<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/rio-slum-violence_n_5198198.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Violence Erupts In Rio Slum Near Olympic Venues</a>

Violence Erupts In Rio Slum Near Olympic Venues

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Rio de Janeiro slum erupted in violence late Tuesday following the killing of a popular local figure, with angry residents setting fires and showering homemade explosives and glass bottles onto a busy avenue in the city’s main tourist zone.

Intense exchanges of gunfire were heard when members of an elite police moved into the Pavao-Pavaozinho slum, which lies a few hundred yards (meters) from where Olympic swimming events are expected to take place in 2016. Residents blame police for the killing of the local man, whose body was found earlier in the day. …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/elizabeth-warren-daily-show_n_5193371.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Elizabeth Warren On Whether Women Are Treated Differently Than Men In Washington: 'Yep.'</a>

Elizabeth Warren On Whether Women Are Treated Differently Than Men In Washington: 'Yep.'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) discussed the treatment of women in the U.S. Senate in a Tuesday appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

Warren — who is promoting her new book, A Fighting Chance — had a simple answer when Stewart asked if she felt like women are treated differently than men in Congress.

“Yes,” Warren said.

“That does exist?” Stewart asked.

“Yep,” Warren replied.

Warren said ignoring it is one way to actively battle different treatment toward women.

“You try to get to the things that really …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/netflix-amazon-prime_n_5197950.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Amazon Prime Just Got Way Better With A Ton Of Old HBO Shows</a>

Amazon Prime Just Got Way Better With A Ton Of Old HBO Shows

If you have Amazon Prime, you officially no longer need your roommate’s mom’s neighbor’s HBO Go password.

“The Sopranos,” “Six Feet Under,” “Deadwood” and many other HBO classics will be made available to subscribers of Amazon Prime on May 21, the two companies announced Wednesday. HBO signed a deal with Amazon to make its archive of television programs available for streaming for Prime customers. This is the first time HBO content has been available on an online-only streaming service.

The main catch is that only shows that have been out for three or more years will show …read more

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Forfeiting Israel's Reason To Exist

It is a given that every Jew in and outside Israel wants to see Israel as a vibrant country: an economic powerhouse with a thriving democracy, self-confident and secure, capable of defending itself and deterring any enemy far and near from challenging its right to exist, at peace with its neighbors, respected by the international community, excelling in its humanity and caring about others, a beacon and a light unto other nations.

Yes, Israel can be all that and some, I am sure. All Israeli leaders, regardless of political leaning, believe in their heart of hearts that the country …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michel-bauwens/beyond-jeremy-rifkin-how-_b_5185948.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Beyond Jeremy Rifkin: How Will the Phase Transition to a Commons Economy Actually Occur?</a>

Beyond Jeremy Rifkin: How Will the Phase Transition to a Commons Economy Actually Occur?

In his new book, Jeremy Rifkin focuses on the value crisis of contemporary capitalism based on the revolution in marginal costs which destroys the profit rate. He concludes that this will mean that the economy and society will re-orient itself around collaborative commons, with a more peripheric role for the market dynamics. In this, Jeremy Rifkin joins the founding charter of the P2P Foundation, which was precisely created in 2005 to observe, study and promote this transition.

Past historical phase transitions, say the transition from the Roman Empire slave-based system to feudal serfdom, or the transition of …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/primark-america-first-store_n_5197377.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">UK Retailer Primark Is Coming To America, And Our Bank Accounts Aren't Ready</a>

UK Retailer Primark Is Coming To America, And Our Bank Accounts Aren't Ready

We nearly woke up our neighbors this morning with all of our screaming and shouting (sorry!) when we read the news that Primark is coming to America.

The U.K. retailer, which is a favorite among style bloggers across the pond like Shirley B Eniang and Lily Melrose, will now give fast-fashion stores like H&M and Forever 21 a run for their money with their super low prices. We’re talking $13 sneakers, $3 sunglasses and $20 swimsuits! That’s basically our warm-weather wardrobe covered with change to spare on a mani-pedi.

<a class="colorbox" href="http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/apr/23/primark-retail-us-market-boston" …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/gonzalo-orquin-gay-photos_n_5155866.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Gonzalo Orquin's 'Si, Quiero' Features Gay Kiss Photo Series Condemned By The Vatican</a>

Gonzalo Orquin's 'Si, Quiero' Features Gay Kiss Photo Series Condemned By The Vatican

A stunning yet Vatican-condemned photo series featuring same-sex couples in passionate embraces inside Roman Catholic churches will get a new life in New York.

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art will display Rome-based artist Gonzalo Orqui’s “Si, quiero” photographs in its Wooster Street Window Gallery. In 2013, Orqui had planned to include the photographs in an exhibition titled “Trialogo,” which was scheduled to open at Rome’s Galleria L’Opera.

The photos made international headlines when Vatican reportedly shot down Orqui’s plan, and sent the gallery a notice threatening legal action. …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/video-game-festival-brazil_n_5193529.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Massive Video Game Tournament Aims To Save Lives By Rewarding Good Behavior</a>

Massive Video Game Tournament Aims To Save Lives By Rewarding Good Behavior

You may remember George Costanza using the principles of Frogger to cross a crowded street. Now a festival in Brazil is seriously considering the relationship between the two activities, inviting pedestrians to play video games conceived with traffic safety in mind.

Courtesy Verve Cultural. Photograph by Bia Ferrer.

Curated by Marília Pasculli and Tanya Toft, the monthlong interactive event — PLAY! — features bespoke video games designed to address the country’s high rate of traffic-related deaths. The projects are beamed from the side of a 22-story São Paulo high rise, which …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/daily-meditation_n_5194225.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Daily Meditation: Imagine</a>

Daily Meditation: Imagine

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today’s meditation features one of the most famous songs by music legend John Lennon. ‘Imagine’ is a call for peace, equality and love in a world torn apart by war and discrimination.

Imagine by John Lennon

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s …read more

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