Views for 2011-10-20

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Russell Mokhiber
Five Candidates for the Corporate Death Penalty
One of the most famous signs to come out of Occupy Wall Street stated simply: “I will believe corporations are people when Texas executes one.” That was sort of a joke.
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Robert Reich
The Austerity Death-Trap
Ron Paul’s newly-unveiled economic plan – promising to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget in year one (presumably that means 2013) – is only slightly more ambitious than what we’re hearing from...
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Michelle Chen
It’s NAFTA x3 as Free Trade Deals Sweep Through Congress
One day in September, Isidro Rivera Barrera, a contract worker and labor organizer who was campaigning at an Ecopetrol refining facility in Barrancabermeja, Colombia, was reportedly gunned down...
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Seumas Milne
The Occupy Movement Has Lit a Fire for Real Change
It's not hard to see why the Occupy Wall Street protests have gone global. What kicked off a month ago in relative obscurity – drawing inspiration from this year's Spanish indignados occupations and...
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Laura Carlsen
NAFTA Is Starving Mexico
Since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) became the law of the land, millions of Mexicans have joined the ranks of the hungry. Malnutrition is highest among the country’s farm families,...
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Wenonah Hauter
When Some Farm Subsidies Go Away, Will Our Food System Be Healthy?
Every good foodie knows that farm subsidies are the root of all evil and a big reason why obesity rates continue to rise, right? This thinking has become so commonplace among the good food movement...
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Tom Engelhardt
Is the National Security Complex Too Big to Fail?
Think of Iraq as the AIG of wars -- the only difference being that the bailout there didn’t involve just three payouts . More than eight years after the Bush administration invaded that country, the...
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Linh Dinh
Resurrection Cities
The 99% will convene a National Convention in Philadelphia, so that’s the good news. Where America was born, they will try to bring her back to life, save her from this deepening degradation. Their...
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Kathy Kelly
The Wrong Occupation
In Kabul, Afghanistan’s beleaguered capitol city, a young woman befriended me during December of 2010. She was eager to talk about her views, help us better understand the history of her country, and...
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Robert C. Koehler
The Abandoned Class
Will Occupy Wall Street hold together long enough to cut to the deep chase? Will it find a voice to articulate not merely the pain of the struggling middle class but the endemic unfairness and racism...
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