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Labor Unions in the New Economy
The future of the labor union is increasingly coming into question with the relentless assault on the rights of workers to organize, resulting in the lowest levels of union membership since the 1930s. Part of this comes from the “Right to Work” or “Corporate Servitude” legislation passed in states...
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Does Fracking Make You Queasy? So Will The Trans-Pacific Trade Pact
Today, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Japan’s intention to enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact (TPP). With Japan’s entry, the trade pact will now include 12 nations along the Pacific Rim, including the United States. It’s similar to the North American Free Trade Agreement (...
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Healthy Kids Need Time in Nature
Ontario’s Healthy Kids Panel recently proposed a strategy to help kids get onto a path to health. The problem is that the path doesn’t lead them into nature. Though the report quotes parents’ comments and research showing kids spend dramatically less time outside than ever, it doesn’t encourage...
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Facing the Threat of the Trans-Pacific Treaty
Damage from 20 years of NAFTA shows us why latest trade deal must be stopped. Free trade creates rich people, poor communities
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Students for Climate Justice: We’re Not a Single-Issue Movement
The students organizing for climate justice on campuses today are drawing connections between the environment and social issues like debt, racism, and immigration.
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Hugo Chavez, Undefeated
Hugo Chavez has died -- undefeated. Yes, undefeated. Chavez, no matter how many times the corporate media and the cheerleaders of the status quo call him a dictator, was elected repeatedly with overwhelming majorities. No matter how many times this slur is moronically or mendaciously repeated,...
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Return of the Wild: Will Humans Make Way for the Greatest Conservation Experiment in Centuries?
John Davis was roughly 5,500 miles into his 2011 trek from Southern Florida to the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec when he passed through the Adirondack Mountains, where he has lived for the last 18 years. He spent a couple of days sailing and hiking around the southern shore of Lake Champlain, including...
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A Presidential Decision That Could Change the World: The Strategic Importance of Keystone XL
Presidential decisions often turn out to be far less significant than imagined, but every now and then what a president decides actually determines how the world turns. Such is the case with the Keystone XL pipeline, which, if built, is slated to bring some of the “dirtiest,” carbon-rich oil on the...
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Movements Making Noise
American political history is usually told as the story of what political elites say and do. The twists and turns, advances and setbacks, wars, disasters and recoveries, are said to be the work of the founders, or of the presidents, or of the courts, or of the influence of a handful of great people...
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In Canada, Progressives Stand Against Harper in 'Common Cause'
Nationwide day of action brings social justice campaigners from all quarters together under one banner
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