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Shiva: GMOs Falsehoods
Jan 23, 2011
In February, the Minister of Environment Mr. Jairam Ramesh put a moratorium on Bt. Brinjal. He is now pushing trials of GM rubber on Kerala which is a GMO free State.
Schechter: Does Fascism Lurk?
Jan 19, 2011
Fascism is one of those words that sounds like it belongs in the past, conjuring up, as it does, marching jack boots in the streets, charismatic demagogues like Italy’s Mussolini or Spain’s Franco and armed crackdowns on dissent and freedom of expression.
Street: King Day Reflections
Jan 17, 2011
In his speech commemorating the victims of the mass murderer Jared Loughner in Tucson, Arizona, Barack Obama turned to the Bible.
Shiva: Forests & Freedom
Jan 05, 2011
The biodiversity of the forest teaches us lessons of democracy, of leaving space for others while drawing sustenance from the common web of life.
Swanson: 25th Day of Wikileaks
Dec 25, 2010
On the first day of Wikileaks, my government gave to me...
Schechter: Austerity Battle
Dec 24, 2010
William Shakespeare put a key question this way; “To Be Or Not To Be?” Today’s economists and policy makers pose a different choice: to spend or not to spend.
Street: Health Care as Commodity
Dec 19, 2010
So a key part of U.S. President Barack Obama’s health “reform” bill was declared “unconstitutional” last week by the right wing federal district court judge Henry E. Hudson in Virginia.
Solomon: Hollow Bomber Jacket
Dec 06, 2010
For the Obama presidency, moral collapse has taken on the appearance of craven clockwork, establishing a concentric pattern -- doing immense damage to economic security at home while ratcheting up warfare overseas.
Solomon: WikiLeaks & “Diplomacy”
Nov 29, 2010
Compared to the kind of secret cables that WikiLeaks has just shared with the world, everyday public statements from government officials are exercises in make-believe.
Schechter: Mall Fever
Nov 25, 2010
We have every retailer in every mall in America on their knees praying for a prosperous black Friday the day after Thanksgiving.
Sharma: Corporations Not People
Nov 22, 2010
I have always failed to understand why the governments have been lowering the interest rate on bank savings. In England, as early as in 1996, banks provided barely one per cent interest on savings.
Solomon: After the Election Disaster
Nov 04, 2010
We need to build a grassroots progressive movement, wide, deep and strong enough to fight the right and challenge the corporate center of the Democratic Party.
Schechter: Now That Elections Are Over
Nov 04, 2010
The Election is over. The Dems were thumped. They lost the House, even if they still have the Senate by a hair.
Schechter: Pentagon War
Oct 26, 2010
Analysing the media coverage of the latest WikiLeaks release reveals some interesting insights.
Schechter: Epicenter of Fraudclosures
Oct 18, 2010
In all of the economic issues we are dealing with, there is always a “back story, a deeper context” that is usually missing, “disappeared” like those Allende supporters in Chile in the l970’s who wanted to empower workers, not just rescue them when they get buried in a deep hole.
Solomon: Canaries in a Political Mine
Oct 17, 2010
Take it from David Axelrod. “Almost the entire Republican margin is based on the enthusiasm gap,” the president’s senior adviser said last week. “And if Democrats come out in the same turnout as Republicans, it’s going to be a much different election.”
Sharma: Global Caste System
Oct 09, 2010
If Shylock was alive today, I am sure he would have floated a public stock offering and would have been amongst the richest in the world. Forbes magazine would have certainly included his name in the list of the top 50 billionaires, and The Economist would have included his name among the 15 most powerful people in the world.
Solomon: Higher Consciousness
Sep 24, 2010
Autumn 2010 is a time of disillusionment for many who deplore the USA’s current political trajectory. Some who’ve been active for progressive causes are now gravitating toward hope that individual actions -- in tandem with higher consciousness, more down-to-earth lifestyles and healthy cultural alternatives -- can succeed where social activism has failed. It’s an old story that is also new.
Schechter: London Calling
Sep 22, 2010
The British Capital pretty much looked like it did the last time I was here except for all the closed stores and businesses I passed on the way to the War and Media Conference that brought me here.
Solomon: Speech for Endless War
Sep 06, 2010
On the last night of August, the president used an Oval Office speech to boost a policy of perpetual war.