Views for 2013-05-29

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Sadhbh Walshe
We Can't Let Monsanto Win on Genetically Modified Food
Last weekend, 2 million people around the world took to the streets to protest genetically modified food, drawing attention to its dangers and the environmental harm caused by its production.
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Christopher Cook
The Case for Food Stamps
To hear Republicans — and some Democrats — in Congress talk, you'd think food-stamp dollars just disappear into a black hole.
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Glenn Greenwald
Will Journalists Take Any Steps to Defend Against Attacks on Press Freedom?
Media outlets and journalists have finally awakened to the serious threat posed by the Obama administration to press freedoms, whistle blowing and transparency.
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Jim Hightower
Radical Kleptocrats Anxious to Stop Disclosure of Corporate Money in Elections
Perhaps I've been too harsh on congressional Republicans. I had assumed that their vitriolic attacks on even the meekest of proposals to restrict the tsunami of secret corporate cash slamming into...
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Vandana Shiva
Move Over, God, the Biotech Companies Are Here
Technologies are tools for doing or making things. They are a means to transform what nature has given into food, clothing, shelter, means of mobility, means of communication. Technology is a means...
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Ray McGovern
Doubting Obama’s Resolve to Do Right
An article in the Washington Post on July 6, 2010, reported me standing before the White House, announcing a new epithet for President Barack Obama: “Wuss – a person who will not stand up for what he...
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Conn Hallinan
Afghanistan: Is It Really the End Game?
"Gunmen in Pakistan on Monday set ablaze five trucks carrying NATO equipment out of Afghanistan as the international military alliance winds down it combat mission there, officials said." —Agence-...
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Harold Meyerson
More Than One Bad Apple
The open secret of many global corporations’ success — and occasionally, downfall — is to fall between the cracks. Apple, which is based in Cupertino, Calif., created an Irish subsidiary with no...
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Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Sabina Khan
Corporations Cozy Up to Judges
If you were a corporation and wanted to influence government for your own benefit, choosing to persuade judges is a far easier task (and less expensive) than persuading Congress or the White House...
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Leonor Hurtado
Land Grabs Echo Rios Montt’s Terrors in Guatemala
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