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Saturday, June 4, 2011
James Hansen
Silence Is Deadly: I’m Speaking Out Against Canada-U.S. Tar Sands Pipeline
The U.S. Department of State seems likely to approve a huge pipeline, known as Keystone XL to carry tar sands oil (about 830,000 barrels per day) to Texas refineries unless sufficient objections are...
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John Nichols
One If By Misstatement, Two If By Ignorant: Palin Gets an "F" in American History
Why is Sarah Palin touring American historical sites? Apparently to because she has decided to try and learn some basic details of the country’s founding story. Unfortunately, the endeavor is not...
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William Blum
US Targeting Cuba’s Health-Care System
In January, the government of the United States of America saw fit to seize $4.207 million in funds allocated to Cuba by the United Nations Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for the...
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Glenn Greenwald
WashPost: Criminal Law is Not for Political Elites
The Washington Post Editors work in a city and live in a nation in which huge numbers of poor and minority residents are consigned to cages for petty and trivial transgressions of the criminal law...
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Michael Winship
Secret Cash: The Worst Political Scandal of All
Sometimes I feel like Gus, the father in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" -- you know, the guy who thinks you can cure all maladies with a spritz of Windex and declares, "Give me a word, any word, and I...
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Ralph Nader
Open Letter to President Barack Obama from E.coli 0104:H4
June 3, 2011 Dear President Obama: My name is E.coli 0104:H4. I am being detained in a German Laboratory in Baveria, charged with being "a highly virulent strain of bacteria." Together with many...
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César Chelala
UN Sharply Critical of US on Women's Rights
The United Nations Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, has issued a very critical report of the U.S. on its policies on women’s rights. The report is based on a trip of...
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