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Why It’s Time to Reject the Duopoly

Most Americans want a fair economy, not one that stacks the deck for people who already enjoy a stacked deck. But both major parties accept the inevitability of corporate-centered capitalism, a system which cannot be reformed and will destroy the planet. Over 70 percent of the public supported a publicly-run health care option, but both

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School Vouchers an Entrepreneur’s Dream

I hadn’t talked with Marshbaum for a couple of years, ever since he left newspaper journalism for more lucrative work in the fast food industry. But here he was in my office to ask if I would publicize his new educational adventure. “That’s great!” I said. “You’re finishing the last three years of college.” “I

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The imperialism of USAID according to its statutes

Juan Carlos Zambrana Marchetti It’s no secret that USAID functions as one of the counter-revolutionary mechanisms of the United States. The proofs against it are abundant, but, despite reiterated complaints, it has not been easy to expel it from the countries affected. One gets the impression that the agency works like a virus that is

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Arctic Summer Storm & Sea Ice

Originally posted at GV Consulting. Arctic sea ice extent during the first two weeks of August continued to track below 2007 record low daily ice extents. As of August 13, ice extent was already among the four lowest summer minimum extents in the satellite record, with about five weeks still remaining in the melt season.

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Capitalism Stole My Orgasm

A new study by the National Sleep Foundation suggests that twenty five percent of married or cohabitating Americans are too sleep-deprived to have sex. Now, this truly sucks, for reasons I’ll get to below–but what’s nearly as awful is the spin put on this and similar data by mainstream bourgeois news organizations like CNN, which

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While Olympians Medal in London, NRA Encourages Animal Cruelty in U.S.

Shortly before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on an amendment last December that would ban pigeon shoots, the Pennsylvania Flyers Association sent out a bulletin it marked as “urgent.” “We must act now to preserve our sport,” the Flyers screeched. In a separate letter to members, the Flyers told its members

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Stein and Honkala arrested in protest of foreclosure giant Fannie Mae

We adapted the following press release from Jill Stein for President, http://www.JillStein.org Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her vice presidential running mate Cheri Honkala were arrested on August 1 during a protest at the offices of mortgage company Fannie Mae on Banker’s Row in Philadelphia. Among those arrested along with Dr. Stein and Ms. Honkala