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‘The Voice of Greek Radio Falls Silent’
“Even words lose their meanings,” says the disembodied voice. It’s speaking to fill the space before the silence, to be present. “Are these your orders? Yes, those are my things…Somewhere here we close, dear listeners. The voice of Greek radio falls silent. Good luck to everyone. We’ll find each...
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Congress Must Not Fast Track TPP to Ratification
US lawmakers may soon introduce legislation to give the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a “fast-track” through Congress. Senate Finance committee leaders Sen. Max Baucus and Sen. Orrin Hatch have renewed their call to pass such fast-track legislation and hand over Congress' constitutional power to...
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Will Clinton's Paid Speaking Events for Goldman Sachs Draw Populist Scorn?
Pocketing big money from paid speaking events is nothing new, but neither is the revolving door between Wall Street and the heights of Washington power
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TPP/Fast Track Trade Fight Is On
You’ve probably been hearing warnings about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “trade” agreement that is being negotiated. And you might have heard that the big corporations are going to push to use something called “fast track” trade promotion authority (TPA) to push it through. It’s time to...
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Waste land: large-scale irrigation strips nutrients from the soil, scars the landscape and could alter climactic conditions beyond repair. Image: Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto/ Flowers, London, Pivot Irrigation #11 High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA (2011) Views
How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt
In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scientists at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held annually in San Francisco. This year’s conference had some big-name participants, from Ed...
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Spain's 'Partido X': From Seeds of Anti-Austerity Movement, New Party Rises
From the public encampments that spurred a global movement, can a political party answer call of the 'indignados'?
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Janet Yellen as Fed Chair No Victory for Progressive Economics
Though a far better choice than Larry Summers, will Yellen alter status quo as Federal Reserve head?
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Jimmy Carter Slams Growing Inequality, Crumbling Middle Class
“The middle class has become more like poor people than they were 30 years ago," said the former president
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Five Years After the Big Bailout: Time to Begin Building a “New Economy”
Five years ago today, on October 3rd, 2008, the federal response to the financial crisis began with the signing into law by then President Bush of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). After a half-decade of emergency measures—including not only the bailout, but the temporary nationalization...
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Recovery Hype: American Capitalism's Weapon of Mass Distraction
You don't have to be a Marxist to see how the 1% tries to fool us that we too are sharing in their renewed wealth. But it helps
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