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Tuesday, 12 March 2013 t r u t h o u t


Elizabeth Warren: Ms. Smith Goes to Washington and Doesn’t Give an Inch, After Years of Failed Promises From Politicians

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Usually freshman senators take a back bench and learn how to adapt to the Washington DC “reality.” But not Elizabeth Warren, who is roasting bankers and government officials alike for financial criminal behavior.

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Glenn Greenwald | Hear Bradley Manning Speak: Audio of Court Statement Released

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Ten Companies Profiting the Most From War

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A Recommitment to the American Ideal That Labor Rights Are Human Rights

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Top US Admiral: Climate Change Biggest Threat

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A Labor Secretary Pick Progressives Will Love – and Republicans Will Hate

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The More Things Change: The Origins and Traditions of the GOP

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Paul Ryan Keeps Up the Bad Work

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Tar Sands Resistance Escalates in Massachusetts

Chris Longenecker, Truthout: Using tools from the occupied plazas and parks of 2011, activists are organizing horizontally and building a truly inclusive environmental movement.

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Sonia Sotomayor: From a Bronx Housing Project to the Supreme Court

Sonia Sotomayor, Random House: Sonia Sotomayor’s ascent to the Supreme Court was the result of her personal drive as she harnessed her intellectual powers from a Bronx housing project through Princeton and Yale Law School – and the highest law court in the United States. Learn more about her journey in her memoir, out from Random House.

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Waging the Fight for Migrant Justice From Under a Border Patrol Truck

Murphy Woodhouse, Truthout: Raul Alcaraz Ochoa, who recently threw himself under a Border Patrol truck to stop an arrest/deportation that would result in family separation, tells Truthout: “Right now we have a government that wants to deal with immigration with Band-Aid solutions that are not solutions.”

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Radioactive Sludge Leaking at Hanford

John LaForge, Consortium News: Nuclear watchdog John LaForge raises our attention to the dire environmental risks posed by Hanford, one of the dirtiest reactor sites in the world.

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ACORN, Amgen and the New GOP Budget for 2013

John Atlas, Truthout: The GOP budget bill would defund the defunct ACORN. This could be good news for progressives.

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State Department Keystone XL Report Written by TransCanada Hiree

Judy Molland, Care2: It’s hardly surprising that the statement came out strongly in favor of the pipeline.

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Copywrongs! The Ladydrawers History of the World, Part III

Anne Elizabeth Moore and Clay Harris, Truthout: It’s popular to argue that intellectual property laws “stifle creativity,” but they also foster gender inequity.

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Time to Break Up the Telecom Industry

The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program: Carlos Slim once again topped the list of Forbes’ list of the world’s wealthiest people. Slim’s vast wealth could soon be taking a hit because yesterday, Mexican lawmakers announced a proposal to crack down on telecom monopolies.

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Paul Krugman | Euro Zone’s Bad Fortunes Tied to Failed Predictions

Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: European leaders seem determined to learn nothing, which makes this more than a tragedy; it’s an outrage.

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Thom Hartmann on the News: New York State Judge Strikes Down Mayor Bloomberg’s Supersize Soda Ban, and More

In today’s On the News segment: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has been quietly settling charges out of court; schools around our nation are crumbling; residents of Byron, Maine, unanimously voted against mandatory gun ownership; a New York State judge has struck down Mayor Bloomberg’s supersize soda ban; and more.

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Economic Update: Capitalism, Critiques and Alternatives

Richard D. Wolff, Economic Update/Truthout: Economist Richard Wolff provides updates on recent defeats for Walmart and on Europe’s move to limit executive pay. The radio segment includes an analysis of the differences between capitalist competition and competition among cooperatives.

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Newspaper’s Editorial Bias Reveals Love for Air Force Academy’s “Incompetent Malice”

Mikey Weinstein, AlterNet: The United States Air Force Academy has yet again negligently messed up when discussing Judaism in what now seems like repeated religious disrespect.

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Income Inequality Goes Viral

John Light, Moyers & Company: A YouTube video explaining the breakdown of income inequality in America went viral this weekend.

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