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Friday, March 5, 2010
Peter Rothberg
Students Protest Nationwide
Walkouts, student strikes, and marches shook every level of California's embattled public education system yesterday. University of California students blocked access to campus entrances at Berkeley...
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Heidi Garrett-Peltier
Why Military Keynesianism is NOT the Solution
The United States is currently preparing to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan by summer 2010. Military contractors, deeply integrated into the U.S. economy, will continue to prosper and...
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Timothy Wise
The True Cost of Cheap Food
Cheap food causes hunger.
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Lawrence Lessig
Systemic Denial
I spent the morning Wednesday at the Time Warner building in New York City, participating in a conference sponsored by the Roosevelt (as in FDR) Institute titled " Make Markets Be Markets ." I don't...
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The Nation Editors
The Moyers Legacy
Even in an age of old-media uncertainty, much is still made of the transfer of network anchor and host positions. Too often the discussion is purely about personality, but there's more to it than a...
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John Feffer
Pacific Pushback: Has the US Empire of Bases Reached Its High-Water Mark?
For a country with a pacifist constitution, Japan is bristling with weaponry. Indeed, that Asian land has long functioned as a huge aircraft carrier and naval base for U.S. military power. We couldn'...
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Corporate Crime Reporter
Bill Black’s Top Ten Ways to Crack Down on Corporate Financial Crime
Ninety-five percent of criminologists study blue collar crime. Five percent study white collar crime. Of the tiny minority who study white collar crime, ninety five percent focus on the individuals...
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Mark Weisbrot
Clinton's Latin American Blunders
Hillary Clinton 's Latin America tour is turning out to be about as successful as George W Bush's visit in 2005 , when he ended up leaving Argentina a day ahead of schedule just to get the hell out...
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Robert Naiman
Kucinich Forces Congress to Debate Afghanistan
On Thursday, Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich introduced H. Con Res. 248 , a privileged resolution with 16 original cosponsors that will require the House of Representatives to debate whether to...
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Stephen Zunes
Obama Stumbles on Human Rights
It was a relatively short response to a question in a town hall-style meeting in Florida, yet it said much about President Barack Obama's lack of concern about human rights in his foreign policy. The...
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Dud Hendrick
As Deer Isle Goes... A Small Town Makes a Bold Demand: Bring Our War Money Home
Deer Isle Town Meeting Day, March 1, 2010. It was an event for which to be proud and it ought not go uncelebrated.
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Nick Palmquist
Building a Student Movement, Starting Today
Today our newspapers will be dominated by the headlines that March 4 was a historic day for public education. They will say that never before have so many people from all the sectors of education...
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Dave Zirin
How Sports Attacks Public Education
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." - Frederick Douglass
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