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Sunday, August 24, 2014
Robert Jensen
New University of Texas Chancellor's Military Background Is Cause for Reflection
By all accounts, the University of Texas System’s incoming chancellor, Admiral William McRaven, is a smart, thoughtful fellow with a sense of humor who knows how to listen — all important qualities...
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Vandana Shiva
GMOs, Monsanto, and the Galileo Syndrome
Speaking at the launch of the fifth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change at the Energy and Resources Institute, Union minister of state for environment Prakash Javadekar...
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Julianne Hing
Following Ferguson: Grand Jury 101
The grand jury has been seated, and it happens to be three-quarters white . Now what? “The Good Wife” can only teach so much. Los Angeles Times reporter Lauren Raab breaks down the roles and...
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David Sirota
Microsoft Admits Keeping $92 Billion Offshore to Avoid Paying $29 Billion in US Taxes
Microsoft Corp. is currently sitting on almost $29.6 billion it would owe in U.S. taxes if it repatriated the $92.9 billion of earnings it is keeping offshore, according to disclosures in the company...
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Antony Lerman
The End of Liberal Zionism
LONDON — Liberal Zionists are at a crossroads. The original tradition of combining Zionism and liberalism — which meant ending the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, supporting a Palestinian state...
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Philip Weiss
Hillary Clinton Just Lost the White House in Gaza
Famously, Hillary Clinton lost her bid to be president in 2008 six years before the election, when she cast a vote for the Iraq war. Barack Obama, who’d been against that war as a nobody state...
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Colin Jenkins
Undercover in White America: Why Black Rage is Conscious, Justified, and Long Overdue
On a crisp, Fall evening in 1992, while I was a freshman at a SUNY (State University of New York) school, the campus erupted after a white, male student assaulted a black, female student. Being an...
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Dave Johnson
Austerity Has Made Europe’s Depression Longer Than In The 1930s
Europe’s economic depression has now lasted longer than the Great Depression of the 1930s. Meanwhile, America’s “Great Recession” also drags on thanks to cutbacks in government spending since the...
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Eric Margolis
Outrage To a Beheading: Shared Callousness and the Modern War Zone
The alleged beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by the shadowy ISIS (or Islamic State) has sparked outrage and horror around the globe. I say “alleged” because we are not sure if the...
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