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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Robert Weissman
Corporate and Congressional Disasters
Corporate crime and wrongdoing is an everyday fact of life in the United States and around the world. Still, the last year has been remarkable for a series of high-profile, deadly corporate disasters...
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Billy Bragg
Student Protesters: Teaching the Left's old Guard a Thing or Two
The student protesters of this winter of discontent are my heroes. Instead of giving up on politicians who failed to deliver their promises on tuition fees, the students have been galvanised into...
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Andy Worthington
Ten Thoughts About Julian Assange and WikiLeaks
1. Since its founding in December 2006, WikiLeaks, which was established as, essentially, a secure information clearing house for whistleblowers around the world to provide sensitive information,...
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Amy Dean
Tax Cuts Create Jobs? Prove It
Almost every piece of legislation passed in Washington these days is pushed forward in the name of creating jobs. Our elected officials are right to be concerned with the issue; Americans want...
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Tom Engelhardt
Read All About It: Axed General Morphs into Self-Made Celeb
Let's consider for a moment the fates of two men who took unique paths in military life and whose careers were once intertwined: General David Petraeus, now our Afghan War commander, and his former...
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Ralph Nader
Majority of One
On Friday, December 10, 2010, Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent Socialist, of Vermont, came of age. At last. With just about the best progressive voting record, Senator Sanders has nonetheless been...
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Ray McGovern
'Giant' Holbrooke Failed on Afghan War
President Barack Obama hailed Richard Holbrooke, who died Monday, as “one of the giants of American foreign policy.” The President’s kudos reflected the Establishment gravitas that Holbrooke, the...
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Linda McQuaig
Vindication for G20 Protesters
In the aftermath of the G20 fiasco here last summer, one thing Torontonians agreed on was that such summits should be held in isolated venues — on military bases, on ocean-going vessels, on melting...
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Robert Shetterly
Why I Choose to Risk Arrest December 16, 2010
"If you lessen your anger at the structures of power, you lower your love for the victims of power." -- William Sloane Coffin The old saw about being doomed to repeat your history if you neglect to...
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Robert Reich
Why America’s Two Economies Continue to Drift Apart, and What Washington Isn’t Doing About It
America’s two economies are getting wider apart. The Big Money economy is booming. According to a new Commerce Department report, third-quarter profits of American businesses rose at an annual record...
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Donna Smith
Silent Night, Lonely Night 2010
Susan Boyle sings on CNN. Life marches on. Richard Holbrooke is dead. Rest in peace, Ambassador. It is said you put up a valiant fight. Here I sit in Kansas City. No one knows I am alone; no one...
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Michael Moore
Why I'm Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange
Yesterday, in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, the lawyers for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange presented to the judge a document from me stating that I have put up $20,000 of my own...
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Danny Muller
Gaining Perspective on the Crisis in Haiti
I have been in Haiti for just over a week, on my second trip this year to support a public health partnership in the North, in Cap Haitien, Haiti's second largest city. It feels like a trip akin to...
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