Andrew Butler
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 28 2016
My Thoughts on the Plight of Labour
The country is in a very grave crisis. That’s what we should be talking about, not the internal travails of the Labour Party. The Brexiteers have no plan; they began...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jun 27 2016
Yes Men Just Brilliantly Pranked The NRA
"You know how important it is to protect your family. But you may not know that some of America’s poorest citizens cannot afford to arm themselves against those who would limit...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jun 27 2016
Making Sense of Brexit: Paul Mason on Britain's Growing Economic & Political Crisis
Britain remains in a widening crisis days after voters chose to leave the European Union. British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his resignation. Labour leader...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jun 27 2016
We Are the Wheels of Justice
This short film looks at the sport of roller derby and interviews the women of the Rose City Rollers who talk about how it has allowed them to celebrate, love and appreciate...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 27 2016
Five Keys to Understanding the Spanish Election
A second Spanish general election in six months saw gains for the right-wing PP, which is again expected to form a government. But the insurgent left has also shown that it is...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 27 2016
The Death of Liberal Democracy?
This is the first in a series addressing the failure and apparent destruction of Liberal Democracy, and what might–and can–come after.
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 27 2016
The Remaking of the Global Working Class
The labor movement is far from dead—if anything, the upsurge of labor unrest and class-based mobilization since 2008 signals that the tide is turning.
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 27 2016
7 Ways to Achieve Self-Love
All of us have those times where we talk down to ourselves. We feel inferior, and belittle ourselves with harsh words. Sometimes, we are our own worst enemy. It’s important to...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 27 2016
Is Brexit Win a Warning Signal for Trump-Era America?
"The uprising has begun. The question now is, who will lead it going forward?"
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 24 2016
Brexit: the Immediate Risks
We all have our view on the long-term prospects associated with an exit from the EU.  But as foretold by virtually all economists, the dramatic, immediate consequences of a...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 24 2016
Brexit to Hell
Farewell cosmopolitan Britain – hail mean, delusional (and rather elderly) little England.
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jun 24 2016
Britain Is Leaving the EU. Here's What That Means.
Voters have voted in favor of Brexit: British exit from the European Union. That means that in the coming months, British and European leaders will begin negotiating the terms...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 24 2016
Brexit Wins. An Illusion Dies
What now for the radical left in Labour and beyond?
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jun 23 2016
Gabor Mate on the Myth of Normal
Physician Dr. Gabor Mate began his interview by addressing the 'myth of normal' that divides us into the normal and the abnormal with pathological traits. Dr. Mate mentions...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jun 23 2016
My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard
In December 2014, Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer started a job as a corrections officer at a Louisiana prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 22 2016
Brexit as Nostalgia for Empire
A Leave vote would provide a mandate for Brexit leaders to push for Fortress Britain
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 22 2016
How Do the Economic Elites Get the Idea That They 'Deserve' More?
The natural tendency toward discrimination and inequality
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 22 2016
Brexit Referendum: In-Out, In-Out, Shake It All About
The EU vote offers a mirror to the British left. The right-wing “remain” and “leave” coalitions are both monstrosities. It is up to us to liberate ourselves.
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 22 2016
To Combat Extremism, We Need to Radicalise Our Own Thinking
Radicals and extremists threaten our way of life, so goes the official line. The two labels are synonymous with each other in mainstream political discourse, and then further...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 22 2016
UKIP Shaped the Referendum's Rhetoric - Remember That When Voting
There may well come a time when walking away from the EU is the right thing to do, but that time is not now.
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jun 22 2016
“Dishonesty On An Industrial Scale” EU Law Expert Analyses Referendum Debate
One of the UK’s leading EU law experts criticizes the referendum debate’s “dishonesty on an industrial scale”, as he considers the claims and counter claims from each...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 21 2016
Deadliest Year on Record for Environmental Activists
Environmental activists were killed at a rate of more than three per week in 2015, according to a new report by Global Witness. The murders occurred amid conflicts with mining...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 21 2016
Blackout: Series Exploring How Technology Is Transforming the Fight for Free Expression
In parts of the world, reading this is a crime. Censorship, imprisoning dissidents, surveillance, cracking down on a free press, intimidating people critical of the...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jun 21 2016
If A Friend is Feeling Sad, Trying to 'Cheer Them Up' Might Not Be The Best Approach
When we're down or melancholy, the last thing we need is someone who will jolly us along.
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Andrew Butler rated The Pale Blue Dot 4.5 stars on Jun 20 2016
Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 20 2016
20,000 Domestic Workers Are About to Get Fair Wages. How'd They Do That?
Left out by traditional unions, women-led domestic workers are winning fights for minimum wage and overtime across the country.
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jun 20 2016
The Pale Blue Dot
“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out...
Andrew Butler added a video on Jun 20 2016
Placing The Children's Fire at the Centre of Institutions of Power
The Children's Fire is part of the Earth teachings of the elders of ancient America. Over time the elders came to understand that all human-created institutions needed to...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 20 2016
Return of the Reich: Mapping the Global Resurgence of Far Right Power
In May’s presidential elections in Austria, Norbert Hofer, the candidate for the far-right Austrian Freedom Party (FPO), lost by less than one percentage point to his rival...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 20 2016
Men and Feminism: The Smurthwaite Deal
I’m bored of hearing that ‘feminism needs to do more to attract men’. If only feminists could succeed by asking men nicely to allow us to gather up the scattered remains of our...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jun 20 2016
Gay Pride & Capitalism: What Is Pinkwashing?
As pride season approaches Shon Faye looks at how corporations and governments have co-opted the LGBT movement.
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 19 2016
Misadventures in Capital
A comic about the "sharing economy"
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 19 2016
Not Just a "Loner" -  Jo Cox's Murder and Fascist Terrorism
Labour MP Jo Cox's murder was the act of a fascist terrorist inspired by relentless nationalist, anti-immigrant campaigning from mainstream politicians and the media; not, as...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 18 2016
I'm Terrified of Where We Are Now and What We May Become
On twitter I said “An MP gets stabbed and shot by someone shouting “Britain First” on the day UKIP copies Nazi propaganda. This is terrifying.” Someone accused me of trying to...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jun 17 2016
Gun Laws Around the World
American exceptionalism isn't always a good thing. When it comes to mass shootings, we're definitely exceptional - with the highest number of mass shootings of any country from...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jun 17 2016
What Does It Mean to Be a Refugee?
About 60 million people around the globe have been forced to leave their homes to escape war, violence and persecution. The majority have become Internally Displaced Persons...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jun 17 2016
The US Attack That Destroyed an MSF Hospital Killing 14 Medics
It was the instant in which an American AC-130 gunship pumped the first of 211 artillery shells into the MSF-run hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last October 3. Horrifically...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 17 2016
The Beautifully Lived Life of Jo Cox
A tribute to my friend – who was driven by an unambiguous desire to make life better for those battered and beaten and punished by this world.
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