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Revenge of the Deficit-Haters

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Public Services
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Peace & Security
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Death and Taxes
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That cliché in modern America should get re-worded: “Taxes Equal Death.” In 2010, unique in the world, the US military budget absorbs the lion’s share of the federal budget, under the aegis of security but actually to wage seemingly permanent war.  The amount spent on the military equals approximately what all other nations together allocate for “defense.”Each year, led by deficit-haters,... Leer más

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Gross Media Negligence

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"The average Washington correspondent is content to write what he is spoon-fed by the government’s press officers."... Leer más

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Why the U.S. won't cut ties with Israel, no matter how extreme its government gets

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Nuclear weapons
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Peace & Security
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Rumors are floating around about why Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak was in Washington – again – last week when Israel’s official top diplomat, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, is nowhere to be seen. This was Barak’s seventh visit to DC; Lieberman has been here exactly once.... Leer más

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Misguided U.S. economic policies drive many Mexicans to come here

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Alternative Regionalisms
Trade & Investment
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President Barack Obama did the right thing by supporting comprehensive immigration reform that would place millions of undocumented workers on the path to citizenship. Obama even went a step further, suing the state of Arizona for its unconstitutional and racially profiling immigration law. That law would punish and divide families, many of whose members have worked years for this country.... Leer más

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Más de la burda negligencia de los medios

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Alternativas en el Sector Público
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"El corresponsal promedio de Washington se contenta con escribir la papilla que le dan los funcionarios de prensa del gobierno." – I. F. Stone, 1953.... Leer más

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Obama’s Nuclear Postures

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Nuclear weapons
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Peace & Security
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The 2010 Nuclear Posture Review
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In his first official statement after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, President Harry Truman claimed the new weapon as a fundamental breakthrough in military capability and a uniquely American achievement. The Hiroshima bomb, he said, was “more than two thousand times the blast power of…the largest bomb ever yet used in the history of warfare,” drawing its enormous destructive force from “a... Leer más

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A Tale Of Two Extraditions

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The Letelier archive
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The US government demanded that Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding extradite a drug dealer. When Venezuela made similar demands on Washington, for arguably the Hemisphere’s most notorious terrorist, the Justice Department brushed off the request.... Leer más

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BP-Style Extreme Energy Nightmares to Come: Four Scenarios for the Next Energy Mega-Disaster

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Renewables
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Environmental Justice
Corporate Power
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On June 15th, in their testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the chief executives of America’s leading oil companies argued that BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was an aberration - something that would not have occurred with proper corporate oversight and will not happen again once proper safeguards are put in place. This is fallacious, if not an... Leer más

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La doble crisis de la globalización: el Golfo de México y Arizona

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Justicia Ambiental
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Desde el derrame de petróleo crudo en el Golfo de México hasta los ultrajes perpetrados contra los inmigrantes en Arizona, el gobierno de los Estados Unidos parece estar sumido en una emergencia tras otra. Pero las dos crisis tienen sus raíces en las estructuras fundamentales de nuestra sociedad, estructuras que han sido transformadas por la globalización. ... Leer más

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Dual Crises of Globalization: Arizona and the Gulf of Mexico

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Alternative Regionalisms
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From the plumes of corporate crude in the Gulf of Mexico, to the assault on migrants in Arizona, the U.S. appears locked in a continual state of emergency. However, both crises have their roots in fundamental structures of our society that are at the core of globalization today.... Leer más

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