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Monday, April 22, 2013
Anthony D. Romero
The Constitution Applies to All Americans, No Matter What They Are Accused Of
Our country has been shaken by the events coming out of Boston in the past week. First, of course, there was the tragedy and loss of life and injuries from the Marathon bombing, and the fear of not...
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Winona LaDuke
Let's Be on Mother Earth's Side
This Earth Day, let’s quit being extremists. That’s what the U.S. economy relies on right now, and that’s how the huge mineral and fossil fuel companies are making their money: extremism. When they...
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Melanie Jae Martin
Released Tim DeChristopher Finds a Movement Transformed by His Courage
Yesterday, after 21 months in federal custody, climate activist Tim DeChristopher approached the pulpit at his church in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a free man. The First Unitarian congregation rose in...
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Glenn Greenwald
Why is Boston 'Terrorism' But Not Aurora, Sandy Hook, Tucson and Columbine?
Two very disparate commentators, Ali Abunimah and Alan Dershowitz, both raised serious questions over the weekend about a claim that has been made over and over about the bombing of the Boston...
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Allison Kilkenny
Global Elites May Finally Realize Austerity Isn't The Answer
In the past week, political officials and economic experts in several countries have indicated they believe austerity is not, and indeed never has been, the answer to pulling the world's economies...
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Laura Flanders
This Earth Day Stop The Appalachian Health Crisis Caused by Mountain Top Removal
A year ago this week, Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) hosted four leading scientists for Senate and House briefings on the environmental and health...
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Sandra Steingraber
From Jail on Earth Day
The following was letter was written from the Chemung County Jail in Elmira, New York where Steingraber is serving a fifteen day sentence for blockading a gas compression rig last month owned by the...
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Gary Younge
Atrocities Such as the Boston Bombing Are Hard to Tackle, But Gun Crime Isn't
Nobody knows why he did it. But that hasn't stopped them speculating. In retrospect, from the testimony of those who knew him, there were signs. But nobody could have predicted anything on this scale...
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Richard Eskow
The Real Faces of the Minimum Wage
Corporate interests and their elected representatives have created a world of illusion in order to resist paying a decent wage to working Americans. They’d have us believe that minimum-wage workers...
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Chris Hedges
The Persecution of Lynne Stewart
Lynne Stewart, in the vindictive and hysterical world of the war on terror, is one of its martyrs. A 73-year-old lawyer who spent her life defending the poor, the marginalized and the despised,...
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Paul Buchheit
How Capitalism Is Dismembering America
Too many Americans are unaware of the extreme disparities that have been caused by the unregulated profit incentive of capitalism. Our winner-take-all system is flailing away at once-healthy parts of...
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Michael T. Klare
Entering a Resource-Shock World
Brace yourself. You may not be able to tell yet, but according to global experts and the U.S. intelligence community, the earth is already shifting under you. Whether you know it or not, you’re on a...
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