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Sunday, March 3, 2013
Samer Issawi
We Are Fighting for All Palestinians
My story is no different from that of many other Palestinian young people who were born and have lived their whole lives under Israeli occupation. At 17, I was arrested for the first time, and jailed...
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Robert Reich
Sequestration Nation, and Remembering Robert Kennedy
With the sequester now beginning, I find myself thinking about Robert F. Kennedy — and 46 years ago when I was an intern in his Senate office. 1967 was a difficult time for the nation. America was...
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Peter Dreier
Why Are Walmart Billionaires Bankrolling Phony School ‘Reform’ In LA?
Some of America's most powerful corporate plutocrats -- including Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg, Eli Broad, and the Walton family (heirs to the Walmart fortune) -- want to take over the Los Angeles...
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Shea Howell
Bellwether for Detroit
In the controversy over the financial future of Detroit, uncertainty seems to be the most oft repeated term. This uncertainty is attributed to the fact that no other major American city has faced the...
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Toolbox for Education and Social Action
How the Coop Movement Can Help Us Win Together
Workers at the former Republic Windows & Doors have been much celebrated in the press for their victory over Bank of America. Their story is an inspiration, and a precious victory that we will...
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Mark Weisbrot
Venezuela's Devaluation Doom-Mongers
Venezuela's recent devaluation has sparked quite a bit of discussion in the international press. The Venezuelan opposition has naturally framed it as desperate move to head off inevitable economic...
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Nadine Bloch
100 Years Later, Lessons From the Sufferin’ Suffragettes
One hundred years ago today was the watershed 1913 women’s suffrage march in Washington, D.C. Plus, Friday is International Women’s Day. It’s therefore the perfect moment to reflect on the strategies...
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Adam Federman
Return of the Wild: Will Humans Make Way for the Greatest Conservation Experiment in Centuries?
John Davis was roughly 5,500 miles into his 2011 trek from Southern Florida to the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec when he passed through the Adirondack Mountains, where he has lived for the last 18 years...
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Michael Gould-Wartofsky
The Logic of Legalization
The political calculus behind immigration reform was supposed to have changed after the elections of 2012. The outcome of the elections, along with some basic economics, were supposed to have made...
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