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Commentary :: International
A systemic crisis in Greece
14 Jan 2009
The cold blooded murder of a 15 year old student ―part of a long sequence of murders and police brutalities that characterized the entire post-civil war period in Greece, including the post-junta period― acted as a catalyst for a social explosion and, at the same time, made abundantly clear the continuous worsening of the multidimensional crisis to which we have referred many times in the past.
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Commentary :: Labor
Dean Baker on Finance Capitalism
14 Jan 2009
Education and health care are the new gold. Without massive investments in education and health care, our country will be under-developed and under-achieving.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
The Blame Game in Gaza: Covering for Israel, Concealing War Crimes
14 Jan 2009
Israeli war crimes in Gaza
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News :: International
FINANCE-US: AIG's Past Could Return To Haunt
14 Jan 2009
With nearly 80 percent of AIG stock the U.S. is in a unique position to investigate the internal operations of a giant corporation with a reputation for using the offshore system for tax evasion.
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News :: Labor
Watch out for employers' attorneys writing as guest columnists on the Employee Free Choice Act.
14 Jan 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
By Stephanie Kraft

There's no law to keep newspapers from grabbing whatever comes across an editor's desk and cramming it into a column with the discreet disclaimer "Viewpoint."
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News :: War and Militarism
Why we are fighting in gaza
14 Jan 2009
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Commentary :: International
Israeli attacks on Gaza/Dirty war against the Palestinian civilian population
14 Jan 2009
Modified: 05:50:59 AM
By their unlawful and systematic character,combined with the blockade of Gaza, housedemolitions and extrajudicial executions, the Israeli attacks on Gaza are a dirty war against the Palestinian civilian population
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Commentary :: Politics
Obama vs Social Security (round one)
13 Jan 2009
Obama should have kept his mouth shut…at least until after the inauguration. He’s been successfully dodging questions and avoiding opinions on all matters for months now, but let one slip at a recent press conference.
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News :: Labor
Myth vs. Reality: The REALITY is the Employee Free Choice Act Helps American Workers
13 Jan 2009
As more and more working Americans struggle to make ends meet, the ability to form a union is key to the economic stability, health, and well-being of American families. Union workers’ median weekly earnings are 30 percent higher than those of non-union workers, union workers are 63 percent more likely to have employer-sponsored health insurance, and union workers are 77 percent more likely to have short-term disability benefits. According to a recent poll, nearly 60 percent of Americans would join a union if they could. (AFL-CIO, “The Union Difference: Union Advantage by the Numbers.”)
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News :: Human Rights
British firm negotiated with Israel for energy deal off Gaza coast
12 Jan 2009
Negotiations for gas field off the coast of Gaza -
motive for Israel military incursions?
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