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January/February 2009

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  • oil sands thumb

    Hooked on Hydrocarbons?

    By Maurice Dufour

    Big oil plans to feed the world’s petrolium habit by tapping Canada’s oil sands. | Order this issue or subscribe.

the regulars

  • the short run Synergistically Adjusted | The Good News and the Bad News
  • ampersand The End of Racism

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  • two cents Letter on Bank Failures | Kabuki Theater
  • active cultureHomeless Since Katrina | Republic Windows and Doors
  • commentBail Out the Safety Net
  • making senseThe Solidarity Economy Steps Up
  • up against the wall street journalA Path Back to Plutocracy
  • ask dr. dollar Who Gets Those Trillions?