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Schechter: March Madness & Paralysis
Mar 09, 2011
The term class war has been extricated from the archives of another era, while divisions over the future of the economy have become a battleground in which the adversaries yell at each other, but rarely engage in any discourse with each other in a shared language.
Sharma: Food Pirates’ Trap
Mar 02, 2011
Egypt paid the price, so will we if we ignore the Mahatma’s prescription: production by the masses, not for the masses.
Shah: Climate’s Fingerprint
Feb 23, 2011
For decades, deadly outbreaks of cholera were attributed to the spread of disease through poor sanitation. But recent research demonstrates how closely cholera is tied to environmental and hydrological factors and to weather patterns — all of which may lead to more frequent cholera outbreaks as the world warms.
Solomon: When “Good” Dictators Go Bad
Feb 17, 2011
A standard zigzag of political rhetoric went for a jaunt along Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday (Feb. 15) with a speech by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at George Washington University.
Schechter: Egypt Unrest & Discontent
Feb 15, 2011
It is now the long morning after, as protesters returned to Tahrir Square to clean it up and savor their victory.
Schechter: Egypt No Quick Fix
Feb 07, 2011
The tomb may be the appropriate metaphor not only for wannabe President forever Hosni Mubarak but also for the 30 plus year neo-colonial economic system that he has presided over.
Street: Obama & Egypt
Feb 06, 2011
The recent remarkable and revolutionary unrest in the Arab world and particularly in Egypt has created an awkward dilemma for Barack Obama and his administration.
Schechter: Egypt & Economic Crisis
Jan 31, 2011
This is an upstairs/downstairs story that takes us from the peak of a Western mountaintop for the wealthy to spreading mass despair in the valleys of the Third World poor.
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.