Views for 2010-06-07

Monday, June 7, 2010
Eric Holt-Giménez, Annie Shattuck
Revitalize Rural America? First Grow Some Backbone
U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack recently declared a "silent" crisis in rural America. Silent? The American farmers testifying at the joint antitrust listening sessions held by the USDA and Department...
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Dean Baker
Robbed of Jobs by the Deficit Cultists
Friday's US jobs report caught most economic analysts by surprise. After touting the strength of the recovery for months, they had to come to grips with the fact that the economy just is not creating...
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Greenpeace International
Our Plan to Stop the Oil: 95% Renewables by 2050
Want a way to stop the corruption and pollution that the fossil fuel industry is wreaking on our planet? We've seen a better future, and here's our plan to get there: the Energy [R]evolution.
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Paul Jay
In Defense of Helen Thomas - On Apologizing to Apologists
Helen Thomas is the dean of the White House Press corp. She has a fifty-year history of tough-minded journalism and is one of the very, very few journalists in the mainstream press who has had the...
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Bridget Hanna
8 Are Guilty After 25 Years: Legal Failure in Bhopal Bodes Poorly for Corporate Accountability in BP Oil Disaster
Since April 20, people around the world have watched in horror as BP scrambles unsuccessfully to seal their deepwater oil gusher.
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Chris Hedges
The Christian Fascists Are Growing Stronger
Tens of millions of Americans, lumped into a diffuse and fractious movement known as the Christian right, have begun to dismantle the intellectual and scientific rigor of the Enlightenment. They are...
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James Carroll
A Time for Self-Surpassing
It was not enough for our ancestors, as their brains evolved, that they should know. What made them our actual human forebears was that they came to know that they knew. Conscious of their...
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Nick Spicer
Obama's Albatross and the Pelicans of Louisiana
Barack Obama, the US president, heads into the summer with a political albatross around his neck of unknowable proportions: the Gulf Coast oil spill. It is now the biggest oil disaster in US history...
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Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez
Arizona: Rushing Toward the Wrong Side of History
Before the Dream students made their historic stance in Tucson, Arizona last week—to stage a sit-in, in Sen. John McCain’s office, and thereby subjecting themselves to deportation proceedings – this...
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Phyllis Bennis
Israel's Flotilla Massacre: Made in the USA
ISTANBUL--When Israeli commandoes launched their pirate-style assault on the unarmed flotilla of ships carrying hundreds of humanitarian aid workers and 10,000 tons of supplies for the besieged Gaza...
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Mary Bottari
Bank Reform Bait and Switch
When the Senate bank reform legislation passed in May, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it sent the message to Wall Street "no longer can you recklessly gamble away other people's money." The...
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