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Commentary :: Social Welfare
Biblical Sabbath Economy
09 Sep 2008
Franz Segbers insists the Biblical Sabbath economy cares for the oikos, not speculation and accumulation.
When the right of speculation trumps the right of housing, we end up protecting the sharks from the sardines (cf."Housing as a Human Right" by Arnold Kunzli).
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News :: International
Los gastos ocultos del clérigo-presidente
09 Sep 2008
“Si son reservados, son reservados”, sentenció el clérigo-presidente de la República, Fernando Lugo, el pasado domingo en Areguá, al ser consultado sobre si hará público el uso de los gastos reservados destinados a la Presidencia.
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Commentary :: Politics
When government goes bad
09 Sep 2008
What to do?
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Review :: Human Rights
CHINA'S ALL-SEEING EYE!
08 Sep 2008
The security cameras are just one part of a much broader high-tech surveillance and censorship program known in China as "Golden Shield." The end goal is to use the latest people-tracking technology — thoughtfully supplied by American giants like IBM, Honeywell and General Electric — to create an airtight consumer cocoon: a place where Visa cards, Adidas sneakers, China Mobile cellphones, McDonald's Happy Meals, Tsingtao beer and UPS delivery (to name just a few of the official sponsors of the Beijing Olympics) can be enjoyed under the unblinking eye of the state, without the threat of democracy breaking out.
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News :: International
Mexico drug plane used for US 'rendition' flights: report
08 Sep 2008
A private jet that crash-landed almost one year ago in eastern Mexico carrying 3.3 tons of cocaine had previously been used for CIA "rendition" flights, a newspaper report said here Thursday, citing documents from the United States and the European Parliament.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Vying To Be Toughest
08 Sep 2008
Both candidates promise permanent imperial wars.
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News :: Human Rights
Irish Republican Seeks Normalized Status.
08 Sep 2008
Pól Brennan was born in 1953 in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Belfast, Northern Ireland. While growing up, he witnessed first-hand the sectarian bigotry that plagued the North of Ireland at the time. In 1972 when he was 19, like many of his friends and neighbors he became a civil rights activist.
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News :: Environment : Politics
Chevron, BP push Sarah Palin as Condoleezza Rice's successor
08 Sep 2008
Palin allows Chevron to triple pollution in beluga
whale habitat area
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Commentary :: Politics
The Psychopathology of the Rightwing Mind
08 Sep 2008
Popular rightwing thinking is ego-driven, causally autistic, and thus premised on a series of double standards. Hypocrisy and selective forgetfulness are mong the defining features of the rightwing mind.
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News :: Environment : Human Rights : International : Media : Organizing
CUBA: Besieged by hurricanes
08 Sep 2008
Ike_huracan.jpgWe had hardly recovered from the emotional impact and material damages caused by the unexpectedly strong winds of hurricane Gustav on the Isla de la Juventud and Pinar del Rio, when news were received of sea floods caused by Hanna. Then, the worst news of all: that the very intense hurricane Ike, turning southwest under pressure from a strong anti-hurricane system located north of its course, would strike heavily over 625 miles throughout the national territory
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