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March/April 2012

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    Palestine’s Golden Oil

    By Sam Bahour

    Underneath much of the Middle East lies the world’s oil supply. In one special place in the Middle East, a different type of oil reigns supreme: olive oil. Read more »

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    How Important is Citizens United?

    By Arthur MacEwan

    Dear Dr. Dollar: Many people are quite concerned about the doctrine of “corporate personhood,” and the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Did that decision in fact make a crucial difference with regard to the role of money in elections? Read more »

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    Funding a National Single-Payer System

    By Gerald Friedman

    Don’t like the Obamacare (or Romneycare) mandate? Single-payer is a viable—and more redistributive—alternative. Read more »

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    Way Beyond Greenwashing

    By Jonathan Latham

    Led by the World Wide Fund for Nature, many of the biggest conservation nonprofits including Conservation International and the Nature Conservancy have already agreed to a series of global bargains with international agribusiness. In exchange for vague promises of habitat protection, sustainability, and social justice, these conservation groups are offering to greenwash industrial commodity agriculture. Read more »


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    Myths of Famine

    By William G. Moselely

    Five Misunderstandings of the 2011 Hunger Crisis in the Horn of Africa | Order this issue or subscribe.

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    • two cents Palast on Greece
    • comment “Advanced” Biofuels
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    • in review Dale Maharidge, Someplace Like America