Views for 2012-03-24

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Christopher Brauchli
Goldman's Lust for Gold
I cried all the way to the bank. —Wladziu Valentino Liberace, An autobiography It was just an unfortunate coincidence that the two events came within a couple of weeks of each other. The first was a...
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Justin Hayden
Obama Greeted by Protest Against Keystone in Cushing, OK
It was cold and they were forced to stand in the mud, in an area that couldn’t have been more than 15 feet across, but on Thursday, March 22nd, a coalition of indigenous, local, and regional activist...
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Kim Stafford
Open Letter to the Unknown Friend in Iran
To the unknown friend in Iran: We have had a separation long enough. I hope someday we may meet, when our countries are at peace. I want to know about how you live, about your family. I want to hear...
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Lauren Carasik
Legacy of a Massacre: The World Bank and the Chixoy Dam
March 13, 2012 marked the somber 30 year anniversary of the massacre of 177 innocent women and children in the remote Maya Achi village of Rio Negro, Guatemala, one of four massacres carried out...
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Michelle Chen
Even With Daisey's Lies Peeled Away, Apple's Rotten Core Exposed
Apple’s brand glared in the media spotlight this past week, after the public learned that performance artist Mike Daisey’s theatrical rendering of the struggles of Apple factory workers contained...
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Peter Bosshard
Can Jim Yong Kim Reinvent the World Bank?
Jim Yong Kim – a public health expert, president of Dartmouth College and astute rapper – is the US government’s candidate for the presidency of the World Bank.
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Marian Wright Edelman
It's Past Time to Protect Children Not Guns
Thousands of people across the country have poured into the streets -- from New York to Sanford, Florida -- to demand justice for Trayvon Martin. Hundreds of thousands more stepped up to protest...
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Medea Benjamin, Charles Davis
'Stability' Trumps Democracy in Egypt
Confronted with popular protest, the country’s unelected rulers have doubled down on repression, jailing peaceful activists and killing dozens of civilians who have the gall to exercise their rights...
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
To PBS, with (Tough) Love
Neither of us is old enough to have been fooled by the Trojan Horse ( see Wikipedia ).
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Deborah James
Change is Gonna Come? Global Health Expert Nominated by US for World Bank Presidency
For the very first time, the U.S. government has nominated a qualified candidate to be the President of the World Bank. In order to maintain control of the institution by donors, rather than those...
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