Views for 2012-02-24

Friday, February 24, 2012
Michael Winship
Mike Daisey Takes a Bite Out of Apple
If you would seek proof of that famous Margaret Mead adage, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has,” look at...
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Simon Tisdall
Drumbeat of War with Iran Has a Familiar Ring
The drumbeat of war with Iran grows steadily more intense. Each day brings more defiant rhetoric from Tehran, another failed UN nuclear inspection, reports of western military preparations, an...
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Jay Walljasper, Annie Leonard
Celebrating 'All That We Share'
Annie Leonard is one of the most articulate, effective champions of the commons today. Her webfilm The Story of Stuff has been seen more than 15 million times by viewers. She also adapted it into a...
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Rethinking Schools Editorial
Outlawing Solidarity in Tucson
“Banned in Tucson.”
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Gary Younge
Marriage Equality and the Civil Rights Inheritance
In the small hours of 11 July 1958, three policemen entered the home of Mildred and Richard Loving, in Central Point, Virginia and found them in bed. When Richard pointed to his marriage certificate...
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Greg Kaufmann
Screwed Unemployed Workers and Rising Concentrated Poverty
Congresswoman Barbara Lee, co-chair of the Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus , voted against the recent extension of unemployment benefits because it shortened the maximum number of weeks a jobless...
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Gwynne Dyer
Painting Calcutta Blue
I am not making this up. They’re going to paint Calcutta blue.
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David Sirota
Forgetting the Past, One Military Movie at a Time
When philosopher George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” he meant it as an admonition–not as an endorsement of mass amnesia or historical revision...
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Richard Schiffman
A Compendium of The Goofiest Things That Rick Santorum Has Said So Far...
If a recent poll is accurate, Rick Santorum is now the top dog of the Republican pack with 38% approval amongst GOP voters nationwide in contrast to 23% for Mitt Romney, 17% for Newt Gingrich, and 13...
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Mike Elk
Workers on ‘Journey for Justice’ Meet Newly Scared Minn. Labor Movement
Yesterday, locked-out union workers from five different American Crystal Sugar (ACS) facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa, as well as locked-out workers from Cooper Tire, set out on a 1,000...
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Jim Lobe
Despite War Drums, Experts Insist Iran Nuclear Deal Possible
Amid the persistent beating of war drums, an influential international conflict prevention group is insisting that a deal between Western countries and Iran on Tehran's controversial nuclear...
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Sally Kohn
Occupy's Return From Hibernation
As winter fades, the Occupy Wall Street movement is heating up again. But don’t expect the same focus on physical encampments and rowdy protests. While the blood of the 99 percent is still boiling at...
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