Views for 2014-02-04

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Alex Andreou
Fighting Cancer Isn't All About Personal Lifestyle But the Environment We Live In
The World Health Organisation published its World Cancer Report on Monday. It is a hefty document of 800 pages which warns of a "tidal wave" of cancer facing the world over the next 20 years. The...
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Lori Wallach
Fast Track to Income Inequality
Corporate interests were fiercely lobbying for President Obama to dedicate serious time in this State of the Union speech to pushing fast track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in order to try...
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Barbara Garson
All the President's Middlemen: The Public-Private Profiteers
Health care isn't the first boon that President Obama tried to give us through a public-private partnership. When he took office, more than 25% of U.S. home mortgages were underwater -- meaning that...
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Matt Wood
Why the FCC Can Save Net Neutrality
The Electronic Frontier Foundation's recent post on Net Neutrality started off well. It rightly noted that "[v]iolations of network neutrality are a real and serious problem: in recent years we have...
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Cindy Cohn
Pete Seeger and the NSA
I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs. I think these are very improper questions for...
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Froma Harrop
The Class War on Drug Users
Philip Seymour Hoffman's death at the end of a heroin needle again spotlights the dangers of a poisonous drug.
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James Trimarco
As Trans-Pacific Partnership Falters, Opponents Go After Fence-Sitting Pols
Eric Ross spent much of the morning on Friday, January 31 standing on an overpass above Interstate 90 in Bellevue, Wash., holding a 30-foot-wide banner that read: "Stop Reichert's NAFTA. Flush the...
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Lisa Guisbond
NCLB Crashed and Burned. When Will We Ever Learn?
It’s 2014, the year all U.S. public schools were supposed to reach 100% student proficiency, so said No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
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John Nichols
Harry Reid Knows Opposing Fast Track Is Smart Policy and Smart Politics
There are a lot of reasons Senate majority leader Harry Reid shot down President Obama’s State of the Union request for a congressional grant of fast-track trade promotion authority to negotiate new...
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Wenonah Hauter
Fast Tracking TPP Would Mean More Corporate Control of Our Democracy
Do you care about having access to local and sustainably produced food or protecting your drinking wate r? Are you concerned about corporate influence distorting our elections?
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Karen Hansen-Kuhn
Agriculture in TPP: Repeating NAFTA’s Mistakes
Farmers, union, environmental and women’s activists gathered in Mexico City last week to take stock of the lessons from NAFTA and plan strategies to confront the next big threat: the Trans Pacific...
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