Maria Tomchick

Maria Tomchick has been writing articles and editorials on local, national and international politics since 1997 for numerous publications, including Common Dreams, Znet, Alternet, CounterPunch.org, AntiWar.com and EatTheState.org. Some of her past articles can be found at her website www.MariaTomchick.com

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 1:13pm
A Meltdown in Communication: Nuclear Disaster and Corporate Accountability
A new report released by The Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation questions the safety of nuclear power, especially in the hands of private companies.
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Monday, February 13, 2012 - 8:57am
States Settle for…a Poke in the Eye
The $26 billion settlement that state authorities wrangled out of the nation’s five biggest banks amounts to peanuts compared to the damage that was done to homeowners across the country. The five banks who’ve agreed to the settlement are Bank of America (who purchased the nation’s largest mortgage lender, Countrywide Financial), JP Morgan Chase (who bought Bear Stearns), Wells Fargo (who bought Wachovia), Citigroup (who was a major recipient of federal government bailout money), and Ally Financial (formerly GMAC and now majority owned by the US Treasury).
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Monday, January 3, 2005 - 9:01am
Playing Politics with Disaster Aid
The past week's news has been all-Tsunami all-the-time. But a couple of important aspects of the disaster haven't received much air-play.
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Monday, June 28, 2004 - 10:03am
Handover Or Hangover?
"It will be like in Lebanon during the civil war. The only person who could move outside the embassy then was the ambassador, with a tank in front and a tank in back." --Edward S. Walker, Jr., former ambassador to Egypt, former deputy chief of mission in Saudi Arabia, and current president of the Middle East Institute.
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Monday, June 14, 2004 - 10:05am
The Real Domestic Terrorists
As San Francisco police were arresting more than 150 people protesting the Biotechnology Industry Organization last week, an FBI agent stood inside the conference center, speaking to a group of scientists, pharmaceutical reps, and biotech executives. His message: The FBI considers ecoterrorism and animal terrorism the country's leading domestic terror threats.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2003 - 9:06am
Mass Transit: What Your Tax Dollars Should Be Paying For
Here in the U.S., we live under the myth that mass transit should have to pay for itself, that it should exist without infusions of taxpayer money. The whole notion is absurd. Freeways and road improvements use up public funds, and the auto industry thrives on tax breaks and government incentives--the worst of which are exemptions from basic environmental oversight, such as limiting greenhouse gas emissions and adhering to reasonable fuel economy standards.
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