Views for 2013-04-20

Saturday, April 20, 2013
Eric Margolis
"Mush Is Back!"
“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce,” wrote Karl Marx. Exhibit A: look at Pakistan this week where former dictator Pervez Musharraf’s monkeyshines made a laughing-stock of the...
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Glenn Greenwald
What Rights Should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Get and Why Does It Matter?
Shortly before Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, an American citizen , was apprehended last night, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham advocated on Twitter that the Boston Marathon bombing suspect be denied what most Americans...
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César Chelala
Impact of Economic Crises on People’s Health
The deteriorating global economic outlook for some countries is increasing concern on the general population on the effects that the economic crises will have on people’s health. The crises now...
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Ralph Nader
He Is Comfortable with Bush’s Inferno
George W. Bush is riding high. A megamillionaire, from the taxpayer-subsidized Texas Rangers company, he makes $150,000 to $200,000 per speech, receives a large presidential pension and support...
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Tory Field, Beverly Bell
Small Farms Fight Back: Food and Community Self-Governance
Heather Retberg stood on the steps of the Blue Hill, Maine town hall surrounded by 200 people. “We are farmers,” she told the crowd, “who are supported by our friends and our neighbors who know us...
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Greg Kaufmann
Ignoring Homeless Families
More than one-third of Americans who use shelters annually are parents and their children. In 2011, that added up to more than 500,000 people. According to Joe Volk, CEO of Community Advocates in...
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Hilary Goodfriend
U.S. Helps Push Privatization Scheme in El Salvador
Unions in El Salvador are on high alert, fighting a privatization scheme that has the full weight of the U.S. government behind it. Led by the Salvadoran Union Front, a militant coalition of public-...
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Christopher Brauchli
Russian vs. U.S. Human Rights
The pot calls the kettle black. —Cervantes, Don Quixote de la Mancha
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Bill Bigelow
An Earth Day Message: Take Heart from the Abolition Movement
On this Earth Day, those of us fighting for climate justice and an end to the world’s fossil fuel domination should take heart from the struggle against slavery.
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