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Friday, February 1, 2013
Robin Marty
All In: North Dakota Anti-Choicers Seek Heartbeat Bans, Human Life Amendments, TRAP Laws, and More
The North Dakota legislature only meets every other year, so in its "on" year it has a lot of business to accomplish. Sadly, it looks like the major focus this year will be banning abortion any way...
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Ramzy Baroud
Disaster Capitalism in the Maghreb: War, Refugees and Profit in West Africa
The British security firm G4S is set to rake in massive profits thanks to crises in Mali, Libya and Algeria. Recognized as the world’s biggest security firm, the group’s brand plummeted during the...
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Mark Weisbrot
Media Hate Fest for Venezuela Keeps on Keepin’ On
Last week there was a real media hate-fest for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, with some of the more influential publications on both sides of the Atlantic really hating on the guy.
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Gar Alperovitz, Steve Dubb
Five Possibilities for the Next Great Progressive Push
Obama’s second inaugural address opened some hope of a brighter progressive future, yet virtually all the critical economic and distributional issues were off the table—and the pain is likely to...
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Timothy Karr
A Call to Action for Our Internet
The Internet is no longer a child. It was conceived by the defense department in the 1960s, nurtured by academics and engineers in the 1970s and adopted by billions of people in the years since...
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Frances Fox Piven
Movements Making Noise
American political history is usually told as the story of what political elites say and do. The twists and turns, advances and setbacks, wars, disasters and recoveries, are said to be the work of...
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Paul Krugman
Looking for Mister Goodpain: The Hopeless Search for an Austerity Success Story
Three years ago, a terrible thing happened to economic policy, both here and in Europe. Although the worst of the financial crisis was over, economies on both sides of the Atlantic remained deeply...
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Immanuel Wallerstein
The Very Risky Bet of Hollande in Mali: The Probable Long-Term Disaster
On January 11, France's President François Hollande sent in troops to Mali, a few immediately but then 3500, a sizeable number. The stated objective was to fight against the various Islamic...
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Tom Engelhardt
Hagel-ography and the Tired, Destructive Thinking of Washington, DC
Think of it as the Great Obama Shuffle. When U.N.
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Thomas Hedges
An Economic Alternative to Exploitative Free Market Capitalism
In 1649, a group of English communists started fighting the notion of private property in what became known as the commons movement. They were using the unstable period in England’s history to...
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Michelle Chen
Cambodian Workers Wait for Wages in the Street, Shaming H&M and Wal-Mart
The women of the Kingsland clothing factory in Phnom Penh have been losing sleep over their jobs. It’s not the grueling hours and poverty wages that keep them awake, nor the threat of violent...
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Jim Harkness
The End of the Farm Bill? And the Beginning of Better Food System
“There is absolutely no way to explain this other than agriculture is just not a priority,” said Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow on the Senate Floor on New Year’s Day. She was...
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Sadhbh Walshe
Field Work's Dirty Decret: Agribusiness Exploitation of Undocumented Labor
This week, a bipartisan group of senators and the president unveiled their respective plans for much needed and long overdue immigration reform .
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Robert Scheer
It’s Good to Be a Goldman
Here’s a get-out-of-jail-free card, and while we’re at it, take this obscenely huge bonus for having wrecked the economy.
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