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November 2008

WATCH: Robert Kuttner on ABC News’s This Week with George Stephanopolous

Robert Kuttner, author of the New York Times Bestseller, Obama’s Challenge: America’s Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency, appeared on ABC News’s Sunday roundtable program, This Week with George Stephanopolous, to discuss the economic downturn, the best route back to solvency, and the possibility of a new New Deal. Also on the […]

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The Slow Money Interview: Can capitalism and socialism be bosom buddies?

This isn’t your grandfather’s socialism. Yes, as we saw in the presidential election, the word “socialism” has become a slur: code for “anti-American.” But let’s get this straight. Woody Tasch (author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered) and the “holistic investors” like him aren’t trying […]

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WATCH: Eliot Coleman’s Keynote Speech at Bioneers by the Bay: Authentic Farming

In this video from Bioneers by the Bay 2008, organic farmer Eliot Coleman (author of The Four Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Garden All Year Long and The New Organic Grower: A Master’s Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener) gives a presentation entitled “The Farm That Won’t Wear Out.” […]

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Riki Ott: How did corporations get so big they can manipulate our laws?

When Prince William Sound was opened up to oil tankers, Exxon promised not one drop of oil would be spilled in Alaskan waters. In 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of oil into the sound (though some estimates put the figure much higher). After the incident, an Exxon Corp. spokesman told the people […]

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Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Prison!

From Glenn Greenwald’s “Unclaimed Territory” at A federal district judge, Richard Leon, today ordered the Bush administration “forthwith” to release five Algerian detainees who have been held in Guantanamo without charges since January, 2002 — almost seven full years. The decision was based on the court’s finding that there was no credible evidence that […]

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Courage to Resist: Prisoner of Conscience Robin Long’s Letter to Obama

As we saw in Naomi Wolf’s End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, governments seeking to close down an open society tend to follow an established blueprint: the “ten steps.” Step Nine is to cast dissent as “treason,” which includes jailing those who refuse to fight unjust and illegal wars. Robin Long […]

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The Warning: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Naomi Wolf, and Others Speak Out

Naomi Wolf, author of The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot and Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, is one of the authors profiled in Joseph Sottile’s new movie, The Warning. Sottile interviews Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Naomi Wolf, Chris Hedges, Naomi Klein, and Joe Conason to “[trace] the […]

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Obama’s Challenge Author Robert Kuttner: Team of Rubins

Robert Kuttner, co-founder of The American Prospect and author of Obama’s Challenge: America’s Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency, is concerned that nearly every one of Obama’s picks for his economic team come from the same centrist club: the protégés of former Treasury Secretary and current Citigroup executive Robert Rubin. As progressives, […]

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WATCH: Simran Sethi Interviews Van Jones at Bioneers by the Bay

Two of our favorite sustainability writers, Simran Sethi (co-author of Ethical Markets) and Van Jones (author of The Green Collar Economy [HarperOne, 2008]), had a lively onstage discussion at Bioneers by the Bay 2008. The two discussed the false opposition of economic growth vs. environmental stewardship (We can’t have both? Of course we can!), growing […]

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Is Slow Money the Future of Finance? Green Interviews Woody Tasch

Investing your money into a mutual fund is like putting your money in a black hole—or turning it into the black smoke belching out of a Chinese factory. There’s no connection between you, your money, or real goods. And this kind of investing contributes to an unsustainable, irresponsible system. What if you took that money […]

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