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The Failure of Welfare Reform Is 'Exhibit A' That the Right's Punish-the-Poor Philosophy Doesn't Work
Posted on: Aug 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Our welfare reform experiment is little more than a confidence trick in which poor people get shuffled this way and that while their lives remain essentially unchanged.
The Goldstone Report Now Belongs to the World
Posted on: Apr 11, 2011, Source: Mondoweiss
Richard Goldstone's recent op-ed stirred controversy, but it can't undo the powerful effect his report has had on the international discourse on Israel-Palestine.
Peace Activist Sues Israel for Killing Three Daughters During Gaza Attack
Posted on: Jan 26, 2011, Source: The Nation
"I was forced to go to the court as I did not find any open minds, ears, or hearts from the Israeli government. I did my best for about two years to settle it peacefully."
Domestic Workers in New York Getting Closer to Having Their Own Bill of Rights
Posted on: Sep 11, 2009, Source: The Nation
Bill would provide basic protections to many of the estimated 200,000 nannies, housekeepers and eldercare-givers who labor in New York State.
Can the People Who Live in Coastal Towns Ever Be Safe From Hurricanes?
Posted on: Oct 8, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Environmental destruction is making it harder and harder to protect coastal dwellers and their communities.
Reconstruction After Katrina: Brazen Housing Discrimination Continues
Posted on: Aug 29, 2008, Source: The Nation
White parishes are zoning minorities out of neighborhoods all over New Orleans.
Domestic Workers Unite!
Posted on: Jun 13, 2008, Source: The Nation
Domestic workers in America are among the most economically exploited and vulnerable to abuse by their employers.
Is the Silicone Boob Job Bouncing Back?
Posted on: Oct 20, 2006, Source: New York Observer
Boob-job warriors cite their "choice" to get the surgery.
The Legacy of Guantanamo
Posted on: Jul 15, 2003, Source: The Nation
This isn't the first time for human rights abuses at Guantanamo Bay. Ten years ago, the U.S. detained almost 300 Haitian refugees, without charges, for a year and a half.
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