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What the coup against Evo Morales means to indigenous people like me | Nick Estes

The indigenous-socialist project accomplished what neoliberalism has repeatedly failed to do: redistribute wealth to societys poorest sectors Evo Morales is more than Bolivias first indigenous president he is our president, too. The rise of a humble Aymara coca farmer to the nations highest office in 2006 marked the arrival of indigenous people as vanguards of history. Within the social movements that brought him to power emerged indigenous visions of socialism and the values of Pachamama (the Andean Earth Mother). Evo represents five centuries of indigenous deprivation and struggle in the…

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Artist Creates 16 Types Of Designer Packaging For Food Products To Show The Absurdity Of Brands

We’re all familiar with brands like Prada, Apple and Chanel. To most people, those brands carry a sense of luxury, quality, and refinement. There are also those who believe that such companies stand for decadence, mindless spending, and overpriced items. Perhaps driven by these conflicting opinions Israeli artist Peddy Mergui created a series of works where he imagined how would certain food products look like if they were packaged by famous brands. The project is called Wheat is Wheat is Wheat and explores the idea of how brand packaging changes…

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Harvard study: People who run late tend to be happier, live longer

Harvard study finds people running late tend to live happier, longer lives “If the trend continues, maybe the reason they live longer is they’re just late for death,” he said sarcastically. “They’re not only laid back but maybe they don’t care so much what people think…and that’s gotta be healthy.” “People who are late are going to have certain qualities,” Shillue responded. “I don’t think being late makes you any healthier, and I don’t know if it’s a good sign about you, but it’s…oftentimes more laid-back people. Type-A people are…

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Japan’s PM cancels cherry blossom party after outcry over florid spending

Taxpayer-funded festivities are meant to honour notable citizens but critics say they have turned into an exercise in political patronage In a bid to contain a blossoming scandal over lavish flower-viewing parties, Japans prime minister has cancelled next years annual taxpayer-funded festivity. Shinzo Abes move to shut down the 2020 party comes after criticism that the cost of the cherry blossom event had spiralled and has been misused for political purposes. Hosted by prime ministers almost every year since 1952, the springtime social event was originally meant to honour sportspeople,…

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This Farting Gender Reveal Has Gone Viral, And I’m Officially Done | Betches

Another day, another white couple doing way too much when it comes to revealing the gender of their soon-to-be-born baby. I truly thought we had seen it all: forest fires—but apparently not! People are still thinking of idiotic ways to announce this social construct to their closest friends and family. I’ve got to say, if there’s one thing that makes me excited for Barstool reports that Paige “loaded up her asshole with baby powder” for this stunt, but provides no information on how they deduced that. Whatever, I’ll take their word…

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Vet Says Pup with Tail Growing Out Its Head is Perfectly Healthy and Super Adorable

A 10-week-old pup named Narwhal has captivated the Internet with his tiny tail growing out of his head. Sadly, Narwhal was found abandoned along with another older dog, but was thankfully rescued by Mac’s Mission in Jackson, Missouri. Mac’s Mission is a small, grassroots non-profit that: “specializes in special”, our focus is on the homeless “janky” dogs who would die without us. The injured, abused, and birth defects, that is our mission. Shelters and rescues do not have the time or resources that we do so most of these special…

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Deval Patrick tells allies he’s running for president

(CNN)Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick told friends and allies in phone calls on Wednesday that he has made a decision to run for president, two people familiar with the matter say. CNN reported on Monday that Patrick was seriously weighing whether he could make a credible last-minute entry into the Democratic Party’s crowded primary contest after previously ruling out a bid late last year. The conversations began before former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stepped forward last week to tease a possible run. Patrick told friends he regrets not…

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