Views for 2011-08-21

Sunday, August 21, 2011
Kevin Gosztola
US Park Police Seek to Intimidate Oil Pipeline Protesters
A major two-week action involving daily sit-ins at the White House against the granting of a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline began Saturday. Just over seventy people were arrested. The...
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Beth Wellington
The Myth of Mountaintop Removal Mining
CNN correspondent Soledad O'Brien's recent piece on mountaintop removal (MTR) in the Appalachian mountains has the troubling title, "Steady job or healthy environment: what [sic] would you choose?"...
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Olivier De Schutter, Gaëtan Vanloqueren
The New Green Revolution: How Twenty-First-Century Science Can Feed the World
Some crises appear and disappear in global media while remaining acute in the lives of real people. Global food insecurity is this type of crisis.
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V. Noah Gimbel
The Pain in Spain
As the sun rose on August 2, Spanish authorities destroyed the tent-village that had come to symbolize what some participants have called the Spanish Revolution. The ruling Socialist Party, via the...
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Malcolm Harris
The Get Lost Generation
Ask a headline writer at any paper of record and they’ll tell you that today’s young people are “The Lost Generation.” They tend to use this label as if Hemingway and Fitzgerald hadn’t stumbled their...
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