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Monday, July 16, 2012
Mark Weisbrot
Ecuador Should Grant Political Asylum to Wikileaks Founder
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has taken refuge in Ecuador’s embassy in London, where according to Ecuadorian authorities he is “under the protection of the Ecuadorian state,” as he awaits the...
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Richard Seymour
Chicago's Teachers Could Strike a Blow for Organized Labor Globally
Last month, approximately 90% of Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members voted for strike action . Only 1.82% voted against. This was a shock to the local administration.
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Gary Younge
The Democrats Can't Lecture Romney About Firing People
Following the stock market crash of 1987 the US House subcommittee on telecommunications and finance needed an expert to explain the underlying impulses that had brought capitalism to the brink. So...
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Marjorie Cohn
Immigration, Racism, and the Supreme Court
The issue of immigration has been tossed about like a political football for some time. Democrats argue that migrants who have spent many years in the United States should be permitted to apply for...
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Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
Love in the End Times
The political horserace in American politics has begun, with both Presidential candidates running full-tilt but ponderously towards each other like armored knights on horseback, wielding the lances...
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Chris Hedges
The Battle of Blair Mountain
Joe Sacco and I, one afternoon when we were working in southern West Virginia on our book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt,” parked our car on the side of a road.
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Paul Buchheit
Five Reasons the Super-Rich Need Government More Than the Rest of Us
Wealthy individuals and corporations want us to believe they've made it on their own, without the help of government or the American people. Billionaire financier Sanford Weill blustered, "We didn't...
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George Lakoff, Elisabeth Wehling
The Sacredness of Life and Liberty
The NY Times, on June 5, 2012, reported that so-called “morning-after pills” work by preventing women’s eggs from being fertilized, and not by preventing fertilized eggs from being implanted in the...
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Tom Gallagher
The Real “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy Continues
When Hilary Clinton visited Laos last week, no one expected her to emulate West German Chancellor Willy Brandt when he fell to his knees on his 1970 visit to the Warsaw Ghetto. But still, the...
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