Views for 2013-08-03

Saturday, August 3, 2013
David Sirota
Pennies at the Register, Dollars In the Paycheck
You know the boilerplate argument against higher wages in America, because you've heard it so many times from Fox News' and CNBC pundits. But as service industry workers now mount protests against...
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Ralph Nader
Love, Corporate-Style
Mitt Romney famously said during his most recent bid for the presidency: "Corporations are people, my friend." Perhaps nothing else better surmises the state of our country -- even the state of our...
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Victoria Law
With One Prisoner Dead, Will California Listen to the Hunger Strikers?
On July 22, 32-year-old Billy “Guero” Sell was found dead in his cell at Corcoran State Prison, in California, the first apparent casualty of a widespread hunger strike organized by state prisoners...
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Peter G. Cohen
Time for a Convention to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
We now know that nuclear winter, ozone layer destruction, phytoplankton reduction and other effects of a nuclear exchange would massively impact health and life everywhere on Earth. How can we...
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Christopher Brauchli
The Snowden Effect
Whistling aloud to bear his courage up. —Robert Blair, The Grave (1743)
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