Monday, January 19, 2015

News & Views | Thousands Take Back Streets to Reclaim MLK Day

Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:41:32 -0500
Subject: News & Views | Thousands Take Back Streets to Reclaim MLK Day

News & Views | 1.19.15


  Taking Back the Streets and Their Stories, Thousands Reclaim MLK Day
by Lauren McCauley
In year that saw renewed calls for racial justice, over 50 nationwide demonstrations held to 'desanitize' the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.


  Richest 1% Percent To Have More Than Rest of Humanity Combined
by Jon Queally
New Oxfam report shows the scale of global inequality is 'simply staggering.'
  Surveillance Is Just First Phase as NSA Plans 'Guerilla' Tactics for Global Cyberwar
by Jon Queally
'The US government is currently undertaking a massive effort to digitally arm itself for network warfare.'
  GCHQ Spied on American, British Journalists, NSA Files Show
by Nadia Prupis
Investigative journalists listed among terrorists and hackers on threat assessment list.
  Ruptured Pipeline Pumps Tens of Thousands of Gallons of Shale Oil Along Yellowstone River
by Sarah Lazare
Residents in eastern Montana worry about contamination after 'unknown amount' of Bakken crude enters water supply.
  Noam Chomsky: Obama's Drone Program 'The Most Extreme Terrorist Campaign of Modern Times'
by Andrea Germanos
Famed linguist takes aim at western hypocrisy on terrorism.
  'It Hurts Us All': Civil Rights Group Calls for Redskins Name Change
by Deirdre Fulton
'The team seems to think that if they just ignore the mascot issue and do nothing then it will go away, but nothing could be further from the truth.'
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  Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence
by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Speech delivered at Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967.
  Rising Inequality and Climate Change: The Defining Challenges for Global Leaders in 2015
by Winnie Byanyima
Significant progress has been made in the last decade. Yet extreme economic inequality is out of control and getting worse.
  Obama Has Become a Figure of American Disappointment
by James Carroll
Six years on, in many important ways, Barack Obama has become a figure of American disappointment, with last week's inexplicable failure to properly honor the trauma of France only a latest instance of mystifying solecism.
  What Does the Falling Price of Oil Mean for the Pipelines We Oppose?
by Brent Patterson
What are the economics of pipelines with multi-billion dollar price tags when the price of oil is now at about $40?
  #ReclaimMLK Seeks to Combat the Sanitizing of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy
by Danielle Belton
Activists say that turning his holiday into a national Day of Service is an attempt to extinguish the iconic civil rights leader's fiery calls for social justice.
  The Politics of Gesture
by Robert Kuttner
Late in the game, when there is no risk that his proposals will be enacted, Obama is belatedly pursuing policies that seek to underscore the differences between Democrats and Republicans in terms of the practical situation of regular people.
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