Views for 2012-02-28

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Meredith McCarthy
The World Bank’s Plans for Fisheries Could Destroy Fishing Communities
Taking care of the oceans is a big challenge that needs the right solutions. That’s why we oppose turning our fisheries into privatized markets through catch shares , filling our coastal waters with...
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Dave Lindorff
President Barack Obama and His Key Advisors are a Gang of War Criminals
If a bunch of street toughs decided to gang up and beat the crap out of some guy in the neighborhood because they feared he might be planning to buy a gun to protect his family, I think we’d all...
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Pratap Chatterjee
WikiLeaks' Stratfor Dump Lifts Lid on Intelligence-Industrial Complex
What price bad intelligence?
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Medea Benjamin
AIPAC Undermines Democracy at Home and in the Middle East
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is one of the most powerful lobby organizations in the country. On March 4-6, AIPAC will be holding its annual policy conference in Washington DC...
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Jeff Biggers
New Mountaintop Removal Campaign Kicks Off in Washington, DC
Besieged residents living amid the fallout of the mountaintop removal crisis in the central Appalachian coalfields are descending on Washington, DC today, as part of a new emergency health campaign...
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Tony Norman
Santorum Hits New Low Opposing Higher Ed
In the 1920s, H.L. Mencken, the nasty patron saint of modern journalism, coined the term "booboisie" to refer to a class of Americans he considered uneducated, uncultured and subservient to the...
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Michele Simon
A Budget Cut Only the Produce Industry Could Love
You’ve probably never heard of the Microbiological Data Program (MDP) but if you eat fresh produce, you should, because it’s currently on President Obama’s budgetary chopping block. The MDP is a...
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Dean Baker
Gas in the Presidential Race
President Obama seems to be enjoying some good luck in that the economy appears to be picking up just in time for his re-election campaign. While the economy is still weak by almost any measure,...
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Adwoa Masozi
Stealing From The Mouth of Public Education to Feed the Prison Industrial Complex
States across the US are excising billions of dollars from their education budgets as if 22% of the population isn’t functionally illiterate.
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Robert Reich
As Santorum and Romney Battle for the Loony Right, the Rest of Us Should Not Gloat
My father was a Republican for the first 78 years of his life. For the last twenty, he’s been a Democrat (he just celebrated his 98th.) What happened? “They lost me,” he says.
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Ellie Happel
Returning to Zero: Forced Evictions in Haiti
Two years after the earthquake, over 500,000 Haitians continue to call ramshackle tent camps in and around Port-au-Prince home. One in five faces an active threat of forced eviction, of being kicked...
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Tom Engelhardt, Nick Turse
Blown Away: How the US Fanned the Flames in Afghanistan
Is it all over but the (anti-American) shouting -- and the killing? Are the exits finally coming into view?
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Brendan Fischer
Walker Using Out-of-State Tea Party Group to Indirectly Challenge Recall
After news outlets reported Monday that Governor Scott Walker would not be challenging recall signatures, the governor quietly submitted a request asking that the state elections board accept...
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David Macaray
The Dreadful Candy Caper: Hershey's Outrageous Labor Violations
What happened recently at the Hershey candy factory, in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, has to be considered one of the weirdest and most outrageous labor stories of the new year.
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