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Monday, December 24, 2012
Naomi Klein
As Chief Spence Starves, Canadians Awaken from Idleness and Remember Their Roots
I woke up just past midnight with a bolt. My six-month-old son was crying. He has a cold – the second of his short life–and his blocked nose frightens him. I was about to get up when he started...
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Muna Mire
Idle No More: Women Rising to Lead When it's Needed Most
Chief Theresa Spence is now on Day 13 of her hunger strike. Too weak to leave the teepee she is living in on Victoria Island, a mere stone's throw from Parliament, she called for a round dance...
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Paul Krugman
When Prophecy Fails
Back in the 1950s three social psychologists joined a cult that was predicting the imminent end of the world. Their purpose was to observe the cultists’ response when the world did not, in fact, end...
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Steve Connor
'Frankenfish' Approval Could Open Floodgates for Other GM Animals
An American license to permit the commercial development and sale of genetically modified salmon could open the door on a new era of GM animals designed for human consumption, although at present...
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Izzeldin Abuelaish
Compassion, Not Anger, Is Best Response to Sandy Hook Massacre
Like countless other people, I was shocked and mesmerised by the murders at Sandy Hook school. So many innocent souls and committed teachers who risked their lives to protect their six- and seven-...
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Paul Buchheit
The 12 Days of a Capitalist Christmas
On the first day of Christmas my employer gave to me ONE penny for every $3 the richest 130,000 Americans make. It's been a national tradition since 1980.
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Rebecca Solnit
2013 as Year Zero: For Earth and For Us
As this wild year comes to an end, we return to the season of gifts. Here’s the gift you’re not going to get soon: any conventional version of Paradise. You know, the place where nothing much happens...
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Chris Hedges
The Final Battle
Over the past year I and other plaintiffs including Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg have pressed a lawsuit in the federal courts to nullify Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization...
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