Views for 2012-04-04

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Melissa Bollow Tempel
Testing Our Limits and Failing Our Students
I walked away from the rest of my class and over to the three computers in the corner of my classroom. Two of my 1st graders, Jasmine and Jayden, sat at their computers with their headphones off,...
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Jules Boykoff
'Celebration Capitalism' and the Real Cost of the Olympics
The 2012 Olympics glimmer on London's horizon, but the Games are more than a smiley-faced sportstopia. The cost of hosting the Olympics has skyrocketed while private funders have evaporated, leaving...
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George Lakey, Max Rennebohm
Social Movements Can Find Strength from Unlikely Allies
Nearly all successful movements need to attract allies in order to win. The U.S. Occupy movement in its first few months attracted widespread sympathy and support in opinion polls; but the function...
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Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
Round Up the Chemicals – For Our Children’s Sake
When I was pregnant with my second son, born in 1998, I was living out in the country in a small house next to my parents’ bigger house. My son was born in late August, and all through that third...
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Medea Benjamin, Rae Abileah
Enlisting Michelle Obama—and the American Public—to Stop War on Iran
On Friday, March 30, First Lady Michelle Obama received an unusual request at her San Francisco fundraiser. Instead of “Can I have a picture with you?,” one major donor asked, “Will you use your...
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Sara Jerving
The Fracking Frenzy's Impact on Women
Hydraulic fracturing, or “ fracking ,” has generated widespread media attention this year. The process, which injects water and chemicals into the ground to release "natural" gas and oil from shale...
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Margie Kelly
Glorifying the Fetus While Ignoring the Fetal Environment
Abortion opponents long ago slapped their brand on the fetus, parading giant graphic images of fetuses in marches and now calling for laws mandating pictures of fetuses inside a woman's body via...
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Ali Alaswad
Bahrain's Government Must Stop Killing Its People, and Listen to Them
When 100,000 or more people take to the streets in protest , governments in most parts of the world would see it as a sign that they need to change course – especially in a country with only about...
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Bill Wenzel
Catching up to the Local Food Revolution
This year, spring arrived early as a record-breaking heat wave swept across the nation, making it feel like summer in Minnesota, Virginia, and many other parts of the country. Farmers are either...
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Jim Hightower
Save Wall Street! Congress Passes JO(BS) Act
Hallelujah, Washington has finally heard the people's cries for jobs! In an urgent bipartisan push, Democrats and Republicans have joined hands across the aisle to pass the JOBS Act. In this time of...
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