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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Kathy Kelly, Robert Naiman
An Open Letter to Illinois Senator Mark Kirk Responding to His Call for U.S. Special Forces to Attack a Flotilla of Ships that Will Sail to Gaza
Senator Mark Kirk 524 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC, 20510 June 29th, 2011 Dear Senator Kirk,
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Brian Tierney
­­­­Activists to Confront Georgia’s Juan Crow Racism this Weekend
The anti-immigrant police-state racism that began haunting immigrant communities in Arizona last year has arrived in Georgia – and it’s rotting the Peach State, both figuratively and literally.
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Sharif Abdel Kouddous
Crackdown in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt -- Over 1,000 people were injured on Wednesday after Egyptian security forces responded to protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square with tear gas and rubber bullets. The crackdown began on...
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Robert Scheer
Yes to Violence, No to Sex
This American life of ours has long been pro-violence and anti-sex, unless the two can be merged so that violence is the dominant theme. The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed that historical record on...
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Peter Certo
Three Strikes Against Apple
In college, I considered my Apple laptop a faithful, effective, and occasionally even fun machine. A year past graduation, this constant companion to late nights spent studying, working, or wasting...
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Brian Moench
Obesity/Diabetes Epidemic: Rise of the Obesogens
The global obesity/diabetes epidemic is receiving wide spread attention like the June 26, article in the Washington Post by David Brown. One fourth of our national health care bill of $2.3 trillion...
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Paula J. Caplan
Americans Fail To Take Sexism Seriously: The Supreme Court's Wal-Mart Ruling
American women and men alike are stunned when I tell them that Canada in a matter of weeks decided to incorporate a provision banning sex discrimination into their equivalent of our Bill of Rights,...
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Adam Sanchez
Taking on Big Coal’s Curriculum
For years dirty energy corporations have created education materials marketed to young children in an attempt to shape the discussion around environmental issues.
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Harvey Wasserman
Fukushima Spews, Los Alamos Burns, Vermont Rages and We’ve Almost Lost Nebraska
Humankind is now threatened by the simultaneous implosion, explosion, incineration, courtroom contempt and drowning of its most lethal industry. We know only two things for certain: worse is yet to...
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Amy Goodman
‘Food Terrorism’ Next Door to the Magic Kingdom
Think of “food terrorism” and what do you see? Diabolical plots to taint items on grocery-store shelves? If you are Buddy Dyer, the mayor of Orlando, Fla., you might be thinking of a group feeding...
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Linh Dinh
Mugged then Shot
“The United States has been a leader in the multinational effort to end bribery and corruption in international business practices." --Website of The U.S. State Department
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