New on Facts and Opinions:

DISPATCHES   

Verbatim: Bombing to lose – air attacks bolster insurgents
MICHAEL SASGES

Tech shares: undervalued, or dangerous bubble?
BENJAMIN DEAN

Dark Money: How a Mining Company Defeated a U.S. Senator
THEODORIC MEYER

Verbatim: Canada court blocks Zahra Kazemi suit against Iran. 
DEBORAH JONES

Nobel Peace Prize, hope for children’s rights 
ZAKI WAHHAJ AND M NIAZ ASADULLAH

Deadly Force in Black and White America
RYAN GABRIELSON, RYANN GROCHOWSKI JONES, ERIC SAGARA

Stealth campaigns in the net neutrality battleground. 
ROBERT FATURECHI, ProPublica

Verbatim: Desert depredations
Excerpt by F&O: UN report on Islamic State

“Volcano Season” — is it real?/GEO
ROBIN WYLIE

Hong Kong’s storms threaten China’s Economy/MONEY
DAMIAN TOBIN

Swapping privacy for (real) cookies/PUBLICA
LOIS BECKETT

U.S. Financial Reform: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash
JAKE BERNSTEIN

Britain’s New World/PUBLICA
DEBORAH JONES

The Hitchbot’s Guide to a Continent/GEO

 FRAUKE ZELLER and DAVID HARRIS SMITH

Gerontocracies rule Africa/PUBLICA
STEPHEN CHAN

COMMENTARY

JONATHAN MANTHORPE — International Affairs 
Ebola perspective/The Koreas talk/Hong Kong

CHRIS WOOD — Natural Security  
Kool-Aid Economics

LOOSE LEAF — F&O’s salon
     No monkeying around: animal’s “human” rights
     ALASDAIR COCHRANE

ARTS

BRIAN BRENNAN– Brief Encounters 
“Amazing Grace”: Judy Collins
Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll: Chuck Berry
The Musical Travails of Duddy Kravitz: Mordecai Richler
Twisting the Years Away: Chubby Checker
“They Went That-a-way”: Burt Mustin
Troubled First Lady of Country Music: Tammy Wynette
Rock ‘n’ Roll Survivor: Randy Bachman
Choreographer to the Stars: Norman Maen
From Marathon Dancing to Pop Stardom: Frankie Laine

Man Booker Prize: Colonization’s Long Shadow 
PRETI TANEJA

Nobel winner Patrick Modiano, Memory, identity and time
ALAN MORRIS: Who is Patrick Modiano?

MIKE BERNERS-LEE: This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein

 

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi won the Nobel Peace Prize on October 10. Above,  Malala Yousafzai  speaks to UN youth delegates about education on "Malala Day" at the United Nations. Photo by Susan Markisz, UNICEF © 2013

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi won the Nobel Peace Prize on October 10. Above, Malala Yousafzai speaks to United Nations youth delegates about education on “Malala Day” in July, 2013. Photo by Susan Markisz, UNICEF © 2013
READ: Nobel Peace Prize, hope for children’s rights

 

Mission completed, but not necessarily accomplished. two United States Air Force fighter jets, on September 23, fly 
over northern Iraq after attacking ISIL targets, actual or suspected, in Syria. U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch, Creative Commons

Mission completed, but not necessarily accomplished. two United States Air Force fighter jets, on September 23, fly 
over northern Iraq after attacking ISIL targets, actual or suspected, in Syria. U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch, Creative Commons
READ: Verbatim, Bombing to lose – review shows air attacks bolster insurgents



Photo by Valerie, Ucumari Photography via Flickr, Creative Commons

A New York court is considering whether human rights can transcend the species divide, writes Alasdair Cochrane. Photo by Valerie, Ucumari Photography, Creative Commons
READ No monkeying around: animal’s rights

 

Stephen Harper. Photo by Greg Locke, Copyright 2014

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper ‘s fundamentalist religious faith is quite properly his own business, writes Chris Wood. Of concern to all is his cultic faith in Old Testament economics. Photo of Stephen Harper by Greg Locke, Copyright 2014
READ: Canada’s Old Testament Economics

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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