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Friday, July 5, 2013
Frida Berrigan
All You Need To Do Is Ask — Finding Childcare On The Go
“I need help.” Those are three of the hardest words in the English language — for me anyway. I don’t need any help. I can do it myself. That was (marginally) true for a long time.
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Robert Borosage
Jobs Report: ‘New Normal’ Is Neither New, Normal nor Acceptable
This month’s lackluster jobs report – 195,000 net jobs created in the month of June with the unemployment rate unchanged at 7.6 percent – leaves Americans adrift.
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Phyllis Bennis
Celebrations and Dangers for Egypt's Revolutions
The democracy of the street - which 16 months ago led to the overthrow of the longstanding President Hosni Mubarak - is claiming the same kind of people’s victory in the overthrow of Morsi.
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Joe Strupp
Climate Change Deniers Have No Place in Business Reporting
Climate change deniers should not be given a place in business coverage at a time when industries from agriculture to insurance are making real financial decisions dealing with its impact, according...
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Renee Parsons
NSA Revelations Refute Obama's 'Feeble' Script
While much of the country’s media was tracking whistleblower Edward Snowden’s whereabouts or questioning Glenn Greenwald’s journalistic credentials, President Obama took the opportunity to support...
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Sarah Harmer
Why the Canadian Government Should Walk the Tar Sands Healing Walk
There's nothing like getting out of your car and going for a walk to see things as they really are. How often do you walk a neighbourhood that you've otherwise always driven through, and notice the...
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Matthew Rothschild
Patriotism vs. Solving Global Problems
On this July 4, please chew on this quote from Emma Goldman, circa 1908:
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Jeremy Adam Smith
Four Paths to a More Compassionate Patriotism
“I don’t mean love, when I say patriotism,” writes Ursula K. Le Guin in her classic 1969 novel The Left Hand of Darkness. “I mean fear. The fear of the other. And its expressions are political, not...
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Jules Boykoff
At Brazil’s Confederations Cup, A Dress Rehearsal for Dissent
Brazil just finished hosting the FIFA Confederations Cup , a two-week soccer tournament that brings together six regional champions from around the world as well as the reigning World Cup winner...
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John Pilger
Forcing Down Evo Morales's Plane was an Act of Air Piracy
Imagine the aircraft of the president of France being forced down in Latin America on "suspicion" that it was carrying a political refugee to safety – and not just any refugee but someone who has...
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