Views for 2012-02-03

Friday, February 3, 2012
Wendell Potter
Paying For Cancer Treatment for Children in America With a Car Wash, Bake Sale and Fish Fry
"It shouldn't be this way," read the subject line of an email I received Friday morning from a conservative friend and fellow Southerner. "People shouldn't have to beg for money to pay for medical...
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Yifat Susskind
Justice Delayed But Not Denied for Indigenous Peoples in Guatemala
“Everything changed when the soldiers arrived,” said Rosa, an Indigenous Ixil woman living in the Quiché region of Guatemala. “They burned our homes, raped the women and killed many of my friends and...
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Paul Buchheit
So Say the Rich: "Don't Blame Us For Having All the Money!"
A recent Washington Post article by James Q. Wilson is filled with the tired old defense mechanisms of people eager to justify a 30-year transfer of wealth to the rich.
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Greg Kaufmann
On Poverty: If It’s Sunday, It’s Myths in the Press
James Wilson’s January 29 op-ed in the Washington Post­­­­—“Angry about inequality? Don’t blame the rich”—is oh so polite, and oh so offensive, as it peddles myth after myth that essentially add up...
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Jeff Biggers
If We Can Stop the Keystone Pipeline, We Can Stop Mountaintop Removal. Right?
One of the most heartening moments of solidarity in the Tar Sands Action movement took place last summer: A contingent of Appalachian coalfield residents, whose homes are literally under siege from...
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David Macaray
Indiana Lets It All Slip Away
Unless a miracle occurs, Indiana (with approximately 11-percent of its workforce unionized) is going to become the 23rd “right-to-work” state in the U.S. (and the first one to take that dreadful...
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Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
Reproductive Rights Redux
Americans hate to be told what to do–even when it’s in our own best interests. Today’s brouhaha over the Obama Administration’s decision to require employers to provide insurance fully covering birth...
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Laura Flanders
The Deal That Saved Detroit (and Banned Strikes)
President Obama is, as AP puts it, “wearing his decision to rescue General Motors and Chrysler three years ago as a badge of honor” on his re-election campaign. It saved jobs and working communities...
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Walden Bello
The Apple Connection
Ever since the beginning of the current global economic crisis, the focus of both critical analysis and public odium has been speculative capital. In the populist narrative, it was the breathtaking...
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Katha Pollitt
The Komen Foundation Pinkwashes Anti-choicers, Punks Planned Parenthood
Remember when anti-choicers got LifeWay Christian Resources to pull its pink-covered Here’s Hope Breast Cancer Bibles from Walmart and other stores because one dollar of every sale went to the Susan...
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