Views for 2013-01-19

Saturday, January 19, 2013
Shiney Varghese
Water Grabbing to Follow Food Speculation?
Writing in National Geographic in December 2012 about “small-scale irrigation techniques with simple buckets, affordable pumps, drip lines, and other equipment” that “are enabling farm families to...
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Abi Hassen
Aaron Was a Criminal and So Are You
The prosecution of Aaron Swartz and his subsequent suicide is heartbreaking. Aaron’s life and work was an inspiring example of how the Internet can elevate humanity beyond the dregs of rote commerce...
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Lucinda Marshall
Lather, Rinse, Repeat
The recent horrific assaults on women in Steubenville and New Delhi require a strong response. Yet as happens all too often, our horror seems to make it difficult for us to fully recognize the...
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Eric Margolis
On To Timbuktu II
PARIS – Confused over the surging violence in Mali and now Algeria? Trying to find Mali on the map? War, as the great Roman historian Tacitus wrote, teaches geography. This week’s new lesson is West...
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Michael Winship
Corporate Party Favors at the Inaugural Shindig
If you’re one of those who equate the worlds of Washington and Hollywood — the standard joke: “Politics is show business for ugly people” — then a presidential inauguration is the Oscars, Golden...
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