Views for 2010-06-14

Monday, June 14, 2010
Jane Hamsher
Sierra Club and Gang Green: Oil Spill Cleanup 'Just Fine'
Josh Gerstein has an article in Politico on the massive silence coming out of the enviros on the BP oil catastrophe, which has been notable ever since the rig collapsed . This weekend the groups took...
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Chris Hedges
A ‘Prophecy’ Worth Watching
Orson Welles and John Houseman were preparing to mount a production in June 1937 in New York City called “The Cradle Will Rock,” a musical written by Marc Blitzstein and set in “Steeltown USA.” The...
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Mark Weisbrot
Recovery Takes Political Courage
The US and European Union together make up about half of the global economy, and recovery is quite uncertain in both of these big economies. Contrary to a lot of folk wisdom and political posturing,...
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Lisa Griffith
Banks Profit While Our Farmers Fail
Bruce Drinkman is a successful organic dairy farmer who milks 50 cows with his wife, Mari, near Glenwood City, Wisconsin.
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Neil deMause
Who Ate the Dessert?: Deficit Mania Ignores Growth of Income Gap
No sooner had the unemployment rate dipped from its January high of 10 percent than the media drumbeat began: What will the Obama administration do about looming deficits?
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Dave Zirin
Glenn Beck's Blues: Why the Far Right Hates Soccer
Every World Cup, it arrives like clockwork. As sure as the ultimate soccer spectacle brings guaranteed adrenaline and agony to fans across the United States, it also drives the right-wing noise...
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Joseph Nevins
Greenwashing the Pentagon
As oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, just one of many manifestations of perilous ecological degradation across the planet, the need to challenge war and militarism—especially in terms of...
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Antonia Zerbisias
‘Alternative Summits’ Embody a Grass-Roots Strategy for Change
There will be no fences, no fake lakes, no photo opps. But the alternative summits, forums and “Days of Action” happening in Toronto during the G8 and G20 meetings later this month will be bringing...
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John Feffer
Stealth Superpower: How Turkey Is Chasing China to Become the Next Big Thing
The future is no longer in plastics, as the businessman in the 1967 film The Graduate insisted. Rather, the future is in China.
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