Louisiana’s Angola: Proving ground for racialized capitalism

Louisiana’s Angola: Proving ground for racialized capitalism

When the U.S. Civil War ended, Edward A. Pollard “of Virginia” immediately wrote a history of Confederate military operations—The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates—where he insisted that human slavery was immune from moral blame for the just concluded conflict…

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Wealthy Canadians hiding up to $240B abroad, CRA says

Wealthy Canadians hiding up to $240B abroad, CRA says

Well-heeled Canadians have hidden up to $240.5 billion in foreign accounts and are dodging up to $3 billion a year in federal tax on those funds, according to the CRA's first ever attempt to estimate how much government revenue is lost from individuals stashing money abroad. The Canada Revenue Agency arrived at the figure as part of its effort to calculate the country's "tax gap" — the difference between how much the government would collect if everyone paid what they owe, and how much the government actually takes in.

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Genetic ancestry test users ‘cherry-pick’ which races to identify with

Genetic ancestry test users ‘cherry-pick’ which races to identify with

Genetic ancestry tests are often advertised as a tool to uncover new connections to diverse cultures and ancestries, but new research from the University of British Columbia has found people tend to pick and choose which races they identify with based on preconceived biases. Ancestry testing is part of a rapidly growing, billion-dollar industry that claims to use DNA to tell people about the parts of the world from which their ancestors originated.

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Luxembourg Is Latest EU Country to Legalise Medical Cannabis

Luxembourg Is Latest EU Country to Legalise Medical Cannabis

Luxembourg lawmakers have unanimously supported a bill to legalise medical cannabis. The law, passed on June 28, allows cannabis to be prescribed and used for patients who suffer from chronic pain, nausea relating to chemotherapy, or muscle spasm resulting from multiple sclerosis. The original draft of the bill stated that only specialists could prescribe the drug, but the final version passed allows any general practitioner to prescribe cannabis if they have undertaken relevant training.

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Confessions From a (Real) Couple Who Met Online

Confessions From a (Real) Couple Who Met Online

We very rarely hear any authentic success stories about online dating outside of those skin-crawling ads where some couple gropes one another and promises never to wear nightgowns. Urdumania spoke to one very happy, very non-creepy couple who met via Loveawake.com. Melissa and James live in Michigan and got engaged last year. Here’s how they …

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