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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Jeff Biggers
Arizona Ethnic Studies Showdown: As Teachers Heal Tucson, Will Extremist Officials Escalate Crisis This Week?
Only days after college-bound Ethnic Studies graduates collected their diplomas and a widely praised Tucson forum allowed the community to discuss the city's acclaimed Ethnic Studies/Mexican American...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Joys of Repressed Voyeuristic Titillation
There are few things more sickening -- or revealing -- to behold than a D.C.
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Jodi Jacobson
Almost Fifty Years After Griswold, We're Still Fighting for Access to Contraception
June 7th, 2011 marks the 45th anniversary of the landmark 1965 Supreme Court decision Griswold v. Connecticut , which legalized family planning and the right to individual privacy in family planning...
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Greg Grandin
With Ollanta Humala's Win, Peru Joins Latin America's Left Turn
Add Peru to the list of Latin American countries that have turned left. On Sunday, Peruvians voted in a second-round run-off ballot and elected Ollanta Humala, a 48-year old former army officer,...
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Wael Khalil
Egypt's IMF-Backed Revolution? No Thanks
News that the Egyptian interim government has struck a deal with the IMF through which the fund will hand Egypt a $3bn loan has met with differing reactions.
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Larry Goldsmith
Bradley Manning: Rich Man's War, Poor (Gay) Man's Fight
A poor, young gay man from the rural South joins the U.S. Army under pressure from his father, and because it's the only way left to pay for a college education. He is sent to Iraq, where he is...
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Tina Gerhardt
German Utilities Push Back on Merkel’s Plan to Phase Out Nukes
Berlin, Germany — German Chancellor Angela Merkel signed off today on a ‪ bill ‬ phasing out all nuclear energy in Germany by the end of 2022, underscoring the economic and environmental benefits of...
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Paul Buchheit
Dependence Day
Another July 4th is coming soon, and we'll sing with pride about living in the land of the free and the home of the brave. But freedom and bravery are ambiguous words. Our freedom to maintain an...
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Peter Van Buren
Occupying Iraq, State Department-Style: A Frat House With Guns in Baghdad
Way out on the edge of Forward Operating Base Hammer , where I lived for much of my year in Iraq as a Provincial Reconstruction Team leader for the U.S. Department of State, there were several small...
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Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers
History Is Knocking: Stop the Machine! Create a New World!
There comes a time when efforts to avoid the truth begin to fail, when one can no longer go about daily life and pretend that all is okay. If you are like most of us, you are experiencing this. There...
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Ken Cook
Best Friends Forever? Produce Growers and Pesticide Makers Deepen Their Bond
In nearly two decades of research and advocacy on pesticides and human health, Environmental Working Group has never before seen the produce industry take a high-profile role in debates over...
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Linda McQuaig
Canada Mines African Discontent
While Canadians may think of ourselves as best known for owning the Olympic podium, among Africans we may actually be better known — and not particularly liked — for owning their natural resources...
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Michael Smallberg
The SEC's Revolving Door
If you're looking for evidence of the revolving door that spins between the federal government and Wall Street, look no further than Daniel Gallagher, President Barack Obama's recently announced...
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