Views for 2012-10-19

Friday, October 19, 2012
Seumas Milne
The End of the New World Order
The following is an edited extract from Seumus Milne's new book, The Revenge of History: the Battle for the 21st Century , published by Verso.
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Wen Stephenson
Cue the Math: 350’s Roadshow Takes Aim at Big Oil
It was game time. The Saturday night crowd on the Vermont campus was festive, boisterous, pumped. People cheered and whooped when told that one of their heroes, climate activist Tim DeChristopher —...
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Carol Rose
When Police Spy on Free Speech, Democracy Suffers
Psst! Check out this super-secret Boston Police "intelligence report":
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Conor Friedersdorf
On War and Peace, George McGovern Will Die Vindicated
Speaking at the Democratic National Convention in 1972, George McGovern kicked off his ill-fated presidential bid by focusing on his opposition to the ruinous war in Vietnam. "I have no secret plan...
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Glenn Greenwald
US Justice Likely Coming Soon to Benghazi with Extrajudicial Executions
Ever since the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Obama officials, including the President himself, have been vowing that the perpetrators will be "brought to justice".
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Katherine Sciacchitano
Making Labor Pay and Why We Need Universal Pensions
The political economy of the recovery is making the United States even more unequal than it was during the bubble years. Incomes fell across the board during the crisis: median family income is 6.3%...
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Bridgette Dunlap
A Question for Anti-Choicers: How, Exactly, Would Your Rape Exception Work?
There is much discussion these days of banning abortion with exceptions for rape, incest, and life of the mother. Setting aside the issue of whether this can possibly be true given the right's...
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Steve Horn
Fracking Your Future: Shale Gas Industry Targets College Campuses, K-12 Schools
In Pennsylvania - a state that sits in the heart of the Marcellus Shale basin - the concept of " frackademia " and " frackademics " has taken
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Sadhbh Walshe
Proposition 36 Promises an End to California's Punitive 3 Strikes Law
On 6 November, Californians will get a chance to vote on Proposition 36, which would reform some elements of its highly controversial "three strikes" law and bring it in line with other states by...
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Robert Scheer
Meet Romney’s Economic Hit Man
Mark the name of R. Glenn Hubbard, the man who will make your life miserable if Mitt Romney is elected president. Unless, that is, you happen to be one of the swindlers who has profited mightily from...
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Zack Kaldveer
Pesticide Industry Backed Opponents of GMO Labeling Get Criminal in California
The $36 million No on 37 campaign, bankrolled by $20 million from the world's six largest pesticide companies, has been caught in yet another lie, this time possibly criminal.
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