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Sunday, September 15, 2013
Rebecca Solnit
Joy Arises, Rules Fall Apart: Thoughts for the Second Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street
I would have liked to know what the drummer hoped and what she expected. We’ll never know why she decided to take a drum to the central markets of Paris on October 5, 1789, and why, that day, the...
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Philippe Grandjean
'Chemical Brain Drain' Endangers Generations of Children
According to some scholars, toxic exposures contributed to the collapse of the Roman Empire.
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Jill Richardson
The USDA’s Reckless Plan to Decrease Food Safety
My friend Jim, a farmer, jokes about bringing a bowl of manure and a spoon to the farmers’ markets where he sells his beef. “My beef has no manure in it, but you can add some,” he’d like to tell his...
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Sven Eberlein
Chevron Pollutes, Here's What the People Did Back
The heat is on for Chevron. The oil giant has for decades shirked responsibility for a multitude of toxic transgressions. Now, a diverse coalition of stakeholders burned by the oil giant's dirty...
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Shefali Sharma
Food and National Security: The Shuanghui-Smithfield Merger Revisited
Last week, the U.S. treasury approved the largest takeover by an international firm of a U.S. food company . It paved the way for China’s largest pork processor, Shuanghui, to merge with Smithfield,...
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Kevin Gosztola
Would Proposed Federal Shield Law Have Protected New York Times Reporter James Risen?
A proposed federal shield law that would grant journalists covered by the legislation a level of protection has passed in the Senate Judiciary Committee and moved to the full Senate. The shield law...
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Glenn Greenwald
Inside the Mind of NSA Chief Gen. Keith Alexander
It has been previously reported that the mentality of NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander is captured by his motto "Collect it All". It's a get-everything approach he pioneered first when aimed at an...
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Ray McGovern
How War on Syria Lost Its Way
The just announced U.S.-Russia agreement in Geneva on a “joint determination to ensure the destruction of the Syrian chemical weapons (CW) program in the soonest and safest manner” sounds the death...
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