Dispatches from the Culture Wars -Apr15, 2014

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April 15, 2014
Colbert out on a Limbaugh; IKEA goes windy; The CEO myth; Normcore: threat or menace; Where's the grief?; Class war with a smiley face
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Lonely Voice Predicted Boeing Job Drain

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April 15, 2014
Despite being given the largest state tax break in U.S. history, Boeing is shipping jobs out of the state. One guy that nobody listened to predicted it.
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Climate Change and False Gods

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April 15, 2014
The UN's IPCC report on climate change calls for immediate action to deal with a crisis which supersedes and includes all other questions. Meredith Tax says that international pressure on the US government to deal with the crisis is essential, for soon it will be too late.
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The Era of Financialization

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April 15, 2014
These are the first two parts of a four-part interview with Costas Lapavitsas focusing on the Era of Financialization and the transformations at the “molecular” level of capitalism that are driving changes in economic performance and policy in both high-income and developing countries. Lapavitsas is a professor of economics at SOAS, University of London, and the author of Financialised Capitalism: Expansion and Crisis (Maia Ediciones, 2009)
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Pulitzer goes to Snowden Journalists

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April 15, 2014
Guardian and Washington Post each honored with Pulitzer for Public Service. The Guardian team broke the first report on the NSA's collection of Verizon phone records and Gellman, with help from Poitras, reported on the wide-ranging surveillance program known as "PRISM." In addition to Greenwald, Poitras, MacAskill and Gellman—who are primarily credited for the NSA revelations—a number of other reporters working at the publications also contributed to the...
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Graduate Students of the World, Unite !

April 14, 2014
University of California unionized grad-student instructors lead higher-ed fight for fair treatment.
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White Terrorism in Kansas, Nevada

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April 14, 2014
Heck, the LA Times said authorities are cautioning that it is too soon even to call the shootings a “hate crime.” Since the shooter is said to have shouted “Heil Hitler,” I’m going to go out on a limb and say it was a hate crime. And I’m also pretty sure it was a form of terrorism.
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Education is Not the Answer

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April 14, 2014
Everyone deserves a great public education, but better schools alone can’t fight inequality.
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Four Era's of Slavery

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April 14, 2014
Slavery, in it's various forms of physical and mental torment, has been a part of U.S. history from the beginnings of our country to the present day, with modern day corporations profiting immensely.
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Wanted:Hospitals that Fully Serve Communities

April 14, 2014
On March 28th, with just 3 days notice, the hospital in North Adams, Ma. closed, leaving residents with no immediate access to health care.
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A Practical Solution to an Urgent Need

April 15, 2014
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Gregg Shotwell is a retired UAW member who frequently contributes poems to the Blue Collar Review, and is the author of Autoworkers Under the Gun (Haymarket Press, 2012).