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The Infinite Heartbreak of Loving Hong Kong
Twenty-three years after the end of colonial rule in Hong Kong, the Chinese government has announced that it is imposing a long-dreaded “national security” law on the territory, effectively criminalizing dissent. Just as stunning as the content of the law is how it will be passed: Instead of moving through Hong Kong’s legislature—which is already rigged in favor of the…

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How Trump’s Foreign Policy Puts Troops at Risk of Covid-19
US sanctions on Iran have “badly crippled” its economy as well as its ability to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, which endangers nearby US troops, according to a military intelligence brief obtained by The Nation. The document, dated April 3, says that Qatar—host to the largest US military base in the region—”has the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with over…

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The Factory Oversight Industry Protects Profits, Not People
When Kishore Sharfudeen—a soft-spoken father of two from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu—joined the hosiery manufacturer SNQS International Socks as a personnel manager in 2001, a new world opened up to him. Eight years as a junior lawyer had left him disillusioned, and his new employer, based in the city of Coimbatore, seemed to offer an easier living…

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Refugees in the Time of Covid-19
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The Radical ’70s Magazine That Shaped the Hong Kong Left
When Ng Chung-yin met Augustine Mok Chiu-yu, they were doing a sit-in protest on the steps of Chu Hai College in Hong Kong. It was August 1969, and 12 students had just been expelled from the college for criticizing the administration—namely, its censorship of student newspapers, corruption, and ties to the Nationalist Party in Taiwan.

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What Does a Humane Response to Covid-19 Look Like?
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Professional Development Courses Offers A Flexible Path For Educators
For many teachers and educators, advancing their salaries and developing their careers is a dream. But with full-time work teaching, side coaching gigs, family and life obligations and more, finding the time and means to achieve those dreams is difficult and often feels out of reach. In fact, according to We Are Teachers, teachers work an average of 50 hours…

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Exclusive: Inside Trump’s Failed Plan to Surveil the Canadian Border
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Biden Is a Problem for Democrats in Pennsylvania
Failed predictions can sometimes be more illuminating than facts. In February 2016, former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell explained why he thought Hillary Clinton would carry the Keystone State, even though Donald Trump seemed to be winning over the blue-collar white voters who, as part of the Obama coalition, had sent a black Democratic candidate to the White House in 2008…