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Spain’s ‘Indignant Ones’
While “Europe's slow-motion financial collapse” – as Mother Jones magazine described it in a June 6 th article – continues to unravel, Spain, like other European states continues to implement anti-social-neo-liberal policies with strong opposition from the citizenry. It has been one month since the...
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'Spanish Revolution' Sparks Wave of Protests in Europe
'Los indignados' say they'll keep up pressure
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Off the Pedestal: Creating a New Vision of Economic Growth
Is anything in America more faithfully followed than economic growth? Its movements are constantly watched, measured to the decimal place, deplored or praised, diagnosed as weak or judged healthy and vigorous. Newspapers, magazines, and cable channels report endlessly on it. Promoting growth may be...
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The New-Economy Movement
The idea that we need a “new economy”—that the entire economic system must be radically restructured if critical social and environmental goals are to be met—runs directly counter to the American creed that capitalism as we know it is the best, and only possible, option. Over the past few decades,...
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French Group Calls for Spain-Style Street Protests
PARIS - A French group has called for a large demonstration in Paris this weekend to show solidarity with tens of thousands of youth protesters demonstrating against austerity programs in Spain. Eyes will be on France this week when President Nicolas Sarkozy hosts world leaders in the seaside town...
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America’s Healthcare Crisis is Getting Worse
Gas at $4 per gallon (or higher) has left working families very cautious about using their cars during a time of falling wages, food-price increases and widespread economic insecurity.
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Republicans Threaten to Defund the National Labor Relations Board
Sen. Lindsey Graham plans absurd defunding of agency's recent Boeing decision
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The New Economy: Design for Life
Can we design a self-correcting society?
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Shock Doctrine, U.S.A.
Here’s a thought: maybe Madison, Wis., isn’t Cairo after all. Maybe it’s Baghdad — specifically, Baghdad in 2003, when the Bush administration put Iraq under the rule of officials chosen for loyalty and political reliability rather than experience and competence. As many readers may recall, the...
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Inequality Drives Egyptians to Streets, But Ours Worse
It's amazing what inequality can drive people to, eventually. Just look at Egypt. “These big guys are stealing all the money,” one 24-year-old textile worker standing at his second job as a fruit peddler told a reporter this weekend. "People are desperate.” "I wish we could be like the United...
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