Group Pushing Deficit Cuts Has Deep Business Ties
The Fix the Debt group has lent a public-spirited, elder-statesman sheen to the cause of deficit reduction, but many of its members are juggling private interests with public goals.
Extreme Weather Grows in Frequency and Intensity Around World
Around the world, extreme has become the new commonplace.
Criminal Injustice: Idle No More, The Prison System And Indigenous People In Canada by Matt Moir
In Canada, more than one in five new admissions to men's prisons are of Aboriginal descent
Back to the 1920s?
THE MICHIGAN LAME duck legislature was on a tear to pass as many anti-democratic laws as possible before ending its 2012 term.
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Chile: Of Movements and Mayors
CHILEANS WENT TO the polls on October 28, 2012 to elect mayors and city councils from Arica, bordering Peru in the North, to Punta Arenas in southern Tierra del Fuego. Considering the student movement that unleashed what seemed like unstoppable waves of mass militancy over the past year and a half, one might have expected gains for popular and working-class forces. Yet while students and subsequent rebellions had shaken the previously stable foundations of the region’s model...
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Native American Flash Mob Round Dance Takes Over Mall of America
Organizers from Idle No More held a flash mob round dance early Saturday evening at the Mall of America to raise awareness of their movement that calls on all people "to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water."
Idle No More by Winona LaDuke
“What this movement is supposed to do is build consciousness about the inequalities so that everyone is outraged about what is happening here in Canada. Every Canadian should be outraged.”
Idle No More: Indigenous-Led Protests Sweep Canada for Native Sovereignty and Environmental Justice
A new campaign for indigenous rights and environmental justice is spreading across Canada. The "Idle No More" movement began as a series of protests against a controversial government budget bill but has since expanded into a nationwide movement for political transformation.
Never Mind the Fiscal Cliff, the ‘Reverse Subsidy’ Is the Real Crisis
Contrary to popular myths in both political parties, the dramatic gains in wealth by the super rich are underwritten by everyone else as a result of skewed values embedded in the U.S. tax code. This means that the top 1 percent of America’s wealthiest households—97 percent of whom are white—are subsidized by the rest of the tax base, which is disproportionately black and brown when compared to this elite group at the top.
Gaza Under Assault
Throughout these years, Gaza has been kept on a level of bare survival, imprisoned by land, sea and air. On the eve of the latest attack, the WHO reported that 40 percent of essential drugs and more than half of essential medical items were out of stock.