All Views Articles for 2012-04-pressreleases

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
David Korten
When Bankers Rule the World
The tell-all defection of Greg Smith , a former Goldman Sachs executive, provided an insider’s view of the moral corruption of the Wall Street banks that control of much of America’s economy and...
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Sarah Lazare, David Van Dam
'We Will Make Our Voices Heard': Chicago War Resister Speaks Out Against NATO
Iraq and Afghanistan veterans from across the country will march in protest against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit meeting in Chicago on Sunday, May 20th and attempt to return...
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César Chelala
Marwan Barghouti is Palestinians’ Hope
After a Land Day (March 30) statement in which Marwan Barghouti called on Palestinians to launch a popular resistance campaign against Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land, the popular Palestinian...
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Monday, April 2, 2012
Van Jones
The Age of Obama: What Went Wrong (and How to Fix It)
This article is adapted from Rebuild the Dream , Van Jones' new book.
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Chuck Collins
The 99 Percent Spring: The People Are Not Powerless
In the coming weeks, millions of Americans will take to the streets as part of the "99 percent spring," echoing last year's "Arab Spring." At the root of this discontent are the extreme inequalities...
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David Michael Green
A Very Sick Country
So. It looks now like the regressive majority on the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, his health care bill. That is so fitting.
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Emem Okon
Women Face Down Violence, Build Peace in Niger Delta
Note: The following essay is from a new series sponsored by Other Worlds called, Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives . The series features twelve alternative social and...
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Paul Krugman
Pink Slime Economics and the Most Fraudulent Budget in US History
The big bad event of last week was, of course, the Supreme Court hearing on health reform. In the course of that hearing it became clear that several of the justices, and possibly a majority, are...
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Michael T. Klare
Welcome to the New Third World of Energy, the United States
How Big Energy Companies Plan to Turn the United States into a Third-World Petro-State
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Chris Hedges
Someone You Love: Coming to a Gulag Near You
The security and surveillance state does not deal in nuance or ambiguity. Its millions of agents, intelligence gatherers, spies, clandestine operatives, analysts and armed paramilitary units live in...
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Paul Buchheit
Five Preposterous, Persistent Conservative Myths
With the mainstream media in the hands of the mostly conservative wealthy, it's difficult for average Americans to learn the truth about critical issues. The following five conservative claims are...
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Brian Moench
Autism and Disappearing Bees: A Common Denominator?
A few days ago the Salt Lake Tribune’s front page headline declared, " Highest rate in the nation, 1 in 32 Utah boys has autism ." This is a national public health emergency, whose epicenter is Utah...
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Sunday, April 1, 2012
John Nichols
Wisconsin's Recall Elections Are Set for June 5
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be the first chief executive of an American state to face a recall election because he attacked the rights of working people to have a voice in their workplaces...
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Ellen Brown
Canada’s 2012 Budget: Imposing Austerity on the World’s Most Resource-rich Country
Canada, called the world’s most resource-rich country, is now being subjected to austerity measures like those imposed on third world countries in earlier decades. It is all done in the name of...
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Theo Anderson
Promises Broken, Promises Kept
The path to the presidency is a long and hard grind, and a candidate makes a lot of promises along the way. Many are throwaway lines that have little chance of ever becoming policy. Everyone knows it...
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César Chelala
Why Japan and US Should Eliminate the Death Penalty
Japan’s decision to hang three prisoners after nearly two years without executions has be
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Dana Goldstein
In Defense of Peter Beinart
I write about Israel-Palestine issues only occasionally , because the onslaught of emails and comments calling me a self-hating Jew can be emotionally overwhelming. It’s also difficult to weather the...
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Immanuel Wallerstein
Elections in France and the United States: The Same and So Very Different
In 2012, two very important and highly contested presi
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Sam Parry
If the Supreme Court Goes Rogue
What happens to a Republic under a written Constitution if a majority of the Supreme Court, which is empowered to interpret that Constitution, goes rogue? What if the court’s majority simply ignores...
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