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Oklahoma Earthquakes and Fracking: Jobs We Cannot Afford.

Oklahoma Quake

The state had 109 temblors measuring magnitude 3 or greater in 2013 — more than 5,000% above normal — and there have already been more than 200 such quakes this year.

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Workers of the World Free Market

Workers of the World Free Market

Today is the anniversary of the greatest tragedy ever to hit the garment industry anywhere in the world. On April 24, 2013, more than 1,100 workers at a large garment-factory building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, perished after the structure collapsed. Many […]

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They’re Watching, No Matter Where You Are

They’re Watching, No Matter Where You Are

Some people say it’s no big thing that the state is spying on its own citizens. If you’re not doing anything wrong, who cares? Riiiiight? Wrong. Because that watching, monitoring, surveillance, spying or whatever you wanna call it can be […]

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“Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.”

“Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.”

Most of us won’t live years past 90 as Nelson Mandela did, and few of us will die having accomplished as much as the great South African leader. Still, his death at age 95 comes as very sad news. A speech […]

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A Plea to Step on the Climate Brakes

A Plea to Step on the Climate Brakes

A University of Hawaii PhD student in geography made an excellent analogy today on Canadian television when asked, basically, if there’s any point in addressing the human-made causes of unstoppable global warming. Abby Frazier told The West Block that doing […]

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Obsession: Has ObamaCare Transformed into Moby Dick?

Obsession: Has ObamaCare Transformed into Moby Dick?

The question must be asked… Just how much more of this ObamaCare obsession be allowed to continue? Should the budgetary funding of the Nation be allowed to become the next Pequod?

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American Politics and Grifter Fatigue

American Politics and Grifter Fatigue

But in a way, isn’t trust like a foundation of a building? True, no single hit with a hammer against the foundation can do much damage. But hit long enough.. at different spots… and eventually the damage becomes evident.

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World Upside Down: Premeditated War, War Crimes, and Bradley Manning

World Upside Down: Premeditated War, War Crimes, and Bradley Manning

History tends to be kinder to them than the courts, and I doubt that this case will be an exception. In fifty years, people will look on the Manning case as another blot on a dark era for the United States and the values that it claims to hold dear. As for Manning himself, future historians will surely agree with Ellsberg, who, speaking to the A.P. yesterday, described him as “one more casualty of a horrible, wrongful war.”

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The Racist Builders and Settlers of Israel

The Racist Builders and Settlers of Israel

It has become an expected part of every new round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority: The Israeli government authorizes more home building for Jewish settlers on occupied West Bank land. This time around, as talks are set […]

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Spying on American Citizens: Parallel Construction Equals Justice Deconstruction

Spying on American Citizens: Parallel Construction Equals Justice Deconstruction

The revelations publicized by Snowden that the NSA is involved in massive operations of spying on US citizens, for whatever reason, still doesn’t seem to register with a majority of the population. “I’m certainly willing to give up a little […]

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