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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Glenn Greenwald
Email Exchange Between Edward Snowden and Former GOP Senator Gordon Humphrey
Former two-term GOP Senator Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire emailed Edward Snowden yesterday [emphasis added]:
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Nozomi Hayase
Edward Snowden, True Hope for Change
Amid shock waves from the revelations of mass global NSA spying, the US government reaction to leaker Edward Snowden took a dramatic turn.
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Russell Mokhiber
The Case for a Corporate Homicide Law
When Ira Reiner was the District Attorney for Los Angeles County back twenty‑five years ago or so, he had a policy of opening a criminal investigation every time a worker died on the job. Not that he...
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Michelle Chen
What India’s Sex Workers Want: Power, Not Rescue
Anu Mokal wasn't breaking the law when she was out walking with her friend last year, yet to the police, her very existence was criminal. As a sex worker in the Indian state of Maharashtra, she lives...
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Thomas Ferguson
Why Spitzer’s Return Terrifies Big Finance
You didn’t have to be in New York to feel the shudder on Wall Street when Eliot Spitzer announced that he was running for New York City Comptroller. It was enough to read between the lines of just...
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Brandon Toy
I Hereby Resign in Protest Effective Immediately
I hereby resign in protest effective immediately. I have served the post-911 Military Industrial complex for 10 years, first as a soldier in Baghdad, and now as a defense contractor.
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Tom Engelhardt
How to Be a Rogue Superpower
It’s hard even to know how to take it in. I mean, what’s really happening? An employee of a private contractor working for the National Security Agency makes off with unknown numbers of files about...
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César Chelala
Mr. Netanyahu's Ultimate Sin
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has committed a politician’s worst sin: he has become tiresome. Just as the world was breathing in peace after the election of Mr. Hassan Rohani as the new...
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David Gumpert
The Tense Tug of War Over Food Safety vs Food Rights
Around the country, local farmers are selling meat, dairy products, and other dinner table staples directly to neighbors, who are increasingly flocking to the farms in search of wholesome food. This...
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Eunice Hyon Min Rho
Photo ID Law on Trial in Pennsylvania: What's at Stake for Our Democracy
Margaret Pennington, a 90-year-old Chester County resident and lifelong voter, votes by going to her polling place two blocks away. She also no longer drives and depends on her daughter to take her...
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Mitch Jones
If You Thought What ALEC and the Koch Brothers Are Doing Was Bad…
We’ve all seen the results in states across the country of the influence that ALEC and the Koch Brothers have amassed.
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Robert Scheer
The Return of Lawrence Summers, Mr. Spectacular Failure
Tell me it’s a sick joke: Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, the guy who tops the list of those responsible for sabotaging the world’s economy, is lobbying to be the next chairman of...
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