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Argentina Accuses Judge of 'Harassment' in Ongoing Debt Fight
"This new attempt of judicial aggression against Argentina is an act of desperation on behalf of the vulture fund," said Argentine Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman.
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How We Win on Climate Change
Okay, so we had this historic march a little while ago. It was.... ...joyous, beautiful, exhilarating, inspiring, life-confirming...and in many ways turning point. Now that the dust has settled a bit, we can see that it will change things for a long time to come. It proved to ourselves and the...
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US Health Care System Cartel... Until Death Us Do Part
One common definition of a cartel is: an association of manufacturers or suppliers with the purpose of maintaining prices at a high level and restricting competition. Or if you prefer this definition from Merriam-Webster, here you go: car-tel, noun: a group of businesses that agree to fix prices so...
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Soldier's Heart: Jacob George's Sorrowful Ride Till the End
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After the People’s Climate March, It Is Time to Demand More
The 400,000 people who packed Manhattan’s Central Park West for the People’s Climate March on September 21 have all gone home to their apartments, farms, cabins and lobster boats. They’ve returned to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the Wet’suwet’en territory in British Columbia, to the...
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America's Most Invisible Workforce Is the One We Need the Most
Nannies, housekeepers and home aides keep our families healthy for $10 an hour without their own sick days. It’s time to stop treating them like second-class workers
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Raising Most People’s Wages
I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15 per hour minimum wage in the country. Other cities and states should follow Seattle’s example. Contrary to the dire predictions of opponents, the hike won’t cost Seattle...
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We've Made Children Fear Blue Sky
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Seniors face another obstacle to their retirement: their student debt. (Photo: smartfat/flickr/cc) Views
Cradle to Grave: Student Debt Now Bankrupting Seniors
As if aging in America isn’t hard enough these days, a new government report has uncovered that seniors are facing yet another barrier to a secure retirement: their student debt. Once thought to be a young person’s issue, new data released by the Government Accountability Office shows that older...
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"[A]n economy based on endless growth doesn’t work for either people or the planet." (Photo: Susan Melkisethian/flickr/cc) Views
Long-Standing Economic Resistance Went Mainstream at People’s Climate March
Writing for Vice earlier this week, Natasha Lennard argued that, while newsworthy, the People’s Climate March should not earn the title of historic: “Taken in isolation, mass marches — even when truly massive — do not history make.” Lennard’s analysis is exactly right, but it doesn’t apply to this...
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