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Thursday, April 21, 2011
Donna Smith
Quarter-Million Dead and Not Counting
After this past weekend of horrific storms and tornadoes, it was clearly appropriate for our elected officials to declare a federal disaster in some areas. With the designation comes some federal...
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Catherine Traywick
How Bad U.S.-Latin American Policy Fuels Unauthorized Immigration
Too often, the immigration debate in this country ignores the role U.S. foreign policy plays in fueling unauthorized immigration. But as the Obama administration continues to stall on immigration...
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Noam Chomsky
Is the World Too Big to Fail?
The democracy uprising in the Arab world has been a spectacular display of courage, dedication, and commitment by popular forces -- coinciding, fortuitously, with a remarkable uprising of tens of...
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Sarah Byrnes
Don’t Get Fooled Again: Writing Our Own Economic Future
Common Security Clubs are local groups that practice mutual aid, learn about the economic issues that face them, and take collective action. Click here for more blog entries.
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Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
One Year After BP Oil Spill: Communities Lead While Congress Fails
One year ago today, British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling unit exploded in the Gulf of Mexico — a catastrophe that most Americans will never forget.
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Jayati Ghosh
To Make the IMF Relevant Will Take More Than a New Leader
In appearing to veto Gordon Brown's chances of becoming the next head of the International Monetary Fund , David Cameron says the organisation needs someone who "understands the dangers of excessive...
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Robert C. Koehler
Duck and Cover
“Within 10 seconds the fire that wiped out the city came after us at full speed. Everyone was naked. Bodies were swelling up. Some people were so deformed I couldn’t tell if they were male or female...
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