Views for 2013-01-22

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Richard Eskow
On Jobs and Economic Justice, Will We Lead or Be Lulled By the Speech?
The President gave a terrific speech. But if great speeches could heal our economic wounds, if they could repair the ever-increasing gap between the rich and the rest of us, if they could re-open the...
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Bryce Covert
'Roe' at 40: The Economic Divide That Denies Low-Income Women Their Right to an Abortion
Happy fortieth, Roe ! They say 40 is the new 20. And that might be fitting, because four decades later to the day it feels like in many ways we’ve moved back in time. While access to abortion is...
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Rajesh Makwana
Extreme Wealth vs Global Sharing
Last year alone, the world's 100 richest people earned a combined additional income of $241 billion. According to new calculations, redistributing just a quarter of this vast quantity of money would...
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Atlee McFellin
From Green New Deal to New Economy
In a recent article about success in the sharing economy, Van Jones explained the degree to which sharing, crowdfunding, and other similar concepts are fundamentally transforming the economy as we...
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Robert Shetterly
The Portrait of a Whistleblower: Torture Cannot Be Tolerated
On January 25 th , 2013 in Washington, D.C., former CIA agent John Kiriakou will be sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for revealing the name of an undercover CIA agent. On the eve of that sentencing,...
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Teachers, Education Experts
Why We Support Seattle Teachers' Standardized Test Boycott
In the public statement below, more than 130 educators, researchers and childhood advocates, including some of the most well-respected figures in the field of education, pledged support for the...
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Brian Tierney
Retail Rebellion: Reinventing Organized Labor in the Walmart Economy
In 1962, Arkansas businessman Sam Walton opened the first Walmart discount store, setting in motion the rapid ascendance of a corporate giant that would redefine markets around the world. With its...
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Kumi Naidoo
Amplifying Voices for Change at This Year's WEF
No one likes to be "unliked" on Facebook or elsewhere. But, every year for the last 12, I put on a brave face and go where I must -- not where I like -- where the world's most powerful people are:...
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Caryn Riswold
Growing Up With Roe: How a Trip to the Eye Doctor Created a Lifelong Advocate for Reproductive Rights
I am just about fifteen months older than Roe v. Wade, part of a generation that has come of age with the 1973 Supreme Court decision. This is my memory of learning that some people didn’t think that...
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Michael T. Klare
Powder Keg in the Pacific
Don’t look now, but conditions are deteriorating in the western Pacific. Things are turning ugly, with consequences that could prove deadly and spell catastrophe for the global economy.
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Marty Wolfson
“Free-Market” Outcomes Are Not Fair—and Not Free
“Since 1980, the U.S. government has reduced its intervention in the U.S. economy, which has become much more of a free market. Conservatives applaud this development because they think that free-...
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Hossein Mousavian
Iran Wants a Nuclear Deal, not War
To stop Iran achieving "critical capability" to produce nuclear weapons in the coming months, President Obama must impose "maximal" sanctions – that is the message of a new report issued in...
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Sarah van Gelder
Obama Inaugurates Renewed Energy on Climate Change
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John Atcheson
Our Dumb Democracy: Why the Untied States of Stupid Still Reins Supreem
Astoundingly, Mr. Obama – the supreme pragmatist and compromiser – gave an inaugural address that was as strong a defense of progressivism as we have seen in thirty years.
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