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Friday, April 30, 2010
Ralph Nader
Wealth for Justice
There are signs that some super-rich are revolting against their "wealth fraternity." Last fall, mega-billionaire, Warren Buffet, traveled to Washington to meet with Democratic Senators and urge them...
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Donna Smith
Breaking Critical Promises Made to Working Women
My advancing age makes me think more about what kind of retirement lies ahead for me. I am more afraid now than I ever have been about the clock ticking ever faster toward the day when I will not...
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Randall Amster
State of Disgrace: The Right Fiddles While Arizona Burns
It’s getting hot here in Arizona these days, and summer isn’t even upon us yet. As you’ve most likely heard, the Republican-controlled State Legislature passed – and the Republican Governor signed –...
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Kathy Kelly, Dan Pearson
Atrocities in Afghanistan: A Troubling Timetable
Peace activists can hasten an end to the U.S. war in Afghanistan by demanding a timetable for U.S. military withdrawal. A bill in the U.S. Congress introduced by Representatives McGovern and Jones,...
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Nick Turse
The Pentagon Book Club
In the spring of 1984, a young Army officer wrote a seminar paper about the use of force in the post-Vietnam era. Three years later he returned to the subject in a Princeton University doctoral...
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Laura Flanders
Catastrophes Every Day for Profit
"It's premature to say this is catastrophic." The words of Gulf Coast Coast Guard Commander Mary Landry about the BP oil spill Tuesday were spoken as the families of eleven rig workers were still...
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Sarah Laskow
Oil Rig Sinks, as Does Senate Climate Bill
Two disasters flared up this week, one environmental, the other political. Off the coast of Louisiana, oil from a sunken rig is leaking as much as five times faster than scientists originally judged...
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Mark Weisbrot
A Baltic Future for Greece?
As I have noted previously , Latvia has experienced the worst two-year economic downturn on record, losing more than 25% of GDP.
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Brenda Peterson
When Oil Spills, All Things Are Connected
As I watch the live coverage of the disastrous Gulf coast oil spill -- 5,000 barrels a day poisoning waters that are vital to people and wildlife -- I look past my television screen to my little...
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Bill Moyers
On Retiring from the JOURNAL
Thanks to all of you who wrote to express your disappointment and dismay at hearing me say last week that the JOURNAL will be coming to an end with the April 30th broadcast. My team and I were...
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Glenn Greenwald
Obama's Criticisms of the Warren and Burger Courts
Yesterday I wrote about what seemed to be President Obama's fairly stunning disparagement of the Warren and Burger Courts (expressed on the eve of naming Justice Stevens' replacement), as he echoed...
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Carl Finamore
Airlines on Final Approach to Monopoly of the Skies
The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, April 29 that United Airlines (UAL) is very likely to soon announce their merger with Continental Airlines, making it the world's largest airline by...
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Brendan Smith
Mayor Bloomberg vs Artists: The Battle for the Soul of New York City
Last week a bubbly woman from Ohio stopped by our table in Union Square. "This is why I love coming to New York!" she explained as she flipped through our silkscreens. "Everywhere else I go, it's the...
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Step Vaessen
Lungs of the World Are Choking
The lungs of the world are suffering from serious breathing problems. It struck me again when we drove for ten hours on a dirt road on the Indonesian island of Borneo without seeing... trees. I mean...
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Bill Quigley
Not Just Arizona: Immigration Enforcement Out of Control on Federal Level
While people protest the terrible Arizona state law that uses local law enforcement to target immigrants, the federal government is expanding its efforts to use local law enforcement in immigration...
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