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Monday, April 19, 2010
Stacy Mitchell
Bank Local: Indie Businesses Embrace Move Your Money
Across the country, independent business groups that have been urging people to "buy local" are now making "bank local" an increasingly prominent part of their message, bringing new grassroots...
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Dean Baker
Squashing the Goldman Vampire Squid
In the past few months we have learned a number of things about Goldman Sachs.
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Glenn Greenwald
The Long, Clear, Inspiring Record of Diane Wood
If one were to analogize the search for Justice Stevens' replacement to the recently concluded health care debate, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diane Wood would be the public option. Just...
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Dunya Cope
U.S. Drug Policy Feeds Violence in Mexico
The soldiers burst into Fernanda Hernández's house at eight in the morning. There were 39 of them. Fernanda was with her two young children.
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Joe Uehlein
Earth Day, Labor, and Me
The approach of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 provides us an opportunity to reflect on the "long, strange trip" shared by the environmental movement and the labor movement over four...
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Jeremy Stone
Outsourcing War: I.F. Stone’s Son on the Izzy Award to Jeremy Scahill
This statement was written for tonight's celebration of the Izzy Award for "special achievement in independent media" -- named after journalist I.F. "Izzy" Stone. The Izzy -- awarded by Ithaca...
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Robert Shetterly
NPR & Trust in Government
I was just sitting down in my kitchen this morning -- Sunday, April 18 th , 2010 -- to a bowl of oatmeal topped with walnuts, some pieces of ginger, and a little brown sugar when I heard the host of...
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Lucinda Marshall
Delusion by Exclusion–The Damaging Impact of Global Media Misogyny
The issue of gender discrimination in the media is a deeply personal issue to me because I am a writer who puts a lot of effort into highlighting women's human rights issues. In other words, not only...
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Chris Hedges
Noam Chomsky Has ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’
Noam Chomsky is America’s greatest intellectual. His massive body of work, which includes nearly 100 books, has for decades deflated and exposed the lies of the power elite and the myths they...
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Michelle Chen
Abandoning Justice for Power in South Africa
South Africa has been struggling for over a decade to overcome the vestiges of apartheid, and to this day is constantly challenged by racial conflict and socioeconomic inequality. And as if there...
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Christopher Cooper
It's a Never-Ending Highway for a Dust Bowl Refugee
There are times I think working in the woods without pay at thirty-nine degrees in a persistent drizzle is better than sex. So far none of those times or those thoughts have coincided with any of the...
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Karen J. Greenberg
Obama’s 'Remainees': Will Not One But Two Guantanamos Define the American Future?
On his first day in office, President Barack Obama promised that he would close the Bush-era prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, "as soon as practicable" and "no later than one year from the date of this...
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Robert Jensen
Diversity Dead-End: Inclusiveness Without Accountability
After a recent talk on racism and other illegitimate hierarchies at a diversity conference in Dallas, I received a letter from one of the people who had attended that asked "why you feel it necessary...
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