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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Ben Lilliston
What Goes Around Comes Around: US Trade Agenda vs. Climate and Green Jobs
On Friday, President Obama announced new commitments to support the solar industry and create green jobs. Too bad the President’s trade agenda didn’t get the memo. In practice, Obama Administration’s...
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Was there ever a single helicopter that said more about the usefulness of America's military might? (Photo: wikimedia commons) Lawrence Wittner
The Limits of US Military Power
Is overwhelming national military power a reliable source of influence in world affairs? If so, the United States should certainly have plenty of influence today. For decades, it has been the world’s...
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Tim Schwab
Spinning a Consensus on GMOs
Journalist Keith Kloor, always a busy beaver advancing the biotech industry’s agenda, linked to Food & Water Watch in a recent blog, portraying us as part of the “GMO Fear Train” that’s going off...
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(Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress) Jeff Bryant
Who Betrayed The Legacy Of Brown V. Board?
So this one’s personal for me. The day they bused the poor kids to my school was the first time I’d ever come face to face with children my age who were so poor they weren’t properly clothed. It was...
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(Credit: Free Press) April Glaser
Prepare to Take Action to Defend Net Neutrality. Here’s How the FCC Makes Its Rules.
It’s been hard to go a day without hearing news about the Chairman of the FCC, Tom Wheeler, and his highly contested plan for the future of network neutrality . Google and Netflix signed a letter...
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(Mayo Clinic on Flickr, under Creative Commons) Robert Reich
How the Right Wing is Killing Women
According to a report released last week in the widely-respected health research journal, The Lancet, the United States now ranks 60th out of 180 countries on maternal deaths occurring during...
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Snowden's actions have sparked a global conversation over surveillance. (Wikimedia commons) Tom Engelhardt
The Year of Edward Snowden
Make no mistake: it’s been the year of Edward Snowden. Not since Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War has a trove of documents revealing the inner workings and thinking...
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A pile of “yes” votes at a Donetsk polling place favoring secession in the referendum on May 11, 2014. Robert Parry
Ukraine’s Dueling Elections
Despite many procedural shortcomings, the referenda for secession in eastern Ukraine confront the post-coup regime in Kiev and its Western backers with a growing problem, the realization that major...
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Howard Friel
The Newspaper of War
Many years ago, Ho Chi Minh’s North Vietnam, Communist China, and Soviet Russia were saying one thing about what had happened in the Gulf of Tonkin in early August 1964, while President Johnson and...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Snowden Saga Begins: “I Have Been to the Darkest Corners of Government, and What They Fear Is Light”
[ This essay is a shortened and adapted version of Chapter 1 of Glenn Greenwald’s new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Security State , and appears at TomDispatch.com...
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