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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Russell Mokhiber
Matt Taibbi on Russia, Wall Street and Prosecuting Corporate Crime
As a kid, Matt Taibbi’s favorite writer was Nikolai Gogol. So, straight out of college, Taibbi headed to Russia, where he spent ten years playing baseball in the Russian baseball leagues, playing...
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David Benjamin
John Boehner’s “Job-Creatin’ Fifteen” Bills: An Overview
BROOKLYN — Whenever I see Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) defending GOP obstruction on the President’s jobs package, I notice that he mentions “15 jobs bills” already passed by the...
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Thomas S. Harrington
Anger and Angry People
If you poke around a bit in the emerging body of literature on the Occupy Wall Street movement, you will find that one of the more oft-repeated elements of advice from well-wishers concerns the need...
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Michelle Chen
Tar Sands Protest Shows Unity, Tension in Green-Labor Alliance
Thousands gathered near the White House on Sunday to say no to the Keystone oil pipeline . The human chain the protesters formed symbolized unity among environmentalists, youth, indigenous groups and...
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Tim Karr
Saving the Democratic Internet
Opponents of the open Internet like to portray its guiding rule, Net Neutrality, as "a government takeover of the Internet." They argue that from the day of its inception the Internet has existed...
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Stephen Zunes
Obama Administration Seeks to Resume Military Aid to Uzbekistan Dictator
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, in a move initiated by the Obama administration, has voted to waive Bush-era human rights restrictions on military aid to the Islam Karimov dictatorship in...
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Jim Hightower
Don't Just Salute Veterans, Rally With Them
Here's a surprise that the power elites really hate to see: Many members of the 1 percent are joining the "We are the 99 percent" movement in various Occupy Wall Street protests.
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Michael Parenti
Occupy America
Beginning with Occupy Wall Street in September 2011, a protest movement spread across the United States to 70 major cities and hundreds of other communities. Similar actions emerged in scores of...
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Karl Grossman
"Don't Do Disney..." NASA Readies Nuclear Launch
NASA intends in coming weeks to launch a rover to be deployed on Mars fueled with 10.6 pounds of plutonium. Opponents of the launch in Florida, concerned about an accident releasing deadly plutonium...
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