in the world By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog / June 1, 2011 “There are no … finish reading David P. Hamilton : French Healthcare is the World’s Best

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Ted McLaughlin : U.S. Students Losing Education Race

Cartoon from Hermes-Press.International standardized test results:U.S. students aren’t making the grade By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / December 7, 2010 The graph below shows how students in many countries did on a standardized test, when the same test … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : U.S. Students Losing Education Race

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Ted McLaughlin : U.S. Leads World in Incarceration Rate

Chart shows skyrocketing rate of incarceration in U.S. as of 2006. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE We’re number one!U.S. is off charts in rate of incarceration By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / November 11, 2010 The citizens of … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : U.S. Leads World in Incarceration Rate

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Employment Crisis : Inequality and the Global South

How it impacts workers:Transformation in the Global South The end product… has been increasing global inequality in wealth and income and the continuation of massive poverty, powerlessness, and precariousness. By Harry Targ (with David Cormier) / The Rag Blog / … finish reading Employment Crisis : Inequality and the Global South

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And in this Corner : The Globalists Vs. the Pragmatists

‘Globalist discourse’ on war and peace:2010 will be year of ideological struggle By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / January 7, 2010 The year ends with the resurgence of what we might call “globalist discourse.” Globalist discourse is a … finish reading And in this Corner : The Globalists Vs. the Pragmatists

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Turk Pipkin : A Simple Truth… or Two

Turk Pipkin with students at Mahiga Primary School in Kenya.One Peace at a Time:A simple truth… or two By Turk Pipkin / The Rag Blog / November 30, 2009 With the problems of the world appearing more challenging with each … finish reading Turk Pipkin : A Simple Truth… or Two

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Iran and the Geneva Talks

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Saeed Jalili expressed Tehran’s readiness to cooperate with the international community in all areas, saying he entered the talks with six powers in Geneva with “good will.” Photo: Al Alam.Real Progress With IranBy … finish reading Iran and the Geneva Talks

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World Hunger Spiralling Out of Control Because of Capitalist Profit System

Copyright: WFP/Rein Skullerud.UN reports 1 billion of the world’s people going hungryBy Jerry White / September 18, 2009 For the first time in history, more than one billion people, or nearly one in every 6 inhabitants of the planet, are … finish reading World Hunger Spiralling Out of Control Because of Capitalist Profit System

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Global Peace Index : Nations With More Atheism are More Peaceful

Graphic from Epiphenom.‘It’s another blow to the idea that secularization leads to social meltdown. Atheist countries are, in fact more peaceful.’ By Tom Rees / June 4, 2009 The 2009 Global Peace Index has just been released. It’s basically a … finish reading Global Peace Index : Nations With More Atheism are More Peaceful

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Danny Glover : Barack Obama Must Support the Global Struggle Against Racism

Danny Glover. This should be a moment for the United States to rejoin the global struggle against racism, the struggle that the Bush administration so arrogantly abandoned. I hope President Obama will agree that the United States must participate with … finish reading Danny Glover : Barack Obama Must Support the Global Struggle Against Racism

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Our Correspondent : Germany’s Alternative ‘Rag’ Hopeful About Obama

Die Tageszeitung: ‘As Obama so often said: Change is not about me, it is about you. Europeans should feel addressed by that.’By David MacBryde / The Rag Blog / November 14, 2008 BERLIN — After the election, the headline of … finish reading Our Correspondent : Germany’s Alternative ‘Rag’ Hopeful About Obama

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The Rhetoric of Fear About Ahmadinejad Is Foolish

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York Sept. 23, 2008. Photo: Reuters/Mike SegarObama goes over the top in bashing Mahmoud AhmadinejadBy Juan Cole / September 24, 2008 Once again, U.S. politicians, including both Sarah … finish reading The Rhetoric of Fear About Ahmadinejad Is Foolish

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