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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Eva Galperin, Dan Auerbach
Google Transparency Report Highlights Just How Much We Don't Know About National Security Letters
In an unprecedented win for transparency, yesterday Google began publishing generalized information about the number of
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Robert Naiman
Americans for Peace Now: Don't Co-Sponsor AIPAC's Bills for Iran War
Lobbyists from AIPAC are pressing your Senators and Representative to support legislation that if adopted as written would push the United States significantly closer to war with Iran.
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Allison Kilkenny
Strike Debt Declares Healthcare Emergency: It's a Matter of 'Life or Debt'
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Sam Pizzigati
The Luxury Fortress in Your Future
A dozen years ago, Brazil ranked as the world’s most unequal major nation . Brazil’s most affluent 10 percent were grabbing nearly 50 times more income, on average, than Brazil’s poorest tenth, over...
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Robert Fisk
John Kerry Wants the Gulf to Support the Syrian Rebels. But Which Rebels? The Soft, Safe Ones? Or Those Horrible, 'Terrorist' Islamists?
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Mijin Cha
Economic Stimulus Done Right: New Bill Would Raise Minimum Wage to $10.10
A new bill introduced by Senator Tom Harkin and Rep. George Miller would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, and more importantly, peg it to inflation so that it would automatically...
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Derrick O'Keefe
Hugo Chavez, Undefeated
Hugo Chavez has died -- undefeated. Yes, undefeated. Chavez, no matter how many times the corporate media and the cheerleaders of the status quo call him a dictator, was elected repeatedly with...
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Greg Grandin
On the Legacy of Hugo Chávez
I first met Hugo Chávez in New York City in September 2006, just after his infamous appearance on the floor of the UN General Assembly, where he called George W. Bush the devil. “Yesterday, the devil...
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Wenonah Hauter
Have a Cold One, Brought to You By the Foodopoly
Tonight, millions of people will enjoy a beer. What the vast majority of them probably won’t realize is that the variety of brands they see in the stores come from just two foreign-based...
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Mark Weisbrot
A More Independent South America and the Chávez Legacy
Bertrand Russell once wrote about the American revolutionary Thomas Paine, "He had faults, like other men; but it was for his virtues that he was hated and successfully calumniated."
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Naomi Klein, Leanne Simpson
Dancing the World into Being
In December 2012, the Indigenous protests known as Idle No More exploded onto the Canadian political scene, with huge round dances taking place in shopping malls, busy intersections, and public...
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Oscar Guardiola-Rivera
Hugo Chávez Kept His Promise to the People of Venezuela
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