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PPN Weekly Digest / March 13, 2015

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“Kwong compares Sino United’s actions to ‘indirectly murdering the whole publishing industry’, and notes that rather than only returning titles that relate to Occupy Central, the returns consisted of titles from across UP’s entire list…”  -from Liam O’Brien for Melville House

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