Views for 2011-08-31

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Craig Aaron
For AT&T Merger, Facts Trump Politics
Today the Justice Department filed suit to block AT&T's proposed takeover of T-Mobile. In announcing the suit, Sharis Pozen, the DoJ's top antitrust enforcer, said , "Any way you look at it, this...
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Dave Zirin
Michael Vick and the Forgotten Masses
“All these guys who were saying that we've got it made through athletics, it's just not so. You as an individual can make it, but I think we've got to concern ourselves with the masses of the people...
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Jeff Biggers
Appalachian Coalfield Leaders Join Tar Sands Pipeline White House Protest: Which Side Are You On, Mr. President?
Not quite a year ago, NASA climatologist James Hansen joined hundreds of Appalachian coalfield activists, including Teri Blanton, Maria Gunnoe , Bo Webb, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-biggers/...
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Amy Harwood
Rebuttal: Saving Species From Extinction Is No Mere ‘Distraction’
In Besty Hartmann’s post The Great Distraction: ‘Overpopulation’ Is Back (8/30/11), she boldly charges the Center for Biological Diversity of undermining reproductive rights, letting the military and...
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Maude Barlow
Water Justice Needed in the Horn of Africa
Recently, I had the honour of speaking at a fundraiser for the victims of the famine in the Horn of Africa, organized by local health-care providers Dr. Farook Hossenbux and his nurse and partner...
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Amy Goodman
Cheney, Rumsfeld and the Dark Art of Propaganda
“When one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it,” wrote Joseph Goebbels, Germany’s Reich minister of propaganda, in 1941. Former Vice President Dick Cheney seems to have taken the famous Nazi’s...
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Leah Bolger
Why You Won’t See Veterans For Peace on the Cover of TIME Magazine
The cover of the August 29, 2011 issue of TIME magazine features five members of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), with the caption “The New Greatest Generation.” The point of author...
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Chuck Collins
CEOs Rewarded for Tax Dodging Gymnastics
As the Super Congress eyes trillions in budget cuts that will undermine the quality of life for most Americans, here's a stunning fact to contemplate: Twenty-five hugely profitable U.S. companies...
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Robert Scheer
Deceit of Shakespearean Proportions
Behold this unctuous knave, a disgrace to his nation as few before him, yet boasting unvarnished virtue. The deceit of Dick Cheney is indeed of Shakespearean proportions, as evidenced in his new...
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