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Thursday, August 25, 2011
Matthew Rothschild
NYPD and CIA Need to Be Investigated
The CIA is not supposed to be involved in domestic law enforcement. But according to a blockbuster story by the AP , it’s up to its neck in it in New York City, working dirty hand in black glove with...
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Robert Reich
This Labor Day We Need Protest Marches Rather than Parades
Labor Day is traditionally a time for picnics and parades.
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Charlie Cray
The Lewis Powell Memo - Corporate Blueprint to Dominate Democracy
Forty years ago this week, on August 23, 1971, Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., an attorney from Richmond, Virginia, drafted a confidential memorandum for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that describes a...
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Donna Smith
This Un-Labor Day: Disasters Natural and 'Un'
Not earthquake, not hurricane, not blizzard, not dark of night – no, it’s not the Postal Service; it’s the nurses you and I expect to be there for us and with us and among us when health disasters...
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Bryan Farrell
Quality 'Time Served' for the Climate
Since the start of Saturday’s Tar Sands Action in Washington DC, 275 people have been arrested in front of the White House—with nearly 2,000 more expected to follow—as part of an effort to pressure...
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Phil Rockstroh
Idiot Wind: The Eternal Return of the Politics of the1970s
Unpopular wars drag on, gas prices erratically rise and inexplicably fall, as clouds of cynicism, dark as Richard Nixon's perpetual five o'clock shadow, brood over the length of the U.S. At times, it...
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Craig Studer
What Did You Learn in School Today? (The Texas Version)
Millions of Texas students head back to school this week confronted by a dramatically altered, state-mandated social studies curriculum. The contentious hearings of the Texas State Board of Education...
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Jacqueline Marcus
The D.C. Earthquake Makes For an Alarming Case against the Keystone Pipeline
The August 23 rd earthquake that rocked D.C. all the way up to Martha’s Vineyard where the President is vacationing should be an alarming wake up call to President Obama on how easily a crude oil...
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Daphne Wysham
Obama, Earthquake Is a Wakeup Call on Dirty Energy Standards
A 5.9 earthquake — the strongest in over 100 years to strike the East Coast — forced the evacuation of personnel from the White House and U.S. Treasury. Some protesters outside the White House joked...
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Ronnie Cummins
Approaching the Collapse: Don’t Panic, Go Organic
So-called “business as usual” is neither sustainable, nor even possible, for much longer. Out-of-control energy corporations, Wall Street, the Pentagon, agribusiness/biotech corporations, and...
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Sandy LeonVest
The End of the Nuclear Era? Not So Fast …
The August 23, 2011 (5.9 magnitude) earthquake on the east coast prompted no less than 10 nuclear plants in four states to declare “unusual events,” according to the NRC.
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Bill McKibben
Arrested at the White House: Acting as a Living Tribute to Martin Luther King
I didn’t think it was possible, but my admiration for Martin Luther King, Jr., grew even stronger these past days.
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Robert C. Koehler
Common Sense in a Coma
“Then there is the issue of how the Afghans will be able to pay for their greatly enlarged police and military, which by some estimates will require $10 billion a year to sustain come 2014 — 10 times...
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