Views for 2011-10-12

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Kristen Beifus, Christa Hillstrom
The Tricks of the Trade Deals
Last week, President Obama submitted to Congress no fewer than three "hangover" free trade agreements (FTA's) originally negotiated by the Bush administration. All three bills have been widely...
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Scott Klinger
Stop the Offshore Piracy
Ships laden with tens of millions of dollars of American treasure pull into beautiful ports in places like the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas every day, offloading profits made on sales to U.S...
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Peter Dreier
Will Occupy Wall Street Be Co-opted?
Much of the recent commentary about the Occupy Wall Street movement focuses on whether or not this radical movement will be "co-opted" by the unions, or the Democratic Party, or other liberal forces...
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Bernie Sanders
Six Demands to Make of Wall Street
The Occupy Wall Street protests are shining a national spotlight on the most powerful, dangerous, and secretive economic and political force in America.
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Mary Bottari
Chicago to Wall Street: Pay US Back!
While the Occupy Wall Street movement is sweeping the country and peaceful arrests are mounting, Chicagoans took to the streets this week to hold the big banks accountable for crashing the economy...
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Michael Nagler, Stephanie Van Hook
Corporations Are Not People: We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident…
When is a Person not a Person? Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PSR) recently answered this absurd question with the obvious and embarrassing answer: when it’s a corporation. According to PSR...
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Julie Hollar
Ignoring Non-Islamic Culprits in Somalia Famine: Hunger From Harmful Aid and Agriculture Policies
As Somalia sank deeper into famine in late summer, with 63 percent of southern Somalia’s population at risk of starvation, U.S. media coverage focused on stories of misery and resilience. Measuring...
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Robert Reich
The Seven Biggest Economic Lies
The President’s Jobs Bill doesn’t have a chance in Congress — and the Occupiers on Wall Street and elsewhere can’t become a national movement for a more equitable society – unless more Americans know...
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Jules Boykoff
Occupy Wall Street: Reclaiming Public Space, Reclaiming Dignity
As the public-space prairie fire known as Occupy Wall Street spreads across the country from New York to Portland, it's becoming glaringly apparent activists are pinging the political target. In the...
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Johnny Barber
The Darkness Approaches, A Light Shines Bright
Today in Afghanistan people feel an unnamable horror lurking just below the surface of their everyday lives. It has been described as a tension, a feeling of pressing apprehension, as if a breaking...
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Amy Goodman
A New Bush Era or a Push Era?
Back when Barack Obama was still just a U.S. senator running for president, he told a group of donors in a New Jersey suburb, “Make me do it.” He was borrowing from President Franklin D. Roosevelt,...
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