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When Twitter battles work, Happy Friday! (some of you may be under martial law), Jamie performs Atlas Shrugged

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Listen to the new episode of Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. Two of crazy Fred Phelps’ granddaughters have left the Westboro Baptist Church (the God Hates Fags people), Jamie gives advice to older people looking to become vegan, Arkansas town’s martial law plans, FoxConn workers are organizing in China, and an Idaho State Senator has introduced a bill [...]

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10 years of Guantanamo, second birthdays, mass suicide threat at Xbox plant

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Listen to the new episode of Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. Ten year anniversary of Guantanamo, Jamie celebrates his second birthday, reports of a mass suicide threat by workers at Xbox plant in China, and more Listener mail. Citizen Radio is a member-supported show. Visit http://wearecitizenradio.com to sign up and support media that won’t [...]

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If only the Uyghurs had Twitter

More than 4,000 Uyghurs have been arrested by the Chinese government since July 5. Hundreds of civilians have been killed. Thousands have been injured. This violence follows the pattern of arbitrary detention, imprisonment, torture and execution that has enraged Westerners when it has occurred in places like Iran. Yet there is little attention being paid to the [...]

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Where Sweatshops Are a Dream

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Nicholas Kristof PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Before Barack Obama and his team act on their talk about “labor standards,” I’d like to offer them a tour of the vast garbage dump here in Phnom Penh. This is a Dante-like vision of hell. It’s a mountain of festering refuse, a half-hour hike across, emitting clouds of smoke [...]

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