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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz
As a Driver of Tar Sands Expansion, Keystone XL Fails President Obama's Climate Test
In June President Obama laid out a plan for the U.S. to tackle climate change including a climate test for the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. A new economic and environmental analysis from...
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Lee Fang
Not Just Goldman Sachs: Koch Industries Hoards Commodities as a Trading Strategy
Over the weekend, The New York Times published its investigation of how Goldman Sachs has made a tidy profit by buying up vast amounts of aluminum and slowing the delivery through the ownership of...
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Alec Karakatsanis
Why US v Blewett is the Obama Justice Department's Greatest Shame
The differential treatment of crack cocaine and powder cocaine by America's criminal "justice" system has been exposed as discriminatory and admitted to be unfair. Yet, the secret nightmare continues...
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Chuck Collins
11 Reasons to Divest from the Fossil Fuel Industry
There is a robust debate happening in university halls, around religious congregations, and at individual kitchen tables nationwide. The driving question: Should we divest from the fossil fuel...
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Eduardo Galeano
Iraq Invades the United States
[ The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s new book, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History (Nation Books). ] The Day Mexico Invaded the United States (March 9)
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Barbara Lubin, Danny Muller
The Betrayal of Helen Thomas
When the news spread through Washington this weekend that the unwavering, pioneering journalist Helen Thomas had died, there must have been a collective sigh of relief throughout the halls of...
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Richard Wolff
Detroit's Decline Is a Distinctively Capitalist Failure
Capitalism as a system ought to be judged by its failures as well as its successes.
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Andrea Brower
Hawaii's Local Struggle in the Global Movement for Food Justice
There is a powerful and growing movement in Hawaii to protect our land, water and people’s health from the impacts of the agrochemical-GMO industry — corporate giants Dow, Pioneer DuPont, Syngenta,...
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Mary Bottari, Rebekah Wilce
ALEC in 2013: Rightwing Legislative Group Fuels Race to the Bottom in Wages and Worker Rights
At least 117 bills introduced in 2013 fuel a "race to the bottom" in wages, benefits, and worker rights and resemble "model" bills from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), according to...
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Dean Baker
Detroit and Goldman Sachs: Makers and Takers
By now everyone has heard about Detroit's bankruptcy. One of the big bills in the city's payable box is the $3.5 billion in unfunded pension obligations. The story in many people's minds is that...
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Fred Glass
We're Taxing the Rich... and So Can You
"There is no alternative to austerity,” insist the rich, along with their politicians, foundations, think tanks, and media.
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Ruth Rosen
Why the Relentless Assault on Abortion Rights in the US?
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