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Friday, April 19, 2013
Jackie Smith
People’s Movements Give “Earth Day” a New Name and Transformative Potential
Few Americans are aware that in 2009, the United Nations declared April 22nd “International Mother Earth Day.” In doing so, it made what had been a U.S. event an international one, drawing attention...
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Bill McKibben, Jeremy Leggett
How Your Pension is Being Used in a $6 Trillion Climate Gamble
Suppose you weren’t worried that we humans are destroying our water supply and eroding our ability to feed ourselves by burning coal and gas and oil and hence changing climate. Suppose you thought...
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Frances Moore Lappé
Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence?
In his book Violence, psychologist James Gilligan asked a Massachusetts prison inmate, “What do you want so badly that you would sacrifice everything in order to get it?”
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Sadhbh Walshe
Exonerated While Black: America's Guilty Secret about Convicting Innocents
It's hard to imagine a worse fate than being sent to prison or even being sentenced to death for a crime you did not commit.
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Robert Naiman
April 25: A Historic Day to Cut the Bloated Pentagon Budget
When I was an undergraduate in college - thirty years ago - I saw a poster in someone's apartment. It was a photograph of a group of kids scurrying happily about in a school playground. The caption...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
How to Beat the Gun Lobby
The Senate’s defeat of common sense gun reforms made Wednesday a dark day—for sensible legislation, and for American democracy.
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