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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Alan Grayson
"Job Creators": Luntz Strikes Again
If you have been hearing the term “job creators” a lot lately, it’s because Frank Luntz wanted you to.
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Medea Benjamin
Iraq: 100 Days of Solidarity
This week marks the beginning of what is supposed to be the final 100 days of the U.S. occupation of Iraq. But if U.S. troops are to leave Iraq at the end of this year as promised – repeatedly – it...
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Bill McKibben
The Keystone Pipeline Revolt: Why Mass Arrests are Just the Beginning
Let's get the jail part out of the way right at the start. Central Cell Block in Washington, D.C., is exactly as much fun as it sounds like. In fact, the entire process of being jailed unfolded more...
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Dave Zweifel
It’s a Lie That Working Poor Don’t Pay Taxes
In this age of afflicting the poor and comforting the rich — a favorite pastime of the tea partiers and the new Republican Party they’ve helped shape — there’s a popular myth making the rounds on the...
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Glenn Greenwald
What's Behind the Scorn for the Wall Street Protests?
It's unsurprising that establishment media outlets have been condescending , dismissive and scornful of the ongoing p
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Sharif Abdel Kouddous
30 Years of Emergency Law in Egypt, and Counting
On October 6, 1981, a state of emergency was declared in Egypt following the assassination of President Anwar El Sadat.
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Fred Wilson
Going over the Fence Against the XL Pipeline
Holding hands with Maude Barlow and marching with Dave Coles, Tony Clarke, Graham Saul, George Poitras and a group of Aboriginal leaders, we marched slowly towards a metal fence. Media blocked our...
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Arun Gupta
The Revolution Begins at Home: An Open Letter to Join the Wall Street Occupation
What is occurring on Wall Street right now is truly remarkable. For over 10 days, in the sanctum of the great cathedral of global capitalism, the dispossessed have liberated territory from the...
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Ralph Nader
Obama Must Face Meaningful Democratic Primaries
America's two-party dictatorship – a model unknown in any other western country – keeps reinventing the ways it closes doors not just on third party candidates but on any challenges to their...
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Michael Nagler
Neither Victims nor Executioners
The execution last week of Troy Davis by the State of Georgia on the International Day of Peace was a painful blow to all sensitive people—really to all humanity, not to mention our prestige as a...
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Mark Phillips
'American Teacher': A Film on Education That Gets It Right
Every policymaker should be required to see the new film “American Teacher,” which powerfully reveals the huge challenge that the country faces in attracting and keeping the best teachers to help...
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Jack Heyman
Longshore Workers Make a Stand for Labor
Longshore workers on the Columbia River caught everyone's attention three weeks ago when they blocked a move by a multinational grain consortium that threatened their union and their jobs. The media...
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Amy Goodman
Troy Davis and the Machinery of Death
On Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., Troy Anthony Davis was scheduled to die. I was reporting live from outside Georgia’s death row in Jackson, awaiting news about whether the Supreme Court would spare his life.
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Mark Weisbrot
The Eurozone: A Crisis of Policy, Not Debt
Three months ago, I wrote here about the risks that the European authorities were posing to the US economy and asked what the US government was going to do about it.
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Jim Hightower
The GOP Congress Hates (Except When It Loves) Federal Spending
"You saw the House act," Rep. Eric Cantor snapped to a reporter last Friday. Yeah, act like a petulant 4-year-old!
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