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Saturday, June 15, 2013
Salena Tramel
Via Campesina and the Fight for Seeds
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Monsanto and its patented seeds last Monday by throwing out a case tirelessly petitioned for by organic farmers. That decision dealt yet another blow to...
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Michelle Chen
Why Safer Food Workers Mean Safer Food
Americans these days are nervous about what they eat, and they should be, what with outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, meat pumped with veterinary drugs and genetically modified organisms creeping...
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Immanuel Wallerstein
Turkey: Dilemma of the Kurds
The world's attention is focused at the moment on Taksim Square in Istanbul and the popular uprising against the government of Recip Tayyip Erdogan.
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Randall Amster
Congratulations! You’re Being Watched
With revelations (yet again) that we are all essentially being watched virtually all the time, we might expect a popular backlash against such a massive and unprecedented intrusion on privacy...
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Christopher Brauchli
Cigarettes and Senators
For thy sake tobacco, I would do anything but die. — Charles Lamb, (1775-1834) A farewell to Tobacco
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John LaForge
Fishy Accounts of Health Risks from Poison Fukushima Tuna
On June 4th, 2013, London-based news source the Guardian reported, “Fukushima tuna safe to eat – study.” The day before, the Los Angeles Times reported, “Scientists to eaters: Don’t freak out over...
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Danny Schechter
What We Are Learning - or Should Be - From the Spying Scandal
How ironic. The current NSA spying story broke just as President Obama was huddled on an out-of-the-way estate in California with China's Xi Jinping to discuss US cyber-security concerns.
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Glenn Greenwald
Edward Snowden's Worst Fear Has Not Been Realized – Thankfully
In my first substantive discussion with Edward Snowden , which took place via encrypted online chat, he told me he had only one fear.
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