Views for 2014-01-24

Friday, January 24, 2014
Kumi Naidoo
Message to World Elites: Don’t Bet on Coal and Oil Growth
A mind-boggling sum of about US$ 800 for each person on the planet is invested into fossil fuel companies through the global capital markets alone. That’s roughly 10% of the total capital invested in...
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Matt Taibbi
Bailout Architect Runs For California Governor; World Laughs
I want to apologize for this space being blank for quite some time. I actually spent the bulk of the last two days on a long blog post about the "Dr. V." story in Grantland . But then I got all the...
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John Nichols
Who Backs the TPP and a 'NAFTA on Steroids'? Nobody Even Slightly Progressive
If President Obama uses his State of the Union address to launch a major push for “ fast-track ” authority to bypass congressional input and oversight on a sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership trade...
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Stan Karp
The Problems with the Common Core
The trouble with the Common Core is not primarily what is in these standards or what's been left out, although that's certainly at issue. The bigger problem is the role the Common Core State...
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Bob Dreyfuss
‘The Washington Post’ Calls for a War Ultimatum for Syria
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Ralph Nader
The Fukushima Secrecy Syndrome – From Japan to America
Last month, the ruling Japanese coalition parties quickly rammed through Parliament a state secrets law. We Americans better take notice. Under its provisions the government alone decides what are...
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Katherine Paul, Ronnie Cummins
Experts Reject Food Industry's Bogus Legal Claims About GMO Labeling
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May Boeve, Brendan Smith
Want To Create Jobs? Reject Keystone XL and Get To Work Fixing What's Broken
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Jules Boykoff, Dave Zirin
Sochi Games Are Apt Venue for Athlete Activism
The United States has a long, inglorious tradition of attacking political athletes who push for progressive social change in their prime, only to praise them decades later. Recently U.S.
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Nafeez Ahmed
Are You Opposed to Fracking? Then You Might Just Be a Terrorist
Over the last year, a mass of shocking evidence has emerged on the close ties between Western government spy agencies and giant energy companies, and their mutual interests in criminalising anti-...
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Richard Eskow
They’re Fast-Tracking the Future, TPP Style – But We Can Stop Them
The “TPP,” or Trans-Pacific Partnership, is our nation’s newest proposed trade deal. It was negotiated without democratic input, and they’re trying to ram it through Congress the same way. Like NAFTA...
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Peter Hart
TV Hires That Keep the Debate Narrow
Former CIA deputy director Mike Morell was on Face the Nation last Sunday ( 1/19/14 ), arguing that the NSA's phone metadata program could have stopped the 9/11 attacks–a claim that many experts...
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Cat Johnson
The Rise (and All-Around Awesomeness) of Open Streets
Maneuvering cities on foot or by bike can feel like a game of Frogger. As most streets are designed with cars in mind, there’s a permeating sense that cars own them and it’s up to pedestrians and...
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Michelle Chen
Capitalists for a Higher Minimum Wage
A Silicon Valley multimillionaire and conservative pundit wants to give his state’s poorest workers a raise. Huh?
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Chase Madar
For Edward Snowden: Amnesty Now
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