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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Danielle Nierenberg, Danielle Nierenberg and Mara Schecter
Feeding the World: It’s Not About Quantity
Today’s sky-rocketing food prices are pushing more people into poverty, threatening the livelihoods of small-scale farmers, and raising concerns about global food security. At first glance, the...
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Ali Abunimah
Recognizing Palestine?
What do you do if your decades-long campaign to bring about an independent Palestinian state on those fractions of historic Palestine known as the West Bank and Gaza Strip have resulted in total...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Fighting for a People's Budget
On Wednesday, President Obama spoke in eloquent language of our social contract, of a progressive patriotism, and of a role for government that helps us “do together what we cannot do as well for...
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Michael T. Klare
The Planet Strikes Back
In his 2010 book, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet , environmental scholar and activist Bill McKibben writes of a planet so devastated by global warming that it’s no longer recognizable as...
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Robert C. Koehler
Autocratic Deafness
The Arab Spring — which indeed is a global spring — is a struggle, an upheaval, for fundamental justice and humanity. That’s the problem. We —the Washington Consensus, the post-colonial West, the...
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Medea Benjamin, Charles Davis
Endless War and Empire: Your Tax Dollars at Work
Death and taxes are the only certainties in life. And these days, they go hand in hand.
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Phil Rockstroh, Angela Tyler-Rockstroh
Interstates and States of Grief
I’m in Atlanta, Georgia, at present, among the scent of pine trees and the reek of southern denial. The moribund economy has thwarted the city’s manic drive to silence its resentful ghosts by means...
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Ronnie Cummins
Frankenfoods in Your “Natural” Foods Store: Whole Foods or Whole Hypocrisy?
“The reality is that no grocery store in the United States, no matter what size or type of business, can claim they are GE-free. While we have been and will continue to be staunch supporters of non-...
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Glenn Greenwald
Obama's "Bad Negotiating" is Actually Shrewd Negotiating
In December, President Obama signed legislation to extend hundreds of billions of dollars in Bush tax cuts, benefiting the wealthiest Americans. Last week, Obama agreed to billions of dollars in cuts...
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