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The Belo Monte Dam: An Environmental Crime
It will change the face of the Amazon basin forever; it will devastate lives and destroy the cultural identity of many indigenous tribes.
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Global Corporations Undermining Democracy Worldwide
GENEVA - In a world where governments are increasingly subservient to global finance capital, multinationals are gaining ground in the fight against state regulations that aim to protect the environment, public health or social policies. According to the most recent data released by the United...
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Punishing Cuba 50 Years On: Caught in a Cold War Time Warp
With the media happily fixated on the sex scandal swirling around the U.S. Secret Service, the Sixth Summit of the Americas held in Cartagena, Colombia over the weekend was left to collapse with little notice. The inability of the some 30 heads of American states to even issue a final declaration...
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Change is Gonna Come? Global Health Expert Nominated by US for World Bank Presidency
For the very first time, the U.S. government has nominated a qualified candidate to be the President of the World Bank. In order to maintain control of the institution by donors, rather than those impacted by its decisions, the U.S. and EU share a tacit agreement that the World Bank president has...
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A Better Question Might Be, 'How Is It NOT Fascism?'
Have you ever spoken to someone who lived through a fascist regime? If and when you do, you might be surprised at what you hear. When they get talking, most people who lived through Mussolini’s Italy, Franco’s Spain, Salazar’s Portugal. Videla’s Argentina, Vargas’s Brazil or Bordaberry’s Uruguay...
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How Occupy is Transforming Our National Conversation
In just two months, the Occupy movement has begun to unseat an economic narrative that held sway for thirty years.
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Throwing Out the Master’s Tools and Building a Better House: Thoughts on the Importance of Nonviolence in the Occupy Revolution
Violence Is Conventional Violence is what the police use. It’s what the state uses. If we want a revolution, it’s because we want a better world, because we think we have a bigger imagination, a more beautiful vision. So we’re not violent; we’re not like them in crucial ways. When I see a New York...
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Obama’s Arc of Instability
Destabilizing the World One Region at a Time
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Haitian Protesters Demand UN Departure
Protesters in Haiti clash with police as they demand the withdrawal of UN troops from the earthquake-damaged country.
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America’s Rampant Inequality Impossible to Deny
The CIA ranks the country 64th, behind Ivory Coast and Uganda—but Fox's banshees still scream 'class warfare' when Warren Buffet wants to tax the rich For years, America’s super-rich and their allies in Congress and the media have tried to deny that a tiny elite was growing astronomically wealthy...
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