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Monday, May 21, 2012
Mark Weisbrot
The Jamaicanization of the Eurozone: Crushing Austerity Creating Economic Twilight Zones
Jamaica, an English-speaking Caribbean island nation of 2.9 million people, may seem worlds away from Europe. The country's income per person of $9,000 ranks it 88th in the world, as compared to the...
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Sam Pizzigati
Facebook and Tahrir Square, Revisited
Remember the heady days of the Arab spring? People in motion. Democracy breaking out all over. And right in the middle of everything... Facebook!
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Ellen Cantarow
How Rural America Got Fracked: The Environmental Nightmare You Know Nothing About
If the world can be seen in a grain of sand, watch out. As Wisconsinites are learning, there’s money (and misery) in sand -- and if you’ve got the right kind, an oil company may soon be at your...
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Yifat Susskind
Don’t Put Monsanto in Charge of Ending Hunger in Africa
This past weekend, President Obama hid out from protesters at Camp David. He was hosting the leaders of the world’s eight wealthiest economies, known as the G8. As they readied to meet, on Friday,...
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Robert Naiman
In Chicago, Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Put NATO's Endless War on Trial
When the history of our time is written, people will try to explain to each other how the country in which only one Member of Congress voted against a blank check for endless war in Afghanistan (and...
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Glenn Greenwald
Democrats and Bain
We all know that Bain Capital, Mitt Romney’s former firm, is the paragon of capitalist evil, destroying the middle class in order to enrich greedy vulture oligarchs. We also all know that the...
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Shamus Cooke
The First Domino Falls in Greece
Greece’s situation is not an isolated event, but a bellwether for the industrial world and beyond.
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Bernard Harcourt
US War Veterans Tossing Medals Back at Nato Was a Heroic Act
"No amount of medals, ribbons, or flags can cover the amount of human suffering caused by this war." "I have only one word, and it is shame." "This is for the people of Iraq and Afghanistan."
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Gary Younge
Nato Talks Security and Peace, Chicago Has Neither
On Friday morning in Brighton Park, a neighbourhood in southwest Chicago, around half a dozen Latina volunteers in luminous bibs patrolled the streets around Davis Elementary school. The school sits...
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Paul Buchheit
How the Ultra-Rich Betray America
The betrayals come in many forms. Here are a few of the more outrageous, and destructive, examples: Evasion: Corporations suddenly stopped meeting their tax responsibilities
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