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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Lindsay Beyerstein
Rhythm Method Madness
Seventeen percent of sexually active teenage girls said they used the rhythm method as a means of birth control in 2008, up from just 11% in 2002, according to the latest report from the CDC. For...
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Bill McKibben
Missing the Real Drama of the Deepwater Horizon Blowout
When a well started spewing oil off Santa Barbara in 1969, it spurred the first Earth Day, which in turn launched the environmental movement and a fundamental questioning of the balance between...
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Lawrence Wittner
What's Next for the Nuclear Disarmament Movement?
The last 19 months have been a tumultuous time for the nuclear disarmament movement, placing it, today, on the cusp of some important decisions about its future direction.
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Amira Hass
Not by Cement Alone
The achievement of the failed flotilla to Gaza - mainly, it must be conceded, by its dead - is that the demand is being heard from everywhere that Israel halt its policy of siege. The government of...
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Jim Hightower
Airlines Battle Workplace Democracy
If you ever want to spook a smug, stuffed-shirt corporate CEO — I mean spook him so bad that he jumps clear out of his Guccis and screams louder than Little Richard — sneak up behind him and shout "...
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Robert Naiman
Reset: Stephen Kinzer's Vision of a New U.S. Relationship with Turkey and Iran
Until quite recently, it seemed that Turkey had a clearly defined role in the Middle East, from the standpoint of U.S. policy. They were the "good Muslims," who were part of NATO, who contributed...
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Michelle Chen
Helen Thomas Pays for Crossing a Line Others Trample
By now you’ve heard: pioneering Washington journalist Helen Thomas has, thanks to a viral video interview, been pilloried for offensive comments about Israel and ousted from the press corps’ inner...
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Michael Perillo
Nonviolence Takes Hold in 'Mexico’s Gaza'
The overlooked area of San Juan Copala in Oaxaca, a poor region in southern Mexico with a mostly indigenous population, has been subjected to continuous government-sponsored violence, leaving the...
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Amy Goodman
The Gaza Freedom Flotilla: Framing the Narrative
They called it “Operation Sea Breeze.” Despite the pleasant-sounding name, Israel’s violent commando raid on a flotilla of humanitarian aid ships, which left nine civilians dead, has sparked...
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