Views for 2012-10-25

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Marion Brady
The Education-Testing Complex of Mass Destruction
My last of several jobs in industry before I began teaching school was with Atlas Powder Company. At Atlas, I learned something useful for the current education reform effort.
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Phyllis Bennis, John Cavanagh
Paul Wellstone, We Miss You
Ten years ago today, the two of us were an hour into the first big coalition meeting to oppose the impending U.S. war against Iraq, surrounded by dozens of leaders of a wide array of movements: peace...
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Rajesh Makwana
Proposing a Vision of a New Earth
The following article is based on a presentation by Share The World’s Resources for the World Public Forum ‘Dialogue of Civilisations’ 10th Anniversary Conference, Rhodes, October 2012:
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Mairead Maguire
Why I Cannot Support the Nobel Prize for the EU
Alfred Nobel was a visionary who believed in a demilitarized peaceful world. In his will, he left his Nobel peace prize to those who would work for “fraternity among nations,” “abolition or reduction...
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Karel van Wolferen
The Disabling Pacific ‘Alliance’
Amid news and pundit references about an alleged ‘tilt’ in American foreign policy toward Asia and the Pacific, it is useful to take a closer look at the badly under-reported story of Washington’s...
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Chloë Cooney
On Women's Rights Worldwide, The 1980s Are Calling…
Global health did not come up in Monday night’s final presidential debate , which focused on U.S. foreign policy. Both candidates, however, made reference to women’s issues, primarily voicing support...
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Paul Muir
CIA Drones Spur Radical Movements in Pakistan and Yemen
The terrifying sight of predators buzzing overhead may soon be a more prominent feature of civilian life in some of the world's most conflict-ravaged places. Despite growing international outrage...
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Amy Goodman
Prop 37: California's Fight for GM Labeling Should Matter to All of US
“What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.” —Lucretius, Roman poet (95 B.C.-55 B.C.)
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Nick Turse
America's Failed Formula for Worldwide War
They looked like a gang of geriatric giants. Clad in smart casual attire -- dress shirts, sweaters, and jeans -- and incongruous blue hospital booties, they strode around “the world,” stopping to...
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David Gutman
Objectivity Does Not Mean Neutrality: The Danger of False Equivalency in the Media
What happens when public officials don’t tell the truth? Traditionally it’s been the role of the media to point this out. It is the role of the media not only to uncover hidden deceit, but also to...
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John Nichols
From Paul Wellstone to Elizabeth Warren
Paul Wellstone was a movement progressive.
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Jessica Valenti
Ending Rape Illiteracy
This week, a DC-based feminist group projected the phrase “rape is rape” onto the US Capitol building. The action was meant to highlight survivors’ stories and bring attention to the way rape is...
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Philip Ackermen-Leist
Bill and Lou: A Parable for Saving our Broken Food System
Our society has become increasingly divorced from agriculture, and our assumptions about food and farming are too often based more on emotion or business interests than those of real, on-farm...
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Rose Ann DeMoro
What’s At Stake When Billionaires Try to Buy Our Democracy
The shameless spectacle of billionaires drowning the airwaves should not numb us to the consequences of what is at stake if the super rich succeed in buying our elections.
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