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Monday, August 12, 2013
Jill Richardson
The Tiniest New Technology Poses Unanswered Safety Questions
You might use nanotechnology in the sunscreens you squirt or lather on your kids. You might lick your lips and taste it in your favorite lip-gloss. You might even eat it in your Jell-O pudding. But...
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Stephen C. Webster
Why the Sci-Fi Film “Elysium” Is Practically Made for Progressives
Neill Blomkamp’s “Elysium,” the number one movie in America last weekend, is a sci-fi practically made for progressives.
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Ray McGovern
The Moral Imperative of Activism
That America is in deep moral and legal trouble was pretty much obvious to everyone before Edward Snowden released official documents showing the extent to which the U.S. government has been playing...
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Allison Kilkenny
Protesters Live in a Tent City to Oppose Post Office Closure
For two weeks, protesters have been living in a tent city outside a post office in Berkeley, California. The participants are staging the sleep-in to save the post office from closing, one of many...
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Mohammad Ali Kadivar
Political Prisoners a Strong Voice in Iranian Politics
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - In a historic letter to President Barack Obama, 52 Iranian political prisoners describe the effect of the crippling sanctions regime on the Iranian people and plead for...
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Jamilah King
The Secret Weapon in the Prison Phone Rate Fight? Familes
Radio producer Nick Szuberla had an agenda when he moved from Toledo, Ohio, to Whitesburg, Ky. in the late 1990s.
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Glenn Greenwald
Michael Hayden, Bob Schieffer and the Media's Reverence of National Security Officials
In 2006, the New York Times won the Pulitzer Prize for having revealed that the NSA was eavesdropping on Americans without warrants. The reason that was a scandal was because it was illegal under a...
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Chris Hedges
America’s Disappeared
Big Frankie, Little Frankie and Al, three black men who spent a lot of time in prison and have put their lives back together in the face of joblessness, crushing poverty and the violence of city...
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Juan Cole
Israel Mocks ‘Peace Talks’ with Announcement of 1200 New Squatter Homes in Occupied Palestine
The Israeli government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Sunday that it would take bids on nearly 1200 new housing units on Palestinian territory occupied by Israel.
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Lindsey Bever
James Risen's Risk of Prison Means Journalism is Being Criminalized
Committing an act of journalism could soon become an imprisonable offence.
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Paul Buchheit
Five Reasons Congress Should Be Deeply Ashamed about Jobs
U.S. Representative Marlin Stutzman said, "Most people will agree that if you are an able bodied adult without any kids you should find your way off food stamps." That depends on whether those ways...
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Norman Solomon
Memo from Oslo: If Peace Is Prized, a Nobel for Bradley Manning
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