Views for 2012-10-06

Saturday, October 6, 2012
Amanda Eckerson
Independent and Community Media Collectives Prepare for Venzuelan Elections
There is a line running out the door of LaraTVeC, with a microphone attached, so that people can be interviewed throughout the day as they exit the election booth. Over the past few weeks,...
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Amy Goodman
Listen to Third-Party Candidates: This is What Democracy Sounds Like
A few miles south of the campus arena in the Mile High City where Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met in their first debate, "Democracy Now!" news hour broke the sound barrier by expanding their gated...
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Robert Reich
The Politics of the Jobs Report
The White House is breathing easier this morning. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent – the first time it’s been under 8 percent in 43 months. In...
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Christopher Brauchli
Fraud Found!!!
As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it? — William Marcy Tweed, Tammany Hall Statement (1871) The Republicans have finally uncovered evidence of fraud they can prevent. For a...
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Carl Gibson
The Illegitimate Debates of 2012
Imagine going out to dinner in a restaurant that only served Coke and Pepsi to drink. What if the establishment had strict rules against the serving of coffee, tea, juice, water, milk, or any other...
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Michelle Chen
From Indonesia to California, Laborers Say ‘No’ to Precarious Work
Do you know who your boss is? Wherever you are in the world, it’s getting harder to tell who’s responsible for making your workday miserable.
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Mark Weisbrot
Venezuela Election: Why the Voting is More Trustworthy than the Polling
Polling – or perhaps more importantly, the abuse of polling data – has a checkered history in Venezuela . I will never forget the day of the presidential recall referendum in 2004.
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Bill Bigelow
Rethinking Columbus: Towards a True People's History
This past January, almost exactly 20 years after its publication, Tucson schools banned the book I co-edited with Bob Peterson, Rethinking Columbus .
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