Views for 2014-05-17

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Photo: Chris O'Donoghue/cc/flickr Chip Taylor
Bring Back the Monarchs!
Ten years ago, a grain farmer in Northeast Nebraska wrote me a letter: "I am concerned that the recent large use of Roundup Ready crops (which I use) and the subsequent widespread use of Roundup...
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A drawing of Barbara Rose Johns from the Morton Museum in Farmville, Va. (WNV/Morton Museum.) Nadine Bloch
The Girl Who Sparked Brown v. Board of Education
Sixty years ago on May 17, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1896 ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson and declared separate was not equal for public schools and was therefore unconstitutional. While the...
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Candace Clement
Net Neutrality: So ... Now What?
On Thursday, the FCC released its proposal on how it intends to protect Net Neutrality in the wake of a January court case that tossed out the agency’s rules. And, just as we feared, the rules pay...
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Photo: Charles Hoffman/cc/flickr Robert C. Koehler
Money and Morality
Step on the gas, step on a man . . . Writing recently in TheNation , Chris Hayes drew an intensely unnerving parallel between the use of fossil fuels as an energy source and the use of slave labor —...
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Photo: Charles Hoffman/cc/flickr Scott Parkin
Meet Me in St. Louis: Taking On The World’s Largest Coal Company
“And daddy won’t you take me back to Muhlenberg County Down by the Green River where Paradise lay Well, I’m sorry my son, but you’re too late in asking Mister Peabody’s coal train has hauled it away...
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Photo: Light Brigading/cc/flickr Brendan Smith, Jeremy Brecher
Where Should the Divestors Invest?
The stunning success of the fossil fuel divestment movement has caught many of us off-guard. Almost daily, new universities and foundations are committing to redirecting their endowments from...
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