The Ghost of King Leopold II Still Haunts Us

The Ghost of King Leopold II Still Haunts Us

Belgium Colonization and the Ignition of the HIV Global Pandemic. “HIV-1 was ignited in Leopoldville, but the resulting HIV global pandemic is also the apparition of a grotesque and horrific legacy—the European infection of mass historical trauma and the devastation of Congolese health wrought by King Leopold II, the Force Publique, and Belgian colonization.” By Dr. Lawrence Brown. (Apr. 20, 2015)

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President Signs Law That Overturns Vermont GMO Labeling Rules, Replaces Them With Barcodes

President Signs Law That Overturns Vermont GMO Labeling Rules, Replaces Them With Barcodes

Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fast-tracked a controversial piece of legislation aimed at overturning and preempting state laws for labeling foods made with genetically modified ingredients… By Chris Morran.

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David Bald Eagle, Lakota Chief, Musician, Cowboy And Actor, Dies At 97

David Bald Eagle, Lakota Chief, Musician, Cowboy And Actor, Dies At 97

He was also a war hero and a ballroom dancer — Bald Eagle’s life is hard to fit in a headline. He parachuted into Normandy, acted in Westerns and starred in his first feature film at the age of 95. By Camila Domonoske.

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5 Horrifying Laws It Took WAY Too Long To Fix

5 Horrifying Laws It Took WAY Too Long To Fix

Every country has a dark past; we know and accept that. History was just an awful place to be. But you can define "past" in a lot of ways — one hopes that when nations refer to their bleak history, they mean centuries ago, and not "earlier this morning." One hopes … New Zealand is Australia's Canada: They're like a quieter, more polite version of their occasionally insane neighbor. NZ ranks 10th on the world's Social Progress Index…

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