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Source: Fox News

Rashida Tlaib defends Ilhan Omar's 'some people did something' 9/11 remarks

12-Apr-2019

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has jumped to the defense of her under fire fellow freshman Democrat Ilhan Omar, saying Thursday her comment in reference to 9/11 has been wildly taken out of context.

CRENSHAW CALLS OUT OMAR FOR DESCRIBING 9/11 ATTACKS AS 'SOME PEOPLE DID SOMETHING'. But Tlaib, when asked by MSNBC if Omar should have rethought her words, said that she had been taken out of context. “They do that all the time, especially women of color, they take our words out of context because they’re afraid because we speak truth, we speak truth to power,” Tlaib said.

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Source: The Guradian

John Oliver hires actors to unbury Sackler deposition on opioids crisis

Monday 18:09 GMT

John Oliver addressed America’s opioid crisis on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight – his second chapter in “a story of how major companies acted wildly irresponsibly, skirted any meaningful consequences, and for the most part, avoided public scrutiny”.

Oliver had a counterstroke: they’re HBO, and can hire actors to play scenes from Sackler’s deposition, including callous disregard for questioning (Michael Keaton), lack of interest in the crisis (Bryan Cranston), commitment to OxyContin’s success (The Wire’s Michael K Williams) and over 100 “I don’t knows” (Richard Kind).

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Source: The Guradian

How capitalism captured the mindfulness industry

Tuesday 14:30 GMT

Therapist Jeremy Safran says: “It’s the marketing of mindfulness practice as a commodity that is sold like any other commodity in our brand culture, a brand that promises to deliver … McMindfulness is the marketing of a constructed dream; an idealized lifestyle; an identity makeover.”

The technical, neutral definition of mindfulness and its relativist lack of a moral foundation has opened up secular mindfulness to a host of dubious uses, now called out by its critics as McMindfulness.


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