Views for 2013-05-20

Monday, May 20, 2013
Allison Kilkenny
The Chicago Board of Education Votes This Week Whether to Shut Down Fifty-four Schools
Chicago is braced for a critical vote by the Board of Education this week to determine if fifty-four schools will be closed.
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
Enabling Greed Makes US Sick
At the end of a week that reminds us to be ever vigilant about the dangers of government overreaching its authority, whether by the long arm of the IRS or the Justice Department, we should pause to...
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Jane Mayer
A Word from Our Sponsor: Public Television’s Attempts to Placate David Koch
Last fall, Alex Gibney, a documentary filmmaker who won an Academy Award in 2008 for an exposé of torture at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, completed a film called “Park Avenue: Money, Power...
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Glenn Greenwald
Obama DOJ Formally Accuses Journalist in Leak Case of Committing Crimes
It is now well known that the Obama justice department has prosecuted more government leakers under the 1917 Espionage Act than all prior administrations combined - in fact, double the number of all...
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Robert Kuttner
Needed: A Mass Movement for College Debt Relief
Austerity has failed in Europe, where the European Union just racked up 18 months of negative growth with no end in sight. It is failing in the United States, where this year's deficit reductions...
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Chris Hedges
Rise Up or Die
Joe Sacco and I spent two years reporting from the poorest pockets of the United States for our book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.” We went into our nation’s impoverished “sacrifice zones”—...
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Paul Buchheit
The Globalization of Hypocrisy
The damage caused by the relentless corporate drive for profits has become more clear in recent years. In the most important areas of American life, devastating changes have occurred:
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Rebecca Solnit
What Comes After Hope
Ten years ago, my part of the world was full of valiant opposition to the new wars being launched far away and at home -- and of despair.
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