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Monday, February 27, 2012
Vandana Shiva
Create Food Democracy, Occupy our Food Supply
The biggest corporate takeover on the planet is the hijacking of the food system, the cost of which has had huge and irreversible consequences for the Earth and people everywhere.
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Michelle Chen
While Schools Sink, NYC Teachers Get Slammed in Shame Game
If ensuring the quality of teaching in public schools were a perfect science, you’d think that officials would have figured it out by now: since the enactment of the sweeping federal No Child Left...
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Chris Hedges
Nader to Occupy: Help Raise the Minimum Wage
The Occupy movement may be able to forge a powerful alliance with millions of working men and women around a national call to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour. The drive to establish new...
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Wenonah Hauter
Soaking the Customer: Private Companies Infiltrate the Water Market, We're Getting the Raw Deal
Ruby Williams, a 78-year-old Aqua Pennsylvania customer, got stuck with a $40,000 water bill because of a serious leak in the pipes under her home in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania. After her...
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Amanda Marcotte
Four Ways to Show How the "Religious Liberty" Claim Against Contraceptive Coverage Is Nonsense
Nancy Scola has a piece at Salon on the Republican delusion that the newly loud anti-choice war on contraception can somehow be repackaged as “religious liberty” and sold to the public, accomplishing...
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Kim Knowlton
Insuring a Climate-Ready Future
2012 kicked off with an unusually warm January across most of the US: fifteen states had “much above normal” temperatures, in the top 10% of warmest Januaries on record.
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David Carr
Blurred Line Between Espionage and Truth
Last Wednesday in the White House briefing room, the administration’s press secretary, Jay Carney, opened on a somber note, citing the deaths of Marie Colvin and Anthony Shadid, two reporters who had...
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Bill Moyers
Contagion and the Conflict Between Religious Beliefs and Immunization
Steven Soderbergh's recent film Contagion is the most plausible experience of a global pandemic plague you're likely to see until the real thing strikes. Stark, beautiful in its own terrifying way,...
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John Feffer
Running Against Islam
Every political season has its hot-button issues. There’s race, abortion, lunar colonies. But the hottest hot-button issue these days, judging from comments by Republican presidential hopefuls as...
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Dave Zweifel
More GOP Hypocrisy — This Time on Contraception
In this day and age of dysfunctional politics, Americans don’t expect anything but hypocrisy from their elected officials. But, just for the record, here’s another example of political double talk...
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Angi Becker Stevens
Violation by Ultrasound: Not Just Physical
While there has been much fury recently over Virginia’s recently proposed transvaginal ultrasound bill, other states’ anti-choice lawmakers have chosen the equally unacceptable route of psychological...
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Gary Younge
The Itinerant US Left Has Found Its Home in the Occupy Movement
At the auction of foreclosed homes at Queens supreme court in New York, the official carefully explained the process for one person to make an offer on another person's misery.
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Ellen Brown
Move Our Money: New State Bank Bills Address Credit and Housing Crises
Seventeen states have now introduced bills for state-owned banks, and others are in the works. Hawaii’s innovative state bank bill addresses the foreclosure mess. County-owned banks are being...
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