Views for 2014-04-20

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Kumi Naidoo
There Are No Human Rights on a Dead Planet
Last week, I spoke at the International Association of Democratic Lawyers congress in Brussels. In the audience there were over 500 hundred progressive lawyers from over 50 countries. Many of these...
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Tom Weis
'Moccasins on the Ground' Aims to Shield People from 'Black Venom' of Keystone XL
First Nations people started the Keystone XL fight in the U.S. by waking up the world to the survival threats posed by Canada's poisonous tar sands mining.
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Jeff Faux
Thomas Piketty Undermines the Hallowed Tenets of the Capitalist Catechism
Thomas Piketty just tossed an intellectual hand grenade into the debate over the world’s struggling economy. Before the English translation of the French economist’s new book, Capital in the Twenty-...
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Jay Walljasper
How the Commons Way of Life Helps Curb Climate Change
It’s easy to not think about the looming climate crisis. For one thing, it’s depressing to ponder the misery ahead if we don’t take drastic steps now to curb greenhouse emissions. It’s even more...
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Christopher Brauchli
Fuzzy Thinking and Wooly Mammoths
Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land. —Christina Georgina Rossetti, Remember (1862)
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Frida Berrigan
Solidarity and Social Change in Aisle 5
The girl behind the checkout counter at Shop Rite sighed deeply and pushed her manager call button. A slightly older girl shuffled over wearily. “WIC,” the checkout girl said, turning the three...
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Robert Parry
The Dangerous Neocon-R2P Alliance
The American mainstream news media has rarely bought in so thoroughly to a U.S. government propaganda campaign as it has in taking sides in support of the post-coup government in Ukraine and against...
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Ann Robertson, Bill Leumer
The Myth of the Pro-Labor Democrat
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Trevor Timm
The Mentality of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI Undergirds Today’s Surveillance State
The new documentary 1971 , about the formerly anonymous FBI burglars who exposed the crimes of former FBI director J.
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