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Sunday,
7 October 2012

 

The
Bane of Banned Books

Bill
Moyers, Bill Moyers & Co.:
“In honor of the 30th anniversary of the
American Library Association’s ‘Banned Books Week,’ Bill talks about the impact
libraries have had on his youth, his dismay over book challenges in modern
times, and why censorship is the biggest enemy of truth.”

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the Video

“The
Measure of a Nation” Challenges Illusions of American
Superiority

Arthur
Goldwag, Truthout:
“Author Howard Steven Friedman compared the US with
13 competing countries on health, education, infant mortality, life expectancy
and other critical social and economic indicators. He found only one in which
America excels: producing billionaires.”

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the Article

Is
the Greek Crisis a Harbinger of Our Future?

Sarah
Page, Truthout:
“Bank-imposed Greek economic collapse and austerity
policies have resulted in social and political as well as economic impacts that
may foreshadow what the rest of the so-called developed world can expect.”

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Scant
Oversight of Drug Maker Leads to Fatal Meningitis Outbreak

Andrew
Pollack, Sabrina Tavernise and Denise Grady, The New York Times News
Service:
“The rising toll – 7 dead, 57 ill and thousands potentially
exposed – has cast a harsh light on the loose regulations that legal experts say
allowed a company to sell 17,676 vials of an unsafe drug to pain clinics in 23
states.”

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the Article

Gingrich
Admits Romney Wasn’t Honest About Tax Plan During Debate

Judd
Legum, ThinkProgress:
“During the primary debates, Romney insisted that
everyone in America would get a 20 percent tax cut, including the 1 percent. But
last week’s during his debate with Obama, Romney insisted that his tax cut would
not reduce taxes at all for wealthy Americans.”

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the Article

Life
in Waziristan, 2012 “AD”

Leah
Bolger, War Is A Crime:
“The children of this region will remember what
we have done to them, and their children, and their children. We have also been
told repeatedly that the only way to possibly stop this spiral is to stop the
drones. Just stop.”

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the Article

 

 

Nuclear
Plant Owner Proposes Restarting Damaged Reactor

Gregg
Levine, Capitoilette:
“Southern California Edison (SCE), the operator
of the troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), has proposed to
restart one of the facility’s two damaged reactors without repairing or
replacing the parts at the root of January’s shutdown.”

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the Article

Phoenix
City Council Considering Local ID for Undocumented Immigrants

Valeria
Fernandez, New America Media:
“A member of the Phoenix City Council is
exploring the possibility that the local government could create a form of
identification care to help undocumented immigrants identify themselves with
police when they enforce the ‘show me your papers’ portion of Arizona’s SB
1070.”

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the Article

Best
Line of the Debate

Dave
Johnson, Our Future:
“I think President Obama spoke the best line in
the debate last night. Call it a ‘zinger’ if you want. ‘If you’re 54 or 55, you
might want to listen.'”

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the Article

Chavez
Supporters Flood Venezuelan Capital as Campaign Closes

Paul
Jay, The Real News Network:
“Chavez warns of opposition plans to not
recognize results of Sunday’s presidential election.”

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the Video

China
Moves to Silence Journalists Who Offer Rare Transparency

Tom
Lasseter, McClatchy Newspapers:
“China’s leadership, about to undergo a once-a-decade transition, is caught in a bind typical of authoritarian regimes. Work such as Jian’s, which in 2008 may have helped save children from dying, provides a pressure valve in a society already laced with pent-up discontent.”

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the Article

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