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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Jordan Flaherty
Six New Orleans Police Charged in Post-Katrina Killings, But Activists Say Deeper Change is Needed
This week, federal officials charged six current and former New Orleans police officers in connection with the killing of civilians in the days after Hurricane Katrina. The six are not only accused...
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Jon Walker
Democrats Blame Senate GOP for Failure to Govern; Voters Still Blame Democrats
Democrats have failed to govern, despite occupying large majorities in Congress and the Presidency. Their failure is not just in situations where external factors limit their control, such as the...
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Ted Rall
For the Economy, Help Is Not on the Way
TORONTO--Twenty years ago, in 1990, the American economy was in the third year of a deep recession. It was impossible to find a job. The 1980s housing bubble had popped; high-end housing prices in...
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Michelle Chen
Newsflash: What’s Good for Immigration is Good for America
Across the industrialized world, governments have dreamed up various schemes for reinvigorating deflated economies, from blood-sucking austerity budgets to paying for scrap metal . Nowhere is the...
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Robert Naiman
State Dept. 'Terror' Label Would Undermine Afghan Peace Talks
The majority of Americans want the Obama Administration to establish a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, CBS News reports . 54% think the U.S. should set a timetable for...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Move Your BIG Money
The foreclosure crisis has pounded cities across America and New York City is certainly no exception. In 2009, there were 50,000 foreclosures in the entire state-nearly half were in the Big Apple...
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Sahil Kapur
Republicans Don't Give a Damn about the Deficit
As the US national unemployment rate remains high at 9.5%, Senate Republicans are persistently blocking the extension of expiring benefits for jobless Americans.
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Walden Bello
Greece: Same Tragedy, Different Scripts
Cafés are full in Athens, and droves of tourists still visit the Parthenon and go island-hopping in the fabled Aegean. But beneath the summery surface, there is confusion, anger, and despair as this...
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George Lakoff
Double Dividend: Make Money by Saving Nature
Saving nature is the central issue. Carbon fuels destroy nature. The Gulf Death Gusher is the most visible sign. But signs are everywhere. Overall global warming increases hurricanes and floods,...
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Sebastian Walker
Haiti, Six Months On: Too Early for Medals?
Six months to the day since the earthquake, the UN Mission Chief in Haiti and assorted celebrities, politicians and NGO officials at the presidential palace, were receiving medals for their help with...
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Peter Hart
'Same Strategy, Better Tactics': Robert Gibbs' Real 'Meet the Press' News
To hear some of the Beltway media tell it , on Sunday White House press secretary Robert Gibbs predicted that the Democrats could lose their congressional majority in the November midterms. The L.A.
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Salena Tramel
Working to Keep Hope Alive in Haiti’s Forgotten Frontiers
Nestled between Haiti’s turquoise Caribbean waters and the foothills of the northern mountains, is a large plot of land close to the town of Limonade. Here at the height of planting season a group of...
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Robert C. Koehler
Revenge of the Weeds
Today's big news stories - the wars, the eco-disasters - all seem to have the same gaping hole in them. This hole is lack of awareness, and its thrum, once you begin to hear it, soon becomes...
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Ramzy Baroud
Beyond Violence and Non-Violence: Resistance as a Culture
Resistance is not a band of armed men hell-bent on wreaking havoc. It is not a cell of terrorists scheming ways to detonate buildings. True resistance is a culture. It is a collective retort to...
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Eric Holt-Giménez
Wal-Mart Not the Cure for What Ails Urban Food Markets
This June the City of Chicago approved Wal-Mart's bid to open up dozens of new facilities, beginning with grocery stores in the city's chronically underserved South side. Just a month earlier the...
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Rick Wolff
Austerity: Why and for Whom?
Clearly, the global capitalist crisis that started in 2007 will be neither short nor shallow. The government rescue of the US financial industry pumped enough extra money into the economy and...
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