Views for 2012-01-19

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Mark Weisbrot
Hey Washington! We're Still 10 Million Jobs Short
The U.S. recession officially ended in June 2009, but most Americans don't feel like we are in a recovery. That's because it's been a weak recovery, with the size of the economy barely bigger today...
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Will Potter
The FBI and Federal Prosecutors Say My Journalism Is “Extremist”
I recently wrote about Jordan Halliday , an animal rights activist who was jailed for refusing to name names before a federal grand jury investigating the release of mink from fur farms. Prosecutors...
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Harvey Wasserman, Bob Fitrakis
2012's Civil Liberties Apocalypse Has Already Happened
In case you missed it, President Barack Obama has signed a death knell for the Bill of Rights. It's a hell of a way to begin a year many believe will mark the end of the world.
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Arundhati Roy
Capitalism’s Real Gravediggers
Is it a house or a home? A temple to the new India, or a warehouse for its ghosts? Ever since Antilla arrived on Altamount Road in Mumbai, exuding mystery and quiet menace, things have not been the...
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Alexis Erkert
Two Years after the Earthquake in Haiti, 'Housing Is Our Battle'
Remember, you are marching today for those who couldn’t be here, To say to them, “We haven’t forgotten. We’ll never forget.” And to say to those that are still here, We will take a stand for the...
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Amy Goodman
The SOPA Blackout Protest Makes History
Wednesday 18 January marked the largest online protest in the history of the internet . Websites from large to small "went dark" in protest of proposed legislation before the US House and Senate that...
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Bill McKibben
Obama’s Denial of Keystone Permit Was a Welcome Win Against Big Oil
I wrote the first book on global warming way back in 1989, so I know for a fact that there have been very few days in the last two decades when the scientists have been smiling and big oil scowling...
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Roberto Rodriguez
Arizona's 'Banned' Mexican American Books
In the aftermath of the suspension of the Tucson Unified School District's Mexican American studies department , TUSD has confiscated and continues to confiscate MAS teaching materials. Besides...
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Bill Quigley
Working and Poor in the USA
“Our nation, so richly endowed with natural resources and with a capable and industrious population, should be able to devise ways and means of insuring to all our able-bodied men and women, a fair...
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David Sirota
After Keystone XL Decision, Don't Believe GOP Hype on Energy
Listen to the typical conservative rhetoric about energy being thrown around on talk radio or in Republican presidential debates, and you’re likely to hear that our government primarily uses its...
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Paul Buchheit
Education Will Get You a Job! But We're Cutting Education
We're often reminded that education is the key to adapting to globalization and changing technologies.
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Robert C. Koehler
The Dignity of Corpses
Civilization hasn’t successfully drawn a moral border at the sanctity of human life itself, but because it needs to put some limit on human behavior, it has, apparently, taken a last stand at the...
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Laura Flanders
How's the White House Doing on Racial Justice?
This Dr. King Day the political focus was on the GOP contenders in South Carolina, luckily for President Obama. Watching Republicans in a red state wrestle for right-wing votes on a day dedicated to...
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Ralph Nader
United States Congress: A Graveyard for Democracy and Justice
The editor of The Hill , a newspaper exclusively covering Congress, said that Congress was not going to do very much in 2012, except for "the big bill" which is extending the payroll tax cut and...
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