Views for 2014-04-23

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Bruce Dixon
6 Reasons Why Obama's Clemency Program Doesn't Change Mass Incarceration
It's all over the internet. The Obama administration is talking up the possibility of using presidential clemency powers to release some undetermined number, perhaps hundreds or even thousands of...
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William Greider
Obama’s Free Trade Agreement Ignores the Scandal of Rana Plaza
On the editorial pages of the Washington Post, the White House chief of staff was trying to pump up some enthusiasm for its still secret trade agreement among a dozen nations, the so-called Trans-...
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Chelsea Manning
On My Legal Name Change
Today is an exciting day. A judge in the state of Kansas has officially ordered my name to be changed from “Bradley Edward Manning” to “Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.” I’ve been working for months for...
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Jill Richardson
The High Price of Cheap Chicken
If you want to buy a fresh, whole chicken at the store, it’ll run you about $1.54 per pound . But if I buy it from my local farmer, it costs $5 per pound. I live in an expensive part of the country...
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Jim Hightower
From Farm Workers to Cheerleaders, We're all in This Together
It doesn't take an IQ much higher than room temperature to realize that it's way past time to raise America's sub-poverty minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. But let's also pay attention to the millions...
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Ralph Nader
What About Starting Stevens and O’Connor Institutes for Justice?
What do retired Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States do with their time and reputation?
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Kevin Gosztola
Questions That Should Be Asked About Recent Operations, Including Drone Strikes, in Yemen
How much of the drone war being waged by the United States in Yemen is targeting actual al Qaeda fighters? And how much of it is targeting fighters, who are opposed to the current regime led by...
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Yuliya Makliuk
Russia's Indigenous Komi People Are Fed Up with Assault of Big Oil
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Valerie Strauss
A New Setback for Racial Justice in College Admissions
By upholding Michigan’s ban on the use of racial preferences in college and university admissions, the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday dealt a new blow to racial justice.
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Peter Hart
In Yemen, Drones Don't Kill Innocents
When US military strikes kill civilians, it seems there's always someone ready to claim that US weaponry doesn't kill anyone who doesn't deserve it.
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Robert Parry
Prepping for a Ukrainian Massacre
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Zoltán Grossman
The Cowboy Indian Alliance Rises to Protect Our Common Land and Water
“Indigenous sovereignty is all about protecting the land, the water, the animals, and all the environment we share.” —Idle No More co-founder Sylvia McAdam
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