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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Kim Scipes
National Endowment for Democracy: A Tool of US Empire in Venezuela
As protests have been taking place in Venezuela the last couple of weeks, it is always good to check on the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the US Empire’s “stealth” destabilizer. What has...
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George Ciccariello-Maher
#LaSalida? Venezuela at a Crossroads
Ukraine. Bosnia. Venezuela. Tear gas. Masks. Water cannons.
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Maude Barlow
Saving Our Blue Future: The Human Race Needs a New Water Ethic
Have you heard? The world is running out of accessible clean water.
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Sarah Anderson
Without any Grassroots, This Austerity Group Withered
The austerity mania that plagued our political system for four years is finally subsiding. The latest sign is President Barack Obama’s decision to nix the Social Security cuts he had previously...
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Natalie Hynde
Why We Need an Outright Ban on Fracking
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John Feffer
Ukraine: Out of the Frying Pan
In the end, the street triumphed over the elite.
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John Nichols
The Mayor Who Brought an Economic Democracy Vision to Mississippi
Chokwe Lumumba maintained a civil rights commitment that was rooted in the moment when his mother showed her eight-year-old son the Jet magazine photograph of a beaten Emmett Till in his open casket.
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Sam Pizzigati
The Mess on Our ‘Information Superhighway’
Back in the early 1990s, the infancy of the Internet Age, our hippest policy wonks orated endlessly about the emerging “information superhighway.”
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Dave Saldana
Keystone PipeLIES Exposed: The Facts on Sticky Leaks, Billion Dollar Spills, and Dirty Air
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Dean Baker
Washington Post Complains That Bill Gates' Riches Come at the Expense of Everyone Else
The Washington Post complained that the people of San Jose California are suffering because the city has to pay higher prices for computers and software because of the patent and copyright monopolies...
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Tom Engelhardt
This Island Earth
For those of us of a certain age, it seems as if the world has always been ending. It’s easy now to forget just how deep fears and fantasies about a nuclear apocalypse went in the “golden” 1950s. And...
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Peter Hart
The Question of US 'Democracy Promotion' in the Newspaper of Record
Sometimes the thing we call "media bias" isn't about what a given piece of journalism explicitly says about the world; it's more about the assumptions that must be taken for granted. Question those...
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Jim Hightower
Don't Close Our Post Offices -- Put Them To Work!
You know what America needs? More jobs, that's what.
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