Views for 2012-07-02

Monday, July 2, 2012
Kathy Kelly
Seeking a Visa for Peace Advocate Dr. Wee Teck Young
“We love you!” “Stay Out!”
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Dean Baker
A Wall Street Gambling Tax: The Remedy to Inequality
As the presidential election builds up steam, the Washington elites in both parties are actively scheming to find ways to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits for retired workers. The media have...
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Jay Walljasper
America The Possible: A Manifesto For A Brighter Future
In America the Possible : A Manifesto —a riveting two part excerpt in Orion Magazine from a forthcoming book— environmental strategist and scholar Gus Speth crafts a practical agenda for the future...
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Gar Alperovitz
A New Era for Worker Ownership?
The workers of the just-formed New Era Windows cooperative in Chicago—the same workers who sat in and forced Serious Energy to back down on a hasty shutdown of their Goose Island plant a few months...
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Stacy Mitchell
Wal-Mart: 50 Years of Gutting America's Middle Class
Sam Walton opened the first Walmart store in Rogers, Arkansas, 50 years ago this month. Sprawled along a major thoroughfare outside the city's downtown, that inaugural store embodied many of the...
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Luis Hernández Navarro
Peña Nieto's Victory in Mexico is a Vote for the Old Regime
Two Mexicos confronted each other at the polls on Sunday. One of them, formed by thoughtful citizens who want a different country and are determined to support Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
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Patrick Cockburn
How Julian Assange's Private Life Helped Conceal the Real Triumph of WikiLeaks
As Julian Assange evades arrest by taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in Knightsbridge to escape extradition to Sweden, and possibly the US, British commentators have targeted him with shrill...
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Glenn Greenwald
Dianne Feinstein Targets Press Freedom
The supreme Senate defender of state secrecy and the Surveillance State, California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, yesterday issued a statement to Australia’s largest newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald...
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Chris Hedges
Time To Get Crazy
Native Americans’ resistance to the westward expansion of Europeans took two forms. One was violence. The other was accommodation. Neither worked. Their land was stolen, their communities were...
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George Lakoff, Elisabeth Wehling
What Hath Roberts Wrought?
Democrats all over America are claiming victory in the Chief Justice Roberts’ vote to uphold the constitutionality of the President’s Health Care Law. Conservatives all over America are campaigning...
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Ellen Brown
Europe's Shock Doctrine: Government by the Banks, for the Banks
On Friday, June 29th, German Chancellor Angela Merkel acquiesced to changes to a permanent Eurozone bailout fund—“before the ink was dry,” as critics complained. Besides easing the conditions under...
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Paul Buchheit
Some Outrageous Facts about Inequality
Studying inequality in America reveals some facts that are truly hard to believe. Amidst all the absurdity a few stand out. 1. U.S. companies in total pay a smaller percentage of taxes than the...
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Michael Winship
In London, Mitt Banks on the Wrong Horse
So what do you get when you combine Mitt Romney, expensive horseflesh, fancy dinners and a financial scandal in the City of London?
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