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Why a French flag on your Facebook profile doesn't make you a hero

Got a French flag on your Facebook profile picture? Congratulations on your corporate white supremacy

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Brian Eno on Gaza: How can you justify images such as this?

Brian Eno on the Israel-Gaza crisis: How can you justify images such as this? - Comment - Voices - The Independent

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Is this the best country to work as a prostitute?

New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group - The Sex Industry - Love & Sex - The Independent

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Gaza: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Israeli spokesmen have their work cut out explaining how they have killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza, most of them civilians, compared with just three civilians killed in Israel by Hamas rocket and mortar fire. But on television and radio and in newspapers, Israeli government spokesmen such as Mark Regev appear slicker and less aggressive than their predecessors, who were often visibly indifferent to how many Palestinians were killed.

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There’s a new theory behind the rise of Isis. And it's very controversial

A year after his 700-page opus "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" stormed to the top of America's best-seller lists, Thomas Piketty is out with a new argument about income inequality. It may prove more controversial than his book, which continues to generate debate in political and economic circles.

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The biggest Tory myth has just been debunked

The sickening theory of laissez-faire capitalism finally died with the recent report from one of the West’s leading think tanks. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that income inequality actually hampers economic growth in some of the world’s wealthiest countries, while the redistribution of wealth via taxes and benefits doesn't.