Views for 2011-10-19

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Ralph Nader
Let Our Farmers Grow
Congressman Ron Paul introduced H.R. 1831, the "Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011" on May 11th of this year. It is a simple bill at just two pages in length, and it would legalize the growing of...
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César Chelala
Subcomandante Marcos Comes to Wall Street
I am sitting at a coffee place in San Cristóbal de las Casas, a misty town in Chiapas, in southern Mexico. I am told that occasionally Sub Comandante Marcos, the famed leader of indigenous people in...
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Richard Gwyn
OWS ‘Angry Mob’ Suddenly Respectable
The big flaw in the Occupy Wall Street movement ever since it began some three weeks ago has been that the actual proposals for action demanded by its members have largely been incoherent, confused...
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William K. Black
Not with a Bang, but a Whimper: Bank of America’s Death Rattle
Bob Ivry, Hugh Son and Christine Harper have written an article that needs to be read by everyone interested in the financial crisis. The article (available here ) is entitled: BofA Said to Split...
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Amanda Marcotte
Anti-Choicers Longing for the Scarlet Letter "A"
Both the activist and political behavior of anti-choicers lately has made one thing excruciatingly clear: shame is the name of their game. The vague principle of “life” has always been a farcical...
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Amy Kroin
How Low Will AT&T Go?
Rev. R. Henry Martin directs the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission , a Louisiana-based ministry that “reaches out to feed, clothe, shelter and provide healing services to homeless men, women and...
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George Lakoff
How To Frame Yourself: A Framing Memo For Occupy Wall Street
I was asked weeks ago by some in the Occupy Wall Street movement to make suggestions for how to frame the movement. I have hesitated so far, because I think the movement should be framing itself. It’...
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Brian Evans
Missouri's Troy Davis
Millions of people are still shocked and outraged by the state of Georgia's execution of Troy Davis for a murder he may not have committed. People who had never heard of Davis or had never thought...
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Jennifer Lynch, Trevor Timm
The Dangers in Classifying the News
“When everything is classified, then nothing is classified…The system becomes one to be disregarded by the cynical or the careless and to be manipulated by those intent on self-protection or self-...
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Amy Goodman
The Arc of the Moral Universe, From Memphis to Wall Street
The national memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. was dedicated last Sunday. President Barack Obama said of Dr. King, “If he were alive today, I believe he would remind us that the unemployed worker...
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