Views for 2011-10-27

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Ralph Nader
Occupy Wall Street on the Move
The question confronting the Occupy Wall Street encampments and their offshoots in scores of cities and towns around the country is quo vadis ? Where is it going?
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Jim Lobe
New Inequality Data Likely to Boost "Occupy" Movement
A major study on income equality by a non-partisan government agency is likely to boost the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, whose standing with the general public appears on the rise, according to a...
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Kim Irish
Promise Me No Harmful Chemicals: Breast Cancer Group Calls for Greater Accountability in Fundraising
How would you react if you learned that a prominent women’s health organization commissioned a perfume that contains chemicals with demonstrated negative health effects? Would you tell your friends...
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Chip Ward
Occupy Earth: Nature Is the 99%, Too
What if rising sea levels are yet another measure of inequality? What if the degradation of our planet’s life-support systems -- its atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere -- goes hand in hand with the...
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Zoltán Grossman
Rise of the Planet of the People
I first heard about Occupy Wall Street in August, when I visited my former home of Madison, Wisconsin. Shortly after protesting in the Wisconsin State Capitol rotunda against 13% pay cuts for state...
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Phil Rockstroh
We Shall Not Be Moved: Police Repression, Official Mendacity and Why OWS Has Already Overcome
Until recent events proved otherwise, the hyper-commercialized surface of the corporate state gave the appearance of being too diffuse--too devoid of a center to pose a threat of totalitarian excess...
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Robert Scheer
Thirty Years of Unleashed Greed
It is class warfare. But it was begun not by the tear-gassed, rain-soaked protesters asserting their constitutionally guaranteed right of peaceful assembly but rather the financial overlords who...
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Michael Winship
Motormouth Limbaugh Meets the Machine Gun Preacher
If you blinked, you might have missed a recent movie called Machine Gun Preacher. The film hasn’t burned up the box office and the title may have kept you away from your local picture palace in the...
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Robert C. Koehler
Iraq Syndrome
This won’t be Vietnam, exactly. No helicopter whisking the last remaining Americans off the roof of the embassy. A contingent of 16,000 State Department contract employees — over 5,000 of them armed...
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