All Views Articles for 2014-04-14

Monday, April 14, 2014
Sharing the Snowden documents among various outlets is truly deserving of a prize in journalism. (File/public domain) Jay Rosen
Pulitzer Does Not Fully Express Power of Collaborative Snowden Reporting
The Washington Post and the Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize for public service today. There’s no prize for the network of individuals and institutions that brought the surveillance story forward. As...
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Diane Ravitch
New Report Rebukes Central Feature of 'Race to the Top'
The central feature of the Obama administration's $5 billion "Race to the Top" program was sharply refuted last week by the American Statistical Association , one of the nation's leading scholarly...
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Humanity’s choice (via IPCC): Aggressive climate action ASAP (left figure) minimizes future warming. Continued inaction (right figure) results in catastrophic levels of warming, 9°F over much of U.S. The latest IPCC report finds the annual cost of avoiding that catastrophe is a mere 0.06% of annual growth. Joe Romm
Climate Panel Stunner: Avoiding Climate Catastrophe Is Super Cheap — But Only If We Act Now
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just issued its third of four planned reports. This one is on “mitigation” — “human intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the...
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Tracie McMillan
Organic Food: It's Not Just for Yuppies Anymore
Walmart's new organic products line can debunk the myth that the poor choose Nikes over fancy grapes. Because they don't
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Teachers have no choice left. It's way past time to join together and fight back to save public education. (Public domain) Anthony Cody
Teachers: A Call to Battle for Reluctant Warriors
We just wanted to teach. When I was drawn to teach in Oakland, I saw a chance to give students the chance to do hands-on experiments, to answer their own questions, and explore the natural world. On...
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(Credit: Greenpeace) Kaisa Kosonen, Daniel Mittler
Dear Fossil Fuel Industry - It's Over
It's been a long week here in Berlin, with experts and government officials finalising urgently awaited conclusions from the United Nations climate change panel about the solutions to climate change...
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The U.S. Military’s Pivot to Africa, 2012-2013. (Image: TomDispatch/Google) Nick Turse
Our Big, Fat, Not-So-Secret War in Africa
U.S. Officials Talk Candidly (Just Not to Reporters) about bases, winning hearts and minds, and the “War” in Africa
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(Image via Stefan Bumbeck/ Hoda Baraka
IPCC: Divest from Fossil Fuels for a Safe Climate
“It does not cost the world to save the planet” — Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chair of the IPCC Working Group III The Working Group III contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)...
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Slave auction. (Public domain) Paul Buchheit
Four Eras of Slavery, for the Benefit of Corporations
David Horowitz , founder of an organization called the "Freedom Center," argued that blacks should not be paid reparations for the enslavement of their ancestors. Among his reasons are that: There Is...
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