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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Jill Richardson
Approval of New Chemical-Resistant GMOs Likely to Prompt Pesticide Escalation
A decade and a half after farmers began planting the first genetically engineered (GE) crops, the future is clear. The scientists who pioneered genetic engineering thought of themselves as...
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Wenonah Hauter
Environmental Defense Fund: Stop Your Sell-Out to the Gas Industry
I have news for the Environmental Defense Fund: the fracking activist community is shocked that you received $6 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies to advocate for fracking regulations. And we aren...
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Kumi Naidoo
Cold Hands, Determined Hearts: On Trying to Save the Arctic
When I spoke to my friends and family this weekend I was unanimously scolded.
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Sam Pizzigati
A Bold New Call for a 'Maximum Wage'
How about taking a moment this Labor Day to reflect about those Americans who earn the least for their labor?
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Amanda Marcotte
She's Just an Easy-Bake Oven: How the GOP and the Anti-Choice Movement See Women
The good news about the Rep. Todd Akin situation is that it genuinely seems to have raised the public’s awareness of how much the anti-choice movement is rooted not in some love of fetal life, but in...
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Sean Lennon
Destroying Precious Land for Gas
On the northern tip of Delaware County, N.Y., where the Catskill Mountains curl up into little kitten hills, and Ouleout Creek slithers north into the Susquehanna River, there is a farm my parents...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
The GOP’s Split-Screen Convention
This week, the anti-disaster assistance party scrambled to shuffle its anti-government convention speakers in the face of Hurricane Isaac. Meanwhile, the New York Times reported , “As the American...
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Glenn Greenwald
How the US and Israeli Justice Systems Whitewash State Crimes
The US military announced on Monday that no criminal charges would be brought against the US marines in Afghanistan who videotaped themselves urinating on the corpses of http://www.guardian.co.uk/...
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César Chelala
Romney's El Salvador Death Squad Ties
On two occasions during El Salvador’s terrible war years, I had an inkling of being in front of an unusual experience. One was visiting El Salvador’s Cathedral, where Archbishop Oscar Romero...
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Alice Slater
Iran Call for Nuclear Abolition by 2025 is Unreported by New York Times
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), formed in 1961 during the Cold War, is a group of 120 states and 17 observer states not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. The NAM held its opening...
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Jim Goodman
Toxic Algae, Dead Dogs, and How We Grow Our Food
You wouldn’t think a game of fetch could be deadly. But last month an Indiana couple’s dogs died after fetching balls in an algae-infested lake. There were no warnings posted, and only after the dogs...
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Vandana Shiva
Our Hunger Games
Hunger and malnutrition are man-made. They are hardwired in the design of the industrial, chemical model of agriculture. But just as hunger is created by design, healthy and nutritious food for all...
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George Monbiot
Along with the Arctic Ice, The Rich World's Smugness Will Melt
There are no comparisons to be made. This is not like war or plague or a stockmarket crash. We are ill-equipped, historically and psychologically, to understand it, which is one of the reasons why so...
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David Macaray
The Curious Appeal of Ayn Rand
Mitt Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, recently made news by declaring himself an unabashed admirer of quasi-philosopher Ayn Rand. Reportedly, Rand’s books are required reading for Ryan’s staff. I...
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