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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Ralph Nader
The Greediness of Brain Drain
The phrase “brain drain” used to mean, in the 1950s and ‘60s, the flight of professionally-trained people from dictatorships to find opportunity in the U.S. and other Western countries. Now “brain...
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Roger Bybee
Ryan Shrugs: Overlooked GOP Budget Provision Would Fuel Offshoring With New Tax Incentives
GOP House Budget Chair Paul Ryan reigns as the GOP’s resident economic genius, even as the productive base and health of his own southeastern Wisconsin district deteriorates under the impact of the...
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Shilpa Jain
Shikshantar: 'Transforming the Way We Live and Learn'
At Shikshantar, we are trying to support the shift from a money-dominant globalized culture to a more small-scale, relationship-focused culture.
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John Feffer
Waiting for Copernicus: On the Slow-Death of Neoliberalism
It’s happening in Buenos Aires. It’s happening in Paris and in Athens. It’s even happening at the World Bank headquarters. The global economy is finally shifting away from the model that prevailed...
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Leeann Brown
Profits over Health: A Short History of the Pesticide Lobby
The U.S. Department of Agriculture began testing fruits and vegetables for pesticide residues in 1991 after the public became concerned about their potential risks to children. Remember Alar ? In...
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Bruce Friedrich
Foie Gras: Evidence of a Cruel and Illegal Food System
Right now, the USDA is allowing diseased bird organs to be sold for food, in violation of federal law. Because USDA won't enforce the law, thousands of animals are suffering miserably, and the...
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Afghan Peace Volunteers
An Afghan Okinawa: There Will Be No US Troop Withdrawal in 2014
We are ordinary Afghans wishing for peace, and we have eyes and ears and feelings of love and despair, so please read on.
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David Dayen
Activists Want DNC Convention Moved Out of Charlotte After Amendment One Passage
Yesterday North Carolina passed Amendment One , a constitutional amendment initiative that not only puts the existing ban on same-sex marriage in the state constitution, but will also ban civil...
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Mary Bottari
ReMatch! Barrett to Face Walker in Historic Wisconsin Recall Election
Wisconsin voters chose Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to run against incumbent Governor Scott Walker in the first gubernatorial recall election in the state's history. It has been 450 days since the...
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John Nichols
Wisconsin Progressives Easily Outpoll Scott Walker as Recall Race Is Set
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett won a sweeping victory in the primary to choose a Democratic nominee to oppose anti-labor Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin's June 5 recall election. And, despite $21...
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Robert Naiman
Against War and Austerity, Hollande is Right and Obama Should Agree
Newly elected French President François Hollande is coming to the White House next week to meet with President Obama ahead of the G8 and NATO summits.
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Renee Parsons
The Strategic Partnership Agreement and Pakistan
As President Obama has committed to withdraw U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan in 2014, the recently signed Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) with Afghan President Hamid Karzai will implement...
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Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
Welcome to the Knowledge Factory
The lead article in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education Review is titled “ The Ph.D. Now Comes With Food Stamps .” More than 350,000 Americans with advanced degrees applied for food stamps in...
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Jim Hightower
Making Chemical Giants Happy at Our Expense
Thanks to the blessings of nature and good farmers, you and I can enjoy such scrumptious delights as fresh corn-on-the-cob, popcorn and many other variations of this truly great grain.
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Jonathan Cook
Netanyahu Crowns Himself King of Israel
Israelis barely had time to absorb the news that they were heading into a summer election when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu yesterday pulled the rug from underneath the charade.
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