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'Fuck Earth Day': Let This Year's Be The Last

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 05:24
Wen Stephenson

Over 20,000 people attended the first Earth Day observance in Philadelphia, April, 1970. (AP Photo/Bill Ingraham)

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The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 05:01
Naomi Klein

"If the ideas that rule our culture are stopping us from saving ourselves," says author and activist, "then it is within our power to change those ideas." (Image, via The Nation)One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is th

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The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 05:01
Naomi Klein

"If the ideas that rule our culture are stopping us from saving ourselves," says author and activist, "then it is within our power to change those ideas." (Image, via The Nation)One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is th

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Where Have All the Green Jobs Gone?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:57
Michelle Chen

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Where Have All the Green Jobs Gone?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:57
Michelle Chen

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On Earth Day, an Economics for People and Planet

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:33
Helena Norberg-Hodge

(Photo credit: Lilly Rothrock / cc / Flickr)Much has changed since the first Earth Day in 1970. Not only have our ecological crises come into sharper focus, it has also become obvious that we need to rescue not just the Earth, but also its people from the clutches of an economy gone mad.

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On Earth Day, an Economics for People and Planet

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:33
Helena Norberg-Hodge

(Photo credit: Lilly Rothrock / cc / Flickr)Much has changed since the first Earth Day in 1970. Not only have our ecological crises come into sharper focus, it has also become obvious that we need to rescue not just the Earth, but also its people from the clutches of an economy gone mad.

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Solar Warriors vs. the Black Snake of Tar Sands

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:17
Winona LaDuke

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Solar Warriors vs. the Black Snake of Tar Sands

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:17
Winona LaDuke

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Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:13
Bill Moyers Michael Winship

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Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:13
Bill Moyers Michael Winship

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Trying Not to Give Peace a Chance

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:36
Ray McGovern

The unnecessary and regrettable conflict between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine brings to mind sad remembrances of important junctures at which I watched – as a citizen and a CIA analyst – chances for genuine peace with Russia frittered away.

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Trying Not to Give Peace a Chance

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:36
Ray McGovern

The unnecessary and regrettable conflict between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine brings to mind sad remembrances of important junctures at which I watched – as a citizen and a CIA analyst – chances for genuine peace with Russia frittered away.

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Ten Years After His Release From Prison, Israeli Nuclear Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu Is Still Not Free

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:12
Felice Cohen-Joppa David Polden

Ten years ago, on April 21, 2004, several hundred of us from around the world waited with great anticipation outside the gates of Israel’s Ashkelon Prison, holding up signs saying “Thank you, Mordechai Vanunu: Peace Hero, Nuclear Whistle-blower”. After many years of campaigning for his freedom, the day had finally arrived: Mordechai Vanunu would walk out of the prison where he had spent each day of his 18 year sentence (12 of those years in solitary confinement) for blowing the whistle on Israel’s then secret nuclear arsenal.

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Ten Years After His Release From Prison, Israeli Nuclear Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu Is Still Not Free

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:12
Felice Cohen-Joppa David Polden

Ten years ago, on April 21, 2004, several hundred of us from around the world waited with great anticipation outside the gates of Israel’s Ashkelon Prison, holding up signs saying “Thank you, Mordechai Vanunu: Peace Hero, Nuclear Whistle-blower”. After many years of campaigning for his freedom, the day had finally arrived: Mordechai Vanunu would walk out of the prison where he had spent each day of his 18 year sentence (12 of those years in solitary confinement) for blowing the whistle on Israel’s then secret nuclear arsenal.

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Mother Earth Day 2014: Time for a Paradigm Change

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:32
Jackie Smith

With each day’s headlines it becomes more and more clear that our modern, industrialized culture is a suicide machine. Not only has our consumption of fossil fuels polluted our air, land, and water to an extent that threatens the long-term survival of humans and other species, but our political system has evolved into a Frankenstein monster.

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Mother Earth Day 2014: Time for a Paradigm Change

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:32
Jackie Smith

With each day’s headlines it becomes more and more clear that our modern, industrialized culture is a suicide machine. Not only has our consumption of fossil fuels polluted our air, land, and water to an extent that threatens the long-term survival of humans and other species, but our political system has evolved into a Frankenstein monster.

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On the Death and Life’s Work of the Unconquerable Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:28
Dave Zirin

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter in 2001 in St. Joseph, Mich (AP Photo/Barb Allison)“They can incarcerate my body but never my mind” —Rubin “Hurricane” Carter

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Behind the Egyptian Junta’s Iron Curtain

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:02
Medea Benjamin Kate Chandley

After a recent CODEPINK delegation to Egypt ended up in deportations and assault, we have become acutely aware of some of the horrors Egyptians are facing in the aftermath of the July 3 coup that toppled Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi. Over 2,500 civilians have been killed in protests and clashes.

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Monsanto’s Dream Bill is a Nightmare for State GMO Labeling Efforts

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 06:07
Genna Reed

Last week, Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) introduced the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014” (HR 4432), a brainchild of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) that would serve as a real road block to the thousands of people who have been fighting for the right to know what’s in their food.

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