Views for 2013-04-24

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Brian Sturgis
We Are Chicago Students, and We are Here to Save Our Schools!
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Mijin Cha
A Recession for the 93 Percent, Good Times for the 7 Percent
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Stuart Hall
The Kilburn Manifesto: Our Challenge to the Neoliberal Victory
The crisis in the global economic system triggered by the banking collapse of 2006-08 has precipitated a new moment in the evolution of global capitalism. But its novelty is not generally understood.
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Jill Richardson
The High Price of Our Fertilizer Addiction
My heart aches for the people of West, Texas, the tiny town where a fertilizer plant recently blew up. Many of the folks who perished in the blast were heroic volunteer firefighters who ran into...
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Vandana Shiva
Tackling "Monoculture of the Mind"
Nature has given us a cornucopia of biodiversity rich in nutrients. Malnutrition and nutrient deficiency result from destroying biodiversity. The Green Revolution has spread monocultures of chemical...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Same Motive for Anti-US 'Terrorism' Is Cited Over and Over
News reports purporting to describe what Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told US interrogators should, for several reasons, be taken with a huge grain of salt.
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Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Heather Buckner
Confront Corporate Personhood: Take Back our Planet
With the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day this week, we have to wonder why the health of the planet is at an all time low.
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Jim Hightower
'Factory Farms' Aren't Farms: They Are Concentration Camps for Animals
In most state legislatures today, "off the wall" has become the political center, and bizarre bills are no longer unusual.
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Kristin Moe
Houston’s Most Polluted Neighborhood Draws the Line at Alberta Tar Sands
The playground in Manchester, a neighborhood on Houston’s east side, is empty much of the time. Children who play for too long here often start to cough. They go back inside, leaving an empty swing...
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Brendan Fischer
Having Spent Millions Influencing Three Branches of Government, Kochs Look to Buy Fourth Estate
The billionaire industrialist Koch brothers have spent tens of millions for decades on a long-term plan to reshape the legislative, executive, and judicial branches according to a corporate-friendly...
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Kevin Gosztola
Former AFRICOM Chief at Senate Hearing: Using Word ‘Drone’ Fuels Al Qaeda Propaganda
A Senate subcommittee held a much-anticipated hearing on drones and the United States government’s “targeted killing” policies this afternoon. One of the witnesses called to testify was retired US...
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Matthew Rothschild
The Barbaric Lust to Execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
A few points on the prosecution of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. I’m glad the Obama administration is not treating him as an enemy combatant and is not trying him before a military commission or sending him...
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Dave Dvorak, MD
Beyond Obamacare: How a Single-Payer System Can Save US Health Care
As Minnesota’s physicians, health care leaders and legislators grapple with the complex changes brought by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many are concerned that even after the law is fully...
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Norman Solomon
'Terrorism' and the Perpetual Emotion War Machine
As a perpetual emotion machine -- producing and guzzling its own political fuel -- the “war on terror” continues to normalize itself as a thoroughly American way of life and death. Ongoing warfare...
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