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Thursday, December 9, 2010
Beverly Bell, Tory Field
“Miami Rice”: The Business of Disaster in Haiti
As we file this article, Port-au-Prince is thick with the smoke of burning tires and with gunfire. Towns throughout the country, along with the national airport, are shut down due to demonstrations...
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Ronnie Cummins
The Long March: Steps Toward a Global Uprising
On a beautiful sunny morning, marching down the Avenida Tulúm, our five thousand strong brigade of climate change activists, armed with colorful flags, hats, signs, and banners, supercharged with...
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James K. Galbraith
Whose Side Is the White House On?
In a speech given on November 20, 2010 at the ADA Education Fund ’s Post-election Conferenc e at the Harvard Kennedy School, Galbraith asks who Obama is really working for, and demands that...
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Fatima Bhutto
A Flood of Drone Strikes: What the Wikileaks Revelations Tell Us About How Washington Runs Pakistan
With governments like Pakistan’s current regime, who needs the strong arm of the CIA? According to Bob Woodward's latest bestseller Obama’s Wars, when Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari, an...
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Danny Schechter
A Time to Gift, or a Time to Grift? It’$ Christmas Bonus Time for the Swells on Wall Street
Go, Wall Street, Go! Never mind the rise in unemployment and foreclosures. Never mind the folks waiting to know if they will get the benefits they need before they are cut off. Never mind the growing...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Treasury Blocks Legal Aid for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure
With the media’s laser-like focus on the Obama-Republican tax deal, here’s a story that’s underreported: the Obama Administration’s coddling of the Big Banks and simultaneous neglect of homeowners...
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Robert Reich
Why the Tax Deal Confirms the Republican Worldview
Apart from its extraordinary cost and regressive tilt, the tax deal negotiated between the President and the Republicans has another fatal flaw. It confirms the Republican worldview. Americans want...
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Chuck Collins
Obama Tax Deal Further Concentrates Wealth and Power: Stop the Death Spiral to Plutocracy
In 2010, an essential moral test of a public policy choice is: Does it further concentrate wealth and power in the hands of a few? Or does it disperse concentrated wealth and power ­and strengthen...
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Michael Parenti
Money Is Still the Name of the Game
For years certain pundits and political scientists have insisted that money is not all that important in winning elections. Large sums expended on campaigns glean only an extra percentage point or...
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Robert C. Koehler
Reigniting the Spirit of ’08
The candidate of soaring hope turns out to govern as a middle-of-the-road Republican, progressive — “socialist” — only in the labels of vilification stuck on him by his opponents. The great uprising...
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Mary Bottari
Quietly Ticking Time Bomb in Fed Data
Last week, the Federal Reserve was finally forced by law to release some (not all) of the details of its back-door bailout of the global financial system. The Fed data focuses on the emergency...
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