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2013 "Are You Serious?" Awards

Every year Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of "Are you serious?" Here are the awards for 2013.

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Canadian town hosts conference on utopian socialist colonies

Sointula village lived up to its name, which means "place of harmony" in Finnish, hosting more than 100 visitors for a conference on utopian socialist colonies in the Pacific Northwest.

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Occupy movement can win with nonviolence

In the wake of the police violence against Occupy Oakland, it's even more important for the 99% movement to employ non-violent tactics that will galvanize broad unity with the people of Oakland and nation.

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Occupy Wall Street is too big to jail

Painfully, the nation has watched, during the last 48 hours, as police departments in  Oakland, Atlanta and elsewhere used excessive force against thousands of peaceful demonstrators.

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Support to repeal Ohio anti-labor bill grows

Recent developments have boosted chances that Senate Bill 5 will be repealed in the upcoming election.

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“Bride Flight”: South Seas film for grownups

This is a highly recommended movie. It's an excellent, well-crafted feature and  a realistic slice of life, albeit in an unusual milieu.

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Pete Postlethwaite gave us the great “Brassed Off”

The great British actor Pete Postlethwaite, who died of cancer Jan. 2 at 64, starred in one of the most progressive films that came out of England in the 1990s.

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"Made in Dagenham": feisty women who know how to fight

The best scene in the new British film, "Made in Dagenham," comes when a reporter asks Mrs O'Grady how her band of strikers will be able to cope. "We're women!" she explains pointedly.

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“Heat” in Cleveland

The life was sucked out of Cleveland yesterday, July 8, as LeBron James announced he would be joining Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami.

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