Views for 2010-04-02

Friday, April 2, 2010
Cesar Chelala
Is Racism Still Alive in America?
For people throughout the world, the election of Barak Obama to the U.S. presidency seemed to signal in a new era, that of the end of racism. Indeed, Obama's election was a momentous occasion and,...
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Megan Tady
Driven Back to Dial-Up
You know your company is performing poorly when someone cancels your high-speed Internet and opts for dial-up instead. But that's what Bettye W. Clark from Chattanooga, Tenn., did. In a letter-to-the...
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Sarah Laskow
Off-Shore Drilling, Auto Emissions, Mountaintop Mining From Obama Administration
President Barack Obama announced this week that his administration would open areas from Delaware to Florida and in Alaska to offshore drilling for gas and oil.
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Mark Morford
Back Off, I'm a Corporate Whore
Here's what you should know right off: there is no secret handshake. I was, to say the least, slightly disappointed. There is no secret code, no password, no futuristic RFID chip implanted straight...
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Bob Burnett
The Next Civil War
The Civil War ranks as the most costly of US wars, with 625,000 deaths and a comparable number of injuries. Now the Republican Party is stoking the fires of insurrection and for thousands of right-...
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Fabien Cousteau
People Protect What They Love
As a little boy, my life didn't seem much different than that of my friends. The wonders and mysteries of buried treasure or slimy worms lying in wait to be discovered in our back yard or just beyond...
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Matthis Chiroux
Beyond Flagatory
Nearly 43 years ago to the day, Martin Luther King delivered one of his two most famous speeches: Beyond Vietnam. For the first time, King took a hard-line stance in opposition to the Vietnam War,...
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Mark Weisbrot
The IMF's New Wisdom
Over the past year or two the IMF has made some positive changes in policy and in their published work, some of which challenges the conventional wisdom among central banks and even the past practice...
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Christine Ahn, Anasuya Sengupta
The State of the World's Women
It's a year of anniversaries for the global women's movement, but not necessarily a year of good news for women globally. International Women's Day, begun in Copenhagen at an international socialist...
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