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Friday, March 22, 2013
Danielle Droitsch
Vote NO on Proposed Hoeven Amendment Endorsing Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline
An amendment introduced last night by Senator Hoeven (Amendment 494), while non-binding, could support the approval and construction of the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. It does...
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Danielle Nierenberg
How to Save Water on World Water Day
Today is World Water Day, and here in the United States we must learn to preserve this precious resource. The United States is one of the world’s biggest users of water — a single American can use as...
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Claire Hope Cummings
New Worries for the World’s Water
Today is World Water Day. The United Nations has set aside one day a year to focus the world’s attention on the importance of fresh water. And rightly so, as we are way behind in our efforts to...
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Ralph Nader
The Sociocide of Iraq by Bush/Cheney
Ten years ago George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, as war criminals, launched the sociocide of the people of Iraq – replete with embedded television and newspaper reporters chronicling the invasion...
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John R. MacArthur
Obama’s Real Political Program
You have to hand it to Barack Obama when it comes to having it both ways: He never stops serving the ruling class, yet the mainstream media, from right to left, continues to pretend that he's some...
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Ellen Brown
A Safe and a Shotgun or Publicly-owned Banks? The Battle of Cyprus
If these worries become really serious, . . . [s]mall savers will take their money out of banks and resort to household safes and a shotgun. – Martin Hutchinson on the attempted EU raid on deposits...
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Lila Ghobady
The Argo Deception: How Hollywood Masks the Ugly Truth of Iran-US Relations
I was 5 years old, in grade one, and trying to cover my short boyish hair in a black scarf long enough to almost hide all of my naive little body except for my bangs, so that I would be approved for...
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John Nichols
Americans Want a 'Back-to-Work' Alternative to Ryan's Austerity Scheme
When it comes to budgets, debts and deficits and, most importantly, the future of the US economy, there are two distinct visions competing in Washington. Both cost a lot of money. But they seek to...
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Robert C. Koehler
Soul Poison
We’ve lost a war without being able to surrender — and thus divest ourselves of the consciousness that got us into it. We are unable to look honestly at what we did and why, and determine not to do...
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Michelle Chen
How the Poultry Industry is Grinding Up Workers’ Health and Rights
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Phil Rockstroh
Fortune's Fools: Individual Calling at the Cusp of Ecological Catastrophe
"Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself." – Miles Davis
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Jeremy Brecher, Brendan Smith
Patriot Coal Miners ask: "Who's Going to Stand for Me?"
This is a call for environmentalists and other critics of coal to come to the aid of America's miners.
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Glen Ford
From Detroit to Cyprus, Banksters in Search of Prey
From Nicosia, Cyprus, to Detroit, Michigan, the global financial octopus is squeezing the life out of society, stripping away public and individual assets in a vain attempt to fend off its own,...
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