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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Richard Seymour
Building an Empire Through Arms
Why does Britain arm human rights abusers ? On the face of it, this is a nonsensical question. The British state is a human rights abuser, from Iraq to Afghanistan. On a scale calibrated according to...
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Zillah Eisenstein
White Female Jurors and Florida Justice
I am white and female, like the almost-white jury that acquitted Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin. But I am also an anti-racist feminist. My head spins. I grew up in a family dedicated to civil...
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Donald Kaul
There Ought to Be a Better Law
I wasn’t too surprised when do-it-yourself vigilante George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. The trial took place in Florida, after all. You have to be pretty stupid or...
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Ralph Nader
Hernia Repair Vacation, Anyone?
Do you know anybody with a hernia problem who wants to repair it and have a vacation at the same time? Well, if you do, send them to Shouldice Hospital, right outside of Toronto, Canada, situated on...
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Heather Long
Hostess Twinkies: Hardly the 'Sweetest Comeback Ever'
The return of America's favorite spongy cake and goo, better known as Twinkies, is being marketed as " the sweetest comeback in the history of ever ".
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Jim Hightower
Exceptionally Mediocre on a Global Scale
America the Beautiful! America the Greatest! We’re No. 1, right? Absolutely, naturally, and indisputably. At least that’s the theocratic pronouncement of far-right-wing nativists who preach the dogma...
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Sadhbh Walshe
California Prison Hunger Strike Is Call for Justice
Shortly after two statewide hunger strikes rocked the California prison system in 2011 , I began corresponding with several of the men who had participated in the protests.
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David Suzuki
Rail, Pipeline and Climate Disasters are Symptoms of Oily Addiction
Like smokers who put off quitting until their health starts to suffer, we’re learning what happens when bad habits catch up with us. We’re witnessing the terrible effects of fossil fuel addiction...
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Peter Rugh
This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is Gas Land
The Obama Administration has proposed new regulations for hydraulic fracturing on 756 million acres of public and tribal lands.
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