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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Farida Akhter
Forced to Die: The Garment Workers at Rana Plaza
Rana Plaza, the eight-story building housing at least four garment factories in the building’s third to eighth floors, collapsed on the morning of April 24, 2013. It was not just an accident. The day...
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Martin Lukacs
Indigenous Rights are the Best Defense Against Canada's Resource Rush
In a boardroom in a soaring high-rise on Wall Street, Indigenous activist Arthur Manuel is sitting across from one of the most powerful financial agents in North America.
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Melvin Goodman
Blowback and the Cycle of Violence
The United States and the Central Intelligence Agency have never acknowledged the potential for “blowback,” or negative fallout, from their military and covert actions. The Watergate burglary by the...
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Michelle Chen
Farmworkers Dig Into the New ‘Blue Card’ Plan
Last week, immigrants’ rights groups finally got the papers they’ve been waiting for, an 844-page whopper of a bill that attempts to “fix” the immigration system by promising a little bit to everyone...
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Vijay Prashad
Made in Bangladesh: The Terror of Capitalism
On Wednesday, April 24, a day after Bangladeshi authorities asked the owners to evacuate their garment factory that employed almost three thousand workers, the building collapsed.
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Robert Parry
The Koch Brothers and the Right Wing's Media Insurgency
The U.S. news media was never “liberal.” At most, you could say there were periods in the not-too-distant past when the major newspapers did a better job of getting the facts straight. There also was...
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Sarah Jaffe
New York Didn’t Pull a Chicago, But Dissident Teachers Aren’t Giving Up
The United Federation of Teachers, the union that represents some 200,000 New York City teachers and public school workers, re-elected its president, Michael Mulgrew, and his Unity caucus to another...
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
Do-Nothing Congress Gives Inertia a Bad Name
If you want to see why the public approval rating of Congress is down in the sub-arctic range — an icy 15 percent by last count — all you have to do is take a quick look at how the House and Senate...
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