Views for 2013-01-31

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Robert Borosage
Warning: Austerity Hysteria Endangers Your Job
The U.S. economy shrank unexpectedly in the last three months of 2012, ending over 30 months of economic growth. Exports lagged, reflecting, in
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Ray McGovern
When Truth Tried to Stop War
Ten years ago, Katharine Gun, then a 28-year-old British intelligence officer, saw an e-mailed memo from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) that confirmed for her in black and white the already...
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Dean Baker
The Deficit Hawks: When Did They Stop Being Wrong About the Economy?
The news that the UK, with negative growth in the fourth quarter of 2012, faces the prospect of a triple-dip recession , should be the final blow to the
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Jim Horn
Charter Schools Are No Better than Public Schools, and Don't Expect Them to Change
A new analysis of charter schools in the U. S. is out from CREDO, the Stanford-based outfit that found in 2009 , when there were 4,700 charters across 40 states, that 17 percent of the nation’s...
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Bill McKibben
'Bringing It All Back Home': How Vermont Can Lead on Localizing the Climate Fight
Environmentalist Bill McKibben, author of some of the most widely read literature on climate change and co-founder of the group , brought his message about the dangers of global warming to...
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John Nichols
Appointing Senators, Be They Republicans or Democrats, Is Wrong
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has rejected former Congressman Barney Frank’s request that he be appointed to fill the vacancy created by Senator John Kerry’s resignation to serve as secretary...
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Amy Goodman
Rosa Parks, Now and Forever
On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger in Montgomery, Ala., thus launching the modern-day civil-rights movement. Monday, Feb. 4, is the 100th...
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Jessica Valenti
Why Are Women Angry? Because 'They Still Have to Protest This Shit'
On January 28, Jessica Valenti delivered a keynote address about anger, activism and reproductive rights to the staff and supporters of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, in Houston. Transcript: I’m...
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Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern
Care about Your Food? Then Care about Your Farmworkers Too
These days, most people involved in buying and advocating for local and organic food say they want to support their farmers. They imagine the people that grow their vegetables as sweating in the...
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Steve Horn
Three States Pushing ALEC Bill To Require Teaching Climate Change Denial In Schools
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) - known by its critics as a " corporate bill mill " - has hit the ground running in 2013, pushing "models bills" mandating the teaching of climate...
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Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawa
Students to Colleges: Take Our Money Out of Dirty Energy
Over the last six months, students in the United States have launched a new strategy to change the national conversation on climate change and shift political power away from the fossil fuel industry.
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Nick Turse
The Hagel Hearings: Murder in Vietnam
He’s been battered by big-money conservative groups looking to derail his bid for secretary of defense. Critics say he wants to end America’s
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Ronnie Cummins, Dave Murphy
Domestic Fair Trade: A Plea to UNFI and Whole Foods for Justice
“The union is like having herpes. It doesn't kill you, but it's unpleasant and inconvenient, and it stops a lot of people from becoming your lover." – John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market
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Robert C. Koehler
Controlling Lucifer: How Everyone Loses the Global War on Terror
The president negotiates our withdrawal from Afghanistan, proclaims mission accomplished — and the wars of the last decade continue winding down to nothing.
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