Views for 2012-02-06

Monday, February 6, 2012
Richard Eskow
How to Score a Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Deal
Once again we're hearing that a foreclosure fraud deal is about to be announced between major banks, the U.S. government and most or all of the states. We've heard that before, only to have the...
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
Saul Alinsky, Who?
And now, a word about a good American being demonized, despite being long dead. Saul Alinsky is not around to defend himself, but that hasn’t kept Newt Gingrich from using his name to whip up the...
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Pat LaMarche
Roseanne Barr Joins Other Green Party Candidates
Comedic innovator, proud grandma and self-proclaimed domestic goddess Roseanne Barr has announced her candidacy for President of the United States as well as for Prime Minister of Israel. Although...
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Bill Quigley
Occupying Corporations: How to Cut Corporate Power
“Corporations are people, my friend.” Mitt Romney at Iowa State Fair
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Chris Hedges
The Cancer in Occupy
The Black Bloc anarchists, who have been active on the streets in Oakland and other cities, are the cancer of the Occupy movement. The presence of Black Bloc anarchists—so named because they dress in...
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Tom Engelhardt
Offshore Everywhere: How Drones, Special Operations Forces, and the U.S. Navy Plan to End National Sovereignty As We Know It
Make no mistake: we’re entering a new world of military planning. Admittedly, the latest proposed Pentagon budget manages to preserve just about every costly toy-cum-boondoggle from the good old days...
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Tom Gallagher
On Not Asking the 'Job Creators' the Tough Questions
Do state-level “job creation” programs work? Hard to say, according to a new study. The belief in cutting business taxes as a reliable method for increasing local employment is so widely shared in...
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Vandana Shiva
The Seed Emergency: The Threat to Food and Democracy
New Delhi, India - The seed is the first link in the food chain - and seed sovereignty is the foundation of food sovereignty. If farmers do not have their own seeds or access to open pollinated...
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Daphne Wysham
Fracking Perils: A Dangerous Misstep on the Road to U.S. Energy Independence
Folks, I've got some good news and some bad news about the nation's ever-elusive quest for a sound energy policy. The good news: Finally there's some under-the-radar bipartisan consensus in...
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