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Friday, February 28, 2014
Medea Benjamin
Israel Lobby AIPAC Down, But Not Out—Yet
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is still one of the most powerful lobby organizations in the country, but fortunately, it is starting to lose its iron-clad grip on our...
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Jamie Henn
XL Dissent: Democracy and the Pipeline
Earlier this morning, I took a break from press calls and preparations for this weekend’s big XL Dissent protest in Washington, D.C.
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Jack Eidt
For the Climate, for Clean Energy and Healthy Communities: We March
Wild weather, extreme storms, melting of the Arctic glaciers: the pattern is unmistakable. Record drought ravages California and Australia, Typhoon Haiyan kills 6,000 people in the Philippines, 25...
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César Chelala
Israel's Army Accused of War Crimes
In a new Amnesty International (AI) report titled “Trigger Happy: Israel’s Use of Excessive Force in the West Bank,” the human rights organization accuses Israel of using excessive, reckless violence...
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Nathan Freed Wessler
What Does a Soviet Submarine Have to Do With US Government Secrecy?
It is the height of the Cold War. A nuclear-missile-equipped Soviet submarine sinks in the Pacific Ocean, in suspicious circumstances. The CIA commissions reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes to...
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John Nichols
Maine’s Paul LePage Might Just Be the Worst GOP Governor of All
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Joshua Holland
Dog Whistle Politics: What if Only White People Voted?
After the 2012 election, Buzzfeed put together a series of electoral maps that showed what the results would have looked like if we didn’t have universal suffrage. A couple of them went viral,...
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Richard Eskow
For Services Rendered? Wall Street’s Big Paydays For Trade Negotiators
If you take the king’s shilling, says the old saying, then you do the king’s bidding. So what happens when you take 100 million of them?
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Amy Goodman
Mayor Chokwe Lumumba: A Life of Struggle, a Legacy of Progress
The world lost a visionary activist this week, with the death of Chokwe Lumumba, the newly elected mayor of Jackson, Miss. Lumumba died unexpectedly at the age of 66 of an apparent heart attack.
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Jane Slaughter
Organizers Worth Their Salt
Bosses hate a salt—a pro-union worker who’s taken a job with the intent to organize.
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Kathy Kelly
'After 3,000 Years of Pain': Women's Liberation at Barefoot College
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Michele Simon
Big Soda’s Front Group Arrives Early in San Francisco
Earlier this month, lawmakers in San Francisco introduced a bill that would tax sugary beverages at two cents per ounce, thereby setting off the latest big fight with Big Soda. The estimated $31...
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Ralph Nader
Congressman Dingell: Down on Motor Vehicle Safety
Congressman John Dingell (D-MI), the longest serving member of Congress in history (59 years), did much good and much bad. Reports of his retirement stressed his work in championing Medicare, civil...
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David Goldstein
Through the Climate Portal: Humanity's Tragic Flaw
In the autumn of 1992, I was alone in my studio apartment in Philadelphia, puking my guts out. Something bad had happened inside; it felt like a bomb had gone off in my belly. Just how bad was it?...
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