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"You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month." - CIA operative discussing with Philip Graham, editor Washington Post, on the availability and ...
by Justina
Comment Count 56 comments on Sun May 12, 2013 at 03:28 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
Once again, U.S. Export-Import Bank (Exim) Chairman Fred Hochberg is using our taxpayer dollars to finance a dangerous fossil fuel project. This time it’s Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi gold and copper ...
by nicoleghio
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:10 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
The line it is drawn, the curse it is cast The slow one now, will later be fast As the present now, will later be past The order is rapidly fadin' And the first one now, will later be last For the ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 11:41 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
So if I want a 99 cent soda instead of spending four bucks on juice, I'm not alone. I don't drink soda often because I usually drink tea. But good foods like fruit and juices and healthy vegetables ...
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 08:16 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
In the Mexican state of Chihuahua, Rarámuri women choose corn to save for next year’s planting. They just finished participating in a farmer-to-farmer workshop on seed selection. Photo © David ...
by Bev Bell
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 10:10 AM PST with 6 Recommends
You may have heard something about the impact burning fossil fuels is having on our planet's climate. You may have also heard lip service by politicians about the need to address the problem, both ...
by DWG
Comment Count 96 comments on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 09:32 AM PST with 138 Recommends
The World Bank, along with the US Government, is pushing a $58 million Partial Risk Guarantee for a highly controversial coal-fired power plant in Kosovo. The Bank has pushed for the project to ...
by Jguay
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 02:39 PM PST with 9 Recommends
With the release of its " Turn Down the Heat " report, it seemed the World Bank was finally ready to take the climate crisis seriously. But while the World Bank may hate climate change, it still ...
by Jguay
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 09:37 AM PST with 11 Recommends
One of the most problematic aspects of the climate change debate is the way it has been framed even by some climate activists as a social welfare issue for poor nations. Consider this lede from a ...
by thereisnospoon
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:21 PM PST with 43 Recommends
In the past, I have raised the specter of extreme temperature by focusing on the impact 104 degrees Fahrenheit has on the photosynthetic machinery of common crops like corn and soy bean. (Spoiler ...
by 8ackgr0und N015e
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 09:24 AM PST with 47 Recommends
In The Guardian World Bank president Jim Yong Kim writes about the World Bank's new report (pdf) “Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided,” and warns that “we’re on ...
by VL Baker
Comment Count 98 comments on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 05:51 AM PST with 172 Recommends
New York, N.Y. At the Clinton Global Initiative ( CGI ) 2012, Bill Clinton, Queen Rania, Ban Ki-moon, and the head of the World Bank discussed that an enormous need for moving humanity forward is ...
by jimluce
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 01:21 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
James Henry, British economist and author of "The Price of ...
by connecticutpolitics
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Romney has claimed that the President has mismanaged the recovery, and certainly the recovery has been slower than any of us would have liked. Let us, however, compare our recovery with that of some ...
by Frank Palmer
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 12:40 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Originally published by The Seattle Times on May 20, 2012 Join the people of Greece and France: Stand up and occupy your country! Occupy Seattle activist Mark Taylor-Canfield urges Americans to ...
by Mark Taylor Canfield
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu May 24, 2012 at 06:07 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Last week, the House Appropriations Committee proposed to cut funding for international family planning programs and impose harmful restrictions on women’s access to essential health care — ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed May 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Austerity has been used as a weapon of mass destruction by the banksters for decades . What's being done to Greece is nothing new. The only difference is that using debt as a WMD used to be employed ...
by Sagebrush Bob
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon May 14, 2012 at 06:52 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
By Beverly Bell and Tory Field April 16, 2012 Welcome to Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives. The series features twelve alternative social and economic models which ...
by Bev Bell
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:33 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
In an unprecedented move, we are delaying the publication of our regular Anti-capitalist meet-up diary to bring you a special report. Four hours ago, several hundred US citizens and residents, ...
by TPau
Comment Count 44 comments on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
It's probably not on most of your minds, but President Obama's pick of Jim Kim to lead the World Bank could be a great thing...if Kim can shift the Bank's economic model away from conservative ...
by Patrick Sharma
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 05:10 PM PDT with 4 Recommends