Monthly Archives: August 2011

Downgrading democracy

by Ilyse Hogue August 10, 2011 This article appeared in the August 29-September 5, 2011, edition of The Nation. Most of the endless rehashing of the debt deal has correctly focused on the fact that corporate interests and Tea Party … Continue reading

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Hiroshima to Fukushima

by Helen Caldicott, speech delivered in Albequerque, NM 20 March 2011 available from Alternative Radio Helen Caldicott, an Australian-born pediatrician, is a world-renowned environmental activist. She was the founding president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization which was awarded … Continue reading

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Stop coddling the super-rich

by Warren E. Buffett I have some comments at the end. Our leaders have asked for “shared sacrifice.” But when they did the asking, they spared me. I checked with my mega-rich friends to learn what pain they were expecting. … Continue reading

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“Lesser of two evils” revisited

Here’s from my friend Fred Nagel Now is the right time to revisit the “lesser of two evils” theory of governance. As destructive as Obama has been to the interests of working people, the Republicans always appear to be just … Continue reading

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Hiroshima: New facts and old myths

by Gar Alperovitz, speech delivered at Iowa State University, Ames, IA 7 November 1994 available from Alternative Radio Gar Alperovitz is one of the most highly regarded experts on Hiroshima and U.S. policy. He is professor of political economy at … Continue reading

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Dying younger than we should

by Stephen Bezruchka, speech delivered at Olympia Community Center Olympia, WA 29 May 2010 available from Alternative Radio Stephen Bezruchka is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. He worked for many years as … Continue reading

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Oda a las sandalias

¬°Sandalias pacientes de esp√≠ritu amable! Esperan por horas, hasta el alba, al lado de la puerta. Esperan estas centinelas leales hasta que me las ponga Para salir resueltamente con ellas. Siempre me reconocen, mis sandalias concienzudas. Patient sandals of spirit … Continue reading

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