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Thursday, July 11, 2013
Todd Miller
Creating a Military-Industrial-Immigration Complex
The first thing I did at the Border Security Expo in Phoenix this March was climb the brown “explosion-resistant” tower, 30 feet high and 10 feet wide, directly in the center of the spacious room...
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Mark Moss
'Wisdom, Strength, Morality and Courage': On Toshi Seeger
Toshi-Aline Ohta Seeger, wife of folk music icon Pete Seeger, passed away overnight on Tuesday, July 9th. She was a mother, an organizer, an activist and filmmaker … and an essential part of all of...
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Amy Goodman
This Year’s Best-Kept Secret: The Next Generation of Community Radio
A microphone and a radio transmitter in the hands of a community organizer imparts power, which some liken to the life-changing impact when humans first tamed fire. That’s why the prospect of 1,000...
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Victoria Law
Tens of Thousands of California Prisoners Launch Mass Hunger Strike
On Monday, July 8, prisoners at the Security Housing Unit (SHU) in California’s Pelican Bay State Prison began a mass hunger strike to protest long-term solitary confinement. It is not the first time...
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Mychal Denzel Smith
What Does #Justice4Trayvon Look Like?
The murder trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is nearing its end, with the defense expected to rest its case today. It’s time to prepare for what happens if...
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Ralph Nader
Toward a Living Legacy for Nelson Mandela Now
Nelson Mandela’s exceptional and exemplary life has and will produce worldwide celebrations of his extremely unique blend of character, personality and resolve for broad-gauged justice. To truly...
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Sharif Abdel Kouddous
Scenes of Chaos in Egypt
Zakaria Ibrahim was only several yards away when his younger brother was shot dead.
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Sabine Huyghe, Sandra Lamborn, Victoria Henry, Ali Garrigan, Wiola Smul & Liesbeth Deddens
Why Are We Scaling the Tallest Building in Britain to Save the Arctic?
In the last 30 years we've lost 80% of the Arctic sea ice. The white ice cap at the top of the world has shrunk so much that scientists say the North Pole could be ice free any time in the next few...
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Damian Carrington
Trouble in High Places from the Shard to the Arctic
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Jim Hightower
The Mean Team Piles on Jobless Americans
"Come on, team, let's get mean!" This is not the chant of rabid football fans, egging on their favorite team to crush the opponents. Rather, it's the raucous war cry of far-out right-wing ideologues...
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Robert C. Koehler
Privacy, Security and Sanity
What I keep longing to hear, in the hemorrhaging national debate about Edward Snowden, whistleblowing and the NSA, is some acknowledgment of what the word “security” actually means, and what role —...
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