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Friday, February 15, 2013
Aliya Huq
Donors Trust is the Secret ATM Machine for Climate Deniers
A new Greenpeace analysis released today shows that Donors Trust, a shadowy funding vehicle, has laundered $146 million in climate denial funding from 2002 to 2011. Yesterday’s article in the...
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Thea Paneth
Ten Years Later, We're Still Fighting Against Senseless War
Ten years ago I arose at 5:30 am in my small town of Arlington, Massachusetts to be out the door of my house to get to our town center where, as bus captain, I was meeting our 7 a.m. bus to New York...
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Phyllis Bennis
February 15, 2003. The Day the World Said No to War.
Our movement changed history.
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Mark Weisbrot
Latin America's New Deal: Why Ecuador Loves Rafael Correa
Rafael Correa is far ahead of his nearest rival in Sunday's presidential election in Ecuador , and expected to easily win another four-year presidential term.
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Katherine Gallagher
Bahrain: Silencing the Voice of the Voiceless
Bahrain is a small country, often forgotten unless the Fifth Fleet of the US Navy , which it hosts, is in the news. A country where people continue to fight for democracy despite the high, sometimes...
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Can America Go 'Forward' on Climate?
The Sierra Club, Bill Mckibben's fight-climate-change crew, 130 other organizations, plus thousands of Americans from all walks are meeting at Noon on Sunday, February 17 in Washington, D.C...
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Ishaan Tharoor
Why Was the Biggest Protest in World History Ignored?
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Glenn Greenwald
Obama, the US and the Muslim World: the Animosity Deepens
In his first inaugural address, back in 2009, Barack Obama announced : "To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect." Improving how the US was...
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Ira Chernus
The State of the 'Homeland'
In our home the State of the Union address was not followed by the Republican reply. We skipped Marco Rubio’s rebuttal in favor of watching a DVD of old “Homeland” episodes. We’re finally catching up...
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Tanya Kerssen
Quinoa: To Buy or Not to Buy... Is This the Right Question?
We’ve been hearing a lot about quinoa lately. While US consumers prize it as a delicious ‘super-food,’ there is growing anxiety about the impact of the quinoa boom in the Andes, and particularly...
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Robert Scheer
Senate Republicans Take a Stand Against the Public Interest
It is bizarre that Chuck Hagel, a war hero with a long record of sensible views on the deployment of military power, gets blocked as the president’s nominee to run the Pentagon, while Jack Lew,...
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Harvey Wasserman
Our Atomic Dominoes Are Falling
Two more atomic dominoes have hit the deck. At least a half-dozen more teeter on the brink, which would take the US reactor count under 100. But can we bury them before the next Fukushima erupts? And...
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Michelle Chen
Beneath the ‘Fair Trade’ Label, Union-Busting Lurks
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Yves Engler
Tar Sands: Poisoning Earth and Canada's Good Name
On Sunday tens of thousands are set to converge on the White House in what organizers are promoting as “the largest climate rally in U.S. history.” The protesters will be calling on Barack Obama to...
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George Lakoff
How the State of the Union "Worked"
Political journalists have a job to do — to examine the SOTU’s long list of proposals. They are doing that job, many are doing it well, and I’ll leave it to them. Instead, I want to discuss what in...
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