Views for 2012-05-17

Thursday, May 17, 2012
George Lakey
Did the Norwegians Have a Revolution?
For the better part of a century, some visionaries have been trying to break out of the dominant belief that there are only two means of forcing change: reform through elections and revolution...
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Jenny Dodson
Citizens Fight Back Against Assault on Women's Health
The vicious attacks on women’s health to which we’ve grown so accustomed on the national and state stages are trickling down to the local level, as municipal and county governments get in on the...
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Buddy Bell
Walking Against NATO: Agitators Stride Towards Peace
On w hat is now the 17th day of our walk from Madison to Chicago, the number 165 does not seem to encapsulate all the progress we have made. We are 17 days and 165 miles away from the day I drove...
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Sarah Byrnes
How Small Groups Can Power Big Change
As a general rule, as communities grow, they lose social cohesion. There is a tricky tension between growing a group and a maintaining sense of personal belonging for members.
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Michelle Chen
Shame of the Nation: House 'Violence Against Women Act' Bill Ratchets Up Attacks on Domestic Violence Survivors
Women have been under economic assault in Washington for months. Deficit hawks have taken aim at social programs and civil rights protections that help keep women safe, healthy and able to...
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Barbara Ehrenreich
Preying on Poverty: How Government and Corporations Use the Poor as Piggy Banks
Individually the poor are not too tempting to thieves, for obvious reasons. Mug a banker and you might score a wallet containing a month’s rent. Mug a janitor and you will be lucky to get away with...
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Chris Anders
Tell Congress to End 'Indefinite Detention' in the United States
Twenty-four hours might not seem like much time.
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Laura Flanders
The Student Debt Bomb
President Obama doled out the most shocking stream of commencement cliches to the graduating class of Barnard College Monday. To offer just a taste:
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Robert C. Koehler
Violence and Greeting Cards
“We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies . . .”
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Amy Goodman
Veterans Say No to NATO
Veterans of the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan are now challenging the occupation of Chicago.
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Bill Moyers, Simon Johnson
Are JPMorgan's Losses a Canary in a Coal Mine?
That sound of shattered glass you’ve been hearing is the iconic portrait of Jamie Dimon splintering as it hits the floor of JPMorgan Chase. As the Good Book says, “Pride goeth before a fall,” and the...
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