Views for 2012-04-08

Sunday, April 8, 2012
Bianca Jagger
Undermining Human Rights in the Name of Development
When I arrived at Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, I was struck by a billboard above the luggage carousel: "Mining happiness for the people of Orissa - Vedanta."
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Danny Schechter
Obama Turns Super-Hawk
Back in the last Century, when Bill Clinton was running for re-election in the "permanent campaign" he, with the advice of the smarmy Dick Morris chose to co-opt Republican positions to pre-empt...
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Mark Ames
Behind Another Rampage Massacre
I was working on an article about last month’s rampage massacre in Afghanistan that left 17 villagers dead, when news hit of this past Monday’s massacre at an Oakland, California, religious college,...
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Pratap Chatterjee
Mining Maverick Resigns from Rainmaking at JP Morgan
Ian Hannam, a senior JP Morgan banker and ex-soldier, who helped finance a number of flamboyant and controversial mineral extraction projects over the last couple of decades, has resigned, after...
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Paul F. deLespinasse
Repudiate ‘Obamacare’?: Here is a Radical Strategy for Obama
No matter how the Supreme Court decides the medical insurance cases, we face prolonged uncertainty. If it upholds the law, Republicans will sabotage implementation and promise to repeal it when they...
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Michelle Chen
Unrest in Indonesia’s Mines: Local Chaos and Global Injustice
Buried in Indonesia’s rich soil is a minefield of brutality, literally. Last year, the Grasberg mine of the Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold, one of the largest such operations in the world, shut...
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Alan Minsky
Would Jesus Occupy?
“Whatsoever you do for the least of My people, that you do unto Me.” --Matthew 25:40 On Easter Sunday 2012, it is important for American Christians, and non-Christians alike, to reflect on Jesus’...
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