Views for 2011-04-07

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Naomi Klein
Joining 350.Org: The Next Phase
Today I joined the newly formed Board of Directors of 350.org , coinciding with a range of exciting new changes at the organization.
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Rocky Kistner
Residents Say Sea Turtles Rot on Beaches of the Gulf
Laurel Lockamy thought she had seen the worst of the oil disaster last summer when waves of oil and tar patties washed onto her beach in Gulfport, MS, taking a major toll on the local tourist...
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Robert Parry
Rep. Ryan's Free-Market 'Death Panels'
The consequences of three decades of anti-government Reaganism and free-market extremism are now coming clearly into view, a cruel and brutish America split sharply between a few lucky haves and many...
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Robert Kuttner
Losing a Party's Soul in Budget Fight
Republicans have unveiled drastic budget plans that will either crown their success as radical reformers — or prove a huge misreading of public opinion. President Obama will play no small role in...
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Kevin Zeese
Wall Street and War
Veterans For Peace has joined in endorsing “Sounds of Resistance,” a concert and protest against Wall Street banks that draws the connections between militarism, Wall Street, the wealth divide and...
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Adam Horowitz, Lizzy Ratner, and Philip Weiss
The Goldstone Report Now Belongs to the World
In the wake of Judge Richard Goldstone's op-ed in the Washington Post "reconsidering" one part of the United Nations report on the Gaza conflict that he co-authored, many have tried to write the...
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Ellen Cantarow
Energy Is Ugly: Tar Sands Make Their Mark
For years, “not in my backyard” has been the battle cry of residents in Cape Cod who stand opposed to an offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound . The giant turbines will forever mar the beauty of the...
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Bill Quigley
Robin Hood in Reverse in US: Seven Examples
The rich have been getting richer and the poor and middle have been getting poorer in the US recently. Here are seven examples that show how the US is going through Robin Hood in Reverse. Between...
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Ann J. Simonton
Are Video Game Makers Becoming Responsible?
If the game has to do with the seriousness of head concussions during sports play; the answer is, “Yes.” If it has to do with rewarding youth when they murder, steal and abuse women; the answer is, “...
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Joseph Stiglitz
Gambling With the Planet
The consequences of the Japanese earthquake - especially the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant - resonate grimly for observers of the American financial crash that precipitated the...
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Robert C. Koehler
A Vortex of Death and Wealth
Whatever the strategic — and humanitarian — considerations behind NATO/U.S. intervention in Libya, a larger force utterly indifferent to both, and seldom sufficiently newsworthy to merit mention,...
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Margaret Flowers
Ryan Turns Knife on Medicare, Medicaid
Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Republican chairman of the U.S. House Budget Committee, unveiled two proposals this week which if enacted would constitute a mortal threat to our nation’s health –...
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